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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!
Happy Daylight Savings Time!
I’m not a huge “spring forward” fan but, if it means that Spring is coming, I’m all for it!
Monday, March 10th, 2014: Like most of you, I’m going to spend Monday yawning and kvetching about losing an hour of sleep I badly needed. Yes, I know from past experience that I will have my grumpy pants on and not be fit for much of anything. Ah well, the one redeeming thing about the time change is that Spring can’t be too far away – Yay!
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014: We’re reviewing The Tyrant’s Daughter by former undercover CIA agent J.C. Carleson. Laila is a teen living in Washington, DC but she isn’t just any teen. She and her family were just brought to the U.S. after her Middle Eastern dictator father was deposed and murdered. Can she adjust to life in the U.S.? And just what are her mother and that smarmy CIA agent up to?
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014: We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. Welcome to the small Ozarks town of Henbane. Lucy Dane has enough on her plate, with a mom who disappeared and is still whispered about 10 years later, even before her best friend Cheri disappears and is found in pieces. Knowing no one else cares enough about Cheri to investigate, Lucy is determined to find out what happened to Cheri and her mom.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014: We’re reviewing The Lost Sisterhood by bestselling author Anne Fortier. Oxford scholar Diana Morgan is obsessed with Amazon women myths and legends, thanks to her grandmother – a woman her parents thought was insane. When she’s asked to decipher a just-discovered inscription, she uncovers something amazing and has to wonder if Amazons could be real after all.
Friday, March 14th, 2014: I’ll be out scrounging around for shamrocks (hopefully not under snow and ice) so we can be prepared for the day of my people next Monday. Hey – preparing for St. Patrick’s Day is serious business I’ll have you know. LOL
Saturday & Sunday, March 15th & 16th, 2014: At some point this weekend, we’ll update this page with reviews and giveaways for the upcoming week. BTW: We have a Giveaway for a Giveaway Hop being posted some time on Sunday, 3/16, so be sure to check back for it!
Be sure to check below to see which continuing giveaways you want to enter before it’s too late!
Heads Up: Giveaways Ending Saturday, 3/1/2014 @ 11:59pm EST!:
North of Boston is a debut novel by Elizabeth Elo. While helping a friend on his new fishing boat, a freighter runs into it and Pirio Kasparov is thrown overboard into freezing water. Miraculously she alone survives. The more she learns though, the less it looks like an accident. Why would anyone want her friend Nick or her dead? Click on the book title to go to the Giveaway page!
I Always Loved You is by bestselling author Robin Oliveira. How could I resist a novel about the relationship between Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, two of my favorite Impressionist artists, set in the mid-19th century in Belle Epoque Paris? Click on the book title to go to the Giveaway page!
Giveaways Continuing This Week:
Last Minute Addition! We reviewed and hosted a giveaway for The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway last year, and loved it. It’s now being released in paperback and the publisher has offered a copy for another giveaway for the U.S. & Canada! Yay! In addition, Bee has written a prequel to it which we want to tell you about. How could we pass something like that up?Click on “Last Minute Addition” to go to the Giveaway Page!
Three Souls is a novel rich in romance, tradition, and subterfuge by Canadian author Janie Chang. In the midst of the upheaval in 1935 China, Leiyin has just become a ghost. She and her three souls must discover why she has been denied entry into the afterlife so she can make amends, but she has no memory of her life.
February Giveaway Winners List:
Congratulations to Laura Roth on winning The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress
Congratulations to Dede Zoomsalot on winning The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles
Congratulations to Vaness Richard on winning Katya’s War
Congratulations to Alyson Cornman on winning The Invention of Wings
Congratulations to Misha Ferguson on winning Red Rising
Congratulations to Katerine Ivan on winning Hang Wire
Congratulations to Denise Zaky on winning Uninvited
Congratulations to Anne Berger on winning Andrew’s Brain
Congratulations to Brooke Bumgardner on winning The Deepest Secret
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