Tag: Event

Dec 01
{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE KISS QUOTIENT by Helen Hoang @BerkleyRomance #BerkleyBookmas @HHoangWrites

{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE KISS QUOTIENT by Helen Hoang @BerkleyRomance #BerkleyBookmas @HHoangWrites

    Book Briefs is so excited to participate in Berkley Bookmas and we’re hosting THE KISS QUOTIENT by Helen Hoang today! Berkley Bookmas is chock full of exclusive content from authors like exclusive excerpts, deleted scenes, author recipes and more! Oh yea, and a FANTASTIC giveaway, which includes a $100 Visa gift card, and a book/galley/bound manuscript by each of the authors participating!!!!! Check out the calendar of events below: And now onto The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang! This book looks so fabulous! I can’t wait to read it! For tomorrow’s fun, head to one of the following blogs: Delighted Reader BJ’s Book Blog Kindle Crack Always YA at Heart EBookObsessed Wit & Wonder Books BookSmacked 2OCC Reviews Schmexy Girl Book Blog Once Upon a Twilight Fiction Fare Readers Live A Thousand Lives   To enter, visit the link below to win a $100 Visa gift card, and a book/galley/bound manuscript by each of the authors participating!!!!! ENTER HERE Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the… Read more »

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Jul 10
{Review+Giveaway} The Summer Before Forever by @MelChambersAuth @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} The Summer Before Forever by @MelChambersAuth @EntangledTeen

Happy monday everyone! Falling For Forever released last week and I enjoyed this book (and series) so much that I wanted to plan something special to celebrate it. Today I have a review of The Summer Before Forever, but be sure to check out my review of Book 2, as well as ,guest post from the author Melissa, giveaways, along with some instagram fun and lots of other fun things. See my review of Falling for Forever here See my Guest Post with Melissa Chambers here The Summer Before Forever is the first book in the before forever series by author Melissa Chambers. The books are all interconnected standalones. I have read and really enjoyed both of the books in the series, but my favorite book was the first one. I just loved Chloe. She was by far my favorite character. It was so great watching her summer transformation. It didn’t feel cheesy or forced; it felt natural. And it was a ton of fun. In The Summer Before Forever, Chloe goes to… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Falling for Forever by @MelChambersAuth @EntangledTeen

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Falling for Forever by @MelChambersAuth @EntangledTeen

Happy monday everyone! Today is the release day of Falling For Forever and I enjoyed this book (and series) so much that I wanted to plan something special to celebrate it. Today I have a review of Falling For Forever, but come back throughout the week and I will have intrviews with the author Melissa, giveaways and reviews of the other books, along with some instagram fun and lots of other fun things. Let’s kick today off with a review and giveaway of Falling for Forever! Falling for Forever is the second book in the before forever series by author Melissa Chambers. The books are all interconnected standalones. I have read and really enjoyed both of the books in the series, but I will be reviewing them out of order because I wanted this review to go up on release day. You don’t need to read these books in order to be able to understand and enjoy them. Fans of the Creative HeARTs series, like myself, will really enjoy the… Read more »

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Jul 23
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch :Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets)

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch :Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets)

Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I have asked other bloggers to share their tips, secrets, (YES! spreadsheets!) for how they stay organized blogging and how they get everything done that they want to! One of the biggest issues bloggers seem to run into is keeping track of their books. (their review books, their ARCs, their ebooks, etc. Not to mention all the new releases) I have shared with you how I keep Organized, and how I keep track of my upcoming ARCs, but let’s see how other bloggers do it. ————————– First, I want to say a HUGE thank you for all these great bloggers offering to share their tips and practices with us today on Book Briefs. And if anyone else would like to be featured, let me know in the comments… Read more »

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Jul 22
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Essential Blogging Tools

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Essential Blogging Tools

Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I am going to share with you the tools that I could not blog without. Time management and scheduling are great. In fact they are the foundation of my daily life, and they are what I owe a lot of my success to. BUT I still wouldn’t be able to get nearly as much done with my blog, if I didn’t have these tools. And if you want AH-MAZING posts on some of these tools, and way more, you need to check out Brittany @ Book Bumblings blog. She is kind of a genius! Jump to the tool you are most interested in: Google Calendar Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin Tweak Me Theme ToDoist Pixlr PicMonkey Gmails Canned Response add-on Trello Better Click to Tweet Plugin Pin button plugin… Read more »

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Jul 21
{Discussion+Free Downloads} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Time Management

{Discussion+Free Downloads} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Time Management

If you want more information about the event, check out my introduction post HERE Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I am going to talk to you about time management. And really the title should more about finding a system that works for your. Because everyone has the same amount of time. You can’t manage time. You can only manage yourself. And in order to manage yourself, to be at your most productive and effective, and happiest, you have to find your sweet spot. Also known as balance.  Find Your Balance The thing you have to remember is that balance is different for everyone. You have to find what works for you.  There is no right way to blog. (or plan, or work, or anything really.) The key is to know yourself, and know how… Read more »

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Jul 20
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Introduction

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Introduction

Welcome to the start of my week long blogging event! Today is just an introduction to lay out what sparked my interest in creating this blogging series, and lay out what the week is going to look like. The Inspiration: I have been blogging for about 4 1/2 years now, and the one question that I never fail to get is “how do you find time to blog?”  I get it from my friends. From my family. And when readers/book lovers/ and followers of my blog do happen to ask me a question, it is always some variation of this. I always kind of just brushed it off with an, “Oh, I just read fast.” response. And that is true, I do read fast. But when I sat down to really think about it, I discovered it really is more than that. I couldn’t get everything done that I get done without my tools and process, and lots and lots of tips that I have picked up in various areas… Read more »

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Jul 07
{Challenge} Summer Surge Read-A-Thon

{Challenge} Summer Surge Read-A-Thon

Hosted by The Book Badger You can see all the rules and join in on the fun by checking out her post HERE The Rules are pretty minimal- you can read anything you want! And there will be 5 read-a-longs and 5 challenges to participate in. The read-a-longs are as follows: 1) 14th July – 20th July: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Goodreads) 2) 21st July – 27th July: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads) 3) 28th July – 3rd August: Defiance by C.J. Dougherty (Goodreads) 4) 4th August – 10th August: Doll Bones by Holly Black (Goodreads) 5) 11th August – 17th August: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads) I will be updating my progress here as the read-a-thon progresses. I am not sure what I will be reading yet. Progress

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Jul 07

{Challenge} 2014 Summer Reading Challenge

  Check out the start up post for rules HERE Basically you can read anything you want, but the book must have been published before June 1, 2014 Because I am participating in a couple of other events, I will also be reading new books, but those won’t count towards this challenge. I am challenging myself to read 65 books between June and September 1 that were published before June 1. Progress

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May 01
{Challenge} Clean Sweep ARC Challenge #CleanSweepARC

{Challenge} Clean Sweep ARC Challenge #CleanSweepARC

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 1 through May 31 Hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer Angie @ Angela’s Anxious Life See official rules and link-up: HERE. Challenge Schedule Each Saturday there will be two new challenges scheduled. They will begin at 9 am (EST) and close the following Friday at 11:59 (pm) Have fun, make new friends, find new blogs and participate for the chance to win some bookish prizes! Saturday May 3rd Ginny @ Gin’s Book Notes Julie @ Manga Manic Cafe  Saturday May 1oth Kimberly @ Kimberly Faye Reads <— COMPLETED Stephanie @Love. Life. Read Saturday May 17th Lenore @ Nocturne Reads <—– COMPLETED Stephanie @ Cover 2 Cover Blog <—- COMPLETED (oldest ARC Grave Mercy by Robin LaFavre) Saturday May 24th Jaclyn@ JC’s Book Haven Kristen @The Book Monsters Rules for Participant Giveaway (From Kimba’s blog) Link-up and add button to your blog Arc must be read between May 1st and May 31st, 2014-All ARCS/finished copies that were provided by publisher/author are eligible ,regardless of release date. They can be in… Read more »

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