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At PopcornReads.com, we’re life-long bookaholics who’ve always been passionate about the joys of reading. This publication is about sharing books, e-readers and other book related products we love with you. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as we do!
What’s a Popcorn Read? It entertains you, triggering all of your emotions and often your funny bone. Above all, it’s a rollicking good time – however you define that. We hope you find great new reads among our favorites, so check back often to see what new books we’re reviewing! We’re eclectic readers, so you’ll find reviews of all kinds of fiction here. We also love to host book giveaways! The Library of Congress has awarded E.L. Doctorow with its National Book Festival Prize for American Fiction. Click here to read our review of E.L. Doctorow’s novel, Andrew’s Brain. Congratulations to Wesley Chu and Ramez Naam on their nominations for a 2014 Hugo Best New Writers Award. Check our Authors Reviewed tab above for reviews of these authors’ science fiction novels.
Take Time This Week to Celebrate the Earth!
Get outside and do something this week to celebrate the Earth that sustains us all!
Monday, April 21st, 2014: We’ll be getting a day’s head start on Earth Day by working in the garden. Time to plant something the birds, the bees, and the butterflies will enjoy.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014: Happy Earth Day – we’re going off planet – We’re reviewing Under Nameless Stars by Christian Schoon. When Zenn, novice exoveterinarian, stows away on the Helen of Troy as it leaves Mars, her plan is to find her kidnapped father but she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Click here to read our review of Zenn Scarlett, Book #1 in this YA sci-fi series,
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014: We’re reviewing Knightley & Son by Rohan Gavin. In Book #1 of a new series, detective Alan Knightley has been asleep for four years. When he awakes, he finds that luckily his young son has not only studied his old cases but has become quite a detective in his own right. They’ll need all the abilities they can muster to survive this case.
Thursday, April 24th, 2014: We’re reviewing Divergent by Veronica Roth. Am I the last person on the planet to read Book #1 of this amazing bestselling series? Hope not because I can’t resist sharing my thoughts about it with you…and reviews of Books #2 & #3 will follow in the next couple of weeks. If you’re a Hunger Games fan, you’ll love this series!
Friday, April 25th, 2014: We’ll be continuing to honor the Earth. It’s so easy to do small things that add up to big things when it comes to conserving and recycling. On the East Coast I’ve noticed that people don’t conserve as much as on the West Coast because it looks like there’s still an overabundance of everything, which isn’t the case – just finding one thing to do to help reduce, reuse and recycle can make a huge difference to helping the planet that sustains us. Reduce the number of plastic bags you get from the grocery store and/or use drip lines to water flowers, reuse plastic containers in creative ways, and get a recycle bin to toss your recyclables in. If you really want to see all the ways you can conserve, here’s a laundry list of things you can do – pick and choose what fits your comfort level. Start small and gradually add more things that make sense to you.
Saturday & Sunday, April 26th & 27th, 2014: At some point this weekend, we’ll update this page with reviews and giveaways for the upcoming week.
Be sure to check below to see which continuing giveaways you want to enter before it’s too late!
Giveaway Ending Saturday, 4/19/2014, at 11:59pm EDST:
The Collector of Dying Breaths is by bestselling author M.J. Rose. Although this latest novel can be read as a stand-alone, it continues the intriguing and suspenseful story of mythologist Jac L’Etoile and her family of perfumers. Click here to read our review of The Book of Lost Fragrances and here to read our review of Seduction. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
Giveaway Continuing This Week:
Odds Against Tomorrow is by Nathaniel Rich. In this near future novel, Mitchel Zukor is the analytical brain behind Future World – a company that protects and indemnifies companies against future catastrophes. What price does he pay for immersing himself so much in potential disasters that he can’t see what’s happening around him now? Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page.
We’re almost caught up – only a few more giveaways to post winners for. Keep checking back to see if you won a book!
March & April Giveaway Winners List:
Congratulations to Bette Lee Crosby on winning our Giveaway for Wake!
Congratulations to Donna O. Armstrong on winning our Giveaway for The Orphan Choir!
Congratulations to Anita Yancey on winning our Giveaway for an autographed copy of Rogue!
Congratulations to Linda Unruh on winning our Giveaway for an e-book copy of Jubilee’s Journey!
Congratulations to Deborah Close on winning our Giveaway for After I’m Gone!
Congratulations to Natasha Donahoo on winning our Giveaway for Counting to D!
Congratulations to Denise Davis on winning our Giveaway for an e-book copy of North of Boston!
Congratulations to Kara Shamy on winning our Giveaway for I Always Loved You!
Congratulations to Vickie Hamilton on winning our Giveaway for Three Souls!
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