March 6, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #26 - Amanda Palmer, Curbing Expectations, & Readalongs



I was under the weather last week and just did not feel like reading or blogging much so this is for the past two weeks. This tends to happen in the winter. Ah well.

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



BOSS BOOK REVIEWS I READ THIS WEEK:




1. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari @ Books Speak Volumes

2. Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran @ The Bookaholic Cat

3. Undone by Cat Clarke @ Escape in a Book

4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro @ Reading on a Rainy Day

5. Mosquitoland by David Arnold @ YA Midnight Reads

Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

6. Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch @ Literary Exploration

7. Don't Move by Margaret Mazzantini @ Dolce Bellezza

8. Lost and Found by Brooke Davis @ Based on a True Story

9. Why I Loved "A Man Named Ove" by Fredrik Backman @ Gun in One Act

10. The Circle by Dave Eggers @ Book Nerd Canada




11. Inflicted by Ria Frances @ The Little Reader Library

12. Kimberlee's review of The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen @ Girl Lost in a Book

13. The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr @ Rainy Day Ramblings

14. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer @ Austen Dumas

15. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger @ eclectic/eccentric



AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:



1. Trish's post on Beginning a Reading Journey with Small Children @ Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

2. Sorcha's post, Don't Panic! Reading when you have too many books @ Writing About Books

3. Danielle's thoughts on Expectations + Disappointment: How to Stay Sane @ Love at First Page

4. Mia's reflections on how Yes is Easier than No @ The Chronicles of Chaos

5. I Have Feelings About Henry James @ Bookishly Witty

6. Finding the Silver Lining @ Books in the Burbs

7. Ryan asks, Are Male Protagonists a Dying Breed? @ Wordsmithsonia

8. My 5 Favorite Stories in Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce @ Outlandish Lit

9. On Finding a Family Comic Book Store (Or, What Not to Do to Customers) @ Jenn's Bookshelves

10. Read This, Watch That: Nonfiction on the Page and Screen @ River City Reading

11. Suey asks When does contemporary become historical? @ It's All About Books

12. Correcting Grammar One Song at a Time @ The Snail on the Wall



UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:

Shadow of the Wind readalong-pinterest

1. Travel the World in Books is hosting a Shadow of the Wind Readalong for the month of March.


Pet Sematary Read Along

2. Another readalong for the month of March, as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, is the Pet Semetary readalong going on on Twitter and IG, hosted by Jill of Somewhere in a Book




3. Reading Rambo is hosting a Villette by Charlotte Bronte Readalong.



4. The #FlashReadathon is the brainchild of Monika @ The Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall. It's THIS WEEKEND.



WIN! CURRENT GIVEAWAYS:



1. Visit Isalys and Vanessa @ Book Soulmates to enter to win one of 10 copies of My Best of Everything by Sarah Tomp.

2. The Book Addict's Guide has a giveaway for The Winner's Curse.  Ends today!

3. The Fox's Hideaway is giving away an ARC of Charisma by Jeanne Ryan.

4. Excerpt and Giveaway on Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf of Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer

5. Book Talk w/T and R and Giveaway for Close to Destiny by Adria Cimino

6. Traveling with T is giving away Dying for a Cupcake by Denise Swanson

7. Giveaway for Shannon Hale's Princess Academy series with new covers @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog

8. ARC Giveaway of City Love by Susane Colasanti @ Me, My Shelf, and I

9. The Hardcover Love has up a giveaway for 2 $50 B&N Gift Cards as part of a book tour.




SHOUT-OUTS TO MY COMMENTERS! YOU ROCK!

Alexa S.
Andi
Anita LeBeau
April @ The Steadfast Reader
Audiothing
Belle Wong
Bermudaonion (Kathy)
Beth @ Fueled by Fiction
Blodeuedd
Caro G
Caspette
Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
Chris Ledbetter
Deborah
Emma @ Words and Peace
Erin @ PaperbackStash
Freda Mans
guiltless reading
Heather @ Based on a True Story
Heather @ Capricious Reader
Heidi
Helen @ My Novel Opinion
Introverted Jen
Irene McKenna
Iris
jen mullen
Jennine G.
Kathy Martin
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
Laurie C.
Leah @ Books Speak Volumes
Linda Poitevin
Lindsay Healy
Lisa @ Books in the Burbs
literaryfeline
Louise
Melinda @ The Book Musings
Melissa (My World in Words and Pages)
Mia Sutton
Michelle @ That's What She Read
Michelle Miller
readersrespite
Rhonda Lomazow
Ryan
Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
Stacie
Sue Jackson
Tanya Patrice
Tasha B.
Tif Talks Books
TJ @ My Book Strings
Trisha Dandurand
Ty Wilson
Yvonne


2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

The top six (6) winners at the end of the year will receive bookish swag!
The top (1) winner will receive a paperback book from Indiebound or The Book Depository!
Just my way of showing my appreciation.

1. Freda Mans
2. Belle Wong
3. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
4. Irene McKenna
5. Tasha B.
6. Ryan and Trisha Dandurand




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


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