January 23, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #22 - Blogging Styles, Tracy Chevalier, and Goodnight Moon



This week I found, once again, tons of good posts!
You all blow my mind!


What shout-outs are you going to check out?



BEST BOOK REVIEWS I READ THIS WEEK:



1. Ti's review of Colum McCann's TransAtlantic.

2. Leah's love letter to The Great Gatsby.

3. Luanne's review of John Vaillant's The Jaguar Children.

4. April's rant on the offensiveness of Adam by Ariel Schrag

5. Caro's review of Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick @ A Girl That Likes Books.

6. Review of The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar @ Bermudaonion's Weblog.

7. Sarah's review of City of Liars & Thieves by Eve Karlin.

8. Lit Nerd's review of Tracy Chevalier's Burning Bright.

9. Michelle's review of The Pearl That Broke It's Shell by Nadia Hashimi @ That's What She Read.



AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:



1. All My Issues with the "Goodnight Moon" Bedroom @ The Ugly Volvo - pretty funny take on what you notice about children's books after you've read them 100 times.

2. Because there can never be enough posts on pointers for authors sending bloggers review requests, here is one from Traveling with T.  The PDF madness has to stop, I agree!

3. Savvy Working Gal discusses Reading to Understand Life's Transitions, as a guest on Mom's Small Victories.

4. In which Tanya Patrice respectfully disagrees with the notion Audiobooks should not be counted as Books Read.  You can see my opinion in her comments, as well.

5. Florinda re-iterates that your blogging style is a personal choice.


UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:


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1. The Estella Society is having a Valentine's Readalong of Geek Love!



2. A Bookish Girl is having a readalong for Death Comes to Pemberley.


WIN! CURRENT GIVEAWAYS:



1. Jennifer of The Relentless Reader is having a four-book ARC Giveaway.

2. Anita discusses ARC Overload and has a giveaway for The Secret of Magic.

3. Silver's Reviews is giving away a copy of Lost and Found in Prague by Kelly Jones.

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4. Vera is giving away a copy of An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey, as well as a copy of In His Keeping by Maya Banks.

5. Review and Giveaway of My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga @ The Midnight's Garden.

6. Emma @ Words and Peace is giving away Journeys Through France and Life: A Memoir of Discovery by Glenda de Vaney.

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7. Shelf Addiction is turning 3! In celebration, Tamara is giving away a $30 Amazon Gift Card.

8. A Bookworm's World has 2 giveaways - Plus One by Christopher Noxon, and Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm.



SHOUT-OUTS TO MY COMMENTERS! YOU ROCK!
In no particular order



Bermudaonion (Kathy)   Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)
Irene McKenna   Tanya Patrice
Anita LeBeau   Jennifer Hartling
Tanya M.   Athira/Aths
Leah @ Books Speak Volumes   Belle Wong
Caro G.   Ryan
Caspette   Holly @ 2 Kids and Tired
Lisa Sheppard   Michelle @ That's What She Read
Tasha B.   Shannon @ River City Reading
Violet Crush   Emma @ Words and Peace
Tif Talks Books   Heidi
Freda Mans   Fictional 100/Lucy



2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

The top six (6) winners at the end of the year will receive bookish swag!

1. Belle Wong
2. Irene McKenna
3. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
4. Tasha B.
5. Freda Mans
6. Anita LeBeau
7. Ryan



YOU! Could be on this list and win for 2015!
Leave comments, win prizes as thanks!


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