CLOSED The Great Canadian Blog Bash – Canadian Living Giveaway

I had one more giveaway lined up but didn’t have it confirmed in time for June 24 but I am pleased to be able to include it before the event was done. This giveaway is part of The Great Canadian Blog Bash. The giveaway is Canada only and is only open till July 1, 11:59… Read More »

GIVEAWAY/EVENT: Great Canadian Blog Bash

Welcome to The Great Canadian Blog Bash at SMS Book Reviews! I also blog at which is also participating in this event so check over there for more giveaways. My name is Callista and I’m a SAHM of three children, a dog, a cat and a fish. I love reading and love blogging and… Read More »

Armchair BEA 2011 – Blogging About Blogging

For the last day of Armchair BEA we are talking about blogging. This isn’t my only blog, I also blog at I’ve been more serious over there lately and working on that one more and will be purchasing my own domain and probably moving to WordPress soon. I’ve been doing lots of reading about… Read More »

Armchair BEA 2011 – Nurturing Relationships

The topic for today was for Armchair BEA is Nurturing Relationships… with other bloggers, with PR/Publishers and with blog readers. I wanted to touch on some places Canadians can get books for review. I’m not listing all the possible places so if you want to mention one I don’t, please do in the comments. I’m… Read More »

Armchair BEA 2011 – Interview With A Book Blogger

I had the pleasure of interviewing Meg from A Bookish Affair for Armchair BEA. I had a good time perusing her blog and formulating questions and I hope you enjoy reading them!! Callista: I see you are a new book blogger. In your first post, you ask for advice for new bloggers. As you approach… Read More »

Armchair BEA 2011 – Greetings from SMS Book Reviews

Hi there! For those visitors who don’t know what Armchair BEA is, let me explain: BEA stands for Book Expo America and is a conference for publishers, authors, book PR agencies and book reviewers and anyone else in the book industry. Many book bloggers go but sadly many of us don’t have the money to… Read More »

Follow My Book Blog Friday + Weekend Social

I’m also participating in:   Welcome to SMS Book Reviews! Let me know that you follow and I’ll come check you out and follow back! Q. It’s circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them… 1. My blood… Read More »