Bookish Ramblings: Publication day, Birthday, Giveaway


Is it just me or have you noticed, today is a very popular day in the publishing world!? Particularly in the crime fiction genre, today seems to be the day these books are being set free into the world; some I’ve been fortunate enough to read pre-publication but the majority, I’m itching to get my hands on! Not only is March 9th a great day for publishing, it’s also my birthday! Yep, the author behind Keeper of Pages is 28 years fabulous today!

To celebrate all the books publishing today and it being my birthday, I’m hosting an international giveaway! 2 lucky winners will get to pick one book of their choice, as long as it is available from Book Depository and has been released today. And the rules are so simple, you must be following me on at least one social media platform (Blog/Instagram/Twitter/Facebook) and Book Depository must ship to your country.

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This Giveaway is now closed and the winners have been contacted – Marija @ Inside My Library Mind and Leah @ Fiction Fan Blog

Please note: The winners of this giveaway are free to choose a book that is released anywhere in the world today, it doesn’t have to be a UK release date, and it doesn’t have to be a crime fiction book!

I’m off to do some serious birthday book-hauling, so I’ll leave you with some books released today, in hardback or paperback in the UK:

Publication dates were correct at the time of writing this post, if the publication dates for any of the above books has changed, competitions winners are still able to select one of them if you wish.

63 thoughts on “Bookish Ramblings: Publication day, Birthday, Giveaway

      1. You’re welcome, it’s a shame international shipping is so expensive because I’d have loved to create a ‘book box’ prize for the winner but I wanted everyone to be able to enter! Good luck 😉

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  1. Happy birthday Janel!! I hope you have a great day and that you’ll pick some nice books :-). So many great books being released today! I loved Black Widow! Thank you for the ‘international’ giveaway, I’m going to take my chance :-). I’d love to read Everything But The Truth and Let The Dead Speak, so if I should win I’d better let you choose :-).

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    1. Thank you. I wanted to create a lovely ‘book box’ to giveaway but international shipping costs 😔 so this way allows everyone to enter 😉 ooo I haven’t read Black Widow yet so I’ll try and pick that one up today! Everything but the Truth is an amazing read, I really want to read Let The Dead Speak but I don’t know if I should make a habit of starting series mid way through haha


      1. Yes, read Black Widow. I can’t believe I’ve read one that you haven’t read yet :-). I don’t mind so much jumping in any more because I’ve had some good experience. The only series I still don’t read are Angela Marsons and M.J. Arlidge. I want to read these in order and still have some to go..

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      2. I love MJ Arlidge series, it’s a real binge read, I’m slowly re-reading it with my friend, when I can find time to re-read a book when I’ve got loads still to read haha. I’ve bought the first in Angela Marsons series but haven’t read it yet, I’ve seen so many rave reviews about that series!

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  2. Happy birthday Janel!!🎂🎉 I hope you have a fantastic day and get loads of new books😉 It’s a birthday book haul so that doesn’t count right? LOL!! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway. I have been seeing reviews around the blogosphere taking about The Roanoke Girls and the more I read them the more it makes me want to read the book. If I won I would probably pick that one.

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  3. I already said it on Twitter but … Happy Birthday!!!! We have a one year difference! 😀 I hope you had the kind of day you like 🙂 I know I celebrate with little pleasures, good food, and thinking about it as a regular day!
    So many good books get released today! I have an ARC of I Found You that I’ll read in April and I’m DYING to read Everything but the Truth!

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    1. Thank you, I had a lovely day, just on my way home from my shopping trip now, I spent the day with my son and my mum, my two favourite people so I’m very happy! Ooo I’ll keep an eye out for your review of I Found You, Everything but the Truth is 👌


  4. Hope you’ve had a lovely day Janel – at least the assignment was out the way for today. If you’ve still got money burning a hole in your pocket there’s always the Urbane Book Club. Have a great evening xx

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    1. Thanks Jill and yes, I looked at it in detail last night and will be signing up when I get back home tonight. I’ve found people who will read the books I definitely won’t and I like the discount we get in the back catalogue as there’s several titles I missed that I want to read. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and reminding me about it!xx

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    1. Thanks you! Oh yes, I definitely celebrated with books, keep an eye out for my birthday book haul post in a few days 😉 I did a months worth of book buying in one day 🙊


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