Hello bookish friends and a very happy Friday 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 few years!
#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 #R3COMM3ND3D2021) will start on 1st November! And, here’s the big news….#R3COMM3ND3D is FIVE years old this year 🥳. Reason enough to take part, I think, if you’ve never participated before!
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 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 2021 (and I will check!). There are a few other teeny tiny rules (such as reissues and special editions don’t count, authors CAN’T recommend their own books etc 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, I have decided to put a definitive end date on the sign-up form. The form will close at midday (GMT) on Wednesday 1st December. If I haven’t been able to fill all 57 dates and you’ve selected a later date then I’m afraid I will bring your #R3COMM3ND3D forward and conclude the 2021 series early. Hopefully it won’t come to that. Hopefully all 57 dates will be snapped up 🤞
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 them too.
A final plea before I sign off. Please, please, please, please check the publication date of all formats on all three of your books before submitting your form. Often the hardback, audio and digital editions are published a full year before the paperback makes an appearance. I love #R3COMM3ND3D but it takes a long time to set each post up. If I then have to contact people and ask them to change one or more of their books, it takes even longer. I hope you understand why I’m asking you to be 100% sure this year.
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/UqFYws11pWdGHA7n8
I am super excited about this year’s #R3C and I can’t wait to see what you pick!