Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Blogiversary Giveaway!

I'm so happy to share with everyone that this week marks three years that I have been blogging and sharing my thoughts about all of the books that I read.  When I think back to that first post so long ago, I must admit that I really didn't know what was in store for me.  I can tell you that everyone in the blogging community has been amazing!  I am thankful to all of you-readers, publishers, fellow bloggers, authors, and publicists.  Blogs would mean nothing without any of you! 

I know that since I started my new job in March I haven't had the opportunity to visit many of your blogs as often as I would like.  Rest assured that I do make it over there eventually, even if it is a delayed arrival!   I have been trying to do a little housekeeping over here at Jo-Jo Loves to Read!!!  I'm working on cleaning up my blogroll by deleting some links that just aren't there any longer, and updating the actual link address for those of you that changed where your blog is actually located.  I actually even stopped following a few blogs that didn't have any activity within the last year.  Harsh, I know, but changes need to be made!

I'm planning on starting a writing workshop this week to hopefully help me compile my thoughts in a more organized manner.  Sometimes I read what I posted at a later date and say to myself "What were you thinking!"  Maybe I will even share with all of you the progress that I make with this workshop.

In celebration of the occasion today I think it is only appropriate to have a GIVEAWAY!  Fun, fun, fun!

 The 1st place winner will win a $20 gift card from Amazon!

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will have their choice of one of the following gently read ARC's from my shelf:

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

Guernica by Dave Boling

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard

The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen

Well I think this is a pretty good assortment of books for the giveaway.  So here is how you can enter:
To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. 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. Use a spam-thwarting format such as myemail.address AT gmail DOT com or myemail.address [at] gmail [dot] com.

You will have until October 27th to enter and I will draw for winners on or after October 28th.  I'm making this a short giveaway so whoever wins the Amazon gift card can take advantage of the specials that are offered through Harper this month.  You can find out more about that here.

Good luck everyone!


bermudaonion said...

Happy blogiversary! I was so disappointed that Club Read was canceled because I was really looking forward to meeting you. kathy(at)

The Lawver's said...
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The Lawver's said...

THREE years?? Happy blogiversary girl - I've enjoyed following your blog and sharing some of your posts with some of my friends!! Here is my link to my post!


Anna said...

Happy blogiversary! Wishing you many more years of blogging fun!


Unknown said...

Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Ti said...

Three years and I think I "met" you very early into your three years. I am heading into my 5th year! So glad that I've gotten to know you through blogging. I look forward to discussing many more books with you in the years to come.

Love the giveaway!

bookishchatter AT gmail DOT com

Literary Chanteuse said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for this giveaway. What amazing choices!


DarcyO said...

Happy Blogiversary! What awesome prizes to celebrate your milestone. Thanks for the chance.

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Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary!!!

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traveler said...

Happy Blogiversary! Best wishes. This is a wonderful celebration and giveaway. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

happy Blogiversary! Hope that you continue to blog for many years. Thanks for this lovely opportunity. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shelley said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win!

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xmx said...

Happy Bloggaversary!! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely books :)

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Esme said...

Happy anniversary-I hope to have you visiting again.

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Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! As you can see, I'm often late getting around too.
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Donna said...

Happy blogiversary! Yikes I'm just making the cutoff date to enter.