Monday, January 3, 2011

First Blogoversary Giveaway!

Huzzah! Today Whim-Fic is ONE!! To pay homage to how we began, we thought we'd give you all a look at what went into creating today's post. (Kinda like we did in our FIRST post, which you can see here. Get it?)

**Here we are discussing the picture, which Stacie made for the post**

Let's say something funny with this picture. Like "And we're more excited about it than we look!"

Yes, definitely. I know - our pictures leave much to be desired.

But they are OUR pictures. We slaved over them! I had to balance a camera on my TOWEL RACK in my bathroom! I love them!

I mean in the way of expressions of happiness. We look surly. Or drunk.

No! We are serious. These aren't the faces of women who constantly ponder which YA couples should be doin' it. Nope. WE ARE SERIOUS REVIEWERS.

Yes. Serious. Very serious.

*whispers* Serious about which YA couples should be doin' it. *giggles*

So, as you can see, not much has changed for us. Except, you know, our names (we came out!) and our list of MUST-HAVE books.

Which we want to share with you!

That's right, we're going to give one lucky commenter their choice of one of our top 9 books of 2010, in honor of our blogoversary. Just leave a comment with your favorite book from the past year, and you're entered!

Gee Stacie, why isn't it a top 10?

*glares at Leigh* Um... because we're whimsical? That works for everything, right? And technically, there are 10 books on the list, but we combined The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. SO THERE. TOP 10!

Okay, so here is our list (with links to our rec's) in order of their release dates (because we couldn't possibly pick any one over another).

So, there you have it! We joined the Top 10 club! Don't forget to comment with your favorite (or favorites, if picking one is too much pressure) so you'll be entered in the giveaway. We'll announce the winner Friday, January 7th. Good luck!



  1. My faves were Clockwork Angel and Shiver/Linger and the Darkest Powers trilogy.. amazing!! I agree with the books on your list that I have read so far!

    Out of the books on your amazingly fabulous giveaway, I'd have to say I'm interested in reading Iron Daughter (have Iron King but haven't read yet) or Hex Hall...

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

  2. The Iron Fey series and Clockwork Angel rocked my 2010 as well as Mockingjay! Nightshade was awesome. All love for Andrea. One of my favs last year was The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan and Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken. :D

  3. Happy 1st Anniversary to my favorite whimsical duo!! May this be the first of many, many more years!!! Love your top 10!! (((disclaimer: this is not an entry, just stopping by to wish you all the best!!)))

  4. My fav was The Iron Fey trilogy. I just loved every minute I was in that world! Happy Anniversary ladies!

  5. Ooo, there were so many great books this year! I think some of my favorites were Anna and the French Kiss *swoon*, Shiver/Linger, and the Cassie Clare books (I just can't pick which one is my favorite!).

  6. Paranormalcy and Mocking Jay for me! And--Linger. And. Oh. Right. Just one :)


    I'm in Canada, didn't see anything that said it was international so if I can't enter to win, no problem. It was great to find your blog!

  7. Congrats on the Blogoversery!

    One of my faves for 2010 was Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill. Not YA, but still super yummy. Alpha by Rachel Vincent was really good too.

    I also really enjoyed Clockwork Angel, Mockingjay, and Linger.

    A few more YA books that I really enjoyed were The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Other by Karen Kincy.

  8. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!!!
    My faves are Fallen/Torment and Shiver/Linger! I neeed the next book to both sooon!!!

    Thank you so much for doing this blog and sharing with us! It has made my library grow so much and I am loving it :)

    hugs to you both!

  9. ooh would love to get mockingjay. my favorite from the past year was John Belushi is Dead.

    Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  10. Hands down, my fave book this year was Anna and the French Kiss. I love Stephanie Perkin's writing style and I'm excited to see Lola and the Boy Next Door come out this year!

  11. My Fav was Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
    I can't wait for Forever!

  12. Ooh, so many good reads this year. Some of my faves were Mockingjay, the Shiver/Linger series, Cassie Clare, Matched...yeah, pretty much everything you mentioned. I haven't read Nightshade or Anna and the French Kiss yet, but I'm sure they'll be right up there on the list too!

  13. Wow! Time does fly when you're having fun!! Happy Blogoversary! And yes, I scrolled up to make sure I spelled that right :)

    For Young Adult, I think I have to give my favorite bid to Mockingjay. It was just a fulfilling ending to a fantastic series. But, I will admit that the dark horse Hex Hall was nudging me when I picked Mockingjay. I devoured Hex Hall in a very similar way that I did all of the Hunger Games' books-I ignored all things to finish that book-and it made me smile the entire time. I just loved it. So, I'll say it's a very close second!

    In non-YA reading, I have to give my favorite vote to the Irresistable Henry House by Lisa Grunwald. I love the way it's written and Henry is indeed irresistable. It's about a "practice baby" aka an orphan infant that was given to a college for women to use to practice being mothers. This. Really. Happened. CRAZY! But, it's a fictional tale about a boy who never leaves the practice house to be adopted and is raised by many mothers. He's a bit of a mess.

    Anyway-thank you both for all that you do! And, I love your pictures!

  14. I actually just read the Hunger games trilogy. I loved it! So I'd say all three are my favorites of 2010.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  15. Haha, great post! Happy anniversary!! Woohoo! Wishing you many more happy and weird years of blogging :) And thanks so much for the giveaway, I would love to be entered if this is open internationally :)

    My faves for 2010... definitely Mockingjay, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice, Matched, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, Beofore I Fall, ooh yes, Nightshade and Paranormalcy and Linger and Raised By Wolves and I should really stop, but there's too many I loved!!


  16. congrats!! congrats!!
    my favorites this year were mockingjay,lover mine,dreamfever, Archangel's Kiss ,silver borne, graceling, etc... it has been a great reading year and 2011 should be even better!

  17. I really enjoyed Matched and Paranormalcy. I'm reading Iron Daughter right now and enjoying it.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com.

  18. Big congrats to you great giveaway thank you! I have alot of favorites spirit bound and last sacrifice were my favorites! I want to read matched so bad heard it was great!

  19. Happy Blogoversary!! Love your blog, even if it has added to my already insanely out of control to-read list, haha. My favorite that I read this past year was most definitely not YA but it was seriously amazing: Lover Mine by JR Ward. It was simply amazing!

  20. I have to say Anna and the French Kiss was, how do I put this, oh yeah, TOTALLYAWESOMENESSCRAZYGOOD, ILOVEDITSOOOOMUCH, ICAN'TEVENSTANDIT!!!! Whew...

    Seriously, it was so freakin' cute and endearing and witty and it's the sweetest damn thing ever! I laughed out loud several times which for me is THE sign that it is a great book.

    Now I can't wait for LOLA!


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