Wow, the time really does fly. An entire half-year. It seems like I just started blogging yesterday and now I can officially say my little blog is six months old.
What does that mean? Not much, except… I can officially now participate in a few ARC tours if I want. (Doing a little happy dance. I’m writing this post quite late in the eve, so please excuse the silliness.)
What else does it mean?
That it’s once again time to THANK all of you who have stopped by, followed my blog and left some really great comments on my posts this past six months.
When I first started out it was just me talking to myself on the Internet. And while I took some joy in doing it, it was even nicer when I saw that people were actually stopping by to read what I had to say. And then deciding to follow my blog – and not just for the giveaways.
It was even cooler when people actually started commenting on my posts. Believe it or not, but I read them all. Even the “thank you” comments for my giveaways. Sometimes the comments just make me smile! I love hearing what each and every one of you have to say – except those spammers trying to sell me SEO services, random pharmaceuticals or gardening tools. (Gardening tools? Really?)
I do to respond to every comment and I’d like to think I will continue to do so as long as I have this blog.
And even though I don’t think I can call myself a newbie anymore, I’m certainly not a seasoned blogger. So, there are still some adjustments to be made and kinks to be worked out as I try to figure out what works and what doesn’t here on the blog.
What does it mean for you?
So, as a thank you to all of my stellar followers who have stopped by during the past six months, here is what I will be giving away…(I wish I could give this to each of you, but I only have the one set.)
Thanks so much to everyone who has been around during the first six months of my little blog’s existence! My Six Month Blogiversary contest has finally ended!
I have some work to do to add up entries due to the extra entry for guessing my favorite quote, and then printing names and doing hat stuff. But I will announce the winner here as soon as I can.
In the meantime, for those who wanted to know, my favorite quote is:
“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”
So, for those of you who guessed that quote, you get an extra entry!
I am a huge fan of Jace and his sarcastic comments, but I’m even more a sucker for the die-hard romantic lines. Especially someone as non-romantic as Jace!
I tried to make it easy to figure out – there was only ONE romantic quote, all the rest were sarcastic. Like those aptitude tests, you just had to pick the one that didn’t match and that was the winner.
I’ll be back later with the name of the winner…
We have a winner!!!!
Thank you again everyone for entering my Blogiversary Giveaway and for stopping by, leaving comments and tweeting with me!
I hope to be around in another six months and will have an amazing bloggy giveaway for you all then!
All five of the above books will be going to one winner. All five books are signed by the author. These are photos of the actual books being given away.
This is my final signed copy of City of Fallen Angels that I received from the Barnes & Noble online snafu.
After the author had attended the signing at my local Barnes & Noble she left behind a number of signed books – which I didn’t know until two weeks later. I managed to grab all three of The Mortal Instruments books – City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass.
And of course I had to add in Clockwork Angel – it wouldn’t be a complete set without it.
Just in case you wanted to see the lovely covers, here’s a better look.
In addition to all five books, in the prize pack there will be the set of CoFA postcards that was given away at the signing and the printed booklet which has the excerpt from Clockwork Prince and Holly Black’s Black Heart. (I do not know what the postcards look like as I don’t have a set of my own and I didn’t open up the pack. I also don’t own any of the signed books except for CoFA. I got them just for you guys.) I will also be tossing in some random signed and unsigned swag.
As this giveaway is for my six month blogiversary, it is open to existing GFC/blog followers ONLY. It is my way of saying thank you to those who have followed my blog during my first six months.
So, while becoming a new follower is always appreciated, it will not gain you entry into this contest. This contest is ONLY for current blog followers. My blogiversary contests will always be open only to my followers.
For those who are not eligible for this contest, feel free to check out my CoFA Giveaway #5 or any of the other contests listed on my “Contests” page.
* Only one entry per person.
* Contest is International where allowed by law.
* Must be 13 or older to enter.
* Giveaway ends Saturday, May 14th at 11:59 p.m.
* Winner will be drawn from a hat and announced on the blog on Sunday, May 15th
* Winner will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
* Open only to my current blog followers prior to start of the contest.
* If you’ve already won a signed copy of CoFA from Fiktshun you can still enter the contest to win everything but the copy of CoFA.
No hoops aside from the restriction. No tweeting or “like” required.
To enter, fill out the form below: