Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me + Giveaway!



It’s hard to believe, but I’ve now been blogging for two whole years! (I technically started my blog on July 15, but I posted my first real blog post on July 21.) What an adventure blogging has been: I had no idea when I started that it would be so addictive, nor did I expect to meet so many other folks (both virtually and in real life) who are as crazy as I am about books!

To celebrate my 2nd blogiversary, I’m giving away one book of your choice to two of my readers (one book each). The only criteria are:
- The books must have been mentioned on my blog somewhere (anywhere except the “similar covers” posts).
- They must be available from The Book Depository for under $15 US.

For one entry, please let me know which book you’d like to win!

+1 if you give me some feedback on my blog: What do you like? What do you want more of or less of? Do you have any suggestions for improvement?

+1 if you are a follower or subscriber (please let me know).

Giveaway is open worldwide (as long as The Book Depository will mail to you) and ends on August 25 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. I will pick the two winners using Random.org.

Don’t forget to (a) let me know which book you’d like to win and (b) make sure there’s some way for me to get in touch with you if you do win. Failure to comply with either of these rules will disqualify you from this giveaway.

Thanks for reading my blog!

61 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary!!

    I would love to win The Happiness Project.

    +1 for Feedback - I've always loved the Similar Covers posts but I also wanted to say that this blog layout works much better than your previous layout. It's just so much cleaner and loads much faster.

    +1 Follow - I follow!

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  2. I would like to win Last Night in Montreal.
    +1 I'm a new follower.
    +1 I love your blog! I wouldn't mind seeing less of the similar covers.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  3. I would like Greener Shore by Morgan Llywelyn. It's about the Druids.

    I just found your blog through a link at GoodReads.com. I saw this post first and thought I'd try. I love discovering new books so I will be browsing here.

    You can find me at GoodReads with the username "mike jay" or totemynote. If I do win you could contact me there. If I don't win you could contact me there. If I don't win I will still read your blog (really!). If I do win I will still read your blog.

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  4. Congratulations! I'd love to read Good to a Fault; Endicott

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  5. Happy blogiversary!!! I would love to win a copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

    I like the similar covers posts.

    I'm a follower and a Google Reader subscriber

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Happy Blogiversary!!! I would love to win The Wednesday Sisters. I've heard great things about this book and its been on my wishlist for awhile.

    I'm a follower!

    I love the similar cover posts!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  7. Happy Blogiversary! I'd like to be entered for The Only True Genius in the Family. Thanks for the great contest! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  8. Hi Avis! I'm not here to enter the contest - I'm trying to slim down my shelves as much as possible! - but I do want to say happy blogiversary!!!

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  9. Happy blogiversary! No need to enter me in the contest.

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  10. Last Night in Montreal would be great!!!

    Happy 2 years...time flies doesn't it???

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  11. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I would love to win Sister Wife and The Little Giant from Aberdeen County. Thanks for the contest and I'm looking forward to what you will bring us in the future.

    +1 As far as feedback goes, I love your blog the way it is. I always look forward to your posts.

    +1 I'm also a follower.

    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  12. Congrats Avis!!! I so vividly remember the first time we met :)

    I won't be entering the contest - it would be difficult for me to find a book on your blog that I would want to read LOL! LOL!

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  13. I, like Amanda, am trying to say no to books, but I am a happy follower and wish you a happy blogoversary!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! How exciting and what a nice way to celebrate by giving gifts instead of receiving. If I picked a book, I think I'd like Nigella's new cookbook coming out called KITCHEN.
    +1 feedback: I like the organization and easy to use look of your blog. I love the Similar Covers part and I see so many of them now that it came to my attention.
    +1 I am a GFC follower

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

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  15. +1 I like the color scheme and the fact that this blog is really easy to read!
    +1 i am a gcf follower!

    I'd love to win Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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  16. Please don't enter me. I just want to say Happy Blogday, Avis!

    I believe mine is July 2008 too, but I'll never know which day for sure. For fun I'll say it's the same day as my wedding anniversary (the 15th) because of course I'll never forget that day, right?!

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  17. Congrats on your two years!
    I just posted this on win a book for you, so no need to enter me.

    http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/07/22/any-book-any-where-see-small-print/

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  18. Happy Blogiversary!

    I'd like to be entered for Belong to Me by Marisa De los Santos. I have the first book and haven't read it yet, but have heard great things about both.

    +1 Follower

    +1 I love the way you have your reviews indexed by title and author. I've been meaning to do that for a long time but haven't had the time to do it yet.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  19. No need to enter me, but congratulations on two years, that is fantastic! Here is to many many more!

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  20. Congrats on 2 years! My 2 year is coming up in November and I have the same reaction as you ... it is so addictive and fun and involving. I never expected to last this long.

    Here's to many more years of blogging.

    And as far as the giveaway (I wouldn't be a book blogger if I didn't enter), I think "The Only True Genius In the Family."

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  21. Congratulations on your blogoversary and many, many more to come!

    I would love to have The Best Defence by Kate Wilhelm for your giveaway!

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  22. I'm going with Ti and saying that I'd like to win The Happiness Project. Congratulations on 2 years!

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  23. OOPS! I didn't read the rules carefully enough. I was supposed to pick a book mentioned in your blog available for less than $15 and I didn't see that part...so instead of the Nigella cookbook, I saw you mention Sima's Undergarments For Women which they have in paperback for about $9.99, I believe, and if I won, I would choose that because I have been wanting to read it since it came out and haven't been able to snag a copy. Thank you and sorry about that!

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

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  24. Yay! Happy 2 years! I'd love a chance to be entered for A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve. Thanks.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  25. Happy blogoversary! :) I just celebrated mine in June and lumped it in with my birthday, which was last week. Just lots of celebrating all around. :)

    I'd love to win Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas -- I've had my eye on it for a while. Thanks for the chance!

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  26. I would like The Happiness Project.

    For feedback, I really like the similar covers feature, it's so fun to see what you find each time.

    Also, I'm a subscriber.
    nosebook.mail[at]gmail[com]

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  27. No need to enter me in the giveaway, Avis ---just stopping by to wish you a happy blogoversary and to tell you how glad I am to have discovered your blog and actually gotten to meet you in person, too! Here's to crazy book people *raises glass in toast*

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  28. The Girls from Ames

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  29. Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary!
    Thank you for this generous giveaway!

    I would love to win "Good to a Fault" and, if for some reason it's not available "Crossed Wires" (pink cover & all!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  30. I am a follower and email subscriber (Aimala02@yahoo.com)


    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  31. I really enjoy your blog and in particular, the posts regarding similar covers. Do you have any favorite covers? It might be nice to post a few of the interesting or attractive ones in the margins.
    BTW, I have a book from Penguin that is all about book covers, it's really interesting!

    My only other suggestion/request, which you will understand based on the look of my blog, is an occasional picture or post of the adorable kitty on your shoulder in your profile photo! I have a soft spot for the furry felines!

    Great blog and, again, Congratulations on 2 years!

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  32. Happy blogiversary!!!

    I would love to win Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, please. :)

    My favourite thing about your blog are the similar covers posts..

    And I follow you on Google Reader.. :)

    Here's to more years of book blogging!

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  33. Happy blogiversary!

    I'd love to read (look at?) The Arrival.

    I really enjoy your blog, and I especially like it when you review Canadian books.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  34. Great contest.
    I would love to win The Little Giant of Aberdeen County.

    +1 Follower

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)vom

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  35. No need to enter me. Happy blogiversary!

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  36. I would love to get Careless in Red by Elizabeth George. I have only read a couple of her books but I have enjoyed watching the BBC series of Inspector Lynley.

    I have checked that it is available on the Book Depository.

    +1 I am a new Follower (buddyt)

    Thanks

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  37. Happy Blogiversary! I would love to read The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.
    Thanks!
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. Have a super-happy blogiversary! I love your posts about similar covers :)

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  39. I would love to win Shiver or Linger. Congratulations. Tore923@aol.com

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  40. I would love to read Escape!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  41. I follow on gfc.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  42. I would like to win The Late Bloomers Revolution by Amy Cohen.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  43. First, happy blogoversary! I missed it when it happened, but it's never too late for congratulations! :D

    I would love it if I had the chance to win "Love and Other Natural Disasters" by author Holly Shumas. The premise seemed interesting.

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  44. Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary! :)

    I'd love to win a YA book [under $15, of course]! But if that's not an available option, I'll pick The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  45. I think your blog is almost perfect, but I'd like it better if there are more giveaways! [Did I ever mention that I'm a giveaway maniac?]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  46. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  47. Happy Blogiversary!

    My pick would be Careless in Red by Elizabeth George. It sounds really good.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  48. I'm a follower.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  49. Happy blogiversary! I would choose The Only True Genius in the Family.
    iii.141592653589793238462643383[at]gmail[dot]com

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  50. Happy blogiversary!
    I'd love to win "The Plain Janes" :o)

    quarterback.girl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. +1 : I am an email subscriber

    quarterback.girl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. + 1 : I absolutely LOVE the "similar covers" posts!!! I follow several book blogs, but have yet to see that on one ... Totally awesome. Interesting to see just how close some of them are!

    quarterback.girl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. I would like to read the hunger games.
    I am a gfc follower.+1
    I love your reviews, your blog layout is great. It is so easy to find what you are looking for.+1
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  54. I would like to win The Little Giant of Aberdeen County!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  55. I'd like to win American Wife. (I'm a follower)

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Congrats!

    My pick would be The Happiness Project!

    +1 Google follower

    +1 I like the simple, clean, clear, easy to read look of your blog!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I'd like to win Love Walked In!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  58. I follow on GFC!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  59. I really like the similar covers posts - keep them coming!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  60. Thanks, everyone, for entering my giveaway and for all your feedback. I'll pick the winners and announce them shortly!

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