Tuesday, August 9, 2011


A chance to win Lola and the Boy Next Door, Crossed, and Shatter Me. *squeals* I WANT TO WIN THIS!! (:

http://stiryourtea.blogspot.com/2011/08/win-lola-boy-next-door-crossed-shatter.html <-- Thank you to Tahereh Mafi

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


So I went stalking around the net undercover, with my Mission Impossible (or was it Pink Panther?) soundtrack playing in the background and my super-sleuth crawl.... annnnddd I found giveaways *__*

Win Ordinary Beauty by Laura Weiss

Win Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston

Photobucket <-- Pre-order giveaway!

July Giveaway: Bad Taste in Boys, Sometimes It Happens, What Happened To Goodbye

A 200 follower giveaway -- 2 books to 2 winners

Win Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Win Devil May Care by Jolene Ballard Gutierrez

Oh, my god. A giveaway with LOLA. Lola, my love. Yeah, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, in all its ARC glory. Enter here!

Mystery box giveaway @ Stories & Sweeties!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


This is my new addiction.
Say hello to Tetris.

Remember the little block-building game from ages ago? I remember when I was a kid, I had one of the earliest gameboys. It had a black and white screen, a + pad, and two keys, A and B. There were like, two games on it. I used to play Tetris more than the other game it had. Loved the game. It's so addicting.

Now nearly a decade later, I've gotten my addiction back. I've been spending every spare minute of the last few weeks playing this damn game. Hell, I even made an account on tetrisfriends.com and made most of my friends make accounts too. I've gotten all of them hooked to Tetris too now. You should see the Tetris parties we do every night. Multiplayer on arena. It's sad, but true. Not to mention incredibly fun.

So, I've been doing this instead of writing... IF stays suspended at around 70k. That sucks. But hey, it's Tetris!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dying... dying... dead?

Not quite dead. Or so I tell myself everyday.

What Taku does every single day:
-Tells herself she's going to write
-Opens up MS Word and document with manuscript
-Stares at manuscript
-Stares at pathetic word count
-Tells self that she's going to get to XXk today

Fast forward... five hours later.
-Taku realises she's been reading manga/chatting/doing anything but writing for five hours
-Decides she will write
-Stares at manuscript
-Gets sidetracked, AGAIN

Which is why I'm starting to doubt I'll ever finish a novel.
Taku no verdict: nearly dead, but not quite.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Got Da Swag

Okay, so yesterday, I got some Overprotected swag from the ever awesome Jennifer Laurens. My mom got totally freaked. She thought it was a threat or something, which is what people normally think when they receive small, brown envelopes with something that feels like a CD inside. She only called me 'cause she saw the word "Publishing" on the envelope.

So maybe this post has no point... but I felt like saying that anyway. At my dear mother's expense, of course *laughs* Sorry, Mom.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tell Me it's Prett-ay

Soooo, I partnered up with Kris for this book blog called Imaginary Reads. I just redesigned the thing *cracks neck* *stretches*  Will anybody go tell me if it's pretty...? I drew the header and the background *grins* Even though it probably looks hideous, please say it's beautiful. My ego says thank you. *laughs*

The Blog... dun dun dun...

Yes, I drew that. It ain't pretty, but it's not that ugly either.... is it?

Taku (and her ego) OUT!