Saturday, June 19, 2010

One Year Blog-o-versary Contest!

So, yes today is my one year blog-o-versary and boy has this year flown by. So much has happened in my life as well as in the blogging community. We stuck together and fought for a cover change for both Liar and Magic Under the Glass. There have also been some not so savory things happening in the blog-o-sphere (but let us not think of such things). This is a day of celebration. I am so excited to still be blogging after 12 long months. I currently have 227 followers and that is amazing. I am so thankful that so many people care about my opinion of books and want to share their opinions with me. I have discovered many amazing new authors and books since I have been blogging, some of which I don't think I would have heard about otherwise. I have met so many amazing people who, like me, share a passion for books and reading and talking about books.
I have seen a lot of people post about some of their firsts during their blog-o-versary post so I guess I could do a few.

First Review: Why I Let My Hair Grow Out - Maryrose Wood
My First Author Interview: Stephanie Kuehnert
My First Giveaway: Ballads of Suburbia with Stephanie Kuehnert
My First Waiting on Wednesday: Going Bovine - Libba Bray
My First Teaser Tuesday: The Nature of Jade - Deb Caletti
and my first In My Mailbox

That's good enough eh? Oh yeah I mentioned a contest didn't I.... hmmm well let's see what we have here.
Books I am thinking of adding: The Replacement ARC, Nightshade ARC, The Body Finder, Hex Hall, Sea, Possessions: the Evil within ARC, Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells ARC, The Eternal Ones ARC, And Then Everything Unraveled, I Like Him, He Likes Her,  Swoon, Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots ARC... and more!

Twelve ARCs hmmm well that's good...for now. So this is how it all goes down.
As of right now I will have three winners.
Winner #1 receives 2 books pictured above(they pick) and maybe one or two (still undecided) prints from Marta Bevacqua (also your pick, as long as she has them for sale).
Winner #2 receives 1 book pictures above and a print from Marta (you pick both)
Winner #3 receives 1 book from above

Now to enter go to Marta's website here and comment below with the title of your favorite picture(the titles are above the picture on the right) and leave a way for me to contact you. That is all you need to do to gain entry.
Extra entries:
+1 link this somewhere and leave me the link
+1 become a new follower
+2 already being a follower
+3 grab my blog-o-versary button(lovely photo by Marta) and stick it on your sidebar
+5 making a post about this contest and leaving a link
+10 writing me a book love poem/song (silly I know, but fun!)
+10 if you upload a video of you poem/song

So, I have also decided that as I get more followers I will add more books and more winners(maybe I'll even post what books I'm adding as I add them! GADZOOKS!). I may also add a winner for my favorite song/poem?!?! Who knows?!?!? Maybe I'll think of other great prizes(if you look at my IMM tomorrow you'll see one of the great prizes I'm thinking of giving away).
So please, check out Marta's beautiful photography and come back here and enter my contest! It will end... 6/30.Oh yeah and of course this contest is open to all!


  1. +1 My favorite picture is Winter Air!
    +1 Tweeted it here
    +2 Already a follower
    +3 Button on Sidebar here


  2. +1 My favourite picture is the other side of a girl.
    +2 already a follower
    +10 for a book love poem:
    The pages brush beneath the tip of my finger,
    The words in my brain dance and linger,
    The story unravels and away I go,
    To a pirate ship or a cave in the snow.

    Escaping for an hour or two,
    Into a world made for a monster and you,
    Come out of the closet and explain to the world,
    I'm a total book-loving girl!

    I know that was bad but there you go haha! Great giveaway :)

  3. +1 I love the picture titled DORI
    +2 I am a Follower

    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thank you for opening it up to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  4. +1 Nightly Bus Stop
    +2 already a follower
    +3 button:

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  5. Happy Blogoversary!

    +1 Favourite is white fairytales
    +2 Old follower
    +3 Added button:
    +1 Tweeted:


  6. +1 The Secret of Fire
    +2 old follower
    +1 sidebar
    +3 added button
    +10 a haiku

    Love of words and sound
    Open and enter their world
    sweet stories I love

    foltzsfantasticbooks at

  7. I Love "November Dream" photograph, I like leafs and this is amazing and the shine woooow! The roses looks amazing but a think my favorite is November Dream! yeeeiy! beautiful pics!

    +1 link this somewhere and leave me the link

    +1 link this somewhere and leave me the link

    +1 become a new follower:

    +3 grab my blog-o-versary button(lovely photo by Marta) and stick it on your sidebar

  8. The 'symmetry' is really creative! I really like how the photo is taken!

    +1 Sidebar

    +1 Twitter

    +1 Plurk

    +2 already being a follower

    +3 I have your blog-o-versary button

    +5 making a post about this contest

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  9. My favorite prints is Sons of Rain, Umbrellas and The Sun Behind the Clouds (sorry..Couldn't pick just one)

    +2-Already a follower

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  10. Happy 1st blogoversary!

    +1 my favourite photograph is "surprise on the right"
    +1 linked to your contest here:
    +2 already a follower
    +3 your blogoversary button is on my sidebar at


  11. Happy Blogoversary! :)

    +1 Well, I like the picture 'the circus tea room'
    +1 Tweeted (
    +2 already a follower


    Thanks for the contest! :)

  12. Congrats on being a year old! :)

    +1 link this somewhere and leave me the link
    +2 already being a follower
    +3 grab the button
    +5 making a post about this contest and leaving a link


  13. +3 Just pasted blog-o-versary button on sidebar

    Thanks! :)

  14. Congratulations to you!

    +1 Favourite pic is scenery with the title "Light"

    +2 Already a follower

    +1 Sidebar link ( - Click on Internation Contests

    +3 Grab button (

    +10 Book love poem (I know it sounds ridiculous :-S)

    When the words start dancing in the page,
    They lift my heart that's usually in vain

    To the new world I go,
    In the new place I be.

    Escaping this boredom,
    That tend to engulf me.

    To you, book, I thank thee,
    For always be at the place, where I need you be.

    Total entries: 17

    Thank you so much!


  15. First of all congrats! I love your blog a lot! :)

    The pictures were all great, it was hard to just pick one.

    +1 The Secrets of Nature
    +2 Old follower
    +1 Tweeted (

    Thank you so much!! :)

  16. Here's the link of the actual twitter status

    Sorry I'm new to twitter and just figured out how to do that!

  17. Hmm, my favourite of Martha's would be 'The secrets of nature' - it's really beautiful.

    +2 already being a follower

  18. Great blog-o-versary contest!!! Love it.

    +1 My favorite picture is Spring Storm. So pretty!
    +2 already being a follower
    +10 The Reading Nook loves books
    more than anyone can

    She sits there most days
    eating words up like Spam

    If she could she'd sit around
    reading books all day long

    And the readers of her blog
    would not think that is so wrong!

    Okay I know that was really tacky, but I tried! You don't have to give me the +10 if you don't want to, lol.

    So that would be 13 entries in all.

    Thank you!


  19. Awesome contest! My favorite photo is "Winter Air" - love the birds!

    I've posted about this contest here:

    I'm an old follower!


  20. Winter Air is gorgeous!

    +2 Old follower.


  21. winter air is my favourite

    new follower

  22. +2 Old Follower
    Strangers is my favorite.


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