Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Giveaway: The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood

Title: The Poison Diaries
Author: Maryrose Wood
Description: In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .

Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most innocent-looking weed can cure -- or kill.

When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined . . .


I absolutely adore Maryrose's Morgan Rawlinson series! Click her name in this post's hashtag to read my reviews. (They are onne of the rare books I actually re-read over and over again from time to time.) I look completely forward to her new series and lucky for you guys, one of you can win a copy of The Poison Diaries! Be sure to visit for more info!

Contest Time

To enter, answer the following:
If we define “poison” as anything that’s not good for you if you have too much of it, leave a comment describing your favorite poison!

Giveaway Item(s): A signed copy of The Poison Diaries
# of Winners: 1
Eligibility: International

Entries (Leave links if needed)

+1 New follower (MANDATORY)
+1 Answer question! (MANDATORY)
+2 Old follower
+1 Link (5 max)
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll

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Kristen said...

+1 My poison is reading! :)

+2 Old follower

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Lindsay :) said...

+1 My poison is Ben&Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream!(:
+2 Old follower


Booklover said...

+ 1 My poison is books!

+2 Old follower


Ekta said...

+1 my favourite poison is chocolate!
+2 old follower

Thanks for the giveaway!

ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Katelyn said...

I hate to copy Kristen but I love her answer, reading would definitely be one that I do more than most would think is wise, that and my sugar intake!
+2 old follower
+1 question
Email address:

misha1989 said...

+1My favorite poison is caffeine !!
+2 Old follower
+3 Link!/profile.php?id=630067989&v=wall&story_fbid=150085128341074&ref=mf

+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll

Total 7


Joanna said...

+1 My poison is chocolate!
+2 old follower


linz said...

+1 ^I agree. My poison is definitely caffeine.

+2 Old follower

+1 Posted

+1 Linked on sidebar

+1 Added to blogroll

Total: 6



oO Mariana Oo said...

Sounds Great!

+1 My favorite poison is chocolate, just love it!
+2 Old follower
+1 Stop, Drop, and Read! is in my blogroll (

Mariana S
sarima89 AT gmail DOT com

Alissa said...

+1 My poison is my boyfriend :P

+1 new follower

baddict17 said...

+1 Like most women I'm sure, my poison is chocolate. I want it all day and then I get a stomach ache from eating nothing else.

+2 Old follower

+1 Tweet:

xnzkisha17 at yahoo dot com

~M.A.CHASE said...

+1 New follower [done]
+1 I agree with Kristen. My poison is reading :D

Total 2

GMR said...

Oh favorite poison? By the definition we're giving it, that could be almost anything! Hmm, how about shopping? No see, it IS a "poison" in this sense, especially if you combine it with good sales....on books, shoes, or purses. (Yep, guilty reader and shopper here...but I can't pass up a great deal!)

+1 - New follower (GMR)
+1 - comment (see above)
+1 - adding to blog sidebar under contests -

Thanks for the chance....this book seriuously reminds me of the classic novel "Rappaccini's Daughter"...curious to see what similarites and differences it holds!

Happy reading!


Faye said...

+1 my favorite poison is music and pizza of course!
+2 old follower
+1 tweet-

Thanks for the giveaway!

rteenbookworm [at] gmail [dot] com

Monica said...

+1 My poison is definitely soda! All kinds that aren't clear or diet! :)

+2 old follower!

Denise said...

my poison is buying books, i hae over 2000 and there doesnt seem to be anymore room in my place but i still get more, then they topple and i get buried under a ton of books and thats not good.

+1 New follower!

deniseway2 at gmail. com

JSavant said...

+1 My poison is definitely books. ;)

+2 Old follower

+1 Added to blog roll (

Total: 4


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Stephanie said...

+1 My favorite poison is reading.

+2 Old follower

The Itzel Library said...

+1 my favorite poison is coffee! Love it!

+1 New follower

itzel_library (at)hotmail(dot)com



Liviania said...

+1 Answer question! (MANDATORY)
+2 Old follower
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll

In that case, my favorite poison would be water.

deltay said...

+1 Poison would be... probably chocolate. Just so good! aha
+2 Old follower
+1 Already on blogroll


Anne Royce said...

+1 New follower
+1 My favorite poison is books! Too much reading books = failed exams ._.
+1 link on sidebar:
+1 link on goodreads:
+1 added you on blog roll



Thanks for the giveaway~~!

Sharli said...

+1 Answer: My pison (or one of them :P) is caffeine! I was already pretty addicted but since I started college it's gotten worse :S
+2 Old follower
+1 Tweet:
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll:

Thank you for the giveaway!
entrelibros_blog at

CherylS22 said...

My favorite poison is dark chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway.
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

GFC old follower
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

GFC old follower
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Bunny B said...

+1 My poison would be eating pudding!

+2 Old follower

+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to blogroll:

bunnybx at gmail . com

Miss Bookiverse said...

+1 my poison is Hagen Dazs ice cream because it kills my bank account if I eat too much of it :P

+1 new follower

bookoholiker AT gmail DOT com

Julie said...

I'm a follower.

My poison is collecting books. My bookshelves are overflowing.. and it's awesome!


celi.a said...

+1 My poison of choice: coffee!
+2 Old follower

Thanks for the chance to win this! I started it online at the HarperTeen website, but never did get around to finishing it.


Kemendraugh said...

+1 definitely ice cream. Any ice cream, but mostly something with chocolate of one way shape or form.

+2 Old follower

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

vonze said...

+1 My poison is the Internet in general. I probably spend too much time online, but I love every minute of it!
+2 old follower
+1 sidebar:
+1 twitter:
+1 added roll

yvonrobin at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

+1 my poison is soda!! i know i shouldn't have it but it's so hard not to!!
+2 Old follower

thank you!!
inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Aik said...

My poison is chocolates and ice-cream!

+1 New follower
+1 Answer question!
+1 Link on Twitter
+1 Link on Plurk:
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to my blogroll

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Maddie McPhail said...

+1 New follower
+1 My favorite "posoin" would be shopping.
my email is

Jessica Secret said...

+1 My poison is Dr Pepper!
+2 old follower
+1 Tweeted:

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Meredith said...

Chocolate would be my poison!

+2 old follower

meredithfl at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Cake! I love cake.

+2 old follower
+1 link -
+1 sidebar -
+1 tweet -

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Kaya said...

+1 Love is my poison

+1 New follower.


Yan said...

+1 poison is little crafts that rapidly accumulate and get stuck in little cracks and nooks >_<

+2 old follower


P.S. I gave you an award! :D

GABY said...

+1 My poison is chocolate!

+2 Old follower


Joan said...

+1 My poison is eating ramyun, the spicy noodles. I love it, I love the taste and the warmth of it. But too much and I can't bear to see it..

+1 New follower

Thanks for making the contest International x)

anbi14 at hotmail dot com

Kayla :) said...

+1 My poison would definitely have to be chocolate!

+1 new follower

kayla3194 at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

+1 my favorite poison is cupcakes!
+2 old follower
+1 blogroll:

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

+1 My favorite poison is definitely chocolate or really any kind of candy.

+1 New Follower.

EVA SB said...

Probably the internet is my poison. I have to use it for work but then I can't stop.
I would saying reading but I love it so much I can't see anything bad in it though my book collection is possible becoming a health hazard "Woman seriously injured in book avanlanche!"

+1 New follower
+1 Tweet
+1 sidebar
+1 I added Stop, Drop, and Read! to my blogroll[@]gmail[.]com

Celeste said...

+1 New follower
+1 My poison are books and music!

Sarah said...

+1 My poison is learning!

+2 Old Follower

+1 Link to sidebar -

+1 You'e on my blogroll

Audrey said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
+1 new follower
+1 My poison is definitely caffeine as well.

Laina said...

Sorry if I'm double commenting, if this is a second or third from me, just delete the others.

+1 My favourite poison is sugar. :D
+2 Old Follower
+1 Linked here:
+1 You're on my blogroll here:

Laina said...

Sorry if I'm double commenting, if this is a second or third from me, just delete the others.

+1 My favourite poison is sugar. :D
+2 Old Follower
+1 Linked here:
+1 You're on my blogroll here:

FairyWhispers said...

+1My poison would be book blog reading and chocolates! :D

+2 Old Follower


Anne said...

Favorite poison : Coffee....
+2 old follower
+ 1 add to my blogroll
romanceandbooks(at) gmail (dot) com

Valia Lind said...

+1 Follower
+1 My poison is Hot Cheetos :) (i'm having a contest as well!)

Dovile said...

+1 My poison would be books, because I just can't get enough of them:)

+2 old follower

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Oh geez, if 'poison' was something that wasn't good for you if you had too much of it, I would be dead by now. Haha, at least I'd die happy !

+1 My 'poison' would be books or the Jonas Brothers. I'm highly obsessive of both xD

+1 New Follower

+1 Link

Thank you ! I'm really loving your blog :)


Cass (Words on Paper) said...

+1 Reading is my poison. 8D
+2 Old follower
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll

Total: 4

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

jecca said...

thanks for the giveaway!

+2 old follower
+1 My poison is chocolate milkshakes :)
+1 link

mom2girls said...

I follow via GFC as Tracy Taylor
My poison would probably be chocolate LOL - the good kind - that costs a small fortune not the kind you buy at costco :)

Nova said...

Definitely chocolate. Mmmmmm.

+2 Old follower
+1 Add Stop, Drop, and Read! to your blogroll

novapsych674 at aim dot com

Judit said...

+1 My poison is sleeping :)
+1 new follower


judittten at gmail dot com

jen7waters said...

+1 New follower
+1 Answer question: coffee!
+1 posted on Facebook:!/profile.php?id=1046648931
+1 posted on my sidebar:
+1 Added Stop, Drop, and Read! to my blogroll:

total = 5

thank you:)


vickyvak said...

+1 New follower

+1 My poison is chocolate

How To Dream said...

+1 my poison is coffee!!
+1 new follower

Anna said...

+1 my poison is coffee

+1 new follower


MarionG said...

I'm a new follower.
My poison is definitely chocolate. Not the Kit Kat or Oh Henry type of bars but the imported kind. It's so so hard on my budget.
polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com