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message 1: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
Hi everyone - as a few of us having book blogs, here is a place to share your site. I will start, my site is www.ayearofbooksblog.com which i have been slowly growing. my original goal was to read and review a book a week but I am usually reading a couple of books. I also have a tab about my little free libraries that we host.


message 2: by Kathi (new)

Kathi Nidd | 2 comments Hi Susan - that's great. My site is www.thewritingspot.ca. It is relatively new.


message 3: by Gillian (last edited Nov 13, 2016 06:55PM) (new)

Gillian | 336 comments EDIT: I've changed my blog name and handle so I've edited this post to reflect that.

Hi everyone! I've started blogging at https://borrowedbookshelf.wordpress.com/ this past year. I'm currently aiming at being more consistent with my posts. I talk about a number of genres but primarily focus on sci-fi & fantasy, Canadian, and queer books. I also do way too many bingo challenges.


message 4: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
@Kathi and @Shvaugn - thanks for sharing your blogs, it is great to have more blogs to watch and appreciate!!!


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2052 comments I have a couple:

http://thecovergirlsbookclub.tumblr.com/ where I track our book club books, but also rant occasionally about hot button issues, particularly those relating to literature or women's issues.

http://snappytrails.tumblr.com/ where I blog about hiking, but also inspiration from books about hiking and appreciation of the outdoors.


message 6: by Allison (new)

Allison | 2264 comments Thanks everyone! Fun to see how much time you put into these passions of yours! (@Allison, I enjoyed your hiking blog a lot! Reminds me to GET OUT! I sit alllllll day working, that it's the kind of kick in the pants I need!)


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2052 comments Glad you liked it! I haven't done much hiking over the summer (too hot), but I'm excited to get back out there through the fall.


message 8: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
@Allison - Thanks for sharing your blogs. I always love knowing what other book clubs are reading and how book clubs are run!


message 9: by Diane (new)

Diane (Tvor) | 548 comments Oh, ok, i thought the sharing of blogs was only if your blog is a book/reading blog but if someone can share a hiking blog, then I'm going to share my travel blog https://tvortravels.wordpress.com/
I use it to post travelogues, travel related things and photographs for "challenges", the photos being from my travels. I also occasionally write an armchair travel bit called Traveling through the movies, when I've seen a movie that has great location shots.


message 10: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
@Diane - what fabulous pictures!! I especially like the video of the whales - what an amazing experience!!


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane (Tvor) | 548 comments It really was amazing. Now we want to go whale watching on every vacation destination!! We are going to BC next November but I think that might be a bit late in the season.


message 12: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
@Shvaughn - I can't seem to PM you from the good reads site...


message 13: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
I just finished my A Year in Review blog post and thought I would post it here if anyone is interested: https://ayearofbooksblog.com/2016/12/...


message 14: by Diane (new)

Diane (Tvor) | 548 comments I decided to start a reading blog in addition to my travel blog https://readeratlargetvor.wordpress.com/


message 15: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
Great new blog!!! And you are right - belonging to this group definitely increases the TBR pile!!


message 16: by Barbara (new)

Barbara McEwen (babsbookobsession) | 233 comments Wow Shvaughn! I checked out your blog and saw your 2017 reading goals, they are amazing! I am always trying to bump up my numbers of LGBTQ lit, lit by POC, lit from outside Canada, US, UK etc. I hope you share your good finds, I think we would have similar tastes!


message 17: by Barbara (last edited Jan 04, 2017 08:45AM) (new)

Barbara McEwen (babsbookobsession) | 233 comments And Susan with all the big name authors! Oh man, now I need time to read your blogs! lol So impressed so many of you take the time to do this!


message 18: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
Thanks @Barbara - the blogging and book events are SO much fun!!


message 19: by Noor (new)

Noor Al-Shanti So many great blogs, thanks for sharing everyone. I feel like my reading lists have just grown exponentially just by clicking a few of those blogs and giving them a quick look - so much fun reading to discover and explore!

Just wanted to share my goodreads blog:

I've started posting some things to it including reviews, thoughts about writing, and my publication updates if anyone is interested! :) My sci-fi tends to be set in Canada so I thought some in this group might be interested.


message 20: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Coghlan | 5 comments Alright, my turn.

Shameless Promotion here.

I have an upcoming novel from Thurston Howl Publications. The book itself is a Canadian YA action and anthro. . . While the book is undergoing final formatting, please, feel free to read a sample located here on Goodreads.
https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/...

I hope you enjoy. If you do, please rate.
If you don't, Please comment. I need all the help that I can get.


message 21: by Linda (new)

Linda (mspianobug) My blog is just to keep track of what I am reading and my reviews.
Www.finallytimetoread.blogspot.ca

What a lovely group this is.


message 22: by Maya (new)

Maya Tyler | 3 comments I blog at Maya's Musings... which mainly focuses on my writing journey and support for other authors. http://mayatylerauthor.blogspot.ca

I have two published books, both paranormal romances. Dream Hunter https://www.amazon.ca/Dream-Hunter-Ma... and A Vampire's Tale https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01M...

Thanks for letting me share!


message 23: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Coghlan | 5 comments Shameless Promotion Here!

Just released by Thurston Howl Publications

Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday, comes Stephen Coghlan’s debut novel. Gathering Storms is a YA Anthro adventure that spans the country from coast to coast, and features actual locals from the great nation.

It all started years ago when my dad used a government contract to create super-soldiers for his own needs. After almost a decade of providing limited success, the project was canceled and we were ordered destroyed. Unwilling to kill his children, dad hid us throughout the country, splitting us up from each other.

Just after my eighth birthday, my oldest sister got into some hot water. Her guardian had died and she was forced to live on the streets. When several witnesses reported seeing her, it sparked a race to recover her, and my other siblings, between my father and the agency that had ordered us destroyed. That night began my people’s fight for our rights, our freedom, and our very lives.

I’ve collected writings from my siblings and have tried to put them into an order that I hope makes sense for you. This is our story.

Yours sincerely,
Anna Kepper
The last original Genetically Modified Species


“GENMOS evokes the scope and depth of James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows and the Maximum Ride series with a fresh, furry style. . . This is the grand start of a YA adventure series, I’m certain of it.”
—Bill Kieffer, author of The Goat: Building the Perfect Victim

“GENMOS: Gathering Storms takes you right to the heart of this action, as well as into the hearts of the GENMOS themselves. See with sonar, lead a pack, grow up with a bunny as a sibling. But, most of all, it’s action, action, and more action!”
—Phil Geusz, author of The First Book of Lapism and Evolutionary Action

Now available on Amazon

If you want more information, feel free to contact me, or visit
thurstonhowlpublications.com


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2052 comments I'll be the first to admit this has nothing to with books, but here's a video my daughter and I made of her making brownies in the Tupperware Breakfast Maker. I just think it's the cutest thing!

https://youtu.be/S6C73TaukNs


message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan | 939 comments Thanks for sharing the video, Allison. Your daughter is adorable!


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi everyone, my first novel The Water Beetles is out now! The launch was Wednesday and I've had some decent media coverage too. Look for me soon on the CBC Books How I Wrote It Series next, and in the Georgia Straight. Thanks everyone.


message 27: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Lurquette (melissa_lurquette) | 2 comments Hi all,
I thought I'd let you know that I'm doing a Goodreads promotion to win 1 of 2 signed copies of my historical western romance book, A Beautiful Bounty. It was just released in paperback this month. Good luck!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 28: by Vi (last edited Apr 24, 2017 08:53PM) (new)

Vi Hancock | 1 comments Hi
I am new to this kind of thing I have always been in real book clubs at libraries. I would like everyone to take an opportunity to read The Sun and The Saber by Craig Ellis. He is a fantasy writer. He has a Facebook under his name . Pls read and review his book. Its rated very high.
Thanks The Sun and the Saber by Craig Ellis
His book is available on Amazon and Kindle


message 29: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Alan McGill | 4 comments You might want to check out Wordpress.com. I along with people around the world including Canadians use this blog hosting site to practice our writing and share our work.
My blog-site is the-possible-ks.com and connected to Wordpress through there.
Along these lines, I am wondering where hard core readers are with the rising digital technology including blogs and ebooks as part of their reading activities.


message 30: by Diane (new)

Diane (Tvor) | 548 comments I love my ereader! I also read through either the Kobo app on my phone or the Overdrive to borrow ebooks from the library. I have several blogs on various platforms, one for books, mostly for reviews but other book and reading related stuff as and when https://readeratlargetvor.wordpress.com
My travel blog is https://tvortravels.wordpress.com and I have all my travelogs from past trips on my own website http://members.accesswave.ca/~tvor/


message 31: by Alastair (new)

Alastair Henry (alhenry) | 2 comments Hi everyone,
I've been a Goodreads member for many years but not very active because I've been mostly traveling, volunteering and writing for the last five years. Now that I've turned the page and am into a new chapter of life, I'm looking forward to participating more on the Goodreads site - join a book review group, comment on posts etc.

My wife and I have written and published four memoirs in a series called "Boomers Adventures". Two of the books: Awakening in the Northwest Territories and Tides Of Change are set in small remote First Nations communities in Canada. Lutsel K'e (Chipewyan) is the location for ANWT and Alert Bay, B.C (Namgis) is the setting for TOC. The other two books are: Go For It - Volunteering Adventures on Roads Less Traveled (Bangladesh, Jamaica and Guyana), and Budget Backpacking for Boomers (Central America and Southeast Asia).

For each book, we've created a one-hour A/V story telling show using excerpts from the books and photos we took at the time. We present these shows to various groups throughout S. W. Ontario, such as Retirement Residences, Community Centers etc., We love doing this - we get to meet oodles of interesting people, explore little towns that we might otherwise never see, and of course, we get to sell our books.

Thanks everyone for the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

We look forward to developing pen pal relationships with many of you in this prestigious group (we're Canadians eh!) as we become more active on this site.

http/www.goodreads.com/author/show/7171907...


message 32: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
Welcome Alistair! With all your travel, you might enjoy our cross Canada reading challenge!!


message 33: by Alastair (new)

Alastair Henry (alhenry) | 2 comments Thanks for the welcome Susan.
I am most interested in joining the Canada reading challenge and will dive into it once I'm done with the review group (#146).


message 34: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 279 comments My blog called Wartime Wednesdays tells true stories of Canadians during World War Two. I've interviewed many male and female veterans for my blog, but I'm partial to women in uniform. I started the blog while researching my wartime novel Bird's Eye View about a Canadian girl who joins the air force. There were 50,000 Canadian women who enlisted in wartime but their stories have never been told. Check out my blog here: www.elinorflorence.com/blog


message 35: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
Thanks @Elinor - great blog!! This is an area of interest for me as well as I am researching my grandfather (who I never knew) and was a flight instructor during the war. I love that you are telling stories that have never been told and should not be forgotten!!


message 36: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 279 comments ❀ Susan wrote: "Thanks @Elinor - great blog!! This is an area of interest for me as well as I am researching my grandfather (who I never knew) and was a flight instructor during the war. I love that you are tellin..."

Thank you and congrats on researching your own grandfather. I meet many people who wish they had more information about their family veterans but it has been lost forever. Let me know if you need any help.


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 2052 comments I'm slightly obsessed with the Instagrammers posting pretty pictures of books, so I've started posting some of my book reviews on there as well!

https://www.instagram.com/snappytrails/


message 38: by Allison (new)

Allison | 2264 comments Fun, @Allison! I live on Instagram through my daughter, so we've just started following you!


message 39: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 279 comments Me, too @Allison! Although I can't imagine how much trouble some of the instagrammers go to when setting up their shots with backdrops, etc. I just throw up a cover now and then.

https://www.instagram.com/elinorflore...


message 40: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 279 comments For those of you on Netgalley (and it's easy to join as long as you post reviews on Goodreads or anywhere else) there are lots of free digital books available.
My new novel Wildwood by Elinor Florence is there for free until January 31, 2018.


message 41: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4273 comments Mod
Thanks for sharing @Elinor!! It inspires me to get back to net galley and figure it out!


message 42: by R.P. (new)

R.P. | 4 comments A clever combination of a who done it and First Nations spirituality.
Well done and an enjoyable read. Can't wait for the next one.

Jessica Seeker and the Ghost Walkers


message 43: by Michael (new)

Michael | 20 comments My blog is "Metaphors of Life Journal: AKA Things That Make Me Go Hmmm". http://www.mdyetmetaphor.com/blog2 . Been blogging since 2009. I post once per week although it is tough to come up with a new topic every 7 days!


message 44: by A.E. (new)

A.E. Ross | 2 comments Hi all! I just discovered this group (with strangely perfect timing to start the 2018 challenge!)

I'm a queer author from Vancouver BC, and I have a recently released fantasy novel called "Run In The Blood" in case that helps anyone fill in a spot!

Run in the Blood


message 45: by William (new)

William (williemeikle) | 2 comments I'm over there --> https://williammeikleblog.wordpress.com/

Mostly news about my books, book reviews of things I really like, and guff about my writing.


message 46: by Magdelanye (new)

Magdelanye | 625 comments this is the address for Flight Paths, a little play group that looks at process mostly. Some of you are already members and I have been meaning to post this so others who might appreciate to access

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


message 47: by Christine (new)

Christine Stobbe Hi everyone. With Goodreads currently not allowing Canadians to participate in giveaways, I thought some of you might be interested in hearing about mine. I am doing a "Guess the Main Character's Name" contest on my website and will be giving away three e-copies of my brand new Book Three in the Dragon's Fire Series (I will reveal the title after the contest closes.) Please check it out at http://www.dragonsfireseries.com/cont.... I'd love to have you all participate! Free to enter and no obligation to purchase anything. Thank you!


message 48: by Rook (new)

Rook Winters (rookwinters) | 4 comments Greetings, fellow book lovers! My debut novel, The Branch Office: A Novel, was released in January. It's part tribute and part lampoon of office life with absurd behavior, quirky personalities, Silicon Valley excess, 80s nostalgia, personal loss, frustration, unrequited infatuation, company softball, and doughnuts.

I'm giving away two signed copies next week and it's open to people in the US and Canada . There are two ways to enter the giveaway (yes, you can enter twice). Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/191581832873...

I'm a Canadian author living in New Brunswick, but I'm a Bluenoser by birth. My Goodreads profile is at Rook Winters and my website is http://rookwinters.com. I'm also @rookwinters on Twitter.

Good luck in the giveaway!


message 49: by William (new)

William Blackwell | 4 comments Hello everyone, Subscribe to news updates and receive a FREE copy of horror novel Resurrection Point, a gritty and macabre tale of resurrection and death. It's an early work, but I still believe it packs a punch. Enjoy. Here's the link: http://www.wblackwell.com/free-ebook/


message 50: by Christine (new)

Christine Stobbe Just a reminder: my contest giveaway of three e-copies of Book Three in my Dragon's Fire Series ends tomorrow night. Don't miss out on your chance to win! Check it out on www.dragonsfireseries.com/contest.html, and thank you for your interest!


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