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Katrin at Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic is looking for submissions for the 45th Bookworms Carnival.  Her theme is series and this is probably one of the easies carnivals to submit too for any genre.  Don’t believe me, check out what Katrin is asking for…

I picked Series as my theme, in part because I’ve been hosting the Series Challenge for over 3 years now and I absolutely love series. It is nice to rejoice with characters we already know and and see them develop and grow. But I’m not necessarily only talking about series revolving around a certain cast of characters or series set in one world only. Theoretically, this theme is so broad, you could also submit a blog post on the “for Dummies” books or any other series-type book you can find.

See…I told you it was easy.  So now, let’s see if we can’t get her a great collection of reviews or even your own personal opinion of series-type books.  Submissions are due to Katrin by January 9, 2010 and all you need to do is send them via email to dreamworldofabookaholic AT googlemail DOT com.  I’m going to go look to see what I can add to her list.  I know I have a few.

Katrin is also asking a great question for those who read series, so if you don’t have a review ready for her, why not answer her question on your site?

What is it about series you like most? Which are the series you enjoy most? And do you remember the first series you read? And do you prefer to have something on the covers that links the books (like the yellow background and the comic-style guy on the “for Dummies” books to give only one example) or don’t the covers matter to you that much?

If you don’t have anything for this edition, what about the next two?

Edition 46 hosted by: Beth at Beth Fish Reads
Deadline for submission: January 23, 2010
Theme:  Books about food or books that feature food (I’d accept culinary mysteries for example or novels centered around food)
To submit a post, email: bfish.reads AT gmail DOT com

Edition 47 hosted by: Jessica at the Bluestocking Society
Deadline for submission: February 12, 2010
Theme: Books to Movies
To submit a post, email: thebluestockingsociety at gmail dot com

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44th Carnival: Rebellious Women

Book Gazing has posted the 44th edition of the Bookworms Carnival and this time Jodie is featuring all those great novels involving that rebellious woman we all love.

Welcome to the 44th edition of the Bookworms carnival, which is the last carnival of 2009. Bloggers have sent in links to some fantastic reviews and there’s even an interview, with a female creator of feisty heroines for you to read.

Female rebellion doesn’t always have pretty results for the women who fight, but it’s the rebels who grind all the things we’re not supposed to do under their heels and leave ordinary women free to fully express their human complexity. I hope today you’ll find heroines you can empathise with, debate about and maybe even worship just a little bit.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t wait to go explore the various submissions that Jodie has collected.

Upcoming Editions
Edition 45 hosted by: Katrin at Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic
Deadline for submission: January 9, 2010
Theme: Series
To submit a post, email: dreamworldofabookaholic AT googlemail DOTcom

Edition 46 hosted by: Beth at Beth Fish Reads
Deadline for submission: January 23, 2010
Theme:  Books about food or books that feature food (I’d accept culinary mysteries for example or novels centered around food)
To submit a post, email: bfish.reads AT gmail DOT com

Edition 47 hosted by: Jessica at the Bluestocking Society
Deadline for submission: February 12, 2010
Theme: Books to Movies
To submit a post, email: thebluestockingsociety at gmail dot com

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43rd Carnival: Mythology

The whole thing about myths, is that they need to stay fluid, they need to keep moving, and they need to be dynamic. And that’s why we can go on retelling them, so that what is valuable is passed on from generation to generation, across time, through cultures. – Jeanette Winterson

Nymeth from Things Mean Alot has posted the the 43rd Bookworms Carnival and she has an amazing collection of novels featuring, focusing and retelling various mythologies from around the world.  It’s quite a collection and for anyone who loves reading anything relating to mythology, it would be hard not to find something to add to the TBR pile.

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I know I’m really late in posting this, but Ms. Bookish has posted the 42nd edition of the Bookworms Carnival and her topic was Comfort Reads.  She had an amazing list of submissions in various genres, so I’m sure there’s something there for everyone.  Make sure you head over and check her out.

I’m just tickled to be hosting this 42nd Bookworms Carnival! Thank you to everyone who sent in their links on such short notice.

I chose the topic of Comfort Reads because there are always those times in life when a much-loved, well-read book is exactly what I need, and I’m hoping you all feel the same, too.

The desire for a spot of comfort reading hits me most often during the winter: usually at night, when it’s toasty warm inside and bitterly cold outside. I look at my special reading armchair and thoughts of a good, familiar book and a mug of hot tea come to mind.

I’ve enjoyed seeing the titles my fellow bloggers turn to when they’re up for some comfort reading; there are many old favorites of mine in the group, plus some new titles that of course I’ve now added to my list of books to get my hands on.

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The Dewey Tree

Absolutely nothing to do with the carnival, but I found this great donation challenge that’s being done in our Dewey’s name, so I thought I would post it.  Here’s the details from the Online Publicist:

As I write this, I think of a favorite blogger who passed away this time last year. Her spirit lives on in the Dewey Read-a-Thon, Weekly Geeks, and The Bookworms Carnival. She loved reading. She loved books. She supported Banned Books Week and believed everyone had the right to reading material. In her honor, I’m calling this donation project The Dewey Tree. It’s a little bit The Giving Tree, a little bit Dewey, a little bit charity. 😀

Here’s what you do:

  • Gather up the books you can live without. It can be 4 books, 10 books, or 20 books!
  • Find a worthy group you would like to donate your overflow books to. It can be your local library, a literacy campaign (mine will go to the literacy center I volunteer for), or overseas. There’s a great list of book donation sites here on the ALA. Find a charity that speaks to you!
  • Then take a picture of your donation and email it to me (onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com). It can be a pic of the mailing label on your package, one of your kids giving a box of books to a librarian, or you handing books over to your literacy center. Be creative and have fun!

I will accept pics (and will post favorites) until January 4, 2010. At that time, I will enter the names of all who sent donation pics into Random.org and choose three. ***AMENDED: PLEASE GO HERE TO ENTER FOR THE GIVEAWAY*** Those three winners will receive custom made totes from me! I will email you pics of my available fabric and have you build one you like. The pic above is of two I made recently.

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