Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winners! News! Challenge Update! Jan. 8-14

It's time for my weekly post for winners, news and challenge updates. I hope to do one of these every week, but I'm a little unsure how much time I will have with my new schedule starting next week... but that's the plan at this point. That way I stay on top of things a little better and keep you a little more informed.

We had four giveaways ending this week. All winners were chosen using All four prizes will be sent out directly from the publisher. Winners will be notified later this evening and publishers on Monday. Thanks to everyone who participated! We had record numbers on all four of these giveaways. That's very encouraging! Please allow four weeks for the publisher to get your prize to you before contacting me, sometimes they are prompt, sometimes not so much!


The Last Word (Books by the Bay - Book 3) by Ellery Adams
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Winner: Martha Lawson

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy - Book 1) by Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Winner: Laura Kay

You Might As Well Die (Algonquin Round Table - Book 2) by J.J. Murphy
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Winner: Angela/griperang

Crops and Robbers (Farmers Market - Book 3) by Paige Shelton
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Winner: Shelia K. 


I haven't had any moments of brilliance this week, nor do I have major news to impart. But I do want to encourage you to consider joining the 2012 Cozy Mystery Challenge. There are links on the sidebar to the sign up page, as well as the first two month review post, where readers can post there links for Jan. & Feb. 

I already have well over double the amount of participants that were a part of the challenge last year! I am so excited about it! Which reminds me that I totally forgot to post the 2011 challenge winner. So look for that post, plus the first mini-challenge of the year coming up next weekend!

I post a lot of cozy reviews each month. Somewhere between 5 and 10, so there shouldn't be a lack of inspiration as far as what to read, but if you have any questions about whether a book would be considered a cozy or anything else please drop me an e-mail.  


I am really enjoying only doing a select few challenges this year, but I'm still looking for an illusive Highlander Reading Challenge if anyone knows of one. Please let me know... I'm a sucker for a man in a kilt!

Here are my updates for this week:

Here is the link for my updated Google Map for the 2012 Where Are You Reading Challenge hosted by Shelia at Book Journey.
I added three books to the 2012 New Authors Challenge (6/50  12% Done).
I added one book to the 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge (1/37  3% Done).
I added one book to the Just For Fun Challenge (1/12  8% Done).
I added six books to the 150+ Challenge (11/150  7% Done).
I added one book to the 2012 E-book Challenge (1/25  4% Done).
I added one book to the 2012 Historical Romance Challenge (1/12  8% Done).
I added one book to the Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge (2/48  4% Done).

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