Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's my Blogiversary and you could get the gift!

    When I started my blog one year ago, I wasn't really sure what I was doing -- I knew I wanted to write about the books I'm reading, but other than that I didn't have much of a plan.  I still don't have a plan, and I don't have nearly enough time to spend on my blog as I'd like, but it has been a great deal of fun.

     That said, even if I was having fun with it I probably would have stopped long ago if I didn't receive any comments on my posts.  I know that there are readers who don't comment (and that's ok too), but it's a great stroke to the ego when you receive positive feedback.  So for all of you that have taken the time to comment on a post, and to follow my ramblings, I thank you.

     So to celebrate, I would like to provide someone with an early Christmas/Hannukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Soltice gift.  Comment on this post with the name of a book you have on your holiday wish list, include an e-mail address, and on Sunday, November 28, I will randomly select a commenter and will purchase and send that book to you.  And because I'm a worldly kind of gal and know of several followers outside the US, I will send internationally (though if it's a local book you're looking for, guidance to a reliable source for it is appreciated!)

    (ahem, I do reserve the right, though, to purchase a copy of said book for myself as well if it sounds good ...)


  1. Congrats on the Blogiversary!
    Thanks for the contest!
    A book I would like is Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen


  2. Congratulations! A year already! I'm just over half a year gone. But isn't it fun? I also LIVE for the comments. I want to know that people read my posts and I want to know what they think.

    A book? Well, if possible, I would like a book that I saw on It's Garlic and Sapphires:
    The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl. This sounds really good fun!

    Alternatively, I'd like The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. This is in the steampunk genre which I find very hard to get in my local library.

    Really, what's more comfortable for your purse will be fine with me.

    Now, you need to buy a few books yourself to celebrate!! I'm sure your commenters will come up with more ideas....
    Leeswammes (Judith)

  3. Happy Blogiversary! It's amazing how quick a year goes (mine will be coming up before I know it). Thanks for sponsoring a give-away to celebrate!

    Something I'd really like:

    The Haunted Tea Cosy by Edward Gorey

    If that just didn't work, then any Phryne Fisher mystery novel by Kerry Greenwood. I love that series and currently own none of them.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    Bev (My Reader's Block)
    phryne1969 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. YAY! Hooray for your blogiversary! \0/\0/\0/

    Hoping for many more fun bookish posts in the next year :)

    Farm Lane Books just recommended A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry to me; I had never heard of the title nor author but it's her favourite book! That makes me really curious... ;)

    Another book on my wishlist is Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling. As a museum emplyee I have this 'thing' with museum-related books ;)

  5. Happy Blogoversary!! And what a fabulous giveaway!

    My choice would be Sarah Waters' -- either Affinity or The Little Stranger!

    coffeeandabookchick at gmail dot com

    THANK YOU for hosting this!!

  6. Happy blogoversary! I would pick My Name is Memory.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  7. Happy blogoversary. That's definitely something to celebrate.
    I really like you review of the The Tower, The Zoo and the Tortoise, but my library does not have it!

  8. Happy blogaversary ;)
    I would love to own The Life Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros. I am trying to improve my photography skills. Thank you!

  9. Happy Blogiversary - how exciting! I remember year one and I was thinking no way..... who knew this could be so much fun?

    I bring you a virtual cupcake!

    As for a book I have on my wish list, The Tin Ticket by Deborah Swiss. Totally am drooling over that one!

  10. yeay! Happy blogoversary! A book on my wishlist is MERE CHRISTIANITY by C.S. Lewis my book club is discussing it in February.


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