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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feminist Reads Challenge February Updates, Reviews, and Giveaway

I hope everyone had a wonderful February! 

In the January Update post, I mentioned having a hashtag (#feministreadschallenge) for when participants want to tweet reviews, comments, etc about the challenge, but I haven't noticed very many people (myself included!) using it. Instead, I've set up a Twitter account for the challenge: @femchallenge. Hopefully this will be a bit more user friendly, as pertinent tweets will simply show up in your feed for you to follow links or retweet! :)

The winner of the January giveaway (for a copy of Megan Shepard's The Madman's Daughter) was Riedel Fascination! Please send your mailing information to thehidingspotATliveDOTcom to claim your prize!

This month's giveaway is for a finished copy of Elsie Chapman's Dualed! This debut was one of my February Feminist Reads. I loved the driven main character, West, who'll go to any length to survive the crazy world in which she's grown up.

About the Book:
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You or your Alt? Only one will survive. 
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life. 
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her. 
Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave me a link on the Mr. Linky to one of these two things: 
  1. Your review of a book you've read for the Feminist Reads Challenge. The review can be posted on your blog, Goodreads, or wherever. (If you've written more than one reviews, link each separately and you'll get an entry for each!)
  1. If you aren't a blogger, or are super busy like me and haven't don't always have time to write reviews in a timely manner, you can leave a link to a tweet, Goodreads status, or something in which you talk about and promote whatever you've been reading/have read for the challenge or promote the challenge. If you're tweeting, don't forget to use @FemChallenge!
For a bonus entry leave a comment on this post talking more about what you've read, plan to read, have read and are considering rereading, like about the challenge, dislike about the challenge, suggestions etc, etc. Comments brighten my day! (I'll add in these entries later before I pick a winner!)

If you want to win this book, but haven't signed up for the challenge, NEVER FEAR! There's still plenty of time to sign up... the year is young! Go here for more information regarding the challenge!

Link away, my fellow feminists!


  1. Sara, I am so honoured! Thank you so much for letting an unsuspecting Canadian win! It's a title I wouldn't know about and oddly, I picked up a copy of the HG Wells classic "Island Of Dr. Moreau". I'll read that after I dig into your great-sounding gift for me!

    As I gushed via e-mail to you, immediately after seeing your note on my blog: I've never won prizes and am so excited by how great my day has become! Yay!!!! Thanks to your announcement, several people have found my blog. :)
    Greatfully, Carolyn.

    1. I'm so glad that some new readers have found their way to your blog, Carolyn! :)

  2. Progress: I don't read youth genres but am taking in a lot of classics lately. Even a 'ya' story can be GREAT. At 9, I collected a few Nancy Drew. Today, I'm collecting low-priced copies and reading them all!

    Grown up: I'm doing the same with the queen of my genre, mystery: Agatha Christie! Can you believe I waited to experience her? Again, I'm grabbing everything in order via used prices. All of my reviews go to Amazon Canada here.

  3. I put up a link to the page on my blog where I'm updating monthly with the books that fit the challenge :)

  4. I just completed the 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge!!!
    Check out my list of books here:

    ~ Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time

  5. I did so many reviews for this challenge! Most have been added to the Linky but others are here:


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