Books, Books, Books, and more Books! Interviews, Author posts, and lots of Giveaways too!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Hello September, so long hot, blazing days of summer. As the days go from roaring fire to to a much more manageable blaze, the kids are now in school during the day. YAY!!!!!
I still find myself with way to many books that I want to read and not enough time to accomplish this daunting feat. I need to find a better balance. I keep telling myself to limit the amount of tours that I take part in and then I'd have more time to read the books that I've bought. The problem is that I'm a book addict and these tours are like crack to me. Why? They offer me a free book to read and most of them offer you guys a giveaway too. How can I say no? I start out trying to limit it to every other day but then an invitation will come that I can't pass up, and another and another. You get the point. This is both good and bad.
I'll get will power somehow. Hopefully soon!
Here are some of the giveaway results:
The winner of the Summer Romance Hop was Lennette D. she chose The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst.
The winner of the Clear My Shelf Giveaway was Ruth and she chose Fashionably Late by Beth Kendrick.
I'm thinking about doing a Mythical Monster Mash Challenge closer to Halloween. This will be similar to my Alpha Arcade that is held in the Spring. The difference and possibly the more challenging part will be that it will include all different supes, weres and shifters, vamps, witches. etc... You get the idea, anything goes.
What do you think, would you be up for a challenge of this magnitude or should I limit the monsters?
Thank you again to Miki and Amber my co-hosts all during the summer months while I was away or otherwise preoccupied with my boys. You two are invaluable to me and I can't begin to say how much I appreciate you both. :-)
Later this month, I'll be hosting the Reads and Feeds post. It will be a compiltion of my vacation highlights, some of our favorite camp grub, and some of the books that I managed to read while there. I am excited to share with you and I hope you will enjoy it. :-)
Oh and I should mention that I've added to new entries to the CIG (Comment Incentive Giveaway).
One is worth 5 entries and is for people new to the giveaway. First timers only or you will be deleted!
If you want to know more about the CIG, you can find out all of the details Here.
The second is for you repeat performers. It is worth 10 entries. All you have to do is refer someone to the giveaway. If they enter, you get 10 extra entries! You won't be able to tell if they entered, but I will. :-) If they don't, no big deal, I'll delete the entry and you can try and temp someone else. If they do, your entry will remain and you'll get the extra points.
There were only eight people who entered last month. That's pretty sad. You only have to comment once during the whole month to enter. Is it that difficult? Any other suggestions?
Oh well either way, I'm more than thankful for those of you who take the time to talk with me and this Incentive was created for that reason. I still hope to have more people comment but if they don't it's their loss, right?
Miki and Amber, unless you've come up with a better idea, do you want to share links for other giveaways on this post again? You can quit at any time if it is too much hassle! I admit that I missed most of them last month due to being at camp. :-(
And now, here is the giveaway form:
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Oh, BTW, Miki won August's! CIG! :-)ReplyDelete
Please let me know which book you'd like to have.
Thank you!!!, i will send you that as soon as possible.Delete
For the contests i don't mind at all ( there are still some you can enter i'm sure^^)i guess i will have less time but i will do what i can. However i'm not that sure putting there here is the more convenient, perhaps making another post like " Lovers of books sharing with you" or " If luck is on your side" etc
now like i said i don't mind but i'm afraid for those who enter the cig later in teh month the number of comment can be dissuasive...after all one of the entry in the form is usually commenting on this post and last month only 3 of us did ( perhaps 4 if i missed one) and you said 8 entered... before i think commenting on this post at least had more facility
but it's like you want ^^ it's just what i thought during the month^^
Those sound like great names. Maybe we could do a new one each week so as to keep it from getting too long?Delete
we could or you know if it('s on their own post then even one per month is oki ( since some contest are long lasting).Delete
it's just when you want to mix it with other info/comment that it can be confusing
( i didn't think of the name really ^^ just the inspiration from a really tired but happy mind^^)
Congrats Miki! :) And just let me know however you want to do it.Delete
Once a month sounds good! I'll post something later today or tomorrow.Delete
no problem i put some link aside so i will start filling it as soon as it's up ( and me awake^^)Delete
I'll have to remember to write when they end so I know if there still good or not to add.Delete
if we do them monthly the ending date is not necessary^^) relaxDelete
For me, the hot summer days are just beginning. The sad life of an Aussie, haha. I'm new to this so I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. Seems so easy! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Laura @ Music Plus Books
you just have to comment and enter your entry in the form so yes it's easy but if you ever have a question don't hesitate ^^ we will answer as quickly as possible and with pleasure!Delete
Welcome in our gang of books lovers^^
Yes, as Miki said, we try to answer back quickly. :-) If not me than Miki or Amber.Delete
Welcome. I try to make things easy and if it's not and someone has a better idea, I have no problem changing things. :-)
^^ It was my pleasure to help yopu spend time with your family without worry ^^.ReplyDelete
Now the boys are at school and you will have more time but in case we are there and i will try to make people come and participate
now for the contest/giveawayi told you my idea but really i will follow what you prefer no worries
i can understand your book addiction ^^ all too well ^^ just keep time to read what you really want too,; some favourite in teh mist of new discovery^^
oki already some ( i could repost them if necessary)Delete
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Most of the summer I spent reading as much as I could, I hate being behind on GoodReads Reading Challenge so I usually like to be finished with it by the start of November. Then I just read on low pressure or re-read some of my long time favorites. I think I'm 26 books ahead already, thanks to summer time ;)ReplyDelete
Girls, this commenting idea id great, I hope September will be more busy!
i don't like to be behind either^^ but also when i'm nearly reaching the level i put some more books to it so my advance disminish)Delete
Im always behind. :) There are just to many good books out there. :)Delete
I feel like it will be an improvement. :DDelete
I'm always behind too. There are just too many good books to choose from, with more new choices arriving each day. (not that I'm complaining!)
Yay! I love when school is in session! :) My nephew is finally in school so I can have some more time to myself during the day. I love the little booger but he doesnt want to grasp the whole personal space thing.ReplyDelete
Miki and me are more than glad to be able to help you out Brenda. :) We miss you when your gone but we dont mind. Sorry I wasnt around as much either though. All this family drama. :( I may not be around much come the middle of Sept too. Thats when the funeral is. But other than that Im here for ya! :)Oh and the monster challenge would be fun. But you have to make the clues easy since some people may not really branch into those other supes and whatnot.
yes that what i forgot to answer ( i knew i was missing something)Delete
i'm totally for the challenge but then yes it would be better if the books are all on the blog since with so many monsters the choice and number of books become a lot bigger
so not necessarily easier clues after it's still a challenge but more precise one perhaps
I'll try. I thought I did pretty good last time. :-) My biggest problem is finding a balance between too hard and too easy. lol!Delete
LOL Well I would totally help but then thats cheating. ;) Or I could forfit being in this one. The clues you gave last time were really good. But yes like Miki said have them on the blog somewhere?Delete
You did more than well last time yes so if it was only one kind of monster i wouldn't have any doubts at all but i discovered some book with different monster having the same title for example^^ so that could be problematic if we don't know what to look for.Delete
it's for that i said i was hoping it would be precise^^ ( not easier because it wasn't needed, not harder either to still be accessible)
Other than books that I consider obvious like Twilight, Harry Potter, etc..., I try to either have them pictured or use books that we've recently discussed. That gives an advantage to those of you who actually stop by each day. I dont want to make it too easy though!Delete
If I see any of the challenges being too hard then I usually give more clues.Delete
^^ even if it's not recently discussed as long as you spoke of them i'm oki^^ ( and yes the loyal have an advantage^^)Delete
That's the way I like it. I'm fair but I especially like to see my regulars win some!Delete
It worked how you did it last time. I liked that most of them were even pictured at the top of the post too.Delete
The fire pic works for the summerReplyDelete
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