Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Hop and a Giveaway

I can't resist saying "hoppy Easter"! Hosted by Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books, this brilliant BOOK PARTY lasts from April 22 until April 25. It's a fun way for book bloggers to socialize, connect with other book lovers, and discover new book blogs.

Each week, Jennifer presents a question from another blogger. This week's question is from Christina from The Paperback Princesses: If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?

I certainly do. If I love a book, if I truly love the style or content or characters of a book, I will look for other books by that same author. This started many years ago, when I first read J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and then Franny and Zooey, and continues to this day.

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In celebration of having more than 500 followers, I'm hosting a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Because I have readers around the world, my giveaway is international.

  • To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment.
  • For another chance at winning, become a follower of this blog, or let me know that you're already a follower, or that you subscribe in Google Reader.
  • For an additional chance, post about this contest on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

Enter by 5PM PDT on Monday, May 2. One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, May 3. Good luck!

If you're a Hop participant and would like me to stop by your blog, please let me know. If you're entering the giveaway please indicate that in your comment. Happy Easter!

91 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 500 followers! I'd like to enter your giveaway.
    I too, will always look for other books by the same author if I like the first.

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  2. congrats on 500 followers!-please enter me in the giveaway-I just also tweeted this-thanks

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  3. Congratulations on 500 followers! I only found out about your blog through a tweet by Mel u. I retweeted her tweet.

    I'd love to enter for the giveaway. My GFC name is Judith.

    jh303015(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. 500 Follower is great and I hope you get into the four figure total soon !

    Thanks for opening it to worldwide entries.

    I am a Follower via GFC (budyt)

    Have a happy Easter weekend.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  5. Congratulations on the 500 followers!

    I'm a new follower saying hi! I get obsessed and check out everything an author has written I don't want to miss out on anything!

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  6. opps my email is Lesley1567 AT gmail DOT com

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  7. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through. I tend to get a bit obsessed when I find an author I like, I hope you stop by.
    Congrats on 500+ followers! Please enter me
    I follow via GFC

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  8. Congrats on the 500 milestone. Well done.

    I always seek out more books by an author I've enjoyed previously.

    Thanks or the generous giveaway. Please count me in.

    Bibliophilebythesea AT GMAIL dot com

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  9. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I subscribe in Google Reader. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  10. I also seek out books by authors who I have tried once before and loved. That may be why my collection is so huge! I would love to be entered in your giveaway as well!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  11. Congratson 500+ followers! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, too!

    I follow in Google Reader.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  12. Congrats on the 500 followers.

    I will buy more books by a new author I like.

    Not entering the giveaway, just stopping by for a visit.

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  13. Thanks for the chance! :)
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  14. I am a follower!
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  16. I follow you via GFC.
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow authors almost to a fault!

    evie.werner@gmail.com

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  19. Congrats!! You're blog is wonderful, so I'm not surprised you hit the 500 mark.

    I'd love to be entered. I follow through Google Reader, and I'll post a link in my sidebar.

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

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  20. Congratulations on 500 followers! I'm not one of them (I love my bookmarks and dislike GFC), but you have a lot of readers either way.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  21. Thanks very much for the comments and kind words. Happy Easter to all!

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  22. Congrats on growing fan following :-).Please count me in for this Give-away. I am already following your blog.

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  23. Congratulations!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  24. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/61579683321483264

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for the chance!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I follow on gfc.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Regarding the question, I'm guilty of that all the time. If I like one book by an author, I usually hunt down all the books by him/her. :)

    Congrats on reaching the 500 followers mark! I'd like to enter the giveaway. My mail ID is priyaiyerr@yahoo.com.

    I'm a follower of your blog.

    I have posted about this giveaway on Facebook. :)

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  28. Wow..Congrats for 500 followers!It's exciting news and I'm far from that.

    I'm a follower via GFC as Darlyn

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

    Happy Easter and thanks!

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  29. Thank you very much for the supportive comments. I was reluctant to put a Followers Gadget on this blog (for various reasons--is a book blog a social network?), but decided that it would give my blog more credibility. It has taken me a really long time to get 500 followers, so don't be discouraged if you don't have that many yet.

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  30. Congratulations! Please count me in on your giveaway!

    I follow

    Blogged:
    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-4-23-11.html

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  31. Great answer! I love picking up a another book by an author that I loved. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Hi! I'm a new follower and I'm entering your giveaway.

    But I did come across your blog through the blog hop. :)

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  33. I feel lucky with this one, May 2nd is my 18th birthday!

    I'm a follower (Jadey!)

    I'm always a little nervous when reading another book from an author I love! What if it doens't live up to my expectations!?!

    Pop over to my blog anytime! inkscratchers.blogspot.com

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  34. great giveaway!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  35. Q - If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?

    A - Absolutely! That's when I love the internet so much and search engines ;)

    Congratulations on reaching a milestone! More power to your blog!!

    Follower. My GFC name is Cherry. Also subscribed to your blog via google reader.

    Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-25amazon-gc-at-sukos-notebook.html

    Twitted: http://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/61835592136269824

    FB: http://www.facebook.com/cherrymischievous#!/cherrymischievous/posts/188213377890993

    Happy Easter!!

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-soldier [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  36. Congrats on the 500 Suko!
    If I find a book I love, I always hunt down others by the same author.
    Happy Easter!

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  37. Congrats. I'm one of your 500+.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  38. How long have I been visitng and I've just discovered I've not actually signed up as a follower. Anyway, thats now done and as always I'll be sure to add your giveaway to the cop/giveaway page on my blog. Ps I'm glad I'm not the only one who could not resist wishing everyone a hoppy easter.

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  39. Congrats & thanks for the giveaway!
    I always look for more by an author I love, too! : )
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

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  40. New follower! Via GFC.
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

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  41. And Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/wordsrollon/status/61856357040652288
    Thanks again!
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

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  42. Congratulations on 500 followers!

    GFC Follower: Rachel Fewell

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  43. Congratulations on reaching 500.
    I am an old follower and I am soon you
    will reach 1000.

    cenya2(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  44. I follow by google reader under cenya2.

    cenya2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Hoppy Easter to you too! And congratulation on reaching the 500 follower milestone.

    I'm a follower and I posted your giveaway on my facebook fan page.

    When I find a book I love I always go back and find earlier books by the same author, and not only when they are books in a series. That's probably why I have so many shelves of books waiting to be read!

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  46. Congrats on your 500 followers!

    If I like a book by a new-to-me author, I always look for their other books. I like to read a few in a row. I did this with Elizabeth Berg. I loved Open House so much that I picked up a few more of her books and have since read quite a few. This is a serious problem for me since I now have 600+ books in my den lol.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Happy Easter :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  47. I follow on GFC as Tiffany Drew :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  48. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/61920582891077632

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  49. Congrats on 500 followers and thanks for the giveaway. I found out about your blog on my FB news feed.

    New GFC follower(MonaG)

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  51. Congrats on 500+ followers!

    jesse.nicole.paul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I'm a new follower (JP)!

    jesse.nicole.paul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Congrats on 500!

    I always go hunt down more book by a new author I discover I like. Sometimes Ill just work my way though whatever I find right away.

    GFC follower

    tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/62020367425880065

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  54. 500 wow I just got above 70 and so proud.

    I for sure do that, one book I'll love it and then try and get my hands on everything by them. Tends to be standard for me on new authors I love.

    I follow GFC

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Yikes also tweeted

    http://twitter.com/frellathon/status/62134695957233664

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Thanks for the really nice international giveaway! Please count me in.

    I am an old gfc follower: aloveforbooks.
    eadd: aloveforbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Congrats & thanks for the chance! :)

    GFC follower
    Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/FreakChiq/status/62203909116137472

    sabina(dot)dezman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Hey!500 Followers. That great. Have a great day.

    Sharon (schallman65@att.net)

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  59. Congrats on 500 followers! Yes, I always hunt down other authors by a new book I found and liked.
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  60. I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  61. Your giveaway is posted on my blog
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
    digicat {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  63. Congrats on your followers!
    And thanks a lot for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  64. Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am an old follower via GFC.

    lag110@mchsi.com

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  65. I'd like to be entered!

    yavampire(at)hotmail.com

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  66. congrats on the 500~

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. GFC follower (Katie)

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. Happy number 5-0-0

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  69. GFC follower-Lisa Richards
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  70. http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/63036099018231808

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  71. Congratulations on having 500+ followers! I'm a new one to your blog but I'd love to join the giveaway.

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  72. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and congrats on your followers!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  73. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  74. I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/shala.darkstone/posts/214370451924978
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  75. congrats to you! 500...yipeeeee!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  76. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/64683581288628224

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  77. Congratulations!

    jade-walker@hotmail.co.uk

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  78. Congrats, thanks for the fun giveaway!!!

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  79. i follow you via GFC

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  80. Congrats on 500!

    GFC follower (Mariee)
    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/marieimy/status/64813181469597696

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. Thank you for the awesome contest!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  83. i'm an old follower

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  84. i tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/in_the_hammock/status/64835370763825152

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  85. Congrats for getting lots of followers!
    GFC - blackplume
    blackplum3(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank you so much!

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  86. Congrats on all the followers and thanks for the great giveaway!

    Old GFC follower!
    lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

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