Blogo-Birthday Birthday Book Celebration and #Giveaway!

It’s snuck up on my again. Today is my 67th birthday.

Today is also “First Contact Day” in the Star Trek Universe, which is fitting as I’ve been a fan since I first watched the show with my dad as it was originally broadcast. To paraphrase another ‘verse, that’s a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The past is another country, and they do things differently there.

Referring to another fandom I fell into at about the same time, I’m having a Hobbit birthday, meaning that I’m giving away presents instead of getting them. (Galen and I aren’t doing presents this year, as we’re rolling all of this year’s presents into a later trip, but I did finally get myself a set of AirPods.)

Spring has officially sprung, and 2024 is one quarter over. Meaning that enough reading has happened here at Chez Reading Reality to make a giveaway of my favorite books of the year so far a VERY reasonable possibility.

So I’ll be giving the winner’s choice of one of my favorite books this year so far to one lucky commenter on this post. I’m going to be a bit loosey-goosey about it this time around, because 1)all the books in the Barker & Llewelyn series have been Grade A books so far, so this is another bite at that apple, and 2)two of this year’s bests are book two in their respective series so if you haven’t read the first book yet it will also be available.

This giveaway is open internationally. If the winner is in the US, the books will be shipped from Amazon or your local bookshop if you have one that can handle this business over the interwebs. But if the winner is outside the U.S. and not in one of the other countries where there’s a ‘zon outpost, books will be sent from Wordery, which ships worldwide for free.

The list to choose from is (drumroll, please):

The Bell in the Fog by Lev AC Rosen
The Bezzle by Cory Doctorow
The Black Hand by Will Thomas
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Demon Daughter by Lois McMaster Bujold
Gryphon by M.L. Buchman
The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas
Holmes, Marple & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts
The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles by Malka Older
The Lantern’s Dance by Laurie R. King
Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen
The Lies of the Ajungo by Moses Ose Utomi
Mastering the Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge
The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older
Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire
The Missing Witness by Allison Brennan
Red Team Blues by Cory Doctorow
The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett
These Fragile Graces, This Fugitive Heart by Izzy Wasserstein
The Truth of the Aleke by Moses Ose Utomi
What You Are Looking For Is In the Library by Michiko Aoyama

I went diving a bit deeper in order to pick multiple genres to make sure there’s something on this list for everyone, but clearly it’s been a very murder-y, fantasy, SF-y year so far. So if I’ve missed your favorite genre and there’s a book you’re dying to read, I’d be happy to share that with you (up to $25 US) instead.

Just let me know in the rafflecopter what book you’d most like to have your very own copy of, from my list or yours, in whatever format suits you best. Someone is going to get very lucky, at least reading-wise!

This post ends this Lucky 13th Blogo-Birthday Celebration Week. If you haven’t checked out the rest of this week’s posts, there’s been a giveaway every day, so be sure to enter any and all that look like your jam.

Next year – OMG it’s wild to be talking about NEXT year when it seems like this year has barely begun – the Celebration will take place the week of March 31-April 5. Come one, come all, and be sure to come back over the year between to see what fabulous books and fantastic giveaways happen in all the months between now and then!

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23 thoughts on “Blogo-Birthday Birthday Book Celebration and #Giveaway!

  1. Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 xo
    I would love to win a romance since I mostly read that genre. I have a wishlist I can share if I win ! Thank you for the chance. 💜

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a blessed day.
    If I won I’d like Holmes, Marple, & Poe.

    Thank you and again – Have A Very Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy birthday!

    My happy place at the moment, okay for more than a year now is YA Fantasy. The books that I’m going to call my favorites aren’t out yet, but they’re the final book in the series. I’m going to say Circle of Ruin by AK Wilder since it’s the first in a long line of books I’m anticipating.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoBirthday!! I would choose a book from my wishlist. I recently have been reading these comic books, which I surprisingly have been liking; I might choose a comic book I like. 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!
    I’d love to have a copy of Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews for my very own!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  6. WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS IN THE LIBRARY BY MICHIKO AOYAMA caught my eye after reading your review on it earlier!

  7. Happy Birthday, I hope it is great! I’d choose Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen if I won!

  8. Happy Birthday. I would choose a book from my wishlist called The Angel of Indian Lake by Stephen Graham Jones.

  9. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I think I might choose one from my TBR list! Thank you so much for the neat opportunity!! 🙂

  10. Happy birthday!

    I would pick Lavender House. I’ve had that on my list for ages and my library doesn’t have it.

  11. I would choose The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles by Malka Older. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  12. I didn’t see anything in your list that particularly appealed to me. I’d love to have a copy of Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros.

  13. Happy Birthday. I’ve been wanting to read Holmes, Marple & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts so that would be my choice.

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