Thursday Mashup

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Wow! It’s been like a month of Sundays… err, Thursdays since we’ve had a Mashup!

I apologize because I’ve gotten off schedule with the looking up of the good info to chat about-but today.. TODAY is ROCKING!

Tally Ho and onward to Thursday Mashup!

 

Bloggy:

This weekend is Bloggiesta– basically a 4 day, work on your blog to make it the best bloggy version of itself EVER! Bloggiesta has tons of mini-challenges for you to take part in (and I’m providing you the links to the new mini-challenges!) Here is the Mini Challenges for Spring 2014 Bloggiesta and I, Traveling With T, am hosting one of the challenges (Facebook Page For Blog? Yay or Nay?)

3 other challenges to keep your eye on: Rebecca @ Love At First Book’s Twitter List Tutorial, Katie @ Doing Dewey’s Using Social Media and Amanda Shofner’s How to Tackle Google+

Other bloggy tips:

H2O Bungalow talks about How to Increase Your Exposure and Grow Your Google Plus

 

Crafty:

Addicted 2 DIY reveals how to make Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel. It’s super-cute! And looks so easy! Perfect for those Easter baskets!

The Thinking Closet shows her readers how to make a Instagram-Themed Graduation Party (In a Box!) Plus, shows us Polaroid lovers how to print Polaroid style pics without going to the poorhouse! Thanks Lauren!

 

Foodie:

Will Cook for Smiles shows how to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Skins (and the pics look great!) Mmmmm.. potato skins… Oops, did I drool a bit?

 

Giveaways:

A Novel Review has The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh as a giveaway this week!

Luxury Reading has Tempting Fate by Jane Green as a giveaway this week!

Traveling With T has Four Friends by Robyn Carr as a giveaway this week!

 

I hope you found something in this edition of Thursday Mashup that you like! If you did, let me know in the comments (I heart comments!) or stop by my Facebook page to tell me!

If you are Bloggiesta-ing this week- good luck! I’ll be working on my blog and popping around to visit other’s blogs!

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

T Traveling With T pic sign off

 

Tuesday Mashup

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Tuesday Mashup: Crafty, Bloggy, Giveaways and more!

 

Giveaways:

Always With A Book is giving away The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers.

 

Luxury Reading is giving away The Comfort of Lies, as well.

 

Bookfan is also giving away a copy of The Comfort of Lies!

* The Comfort of Lies is a really good book- and with it’s recent paperback release, if you missed out on during it’s hardcover phase- I urge you to get a PB copy (or maybe you’ll win a copy!) Continue reading

Thursday Mashup…. (giveaway, giveaway, giveaway!)

Gosh it seems like FOREVER since I’ve had a mashup!

 

Here’s a few #giveaways you need to know about:

1. The Book Wheel is giving away a SIGNED copy of The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer! SIGNED folks- you don’t want to miss out!

 

2. Read Baby Read  is giving away Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn- again, it’s SIGNED. Get thee over there to enter!

 

3. Luxury Reading is giving away The Good Wife by Jane Porter!

 

4. She Reads is giving away all 3 of Jojo Moyes books- The Last Letter To Your Lover, Me Before You, and The Girl You Left Behind.

 

5. Traveling With T has 3 giveaways going on this week: Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn, Weak at the Knees by Jo Kessel, and So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl.

 

6. Book-Alicious Mama is giving away Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn!

 

7. River City Reading is giving away Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois!

 

Pssssst…. Book Lovers Unite just announced that Hush Little Baby will be the November Book Club Selection! So, you might want to head over and enter Read Baby Read, Book-Alicious Mama’s or stay here and enter my giveaway! I’d be trying to triple my odds- though, if I were you!

Literary Friday ya’ll…..

Friday, Bloggiesta, and lots of reading! What’s your Friday plans?

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: News of James Franco as Faulkner, SoFest of Books in Nashville, 11 scariest mothers in books, upcoming book signings, what Erin is reading now (some good looking books that *may* be on the upcoming Fall Reading list!) and much more!

2. Bloggiesta is happening this weekend! Basically, it’s a 3 day weekend to work on your blog, make connections and visit the other blogs hosting the mini-challenges. It’s blog love, baby! I don’t always participate in Bloggiesta- but I try to do some work when I can during these 3 day blog-love weekends! This time, I’m REALLY trying because 2 of my fav blog buddies- Rebecca @ Love At First Book and Allison @ The Book Wheel are both hosting mini-challenges (Whoo, Rebecca and Allison! Proud of you girls!)

Here are some interesting Bloggiesta-related things I’ve found today:

Love At First Book: How To Host (and participate) in a Digital Book Club & Giveaway!

The Book Wheel: 50 Bookish Things

Always With a Book: Bloggiesta.. My To Do List and Updates

Books Speak Volumes: Ten Things Every Book Blog Needs

 

3. Did you know that I’ll be co-hosting the Hank Phillippi Ryan chat with Literary New England on September 25th at 8pmEST? You didn’t?! Well, I am! Be there as we talk about THE WRONG GIRL and giveaway some books! Use hashtag #LNEChat to join I the fun! This will be the first of 2 scheduled Literary New England/She Reads chats- and everyone is very excited!

My blogger friend, Always With a Book, got to meet Hank Phillippi Ryan this week (and was kind enough to pick me up a signed book!) Read about K meeting HPR- Author Meet and Greet: Hank Phillippi Ryan

 

4. This isn’t Bloggiesta related, but Ivory Owl Reviews blogged this week about what she learned in her first year of blogging- and it’s worth a read!

 

5. #giveaway: Have you heard of The Returned by Jason Mott? The blog-osphere is all a-twitter about this book! And you are in luck! Luxury Reading is giving away a copy! Need more of The Returned? The Book Wheel was lucky enough to get an interview with Jason Mott (that girl is a mover and shaker- folks!)

 

6. 2 reviews posted this week on Traveling With TBeautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand and What A Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr.

 

7. Holly Goddard Jones, author of The Next Time You See Me, stopped by Traveling With T this week for an Interview and Author Spotlight.

 

8. Book Lovers Unite September read Astor Place Vintage is still going on at Book-alicious Mama and October’s book has been announced for when it returns to Traveling With T: The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman I’m very excited for this discussion- and I hope you will join in the fun! Reading schedule to be posted next week!

 

9. Catching up on posting about 2 fab authors I met over the summer: Meeting Anton DiSclafani and Meeting Susan Crandall

 

10. Another Blogger Made of AWESOME: Drey @ Drey’s Library!

 

11. My #fridayreads: Astor Place Vintage, Wedding Belles by Beth Albright, and maybe 212 by Alafair Burke! What are you reading for #fridayreads?

 

Happy Reading and good luck with Bloggiesta if you are participating!

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Mashup….

Today’s Mashup has several giveaways- so get your book-ish selves to the giveaways!

#giveaways

Luxury Reading is giving away The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice

Luxury Reading is also giving away Meet Me at The Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Luxury Reading is giving away Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman (this giveaway ends SOON!)

Book-alicious Mama is giving away The Panopticon by Jeni Fagan.

My blog, Traveling With T, is giving away The Lake House by Marci Nault!

Book Lovers Unite news

Tomorrow, Aug 9th, the first set of questions will be posted about The Comfort of Lies. Still time to join in- here is the reading schedule.

Literary Crush news!

Team Rob or Team Edmund? #literarycrush from The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley- Here is a blog post that makes an excellent case for whichever side of the aisle you fall on for this! Susanna Kearsely let 2 of her author friends discuss the reasons why they think their #literarycrush is the best! Read the article and then tell me what team you are on!