Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Party Time! 300-Plus Follower Celebration Giveaway

It's here. It's party time! As promised, I want to celebrate YOU, my followers--all the wonderful people that I've met through this thing called blogging. All the folks that help to make up my 300-plus follower tally. Who knew when I started my little blog--my little online reading journal, as I thought of it--that there would be over 300 folks who would be interested in what I do. Thanks so much for stopping by, leaving comments now and again, participating in memes that I post, and joining me in some challenges over the past year and four months. But enough babbling...let's get this party started.

I would love to give credit for this image.
My son found it and sent it to me. He thought it was on deviantart,
but I can't seem to find it no matter how I search.

In celebration of a year's worth of blogging and the gathering together of followers, I have put together the following prize packages for a 300-Plus Follower Celebration Giveaway:

Prize #1: $25.00 gift card from Amazon.

Prize #2: $20.00 gift card from Amazon.

Prize #3: $15.00 gift card from Amazon.

Prize #4: A package of three gently used books (click titles for synopses from Amazon) The Dark Lantern by Gerri Brightwell, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Prize #5: A package of three gently used books (click titles for synopses): The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips,
Swan Song by Edmund Crispin, and Murder & Other Acts of Literature edited by Michele Slung (this last synopsis if from Barnes & Noble)

This particular giveaway is for followers who were signed up through my sidebar as of the time of this posting.* To enter please leave a comment below and, if you would, a mention of about how long you've been a follower [I don't expect exact dates :-) ] as well as your email address [example: phryne1969 AT gmail DOT
com]. All followers are welcome to enter! If an international follower wins one of the gift card prizes and Amazon won't work, then we'll arrange something through The Book Depository or whatever works. Entries will be accepted through midnight on Wednesday, September 7, and winners will be selected by random number generator on Thursday. I will draw the winners in order of prize package beginning with Prize #1 and will assume that all entrants wish to be entered for any of the prize packages unless told otherwise. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to an email to claim their prize.

*Yes, I did print out the listing of all 369 followers so I can check. I wanted this giveaway to be a celebration for folks who have been supportive up till now. I'd rather not put following as a requirement to enter and then have folks signing up just for a chance to win. If you're not a follower now, I'd just ask you to check out the blog. If you like what you see, I'd love to have you join the folks on my block. If not, more giveaways will come along in the future that will NOT require follower status.


Unknown said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway and congrats on so many followers! I can't say how long I have been a follower exactly, probably a couple of months.
coreenamcburnie at gmail dot com
GFC Coreena McBurnie

Yvette said...

Bev, this is such a generous gesture. :)

I would love to win - anything. I'm hopeless when it comes to contests. I think in all this time I've only ever won two things.

Oh well, two is better than nothing. Shouldn't complain. :)

I joined your blog a while back but I can't remember how I found it. I'm just glad I did.

Karen C said...

WOW - what a celebration! I'm a relatively new follower - not sure if it's a month or two. I had been looking for blog sites for those who enjoy mysteries and I found you! I'm so glad I did. I'd be happy to win any of the prize packages.

Thanks for such a great celebration gift!!

GFC at: k.cherub2011(at)gmail(dot)com

shirleytemple83 said...

I am a newer follower, only a few weeks I believe. GFC follower shirleytemple83


missbookaholicgirl AT gmail DOT com

neer said...

Congratulations Bev. You deserve to have many more followers for having an interesting blog and hosting some wonderful challenges.

I don't know for how long I've been following your blog. Think it was around the time you posted the vintage mystery challenge because I saw the button at Yvette's blog, followed the link and found you (and some great vintage writers) :)

Here's wishing you many more years of fun.


Ryan said...

Congrats on the milestone! You are deserving of every single one of them. I'm sure you will reach even bigger numbers in no time.

I'm pretty sure I started following when I signed up for the Vintage Mystery Challenge.


Misha said...

Congrats! :) And thanks for the giveaway!
I am on old follower. I think I have been following since the last couple of months.

Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

Congratulations Bev! I love your blog and your reviews (your making my TBR list sooo long!) I have been a follower just since July this year. I found you on Goodreads!

peggyherself AT gmail Dot com

Thanks for the give-a-away!

Unknown said...

Oh my!! I adore the Trekky pic!!

My friend, I'm so entering your snazzy giveaway. I've been a follower for quite some time - mostly because I enjoy your personality. You also make me crave and read authors and books that I've never even heard of.

my email is: gina at

Emily said...

Wow, congrats on 300 followers Bev. You totally deserve them. I've really enjoyed reading your reviews and challenges so far, so keep up the good work! You were one of the first blogs I followed after I started mine, so I think I've been following you for about a year now? I don't know, but I'm sure glad I found you. :)

- Emily @ Reading While Female

PS: This is a really generous giveaway. Those books you listed as prizes all sound really good. Some of them have been on my TBR forever now, and some of them I'm going to add right away. You always give me great new recommendations.

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Bev! And thank you for this awesome & generous contest! I can't remember exactly when I started following your blog, but I want to say it's been since late 2010, maybe December 2010? ruthellenanderson (at) gmail (dot) com

J F Norris said...

Onward and upward! Congratulations.

anme said...

Congratulations for hitting a significant milestone. I don't know when I started following, maybe 2 months ago? Either way, thank you for the giveaway.

melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

June M. said...

Congrats on hitting the milestone. I'm not really sure how long I have been a follower, probably about 6 weeks to 2 months or so, maybe more. Best of luck with the blog in the future and with a continued increase of followers :D
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Debbie Rodgers said...

Great news that you've reached 300 followers! I've been one of those for about only a week - and I'm sorry I didn't find you sooner. Thanks for your generosity in holding this giveaway.

Badass Bookie said...

Congrats on 300!!!! What a great milestone! Loving your blog, keep up the fantastic blogging!

Badass Bookie
OLD Follower :)

Cat said...

Congrats on the 300 and thanks for a great giveaway opportunity.

I've been following you for quite some time - since early this year I think.


wutheringwillow said...

Hi, Bev! Congrats on having so many followers and thanks for the giveaway! I think I have been a follower for nearly a month now.

I am a bit wary about making my email address public. I think you already have my email address but I will re-send it to you if you don't. Please let me know through an answer here or you can post a message on my blog. :-)

Buffy said...

Hey Bev! :) I can't remember how long I've been following you -- six months? A year? I'm glad to be here. :)

situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

Jan said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance. I am an "old" follower, and can't remember how long (maybe it's an age thing). Congrats on 300 followers, that's an awesome milestone!

Janet Ruth
alongtheway AT telus DOT net

Marce said...

Congratulations Bev, how exciting. I have been blogging for two years so would say I have been following you almost a year.


Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

Bev, congratulations on 300 followers! That's amazing! I follow you on GFC (Shirley). riverboat38(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Red said...

congrats on getting so many followers! well done! :) I'm not sure exactly how long I've been following you but I know you were one of the first book blogs I started reading so maybe about a year?
whatredread AT gmail DOT com