I’m always looking for the next big social book reviewing site, but so far, I’ve found very few sites I like as well as Goodreads. It’s primarily what I use to track my reading and share reviews, despite the uproar over reviews being selectively deleted by the site. However, I have started using Riffle in parallel for several reasons. First, it’s a really good looking site. I love the Pinterest-inspired layout, with everything from activity feeds to book recommendations displayed using book covers. Second, the list feature is a lot of fun, both because of the book cover-focused layout and because the site moderators do a great job moving interesting lists (best sellers, for example) onto the site. The resulting lists are also easily embedded into blog posts. And last but not least, the site emphasizes genre, allowing you to sign-up as an expert in a particular genre and to categorize the lists you create as belonging to up to three genres. As a book blogger, this is invaluable, because it gives other users of the site a way to find you. The moderators of particular genres are also great people to be friends with, since they sometimes will choose to share your themed lists with their followers. Read more »
Title: One Hundred Names
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Source: from publisher for review
Review Summary: This book has Cecelia Ahern’s signature charm, transforming ordinary life into something beautiful.
Things are not going well for Kitty Logan. The story that was supposed to make her career has turned into a scandal and her beloved mentor is dying. When her friend passes away, she leaves Kitty with a mission: to write the story she always wanted to write. Unfortunately, all Kitty has to go on is a list of one hundred names. She’s on a tight deadline and isn’t sure she’ll even be able to find the right people, much less meet all of them and find out what connects them. Solving this puzzle for her mentor is a challenge, but one which might just help Kitty solve some problems of her own. Read more »
Today 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…
As I mentioned in my review last week, I was blown away by the realistic characters and vivid descriptions in Jennifer Epstein’s The Gods of Heavenly Punishment. I’m therefore particularly thrilled to have Jennifer join us at Doing Dewey today for an interview and a giveaway. Read on to learn more about the inspiration and research that led up to this fantastic novel. Read more »
Bout of Books is a great way to interact with new bloggers so I thought it would be a fun chance for us each to introduce other bloggers to a genre we love. For this challenge, pick a book or a few books that you think would make a great introduction to your genre of choice. Leave the answer or a link to your post where you answered in a comment to be entered in the giveaway. The winner will get to pick any of the books someone recommended for the challenge to be sent to them from Amazon or The Book Depository. The giveaway is open to people anywhere Amazon or The Book Depository deliver and will close tonight at midnight CST.
Hello all and happy holidays! For my blogs two-year birthday, I hosted a giveaway of some of my favorite indie books. Today, I’m excited to announce the that the three winners are….
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… Read more »
To wrap up my participation in the Classics Retold event this September, I’ve been holding a giveaway of my favorite The Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Today, I’m excited to tell you that the winner is…
Hi all and welcome to the Book to Movies Giveaway Hop! Given the Book to Movie challenge I’m hosting this year, I thought this hop sounded like a great fit. The hop is hosted by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. For the hop, I’m very excited to tell you that this is Doing Dewey’s first signed giveaway! At the Rochester Teen Book Festival I was lucky to meet David Levithan, so today I’m giving away a signed, paperback copy of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. I am ashamed to admit that I haven’t read it yet (I’m a bad book blogger, I know!) but I hope to have done so by the end of the hop. Click on the rafflecopter link below to enter and the continue hop link to visit the many other great bloggers on the hop. My giveaway is US only but some of the others are international.