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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!
It’s Now Officially Autumn But There’s Still Time To Read Outside!
Monday, September 15th, 2014: Today is officially a day of exploration. I’ve seen surprising little of the surrounding area in the past year, because of all the stuff with mom and the house, so I’m playing intrepid explorer today to find out how much it’s changed. It’s going to be a fun day and I can hardly wait! WooHoo!
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014: We’re reviewing The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Krug Benjamin. Sylvie and Gabe begin working for one of their professors who’s studying the power of lucid dreaming, but what if there’s more to what he’s doing than they think? Have they blindly trusted someone who isn’t who he appears to be? FYI: This novel is already on the long list for an award.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014: We’re reviewing The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger. In the 1941 Vilna Jewish ghetto, as the Nazis force families out of their homes, a small girl asks her grandmother why she carries lemon water. “So I can remember the sweetness.” In New York the Kane, nee Kaninsky, family despairs that they may never find their relatives who’ve been forced out of the Vilna ghetto. This is the story of two daughters, two cousins, on two different continents during WWII.
Thursday, September 18th, 2014: It’s time to do some long overdue tinkering on the computer again. Gotta make sure all the magical little creatures inside are happily doing their job instead of slacking off and gumming up the works.
Friday, September 19th, 2014: We’re starting the Stuck In a Good Book Giveway Hop a day early. For this hop, we’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for The Secret Place by award-winning thriller author Tana French. You think your school had mean girls? Detective Moran is looking for a chance to join the Murder Squad when a new clue on an interesting cold case lands in his lap. If he’d known the depth of the teen drama and nastiness that lay underneath the posh exterior of this private girl’s boarding school, he might have thought twice about getting involved.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 and Sunday, September 21st, 2014: We’ll update with the upcoming week’s reviews and giveaways. Any new giveaway winners will be updated then.
Be sure to check below to see which continuing giveaways you want to enter before it’s too late!
Continuing Giveaways This Week:
The Betrayers is by award-winning author David Bezmozgis. Baruch Kotler was a Jewish Soviet dissident who became a political leader in Israel. But he’s had an affair his enemies are threatening to expose. In running away to the Crimea with his mistress, can he escape retribution or will he come face to face with his past?Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
Horrorstor is a new fun horror novel by Grady Hendrix. This is our super early Halloween gift for all you horror fans! Orsk Superstore may be a budget-minded lifestyle mecca during the day but it’s something else entirely at night. What dark and terrible secrets does it hide? Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
Our Recent Giveaway Winners
Congratulations to Kathy Fleming on winning our Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop selection of novels, including The Mill River Redemption!
Congratulations to Bethany Nelson on winning our Giveaway for The Fortune Hunter!
Congratulations to Katherine Ivan on winning our Giveaway for Skin of the Wolf!
Congratulations to Cindi Hoppes on winning our Giveaway for Dear Daughter!
Congratulations to Beverly Sizemore on winning our Giveaway for Archetype!
Congratulations to Megan Henn on winning our Giveaway for War of the Roses: Stormbird!
Congratulations to Anne Berger on winning our Giveaway for The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing!
Congratulations to Anita Yancey on winning our Giveaway for Odds Against Tomorrow!
Congratulations to Brooke Bumgardner on winning our Giveaway for The Hidden Child!
Congratulations to Linda Unruh on winning our Giveaway for The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers!
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