Review Format and Category Tweaking

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who voted for Poll – Publisher and Publishing Date. These were the results:

Since almost everyone seemed up for it, I have already begun including the Publisher and Publisher Date in my latest review:

I got rid of the format, which didn’t seem to be doing much, and added ‘Kindle’ to locations to make it more obvious, so in the end it looks pretty much the same as before and not cluttered, which was my main concern.

But more importantly – What do you think?

Oh and since I am all for simplifying, Blog Freebies, GR First Reads and Rafflecopter subcategories are all under Giveaways now.

Looking forward to your feedback!

A Heart-Warming Surprise

The generosity of the bookish blogging community never ceases to amaze me.

Some people donate their time by visiting other people’s blogs, liking and commenting their post – which I really appreciate.

Others hold giveaways, either of books donated by the author or publishers or even themselves.

And then there’s people like the amazing Kelly @ Book Obsession who just happened to send me a book so it would not go homeless or sitting in a shelf unread. Just because I said I might like it.

Kelly, you rock! Thank you so much for this gift <3

I hope you will visit her blog, she deserves all the best!

International Book Subscription Box Giveaway

Have you signed up to this giveaway yet? Today is the last day to do so!

Ana's Lair

If there is one thing I love is a good international giveaway, so when I saw this at That Bookshelf Bitch I just had to share.

By simply entering your email you are eligible for:

  • ONE (1) lucky grand prize winner will receive a year-long subscription to the Literary Box of their choice (Over $200 in value)!
  • TEN (10) additional winners will each receive a Literary Box (1) of their choice.
  • Winners can choose between the Fiction box or the Young Adult Fiction box.
  • This giveaway is open to US and International booklovers!

 
So what are you waiting for? Click the image to enter! You can only sign up by March 22nd.

I am so excited about this because international giveaways are so rare and this box really seems wonderful. Every three months you receive a hardcover copy of a brand new title and 2 other books handpicked by…

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I am a Giveaway Winner!

I actually won an international giveaway for a paperback!

I am so thankful to Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch for hosting the giveaway and to C.L. Denault, author of Gambit, book 1 in The Prodigy Chronicles for providing the book.

You can find the author’s site here and information about the book below:

In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.

Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she’s never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with a hidden agenda of his own.

Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?

Buy Gambit here:

Click here to add it to your GoodReads shelves.

At 556 pages, this promises to be an enthralling read and the first book in the next big dystopian series and I cannot wait to start reading it!

New on Pinterest and Instagram

As part of my pursuit to use social media more actively I have created accounts in Pinterest and Instagram.

I haven’t done much with them yet but I have to admit I really like Pinterest’s boards, they are very handy, and the stuff I find there is quite inspirational. Sometimes I misclick and add stuff to the wrong board though and I find it difficult to remove the pins from there, especially on the app!

Instagram seems cool as well and I hope I will be posting more when I get my new phone (whenever that will be)! Not sure I can create pictures nearly as beautiful as the ones I see around, I don’t think I have that good an eye for that kind of stuff, but we’ll see where the journey takes me.

Things are getting busier at work but hopefully I will be able to take some time to explore both, eventually.

In the meantime, if you have any tips please let me know and please feel free to add me, I will follow back:

Thank you!

STEPHEN KING: The desk (Article and Comic Visual)…

For all SK fans out there.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Think about this:

Stephen King has been releasing one, sometimes two books a year pretty much every year since his first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974. That’s 43 freakin’ years of consistent output! He’s become such a mainstay of our culture that it’s easy to take his genius for granted.

King’s been writing since he was 7 years-old, when he would copy and rearrange the stories out of his favourite comic books.

Impressed by her son’s talent, King’s mother urged him to write an original story.

He began submitting short stories to horror and sci-fi magazines at age 12 and would use a nail hammered into the wall above his typewriter to hold all his rejection letters.

By the time he was 14, the nail wouldn’t hold the weight of the letters anymore and King had to replace it with a larger spike.

By the time he was 16…

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Time for some Laffs – The Double Entendre and a touch Risque!

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Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to some laffs.. a little on the risque side as some might say.. or it might be your mind!  My thanks to a number of contibutors today who I hope won’t mind that I have taken their names in vain.. Enjoy..

Little Bruce and Little Jenny from Tina Frisco – https://tinafrisco.com/

Little Bruce and little Jenny are only 10 years old, but they know they are in love. One day they decide they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny’s father to ask him for her hand. Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, “Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love, and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage.”

Thinking this was just the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies, “Well, Bruce, you are only 10. Where will you two live?”

Without hesitating, Bruce replies, “In Jenny’s room. It’s bigger than mine and…

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