Thursday, December 29, 2011

One-Year Blogoversary and Giveaway!

Happy one-year blogoversary to me! I started this blog exactly one year ago to spread awareness of my favorite reads and opinions on literature (and to get free books :) ). Some quick stats: I currently have 247 GFC followers and have posted 110 full reviews. But now, for what everyone's really interested in...the giveaway!

There will be TWO winners of the giveaway. The first will win his or her top two choices of books, and the second will win his or her top choice of one book. All books are in paperback. Since I will be ordering the prizes from the Book Depository, this will also be my first international giveaway!

The prizes: Winners can choose their prizes from a list of some of my favorite reads for this year, listed below. I tried to pick from a fairly wide variety, including YA, adult, sci-fi/fantasy, contemporary, classics, historical fiction, etc. Titles link to my reviews.

The Mabinogion
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
Winners could also choose the sequel, The FitzOsbornes in Exile (preorder).
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Grendel by John Gardner
Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite
After Midnight by Irmgard Keun
A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kis
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge (preorder)
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
A Chemical Fire by Brian Martinez
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (preorder)
Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Note: Since I am on a bit of a budget, I reserve the right to change any of the prize choices should their prices suddenly change.

To enter: Fill out the form below. Following is not required but will give you extra points. Giveaway is open internationally (to where the Book Depository ships) until January 29 (1/29/12).
Psst...if you enter after 1/29 but before the winners are announced, it's likely that I won't notice you entered after the cut-off time. :)


  1. Happy Blogoversary! *sends virtual cookies* :D

  2. Thank you so much :D Happy blogoversary and new year! :D

  3. Happy Blogoversary!

  4. Happy Blogoversary! That's a great many reviews you did. Hope the next year is just as productive for you.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. Happy Blogoversary! I've been following you for a week or something now via RSS, so bestest of timings ever. *grin* No, well yes, but I'm glad I follow you anyway.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I've thought about buying one or two of the books you offer, for some time now, so I hope I'll win. : ) (And won't wish anyone good luck >: D No, Good luck everyone!)

  6. Congrats on a year of blogging and I wish you great blogging for this year.

  7. Happy Blogoversary new follow contratz and happy blogging for hopefully many more yrs to come. feel free to ck out my blog Read Between The Lines

  8. happy happy

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  9. Happy Blogoversary and many more!

  10. Happy Blogoversary! And thank you for such an awesome giveaway!!! :D

  11. Congrats on running a blog for that long. I wish I'm gonna end up like this in a year - and thank you for doing this giveaway.

  12. Happy first-year blogoversary! Thank you for celebrating it by giving us the opportunity to win your kind giveaway:)

  13. thank you and Congratulations