I have decided to host an online 'Book Club' and to celebrate I am hosting my first giveaway!! 
The first book for the first ever Book Club is  'Shiver' by Maggie Stiefvater.
"For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever."
Sounds like an awesome book doesn't it!! Well that is because it is... check out the awards it has going for it; Debuted at #9 on the New York Times Best Seller List; Indies Choice Book Award Finalist; ALA Best Books for Young Adults; ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; Amazon Top Ten Books for Teens; Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009; Border's Original Voices Pick & Finalist; Barnes & Noble 2009 Top Twenty Books for Teens; Glamours best book to curl up with; And the list goes on and on!! 

It has to be good because Unique Features has picked up the film rights, it has also been recommended as book of choice for people who enjoyed Twilight!

So on the 27th July 2010 Hazel Loves Design will be hosting Book Club. It is on the 27th as that is my favourite number.. and it will be held the same date every month!! 

For the first month we are hosting a giveaway of... wait for it... a copy of the book!! 
All you need to do is:
1. Be a follower. 
2. Tell me what you think of the Book Club idea... will you join in? What books do you recommend for the coming months? etc etc.
3. Extra points for blogging/twittering/facebooking about the giveaway/bookclub -just let me know in separate messages! 

I will be drawing the giveaway on Sunday, which is coincidentally the 27th!! So you'll have plenty of time to read the book and comment about it on July 27th!

Can't wait to hear your opinions about the book!!


Island Gal said...

Sounds cool! I have 3 books on my next list but I will definitely add this one too! The book club is great. For next month you should nominate a few books and have the members vote on what to read next!

Count me in for the giveaway! ;)

Island Gal said...

Btw I'm your newest follower! ;)

McCarthy Designs said...

I think it is an excellent idea to start a book club. I would love to participate but must warn you that I rarely have time to read now a days and I look forward to holidays so I can get through some of my pile. Please count me in for the giveaway Hazel, the book sounds great and I am a follower.

MelRoXx said...

Book club? sounds like a fabulous idea. I'd join! xxx

MelRoXx said...


Mentioned it on twitter

MelRoXx said...


Mentioned it on Fb

(and I'm a follower of your blog)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, fun idea! Count me in, I love to read! Oh, and of course I'm a follower! XO!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

I am following your blog Hazel, thanks for letting me know! :)

Jen of Made By Girl said...

p.s. Hmmm im not a twilight fan...so not so sure about the book.

Cara said...

Sounds VERY interesting! I am following of course :)
<3 Cara

Come on over and enter my giveaway too!

Karlissa said...

I've just become a follower! :) I'm adding this book on my "to read" pile, book club is such a lovely idea!

Sparrow's Nest said...

oooo...sounds good. Goodness knows I'm a sucker for the Twilight series, so I would probably like this too!

g e o r g i a ~ g i g i said...

Oh, so lovely of you! Sounds like an intersting read!
Hazel, thank you so much for following my new blog! You are such a great bloggie friend!

Erica said...

Hi Hazel! Thanks for entering the Lilac and Grey's Studio Eriksdotter giveaway and for your kind words! Loved hearing you love "large fringed tulip" and "the dark flower"! Cheers!

Tatum-LeTard said...

I love this idea!!! Anything to do with reading, and I am all about it! The book sounds great! I must read!!!

Erin Wallace said...

Actually following from FFF - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

gREAT iDEA! i LOVE YOUR BLOG! Good luck on your dreams to design. I loved the last post too. Do you want to be friends!
I would love to win this! Enter me please!
Come follow me back and say hi!
XO Frenchy

Victoria said...

Hey there,

I'm a new follower :)


Letherton said...

here from fbf Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
I have lots of great giveaways going on.
Thanks :)


Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Hey Hazel, I'm not here for the book, just NFF! :) I enjoyed all of your WW shots of neutral rooms - especially the living room near the end with the fireplace going. Gorgeous! Have a nice weekend. :)

Untypically Jia said...

Here from Friendly Follow! I've never heard of this book but it sounds like something I would certainly read! Thanks for the suggestion!


SogniSorrisi said...

I love the idea of a book club, I actually wish I belonged to one. I would totally participate as I'm pretty much book obsessed (as can be seen by my Book of the Week posts!)

SogniSorrisi said...

Oh, and I follow!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.Please post our image so people know to comment and follow.
Have a great day!

Alex said...

Hi I'm new here! Trying to find some great new books to read.