Monday, July 1, 2013

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop!

The Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mary at BookHounds, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop is scheduled from July 2nd at 12.01 AM until July 9th at 11:59 PM (EST).


The Prizes


One lucky subscriber gets their choice of book from The Book Depository. Any book, any book you want! :) No catch.


I love giving away eBooks too, so two runners-up will win their choice of one of the following titles:

The Rules


Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make following by blog via Bloglovin' a mandatory entry.
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For additional entries, you can (+2) follow via email subscription (enter your email in the box in the sidebar and remember to confirm!), (+2) add my button to your sidebar, (+2) follow the blog on Twitter (@modishbooks), (+1) follow me on Twitter (@touurnesol), (+2) vote one of my reviews as helpful on Amazon (you can do this daily for a different review each day), (+1) enter any of my other giveaways (daily, different giveaway each day), and (+1) Tweet about the giveaway (everyday).

You MUST your Bloglovin' username in the extra info box in the Rafflecopter form, as well as your subscription email, Twitter handle, blog address, and/or vote numbers, should you choose to take advantage of those extra entries. Entries without proper verification info will be considered void. I will be checking!
a Rafflecopter giveaway As a reminder, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY as long as you have a verifiable postal address.

TBD will be shipping the book directly, so I am not responsible for lost or damaged items.

The Small Print


I'm not saying this because I'm a completely anal and want to make your life a living hell, but because I've noticed something going on with a lot of follower hops. The point of them is not to temporarily follow that blog and unfollow as soon as the giveaway is over. The point of the follower hops is for the blogs generously offering giveaway prizes to gain more readers and followers—in return, participants receive the opportunity to win great prizes such as books, gift cards, and swag. I'm not just speaking on behalf of myself, because seriously, I'm so grateful for the followship I have (love every each and one of you!), but I know for a fact this happens with lots of other blogs as well. Being part of the blogging community, I just want my two cents be heard. If you are so inclined as to read more about how I feel on this subject matter, please refer to this blog post.

The End


Sorry my rant was a little bitchy. I'm not trying to be mean. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU so don't even go there, darling. And if you're one of those people who are loyal to blogs and never, ever unfollow, you. are. a. treasure. Be sure to enter all of the other giveaways going on for this hop; there are so many great prizes being given away!

xo and always!