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May 10, 2016 08:09PM

1218 Tabitha, ABSOLUTELY! you don't have to win it to be able to join the conversation. The discussion is open to anyone! So cool that you took it out from the library : )
May 10, 2016 04:46AM

1218 Hmmm. Rhonda's profile is not allowing me to leave a message and since there is no alternate way to contact her, I am moving down the list to the next winner! And that person is.....


Congrats Diane. I will be reaching out shortly to collect your information!
May 10, 2016 04:40AM

1218 Hi all,

I entered everyone's name into the Randomizer and let it run two times to generate a truly random list of winners......

And the lucky winners this month are......

Kim (with the heart)

Congrats to you all!
I'll be in touch shortly requesting your shipping address, since you all requested print copies of California!

For those of you who entered but did not win, there is always next month, right?!

And thank you to everyone who entered! I love being able to set up the author/reader giveaways and discussions and that wouldn't be possible without your interest and participation!!!
May 09, 2016 05:26PM

1218 I love the way that you talk about your characters, as if they are living breathing people in your life, begging for your attention, Kathleen : )
May 08, 2016 03:58PM

1218 Hello readers! Are you ready to get your discussion on?

Kathleen Grissom joins us tomorrow to begin the discussion on Glory Over Everything! And as is typical for me, I am here tonight to welcome her to the group since I'll be at work most of the day tomorrow.

The conversation is open to everyone - so have at it you guys! Hit her up with your questions and reactions to the book, her writing process, whatever you wish!

Hi Kathleen and welcome back to TNBBC. We are thrilled to have you with us again and I want to thank you and your publisher for making copies of the book available for our readers in order to share this exciting experience with you!

For those who did not read THE KITCHEN HOUSE, what is the connection between that book and GLORY OVER EVERYTHING?
May 07, 2016 03:50PM

1218 You are on Fiyah!
May 02, 2016 10:00AM

1218 Book 25 was a no brainer. I don't often read books that have their own maps, and this one did, so hello "Maps and Legends"!

(Lost Everything - Brian Francis Slattery)
May 02, 2016 09:56AM

1218 Hi Pam! Well, you've joined the right group. We have TONS of group read discussions here!
May 02, 2016 05:52AM

1218 Hi everyone! Phew, what a tie breaker for the month of May, huh? So many great books to choose from.

In the end, it appears Robert's nomination of SKIN AND OTHER STORIES has won the race!

Robert will be your discussion leader this month.....
Lead away Robert : )
May 02, 2016 04:27AM

1218 Thanks to Eva for hosting April's Group Read!!!!
May 02, 2016 03:48AM

1218 Next month, we'll be discussing California with author Edan Lepucki.

her publisher has given us a total of 10 copies to give away - your choice of Print (for US only) or digital/Netgalley (internationally).

In order to be considered, you must comment here or on the blog for a shot at winning one and secure a spot in the discussion that kicks off on June 20th.


This giveaway will run through May 9th.

Winners will be announced here and via email (if you provide one) on May 10th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC's blog (linked above). Let us know which format you prefer - Print (if you request this, you must be a resident of the US) or Digital (Netgalley, available internationally).


2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from June 20th through June 26th. Edan has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her.

*If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion right here in this thread next month.

3 - If your goodreads profile is blocked (set on private), please leave me another way to contact you.

1218 Oh no! We have a three way tie for May's Short Story collection and a two way tie for June's Beach Read.

That means we gotta revote!!!

Everyone back to the polls to break these ties : )
Tie breaking round ends on Monday.


Apr 29, 2016 04:11PM

1218 Hi Chris. Yeah, sorry, we're all set for this one. We give away books once a month typically so keep your eye out!
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Apr 25, 2016 07:15PM

1218 Thanks for joining and introducing yourself John!
1218 Hey all! Sorry for the delay. I was travelling for work for the last week.

The nominations are closed, and the polls have just opened!!!!

Go and vote for the books you would most like to read along with us

Polls close on the 28th.

Thanks to everyone who nominated!!!
Apr 22, 2016 06:28PM

1218 Marshall, this self promotional thread is in direct violation of our group rules. I have attempted to reach out to you privately multiple times in an effort to get you to follow group rules. Since you have ignores that outreach, I have gone ahead and flagged this comment as SPAM with the goodreads team.
1218 Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you create your post!! And check our bookshelves to be sure you are not nominating something we have already read as a group!

The categories for May and June are:

May = Short Story Theme (a collection of short stories or flash fiction)

June = "Beach Read" theme (something you can easily chew through while chilling on the beach or in the backyard)

If you nominate the book, and the book is chosen as a group read, you agree to lead the discussion for that month! Don't worry, it's not hard, and we'll love you all the more for it!

Please do not nominate a book more than once. A book can only be voted on once, so multiple nominations within this thread are not counted.

Only ONE nomination per month per person.

Please be sure to post the title, author, and the month you are nominating it for.

Ideally, you can type it as follows -
August - Room - Emma Donoghue

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?

I'll accept nominations through the 21st. If we get tons of nominations, I may pull the plug on it a little early, so get them in as soon as you can!

Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!

Hit us with your best noms!

**Important note: At no time is it acceptable for an author to nominate one of his/her own books for the monthly group read. Likewise, it is not acceptable to "push" nominations or votes within this group. "A nomination for a nomination" is also not acceptable. If I suspect a push, or inappropriate actions have taken place within the group read nominations or votes, I reserve the right to deem those nominations or votes as ineligible.
Apr 15, 2016 09:27AM

1218 Book 24 was an easy one to place. "Tongue" - a book with a body part in the title : )

(Your Glass Head Against the Brick Parade of Now Whats - Sam Pink)
Apr 13, 2016 11:49AM

1218 Hi all. I've tried contacting three of the winners since the announcement went out but alas, there's been no response.

I'd like to be able to give away all 10 copies so that we have 10 participants in our discussion next month, so the next three people who message me here on goodreads stating they want to participate, and give me their preference of digital or print, and their email (for the digital) or their shipping address (for the print) win the copies!
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Apr 09, 2016 06:01PM

1218 Hi there Belinda! Welcome to the group.

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