Category: Site News

Mailbox Monday!

Today I am going to share with you some of the ‘bookmail’ I have recently received. I will share where it came from.

First is the non- book:

I received this bag from St. Martin’s Press in a Facebook giveaway! It was one of 500 given out. I can’t wait to use it!

**Come Sundown by Nora Roberts will be released on May 30th.

I received The Fact of a Body from Flatiron Books in a Facebook giveaway!   I hope to read it soon.

**The Fact of a Body will be released TOMORROW on May 16th!

The Good Widow was mystery book mail I received.  I do not know who the sender is.  Thank you to whomever you are!

The Good Widow will be released June 1st. I can’t wait to read it!

I also received The Map that Leads to You from St. Martin’s Press in a Facebook giveaway. I don’t usually read romance, but I will be giving it a try.

The Map That Leads to You will be released on June 13th

 I recently received both of these YA novels from KCP Loft.  I can’t wait to read them!

**The Lost Causes will be released on September 5th and Kiss Me in New York will be released on October 3rd

What have YOU recently received?


Bookies 10k Giveaways!!

I am so excited to announce that the Facebook Page Bookies has reached 10,000 ‘likes’! I am one of the three admins on the page and we are beyond excited for this!

So what does this mean for YOU!?!?! We are having DAILY giveaways until everything is GONE!  Bookies is based out of the US, BUT we WILL have international giveaways as well!!!  Maybe there will even be a giveaway  or two in conjunction with this site!

Please, check out Bookies at, give the page a ‘like’ and begin visiting the site TOMORROW as that’s when the giveaways will begin!!

Good luck and maybe you will win something!




Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you so much to Gemma Gaskarth , Tracy Fenton, and Emma Mitchell for my nominations! They are both great ladies with fabulous blogs! Gemma’s blog just turned one year old and Tracy’s blog is newer, but she is the Queen of TBConFB. Emma is awesome and I have really enjoyed working with her on blog tours!  I’m currently dealing with kidney stones, so this triple nomination was very much welcome for me and I was shocked to receive not one, but three nominations!!

Here are links to their blogs:

Here is why I started my blog:

About a year ago I became admin of the Bookies Facebook page where I started a “Weekly Wonder” post. This was a review of a book that I liked or did not like. From there I started actually writing my reviews on Goodreads. In the past I had just given ratings on the books I read, but very occasionally I did actually write a review. From there I decided I wanted to start my own site and my husband got me set up with it. I started it for me first and I am having fun doing it. Yes, my blog does not have a huge following, and that is ok, though I would love to have some more followers. If you haven’t yet followed my blog, please do!

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers:

1. Use social media! Get connected to other bloggers, authors, and more! Use Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook. Most bloggers out there are nice and helpful. Social media is a great way to get connected and you can end up with some good friends out there (especially in other countries: I am in America and have ‘met’ many from the UK and several of them I consider friends now)!

2. If you use NetGalley do not go ‘request crazy’ as you may end up with too many books you need to review. You will eventually be contacted by authors and publishers through your site. Do not feel bad having to say ‘no’ on reading a book for review. Blogging takes up a lot of time and most of us work full time jobs and have families, so you do not want to feel overwhelmed by what you are doing for fun.

And now I get to nominate 15 bloggers!:

1. Arleigh Johnson:

2. Lauren at:

3. Nicki Maguire:

4. Betty Capshaw:

5. Drew Weldon:

6. Lorraine Rugman:

7. Chelsea Humphrey

8. Ezi and Tamika at

9. Carla Johnson-Hicks

10. Megan at

11. TJ at

12. Liz Wiley

13. Emma at

14. Jacqueline Leech

15. Joyce at

Being nominated means I have to oblige to certain rules:
1) Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2) Write a post to show your award.
3) Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4) Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5) Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6) Let your 15 bloggers know you have nominated them with a link to the post you have created.