October 30, 2009

It's My Party and I'll Give Away Books If I Want To...

It's my 30th Birthday on November 15th and in honor of the occasion I am putting up 22 books for grabs! That's right! Five- count 'em, 5- lucky winners will get to choose up to 2 books from my pile! In addition, one lucky winner will get to choose up to 4 books from my pile! I am giving away presents for my birthday!

Found this shirt online. Love it.
By the way, I have been asked what I want from others for my birthday. If you feel you must return the favor, here is my Amazon wishlist. :)

So, what books may you be able to win?

Fiction Selections:
1. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
2. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. The Rainmaker by John Grisham
4. The Client by John Grisham
5. Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah

6. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Allison Bottke
7. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
8. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
9. The Midnight Club by James Patterson
10. The Lie by Fredrica Wagman
11. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
12. Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
13. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
14. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
15. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
16. A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman (because of cost of shipping, counts as 2 books)

Nonfiction Selections:
1. The Funny Thing Is...by Ellen DeGeneres
2. Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life by Christopher Jamison
3. Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island by Barbara Bonfigli
4. The Attraction Distraction by Sonia M. Miller
5. A Worthy Legacy by Tomi Akinyanmi
6. Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
7. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired by Francine Prose

Here are the rules of the giveaway:
1) Leave a simple comment with your e-mail address saying you want to be entered into the giveaway drawing. *Understand these are all used books, and conditions of books will vary, but all are without serious damage and are very readable.

2) Cool Extras:
  • +3 entries if you are already a follower/subscriber. (Say so in same comment.)
  • +1 entry for a new follower. (Say so in same comment.)
  • +1 entry for every comment you have previously made on my blog since the beginning of September. (I will tally these.)
  • +1 entry for every comment on new posts from now until November 15th. Up to 1 entry per post. Any after that is just because you love me so much! :) (I will tally these.)
3) Deadline is Sunday, November 15th. I will announce the winners on November 18th.

4) The winners will then need to send me an e-mail (found on my profile) with a list of five to seven books they are interested in receiving, in order of most desired. This is to ensure the fairest delivering of books since no 2 are the same. The remaining books will be given away by me on BookMooch.

**Unfortunately, due to the high cost of shipping and the low wages of my job I am only able to ship to the U.S. and Canada.


  1. Happy, HAPPY 30th Birthday, Rebecca!! Please enter me. I am already a follower. --

  2. First off, Happy birthday!! That's a bit in advance, of course, but happy birthday anyway. 30 is a great age!

    I'd love to be entered in the contest, of course. There are some awesome books on there! I'm also already a follower for +3, and you have my email. :)

  3. Hooray for birthdays!!! And how sweet you are, giving other people books for your birthday. :) You are lovely. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    And I'm already a subscriber. ^_^ You know I've been lusting after that Muses book. ;)

  4. You're a November baby? Me too! My birthday is on the 30th. Hmmm...I should do some numerology on that...
    am feeling lucky and already a follower-so here's the email I will use:


    I hope your birthday celebrations last all month!

  5. Happy 30th! I just turned 30 too. Yay for our thirties! May yours be wonderful.

    I'm already a follower. You can email me at WinterWrite At Gmail Dot Com .

  6. Hi!

    Unfortunately I cannot participate in the giveaway, being an international reader, but I just wanted to drop by and say Happy 30th Birthday!

  7. What a wonderful thing to do for your birthday! Happy 30th. Mine's coming up in April, and I might just steal this idea.

    I'd love to be entered in the contest. My email is eclectic.eccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com and I get +3 for already being a follower.

  8. Holy penguins! My kids are older than you. Another scorpio here, although mine is Guy Fawkes Day.

    Happy B'day in advance.
    No need to enter me in the contest.

  9. Happy birthday month! Looks like a fabulous celebration. No need to enter me, but good luck to everyone else.

  10. Happy Happy Birthday to you! The 30's are really great! Hope you had a terrific day. Thanks for sharing your celebration!

    And yes, I am already a Follower.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  11. Just wanted to stop by and wish you an early Happy Birthday!

    No need to enter me in the contest

    Enjoy! :)

  12. Well Happy Early Birthday and Welcome to Your 30s! I loved my 30s ... I let go of so much of the crap that I dragged around during my 20s.

    I love your giveaway idea. Please enter me of course. And I am already a follower.

    By the way, did you get my e-mail with my 20Q answers? I hadn't heard from you and I know you were having e-mail trouble with me before. :)

  13. I hope you wear that t-shirt on your birthday!! Love it!! What a great giveaway to celebrate the 30th year of your life!!

    I'm a follower :)


  14. Happy Early Birthday!

    Your books are all interesting, especially Saffron Dreams.

    I've been a follower for a while, Though I usually lurk...

    wanda sissle at yahoo dot com

  15. Happy 30th - it's a fun one! Please enter me, and yes, I'm also a subscriber :)

  16. Happy 30th. I actually really liked that transition...although, I didn't like turning 35 this year!!! I don't know that I need any extra books right now, as I'm buried, so no need to enter me in the drawing, but I still wanted to wish you a happy birthday--early.

  17. Fun! I'm entering, and I already subscribe via your RSS feed.

  18. Oops, forgot my email:

  19. Happy 30th. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I would like to enter: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

    I am already a follower.

  20. Happy happy birthday, Rebecca! Please enter me in your great giveaway. I'm already a follower.


  21. What a lovely way to celebrate! May all the happiness you create with your giveaway return to you doubled.

    Please enter me. I'm already a follower.


  22. Happy birthday, Rebecca, and thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me in the contest - my email is heathmocha (at) gmail (dot) com.

    I wasn't a follower before, but I am now, & look forward to getting to know you and your blog. :-)

  23. Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway. I'd love to be included.


  24. ooph...30...that's scary. ;) Glad to see you celebrarting with such cerebral style!


    I'm an old follower w/ Google Reader.

  25. This is a great giveaway!
    I am a new follower.

  26. I would love to be entered in your wonderful draw. Thanks!

  27. I just became a follower of your blog.

  28. Oooohhh, count me in birthday girl!!! I hope you have a great bday!! 30 is a great age!! :)

    Email: tiftalksbooks at gmail dot com

    Cool extras . . . already a subscriber! And, I've been commenting on your blog, but have a lot of commenting to do!! I'm way behind in my Reader . . . again!! :)

  29. Happy birthday! My younger brother just turned 30 on the 5th. :) I'd love to be entered in the drawing!

    I just became a follower.

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

  30. Happy birthday!
    Please enter me:) I'm already a subscriber

  31. Happy Future Birthday! What a great giveaway in honor of your birthday. Please enter me in this.

    I am a new follower.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  32. WOW!! I get to say Happy Birthday on your birthday. Today for me is the day that I was officially adopted back in 1957.

    Happy Birthday and many more.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Lots of great books to choose from.


  33. I am also a subscriber via Google Reader.

    Again, Happy Birthday.



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