HoHoHo Readathon Wrap Up and Giveaway Winner Announcement #HoHoHoRAT #Christmas #Readathon #WrapUp

Hi Everyone!

So the HoHoHO Readathon is officially over and it’s time for me to bring you my reading wrap up, and also to announce the winner of my HoHoHo Beautiful Covers Challenge.

I want to thank everyone who participated, Kim from   Caffeinated Book Reviewer for hosting it, and I hope we’ll be reading together next year as well.

 

Wrap Up:

During HoHoHo Readathon I managed to finish three books and started the fourth one.

In total, I read 1226 pages, which counts as 122 pages per day on average.

Overall, I am happy with that, even though I know it could have been better.

This are the books I finished:   

This is the book I started but didn’t get to finish (yet!): 

 

Winner

So…. The winner for my Beautiful Covers Challenge is Sophia Rose.

You can see her picture here.

I will message Sophia shortly to ask her what book does she want as her prize.

 

I would also take this opportunity to thank everyone who commented on my Sunday Post and sent me kind and comforting messages. Your support means a lot to me, especially at this scary time of my life.

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Beautiful Covers Challenge giveaway: HoHoHo Readathon #HoHoHoRAT #Christmas #Giveaway #Readathon

Hi guys!

Welcome to Beautiful Covers Challenge.

I hope you are all excited about HoHoHo Readathon and to keep the excitement going I am happy to host Beautiful Covers challenge.
We will keep things quick and simple here, so you wouldn’t waste too much of your precious time and can read instead.

Beautiful Covers Challenge encourages you to show us beautiful festive book covers you admire.
You can take a picture of the book any time during the readathon, and post it on your blog, twitter or instagram.
Picture has to be taken by you, and not just taken from Goodreads or other site.
You don’t have to own the book, you can take a pic with beautiful cover on you phone or tablet, or even on computer. You can be creative as you like.

After you post a picture, leave a comment down bellow with the link (so I, and anyone else who wants can see it), and your linky number from this post here: sign up post.

After that, use the refflecopter to enter.

YOU CAN ENTER HERE.

The prize for this challenge is ONE book of choice from TBD, up to 20$. It can also be a preorder. The Giveaway is international, but TBD has to ship to your country.

This challenge is for HoHoHo Readathon participants only, so if you still haven’t signed up, you can do it HERE.

My Picture:

 

On Monday 19th, I will post my HoHoHo Readathon Wrap Up and announce the winner in that post, as well as in the Refflecopter link.

Thank you so much for participating in Beautiful Covers challenge and I wish you all good luck during HoHoHo Readathon!

 

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Book Review: The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even by Anna Bell

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Title: The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even
Author: Anna Bell
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Date: January 26th, 2017
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: from Publisher for review

 

Synopsis (from Goodreads): ‘Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella’. Another hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy from bestselling author Anna Bell

When Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend’s wedding to watch football – after pretending to have food poisoning – it might just be the final whistle for their relationship.

But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an ‘accidentally’ broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she’s delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that’s happened to their relationship.

And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It’s not as if he’ll ever find out . . .

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Review:

Anna Bell is an author who has been on my tbr list for a very, very long time.
Ever since I found out about her book The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart and heard so many amazing things about her work, I wanted to give her a chance.
After putting it off for the longest time, I was lucky enough and got a chance to read her newest novel, The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even.

I am so glad I read this funny novel with the longest title ever, because I fell in love with Bell’s writing style, and with the positive atmosphere she created, that was present through the whole story.

This book follows the story of Lexi, a 29 old woman who’s boyfriend (Will) is obsessed with sports.
Dating him and watching all the games is not always easy for Lexi, but she found her way to deal with that (like reading books on her e-reader when her boyfriend watches a game she is not interested in), but when Will fakes stomach flu so he wouldn’t go to Lexi’s best friend’s wedding, and goes to the game instead, Lexi decides it is time for her to get even.

First of all, let me just say that egocentric in me enjoyed reading this book and my approach to this story is 100% subjective.
You see, I could relate to Lexi so much, because her Will reminded me of my boyfriend. I mean it, they are so alike, it’s like the author based Will’s character on him.
Even their whole relationship situation was almost the same as ours, and when I was talking to my man about this book, he was sure I was making it up, just to entertain him.
“No”, I said “but Anna Bell wrote the story I should have written (because sometimes I like to think I was destined to write a good book one day), because it’s like reading my life on those pages. I KNOW what she’s talking about, to the core!”

The writing style was really, really good!
The story itself was great, but the way the author told us the story is even better. It reminded me of Sophie Kinsella’s style in a way.

I laughed so many times while reading, was entertained the whole time.

I was also curious (and because of subjective reason a bit worried how the story’s going to conclude) because, even though to some readers this story was predictable, I really had no idea in which direction it was going.

The things I think could have been better in this story are:
– I wish we got more romantic/cute scenes with Will and Lexi.
– I wish there was stronger character development. We said goodbye to the same Lexi and Will we met at the very beginning of the story.
– I don’t think Will’s reason to miss the wedding was strong enough.

I am so glad I read The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even, and I am looking forward to read more of Bell’s work.

If you’re a chick lit lover, this book is the one you don’t want to miss.

4,5

Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds.

In this giveaway I am giving you a chance to win a book of choice from my Top 10 books I read in 2016.

The giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

After you enter this giveaway, don’t forget to visit other blogs for more giveaways.

 

You can enter here:

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DISCLAIMER:

  • This giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
  • You must be 18+ old to enter or have your parent’s permission to enter (because I’ll need to ask you to give me your address so I could send the book to you).
  • I am not responsible for the shipment, but am responsible to order a book on time (The Book Depository is responsible to deliver you a book on time and in a good condition).
  • Once chosen, winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply, otherwise another person will be chosen as a winner
  • NO CHEATING! Cheaters will be disqualified

Good Luck!🙂

 
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Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds.

In this giveaway, I am giving you a chance to win any book for 15 US$ or less, from The Book Depository.
You can choose one or more books, as long as you stick to a budget.

The giveaway is international as long as TBD ships to your country.

If for some reason TBD do not ship to your country, you can choose kindle ebooks for the same amount of money (US Amazon because that’s the only one I can purchase ebooks for others from).

After you enter this giveaway, don’t forget to visit other blogs for more giveaways.

 

You can enter here:

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  • This giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
  • You must be 18+ old to enter or have your parent’s permission to enter (because I’ll need to ask you to give me your address so I could send the book to you).
  • I am not responsible for the shipment, but am responsible to order a book on time (The Book Depository is responsible to deliver you a book on time and in a good condition).
  • Once chosen, winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply, otherwise another person will be chosen as a winner
  • NO CHEATING! Cheaters will be disqualified

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Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It.

In this giveaway I am giving you a chance to win one or more books from The Book Depository, up to 15$.

 

The giveaway is international as long as TBD ships to your country.

After you enter this giveaway, don’t forget to visit other blogs for more giveaways.

 

You can enter here:

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DISCLAIMER:

  • This giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
  • You must be 18+ old to enter or have your parent’s permission to enter (because I’ll need to ask you to give me your adress so I could send the book to you).
  • I am not responsible for the shipment, but am responsible to order a book on time (The Book Depository is responsible to deliver you a book on time and in a good condition).
  • Once chosen, winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply, otherwise another person will be chosen as a winner
  • NO CHEATING! Cheaters will be disqualified

Good Luck! :)

 

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Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop, hosted by Valerie from StuckInBooks.

In this giveaway, I am giving you a chance to win one of books I feel like more people should know about.
However, in case you don’t see what you like, I’m giving you a chance to choose any book you want, up to 10 US$ from The Book Depository.

 

These are the books that I think more people should know about. I loved all of them:

(click on book to go to it’s goodreads page)

hard-love if-he-had-been-with-me the summer that melted everything martini henry the second love

The giveaway is international as long as TBD ships to your country.

After you enter this giveaway, don’t forget to visit other blogs for more giveaways.

 

You can enter here:

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DISCLAIMER:

  • This giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
  • You must be 18+ old to enter or have your parent’s permission to enter (because I’ll need to ask you to give me your adress so I could send the book to you).
  • I am not responsible for the shipment, but am responsible to order a book on time (The Book Depository is responsible to deliver you a book on time and in a good condition).
  • Once chosen, winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply, otherwise another person will be chosen as a winner
  • NO CHEATING! Cheaters will be disqualified

Good Luck!🙂
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