Saturday, October 17, 2009

Giveaway to Celebrate My One Year Blogiversary!

Wow!  I can't believe a year has gone by since I have started this blog.  I remember when I started that I thought I would post a book review maybe once every couple of weeks, and maybe something else in between.  Well things have definitely come along as I have been able to work things out to where I can post a book review at least once a week, and I also enjoy posting other book related items almost every day of the week. 

It will be interesting to see where the next year of blogging brings me.  Many bloggers have recently purchased their own domain, so maybe I will look into that if it isn't too complicated. I really am pretty happy with how my blog operates right now, it has come to be a fun and relaxing outlet for me that I look forward to, without having too many obligations to concern myself with.

So to celebrate my One Year Blogiversary, I have decided to give one winner the choice between three gently used books that I have enjoyed and reviewed on my blog.  By clicking on the title of the book you can read my review, if you haven't read it already.

This One is Mine by Maria Semple

This is the hardcover version that I received from Hachette as a review copy.

The Sari Shop Widow  by Shobhan Bantwal

This is a signed trade paperback that I received from the author to participate in a blog tour for Pump Up Your Book Promotion.

The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter

This is an Uncorrected Proof that was provided to me to participate in a TLC Book Tour. My copy has a plain white cover.

So here is how you can enter:

To enter this contest you must be 18 or older and live in the US or Canada.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win.

You will have until Novemer 6th to enter, and I will draw for a winner on November 7th.


Harvee said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
harvee44 at yahoo dot com

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! I'm so glad you've been around a year and I hope you will be around for a long time to come in the blogger world. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love a chance to win The Sari Shop Window.


A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Posted this on my blog.


Ti said...

No need to enter me but I wanted to say Happy Blogiversary!

Lizzie said...

Happy blogiversary!!!!! I COMPLETELY thought you have been doing this forever.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Congrats on your one year achievement! You do a terrific job!

Jonnie (JB) said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Esme said...

Jo-Jo happy birthday to you. I would like to sign up for the Sari Shop Window. If you have time pop over I did a post on Diwali (an Indian festival-which is being celebrated this weekend).

A friend will be guest posting a recipe for butter chicken.

avisannschild said...

No need to enter me; I just wanted to say congrats!

Julie P. said...

Happy Blogiversary! I haven't read two of the books so I'd love to "win."


Unknown said...

Please don't enter me in the giveaway.
I simply want to congratulate you on your anniversary. The first one is always the best, I think. i hope you get to blog for many, many years to come and i am interested to see where the next year takes you as well.

Missy B. said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary, Jo-Jo!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats on your 1st Blogiversary. Hope you enjoy many more years blogging :) Great giveaways:

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congratulations! Here's to another fantastic year.

wolferock AT

Unknown said...

Wow, I didn't realize you have only been blogging for a year. Congrats on the Blogiversary!!


Unknown said...

I posted this in my right sidebar at:

Lezlie said...

No need to enter me. I just wanted to tell you Happy Blogiversary!


Alyce said...

Happy Blogiversary! The Sari Shop Window looks great!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

BurtonBookReview said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats at becoming a successful book reviewer.
I would love to be entered for The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal, that sounds like a good book to read.
As far as the domain goes, it is simple to do. As easy as changing your settings on the dashboard,settings, publishing, change the top question to custom domain, choosing your domain address, going to google checkout, and paying $10 for a year. Done.
You will just have to change your web address for wherever you ahve used it elsewhere as part of a profile.
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

Congrats on your blogiversary Jo-Jo! I'm so glad you're here in the blogging world so keep it up. I'd love to be entered because I'd like to get my hands on The Sari Shop Window. I'll put this on my sidebar as well. Thanks!

bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Bookfool said...

No need to enter me, either. Just dropping by to wish you a happy blogiversary!

Toni said...

No need to enter me.. just a big big congrats to you on your blogiversary.

Literary Feline said...

Happy Blogiversary, Jo-Jo! Congratulations on reaching that one year mark.

Thank you too for the giveaway. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal.

literaryfeline AT gmail DOT com

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

No need to enter me! Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! You seem years more experienced than 1, blogwise. Keep it up :)

I've been wanting the read The Sari Shoop Window, so please enter me!
stacybooks at yahoo

Ally said...

Congrats! Very exciting!

I'm interested in The Sari Shop Window. BEst of luck in the future.

allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

A fabulous giveaway...I would love the opportunity to read 'this one is mine.' thanks.

karen k

Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. I'd like to win The Sari Shop Widow.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Margot said...

No need to enter me in the giveaway. I just want to say congratulations on your anniversary.

mrsshukra said...

Congrats!!!! I would like to be entered for A Sari Shop Widow!


lag123 said...

I am new to your site and love it. Please enter me.

Simply Stacie said...


Thanks for the contest!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Wanda said...

Congrats on reaching the one year mark, Jo-Jo!

After reading your review I'd love to enter for The Sari Shop Widow.

Thanks for the giveaway, I'll mention it in my Up For Grabs post!


Serena said...

Congrats on the blogiversary! One Year and going strong.

I got my domain through blogger and you get to use the same system you have now, just with a $10 per year fee and short address.

I'd like to be entered to win The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter! After your review, it went on the wish list.

savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

Serena said...

I've placed your giveaway in my sidebar!

savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

brizmus said...

Congrats on one year!
Enter me!
+2 it's in my sidebar

nfmgirl said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! And you don't look a day over 10 months! :)

Please count me in! I've had my eye on The Sari Shop Window for awhile. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anna said...

No need to enter me...I just wanted to wish you a happy blogiversary! I really thought you've been blogging longer. Wishing you many more years of blogging fun!

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

First time visitor. Glad I discovered it. Happy Blogoversay

Laura's Reviews said...

Happy Blogoversary! It seems like you have been a blogger longer than that - I've enjoyed reading your blog and your comments on my blog.

I would love to be included in your giveaway.

My email address is laarlt78(at)hotmail(dot)com.

DarcyO said...

Happy blogiversary! Congratulations on one year! Thanks for the giveaway. Please include me.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Amy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

amymelniczenko AT gmail DOT com

Pam said...

Congratulations! Great giveaway!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Jem said...

Congratulations! Your blog is great and I hope you keep it up for many more years.

I would like a chance at the first book you listed (I can't remember the name now I am in the comment form)


Tea said...

I want to win and read The Sari Shop Widow so badly.


Tea said...

By the way, Happy Happy Anniversary!!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I love Blogoversaries! I will still be out of the country when yours hits so I want to say Happy early Blogiversary and I would love a chance to win The Sari Show Widow.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on one year! A wonderful milestone for sure!

Thank you for a great giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversry! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway :)


Nancye said...

Congrats on your first year wirh many more to come!! Thanks for the cool giveaway!!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Raspberry said...

These look great - thanks, and congratulations.
Also on my sidebar at

Kaye said...

Well, Jo-Jo, it has been a very productive year for you. Your blog is fabulous. The next year will probably go by just as fast.
Please enter me in the drawing. I'd love to win This One is Mine or The Sari Shop Window.
Have a great weekend!

Misty said...

Happy Blogaversary Jo Jo
Your doing great keep up the good work and we'll all keep coming back..
Thanks for having this great contest, I haven't read any of the books your giving away so it would be quite a treat to win them....

Unknown said...

I blogged about this giveaway here:

Thank you!

Booklogged said...

Please, throw my name in the hat.

booklogged at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I think "The Sari Shop Window" sounds like a great book to read. Thanks for the giveaway

Martha Lawson said...

Happy anniversary!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

heatherzilla said...

Happy Blogiversary! I would like to be entered for The Sari Shop Widow. Thanks!

DCMetroreader said...

Congrats on hitting the one year milestone! Hope you have many, many more blogiversaries!


sharon54220 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Many more.

I would love to be entered.

Thanks for the chance.

Jenny Girl said...

No need to enter me.

Just wanted to say Happy 1st Bloggaversary!

Isn't it amazing when you sit back and think how much your blogging habits and things have changed over the past year. Become more mature or something. I have met so many wonderful people like you, that is blows my mind.
Enjoy your special milestone :)

Marian Perera said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary, and I hope you win a book you like in some other contest. :)

And I'd love to read The Sari Shop Widow! Please enter me into the giveaway.


mdperera at hotmail dot com

M. said...

Happy #1! Amazing how time flies.

The books you've reivewed all look interesting. Personally, I think I'd be most drawn to the Sari Shop Widow because I've heard it described as 'Bollywood in a Book', which sounds like a lot of fun!

mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

SavingDiva said...

Happy blogovisary!!!!!

savingforhome at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

Thank you for the entry!


Nancye said...

Congrats on your first years!!! Many more happy years to come!

Thanks for the great giveaway

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Carol M said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

I would love to win The Sari Shop Widow.

mittens0831 at aol dot com

CherylS22 said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary! Thanks for the generous giveaway-I haven't read any of the books yet & would love to win one.


Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary. I'd love to read the Financial Lives of the Poets. Thanks for the chance. Here's to many more years of blogging!


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