Weekly Contest Roundup: Midsummer's Eve Blog Hop part 1

I accidentally stumbled upon the vast network of book bloggers accidentally last month due to a “blog hop”.  Blog hops are where a bunch of blogs get together and host giveaways in order to attract a larger audience to each participant.  This works especially well with book bloggers because they can give away advance reader copies or other swag they’ve picked up along the way.  Many of them choose to give out gift certificate to Amazon or The Book Depository.

Today starts the newest blog hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.  The Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway is occurring across 276 different blogs, each holding their own contest.  While Working for the Mandroid is not taking part in this particular blog hop, we’re looking forward to the time when we can jump into the fray of giveaways.  I’ve gone through half the list of blogs and pulled out links to ones that caught my eye.  The entire list can be found here on I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, and all contests end on Friday, June 24.

Some contests can be entered just by leaving a comment.  Others require following them on Google, Twitter, Facebook, what have you.  All in all it’s a great way to find some wonderful new blogs to follow while potentially getting some new books for yourself.  More tomorrow after I get through the other half of the list.

Long list of links ahead along with a few other non-blog hop contests that caught my interest.


Prize: Book Gift Certificates

Of a $5 denomination

Living, Loving, Laughing, Reading


Of a $10 denomination

I am a Reader, Not a Writer

Sniff Books, Not Drugs

Lisa Loves Books

Leetids Reading

Lady and the Books

Simple Wyrdings

Lady and the Books

Inside BJ’s Head

Immortality and Beyond

Urban Girl Reader

Livingston Hall Publishers

Rebecca Irvine

A Casual Reader’s Blog


Into the Halls of Books

Dr. Stravagante’s Traveling Book Circus

Ravishing Reads

The Bookish Mama


Of a $15 denomination

Acting Balanced

Pretty Opinionated

Happy Endings

Mel’s Random Reviews

Upstate Ramblings

TL Clarke

Let Them Read Books

To Read, Perchance to Dream

The Caffeinated Reader


Of a $20 denomination

Makobi Scribe

Jinky is Reading…Finally

Sassy Book Lovers

Ms Martin Teaches Media


Of a $30 denomination

A Little Hope



Books (mostly ARCs and paperbacks, but also some ebooks)

The Chey Show – The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Stuck in Books – Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Lori Clark – Blood Red Road ARC by Moira Young

The Daily Harrell – Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Reading, Writing and the World of Words – assorted books

Bitten Books – Maze Runner by James Dashner, Gone by Michael Grant, and Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Book Twirps – two of four recent releases

Good Choice Reading – a lot of ARCs up for grabs

Book Him Danno – Switched by Amanda Hocking or Secrets by SL Pierce (ebook)

Cleverly Inked – Passion by Lauren Kate

Starry Sky Books – Assorted urban fantasy books

Karissa’s Reading Reviews – YA books, including Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Icey Books – Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Lori Calabrese Writes! – Mistwood or Nightspell both by Leah Cypess

Brenda Pandos – The Sapphire Talisman by Brenda Pandos

Sara York – Runaway Princess by Sara York

Jennifer Laurens – a multitude of YA related goodies

Oh My Books – Glimpse by Stacy Wallace Benefiel

Bibliosaurustext – Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Book Geek Central – Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson

Book Goonie – Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

Ivy Reads – Unidentified by Rae Mariz or Famous by Todd Strasser

Evie Bookish – Wither by Lauren Destafano or Clarity by Kim Harrington

The Race Is On – The Human Race by OC Heaton

Preternatural Primer – assorted books

She Known as Jess – assorted books

Tethered Mommy – Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand or $5 Amazon

Kathryn Packer Roberts – Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

About to Read – Glimmerglass by Jenna Black (ebook)

Amusing Reviews – Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

The Readiacs – Ripple by Mandy Hubbard



Other Current Giveaways:

Goddess of the Corn - Possession

Becky’s Barmy Book Blog – Fallen, extract books, Heat Stroke, The Fledgling Handbook

Starry Sky Books – Eden by Keary Taylor

Well Read Wife – Meg Cabot Prize Pack

Dr. Stravagante’s Traveling Book Circus – a LOT of books

Lori’s Reading Corner - $10 Amazon / BookDepo

Under the Covers Book Blog – Hunger by Karen Taylor

The Readiacs – Hourglass by Myra McEntire


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