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Jul 13, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Readathon Update #1

I had a pretty good weekend reading, despite spending much longer out socialising than expected. 

Completed:

  • Half A King by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Candy Store by Michele Poague

Started:

  • Akarnae by Lynette Noni

Pages Read: 297 + The Candy Store (I don’t have a page count yet)

Books Completed: 2

Jul 11, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Daily Bookish Challenges | Day One: Create a TBR list and Set Goals

Well, making a TBR list is less challenging than narrowing down the one I already have! This list is inevitably way longer than I can comfortably fit in a week, but I’ll see how I go. 

To finish:

  • Half a King by Joe Abercrombie 
  • Liquid Gold by Tansy Rayner Roberts 

To start:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Akarnae by Lynette Noni
  • The Candy Store by Michael Pogue
  • Whispers in the Dark by Chase Jackson

Readathon Goals:

The last couple of readathons I’ve done, I haven’t been able to do the daily challenges, so I really want to do as many of them as possible this time around. 

I also want to spend time reading every day, especially in the evenings. Because I get home so late through the week, I often don’t make time to read then, but I want to squeeze at least half hour in before going to bed. 

If you haven’t signed up yet, and want to participate, there’s still time! Details here.

Jul 9, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

treesofreverie:

Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon | July 2015 | Sign Up

How to take part in this Read-A-Thon event:

  • Register as an Official Participant. Please Sign Up by entering your details into the Google Drive Spreadsheet. Sign Up will close on Sunday, July 12th at MIDDAY/12PM (UTC/GMT+10 – Brisbane, Australia).
  • If
    you have previously been listed on an Official Participants list and
    your links don’t require updating, please cite your blog name and which
    list you are featured on instead of filling out your full details on the
    spreadsheet. All previous Official Participants lists can be found here.
  • Reblog and share this post.
  • Tell your friends about the event. This is a fun, casual reading event open to all ages and reading levels. You don’t need to be a book blogger or even an avid reader to participate in this event.
  • This event will start at 12AM on Saturday, July 11 and run through to 11:59PM on Sunday, July 19. Get those dates in your diary!
  • Check out the Read-A-Thon page to catch up on the latest updates. All updates and posts for the July 2015 Read-A-Thon can be found HERE.
  • There is no set reading list so you may choose to read anything you like. There is no minimum or limit on how much you read and participate in the extra activities throughout the event.
  • There will be a variety of extra activities and challenges
    held throughout the event such as Reading Sprints, Daily Bookish
    Challenges, Reading Challenges and Book Giveaways. Participation in any
    of these activities is optional.
  • Join the official groups on Goodreads and Facebook to follow updates, share your progress and join discussions throughout the event!
  • UTC/GMT+10 – Brisbane, Australia is the official time
    zone for the Read-A-Thon. All dates and times are stated in this time
    zone. It is recommended (but not compulsory) that you read along with
    the official time zone. (Following the official time zone makes it much
    easier to follow the current reading events, challenges and book
    giveaways.)
  • More information on the July 2015 Read-A-Thon will be posted over the next few days, including an updated FAQ.
Jul 7, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Who would have thought that YA books would be found in the YA section?

Apr 28, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Very excited to read this! It’ll be my first time dipping into Sarah’s work.

Mar 21, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

April 2015 Read-A-Thon SIGN UP!

April 2015 Read-A-Thon SIGN UP!

Today I’m delighted to be part of a cover reveal AND giveaway blog tour organised by Good Tales Book Tours for D.B. Nielsen’s Seed, which is book 1 in the Keepers of Genesis series. 

The book:

A powerful, hidden artefact is unearthed in modern day Iraq and, with its discovery, an ancient conflict is reignited. Seventeen-year-old Sage Woods, the daughter of an eminent archaeologist working at the British Museum recently relocated from Australia, uncovers the artefact’s disturbing secret and is placed in terrible danger. Unwittingly, she has stumbled into an invisible war between two primordial dynasties of a supernatural order – a war in which she has a fateful role to play in a race to control the power of the SEED.
Embroiled in a quest that takes her from the British Museum to the Louvre to the Vatican Secret Archives, Sage realises that her blossoming romance with the mysterious, alluring St. John Rivers is inextricably tied to the artefact. Up until now, St. John has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Sage is determined to delve deeper to uncover his dark secret and his connection to the SEED. It is a decision that will have a devastating effect on humankind…

The author:

db nielsen was born in British Hong Kong and immigrated to Australia in childhood. db likes to travel the world with family; dividing time between residing in Sydney and visits to the cathedrals, crypts and museums the world over, doing research for new projects. The author is a university lecturer in Linguistics and Semiotics, and continues to teach English Literature and Language whilst writing fiction.

And, most importantly, an excerpt and the giveaway! The giveaway closes at the end of the week, so get clicking!

I was fully awake now and frozen to the mattress. I could taste the fear in my mouth and even though I wanted to scream, no sound would come.
And then something slithered inside the room.
I knew it came from inside my room because the hotel prided itself on every room being soundproof. I began to tremble and wondered whether I was capable of moving my limbs to reach out and turn on the lights – and, if I did turn on the lights, would I really want to face what was out there.
Time seemed to stretch into eternity, mocking my capacity to think or react. There was a predator in my room and I was the prey.

For a chance to win a copy of Seed, click here for the Rafflecopter widget. The giveaway runs until the end of the week, and there are plenty of chances to win! 

Mar 17, 2015 - Giveaways, Uncategorized    No Comments

thereareinkspotsonmypage:

I am very excited to be hosting a giveaway for Wendy’s book, Serpent on a Cross! From goodreads:

Dennah Dubrovnika is a formidable hunter and talented healer. However, she cannot control her own powers, which have suddenly reawakened in the aftermath of her mother’s violent capture by a powerful warlord who destroyed their village in his wake. As she races to free her mother, Dennah is accompanied by Jeth, the man she loves. But she’s increasingly, inexorably drawn to the mysterious Skallon, who is allied with her greatest enemy.

One lucky winner will be receiving an ebook copy of Serpent on a Cross, and the giveaway will be running throughout March. 

Rules:

  1. While you don’t have to be following me, it will give you more opportunities to win.
  2. You must be over 13 to enter, a) for privacy reasons and b)…
  3. You must be prepared to give me your address. 
  4. No giveaway blogs, please.
  5. Only entries via rafflecopter will be accepted. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mar 12, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

90% of the post I receive involves a book (or 12) so mail time is a bit like Blue’s Clues, especially when there are beautiful books like this involved!

Mar 12, 2015 - Uncategorized    No Comments

treesofreverie:

Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon | April 2015 | Sign Up

How to take part in this Read-A-Thon event:

  • Register as an Official Participant. Please Sign Up by entering your details into the Google Drive Spreadsheet. Sign Up will close on Sunday, March 29 at 11:59PM (UTC/GMT+10 – Brisbane, Australia). 
  • If you have previously been listed on an Official Participants list and your links don’t require updating, please cite your blog name and which list you are featured on instead of filling out your full details on the spreadsheet. All previous Official Participants lists can be found here.
  • Reblog and share this post.
  • Tell your friends about the event. This is a fun, casual reading event open to all ages and reading levels. You don’t need to be a book blogger or even an avid reader to participate in this event.
  • Check out the Read-A-Thon page to catch up on the latest updates. All updates and posts for the April 2015 Read-A-Thon can be found HERE.
  • Sign up to host some Reading Sprints! These are being organised by Becki at beckisbookshelf​ so please contact Becki directly for more information if you are interested in hosting some reading sprints.
  • There is no set reading list so you may choose to read anything you like. There is no minimum or limit on how much you read and participate in the extra activities throughout the event. 
  • There will be a variety of extra activities and challenges held throughout the event such as Reading Sprints, Daily Bookish Challenges, Reading Challenges and Book Giveaways. Participation in any of these activities is optional.
  • UTC/GMT+10 – Brisbane, Australia is the official time zone for the Read-A-Thon. All dates and times are stated in this time zone. It is recommended (but not compulsory) that you read along with the official time zone. (Following the official time zone makes it much easier to follow the current reading events, challenges and book giveaways.)
  • More information on the April 2015 Read-A-Thon will be posted over the next few days, including an updated FAQ.
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