Cards Still Make a Difference & Giveaway!

{More info on these cards} We have more excuses than ever not to send cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions: The price of stamps just increased.  Again.  Cards aren’t eco-friendly (even though they can be recycled and are often made out of recycled materials).  And, of course, there just isn’t enough time toContinue reading “Cards Still Make a Difference & Giveaway!”

GIVEAWAY!!! Jason Gray’s “Remind Me Who I Am” is #1 on iTunes!

Wednesdays are killer, right?  Last weekend is a distant memory and this weekend seems like it will never arrive.  And to make matters worse, we’re in the holiday season—shopping, decorating, baking, avoiding Salvation Army bell ringers. I love the Salvation Army and all they do, but I could do without the bell ringers.  I wishContinue reading “GIVEAWAY!!! Jason Gray’s “Remind Me Who I Am” is #1 on iTunes!”

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop (Sept. 24-Oct 1)

{Click here for full list of blogs hosting giveaways!} I hereby interrupt my “blogging break” for the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop.  I mean, Banned Books Week only happens once year, right? What’s my opinion of banned books?  I think it really depends on the book and *WHY* it’s being banned and from where theContinue reading “Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop (Sept. 24-Oct 1)”

Summer Giveaway Hop (August 1-7) {Closed}

Congratulations to BSW’s Summer Giveaway Hop winner, Sarah Sparks! {Click here for a FULL LIST of all the participants!} Well, howdy!  Welcome to another lovely bookish giveaway hop hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Mary at Bookhounds.  Don’t our hostesses always do such a great job organizing these hops? Continue reading “Summer Giveaway Hop (August 1-7) {Closed}”

Friday Faves: The Civil War(s) Edition

It’s July 1!  Who’s ready for a three-day weekend?  That is, if you didn’t take off already.  Did you know that today marks the 148th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg? (Do you even care?)  Right now, there are thousands of people descending upon the small town of Gettysburg, PA toContinue reading “Friday Faves: The Civil War(s) Edition”

Congrats to my Splash Into Summer Winner(s)!

Since I’m announcing a winner on both Backseat Writer and Backseat Reader, I thought I’d do one big marvelous post! Isn’t that exciting? Now most of you aren’t going to read what I’m about to write. You’re going to scroll down, find out if you’re the winner, and move on. A few of you mightContinue reading “Congrats to my Splash Into Summer Winner(s)!”

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, March 17-20! {Closed}

WINNER:: CONGRATS TO MELISSA OF MELISSA’S MEANDERINGS! I thought about writing a St. Patrick’s Day post full of lots of Irish jargon, but that seemed like too much work.  Besides, I already wrote this fantastic post “Being Irish, St. Patrick, and the elusive Shamrock Shake” which you are more than welcome to read. So, instead BackseatContinue reading “Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, March 17-20! {Closed}”

Vote for Backseat Writer as one of the Best Blogs in the Lehigh Valley!

Guess what?  Someone (I’m pretty sure it was my mom) nominated Backseat Writer as one of the best blogs in the Lehigh Valley (that’s where I live for you out-of-towners)!  But I need you to vote for me so I can win the prestigious title of being one of the best blogs in the Valley.Continue reading “Vote for Backseat Writer as one of the Best Blogs in the Lehigh Valley!”

Spooktacular Book Giveaway!

Since Backseat Writer hasn’t done a giveaway in a while, I think it’s time for some spooktacular fun.  I mean, why should all the kiddies have fun trick-or-treating?  All you have to do is leave a comment and you can win one ARC copy of Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange and one ARC copyContinue reading “Spooktacular Book Giveaway!”

Book Review:: Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher + Giveaway!

While well-written, Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog & the Woman She Rescued by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher was, well, typical.  The book amounts to a “Christian Soup for the Soul” story about a woman who adopted an emaciated Australian Shepherd mix.  The bits about the dog, Mia, and her relationship with owner Laurie wereContinue reading “Book Review:: Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher + Giveaway!”