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Contest for Maryland, D.C., and Virginia Area Residents

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Hello all:

The local Writer’s Center has its very own blog, and they are running a caption contest. If you live in the area and could pick up the prize at the Center in Bethesda, MD, this coming weekend. Enter the contest, which ends on Sept. 5 at 5PM.

I’ve already won the first caption contest, and now, I am hoping to entice other area readers to enter as well.

It’s a fun little contest and won’t take you too much time.

Also, as a reminder, Please make sure you register your blog (if you have one) with My Friend Amy for Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW). Nominations are now open.

Have fun, and don’t forget to nominate my blog! Ok, that was a shameless plug.

A Sweet Giveaway on BookRoomReviews

BookRoomReviews is giving away a fantastic prize with the help of “Sweet Life” author Mia King. Check out the details below:

What is better than winning this Fantastic book? How about winning TWO Fantastics Books and a Basket of Chocolate? Even better, Three people can win! For every FIFTY entries Mia will give away a big prize package of books and goodies( listed below). She has agreed to give out THREE baskets but we need you to get the word out about her book and this wonderful contest because the more people that enter means more people will win! Get it? Got it? Good! Here’s what you will win:

Valued at over $80, our “Life is Sweet” Hawaiian gift basket includes:

  • one small gold box of Chocolate Dipped Original Shortbread Cookies

  • one gold box of Kohala Brownie Assortment

  • one petite box of Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Rocky Road

  • one petite box of Combination (Dark and Milk) Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts

  • three Dark Chocolate Dipped Original Shortbread cookies

  • one Original Biscotti with Milk Chocolate waves

  • one Original Biscotti with Dark Chocolate Waves

  • one signed copy of GOOD THINGS

  • one signed copy of SWEET LIFE

  • an assortment of temporary hibiscus tattoos, tropical key chains, monogrammed GOOD THINGS and SWEET LIFE pens, inspiring quote cards (you know I love quotes!), bookmarks, and more!

All of this comes in a lovely keepsake woven basket for you to store your favorite Mia King books.

For One entry leave a comment telling Mia why you would like to read Sweet Life

For a Second entry brag about this contest anywhere and link it back here in a separate comment!

For a Third entry Stumble, Digg, Tweet, or post in message boards about this contest and link or tell me about it back here in a separate comment!

Apologies to everyone else as this contest is limited to U.S. only. I will announce the winners on September 2nd when Mia King will be answering some questions about her book.

Go to BookRoomReviews and comment; don’t forget to spread the word.

Diary of an Eccentric Giveaway!

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Are you ready to enter another contest? Anna at Diary of an Eccentric has one for you. You heard it here, now spread the word because the deadline is August 1. You don’t have much time to put your name in to win a fantastic book, Mrs. Lieutenant: A Sharon Gold Novel, by Phyllis Zimbler Miller.

Look for my upcoming review of the book in the near future too. But get a move on and enter that contest! Don’t you just love giveaways?

Boston Bibliophile Giveaway

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Another day, another contest. You heard it here, Boston Bibliophile is holding a giveaway for The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.

Not only should you enter this contest, but you should check out the Website for the book. It is phenomenal.

I also want to let everyone know that I have updated the sidebar with some new Book Blog links and goodies. Please check them out.

Also, Today is the last day to enter the Quilt Giveaway at Old Red Barn Co.

Set of Fourteen Books Free….


Here’s a fantastic, phenomenal contest at Book Room Reviews. I’ve entered and so should you! These are great books, and there is a chance to win the new Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn!

A multitude of chances to win, and a great deadline of Aug. 9. My birthday is the same as Book Room Reviews’ and she will announce winners on that day! I wish you luck.

Another Contest Update!

Ok, So I just found out that someone in the blogosphere is celebrating their 1,000th post! Check out her contest at Monniblog.

There are a wide breadth of “surprise” prizes for readers, knitters, pet owners, and a surprise prize for the one guessing closest to the number of comments she receives for the contest.

The contest runs from July 5 through July 24th at midnight GMT-8.

I’ve entered; how about you?

J. Kaye’s Book Contest

Here’s another set of books being given away via contest.

Check out the details for Witch Ember and The Raven.

Both are in the fantasy Genre.

Deadline: July 5

Good Luck to all!

Hey Lady! 14 Book Giveaway

Check out this great contest!

There are 14 books in this giveaway for five winners. You better get cracking. There are also multiple ways to win and bolster your chances.

Contest deadline is July 12.

What a plethora of book giveaways on the blogs this summer. Good luck to anyone entering.

And the Winners Are….

So, I decided not to wait for the hubby to come back from his deep sea fishing trip to draw the names and headed over to Randomizer to have the winners picked. I really find this site helpful. I know I read about it on someone’s blog; I just can’t remember which blog. Anyway, to anyone mentioning that site on their blog, thanks!

Ok the winners in order:

First Prize: Suey, who will be getting 3 A.M. Epiphany

Second Prize: BlueViolet, who will receive a one-year subscription to Writer’s Digest

Third Prize: Rashmi, who will receive a journal and “crafty” pen

Thanks to everyone who entered. I can’t wait to do another giveaway. This was fun. It was great to have everyone celebrate my blogiversary.

Blogiversaries, Giveaways, and Contests

Hello Readers:

I wanted to remind you of the June 20 deadline for entering my Blogiversary Contest. I have quite a few entrants already, but more are always welcome. It will be fun to find out who wins.

I also wanted to alert you to Diary of an Eccentric‘s Blogiversary Contest, which features book and yarn prizes. Contest Deadline is June 30.

Maw Books’ Contest is for all of Stephenie Meyer’s books, including The Host and Twilight Series. There are numerous ways to enter. Contest Deadline is June 30th at Midnight MST.

The Written Word’s Contest is for a copy of Nefertiti. Contest Deadline is June 23 by midnight EST.

Booking Mamma’s Contest is for The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton. Contest Deadline is Saturday, June 21st at 11:59 p.m.

Interested in winning a book by Jodi Pocoult? Check out the contest at Book Addiction. Contest deadline is June 29, 2008.

At The Hidden Side of the Leaf (aka Dewey Monster) the contest is for a box full of 14 books, which are listed on the contest page, including one by Jimmy Buffett. The Contest has a rolling entry, but one winner will be chosen from today’s comments on Saturday, June 21. Check out the other timed drawings for the contest.

A Patchwork of Books is giving away The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, and there will be five winners for this contest. Deadline is June 22.

West of Mars’ Contest is for Bobbie Faye’s Very (very very very) Bad Day, which is autographed. Deadline is June 22. The catch is you have to comment and spill one of your worst bad days to garner an entry.

A Book Blogger’s Diary’s contest is for three books. Check out the rules. Deadline for entry is June 30

Age 30–A Year of Books’ contest is also giving away three books. Deadline is June 26.

As I become aware of contests, I will periodically add to this post today. But for now, these should keep you busy, especially that one on Maw Books.

Happy Blogiversary!

So, It’s been one year, and one day since I started this book review blog. Who knew that it would last this long? I certainly didn’t.

In honor of this occasion, I am going to hold a contest. Anyone interested in entering, feel free to do so. No fancy requirements for this one, although it would be interesting for you to drop a nugget of information about yourself, whether its your favorite color or your favorite food.

I’m sure you want to know what the prizes are, so here you go:

First Prize is a copy of 3 A.M. Epiphany

Second Prize is a subscription for Writer’s Digest

Third Prize is a journal and “crafty” pen

I will give you until June 20 to enter. Have fun and feel free to share a bit about yourself.

To show my good will, I will share one tidbit about me: I hate the color pink, but I do love my pink, cell phone.

3rd Poetry Contest Winner..and Weekly Geeks

Thanks to all who participated this past month in my celebration of National Poetry Month. I hope everyone had fun with the contest. The winner of the third leg of the contest was SUEY! She claims that she never wins anything, but I think she has better luck than I do with contests. Anyway, she will receive a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems. Billy Collins provides the introduction for this volume.

I also wanted to provide you with some of my favorites from Weekly Geeks last challenge to find five blogs that were new to me. Yes, I know that I am late this time around, but I had a really busy weekend. So here are the five:

1. Ravenous Reader: I like the bit of personal stuff she provides at the beginning of many of her reviews, allowing us some insight into her daily activities and routines, and I like how she selects passages from what she is reading to illustrate her points. But honestly, it’s the town of this blog that catches my eye because it is so relaxed and yet serious about reading. I love it.

2. Can I Borrow Your Book?: This is another fellow book reviewer and lover who integrates personal notes with reviews and even photos and anecdotes outside of the book realm. I just loved the concept of the title, which is what initially drew me into her blog. However, I think I may stick with this one as well, if not just for the month of May Book Binge Challenge.

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3. The Written Word: Ok, yes, this is another blog that is a mix of personal notes and reviews, but this one also seems to have frequent contests, and what girl/woman doesn’t want to try and win free stuff? I love doing contests when I can, but I can truly say that I never win any! LOL Doesn’t hurt to give it a shot.

4. Book Escape: I’m not sure that this one counts for the challenge because it was actually a redirect from The Written Word. I just loved how the review of The Road started off. I like her honestly in having a hard time with those books, but reading it anyway. I also enjoyed the fact that she read it after her husband recommended it. I enjoyed that book, my review here.

I have not picked out a fifth yet, given the busy weekend I just had, but I will post an update of this challenge later on when I have a fifth blog to post. In the meantime, please check out these 4.

Weekly Geeks, Challenge 2:

For those book reviewers and bloggers who review the same books as I do or the last two I have reviewed, please send me a link or place your link in the comments, and I will revise my post to connect to your review as well. Sounds simple. Just remember it will be for the new reviews or the last two books: “Remember Me?” by Sophie Kinsella or “Human Dark With Sugar” by Brenda Shaughnessy.