Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me! And A Giveaway for You!

Today is my third blogiversary! Yay!! Starting my blog and watching it grow has been really fun and I want to thank everyone who's ever read it or commented on it for your interest and support. When I started it back in 2007 I don't think I ever expected anything to come of it.

It's been such a pleasure and a privilege to get to know all of you, and this year has been the best so far, with BEA, Book Blogger Con and lots of great book events, activities and more.

My husband is taking me out to a nice French restaurant in Boston tonight for beef Wellington, but the presents are going to be for you.
To celebrate my third blogiversary, I'm doing a giveaway of two signed Brunonia Barry galleys- her 2008 hit The Lace Reader and her latest, which came out in the spring, The Map of True Places.

Even if you've read one or both, signed galleys are great to collect.

So it's two giveaways, one book to one winner and the other to another winner. The contest is open worldwide and is open until midnight EST September 3, 2010.

The rules:
  • Leave a comment with your email address, stating which book you'd like to win. You can enter for both but you can only win one.
  • Entries without an email address AND a book preference will be disregarded.
  • Tweet the giveaway and leave a link for two extra entries.
  • Become (or be) a follower for two extra entries.
I will use Random.org to pick a winner sometime the weekend of September 4-5 and announce the winner the following week. I'll email the winner and he or she has 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner.

Thank you for everything these past three years and good luck!

52 comments:

Vasilly said...

Happy blogiversary! Here's to many more years of blogging!

Florinda said...

Happy Blogiversary, and here's to the next three (and many more) years!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I don't want the books but I do want to say Happy Blogiversary to one of my very favorite blogs!!!

Carrie said...

I've already read - and loved - both books, but wanted to tell you congratulations!

Kristen M. said...

Happy three years! You're a wonderful part of the community!

avisannschild said...

Happy blogiversary, Marie!

Mystica said...

Congratulations on the blogoversary.

I would like to be counted for The Map of true Places as I do have the other book.

I follow you on GFC

mystica123athotmaildotcom

nanscorner said...

Happy blogiversary! You can enter me for either book.

vtgoat[at]gmail[dot]com

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Happy #3 Marie, and many more years we selfishly hope.

JoAnn said...

No need to enter me, but I still want to wish you a happy third anniversary. Congratulations!!

Amy said...

No need to enter me, I'm about to be squished under all the piles of books I have to read ;) Just wanted to stop by and say Happy Blogiversary!!! :D

bermudaonion said...

Happy Blogiversary to you - congratulations on three years!!

Bellezza said...

First and foremost, Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad that I met you (even if it was late: last Christmas) and that we've had these six months to leave comments for one another.

I'd love a chance to win The Lace Reader. My email address is: Bellezza.mjs@gmail.com

I'm looking forward to more posts to share together in the year(s) to come. ;)

Sarah Miller said...

Congratulations, Marie! Happy blogiversary. Here's to many more years of happy book blogging...

I would love to win The Map of True Places so I can give it to my 89-year-old grandmother. She loved The Lace Reader, so I know how excited she would be to get this.

My email is bluetruckreviews at gmail dot com. Thanks, and enjoy yourself tonight!

Meghan said...

No need to enter me in the contest, I just wanted to say Happy Blogiversary! Yours is one of the first book blogs I started reading and I hope you keep it up for many years to come. =)

Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :D here is to many moire :)

And enter me for both books since I cannot choose.
blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Congratulations, Marie! I enjoy your thoughtful posts.

(Thank you for the giveaway but no need to enter me.)

Audrey said...

Happy anniversary! Your blog is wonderful, and it's fun tweeting with you.
Audrey

Zibilee said...

Happy Anniversary Marie! You have one of the best blogs out there, and I always love visiting.

I'd also love to be entered in your giveaway, and would choose The Map of True Places.

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

wordlily.com said...

Happy blogiversary, Marie! Congrats.

Michael Kindness said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!!


(no need to enter me in the giveaway)

Lisa L said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to receive The Map of True Places - I'm looking forward to reading it!

kinnareads said...

happy blogiversary! I wish you many more? No need to enter me in giveaway. Thanks

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

No entry for me.

Just stopping by to say happy blog birthday!

it was great to meet you at the Book Blogger Con this year.

Marce said...

Marie, congratulations, 3 years is great. You was my 1st follower and I celebrate my 1st year at the end of the month.

Enjoy celebrating.

I would love to win a signed copy of The Map of True Places. This is on my Wishlist.

marceblogspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

jewwishes said...

Happy, happy blogiversary to you! I enjoy visiting you, and reading your reviews, thoughts, and what you have to say.

I don't want the books, but think your giveaway is a nice idea.

~~Lorri

Alyce said...

Happy Blogiversary! Three years is a great accomplishment!

I'll toss my hat in the ring for The Map of True Places.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

pinkflipflops said...

congrats on 3 years.. i would like to win the map of true places..

pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com

Pam said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary! That is quite an accomplishment. Looking forward to many more years of reading The Boston Bibliophile.

Kathleen said...

Happy Blogiversary. I enjoy your blog so much and look forward to reading it for many years to come. No need to enter me in the giveaway, my shelves are overflowing as it is and I just bought 3 more books last night. Interestingly enough I just checked out The Lace Reader from my library at lunch.

Nymeth said...

No need to enter me, but I wanted to wish you a very happy blogging anniversary, Marie :D Here's to many more.

Connolly-Ahern said...

Three years? Congratulations! I only found this blog recently, but I enjoy it immensely. I'm looking forward to your insights in the next 3 years! Colleen

Lynne Perednia said...

Just another congrats to you post. Happy Blogiversary and here's to many more.

mbreakfield said...

Happy blogiversary! No need to enter me. Just wanted congratulate you.

caite said...

Yes, Happy Blogiversary to You!

I would love a chance to win The Lace Reader, since I never read it and I think every other person in BlogLand read and loved it.
I follow you on Google Reader if that counts.

caitemaireAThotmailDOTcom

Man of la Books said...

Hi and happy anniversary. I'm a new followr. I'd like The Map of true Places

zohar.laor at gmail dot com

Thanks,

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

Audra said...

Congrats! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! I'm a follower, and I've tweeted this (http://twitter.com/unabridgedchick/statuses/21505459242).

I'd love to read the Lace Reader -- I see the lace readings offered in Salem all the time!

thesibylqueen at gmail.com

Serena said...

No need to enter me. Just wanted to stop in and say Happy blogging into the future and have a great blogiversary!

Darlene said...

No need to enter me Marie - I just popped in to say Happy Blogiversary and I hope there is going to many more years of blogging to come!

Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe said...

Happy blogoversery!! I just stopped by to give you good wishes. Don't enter me. I enjoy visiting your blog every free time I get. Your posts are great and informative, and fun. I also would like to thank you who ever is responsible for the Jewish book Carnival. It is a great idea for a center place for all Jewish bloggers and Jewish books. Have a great night with your husband.

Alexia561 said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Congratulations on a wonderful journey, and here's to many more happy years!

Would love a chance for either book, as I haven't read anything by Brunonia Barry.

I'm already a follower

Thanks Marie! :)

alexia561@yahoo dot com

Jeanne said...

That's a great cake picture--happy blogiversary! I'd like a chance to win The Lace Reader. Jeanne(dot)Griggs(at)gmail(dot)com.

contemplatrix said...

happy blogiversary!

Library Cat said...

Congratulations on your Blogversary!

I would love to win and read The Lace Reader. I really enjoyed The Map of True Places.

dfluharty(at)uwf(dot)edu

Alayne said...

Happy Blogoversary! No need to enter me in the giveaway. Just saying congrats! :)
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

wisteria said...

Happy!!!!! Happy!!!! Happy!!!! Blogiversary to YOU!!
I am so happy for you and your three years. I have so enjoyed stopping by to read your blog.

No need to enter me in the drawing...I have both of these. Thanks for the contest anyway.
All the best to you!!!

Callie said...

Happy anniversary to the Boston Bibliophile! Takes a lot of commitment to stick with this for 3 years- thanks for the great reads!

I would like to put my name in for The Lace Reader. Thanks!

diaryofaneccentric said...

No need to enter me, just wanted to wish you a Happy Blogiversary!!

stacybuckeye said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad I found your wonderful blog :)
I'd love to win The Lace Reader.
stacybooks at yahoo

Care said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Ginger Patches said...

Happy Blogiversary! I would love to be entered for The Map of True Places. My email is tammyjp at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

As I'm finally getting through my feed reader I see this! UGH, I'm a horrible blog friend! Happy blogiversary (though I'm terribly late with the sentiment). I hope you have another fulfilling year.