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Social Distancing + More Reading = Giveaway

I am not in any way making fun of the social distancing we are all having to do. In fact, if you read my other blog you know that is not what I am doing. I thought I would have a fun giveaway and maybe give everyone a little laugh. My younger is so upset about not being able to go to all the places she wants to. She had concerts planned and places to go, people to see. I work from home so I’m here a lot anyways.

I saw something on Instagram that caught my eye and I sent it to her. It was how social distancing was something bookworms were born for. I will admit I fit that bill. I have no problem staying in the house and reading if at all possible. With the kids in the house with us instead of at school there is only so much entertaining that can be done. Thankfully I always have books on hand. I keep a box full of recent books as well as classic for various ages. I pull them out when we need them. Of course I also have my books and we all have kindles.

I actually have about fifteen books that I need to get finished by the end of next week for reviews that are coming up in the next couple of weeks. That number will fluctuate as the week continues and I read some. Then I will receive new ones. I even have a spreadsheet of emails I need to send out to authors asking for reviews. I’m a bit behind in that and it is honestly because I have a hard time saying no to an author. It is something I am working on.

I used to have an assistant who went through the requests first for me but now I do it for myself. On top of that some of my favorite authors have released new books this week. Not to mention I have been working on rereading a series I haven’t read in a while. I like to visit my favorites again. Oh and I am working on reading my way through the bible by the end of the year. So I have more than enough reading to keep me busy. It is never enough in my book (pun intended!)

I thought with everyone staying home we would all need book ideas. Of course, you can find those here on the blog since I am always posting new reviews, recommendations, etc but I really wanted to hear from you. Share with us the book you are currently reading, one you recommend,an author you love, anything as long it pertains to books. They can be audio books as well. Just drop it in the comments below and then take the entry for doing so on the Rafflecopter. FYI…. there is an extra entry for a second comment on a different day.

Giveaway

ENTER BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • $200 Amazon Gift Card (Grand Prize)
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card (1 Winner)
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card (2 Winners)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card (4 Winners)

GIVEAWAY IS OPEN WORLDWIDE AND ENDS APRIL 17, 2020 AT 11:59 PM EST

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  1. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks.
    Book I liked recently: Kiwi Rules (New Zealand Ever After Book 1)by Rosalind James

  2. I have some authors that are just an automatic buy. Kristen Ashley is one. Cherise Sinclair is another. If they wrote it, I have to read it. I’ve never been let down or disappointed by any of their books. I know if it has their names on it, I’m going to love it.

  3. I’m currently reading the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. I can’t put it down! Sooo good!

  4. Just finished reading “The Perfect Dress” by Carolyn Brown. It was cute/sweet romance, free through Amazon Prime’s digital library. Just getting ready to start “Slay Three – Revenge” by Laurelin Paige. (Yay!!! I’ve had this one on hold for digital checkout for weeks!)

  5. A book I just read and really enjoyed was ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides. Happy reading everyone and thanks for the recommendations 🙂

  6. I am reading a book that is a romance, LOL funny, paranormal and suspenseful. Shelly Laurenston is one of my favorite shifter authors. I am currently reading her ARC, Badger to the Bone. It is her third honey badger shifter book and her funniest of the 3. Her earlier shifter books are all LOL funny. I highly recommend her!

  7. Hmm, One of my favorite authors is the late Terry Pratchett. He wrote fantasy, and you might think what does he have to do with romance??? Well, there was often romance in his books, and it was often funny as all get out and still touching.

  8. I am actually listening to a book series right now and am really enjoying it. It is the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price. The first book is titled Grave Witch. I like sci fi and paranormal romances and loved everything ny Ilona Andrews, especially the innkeeper series.

  9. I just finished The Heartless Tide by T. M. Basher. I couldn’t put it down. It is romantic suspense with a cliff hanger.

  10. Every few years, I re-read The Winds of War and its sequel, War and Remembrance. They are big, thick books that take forever to read, lol, but I love those sort of family sagas with love and conflict.

  11. Strong Voices: The Story of the Women’s Chorus Movement Paperback – June 12, 2018
    by Rita M. Kissen (Author)

  12. I have some really good books over the years. Two authors that I like are Jonathan Kellermanns and Greg Isle.

  13. Right now, I’m reading Berlin At War by Roger Moorhouse. It’s non-fiction, and a really good look at WWIi in Berlin, if you’re looking for a deep dive into that era.

  14. My granddaughter wanted books for Christmas… one of them was A Long Way From Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics). She was in a reading contest.

  15. I am reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. So far it is good but I am only a few pages into reading it.

  16. I remember first reading ‘romance novels’ as a teen back in the Seventies. Back then, most of them were from Harlequin. They were very different, lol, to say the least. There was definitely no sex. If you were lucky, the two main characters kissed at the end.

  17. If you like thrillers/suspende/mystery I have found Greg Isle’s to be a good author. I’ve enjoyed his books.

  18. I enjoy reading historical romances. I especially like stories set during WWII or during the Russian Tsars’ era. I have no idea why those periods draw me in but they do.

  19. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction, too. Erik Larson is one of my favorite non-fiction authors. Check out any of his books.

  20. Lately, I’ve been looking for a good thriller or suspense book. I like books like those written by Jonathon Kellerman or Patricia Cornwell.

  21. I would also recommend the Stephanie Plum series by Erin Evanovich. Hubby and I have been listening to the audio books. We love them!

  22. You know, I’m not home right now and I can’t access my to read shelf, lol. It’s driving me a little crazy. I really want to read a good Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane mystery.

  23. I just recently discovered an author named Alexa Kingaard. She writes what I guess you would call love stories set against very well-drawn eras. Her newest is called Keep Forever and it starts with the Sixties, Vietnam, etc., and follows the characters through the years.

  24. I am thinking of reading the book Royal Rebel: A Royal Romance (The Haldonia Monarchy Book 1) by Laramie Briscoe

  25. Hmm, if I had to recommend authors to someone, I’d say, for mysteries, go back to Dorothy Sayers, for fantasy, go for Terry Pratchett. If you want romance, I like the old classics, like Emily Brontë or Jane Austen.

  26. I sometimes miss those old Barbara Cartland romances. They were really popular when I first started reading romances, back in the late Seventies. She was a character all on her own, too, lol.

  27. I’m currently reading The Dare by Lauren Landish. It’s definitely a page turner and great read so far.

  28. I’m hoping to get a copy of the new Erik Larson book soon. It’s about the Churchills, so it should have some scandal and love and war, etc.

  29. I am reading a few books right now. I just finished reading Fake It ‘Til You Break It by Meagan Brandy. Really good!

  30. One book that I enjoyed reading in my life was The Hobbit it is an amazing read and I recommend it to young readers.

  31. Here’s a confession: I’m not a big fan of the books like 50 Shades of Gray. In fact, I thought it was some of the worst writing I’ve ever read, lol. I read a few pages and just tossed it. I think there’s no reason for so-called ‘romance novels’ (they called them that perjoratively when I first read them, in the Seventies) to be less than a really great read. I want strong, well-written characters, plots that are not easily sussed out way before you get to the end of the book and well-written books.

  32. I’m thinking I’d like a good mystery, old style, that combines with a good love story. I’m thinking of something like the old Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane or the Thin Man mysteries.

  33. Cloudy with a Chance of Witchcraft: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romance Novel
    by Mandy M. Roth (author)

  34. I recommend author Nora Roberts. I have read a ton of her books and still have a ton to go, she has written over 225 novels.

  35. I like those family saga type novels, the thick ones that seem to last forever, lol. They make me feel like I’ve lost friends when they end because I’ve spent so much time with them. A good one is And Ladies of the Club.

  36. One author that I could recommend is the great Charles Dickens. I think he was so ahead of his time and amazing.

  37. You know, I’d like to read something really funny right now and I have no idea what it would be. I feel like there aren’t a lot of love stories that are funny. It’s all drama. If anyone knows of one that is more comedy than drama, I’d love to know about it.

  38. I would recommend author James Patterson to anyone. He is a great writer and his books are full of adventure.

  39. If you like mysteries/suspense/thrillers, I’d say try Jonathan Kellerman. I love his books. I’ll stay up all night reading his books because I just can stop.

  40. I so love reading a good romance novel and recommend author Danielle Steel her stories are we well written.

  41. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much I used to like Maeve Binchy’s books. I realized it’s been a while since I read one. I really recommend her books, and I’m going to go read one, too!

  42. I was just thinking of the Annie Darling mysteries. I would definitely recommend them. She and her husband Max are a great couple of characters.

  43. I was just thinking of an author named Janet Dailey. When I was much younger she wrote a lot of the ‘romance’ books I read. She had several series. I’d enjoy revisiting her books.

  44. I’m telling you, this quarantine is getting to me. I need light-hearted books. I’m thinking of going back to my favorite childhood books, like Stuart Little. I might need that.

  45. I’ve always been a fan of certain eras, like WW1 or Russia in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s, the dying days of the Czars. If you’re looking for a good but tragic love story from actual history, try Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert Massie. It’s the true story of the last Czar and Czarina.

  46. Sometimes, I like a nice story with characters I’m comfortable with. For that kind of book, I like the #1 Ladies Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith. The characters are great, like old friends.

  47. For kids I really like Ryan T. Higgins’ Mother Bruce series. My daughter loves the Mother Bruce books.

  48. Hmm, you know, answering a question on another of your posts reminded me of that classic love story. Lovers don’t get more star-crossed than Scarlett and Rhett, lol. If you’ve never read Gone With The Wind, you should. Read it knowing you will find offensive stereotypes, though. It is as much a comment on the time it was written, the 1930’s, as it is on the Civil War era. But the core love story is worth the effort.

  49. I really don’t have a lot of time to read but I do love Stephen King or any kind of thriller. I did read Gone With The Wind about 10 times.

  50. If you’re looking for books that are really different, try author China Mieville. One book had two cities that occupied the same space at the same time somehow, and they knew about each other but were not allowed to cross over. Yet somehow it all made sense, lol.

  51. I guess the current World situation is what reminded me of a book I read years ago called The Hot Zone. It was by a doctor who had worked in areas of the World hit by ebola and other contagious, deadly diseases. It was non-fiction. It was a fascinating book, and worth the read.

  52. I am currently reading Focused: a hate to love sports romance. It’s a well written book that has me staying up too late at nigh to read!

  53. My all time favorite book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I read it to make me happy when i am down, which I have been during this quarantine.

  54. i am currently reading It Was Always You by Sarah K. Stephens. i am not far enough to let you know if i recommend it..so far i’m liking it though.

  55. As a kid, I loved reading books by Beverly Cleary. She wrote the Ramona the Pest books. I thought about those the other day when I saw a news story about Beverly Cleary turning 104, I think! Wow. Her books were some of the first books remember reading, when I was probably 6 or so.

  56. Hi…just curious about something. I along with a few others were commenting daily and entering daily on this giveaway, but I don’t see any of those people (or myself) listed among the winners. I now wonder if it’s not even worth commenting daily since no one who did was able to win. Am I missing something here? Sorry to be suspicious but I was very surprised none of the daily commenters won, since there were many prizes up for grabs. Odds should be that one of those commenting daily would win something.

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