Sunday, August 8, 2010

My 2nd Blogoversary!

arch thinking is two years old today! My very first post was on 8/8/08 - such a nice round number. While I always planned to do a lot of book reviews, I thought then that it would be more of a general interest blog. These days, I don't discuss much other than books and I like it that way. Sometimes I feel like I should write about art and architecture more, but generally I feel like there are a lot of better writers out there who have that covered. Plus, as an architect, I have a pretty good outlet for those interests, whereas this is my space to write and talk about reading and writing.

Just like last year, I'd like to hold a special giveaway to celebrate the occasion. The rules:
  • Choose any book (up to $30 in value) that I have reviewed or discussed in the past year (that's August 8, 2009 to August 8, 2010).
  • Tell me in the comments on this post why you chose it.
  • I will pick one reader who will win the book of their choosing!**
  • Contest is open for one month, until September 8th.
  • Please read the fine print.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks to all of you for reading my blog and being such a great community!

*Fine print: I will send the winner an Amazon (or other online seller) 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. Aww congrats on the Blogoversary!!!
    I wih you many more blogging years!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    x Caroline

  2. Happy Blogoversary!!
    I would have to go with The Passage. I'm usually pretty behind the times on reading books, and this is a pretty current one! I do like dystopias,and this has been getting pretty positive reviews.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Here's to another great year of blogging!

  3. No need to enter me. Just wanted to say happy Blogiversary :)

  4. Happy blogiversary, Lorin! No need to enter me; I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  5. Happy Blogoversary! I'd love a chance to read "No Dog's in Heaven?" since I love animals! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.


  6. Happy Blogoversary! What a great chance to get a book. Thanks so much for this.

    I would love to get Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris.

  7. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the chance to win! I would like Glimmerglass.


  8. Cool blog! Glad I stumbled upon it. I'm obliged to go with Catching Fire as I just finished Hunger Games last night and it blew my mind. My friends are barely able to keep their mouths closed on what happens next. Anyway, thanks for the giveaway and Happy Blogoversary.

  9. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    I'd choose The Blood of Flowers. It sounds so intriguing!

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

  10. Happy blogoversary!

    I would love a copy of The Passage. I have heard really great things about it and I am a sucker for vampire stories in all forms.


  11. Hi !
    I would like to enter for The Passage (reviewed here -->
    Thanks !

  12. Happy 2nd Blogoversary!

    I'd love to have The Italian Slow Cooker.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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