In order to cut down on memes in favor of more reviews and features, I'm going to start doing a "Thankful Thursday" on the last Thursday of each month. It won't be just the books that I receive, but it will also consist of bloggers, authors, lolcats, aliens, and other entities on the interwebz that have made my month amazing. (This month will also have the general wrap-up incorporated into it so I don't swamp you with posts today.)
First things first, I would like to cover the various books I have received. There are two that will be in the May RAK Wrap-Up tomorrow, but I'd like to cover a few that I got in the mail at the tail-end of this month. (If you'd like to see what I got earlier this month, go look here, here, and here.) You'll have to excuse the quality of the picture, but the camera on my phone is quite terrible.
Thank you to Candace @ Candace's Book Blog
The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper
The Impossible Cube by Steven Harper
Thank you to Mary @ BookHounds
His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm
Thank you to Tor/Forge
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Weird edited by Anne and Jeff VanderMeer
Thank you to Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
The Comet's Curse by Dom Testa (Personalized Copy)
The Web of Titan by Dom Testa (Personalized Copy)
The Cassini Code by Dom Testa (Personalized Copy)
The Mindbender Book: Volume 1 by Dom Testa (Personalized Copy)
Thank you to Lisa @ Badass Bookie
Croak by Gina Damico (Signed ARC & Swag)
Thank you to Adam @ Roofbeam Reader
The Giver by Lois Lowry
I'll have a special post regarding RAK gifts tomorrow!
These wonderful people were kind enough to allow me to interview them, write guest posts, or provide other materials about their books for the blog. You should check them out!
J. D. Davis (Unconquered) - Interview
Danielle Blanchard (Better Off Dead) - Interview
Debbie Davies (Any love but mine) - Guest Post & Excerpt
Andrea Heltsley (Dissolve) - Guest Post
Ryan George Kittleman (The Great Peace) - Interview & Giveaway
Atul N. Shah (Allergies and Awesome You)
Jonathan Grant (Brambleman) - Interview
M. Pax (The Backworlds) - Guest Post
Chris Semal (Trial of Tears) - Interview
William Todd Rose (The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People) - Interview
Jan Fischer Wade (Veiled Virtues) - Guest Post
Rolando Garcia (The Sun Zebra) - Interview
Rachel Hunter (Empyreal Fate) - Interview
D.L. Snell (Pavlov's Dogs) - Guest Post
Rachel Harris (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century) - Cover Reveal
Gwen Perkins (The Universal Mirror) - Interview
Daniel A. Cohen (The Masters of the Veil) - Interview & Giveaway
Travis McBee (Bridgeworld) - Interview
Peter Giglio (Anon) - Interview & Giveaway
These are some really hard-working people that I am extremely grateful for working with me to bring you quality material Bibliophilia, Please. Sami, and Frank, I cannot thank you enough for sending all of your authors to me for interviews and guest posts. I also want to thank Vickie & Shauni at Innovative Online Book Tours for all they have done for me over the past month. They are lovely ladies to work with, as well.
I know there are quite a few of you guys that are so supportive of me, but I really need to give a shout-out to Tami @ Krazy Book Lady. She has been such a wonderful friend since I started blogging and has shared so much with me about the ins and outs of it. Also thank you to Lisa @ DAC ARC Tours for putting me on the Lies Beneath tour, and Dani @ Refracted Light Reviews for involving me on the Burn Bright tour.
I could say a lot about more of you guys, but I'm pantsing this tonight and running out of time. Trust me, I know who you are, and I'm watching, no admiring, your awesome sauce.
Readers & Followers
I'm saving the best for last. Your love and comments have really inspired me to keep going. I do this because I love it, but your support has made blogging a such a joy. I appreciate every visit and comment completely. That is why I keep treats laying around here for you - like GIVEAWAYS! Don't be shy about entering - they're here for you. Oh, and here are some winners. (Okay, a lot of winners.)
I am so glad these people haven't sued me yet, but I just love them so much! Have one for sticking through until the end of my Thankful Thursday!
For future posts, are you interested in me putting up a linky list so you can play, too? Should I somehow include what I've purchased, or can I hide how bad, bad, bad I am? Leave your thoughts in the comments. :-)