Monday, May 7, 2012

100th Review Milestone Giveaway! (International)

This project began in November 2010 -- the end of the year was coming and I had to make my year-in-review lists --

I tried to think of the books I had read that year and I was certain I read a lot of them -- (my very light wallet was testament to this) -- but I could not recall most of the books I had read!

I wanted to treat the books I read with more respect -- so I promised myself that I would take a minute or two to write down my thoughts after each book. I got myself a Moleskine Book Journal -- and, after a year, I had filled out most of the pages -- it was time to buy a new journal -- but, when I took a look at the price, I realized how many more books I could buy for the same price ... and blogger is free to use.

So I took the plunge and started to post my entries online.

Blogging about the books I read is time consuming -- but the benefits can't be beat:
*I am reading better. I think about the books that I read and I savor the words.
*I've also discovered new authors through fellow book bloggers. (I would never have found Cassandra Dean if not for Reading Romances blogiversary party.)

I am also writing better. Entries in my Moleskine started it with just "I liked it!" or "This was okay." -- but now I am tapping into my background as an English Lit mahor and teacher and remembering words and theories that have all but faded from memory, replaced with a new vocabulary (that of a parent) --

I want to thank Nikki, who found me (I don't know how) -- and was my first and only GFC follower for a while. ^_^

I have review #101 and I'm reading a book which is review #102. I hope I can break 200 reviews before 2012 ends.

Now for the giveaway:

*This giveaway is via Rafflecopter and is open to International Readers.
*This giveaway will run until May 15.
*Rafflecopter will select 2 winners:
Each winner will receive an $8 Amazon Gift Card
1 book of their choice from Book Depository (max amount $8)

This is my first giveaway and my first time to use Rafflecopter. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this works. ^_^

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. My fav historical romance is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Highly recommended.

  2. Have you read Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers? It's great!!

  3. Try reading Pamela Clare's historical romances! Superb! Hot hot hot!

  4. "The Angel of Blythe Hall" - Darci Hannah

  5. I haven't read a lot of historical romance. I've heard that The Luxe is really good. I'm getting read to start that soon.

  6. I read an amazing historical romance only a few weeks ago - Magic In The Storm by Meredith Bond :)

  7. If you like manga, try _Ooku: The Inner Chambers_ by Fumi Yoshinaga. It's a beautifully detailed depiction of feudal Japan, featuring a female shogun and her harem of men. (The plot thus far is both less salacious and less homoerotic than I'd been led to believe, but it's still romantic and affecting. And after all, there are five volumes yet to be published...)


  8. Barbara Cartland wrote some really amazing historical romances!

  9. Any book by Elizabeth Chadwick - her books are well-researched and very well written. My favorite is the Winter Mantle.

  10. Hey :) My favorite of all-time is Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens

  11. Hey :) My favorite is Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens.

  12. My last favorite historical was his Captive Lady by Anne Gracie

  13. My last favorite historical was His Captive Lady by Anne Gracie.

  14. Lisa T Bergrens's Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent. :D

  15. I recommend the fever series by Karen Marie Moning! Thanks for the great Giveaway!!

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