Welcome to Popcorn Reads!
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!
Beach Reading Season has Officially Begun!
Monday, May 25th, 2015: Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the U.S. and Happy Bank Holiday to those of you in Europe who get this day off! In addition to BBQs and fun get togethers, be sure to give thanks to those who stood up and were counted during external (and internal) conflicts. Those brave souls ensured we continue to be independent and free. A huge thank you to them all.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015: We’re reviewing and hosting a Double Fun Book Giveaway with one book for you: Are You Dissing Me?: What Animals Really Think by Simon Winneld; and one for a middle grade school reader you know, The Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other) by Geoff Rodkey. Both are completely fun and quirky books. Are You Dissing Me? hilariously explores the anxieties and frustrations anthropomorphized animals might feel. The Tapper Twins Go to War takes 21st century sibling rivalry to a whole new level that will be just as entertaining for you as it is for your tween.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015: We’re reviewing Madame President by former White House Communications Director and The View co-host Nicolle Wallace. When five attacks are launched on U.S. soil, it couldn’t happen on a worse day – the day the President has granted 24/7 access to a news crew for a day-in-the-life story. State and personal secrets must be protected, but how can they be with reporters prying into everything?
Thursday, May 28th, 2015: We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for The Mapmaker’s Children by bestselling author Sarah McCoy. This novel contains two interweaving stories: one contemporary and one historical. Eden and her husband have bought an old house in the suburbs, unaware of its rich history. When Eden realizes she’ll be unable to get pregnant, it makes her question her whole life. Sarah Brown, famous abolitionist John Brown’s daughter, decides to use her artistic talents to help people manning Underground Railroad stations, using codes from slave quilt designs. She can’t realize the cost doing this will have on her future or on those she loves.
Friday, May 29th, 2015: It’s Anything Goes Day! Not sure what this day will bring; more reno work on the house, a road trip, or something completely off the wall. Whatever it brings, I’m up for it!
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 & Sunday, May 31st, 2015: We’ll post the upcoming week’s reviews & giveaways. We’ll also post winners on any giveaways that ended this week.
Giveaways Continuing This Week:
Week #4 (Final) Pop-Up Giveaway is Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson. This New York Times #1 bestseller may be a non-fiction narrative but it reads like a highly suspenseful World War I historical novel. Click here to go to the giveaway page.
War of the Wives is by Tamar Cohen. The tagline on the book cover says it all, “One funeral. Two wives.” What would you do if your husband died and you learned you were not his only wife? Dwoops! Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
Off the Page is by bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. What if the prince you’ve read and dreamed about walked off of the page into real life? Dream come true or nightmare waiting to happen? Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
Congratulations to Amy Paulson on winning our Giveaway for The Art of Baking Blind!
Congratulations to Anne Berger, Anthony Ciofani, Holly D. Edwards, Lisa Vazquez, and Mary Brandis on winning our Giveaway for Stolen Songbird!
Congratulations to Beverly Sizemore on winning our Giveaway for The Poser!
Congratulations to Heather DeLuna on winning our Giveaway for If I Die, If I Fall!
Congratulations to Heather Howard on winning our Giveaway for The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering!
Congratulations to Johannah Brookwell on winning our Giveaway for The Patriot Threat!
Congratulations to Maria Malaveci on winning our Giveaway for Shadows Over Paradise!
Congratulations to Lysette Lam on winning our Giveaway for Sisters of Shiloh!
Congratulations to Renee Grandinetti on winning our Giveaway for Trigger Warning!
Congratulations to Deanna Schwartz on winning the three novels in our Spring Cleaning Book Giveaway!
Congratulations to Donna Teller on winning our Giveaway for The Nightingale!
Congratulations to Melissa B. on winning our Giveaway for Dragons at Crumbling Castle!
Congratulations to Truman Hung on winning our Giveaway for The Buried Life!
Congratulations to Kara Shamy and Sandra Williams on winning our Giveaway for Dreaming Spies!
Congratulations to Staci Mefford on winning our Giveaway for The Alphabet House!
Congratulations to Chris Thomson on winning our Giveaway for The Magician’s Daughter!
Congratulations to Michelle Klingen on winning our Giveaway for Unbecoming!
Congratulations to Anja Sharamitaro on winning our Giveaway for The Marauders!
Congratulations to Julie Sanchez on winning our Giveaway for The Jaguar’s Children!
Congratulations to Bonnie Franks on winning our Giveaway for Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League!
Congratulations to Tina Myers on winning our Giveaway for The Same Sky!
Congratulations to Susan Schleicher on winning our Giveaway for A Fifty-Year Silence!
Congratulations to Steve Steckel on winning our Giveaway for Sins of Our Fathers!
Congratulations to Michelle Klingen on winning our Giveaway for A Pleasure And A Calling!
Congratulations to Beverly Sizemore on winning our Giveaway for All the Bright Places!