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60696 Shannon wrote: "May 2nd:

Dark Obsession Chronicles - Promo"

Because of the outtage yesterday, I couldn't post my link here- but now that GR is working (for now):

Mar 07, 2014 03:21PM

60696 Justin, thanks so much for answering! Ann- he got it exactly right!
60696 OK... at least one victim participant... any other takers?
Jan 07, 2014 01:16PM

60696 I, too, was amused by your example. Unfortunately... unless it's in this group (I am a Mod here) there is not much that can be done. Just like any other advertising, they want your attention. They just figured out a go-around (or outright opposed group rules) to get their promotion seen.

Sadly, nature of the beast.
60696 All posted and ready for sign-ups. Any books you have read over the last 5 days can be included toward your goal
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60696 Happy New Year, Making Connections!
Time to Start Your New Year's Resolutions!

Below is a New challenge broken into three categories. As long as you include at least one book represented from each category (each book can only represent one task, but you may re-use tasks within each category)... that's about the only rule. Re-reads are generally not going to work for this challenge, as this is focusing on new not old. Your reading choices, level, can be subject to change (at your discretion.) Generally, if you can justify your choice of book, usually I will accept it. *Review (for certain tasks) must be linked in your challenge post.

January 1, 2014- January 31, 2014

Baby New Year 3-5 Books
Father Time6-9 Book
Time Lord10 (and up) Books

Category One: Auld Lang Syne
♦Finish Up an Old (already started) series
♦Read and Review* any Making Connections ARR Book
♦Read a New Release (Published from December 25th-January 31st)
♦Read the Book that has Inspired a Recent or Upcoming Movie Release (example: Catching Fire, The Hobbit, The Maze Runner, Gone Girl)

Category Two: New Beginnings
♦Start a New Series
♦Read a New-to-You Author
♦Try a Different Genre than Your Usual
♦Second Chances: A book with 'second chance' as a theme, or give an author you've 'sworn off' a second chance

Category Three: Celebrations!
♦In Honor of National Blood Donor Month, read a book with vampires
♦Peculiar People Day ~ Read a book including a 'peculiar person'
♦Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day ~ Couldn't help myself on this one, any romance will suffice.
♦Fun-at-Work Day: Read anything that involves a 'job' in a book (examples: The Bourne Identity, Love Unscripted, Duma Key)

Extra Credit
*Can be used to substitute for any category
Winnie the Pooh Day ~ Read Winnie-the-Pooh, a book including a bear, or a story that reminds you of your childhood
Book Blitz Month ~ Any Book Will Do! (*Re-reads ARE allowed on this one!)
Polar Bear Plunge! Any book including swimming, winter weather, polar bears, ice...
Appreciate a Dragon Day (pretty self explanatory) read a book including a Dragon!
Jan 03, 2014 10:17AM

60696 Tim wrote: "I am not related to the author. In fact, I don't know anyone here ;-) "

No worries.... I'm not related to any authors (that I am aware of currently) but I 'pimp' out my favorite authors so much, I feel like they are a good friend! Well, in all honesty, I do have many author friends. But I try to be an 'equal opportunity' pimp
Jan 03, 2014 10:09AM

60696 Romance and chocolate, those are good selling points (especially for Feb/Valentine's)
Jan 03, 2014 08:04AM

60696 OH! And... I'd recommend more ways to follow (instead of just by email.) I use BlogLovin', Networked Blogs, Linky, and Google Friend Connect (although I hear this might not last?)

I also recommend, as a long-term goal, to make a 'button' for your blog. It's just a little picture that you can offer for others that follow you to post it (with an attached link) on their blog to promote yours as well.

Also, I would recommend having something to help 'define' your ratings. It doesn't have to be long, just a simple 1=hated it, 2=take it or leave it, 3=OK, 4=Really Enjoyed it, 5=YESYESYES!
(The above is an example only)
Jan 03, 2014 07:59AM

60696 Took a peek, nothing glaring about it. Although I wished when I first go in, that it would automatically show (full size) the latest review/post (especially since there is only one up there currently)

It's nice, very clean and uncluttered (I'm more of a clutter freak on the blog and in real life)... I'd say it just needs more posts, and maybe (once you get more content) more 'categories' or whatever your blog host program thingy offers to 'group' your posts. It's a moot point currently, it's more of a future recommendation. Feel welcome to join our Making Connections blog tours to get your blogging feet wet, if you like.
Jan 03, 2014 07:52AM

60696 250!
Jan 03, 2014 07:45AM

60696 I'd like to nominate:

Silencing Joy by Amy Rachiele by Amy Rachiele

...And copies are still available!
Nov 16, 2013 09:26AM

Nov 16, 2013 08:28AM

60696 Forgive me, I've been sick for over a week now; I'm running a bit behind (my post is due today). Working on it right now, should be up within 30(ish) minutes. I'll post a link here once I'm done. (Loved it, by the way!)
Nov 13, 2013 08:11AM

60696 The Evening eBook Read stop TODAY:
Nov 13, 2013 08:11AM

60696 Reader's Muse stop TODAY:
Nov 13, 2013 08:10AM

60696 Musing of a Writing Reader stop on the 12th:
Nov 13, 2013 08:09AM

60696 Michael's Sci Fan Stop on the 11th:
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