Google+ Reading Teen: 500 Followers of Summer Contest

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

500 Followers of Summer Contest

Well, Amy and I made this Vlog a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to wait until we went to ALA 10 and got lots of cool ARCs to give away before posting it.  BUT!  As you can see over there on the sidebar... we've already passed 500 followers!  I guess that's what a Beautiful Darkness and Clockwork Angels giveaway will do for you!

But, since we already made the video...we're posting it anyway!  I guess we'll just start at 550, and go from there :)  So go check out our shiny faces and our interesting out-takes!

Here are the prize packs!!

The Paranormal Prize Pack
ARC-Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Sisters Red poster 
Someday my Werewolf will come t-shirt
The Crescent bookmark

Chick Lit Prize Pack
The Cinderella Society glass slipper and slipper bookmark
Jane poster and bookmark

Dystopian/Thriller Prize Pack
ARC-Matched by Ally Condie
Mockingjay bookmark and tattoo
The Body Finder tote, bookmark and sticker


To win your choice of the prize packs:
Send us a video of you and your favorite book/book you're reading, the more creative the better! (send to ReadingTeen1 at

For second pick of the prize packs:
Send us a picture of you and the book your reading or your favorite book in a creative summer setting. (send to ReadingTeen1 at

For third (random) pick of the prize packs:
Just leave a comment telling us what you're reading this summer, or your favorite book and where you like to read in the summer!

You can enter all three ways!!

Don't forget, you can get an extra point for any way you advertise that you can leave a link!  
+1 for Tweeting etc.  (@ReadingTeen)
+1 for Facebook Status or Sharing our fanpage with your friends!
+1 for sidebar link
+2 blog post
+5 referring a friend (they have to name you)
+2 for naming who referred you
+1 for adding up your points for me!

Contest ends July 23

Because of the size of the packages, INTERNATIONAL participants who win will have to pay for their own shipping.  (Sorry, I love you, don't hate me!)


YAY!!  We've reached 600 Followers!!  That means we're adding books!  To the Paranormal pack, we're adding Kiss Me Deadly ARC.  To the Chick-Lit pack, we're adding The Daughters (hardback), and to the Dystopian and Thriller pack we're adding White Cat (hardback).  


We've reached 650 followers!  So along with these awesome books, winners will also chose a book of the Second Hand Saturday list!!  To see the books on the list, click here.


  1. I'm entering for the third prize pack, and I'm a follower.

    Well, this summer I'll be finishing up Guardian of the Dead, then Nightshade and Insatiable. Then City of Glass (which I've still yet to read. UGH!) among MANY other. Hopefully I can squeeze The Forest Of Hands and Teeth in there too.

    shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

  2. I love your blog! I saw you on SITS. SO, I have been reading, of course, Suzanne Collins last book, and a series by Elizabeth Knox (Dreamhunter and Dreamquake), awesome! Also Charlotte's Rose, by AE Cannon. I've just started the Jane Austen Book CLub, and the new one by Stephenie Meyer. I'm posting a link as well on my FB page with your contest!,

  3. i'll just enter the last one then :)

    Well i'm not going to give you a list of what i'm reading this summer because i've signed up for maybe....too many ARC tours for my blog.

    But my favorite book to read in the summer is Pride and Prejudice. I like the classics but usually just read YAs. I read it at least once every summer (and watch bbc with colin firth..fwaaa) and i dont really have a spesific place i like to read. I guess in my room, in my comfy chair and if it was quite...that would be perfect :)

  4. I will try for third pick, I am reading the last child right now.

  5. I am entering for 3rd.pack:

    Well, I am reading a lot of books, but my favorites are:

    BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohln

    THE HUNGER GAMES (2 books and I hope third soon)

  6. My favorite book I read this summer was Everwild. I LOVED it.

  7. I'm entering for the third prize pick, and I'm already a follower.

    I am currently reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. With all the hype about it, I really wish I was MUCH more into it, but unfortunately that is not the case.

    The last book I read and LOVED was Water for Elephants.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I'm entering for the third choice. My favorite place to read is out back, in the lawn chair, just after the house makes shade on that part of the yard. Favorite book - Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon!

  9. Posting a link on my blg.

  10. I'm finishing up Gone by Lisa McMann and going to start Only the Good Spy Young, once i finish...


  11. This summer I will like to read.....
    Dead is just a rumor
    Return to Paradise
    Only the Good Spy Young
    Generation Dead: Passing Strange

  12. My favorite books are...
    Madiator Series
    Mob Princess Trilogy
    Wake Trilogy
    Gallagher Girl Series
    Generation Dead Series
    Dead Is Series
    Twilight Series

  13. This summer I plan to read:
    Shadow Hills
    Linger- again
    Clockwork Angel

    Hopefully I'll be able to read somewhere nice like at th beach if it ever stops raining here.


  14. I have been reading Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series. They are okay. Can NOT wait for Mockingjay though!

  15. Second Pick Entry - Love the Dystopian Paranormal!Sent e-mail to Andye (from Leah

  16. I'm going for the first pick! Here is the link to my video and i shall also send the link to you at


  17. I posted a link to the contest in my journal.


  18. sent my video of summer fun reading with my monkeys

    reading Twice bitten and some more.

    Going for 3rd prize pack or choice

    aprilmom00 at gmail dot com

  19. This is for the third (I will email the other two)

    +1 I am reading Sea by Heidi R. Kling

    +1 tweet
    +1 facebook!/profile.php?id=100000957314571
    +2 blog
    +1 sidebar

    +6 entries for Elie of Ellz Readz

  20. I'm reading tons of stuff. Right not it's Fallen by Lauren Kate. I love reading on my bed or in a comfy couch or if I can in a hammock. I LOVE hammocks!! It's too hot (100 degrees usually) so I'd rather not read outside...

    word for teens referred me
    +2 @wordforteens


    =4 points

    P.S--new follower! ;)

  21. Right now I'm reading Tender Morsels, but I'm having a really hard time getting into it. I plan on reading Hex Hall, Forget-Her-Nots, The Body Finder, Darklight, and lots more!


  22. Entering for the third pick.

    Some of what I am reading this summer are - The Iron King, Insatiable, 13 to Life. Some I am looking forward to are Clockwork Angel, Mockingjay, Shadow Hills and Matched.

    +1 tweet -
    +1 sidebar -
    +2 post -
    +1 total - 6

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. I'm currently reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. So far, so good! My favorite book this summer is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

    * I'd like to enter for pack #1. I have a US address.

    +1 for Tweeting

    +1 for sidebar link

    +2 blog post

    +1 for adding up your points for me!

    Total: 5

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  24. It's Winter here (I'm in Australia), but I'm reading a lot of paranormal novels - I just finished the Kate Daniels series and now I'm reading the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine. :)

    Kate1485 at

  25. +1 I am reading Another Faust right now. In the summer I prefer to read indoors with the A/C :)

    +1 add

    TOTAL= 2

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  26. Hi Andi and Amy, Such a cute video and both of you must have more than one boyfriend as both of you are so cute. I am retired and I love this blog and YA books.

    I love the Dystopian/Thriller Prize Pack.

    I am reading "Kiss Them Goodbye" by Stella Cameron and will read "Nice and Mean" by Jessica Leader next.
    I love to read on my patio unless it gets to hot to be outside.

    I am a follower via GFC

    +2 EllZ Readz sent me over.

    +1 tweet
    misskallie2000 Ck out this awesome contest at
    less than 5 seconds ago via web

    +1 Follow via FB(@Brenda B. Hill) left link to this contest.

    +1 for adding up my points

    Total 5

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  27. I love this contest! I e-mailed me video in to enter the first way.
    +1 tweeted
    +1 sidebar
    3 Total entries

  28. It's winter here in Australia, so sadly there are no summer settings around right now.

    I'm entering for the third prize pack-- I must read Matched! :D

    I think the best reads during summer are those typical "beach reads"-- books that focus on beaches, surfing, mermaids (SEA, Sea Change, etc), chick lit. I'm reading "The Mermaid's Mirror" by L.K Madigan right now, and it is definitely VERY beachy and summery. It's all about surfing and mermaids!


  29. Great contest. I'm looking foward to reading Linger this summer.

  30. +1 Tweet:
    +2 Blog post:
    +1 Adding points

    Total= 4

    So far my favorite book of the summer is Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.


  31. Im entering the third prize one I can't do the others great giveaway.
    Im a follower and I just read spirit bound and Im reading dark flame right now. Their are a lot of great new books out that just came out long list :)

  32. i'm entering for the third prize, and i'm a follower.

    this summer i'm making it a point to read more of my trade size books on my tbr shelf - that way i'll have more space.....

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  33. I am entering for the 3rd prize. I am a follower. Right now I am reading: "Misconception
    One Couple's Journey from Embryo Mix-Up to Miracle Baby" By Paul Morell and Shannon. Next. I plan to read "Best Friends" by Jennifer Weiner

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  34. Tweet! Tweet!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  35. I'm a follower :)
    So far I've read Percy Jackson I, Marcelo in he Real World, The Carrie Diaries, The Westing Game & Wuthering Heights. And my favorite has been The Westing Game, because Turtle is awesome and it's a girl and a leader. And I really like Ellen Raskin's books.
    I'm looking forward at reading Mockingjay (cant wait!!) & Matched & anna and the french kiss but those are not going to be out this summer :|
    Best wishes.

  36. This is SO much fun! My second contest to enter with a vlog... hmm... I'll be back later for that one.

    Right now I'm reading The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong and I hope to get to The Maze Runner, Incarceron, The Red Pyramid and The Light before the summer's out *crosses fingers*

    My favorite place to read is either curled up in my bed (comfy :) or out on the hammock with a pillow. Best thing ever :)

  37. I am reading crescendo

  38. Great giveaway! Count me in! I'm most interested in the paranormal prize pack. Second choice is the thriller prize pack.

    This summer I'm reading the third book in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. I'm also reading Life of Pi for book club this month, and Interview with the Vampire for another book club next month. Plus many more for upcoming book clubs.

  39. What I'm reading this summer...depends on the day of the week! LOL. Let's see my recent reads included THE SPACE BETWEEN TREES (definitely recommend), THE WORDWICK GAMES (it was okay, but not for everyone)....working on KARMA BITES (really cute story) and just received an ARC of CRESCENDO (Squee!). Favorite place to read....ANYWHERE. No seriously....ideal would be either outside under the shade of a big tree with a slight breeze....or inside in a big comfy chair that you can put your legs over the side....otherwise, ANYWHERE. ^_^

    +1 - tweet tweet -
    +1 - sidebar link under contests -
    +1 - Total points including this one....4

    Thanks for the great contest!
    Happy reading


  40. +1 new follower

  41. I am reading Demon Kiss by Lacey Weatherford, it's great. Please enter me.


  42. I'm reading Demon's Covenant, Dead Tossed Waves and Perchance to Dream. I'm also probably going to reread Hunger Games and Catching Fire in preparation for Mockingjay. I also want to read Dark Divine and Bleeding Violet and possibly all of Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers series.


  43. I've sent in a photo of me reading for the second pick entry.

    For the third pick entry:
    I'm reading an ARC of The Iron Daughter right now and am loving it! My favorite place to read is on my front porch swing during the summer.

    +1 for Tweeting:
    +1 for Facebook Status:!/profile.php?id=100000818595857&v=wall&story_fbid=138416006182934
    +1 for sidebar link:
    +2 for naming who referred you (FireIcePhotos on Twitter referred me -
    +1 for adding up your points for me!

    Total: 7

    Thank you so much!

    thebookishtype [at] yahoo [dot] com

  44. This summer I am trying to read many of the great reads I keep hearing so much about. I just received Wicked yesterday. I'm excited to read it. I love to read in bed.. outside under the trees.. where ever I can. As a mother of three and, Screenwriting /Producing student,reading is my escape..

  45. I'm reading lots of stuff. I've finishing off Twilight series with BD and BREE TANNER. I'm also working my way through Pretty Little Liars series (on book 4). And I've got the ARCs I picked up from ALA: CLOCKWORK ANGEL, NIGHTSHADE, MATCHED, GRACE, EXTRAORDINARY, and more...

    Entering for the third pack.

    +1 for Tweeting

    +1 for sidebar link It's on the right near the top under where it says "Contests"

    +2 for naming who referred you (kimscarecrow)

    +1 for adding up your points for me!

    +5 total extra points

  46. I keep trying to refer people and it's not working! If it finally happens, I'll leave another comment. :D

    I tweeted -
    I linked in my sidebar -
    Since I follow you on twitter, you guys referred me. (Does that count?)

    That's 5 entries!

  47. entering for the third pack. :)

    this summer, I'll be reading Maggie Stiefvater's 'Linger' and Dia Reeves' 'Bleeding Violet'. they both look so good. and i'm finishing up 'Catching Fire' right now.

    i Tweeted: (+1)

    i was referred by Madeline's Tweet: (+2)

    adding up points (+1)

    so that's 4 points. :)


  48. Just finished Bran Hambric and the Specter Key and Linger!
    I'll send you a picture of me reading yesterday- I posted it on my blog

    +1 for Facebook Status
    +1 for adding up your points for me!

    Thanks for the contest-
    kduff at

  49. +1 Tweeting-

    +1 Facebook(alias- Fatih Maverick!/profile.php?id=100001283207051&v=wall&story_fbid=120382074674355

    +1 for sidebar link

    +2 blog post

    +1 sidebar

    +1 for adding up your points for me!

    My fav book would be Old Magic by Marianne Curley...I've read it 14 times so far
    Thanks for contest!!

  50. I think this contest is a great idea! I am reading Stargazer by Claudia Gray, the second book in the Evernight series. I love to read in my back yard on the chairs we have there. There are also other books like Book Thief and Catching Fire that I read this summer.

  51. Let's see, I love to read on my roof, or under the willow trees in my backyard.

    I've got a whole slew of books I'm working on, but up next are-

    Heart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel


    Sovay by Celia Rees

    Currently reading: Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap

    I'll send an e-mail with all my links and my picture! I love photography!

  52. I'm reading about a million things as always. I just finished Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I thought it was EXCELLENT!!!!! I am going to get my hands on the next two books in the series ASAP!

    I have been stuck on "Under the Dome" by Stephen King for quite awhile now....It has tons of chracters and is a pain to carry around (1000+ pages hardcover)....

    I love to read up at our family lakehouse in the summer! So relaxing!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  53. I love this contest! It's great :)

    My all time favorite Series is "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassie Clare. Whom I've met and she's awesome! And I plan on seeing her again in september!

    This summer i've read so so so many books. It's hard when I have classes, so now is the time! I've read books like: The Iron King, Bleeding Violet, Graceling, The Dark Divine, Hush Hush, Inside Out, Deception, Siren, and many many manyy others!

    Currently I'm reading "Linger" and even though Shiver ended nicely, I heard Linger is a "omg noooooo" ending. So i'm like "ut oh!"

    +1 Tweeted:
    +2 Blog Post:
    +1 Sidebar:
    +1 Adding it up

    Total: 5

    Great contest I hope I win :)


    I blogged about the giveaway! #1

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com


    I blogged about the giveaway! #2

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  56. I'd love to enter this contest!

    +1 I posted the link on my sidebar:

    +2 Blog post:

    This summer I am reading The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller. In the summer I like reading in my usual reading spot: My bed :)


  57. Right now I'm not reading anything! :( But I did just finish It Started with a Dare by Lindsay Faith Rech. As for my favorite place to read definitely just in my bed!

    I also posted about the contest:

    and I'm adding up my points:

    That's +4 points for me!

  58. Third place:
    I'm going to upstate NY for overnight camp this summer. No books allowed. I'd love to bring White Cat or Fallen with me, so I can read in the beautiful forest. :(


  59. Entering for the third prize pack.

    +1 This summer I read The Tension of Opposites, Mozart's Blood, and am going to read Still Missing, Linger, Shade, and Spells. I like to read on my comfy bed in my room or outside on the porch if the weather is nice.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

    Extra entries
    +1 Sidebar link
    +1 adding up
    total = 3 entries

  60. I'm entering for the third prize pack, and I am a follower.

    This summer I've read many books already, such as:

    -Freak Magnet by Andrew Auseon
    -Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
    -Princess in the Spotlight and Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
    -Spells by Aprilynne Pike

    And right now I'm reading Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.

    I hope that I win! Thanks for the contest.

  61. Entering for the third prize:
    This summer I'm reading lots of medieval stories, which I love: Poison Study, Magic Study, The Demon King. I also read some faerie one: Fragile Eternity and Wings.
    It's on my list for this summer: Pretty Little Liars 2, Radiant Shadows, Heist Society and maybe Spells!
    Thank you.
    Liv (

  62. +1=For second pick I will be sending a picture from ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com
    +2=Referred by @TwilightsDance

    Total +1=6

  63. My points:
    +1: Tweetting (many times) @LiviaD11
    +1: Sidebar (
    +2: Post (
    +1: Adding??? TOTAL = 5 points!

    Thank you!!!!

  64. YAY so excited for this giveaway

    Anyways. My favorite book so far has to be The Cinderella Societ it was amazing. I LOVED it. I also really liked Firelight, that book was so romantic and I recommoned that to anyone who loves twilight. Its a great paranormal read. I would have never expected to like a book about a draki/ dragon girl but I really loved it.

    +1 For Commenting

    +1 Tweet
    +1 FB Status

    +1 for sidebar link

    +1 for adding up your points for me!

    5 Total
    truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

  65. I would like to enter for the paranormal prize pack and right now I am reading death echo while watching the kiddos in the pool
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  66. This summer I've read lots of books, but the one I really loved was The Vampire Diaries (The Awakening and The Struggle). I love to read on the terrace, with the bright sun on me and listening to the waves crashing on the sea... That's just amazing and lovely! Also I love to read on bed at night, it's kinda scary when we're reading about vampires, but when it comes to gorgeous ones it's really nice ;D

    I tweeted it:

    My entries: +1

  67. I´m reading Blue Moon right now, and I´m planning to read Audrey Wait, Coffeehouse Angel and Blue Bloods the rest of the Season :)


  68. Well I'm planning to read Mockingjay, Clockwork Angel and Brisingr if I have time.


    +1 comment
    +1 for Facebook Status
    +1 For tweeting
    +1 for adding the points

    So 4 points in total! =)

    My email:

  69. I'm a follower on twitter and just realized this was on blogger, so does twitter count?

    And I'd like to enter for either the first or third prize pack.

    I'm reading a bunch of YA books this summer because in the fall I'm taking a YA lit class. And this summer I've been reading while at work. The catch? I work at a theatre as a spotlight operator. So during songs where the singer doesn't move, you can see me sitting under my spotlight reading by the spill-off light.

    +1 for tweet
    +1 for adding (if it counts)


    And I'm sending you an e-mail as well...

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  72. I'm entering for the third option, too!

    Over the summer, i've read too many books to name.. But the one's I REALLY enjoyed were Poison Study, Perfect Chemistry, and Wondrous Strange... Right now, I'm reading Shiver :D

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