Playing Jokers is Two Years Old!

Can you believe it? I barely can.

Two years ago, I was bored with only having work and no school (oh those were the days!) and I wanted something to do in my free time. And so I embarked on this journey that has led to so many opportunities. In particular, I’d like to think that this year I have made closer connections to others in this reading and blogging community than I made the year before. I feel like I have real friends in this community now and it’s wonderful.

This year brought us a new layout, a new co-blogger, and a new contributor! I started graduate school and dealt with some reading slumps. I craved a good series and discussed how I always bring a book with me.

I got to moderate two panels at the Northern Virginia Teen Book Festival and meet with some lovely authors, like Marie Rutkowski and Kristen Simmons.

A photo posted by Michelle (@deckfullojokers) on

And what’s been the best is all the comments and  conversations across the blog and the web.

So to celebrate, I’m hosting giveaways across all platforms throughout the week!

The first one went up last night on Instagram…check it out below:

So the next one is obviously the one for this right here, the blog! (Twitter and Facebook will each have their own as well!)


So for the blog-proper giveaway, one follower can win:


The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson
The Twistrose Key (ARC) by Tone Almhjell
Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective Book 1: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (ARC) by Octavia Spencer
A Wounded Name (AudioCDs) by Dot Hutchison
The Red Dragon (AudioCDs) by L. Ron Hubbard

To enter, please follow Playing Jokers (the blog) on Bloglovin’, Networked Blogs, or by email (or any other format I’m not currently aware of) and comment below with which platform you follow on. This giveaway is open to the US only and ends on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59pm.

Good luck and most importantly, thank you.

Michelle, Christina, Ellen, and Calvert

What do you think?

  • Freda Mans says:

    Happy 2nd blogoversary!!

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