Monday, May 18, 2009

200 Posts, Really?

Last week I had a blast blogging twice a day to celebrate Children's Book Week.  Thank you to everyone who participated either with guest posts, interviews, giveaways and comments.  Please know that you are always welcome to do any of the before mentioned at any time, just email me and we'll put something together.  Little did I know, that during all of the fun, I would reach 200 posts.  Really?  It's hard to believe that I've posted that much.  What's even harder to believe is that so many of you are following me and really enjoy what I have to share.  Thank you so much!

I celebrated at 100, so, of course, I'm celebrating at 200; why not, right?  So, I have another HUGE giveaway for you; here's what you can win!

Testimony - 5 copies - At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Mix, Shake, Stir - 5 copies - The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libations--from the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.

Boneman's Daughters (audio) - 3 copies - Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn. Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn't even the worst of his problems: Ryan's daughter is BoneMan's latest desire. In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (audio) - 3 copies - Mr. Popper dreams about leaving his boring life and going on an adventure to the Antarctic. When the legendary Admiral Drake sends him a live penguin in response to his letter, he is thrilled. Very soon, he also receives a female companion for his penguin and they have 10 children. But Mr. Popper has enough trouble supporting his human family, and so he has the idea to take his penguins to the stage. Soon, Mr. Popper is up to his ears in adventure as he tries to manage 12 performing penguins and the trouble they inevitably get into.
Mr. Popper's Penguins remains a classic, read and remembered by generations of loyal fans. Now, 70 years after its publication, it will be given a fresh new voice as an audiobook to attract a new generation of listeners.
Okay, what this means is that there will be 5 winners; 3 who will win each of the above titles, and 2 who will win each of the first 2 books.  What do you have to do to enter?  First, just leave a comment on this post for an entry.  If you are a current follower, I'm rewarding you with 2 extra entries.  Become a new follower and get 1 extra entry.  Send someone to this giveaway, they become a new follower (they need to tell me you sent them), and you get 1 extra entry.  Tweet or blog about this giveaway and get 3 extra entries.

Now, for the technical stuff: Open to US/Canada addresses only; no PO boxes please; contest begins today and runs until May 30th.  Winners will be chosen randomly, emailed and posted on this blog.  Winners have 48 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be drawn.

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Becca said...

Congrats on your 200th post, Shelley!

Summer said...

200 posts! That's a lot. Congratulations!

donnas said...

Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment.

I am already a follower in Google Reader.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Kitten22 said...

Congrats on 200 posts!!

This looks great! Please enter me!


Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!


Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!


bermudaonion said...

Don't enter me - I just wanted to say Congratulations!

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! I recently hit that milestone myself. No need to enter me, just wanted to congratulate you!

Cinnamon said...

Congrats! Yay for 200 posts!

I'd love to read these (or listen). I'm already a follower and have this posted to my sidebar.


Unknown said...

Congrats on reaching the 200 milestone. Thanks for the giveaways.

I am also a follower.


KR said...

Congrats, please count me in!


KR said...

I follow.


Unknown said...

Hurray for you! What a great mix of books, so please enter me!

I am already a follower :)

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Nicole said...

I really want to win a copy of Anita Shreve's new book. I enjoy her stories alot.

Nicole said...

Congrats on 200 posts. I am a new follower.

Bingo said...

Shelly----200 posts! Amazing! What a nice celebration but please DON'T enter me as I am doing those giveaways at some point but did want to offer my congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the accomplishment. Way to go.
Love the giveaway. Count me in.

Belinda M said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in please


Belinda M said...

I am a new follower


Sue W. said...

First of all heartiest congratulations on your 200th post!! Super accomplishment! It won't be long before 300 comes along and there will be more celebration.

I am a follower.

Sue W. said...

I posted this wonderful giveaway on my blog at:


Icedream said...

What a great giveaway and congratulations! All of the books look great so I would love to be entered.

I blogged about this giveaway here.

I am a new follower on google reader.

Thanks for the chance!

Icedream said...

Sorry, my blog link didn't work (my coding needs improvement)so here is the long version! :D
I blogged about it at:

L said...

CONGRATS on your 200th post!

I'm a follower.


sharon54220 said...

WOW!!! Congrats on the 200th post. That is great.

I would love to win anything but Testimony because I've recently won one.

Continued success.

sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.

Jblanton said...

200 posts, wow thats alot, please enter me I would love to win some books

Jblanton said...

i'm a new follower

Jblanton said...


Jblanton said...

tweeted about giveaway

Jblanton said...

tweeted 3rd entry

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