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drey's blogoversary: Day 1!

November 23, 2009
Ok, here we go! To kick-start my blogoversary celebration, I have a few books for you to choose from. How many books get new homes, depends on how many people enter the giveaway... All books have been very gently read--they are either from my library, or a book sent to me for review.

Rules:
-- Contest is open to US residents only, no PO Boxes please! Sorry, international folks, I cannot afford shipping overseas...
-- Follow for 1 extra entry. I am going to be very particular about this--I must be able to verify this, so please let me know where you follow, and how I can identify you. Email address (Feedburner email), name (facebook NetworkedBlogs), twitter id, blogger profile page, etc.
-- To enter, comment about the extra entries for the giveaways here on drey's library, and tell me if you like them or not, with reason, please. I'm considering making my life easier, and removing extra entries will do that, but if you blog about the giveaways, or tweet 'em, etc., then there should be a recognition that you did something other than say "enter me", right? Or am I making this wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too complicated?
-- Make sure there's an email address (you at email dot com), and list which book(s) you'd like, in order of preference.
-- Do it all before 6:00 pm CST December 4th. Good luck!

Winners:
Every 10 people entered means ONE winner gets picked, for a maximum of 10 winners. So, go nuts and tell the world.

Now for the important part, the books (click on the titles for more information):
  1. Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori: Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon (yes, this is a 3-book set)
  2. Jeaniene Frost's Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave
  3. Jacqueline Carey's Banewreaker and Godslayer
  4. John Shirley's Bleak History
  5. Amber Benson's Death's Daughter
  6. Jim Butcher's Academ's Fury (Codex Alera #2)
  7. Michelle Rowen's Tall, Dark & Fangsome
  8. Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
  9. Anne Bishop's The House of Gaian
  10. Patricia Briggs' Dragon Blood
  11. Chris Marie Green's A Drop of Red
  12. Dan Simmons' Hyperion
  13. Leila Cobo's Tell Me Something True
  14. Belinda Acosta's Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz
  15. Lisa Fineberg Cook's Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me
  16. Sarah Bird's How Perfect is That
  17. Anita Shreve's A Change in Altitude
  18. Katie Crouch's Girls in Trucks
  19. Claire LaZebnik's The Smart One and the Pretty One
  20. Shelley Adina's Tidings of Great Boys
  21. Zoey Dean's Hollywood is Like High School with Money
  22. Sue-Ellen Welfonder's A Highlander's Temptation
  23. Amanda Scott's Tamed by a Laird
  24. Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked
  25. Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl

Hopefully there's something here for everybody... =)

49 comments:

~Jennifer~ said...

I like extra entries and I think it helps promote the giveaways for the blogs that do them. That begin said, I think that extra entries should be limited to one or two specific ways. At least, that's how I like to do them.

I follow you on Twitter @TequilaReader

jennisicurella at verizon dot net

I would like:
Amber Benson's Death's Daughter
Jeaniene Frost's Halfway to the Grave
Michelle Rowen's Tall, Dark & Fangsome
Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl
or just about any other really.

lilly said...

No need to enter me. I only wanted to congratulate you on your anniversary. Ours are so close together and I am very happy to see you here and I hope you'll stay for many more years :)

traveler said...

Congratulations on your celebration! Your blog is the best and so enjoyable. I don't mind extra entries but they aren't important to me nor necessary. The books are delightful and unique. It would be great to read Japan took the J.A.P. out of me, Tell me Something Ttue and how Perfect is that. Thanks so much for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Virginia C said...

Hey, Happy Blogoversary! : )

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Google Friend Connect Follower

Email Subscriber

Google Reader Subscriber

Extra entries are great, especially when they prompt more participation than just "enter me in the contest". Are the extra entries too much extra work for you?

Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked
Patricia Briggs' Dragon Blood
Chris Marie Green's A Drop of Red

cheryl c said...

I like the extra entries, but I think you should limit them to make your life easier!

I am a google blogger follower.

If I win I would like:
THE SMART ONE AND THE PRETTY ONE
or
TAMED BY A LAIRD

Thanks,
cheryl

castings at mindspring dot com

Bingo said...

I have been waiting for a post where I could say CONGRATULATIONS! Is this your 2nd year? I can't tell but for me, it seems like you are a pioneer as everyone knows you, loves you and your blog...and why not?! You are a great blog friend and I am glad I am finding more time to come around now. I follow on GCF but really wanted to say CONGRATS!

Bingo said...

Oh if you want my humble opinion, I think extra entries are painful for the contestant and probably the blogger even more but people do like those extra chances...I know mine are a pain in the neck as I make them so confusing! Somehow people get it...I do think blogging about it and tweeting (if I knew how) are the best to always include if possible as it gets the word out...just my opinion..and CONGRATS again!

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Hi Drey!

Great giveaway and again congrats on your blogoversary :)

I don't really mind if their is extra entries or not. Sometimes it's nice because we get more of a chance to win the books. But sometimes I'm too lazy to do them lol.
+1 I'm a follower - here's a link to my profile:http://www.blogger.com/profile/09970459958943385757

I'd like these books:
-Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori: Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon (yes, this is a 3-book set)
-Michelle Rowen's Tall, Dark & Fangsome
-Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
-Claire LaZebnik's The Smart One and the Pretty One

Thanks!
-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Extra entries can be overwhelming. Streamlining is always a good option. ;)

I am a follower via google as Sweet Vernal Zephyr

Books I would enjoy in order of preference:
4. Bleak History
1. Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori
5. Death's Daughter

Thanks and Congratulations again! Miranda
http://sweetvernalzephyr.blogspot.com
mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

Congratulations on the bloggiversary! I don't get over here nearly as much as I would like too.

I think limiting extra entries to give aways to just a few is a good thing. On my blog, I'm considering having 3 ways: 1. answer the main question or comment on the book/author, 2. be a follower or email subscriber, and 3. promote the give away somehow - twitter, blog post, whatever. Too many ways to enter can get confusing and then people are just joining things they won't use to get extra entries.

With that said, I do follow via blogger ;-)

You have some wonderful books up for grab! I'd like to be entered for:

1. Jeaniene Frost's Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave
2. Jacqueline Carey's Banewreaker and Godslayer

Angela said...

whoops, got so interested in looking at the books I forgot to leave my email - angela.donner (at) gmail.com

Irene Yeates said...

Hi drey, Congratulations on your Blogoversary!!
I am a Google and email follower.
I would like to win A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE.
Thank you!!

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Sheila Deeth said...

Great list of books. I tend not to bother with the extra entries bit - nice to win something once in a while, but books and blogs to read and write and time goes by too fast.

sdeeth at msn dot com

Becca said...

How exciting! Both the blogoversary and the giveaway. Extra entries? I could take them or leave them. I don't mind them but I usually only do them so I can have the same chance as everyone else. But sometimes I can't even be bothered. So I wouldn't care if they weren't there.

I follow on blogger. My profile page is here:
http://www.blogger.com/profile/12221523382938015134

I would love to win Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori.

Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Margie said...

Congratulations!
I think I would like to read any of these...
Tell Me Something True
Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me
Smart One & Pretty One

I follow via email subscription.

I like to get an extra entry for following....as for blogging about it, etc., I can't really relate to that because I don't have a blog.

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

budletsmom said...

I like it better without all the extra entries - everyone gets one shot and it is just easier for everyone but could understand you wanting people to learn about your blog.

Congrats on your blogoversary.

I would love to win:
Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Patricia Briggs' Dragon Blood
Chris Marie Green's A Drop of Red
Sue-Ellen Welfonder's A Highlander's Temptation
or Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl

You have some great books here -many I had to purchase but many that are still on my to buy list.

budletsmom at yahoo dot com

rubynreba said...

I am a follower under pbclark.
I prefer giveaways that are very easy to enter.
The books I like most are:
The Smart One and the Pretty One
How Perfect is That
A Change in Attitude
However, there are several I haven't read that also look good.
Thanks and Congratulations!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

photoquest said...

I follow through friend connect (photoquest), Facebook (photoquest) and Twitter (photoquest2)
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

photoquest said...

I like a few extra's like twitter or subscribing It helps promoting the books and the website.
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

photoquest said...

What a wonderful Celebration and selections of books you've offered up! Here are some i would like a chance to win
Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott
How Perfect is that by Sarah Bird
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

lingeorge said...

I believe the extra entries are OK for a giveaway. Very few people even answer the question in your blog. I am so glad you are having an anniversity! It means may more reviews to come. I discovered you last summer, and have followed your reviews ever since. You really help me discover new artists.

I follow the blog linda at gordonvalley dot com

and on Twitter http://twitter.com/lingeorge

I would like any of these:
1 • Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori: Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon (yes, this is a 3-book set)
2 • Jeaniene Frost's Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave
3 • Jacqueline Carey's Banewreaker and Godslayer
4 • John Shirley's Bleak History
18 Katie Crouch's Girls in Trucks
24 • Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked
25 • Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern G
or any others
Or any others, free books help to support my bookaholic habit.

Emma said...

Congrats on your blogoversary.


Email Subscriber
The books I like most are:

Sarah Bird's How Perfect is That

Leila Cobo's Tell Me Something
True
Katie Crouch's Girls in Trucks

Claire LaZebnik's The Smart One and the Pretty One

Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori: Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon .Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary
I don't mind a few extra entries but I hate having to jump through so many hoops that it feels like work.

I follow you on Blogger
On Twitter- kdet62
On Facebook- Kathy Detweiler
I'm covering all of my bases here:)

kathydetweiler@gmail.com

I would like
Bleak History
Dragon Blood
Deaths Daughter
Thsnks for having the giveaway!

scottsgal said...

I follow via email

I would pick books 19, 20, 22 & 24

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I personally like one time entries - makes it a level playing field

msboatgal at aol.com

Haleyknitz said...

Hey!! So happy for you! I hope you have a great next year :D

Google follower and rss follower
haleymathiot@yahoo.com

books I want

**I really really REALLY want Jeaniene Frost's HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE and ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE I've been looking for them used everywere and can't find them and i'm broke so I cant buy them and I'm going to stop rambling ;)

**Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori

**A change in Altitude
**Tell Me something true

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower on blogger/google reader. Thanks! My top picks would be:
A Change in Altitude
How Perfect is That
Tidings of Great Boys

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

AmandaSue said...

I dont care for the extra entries because most of us dont have much time in our lives to spend on trying to earn more entries. Or I dont want to join a bunch of other websites to add someone or follow them.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

holdenj said...

Congrats to you! I have enjoyed you reviews and blog over the past months. I think streamlining a bit is ok--I'd rather you be around than close up shop altogether! Extra entries are fun, but I don't always "use" them, so there you go.

+1 I follow via google friend connect and google reader

It's a great list of books, I'd be most interested in:
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Japan took the J.A.P. out of Me
Girls in Trucks
Tidings of Great Boys
How Perfect is That

Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

purplg8r said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!
I like the extra entries for the giveaways...if you put more effort into them,there should be recognition

+1 I follow you through google friend connect/ blogger

I would love to read
Chris Marie Green's A Drop of Red

belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Congratulations, and what a fun giveaway! I'm not a blogger, so extra entries are not as available to me.

I subscribe to your blog via email.
I follow via google friend connect.

And if I were lucky, I'd ask for-
How Perfect is That
A Change in Altitude
A Hint of Wicked

Thanks so Much.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

clenna said...

I follow through Google friends (clenna)
and I subscribe via email (clenna)

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I don't mind a couple of 'extra entries' - like following or subscribing. I don't like using my facebook page or tweeting about the contest. Making a comment about the item makes sense and is good too.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

The books I would love to have are the following in the order of preferrence:
J. Frost's Halfway to the Grave and One Food in the Game, L. Cobo's Tell Me Something True,
M. Harpers's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, and A Benson's Death's Daughter.
clenna at aol dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Well since I don't tweet or have my own blog, the extra entries don't help me any!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked
Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Dead Men
Sue-Ellen Welfonder's A Highlander's Temptation
Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl
Katie Crouch's Girls in Trucks

I follow on google friend connect.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

I am not crazy about tons of ways to get extra entries but one or two ways to get extra entries is nice so that you gain followers and have the contest promoted.

I follow with google friend connect and on twitter @throuthehaze

1. Jeaniene Frost's Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave
2. Jacqueline Carey's Banewreaker and Godslayer

Raelena
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Carolyn Brown said...

Drey,
Happy Anniversary!!! I'm glad you have a blog and that you've included my books in it! A big Oklahoma Hug to you!
Carolyn Brown

Karen H in NC said...
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Karen H in NC said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary!

Extra entries are nice, but not everyone (myself included) participates in all the different social networks out there today. In spite of not having scads of extra entries, I have been lucky to have my name drawn from the cyberhat several times! I think extra entries should be limited to 2 verifiable methods. IMO, it would be easier for you and level the playing field for everyone.

Now, if my name is drawn, I'd love to win any of the following (in no particular order):
Michelle Rowen's Tall, Dark & Fangsome
Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Patricia Briggs' Dragon Blood
Chris Marie Green's A Drop of Red
Sue-Ellen Welfonder's A Highlander's Temptation
Amanda Scott's Tamed by a Laird
Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked
Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl

I follow you on Google Friend Connect at Karen H in NC

kkhaas at bellsouth dot net

Mishel said...

My dear Drey, congrats on your 1st year of awesome blogging =). Yours is one of the very first blogs I came across when I started mine in December of last year. And yours isn't that much older than mine but it's way better!! I love coming to visit.

I follow you through Blogger.

I always enjoy extra entries, it boosts my chances to win. However, I know what a pain in the butt they are to count so I understand if you're wanting to get rid of them. It's a tough choice because the extra entries can bring traffic to the giveaway sometimes...

Thanks Drey,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel said...

Duh, I forgot to name some books.

Sorry about that =(


One Foot in the Grave : Jeaniene Frost
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men : Molly Harper
Academ's Fury : Jim Butcher
Bonewrecker & Godslayer : Jacqueline Carey
A Change in Altitude : Anita Shreve

Thanks again!

jewell330 said...

I don't mind seeing extra entries; however, I generally don't take advantage of "follow" and "tweet" entries because I just have too much going on to keep my email weeded down already without additional things like twitter, etc. I keep the sites I like bookmarked, and sometimes throw links to my friends.

This is a wonderful giveaway, and, after looking through the books listed and excerpts and reviews, I would love to ready any of the following (in descending order):

1. Liam Hearn's Tales of the Otori (not just because it's a 3-book set, but because we are a multicultural family, my ex-husband being partly of Japanese descent. As such, my daughters have a fascination with Japan - the culture, the history, decorative items, books about, etc. and these books would keep all of us occupied and interested.)

2. Hyperion (Hugo award-winner - I've always been a HUGE sci-fi/fantasy buff and this looks like a GREAT read)

3. A Change in Altitude (Anita Shreve - one of my favorite authors)

4. Academ's Fury - based on the reviews

5. Japan Took the J.A.P. out of me (again, Japan and it's culture)

6. Bleak History (an urban fantasy? Sounds like a unique read to me)

7. How Perfect is That? (based on the synopsis and reviews, I'm certain that this would be a nice, escapist read)

jewell330 said...

oops! I think I also forgot to leave my email as I was so interested in commenting on the books for offer :)

jewell330 at aim dot com

donnas said...

Congrats on the blogoversary.

I follow via Google Friend Connect in Google Reader.

I like extra entries up to a point, commenting, following, posting, linking all ok. But I think there should be a limit. Following on the blog and twitter is cool, but when you start expanding it to too many other sites that can bog it down.

Books I would choose in order:

- Mindy Klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl
- Zoey Dean's Hollywood is Like High School with Money
- Chris Marie Green's A Drop of Red
- Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
- Amber Benson's Death's Daughter

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Debbie's World of Books said...

Congratulations on the blogoversary!

I would like to win:
1. Halfway to the Grave & One Foot in the Grave
2. Dragon Blood
3. Hollywood is Like High School with money
4. Tall, Dark and Fangsome

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com
I follow via Google connect and reader

Anita Yancey said...

I really don't care for the extra entries. I think simple is best.
I like these books:

Anita Shreve's A Change in Atitude
Amber Benson's Death's Daughter
Sarah Bird's How Perfect is That

I am an email subscriber!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

Thanks for this chance to win on your blog ;o)

I am an old time follower of your blog (weloveourdogs@juno.com)

You know....I think you should do both, giveaways with extra entries and giveaways without.Some prople have blogs but some don't and maybe by doing both would be the best way to include everyone.

Happy Holidays,
Shawna L.

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