Tuesday, September 09, 2008

LEADING UP TO BOOK BLOGGER APPRECIATION WEEK


Many of you know that I've regularly reviewed books here, and I love putting out the word on new and exciting authors and their books. In honour of BBAW, or BOOK BLOGGER APPRECIATION WEEK, I'm giving a book a day away to one lucky person who comments here. The comments will be saved up till the BBAW WEEK of September 15-19th, and I'll post the best, more humourous, most thoughtful, most helpful, comments each day. :)

All you have to do is start your comment with:

I READ BOOK REVIEWS BECAUSE...

What am I giving away? I'm glad you asked...

"Break No Bones" by Kathy Reich
"Cross Bones" by Kathy Reich
"All Shook Up - an Eddy Dancer Mystery" by Mike Harrison
"Wild Thing - an Eddy Dancer Mystery" by Mike Harrison (the sequel)
"Dirty Sweet" by John McFetridge

They're all gently used, and the last three mysteries are books I've actually reviewed on this site, if you check back in my archives.

I want to support fellow bloggers who a) review books regularly, and b) the suspense/mystery authors out there who make our lives happier by thrilling us with fear, intense emotion, and well-written, wicked tales of the human condition.

So, I'm accepting your 100 word comments till Saturday, September 13th, and hopefully you'll participate and win a great book. Cheers!

11 comments:

amye said...

Laurie, I love your the pic in your header!

Toni Anderson said...

This is a great idea Laurie.

said...

I read book reviews because...

I am always on the prowl for a good book to read. If I am going to read, it might as well be a book that someone found interesting. In fact, I have a moutain of TBR from recommendations of book reviewers. I'm rarely disappointed about it.

I read book reviews because I'd like to learn how to review a book. I've been reading for over 30 years, and I find it awkward to write review about a book, even the ones I like. I never know how much to say without spoiling the plot. Reading book reviews gives me idea. Learning how to do it is a bit daunting, so it's an on-going process for me. I figure I'll start with mainly my book giveaway blog then graduate to reviewing the books. When I know how do it.

Shoshana at This Book For Free

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

I love to read book reviews because there are so many books out there that I wouldn't find otherwise. I love to read a book's preview, but reading another's review is often times beneficial too because you get to see the book from a different perspective than the straight cut blurb view.

Additionally, I love browsing the book blogs because you meet lots of great people who have the same reading tastes as yourself. Reading someone's review helps me connect with them because I can understand more about the person and how they relate to the books that they read.

-Rebekah
littleminx at cox dot net

Donna M said...

Laurie, I just wanted to let you know that you won Book of Names on my site. Could you email me your mailing address so I can send it to you.

Amanda said...

I read book reviews because...
I'm always looking for new books, new authors, etc. There are so many authors and books out there that I would never be able to find them all without reading reviews. Besides by reading the reviews and seeing how the reviewer scored new books, and perhaps some old books I've read, I can see whether or not I would potentially like the book rather than just blindly reading the book. It kind of helps to weed out the possibilities on the long list of TBR books I've compiled and more times than not adds more to my ever growing list.

Bobbi said...

This Book Blogging Appreciation concept has been wonderful. I have found so many new book review blogs - my mind is in overload! There is just not enough time in any given day to be able to read through and comment on so many great blogs. I have been able to find sites that appeal to all my tastes in reading: vampire, mystery, thriller, Young Adults and general reviews, just to name a few.

And the give-away - OMG, I have signed up for several, but there are so many!

I have blogrolled your site as a favorite, so I'll be checking back in regularly. Good luck with your contest!

Christine said...

A hundred words! Boy howdy.

I read book reviews because I read books -- and thus I like to keep abreast of what's happening in the book world. Did I miss a new release by a favourite author? That book I've had my eye on in the shop -- is it wonderful or terrible? I read reviews because I love the conversations they can open up about people's favourite (or un-favourite) books.

I also read reviews because I write them as well, and I like to compare myself with others whose words I read (in a gentle way, of course).

Tracee said...

I read book reviews because there is no such thing as a TBR list that is too long! I love finding new authors and new blogs to visit!

photoquest said...

I read book reviews because I am a advid reader and it's important to me to try and pick the very best books i can, to keep me reading. Reading is therapy to me since suffering from sever depression and I don't ever want to get frustrated in my reading. That's why i go on these book blogs to see what books are coming out and what people are saying about them. I have found so many wonderful books this way and has inhanced the way i by books I am almost always happy with the books i've purchased from reading book reviews.
I would love to be entered in your contest. photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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