Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yay! It's Christmas (or Holidays) Big Give away!

What's better than the Holiday season, huh? Not much, to be honest. And to celebrate both the Holidays and my reaching 50 followers - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! - I will have a HUGE give away. Here are the prizes:

1st Winner: HIS/HER choice of book (as long as it's available) less than $15. YES! ANY BOOK!
2nd Winner: HIS/HER choice between Hold Still by Nina LaCour and Waves by Sharon Dogar
3rd Winner: The remaining book between Hold Still by Nina LaCour and Waves by Sharon Dogar

* US residents only (this includes Puerto Rico)
* MUST leave an email (if you're uncomfortable with this, email me at
* FOLLOWERS only (new or old)
* ENDS December 27th

Extra Entries (easy peasy):

+5 Follow on Twitter (YayReader)
+10 Add on Facebook Fans (HERE!)
+10 Twitter about the contest
+15 Post on your blog (sidebar, etc.)
+20 BLOG about the contest
+10 Tell me about Holiday traditions in your family.
+20 Refer new people to enter this contest (have the people mention you and each will get you +20)

Now, go out and spread the holiday cheer!

For ever 10 new followers that I get throughout the duration if this contest, everyone will get an extra entry (and maybe something else, but that's to be decided).

*Note: If you feel uncomfortable stating your details in the comments, please use THIS form. ONLY use it if you must, please.


Erica said...

I would love to be entered! I'm a follower

+5 Follow on twitter @thebookcellarx
+10 For Christmas my family always gets together at one of our house and have a fun time.

:) Erica

GMR said...

Happy holidays! Isn't this time of year fun! Well, I simply must enter your contest...and of course I am a follower!

+5 - Yup, I follow on Twitter too! =0) (GRgenius)
+10 - retweeted already! (hmmm, I used the new retweet feature and there doesn't appear to be a link I can copy and paste here....I did retweet it though, promise!)
+15 - linking on blog sidebar under contests! (
+10 - holiday traditions in my family include making Christmas cookies, putting up the lights and tree on Thanksgiving night, and shopping on Black Friday!

(I think that adds to 40...whew!)

Happy holidays and happy reading!


Katie said...

Enter me! I'm a follower of this blog and on twitter. (katiesbookshelf)

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Sounds like a blast! Count me in!

+5 Follow on Twitter (mindfulmusings)
+10 Add on Facebook Fans (Natalie Monzyk)
+15 Sidebar Link
+10 Every year my family goes to this place called Santa's Magical Kingdom. It's a giant park filled with God only knows how many lights. We've been going for as long as I can remember, and it's always great to come home from college and spend some quality time with the family!
+10 Tweeted it!

brizmus said...

+5 follow on twitter (@brizmus)
+15 in my sidebar under the contest list
+10 tweeted it here:
+10 every christmas eve we go to a christmas party at my great aunt's house after watching my mother play flute at church. Christmas wouldn't be the same without that.


throuthehaze said...

+5 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

+15 sidebar

+10 Our holiday traditions are decorating the tree together and visiting family.

+10 Facebook Fan-Rae Pavey

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!


Bianca said...

Fantastic giveaway!

+5 follower on twitter @bianca1946
+10 tweeted about this contest
+15 linked to sidebar at
+10 our traditions consist of drinking tea/hot cocoa while sitting around the christmas tree and I'm usually on the piano playing christmas music

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This is so great....

Our Christmas traditions are that we gather together on Christmas eve and tour around seeing the ligths throughout town. Our arboretum does a festival of lights that you can drive through and we like to do that too.

We open gifts on Christmas Day and hang our eating too much food, playing lots of Wii and watching movies. There is just the 4 of us, my hubby, and our sons who are 21 and 19.

This year will be different as my 21 year old leaves for the navy next week... not sure how that is all going to wrap around my heart just yet. :)

Ashley said...

I'd love to win this!

+5 I follow on twitter @booksobsession
+15 It's on my sidebar at
+20 Blogged here:
+10 A holiday tradition? On Christmas Eve we always open one present of our choice and watch the movie "A Christmas Story", haha I love it!
+20 I was referred by Bloody Bookaholic.

Kristen said...

+5 follow on twitter @bookgoil
+10 We play Christmas carols together as a big family band.. I play the glockenspiel.
+10 Tweeted:

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

Blarg.. and a facebook fan +10

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Jessica Secret said...

+5 Follow on Twitter (YayReader)
+10 Add on Facebook Fans (HERE!)
+10 Twitter about the contest:
+15 Post on your blog (sidebar, etc.):
+10 Tell me about Holiday traditions in your family: Every year, the other grandkids and I ice cookies. Or maybe that's Christmas Eve...either way it's a tradition that my grandma said she did as a kid.

I was referred by Bookgoil.
shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

BookMac said...

+20 blog post
+10 every year we decorate the whole house the day after thanksgiving. On xmas eve we go to my grandparents and have a huge dinner, xmas day we hang out in Pj's and eat chinease food.

Megan said...

Love contest

+5 Follow on Twitter (chapterchewer)
+10 Add on Facebook Fans
+20 BLOG about the contest
+10 every year we always make sticky buns and opena present on christmas eve


Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Great contest!

+10 for added on facebook (Kari- profile pic is of my do)

+15: Sidebar on my blog, on the left hand side

+20 blogged about it here:

+10 My parents always make us wait until Christmas day to open presents but even now that we're grown, we still bug them to open one on Christmas eve. It never works. And then I always try putting a bow on my dogs head and getting a picturebefore he gets it off. I usually lose.

Thanks again!

flamingo1325 at gmail dot com

Meghan said...

+5 Follow on Twitter @reader_meg
+10 Twitter about the contest:
+15 Post on your blog
+10 We don't really have any unique traditions. Every year my mom's side of the family comes to our house, then we go to my grandparents' house (dad's side). It's always nice. :)

Genevieve said...

oooh, nice contest!

+10 I added you for the facebook fans page, Genevieve Thursday
+15 I linked on my sidebar:
+10 my favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree! Not very unique but it's my favorite. : )
+20 I learned about this contest from Meg from

Alyce said...

I'm following your blog now.

+5 following on Twitter

+10 One of my favorite holiday traditions is putting up our Christmas decorations and decorating the tree while listening to our Elvis Christmas cd. I grew up listening to it on record as a kid when we decorated, and decided we would keep the tradition alive when we had kids. (Although I could never figure out why the last song on the album was included - "Mama Liked the Roses" is so sad, and not Christmasy.)

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

+5 I follow via Twitter... justpeachy36
+10 I became a fan on facebook
+10 One family tradition we have is tramping through the woods on our farm and cutting our own tree instead of having an artificial one or even a live one from a store.

Sara said...

Thanks for the contest! :)

+5 I follow you on Twitter
+10 I've linked the contest @thehidingspot
+15 linked to sidebar @
+10 My family always celebrates/opens gifts on Xmas eve, then relax on Xmas day! :)

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Aik said...

I'm a follower! Please count me in for the contest!

+5 Follow on Twitter @aikchien

+10 Add on Facebook Fans (Aik Chien)

+10 Twitter about the contest

+15 Post on blog sidebar

+10 Tell me about Holiday traditions in your family.
Roasting Marshmallows!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

robin_titan said...

Congrats and wow those books all sound awesome!

New follower! :)

+5 new follower on twitter. my username is the same.

+10 Twittered:

+15 Sidebar:

+20 blogged:

+10 We all gather at my house on the 24th and play volleyball. We can get pretty competitive but in a really fun and hilarious way. It's SO hilarious when someone falls. We always have whoever doesn't want to play film. Usually it's one of my cousins who hates playing and likes filming. It's so fun to re-watch those afterward, including from years before. We open presents at midnight then go home and/or sleep there. The next day after breakfast we all go to the movies. :)

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

Happy Holidays! :)

+5 following on Twitter (Mdesmondobrien)
+10 tweeted about the contest
+10 already a fan on Facebook!
+20 blogged about the contest
+15 We always have a big Christmas Eve party at my grandparents!

dsandyboy said...

I'm a follower.

FrankSandy said...

I am a follower.

ck.twilighter said...

+5 Follow on Twitter @chasNkai
+10 Add on Facebook Fans user: chas N kai
+10 Twitter about the contest:
+10 Tell me about Holiday traditions in your family: One of the main traditions in my family is the BEACH on Christmas=) Esp since it's so hot!!

35 total...

My email:

Nancye said...

+5 Follow on Twitter (YayReader)
+10 Add on Facebook Fans (HERE!)
+10 Twitter about the contest

+10 My family always goes to Christmas Eve Service together at our church and then come home and open 1 present each.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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