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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? Popcorn Reads are books that entertain you. They trigger all of your emotions and often they trigger your funny bone. Above all, they are a rollicking good time – however you define that.
We hope you find great new Popcorn Reads among our favorites and that you check back often to see what new fun 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!
May Giveaway Winners List:
Congratulations to Sarah Kozlowski for winning our giveaway for The Loved and the Lost!
Congratulations to Cindi Hoppes for winning our giveaway for Seduction!
Congratulations to Anne Muller for winning our giveaway for The Lives of Tao!
Congratulations to Sherry C. Lewis for winning our giveaway for NOS4A2!
Congratulations to Linda Unruh for winning our giveaway for Tuesday’s Gone!
Congratulations to Louis Uffmire for winning our giveaway for Little Green!
Giveaway Hop Ending on Wednesday, 5/22/2013 at 11:59pm EDST:
The River of No Return is by Bee Ridgway. This is another novel with loads of buzz! Nick Falcott makes an instinctive leap forward in time to escape death but find himself trapped in the 21st century. Although he adjusts to the future, he dreams of a girl he barely knew but is haunted by. Yet Julia Percy has been dead for over 200 years. If only there were a way to travel backward in time. Click on the title to go to the giveaway page, where you can also link to all the other book giveaways in this hop.
Continuing Giveaways (Ending on 6/1/2013 at 11:59pm EDST):
The Mystery of Mercy Close is by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Marian Keyes. This giveaway was originally scheduled to end on 5/12/2013; however, I’ve extended the deadline to enter to 6/1/2013 because I forgot to include it in last week’s giveaways on this page. Doh. My error = your gain! The Walsh Sisters series has been a huge hit all over the world, so you won’t want to miss out on this one! And no worries if you haven’t read the others, this works great as a stand-alone read. Click on the title to go to the giveaway page.
The Testing is by Joelle Charbonneau. If you’re a Hunger Games fan like I am, you are probably also going to squee about our giveaway for this hotly anticipated novel. It’s Book #1 of a new dystopian series. On an Earth being rebuilt from devastation, getting chosen to be tested seems like the highest honor for academic overachievers. Now if they can only survive the test. Click on the title to go to the giveaway page.
We’ve got 1 Giveaway & News This Week!
Monday, May 20, 2013: We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for Grains of Truth, a new thriller by Lydia Crichton. This is Book #1 in the new Julia Grant series. Julia is a San Francisco pacifist who U.S. Intelligence wants to accept a “simple” mission in Egypt. Why would they think a liberal pacifist is cut out to be a spy?
and that house is across the country from where I am now.
This is the route I’ll be taking on the move.
I wish I could do this.
Thankfully I’m not doing this…
Right now it looks like this…
But soon it’s going to look like this…and then we’re off…
The Moving Plan
My plan is to update you here about this adventure of mine as it progresses, including the cross-country drive. I’ll be traveling with 2 small dogs who have been known to get car sick (oh joy) but are on the no-fly list (puppy terrorists I guess) and a friend who’s volunteered for what could be the fun-filled trip of the year or the trip from the depths of hell. My guess is that it will fall somewhere between those two and that, overall, a fun time will be had by all (fingers crossed).
Tell me about your trip: For those of you who want to move cross-country vicariously, I’ll include snapshots when we take them and my own bound-to-be snarky comments about the journey. I can’t promise that I’ll post every day or on what schedule but I’ll keep you posted, so look for updates below this section…
But I’m here for the books: For those of you who just want to know about the books, there are some great ongoing giveaways for you to keep busy entering and I’ll see you back here the first week of June.
The plan is to have book reviews and giveaways headed your way sometime during the week beginning June 2nd so be sure to check then about the fun things coming up. A hint about what to expect: I had a full review/giveaways schedule already in the works when this move came up, so it will be even more jam-packed now until I catch up.
Update for Tuesday, 5/21/2013: I packed the books up today, along with a ton of other non-book stuff – whew! It was a hard decision but below are the books I’m taking along for the trip (2 hard copies and 2 e-books). I don’t know how much reading I’ll get done on the trip but I’m not taking any chances on finding myself without a book! Agh! That would be a catastrophe!
Waiting for a Giveaway Book? If you’re still waiting for a giveaway book, no need to email me because they’re bagged and tagged and have gone out in the mail as of 5/21/2013.
Sunday, May 26th, we’ll update this page with the giveaway winners for the prior week.
Sunday, June 2nd, we’ll update this page with reviews and giveaways for the coming week, as well as the giveaway winners for giveaways ending on June 1st.
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Thanks and Happy Reading! Mk