It’s the October Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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We want to welcome you to the October 2016 Kid Lit Blog Hop!

Fall is here and Halloween is in a mere two weeks…WOW! There are some really great Halloween and Autumn books out there for children. We have seen some listed already. How about you share some of those on our monthly hop or for that matter, any great kid’s literature. We love it all!

 
Have you seen the Kid Lit Blog Hopper Facebook fan page. This page has all the news and information related to the hop plus ongoing posts, giveaways, news articles, etc. related to Kid’s Lit. Check it out and of course, please like the page.

This monthly hop, is designed to engage a group of people who love everything that has to do with children’s literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!

So for our hop, please make sure that your posts are related to Children’s literature only and add it to the linky.

(Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.

Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the one or two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.

Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post. Note: Make sure you have the newest badge as the old one goes to the wrong page.

We would also be grateful if you tweet and/or posted on Facebook about the blog hop. Let’s grow this wonderful community.

Our next hop is still to be determined. We will let you know via Twitter and our Facebook page when the next one will be.

 
Thanks for sharing your great children’s books with all of us! The hostess will be around to see you.

Happy Hopping!

Reading Authors, Host

The Bookshelf Gargoyle

BeachBoundBooks

Cheryl Carpinello

Pragmatic Mom

The Logonauts

Spark and Pook

 

Click the link below to get hopping!

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Until next time,

Bruce

September Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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We want to welcome you to the September 2016 Kid Lit Blog Hop. Fall is finally here…YAY! There are some really great Autumn books out there for children. We have seen some list already. How about you share some of those on our monthly hop or for that matter, any great kid’s literature.

 

This exciting, monthly hop, is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children’s literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!

 

Have you seen the new Kid Lit Blog Hopper Facebook fan page? This page has all the news and information related to the hop plus ongoing posts, giveaways, news articles, etc. related to Kid’s Lit. Check it out and of course, please like the page.

 

So for our hop, please make sure that your posts are related to Children’s literature only and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.

 

Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the one or two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.

Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post. Note: Make sure you have the newest badge as the old one goes to the wrong page.

We would also be grateful if you tweet and/or posted on Facebook about the blog hop. Let’s grow this wonderful community.

 

Our next hop will be October 19, 2016.  Thanks for sharing your great children’s books with all of us! The hostess will be around to see you.

Happy Hopping!

Reading Authors, Host

Julie Grasso

BeachBoundBooks

Cheryl Carpinello

Pragmatic Mom

The Logonauts

Spark and Pook

Hits and Misses

The Bookshelf Gargoyle

Click Below for the Hop Link:

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I’m Baaaa-aack…on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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I am super-duper, mega excited to be back on the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Yippee!  I have been asked to serve as a host for this fun hop and so every month you can pop on in and add any links to posts you have relating to Kidlit! Read on to find out how and to visit the other participating hoppers.

We want to welcome you to the August 2016 Kid Lit Blog Hop. It’s back to school time! Some kids are already in school, some are going soon. The kids will be bringing home great books from their libraries. How about you share some of those on our monthly hop or for that matter, any great kid’s literature.

 
This month we welcome a new co-host, Bruce from the Bookshelf Gargoyle! We welcome you
 
aboard and so glad you are here with us! (THANKS!)
 

This exciting, monthly hop, is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children’s literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!

 
Have you seen the new Kid Lit Blog Hopper Facebook fan page. This page has all the news and information related to the hop plus ongoing posts, giveaways, news articles, etc. related to Kid’s Lit. Check it out and of course, please like the page.
 

So for our hop, please make sure that your posts are related to Children’s literature only and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.

 

Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the one-two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.

Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post.

We would also be grateful if you tweet and/or posted on Facebook about the blog hop. Let’s grow this wonderful community.
 
Our next hop will be September 21, 2016.  Thanks for sharing your great children’s books with all of us! The hostess will be around to see you.

Happy Hopping!

Julie Grasso

BeachBoundBooks

Cheryl Carpinello

Pragmatic Mom

The Logonauts

Spark and Pook

Hits and Misses

To see the posts and visit the participants, just click on the below link:

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Books I’m Grateful I Read Giveaway Hop 2015

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Welcome to my stop on the Books I’m Grateful I Read Hop for 2015, hosted by Stuck in Books and running from November 1st to 14th.  The theme of the hop is fairly obvious I should think, so I have come up with a small selection of the gazillions of books that I am grateful to have read. One winner will be able to choose one book from this selection as their prize.  In the event that the winner chooses one of the books that are part of a series, they have the option of choosing the book that they are up to in the series, rather than the series openers that are pictured here.

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My giveaway is open internationally, provided the Book Depository ships to your country for free.  Other Ts & Cs are in the Rafflecopter.  To enter, just click this link:

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Now hop along and visit some of the other participating blogs!

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Good luck!
Until next time,

Bruce

Fancy Pants Thursday: The Literary Giveaway Hop!

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Well hello there! I have decided to go all fancy-schmancy on you today and participate in the Literary Blog Hop, kindly hosted by My Book Self. This hop is dedicated to books that “have literary merit” which means you won’t find any YA or MG or sci fi or any of that rabble on this hop.  Just books for grown ups.  The hop runs from April 2 to April 12 and there are a number of other blogs participating, so don’t forget to hop along using the linky and enter the other giveaways.

I am offering one winner, anywhere in the world, a tome off my very own shelf.  It is a beautiful hardback dust-jacketed edition that I had the very best intentions toward, but I just can’t see myself getting to in the foreseeable future, so off to a more worthy home it shall go.  It is The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser.

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*Bruce not included in prize*

Beautiful, no?  Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn’t sure if he should trust this new friend.


Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive–by his mother’s infirmities, as well as by Nelly’s attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

In case you are wondering about the literary merit of this tome, it has won several awards, and one reviewer on Goodreads described it as “one literary-ass book” and that should be good enough for anyone.  To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter link below.

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Now hop along and win some more literary-ass books!

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Until next time,

Bruce


 

Deja Vu Blogfest: A Second Bite at the Apple!

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So I stumbled across this ripper idea for a blog hop: the Déjà Vu Blogfest! The idea is to repost a post from earlier in the year, to both take the heat off creating original content at this busy time of year and to give an overlooked post or old favourite a second airing.  The hosts of the Deja Vu Blogfest are DL Hammons and Nicole Zoltack – three cheers for a great pre-holiday blog party!  At the end of this post you can find the linky with all the other participants – it’s a great opportunity to hop around and find some new bloggers to connect with.

So I have chosen a Fiction in 50 that I particularly enjoyed writing.  In fact, it was a close call between this one and my entry for the February 2014 challenge, Love in the Time of Palindromes.  The Fi50 I have chosen however is one in which I was heartily pleased with my wordplay.  Without further ado, I give you my contribution for the January 2014 Fiction in 50 challenge, on the prompt “The Best of Intentions”.

I feel like I’ve outdone myself this month, and I hope you agree.  This is certainly my favourite piece so far!  Although, admittedly, it is 51 words long and therefore fails the challenge, but I could not decide on another word to cull. Editing suggestions are most welcome.  I have titled this piece….

Bob’s Big Break

“What’s your best price Bob?” asks St. Peter.

”We’ll replace this path with patented Good Intentions Pavers, plus eternity-length warranty on cracking and fading, for $9 million per square metre!”

“How much?”

“Okay, $8m. Mate’s rates.”

 “Go to Hell!” sputters Peter.

Bob considers. It’s the break he’s been looking for.

So there you have it.  Join in with your links here:

The linky will remain open for a whole month, so you’ve got plenty of time to play along (and cull that 51st word).  New players welcome! Old players in disguise welcome!

For anyone who happens to be interested in the Fiction in 50 monthly challenge, simply click on the attractive button below!

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Now hop along and meet some other posts that are getting a second chance to shine!

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Until next time,

Bruce

Getting to Know You Blog Hop and Giveaway!

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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,

Bruce