Friday, January 13, 2012

Giveaways and Goodies #1

I have a fairly large blog reading list.  My blogs range from the geekish (like GeekDad and Slice of SciFi) to the bookish (like and The Book Vixen) to the crafty (like The Steady Hand and Bursts of Bubbles) to parenting blogs (like Do Sweat the Small Stuff and The Mom Pledge) and a whole host of others*.  I love learning cool stuff from these awesome blogs and the bloggers behind them and sharing a bit with them.

One of the thing that many (though not all) of the bloggers that I read have in common is giveaways.  Many of them come from the ranks of the book bloggers that I read, in an effort to help authors promote their latest work.  Good books are too awesome not to share, and keeping mum about book giveaways that I know about would be almost criminal (even if it might increase my chances slightly of winning something myself. ;))

So I'll be starting a feature here on Views from the Reader Side where, once a week, I'll share with my readers links to the great giveaways that I've found among my blog perusing.  (If you're interested in non-book blogs, you can check out my Giveaways and Goodies feature over at Sanity's Overrated.)  Along with the giveaways, I may pass along a few other bits of book-related info that I come across.  (Though not reviews.  There are so many great reviews, I'd be typing for days.)

Without further ado, here are the giveaways, listed by date so you know which ones you need to check out sooner rather than later.

January 16, 2012

Happy Chaos by Soliel Moon Frye at The Writer Revived

January 17, 2012

From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex Gilvarry at Roof Beam Reader
Angel Fire, The Darkness Gathers and Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger on Facebook

January 18, 2012

Author Interview with Misty Provencher and giveaway of eBook copy of Cornerstone at Book Passion for Life
The Dreaming of Books Giveaway - There are over 200 bloggers giving away books.  Follow the link and you'll find the home-linky with all the bloggers listing books.  I haven't entered many yet, but I will be over the next several days.

January 19, 2012

Demons at Deadnight by A&E Kirk (2 giveaways, 1 paperback copy, US only, one Kindle edition) at The Unread Reader

January 20, 2012

Switched by Amanda Hocking at Mission to Read (US only, sorry!)

January 24, 2012

Author Interview with Cynthia Hand and giveaway of Team Tucker theme pack at The Story Siren

January 26, 2012

Destiny by Laura DeLuca at Hanging Off the Wire
Word Catcher by Phil Cousineau at Hanging Off the Wire (US and Canada only, sorry!)
Author Interview with Jaye Frances and giveaway of the Kindle version of The Kure at The Book Vixen

January 27, 2012

Random Obesessions by Nick Belardes at Hanging Off the Wire (US and Canada only, sorry!)

January 29, 2012

Beyonders by Brandon Mull at Cami's Books

January 30, 2012

The Fear Index by Robert Harris and Start Shooting by Charlie Newton at KnopfDoubleday

January 31, 2012

Author interview with Shelly Crane and giveaway of her eBook, Significance at Book Passion for Life

February 29, 2012

Book Passion for Life's The Book Depository Affiliates Giveaway #2 (Three winners will win one of eight (8) books)

And, as always, don't forget the constant stream of giveaways on I've won close to 30 books through them and am finally starting to dive into them.  Look for reviews in the upcoming weeks.

And now for some goodies that I've found through my blog reading that I thought my fellow readers would enjoy.

So that's it for this week.  I'm hoping to have more goodies next week to share, as well as a few new books to review and anything else that I may find to catch your attention.  Thanks for stopping by!

* No offense to the many other blogs that I read and enjoy for not including you here.  If I included all the great blogs that I read, I would never get to my actual post.