Blog Book Giveaway: Review Copies![CLOSED]

In sorting through my books, I’ve been forced to admit I am not going to get to everything I have to read in a timely manner. That’s where you come in!

I’m giving away a few review copies of books including:

  • All Fall Down by Ally Carter (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Mar. 24, 2015)
  • Cut Me Free by J. R. Johansson (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • Save Me by Jenny Elliott (Jan. 2015)
  • Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier (Jan. 2015)
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Jan. 2015)

This giveaway is open to BLOGGERS (in the US) only. I want the books to go to someone who will read them in a timely manner and hopefully get a review up on or near (within a month of) the release date.

Giveaway will run from now until midnight January 4. Winners will be notified January 5. If I don’t hear back from the winners by January 6, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment below (with a valid email in the email field) including the URL of your blog and your first and second choices for books you’d like to receive.

Monday Memories: Blackfin Sky

Monday Memories is a weekly feature hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. Monday Memories will be ending today on December 29 after which this weekly feature will no longer be active.


This week for Monday Memories I’m talking about Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis

Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis

At first I wasn’t sure what book I should talk about for this last Monday Memories. But then I realized Blackfin Sky was the just right choice because I almost never read (or even heard of) this book.

I’m a member of the YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults committee. Because of that I have been getting a not-insignificant number of books in the mail. Some are books that are not eligible or books I don’t need to read for my sub-lists. Some are books I’ve already read.

Then some of them are gems like this one.

It’s easy as a blogger (and librarian) to think you must be finding all of the books worth seeing. But aside from being physically impossible, that also misses the point sometimes. As a blogger and librarian reading can often feel like work. Because it is work. I read for professional development and collection development and to do my job better. I read so that I’ll have things to talk about on this blog.

But I also read because I love it.

There was something magical about this strange supernatural mystery landing in my hands and there is something magical about finding those just-right books.

Even if I won’t be sharing more memories here on Mondays, I hope everyone makes time for a little whimsy in their reading lives.

If you want to join the fun one last time, just add your link below.