Monday, April 30, 2012

Choose Your Own Review #1





In a comment on Saturday's post, author Simon Royle suggested a "reader's choice" poll to pick a book to review from the towering stack we've accumulated. I liked the concept, but decided rather than being democratic about it, I'd make it more like a lottery.


Most of you are probably familiar with Rafflecopter, which many blogs are now using for giveaways. This will be done the same as a giveaway with a single winner. The book chosen by the winner will be plucked from the virtual tower of books and be given priority to be read and reviewed a couple weeks later, the week of May 21st in this case. The books not chosen will remain in the to-be-reviewed stack and continue to be available for review. We'll see how this works and, if successful, we'll continue doing them periodically.


When entering note that two of the ways to enter, picking a book you'd like reviewed and tweeting about the contest, can be done daily.


The books being considered are listed below with links to their page on Amazon.com, if you'd like to know more about each book. You've got a variety of genres to choose from.


1) Love and Money by Ruth Harris - Woman's Fiction


2) The Reluctant by C.S. Splitter - Mystery/Hardboiled Detective


3) Sin & Vengeance by CJ West - Thriller


4) Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day by Maria Staal - Travel narrative


5) Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson - Fantasy


6) Reunion by Jeff Bennington - Supernatural Thriller


NOTE: In order to have your vote count you need to use the Rafflecopter box listed below this. This site keeps track of the entries and will randomly select the "winner." Leaving a comment is not counted.






a Rafflecopter giveaway

13 comments:

Dr. Jon P. Bloch said...

Reunion, by Jeff Bennington

Barbara Silkstone said...

What an adorable idea. :)

Tasha Turner said...

Love the idea Sin & Vengeance by CJ West - Thriller

Linda J. Alexander said...

Great concept! I'd like to see "Sin & Vengeance" by CJ West reviewed.

BooksAndPals said...

I want to make sure those who are comment are aware that a comment does NOT count as an entry. The "Rafflecoptor" entry box at the end of the post is the only way to let your voice be both heard and counted. Leaving a comment as to which is your favorite in the comments is okay, but the entry box is the only sure way to influence the decision.

Vicki said...

I must be the only person on the planet who doesn’t have a FB account.

No matter – they’re all great contenders and I’d like to see your take on any of them.

BooksAndPals said...

You aren't the only one, Vicki, but I understand the feeling. I fought it for a long time myself.

Suzie Louis said...

Reunion, Jeff Bennington

Simon Royle said...

Nicely done, BigAl.

You stole this from Bush II, right...? "I liked the concept, but decided rather than being democratic about it, I'd make it more like a lottery..." :) (sorry couldn't resist).

MichelleR. said...

I'll go with Reunion, Jeff Bennington

BooksAndPals said...

Simon, I'll admit to stealing the initial idea from you. My added twists, I'm not saying. :)

Anonymous said...

A little sin wouldn't go amiss especially a thrilling bit:)

Linda McK said...

Simon, you are a Hoot! I may just have to read one of your books. :)