Welcome to the first giveaway hop of 2015, thanks to Stuck in Books –  it runs until 15  January 2015 (EST).  If you’re bereft because there’s no flash fiction today, pop over to the Princelings website and catch up on six stories that ran through the Yuletide season there.

The idea of being snowed in, with nothing more to do than read, sounds like heaven to me.  It didn’t happen last year, but in two previous years we’ve had sufficient snow in my part of the world for me to venture out only on reasonably sunny days for a walk, or on one memorable occasion to pick up the necessaries from the farm shop and walk back five miles along the local Walkers’ Way. (I got a lift to the farm shop).  Many of the snowscapes I’ve used this winter are from that day.

If I was snowed in, I have sufficient books on kindle and my bookshelves to keep me busy for months, even without re-reading any!  I’d build up the log fire and away we go (and of course if the power’s off, I hope my Kindle is fully charged!).

For my prize I’m offering one winner a choice – and they happen to be the next things on my GoodReads TBR list.

If you’d like a book for older children (middle grade) either Skellig by David Almond, or Shirley Link and the Treasure Chest by Ben Zackheim.  That’s the third Shirley Link book, so I’d be happy to give the first three ebooks to the winner anywhere , or the paperback of Skellig to a winner in Europe.

If you’d prefer something for older people, then the next ebook offering is Lindsay Buroker’s fantasy series The Emperor’s Edge Collection , or Sue Ann Bowling’s Homecoming, the start of a scifi epic.  Emperor’s Edge 1-3 is offered as an ebook anywhere, and Homecoming as a paperback anywhere.

If I was snowed in long enough to get to the next on my list, it would be one for my Local Heroes Reading Challenge, since it’s set at least partly in Norfolk.  Check out the challenge here, and join up to read books from your local area!

Good luck!

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Snowed in? So Read – Giveaway Hop

31 thoughts on “Snowed in? So Read – Giveaway Hop

  • 2 January, 2015 at 12:03 am

    They had snow in Southern California this week! Nothing here in NC…

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      We had a five minute shower a couple of days before Christmas, more like soft hail than anything else. It’s gone mild again for a few days, but the temperature is yoyo-ing at present.

  • 2 January, 2015 at 1:25 am

    More reading challenges? Must…resist…must….um, where was I? :p

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Just incorporate it into your other challenges 😀

  • 2 January, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Oops. I keep commenting before I read the directions. I would read on my kindle until the charge ran out, then the laptop until the charge ran out, then switch to print books while I made my hubby figure out how to recharge the aforementioned electronics on his dad’s generator. :p

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks for the reminder to charge my kindle!!

  • 2 January, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I think I would just start at the top of the reading pile & plough through.

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Me too!

  • 2 January, 2015 at 3:30 am

    whatever was in my TBR

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:56 pm


  • 2 January, 2015 at 3:40 am

    The next book I am wanting to read is The Collector, so I guess I would pick that one if I was snowed in ever.

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      That sounds good 🙂

    • 2 January, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      😀 If you’re that desperate, it sounds like you might enjoy the Bookshelf Gargoyle’s Oddity Odyssey Reading Challenge!

  • 2 January, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I tend to go with a romance. This year I’m reading J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians.

    • 2 January, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Hope you enjoy it!

  • 2 January, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I’d go for fantasy, like a book by Patrick Rothfuss or a Harry Potter.

    • 2 January, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Always a good choice 🙂

  • 3 January, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    If I got snowed in, I’d read the Hunger Games series again!

    • 9 January, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks, Dede!

  • 3 January, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    It’s a tie between the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop and the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara.

    Happy New Year and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    • 10 January, 2015 at 11:27 am

      You’re welcome, BookAttict!

  • 3 January, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    If I was snowed in and had plenty of hot chocolate, I would sit on the couch snuggled up in my blanket and read the new Tess Gerritsen book Die Again

    • 10 January, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Mmm – hot chocolate!

  • 4 January, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Maybe “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn or a fantasy book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • 10 January, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Good choices!

  • 11 January, 2015 at 3:13 am

    We don’t get snowed in. If I get rained in, I read whatever I have started at the time.

  • 13 January, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I would probably read a book of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or a cozy mystery. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • 14 January, 2015 at 3:07 am

    nothing specific whatever i’m in the mood for that’s on the shelf

  • 15 January, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    If I didn’t have anything new to read, I would probably reread Harry Potter.

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