Hello bookish friends and a very happy Thursday to you. I don’t have a review to share with you today but I do have some exciting news, which probably won’t come as a massive surprise if you’ve been following damppebbles over the last year!
#R3COMM3ND3D IS BACK!
Woohoo! Because I flipping love it and, from the feedback I’ve had, you rather like it too! #R3COMM3ND3D (in the form of #R3COMM3ND3D2020) will start on 1st November! If you’re new to damppebbles then allow me to explain what #R3COMM3ND3D is all about.
#R3COMM3ND3D is where I ask book bloggers, bookstagrammers and published authors to recommend three ‘must read’ books which the rest of us should really make a point of picking up. Three titles you love and want to shout about. They don’t have to be your top three books of the year – just three books that have knocked your socks off and you think others will enjoy. Any author, any genre, traditionally, indie or self-published. Sounds easy, right? There is one catch – they must have been published in 2020 (and I will check!). There are a few other teeny tiny rules (such as reissues and special editions don’t count but we’ll gloss over that for now…).
The feature will run from 1st November until 30th December, excluding 24th, 25th and 26th December. All other dates are up for grabs. And if there is a specific date you would like then you only have to say and I will do my best to accommodate it. I’m more than happy to schedule your #R3COMM3ND3D for a date to coincide with a book release, a special promotion or an anniversary/blogiversary. And if you’re a published author, I always include information about your latest book in the post too (here’s an example).
There are 57 slots available and I hope to be able to fill them all. However, unlike in previous years, if I am unable to fill all 57 dates then I will call an early finish to the feature and put my feet up for a bit. It’s been a shoddy year (except for the books – the books have been incredible) and I’m going to take every opportunity for a spot of R&R. If you’ve selected a later date then I’m afraid I will bring your #R3COMM3ND3D forward. Sorry about that.
Tempted? Go on, you know you want to . If you would like to take part then all you have to do is fill in the form below with as much information as possible. Really sell the books to us, make us want to read it too. I know the embedded form doesn’t work for everyone so if that’s you, here’s a helpful link (which shouldn’t cause any problems): https://forms.gle/iyLYx9q9En1k413V6
I am super excited about this year’s #R3C and I can’t wait to see what you pick!