September 19, 2014

Blogger Shout-Outs #10!!! - Halloween, Giveaways, and Good Questions


So many good discussion posts this week, and tons of giveaways!  
What is your favorite shout-out this week?


BEST BOOK REVIEWS I READ THIS WEEK:


1. I love the book review that author Rene Denfeld wrote for the #30Authors event on Estella's Revenge.  That second paragraph, though!

2. I liked Chrisbookarama's review of The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell on Project Gutenberg Project.  Good Gothic read for the season!

3. Jen of The Starry-Eyed Revue reviews Sway by Kat Spears.  I like unconventional characters, the unexpected, so this seems right up my alley.



AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS TO CHECK

OUT:



1. Savvy Working Gal blogged "Why I Need to Continue Making Women Count"  - a must-read!

2. Lucy @ Tolstoy Therapy celebrates Tolstoy's 186th Birthday (there's also a giveaway.)

3. To Routine or Not to Routine, Heather aka Capricious Reader discusses the topic on every blogger's tongue lately, and how a book on creativity is giving her food for thought.

4. Shannon @ River City Reading brings up a question that's been on my mind lately - readers' preferences for books that focus on either Plot, Style, or Characters.  Which do you choose as most important?

5. Jen and April talk Spooky Reads & Recs, just in time for Halloween.

6. Sarah of Sarah's Book Shelves asks: When do you give up on an author?


UPCOMING/CURRENT BOOKISH EVENTS: 



1. Charlene is hosting a 90s Nostalgia Fright Fest starting the end of September.

2. Frightfall is another spooktastic readathon being hosted by Michelle aka True Book Addict.

3. And in case you didn't know Bloggiesta is going on RIGHT NOW. Join us!  



GIVEAWAYS



The Vault of Dreamers (US)

1. The Book Monsters are having a giveaway of The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien as part of a blog tour. (They also have an entertaining review which includes many of my own thoughts!)

2. Amy's blog tour for Prisoner of the Queen by E. Knight includes a giveaway of either a print copy or e-book.  She has several giveaways going on currently so take a look around while you are there.


3. April is celebrating her first ever blogiversary!  (Hard to believe it's only been a year for her, amiright?)  Head over to say congrats and to enter yourself in her giveaway to mark the occasion.

4. Traveling with T is giving away Let's All Be Brave by Annie Downs, as well as Destiny's Anvil by Steven Wells Hicks.


Echoes of Us: guest post + giveaway

5. The Midnight Garden just posted a giveaway for Kat Zhang's Echoes of Us.



THANK YOU, COMMENTERS!  YOU ROCK!

Special thanks to the several first-time commenters this week!!!

1. Wesley
2. Tasha B.
3. Shannon @ River City Reading
4. Mary
5. Charleen Lynette
6. Laurel-Rain Snow
7. AlwaysReiding
8. Tanya M.
9. Julia Tomiak
10. Michael @ Literary Exploration
11. Yvonne
12. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf
13. debnance
14. Mary Ann Langan
15. whatsheread
16. Kimberly Lynne
17. topazshell5
18. Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)
19. My Home of Books
20. teddyree
21. Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit
22. Leila @ Readers' Oasis
23. Jane Hanbury
24. Reading Wench
25. Lindsay Healy
26. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
27. Sahar
28. Leah @ Books Speak Volumes
29. Katherine P.
30. Judy Blauer
31. Emma @ Words and Peace
32. Guy Robert Vestal



2014 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

*I will be awarding the top 6 commenters with some bookish swag at the end of the year!*

1. Tanya M.
2. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
3. Tasha B.
4. Charleen Lynette
5. April (The Steadfast Reader)

6. Emma @ Words and Peace


YOU! Could be on this list.
Leave comments, win prizes as thanks!

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