Books: The Cheapest Vacation You Can Buy

Fave Books 2013The giveaway for “My Favorite Books Read in 2013” has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that the winners have been chosen via Rafflecopter!

And the winners are…

1. Maria Theresa Santos

Book Chosen:

Meant For Her by Raine Thomas

2. Leonor

Book Chosen:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas


A tweet has already gone out to the winners, and an email will go out later this evening! If I don’t hear from the winners within 48 hours, I will select new winner using Rafflecopter.

Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners… but don’t despair if you didn’t win this round!

Enter to win my other great giveaways:

Win an ARC of Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore –ENDS Feb. 11 

Dark Metropolis

Win a Signed Paperback of Secret by Brigid Kemmerer–Ends February 23

Win Your Choice of Recently Released–ENDS March 1


Win an Paperback of Easy by Tammara Webber–ENDS March 5, 2014

Easy 2


{December 31, 2013}   A Book Vacation: 2013 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Crunchy numbers:

  • The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
  • In 2013, there were 502 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,395 posts.

Attractions in 2013:

These are some of the posts that got the most views in 2013:

  1. {Book to Movie Review} The Body, by Stephen King, VS. Stand By Me (the movie rendition)  May 2011
  2. UtopYA 2013: What You Need To Know and Why You Need to Go in 2014 15 comments July 2013
  3. The 99 Cent Club–Feature 59–Ten Books for Ten Bucks August 2013



Click here to see the complete report.

And, and special THANKS to my many faithful readers!!  Happy New Year!!  I can’t wait to read even more books in 2014 and share my thoughts with you.  Cheers!

Happy 2014!!

Thanks to for making this awesome music video.

et cetera
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