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New Layout and Contest Reminder

What do you think of the new layout? I wanted something that looked a little cleaner and fun, so I hope you like it!:)

Since I can't seem to keep up with my audiobooks, so Audiobook Friday is going to be a monthly feature I think.

Also, don't forget that if you want to win a copy of Evermore, leave a comment on my Most Anticipated YA of 2009 post for a chance to win-winner will be announced Valentine's Day!

And of course, the I LOVE BOOKS Contest is going until Feb. 28th, so keep those comments coming!:)


  1. Ooh I do like the background. Very nice.


  2. I like the new layout! Where did you find a 3 column one that was decent. I haven't seen any. :/

  3. I really like the new layout, which I think I already told you. love the brown and green, its very calming.

  4. Love the new layout--I agree with Erika Lynn. It's very calming! :D I entered the contest for Evermore, that's one that I can't wait to read!

  5. I like the look. If the background is too busy or too dark, it's difficult to read which means I spend less time at the blog.

    This uncluttered, soothing color. Creates a peaceful mood.

  6. Brooke-I found a way to make a 3 column template with HTML, and then found a background at "The Cutest Blog on the Block" There's a link for them at the top of my blog.

    Erika-Thanks I'm glad you like it!:)

    Bookworm-I like the green-I'm glad everyone thinks it's pretty and calming.

    Susan-I don't like busy backgrounds either-it makes it hard to read. Glad you like it!:)


  7. I commute so I do audiobooks a lot. Some of them are great, some not so much! The last ones I did were Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and The Heretic's Daughter and they were both amazing!

  8. I like your new layout because it has three columns and doesn't have that "generic layout" look. But it would be nicer with more color or a banner.


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