Category: Giveaways (Ended)

Jul 01
July 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-up and Giveaway!

July 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-up and Giveaway!

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Welcome to the July monthly link-up for the 2020 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere! Keep those bookish discussions coming! The winner of our May discussion challenge giveaway was Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books! She picked Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu. Hope you love it! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there’s lots of great discussions going on! Looking for even more inspiration, or want to see some discussion posts as an example? Check out the discussion… Read more »


Jun 27
June 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!

June 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 11

The Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. The May giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our June wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, we’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing. Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to… Read more »


Jun 01
June 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-up and Giveaway!

June 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-up and Giveaway!

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Welcome to the June monthly link-up for the 2020 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Okay, I think we all need something positive in our lives lately. Keep those bookish discussions coming! The winner of our April discussion challenge giveaway was Jessica @ a GREAT read. She got to pick a humorous book! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there are lots of great discussions going on! Looking for even more inspiration, or want to see some discussion posts as an example? Check out the discussion posts on… Read more »


May 29
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge: Book Blast & Giveaway!

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge: Book Blast & Giveaway!

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OFFICIAL NERD BLAST FOR DEEPLIGHT BY FRANCES HARDINGE Today I’m participating in a blast for Deeplight. I’m actually reading this adventurous, lush fantasy now and really loving it! It reminds me a bit of Robin Hobb’s books (who’s probably my all-time favorite epic fantasy author). Keep watching the blog for a review to come soon!! But for now, I’m offering up a chance for you to win your very own copy. Praise for DEEPLIGHT★ “Equal parts dazzling fantasy, swashbuckling adventure, and tender coming-of-age tale.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ “Monsters and mortals collide in this fantasy adventure that explores the hypnotic allure of fear, the adamant grip of the past, and the redeeming power of stories.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Glorious thematic complexity inhabits a wildly inventive world, with the menacing roils of a dangerous sea threatening the archipelago and touches of steampunk rounding out the fantastical elements.” —Bulletin of the Center… Read more »


May 15
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar: Review & Giveaway

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 33 ★★★★

Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google A portrait of coming out in a Muslim family, The Henna Wars explores the ways that our culture defines who we are—and the ways it can’t define us. Nishat knows that her family isn’t going to be happy when she comes out to them—after all, in her home country of Bangladesh, being a lesbian is punishable by death. But since her parents broke all the rules and married for love and then moved to Ireland for a better life, Nishat has hope that they’ll accept her. Unfortunately, acceptance doesn’t come easily—she’s basically told that she can’t be gay because she’s Muslim and that she’ll bring shame to the family. Meanwhile, Nishat is nursing a crush on Flávia, while also competing against her in a business competition where they both decide to apply henna as their business. Of course, Nishat is more than a little upset that she has… Read more »


May 01
May 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

May 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the May monthly link-up for the 2020 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! So. Here we are, in May. It doesn’t look much different than April, I fear. So let’s discuss lots of stuff to liven things up! Hope you’re all staying safe and healthy ♥♥ The winner of our March discussion challenge giveaway was Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical! She chose The Bookshop Bookby Jen Campbell. Hope you love it! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there’s lots of great discussions going on! Looking for… Read more »


Apr 28
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi: Review and Giveaway (Plus, a Quick Review of Aru Shah and the Song of Death)

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi: Review and Giveaway (Plus, a Quick Review of Aru Shah and the Song of Death)

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

Today I’m reviewing books two and three of the Pandava Quartet! Since this is technically a blog tour for the third book, I’m posting that review first, but you can scroll down to see my quick thoughts on Aru Shah and the Song of Death as well. Also, check out my review of book one, Aru Shah and the End of Time! You can purchase Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes at the following Retailers: Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org These books are such a fabulous foray into Hindu mythology! I adore how many tales Chokshi manages to weave seamlessly into her story—Aru and her sisters (and friends) meet so many characters from these stories on their journey, and each time the original story is reflected somehow in Aru’s tale. This makes Aru’s journeys through the Otherworld that much more exciting and interesting—a point that held true in this book as she went on… Read more »


Apr 27
April 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!

April 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, which I’m now co-hosting with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! The March giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our April wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, we’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing. Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you… Read more »


Apr 17
Man Up by Kim Oclon: Review & Giveaway. Plus Author & Character Top Ten Addictions Lists!

Man Up by Kim Oclon: Review & Giveaway. Plus Author & Character Top Ten Addictions Lists!

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 16 ★★★★★

Today I have a super fun post highlighting my friend Kim Oclon’s debut MAN UP. Not only do I have a review and giveaway of the book, but I’m also featuring top ten addictions lists from both Kim AND David, the MC of her book (I think lists from characters’ perspectives are so interesting!). Read on to find out more!! Purchase Links: This LGBT story highlights the importance of taking control of your own destiny and your own narrative. David is going into his senior year feeling uncertain about his future—he needs a scholarship in order to be able to afford college, and baseball is his best chance for that. He’s been one of the star players on his team since sophomore year. But when a teammate goes to the coach with the accusation that David is gay, he has to decide how to handle it. Should he ignore it,… Read more »


Apr 01
April 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

April 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the April monthly link-up for the 2020 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Well, this April Fools is a bit less … humorous than usual. Or maybe the joke’s on all of us, who knows? We definitely need a little break from reality lately, so let’s keep discussing books, shall we? (By the way, the graphic this month is a portrayal of our amazing medical professionals defeating the virus–I know it’s technically bacteria, but he looks so cute and frightened! And that doctor looks like he can take on anything!) The winner of our February discussion challenge giveaway was Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog. She won a book featuring a romance and chose Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Sounds like there are seven romances in that one! Hope… Read more »