Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday!!! You guys are all THE SWEETEST!
Using random.org, the winner for the birthday giveaway is…
Emily at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) !
Emily, I’m gonna email you now.
Thank you everybody for joining in my birthday bloggin festivities!
The Birthday Girls!
Yuuuup, that’s right! Today I am 26 and my Gabby girl is 1 year old! That adorable, awesome kitty face is already 1 year old!!! I cannot believe it.
So, when we got her last May we asked the lady when she was born, and she said the last week of February. So OBVIOUSLY I declared that we shared the same birthday! And no one can argue with me, because I have a tiara on. So there.
I’m feelin good. I’m drinkin coffee and trying to comment on blogs and get ahead on some blog posts because on Friday I’ll have my wisdom teeth out and I ain’t gonna be online much. It’s gross wet-snowing out right now, but later the honeyman and I are going out to buy me some books (obvs) and probably dinner at Red Robin – YUMMMMMM! There will be Cougar Town watching and Black Ops playing, and all will be happy.
Gabby and I wanna share the love. Comment and tell me what you like to eat on your birthday! I am all about the food. And if you comment, you might win a either a $15 Amazon gift card OR a book from The Book Depository up to $15. Your choice.
Giveaway ends on… tomorrow morning at noon EST! And I will announce the winner sometime after that. Oh and it’s open internationally.
Have an fabulous day ya’ll!
Congrats to these two lucky ladies!
The winner of Between Shades of Gray is Katie from Words for Worms!
And the winner for The Casual Vacancy is Riv from Bookish Realm!
I’ll be emailing you two in the morning to ask for your shipping addresses. Congrats! And thanks everyone for participating today, it was fun I have some more books to go through and purge, so hopefully I can start doing these quickie giveaways more often.
Good morning people!
Usually I love Mondays, because they are my version of Saturdays. But this Monday sucks, because I have to go into work tonight (2 pm to 2 am), so I can finally jump on the “I hate Mondays” bandwagon!
I’ve been meaning to giveaway some books for over a month now, and since I’m sick of looking at them, I thought maybe I could make somebody’s Monday a little bit better by finally giving a couple away.
I’m giving away two books today:
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I’m going to go ahead and say that both are at the very least in “like new” condition. I read Between Shades of Gray in one whole day, and it’s just been sitting around since. The Casual Vacancy I started to read, but stopped a little over 100 pages in. I just couldn’t get into it, even though I’ve heard brilliant things about it. I did a quick flip through and I don’t think I wrote anything in them – I usually try to stick to post-it notes anyways. The dust jackets are in good shape, I always take them off before I read. Spines are still perfect / not broken.
So if these have been on your to-read or to-buy lists, or you just want a spare copy to loan out to a friend or something, you could win one!
Leave a comment telling me how your Monday is going and which book you’d like to win. (And yes, it’s open to international readers as well.)
I’m going to use random.org to select the winner around 11:30 PM tonight (that’s Eastern Standard Time).
Easy-peasy. Just like things should be on a Monday.
Sorry that this is a bit later than planned, the internet at work was on the fritz and then when I came home, random.org kept saying “Internet Explorer cannot display the page”. So, I had to do this the old-fashioned way… and with the help of the honeyman.
The winner of Shadow and Bone is Daisy at Between the Pages!
Daisy I’ll send you can email now so that I can get your shipping information.
Thanks to everyone who entered!
Hey so remember that book that I didn’t love even though basically everyone else in the world does?
Welllll since I bought it but wasn’t crazy about it, I figured I’d give it away here on my blog, which I almost never get to do!
Don’t worry, it’s practically brand-spanking new since I read it in less than 2 days and just laid around on the couch reading it. And I read with my dust jackets off, so that’s still all nice and pretty too.
Sooo, who wants it? If you do, leave a comment (make sure I can get to your blog or email address so that I can contact you) and on Saturday morning I’ll use random.org to pick a winner and announce it. (Also, this IS open internationally.)
Giveaway is now closed.
I am pleased to announce that the winner for any book from The Book Depository (up to $15) is…
Alessanda P at Out of The Blue!
Congrats Alessandra! I’ll be emailing you shortly.
Thank you to everyone who participated!!!! Such a lovely variety of answers
Hey there gang! Welcome to my Bout of Books Challenge! Since this is the beginning of the week, I’m starting us off with an easy-peasy one. But first, a few notes…
- This challenge will be open for 24 hours, from 1 am EST on Monday the 14th to 1 am EST on Tuesday the 14th.
- You must be participating in Bout of Books to win – this means you must actually have a goal post up and entered into the linky on this page.
- What is the prize, you ask? One book up to $15 from The Book Depository.
- This is open to any country that The Book Depository ships to.
- Winner will be selected using random.org, and I’ll announce and contact the winner on Tuesday during the day.
- To enter, all you have to do is discuss the question below, either in the comments or in a blog post that you can link back to in the comments. Please also leave your email address in some form so that I can contact you if you win!
- To make things easiest for me when checking for goal posts, it’d be nice if you’d put a link to your blog as well.
So, here is your question topic to answer / discuss / muse over…
“What do you like best about readathons? Do you have any readathon traditions or rituals? If this is your first readathon, what do you like so far? Discuss away!”
See, what an easy question is that? I bet you have a million things you love about readathons. Enjoy!
Hey guys, so I initially planned on coming right home after work & doing the readathon winners, but there’s been a change of plans & I won’t be home until late tonight… I’m actually posting this from my phone real quick in the backroom at Second Job, lol.
So, readathon winners will be announced either late, late tonight or tomorrow morning. I promise! Sorry for the delay guys!!
Hey ya’ll. So as some of you may have noticed, the past two months have been CRAZY for me – I was working 60-70 hours a week, started a 2nd job, got sick for about a week, etc. I am so, so sorry for the lack of posting on this here blog, the lack of reviews, and also for my lack of blog-reading and commenting. There are times at work when I have some spare time to go online and catch up on my Google Reader, but I try not to do it often because I don’t want work to block my access to blog-related stuff. So again, I’m so so sorry and thank you SO MUCH for putting up with my madness.
On a happier note – my work schedule at my main job has gone back to normal, which means I’m back to my 36-48 weeks with more days off. YAY! I’m still working part time at Lane Bryant, which is usually only 4 to 8 hours a week and shouldn’t be too much of a hinderance in all things reading and blog-related. I’m really looking forward to getting up in the morning, making coffee, and reading blogs before I go start my day. It’s my favorite way to start my days off.
Now, for those of you that voted in October’s poll – as you can see, it’s the last day of October and I still haven’t posted my review for Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. That’s because I’m still reading it. I swore to myself that I was going to get it done early in the month, but I’m a giant procrastinator and kept putting it off because I haven’t been in the mood for a 1000 page book. I kept telling myself to save it for the readathons – which I did, but then proceeded to read other, shorter books to make me feel like I accomplished more. However I have started JS & Mr. N, and so far I’m enjoying it. It’s like Austen or some other old-timey author decided to write some quirky historical fantasy set in old England. Also, I’m reading it via audiobook and paperback so that I can read it as often as possible and hopefully I’ll be posting the review for you by the end of the week. I feel really bad that I haven’t gotten it read and reviewed for you guys yet, but I promise it’ll happen.
As my thank-you to you guys for being such awesome readers and for being so nice to me while I’ve been all hectic, I’m giving away a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door.
To enter, just leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you – preferably either via Twitter or email. Giveaway ends Friday the 4th. The winner will be chosen most likely by random.org, and I’ll contact the winner for the mailing address.
Again, thanks for being so awesome, and I’ll try to get JS & Mr. N read ASAP. You guys are the best!!!!
OK guys, I just wanted to thank everybody for joining me for the Summer Mini-Readathon. It was SO much fun, I’m so happy that you guys participated and that I got to get to know all of you a little bit better. I’m already really excited about doing a Winter Mini-Readathon sometime in January, so keep your eyes peeled during the next several months for info on that, okay?
All of the winners for the prizes were chosen using random.org. And here they are…
For Heather’s Bonus mini-challenge at All You Need Designs, the winner is….
Belle, please visit Heather’s site here to contact her about receiving that cute bookmark!
And now for the Amazon e-gift card winners!
The 1st prize winner of the $30 Amazon e-gift card is…
Pepca at Beyond Strange New Words
The 2nd & 3rd prize winners will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card! They are…
Jenna (goodaljm) at The World of YA
Laura at Devouring Texts
*** Pepca, Jenna, and Laura – I need you guys to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org within the next 48 hours so that I can send you your Amazon e-gift cards! ***
Again, thank you EVERYBODY who participated!