Getting to Know You Blog Hop and Giveaway!


I have jumped on board with Cuddlebuggery Book Blogs’s Getting to Know You Giveaway Hop.  This hop is about finding new blogs to connect with and will run from November 15th to 29th.  To find out about my giveaway, just scroll down a bit, but as this is all about getting to know me (and you…but mainly me), I’ve decided to repost my recent Bookish Year in Review Survey.  Possibly I peaked too early with that one. Enjoy!

So last year around this time I jumped in on a fun, bookish survey from Pop Culture Nerd – you can check that out here if you like – and this year I’ve decided to do my own bookish review of the year that has (almost) been! Basically, I’ve come up with some sentences and I aim to finish them with the titles of books that I have read this year. I can’t guarantee that I won’t cheat though and use some titles from last year. Or titles on my TBR pile. I may even include more than one title per sentence. Hold onto your false teeth, thrillseekers, here we go!

So far, I would describe this year as being: [a] Blur


I’m tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: Extreme Dentistry

extreme dentistry

I could have cried when: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

mirror cover


I would love to have some respite from: Baby Penguins Everywhere!

baby penguins everywhere

The most unexpected thing that happened this year involved: 100 Hungry Monkeys

100 Monkeys

My non-bookish friends would say I: [have a] SuperEgo


My motto for the remainder of 2014 is going to be: Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab

never underestimate a hermit crab

The thing I am most looking forward to is: [an] 8-Bit Christmas

8 bit christmas

One of my favourite dreams features: Duck, Death and the Tulip

duck death and the tulip

If you looked under my couch you would see: [a] Slimy Underbelly

slimy underbelly

If I could no longer keep blogging, I would probably pursue a career in: The Indifference League

the indifference league

Something most people don’t know about me is: I Need a New Butt

i need a new butt

Now onto the winning! I am offering one winner a random book from my Goodreads favourites shelf.  They can choose either a picture book, middle grade fiction, YA fiction, Adult fiction or non-fiction title and I will sneakily pick one and send it off to the winner via the Book Depository.  That means this contest is open internationally, PROVIDED the BD ships to your country for free.  More Ts & Cs in the rafflecopter.  Now click on the link to enter and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now hop along Cassidy (or whatever your name is….nice to meet you, by the way :)) Here’s the list of other participants:

Until next time,


20 thoughts on “Getting to Know You Blog Hop and Giveaway!

  1. I already know you too – and I’m very glad I do 🙂 You didn’t peak too early with that post because it enabled me to copy it from you and put my highights in my own post – I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think a few of my readers made favourable comments too!
    Have fun with your new friends 🙂


  2. I’ve dropped by a few times, but I don’t know you so it’s nice to meet you! Some of those books, especially those PB look super cute. Actually, this post idea is pretty cute. I’ll have to look them up and check out your favourite shelf 🙂


  3. I totally cracked up when I saw Extreme Dentistry under your reality tv choice hahaha! You seem to read pretty diversely – these books are all sorts of genres. I haven’t read any of these actually, but the picture books look perfect for the kids I nanny!


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