Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's Your Turn in the Spotlight...After Event Edition!

Posted by Got at 11:42 AM 16 comments
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What are the "spotlight" features?
This is where you will learn a little more about about our sponsors and the blogs taking part in the celebration! Let's take a look at this wonderful sponsor who stepped up last week while we were frantically getting Got Books? prepped, but still wanted to offer some spectacular books to our participants...

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An imprint of the HarperCollins publishing house, Harper One publish books that have changed people's lives, influenced culture, built bridges between faiths, and withstood the test of time. Our authors represent a diverse range of scholars, experts, theologians, and bestselling authors on a wide variety of topics. Search by keyword, category, or author name to find the expert that best fits your needs.
HarperOne is the source for the leading books and authors on religion, spirituality, and personal growth. 

Harper One has generously provided us with 3 copies of each of the following titles. Thank you! Make sure to check your inboxes, you may just have won one of these great books! Check out the website, their blog Good Books in Bad Times, or follow along on Twitter!



Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected By Soren Gordhamer

Relationship Obits: The Final Resting Place for Love Gone Wrong By Kathleen Horan

The Screwtape Letters - Special Illustrated Edition By

Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power By

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Congratulations to our Twitter Party...

Posted by Got at 7:14 AM 19 comments
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We definitely want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of you who jumped on your computers for the first ever Got Books? Event Twitter Party! The response was phenomenal and we can not wait to do it again next year!


 
The Twitter Party, made possible by our wonderful sponsors (be sure to check out the page dedicated to them for more info on the books provided as well as their links to their sites, blogs, and Twitter feeds), was an incredible success. However there was one glitch...I need to know where everyone lives (ie. US/Canada/International) to determine prize eligibility. If your name is here, please contact The Got Books? Team (either via Twitter @GotBooksEvent DM or email gotbooksevent {at} gmail {dot} com) and let us know your address (including country), so that we can make the correct prize associations and mail them out. Thank you so much for your help with this...definitely something to think about for next year! 

Without further adieu and in no particular order...
 
Congratulations to.....
 
groovymystery
EmmaMichaels
chicgeekrambles
givemesexybooks
KrisLovesBooks
nj713
TributeBooks
thenerdswife
twilightsdance
inconceivably
Aimeebctp
bitsyblingbooks
TotalBookaholic
Alexia561
KaitorTot
cfulcher
Cinnamon_Quill
MinnChica
girlsinthestack 
booklovereview
ferretvamp14

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you again to all who participated, making this an event to remember for next year! See you in 2011!
 
 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Congratulations to our....

Posted by Gina R at 3:43 PM 7 comments
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First off, we'd like to thank you once again for your participation in this inaugural event!  The response received was well beyond what we could have imagined, in short.....you ROCK!
Take a bow, give yourselves a pat on the back, sit back and enjoy another chapter of that book you're dying to get back to....you're all winners in our book.
 
The Kick-Off Contest, made possible by our wonderful sponsors (be sure to check out the page dedicated to them for more info on the books provided as well as their links to their sites, blogs, and Twitter feeds), was a rousing success!  With so many entries to tally, one could easily lose count...but we didn't...and now we are happy to announce the winners!  All winners listed below have been contacted via email....if your name is here, be sure to check your email box (even the SPAM folder....they can be filtered sometimes) for more information on your prize.
 
Congratulations to.....
 
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prize
 
#45 - Kaya
Prize Pack #1:  Nancy Holder set including Possessions, Possesions 2:  The Evil Within, Pretty Little Devils, Wicked 1, Wicked 2, Wicked 3, and some Wicked green apple mints from Disneyland
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#16 - Cass
Prize Pack #2:  Killer Cows by D.M. Anderson (eBook)
eBook of choice from eTreasures Publishing
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#50 - jedisakora
Prize Pack #3:  The Man of Mystery Hill by Tracy L. Carbone (eBook)
DFF:  Dead Friends Forever by J.R. Turner (eBook)
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#25 - Charlie Courtland
eBook of Choice from eTreasures Publishing
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#6 - Kaitlyn in Bookland
Rain by Kieryn Nicolas (eBook)
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#108 - dor
Rain  by Kieryn Nicolas (eBook)
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#85 - Tara Woods
Killer Cows by D.M. Anderson (eBook)
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#55 - jontybabe
The Man of Mystery Hill by Tracy L. Carbone (eBook)
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#58 - YA Vampire Books
DFF:  Dead Friends Forever by J.R. Turner (eBook)
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#61 - Carol M
Dead Head by Rosemary Harris (SIGNED)
 
 
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 US/CANADA
 
#64 - Linda Kish
Prize Pack #1:  A Place for Birds by Melissa Stewart
A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman
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#33 - cathie
Prize Pack #2:  One print book of choice from eTreasures Publishing
Combo Pack including Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe AND Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
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#19 - Terry Mac
Prize Pack #3: One print book of choice from eTreasures Publishing
Combo Pack including Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe AND Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
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#23 - Anita
Noonie's Masterpiece by Lisa Railsback + Chronicle Books tote

#9 - Jessica
Ivy & Bean, Book 6:  Doomed to Dance by Annie Barrows + Ivy & Bean T-shirt
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#21 - Amy S.
Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich
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#36 - Katelyn
This Is Me From Now On by Barbara Dee


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US
 
 #150 - B.J. Anderson
Prize Pack #1:  Saving Birds by Pete Salmansohn and Stephen W. Kress (SIGNED Review copy)
Flying! By Kevin Luthardt
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#91 - Nicole Langan
Prize Pack #2:  The Goat Lady by Jane Bregoli (SIGNED Review copy)
Thanks to the Animals by Allen Sockabasin, Passamaquoddy Storyteller (SIGNED Review copy)
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#119 - Ashley H
Prize Pack #3:  Playing War by Kathy Beckwith (SIGNED Review copy)
Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes + Chronicle Books Tote Bag
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#147 - Anna
Prize Pack #4:  Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Call Me Sonya Grey by Sonya Tupone Lloyd
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#46 - Cassie
Prize Pack #5:  The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The Evolution of an Identity by Diya Das 
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#99 - donnas
Prize Pack #6:  Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
Bloody Halls by Carl Brookins (trade paperback)
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#111 - kjovus
Prize Pack #7:  At Witt's End by Beth Solheim (trade paperback)
Combo pack including Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe AND Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss 
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 #56 - Courtney McKenzie
Prize Pack #8:  Just A Memory by Lois Carroll (trade paperback)
Combo pack including Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe AND Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
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#25 - iokijo
Prize Pack #9:  Explorer X - ALPHA by LM Preston
Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino (trade paperback)
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#152 - Debbie D
Prize Pack #10:  In Mind by Diya Das
Point Surrender by Anne Carter (trade paperback)
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#128 - Melanie L
Prize Pack #11:  Patches of Grey by Roy Pickering
Combo pack including Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe AND Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
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 #120 - JoJo
Prize Pack #12:  The Sex Club by L.J. Sellers (trade paperback)
Dark Shines My Love by Alexis Hart (trade paperback)
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#12 - Gwen
Prize Pack #13:  Brooklyn Dodgers: The Last Great Pennant Drive, 1957 by John R. Nordell
Scranton: The Electric City by Alyssa Amori
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 #35 - Throuthehaze
Prize Pack #14: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han 
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#173 - teacher6th
#54 - Kris
 White Cat by Holly Black
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#77 - Michelle Whitman
#96 - Erica
Mortal Instruments Boxed Set + Clockwork Angel Poster by Cassandra Clare
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#162 - Tina
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
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#17 - Lisa
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
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#42 - Marguerite Borck
The Very Best Bed by Rebekah Raye (SIGNED Review copy)
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#109 - Faye McDonald
This Is Me From Now On by Barbara Dee
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#144 - Betty Mc
#178 - Jessica
Combo packs including a copy of each: Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe AND Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
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#62 - Autumn Crochet
A Kinder Bright by Jerry Fagnani
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#164 - J.T. Oldfield
Patches of Grey by Roy Pickering
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#27 - Missy W
The Grim Reaper's Dance by Judy Clemens
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#4 - Eric Van Raepenbusch
But Then Again, I Could Be Wrong by Jim Rising
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#68 - xxsquigglesxx
Freezer Burn by Gayle Carline (trade paperback)
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#45 - Tiffany Harkleroad
Did Not Survive by Ann Littlewood
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#124 - Bethie
Out Cold by Tom Schreck (trade paperback)
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#30 - McKenzie
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams 
 
 
 
Congratulations once again to all those who participated in this inaugural event!
We hope you had as much fun with it as we did, and we hope to see you again in 2011!
Stay tuned for a special post announcing the winners of the Twitter party!
 
Until next time....happy reading!
 




 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thank you!

Posted by Got at 10:00 PM 8 comments
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We are both frantically tallying entries and adding a few last minute sponsors you will be excited to hear about! We wanted to give a big thank you to all of our Sponsors and especially our Participants! With close to 300 entries for all of our amazing contests just here at the Got Books? site, not to mention the incredible response to the Twitter Party Friday afternoon, our First Annual Got Books? Event was a greater success than we could have ever imagined! We truly hope you will all be back again next year for an even better and bigger event!

Make sure to check back over the next couple of days for the Twitter Party and Kick-Off Contest Winner Announcements as well as an end of event survey we'd love your feedback on! We've heard amazing things from each of the individual blogs participating and it's so exciting to hear, so we'd love to hear more and get some more suggestions for next time.

Again, thank you! And we'll see you again very soon!

Did you put together a wrap-up or winners post? We'd love for you to link it up below!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome to the 1st Annual.....

Posted by Gina R at 9:01 PM 8 comments
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That's right!
The inaugural event is now LIVE!
Are you ready to have some bookish fun?


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Choose your destination ....

Kick-Off Contest

THE EVENT

Twitter Party

Got Reviews?


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**REMEMBER**
This event will be live all day July 23rd and 24th.
So what are you waiting for....
...GO...GO....GO!







It's YOUR turn in the...July 22nd Edition

Posted by Got at 4:25 AM 1 comments
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What are the "spotlight" features?
This is where you will learn a little more about about our sponsors and the blogs taking part in the celebration! Let's take a look at some fabulous bookish folks in this FINAL Spotlight post before the Kick-Off Event tomorrow...

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Our final sponsors to join the Got Books? Event fun...


eTreasures Publishing was originally founded in 2004 on the principle of helping serious writers become published.  In late 2009, it was sold and new management is seeking to revitalize and grow the business.  We strive to provide our readers with quality books written by the best authors. 

This publisher has generously donated two print books as well as two eBooks both of your choosing to our Kick-Off Contest!  To learn more about this publisher and their growing list of publications, visit their website, bookstore, or blog!


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Roy Pickering was born on the idyllic island of St. Thomas and currently resides in a quaint New Jersey town with his wife and daughter. Feeding the Squirrels is his first published novella and Patches of Grey is his debut novel. He is currently hard at work on a second novel (Matters of Convenience) as well as a series of children’s books being illustrated by his wife, the artist Erin Rogers Pickering. Archived articles from his Sports Issues column appear at Suite101.com. His prose about sports, politics, the writing life, and whatever else comes to mind can be found on an ongoing basis at the blog "A Line A Day".


Thanks to the generosity of this sponsor, we have two copies of his debut novel, Patches of Grey, to be added to the Kick-Off Contest!  For more information on this author, visit his website, or follow along on Twitter!


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{indie}pendent books was formed in 2009 to not only help discover new authors, but to give them a more focused platform for selling their work to readers who are hungry for something new. All books featured on the site have been pre-selected so only the best of the indie community is showcased. At {indie}pendent books, the focus is not on filling our shelves with as many books as possible, but about making it easy for readers to find great books from authors they may not have experienced before. We are also constantly on the lookout for new authors and books to keep the selection fresh, so please check back often.


Thanks to this generous sponsor we have two titles to add to the Kick-Off Contest!  For more information, check out their site, blog, or follow along on Twitter!


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Lisa Railsback is an award-winning playwright and a bright new talent in the children's book world. She worked in a refugee camp abroad, and then went on to work with refugees in the U.S. Betti on the High Wire is a book she wanted to write about the brave kids she met along the way. Lisa lives in Austin, TX.

Thanks to this generous sponsor, we have one SIGNED copy of her latest novel, Betti On the High Wire, to add to the Kick-Off Contest!  To find out more about this author and her latest work, visit her site.



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Our last round of participants throwing their sites into the event activites, let's give a warm welcome to...

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...which puts us at a whopping......108 book blogs participating in this inaugural event!
Whoo-HOO!



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Take a moment, check out their sites and see what they're all about. Be sure to stop by tomorrow as the Got Books? Event kicks into high gear with two days of bookish contest fun!


Happy reading!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's Your Turn in the.... July 21st Edition

Posted by The1stdaughter at 5:54 AM 0 comments
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What are the "spotlight" features?
This is where you will learn a little more about about our sponsors and the blogs taking part in the celebration! Let's take a look at some fabulous bookish folks...

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Simon & Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. As a major force in today's consumer publishing industry, they are dedicated to bringing and extensive cross section of first class information and entertainment in all printed, digital, and audio formats, to a worldwide audience of readers, publishing approimately 2000 titles annually. Bestsellers from Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing Division in 2008 included The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare, Night World by L.J. Smith, The Secret to Teen Power by Paul Harrington, Cat by Matthew Van Fleet, The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Barack Obama Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes. In all, Simon & Schuster titles have received 54 Pulitzer Prizes, 12 National Book Awards, 14 Caldecott and 19 Newbury Medals.


On behalf this publisher and the efforts of both Lucille Rettino and Ellen Chan, we have three copies of five different titles up for grabs in the Kick-Off Contest....one of which is a boxed set with a poster of the author's soon to be released title! To learn more about this publisher and their varied catalogue, visit their website, or follow along on Twitter (1 or 2)!



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Elephants On Trapezes
(Readerly Person)
I'm a recent college graduate eating ramen noodles to keep myself in books. What books? Any books, tall, short, thin, fat - although I tend toward young adult, science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. My blog, Elephants On Trapezes, lets me talk about said books (and also about writing) with quite possibly the coolest people in the world. Goals? To (finally) finish my second novel. And to read until words spill out my ears.



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Emily's Reading Room
(Emily)
I read mainly young adult fiction. My goal is to get people I know to pick up a book, es pecially if they aren't avid readers. I want everyone to know the possibilities available in a good book.



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Buried in Books
(Heather Rosdol)
My goal is to keep up with the new authors and novels out there and maybe branch out into other genres. I'd also like to make friends with people I can discuss books with that like the same type of books that I do. I love the blog hops on Friday!



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Tethered Mommy
(Maggie)
I'm tethered to many things, but especially books. I don't go anywhere without a book in my hand. As a book reviewer, I want you to see whether a book is worth your time and if it is a light read or something a bit more emotionally involved.



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Wow! We have some great looking folks there and the best part? There's more where THAT came from! Take a moment, check out their sites and see what they're all about. Be sure to stop by again soon for our next spotlight feature....you never know, YOU might be next!


Happy reading!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's YOUR Turn in the.... July 20th Edition

Posted by The1stdaughter at 5:34 AM 1 comments
Hot Text - http://www.sparklee.com

What are the "spotlight" features?
This is where you will learn a little more about about our sponsors and the blogs taking part in the celebration! Let's take a look at some fabulous bookish folks...

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Tracy is a New England native who has been writing fiction since she could hold her first crayon. She writes horror stories, thriller novels, and most recently two screenplays. She also dabbles in children's/young adult fiction and just sold her first children's mystery novel The Man of Mystery Hill.
  Thanks to this author's generousity, we are fortunate to have three eBook copies of that first children's mystery, The Man of Mystery Hill, up for grabs in out Kick-Off contest!  For more information on this title and her current works in progress, visit her website, Facebook page, or follow along on Twitter.
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The Wormhole
(Beverly)
This is where I keep track of what I read, what I am waiting to read, and what I want to read. It is also my connection to others who love to read as much as I do. I read almost anything, mostly fiction. I truly love paranormal. You will find a little bit of everything. My current goal is to read at least 100 books this year while complete all my challenges.



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Today's Adventure

Today's Adventure
(NotNessie)
Today's Adventure is my outlet for my closet bookishness. You'll find book reviews in several genres, along with author interviews and other book-related posts. I love to meet other booklovers, so please stop by!



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Read and Wonder
(Hallie)
I'm gathering seven years' worth of book reviews, focusing on young adult fiction, and posting them to Read and Wonder. I'm especially fond of science fiction and fantasy, as well as how young adult literature doesn't stay within the typical boundaries of genre fiction.



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Martha’s Bookshelf
Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
(MarthaE)
Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf is a forum for book reviews, author interviews and features, book related memes, book giveaways and a few non book related posts. The goal is to encourage authors who write the books and encourage readers to find new and old authors to read.



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Wow! We have some great looking folks there and the best part? There's more where THAT came from! Take a moment, check out their sites and see what they're all about. Be sure to stop by again soon for our next spotlight feature....you never know, YOU might be next!


Happy reading!

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's YOUR Turn in the.... July 19th Edition

Posted by The1stdaughter at 6:11 AM 1 comments
Hot Text - http://www.sparklee.com

What are the "spotlight" features?
This is where you will learn a little more about about our sponsors and the blogs taking part in the celebration! Let's take a look at some fabulous bookish folks...

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I am a writer of young adult fiction. My first novel, Killer Cows, [was] published in 2010 by Quake, an imprint of Echelon Press. When I am not writing, I teach 7th grade Language Arts at Parkrose Middle School in Portland, OR. I have a lovely wife, two beautiful daughters, a neurotic dog and two cats.

With the successful publication of his first novel, this author has jumped on board the event and donated three eBook copies of his book Killer Cows to the Kick-Off contest!  For more information on this book and works in progress, visit his website, Facebook page, or follow along on Twitter.

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Edgy Inspirational Romance
(Joy Tamsin David)
Edgy Inspirational Romance reviews Christian romance both sweet and unsweetened. This blog interview your favorite authors, hosts giveaways and guest bloggers, and follows one romance writer on her journey toward publication.



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My 5 Monkeys
(Julie)
Mom to 5 kids and reads in her spare time and loves Gerard Butler and Chocolate.



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Bookworming in the 21st Century
(Kristen)
My blog is dedicated to reviewing young adult and middle grade fiction along with some graphic novels.



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18 Plus Book Reviews
The 18+ Book Reviews
(Kris)
A blog started to review all the books that are "adult." *smile*
(18+ Only)


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Wow! We have some great looking folks there and the best part? There's more where THAT came from! Take a moment, check out their sites and see what they're all about. Be sure to stop by again soon for our next spotlight feature....you never know, YOU might be next!


Happy reading!

 

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