Thursday, August 20, 2009

BBAW Amazon Gift Card Giveaway





Book Blogger Appreciation Week was created by My Friend Amy to recognize and celebrate the contributions of a large and diverse community of bloggers. In September the second annual BBAW will highlight the work of book bloggers through guest posts, giveaways, awards, and more. I've been nominated for three awards, best literary fiction blog, best reviews, and best writing. I'm thrilled by these nominations, and very grateful to those who nominated my blog.

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, Sept 14 - 18, I'm giving away one $25 Amazon.com gift card!

  • To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment after this post.
  • For an extra chance at winning, become a follower of my blog by clicking on "FOLLOW BLOG" in the silver bar above. I've just added a Followers widget to the right side of this blog, so you can join that way, too. If you're already a follower, please indicate that in your comment.
  • For an additional chance, post about this giveaway on your blog or Twitter, and let me know.
  • For yet another chance, suggest a good quote for my blog from a book or author. I have a few quotes on my blog already, so be sure to pick something that I don't have.

This giveaway ends on Sunday, Sept 20, at 5 PM PDT. The winner will be chosen randomly, and will be announced on Monday, Sept. 21. I will then contact the winner and send a $25 Amazon gift card via email. Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog!

70 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  2. Congratulations on your three nominations. That's quite an honor!

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  3. What a wonderful, generous giveaway! I'd love to win and take a little Amazon shopping spree! Thanks for the chance!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm now following you on Google Friend Connect as rubymoon.


    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  5. Thank you for that quote from Raymond Carver below. He did not live nearly as long as I would have liked him too! So sad...

    Here's a quote:

    "Books may well be the only true magic" Alice Hoffman

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  6. Ally, what a perfect quote--thank you!

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  7. I clicked 'follow this blog'! I'm sure all the posts to come will be great! I hope I win!

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  8. That's so generous of you Suko. Thank You!

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  9. congratulations on your well deserved nominations-I am a follower of your blog.

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  10. Enter me, please!

    skerry[at]infionline.net

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  11. Congratulations on your nominations! I really want to follow your blog but I can't seem to find the "Followers" widget.

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  12. Woohoo! Amazon! I love it! Thank you for the chance :)

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  13. You are being your kind and generous self again. I would love for you to include my name in the draw. Thank you so much.

    Mervat
    xo

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  14. What a generous giveaway! I've just stumbled upon your blog, and I've become a follower. I look forward to coming back in the future. Oh, and I'm adding the giveaway to my blog sidebar.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric
    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

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  15. Peter, in the silver nav bar at the top it should say "FOLLOW BLOG". I think you need to be signed in first. I will probably add the followers widget to my blog at some point, which shows all public followers.

    Thank you all for entering the giveaway and for your kind words. : )

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  16. Peter, I just added the Google Friend Connect gadget to the right side of this blog. I hope you will become a follower.

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  17. I'd love to be entered and congrats on the nominations!!

    -I'm following you too

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  18. Great quote:

    "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."

    -Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye

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  19. I'd love to be entered, thanks!

    I'm a follower of your blog.

    And here's my fun book quote:

    When I start on a printed page, I tend to eat it down like a peppermint stick. From PREACHER'S BOY by Katherine Paterson, p. 84

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  20. Congrats on your nominations! I would love to be entered in this giveaway, naturally.

    I follow your blog in google reader.

    here's a good quote for your blog...

    "I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx

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  21. Shooting Stars Mag, thanks for the superb qoute! I posted about The Catcher in the Rye in the early days of this blog.

    Becky, the quote from you is fresh, and I like it--a lot!

    Serena, as a fan of books and Groucho, your quote is excellent (and funny!).

    Thanks for putting thought into these!

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  22. Nice giveaway! I love Amazon.com!

    mfalcon13 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  23. Congratulations on your nominations!

    I have a BINGO award for you at One eyed stuffed bunny and ...

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  24. Congratulations on the nominations Suko! That's awesome. I would love to enter the giveaway please! (I already follow your blog, does that count? :)

    A couple of quotes:

    "We are pieces of clay that forever show the fingerprints of everyone who has touched them." ~ from Memoirs of a Geisha

    "When you learn how to die, you learn how to live." ~ from Tuesdays with Morrie

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  25. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/3471646068

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  26. Cathy, thanks for the fun award!

    Mee, thanks for suggesting two terrific quotes from books. (I read Tuesdays and saw the Geisha movie.)

    Bunny, thanks for the tweet!

    And thanks to everyone for all the kind words and wishes. I'm happy to be part of such a supportive community : )

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  27. Congrats on your nominations!!! That is so awesome!

    I am already a happy follower!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jezebelsk/statuses/3477917944

    And here's a quote for you:
    "Woe be to him who reads but one book." - George Herbert

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  28. I'm a google reader follower:

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

    (how generous of you) thanks.

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  29. Jezebelsk, thanks for taking the time to suggest a bookish quote. I'm receiving so many good ones; I'll need to make a list of them all!

    Diane, you are quite welcome, of course.

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  30. I am now a follower and I posted about it on my blog! BTW thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting!
    http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-great-giveaway_22.html

    I saw this in my blog travels and it made me chuckle, hope it does the same for you!

    "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
    --Mark Twain

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  31. Congratulations on your nominations. I hope you win in at least one of the three categories. I'm glad that you've joined the JLC3 most of all. We'll have fun talking Japanese literature!

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  32. Renee, thanks for posting about the giveaway on your blog. The quote you suggested did make me chuckle!

    Dolcebelleza, thank you so much! I'm very excited about the Japanese Literature Challenge and look forward to reading a book by a Japanese author soon.

    Naida, your support is so appreciated. Thank you!

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  33. Congratulations on your nominations! Please enter me in your generous giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  34. Thanks for stopping by, Bermuda Onion. Have I told you that your blog has a terrific name?!

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  35. Congratulations on your nominations! I just became a follower too!

    And, thanks for stopping by my blog :-D

    vvb32 at yahoo.com

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  36. I'd like to enter.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  37. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3544585406

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  38. VVb2 and Bridget, thanks very much!

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  39. What a fun prize giveaway drawing!
    Buying books on Amazon is fabulous.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  40. I follow your blog!
    Again, thanks very much!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  41. I posted your giveaway on Twitter.
    "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3566565175.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  42. I am a fan of The Little Prince. One of my favorite quotes is: "What makes the desert
    beautiful," says the little prince, "is that
    somewhere it hides a well.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  43. Congrats on your nominations! I've just found you after you left me a comment on my own small site, and I'll be sure to follow you from now!

    I've got this quote from "For One More Day", Mitch Albom:

    - It's such a big world. Something is always happening somewhere.

    Doesn't it fit in just nicely with book blogging? =)

    Thanks for your kind generosity!

    Cheers
    Michelle
    mich_yms AT hotmail DOT com

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  44. Congrats and thank you for this generous giveaway!

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  45. Windycindy, thanks for the great Little Prince quote.

    Michelle, I've read (at least some of) Mitch Albom's books and appreciate the quote.

    Tzel, thanks!

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  46. Congrats on your nominations! Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.


    castings[at]minmdspring[dot]comn

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  47. follower :-)

    castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

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  48. I've always liked this quote by an unknown author:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.

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  49. Totally awesome contest. Throw my name in the hat please,

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  50. I just signed up to follow. I always liked Grouch Marx's quote:

    "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside a dog is too dark to read." He had such a sense of humor!
    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  51. Cheryl, thanks for a terrific quote!

    Kaye, Groucho was so funny and I love the quote!

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  52. What a wonderful contest! Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  53. I am a new follower, please count me in for
    this exciting giveaway.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  54. Thank you, I am an avid book reader, would love to win!

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  55. Also a follower

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  56. This is such an awesome giveaway, count me in please. Thanks. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  57. Congratulations on the nominations! I would love to be included in the giveaway.

    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

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  58. I'd like to enter this contest.
    +1 I'm a follower
    +1 post about this on my sidebar
    http://todoesfacilsi.blogspot.com/

    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  59. I would like to enter the giveaway
    metouu@yahoo.com

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  60. Please count me in for such a generous giveaway.


    Mystica


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  61. Wonderful contest, please enter me.

    I am already a follower

    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  62. Thanks for hosting such a great contest! Please enter me :-)

    I also just became a follower!

    mlb108[at]gmail.com

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  63. I hope I win! A good quote :

    "You can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many books." - Carter Burden

    I also mentioned this contest on my own blog!
    http://angiesantics629.blogspot.com/

    Hope I win!

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  64. Congratulations on your nominations!.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  65. This would be spent lickety split!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  66. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Please enter me.

    +1 follower
    +1 sidebar post http://thebookvixen.blogspot.com

    thebookvixen@gmail.com

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  67. Very nice giveaway - THANKS.
    +1 follower
    +1 quote:
    The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~Mark Twain, attributed
    mesreads@gmail.com

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  68. Thank you all for your comments.

    Angie, the quote is excellent!

    MarthaE, also an excellent quote!

    I need to make a list of all these wonderful, bookish quotes. Be sure to stop by tomorrow when the winner's announced!

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