Hi, everyone! Can you believe the year is half over? I know sometimes it’s hard to keep motivated as the year goes on, but I hope you’ll stick with us! Keep those discussions coming!
If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there’s lots of great discussions going on!
We’re no longer giving discussion ideas each month (because not that many people seemed to need them), BUT you can check out our list of the topics we’ve suggested over the past two years if you need some inspiration. There are LOTS of ideas there, and I’m sure you’ll find one you love!
This month’s featured blogger (as chosen by Nicole & Random.org) is Ikram @ Ikram Reads a Lot! She’s had lots of fun discussions over there. Here are just two of them!: (Commenting on these will give you extra entries in the giveaway, by the way—if you already commented on them when they went up originally, that counts too!)
Nicole says: “July 4th is Independence Day in the US and lots of us are celebrating our country with fun things like fireworks and barbecues. I was thinking I’d do a giveaway associated with that, but then I decided to swing in the complete other direction. This month, you can choose a book that’s set in any country except the United States. Even better (but not required), choose something not set in the UK either. Let’s face it, it’s easy to pick up a book set in the US (and, to a lesser extent, the UK)—other settings are much more rare!” (I LOVE this idea, nicely done Nicole!!)
As always, the giveaway is open to anyone that The Book Depository ships to (or, if TBD doesn’t ship to you, you could choose an ebook!) up to $17 value.
Make sure to link up all of your July discussion posts here. This linky and the July giveaway will be open until August 7th (to give people a little extra time to link up – just in case you’re disorganized like we are). If, by some chance, you forget to link up a post this month, you can add it to next month’s linky (but no duplicates, please).