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My Read More Reading Challenge 2016

My Read More Reading Challenge 2016

I’ve always wanted to complete a year long reading challenge.  I’ve searched and searched Google and found several that were some pretty awesome challenges.  None of them ever quite fit me, though.  So, I’ve made my own!  I’ve even got it set up so that you can download it yourself, print it out, and read along with me!  Just click the link right down there at the bottom of the page and bam!  It’s yours to use.

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It has forty different book descriptors to help broaden your reading horizon and to challenge you to finish all forty challenges.  If you complete all forty reading challenges with a different title for each line and share your completed pages with me, I’ll enter you into a drawing at the end of the year for a surprise reading goody basket!

As I read the books, I will be reviewing them here.  Be sure to check back throughout the year to see what I read and what I think about the books.  I am really looking forward to 2016 being a great new year!  Are you going to tell everyone about the book challenge or keep it to yourself?

Here’s the link to download the pdf file.

Read More Reading Challenge 2016

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2015 in Books, Giveaways, TBR

 

And the Winner Is…

After getting everyone’s name for the entries for the Dollanganger Giveaway, I went to a random name picker website, put in everyone’s name the appropriate number of times, and clicked “Pick Random Line” in order to choose a winner.  And without further ado, the winner is…

Dollanganger Giveaway WinnerGayelena, I will be contacting you to get your information to get your prize to you.  I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Books, Giveaways

 

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Dollanganger Series Review…PLUS a Giveaway!!

As promised, this is a review of the ENTIRE Dollanganger Series by V. C. Andrews.

The series is comprised of five books.  Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.  Garden of Shadows is actually a prequel to the rest of the series, but comes fifth in order of publishing.

The series follows the four Dollanganger children, Christopher, Cathy, Cory, and Carrie.  After they are left fatherless because of a tragic accident, they are whisked away to their mother’s childhood home, Foxworth Hall, in Virginia.  We follow them throughout their childhood and teenage years on through their adulthood.  The first two books are told by Cathy, the third is told by her sons, and the fourth is, again, narrated by Cathy.

Then comes the prequel.  We find out just what made the Grandmother so harsh and unrelenting and so into religion.  We also learn why Corrine was a favorite of her father while she felt so disconnected from her mother.  Chris returns to Foxworth Hall after the death of his father and his mother, so that Malcolm, Corrine’s father, can help send him to medical school as their father would have wanted.  Christ and Corrine fall in love and are kicked out of the home.  The end of the book finds Corrine coming back home with her four children, the beginning of Flowers in the Attic.

I found all five of these books to be a VERY compelling read.  It took me about a week and a half to read them all, and that includes still making sure that I take care of my husband and my kids, and spend time with my sister while she is in town visiting over Spring Break.  I just COULD NOT put the books down.  I was up until the wee hours of the morning reading, almost every night, because I had to find out what happened next and if the children ever found true happiness, or at least peace.

And now, for the reason you decided to click on and read this post.  As it says in the title, I am also hosting a giveaway!  Yes.  It’s true.  For the price of a comment, you can be entered into a drawing.  No, I’m not going to draw a picture for you.  I’m not much of an artist.  However, everyone that comments on this post will be entered into a drawing to win your very own copy of…
Book GiveawayFlowers in the Attic/Petals on the Wind!  Yes, you could be the next proud owner of the first two books in the Dollanganger series by V. C. Andrews.

Here’s the rules:

  1. Leave a comment as to why you would like to win a copy of this book.
  2. Only one comment entry per person.
  3. Open only to US residents.
  4. If you like my page on Facebook you can gain an extra entry.
  5. You must comment and/or like my Facebook page between March 15, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

I will randomly choose a winner on the first of April.  After you are notified, as soon as you get your information to me I will get the book out to you.

If you have read the series, or any of the books in the series, what did you think about them?  Were you as drawn into the sordid world of the Foxworths as I was?  If you haven’t read them, let me know why you would either want to read them or not.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Books, Giveaways, Reviews

 

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