I’m not typically one for monthly or weekly “recap” posts, but there is SO MUCH happening at RBR.net this month and this summer, that I thought it would be a good idea to put it all together in one post and remind everyone about what’s going on. I’m including some major events that are taking place here at RBR.net, as well as some big events hosted elsewhere, but in which I’m participating (I think many of you might want to get involved in these as well!).
Andrew Smith Summer Event
Register for the Event HERE.
Enter to win a copy of July’s book, Stick, HERE.
Participate in Week 1 Discussion of In the Path of Falling Objects HERE.
Why Join?: Andrew Smith’s books are CRAZY good and terribly under-appreciated. Giveaways, interviews, guest posts, group discussions, and more!
Catherine Ryan Hyde Event
Hosted by: Roof Beam Reader & Shooting Stars Mag.
Sign-Up to Join the Pay It Forward Giveaway Hop HERE (Closes June 20th; Event June 23-30).
Why Join?: This event is all about showing appreciation to our blog readers/subscribers, by giving away some of our favorite things!
Purchase a Book or Spread the Word to Win Awesome Prize Packs HERE (Deadline June 23rd).
Why Participate?: The author is amazing and the prize packages are crazy!
A Victorian Celebration (June & July)
Hosted By: Allie of A Literary Odyssey.
Register to Participate HERE.
Why Join?: Lots of great giveaways, guest posts, etc. Plus, tons of good reading!
Enter to win a copy of North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell HERE (Ends June 8th).
Books I Plan to Read:
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, The Haunted House by Charles Dickens, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, and The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Plus Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, if I have time).
Other Items of Note
Join the Literary Blog Hop HERE (Closes June 20th; Event June 23-27). Hosted by Leeswammes.
Random Acts of Kindness June Event HERE. Hosted by Book Soulmates.
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