BEST BOOK REVIEWS I READ THIS WEEK:
1. I visited a new-to-me blog this week and found a great review on Under the Skin by Michel Faber by Kimbra of Book Snob.
2. I added Reality Boy by A.S. King to my TBR list after reading about it on Helen's Book Blog.
3. I loved Leah of Books Speak Volumes review of Brain on Fire.
4. I liked how Chrisbookarama explains an unexplainable book, The Hundred-Year House.
5. Kristen of BookNAround wrote a review on Last Night at the Blue Angel that, if it had not already been in my possession, would have made me buy it in an instant. Must Read!
AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS TO CHECK OUT:
1. Kristan at We Heart YA opened up a discussion about stories that do their research, but don't read like research. And, of course, those that do.
2. It's a question we often ask on Book Bloggers International - What is a book you love that others hate? But Kristen of My Friends are Fiction also asks how does that make you feel?
3. Lanna of Bloggers Heart Books shared her Playlist Mix for the book Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Love this idea!
UPCOMING/CURRENT BOOKISH EVENTS:
(Check out last week's post as some events may still be in play.)
1. Mini-Bloggiesta is this weekend, folks! Sign-up and get your blog all spruced up! Turn that To-Do List into a Done List!
1. Kimba aka Caffeinated Reader is having a Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway throughout July and August and is giving away a book every week!
2. Create with Joy is giving away a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul - Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias.
3. Michelle (The True Book Addict) is participating in a giveaway for a Kindle Fire HDX or a $299 Gift Card or Paypal Cash.
4. Book Nerd Canada is hosting a huge July New Releases Giveaway Hop.
5. Visit Casual Readers this weekend for a chance to win in their Swashbuckling Giveaway.
THANK YOU, COMMENTERS!
1. Ryan (Wordsmithsonia)
2. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
3. Shannon @ River City Reading
4. Sara G.
7. Emma @ Words and Peace
9. Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
11. Helen Murdoch
12. Sue Jackson
13. Laurie C.
14. Kelley Jensen
15. April @ The Steadfast Reader
17. Karen W.
18. Kelly TheWellReadRedhead
19. Joy Weese Moll
20. Tanya M.
21. Vicki @ I'd Rather be at the Beach
2014 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD
*I will be awarding the top 6 commenters with some bookish swag at the end of the year!*
1. Ryan (Wordsmithsonia)
2. Tanya M.
3. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
4. Michelle Miller5. Sara G.
6. Shannon @ River City Reading