July 23, 2011
I'm celebrating my 1-year blogoversary today! Technically my very first post was back in May 2010, but it was one year ago today that I joined the Book Blogger Hop for the first time, people actually became aware of the existence of my blog, and I got my first followers and comments. :D
If you'd like to take a look, here's the very first post I ever wrote. Kind of embarrassing (were these intended to be reviews? Really?) but I'm very pleased with how far I've come. It's been so much fun to have become part of the book blogging community and be able to talk about all my bookish thoughts with other readers who understand my passion! Really when I started this blog I never dreamed that one year later I'd still be going strong and would have gained over 400 followers. O_O Thanks very much to everybody who's stuck with me!
To celebrate, I'm having 2 giveaways!
- Entrants must be 13 years of age or older.
- No following or tweeting is required to enter (though both, of course, are always appreciated).
- However, if you are an old follower (by either GFC or e-mail subscription) you get 1 extra entry. This means you were following me BEFORE this giveaway announcement. Make sure to give me your exact GFC username (or the e-mail you use to subscribe) on the form. Please be honest here so you don't get disqualified! Normally I don't give any extra points for following, but since it's my blogoversary I'd like to reward the people who have been with me up until now :)
- If you have a Canadian address, you can enter each giveaway once. If you live outside of Canada, you are only eligible to enter the international giveaway once.
- Both giveaways end Aug. 6 at 11:59 pm EST.
- Comments are nice but do NOT count as entries.
- The winner of each giveaway will be selected randomly and contacted by e-mail.
Now for the actual giveaway prizes...
Giveaway #1 — Open to Canadian addresses only. Winner's choice of either Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (hardcover) or Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike (paperback, includes The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice), as pictured below.
Giveaway #2 — Open internationally, anywhere the Book Depository ships (you can see here for a list of countries they ship to). Winner's choice of 1 book from my review list, provided that it is currently available from the Book Depository and under $15 CAD.
Both contests are now closed.