Booklover Book Reviews Recap – September 2013

It seems like after only a few glorious Spring days in September we’ve now leap-frogged straight into steamy Summer weather here in Brisbane. October storm season, here we come…

Hey, that’s another great way to rationalize having multiple e-reading devices (I recently added a Nexus 7 to my collection – more on that soon), keep them charged and you’ll never be short of something to do in a power outage. ;)

Here is a quick recap of what happened at Booklover Book Reviews during September:

Book Reviews Published:

Transatlantic by Colum McCannThree Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Benjamin ConstableThe Travel Auction by Mark GreenDanubia by Simon WinderA Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdamChasing the Light by Jesse BlackadderLet's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David SedarisA Vision of Angels by Timothy Jay SmithCutting Right to the Chase Vol1 by Stefania Mattana

Click on the pictures to read the reviews

Other Bookish Banter:

  • We celebrated a double birthday this month – that of this website (4 years old) and my own (a considerably bigger number). To honour the milestone I’ve run a month long International Birthday Book Giveaway where you get to choose your own prize – still a few hours left to enter before the month officially ends – don’t miss out!

 

 

 

 

I had some extra time while on leave so took the opportunity to do some tidying up on this site, so for those interested in the behind the scenes stuff…

  • For a while now I’ve been looking for a way to have advertising on my site that’s much more book-centric and have now achieved that by joining the Litbreaker advertising network. I hope you’re enjoying seeing ads for upcoming book releases at the top of my sidebar rather than the more general fare previously shown there… I know I am. By the way, I get no extra commissions etc for mentioning Litbreaker in this post, but they were extremely helpful with the setup and I know they’re interested in adding a few more Aussie book bloggers to their publisher network.

What’s planned for October?

  • I’m hoping to feature the following titles

Swimming Home by Deborah LevyThe Shining Girls by Lauren BeukesMurder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude IznerThe Dragon Keeper by Mindy MejiaLion Heart by Justin CartwrightI Stole the Rain by Elisa RuotoloThe Greenland Breach by Bernard BessonThe Signature of All Things by Elizabeth GilbertRamadan Sky by Nichola Hunter

Click on the pictures for book information

  • I’m going to be pushing it for time but I really want to participate in German Literature Month in November organised by Lizzy and Caroline. Realistically I think I’ll only be able to manage two titles, one male and one female author. So this month I just need to decide which titles, get myself copies and start reading so I’ll be in a position to publish my reviews during November.

 

  • I also expect to be launching another book giveaway, or two – you’ll just have to wait and see which titles ;)

What are your bookish plans for October?

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Joanne,

    thanks for the mention. We are looking for more AU book blogs, as you note, as well as advertisers who want to reach readers in Australia and elsewhere. I won’t belabor the point – anyone who want to know more can email me or visit litbreaker.com. Thanks, and welcome!

    jc

  2. says

    Hey Jo – just so you know I use Firefox as my browser and everything in your sidebar is now running off the edge making some bits very difficult to read. Thanks for the heads up about LitBreaker, I’ll have to take a look :)

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