Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The BEST of 2011 Giveaway



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This is my favorite giveaway theme of the year because I get to announce the top ten choices from my 2011 reading list. In 2010, I completed 60 books for review. This year, I out did myself and reviewed 73 books. That's alot of words and pages! Each year, I receive requests from various genres and avenues of publishing. I wish I could say yes to every one of them, but it's not possible. Books that land on my TBR list are chosen for several reasons (see review policy). 


Readers tend to notice that the Bitsy Bling Books Best of... list won't always match the bestseller or be closely in line with other year-end booklists. Why? Reviewing books is a biased job and it comes down to an individual criteria, personal interest and background. It's not that I don't read books from those 'other' lists, but I also mix in independent and smaller press. It really doesn't surprise me that more of the latter tend to top my chart. I do enjoy writers who take risks, even when knowing that perhaps their particular story won't appeal, which translates into selling big in the mass market, to a grand audience. The reason I started this review was because I didn't fit into the typical demographic, so it makes sense that my yearly BEST of... list wouldn't either. If you haven't heard of or are wavering on a title listed below, I encourage you to give one of these books a chance. If you love it, try more! In my humble opinion, these books were the best books I read this year. Note: Not all were published in 2011, but were read


To celebrate, I am giving away to a lucky winner their choice of any title from the below list!  Click on image to read synopsis and my review of each book.
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#1 The White Devil by Justin Evans
#2 Endless Love by Scott Spencer
#3 Still Life With Brass Pole 
by Craig Machen
#4 Grundish & Askew by Lance Carbuncle
#5 Darkhouse by Karina Halle
#6 The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
 
#7 The Ice Cradle 
by Mary Ann Winkowski and Maureen Foley
#8 Wahoo Rhapsody by Shaun Morey
#9 Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions
by Nina Hamberg
 
#10 Asylum Lake by R.A. Evans


18 comments :

  1. thanks you for this interesting giveaway

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