In March 2010 I was at a writing conference and was told to check out The Story Siren to see what books were popular in YA. After I e-mailed Kristi to tell her that her blog was mentioned at this event she suggested I start my own. Before that, I thought that blogs were only for technology, economics or adoption journeys. Why I thought that, is now beyond me.
I had been *trying* to keep track of my books in an Excel spreadsheet, with a rating and short reminder of what it was about. But a book blog?! The possibilities! I could keep track of the books I read, organize and discuss them! I bought Blogger For Dummies, looked at other blogs (was amazed at how many there were), and picked a name. My first few posts were lame. Totally lame. Not that I write the best posts on the block now, but I definitely feel more comfortable. (Well sort of.)
I have met so many great people, attended so many fun events and have been introduced to so many great novels that I would not otherwise have known about if not for other bloggers. I want to thank everyone in the book blogger community for helping me, whether it was personal advice or simply sharing information on Twitter. I also want to thank everyone who has ever commented, every publisher who has sent me an ARC and every author who has written a book.
To show my gratitude, I'm having a giveaway.
Fill out the Form. Please note the giveaways that are available to your country.
- See my contest policy HERE.
- Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at midnight (EST).
- Winners will be chosen by Random.org.
- No need to follow, tweet, link or like.
- You can only enter once.
- The first winner will win their first choice. If subsequent winners have the same "first choice" prize will defer to their next choice.
- If you have any questions, please ask on the comment form or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giveaways for US only:
#1-Cynthia Leitch-Smith Prize Pack: Signed copy of Tantalize, Eternal & Blessed. (Please note, Tantalize has a small crease at edge of cover.)
#2-Shannon Delaney Prize Pack: Signed copy of 13 To Life and Secrets and Shadows.
#4-Horror Prize Pack: The Association by Bentley Little, Pet Sematary by Stephen King and Shadowland by Peter Straub.
#5-Young Adult Prize Pack: Signed copy of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Clarity by Kim Harrington and Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst.
US Only participants-fill out the contest form HERE.
Giveaway for those outside of US only:
$10 gift certificate to Amazon or a book(s) from Book Depository up to $10.00.
Everyone entering the international contest, please note that I will e-mail you to verify your e-mail address and/or shipping address. If I cannot get in touch with you within 5 business days, I will pick another winner.
International participants (outside the US only) - Fill out contest form HERE.
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