I made it! 1 year ago (March 6, 2013) I started to create this blog. The first few weeks were dead on visitors and lots of work and learning on my part. I jumped in this, not knowing the first thing about blogging, html or computer smarts in general. I am not a tech savvy person. What I did know was books. And I wanted to share those books with others throughout the world. And I will be honest, the idea of possible free early releases didn't hurt. But that was never my focus.
While I do read a fair share of mainstream or popular titles, I also love to read the lesser known books. Or even some older titles. Not to mention all the different genres I love. I know for some it can make this blog seem overwhelming. Yet it is who I am and what I love. While I do have my favorites, one cannot put me in a box with them and expect me to be satisfied. I love to share new books. One thing that makes me so very happy in life is when someone picks up that lesser known book and enjoys it! So I will continue to share in the popular and also introduce a little something different.
Most people I know in person are not big readers. Back in 2010 I had discovered Goodreads. I loved it. I could organize what I have read, list what I want, etc. Also I could chat with other book lovers like myself! Or even sometimes just the occasional casual reader that I share a book in common with. So I kept busy with various groups there. Then I started writing reviews on Goodreads which started even more conversations. In late 2012 I was introduced to Book Blogs. Wow! Whole blogs dedicated to books, reading and authors! I was in book heaven and was determined to one day be a part of it. Now here I am. I still have a long way to go to integrate myself into the book blogging paradise but slowly I am settling in.
I want to thank every person that has ever followed this blog, commented or even just stopped by. Thank you. Especially those loyalists who come by regularly (you know who you are). As a thank you I have a HUGE (at least for me) GIVEAWAY.
I have been saving hard for this to make it a blast!
Also, I will have a couple games and special posts up over then next month (until the giveaway ends) so be on the lookout!
There will be a total of 5 prizes!
1)The Grand Prize-A gift card to your choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
For every 250 entry points there are, I will increase the prize by $5. Up to a maximum of $150 (I can't afford any higher) This is eligible to anyone who can receive an eGift Card to these sites internationally
2) A book of choice from The Book Depository or Ebook form Amazon/B&N
In honor of the Bloversary, the books must have been published between March 6, 2013 and March 6, 2014. Any book up to $25. Eligible to anyone so long as TBD ships to your address or must be an ebook from either B&N or Amazon.
3) THREE swag packs for three winners.
From bookmarks, postcards, book posters, etc. Also one random lucky swag winner will receive a $10 Gift card to McDonalds. I am not a fan of their food so I am tossing it in for someone to win with their pack. Also all packs include a bookmark I personally made. :)
U.S. entrants only are eligible for these prizes.
No cheating! I do verify entries. If you are a winner, I check all entries you made to be eligible. Any false entry and you are disqualified.
Be aware of what prizes you are eligible for if you live outside the US.
I have daily entries so be sure to come back regularly to increase your chances.
All entries for comments, likes, etc MUST be made on the day of entry. Old comments/likes do not count. This does not affect any following. Both old and new followers welcome!
Winners, once notified, have 48 hours to respond or they forfeit their prize to another person.
Yes I know I added a lot of entry ways, but for a giveaway this size, oh well. I am funding this by myself so it is quite a bit. Plus I want to give as many opportunities as possible.
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