Thursday, August 30, 2012

End of Summer Bash Reminder! (with End of Summer Push Review)


End of Summer Bash!

In a few short days the third annual "End of Summer Bash" will be here! I'll be hosting five wonderful authors, and the interviews will be summer and fall-themed in order to celebrate the change of seasons. There will be music, sneak peeks, insights into characters, and giveaways! I'm really excited to get this party started!!

I do hope you'll plan to attend! The bash starts on September 3rd, with winners announced on September 8th. =)

P.S. I'm not offering extra entries this year (just one entry per person, per giveaway - keeping it simple!), but if you wanted to take the button in the sidebar and help spread the word about the bash, that would be awesome! Thank you!

End of Summer Push - Review

Remember that list of 11 books I wanted to get through for the End of Summer Push? Well, I read and reviewed 7 of them! I'm pleased to have caught up on a lot of books that I'd put off too long. Here are the books on the list that I read (with links to the reviews):
I also read several books for fun (I know, right??), including Entwined by Heather Dixon, which ended up being an absolute favorite of mine!! Amazing book!!

On top of that, I reviewed Over the Edge by Mary Connealy (which I read earlier, but need to review), I read With Every Letter for an upcoming blog tour, and I read and blogged about three Narnia books! Here are those post links (from "The Borrowed Book" blog) if you're interested (they include writing tips for my fellow writers):
So, this was a pretty productive reading month! ;) I didn't actually end up watching any Christy episodes...but I did watch some other movies, so it's all good! Plus, I got to go to Disneyland with my family, which was a really big treat!!

Hope you all had a great August, no matter what you read or did - and I'll hope you'll come celebrate with me next week! Oh, and be on the lookout for a couple more reviews at least one review this weekend. =)


Julie said...

Looking forward to "the Bash" Amber! And yes, I'd say you had a good reading month!

Julie said...

And by the way, you aren't the only one that the word verification wasn't working for. I tried to comment on someone else's blog and it wouldn't work and then someone tried to comment on my blog and it wouldn't work. SOOOOOO, I wonder if it is a blogger issue? I removed the feature from my blog, but kept the moderation so that I could monitor for SPAM.

Amber Holcomb said...


Yay! And thank you! :)

As for the verification-thing, I seem to be hearing a lot more about it lately! :( I don't know why it's becoming harder and harder, but for the sake of any communication with our readers at all, I think it's probably for the best to remove it at this point. ;)