Wednesday, March 11, 2009

100th Post Giveaway!


I feel like I've hit a milestone in blogging.  For some of you, this may not seem like much, but for me, who hasn't been blogging long, it's huge!  I have tried to be faithful to all of you by posting everyday and I feel like I have finally created a habit because I get that done either by posting first thing in the morning, or scheduling my posts ahead of time.  Well, it's official, this is my 100th post and I want to celebrate.  But, I'm not having a party for myself and buying myself a gift, or asking you to give me gifts.  In true book blogger fashion, I'm giving the gifts to you!

Have I mentioned lately that I love Miriam at Hachette Books?  She is a wonderful woman who organizes book tours and always has fabulous books for us to review.  Well, she has come through once again by graciously offering books for my 100th Post Giveaway.  5, yes I said 5, lucky readers will win books, yes, that's book with an s, as in more than 1.  Can you believe it?  I told you it was huge!
Here is what you can win:

Secrets to Happiness and The Big Love by Sarah Dunn
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Hypocrite in a White Poufy Dress,and Kiss My Tiara by Sarah Jane Gilman

Because this is my 100th post, I want to get at least 100 comments.  The 100th commenter will get all of these books plus a hardcover copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and an ARC of The Diamond of Darkhold I ended up with extras, so my surplus is your gain. 


The other 4 winners will be chosen randomly on Tue. Mar. 17th at 12:00 PM, CST.  That gives you almost a week to enter and get the word out about this fabulous contest!
Now, for the technical stuff.  To enter, just leave me a comment.  You may earn extra entries by doing the following:

  • Follow this blog +1 entry (comment that you follow)

  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the contest +2 entries (comment w/your tweet)

  • Blog about this contest and link back to me +3 entries (comment w/the link)

  • +1 entry for every $ you donate to Ark Adventure (comment w/amount donated and I will add entries)
For everything you do, please leave a separate comment, unless you donate, then it's just 1 comment for your donation.  This contest is open to US and Canadian addresses only; no PO boxes please.  The winners will be emailed and posted on Mar. 17 and you will have 2 days to email me your mailing information.
Thank you all for visiting, reading and commenting on my blog.  Without you, I would not have reached this milestone, nor would I have so much fun reading and reviewing all my books.
Good luck and have fun!

68 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me, Shelly. I tweeted about your contest - http://twitter.com/bermudaonion/statuses/1312448562 - you are in my Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com
I love Miriam too!

Marie said...

Wow. Awesome giveaway. Please enter me.

lazydaisy0413[at]yahoo[dot]com

Marie said...

I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function.

lazydaisy0413[at]yahoo[dot]com

Marie said...

I tweeted about your giveaway. I'm Lazydaisy0413.

lazydaisy0413[at]yahoo[dot]com

[I hope I read the instructions correctly in that we are supposed to leave a separate comment for each thing we do. If not, please forgive me. ;)]

Beth F said...

Please enter me! I follow you in my Blogger follow widget, I follow you on Twitter, and I sent a tweet (but I don't know how to do the link! Please believe me!)

Congrats on your 100th post!!!

Julie P. said...

I don't know what happened, but my post is missing. Please enter me!

I already follow you on google reader and twitter. And, I tweeted about this contest!

bridget3420 said...

Congrats!!

This contest is awesome.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm following you on twitter - bridget3420

belleofthebooks said...

Please enter me! Those books look great... you were even my first retweet! http://twitter.com/belleofthebooks/status/1312650115

Congrats on reaching post #100! I just did recently and it feels wonderful, doesn't it?

MJ said...

Count me in

MJ said...

I'm following

Ms Mazzola said...

I already follow your blog, but please enter me in your contest. One of these days I may actually win someone's contest! msmazzola at gmail dot com

MJ said...

I tweeted! http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/03/100th-post-giveaway.html

lilly said...

Awesome giveaway and awesome achievement. Congrats.
I am following your blog.

lilly said...

I am also following you on twitter and just tweeted about the giveaway.

My user name there is: lillygustavus

also I don't know if you need an email but in case you do here it is:
lilyswistek@yahoo.com

carlene said...

Wow - what a great bunch of books. Please enter me in your drawing.
Thanks
carlene

carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene

deltay said...

Wow - 100 posts! That's quite a feat, congratulations! That's quite the collection of books up for grabs too ;)

lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

deltay said...

I've sidebar linked this contest at

http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com

Bingo said...

Congratulations, my friend..how wonderful! I already follow.

Bingo said...

I think this is my comment and the first one about following makes two just in wrong order BUT congrats...and thanks for working with Heifer.

Bingo said...

I follow you on twitter and blogged about this there. # BookinBingoAtHomeWithBooks I tweeted about your 100th post, congratsless than 20 seconds ago from web

# Karen HaneyBookinBingohttp://tinyurl.com/alapgw has a great giveaway for her 100th post; and help ark adventure as well3 minutes ago from web

and so copied and pasted how I did it as I don't know how to who do a link to twitter to show you...duh, so techno challenged it is amazing anything I do on my blog or anyone else's ever gets counted...hope this is proof???

Bingo said...

I SO want to win SECRETS OF HAPPINESS and so I also blogged about this post at http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/03/write-for-reader-100th-post-giveaway.html#comments
on my BOOKIN' WITH BINGO blog and think that is a way for you to see my link? I told you I am techno challenged, Shel!

Bingo said...

And I think this is my last official post to count but I may keep coming back to annoy you if I see it is near 100 (I told you I really want that book). Anyway, Heifer is one of my charities I work for and love you are doing the ARK ADVENTURE. I donated $20.00 and think you just want one comment, not 20, correct? Thanks for all you do for that worthy cause!

Michelle Kuo said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! :D

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle Kuo said...

I'm already a follower

Michelle Kuo said...

I linked to your contest here!
http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-giveaway-links-for-march.html

Beth F said...

I'll add this to my weekly link round up (hoping that counts as a blog mention!)

Marie Burton said...

Please enter me for following and for Blogging about the contest.
The Link to my blog is http://burtonreview.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
marieburton2004 at yahoo

Great Giveaway! Congratulations, and Good luck on your successful blog.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Congratulations! Please enter me, thanks!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Debs Desk said...

I would love a chance to win you book giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Indigo said...

Thanks for the opportunity to join in the celebration of your 100th post! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

I follow you on Google Reader. Thanks!Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

I also follow you on Twitter and tweeted this contest. Here's a copy of the tweet:

A chance to win 5 books go here: http://tinyurl.com/alapgw

I'm listed under sageraven. Thanks!Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Raven73 said...

Followin you on twitter as of today.

Raven73 said...

I am following the blog.

Raven73 said...

I have re-tweeted the tweet that got me here on twitter.

donnas said...

Congrats on your 100th post.

Please enter me.

Thanks!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Scoti Springfield Domeij said...

I follow you on Twitter. This is a great way to drive traffic to your blog. Thanks for the idea.

donnas said...

I am a follower.

Raven73 said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

loves3cats said...

Wow, congrats on the 100th blog. It can be time consuming entering blogs everyday but so worthwhile. Thanks for the chance to enter and for having me to your site.

loves3cats said...

I blogged about this here:
http://daughterandfurbabies.blogspot.com/

loves3cats said...

I am a follower.

loves3cats said...

I am following you on Twitter...loves2cats

loves3cats said...

I tweeted...http://twitter.com/loves2cats

Brimful Curiosities said...

That is a big giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post. Have loved reading many of them!

Cindy said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Can you add my name to the contest please. I also follow your blog as well as i follow you on twitter.

Looking forward to seeing another 100 of your post. All the best to you.

Raven73 said...

My hope is that the person that wins is the one that this gift will value and cherish the generosity of the giver.

Raven73 said...

OK people, we're half way there. I'll be back...gotta go over to facebook and see what I can do to get this ball rolling again.

Raven73 said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/posted.php?id=705134100&success

Posted a link on facebook...This should get interesting now, eh?

Sandie Kirkland said...

Miriam is the best, isn't she? Congrats on your 100th! Great blog, btw. I've subscribed and look forward to reading about what you're writing on. Thanks!

skirkland@triad.rr.com

Sandie

Chino Blanco said...

Tom Hanks puts this brouhaha into perspective (and waxes prophetic) at the 3rd season premiere of Big Love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7JgK_mmEBk

"There's gonna be lies, and secrets, and discoveries, and problems. Television!"

Staci said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I loved reading Kiss my Tiara. The other books look great too!
mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bookfool said...

Please enter me! I follow you on Google reader and Twitter. And, congrats on your 100th post! I don't know how many posts I've written. I should go look, I suppose. :)

bookfoolery (at) yahoo (dot) com

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Congrats on your 100th post!
I'm happy to celebrate with you! :)

onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

silverhartgirl said...

congrats on your 100th posts

Karen in TN said...

Congrats on the 100th post. I follow your blog (googlereader).

kolists a/t gmail do\t com

erica m said...

I followed your blog!

erica m said...

I twittered too
http://twitter.com/technomomdesign/statuses/1339308377

And, I already follow you!

Rachel said...

Hi!
Love your blog, just started to read you and follow you on twitter last week after I saw a mention of you on the http://www.thepicnic-basket.com/ !!

Tweeted about your contest:
RT for @writereader Enter HUGE 100th Post Giveaway-ends 2nite. Need 100 comments or more. http://tinyurl.com/cjkj8s Lots of good giveaways!
6 minutes ago from web

rachbooks@gmail.com

lilly said...

Hi Shelly,
here's another comment to get you closer to 100 and maybe to get someone to win those books, huh? ;)
I still love the giveaway.

Sara said...

Congratulations! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the contest...
Sararush(at)hotmail(dot)com

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

Awesome Contest! Sign me up!

livingmyhappilyeverafter@yahoo.com

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

I am a follower!

livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

I follow on twitter, and I tweeted ur contest! livingmyhappily

Amazing contest going on here!Go sign up.Then give me your books! http://tinyurl.com/alapgwless than 5 seconds ago from web

livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

Meg89 said...

Happy 100 posts! What a great way to celebrate!

meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

 
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