I can hardly believe how quickly time passes! Staying busy probably helps, don't you think? Well, here we are beginning the fourth week of July and the fourth giveaway begins with it. Have you won one of the giveaways yet? If so, congratulations! If not, well now's your chance. You'll want to try to win Prize Package #4 if you have kids, nieces, nephews or godchildren. One of John's favorites is up for grabs this week. Keep reading to check it out!
Since this book has caused a hotbed of controversy over on Goodreads, I'm turning off comments for this post. I read it as research material, just to get one man's perspective on his own gender. This is my honest opinion of the book and I hope you'll enjoy that much, at least.
John and I are excited to bring you this week's giveaway. One of his favorite photography subjects is the sun on the horizon, whether at sunrise or sunset. I think he photographs it wonderfully, but I could be biased. :) Why not read on to see what's in the prize package this week?
The short story "Ignite" was just the ticket for helping me get back on track with my reading goals. I've also been digging into my 'currently reading' book list on Goodreads and knocking some of those onto my 'read' list. That's helped a lot, too.
I got this short story, which is a prequel for the 'Battlecry' series, when I signed up for the author's newsletter. I'm so happy it's listed on Goodreads because there are authors who share free stories that are bonus material, unavailable anywhere else. I can't leave a review for those or count them toward my goal. I'm not sure how to leave a review for a book that's not listed on Goodreads. If any of my readers knows how to do that, especially when the book doesn't have an ISBN or AIN, I'd appreciate some help. :)
Since my review for 'Ignite' is super short, I'm also going to share my review for a special book which took me far too long to read. I started reading 'Hidden Dreams' back in 2014, about the time my daughter and husband were taking lead roles in our local stage production of 'The Diary of Anne Frank'. I ended up being stage manager for that and the book necessarily took a back seat and eventually got lost in the crashing waves of life. But I've finished it now and shared my review.
On to the reviews!
Summertime Giveaway # 2 starts now and would you look at this line up! This week, John and I are giving away Francis Chan's book "Crazy Love", another beautiful rose image, and more! Read on to check out the details.
I've never mentioned it, I don't think, but I get a lot of free books through Bookbub emails. I get more than I can actually read within any kind of foreseeable time frame. *wry laugh* But I'm making a valiant effort. This week's book review is an Inspirational Romance by Miralee Ferrell. Read on to check out my review.
Hosting a giveaway is no walk in the park but I had a lot of fun with my last one. This time, I'm so happy to be joined by my husband who blogs over at JD Kittles Creative Digital. He's been taking awesome nature and weather photographs for years now and gets better every day. He recently started pushing his YouTube channel a little more and it's paid off. (Join us in celebrating his new milestone: 500 views on YouTube!) He's inspired me to work harder on my own YouTube channel, I can tell you.
Anyway, we thought this was a great way for us to do something fun together while also introducing his relatively new blog to the world. We've worked really hard to create five themed prize packages, combining our love of books and photography. I can't wait to share so let's get to it!
I'm coming to the end of the challenges I took on for June. Camp Nanowrimo is around the corner and school starts two weeks or so after that. Just a heads-up...after July, I'm going back to posting only twice a week so I can keep blogging on our school blog, too. I just wanted my readers to be aware of how things are going in my life now and what I expect to happen blog-wise in the near future.
Anyway, on with the challenge responses!
Today's book review has been a long time coming. I think I won this book back in late February or early March and have only just gotten a chance to read it. To be honest, it got buried in the mountain of free books I've been finding through Bookbub and Book Funnel promotions from some of the author blogs I follow. I humbly apologize to Jameson C. Smith for taking so long to read it! Ready for the review? Let's get started...
This week has been hovering around nightmare level. I've been so busy trying to get something special ready for my blog readers during the month of July. Keep up with my posts so you don't miss that. If you're signed up for my newsletter, I'll be sending an extra email all about the special surprise so you can know exactly what's coming up and when during the month. Trust me. It'll pay to be a newsletter subscriber. ;)
On with the weekend challenge responses!
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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