Literary Blog Hop Giveaway: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Hello, and welcome to the Literary Blog Hop! This is a thrice yearly giveaway hop hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. I, along with 41 other bloggers, am giving away a book of literary merit to one lucky reader!

If you’re a regular reader, it’s lovely to see you again, and if you’re visiting Books Speak Volumes for the first time, I’m thrilled to meet you! I’m super excited to participate in this giveaway for the second time. This time around I’m excited to offer a copy of Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed!

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Literary Blog Hop Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Literary Blog Hop! This is a thrice yearly giveaway hop hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. I, along with 38 other bloggers, am giving away a book of literary merit to one lucky reader!

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If you’re a regular reader, it’s lovely to see you again, and if you’re visiting Books Speak Volumes for the first time, I’m thrilled to meet you! I’m super excited to participate in this giveaway for the first time. I couldn’t decide which book I wanted to give away, so I’m letting you choose — kind of. I picked my three favorite books published in 2013, and the winner gets to pick which one he/she would like to receive!

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Late Lights: Giveaway Winner

Hello my beautiful tulips! Big thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of Late Lights by Kara Weiss last week. I’m pleased to announce that the winner is the lovely Rebecca of Love at First Book! She has a delightful blog, and you should all check it out (if you haven’t already). Get at me with your address, lady 🙂

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On a different note, sorry I’ve been a bit quiet both on the blog and commenting on your blogs lately; Tom and I moved into our apartment a week ago today, and things have been hectic! We’re finally (mostly) settled in, although we almost burned down the building with an apparently faulty microwave this morning. I love the apartment and our neighborhood, and being back in Buffalo is wonderful! The job is going well so far, but I’m still getting used to the schedule. I hope to get back in the blogging swing of things next week!

Giveaway Winners Galore!

Howdy everybody! The blog’s been a bit quiet for the last few weeks because I’ve been on the road with my family, exploring Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. I’m actually still away from home and am writing from the family farm in Iowa, where we’re spending the afternoon on our way home to central New York.

Since I have access to a computer for the first time in nearly three weeks, I’m taking the opportunity to do a little catching up. While away, I had two book reviews with giveaways scheduled. Both of those giveaways have concluded, so I’m popping in to wrap them up!

Jennine G. of My Life in Books won a copy of The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein, kindly provided by the publisher through TLC Book Tours. She has already accepted and should receive her book soon!

Today I drew the winner for my giveaway of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, also held through TLC Book Tours. I’m pleased to announce Heather of Between the Covers as the winner! I will email her today to let her know.

Congratulations to both winners! I hope you love these books as much as I did 🙂

I look forward to catching up with all of you and getting back into the swing of blogging when I get home in a few days!

Happy reading!

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Jack Donaghy Winning TimeI am pleased to announce that Diamond “Dee” of Dee’s Reads has won my giveaway, which was held to celebrate reaching 200 blog followers! From the list of books I have written about here on Books Speak Volumes, Dee has chosen to receive a copy of On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I have emailed her for her mailing address and will order her a copy from The Book Depository as soon as possible!

Thank you to everyone who participated, wished me congratulations, and said kind words about my blog. Your support means so much to me!

Happy reading, everyone!

Bloggy News: A New Look, 200 Followers, and a Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I have a few exciting announcements to make about Books Speak Volumes today!

First of all, the blog has a shiny, brand new header image! A huge thank you to my wonderful boyfriend Tom for designing it. Aside from being incredibly handsome, sweet, and funny, he also happens to be a talented graphic and web designer! You can see his other awesome designs on Dribbble!

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Thanks lemon pie, you’re the best!

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Reminder: Wanderers by Edward Belfar Giveaway

wanderers edward belfarHello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m just popping in to remind you that there’s still time to enter my giveaway of Wanderers by Edward Belfar! It’s an excellent collection of short stories about being geographically and emotionally far from home (review here). The giveaway is open until 12 a.m. EST Wednesday, and you can earn points by commenting on my review, following my blog, tweeting about the giveaway, etc. Click here to enter!