Sunday, March 31, 2013

Random Thoughts: March RAK Wrap-Up & April Sign-Up

I managed to get out a RAK again! Woo hoo....and the best part, it arrived within the month, which is quite a feat in itself. My faith in The Book Depository is strengthening.

So, they lucky RAK gal for the month of March was the very popular book blogger Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews who is from Canada! I don't think I've ever sent anything to Canada before so I sure am happy I finally got to! I sent Tynga a book from her most wanted list!






I got a really cool RAK in return from Tynga. Not a book though. Instead, a BLOG BUTTON! Woot woot! I have been trying to get one since the person who was supposed to make me one went MIA some time back. So my RAK from her is the pretty bloggie button you see at the top left corner of my blog now! It matches the rest of my blog so I finally have some balance. 

THANKS Tynga!!


And so, with that, March is officially over! My gosh! We're already into month FOUR! That is some scary s***! Where did all that time go??

Book Soulmates

Let's keep on RAKing!

And before we get TOO excited at the prospect of more wonderful books, please remember to read the rules deemed worthy by our lovely hosts at Book Soulmates and Sign Up to take part!

COMPLETE RULES RE-CAP:
Please read carefully & follow all the rules!  Thank you!
  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the The Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!
Here's my Wishlist if you wanna send me anything.Thanks loads in advance.

 Links you will need:

Sign up for April 2013 [HERE]
See who else is participating [HERE]

If you have any questions regarding RAK, please contact us via the following:
rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com


Tips:
1. When talking about RAK on Twitter, please use the hashtag: #RAK. It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back! =)
2. When submitting your wish list, please make sure that it is set to PUBLIC viewing. Some people have had trouble with wish lists that were set to private. We want to be sure that no one is left out of getting great RAKs.
3. Some of you have gotten frustrated because you can't get your links to appear active. This is a very easy fix :) Just make sure that when you enter your link, do NOT hit the Enter key. Instead, hit the TAB key which will send you to the next field on the form. Additional spaces entered after the link will leave the link inactive.  However, if this does happen to you, no worries, we'll fix it for you.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Giveaway Goodies: My Birthday Giveaway WINNER!

Thank you to all who wished my a Happy Birthday, even though it was for an entry. They still meant a lot to me. And for the 1k+ entries in this giveaway. That was pretty cool. I hope I'll be able to offer more next year.



Anyway, a winner has been picked and has already confirmed. 




So the winner of the $10 Amazon GC, with over 50 entries is:

Donna

Congrats Donna! I hope she'll get something nice with the GC.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Random Thoughts: February RAK Wrap-Up & March Sign-Up

In February it was my mission to send out a March bday RAK. I know, I know. You're not supposed to send out March RAKs in February. BUT, I know for a fact that in this particular case, if I send it out in March itself, it would never reach in time! So I sent out a March bday RAK in February, yes I did.




And it was to my bookish blogger buddy Miki @ Lecture toute une Aventure  in Belgium! I sent her a book that I myself have read and loved.











I didn't get any RAKs in February but my January RAKs did arrive so I am happy for that!



Book Soulmates

Let's keep on RAKing!

 
Before you proceed onto the rules, do note that this month is EXTRA SPECIAL! Why? Because The Book Depository is offering a 10% voucher code until the 15th of March Click here to find out more!!

Here are a few of my top wishlist books for this month:
Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

And before we get TOO excited at the prospect of more wonderful books, please remember to read the rules deemed worthy by our lovely hosts at Book Soulmates and Sign Up to take part!
COMPLETE RULES RE-CAP:
Please read carefully & follow all rules!  Thank you!
  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!
 
Here's my Wishlist if you wanna send me anything.Thanks loads in advance.
 

 Links you will need:
Sign up for March 2013 [HERE]
See who else is participating [HERE]
If you have any questions regarding RAK, please contact us via the following: rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com


Tips:
1. When talking about RAK on Twitter, please use the hashtag: #RAK. It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back! =)
2. When submitting your wish list, please make sure that it is set to PUBLIC viewing. Some people have had trouble with wish lists that were set to private. We want to be sure that no one is left out of getting great RAKs.
3. Some of you have gotten frustrated because you can't get your links to appear active. This is a very easy fix :) Just make sure that when you enter your link, do NOT hit the Enter key. Instead, hit the TAB key which will send you to the next field on the form. Additional spaces entered after the link will leave the link inactive.  However, if this does happen to you, no worries, we'll fix it for you.