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03 Jun, 2017

Armchair Book Expo – Giveaways

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It’s Giveaway Day!  Everybody loves the free stuff.  That’s most of the fun of Book Expo.  Getting free books.  I recently wrote about what happened to the books I got there last year. I still have a lot of them here. So I thought it would be fun to pass them on to you.

When you go to Book Expo, you can go in with a plan of what books you want to get.  The plan falls apart about 30 seconds after you get there as people are shoving books you’ve never heard of at you.  So, in the spirit of Book Expo I’m giving away a surprise box of books.  Yep, that’s right.  You get what you get.  They may be ARCs from Book Expo.  They may be other books.  It is a total surprise.

I will give away 1 box of books for every 20 entries (up to five total boxes).  If you win and you don’t live in the U.S. and it is going to cost me a fortune to ship you books,  I’ll substitute a Book Depository gift card.
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31 May, 2017

Armchair Book Expo – Introduction

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It’s Armchair Book Expo time!  If you don’t know, this is the home participation part of Book Expo that is happening now in New York.

I went last year in Chicago but I hated the idea of going to New York.  Is it just me?  I can’t be the only person who is not at all interested in spending time in New York, can I?  Ugh, it just seems so oppressive feeling the few times I’ve driven though. 

Anyway, I was one of the on-site correspondents for Armchair BEA last year.  This year I’m helping with the social media parts of Armchair Book Expo.  If you come to the Twitter parties (and you totally should), you’ll see me around.

Introduction Questions


I am…  at my last day at my job if you are reading this between 10 AM and 6 PM Eastern time on May 31.  This is a YAY not a OH SORRY. 

My least favorite … things to read are:

  • cozy mysteries
  • westerns
  • books with billionaire in the blurb
  • books celebrating really stupid life choices especially if they are made by teenagers

My favorite … bloggers to find and follow:

  • read a really eclectic group of books – fiction of all genres and nonfiction
  • don’t take themselves too seriously.  Stream of consciousness tangents during book reviews are totally encouraged.
  • read books set all over the world by authors from all over

If that sounds like you, yell and wave your hands around in the comments.