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BLOG AWARDS received (here).
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as of: April 2016
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places I've been mentioned...
BookSparks: at BEA 2016
Book Rat: September Zombies
Brizmus Blogs Books: BBAW appreciation Day 3, 2010
Carol's Notebook: BBAW Appreciation Day 1, 2010
Book Journey: Photo of First Book of the Year 2016, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihira
Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia: Zombie inspiration
E's Blog: News and Thanks
E's Blog: Zombie Week
E's blog: Upon meeting
E's blog: Thank you tribute
Eco-Libris: participant of 41 Reasons to Plant a Tree for Your Book
The Fashion Planner: noted for inspiration 2010
Freda's Voice: BBAW Appreciation Day 1, 2010
From the Heart: Interview
It's On Random: Interview, 12/2/11
Karissa's Reading Review: Book Blogger Hop - BBAW Appreciation 2010
Mesmered's Blog: on Masked Ball pt 1
Mesmered's Blog: on Masked Ball pt 2
Mesmered's Blog: on Fairy Tales
Radical Self Love: personal bits 2015
Reviews From My First Reads Shelf: on blogging
Saving the World One Story at a Time: on creativity
Scott Nicholson: for Blog Tour 2010
Unabridged Chick: for blog reading recommendation
Blog Awards received.
Most Fascinating Education Blog
#32 in The Top 50 Best Librarian Blogs of 2012
from Accelerated Degree
Format for my two-bit review:
bit #1 In-a-word(s): a word or two that sums up the story for me (for reviews before 2014)
bit #2 VERY short and somewhat spoiler-free thoughts and comments.
AND a 1 to 5 rating scale.
Rating 5: Loved it!
Rating 4: Liked it
Rating 3: Just OK
Rating 2: Only if you must
Rating 1: Don't bother
--For Authors, Publicists, Publishers
R E V I E W S: I am happy to accept review copies (print and ebook) for any genre with interesting descriptions.
E V E N T S: I am also happy to create promotional and giveaway events for book launches or book already released.
For most contests and giveaways, the winner will be selected randomly by List Randomizer at Random.org or via the old-fashioned "name out of the hat". Sometimes, I hand-pick winner(s).
Along with a winner posting, I will attempt to contact the winner via email for mailing address information at least 2 times. If I do not receive the mailing info within a week of the 2nd attempt, the book goes back into giveaway pile or to a runner-up.
For giveaways that require a guestbook signup, I will attempt to contact the winner for a confirmation email reply. This is to ensure that address I have is still active for prize shipment.
Runner-up winner may be selected if the original winner forfeits prize or for an unclaimed prize.
Winners MUST claim their prize by commenting on the winner's post AND replying to my email with address info (if needed).
Book prizes are usually my gently used review copy of the book unless otherwise specified.
Depending on time, I try to comment on favorite blogs and on bloggers who have commented here as best I can.
Here are interesting thoughts on commenting etiquette by:
Rebecca of The Book Lady's Blog
Matt of A Guy's Moleskine Notebook
On Blog Backup:
from Books I Done Read - Do you have a backup of your blog?
Blogger makes it easy...
Go to Settings
-> Export blog to a location of your choice
* image source - my pair of glasses with book journal which has pretty much gone the wayside since blogging happened