Hi there! (~waves~)
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers! Today is a very special day here as it marks the passage of my....
It's hard to believe that one year has come and gone but alas....it has! It's been fun, it's been a blast, it's been rewarding in all the right ways. Sure there have been a few ups and downs, but what doesn't have that balance?
I remember the early days of making my tentative start and wondering if anyone was going to visit my site, let alone read what I had to say or heavens forbid leave a comment! Ah yes....those initial newbie issues that once time and experience come into play, seem to blow away in the online whirlwind. Okay, so not really....we all still wonder at times, but it helps to see you, my lovely readers in both page counts, Google Followers, and especially comments.
It is you that help to make this blog more of an enjoyment to me and less of a one way wall of words to stare at. Without your visits and insights, sure...the posts may continue, but they wouldn't make me smile have as many times as your words and visits do....so THANK YOU. Thank you to all that "follow", lurk, and comment. You are a bright spot in the world of blogging and may you continue to shine as bright on your own sites and all those you visit. (~tear~) Now, on to the part you came to see....
Blogoversary celebrations are a great time to reminse but they are also about celebrating YOU. That being said, guess what time it is? Why yes....contest time! We're going to keep this one simple. There will be one winner that will get to choose 2 titles from a selection of books. What's in the selection? Glad you asked!
The books to choose from include a little bit of this and a little bit of that...
How to (Un)Cage a Girl by Francesa Lia Block (PB)
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (PB)
Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon (ARC)
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (ARC)
Winnitok Tales: The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin by Patrick Doud (ARC)
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy by William Irwin (PB)
Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun (HB)
It's made up of books that I have read and reviewed here on this very site. From poetry to adventure, picture books to chick-lit...there's a little something for everyone. Some I've loved, some I've loved-not-as-much, but in the end they were all worth the read. In case you need a refresher about any of the books listed, just click on the title to read my review. There are finished copies and ARC's, all of which have been ever-so-gently read but once by yours truly. If not for full disclosure, you would have never known! (Yeah...I'm kind of picky about the condition of my books...lucky for you guys!)
The big question that looms for anyone entering a contest is to whom is it open to...well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that my-funds-are-low so I can truly only have this one open to US/Canada entries because of the lovely shipping costs. The good news? Those of you that fall outside of that range still have a chance to win!
For those international followers, you have not been forgotten! My lack of extra fundage right now may have prevented me from providing another prize, but the world of book blogging is about more than individuals posting their opinions, it's about a community and friends across the miles...and it just so happens that one of my good blogging buddies recently celebrated her 1 year blogoversary as well and agreed to team up with me to host an international contest on her site! So, US/Canada friends....enter here, on my site directly. International friends....enter at Nayu's Reading Corner. Of course, if you fall into either category you can always check out her site anyway as she always has something new to discover and who wouldn't want to add a blog like that to their reading rotation?
Alright so, you've read through the event, now let's break it now one more time....
(2) books from my mini-stash as shown above
Fill out the FORM.
(just click on the word "form" and a new window will open)
Entries will only be accepted through the form. No form submitted = no entry.
Open to US/Canada entries only. No P.O. Boxes please. International readers, please see Nayu's Reading Corner for your chance to win!
Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 through midnight CST Monday May 31st, 2010.
Instead of random.org...the winner of this contest will be drawn the classic way...numbers tossed in a hat, shaken not stirred and one winning number selected.
The winner will be contacted via email Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 and have 72 hours to respond with their mailing address. Should they fail to respond in the given time, a new winner will be chosen.
That's it! No fuss....no muss. One way to enter...take it away!
Good luck to everyone and thanks for making year one memorable!
Until next time....happy reading!