OMP 2010 Halfway Checkpoint

What do you know, it’s July! It’s the second half of 2010 — I echo everyone with what they’re saying: where did time go?

I thought I’d take a break from the scheduled Sample Fridays and instead, do the (obligatory) halfway checkpoint for my 2010 challenges, things that happened (as far as my reading habits and books are concerned) and plans for the next half of the year. I originally planned to post this Wednesday, but alas, I have no access to Internet or even a linksys router anywhere.

BUT FIRST! Time to announce the winner of my Feed book giveaway! Thanks to everyone who joined this first giveaway — I had so much fun reading your answers! I was kind of worried that I wouldn’t be able to get people to join this (but come on, who doesn’t want a free book?), and I even got…well, questioned with my choice of a giveaway. :o But nevertheless, I’m just happy to be able to share one of my favorite books to someone.

So, using List Randomizer, I put the names, and the extra entries, and the winner of Feed is…*drumroll*


Congratulations! She did not only leave a comment, but she tweeted this contest too — so multiple entries do count. :D Her weapon of choice in case of a zombie apocalypse: shotgun with unlimited ammo. That’s a good choice — just make sure to aim for the head to kill them fast!

I’ll be sending you an email about shipping and stuff I make this post. :D

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Now onto the 2010 halfway checkpoint. Here are my 2010 statistics as of June 30:

  • 50 out of 100 books in 2010
  • 26 out of 20 (!) fantasy books
  • 2 out of 10 classic novel
  • 7 out of 20 for Project 20:10
  • 2 out of 12 in TBR challenge
  • 43 books reviewed

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Book Happy Friday # 2

So the other day, my friend Jana tweeted one of her high’s for the day. I was at the gym then, but thanks to Wifi, I was updated with their tweets. Her tweet made me stop short from what I am doing:

high #1 Feed by Mira Grant…on paperback :P

So right after I worked out, I headed to Fully Booked Eastwood to check if they already have a copy. They don’t. I was heading to Shang that afternoon for an office thing, so I thought I’d pass by.

I didn’t get to pass by Fully Booked in Shang, and I was already getting agitated. I need to get a copy of Feed, stat! So when I got back to the office, I made a phone call. Turns out there are no more copies in Shang, but there may be some at The Fort. I called The Fort, and success! I got them to send my copy to Fully Booked Eastwood.

I was expecting it to arrive next week, since they said it would take 3-5 business days. But surprised, I got a text message earlier and now…viola.

Don’t you just love that RSS logo on the cover? :)

But wait, there’s more:

I bought two copies of the book. One for myself and one for…well, you’ll find out in this weekend. ;)

Wait, you don’t know what Feed is about? Read my review here!

So it’s another Book Happy Friday! I found a lot of awesome books in Fully Booked earlier, too, and too bad I’m over my monthly book allowance…and I still have a ton of books on my TBR list. I must exercise control.

Right. But happy weekend, fellow bookworms! :)