15 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 15 Read 2 Review

Today is the LAST DAY in the 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways! I just want to first say that don’t worry, I know December 24th (and the days leading up until Christmas) are hectic.

Though the daily posts end today, the contest will STAY OPEN until December 29th to give everyone a chance to enter. There are people, I’m sure, who are away from their computers, busy with friends and family (as you all should be) so I want to give everyone (and every post) equal opportunity to enter to win!! So don’t freak out if you see this a little late, you’ve still got time to enter!

Now, since I know you’re all just as busy as I am, I don’t want to waste much of your time, so, please allow me to welcome to the blog, Kate from Read 2 Review!

She’s been gracious enough to give us an interview, some great information and a huge prize bundle up for grabs!

The prize?
A Great Minds Think Aloud UK Author Prize Bundle
Which includes:
Bardo by Chris McKenna
Ain’t Finished Yet by George Stratford
Buried Pasts by George Stratford
Unlucky Dip by Kate Tenbeth
Campaign Of The Gods by Mike Evers
The Spirit Archer by Mike Evers

The task?
Like Read 2 Review on Facebook!


Please welcome, Kate!

1. You are wonder woman! You run a blog, a newsletter, a blog tour events company and have twitter and Facebook! How do you find the time to manage all of those endeavours?
I’ve managed to get it sorted so I am online constantly working for 2 - 4 hours per day. It’s not too bad, lol!!! I pre-schedule Read 2 Review if I can so then it’s just updating the other sites (of which I have 4 lol) and working behind the scenes.

2. Tell us a little about your blog tour company.
Page Turner Book Tours was set up earlier this year and has taken 4 tours so far. Each tour offers different special items depending on the cost. We have made the packages very creative too by adding in homemade items, recipes and much more. Our tours have been well received and we hope to plan more through the coming year.

3. If you realized that you were only going to be able to read and review 2 books for the rest of your life which would you choose and why?
Gosh that’s hard. I would have to go with the books that I have revisited ever since I was a little girl. The Chronicles Of Narnia and Lord Of The Rings. I have lost count of how many times I have read these books I adore them.

4. You've gotten to know a lot of great authors over the last year or two, but there must be an author you really want to meet in person, who is it and why?
This would have to be my dear friend Marian Lanouette. She’s a fantastic author, which is how we became friends. She has really been there for me recently with the issues I have faced. She has been through such a lot this year and even then she still checks in with me and asks how I am. I am so glad to have been privileged to meet her and hopefully one day I will be able to meet her.

5. What can we expect to see from Reader’s Shadow?
Each month, on the first of each month, the magazine will be released. Each issue will be an extension of Read 2 Review and offers interviews, guest posts, spotlights, book features and contests. We feature an author each month with their cover appearing on the front cover of the magazine. We hope that people like what we put together.

6. When you plan on curling up with a good book, what is the snack or treat that gets you into the reading mood?
Mmm that’s a hard one. I would have said Chocolate. However with being in the hospital recently and now facing an operation, I would have to say a slice of toast and marmite.

7. What is your favourite thing about being a book blogger? What do you wish your blog had more of?
I love finding new authors and working with them to help them promote their work. It gives me such satisfaction when I hear a book I have worked with is doing well. I just wish I had more time to read and offer more reviews.

8. And lastly, what can we expect to see from you and Read 2 Review in the coming New Year?
Well I recently started working with Great Minds Think Aloud and I will be working hard with the authors that I look after and hoping for great things for them.

Read 2 Review I hope will continue to grow and get bigger and bigger.

Hey am I allowed a shameless plug? If so then I would like to encourage anyone who is reading this to join us as a reader. We have a lot of books that, as I person I can’t get through myself. We have books off all genres and would love for more people to join us. Please check out this LINK for more details.

Also on January 17th - 24th we have our first Read-A-Thon of the year.

The Kindle-Ling Read-A-Thon 2013 presented by Read 2 Review – Get Involved

Read 2 Review are setting up our first Read-A-Thon of 2013. We are aware with all the new eReader’s coming out this Christmas some of us may be getting one for Christmas. Kate recently got the Kindle Paperwhite and she is already loving it. This fact led us to the idea of our first Read-A-Thon of 2013.

We haven’t hosted a Read-A-Thon for a while and we figured it would be the perfect time to schedule one. New Year, new books, new devices – perfect right?

Right now we are looking for authors and bloggers to join with us to set up what we think will be an awesome event. There are two ways for you to get involved and these are:

1. Reading List. We are compiling a list of books, which will be offered free in exchange for a review, of books that every participant will be able to choose from to read during the week. I am limiting each book to 5 readers per book and these books will ONLY be available for an electronic devise and not print. If you would like to participate in this first way please let me know the following information:

Name/Pen Name:
Title of book (please limit to 1):
Formats the book is available in (kindle, PDF, kobo…):
Page length:

2. Prize donations. We wish to set up two prize bundles for this contest – International and USA/Canada. We are looking for donations to these bundles. If you are donating a book to the first way to participate you can still do this way too if you wish, only please choose different books. Please can you let me know the following if you would like to participate in this second way:

Name/Pen Name:
Title of book (please limit to 1 – must be different than idea 1 if you are participating in idea 1):
Formats the book is available in (kindle, PDF, kobo…):
Any other item you would like to donate (gift card, merchandise, other…):

The Read-A-Thon itself will be run from the 17th – 24th January and any format of book can be read (including print) but 1 book MUST be read from the compiled list per participant. The reviews can be posted at the participant’s individual site but a link list will be put on Read 2 Review for the books.

To get involved please EMAIL us. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you have a very merry Christmas!

Wow, thanks, Kate for the great interview and the great information. The read-a-thon sounds fun! I might even consider taking part!

If you’d like to learn more about Kate and Read 2 Review, please click any of the links below!

So, I’m sure by now I don’t need to remind you, but I will, please take a moment to enter to win using Mr. Rafflecopter! If you see this post and are wondering WTF is going on, click this link HERE and all your questions will be answered! And, of course, if you’ve missed any days, click the link HERE and you’ll be able to go back and enter to win any days you missed!

Please also come back tomorrow, for one last post in regards to the 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways (before the winners are announced) where I’ll spend some time down on my knees thanking each and every person who took part in the massive giveaway!

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2 Response to "15 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 15 Read 2 Review"

  1. Soccerkidsmom Says:

    Wow, am I really the very first to comment? Hmm, what to say. How about what an interesting interview and what a busy lady! I'm tired just thinking about trying to keep up your pace! I'd love to be entered to win! Thanks!

  2. Kate Says:

    Thank you for commenting on my day's post Soccerkidsmom - Happy Christmas! Good Luck in the contest. If you don't win though please check out the GMTA UK Review Seek found here: http://gmtauk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/gmta-uk-author-review-seek-magazine.html