BlogFest 2011

Welcome and thank you for joining us for BlogFest 2011!  We had so much fun last year that we decided to do it again. For those of you who are participating for the first time, here’s some background info from our host and organizer, A Journey of Books:

What is BlogFest?
BlogFest is a blog run of sorts. A list of participating blogs will be provided on July 15, each offering a fantastic giveaway for readers to enter. Each blog will link to another, pulling readers through the fantastic party we’ll have set up for them!

How do I enter to win?
Each blog has their own giveaway and their own rules. The giveaways will start at midnight EST on the morning of July 15th and run through 11:59pm on the night of the 17th. That’s a whole 72 hours where you get to visit as many blogs as you want and enter their amazing giveaways.

This year, you could win the following prize pack (5 books) from Tundra Books:

Stones for My Father
By Trilby Kent
Ages 11+ | 176 Pages
HC ISBN 9781770492523
“The more prominent review media seem to have completely missed this gem from a Canadian-Brit. In quickly evocative prose, Kent creates an immediate and scintillating story of young Corlie Roux, a Boer girl in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War at the turn of the last century…. Kent has a keen craft and understands her audience, and the U.S. children’s literature world would do well to start paying her more attention.” – BayViews, The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California

The Case of the Missing Deed
By Ellen Schwartz
Ages 8-11 | 200 Pages
HC ISBN 9780887769597
“…The Case of the Missing Deed is fast-paced, and full of cryptic clues, secret codes, and red herrings…. Schwartz beautifully captures the agony, ecstasy, and exquisite self-centredness of a 13-year-old girl on a family vacation…. The Case of the Missing Deed is a great summer read for kids who love a good, meaty mystery as much as they love a delicious homemade dessert.” – Quill & Quire

First Descent
By Pam Withers
Ages 12+ | 272 Pages
HC ISBN 9781770492578
“…Myriam is one of the best heroines I’ve found in a YA novel! She has so many layers and depth and she’s strong without being impossible…. Myriam and her family weren’t tropes or stereotypes; they were fully fleshed-out characters who were just living their lives as best they could. The changes Rex went through were really organic – because he spent time with Myriam’s people but also because he finally got away from his grandfather’s poisonous influence…. Willingness to both listen and to alter your worldview when needed are two important things I think a lot of kids need to learn about, and First Descent tells them that in such a way that it never felt like preaching. Which is great, don’t you think?” – Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog

“Scribbling Women” True Tales from Astonishing Women
By Marthe Jocelyn
Ages 14+ | 208 Pages
HC ISBN 9780887769528
“…a wonderful example of a book that will break down any negative stereotypes about biographies. [Jocelyn]… creates lively, sometimes humorous pieces that blend straight biographic detail and anecdotal accounts about some lesser known women writers in history…. Not only does Jocelyn share extraordinary stories about these women, but her piece also celebrates writers of all kinds, inspiring young adults, particularly girls, to value their own voices and experiences by writing through whatever means they choose….” – ForeWord Reviews

Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist
By Jane Drake and Ann Love
Ages 11+ | 144 Pages
TR ISBN 9780887769429
“…The style is conversational and the tone offers realistic encouragement to teens looking to solve problems. Teachers will approve of the focus on the importance of developing writing and speaking skills, being mindful of one’s online reputation, and learning how to evaluate project efforts … a useful historical perspective of activism.” – School Library Journal

To enter our BlogFest Giveaway:

  • Please leave a comment sharing your favourite book blog! The blog’s name or URL please! One entry per person.
  • Also let us know if you do the extra entries in your entry comment. It is optional! If you’re already a subscriber, follower, fan, and friend – just let us know. You don’t have to re-do it.
  • The giveaway closes on July 17, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. Entries after this date and time will not be considered.
  • The winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by e-mail. Please read our rules here.

Optional extra entries:

  • +2: Subscribe to our blog using the widget on the top right-side column.
  • +2: Tweet this: I entered the #BlogFest2011 #giveaway at @TundraBooks =)
  • +1: Follow us on twitter.
  • +1: Like our page on facebook.
  • +1: Be our friend on goodreads.

Now hop on over to:
165. Tall Tales from a Small Town
166. Taming the Bookshelf
167. Teens Read and Write
168. The Book Garden
169. The Book Nympho

Giveaway Closed! Congratulations to Aik!

66 Replies to “BlogFest 2011”

  1. It’s so hard to pick a favorite book blog for me because I follow so many! Maybe Michelle Moran, I’m so waiting for her next book!

    Follower and subscriber

  2. Hi. One of my favorite book blogs is The Perpetual Page Turner. Jamie is so much fun and her reviews are great.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Oh, boy, there are lots of great book blogs out there! I’d have to say My Overstuffed Bookshelf:

    +2 subscribe by email
    +1 follow on Twitter (@DarleneBookNook)
    +1 like your page on Facebook (Darlene’s Book Nook)
    +1 Goodreads friend (Darlene)
    +2 for tweeting:!/DarleneBookNook/status/92029008220401664

    Please enter me in the draw!

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. i follow via email, twitter (@mitzi_wanham),goodreads (Marianne) and FB (Marianne) i really like Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog, but yours may take first place.

  5. I just read Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions by Nina Hamberg. I’d recommend it. It’s a memoir, but it reads like a fiction novel.
    My favorite book blog is of course my own: Bitsy Bling Books but I am also a fan of Bizarro Central. The guys over there have a great sense of dark humor.

    +1 I’m a new Twitter follower (@bitsyblingbooks)
    +1 I’m also following at Goodreads (Charlie Courtland)
    +2 I tweeted about the giveaway

  6. There are so many book blogs I follow (plus I have my own). I think my current favorite is because of the format of her reviews and other great posts.
    +2 old email subscriber
    +1 old Twitter subscriber
    +1 new FB liker
    +1 new Goodreads friend

  7. Favorite blog:

    I am an email subscriber.
    Follow on twitter-@ladymagnolia99
    Liked Facebook page-Judy C
    Goodreads-follow reviews and sent friend request-Judy C


  8. GoodReads
    Im a reader not a writer

    I like Tundra on FB and left a comment – amhengst +1
    I am a friend on GoodReads also + 1

  9. My favorite book blog is Michelle Moran’s
    Good Reads
    I’m a reader not a writer

  10. Hi! My favorite book blog? Hmm..I don’t think I really have one at this moment because due to all the blog hops this summer, I’ve been going to a whole bunch of blogs xD The one that I sort of am interested in, just because I’ve visited this one the most for blog hops is:

    The extra entries I did were:
    Twitter: @MaskedVampyre13 (thats my twitter name)
    Facebook: My name on fb is Ellen Trieu


  11. There are so many that I follow that I hate to say I like one better than another. I will choose the one I started following first…Bookin’ with Bingo. I also win a lot there and Bingo is very cute. I really love them all.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. I enjoy a lot of different blogs, but probably have been following Plotmonkeys the longest.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  13. One of my fave book blogs in Luxury Reading.
    follow on google friend ….. dor
    +1: Follow us on twitter.
    +1: Like our page on facebook
    under doreen riopel

    dorcontest at gmail dot com
    Doreen R

  14. Followed
    FB Amber Dyer

    Twitter @aatwat


    Till I entered blogfest I never have read a bookblog but I read simply Stacie and she post a few and I love her blog

  15. Thank y you for participating in this fun blogfest. One of my favorite blog is, but then I am a little prejudice as I am a guest reviewer there 🙂

    Subscriber and Goodreads – Denise Zaky


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