Dusty Bookshelf 2013 Wrap-up + GIVEAWAY


The Dusty Bookshelf 2013 Reading ChallengeHey everyone! I’m wrapping up the Dusty Bookshelf challenge for this year.  How did you all do?  I’m really excited that I finished my goal of 10 books! I think that’s the most I’ve ever done for this challenge.

As much as I love this challenge, I’m sadly going to have to retire it here on my blog.  I think this is the kind of challenge that works better as a Goodreads group which I will still keep open.  You can join the Dusty Bookshelf Goodreads Group if you’d like or if you want a similar challenge that’s run on a blog, you can check out Bookish’s TBR Pile Challenge.

But I didn’t want to just abandon this challenge.  If you finished your goal, you can link your blog in the linky below and feel free to grab the completed banner!



Win a book of your choice for $25 or less at the Book Depository.  Open Internationally.

There are lots of options to enter the giveaway so if you didn’t finish, no worries! There are still options for you.  If you just signed up for this challenge you can enter! If you want to go join the Goodreads group right now you can enter as well.  There are extra entries for how many books you did review and if you finished your challenge.  Good luck! And thank you all so much for supporting my little reading challenge last year.  It’s been a dream of mine to host a reading challenge and I had so much fun with all of you!!!

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Gift Card Giveaway Hop



The only thing I love more than books is gift cards! I’m giving away a $10 gift card to your choice of iTunes or Amazon.

Thank to Kathy from I Am A Reader Not a Writer and Mary from Sweeping Me for hosting this hop.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.  (If you are reading this from an RSS or email subscription, head on over to my blog to enter.)

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And be sure to check out the other 100+ blogs giving away gift cards as well!

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!


December Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Big thanks to Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting this huge giveaway! 26 bloggers (including me) have come together to give away a Kindle Fire HD + a $50 Amazon Gift Card to fill your Kindle with Ebooks!  There’s also a consolation prize for a second winner to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Enter through the Rafflecopter below. If you’re reading this through a subscription, head on over to my blog to enter the giveaway.

Have a wonderful holiday season :)

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Giveaway brought to you by the following blogs:

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Bookish Babe
  3. Stuck in Books
  4. Bookitty Blog
  5. Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
  6. Bookhounds
  7. Nikki’s Book Blog
  8. Good Choice Reading
  9. MK McClintock
  10. My ParaHangover
  11. Books a True Story
  12. Oh, The Books You’ll Read!
  13. Lori’s Reading Corner
  14. The Mod Podge Bookshelf
  15. Always YA at Heart
  16. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  17. Write a Story About It
  18. Publishing the Paranormal
  19. Step Into Fiction
  20. Jessabella Reads
  21. Book Readers
  22. Rachelle’s Writing Spot
  23. Eve’s Fan Garden
  24. Kritian Alva
  25. Mostly YA Book Obsessed
  26. Read My Mind


Opposite Title Puzzle Challenge


Welcome to the Opposite Title Puzzle Challenge for Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon! It’s hour 21. Are you starting to feel like this?

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Well if you are, then I have a fun challenge for you.

Take one of the books you are reading for the read-a-thon and change all the words to be the exact opposite.

Some examples (real titles on the right):

  • Of Rats and Women = Of Mice and Men
  • Here with the Breeze = Gone with the Wind
  • The Life Disease = The Death Cure

Fun right!

A couple of rules:

  1. There must be the same number of words as the original title. “Gone with the Wind” has four words so your opposite title for that book would have to have 4 words.
  2. You don’t have to change words like “the,” “and,” “of,” “in” etc.

Leave your opposite title creation (with the answer!) in the comments along with your email so I can contact the winner.  I will pick the most creative one to win a $10 gift card to either Amazon or a $20 book of your choice from the Book Depository. I will also randomly select a second winner from all the entries for a $5 gift card from iTunes or Amazon.  The winners will be announced on the Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon site in 3 hours.  You must be a read-a-thon participant to enter this giveaway. Good luck!

Contest Closed.

The winner is,,,,

Jessica with her Answery Sitter for Riddley Walker.  I thought that one looked so hard to do and she came up with a great title!

I read all the entries.  The titles you guys came up with are so funny!

The second winner is….

#26 – D. Ann

Thanks for entering! I’ve emailed the winners.

Fiction Frolic Charity Drive and Giveaway

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Help Raise 1,000 books for charity and enter to win $200, signed books and swag!

We are excited to share about an ambitious blog tour—Fiction Frolic for All Hallow’s Read—where ten authors from several genres are working hard to raise 1,000 books in three weeks for Books for America.

From October 1st to 19th, donate a new book (or books!) and earn extra bonus points in a huge giveaway that these authors are hosting.

Two winners will each receive the following PRIZES!

  • $100 Amazon G.C.
  • 5 signed books from the authors hosting the event
  • A swag bag
  • Plus—in honor of All Hallow’s read, gift a signed copy of one of our books to a friend!

With a total of $200, 12 signed books (including the gifted books) and major swag, what better way is there to raise books for charity and celebrate All Hallow’s Read?

Each author participating is also donating signed copies of their books to Books for America, an awesome charity that is officially sponsoring their event and excited to be involved with All Hallow’s Read. In 2011, Books for America donated more than $800,000 worth of books and materials to DC area schools, shelters and dozens of other educational programs and organizations.

The authors are blogging throughout the event at The Fiction Frolic Blog.

  • 10/1-5 Read about how books shaped their love for reading and writing.
  •  10/8-12 Read their scariest, funniest or craziest Halloween experiences, or learn about their favorite Halloween themed book or movie, or favorite work of “dark” literature.
  • 10/15-19 Enjoy some flash fiction, short stories and novel excerpts.

So donate, share, and look for daily ways to enter to win. Donate to charity for bonus points!

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