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Introducing the Readathon: #Diverseathon2021

I am so excited to announce 2021’s year-long read-a-thon: Diverseathon 2021

With the help of some of my bookish friends all across social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr) we will be hosting a different diverse prompt each month to help expand and diversify our tbr. This was all Beccie over at Bookies doing! It was her idea and she set this whole thing up!

Here is Beccie’s announcement video over on YouTube:

 

The link to all the information is below. You will be able to find all the information on the read-a-thon including what the prompts are, who the hosts are, where you can follow them and even a list of book suggestions if you need help with choosing a book to read!

Some hosts will be offering giveaways as well as one grand prize of $30 gift card to any bookstore + a $30 book box of winner’s choice. To enter for the chance to win the grand prize, follow the link and bookmark the form. Every time you read a book, you can enter. Like I always say: You can’t win if you don’t enter!

My hosting month will be November: Check out the link to see what my prompt will be!

All about #Diversathon2021
Here is how to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway

Please let me know if you are going to participate. It can be one month, just a few months, or all year! This is a very chill read-a-thon.  You can read one book per prompt or 50!

Who’s joining us in #Diverseathon2021??

Celebrate: It’s Been FOUR Years!!!

OMG: Who would have thought that when I said to my husband “I want to start a book blog” that I would still be doing it! It feels like I have been doing it forever, but in a good way and this weekend is a HUGE deal: WE ARE TURING FOUR!

Almost all of my free time is dedicated to blogging and sharing the book love: BUT as long as I enjoy it, that is what matters!  I started my blog for me first and it may not be a blog with a huge following (which I am fine with ) I still do have people looking at what I think and this is great! It’s crazy to think that people actually read about what I have to say about books!

And we have Kim as well who brings her own flair to things.  She does her monthly video wrap ups, has a You Tube channel, and she also heads up the Most Gorgeous Cover contest on the Facebook page twice a year.

Here are the social media we are on:

Jessica’s Reading Room:
Twitter @JessReadingRoom
Facebook: It is a companion to this site and Kim and I use it as a way to get to know us more personally. If you have not given us a ‘like’ you should.  We have lots of fun things going on! We have just over 500 ‘likes’ and ‘follows’!

**Twitter is run by Jessica; Both Jessica and Kim post on the Facebook page. Jessica ends her posts with JPJ and Kim ends hers with KSF (When we remember… Sometimes we forget, we aren’t perfect!)

Jessica:
Instagram @jessica42980
Goodreads

Kim:
Instagram @kimsnerdlife
Goodreads
YouTube


NOW FOR SOME FUN!!  We are having some giveaways!!!  One for USA only, One is International only, and one very special worldwide Kindle preview giveaway from author Taryn Leigh!

**The giveaways will run from the 18th-22nd. Winners will be selected and notified by the 25th.**

**USA ONLY** GIVEAWAY

Some books and a **Fitness Tracker**

First is a used copy of The Bus Ride by Joanie Chevalier.  This is a finished copy.
Used arcs copies of:
The Safe Place (with some swag) by Anna Downes
The New Husband by D.J. Palmer
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett

**Kim will be donating some books as well. She has planned to donate copies of Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.

We are also giving away this brand new and unopened Fitness Tracker. It is a heart rate monitor, has multi-sport mode, tracks sleep, and more!  My hubby has this exact model and enjoys using it! Though he isn’t attached to it like I am with my Fit-bit!

Stats:
1. This fitness tracker requires iOS 8.0 & Android 4.4 above, Bluetooth 4.0 (Smartphone only, not for PC, iPad or Tablet)
2. If you want to see clearly under the strong sun, please adjust the brightness to brightest
3. When you download the “FlagFit 2.0” app, please allow all the requires, and if it shows to update, please update it.
4. If disconnected, please check whether it is running in the background, if not, just open the app, it will take around 20 seconds to sync the data.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: B1 Fitness Tracker
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Bluetooth Transmission Distance: 10 Meters (32.8 feet)
Screen Type: 1.3 inch IPS Color Screen
Material: upper casing: PC + Metal; strap: TPU
Dimension: suits for wrist size: 6.5 inch – 10 inch
Battery Type: 260mAh Polymer Lithium Battery
Working Time: 25-30 days
Charging Type: 2-Pin USB cable (included)
Charging Time: 1.5-2 hours

 

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**INTERNATIONAL ONLY** GIVEAWAY


$25 in books from Book Depository!

**Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19 their shipping may be affected to your country. Please verify that they are still  shipping to your country before this entering this giveaway.

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**FOR EVERYONE** GIVEAWAY!

Author Taryn Leigh’s upcoming novel The Secret Letters doesn’t come out until August 9, 2020, but she is wonderfully donating 4 KINDLE copies to giveaway. You WILL receive it before publication: Isn’t an advance copy wonderful??? And FOUR of you will get it!

Book Description:

RACHEL, saved from an attack twelve years before by a faceless stranger, never got to thank him, never knew his name.

Despite the devastation she chose to rise above it to help others from their pain by becoming a psychologist…. Her only issue now is that she’s an expert at fixing everyone else’s problems, and blind to her own.

After a long relationship with her boyfriend WILL starts to go south, she turns to her best friend AMELIA for guidance.

Suddenly her world is turned upside down when tragedy strikes and she’s left with no one to comfort her but Will’s rude older brother RUARI.

Paralyzed by fear, she struggles to take grip of her life, until the day when anonymous letters begin to appear from the stranger who saved her twelve years before.

**Once winners are selected, we will need your kindle email address. You will then need to add the author’s email to your approved sender list and the book will be sent directly to your kindle.**

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It’s so hard to believe it has been 4 years. Let’s see what starting year 5 will bring! Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaways!

 

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Happy 4th!

To those in the USA, we wish you a Happy 4th!  Whatever you do today enjoy and stay safe! 

-Jessica and Kim

The fur-babies send their well wishes as well: Sage & Curry, Shiva, and Joad Christopher! 

 

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