Hello and a very warm welcome to damppebbles on the last day of November 2021. Those of you who have been keeping a close eye on #R3COMM3ND3D2021 may know what that means. It means time is running out….panic! Ahem. OK, no need to panic. What it does mean is that if you were considering taking part in this year’s #R3C then you need to submit your three book choices to me via the Google form (at the bottom of this page) before midday tomorrow – 1st December. The form will close tomorrow at 12 o’clock GMT and you will not be able to take part in this year’s series. There are still a handful of dates left so if you would like to join the #R3C party, please don’t delay. Posts will continue into December but I will not be taking on any new submissions. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Joining me to share the book love today is another fantastic blogger, it’s Kerry Parsons who blogs over at Chat About Books. Kerry’s blog is packed full of bookish delights which you must check out. Pop over, say hi and make sure you hit the subscribe button whilst you’re there!
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2021? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers and bookstagrammers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2021. To make things interesting there are a couple of teeny, tiny rules; 1) the book must have FIRST been published in 2021 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉
As this is the fifth year of #R3C, things are going to be a smidge different this year. There’s a scary deadline involved *shudder*. The #R3COMM3ND3D application form will only be open until midday (GMT) on Wednesday 1st December. If you would like to take part in #R3C this year (and I would LOVE you to!) then please get your three choices in sooner rather than later. Any posts scheduled for later in December will be brought forward and I will close the series early if I’m not able to fill all of the available dates. The form is at the bottom of this post if you fancy taking part.
Here are the three books Kerry recommends…
My Best Friend’s Wedding by Tilly Tennant
This story has it all! Friendship and romance, fun and laughter, twinkly lights and snow, heartache and loss but hope for a happier future. It is a rollercoaster of emotion which ends on a high. I loved it!
Kerry’s Review of My Best Friend’s Wedding
Freecycling for Beginners by Misha M. Herwin
There are so many lovely characters throughout this book, all with very different lifestyles, different worries and struggles but each find a way of helping another out without the need for payment or thanks. It really does restore your faith in humanity. There are many decent people in this world. We often forget as there tends to be too much focus on the negative these days. This story is the perfect reminder of the power of human kindness.
Kerry’s Review of Freecycling for Beginners
One Must Die by Mark Tilbury
This is one of those books that I thought about a lot when I wasn’t able to read it, wondering what might be coming next, and is most definitely one of those books that will stay with me for a long time to come.
Kerry’s Review of One Must Die
Three terrific choices. Thanks so much for sharing them with us today. 😍
About Kerry Parsons:
I am 44 years old and have been married to Steve for 19 years. We have two grown up children together (21 & 20) and a Shih Tzu called Bella who is 10. I started my book blog in October 2015 and it opened up a whole new world for me. I have also been our church treasurer, on a voluntary basis, since July 2014 and I set up Bowen’s Book Publicity in 2020.
If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/pHinvKCHGP89wumn9)