Thanks A Latte Giveaway Hop

Welcome to Thanks a Latte Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those “instant human, just add caffeine” people. But not coffee.

The first time I ever had a Chai Latte I thought I was in heaven. It was everything I wanted, hot tea with lovely spices, just the right amount of sweetness and just enough milk to add a smooth deliciousness. I was hooked!

I still don’t like coffee. Or coffee-type lattes. Not even mocha – as much as I love chocolate. I’ll drink coffee if I’m desperate for a serious jolt of caffeine, or if that’s all the caffeine available, but if there’s a tea option or especially a chai latte, that’s my drink of choice.  Hot or iced, chai latte is perfection.

But most people drink coffee. As that saying goes, one person’s drink is another person’s poison, or something like that. To each their own.

Tell me what your caffeine of choice is in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book, up to $10, from the Book Depository. And THANKS A LATTE for reading and following Reading Reality!

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For more great prizes, caffeinated or otherwise, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Meowloween Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Meowloween Giveaway Hop, hosted by hosted by The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It!

I see the image for this hop every night. Those eyes are just like my Lucifer’s, and I get that slitty-eyed “stupid human” look every night right before he plops down between me and my book and starts to purr. He is the sweetest demon in the whole world. Just look at the face in the picture below. That’s my baby!

 

Our Lucifer is also a very lucky demon. He was rescued from living “rough” by a friend who couldn’t keep him, but we could. So he came to us when he was 6 years old, and he tells us just how grateful he is every night. Also, unlike many former ferals, he has zero desire to go outdoors. He doesn’t even approach the doors. Clearly he’s been there and done that and has no desire to do it again. And we’re all happy about that!

But Lucifer’s presence in our house is a living, breathing Halloween decoration. (So is Hecate, a mostly black tortoiseshell cat.) We regularly see both of them in that arched back position so common in Halloween decorations.

What about you? Do you decorate your house for Halloween? Or drive around seeing what the neighbors have put up? Answer in the rafflecopter for your chance at my usual giveaway, the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book, up to $10, from the Book Depository

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For more spooky prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

Color Me Lucky Giveaway Hop

Welcome to Color Me Lucky Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I’m watching two of our cats play as I write this, and thinking about how lucky all of them are. They are all rescues, and they have all found their forever home with us. They are all safe, well-fed (in one case a little TOO well-fed), comfortable, have buddies to play with and people who love them and make sure they are taken care of. The two who went to the vet over the weekend for their annual “well kitty” exams may not have been happy at the time, but they have it good and they seem to know it.

And we’re very lucky to have them. While George – who has the zoomies for the third time today so far – has provided truly excellent comic relief in this insane year, they all add to our lives with snuggles and cuddles and laughter and just plain joy. Admittedly with the occasional hairball.

Do you feel lucky? Lucky enough to win a prize in this blog hop? I’m giving away either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or  $10 in books from the Book Depository to one lucky winner.

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Be sure to try your luck at all the other stops on this hop!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

An Apple a Day Giveaway Hop

Welcome to An Apple a Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I’m still trying to decide whether this hop refers to the old saying about “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” or if it’s “an apple for the teacher”. Not that combining those two things doesn’t work all too well right now. If both the teacher and the student have an apple a day, along with taking a whole bunch of other precautions, perhaps they have a chance of keeping COVID19 away.

That works, doesn’t it? The mixed metaphor I mean. Solving the problem of the virus is not nearly that simple.

While you – or the teacher – are eating that apple, there’s plenty of time to get started with a good book – or if you’re having a rainy week like we are, possibly two or three good books.

That’s why I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card – whether or not they buy apples with it – or the equivalent amount of book(s) from the Book Depository to read while eating those apples. This giveaway is open everywhere that the Book Depository ships – which is a LOT of places!

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For more great prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place!

Fall is not exactly fabulous here yet. From my office window I can see that there are hints of the leaves turning, but the full splendiferous display is yet to come. Probably this time next month. But that’s the South for you.

On the other hand, this week’s temperatures look to be in the 70s and NOT the 80s. But into each life a little rain must fall, and here that’s going to be the entire week – explaining the drop in temperature. Also Sally is coming. Hurricane Sally that is. She’s supposed to still be fairly furious even by the time she gets this far inland – on Friday. We’ll see. Or not, depending on how thick the sheets of rain turn out to be.

On the whole, it sounds like a good week to stay home and curl up with a cup of tea or two, a snuggly cat or three, and  a good book or four – or more of all of the above.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a sopping wet fall day? Answer in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book of the same amount from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open anywhere the Book Depository ships!

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For more terrific prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

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Black Friday Giveaway Hop Sign Up

It’s that time again! Welcome to the sign up for the TENTH Annual Black Friday Giveaway Hop.

We’re kicking things off a bit earlier this year. 2020 is one year where it’s just never too soon to start thinking about the holidays. We all need a good one right about now!

Just like last year (and the year before that, and the year before that) Black Friday is a great day for a hop. It’s the perfect opportunity to share a bookish prize or two, and also to stay home and surf the web instead of crowd-surfing at the mall or at your favorite online etailer.

The hosts for this year’s event are Reading Reality (yours truly) and the Caffeinated Reviewer.

The giveaway will run from 12:01 am on November 27 through 12:01 am November 30. That’s Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Hop Details

  • Giveaway must be book-related (books, book etailer or retailer (i.e. Amazon, etc) gift cards, pre-orders, bookish crafts, etc.)
  • If you are an author, you can include book swag, but you must also include a book or gift card
  • Please specify if your giveaway is US-only or International in the linky
  • If using Rafflecopter or Giveaway Tools, please limit your entries to no more than 5
  • Your post must be easy to find from your front page
  • Your post must be live by 9am EST on November 27th (aka Black Friday). Any links not live by this time will be removed from the linky
  • Please announce your winners within 72 hours of giveaway end
  • Sign-up closes November 22nd so link up today 🙂

PLEASE include US or INT on the linky! Pretty please with candy canes on it!

The more blogs to hop, the better! Put our grab button on your blog and help spread the word!



Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place!

Labor Day may not be until next week, but Fall is certainly on the horizon. The temperatures haven’t really dropped – at all – here in the Atlanta area but the endless summer days have given way to evenings that are shorter if not cooler.

Meteorologically, Autumn doesn’t start until September 22 this year, but that just marks the calendar day when day and night are of equal length. It happens in the Spring, too, but on the upside as the days start getting longer.

Climatologically, it won’t be Fall here until probably late in October at the earliest. On the other hand, when we lived in Anchorage, Fall was usually early September, with a nip already in the air and the possibility of snow before the end of the month. Summers in Anchorage were lovely, winters were interminable, Autumn was so quick that if you blinked you missed it and Spring was mud season.

Here, Summer is hot, Spring and Fall are both lovely, and Winter just kisses us. The leaves do turn and fall, but the snow mostly doesn’t. And I like it that way.

What about you? What’s your favorite season, or your favorite thing about this season? Answer in the rafflecopter for a chance at the choice between a $10 Amazon Gift Card or books from the Book Depository in the same amount. This giveaway is open to all the many, many places that the Book Depository ships!

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For more great prizes be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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September to Remember Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the September to Remember Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It!

This is definitely going to be a September to remember, isn’t it? 2020 has been a year that no one will ever forget. Although the individual months do blend into each other more than a bit.

Labor Day is next Monday, during the run of this hop. For those of us in the U.S., Labor Day has always marked the unofficial start of fall. I’m also just old enough to remember that there were, once upon a time, rules about not wearing white after Labor Day. With all of us staying home more often, I’m not exactly sure how much any of us are wearing white. Or being dressed up enough to even care about what color we are or are not wearing.

September also used to be the month when we went back to school – of course that was back in the days before schools were routinely air conditioned. Cincinnati is more than hot enough in the summer that being inside one of those buildings was generally torture in June and still hotter than Hades in September. I can’t imagine what school in July and August would have been like!

But whether you are staying indoors and keeping warm, or staying indoors and keeping cool until the weather turns into a time to stay in and keep war, I have a giveaway for you. Just fill out the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or the equivalent amount of books from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open to everywhere the Book Depository ships!

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For more fabulous prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

Back to School Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Back to School Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place!

Just like last year, this is the second giveaway hop with a “back to school” theme. Very much unlike last year, this year that return to school will be digital-only for a lot of kids – and parents.  I imagine that every parent has learned some surprising things, both good and bad, about digital learning and just how difficult teachers’ jobs actually are. As well as trotting out an entire new vocabulary of “under their breath” curses and quite possibly some interesting drink recipes.

There’s a reason why the phrase “May you live in interesting times” is a CURSE and not a blessing. This is an adventure, in the sense that an adventure is something you wish was happening either long ago, far away, or to SOMEONE ELSE! Preferably all of the above.

Still, even though this is “Back to School” time, however that school might be conducted, we don’t ever really stop learning. And that’s a good thing!

To help you either get something to help you learn, or something to tide you over while things are still up in the air, I’m giving away my usual prize, the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book up to $10 from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open everywhere the Book Depository ships!

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For more terrific prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Return to Learn Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Return to Learn Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy IslandThe Kids Did It and Zombie Parenting!

I have to say that I absolutely adore the cat-themed hop graphics that this group of organizers started using. They are all adorable, and remind me a LOT of our own cats. Freddie as a kitten looked a lot like this little fuzzball.

Howsomever, in this particular case I’m not sure how apropos the feline theme is. After all, we don’t train our cats, they train us! George is currently training Galen to run his and Hecate’s favorite toy by making a nuisance of himself on the kitchen table until Galen gets up and pushes the buttons to make it go. Meals have become a two-person operation as one of us has to guard the food while the other goes to start the toy. George is already on his second iteration of the toy – he broke the first one by playing with it a bit too enthusiastically.

This year’s return to learning is a special case for another reason, as schools -and parents – in the U.S. are caught on the horns of a particularly painful dilemma, whether their children should attend school in person, with all the risks of COVID19 contagion, or learn at home via distance learning, with all of the technological issue and educational pitfalls. I don’t envy them their choices. We seem to be in a time of no good answers, only questions, that has lasted far too long because too many people are unwilling to take the simple step of wearing a damn mask.

But this is a giveaway hop and not a soapbox. So, I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book up to $10 in value from the Book Depository to one lucky winner. This giveaway is open to anywhere that the Book Depository ships!

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For more fabulous prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!