Mundie Moms

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Latest News & Giveaway Winners!

There is a lot of exciting things going on this month! First, Mundie Moms turns 3 on the 14th!!! YAY! I can't believe how fast 3 years has flown by. We'll be celebrating with giveaways I'll be posting about soon....

Here's a hint of a few of the ARCs I'll be giving away... You might be Destined for a Dreamless night's sleep when you stay up all night to read Until I Die and Black Heart. Yes laugh all you want. I'm a bit delusional from a lack of sleep as I sit here and write this. There are lots more goodies coming up your way this month in celebration of MMs turning 3!

In other news, Dark Days is coming to Austin, TX on 2/17!! This will be taking place the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum. I'll be there as the live blogger for the event. I'll be interviewing Courtney Allison Moulton, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows, as well as tweeting from the event.

AND Alex Flinn will be signing at the Round Rock, TX Barnes & Noble at 7 pm on 2/16!! I hope to see you guys there.

Congratulations to our recent GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

#513- Diane E

Hallowed Blog Tour Giveaway: Team Christian pack
#87- Amanda P

Both winners have been notified and have 48 hrs to reply to their emails or new winners will be selected. Thank you to everyone who entered! Don't miss our latest giveaways that are featured in our right hand side bar.

Thoughtful Thursday: MM Q&A Part 2

For last week's Thoughtful Thursday I posted my answers to some questions I often receive via email, twitter, messages on facebook etc. and this week I thought I'd post a few more that I didn't answer last week.

What Do You Do With All The Review Books You Get?

I keep some, use some for giveaways, but I donate the majority of the books and ARCs I receive. There's a lot of great organizations in my local area that are in need of books. A lot of my books have gone to my local public library, Safe Place, and to my local schools (high school and elementary school), and I've also donated books to local book drives the Austin Area Bloggers have donated too.

How Do I Get On Your Blog Tours?

At one time I was going to open my tours up, but since 1) I have a limited amount of time to put into book tours and 2) since they're free, I've not opened them up. I'm very selective on the tours I host and they're a combination of ones I've worked with for authors I've either built up a friendship with outside of blogging, ones I've done stuff with before, or ones who's books I've already read and loved, publishers that I have a closer relationship with and/or tour I've put together myself (w/ the permission of the author or publisher). I learned the hard way that I'm not as successful in promoting a book I really didn't like, which is why I currently only host tours for books I've read and loved.

Why Have You Cut Back On Your Giveaways?

I've had to cut back due to costs. I currently do not make any money on blog (which I'm hoping to change shortly), and with a young family I've needed to put my money where it's most important. The majority of my giveaways are done out of pocket, unless it's one hosted by a publisher. In which case they graciously send out the books. Since this month is MM's birthday month, I do have some more giveaways coming up! I am planning to host monthly giveaways, they just won't be numerous as they have been.

Do You Get Envious Of Other Bloggers?

I can honestly say not really. I'd be a liar if I say I've gotten envious, but it's been a long time. I seriously get so excited over seeing what everyone gets in their IMM's and over the success my friends have on their blogs. Why get envious over that? It's pointless to me. I'd much rather spend the energy on celebrating successes and what everyone does on their blogs vs wasting time getting envious over petty things.

Will You Be Hosting More TMI/ ID series Read Alongs?

Yes!! The next one is scheduled is for City of Fallen Angels and it will start on April 18th and end on May 7th. That one will also be followed up with a chat with Cassie either at the end of that month or the beginning of June.

I'll be able to pin point a date for the Clockwork Prince read along once there's a firm release date for Clockwork Princess.

When's Your Next Chat with Cassie Scheduled?

It will either be at the end of May or the beginning of June. This one will also be a spoiler filled chat, which is why it will most likely be a month after COLS release.