Welcome to Popcorn Reads!

bowl of popcornAt 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!



Happy Thanksgiving1

What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

We’re thankful for all of you, and good books!


 My dogs are cooking for me this Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23rd, 2015: I’ve put the pups on notice. They’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year cause I’m on strike. So today I plan to loaf around while they scurry to make preparations for the big day. That should work out just fine, doncha think?

The Drowning

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015: We’re hosting a Giveaway for The Drowning by bestselling author Camilla Lackberg. An author’s dream comes true when his novel, The Mermaid, is published but, when one of his friends goes missing and the author is suddenly harrassed, the crime writer who helped him do research becomes suspicious. Why is he being threatened and what happened to his friend? Click here to read our review of Camilla Lackberg’s The Hidden Child.

House of Thieves
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015: We’re reviewing House of Thieves by bestselling author Charles Belfoure. In 19th century New York City, a respectable architect becomes entangles with a notorious gang of thieves when his son racks up a huge gambling debt. How can he possibly get out of the mess that has become of his life?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 through Saturday, November 28th, 2015 : I’m going to be celebrating Thanksgiving – you thought I was kidding about having the pups cook this year? Nope – should be really tasty. 😉 I also plan to spend time with friends and kick back for some much needed R&R. How about you? Whatever you have planned, and whether you celebrate this U.S. holiday or not, I hope you have a wonderful week – and be sure to include entering all our giveaways in your down time!

Sunday, November 29th, 2015: We’ll update this page with the reviews and book giveaways for next week. We’ll also announce any new giveaway winners on Sunday or Monday.



Barnes & Noble

Giveaways Continuing This Week:

Gratitude Giveaway HopCircling the SunThe New WorldFor the Gratitude Giveaway Hop, we’re giving away Circling the Sun by bestselling author Paula McLain and The New World by Andrew Motion. Circling the Sun is McLain’s latest historical bestseller, about aviatrix Beryl Markham and her amazing life in 1920’s Kenya. The New World features Treasure Island‘s Jim Hawkins and Natty, who get washed ashore in what would someday become Texas and begin a non-stop exciting adventure that takes them all across a young America’s South. Click here to go to our giveaway and link to all the giveaways in this fun hop!


Flying CarsSpy Secrets That Can Save Your LifeThis is 2 Giveaways in one because we just haven’t been having enough book giveaways lately, right? The first one is for Flying Cars: The True Story by Andrew Glass and the second one is for Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Jason Hanson. As a child, did you think flying cars would be the norm by 2015? Any adult who did or kid who dreams of them will want to check out Andrew Glass’ book about the ones that were created. Jason Hanson’s book may seem even more important following last Friday’s horrific events in Paris…it’s about how civilians can protect themselves in everyday life. Click here to go to these reviews & giveaways.


The Book of Lost and FoundTwo Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight NightsWe’re on a roll: Here’s another two-book Giveaway: this time for The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley and for the bestselling Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by multi-award-winning author Salman Rushdie. In Lucy Foley’s novel, a young woman searches for clues to the mystery of her lost mother and uncovers two love stories in the process. Salman Rushdie’s bestselling novel is a near-future love story during a time of un-reason, combined with mysticism and history. Click here to go to the reviews & giveaway page



Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Anita Yancey for winning our The Way of Sorrows Giveaway!

Congratulations to Sharon Cubic and to Meghan Berdelle for winning our Promise of Home Giveaway!

Congratulations to Nadine Stacy for winning our Goodbye Stranger Giveaway!

Congratulations to Michelle Willms for winning our Fishbowl Giveaway!

Congratulations to Bonnie Franks for winning our The Curse of Crow Hollow Giveaway!

Congratulations to Andrea Flansburg for winning our Giveaway for both Jacoby and Beastly Bones!

Congratulations to Steve Steckel and to Staci Mefford for winning our Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? Giveaway!


Beach House for Sale

This is mom’s beach house, which we’re selling. You know from following this web site that we’ve put a lot of work into improvements and have fixed anything we found that needed fixing. This beautiful vintage-style 2nd row beach house is located in Holden Beach on a North Carolina south-facing barrier island, which means beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. It’s even got a bonus in-law/out-law apartment downstairs that isn’t factored into the square footage. If you know someone who’s looking for a vacation home or a place to retire on a great laid-back beach then please let them know about it. More details can be found at Trulia.com or Realtor.com.

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