Howloween Giveaway Hop

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

Are Halloween decorations starting to go up in your neighborhood? Or are they already here? One of our neighbors seems to have hired a service to set theirs up. Which was an interesting thing to watch.

As we have discovered during the two normal years we’ve been in this house – last year was certainly nothing like normal! – we don’t get many trick-or-treaters because we live on a cul-de-sac. We’ll still have candy but don’t expect many takers. Although we’ve heard that the through streets in the subdivision get deluged.

We do have our own living Halloween decoration in Lucifer, but he doesn’t pose in the windows to make the house look seasonally appropriate. But he’s always lurking!

But speaking of Halloween decorations, and waiting for trick-or-treaters, here’s your chance to get a little something to put up, to give out, or to read to put yourself among the holiday spirits.

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

Scaredy Cat Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Scaredy Cat Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

This is my favorite hop of the year! Why? Because I have a black cat just like the one in the hop logo of my very own. Lucifer is my handsome “void” kitty, and he’s the sweetest demon in the whole wide world.

He’s learned not to be a scaredy cat in the four years since we adopted him, but he was about 6 years old when he came to us, had been living outside and had clearly had some adventures as well as having passed through a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) program at some point. He still won’t go near any of the doors of the house and has only recently decided that it’s safe to look through windows on the first floor. But he gets braver – and sweeter – every day.

Lucifer is also the perfect cat for Halloween, as he’s pure black from his shiny nose to the very tip of his fwapping tail. He likes to tease George by fwapping that tail in the younger cat’s face until George can’t resist pouncing on it!

But, as much as I love to talk about my best kitty, this is a blog hop and it’s time for me to give away something as a reward to everyone who just read through my squeeing. Fill out the rafflecopter for a chance at the usual Reading Reality prize, the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 worth of books. This giveaway is open to all!

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For more fabulous 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.

Thankful for Books Giveaway Hop Sign Up

It’s that time again! Welcome to the sign up for our annual Thanksgiving Week Giveaway Hop. This year, we’ve decided to expand the dates a bit so that you’ll have more time to get folks to enter your giveaway and so you don’t have to worry about having a post to prep for the day after the Thanksgiving Feast.

So come one, come all, to the sign up for the brand new Thankful for Books Giveaway Hop, starting on Wednesday, November 24 and ending on Tuesday, November 30.

The hosts for this Thanksgiving Week event are Reading Reality (yours truly) and the Caffeinated Reviewer.

The giveaway will run from 12:01 am on November 24 through 11:59 pm November 30.

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 24th. 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!



Falling into Leaves Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Falling Into Leaves Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

It’s that time again. Fall is nearly fell. The leaves are just barely beginning to turn around here, so there’s a bit of time before anyone has to think about raking them. Your seasonal mileage may definitely vary on this point!

One of the things that attracted us to this house is that it is surrounded by fairly mature trees, to the point where the backyard gets absolutely no sun at all so we can’t grow grass back there and don’t have to mow it. The tree coverage is also thick enough that we can’t see the neighbors’ houses on the other side of the creek – and most importantly they can’t see through the picture window in our bathroom. Except in the winter, when all that lovely, leafy coverage falls down.

Although we occasionally lose a tree when it storms, and that’s much less fun.

But still, the changing and falling leaves are always lovely to watch. I’m glad we live somewhere that gets four seasons, especially as winter generally just glances by, just enough to turn the leaves.

So I enjoy the falling leaves, love the cooler but absolutely not too cool weather, and looking forward to the holiday season. What about you? What’s your favorite thing about the fall season and the falling leaves? Answer in the rafflecopter for your chance of the usual Reading Reality prize, the winner’s choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books.

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For more fabulous fall 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.

Old School Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Old School Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

Is it just my imagination, or does it seem like school starts earlier and earlier every year?

When I went to school – admittedly back in the dark ages – we started right after Labor Day. And that still seems right in my head. After all, Labor Day is when summer is unofficially over, and nothing says summer being over – at least to a kid – as much as going back to school. Of course, this was back in the dark ages, I grew up in Cincinnati, which has all four seasons with a bit of a vengeance, so summers were hot and muggy and schools weren’t air conditioned yet.

The schools here in the Atlanta metro area have mostly already started. Gwinnett County, where I live, started on August 4, which just seemed unconscionably early, even to some of my friend who have kids in school.

At least the schools are air conditioned!

What about where you live? When did everyone go back? Did it feel early, late or just right? Answer in the rafflecopter for a chance at the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books.

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For more terrific 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.