February 20, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #25 - Fairy Tale Twists, Marginalia, and Preventing Blogapocalypses


T.G.I.F. because it is Shout-Outs time!!! 

I read a lot a lot of blog posts this week.  And, boy, did you guys BRING IT. Clear your calendar for the day because you have lots of links to check out and love!

What shout-outs are you crushing on this week? Leave a comment and let me know!



BOSS BOOK REVIEWS I READ THIS WEEK:




1. Alex + Ada (Issues 1-12) by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn @ A Lovely Bookshelf

2. Superposition by David Walton, review @ Reading Lark

3. Children's Books about Famous Artists, Art, and Museums @ Fantastic Fun and Learning Blog

4. The People Inside by Ray Fawkes @ Puss Reboots - Tell me you're not intrigued here!

5. First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen @ Capricious Reader

6. Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson @ It Starts at Midnight



7. Losing My Religion: A Compare and Contrast Review @ YA Romantics

8. Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile @ Anita Loves Books

9. The Martian by Andy Weir @ BookNAround

10. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King @ The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia





11. Like This, Read That: Jodi Picoult and Golden State by Stephanie Kegan @ Sarah's Book Shelves

12. The Swimmer: A Novel by Joakim Zander @ Rhapsody in Books

13. Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson @ Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

14. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga @ Princess Bookie



15. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte @ Tell Me a Story

16. 5 Reasons I Adored The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez @ The Well-Read Redhead

17. Eye on the Struggle: A Biography of Ethel Payne by James McGrath Morris @ Sophisticated Dorkiness

18. Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist by Jewel Kats @ Savvy Verse and Wit



19. Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough @ Strange and Random Happenstance 

20. Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little @ A Garden Carried in the Pocket.

21. The Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz @ BOOKLUST

22. Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling @ Book Addiction 



AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:



1. E-Readers and Books...What Makes it to the Next Level @ Book Journey

2. On Why I Don't Support Book Buying Bans @ Books Without Any Pictures

3. Tell Me Something Tuesday: How Do You Keep Blogging Exciting? @ Rainy Day Ramblings



4. Interested in finding some good podcasts?  Bloggers were talking them UP this week. Check out recs this week from Heather @ Capricious Reader and Shannon @ River City Reading. Also check out Sarah's Book Shelves for Podcasts v. Audiobooks: The Zone Out Experiment and Sophisticated Dorkiness for Three Things: Podcasts in my Earbuds.

5. Bookish Bliss: Marginalia @ Belle Wong.

6. Carolina totally gets my need for music playing while I read! Sunday Salon: Reading with Music @ A Girl that likes Books

7. Should We Give Authors Second Chances When We Didn't Like the First Book We Read? @ The Perpetual Page-Turner

How to Cause Your Own Personal BLOGapocalypse


9. My Longest Love Affair @ Kittling: Books

10. Children's Books are Universal @ Books Anonymous




UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:



1. Check out Mysterious Bibliophile for A Fortnight of Hitchcock Event, going on now.



2. There's an Outlander Readalong going on @ The Reader's Antidote that I totally missed, but it's going on all month long.

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3. Feel like a spooky read?  Join in the Pet Semetary Readalong on Instagram and Twitter using #gangstercats hashtag.




4. A month-long reading challenge in March from Amy @ Passages to the Past and Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser



5. DWJ March is back @ We Be Reading.




WIN! CURRENT GIVEAWAYS:



1. Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kids + Giveaway @ My Friend Amy

2. Rhiannon is giving away 2 copies of Holly LaCraw's The Half Brother @ Ivory Owl Reviews

3. Review and Giveaway for Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting @ Books in the Burbs

4. Interview and Giveaway for Dearest(Woodcutter #3) by Althea Kontis @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf, as part of a tour

5. Review and Giveaway for The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente @ The Book Monsters

6. Blogiversary Giveaway @ eclecticales.com

7. Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti @ Bibliophilia, Please as part of a book tour

8. Review and Giveaway of Kimberly Belle's The Last Breath @ Mom's Small Victories (I'm reading this now and it's good!)

9. ARC Giveaway @ Austenesque Reviews

10. Paperback copy of Seduction's Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy @ Some Like it Paranormal

11. Where We Belong by Eve Connell @ Socrates' Book Reviews

12. Review and Giveaway of A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison @ The Book Binder's Daughter 

13. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum @ The Relentless Reader




SHOUT-OUTS TO MY COMMENTERS! YOU ROCK!


Andi
Anita LeBeau
Belle Wong
Bermudaonion (Kathy)
BreeTheThingsWeRead
Catherine
Cecelia
Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
debnance
Deborah
Faith Hope Cherrytree
Fay C
Fictional 100/Lucy
Freda Mansguiltless reading
Heather @ Based on a True Story
Heidi
Irene McKenna
jen mullen
Jenna
Jennifer Hartling
Jessica (Books: a true story)
Kaitlin Snider
Katherine P.
Lakin Higgins
Litha
Melissa (My World in Words and Pages)
Michelle @ That's What She Read
Rachel @ Dashing Good Books
Rihannon Johnson
Ryan
Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)
Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
Shannon @ River City Reading
Sheila DeChantel
Shelleyrae
Sue Jackson
teddyree
Trisha Dandurand



2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

The top six (6) winners at the end of the year will receive bookish swag!
The top winner will receive a paperback book from Indiebound or The Book Depository!

1. Freda Mans
2. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
3. Belle Wong 
4. Irene McKenna
5. Tasha B.
6. Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)



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

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