Blogiversary Giveway

Hello everyone!  It’s been three years (June 12) since I first started talking about writing, publishing, and books here on the blog, and I’m so glad that readers still come here and comment on a regular basis.

As a thank you, I’m offering a giveaway to you!

All you have to do is leave a comment about what book from the list you want and why.  Please have a backup selection in mind as well.

I’ll choose random winners until the books are gone on July 5, 2010.

Here are the books:

  1. Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
  2. The Lazy Environmentalist by Josh Dorfman
  3. The Best Teen Writing of 2009
  4. Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
  5. Game Control by Lionel Shriver
  6. Checker and the Derailleurs by Lionel Shriver
  7. Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop (caution this one has water damage, but is still readable and is signed, thought the signature is very washed out.)

Good Luck!


  1. Please enter me in the contest!

    I’d love Summer at Tiffany. If not, then Letter to my Daughter. Thanks for the chance to win, and to take part in your blogiversary. 🙂


  2. Nancye Davis says

    1. Summer at Tiffany
    2. Checker & The Drailleurs
    3. Letter to My Daughter

    I would love to win any of these books because they all sound very interesting and like they would hold my attention. Thanks for the chance and congrats on your Blogiversary!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  3. Debbie F says

    Congratulations! I would love to read Letters to My Daughter! Alittle water damage is fine! Thanks!

  4. Congrats Serena on this big accomplishment. My BlogoA is at the end of June.

    I’d love to win Summer at Tiffanys or anything by Lionel Shriver. Thanks so much

    Bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

    Watch for my giveaway announcement on Sunday 🙂

  5. I would choose The Best Teen Writing of 2009 for my Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn – I love that it has a mixture of poetry and short stories and I know that she would enjoy it!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries´s last blog post ..It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? AND Mailbox Monday!

  6. Congratulations on your 3rd blogiversary, Serena! How wonderful!

    Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I would love to win Little Bird of Heaven with Game Control as a backup.

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com
    Amy´s last blog post ..Friday Thoughts!

  7. Cassandra says

    My first choice would be: Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates, my second being: Letter to My Daughter. However, Summer at Tiffany’s sounds good too. xD Nice giveaway!

  8. Happy blogoversary! No need to enter me in the contest. I’m still reeling under the BEA books. 😀

  9. Alessandra says

    Happy blogiversary, Serena! May you have many more 🙂

  10. Congrats on your three-year anniversary! And as Anna said, “many more years of bloggy fun”! (Sorry, I’m tired and unoriginal tonight!)

    It was lovely to finally meet you in NYC!
    avisannschild´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday (June 14)

  11. Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
    Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

    Happy 3rd Blogiversary and many more to come.
    thanks for the chance to win.

  12. amandasue says

    I’d like a chance to read letters to my daughter, and a very happy Blogiversary!!

  13. I’d like to win Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates, because the reviews I’ve read of this book sound great. My second choice book is Game Control by Lionel Shriver.

    Congrats on your 3 year anniversary!

  14. Happy blogiversary, dear friend! I can’t believe three years has flown by. Wishing you many more years of bloggy fun.

    No need to enter me in the giveaway.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Welcome to My New Home!

  15. Happy Blogiversary Serena!!! 3 Years of blogging is great!! and thanks for this great giveaway.. My order of preference would be:

    1. Summer at Tiffany
    2. Game Control
    3. Little Bird of Heaven

    Arch´s last blog post ..Teaser Tuesdays – June 15, 2010

  16. Summer at Tiffany looks like a fun memoir. I’m an Oates fan, so Little Bird of Heaven also looks inviting.

  17. Order of preference:
    1. Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
    2. Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
    3. The Best Teen Writing of 2009

    I’d love to read either one of the choices above. Thanks!

  18. Happy blogiversary, Serena! I’m not surprised at all at how many people come by to read your blog and comment, it’s excellent! You’re doing an amazing job 🙂

    From that list, I’d most love to read “Summer at Tiffany” or “Letter to My Daughter”, but all the books seem like great reads.
    Estrella Azul´s last blog post ..Looking into my crystal ball 😉

  19. I’m a Joyce Carol Oates fan. “We Were the Mulvaneys” is one of my all-time favorite books.



    jhsmail at comcast dot net
    JHS´s last blog post ..Show Me 5 Saturday

  20. Happy Happy Blogiversary! You were one of the first people to reach out to me when I started Serena! thank you and here’s to many more years – your blog rocks!
    Luanne´s last blog post ..Giveaway – Babushka’s Beauty Secrets – Raya Ruder and Susan Campos

  21. Happy Bloggiversary, Serena! I wish you many more years of blogging goodness.

    And, you can toss in my name for the Oates book. She’s an interesting writer and I haven’t read anything by her in a while.
    iliana´s last blog post ..Recap

  22. Susan Helene Gottfried says

    Happy third birthday, little blog! And to you, Serena, for sticking with it.

    No need to enter me, as always. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book for you.
    Susan Helene Gottfried´s last blog post ..Blogiversary Give!

  23. Carol Wong says

    Congratulations!!!! Three years is great.

    I think would like to read A Summer At Tiffany.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

  24. Congrats! You have a tremendous blog chock full of so much goodness. I’m so glad you blog about books. 🙂

  25. All the very best on this your third anniversary! Many more to come as well.

    If this is open to international readers please count me in for Summer at Tiffany. Thank you for your generosity.
    Mystica´s last blog post ..Review – The Little Women by Katharine Weber

  26. Either Lionel Shriver book, don’t make me chose between them! Why? Because I’ve wanted to read her work for quite awhile and never have.

  27. Best wishes on your third Blogaversary! I wish you many more…
    I would love to read Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart.
    The time period is one that interests me…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  28. Congratulations on three great years of blogging, Serena. You are a great asset to the blogging community and I so enjoy your blog.

    Game Control is the title that first caught my eye. Like Staci, I have a special interest in books set in African countries. I haven’t yet read anything by Shriver, but it’s been something I’ve been meaning to do. So, my second choice would most likely be Checker and the Derailleurs. It’d be interesting to step inside the world of a drummer for awhile.
    Literary Feline´s last blog post ..Sunday Salon: What Book Surprised You?

  29. Congrats and Happy Blogiversary!! 🙂

  30. Happy 3 Years!!!

    I would love to read Game Control because Kenya fascinates me and I love Shriver’s writing!!!

  31. Wow! Three years!! Congrats!!! Here’s to many more fabulous years of savvy verse and wit. 🙂
    Janel´s last blog post ..Jumblicious: 6/11/10

  32. Hello! Happy blogiversary! I saw your post on facebook so I thought I’d say hello and congratulations on keeping up a wonderful blog.
    Amanda´s last blog post ..Second Chance – Jane Green

  33. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!! I’m glad you’ve managed to keep burnout at bay and are still here reading and blogging with me…it seems longer than 3 years!!

    Please don’t enter me in the giveaway – Good Lord, I have more books than I need right now after the gluttony with BEA *laughs*
    Wendy´s last blog post ..Sunday Salon – June 13, 2010


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