In bookish news, we celebrated 5 Minutes for Books' one-year bloggyversary last week without much fanfare (and a month late). However, I am thrilled of the list we compiled of our 5 Star Reads -- the best of the best books we reviewed this year. We'll be adding to the list as the year goes on, so even if you don't always read the book reviews, click on through and see what we can highly recommend: novels, nonfiction, memoir, and children's books are represented on the list.
I also just posted a review for a book that I really really enjoyed. It was my first novel by Laura Moriarity, and it's called While I'm Falling. It wasn't literary or symbolic, but just a really great read.
Books aside, everyone likes a good contest, right?
One of the coolest things about managing 5 Minutes for Books has turned out to be putting together giveaway events. The other reviewers and I always get pretty excited when we're hosting one of these. There are already six giveaways up, including one for my favorite BusyBodyBook planner, but just check out the main giveaway page to see everything that you could win.
5 Minutes for Mom has kicked off their Back to School contest as well, and the first giveaway is posted from yours truly, a Lands' End Eco-Friendly Lunch Pack and Backpack. This new line is excellent! As you've come to expect from 5 Minutes for Mom, they'll have all sorts of goodies to give away in the next two weeks, so check out their giveaway event page to see what else is in store.