November 27, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs #48 - Giving Thx for Book Blogs!



Happy Black Friday! If you aren't shopping (God bless you I can't even), then check out these great posts from the blogosphere the past 2 weeks.  I hope you find something interesting, exciting, and thought-provoking in the posts below!  
-xoxo Becca

ENTERTAINING BOOK REVIEWS


1. The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond @ Doing Dewey
"In addition to the obvious topical connection, this was the perfect book for Darwin Day because of the author’s dedication to answering even potentially touchy questions with science."

2. Food Whore by Jessica Tom @ Traveling with T
 "The world of food is seductive. Remember that folks."


3. Icefields by Thomas Wharton @ Consumed By Ink
" Although there are some interesting historical connections to be made, one thing I found frustrating was that it was hard to tell what was based on fact and what was pure fiction."

4. The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris @ Jenn's Bookshelves
"Obsessed with the history of Alcatraz myself, I was thrilled to see that she stayed true to the actual history of island, honoring it for its rich and powerful past."

5. The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary @ The Narrative Causality
"I was initially drawn to this story as it dealt with Japanese culture and mythology, and it was set in Japan. I am very glad I read this book as it was one of the most delightful and enchanting reads I have had in a very long time.  The story reminded me of old fashioned adventure stories where children go to mythical lands and learn valuable lessons."

6. The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned From a Remarkable Bird by Tom Michell @ Capricious Reader
"Now really. Is there a better way to learn some history about a time period and place you know little about?"

7. Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain @ It Starts at Midnight
"Speaking of, as I made notes on my Kindle, I called the dad “Daddy Douchecanoe” because that is what he was, and it was fun to find them while writing my review. Some examples? Sure!"

8. We That Are Left by Clare Clark @ A Girl that Likes Books
"I enjoyed the idea of knowing where the story was going to end, but not how we got there. This is a perfect example where is not the destination, but the way there that matters."
 
9. Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving @ 52 Books or Bust
 "So while Avenue of Mysteries is readily identifiable as Irving, it is not my favorite Irving."

10. Six Thoughts on Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo @ Paper Fury
"And when I say “dark” I mean SUPER DARK. Their backstories are heartbreaking and there’s torture, slicing, bleeding and dying. Also magic. ALSO CAKE."

11. Country Boy by Richard Hillyer @ Emerald City Book Review
I loved everything about it.

12. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson @ From Isi
 "I have little to say about this book, except for leave whatever you are doing and read it. Now."


 AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:

1. The Tale of Two (Warring) Bookworms Within Me @ The Perpetual Page Turner

2. The Best Black Friday Deals for Bloggers 2015 @ Mom's Small Victories

3. Holiday Gift Guide for Book Addicts 2015 @ The Book Addict's Guide

4. Threesome: Shirley Jackson's Women @ The Steadfast Reader

5. How Do You Feel About Monthly TBRs? @ Books of Amber

6. Fairy Tales Can Be Feminist, Too: Cinderella and the Marginalized @ Of Spectacles and Books

7. Alise's Certified Book Review Writing Process @ Readers in Wonderland (funny!)
 
UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:

There's still a few days to participate in Thankfully Reading Weekend
Hosted by Jenn's Bookshelves


Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon @ Seasons of Reading
Hosted by The True Book Addict


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 Emma Read-Along @ Dolce Bellezza

a month of favorites event GirlXoxo
A Month of Favorites with Girlxoxo, Estella's Revenge, & Traveling with T

MORE CURRENT EVENTS:
Book Blogger Community Calendar


WIN! GIVEAWAYS!
   18490539
 The Shelf: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose
@ Roof Beam Reader
Ends Nov. 30th

 
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
@ It Starts at Midnight
Ends Dec. 6th

tiny beautiful things 
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
@ Love, Laughter, Insanity
Ends Nov. 28th 

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The Restoration of Otto Laird by Nigel Packer
@ Luxury Reading 
Ends Dec. 7th

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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton
@ Luxury Reading
Ends Dec. 8th


Lucky Shot by B.J. Daniels
@ Freda's Voice
Ends Dec. 8th

 
Not After Everything by Michelle Levy
@ The Hiding Spot
Ends Dec. 3rd 

Review of If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz 
If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz
@ Beth Fish Reads
Ends Dec. 4th

MY COMMENTERS ROCK:
  Top Commenters of the Week are in Bold.




Amy Brandon
Andi
AnneBennett
booknaround
Bryan G. Robinson
Care
Carrie Butler Becker
Caspette
Debbie Stone 
Fictional 100/Lucy
Freda
guiltless reading
Holly @ guninactone
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing
Katherine P.
Kathy (Bermudaonion)
Kim Bramson
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
Kim @ Time2Read
Laura Roberts
Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
Louise
Michelle (That's What She Read)
Naomi
Running 'N' Reading
Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves)
Shannon @ River City Reading
Tasha 
Ti Reed
TJ @ My Book Strings
Trish
   
 Thank you for leaving me comments! I appreciate it so much! 



2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD SO FAR


The top six (6) winners at the end of the year will receive fun bookish swag! The top two (2) 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. Tasha B.
4. Michelle @ That's What She Read

5. Belle Wong
6. Sarah's Book Shelves

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




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