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Announcements: An Interview and a Giveaway Winner

bloggers-made-of-awesome1Today I’m excited to tell you that the fantabulous Tamara of Traveling With T has invited me to do an interview for her Bloggers Made of AWESOME feature! We chat about everything from bookish movies to favorite vacation reads. Head on over to check it out! And, now that you’re back…

My second announcement is that I’ve selected a giveaway winner for my Bloggiesta Social Media Mini-Challenge! And the winner is…

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Bookish Blogging Events

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LGBT Month – April

I’ve been wanting to read more books with LGBT characters for a while and this event is the perfect time for it. There will be a read-a-long, twitter parties, giveaways, and discussion posts. I plan on reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and possibly also Two Boys Kissing, as well as participating in as many of the other activities as I can find time for. Sign-ups are here. Continue reading

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Love For Books Read-athon

As always for longer read-athons, I’m just going to try to read a bit more than usual. This week, I’d particularly like to read and review When Beauty Slept and The Bombers and the Bombed since they come out on Thursday. I’m also hoping to fit in something just purely for fun without a review deadline. Perhaps The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress or The Year of Living Biblically. I’m also looking forward to the mini-challenge! I’ll be tracking my reading progress throughout the week here.

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Literary Love 2014 – Bookish Blogging Events I Love

Literary Love 2014

Today, as part of Literary Love 2014, I’d like to share some of the upcoming bookish events I’m looking forward to, as well as some of the recurring events I’ve loved in the past. Continue reading

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Finnikin of the Rock

4932435Title: Finnikin of the Rock
Author: Melina Marchetta
Source: library
Rating: ★★★★☆
Review Summary: It has all the elements a great epic fantasy should have without feeling cliched and the characters are impressively well developed.

Ten years ago the entire royal family of Lumatere was slain and the kingdom fell under a curse. Surrounded by an impenetrable magic barrier, half of her people remain trapped inside with an evil king and half wander the land outside as exiles. On the outside, Finnikin and his guardian Sir Topher have struggled to find a home for the Lumateren exiles, but when they meet an exile named Evanjalin who claims the heir to the throne is alive, they have to consider the possibility that they have a hope of returning home. Continue reading

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Hour 20 – Let’s Get Social!

Congrats to the winner of a $10 Amazon Giftcard, Kai at Fiction State of Mind!

It’s hour 20!  We made it! Well, actually, I’m scheduling this in advance, so you and the minions definitely made it. I might be asleep by now! Either way, welcome to the hour 20 Let’s Get Social challenge :) Here’s what we’re going to be doing… Continue reading

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Bloggiesta Starting Line!

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You guys! Today is the first day of bloggiesta and I’m so excited to get started! I don’t think I’ll get much done today since there’s work during the day and I’m having friends over tonight, but this weekend I’m going to get os much done. I do wish I’d been able to host a challenge but for some reason I wasn’t following The Bloggiesta blog (which you should definitely do!), but next time I will and it will be epic :) Here’s my current to-do list which I’ll update here as I go. Wish me luck and go have lots of fun with Bloggiesta!

To Do

  • get caught up on cross-listing posts to Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Cannonball Read V
  • work on re-categorizing posts
  • participate in Saturday and Sunday twitter chats
  • do at least six mini-challenges
  • write reviews for the six books I’ve read but not reviewed

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