April 3, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #30 - Coco Chanel, Poetry, Great Travel Reads, and More



Shout-outs to book reviews and bookish posts that entertained and enlightened me this week.  Plus, check out upcoming events and current giveaways going on in the community.


ENTERTAINING BOOK REVIEWS:

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1. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli @ Love at First Page

2. Tasha's review of The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffins @ The Project Gutenberg Project

3. Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust @ Savvy Verse and Wit

4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo @ 1330v

5. The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter @ Books Speak Volumes

6. Great Travel Reads, Or: 3 Reasons Why The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Really Worked for Me @ Shaina Reads

7. Little, Big by John Crowley @ Gun in Act One

8. The Neighbors by Carol Smith @ Wordsmithsonia

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9. Fugue by Beth Hetland @ A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

10. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann @ Bermudaonion's Weblog

11. Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner @ Mom's Small Victories

12. A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack @ Reading Extensively

13. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee @ The 3 R's Blog

14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte @ Lit and Life

15. A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell @ A Bookish Way of Life

16. Normal by Graeme Cameron @ Anita Loves Books

17. On Immunity by Eula Biss @ Avid Reader's Musings



AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:


1. Discussion: Is there ever enough time? @ Reading on the Farm

2. Guest Post @ YA Romantics - 5 Ways Writing is WAY Harder than Medicine by I.W. Gregorio, author of None of the Above!

3. Nonfiction to Read if You Loved 'Americanah' @ Sophisticated Dorkiness

4. The Benefits of Book Reviews @ Between My Lines

5. How to Successfully Over-ARC @ It Starts at Midnight

6. Sunday Salon: Why Blog? @ Erin Reads


UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:



1. Serena @ Savvy Verse and Wit is hosting another Poetry Month Blog Tour with the theme: The Search for New Perspective. I love this theme idea.

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2. Join Jenni Elyse, Suey, and Kami for the Dune Read-Along in April and May.

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3. #CommentADay Blogging Challenge over on Apocalypse Booked.  Great idea!


WIN! GIVEAWAYS!



1. Review and Giveaway of Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown @ Silver's Reviews

2. Tamara @ Traveling with T has multiple giveaways going on! Imaginary Things by Andrea LochenPretty Ugly by Kirker Butler; and French Coast by Anita Hughes

3. Giveaway of The Remedy by Suzanne Young @ My Friend Amy

4. Review and Giveaway of The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows @ Bibliophilia, Please

5. 25th Birthday Giveaway @ In Wonderland

6. $25 Gift Card @ Supernatural Snark

7. Surprise Box of 10 Books @ Parajunkee's View


MY COMMENTERS ROCK!


Andi
Andrea Stoeckel
Barbara Bartels
Belle Wong
Bermudaonion (Kathy)
Beth Fish Reads
Caro G
Carol Luciano
Caspette
Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
Chrisbookarama
debnance
Emma @ Words and Peace
Erin K.
Florinda
Freda Mans
Gina
Guiltless Reading
Heidi
Irene McKenna
Jen @ The Bookavid
jen mullen
Jennifer Hartling
Jennine G.
Jessica (Books: a true story)
jilllora
Joy Weese Moll
Julie S.
Katherine P.
Katie McD @ Bookish Tendencies
Kay
literaryfeline
Litha
Louise
marireads
Mia Sutton
Michelle @ That's What She Read
purplemoonmyst
Rachel Fulginiti
Ryan
Sarah's Book Shelves
Shannon @ River City Reading
Suey
Tanya M.
Tasha B.
Ti Reed
Tif Talks Books
Trish
Trisha Dandurand
Words for Worms

Thank you for leaving me comments this week!



2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

NEW! Top Commenters of the Month
MARCH

Bermudaonion (Kathy), Freda Mans, guiltless reading, Katherine P., Melissa (My World in Books and Pages), Ryan, Sarah's Book Shelves, Tasha B.

Thank you for your continued encouragement and conversation!


Top Commenters for 2015
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. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
3. Belle Wong
4. Ryan
5. Tasha B.
6. Irene McKenna



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


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