Spring Cleaning Review – A – Thon (Wrap up) + giveaway

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Miscellaneous | 20 comments

Spring Cleaning Review-A-Thon – Day 1



Hosted by Nocturne Romance Reads and Romancing the Dark Side

I’m happy to be joining Nocturne Romance Reads & Romancing the Dark Side in my first Review-A-Thon.

I’m hoping this will motivate me to write more reviews. I think I review 1 o 2 books from each 10 I’ve listen to, so this is my shot to at changing that ratio.

I’m planing to review

Well, I failed myserably, but not from the lack of trying beleive me! I had like a total menthal block just because I knew there was a deadline..LOL

Anyway, this was my first time, and beleive it or not 2 reviews in 4 days is a record for me.

I like to thank our hosts, and I apoligized for not knowing all the precedures for this type of event.

Thank you guys!

I didn’t finish:

  1. On Every Street by Karina Halle
  2. Shadowlands by Kate Brian

The good thing this is that I have already drafted verything except for the review itself..LOL

To make it fun for all the participants and to celebrate my first Review-A-Thon, I’ll be giving away a $10.00 Giftcard from Amazon or B&N to all the participants.

If you don’t have a blog, you can post your review on Goodreads, Shelfari or Booklikes.

To enter just fill the Rafflecopter for below.

Good luck to all!

Loupe Duffy
A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an Audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown away.
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  1. So glad to have you join us!

    • Thank you for asking. I know I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I never done a meme or this kind of event, so I just gonna follow your lead.

  2. I would want to join but I’m too frickin lazy to make a post. I have a ton of flags on my email for tour stops and it’s piling up. I’ll probably just hashtag my read and reviews.

    • LOL Briane, I totally understand. If a write 2 reviews a week is a lot. I don’t do tours, but I can imagine how crazy it must get.

  3. Good luck with your goals! I surprisingly have ZERO reviews to write at the moment, and it feels GREAT! Hehe 🙂

    • How about I got around 150 audiobooks that I have listened to that I haven’t review..LOL.
      So I’m gonna try hard to do the ones I mentioned..Try…I will..LOL

      • 150? SERIOUSLY? Just thinking about that makes my head hurt. LOL Good luck with that!

  4. I think I’m up to date on my reviews, so I’m going to sit this one out. I need to read more lol

    • I hear you Lily. I never done one this, so will see how it goes. It takes me forever to write a review with all the spell and grammar checking I need to do..LOL..All for the love of books 🙂

      • Well just so you know, you do a great job on your reviews 🙂

  5. Oh my gosh, you HAVE to let me know if/when you review Cruel Beauty or Shadowlands! Cruel Beauty was a great read for me and I’m really curious about Shadowlands. Love the sound of this challenge, motivation for reviewing is always needed 🙂 Good luck!

    • I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty, I’m writing the review now.. I hope I can finish today..LOL
      Shadowlands was something different for sure, it took me by surprise. I was pleasantly surprised.

  6. Good luck Loupe, I hope you get all of them done! I didn’t go too crazy with my goals so that I don’t fail miserably..haha

    • I got a feeling that I did go crazy with my goals…LOL I’m still working on the first review. How I wish I wasn’t so English challenged..LOL

  7. How awesome Loupe! I did something similar back in Nov trying to get back review done. I did a bloggy version of NaNo and got like 60 posts pre-scheduled. Was exhausting but has kept the blog going quite a few times when I just couldn’t get a post put together and had those pre-scheduled ones to fill in. Still working on getting all those past books reviewed but it’s happening slowly. Had a couple post this week actually!

    Good luck with the reviewing!

    • I’m failing miserably…LOL I guess now I know why I don’t enjoy reviewing books I didn’t buy myself, I must have a fear to deadlines, nothing is coming to my head..LOL I don’t do well under pressure 🙁

      • Oh noes! I’m kinda the opposite. I do better under a deadline otherwise it just gets half done and sits in the draft folder.

        Can you trick yourself into thinking of it just as a book you’re reading on your own? Sometimes with the harder ones I’ll set a timer and give myself 15 minutes to just write..whatever about the book. Sometimes it helps and I can use a good bit of it (with some polishing) and others it’s just good to get something out on the page and makes it easier to keep going.

        You can do this! I know ya can. You do excellent reviews 🙂

        • Thank you Anna, these are books that I bought myself..LOL this is only a deadline for the marathon, but because there’s a deadline I’m going nuts..crazy, I know.
          I admire all of you guys, and I really respect all the hard work you guys do, I know it’s not easy.

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