Aug 19, 2008

Blogiversary!

Win a free book or two, celebratory giveaway!
A year ago today I made my first post here. It's my blogiversary! (Is that a real word yet? Well, everyone seems to use it, so I will too.) I find it hard to believe that when my sister suggested we start a family blog to keep in touch (over two years ago), I had to ask "what's a blog?" Since discovering book blogging, it's become part of my daily routine. I've really enjoyed reading about so many good books (my TBR has grown out of control!), and conversing with so many nice people. Book bloggers are the best! To celebrate, I'm having a giveaway! Two winners will get their choice from the following:

one of these books (click on photo for a larger view):


or two of these books (click for larger view):


or, if none of those titles appeal to you, I'll give you four Book Mooch points (you have to be a Book Mooch member to receive the points, but it's easy to sign up!)

To enter you must do two things:

First, leave a comment here and let me know which prize you want! (Feel free to email me if you can't read a title: jeanenevarez AT gmail DOT com, or ask in the comments. As you can see, some spines have library stickers. Most of these books are gently used).

Second, visit one of my old blog posts that hasn't been commented on yet. There's a list below (by book title). Your comment must be relevant to the post. (As posts receive comments, they'll be removed from the list to keep things tidy).

If you blog about this post and link back here, you get two entries. On the day the contest closes, I'll throw all the names in a hat, and draw two. (If your name gets drawn second but your title of choice was the first winner's selection, I'll draw another name). Contest closes the last day of this month. The winners will be announced Sept 1st. Happy reading!

< the list has been removed so as to not interfere with title searches >

29 comments:

Lezlie said...

No need to enter me. Just wanted to say, "Happy Blogiversary!" :-)

Lezlie

Ruby (Mouth) said...

This is an awesome give away. I would love the book by Clive Barker, not sure which title it is. Plus I have favorited your sight. It is quite cool.

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Jeane said...

The Clive Barker book is Sacrament.

Leah said...

Happy Blogiversary! and to many more . Here's to a great blog.
Thanks for dropping by mine too. The Stolen Child is one of the most memorable books I've read of recent years. Hope you call in again.

trish said...

Wow! Seems like you've been blogging longer. When I first started blogging, I thought you'd been blogging for soo long! You were so professional and had the coolest looking blog. Guess those feelings of admiration never go away 'cause I still think those things. :-)

IF I won, I would take the bookmooch points. I've become a bookmooch slut!

Lauren said...

Happy anniversary!! Hope for many more to come :)

Dana said...

Happy Anniversary. Always love reading about your literary adventures. No need to enter me in the contest :)

Trish said...

Happy Blogiversary!! It's been fun getting to know you over the past year. :)

Shana said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Laura said...

Yay for one year! Happy Blogiversary! (I think that's the first time I've actually used that word, and it was fun!!) :)

windycindy said...

I hope you have many more happy and healthy Blogiverseries. I would love to be entered in your drawing for Stephen Coonts book "Saucer!" Thank your very much! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Bybee said...

Happy Blogiversary to Dog Ear Diary! I can't believe it's been only a year...as I said earlier, I love your blog because I never know what treasures from the past you'll be reviewing.

Don't enter me in any giveaways...postage to South Korea is terrible.

Jeane said...

Bybee- do you use BookMooch?

Sandee61 said...

Congrats on your bloganniversary! I would like to be entered in your giveaway, and would love to win "Nop's Hope" and Indian Summer" if I'm lucky enough to win.
Have a great day!

Nymeth said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Jeane! Like others said, somehow I had the impression you had been blogging for longer.

If the giveaway is open internationally, I'd love a chance to win The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. I posted about your giveaway here.

Bunny B said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Woohoo! :)
I'd love to win Beauty! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I've blogged!

Thank you for the chances!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Mrs S said...

Happy Blogiversary! Such a great achievement to keep a blog going as so many fall by the wayside. I'm in the UK so I'd love to be entered fro the book mooch points :)

Bybee said...

Jeane,
Yes, I'm on Bookmooch. Under "Bybee"...wanna be bookmooch friends??

Jeane said...

Bybee- sure. But I asked because you can enter the contest for Book Mooch points.

TinaJewel said...

I would love the one The World of Pooh!

raych said...

Happy Bloggaversery!! I love your sweet blog and all your sweet, sweet comments!

Also, I want to win bookmooch points!

hope said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for sharing such cool gifts - books!! Reading is the best and I'd love to win Beauty! Thanks! :)

hope.september[at]gmail.com

teabird said...

Happy happy blogiversity!

I'd love to read The Ice Child if I win... I commented on One Day at Teton March.

Literary Feline said...

Happy anniversary to your blog, Jeane! I am sorry I'm so late in saying so.

I wouldn't mind a chance at winning a copy of Beauty by McKinley and The Christmas Box by Evans. I'm heading over to read your review of Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul now. I started that one ages ago, but haven't made it through yet.

You've got a great blog here, Jeane. I am so glad to count you among my book blogging buddies. :-)

Framed said...

Happy Blogiversary. You have a great blog and I hope to visit more often. I would love to win Chaim Potok's In The Beginning. I commented on your review of Marley and Me. Great review.

Ramya said...

happy blogiversary!!:) you have a nice blog here and i am glad i found it!:) i am surely going to come back to read some of your reviews! anyways, i would love it if i won a copy of the ice child in your giveaway!:)

thekea said...

yay! happy blogiversary! (wow say that 3x fast!)
count me in for the contest! Andddd I would love to win 4 bookmooch points because I'm freaking addicted!

Jeane said...

Thank you all for the kind comments! This contest has just closed. You can go here to see the winners. Wow, that was fun!