November 13, 2015

Book Blogger Shout-Outs #47 - The Edition That's a Month Overdo



The Shout-Outs have been a bit sporadic this fall, I know. I have been spending less time online than I was and therefore blogging has taken a beating because of it. It's been so crazy that I haven't done one of these posts in a MONTH.  I KNOW.  Apologies!  
So I'm thinking of changing Shout-Outs to every other week to accommodate this change in my habits. I still want to create a place where bloggers can get recognized for hard work and where others can come and find great posts to enjoy.
I hope you find something interesting, exciting, and thought-provoking in the posts below!  Thanks for being a supporter of my humble blog!

-xoxo Becca

ENTERTAINING BOOK REVIEWS


1. For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story by Rebecca Langston-George @ A Lovely Bookshelf
"It answered a number of “why” questions C had that honestly, were difficult for me to know how to answer. The illustrations are lovely and modern. Flaws aside, this was still an overall good read."

2. Wonder by RJ Palacio @ books i done read
 "Where Palacio really kills it is in the multiple viewpoints - Auggie's sister, his sister's boyfriend, his new best friend who BETRAYS HIM. Everyone has their shit, it turns out. Life is hard and dumb and lame and amazing and people will always surprise you, by how unutterably cruel they can be, and by how kind."

3. The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore @ Utah Mom's Life
 "The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore is a perfect contemporary piece of literature that lays bare how many families in middle class America feel about raising children and getting them into the best colleges so that they are more likely to have that golden life with the best opportunities. With a snarky wit and a keen eye for observing human nature, Moore delivers a powerful, though entertaining, novel on family life and the drive for success."

4. Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol @ Luxury Reading
 "Under Different Stars, book one in the Kricket series, took Bartol’s fast-paced writing from her previous series and added the complexities of developing a new world."

5. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter @ Traveling with T
"This is like sitting down with a monster. Seeing your worst fears playing out. And knowing there is not one damn thing you can do."

6. The Milliner's Secret by Natalie Meg Evans @ Between the Lines
I like Trish's assets v. liabilities review technique.

7. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard @ Books at Violet Crush
"So...people who say this book is not similar to ‘The Hunger Games’…just stop, because it is."

8. Room by Emma Donoghue @ guiltless reading
"One of the most difficult books I've ever read. If you don't flinch at difficult subject matter, the first person, five-year-old voice in which this story was told will surely make you weep. Highly recommended."

9. The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg @ Sarah's Book Shelves
" This is one of those books where you learn a ton, but don’t realize it. I felt like I was just reading a story, but I might as well have been taking a course on life in Afghanistan (particularly for women), Islam, the Taliban, and the effects of war on regular Afghans."

10. The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro @ 52 Books or Bust
"I don’t know what I was expecting from The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro, but I got more than I was expecting. I really enjoyed reading it. It tell a great story that weaves fact with fiction, and history with intrigue."

11. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani @ Beth Fish Reads
"I should say right here that I was nervous to read All the Stars in the Heavens because I've met Adiana Trigiani and just love her exuberant personality. She's warm, friendly, and approachable. What if I didn't like her newest book? But I should have known to put my fears aside because she's a pro at making her characters seem alive."


 AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:

1. Why Diversity: The Story of Rashika @ The Social Potato

2. Books That Make Me Happy @ Estella's Revenge

3. (Mortally Embarrassing) Mistakes From a Book Blogger @ Paper Fury

4. Sunday Coffee- Book Blogger Bash @ The Zen Leaf

5. What's the Deal with Meme Hate? @ It Starts at Midnight

6. Dear Author @ Care's Online Book Club


UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:


Nonfiction November


 Featured Favorites Month @ Book Bloggers Intl.  


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


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 Emma Read-Along @ Dolce Bellezza


6th Annual Secret Santa @ The Broke and the Bookish

PotterBinge
Harry Potter Readalong @ Estella Society


MORE CURRENT EVENTS:
Book Blogger Community Calendar


WIN! GIVEAWAYS!
  
After Alice by Gregory Maguire
@ Fuelled by Fiction
Ends Nov. 13th

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Drop the Act, It's Exhausting! by Beth Thomas Cohen
@ Luxury Reading
Ends Nov. 19th

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


A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
@ The Starry-Eyed Revue
Ends Nov. 16th

Giveaway: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
@ Gone with the Words
Ends Nov. 20th

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Olive and Let Die by Susannah Hardy
@Lori's Reading Corner
Ends Nov. 25th


Dark Turns by Cate Holahan
@ Freda's Voice
Ends Nov. 23rd



The Immortals by Tori Eversmann
@ Silver's Reviews
Ends Nov. 16th


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

Amanda - Amy McKie - Andi - Anita LeBeau
Anne Bennett - Bermudaonion (Kathy) - Care
Chrisbookarama - Christy (A Good Stopping Point)
debnance - Debbie Stone
ebookclassics -Elizabeth Lefebvre
EmmaL - Emma @ Words and Peace
Faith Hope Cherrytea - Fictional 100/Lucy
Freda Mans-Labianca - Greg Hill
Heather (DVM) - Hibernator's Library
Jade Louise - Jess @ Gone with the Words
Jo Ann @ Lakeside Musing - Katherine P.
Kathryn Trask - Kathy Martin - Katie @ Doing Dewey
Kim @ Time2Read - Kim Branson
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
Laurel-Rain Snow - Lindsey Stefan
Lisa @ Reading, Writing, & Random Musings
Litha - Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review - Louise
lulu_bella - Melinda @ West Metro Mommy
Michelle @ That's What She Read - Myra Garces Bacsal
Naomi - plainejane - RAnn - Reading Wench - Running 'N' Reading
Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) - Sharry Cee -   Shaunesay
Silver's Reviews - Stefanie (Kepanie Creations)
Stephanie Ward - Tanya (Mom's Small Victories)
Tasha B. - teddyree - thebooktrailer
Ti Reed - Tif - TJ @ My Book Strings
Topazshell - Trish - WordLily  
 
 Thank you for leaving me comments this past month! 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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