Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Blog!

Update: Please note revised contest end date.

This past year has just flown by, and I have just had so much fun blogging. I've read so many good books, "met" many new fellow bloggers, and have just generally really enjoyed having a venue to share my thoughts. Thank you so much to all of my readers. It just amazes me that people - some of whom I have never met - take the time to read what I write. Writing has been a secret hobby of mine for some time and I have just loved having an audience for what I write.

In honor of the big day, I'd like to have a special giveaway. Choose any book* that I have reviewed in the past year, tell me why you chose it, and I will pick one reader who will win that book!** Contest is open until August 18 26th. Be sure to read all the fine print and let me know if you have any questions.

* Fine print: max value $30. Sorry, but there's just no way I can afford to spend more, and I know some of the architecture books I've featured sell for well over that amount.
** More fine print: Most likely, I will send the winner an Amazon gift certificate for the value of the book plus $3.99 for standard US shipping. This contest is open to anyone, but you will have to pay for any shipping above that amount.


  1. Happy Blogiversary to you!!

    If you are willing to give away your copy of The Hunger Games, I am dying to read it! Please enter me in your Blogiversary Giveaway.



  2. Oops...forgot to tell you WHY I chose The Hunger Games....everyone has given it fantastic reviews. The storyline is different from anything that I have read in the past, so I would be "branching out" my reading genres. :)

  3. I might have to say 'The 19th Wife' as I have an interest in Polygomy and how they live their lives. I've watched Big Love until we had HBO no longer. I miss watching that show!

  4. Oh and my e-mail is: purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  5. Happy Blogiversary!!

    It would be cool to get my hands on I love it when you talk retro . I'm always facinated on the origin of words. Even tortured myself with Latin in college to that end!! Didn't help as much as I thought it would.


    Miranda mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  6. Aww happy blogaversary! I've no idea how to spell that since it's not really a word haha :)

    I would choose The Hunger Games or Never Let Me Go. You make them both sound great! I've read THG and loved it and would really like to win a copy for one of my best friends. I know she'd love it but there's just no way I can let her borrow my copy. She's terrible with books! I love her like a sister but gosh I can't let her near my books ;) I've never read Never Let Me Go and it sounds really amazing, you said you highly recommend it so I'm definitely curious about it. I can't decide which of the two to pick though. I'll be forced to choose if I win, but I doubt I will hehe :)

    Thanks! And happy blog birthday again :D

  7. Well, given the encouragement, I went and looked through your book reviews--so many! so that I could enter your giveaway. I had a tough time choosing, but I finally settled on Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi, because it sounded both fun and thought-provoking and because I don't have enough sci fi in my life. My email is toepfer blue (one word) at gmail dot com.

    Happy blogoversary!


  8. I would love a copy of Medicus because I am fascinated by ancient Rome and Ruso sounds like a very interesting guy. Plus someone gave me a copy of the second in the series but I don’t want to read it until I have read this one. Thanks!

  9. The 19th Wife really interests me so I would choose that one!
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. How'd I miss this post?? Happy Blogoversary!!

    If I'm still eligible (it IS the 26th), I'd love to read The Hunger Games--I need something a little darker (I hope!) to offset all the fluffy romances I've been reading lately)...

    dreyshouse at gmail dot com