Early Summer Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Early Summer Giveaway Event hosted by Versatileer!

This is Reading Reality’s first time participating in one of Versatileer’s Amazon/PayPal Giveaway Events, but they look like a blast! It’s a different kind of giveaway, in that the hosting participants put into the big cash prize and get LOTS of entries in the big rafflecopter for it, while the rest of us get one free link, maybe host our own giveaways as I’m doing, and get in on the fun and the traffic and provide an opportunity for our own followers.

Also, and thank goodness, Versatileer is flexible about hopping on, just as they are for the Season of Books Giveaways that they host, making it easier for us bloggers and giving more opportunities for everyone to get in on the action. (Meaning that this event started over the weekend but I’m posting it here today and glad of it.)

To sweeten the pot a little, first there’s a giveaway here at Reading Reality:
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Second, and even more important, come one, come all to the Early Summer Giveaway Event! Be sure to visit the co-hosts and ALL the participants in this hop to get the most chances at the BIG PRIZE!

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Moms Rock Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Moms Rock Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I looked back at my post for this hop for the past couple of years and it’s all still true! I really can’t imagine my mom even in the vicinity of that guitar. My mom was a teenager, and in high school, during World War II, so rock and roll wasn’t yet here to stay. She was amazing in a whole lot of ways, but anything that would have involved that ax just wasn’t among those ways.

But I know plenty of moms who would definitely be able to rock that guitar. But even moms that don’t rock absolutely do rule!

Whether or moms are still with us or not, or whether the people who occupy that place in our lives are our moms by birth or adoption or by love alone, they still have mom things that they do that no one else does ‘right’. I still miss my mom’s vegetable beef barley soup, and my grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies. I have the recipes for both, and I’ve even made them a time or two. IT’S JUST NOT THE SAME!

What about you? If you’re a mom, what’s your best ‘mom thing’? Or if you didn’t go that route or haven’t yet, what’s the thing you remember that your mom just did THE best?

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For more fabulous prizes for you or your mom, please 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.

Come What May Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Come What May Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

This particular blog hop could be about absolutely anything, couldn’t it? It’s right there in the name, “Come What May!”

So it could be, “May the 4th Be With You”. It could be Cinco de Mayo. It certainly could be all about Mothers’ Day – although there’s a hop later in the month that’s a bit more defined in that regard.

And it could be my personal favorite, “The Lusty Month of May”, the song from the play (and movie) Camelot.

What do you first think of when May pops into your head? Answer in the rafflecopter for your chance at Reading Reality’s usual hop prize, the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in Books!

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If you’re looking for more May prizes to come your way, 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.

Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I have an earworm from this hop, one I plan on sharing. That phrase “Rain Drops on Roses” is from The Sound of Music, specifically it’s the opening line for the song, “My Favorite Things.”

I’ve shared. Sorry, not sorry. The duration of an earworm is inversely proportional to the number of people it’s shared with. So the more of you who catch it, the shorter I’ll have to put up with it. At least that’s my hope – because damn they’re persistent!

Still, there’s a potential reward for you for having this particular rather charming song stuck in your head. As per usual, I’m giving away the usual Reading Reality hop prize of the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books. All you have to do is tell us what one of YOUR favorite things might be!

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For more of everyone’s favorite things – 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.

Honey Bunny Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Honey Bunny Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I’m trying to figure out how a bunny made of honey would actually work – and it’s not working for me. This gold bunny is the closest I could get to a honey bunny – but it’s more like a honey-colored bunny with chocolate inside. Mr. Dark Chocolate Bunny here is adorable, especially with his mini-me. Although their ears aren’t nearly big enough. After all, the ears are the best part!

A survey at Taste of Home for last year’s Easter proclaimed that the Lindt chocolate bunny was the best of the chocolate bunnies they tested, although they confessed that the bow might have influenced their decision just a teensy bit.

If I were in the market for a chocolate bunny, I’d certainly give this one a try – even if it is a bit lacking in the ear department. My preference would be the dark chocolate shown above, but Mr. Gold Bunny does also come in Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.

What’s your preference in chocolate bunnies? Or just chocolate in general? Answer through the rafflecopter for you chance at winning the usual Reading Reality hop prize of the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books.

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For more hopping good 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.

Spring 2024 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Spring 2024 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by It Starts At Midnight and Versatileer!

Once upon a time, this was the Month of Books Giveaway Hop, now it’s the Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop, with the hops starting on the days the seasons change. Today is the first official day of Spring no matter whether or not Spring has actually sprung where you are. I’m in Atlanta so it’s been in the 60s most days, flowers are beginning to bloom and the trees in the backyard are starting to hint at leafing out.

But the question this season is the same question it’s always been for one of these particular hops. What book or books are you most looking forward to this season?

I’m never looking forward to just one thing when it comes to books. Here are a few that are at the top of my list for this spring of 2024:

A Body at the Dance Hall by Marty Wingate
Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz
Court of Wanderers by Rin Chupeco
Fiasco by Constance Fay
Funny Story by Emily Henry
Ghostdrift by Suzanne Palmer
Lost Birds by Anne Hillerman
A Murder Most French by Colleen Cambridge
People in Glass Houses by Jayne Castle
What Cannot Be Said by C.S. Harris

What about you? What books are you most looking forward to this fall? Answer in the rafflecopter for your choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books so you can get one or two of the books on your list!

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

Lady Luck Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Lady Luck Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

Sometimes books give me earworms. Sometimes it’s because of the book’s title. I’ve been having an earworm of Frank Sinatra’s version of the song “Luck Be a Lady” and wondering what that was about. So, naturally I looked it up.

Some of it is clearly inspired by the name of this hop. The rest, quite possibly as a result of reading Mastering the Art of French Murder last weekend as I was setting up the Sunday Post. “Luck Be a Lady”, although not Frank’s rendition, was one of the songs that came out of the then-popular hit musical, Guys and Dolls. In 1950. Exactly the year that Mastering the Art of French Murder is set.

So there was a reason. At least sorta/kinda. And we are lucky, at least here in Atlanta, to be experiencing spring – at least off and on – as March seems to be coming in this year like a rather wet lion. Your local mileage may definitely vary on that part.

What song is stuck in your head this early March? Answer through the rafflecopter for you chance at winning the usual Reading Reality hop prize of the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books.

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To test your luck further, 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.

Wish Big Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Wish Big Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

At this moment, I’m wishing for wellness – an excellent thing to wish for no matter what the season. I pulled my right hamstring about a month ago, and I’m finally at the point where it mostly doesn’t both me – although I’m still annoyed at the things I can’t quite get back to doing. I’m also just getting over the truly nasty cold that’s been going around. If there’s anything more annoying than being snotty all the time, I haven’t found it. Not that it’s life-threatening or anything terrible, but it’s one’s nose, and one just can’t away from one’s own nose no matter how much one might want to.

Also, whenever either of us sneezes, it scares ALL the cats half to death themselves. It’s like all them suddenly have 16 legs each, all madly scrambling in opposing directions, all at the same time!

So, what’s at the top of your wish list right now? Share in the rafflecopter for your chance at Reading Reality’s usual giveaway hop prize, the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in Books.

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If you’re wishing for more chances at more big 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.

Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media!

There are holidays, and then there are ‘Hallmark Holidays’. You know the ones I mean, the ones that seem like they exist solely for the purpose of selling greeting cards. Groundhog Day is actually on the list of Hallmark Holidays, and I’m suddenly wondering what those cards look like and who one sends them to? The people who take care of Punxsutawney Phil?

It seems as if Valentine’s Day may be falling into the ‘Hallmark Holiday’ zone – along with Sweetest Day, which I remember my parents making a big deal of back in the day, but not a holiday you hear much about anymore. Except in the greeting card aisle of the grocery store, of course.

What do you think? Is Valentine’s Day in danger of falling into the ‘Hallmark Holiday’ zone – or is is still a big deal for you and yours? Answer in the rafflecopter for your chance at a bit of love and/or cheer from Amazon, courtesy of Reading Reality.

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To put even more prizes in your air, please visit the other stops on this hop!

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Heart 2 Heart Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Heart 2 Heart Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

This name of this hop is a bit of an earworm, isn’t it? The song “Heart to Heart” by Kenny Loggins was everywhere back in the day. Now it’s stuck in my head and I can’t get it out. I’m hoping that by sharing the earworm it will migrate to someone else’s head and leave mine alone, because it’s been running through my brain for days at this point.

But this month is Valentine’s Day, so there are going to hearts and flowers everywhere – and not just musically. What’s the romantic or Valentine’s Day song that is stuck in your head? Answer in the rafflecopter for your chance at Reading Reality’s usual giveaway hop prize, the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in Books.

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For more prizes to love, 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.