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First week out of school for summer! Monday morning and sleeping til 8:15 was wonderful!
I started The Summer of Me program on Wednesday. My plan is to go to the gym each morning, swim in the afternoons, and walk at night to lose the 50+ pounds I have gained since finding out definitely that I did not have cervical cancer. I lost the weight right around the time I first found out and started the monitoring process, due to that and several other extremely high-stress situations.
I also went to one of my summer professional development workshops for two days, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. I will be sharing about that in an upcoming post. 🙂
Last Week on G1000
This Week on G1000W
Monday – Brothers Graduated!
Tuesday – Review: Lost on the Edge of Forever
Wednesday – Promo: Along the Watchtower
Wednesday – WWW Wednesday
Thursday – Writing Workshop with Barry Lane
Friday – The Strangest Thing
Friday – Feature Follow
Around Town in the Spotlight
Bloggers – you can sign up for The Book Blogger Buzz Tour, featuring you and your blog!
And how could we forget the much-anticiapted and angsty film release of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars? Here are some movie reviews I found for TFiOS. If you reviewed the movie and I missed it, please share a link to your review in the comments.
- Brandi’s movie review of The Fault in Our Stars (no spoilers!)
- Jen’s movie review of The Fault in Our Stars (there ARE spoilers!)
- Kathy’s movie review of The Fault in Our Stars
- Jennifer’s movie review of The Fault in Our Stars
Mother Daughter’s spotlight of the benefits of mother-daughter book clubs
Faye’s review of RIOT
Sabrina’s review of My Last Kiss (there is a bookish equation!)
Charnell’s review of The Winner’s Curse that got her out of a reading slump
Nicole’s bookworthy (and not so bookworthy) story of meeting her husband and that attraction does not equal love
Amy asks if Instagram can help blog promotion
Karielle featured author Katherine Britton’s sharing the stories behind the names in Little Island
Charlene imparted some history behind the mystery genre
Terri’s review of Elizabeth is Missing, a realistic view of dementia and our memories
Katie’s 7 tips to share blog love
Amberr’s wisdom of the blogging jewels who can make us better
Faye’s pondering of polishing Goodreads or blog
Rachel’s 20 blogging tips 🙂
OK, really, here are Rachel’s 11 blogging tips
Tara confesses: she abuses (ahem, LOVES) her books!
Laura has given her “chocolate” reads
Giveaways All Around!
How do you like this new organization of the giveaways? I am trying to organize and simplify so that it is easy and painless for when I’m setting it up.
This giveaway is for AUTHORS! Kathy is giving away a book blast!
- Alison Can Read’s 4 Year Blogoversary! – 2 sets of 3 books
- 100 Proof Stud – The Darcy Walker series in ebooks and $15 Amazon GC
Ends This Week (6/16-6/22)
- Christy’s 3 Year Blogoversary! – $35 Amazon/B&N/Book Depository GC
- French Toast (ends 6/16) – copy
- Deuce (ends 6/16) – signed paperbacks of the complete Vortex series
- Blind Spot (ends 6/16) – (2) signed books, $15 GC and swag pack
- The Artful (ends 6/16) – signed copy
- Sinner (ends 6/17) – ARC
- Tortured Souls (ends 6/17) – $10 Amazon GC, (5) sets of bookmarks
- Mortal Instruments Series (ends 6/18) – complete set of Mortal Instruments series and MI hoodie
- Fractured (ends 6/19) – $10 GC
- Open My Eyes (ends 6/19) – ebook of Set Me Free and Open My Eyes, $15 Amazon GC
- The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl (ends 6/19) – 1 ebook and $10 Amazon GC
- Facade of Shadows (ends 6/20) – $10 PayPal Cash, paperback copy, 5 ebooks
- Starlight Saga (ends 6/20) – $10 Amazon GC
- Graduation Day (ends 6/21) – (3) sets of the complete series, with Graduation Day pen and T-shirt
- 4 Year Blogoversary Giveaway #1 (ends 6/22) – $25 Amazon GC or PayPal Cash
- 4 Year Blogoversary Giveaway #2 (ends 6/22) – 6 Healthy Living books
- 4 Year Blogoversary Giveaway #3 (ends 6/22) – 6 ARCs
Ends Next Week (6/23-6/29)
- Dating in the Future (ends 6/23) – ebook of Star Thief
- Shadow Fire (ends 6/23) – $25 Amazon GC, (3) ebooks of Shadow Fire, (5) sets of bookmarks
- Her Secret Inheritance (ends 6/23) – mounted piece of Claire Heminsley’s artwork
- 4 Year Blogoversary Giveaway #4 (ends 6/23) – book of choice (up to $12)
- Better When He’s Bad (ends 6/23) – $100 Amazon GC, $50 Amazon GC, $25 Amazon GC with signed copies, (2) swag packs with signed copies
- Just Sing (ends 6/24) – (2) $10 iTunes GC with swag packs
- Starlight Saga Character Quiz (ends 6/25) – $10 Amazon GC
- Fury (ends 6/25) – 10 ebooks
- Talker 25 (ends 6/25) – signed hardcover
- Time Singer (ends 6/25) – $25 Amazon GC
- Run to You (ends 6/27) – ebook
- Deuce (ends 6/29) – ebook
- The Faded Trilogy (ends 6/29) – (3) ebooks of Faded
- It’s Not Just A Dog (ends 6/29) – SIX prize packs
- The Artful (ends 6/29) – ebook
- The Literary Addicts Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway (ends 6/29) – $50 Amazon GC, various ebooks and paperback
Ends The Following Week (6/30-7/6)
- Braine’s 3 Year Blogoversary! (ends 6/30) – SEVEN prizes
- The Fine Art of Pretending (ends 6/30) – a Brandon Trading Card, teaser card and bookmark
- Olivia Twisted (ends 6/30) – signed copy
- Blackwood Crossing (ends 6/30) – $50 Amazon GC or PayPal Cash
- Moon at Nine (ends 7/5) – hardcover copy
- Brandi’s 4th Blogoversary! (ends 7/5) – book of choice (INT)
- Impulsion (ends 7/5) – $25 Amazon GC
- Midnight Runes (ends 7/5) – (5) $10 Amazon GC
- Tore Divided Love (ends 7/5) – ? mystery!
Ends the Following Week (7/7-13)
- Ex-Factor (ends 7/7) – ebook and $10 Amazon GC
- Ocean’s Deep (ends 7/8) – all ebooks in each series, 3 ebooks in the box set
Ends Later in July, August or September
- The Bride Wore Chocolate (ends 7/31) – TONS of goodies!
- Red Moon Trilogy (ends Sept 1) – (3 prizes) signed trilogy copies, iPod, monogrammed sling backpack, Red Moon swag, $50 Amazon GC, $25 Amazon GC, $15 Amazon GC
New Arrivals to Land of 1000 Wonder
Remember last week I talked about going NetGalley crazy? Well, those rejection emails keep rolling in! YAY? … However, I am still nabbing some really good books, and one of my many secondary goals this year is to read and review the majority of the books I have requested and received from NetGalley. I am seriously on book overload, and now the OCDness that comes and goes has set in. I have to clean out that Kindle!
This week I received this pretty puppy in the mail, that I bought with one of my giveaway gift cards!
I also received my copy of Finding Fuzzy from author Cat Michaels for winning the book’s giveaway over at Mother Daughter (& Son) Book Reviews. Cat even signed my copy and wrote a wonderful note to me!
I also was the winner of the Orenda giveaway a few weeks back, and my necklace finally came this week! Not only did author Ruth Silver provide small book charms of covers, but she also SIGNED each one on the back!