For What It's Worth

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Ramblings…

Hey there everyone!

I found a few great blogging related posts that I had missed while I was away for BEA so I’m going to link to a few.

First up I need to announce the winner of the Brooklyn James Saturday Spotlight giveaway:

Catherine Lee won a copy of “The Boots My Mother Gave Me” & “Vigilare” !!

Around the blogosphere:

It’s Father’s Day and Chelsea from Vampire Book Club is hosting the “BOOKS FIGHTING CANCER CHARITY AUCTION” on her blog to raise money and awareness for the Barrow Neurological Institute after losing her father to brain cancer.

The list of authors donating to the auction is mind blowing with amazing – one of a kind prizes like getting a character named after you in a novel, signed books, a year’s worth of ARC’s and more!

You can also purchase books using The Vampire Book Club Amazon links for the duration of the auction (June 23rd). All of Chelsea’s commissions will be donated to the Barrow Center.

I lost my mom to cancer when I was 16 years old and this Father’s Day has found my own father failing in health. So please if you’re a fan of books & want to kick cancer’s ass there is no better tribute to Chelsea’s father or to all the families suffering from cancer related illnesses than raising money to help in this battle.

If you can’t bid then help spread the word!


~ Books Devoured participated in Armchair BEA and the topic was Blog Tips. – She gave her excellent tips and then said ya know what? It’s YOUR blog!! Do what you want! I love this message! It’s one we need to hear more often.

~ ARC’s. We know them. We love them. Everybody is scrambling to get one. The Grammarian’s Reviews had an excellent post that helps put it all in perspective. ARC’s are a privilege not something owed to us.

~ Someone (I forget who – sorry) tweeted a link to this post from May 29 on The Book Smugglers blog. They discuss maintaining “Independence and integrity” as a blogger while dealing with publishers.

Blogging is this big sea of unchartered waters that most of us don’t know how to navigate so I found these three posts particularly helpful/supportive.

Quick wrap-up:

Pick Your Book Giveaway! – Choose any book releasing during the month of June!
BEA Wrap-up Part 1
BEA Wrap-up Part 2
AAD Author Spotlight: Beth Williamson – Beth talks badass cowboys!
Saturday Spotlight: Colin Browne – Colin is also giving away a copy of his book The Baggage Handler!

Bloggers! Tomorrow is Book Blogger Confessions. Click here for this week’s topic and get ready to link your posts tomorrow.

Happy Sunday everyone and go hug a Dad!



  1. I hope your dad will be ok *hugs*

  2. Sending well wishes to your father as well! It's so tough when a family member's health is on the line! Lots of hugs, Karen! :)

  3. Great posts you linked to -- thanks.
    Sending good wishes to your dad -- hope he's feeling better soon!

  4. Thanks for the links. I must check out Books Devoured's post. I hope you have a great week!

  5. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: the Creative Blog Award. There are no pass along requirements. This is just to reward you for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.