Sunday, April 14, 2013

Katja's 25 & The Sea of Tranquility Giveaway

1. I hate all classic Thanksgiving food - especially mashed potatoes. The thought of eating mashed potatoes makes me gag. My mom makes me baked ziti on Thanksgiving so that I’ll eat.
2. When I absolutely love a book, I buy multiple copies because I have to have ALL the covers.
3. I married my prom date. It should also be noted that my prom dress had five bows and nine million sequins on it.
4. I think chocolate covered pretzels are proof that God loves me.
5. I have inappropriate feelings for Jim Caviezel. 

6. If I had had a son, I would have named him after Rainer Maria Rilke.
7. I think nice people and sarcasm are underrated.
8. I’m the worst liar ever. If they award that title at some point in time, I should win it hands down.
9. I am obsessed with Costco. I’m trying to convince them to let me move in.
10. My favorite Muppet is Beaker.

11. I love the song Tarzan Boy. Sometimes I listen to it on repeat. I feel no shame over this.
12. I can’t whistle. At all.
13. I am completely antisocial. I can go more than a week at a time without ever leaving my house and it doesn’t bother me.
14. I suck at small talk. (See #13)
15. I hate glitter.
16. I have an overzealous love for the show Victorious. I use my daughters as an excuse to watch it. 

17. When I was young, I wouldn’t swim in the deep end of the pool because I was convinced there was a shark under there that I couldn’t see.
18. If you don’t know what an ROUS is, you are either far too young or we are not friends. 

19. I can’t watch horror movies. They scare the hell out of me.
20. I’m fanatical about Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I would risk stalking charges for her. It would be worth it. 

21. I don’t find leather pants attractive.
22. I’m making it my life’s mission to find a way to bring back Morton’s cinnamon donuts. The world is a better place with them in it.

23. My Antonia is my favorite classic novel. It’s such a beautiful, poignant, atmospheric book. I want to hit people over the head with it to get them to read it but I’m not quite sure how successful that technique would be.
24. I’m a plant murderer. I kill them all. Even the impossible to kill ones. I’ve given up. I can’t handle the sense of failure.
25. When I lived in New York, I used to lay in bed on Saturday mornings and watch the mice chase each other across the floor. I don’t miss the mice. I do miss the pizza and The Strand.

Thank you so much to Valerie Vennix from Simon & Schuster and Katja Millay for their support! :)


  1. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance:)

  2. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

  3. Love the giveaway! Thanks for the added book to read!

  4. I know what ROUS is!! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I LOVED The Sea of Tranquility. It was definitely one of the best NA books that I've read so far. Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Ha! I didn't know what ROUS was, but that GIF definitely cleared it up. But since I didn't know it before, I guess we're not friends? That's not too surprising though, since we're both antisocial. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. This has been on my TBR list for far too long!

  8. Oh YES, Beaker. Bless that adorable Muppet's soul.

  9. Oh! Yes, The Sea of Tranquility has been on my to-read list forever! Unfortunatelly, I can't buy it online.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  10. The Sea of Tranquility is on of the best books I have read in a long, long time. I'd love a copy of this book to gift to friends. I love this book!! thank you

  11. OMG!! My favorite muppet is also Beaker... meep, meep, meep! I've seen this book around on various blogs by the way and have been dying to read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  12. What a pretty blog! Happy to follow back :-) I have heard a lot of great things about the Sea of Tranquility and would love to read and review. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA

  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm going to read The Sea of Tranquility soon!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! This is one of my most favorite books and I would LOVE a hard copy! I also married my prom date, but my dress was not quite as sparkly;) And finally, someone else who can't whistle!

  15. OMG...I just told my sister that we could no longer be family because she didn't remember what an ROUS was when I told her that ThinkGeek has them for sale now. :) I am CONVINCED I must read this now. :D Not that I wasn't already planning to...

  16. What funny facts! So cool :) Too bad I can't enter the giveaway since I don't live in the US :( Thanks for sharing the fun anyways! :)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

  17. Thanks for the giveaway. I had such a good time finding out the 25 about Katja. I had this crazy fear of sharks in my swimming pool when I was little too. It seems crazy, since they would have had to tunnel through dirt or through air- but I still freaked out about it. Glad to know someone else did as well!

    I have been wanting to read this one since I first saw the amazing cover. :)

  18. Okay, this post (with the exception of the leather pants thing, which I am willing to overlook) just reinforces my belief that if we ever had the chance, Katja and I would be best friends. This and TSOT, which inspired me to write my first ever fan letter. (Oh, that Josh Bennett!) Anyway, I've just ordered "The Dummies Guide to Becoming a Stalker or How to Become Best Friends with a Famous Author"... so lookout! Okay, I'm kidding. Sort of. No, I am.

  19. I kind of hate that I read TSoT in early February because I knew at the time I finished it that it was probably my favorite read of 2013. As of today, that sentiment still holds true.


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