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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Birthdays, Audiobooks and Giveaways!

It's June and that means a few things here at My Little Pocketbooks.
One, most coupons are going to expire soon.  (hehheee)
Two, it's Audiobook Book and...Three, It's my Birthday Month!

* happy dance*

To start off the birthday celebrations, I want to give one lucky reader a free audiobook.
The wonderful people at have graciously donated a download of THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett, (narrated by Luci Christian) for one lucky winner.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June 2015 Reading Queue

Reading Queue is a meme hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A True Story.
Welcome to the Reading Queue.
Hey there everyone! Last month I was not planning on reading more than two books but low and behold I surprised myself and read more than two. Check out my reading queue for this month and see how I did last month. Nothing over the top now because I am taking classes online and there is tons to do. This month I am going to aim a bit higher and add more than two books to my queue for June.
What is the reading queue all about?
Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide.
So here is what I have lined up for the month of June. (Click the covers to go to the books Amazon page.)

Book Club Book of the Month

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cover Characteristic - Green

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
I love looking at green covers.  There are just so many to pick from.  It was so hard to pick just 5.  And you know me...I will make this a diverse list of books (as much as I can).  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page. En guard!

~ Green ~

Monday, June 1, 2015

Diversity on the Shelf 2015: June Review Link-Up
Welcome to the June review linky of Diversity on the Shelf 2015 Reading Challenge.  
Every month I will post a linky for you to add your reviews.  Please have a direct link to the book you are reviewing to the linky.  No links to blog home pages please.  If you don't have a blog, please link to your Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, LibraryThing or other account where you are reviewing the books for this challenge.
Books that qualify for this challenge are by people of color or with a main character of color.  All shades and races of color are welcomed and encouraged here.  If you still need more clarification on what a person of color is Click Here.
If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, don't fret you still have time.  Just sign up here! 
If you need a few suggestions on what to read for this challenge check out the list of links to blogs, book list and more. (Links here)
May Stats
(as of 5/31)
  52 participates
  31 books read and reviewed
First Book Reviewed by Bratney's Books and More

Review: When the Emperor was Divine

When the Emperor was Divine
Author: Julie Otsuka
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Random House Audio
Release Date: October 16, 2003
Audiobook: 3 hours and 26 minutes
Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis
Source: Free from the e-Library

Sunday, May 31, 2015

POC Books on My Shelf

Sorry this is so incredibly late.  I have to and I am trying get back to my POC schedule.
As you know, part of my 2015 resolutions is to post more about POC authors and characters. This has been a fun and great idea for me and my blog because I get a chance to show off a few authors and books that don't get that much time in the spotlight.
As you can see I have several books by or about People of Color.  The photo is of my TBR pile I need to get to it.  There is a complete mix of books on my bookshelf and I seem to jump to the next book based on what hits me at the moment solely.  No particular order.  
Feel free to join me and post a something on your blog about as well.
What is POC?
Well, basically it stands for Person of Color. All Colors! All non-white races are counted as POC.
Previous POC posts

Click on the covers to go to the books Amazon page.

~ POC Books On My Bookshelf ~

Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Noise Levels

Happy Friday last Friday of May.  I pre-scheduled this post because I am at BEA15 right now booking it up like there is no tomorrow.  hehehe!!!

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

May 29th - June 4th - Can you read in a room with noise or do you have to have total quiet? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Raven King

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.
I'm back again with another WoW post.  I have been completing series after series the past few months and there are a few new books coming out to add to my incomplete series list. I thought I was finished with this series but low and behold book #4 is coming out.
This week's "can't wait to read" selection is...