In the Bookcase

12/04/2019

When a bookish perk brightens your day...

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That moment when you realize that the bookmark you randomly picked out and the book you randomly stuck it in actually match. Like they were made for each other.

Just look at those reds and golds together!

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That little tiny bookish perk brightened my day!

What brightened yours, dear friends?





Oh! And don't forget... only 3 days left to get your entries (or daily bonus entries) in for the Book Page Snowman! >>


https://inthebookcase.blogspot.com/2019/11/a-literary-christmas-giveaway.html



11/15/2019

A Literary Christmas GIVEAWAY! #bookwormsaregonnaloveit



Welcome, one and all! I have a special holiday giveaway for you today.

Here on this blog, we love celebrating BOOKS! If you haven't signed up to participate in A Literary Christmas reading challenge, go do it now! I can't wait to find out all the Christmas-y books everybody is going to be reading.

Here's a quick re-cap about A Literary Christmas:

What's this holiday reading challenge about? ::: Whether you just want to read 1 amazingly-good Christmas book, or 10, you make your own list of titles to read, and finish as many of them as you can.

Where will it take place? ::: In your favorite cozy reading nook. Whether it be while wrapped in fleece blankets in bed... sitting by the fireside drinking hot chocolate... or maybe on the sunny beach!

When will it take place? ::: November 8th - December 31st.
(Keep a watch out for the upcoming giveaway too!)


If you haven't yet, catch up on how to participate in A Literary Christmas.

(As soon as you start posting about the challenge on your blog, Instagram, Goodreads (or other social media) please start linking up your posts at the bottom of this page. I'm excited to see the books you're reading!)

Use hashtag #ALiteraryChristmas


Next up, I'd like to introduce you to the LOVELY Etsy shop that is sponsoring an awesome prize for my dear readers...



Fold Between The Lines

This shop offers fun decor pieces MADE OUT OF ACTUAL BOOKS, ya'll!
All of us bookworms LOVE this kind of stuff (and you better be paying attention on the unique Christmas gifts you could be buying right now!)...

Check out these seasonal 3D pieces made out of book pages & the amazingly-detailed folded book art (you can even get custom words and dates like this from Fold Between The Lines)...




::: in the words of Allison :::

{ from Fold Between The Lines }

I originally started making art out of books because I hated to see so many books being thrown away and ending up in the dump. I love to read, so I thought this was the perfect way to combine my love of reading with my ability to upcycle and create artwork out of used books. My little business has allowed me to stay home with my 4 year old twins. I absolutely love it!



Connect with Fold Between The Lines!

Etsy | Website | Facebook | Instagram




So... What prize is up for grabs in this literature-themed giveaway from Fold Between The Lines?????


Well...






Win this DELIGHTFUL SNOWMAN (yes, made from real book pages -- can't stress that part enough, because I love it!).


The giveaway is open to everyone (in the U.S., that is), whether you're participating in the reading challenge or not. (But you can get EXTRA POINTS in the giveaway if you are taking part in A Literary Christmas -- EVERY DAY!) Invite your literary-minded friends!

Giveaway rules: Open to United States ONLY. Ends on December 8th.




I'm so thrilled to be spending this holiday season reading some delightful Christmastime books -- And I can't wait to see which titles you're going to read for the challenge as well! Join me if you can.


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Link to any of your posts for this reading challenge!

Please link to your sign-up posts, book reviews, and other Christmas book posts here:


* If the linky isn't showing up for you, try refreshing your page. Or just leave your post links in the comments section, and I can add your post to the linky for you, if needed.


11/09/2019

My picks for A Literary Christmas 2019!



Dear Readers,

It's time! Let the holiday reading begin!

Here's a quick re-cap about A Literary Christmas:

What's this holiday reading challenge about? ::: Whether you just want to read 1 amazingly-good Christmas book, or 10, you make your own list of titles to read, and finish as many of them as you can.

Where will it take place? ::: In your favorite cozy reading nook. Whether it be while wrapped in fleece blankets in bed... sitting by the fireside drinking hot chocolate... or maybe on the sunny beach!

When will it take place? ::: November 8th - December 31st.
(Keep a watch out for the upcoming giveaway too!)


If you haven't yet, catch up on how to participate in A Literary Christmas.

(As soon as you start posting about the challenge on your blog, Instagram, Goodreads (or other social media) please start linking up your posts at the bottom of this page. I'm excited to see the books you're reading!)

Use hashtag #ALiteraryChristmas




Here's a few books that I'm planning to read for the challenge:

*Click on the book covers to see the book details on Amazon.com.








What books are you reading for this Christmas challenge?



BE HERE ON NOVEMBER 15th (yes, NEXT FRIDAY!)
I have a bookish surprise in store for you all! *cough*
GiVeAwAaAaAaAaY tImE!

Stay tuned!




Link to any of your posts for this reading challenge!

Please link to your sign-up posts, book reviews, and other Christmas book posts here:



* If the linky isn't showing up for you, try refreshing your page. Or just leave your post links in the comments section, and I can add your post to the linky for you, if needed.


11/08/2019

A Literary Christmas 2019 begins + Link up your holiday reads!


Dear Readers,

I'd like to invite you to a SPECIAL READING EVENT this holiday season, where together we will celebrate all the excitement of Christmas book-reading during the most wonderful time of the year!

It's our FOURTH ANNUAL Literary Christmas. And it's happening now.

What's this holiday reading challenge about? ::: Whether you just want to read 1 amazingly-good Christmas book, or 10, you make your own list of titles to read, and finish as many of them as you can.

Where will it take place? ::: In your favorite cozy reading nook. Whether it be while wrapped in fleece blankets in bed... sitting by the fireside drinking hot chocolate...

Polar bear reading Christmas books


Or out on the ice sheets of the Arctic environment, with only starlight from the heavens and a tin lantern to illuminate the tiny text inside your vintage copy of A Christmas Carol.

But probably not the latter option.


This Christmas reading challenge is born of my own delight in filling the entirety of the month of December (and the latter of November, in most cases) with holiday-themed books galore. Literally, I keep adding to an ongoing booklist all through the year when I happen across Christmas titles that I may like to try my hand (errrr --- eyes?) at, just so I can read it when the holidays arrive.

Please tell me I'm not alone?

The challenge starts on November 8th (for all the early birds). But whenever YOU start reading your holiday books, start linking up your reviews and posts with us ALL SEASON LONG!

Sign-ups are open NOW! Just so whenever you're ready to pick up a festive holiday title, the event link-up is open.

How to participate in A Literary Christmas:



  • Think about some Christmas books to read, or maybe re-read this season. This could include fictional stories (modern or vintage books), or non-fiction (an Advent devotional, or a book on Christmas traditions?)... it's up to you! Your goals can be 1 book, 10 books, or some short stories. AUDIO BOOKS & E-BOOKS ARE WELCOME!





  • Write a blog post or social media post to tell us that you're joining A Literary Christmas reading challenge, and maybe give us a sneak peek of the books you want to read for this challenge. Make sure to link to this blog (or even this individual post) to spread the word among your friends. Grab one of the challenge images to use in your post.

    Use hashtag #ALiteraryChristmas

    A Literary Christmas: Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com


    A Literary Christmas: Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com





  • Link up below! Copy the link to your post online and add it to the linky below. Now you've joined the challenge!





  • Next step: Start reading the books on your list! When you talk about the books on your blog or review them (on Goodreads, your blog, Instagram etc.), be sure to link up your posts below so that we can all check out what everyone is reading. (I know that I hope to find some good book recommendations from you all!)

    Use hashtag #ALiteraryChristmas


    A Literary Christmas officially begins on November 8th and ends on December 31st. (You may begin reading your Christmas books whenever it suits you though.) *wink*






  • BE HERE ON NOVEMBER 15th (yes, NEXT FRIDAY!)
    I have a bookish surprise in store for you all! *cough*
    GiVeAwAaAaAaAaY tImE!

    Stay tuned!


    Once the book reviews and posts start rolling in (like presents under the Christmas tree), I think we can all gather some fresh holiday titles from each other. In the meantime, if you're looking for what books you should be reading this holiday season, check out some of the Christmas books I've shared about in the past, or visit online lists such as:

    Favorite Christmas Books

    Christian Christmas Books

    Christmas/Holiday Christian Fiction



    I'll be sharing my own personal Christmas reading list in the next day or so.... but in the meantime:

    Link to your sign-up posts & reviews!



    * If the linky isn't showing up for you, try refreshing your page. Or just leave your post links in the comments section, and I can add your post to the linky for you, if needed.


    11/07/2019

    COYER Winter 2019 Sign-up



    Winter COYER (with Friends) is upon us! Or it will be... in December. So I'm prepping now by signing up.


    So, I've got to share about a book that I think everyone should read...


    To be straight with you, I'm not exactly admitting this is my "favorite book" (because is SUPER hard to come up with a definite fave)... but this is a book that I think everybody could read, and probably should read... as everyone can benefit from the novel itself and the collection of characters in it...


    To my avid blog followers, this answer is not far-fetched, since I somehow end up talking about it (and its author) quite often...


    Yes, it's...



    LITTLE WOMEN!




    - - - - - - - - - -


    Now, that the requirements are over, I've got a question for ya'll!

    Would you be interested in doing a COYER Buddy Read with me?! If so, I'd be thrilled!

    Leave me a comment or CONTACT ME to get in touch! (I'm not promising to agree to all book choices in advance, but I'll certainly consider any and all ideas you may have.)

    I like to read Christian fiction, historical fiction, classic literature, non-fiction (on an exhaustive list of topics), and I do enjoy children's/middle-grade/YA books too.

    Check out my GOODREADS SHELVES to see what we have in common for potential reads.

    ....AND.... Just thought I'd just go ahead and offer up some suggestions! Here are some of the very next titles I am interested in reading during December/January. I might update my list here once we get into the new year for some fresh buddy read ideas. So, my COYER friends,(LET ME KNOW if you'd like to buddy read a particular book or two with me, so that I'll wait to plan it with you.)



    Fiction:

    Only Gossip Prospers by Lorraine Tosiello
    Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
    Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti
    Silent Night by Stanley Weintraub
    Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown
    A Kremer Christmas Miracle by Kevin Kremer
    Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson
    Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
    The Old Lace Shop by Michelle Griep
    The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma
    Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson
    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson



    Children's:


    My Friend the Enemy by Daniel Smith
    An Alcott Family Christmas by Alexandra Wallner
    Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau's Flute by Julie Dunlap / Marybeth Lorbiecki



    Non-fiction:

    Vintage Christmas: Holiday Stories from Rural PEI by Marlene Campbell


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    One more thing!

    I'd like to invite EVERYONE to join my holiday-themed reading challenge, A Literary Christmas.

    A Literary Christmas: Reading Challenge // inthebookcase.blogspot.com

    Once you sign-up, you can link up your Christmas book reviews all season long! And maybe you'll find some new titles you want to check out too.

    Plus.... a GIVEAWAY is coming too!







    11/01/2019

    COVER REVEAL for Follow the Dawn!

    I've been so excited to read Rachelle Rea Cobb's new release which will be coming out on February... in the meantime, here's the cover reveal to tide us over until then!



    ABOUT
    Follow the Dawn

    Anna Emory grew up the invisible younger sister, shy and quiet, and she prefers it that way. But her father’s attempts to arrange an unsavory marriage teach her that courage is sometimes found in adversity.

    Then she meets a boy and his father who tip her quiet world upside down.

    Captain Mathieu Tudder has run from responsibility, entrusting his young son’s care to another and devoting his Sea Beggar ship to the cause of the Dutch Revolution. After the cause fails, Tudder returns to England for the son he left behind, all he has left of the wife he lost. But Titus prefers a mysteriously quiet nursemaid to his estranged father.

    Tudder wants his son back, yet Anna stands in his way. Will these two hearts—the battle-scarred and the broken—ever find true freedom?





    ABOUT
    The Author

    Rachelle Rea Cobb has history with words. She penned her first short story in middle school, her first novel right out of high school, and signed a three-book publishing contract right after college. Her Steadfast Love series (from WhiteFire Publishing) and 2020 release, Follow the Dawn (Illuminate Publishing) are set during the Dutch Revolution. She is also the author of Write Well, a short writing guide designed to teach the structure of good writing. Rachelle is a freelance editor, an author of six books, and voracious reader. If you're looking for her, check the bookstore. In 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero and they live happily ever after in a fixer-upper by the sea. She's a fan of chai and lemonade (though definitely not together)!

    Website // Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram // Amazon // Goodreads



    PRAISE for
    Follow the Dream 

    "Follow the Dawn rides the waves of a tumultuous period of history amidst the churning
    brokenness of two people held captive by past failures. A beautiful story of redemptive
    and affirming love." —Anne Mateer, author of Wings of a Dream


    "Through a finesse of description and with a cast of sometimes flawed but loveable
    characters, Cobb brings us a story of love amidst heartbreak and tragedy. Placed in an
    unusual but refreshing time period and setting, Follow the Dawn explores the true
    meaning of family, friendship, loss, and restoration. It's refreshing to see a romance that knows its stakes, but still leaves readers feeling satisfied from beginning to end." —Hope Bolinger, author of the Blaze trilogy 



    STEADFAST LOVE SERIES


    I've talked about this series before on my blog... because it's one of my FAVORITE TRILOGIES EVER! Seriously, I'm beyond excited to know that another book is on it's way from Rachelle. She creates such beautiful stories, people. So if you haven't read this series yet, READ IT NOW before the new release comes... or at least put it on Christmas wishlist, ya'll!


    The Sound of Diamonds The Sound of Silver The Sound of Emeralds


    In 16th-century Europe, the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, a half-Dutch Catholic, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?



    So, have you read any Rachelle Rea Cobb's books? 

    What do you think of the book cover for her February release?