If You Love to Read...

~ Posted on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 1:52 AM ~

Then sign up for this!

When I first started blogging in June 2009, I stumbled across the Book Sneeze (formerly known as Thomas Nelson) Blog Reviewer Program website which offered blogger opportunity to review books for free! In return for an honest feedback of your review, you only need to post your feedback in your own blog and one commercial website.

I joined up immediately and I didn't even think that my registration will be approved! You see, most of the reviews and giveaways I came across the Internet are only available for US and/or Canada which is why I didn't think that I'll have any chance in being part of the blogger review team. So imagine how excited I am to be part of the awesome reviewing team?!!!

Now, how does it work?

#1: If you’re a blogger and enjoy reviewing books, sign up for a free account

#2: Choose a book from their available books and they’ll send you a copy for free

#3: Post a review of 200 words or more on your blog and a consumer website

#4: Login to Booksneeze, provide a link to your review, then request another book!

Easy peasy, right?!

I love the Book Sneeze review program because:

* I get to choose the books (from the available ones of course!) that I like and interested in!

* I get to keep the book after I review it! (Think of the money I saved from buying those books! Woohooo!!)

* I get to share my honest feedbacks through my blog with my blog readers!

* I can read the book together with Ben! (or get him to read it by himself one day!)

Ben looking at one of his favorite book!

* There is no time limit (mostly...) for the book you are reviewing so you can take it slow and steady, take your own sweet time to read and write up your review!

* I get to be part of the early birds who can review the book before its official world launch! (example: Max Lucado's "Fearless" book) - You see, sometimes for worldwide launches, they have special privileges for bloggers, meaning on top of the book you are currently reviewing, you can opt for additional book without restrictions!

Of course, the down side of this program are:

* You can only review one book at a time. Once you completed your review and posted it on your blog and one commercial website, you can proceed to request for the next book. (However this will be ignored if there is a special launch for the book! Hooray!)

* The wait for the book... it can be from 2-4 weeks on average for each book cos they have to ship it all the way to Malaysia, my country!

* It gets pretty tense especially when the book you signed up to review has to be posted by certain date (for official launch event)!

But other than that, I'm extremely happy to be able to discover this awesome site and blogger reviewer program!

So, have you came across such review program (can be other than books) before?

If you don't mind, please share it by leaving your comment!

 

I'll be more than interested to find out about it! Thanks!

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with free books (and recently a DVD) by Book Sneeze  in order to facilitate my book reviews. All opinions expressed in my book review posts are of my own. Please do your own research when purchasing books, as your opinions may differ from mine. If you love to read like me, you should really consider signing up for this! And of course, I'm sharing the awesome Book Sneeze website as part of my blog meme which is:

And if you'd like to read all of my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

Winner for Alternative ABCs Giveaway

~ Posted on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 1:57 AM ~

Hello folks! Exactly one month ago, I posted my 1st giveaway since I moved over to my self-hosted own domain and today is when I'm announcing the lucky winner for this:

Maybe my blog is not that popular, hence the low entries count, but higher chance for those entering to win since probability of being drawn is better. Now, the total comments I get for the giveaway post is:

Thirty comments altogether! So, I used the Random.org to draw out the lucky winner for this awesome book, and here's the result:

I also showed my PC time and date which is already 1st August, to prove that I'm drawing out the winner after this giveaway ended on 31st July 2010. Now the lucky winner for comment number 19 is "Cloth Diaper Malaysia  says: Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 2:01 AM  *My Blog Follower on Google Friend Connect (1 entry) - recently following ":

Congratulations! I will be contacting you shortly to get your further details for your winning entry! You have 48 hours to respond to my email before I pick another winner! As for the rest who participated in the giveaway, thank you for entering, better luck next time, OK? A note of thanks as well to Ammo Books for sponsoring a copy of this awesome board book to my lucky blog reader!

Giveaway - Alternative ABCs

~ Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 2:35 PM ~

I had previously post up my product review on the awesome "Alternative ABCs" and had mentioned in the "Where to Get It?" section that I am in the midst of liaising with AMMO Books for a giveaway copy of the awesome board book to one of you guys and YES! YES! YES! YES!

I have finally received the green light to do the giveaway after working out the details for the giveaway.

Yes, I am not kidding you!

A copy of the above will be shipped directly to you FREE OF CHARGE!

Awesome right? I get so excited at the opportunity of being able to host giveaway like this cos it really feels nice rewarding my blog readers for following my blog! So without further adieu, here goes the details of the giveaways:

* Eligibility: Open worldwide!
* Giveaway expires on 31st July 2010
* You must fulfill the mandatory entry 1st (which is to answer the question), else you will be disqualified.
* Winner will be randomly drawn using Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to  my email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

* Winner will receive their prize sent directly by AMMO Books.

Go to the AMMO Books website (http://www.ammobooks.com/books/altabcs/), come back here and leave a comment telling me what the letter P stands for. Remember to leave your email address in the same comment so that I can contact you if you win!

Need to increase your chance of winning? Once you got the above mandatory question right, the following optional entries  (you can choose either one or all) will help increase your chances of winning. Please remember to leave a separate comments for each of the optional entries! So here goes:

* My Blog Follower on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

* Follow Me on Twitter - Leave your @username (1 entry)

* Grab my blog button, let me know your blog URL so that I can check it out (1 entry)

* Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link (1 entry)

* Leave a suggestion on what other alphabet themes you think would be good to have (1 entry)


So hurry up! I did mentioned the giveaway is open worldwide right??

Remember, if you complete the mandatory and ALL the optional entries, you have a total of 6 comment entries entitled for this giveaway to up your winning chances!

Go on and enter the giveaway right now so that your child can be like Ben, so intrigued with the awesome board book! (I mean, how often you get to see an alternative book for teaching ABCs to your child?!)