Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday Salon - A Blogiversary Giveaway!

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It's exactly two weeks until until my 3 year blogiversary on May 29th. I can't believe I've been doing this for three years. Where does the time go? I originally got into blogging just to see what it was all about. I never ever expected it to be so time consuming and something I got so involved with.

At the time, I had no idea of book memes/reading challenges or that I'd be participating in them. I had reviewed before - years ago on AOL, so I was familiar with that aspect but I had no idea there was an entire book community out there. Readers and writers of all genres. You can can easily find fellow readers with the same interest.

Then, I find blogs that feature other interests of mine - cats, TV, and movies. Another thing I had no idea was out there. This has been a fun ride and I hope it continues for a long time.

I've met so many wonderful fellow bloggers. I feel as if we are all in one big book club that meets 24/7. This has been a great time and I hope to continue being part of this blogging community for a long time to come.

So, please help me celebrate...for the next two weeks I'll be holding a blogiversary book giveaway. I'm giving away two books that I loved.

Here are a few simple giveaway rules...

1) Comment here that you want to be entered. Also, please tell me which book you want to win (yes, you can enter for both books). There will be two separate drawings using List Randomizer.

2) Leave a valid email address in your comment (I need a way to contact you! No email address, no entry!)

3) For an extra entry, follow my blog. If you already follow my blog, just mention that in your comment.

4) US only (Sorry, postal costs are crazy.)

5) For an additional entry: If you follow me on twitter, you'll get an extra entry. Just mention it in your comment!

6) Subscribe to my blog and mention that in the comments, too, for another entry! If you already subscribe, mention that in the comments!

7) If you blog about the giveaway on your blog, you get 2 extra entries!

All entries must be submitted by May 29th, midnight est. I will contact the winners by email. If I don't get a response within 3 days, another winner will be chosen.

All winners are picked by Random I will announce the winners on the 4th during the blog tour!

Good luck everyone!


  1. I would love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.
    This is one of my favourite blogs!
    I follow & I subscribe.
    Books, Cats and coffee; that's me!
    Congratulations to you! Great job!
    McGuffyAnn @ McGuffy's Reader

  2. I would love to win the Joshilyn Jackson book, since I haven't yet read one of hers.

    BTW, I thought I already followed your blog, but guess I didn' I do!

    I had a three-year-blogoversary for the first blog I created in April. Time flies. When I think back to the journey, it's been awesome and I've learned so much.


  3. I just blogged about this giveaway here:

  4. Congrats on three years! That is great! I would love to win a copy of Made in the USA by Billie Letts. It has been recommended to me several times but I have yet to get my hands on a copy and read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    I am also a google follower


  5. Happy 3 Years of Blogging!! Don't enter me as I've read both books.

  6. Happy (early!) blogiversary!

    I am a follower who would love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

    Here's my addy:
    irregular.silsbee at gmail dot com

    Thanks for giving away presents on your day! ;)

  7. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming sounds like an interesting read. I would like to enter your giveaway to win that book.

    I am a follower, and I will post on my sidebar.

  8. i would love to read 'the girl that stopped swimming' and/or 'made in the usa' thanks for the chance.

    i'm a follower...and email subscriber, too :)

    happy blogiversary!

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  9. Happy blogiversary, Yvonne, and thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway! Please enter me in the giveaway for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks!

    I am a follower of your wonderful blog. :)


    I will post a link to your giveaway in my blog's sidebar.

  10. I would love to read Made in the USA.
    I follow as Renee G on GFC.

  11. No need to enter me. I just stopped by to wish you a happy blogaversary!!

  12. No need to enter me Yvonne, but wanted to congratulate you on your blogging milestone.

  13. Happy Blogiversary! No need to enter me - I already own both books.

  14. Please enter me! I would love The Girl Who Stopped Swimming but I hear Billie Letts is great too - I haven't read anything by her yet.

    I'm a follower!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  15. Happy Blogaversary!!

    I would love to win "The Girls Who Stopped Swimming'.

    I am long time follower of your blog with Google Friends Connect.

    I also follow with an e-mail subscription.

    I follow you on Twitter too.

    My Twitter name is Carolee888 and I tweeted: 'The Girl Who Stopped Swimming' ot "Made in the USA'


  16. I would love to win either book, and I do follow your blog!

  17. HAPPY ALMOST BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!! 3 YEARS is a huge accomplishment!!

    I would love to be entered to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming"

    I follow your blog and have been for a while now
    cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

  18. I 'd like to read Girl Who Stopped Swimming. (I have read the other one, and really enjoyed it!)
    -blog follower via GFC
    -new email subscriber

  19. I would prefer The Girl who Stopped Swimming but either would be great.

    Happy blogoversary

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  20. I would like to win the Joshilyn Jackson book - I just love her! I just started following with GFC.

  21. Wow...three years! Congrats!

    Please enter me for both books and thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower
    twitter follower @truebookaddict


  22. would love to win either book.

    leonelescota AT gmail DOT vom

  23. I would like to win either book.

  24. Happy Blog-versary!!! No need to enter me, since I do have both those books in my TBR ;)

  25. I would love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  26. I'd love a chance at either book thanks!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

  27. Thanks for the chance to win!! I'd love to win Made in the USA!


  28. I'd like to read Made in the USA.



  29. Happy Blogiversary, Yvonne! # years is wonderful & quite an accomplishment!

    Thank you for hosting a giveaway in honor of your day! I would love to win Joshilyn Jackson's book which has been on my tbr list for a while and I'm happy to read you loved it!


  30. Oops, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention I follow your blog on GFC!


  31. I subscribe to your blog in email, too (email address for blog 'scripts:



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