Monday, 7 April 2014

2014 British Books Challenge: Link your April Reviews

First I have to apologise for the fact that I'm so late posting the April link up! This month has already been a little crazy for me what with my birthday and the fact that I spent the first few days in bed with the flu. How are you all getting on with the challenge so far? Have you hit your personal goals? I had been aiming for 5 books a month & I only managed 3 in March which was a little disappointing but I'd beaten my targets for January and February so I'm still ahead of myself for my overall goal which I'm very happy about.

March Winner:

The March prize was a signed ARC of Banished by Liz de Jager and I'm very happy to announce that the winner is:

Rachel from Rachel Verna's Weirdness
(for her review of When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan)

Congratulations to you all! You have 1 week to email me with your address or a new winner will be chosen.

April Prize Pack:

I have to say a huge thank you to Random House who are our sponsors for the April prize pack. They are offering two lucky winners a prize pack containing their Carnegie Medal Shortlisted books: Blood Family by Anne Fine, Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper and The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnson.

Two winners 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 winners will then have 1 week 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 winners will need to give me permission to pass their address to my contact at Random House for them to send out the prizes.

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 2014 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 just added my April link and hope to add more!

    1. Good luck Tina :o) I'm sooooo behind writing my reviews that it's ridiculous! I MUST spend a couple of days doing nothing but review writing so I can get caught up but I really haven't been in the mood LOL

  2. I added my links as well and realize I should have posted those of the previous months also ! I'll add them right now even though it's a little late !

  3. I've added my links and realize I should have posted links for the previous months... I'll do that right now even though it's a little late !:)

    1. Don't worry Lou, I'm always forgetting to add my links for the challenges I'm taking part in too so you're not the only one :o)



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