This month, to celebrate the holidays and my fifth year of blogging, I’m going to give away some of the books on my shelves! With the exception of one I didn’t finish, these are all books I read and enjoyed this year, and all… Continue Reading “End of Year Book Giveaway!”
This year I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. Please check it out and visit some of the other participants and enter to win free books! All giveaways will be literary fiction or nonfiction. I’m offering two books in… Continue Reading “It’s the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!”
Author Mark Lamprell and I share one unusual experience: we’ve both been run over by a car. Lamprell has written a novel about that experience, called The Full Ridiculous (my review here). It’s been compared to The Rosie Project and The Incident of the… Continue Reading “Interview with Mark Lamprell and a Book Giveaway”
I won! I’m always super-excited to win a book in a giveaway. This time, I didn’t even know what book I was entering to win. The Little Red Reviewer, an awesome science fiction and fantasy blog, held a Blind Date with a Book Giveaway.… Continue Reading “My Prize in the Blind Date with a Book Giveaway”
Congratulations to the winners of last week’s Literary Giveaway and thanks to those who entered! Amy of The House of the Seven Tails wins Skippy Dies Lucia (con tilde) wins One Last Thing Before I Go Also, the Classics Club Spin picked #20 —… Continue Reading “Winners of the Literary Giveaway!”
I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Leeswammes Blog. This is a fun event where 42 bloggers have signed up to give away a book with literary merit. Please check out the list of participants below and visit as many as… Continue Reading “The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop”
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. It’s Monday and I hope it was as nice a weekend for you as it… Continue Reading “It’s Monday, What are You Reading?”
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. It’s Monday, and in the U.S. it’s President’s Day, which means some of us have… Continue Reading “It’s Monday, What are You Reading?”
Leeswammes’ Blog is hosting another Literary Giveaway this weekend. It was great fun last year (even though I didn’t actually win anything) so once again, I’m giving away three books: First, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. This was a really cool book and I’m… Continue Reading “Win a Free Book in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!”
Leeswammes’ Blog is hosting a summer Giveaway Blog Hop from June 25-29! About 75 bloggers have all pledged to give away books as part of this Hop. First, I want to announce the winner of last month’s Blog Birthday Giveaway: Carine, from Suivre Le… Continue Reading “Literary Giveaway Blog Hop”
I’m working on a pretty long review so for today I just wanted to write about a few things and announce part 1 of my Blog Birthday Giveaway. This week I finished Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety, and now I’m reading Ilona Andrew’s latest… Continue Reading “Weekend Updates and a Blog Birthday Giveaway”
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