May 1, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #32 - Reading Slumps, Reassessing, and the Classics



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.

Since it is officially May today (wow) I included top commenters for the month at the bottom of this post.  Thank you for your comments!  I adore you.

 Please let me know what links you visited/are visiting in the list! The links all open in a new window so you can visit them and then come back to visit more places.  Be sure to consider leaving love wherever you visit!

-xoxo Becca


ENTERTAINING BOOK REVIEWS:



1. The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer @ A Girl That Likes Books

2. Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Jamie Jo Hoang @ Book Chatter

3. Supermind by Mark Phillips @ Project Gutenberg Project

4. The Un-Americans by Molly Antopol @ Literary Exploration

5. Spinster by Kate Bolick @ Books Speak Volumes

6. Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith @ Traveling with T

7. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy @ River City Reading

8. Tasha's hilariously negative review of The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells @ Project Gutenberg Project

9. The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg @ Words and Peace

The Residence

10. The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth @ Booksie's Blog

11. The Residence: Inside the Private World of The White House by Kate Andersen Brower @ Doing Dewey

12. Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy @ Consumed by Ink

13. Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff @ Tif Talks Books

14. The Librarian by Mikhail Elizarov @ The Book Binder's Daughter

15. Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein @ Bibliophilia, Please

16. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas @ Erin Reads

17. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson @ Bermudaonion's Weblog

18. The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer @ Lit and Life

19. The Blondes by Emily Schultz @ Jenn's Bookshelves

AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:


1. Five Ways to Get Out of a Reading Slump @ The Bookavid

2. Looking Back: Do Your Past "Best Books of the Year" Stand Up Over Time? @ Sarah's Book Shelves

3. The Misconception of Free Books at BEA @ Traveling with T

4. The Heart of the Mystery @ Still Unfinished

5. Audiobook Life - When to Pull the Plug @ Literate Housewife

6. Reading and Traveling @ Love, Laughter, and Insanity

7. Books I Didn't Finish (A lot of controversial ones in here!) @ Of Stacks and Cups


UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:


Bout of Books


ffabydk
Flowers of Algernon Readalong
@ Care's Online Book Club


WIN! GIVEAWAYS!
Click on photos to go to the giveaway link.



The Starry-Eyed Revue


02_The Witch of Napoli Cover
Maiden's Court



Book Snob


Novels and Nail Polish 2K Giveaway
THIS ONE ENDS TODAY!
Novels and Nail Polish


AnotherARCGiveaway
My Friends are Fiction



Freda's Voice


SMDfrontfinal
Austenesque Reviews


MY COMMENTERS ROCK!



Belle Wong
Bermudaonion (Kathy)
Beth Fish Reads
Caspette
Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
Donna Cimorelli
Fictional 100/Lucy
Freda Mans
Guiltless Reading
jen mullen
Julianne - Outlandish Lit
Katherine P.
Katie @ Doing Dewey
Litha
Louise
Melissa (My World in Words and Pages)
Mia Sutton
Michelle @ That's What She Read
Parrishlantern
quilter91
R Hunt
Reading Wench
Sarah's Book Shelves
Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit
Sue Jackson
Tanya M.
Tasha B.
Ti Reed
Tif Talks Books
TJ @ My Book Strings
Vicki @ I'd Rather Be at the Beach

Thank you for leaving me comments this week!



2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

NEW! Top Commenters of the Month
APRIL

Belle Wong, Bermudaonion (Kathy), Caro G, Fictional 100/Lucy, Freda Mans, Katherine P., Michelle @ That's What She Read, Ryan, Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves), Tanya M., Tasha B., Ti Reed

Thank you for your continued encouragement and conversation!


Top Commenters for Year of 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!
(Possibly more, will know closer to end of year.)
Just my way of showing my appreciation!

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



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


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