Thursday 1 August 2013

2013 British Books Challenge: Link your August Reviews

July Winner:

The fantastic July prize pack was generously sponsored by my lovely contact at Bloomsbury and the lucky winner will receive copies of:
  • The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper
  • After Eden by Helen Douglas
  • Breathing UnderwaterDrawing with LightBringing the Summer and This Northern Sky by Julia Green
  • Burn Mark and Witch Fire by Laura Powell
  • Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew
  • Dead Time and Killing Rachel by Anne Cassidy
  • Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
  • Hostage 3 and In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • The Weight of Water and Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  • The Wall by William Sutcliffe
I'm very happy to announce that the July winner is:

Mel from Mel's Random Reviews
(for her review of The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones)

Congratulations Mel! You have 48 hours to email me with your address or a new winner will be chosen. By sending me your address you are agreeing that I can pass your details to my contact at Bloomsbury so that they can send out the prize pack.

August Prize Pack:

I'll be sponsoring the August prize pack so I've decided to offer the winner their choice out of any of the books I've read by British authors so far this year. You can find the full list of books to choose from on my BBC Sign Up Page here, there are currently 21 books to choose from but any books that I review throughout August will also be added to the list.

One winner will be picked at random from the list of valid reviews submitted each month and will be announced in the following month's review link up post. The winner will then have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Obviously the more reviews you enter the greater your chance of winning but it doesn't matter if you only review one book (or even skip a month or two in the challenge!) you'll still be entered for each review you do write. Because I will be ordering the winner's choice of book this prize pack is open internationally to anyone who The Book Depository ships to.

Important Information:
  1. Please make sure you sign up for the challenge before you start linking your reviews, I will delete links from people who aren't registered. You can sign up HERE if you haven't already.
  2. When you add your link to the Mr. Linky below please make sure you link directly to your review, not just to your blog (invalid links will be deleted)
  3. Books must have been read in 2013 to count towards the challenge so those books you read in December but reviewed in January don't count!
  4. Also, please make sure that the reviews you link are for books written by British Authors - they can be born in Britain (living here or abroad) or they can be adopted British Authors (who were born elsewhere and now live here) but if they don't fit into one of those categories then they don't count. (as above invalid links will be deleted and won't get you an entry into the prize pack). Please note that Britain includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, I'm afraid authors from Southern Ireland don't count.
  5. If you need ideas for books by British Authors check out the FAQ page for lots of suggestions. You don't have to choose books from these lists though - they are just to give you ideas if you need help!
Link Your Reviews:

Now for the important part, make sure you link all of your reviews using the Mr. Linky form below. In the Your Name field please include your blog name, the title of the book and the author. Make sure the link takes me directly to your review or your entry won't count and will be deleted from the list.


  1. Wow - thanks Sarah! I am just loving this challenge, :-)

  2. Congratulations Mel, I hope you enjoy all the books!!

  3. I'm still loving discovering new British authors. Great challenge :-)

    1. Hi Chrissi, I'm so glad you're enjoying the challenge :o) There are so many amazing British authors out there waiting to be discovered!

  4. We haven't been updating our reviews for a while! Still enjoy this challenge :)

    1. You don't have to update your reviews every month - I know how hard it can be to keep track all the time :o) I'm glad you're still having fun taking part though

  5. Oops, I put 'Vicky Thinks' for my link to my Pantomime review, but that one was actually on Fantasy Faction.

    Thanks for sponsoring this month, great prize! I'm still loving this challenge so much :-)

    1. No problem Vicky, I don't know how you cope with having more than one blog - I'd end up far too confused LOL.

      I'm glad you like the prize & that you're enjoying taking part in the challenge :o)



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