Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Salon: My Blogiversary!

Happy Sunday! Today is a very special day for me:


Happy Blogiversary to me!! Today is my fourth anniversary blogging. Thank you to everyone who's ever read my blog, left a comment, entered a giveaway, linked to me, tweeted, etc., etc. It's been a fun-filled, busy four years of online life. I've read a lot of books, written a lot of reviews and most importantly made a lot of wonderful friends. And I have a present for one of you:

I'm offering a giveaway of Eddie Signwriter, by Adam Schwartzman, my favorite new book of 2010. It's just out in paperback; you can read my review here. It's a wonderful literary debut by an acclaimed poet with a wonderful ear for language and eye for detail. This book didn't get near the attention it deserved, but Schwartzman is one to watch. He's already achieved wide acclaim for his poetry and I predict more success for him and his writing in the future.

What you need to know:
  • I'm offering a brand new paperback of Eddie Signwriter that I bought myself for the giveaway. There is no sponsorship or corporate promotion behind it. I just love this book and want more people to read it.
  • The giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada.
  • To enter, comment on this post with your email address. No email address, no entry- no exceptions.
  • You have a week, until midnight EST August 14 to enter.
  • Sometime early that week I'll pick a winner with Random.org and notify that person via email. The winner has 48 hours to get back to me with a mailing address before I pick another winner.
  • Tweets, Facebook posts and Google+ posts get you two extra entries. Being a follower gets you two extra entries. Please leave a link.
And me? I'll spend the day reading. Maybe I'll re-read Eddie Signwriter. Thanks for entering and thanks for everything! This blog would be nothing without you.

29 comments:

Alyce said...

Happy Blogiversary! No need to enter me because I already own the book. I just wanted to stop by and say congrats on four years!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Congrats! I remember our LibraryThing days fondly :)

Eva said...

Happy blogiversary! :D I don't need to be entered in the giveaway, just wanted ot wish you the best!

Hillary said...

Happy Blogiversary. Congrats on 4 years!

Laura said...

Congratulations Marie! I enjoy following your blog and look forward to continuing to do so. The book sounds intriguing, so here's my email address: lindsayla18 AT gmail DOT com

Thanks and have a great day!

bermudaonion said...

Happy blogiversary! I won my first contest every on your blog! kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Happy Blogiversary! My third is coming up and I was going to prepare a post, but the idea of finding a cake picture and photoshopping it (or whatever one does) seemed to overwhelming to me! :--) Yours is beautiful though - I love how the name of the blog is rendered in icing! And yes please enter me for the contest!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Jessica said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy your posts and our exchanges on twitter too. Here's to more fun ahead!

sternapple (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Happy blogiversary, Marie! Enjoy today's reading!

Frances said...

Happy Blogiversary! 4 years? Time does fly! Wondering how many books you have acquired over that four year span? :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Four years is such an accomplishment! My third year is coming up and I need to try not to forget about it. I'd love to enter my name for the book. Happy Blogiversary!!!

rnawrot at cfl dot rr dot com

fatbooks.org said...

Congrats on your fourth year! No need to enter me in the giveaway, since I live in the middle of nowhere (postage-wise, at least), just wanted to say that I love your blog and I'm glad you've been running it for so long.

Alexia561 said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations on four awesome years! :)

alexia561@yahoo dot com

Alexia561 said...

sent out a tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/Alexia561/status/100241335642095616

Man of la Book said...

Congrats on your achievement. Four years is certainly something to be proud of.

I usually don't enter contests for books I haven't read about, but with such glowing recommendation from you I think I must.

ManOfLaBook at gmail dot com

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

Zibilee said...

Happy Bloiversary Marie! I am so glad that you have been here, and I have learned of so many great books, and read so many of your interesting thoughts on them that I can't imagine not opening up my reader to find you here everyday! I hope there are many more years ahead of you in blogging! I would also love to read this book that you think is so fantastic, so please do enter me in your giveaway!

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

rhonda said...

Happy Blogiversary!!lomazowr@gmail.com

chasingbawa said...

Congratulations on 4 years! No need to enter me for the giveaway.

Jeanne said...

Happy blogiversary! Four years, wow. And I would love to be in the running for winning that book: jeanne(dot)griggs(at)gmail(dot)com.
It just struck me how much I love it that many bloggers, including you, celebrate the birthdays of their blogs in hobbit-fashion, by giving gifts.

contemplatrix said...

happy anniversary to this you and fantastic blog!

~L

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary! 4 years is a major accomplishment!

Thanks for the generous giveaway. This book sounds fantastic!

diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

The Well Read Fish said...

Woot Woot!
thewellreadfish (at) gmail.com

Jessica M said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary! Four years -- how exciting! I always enjoy your posts and look forward to reading more of them. :)

And of course, thanks for the giveaway. It definitely sounds interesting, and I'll have to keep it on my radar even if I don't win.

jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

Cassandra said...

I haven't heard of this one, but if you recommend it, then it has to be worth checking out!

Cassandra said...

Sorry....

indiereaderhouston AT gmail DOT com

bookconscious said...

Happy Blogiversary. I re-tweeted your call for entries:
http://twitter.com/#!/bookconscious and I follow you on twitter and read your blog in Google reader. I also blog about my family's reading at http://bookconscious.wordpress.com/
You can reach me at deborahba AT yahoo DOT com

stacybuckeye said...

4 years! Congratulations. I always enjoy checking out your blog. I'd love to win your favorite book from last year :)
stacybooks at yahoo

Infinite Bookshelf said...

Congrats on 4 years of blogging!

jaredreadsbooks@gmail.com