Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Reading Challenges

Happy New year everyone!

I hope everyone had a nice time ringing in the new year. I was asleep when the clock struck 12, since I had to be at work at 6 am this morning.

I didn't feel I should do a 2015 recap post since my reading was pretty sparse last year. But, I did update my reading challenges page to include my progress with last years goals, so you can check out those updates if you're interested.

If I'm honest with myself, this years reading will probably not be all that much better, since I'm planning to make a major move within the next six months, so that my husband and I can finally (!) start our lives together. That will take a ton of time and planning to get that all done. Which means a lot less time for reading. But, I'm going to set some simple goals and see what I can accomplish.

This year my reading/blogging goals are:

  • To read 75 books
  • To read a total of 16,000 pages
  • To write and post 1 review or general post a week on the blog
  • To send some of my books off to new homes before I move with some "if it fits it ships giveaways." For these giveaways I will be compiling a list of the books that I have to give away and letting my blog readers select the books from the list they are interested in. However many can fit in whatever box I have will be the number of books the winner will get.

What are your reading/blogging goals for this year?

Monday, November 30, 2015

Giveaway: Cozy Up With A Book On Christmas Eve (5 Winners! INT.)

Hello everyone, it's time for a giveaway!

This giveaway is inspired by a tradition I read about recently, that I think is very neat. In Iceland, books are exchanged on Christmas Eve, and people spend the rest of the night, tucked into bed, with chocolate, reading! Awesome, right?

So, I wanted to host my own giveaway with that tradition in mind.

The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. You can enter as long as you are able to accept an ebook gifted to you via

Don't have a Kindle? You can still enter! You read the book on your computer, or download the free Kindle app to use on your phone or other device.

There will be 5 winners total. Each winner can select one  (1) ebook of their choice, valued up to 5 USD. Winners will be chose on December 19th.

Winners will have 48 hours to reply to their notification email, letting me know their book of choice. If they don't respond in time, a new winner will be chosen. The ebook delivery will be scheduled to be delivered via on December 24th.

There are other terms and conditions in the rafflecopter, so be sure to read those carefully.

Now, lets get to the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Books For Christmas?

Hello out there....

Anyone reading this?

If you are, I just wanted to say that I'll be doing a Books for Christmas giveway soon. 

It's been a long time since I posted anything on the blog, and even longer since I've done a giveaway. Books are wonderful any time of year, but why not at Christmas time?

The giveaway will be international. I'm planning to gift a Kindle book to 5 people, on Christmas eve, to follow in a great Icelandic tradition I read about, where people are given a book that night and take it to bed with them to read.

If you don't have a Kindle, that's okay. You will still be able to read the book on your computer, or download a free app to read it on your phone or any type of tablet you have.

I'll put that giveaway together soon and share it sometime in the beginning of December.