Reading Roundup and Audiobook Giveaway!

January 24, 2014

First of all in honour of the new site name, Scottish eReader, and also in honour of my current obsession with Vampire Academy, I have decided to host a giveaway of the first three books in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series.  They are:

Vampire Academy Vampire Academy.  In which we first meet dhampir bodyguard-in-training Rose Hathaway and her best friend, good vampire Lissa Dragomir.  This is narrated by Stephanie Wolf. Go ahead and read my review of Vampire Academy.  Check out a sample.

Vampire Academy Frostbite.  This is the second book in the series and Rose’s relationship with Dimitri deepens as does her and Lissa’s knowledge of spirit magic.  This is narrated by one of my favourite narrators, Khristine Hvam.  Check out my thoughts on the book.  Check out a sample.

Vampire Academy Shadow Kiss.  Things start to get more serious between Rose and Dimitri and St Vladimir’s faces an unexpected threat and tragedy is ahead.  This is also narrated by Khristine Hvam.  Review coming soon.  Check out a sample.

The prize will be gift codes to pick up the first three books from  In order to enter the giveaway, please check out the books on, OR share the giveaway on your favourite social media sites OR leave a comment below telling me why you would like to have these great books in audiobook format.  I will choose a winner at random on Friday 31st January 2014.  The prize will be Audible gift codes for the first three books in the series.  Note that you don’t need to subscribe to Audible to accept this prize.  As long as you have an Amazon account, you’re good to go. Good luck!

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Added to my library this week

Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice AKA the last three of the Vampire Academy books.  I picked these up in Kindle and Audiobook formats.

I used another Audible credit to preorder Words of Radiance from Audible.  This is the second in Brandon Sanderson’s epic Stormlight Archive series.

From Netgalley I received an advance reader’s copy of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  The description intrigued me:  In the spirit of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books–and booksellers–that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds.  I will of course post a review once I’ve read it.

I was also asked by the author, Chinenye Onyeaso to review The Land of Honey.  The story is about a couple who immigrate from Africa to Canada (set in Edmonton) and the journey and challenges and joys as they work to make a home in Canada. It captures the reality of life for immigrants and provides a window on how they tackle life in a new country, will they hold together and stay, or cut and run? as well as how the different cultures affect the relationship dynamics,  and helps the wife Anuli her find her voice.  I’ve read a few pages and loved the writing style.  I look forward to reading the rest of it, and will of course give my review.

Have a good week, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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