Sunday, 1 December 2013

2013 British Books Challenge: Link your December Reviews

So it's the last month of the 2013 British Books Challenge, I hope you've all enjoyed taking part and that you've reached the goals you set yourself. I have to admit I haven't read as many books as I was hoping to but I've still really enjoyed reading books from some fabulous British authors! I have really enjoyed reading everyone's reviews and have added so many books to my wish list thanks to all of you so I hope you'll all sign up to take part in the challenge again next year. You can find links to the 2014 British Books Challenge on the blog sidebar and the sign up page is HERE. Don't forget to add the links for any reviews you haven't already submitted for books read this year. Remember books read in December won't count towards next year's challenge so you want to add your links here to be in with a chance of winning this month's prize pack.

November Winner:

The November prize pack was sponsored by my fabulous contact at Curious Fox and the winner will be receiving an amazing prize pack containing the following books:
  • Red Rock by Kate Kelly
  • Amber by Julie Sykes
  • The Soterion Mission by Stewart Ross
  • The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
  • Soul Shadows by Alex Woolf
  • Diary of a Mall Girl by Luisa Plaja
  • Curious Fox are also going to include some tasty treats to nibble while you're reading in the form of Foxes biscuits and Foxes Glacier Mints!
I'm very happy to announce that the November winner is:

Rachel from Rachel Verna's Weirdness
(for her review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon)

Congratulations Rachel! You have 48 hours to email me with your address and your choice of book 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 Curious Fox so that they can send out the prize pack.

December Prize Pack:

Sorry but I'm still sorting out the December prize pack so I'll to update this post to include the details ASAP.
    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. I'm afraid that due to postage costs this month's prize pack will be open for UK participants only, the winner will need to give me permission to pass their address to my contact at Curious Fox for them to send out the prize pack.

    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. I guess this month isn't available to Canada either. I must link up regardless so I qualify for the final event overall. Wonder if perhaps next year sponsors could divide into smaller prizes. Or let a non-European winner choose a single book (especially for the chance it's adult rather than "YA"). Or do a gift certificate if a non-European wins, just so everyone is in the bucket. But it's been a very lovely topic and I'm glad to have partaken in it. Warmly, Carolyn.

      1. Hi Carolyn, I'm so sorry I must have missed this comment in the craziness that was the run up to christmas! I just answered this question for you on the 2014 sign up page :-) I'm sorry that I can't make all of the giveaways international but I have to go along with what the sponsors request. I hope you'll still enjoy taking part though :-)

    2. I didn't actually get around to linking to my books as I read them, but as my post shows, I have read 50 British crime fiction titles this year.

      1. Hi Kerrie, congratulations on reading 50 books for the challenge! You beat me - I think I read 42 in the end which is less than I'd hoped for :-) I hope you enjoyed taking part & have signed up again for 2014!



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