Jun 30

Rabid Reader Recap: June

Well, I polled readers last week or so about book haul posts. I perused a few different sites and saw how different people did things. Now, what I have decided to do is a recap posts of sorts. In these recaps, there will be links to my posts for whatever the time period be. For example, today’s recap is for the month of June. I may go to weekly, or every two weeks, or may stay with a monthly recap. I have not decided yet. So, there will be links to the posts. Then, I will talk about the books I got. I may even include links to posts that really caught my attention on other blogs that I read. I am still toying with the format, so if you have any suggestions, I am all ears! On to the recap!

Jun 30

Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Puttroff is Now an Audiobook! (Giveaway inside)

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The author has announced that this book is releasing as an audiobook and will be available for purchase from Audible for your listening pleasure! I am very excited to be announcing this an to also include a rafflecopter below that gives you a chance to win a copy! So go enter. If you have not yet read this book, you really need to give it a try.

You can find Just Another Rabid Reader’s review of this first book in a series over here

Jun 30

26 Topics in 26 Weeks: Your Changes

I stumbled across this particular challenge on someone else’s blog, but it is hosted by the blogger behind Bookish Ardour

There is a different discussion-style topic each week.

This week’s topic is:

 Your Changes: How have you changed since your blog began?

Oh, well, wow.  So much has changed about me and my reading since becoming a book blogger.  I think, and this might sound weird, but my involvement as a blogger has helped me to become a more social person.  Hear me out on this one.

Jun 30

Blog Tour: Book Promo for Returning Pride by Jill Sanders

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Here is a glimpse at he book trailer!

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A Bit About The Author And Her Book:

Jill Sanders survived 80’s pop music, and life as an identical twin in a chaotic family of nine. A feat by any standard! She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career at IBM in Boulder.

Narrowly escaping before all creativity was squashed, she jumped at the chance to trade the mundane world of computers for the sexy, exciting world of her own imagination. She now lives in charming rural Texas writing wonderful novels such as the Pride series.3ReturningPride

Jun 28

Feature &Follow #5 – Favorite Book Format

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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

THE RULES AND INFOS:

How does this work? The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Jun 28

Let’s Talk About: Reviewer/Author Etiquette

letstalkWell, now there is a bit of a mouthful, eh?  But really, we have talked about ethics, now let’s discuss etiquette.

It’s a pretty big, scary word for some.

Dictionary.Com says this:

et·i·quette

[et-i-kit, -ket]  Show IPA

noun

Jun 28

A Quick Plug for The Random Buzzers Program

Do you read YA fiction? Do you review YA Fiction? Do you like earning free books? Than you really should check out Random Buzzers It is Random House’s program for their Teen/YA readers and there are tons of things you can do to earn points toward free books. You can earn points by participating in discussions. You can earn points by posting copies of your reviews, taking quizzes, all kinds of things. Every week, there is an ARC given away and all you have to do to enter is comment on the thread.

Jun 27

Blog Tour Review: The Georgia Corbins by Kara Leigh Miller

THEGEORGIACORBINS333X500Title: The Georgia Corbins

Author: Kara Leigh Miller

Publisher and Imprint: Entranced Publishing, Blush

Genre: YA contemporary romance

Release Date: June 10 2013
Page Count: 232
Where I got it: From the author for a blog tour
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: Digital List Price 3.99
Format I read it in: Print ARC

CHALLENGES:  2013 ARC Reading Challenge

 

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Jun 27

Blog Tour Interview: Kara Leigh Miller, Author of The Georgia Corbins

Today, Just Another Rabid Reader got a chance to “sit down and chat” with Kara Leigh Miller, author of The Georgia Corbins, as well as several other tales.  Here is what Kara had to say!

What do you do when you are not writing?

I watch a lot of movies. I love horror movies and action movies. I’m a closet comic book nerd. All though I don’t read them, I really enjoy the movies. How can you not with actors like Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey, Jr. on the big screen?

 

Jun 26

Let’s Talk About: Book Haul Posts

 

 

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We have all seen them.  They go under many different names, depending on where you find it.  But they are all the same basic concept.  They are posts showing what books bloggers got that week, or some other period of time.

But I have seen a lot of controversy over book haul posts.  Some people view it as bragging and it creates a lot of jealousy.  Other people love them.  It seems as though for some it has almost a cult following.