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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Blogiversary giveaway!

As you know it was my first blogiversary this week and to celebrate I'm giving away a £10 Amazon voucher.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog telling me the name of the best book you've read so far this year and why you thought it was so good. All names will be put in a hat and a winner will be picked at random at midday on 31st May. Make a note in your diary to check back on that day as the winner will be announced here shortly after.


This competition is only open to UK residents and the winner will need to contact me via email with their details within 24 hours of being announced. Failure to do so will result in the prize being offered to another entrant.





35 comments:

  1. No Longer Safe by AJ Waines as it has the best twist ever!!

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  2. Wow just one book!! I'm not sure I could pick just one I've read nearly 30 books already this year and my top 3 would have to be The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft a fast paced twist filled thriller I just couldn't put down. Helen Durrant for great police series books I've read all six of her books this year my favourite Bayliss and Calladine book was Dead List and my favourite Greco book was Dark Houses, however after so much crime and thriller a girl has to have some mushy comfort so my favourite chick lit book would have to be Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin which had my laughing from page 1 in it funny yet endearing story. It's been a fantastic year already for new books and newly discovered authors can't wait to see what the second half of the year brings.

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  3. Happy Blogiversary Neats! My favourite book so far this year is How to be Brave by Louise Beech. I loved the uniqueness of it and flow of the story. The two storylines were both so intriguing. Beautifully written and a story I still think about most days. Thanks, Laurie Ellingham xx

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  4. Happy blogoversary. One of the best books I read this year is This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell. It was a really good story about relationships and the damage that we do to other people.

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  5. Conspiracy of Ravens by Robin Roughley. Book 11 in the DS Lasser series.

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  6. By far, the best book I've read this year was Room. It was haunting, and I remember reading it on a train into London and feeling so vulnerable as I got off cos I didn't know who could have been around me.

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  7. Oliver Tidy Deep state A good fast paced thriller that takes you half way round the world and back with a few unexpected twists and a great ending

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  8. Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary! My favourite has to be "The Man Upstairs" by Mark L. Fowler.

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    1. Congratulations Sue, you've been chosen as the winner! Please can you email me as soon as possible at hazardoushippo(at)mail.com so that I can send you your prize. Failure to do so may result in the prize being given to another entrant as per the terms in my post.

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  9. Happy blogiversary Neats. The best book I've read this year is This Must Be The Place by Maggie O'Farrell, the writing is sublime and the characters are brilliantly drawn. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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  10. Happy blogiversary, Neats! I'd nominate SATURN RUN by John Sandford. My favourite crime writer collaborated with a science expert to produce a huge exciting thriller about American and Chinese astronauts who compete to reach a mysterious alien object spotted close to Saturn.

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  11. Happy blogiversary lovely lady. My favourite book so far this year is The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza and that is because I have a girl crush on DCI Erika Foster!!

    Emma@damppebbles

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  12. I'd say The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (lol) but that would be a fib. I'd have to say How to be Brave. I still think about it now xx

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  13. Ooh black eyed Susans by Barbara Copperthwaite great book! Then journey to death by leigh Russell! Then.....could go on but I won't lol
    Congratulations on ur blogiversary x

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    1. Eek, I didn't write Black Eyed Susans :(Did you mean Flowers For The Dead (I ask, hopefully...)

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    2. Omg! I'm such a wally yes! Flowers for the Dead soo sorry! Def Barbara Copperthwaite apologies! That's what I get for relaxing into my hols haha though I Enj black eyed Susans too! I'm sticking with #TeamAdam lol

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    3. Yay! That's lovely to hear - and have a wonderful holiday xx

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    4. Happy Blogiversary! Well done to you on your success, here's to many more years.
      I recently finished 'My Husband's Wives' by Faith Hogan and completely fell in love with it. Lots of layered and interwoven stories, exactly my kind of read.

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  14. "The Kind Worth Killing" by Peter Swanson because it was gripping, a proper old-school thriller that contained several twists I never saw coming! :)

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  15. Happy bloagaversary hope it is the 1st of many.My favourite book this year this far is L.J.Ross and Holy Isaland and the 2 other books in the series

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  16. Happy Blogiversary Neats (eek that must mean mine is 12 months old as well!).

    Books for me would be Tuesday Falling by S Williams and L J Ross and Heavenfield. Both have stuck with me since reading them and both had me glued to my kindle at every opportunity. Xx

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  17. Happy blogiversary!
    This is such a tough one to call, but I'm going to go with The Birdwatcher, by William Shaw. It's a slow-burning, atmospheric novel, that really brings the marshes of Kent to life and makes them part of the sinister backdrop to this great crime tale.

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  18. Happy Blogiversary x
    Gosh, its difficult to decide which is the best book I've read so far this year. I adored The Ballroom by Anna Hope x

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  19. I've read so many great books this year- but my favourite so far is the latest one Play Dead by Angela Marsons. I love her flawed lead detective who has a heart of gold despite herself and the storylines are always both gripping and chilling.

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  20. Happy Blogiversary! Tough question, but think my favourite was The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard - a lovely feel-good read with heart about friendship (although there was romance too)

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  21. I reread all the Harry Potter books this year so thats my fav, Make Me by Lee Child is the other. Who doesn't love Jack Reacher :D and Harry Potter

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

    P.s good luck all

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  22. So many good books this year in all sorts of genres but the one that really blew me away was A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson 😊

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  23. Just one book? Ermmmmmmm...... I think I will have to say The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele/Mel Sherratt because it was fab!

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  24. WOW the last 12months have gone quick, doesn't seem that long since you set up The Haphazardous Hippo! My favourite book so far this year is: While My Eyes Were Closed. Linda Green. When you have small children you know that in the blink of an eye they can just disappear. Every parents worst nightmare is their child going missing and this book really drew me in. I was hooked from the first page. The book contained everything I look for in a good thriller and was totally gripping.

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  25. The girl in the red coat by Kate Hamer, kept me guessing throughout. Lovely ending.

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  26. Happy blogiversary! Am I the only one who had to refer to my books on Goodreads to check what I have read this year? I think The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace is the one I enjoyed most of all but there have been some real corkers so far - long may it continue

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  27. Congratulations Neats! That is SUCH a difficult question, like choosing a favourite child. Avoiding the obvious big hitters, I'll say Invisible by Barbara Copperthwaite...something really different in the way it looks at victims, and a quite mesmerising read...

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  28. Only one?! Oh my gosh, that's difficult! I'd say The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza, utterly brilliant, gripping, intriguing & unputdownable haha! Happy Blogsversary!

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  29. Happy Blogiversary!
    I've read some crackers this year but I think my favourite so far is Lisa Hall's Between You and Me. Such a fabulous twist and I was so absorbed in the story at the time that I had to flick back a few pages to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me.

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  30. since entering my last comment I've read The Summer Escape by Lily Graham finished reading in 24hrs during half term holidays that's got to be worth a mention ;)

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