Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winners! News! Challenge Updates! Jan. 15-21

It's that time of the week again! So far, this seems to be working out well. Some time over the weekend I have been posting the previous weeks winners, whatever newsworthy items that pop up and a bit of an update on the challenges I'm participating in... 

WINNERS!

We had three giveaways ending this week. Winners were chosen using random.org. Winners will be notified later today and publishers on Monday. Thanks again for your participation and I hope you had a great weekend!

Here are this week winners:

Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the Word by Doc Hendley
Giveaway Sponsor: TLC Tours
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Winner
Carol N. Wong


 
Red Templar (Templar - Book 6) by Paul Christopher
Publisher: Signet (Penguin Group USA)
Winner
Margaret





 
Crash Into You (Loving on the Edge - Book 1) by Roni Loren
Publisher: Berkley Heat (Penguin Group USA)
Winner
Shelley Bagby







NEWS! 


Among the many things going on in the blogsphere, sometimes it's hard to choose what seems important enough to be considered news for this part of the post. I don't have any particular blog news this week but there is a lot going on that might eventually affect bloggers. 

Many of you have heard about SOPA and PIPA, US legislation that could affect bloggers in the near future if it passes. Both are anti-piracy bills that are very broadly worded. I am not a proponent of censorship and in my opinion that's what this is. But I also do not believe that people  should be able to use the intellectual property of others without their permission or compensation. So it's one of those cases where I understand the need for this kind of legislation but I think it's worded in such a way that it will cause more trouble than it's worth. 


Please take the time to look up both bills and let congress know how you feel! It's an important issue, that may result in blogs being shut down because they link to a sites that may have some kind of piracy violation. 








CHALLENGE UPDATES!


Here are my updates for this week:


Here is a link to my updated Google Map for the 2012 Where are You Reading Challenge hosted by Book Journey.





I added five books to the 2012 New Authors Challenge (11/50  22% Done)



Die Job by Lila Dare
It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey


I added three books to the 2012 Immortal Reading Challenge (3/20  15% Done)





To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
Born of Ashes by Caris Roane

I added four books to the 2012 Cozy Mystery Challenge  (4/12    33% Done)






Die Job by Lila Dare
It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
Wild Wild Death by Casey Daniels
Plan Bee by Hannah Reed


I added nine books to the 150+ Challenge (20/150   13% Done)






Die Job by Lila Dare
Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall
It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
Wild Wild Death by Casey Daniels
Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
Plan Bee by Hannah Reed
Born of Ashes by Caris Roane
Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey


I added two books to the 2012 Paranormal Romance Challenge ( 2/20  10% Done) 






Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall
Born of Ashes by Caris Roane


I added two books to the 2012 Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge (4/48   8% Done)



To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter


I added one book to the What's In a Name Challenge (2/6  33% Done) 

Something you would see in the sky:   Plan BEE by Hannah Reed 


1 comments:

Carol N Wong said...

Thank you so much for "Wine to Water, Deb!


Congrats to all the winners!

Carol Wong