Hot Summer Reads Read-a-Thon Challenge: Bookish Opposites

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Welcome to my challenge for the Hot Summer Reads read-a-thon! If you’re not signed up for the read-a-thon yet, you can do so by clicking on the read-a-thon button below.

The Hot Summer Reads Readathon Button

The Challenge:

Show me the opposites! I’m looking for covers of books that look like complete opposites 0r even titles that are opposites. Anything goes!


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The Prize:

A book up to $10 from the Book Depository.

Open to anyone who can receive books from the Book Depository, so long as you are a participant in the Hot Summer Reads Read-a-Thon (I will be checking the master list!)!

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This challenge will be open until midnight on July 21st! I will contact the winner on July 22nd. Regular giveaway rules apply.

Good luck and have fun!


200 Facebook Followers Giveaway!

Today I hit 200 followers on Reading In Winter’s Facebook page! Yay! I made you all cupcakes to celebrate!


I made these for you!

How do I plan on thanking you all? Why, with a giveaway, of course!

In order to enter, you must be a follower of Reading In Winter on Facebook. There are a few other ways to enter as well!

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Rules and whatnot:

You must be a follower of Reading In Winter on Facebook.

The Book Depository must be able to ship to your country.

Only one entry per person!

This giveaway will be open until July 29th at midnight!

For more rules, please see my Giveaway Policy. 


Giveaway: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Without a questions, Sophie Kinsella is one of my FAVOURITE authors. Before I started the blog, I was reading her stuff — and I loved it. So, naturally, when I was contacted about hosting a GIVEAWAY for her newest book — one I read and loved — I was jumping off the walls. Of COURSE I would host a giveaway!

Thanks to EMG and Random house, I have three (3) copies of Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella to give away to three (3) of my Canadian readers.

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  • Open until July 9, 2013.
  • Open to Canadian Residents ONLY.
  • No P.O. Boxes (must have a physical address for shipping).

Release Date: April 23, 2013
Publisher: The Dial Press
Pages: 446

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates—just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago.

Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive—but surely this is her worst decision yet. And Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears that this hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep Lottie and Ben from making a terrible mistake, Fliss concocts an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night. As she and Lorcan jet off to Ikonos in pursuit, Lottie and Ben are in for a honeymoon to remember, for better…or worse.

For more information, please visit Random House Canada.

 To read an EXCERPT of this book, click HERE.

Watch a video of Sophie talking about her new book: