Category: Sponsored Challenges

Grace – Book Giveaway

Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, by Melinda Marchiano 289 pages ISBN 978-0984271207 Happy Quail; 2 edition (October 1, 2010) Recently I read Melinda Marchiano’s moving memoir about her triumph over Hodgkin Lymphoma (read my review), and I am thrilled to announce that Melinda and her publisher have generously offered to give …

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Wrap UP for Random Reading Challenge (and a Giveaway)

Well, I failed miserably in my own hosted challenge – but many of you completed this challenge with flying colors! There were 109 participants and 160 linked reviews for your random reads. I’m going to leave the review and wrap up links open for another week for those of you who haven’t had a chance …

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Two More Reasons to Join Reading for a Cure…

Today I learned that cancer has robbed two more beautiful children of their lives. Melina Riniola battled an aggressive form of brain cancer for six years (beginning at age eight) before finally succumbing to the disease early this morning. Five year old Mattie Powell was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. It metastasized to her …

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The Belletrista Challenge

A Perpetual Challenge I have decided to do a personal challenge which is based in my love of literature by female authors AND my desire to read more translated books as well as novels from around the world. There is a fantastic electronic magazine called Belletrista which is the brainchild of one of my friends. …

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Read-A-Thon: Charity Event

As you may or may not know, the Read-A-Thon has always been a charity event. In the past, I’ve raised money for Reading is Fundamental as well as a Triple Creek Ranch (a therapeutic horseback riding program). But this year, I am very focused on one charity: Reading for a Cure. Reading for a Cure …

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Quarterly Update: Reading for A Cure

The months are rushing past and we are already at the end of the first quarter for Reading for a Cure. I thought it would be fun to give you quarterly updates on how this project is going. When I started Reading for a Cure, I had no idea how many people would be interested …

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Wrap Up Post: March Giveaways…and MANY THANKS!

I am deeply thankful to many people for helping to make March a successful month for Reading for a Cure. Without the generous support of authors, publishers and publicists I would not have been able to offer the amazing book giveaways in March. Thanks to each of you for supporting this important cause… Author Josh …

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Winner: Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Series

An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-1995-1 343 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2004, 2007) An Irish Country Village, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2023-0 419 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) An Irish Country Christmas, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2072-8 479 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) Today’s giveaway for Reading for a Cure goes to …

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Winner: An Irish Country Girl

An Irish Country Girl, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0765320711 320 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (January 2010) Today’s giveaway for Reading for a Cure goes to another lucky winner who will receive a hard copy edition of  An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor.  I chose one name randomly by assigning a number to each person …

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March 30th Giveaway: Patrick Taylor Irish Country Series

An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-1995-1 343 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2004, 2007) An Irish Country Village, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2023-0 419 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) An Irish Country Christmas, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2072-8 479 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) This week, thanks to publisher Tor/Forge,  I will be …

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