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Anyone here attending Blogalicious 2009?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary @ The Sweet Bookshelf Jul 17, 2009.

The Evolution of God
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The Grapes of Wrath, The Color Purple, Crime & Punishment, A Wrinkle in Time...
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I'm a book blogger, a published poet and writer. I currently work as a social media strategist at the Institute for International Research. If you have any Hachette Book Group - related questions please contact them directly.

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Walking in a Daze

This post is meant to be partly in jest and to help you (our wonderful reviewers) get your review copies!

Please don't send me a message through ning or assume that I saw your post on my page, my group, inbox, my offer page, etc.,

Please DO email me at with your mailing address, book(s) you would like and blog link.

I get over 200-300 emails A DAY and I am seriously considering not sending… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 5:00pm

It's late and I'm still at work

But actually I don't mind because I am lucky enough to love my job - not only is the place cool, the people lovely but it's the dream job I always wanted.

It was either be an anthropologist or be a writer and work at a publishing house. Now I did get a degree in anthropology but I'm still chipping away at that doctorate so plan B works great for me.

I feel so blessed because so many times people hate their job, their coworkers or are unemployed. Meanwhile, I met Nicholas… Continue

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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At 9:49pm on March 18, 2013,
Jay Siva
Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

The widget allows website visitors to select which device they'd like to use to read the author's book, and then select their preferred retail store that they'd like to purchase the book from. It also geolocates the visitor's location and will send the visitor to the correct country specific retail store so that they can buy the author's book. The widget is also fully customizable, and the author will have access to detailed real-time statistics of the use of their widget.

I would like to invite you to visit my website, and try out the EZBuyButton widget. I hope you find that my widget will be useful to you and your readers, including all the authors, literary agents, and publishers you're in contact with.

My website is

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for your time.

kindest regards,
Jay Siva
At 11:41am on February 8, 2011,

Hi Valerie,  I review and giveaway children's books on my blog. I was wondering how I sign up to receive children's books.


Have a great day.


At 7:30pm on October 2, 2010, Nathalie Brault said…
Hi there, I was wondering about the books you want to offer for givweaways.
I own a giveaway and review blog and am always looking for giveaway books, how should I go about it?
can you help me?
Thanks for your reply.
At 2:14am on September 19, 2010, Brian Goldman said…
Hi Valerie, would you please look at

Do you write children’s books reviews and interesting things in the children’s world of books? If so, Story Time For Me is a really cool kids website for animated storybooks.

If you have kids 8 or under I would be happy to give you some free books as well to try out.

At 10:50am on September 17, 2010, Tea Norman said…
Love Alice Hoffman. Blue Diary is wonderful.
At 10:48am on September 17, 2010, Tea Norman said…
I love looking through your shelf of books. I've read Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen. That is a powerful book. A lot of your books I haven't read. Making a note of titles. Have a good weekend.
At 6:40am on July 25, 2010, Tea Norman said…
Hi Valerie and all,

I have written a new book review for A Wretched Man by R W Holmen.
At 11:07am on July 2, 2010, Selva Kumar said…
Hi Valerie,
Thank you for befriending me.
At 7:10pm on June 17, 2010, Tea Norman said…
Hi Valerie,

I am looking forward to hearing Tom Smith. Thanks for letting me know. I'll mark the date on the calendar. I would love to read The Secret Speech.
At 9:24am on May 25, 2010, Tea Norman said…
Hi Valerie,

I would love to read and review SPENT. I filled in the form. I have a new memoir review up.

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