Random Act of Kindness: August Sign-Up & Giveaway!

RAK Giveaway Info / Rules updated
{Please click on the RAK button above to be re-directed to our Book Soulmates Store on Amazon. You can find all your favorite titles there and add them to your shopping cart.}

Yay! Our favorite time of the month is here again {and no, we are soooo not talking about 'the monthly visitor'} It's RAK time baby! We are incredibly grateful for all the participation and kindness that's being shown. This is our 6th month hosting this feature and it has grown to 344 national and international participants already! Books {and kindness} are being sent all over the world! How cool is that?! We are in awe. We are so proud of each and everyone of you that have helped make this feature a success.
So in honor of YOU, our amazing kindness givers, we've decided to have a giveaway! Woohoo!

$20 Giftcard to Amazon!

Simple Giveaway Rules:
The giveaway is open to participants ONLY.

Please post about RAK and the giveaway info on your blog and paste link in the same google doc that you use to sign up for RAK
If you don't have a blog, you can still be entered by tweeting about it or Facebooking it and TAG US.
{If you don't have the link by the time you sign up for the RAK itself, then please email me and I'll add it}
That's it :)

IMPORTANT: If you do not wish to sign up for the giveaway then please leave a comment in the comments section of the google doc.

Now on to the RAK rules!

NEW request added:

Sign up each month that you'd like to participate.

  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button :)
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger for their address.
  • *NEW* Please, once you receive a RAK, email or tweet me {Vanessa} so that I can update the Google doc. There are a lot of requests for this! 
  • *NEW* E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K! Make a post saying 'Thank You' to whoever granted one of your wishes and share it with us :)
Let's keep our International bloggers in mind and in our hearts.
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!


Sign up for August {HERE}
See who else is participating in August {HERE}

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via the following:
Vanessa at twerd413[at]gmail[dot]com or @booksoulmates
{On a blogcation} Isalys at booksoulmates[at]gmail[dot]com or @isabooksoulmates
(Twitter is the fastest method though.}

Good Luck to all the Giveaway participants and thanks for joining and passing on the kindness! You guys ROCK!!

  1. When talking about RAK on Twitter, please use the hastag (#RAK). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back! =)
  2. When submitting your wish list, please make sure that it is set to PUBLIC viewing. Some people have run into trouble with wish lists that were set to private. We want to be sure that no one is left out of getting great RAKs.
  3. Some of you seem to have gotten frustrated because you can't get your links to appear active.  This is a very easy fix :)  Just make sure that when you enter your link, do NOT hit the Enter key.  Instead, hit the TAB key which will send you to the next field on the form.  Additional spaces entered after the link will leave the link inactive.  However, if this does happen to you...no worries, we'll fix it for you :)


  1. Sorry, I forgot to add my blog to the name part, can you fix that?
    Franny @ Mind Reader

  2. I put my wishlist link in wrong. :( How do I fix it? This is the right link:


    Sorry to be a pain and thanks for hosting this.

  3. This should be soooooo fun! Can't wait to look at people's wishlist! =DDDDDDD

  4. @Franny: I answered you via email! Sorry!

    @Steph: Fixed :D

    @Mariya: It IS fun!! Enjoy!!

  5. Since I don't have my own blog, I just want to give a huge THANK YOU to Val (www.truthbetoldblog.com). She RAKed me Afterlife by Merrie Destefano last month.

  6. How do you change 'not yet' to 'yes' if you do receive an RAK? Not that I have already, just to know incase ^^

  7. I had such a good time with this last month and met soo many nice and wonderful bloggers! :) this is such an awesome thing!

  8. @Hannah: Ohhh boyy, good question. I hadn't thought of that lol.

    I guess everyone can email me :D

  9. @Book Lady: Yayy! So glad you enjoy it! Passing on kindness is fun :D

  10. Thanks for thinking about Birthdays! I never get anything for mine so hopefully I might get RAK

  11. Not sure why it says I recieved a RAK this month, I checked no, and it says Yep by my name.

  12. Thank you so much for this chance! I love it♥

  13. I forgot to put in my blog link :(


  14. @Lisa: Awww I hope you do! I made yours bold so it'll stand out :D

    @Cindy: I corrected it :)

    @Jeanne: Thanks for participating!

  15. @Bookish Brunette: You rock!

    @Shannon: Updated :)

  16. I also forgot to put my blog in the name part. - Becky's Barmy Book Blog.

    This is my third time signing up, love the idea. Haven't received anything yet though. LOoking forward to seeing peoples lists. :D

  17. I'm new to RAK, but I think it's really cool!
    I forgot to mention in the google doc thing that I'm not entering the giveaway.

  18. You ladies are ridiculously amazing. ♥

  19. Aww you guys are making me feel are mushy :P

    Thanks for the compliments! YOU guys are the amazing ones! You're all participating in passing on kindness and putting smiles on people's faces. YOU guys rock!


  20. I wish your button's link could be updated. It leads the reader to your February post and Feb RAK list. Can it be fixed please?

  21. @Betty: Thanks for noticing! I had updated the other links to the current month but not the image itself! It's fixed now :)

    <3 Vanessa

  22. I look forward to RAK every month! Love the changes you guys are making. :)

  23. Oh and I forgot to check Not Yet. Sorry ladies. :( Kristen (The Book Monsters)

  24. @Kristen: Thank you! Google doc is updated :)

  25. I love this idea, this is my second time signing up. LAst month I managed to send some of my own books (covers in set change so I replace all the books or a smaller version is released) to good homes to people who wanted them which meant I didnt have throw them away, it also made room on my bookshelf for more books :D

  26. @Michelle: That's awesome! Sharing is caring! :D

  27. This should be fun, hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of books out to a couple of different peeps this month. I am hoping to send off at least one, though. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  28. I am really loving this! I am really not at all sure that I did it right. Here is to hoping! Thanks for all the fun and kindness =}

  29. I'm hoping that this month I won't epically fail and forget that I signed up. =)

    Love the idea of RAK, and the new additions to signing up/participating.

  30. Messed up on the sign up for August!! I said I had received a RAK, but it was a miss-click!! Sorry!!!

  31. Oops. Clicked wrong. Meant to say I hadn't sent any RAK yet. Sorry. This is my first sign up.

  32. Oops. Clicked wrong. Meant to say I hadn't sent any RAK yet. Sorry. This is my first sign up.

  33. I've just sent my first (ever) RAK! It feels goood ^^ I hope the book arrives safely to its new home :)

  34. If you are sending via Amazon say and the person has there address listed do you still need to email them or do you send it via that way if you are using Amazon to buy and send from?

    (Sorry new and easily confused lol)

  35. @Sarah: It's up to you :) If that person has their address on there then I guess they wouldn't mind a surprise!

    Welcome and thanks for joining btw!!

    <3 Vanessa

  36. Oops, I read old rules and not this months rules! Sorry I'm new to RAK! I posted on my blog about it: http://bookcrookliza.blogspot.com/2011/08/random-acts-of-kindess.html

    I'm under Liza / bookcrookliza

    Thanks so much! :)

  37. @Siobhan: I fixed it :)

    @BookCrook: I fixed it too :)

    ♥ Vanessa

  38. finally got to sign up for August, and tagged you on my FB feed :-) should put the link to your blog, huh....i'll go do that right now right now :-)

    Thanks ladies for your awesomeness

  39. Here's my link:


    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  40. My first tiem participating! A grand lady gave me The Hunger Games and introduced me to RAK, so I decided to join. :D

  41. August is nearly over~#RAK has been so much fun=)
    I've sent 4 RAKS and I've received one with another on the way!
    I hope everyone has enjoyed the August #RAK as much as I have!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  42. sorry ive left the wrong link to my wishlist ive just found out :( heres the proper one : http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/1NWTPYT25TZQY/ref=cm_wl_act_vv?_encoding=UTF8&visitor-view=1&reveal=e

    thanks jenny


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