Sunday, September 25, 2011

First Giveaway Post!

Good morning/afternoon, all! I'm pretty excited to post today, because when I saw that I now have over ten followers, I decided what better way to celebrate my appreciation to you guys than by hosting my first annual...

It's My Birthday! Giveaway

The only real requirement to participate is that you please follow my blog. Also, as with any giveaway I plan to host in the future, this is open both to US and International readers! If you are an international reader, however, I do have one limitation: please check to see if The Book Depository ships to your country! If they don't, you CAN still participate, you are just a little more restricted in your prize options. Sorry. :(

So what are the prizes?

For US readers: You may select either up to $25 in books from The Book Depository OR a $25 gift card to If the gift card will not be used by you, please let me know if you would like a specific design to suit whoever it would be going to.

For International readers whose country The Book Depository ships to: You may select up to $25 (USD) in books from The Book Depository OR a $25 (USD) gift card to As with US readers, if you wouldn't be using the gift card for yourself, let me know if there is a specific design you'd like.

For International readers whose country The Book Depository does NOT ship to: You will receive a $25 (USD) gift card from

Closed to entries!

But that isn't all! To continue the promotion of Banned Books Week (24 September - 1 October), I'm also now hosting a Banned Books Giveaway! The rules are the same as for the above giveaway - you must be following my blog, and it is open to both US and International Readers! This one does have a little more of a restriction for internationals, however - The Book Depository MUST ship to your country. If you select a prize option to win books of your choice, all selections must be on the ALA's Frequently Challenged list - classics, 1990-1999, 2000-2009 or from theTop Ten list from 2010. Entries will not be accepted after 1 October, and a winner will be randomly selected at the end of the giveaway.

Banned Books Giveaway Prize Options:

For US readers: You may select up to $25 in banned books from The Book Depository OR up to about $25 in select merchandise from the ALA's Banned Books Week store! It does not have to be merchandise specific to this year. Basically, with the BBW store option, you can get EITHER one t-shirt OR up to about $25 in any combination of these other items: List of Banned Books, Poster, Button, Tote Bag or Bracelet.

For International readers: You may select up to $25 (USD) in banned books from The Book Depository! If they do not ship to your country, I'm sorry, but you are not eligible for this particular giveaway.

Closed to entries!

Thank you again to all my new followers, and good luck!


  1. wow those are some amazing giveaways!

    Happy Birthday to you and hope you have a good one!

  2. AWESOME giveaway!!! new follower here...

    thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

  3. Oh, and Happy Birthday!!

  4. Hi there,
    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you are having a great one :) What a great giveaway. I've been thinking about doing something like this for my blog, but I've never done one so.... I feel a little nervous about it *shrugs*. Mabye someday. Anyway, thanks for the giveaway, and I hope you eat some great cake :D
    Ninja Girl

  5. Happy Birthday! And congratulations on getting more followers! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Awesome giveaway! I'd enter but I'd feel bad if I won. LOL

    Happy birthday, bb!!!

  7. I wanted to come by and personally thank you for participating in the hop this year!!



  8. Ooh, I didn't even know there was a built in follow feature, I just always use an RSS thinger. Guess it's a good thing I stopped by the actual site eh? Happy Birthday!!

  9. Great Giveaway, I took part! :)

    I'm also a new follower and thanks for stopping by my blog as well. :) I like the look of your blog!

  10. happy birthday! thanks for the great giveaways!

  11. Amazing giveaways!!! I thought I was A follower but I am now:)

  12. Happy belated birthday!!! :-)

    Safari Poet