Thursday, March 8, 2012

Trip Around Thursday - Hot topics and Giveaways

Today on my trip around the blogosphere, I wanted to focus on two things: hot topics, and giveaways. The blogs I follow did not disappoint!

First, there was a lot of activity surrounding Joseph Kony. If you haven't heard about this yet, please check out the following blogs: Amanda Hocking or 366 Random Acts of Kindness .
It's also International Women's Day, which The Phantom Paragrapher celebrated by attempting knitting. You go girl! Since I already crochet, I see no reason to learn to knit, but those knitting books make me want to reconsider... 
Next, AJ Arndt shared an incredible Groupon for Stieg Larsson's books (aka The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series)!! Say what?!? Yep, I totally bought one. You should, too!! If you go through the link above, I totally get a referral bonus, just saying. ;)
As someone who's always looking for tips on actually finishing up one of my many started novels/stories/poems/etc., I loved the post on All-On Writing today. It talked about the snowflake method. Sounds a little complicated, but I could see how it could work for some people. Penelope Fletcher also talked about the writing process, but this time shares how she has revised one of her book series (of which I have read the first two books and loved them!) and even retitled them!
Whenever I need a laugh A Beer for the Shower never lets me down! He tackles a serious issue today - getting a second job ... lol ok who am I kidding, he even makes THAT funny!!
And now for the giveaways!! A Bookish Libreria is giving away a large prize pack that includes a Kindle Fire ; Phat Fiber is once again giving away some amazing fiber that just would look soooo nice spun up into a chunky yarn; A Three Way Tie is giving away a great book; Reading for Sanity is working on giving away a Hunger Games Gear pack that you'll want to check back on once they work through the whole "wait until the movie comes out" stuff; Linkies has a contest to win a trip for two to Orlando to see Tom Petty in concert; and Blog Giveaways has a whole list of giveaways for today!

Also, don't forget to checkout my great giveaway, where you can win a Bendy Booklight and a "surprise" book from my vast collection! :) Enjoy your Thursday everyone!

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  1. Hi Jess, Thanks so much for stopping by and the link! Have a fabulous day.


  2. Thanks for the mention today, Jessica! Let me tell you, if you like to crochet, you'll love knitting. I do both. Started out crocheting, but once I discovered knitting there was hardly anything else I wanted to do. The look of the pieces you can create are so much more tightly woven that you can't compare them, and you can always trim things with a crocheted edging when you know how to do both. Take a knitting course with a local shop, though. In the long run you'll be happy you did. I'm self-taught and I've had to relearn things. I made it harder for myself that way. Thanks again for mentioning me on your blessed blog!! :]

  3. I just finished a book about half an hour ago, Bewitching by Alex Flinn.