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Second Annual Bonus Points Awards!

Hello, everyone!  Tomorrow is my third blogoversary and I’ll be having a giveaway going on, so be sure to check back for that!  Last year during my blogoversary celebration I decided to start my Bonus Points Awards.  So here I am again, throwing the Second Annual Bonus Points Awards!

A little background into the Bonus Points Awards: In my reviews I sometimes give bonus points to authors if their books include things like Harry Potter references or bath tubs that are big enough for someone to swim in–the most important stuff, obvs.  And I got the idea to tally up all those points and give away awards for the authors with the most points. Thus, the Bonus Points Awards were born.

Before I give the awards, I do have to clarify that before I started the awards I had stated that the bonus points in my reviews were a lot like the show Whose Line Is It Anyway.  In other words, “Where everything is made up and the points don’t matter.”  But once I started the awards, I have made my points consistent and have kept up a chart with which I can keep those points consistent.

So, without further ado, I give you the Second Annual Bonus Points Awards!

The Bonus Point King Award goes to…

Tony DiTerlizzi!

If you’ve followed my blog at all this past year you know that it was basically the year of the WondLa series by Tony DiTerlizzi.  That series is just so great, and I read all three of the books this year, which allowed Mr. DiTerlizzi to rack up some of my bonus points for things like the beautiful illustrations he did himself and the use of my FAVORITE ENDING OF ALL TIME in The Search for WondLa.  Tony’s grand total of bonus points this year: 1,000,450,000.

The Bonus Point Queen Award goes to…

Kasie West!

Kasie West’s Pivot Point was a favorite of mine this past year, and that book earned her some of my bonus points for a Star Wars reference, characters playing pool, and a really super fantastic ending.  Kasie’s total: 1,000,150,000 points.

The Bonus Point Court (a.k.a. Runners Up) Awards go to…

Rainbow Rowell, V.E. Schwab,
and Shannon Messenger!

Rainbow Rowell was the winner of my Bonus Points Queen Award last year, and this year wasn’t too shabby for her, either.  For Fangirl and Landline, Rowell raked up 1,480,000 of my bonus points for things like Gilmore Girls references, Harry Potter references, Doctor Who references, and many more.

I loved Vicious by V.E. Schwab, and can’t wait to read more of her books! Victoria garnered 1,045,000 of my bonus points for things like Spider-Man and X-Men references, as well as her character, Victor, “rewriting” his parents’ self-help books with Sharpies. 

I read both Let the Sky Fall and Let the Storm Break in this past year, and with those two books, Shannon Messenger earned 1,025,000 of my bonus points for things like Lord of the Rings references and characters playing a kind of real-life version of Frogger.

Congratulations to all the winners!  And be sure to check back in next year for my Third Annual Bonus Points Awards!


  1. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    This is awesome, Andrea! And, yes, Victor's sharpie re-writing of his parent's books was brilliant!

  2. Angie F

    January 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Haha, this is such a cute idea! Congrats, winning authors! :D

    Angie @ Pinkindle

  3. pagesunbound

    January 14, 2015 at 1:08 am

    This is such a fun feature! I love it!

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