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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!


Is It Spring Yet?

  It May Not be Spring Quite Yet But…

A Few Good Reads Will Help You Get Through the Rest of Winter!


get things done

  Monday, March 2nd, 2015: Finally this bug seems to be on its last legs, thanks to some new meds, so I’ll continue scurrying around to get stuff done on my long list of overdue projects – including getting giveaway books in the mail finally! Oh, and if there seems to be a deadly theme to the reviews this week, let’s just say it’s me expressing my intention to kill off ol’ man Winter and the remnants of the flu bug for 2015!

Doctor Death

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015: We’re reviewing Doctor Death by bestselling author Lene Kaaberbol. Madeleine Kano wants nothing more than to follow in her pathologist father’s footsteps but it’s 1894. When a girl is found murdered, could Madeleine finally get her chance to prove herself before the killer strikes again?

The Buried Life

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015: We’re hosting an International Giveaway for The Buried Life by Carrie Patel. In this dystopian, steampunk crime novel, Inspector Liesl Malone and her rookie partner draw the short straw when an important historian is murdered. Not only do they soon discover they have a serial killer on their hands but the political ramifications could destroy their world.

The Dead Key

Thursday, March 5th, 2015: We’re reviewing The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley. In this award-winning thriller, something really bizarre happened in 1978 at Cleveland’s largest bank. When Iris Latch, a young engineer, jumps at the opportunity 20 years later to work on a revitalization project for the bank building, she has no idea she’s walking into a mystery that will haunt her and become an obsession.

It Feels Good To Get Stuff Done

Friday, March 6th, 2015: My plan is to continue whittling down my long list of things that have been piling up while I’ve been sick. It just feels so good to finally get this stuff done! Booyah!

Spring Forward

Saturday and/or Sunday, March 7th and March 8th, 2015: Remember to Spring Forward if you’re in the U.S., although the rest of the world gets to wait a few weeks! Despite national sleep deprivation Sunday, we’ll update this page for the next week’s reviews and giveaways, and post any new giveaway winners.

Be sure to check below to see which continuing giveaways you want to enter before it’s too late!

Barnes & Noble

Giveaways Continuing This Week:

dreaming spies Dreaming Spies is the new Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes historical mystery by bestselling author Laurie R. King. Russell and Holmes are headed to Japan when they get entangled despite themselves in a blackmail scheme with potential international consequences. And, yes, I am a huge fan – it’s an homage to Japan and a mystery adventure all wrapped into one. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!




the magician's daughterThe Magician’s Daughter is Book #1 in a new mystery series by Judith Janeway. “Reality is an illusion. Illusion is reality, and nothing is what it seems.” Those words from Valentine Hill’s magic act also define her life, a life that’s about to become endangered on just about every level. But Valentine’s one smart cookie and hopefully that means she’s up the challenges in this fast-paced con of a thriller. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!




The Alphabet HouseThe Alphabet House is a riveting psychological thriller by international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. During World War II, two British pilots find themselves behind German enemy lines. What they do to survive is astonishing, with an equally astonishing personal cost. Click here to read our review of The Keeper of Lost Causes by this amazing Scandinavian author. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway!




The Dragons of Crumbling CastleFor Tell a Fairy Tale Day, it’s very appropriate that we’re hosting a Giveaway for Dragons of Crumbling Castle: and Other Tales by award-winning and bestselling author Terry Pratchett. This set of short, fanciful, satirical tales is going to delight young and young-at-heart readers everywhere, so don’t miss it! Click here to read our review of Snuff from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!




      Giveaway Winners

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!

Congratulations to Tammy Cuevas on winning our Giveaway for an autographed copy of Passing Through Perfect!

Congratulations to RJ Stephenson on winning our International Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway for a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Congratulations to Sheila Korman on winning our Giveaway for The Escape!

Congratulations to Stephanie Verhaegen on winning our International Best Books of 2014 Giveaway for a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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