okay, so, seriously?

this was INSANELY difficult to calculate, and mostly because i spent the majority of the time just staring at all the numbers, trying to figure out when i last used a calculator.


also this really blew me away:

i don't even know how to say thank you for all of your enthusiasm. but thank you.
i can't tell you how much it means to me. 

so, all that being said, i really, really, really wanted to give EVERYONE an ARC. but, unfortunately, i don't have 400+ ARCs to spare.

though i do have FOUR.

MMM HMMMM that's right, dear friends. i thought i'd only give one ARC away because i didn't think so many people would enter the contest. but now i think it's kind of cruel to only give away one ARC when there are so many entrants. the odds just aren't in anyone's favor.

so! i thought maybe a 1/100 chance would be better than a 1/400 chance, no?

(and anyway, let's be honest, you're not even reading any of this, are you? you've already scrolled down to see who's won the ARCs and you probably won't even notice if i just ramble on about the weather and cheese fries and how much self-control it requires to keep me from buying yet another pair of boots as we make our way toward the summer months. "ridiculous!" is what my father would say, i'm sure. "we live in southern california!" my brothers would point out. "what, do you just buy the entire store? do you leave any boots for other people in this world?" is my mother would ask me. ohhhhh i've heard it all before! BUT IT WON'T STOP ME!)



congratulations to:

  1. Audrey (holes In My brain)
  2. Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
  3. Sab H.
  4. Rebecca T.

if you ladies would please send me your mailing addresses at thmafi at gmail dot com, i will GLADLY send the books your way before the end of the week.

and to everyone: thank you thank you THANK YOU. thank you. thank you so much.

I PROMISE THERE WILL BE, LIKE, INFINITY BILLION MORE CHANCES TO WIN AN ARC. i'm supposed to get more copies of the ARC with the actual cover, too. i promise i will keep you posted.


now you tell me:
what books are you most looking forward to in 2011??




Becca C. said...

Congrats (and mucho jealousy) to the winners! :D

cherie said...

Congrats, winners! Tahereh, 421? That's pure awesomeness!

Claire Dawn said...

400 entries! Wow!

I'm looking forward to:

SHATTER ME (of course)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Ha Ha. Boots. I want to buy boots. Also, I'm looking forward to a lot of books this year, but Elana Johnson's Possession is at the top of the list right now. (It's the one I'm getting soonest.)

Congrats on the awesomeness.

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH TAHEREH!!!! EEEP I just sent you the email, I SO EXCITED to read it! =D

JuanVillagrana said...

And it's so amazing how many people are excited about SHATTER ME!
As for the books I'm looking forward to this year:

SUPERNATURALLY by Kiersten White
CROSSED by Ally Condie
PASSION by Lauren Kate
POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick
THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab
SHATTER ME by This Random Chick
and many more...

Safari Poet said...

Congratulations to the winners.

The books I'm looking forward to off the top of my head:

Possession by Elana Johnson
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Die for Me by Amy Plum
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
Wherever You Go by Heather Davis
Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Audition by Stasia Kehoe Ward
Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
Shatter Me by YOU & the list goes on :-)

Theresa Milstein said...

I read your ramblings. Can't pass up an opportunity to red about shoes.

My Goodreads To-Read list is long:

Perilous Tamara Hart Heiner
Unearthly Cynthia Hand
Birthmarked Caragh M. O'Brien
The Liar Society Lisa and Laura Roecker
Demonglass Rachel Hawkins
Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi
Ordinary Angels Inda Drummond
If I Stay Gayle Forman
Before I Fall Lauren Oliver
Prophecy of the Sisters Michelle Zink

And so on.

Caitlin R. O'Connell said...

Congrats to the winners!!!

Well, there's your book OF COURSE. Also Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Beauty Queens by Libba Bray... et cetera. :)

Ishta Mercurio said...

Congrats to the winners!

And, DUH. We're all looking forward to reading YOUR book, Tahereh! :-)

Also, I'm looking forward to POSSESSION, by Elana Johnson; DOVERGENT, by Veronica Roth; WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Foreman; and a bunch of others. More than I will have time to read, probably, but I WILL HAVE THEM. I WILL HAVE THEM ALL! Mwah-hah-hahhhhhhh!


Seriously, this is a great year for books. And congrats again to the winners!

Jessica said...

OBVIOUSLY, Shatter Me. And Lola. And Crossed. All which were mentioned by other awesome commenters in their infinite wisdom.

I have Last Little Blue Envelope STARING AT ME from my Kindle from yesterday, and also Abandon.


I lurve books.

Heather Kelly said...

I'm looking forward to Elana's book POSSESSION like CRAZY. :) And I'm so bummed that I didn't win an ARC of SHATTER ME. But I'm really pleased that others did. Thanks for being so sweet to give them away!!

Rebecca T. said...


Rebecca T. said...


I am very pleased to have won a copy. I will be e-mailing you post haste.

I am looking forward to:
Possession by Elana Johnson
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
And a billion other books that I can't think of right now because I am hyperventilating.

I keep scrolling back up because I am SURE that I misread things.

Jonathon Arntson said...

I think you should have a token boy winner.

And that boy should be me.

Mia Hayson said...


Also, yea of little faith. I read EVERY WORD you type, Tahereh. Every one. Because I adore you. So I did notice the cheese fries. OM NOM NOM.

Anyoodles, I'm looking forward to:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Shatter Me by mrphmprh mprh (I think?):P
Possession by Elana Johnson
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Annddd others that I forget.


Chauntika Broggin said...

Congrats to the winners.

Some of the books that I'm looking forward to:

Shatter Me by YOU (obviously)
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Blood Magic by Tessa Graton
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Those are just some of the ones I want to read. I have so many.

Sab H. said...

I'm so glad I won!!!

In 2011, I'm DYING for:

- ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Gabrille Zevin, a dystopia where coffee and chocolate are illegal! Talk about a HORRIBLE future...

-DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (which I already read and want to buy and share with everyone because it is pure dystopian AWESOME)

-LEGEND by Marie Lu (more dystopia!!)

New books by my favorite authors:

-As I Wake by Elizabet Scott

-THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder

-Lola & the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats everyone!

I'm looking forward to POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil. And Ally Condie's CROSSED. :)

Remilda Graystone said...

Congratulations to the winners! It was nice of you to give away 4 ARCs instead of 1.

I'm looking forward to Possession by Elana Johnson! It sounds just like my kind of book! (And the cover's so puuuuuuurrrty.)

RJ Hipling said...

Congrats to the winners!

I am looking forward to reading:

Shatter Me :)
Legend by Marie Lu
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Marsha Sigman said...

Easy answer. YOUR BOOK.

But also:
Creep by Jennifer Hillier
Possession by Elana Johnson
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Supernaturaly by Kiersten White

I think that's it so far...

Eeshie said...




meriam2e said...

Wither, and im going to be honest here. This is completly based on the cover, one of the best I've seen yet <3

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Woohoo!! And thanks! I probably wouldn't have even known I won if a very nice friend hadn't texted me, as I'm on vacation right now. But since she did, I'm here and I am so excited.

I am uber excited for Shatter Me (duh), but also The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Witch Eyes, Carrier of the Mark, Shattered Souls, and so many more.
*Off to email you :)

Georgia Ho said...

AWW I DIDN'T WIN. Am itching to read this. NOW. :P

Congrats to those who did! :D

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Congrats to the winners. I know all of them, and I couldn't. Be. Happier.

Really. *grinds teeth*

Hahh. Anyway, I actually read the whole post. So THAT's why I don't own any boots, huh? :P Shame on you, man!

Tiana Smith said...

Aww shucks :) At least I got to read about how someone besides myself has a hard time resisting boots even when summer is around the corner!

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