June 19, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #38: Atlas Shrugged, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Marketing Blubs



This week I did a little extra something for book reviews.  Underneath the book and blog I included either a quote directly from the blogger's review (they are in quotation marks) or another reason I really enjoyed reading the review. Hope it inspires you to check them out!

If you're new to shout-outs, I like to feature book reviews and bookish posts that entertained and enlightened me this week in the blogosphere.  Plus, check out upcoming events and current giveaways going on in the community.

 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:


catalyst book cover

1. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen @ Tif Talks Books

"I was quite shocked at how quickly this story drew me in."

2. Catalyst by Lydia Kang @ Luxury Reading
"I didn't realize it was the second book in a series until about a quarter of the way through, and even then, I still found myself enjoying the story."

3.  Misery by Stephen King @ Book Chatter
"Annie Wilkes is quite the character and King takes great pleasure in sharing all her cockadoodie mannerisms and oogie hygiene habits."  Haha yess.

4. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe @ Gleaningful
I love the way Bryn breaks it down into each part of its awesomeness.

5. Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green @ Doing Dewey "I enjoyed this personal narrative, but I think the author could have done more to relate her story to modern issues of race and poverty."

 6. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller @ Words for Worms
"unusual first person narrative" "the apocalypse is my jam" "blow shiznit up"


 The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

7. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine @ Estella's Revenge
First paragraph sold me on it.

8. The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell @ A Lovely Bookshelf
 "Oh, this beautiful, difficult book. Fearlessly confronting in a painfully quiet way, and you guys…when I finished it, I turned to my spouse and said, “This book is going to get banned.”"

9. My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp @ Book Addiction
I really like the way Heather explained how this was a good but not stellar read for her.

10. Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz @ A Girl that Likes Books
"I think that, because I live in Montreal, the images described by the author, in the Plateau, walking around the city, felt so much more vivid. And yet, she also shows another side of the city that I am not familiar with, trough complex characters that have much more than one facet and even at the end are still changing."


11. The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes @ Hazy Reads

"I don’t really read chick lit any more and this reminded me why. It’s not a bad story by any means but I was so frustrated by how it was drawn out."


AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:



1. Take It Off: On Decluttering My Bookshelf @ Books Speak Volumes

2. My TBR Jar and I are Frenemies @ Reading in Wonderland

3. Gone Junkin': The After-Hours Life of a Victorian Soul @ Victorian Soul Book Critiques

4. Six Degrees of Seperation: The Casual Vacancy @ The Steadfast Reader

5. Do Books' Marketing Blurbs Give Away Too Much? @ Sarah's Book Shelves

6. Ten Ways to Increase Your Facebook Engagement @ Parajunkee

7. The Blog Most Likely To...@ It Starts at Midnight (Plus Giveaway!)

8. My Reading Quirks @ I'm a Reader, Not a Writer 



UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:

WIN! GIVEAWAYS!





Percy Jackson and the Olympians boxed set
Percy Jackson Boxed Set @ Beth Fish Reads




The Romanov Sisters @ A Lovely Bookshelf


http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2015/06/review-giveaway-dungeoneers-by-john.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHidingSpot+%28The+Hiding+Spot%29
Hardcover of The Dungeoneers @ The Hiding Spot



Zions Call

Both at Freda's Voice:
$50 Gift Card
Pursued by the Rich Rancher by Catherine Mann


Cover Reveal, Excerpt and #Giveaway: Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves

Heart-Shaped Hack @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
(includes a large excerpt)


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Paperback Copy of Brokedown Cowboy @ Candace's Book Blog



Ivy Book Bindings Blogiversary Giveaway



MY COMMENTERS ROCK!



Top Commenters of the Week are in Bold.
 
Belle Wong
Bermudaonion
BluRose
ChrisbookaramaDonna Cimorelli
EmmaL
Erin @ Paperbackstash
Fictional 100/Lucy
Freda Mans
guiltless reading
Jen @ The Bookavid

Jennifer Hartling
Laurel Rain-Snow
Laurie C.
Melinda @ West Metro Mommy
Melissa (AvidReader)Melissa (My World in Words and Pages)
Michelle @ That's What She Read
Paperback Princess
Rekha @ Million Book Mill

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)
Shannon @ River City Reading

Tasha B.
Terri (Alexia561)
Ti Reed
TJ @ My Book Strings


Thank you for leaving me comments this week!

I appreciate it so much!


2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

NEW! Top Commenters of the Month
JUNE

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See next week!


Top Commenters So Far for 2015
The top six (6) winners at the end of the year will receive bookish swag!
The top 2 (possibly more) winners 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. Tasha B.
5. Sarah's Book Shelves
6. Melissa (My World in Books and Pages)



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

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