Monday, 9 December 2013

Rachel's Blogging Break & Giveaway

Hello readers.  I’m taking a little blogging break, but I'll be back here on January 1st.  I’ve been a little burned out lately with blogging so I’m taking time off to recharge my batteries. I plan on reading a lot and checking in on Goodreads from time to time with status updates.  In my absence I’m giving away a $25 Gift Card to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository, winner’s choice, and I’ll have another Box of Books Giveaway coming up next week.  I hope everyone has a lovely time through the holidays! I’ll leave you with a picture of where I’d love to be spending my time (I’m imagining a big roaring fire in the fireplace) curled up with a good book.  I’ll have to make do with my own fireplace, I guess!



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89 comments:

  1. This is a perfect month for a break! It's so hard to read when you have so much other exiting stuff (shopping!) to do. I'm barely reading any books this week, so I might take a break later this month. Enjoy your time! And happy holidays :)

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  2. December is a rough month for reading. I am in the middle of Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore & Burial Rites. I'm sure I'll get a few more in; maybe The Twistrose Key & The Diviners. Thank you for the giveaway and enjoy your break!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading The Testing and Independent Study.

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading Allegiant.
    Happy holidays!

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  5. Allegiant ....have a wonderful holiday all!!!!

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  6. I think I'm going to put most of my TBR pile on hold over the holidays and reread some old favourites ;) Thanks for the giveaway and have a good Christmas!

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  7. I made a list of books I plan to read by the end of this month. It's filled with books I bought but never found the time to read-Clockwork Princess, Siege and Storm, Days of Blood & Starlight, The Diviners and so on. Hope I'll read at least 3 of them.

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  8. Rebel Spring and Taste of Darkness.

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  9. I know exactly what you mean, Rachel! I've been getting lazy lately and not reviewing the books I pick up or just writing mini-reviews, so I'll have to recharge soon enough as well. I hope you have a great break, dear!(:

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  10. The fiery heart by Richelle Mead!!! I've been soooooooo busy that I didn't get the time to read it.. :(
    Thanks for the giveaway - Sofia T.

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  11. I want to read a lot of romantic novels :)

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  12. Contemporary novels. I want it romantic this Christmas :D

    -Dannielle

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  13. I'm looking forward to reading Somewhere in France at the end of December when it comes out.

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  14. I'm looking forward to rereading some of the Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter so I can get ready to read the last book in the series. ALSO, I may have to reread CINDER and SCARLET by Marissa Meyer in anticipation for the release of CRESS… Can't wait! ^^ Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Aww, Rachel, I totally understand why you need to take a blogging break, but we'll miss you! But sometimes it really is necessary just to take a few steps back and enjoy reading for once, without having to worry about writing reviews and upkeeping a blog. I hope you have some wonderful holidays, even if you won't be curled up in front of a fireplace like that one. ;)

    I'm looking forward to faaar too many books this December!! I have my winter break then, so I have a ton of books lined up to read. I guess I'm really excited to read Allegiant, as I haven't done that yet.

    Have fun on your break! <3

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  16. origin by jennifer l. armentrout..
    thx u ;)

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  17. Aw Rachel, we'll miss you! But you totally deserve a break :) Enjoy!

    As for the giveaway, I'm looking forward to finishing my ReadingCram goals as well as starting some Edelweiss books (INTO THE STILL BLUEEEE!)

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  18. I have so many books to read but I'm especially going to focus on book by Entangled Publishing :)
    I start another hectic college semester in January and for 16 weeks I won't be able to do much blogging other than spotlight posts - My Christmas break will hopefully catch my reading up a bit.

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  19. Enjoy your break! I've been thinking this would be the perfect time to take one since people are busy with the holidays anyway. I hope you gets lots of reading done and come back feeling refreshed. :-)

    There are SO many books I'm looking forward to reading this month, but I'm most excited about Into the Still Blue (which I think I'll read next week on my birthday) and Unhinged.

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  20. Right now, I really want to read Avalon, and Hover.

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  21. RACHEL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Everyone is leaving, it's making me so sad:( *starts sobbing* I will be stalking you come January first, just giving you a head's up on that. I will forcibly drag you back to the blogging world if I have to. Okay, I won't really and I totally understand needing a break, I've been there before and no doubt will be again, so I hope you enjoy your time off, but you will be missed! *sobs some more*

    Jasprit, are you taking a break too?

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  22. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon :)
    Happy holidays! :)

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  23. Enjoy your holidays, Rachel, as well as your blogging break! You deserve it!

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  24. Have a wonderful break!!! Here's hoping it's the relaxing, recharge that you need :) My goal is to hit the TBR mountain pile I've accumulated and either start reading or weeding. Thanks for the awesome giveaways :)

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  25. Through the ever night and Into the still blue!
    Happy holidays! Have fun!

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  26. Everyone needs a break here and there, Rachel! Have fun, read a lot, let me know if there are any great deals on audiobooks and come back soon! January 1st is around the corner anyway.
    We'll miss you!

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  27. That photo makes me very happy. I will miss you, Rachel!!!

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  28. Hope you have a lovely break, Rachel! See you when you get back. :)

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  29. I'm looking forward to reading The Book Thief! I want to read it before I see the movie. :)

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  30. I want to reread hunger games ^^ and then watching the film too...thanks for the giveaway :D

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  31. Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park

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  32. Totally understand! I'm considering it, too, especially since I'm so far behind in my reviewing... Happy holidays!

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  33. I dont really get a chance to get any new release books that has/will come out in December.. I have been trying to catch up on some old(not too old,though) books..I started back into reading about 2-2 1/2 yrs ago so i have a pretty long list of books that i want to read.. Thanks for the giveaway-Enjoy your break and Happy Holidays!!!!!!

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  34. I'm really looking forward to reading United We Spy by Ally Carter (It's on my Christmas list.lol)

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  35. Ahhr... So many! I've got a lot of books lined up like Allegiant and The Fiery Heart <3

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  36. Hope you have an amazing blogging break Rachel. <3 and read lots of books, hih :) I'm not sure yet what I wish to read. Probably Rebel Spring :D Thank you for the amazing giveaway. <3

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  37. I hope you have a great blogging break and I look forward seeing you back in January! And how generous that you are giving away so much money! I look forward to read some of my January/February ARC's :D

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  38. I'm looking forward to too many! :D But I do want to start completing the series that I haven't completed or finished reading yet. I also want to read all my TBR's but that will take more than the rest of December :p Thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

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  39. Sad that you're taking some time off but that's just because I'm selfish :P Enjoy your time off, we'll be eagerly awaiting your return! I know how you feel, it can be tough when you burn yourself out :(
    I can't wait to read Wuthering Heights during December :D

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  40. I haven't thought which title yet, but I'm thinking of something light to read and not really a series. Perhaps an anthology would do it. ;)

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  41. Nothing wrong with a short hiatus - I did that back in October and it was so refreshing and made me ready to come back in November with full force. I hope the same thing happens to you, Rachel! Enjoy your holidays. :)
    And I'm looking forward to reading the YA scifi debut Control this month.

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  42. Hmm... Right now I'm reading The Eye of Minds. I'd also like to get my hands on a copy of Rebel Spring. I loved Falling Kingdoms!

    Brynna

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  43. Happy Christmas! I'm hoping to read some of my own books in December, like maybe Struck by Lightning finally.

    -Lauren

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  44. I want to re-read THE HOBBIT before the next movie instalment.

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  45. I still have 11 books to read until the end of the year, I haven't completed my goodreads challenge! And I'm dying to read Decepcion by C.J. Redwine :)

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  46. I hear ya! I am taking the week off between Christmas and New Years. I need to recharge catch up and just take a break. See you back in the New Year enjoy your holiday!

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway! I am looking forward to The Offering by Kimberly Derting. <3
    -Cali W.

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  48. The Fault in our Stars and Allegiant :)
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  49. World After by Susan Ee and Crash Into You by Katie McGarry! <3

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  50. I'm looking forward for Eleanor and Park! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  51. Too many books to list but I'm excited to read Allegiant! Enjoy your break!

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  52. I really need to read a ton of the books I own that I didn't get to read because of school like All Our Yesterdays and World After!

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  53. Totally understand about the need for a blogging break--but what are you doing giving away books while you go on hiatus?! Trust you to be super generous, hah.

    I'm glad to see you are reading THE SHADOW READER, too! I loved that one, I hope you do, too.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  54. I totally feel like a blogging break too. I may just do that myself soon. Take a two week vacation!!

    Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven

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    1. Forgot to answer the question: duh. I am looking forward to catching up on my Netgalley pending review list. I have some really cool books waiting for me. I hit a zombie and apocalyptic mad period, and yearning for some good romance. So I will be grabbing a few of those until I tire of that, and jump back on my dark reads. :) Hope you enjoy your break!

      Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven

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  55. I'm looking forward to reading Champion--just bought the boxed set of the trilogy and can't wait to see how it ends :D

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  56. I am reading nothing but Christmas romances this month. I just finished Sleigh Bells in the Snow which was really good.

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  57. I hope you have a great blogging break Rachel and have a happy holiday! Thanks for the amazing giveaway and I'm looking forward to seeing what books you've read in the new year. :)

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  58. Whatever I can get my hands on! I am looking forward to finishing up Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, and reading the complete Angel series by L.A. Weatherly. I read the first one a long time ago, but I just got my hands on the 2nd and 3rd books, so I am going to have a marathon! I am also finishing up the Legend series by Marie Lu. 3 whole, completed series! That is amazing!

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  59. Paperback Heart of Obsidian by NAlini Singh!!

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  60. I am the messenger by markus zusak! :D

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  61. I just got a copie of Cinder, by Marissa Meyer and I can't wait to finish my finals and start reading it :)

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  62. Looking forward to reading These Broken Stars, Control and Vendetta.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  63. Right now I'm reading a Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It's really really amazing and hard to put down.

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  64. At the moment I'm ready Pride & Prejudice and More Than This
    I was really looking forward to reading All Our Yesterdays but I finished that last week
    Now I'm excited to read Eleanor & Park, If I Stay and The Secret Keeper
    :)

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  65. Striking Distance by Pamela Clare

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  66. Right now I'll looking forward to Unhinged. :D So many more though...

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  67. I'm looking forward to The Book Thief, Quintana of Charyn and Ready Player One. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day! :)

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  68. I'm hoping to read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares for some Christmas Feels (if it gets here on time!) Enjoy your break and see you in 2014.

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  69. I read Reboot and finished it today. It was great. I'm reading Soul Screamers volume 1 and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (I read this one every year). :)

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  70. I'm looking forward to reading the Vampire Academy series (:

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  71. Definitely "TANGLED" by Emma Chase.. ^_^

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  72. I need to read Prodigy and Champion by Marie Lu. Hope I get to them. *crosses fingers*

    **entered as Rachelle**

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  74. I'm looking forward to reading House of Hades,Sky on Fire, and Splintered

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  75. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
    Vitro by Jessica Khoury
    Split Second by Kasie West

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  76. some new detectives and sci-fi

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  77. catching up on some mysteries i've been so out of it lately

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  78. I'm currently reading an ARC of Awaken By: Nina Lane and it's been great thus far :)

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