May 17, 2013

Blogger Shout Outs, Weeks 18 and 19


A weekly feature in which I give credit to YOU!

So thanks to my dabble with Google + comments this week, I learned that some people couldn't comment unless they had a Blogger or Google + account.  Oops.  Then on top of that, once I took it off, as Marie rightly predicted (because it happened to her too) all of the comments made this week disappeared!  BOO!  Because you guys made some kick-ass comments.  Luckily I gathered up the numbers before I changed off of the Google+ commenting platform.  Sadly, your witty and clever remarks are gone from Blogger.  Now it looks like no one bothered to comment this week, lol.  Oh well!   They ARE still, however, on my Google+ profile, which was probably the whole point of that commenting system in hindsight.   Still, super annoying.



FIRST, AWESOME DISCUSSION & NON-REVIEW POSTS TO CHECK OUT:

1. Not so much a discussion but a cool idea: Bookstore-BookBlogger Connection.  Check it out!

2. Hey Ladies! Or Unlikeable Female Characters @ Chrisbookarama

3. Confident Reads: Interview with Author Kate Flynn @ Candace's Book Blog

4. Discussion (also, help?): LGBT Books @ Bloggers[heart]Books

5. Twitter Tuesday (Fan Art Edition) @ We Heart YA


Very cool fan artwork, this one is by @MMiller_Art

6. Blacklisted Authors: Will You Read Them? @ Parajunkee's View

7. TV & Anime Entertainment for the Paranormally Inclined: Guest Post from Hannah at Once Upon a Time @ Nocturnal Book Reviews

8. Let's Talk Covers: From a child's perspective @ Reading Angels (In which Loretta's 4yo daughter describes the plot of books based on their covers.  Super adorable.)


UPCOMING EVENTS BY BLOGGERS:



1. Armchair BEA, the Book Expo for those of us who can't travel, has begun registration!  Sign up to participate in this amazing event NOW!  It's going to be AH-MAZING and you won't want to miss out!  After you sign up to participate, be sure to also volunteer to be a cheerleader for the event.  I am one of the 3 bloggers heading up the commenting committee and I'm here to tell you it's going to be the best year yet!  Sign up to be a cheerleader here.  All the cool kids are doing it. :)  


**Are you hosting an upcoming special event or know about one?  E-mail me or message me on Facebook or Twitter (buttons on top of sidebar) to submit for featuring here!  Note: No Book Tours.


ADDED TO MY TBR...

1. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, thanks to The Book Column

2. Temptation by Kathryn Barrett, thanks to (un)Conventional Bookviews

3. Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende, thanks to A Bookworm's World and Saavy Verse & Wit

4. The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons, thanks to The Introverted Reader

5. Black Venus by James MacManus, thanks to Literate Housewife



6. On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman, thanks to S. Krishna's Books (I loved Freeman's book A Disobedient Girl)

7. The King's Jar by Susan Shea, thanks to Luxury Reading




TBR TALLIES...
Out of the 176 Books Added to my TBR List thanks to Bloggers Since October 2012--

1. S. Krishna's Books has added 11
2. Luxury Reading - 10 
3. Devourer of Books - 8
4. Tanzanite's Castle - 7
5. Savvy Verse and Wit - 6
6. Princess Bookie - 5


A Bookworm's World is nearly on the top six list and Savvy Verse & Wit has moved up! Check back next week to see the new results!  Will it be you next week?  



BOOK BLOGS DISCOVERED...



COMMENTER TALLIES THIS WEEK...


1. Tasha B. - 8
2. Bookworm1858 - 8
3. Bermudaonion - 6
4. Kaitlyn Hoyt - 3 
5. Tif Sweeney - 3
6. Marie Burton - 2

1 Lovely Comment-
Angela Amman, Becky R, Beth F, Bryan, Cayce, Deb Nance at Readerbuzz, Ellie Baggley, fredamans, Heather R., Jess, KellytheWellReadRedhead, Michele, QuirkyBookandFilmBuff, SavvyWorkingGal, Serena, turnthepagereviews.com, Ty Wilson



to my regular commenters, whether you leave 1 or 10, and to my new commenters, and to everyone who leaves one when they can! 



2013 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD
The Top 6 Commenters receive free books at the end of June!
Get your commenting on!  There's still time to catch up!

1st Place: Tasha B. - 117 total
2nd Place: Bookworm1858 - 96 total
3rd: Kathy (Bermudaonion) - 53 total
4th: Tif - 43 total
5th: Ryan - 31 total
6th: Kaitlyn Hoyt - 27 total




What other bloggers' post did you love so much this week you have felt the need to share it?  What did you like reading about above?  Share in the comments!

5 comments:

  1. All your comments disappeared??? Wow, lucky you still have Google+.

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  2. I got the same nasty experience with first enabling G+ comments and then disabling them... They must hate their users to do this to them...

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  3. I found the G+ comments really disorientating when I visited a few days ago. Makes me glad I go through 3rd party commenting.

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  4. Yeah, I am not a fan of Google + so while I read your posts, I didn't comment.

    Love the post about Unlikeable female characters-it's something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

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  5. So glad to hear your thoughts on the Google+ comments. Looks like I will not be converting!!

    I absolutely love The Book of Lost Things! So glad that you added that one to your list. Now, you have to move it to the top of your TBR! I'm actually considering a re-read of that one soon!

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