sometime in the middle of the night we hit 400 (giveaway)

I’m amazed that anyone wants to read my blog. I mean, I have family members that I can prod into taking a look every now and then, and it’s been nice (beyond nice, truth be known) to have a community of fellow readers at my fingertips, but I still don’t expect anyone to actually read what I have to say. Translation, short form: all of you are wondrous surprises, and I adore you.

Sometime in the last two days there were 400 of ‘you.’ This calls for a celebration. Well, almost anything calls for a celebration, but this feels big and happy, so I’m making it about followers. If you are a follower (bless!) and would like to win books, read on.

I’m going to give away a couple of ARCs and a set amount to the Book Depository, an online book retailer that ships worldwide. The prize, for ONE winner:

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith (ARC)

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (ARC)

AND $40 US for purchases at the Book Depository.


To enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me why you have a blog or read blogs. Followers only, please!

Please include a method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on September 3 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winners via email.

Good luck!

I picked up both ARCs at the ALA Annual conference. Many thanks to Macmillan!


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oh my gosh, that's one heck of a prize! I would love a chance to win it. I blog and read blogs because words, reading, and writing are my life. It's brilliant to find others like that around here :)

My email is mel(dot)helmers(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenny said...

Wow, what a great giveaway--and congratulations on 400 followers!! I blog because I love having the chance to talk to others about the books I've read, and to discover new books from other people's blogs. My email is bastet57 AT gmail DOT com

Carol said...

What an awesome giveaway! I have a blog because I love talking about books, but got tired of the blank stares from my friends. I read blogs because I enjoy the interaction with other readers.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

EVA SB said...

I read book blogs in order to find out about new books, new genres and new trends.
I also like to read someone else's opinion on a book I have read.[@]gmail[.]com

Liz. R said...

Congrats on reaching 400 followers! And thanks for making this international.

I blog and read other blogs because reading is my all time favourite thing to do. I love books, and sharing that with others - I don't know, it just makes me happy. And reading other blogs where so many other people are like makes me feel better I guess, knowing that I'm not alone in being completely book crazy and obsessed :P.


fredamans said...

I read blogs to get more insight into books, food, photography, well everything really. Other people's opinions do matter and I seek them out.


Congrats on the milestone!

Kemendraugh said...

And really. You are TOO good to us :)

I have and read blogs because it makes me feel like a part of something huge. There are so many people out there who know SO much about books, and writing, and EVERYTHING. If I didn't traverse the blogosphere, I would never learn even a fraction of what I learn about what I love. And it's huge, to feel connected like this. I have friends in Texas and Newfoundland and even across the ocean! I can't imagine not meeteing, or keeping in touch with these people :D

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I blog and read blogs because I absolutely love reading.(:
Maddie McPhail

vvb32 reads said...

congrats on the 400!
reading blogs is like eating candy ;-D
vvb32 at

Tynga said...

Thanks for the giveaway ^^

I have a blog because of my need to share my love of books with the world! My friends don't read the same kind of books so I have no one to talk about them to =(


Fi-chan said...

Thank you for this! wow!

Oh uhm, I love getting to know more interesting or amazing books through book blogs :D The reviews and the fun memes, and sometimes the fun interview with authors or characters! :D

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

She said...

Congrats on getting (over) 400 followers! woohoo!

I keep a blog because it gives me a way to keep track of my reading and to connect with other bloggers. I also like decorating it ;p

I follow blogs because I get to find awesome new books and read awesome things about awesome people. Not in a creepy way, of course.

ecaramil at gmail dot com

Darlyn said...

I blog because I want to broaden my mind and just because I don't really have friends to talk about books I love to read. And the best thing is, I know loads of books that's need to be read, thousands of friends that don't judge me, I can even say hi to authors that I don't even read their books yet, so many fun things to participate and the list could go on. One crucial fact is, I love to blog and read blogs. And yes, I have chance to enter so many great giveaways like yours even I know that it will be a slim chance to win. LOL. But really, thanks for hosting the giveaway and I am swooning for the prizes!

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

Congratulations for hitting 400+. Hope you'll have more!

D Swizzle said...

i guess for the same reason you do; its awesome to have all these like-minded people within reach.

Leslie said...

I like to read blogs to learn about new books, find out which ones aren't worth my time, and, of course, to win free stuff. : )

SarahEm said...

I blog for the community. I love having in-depth book discussions that I can't have with anyone else. Another great thing that I didn't really expect is finding out about a lot of amazing books that I never would have read had it not been for blogging, reading book blogs, and participating in reading challenges.


donnas said...

I read blogs to find out about new books and authors and to get recommendations.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Kulsuma said...


I read blogs because the good people that run these blogs-such as yourself- know about new books before people in the general public. If I didn't come here, I wouldn't be able to fulfil my insatiable desire for books, books, books!


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Sullivan McPig said...


I myself have a review blog because I like talking about books and I read other book blogs to learn about more books I can talk about ;-p

(email in profile)

Rabid Fox said...

Congrats on hitting #400 followers--402 by my check as I type this. :)

I started blogging originally as a way to have an online writing journal, and over time it morphed into a blog dedicated to dark fiction in books, film, and my own.

e-mail: rabidfox(at)

Side-note: That book, Marbury Lens, looks cool as heck. I'll have to put that on the wish list if I don't wind up the lucky winner.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I am in love with this giveaway. I love blogging because it gives me a reason to talk about things I love. I like reading blogs because I find so many amazing things!! And it's fun to be part of a community.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I blog and read book blogs because I am a teacher and want to stay abreast of what's being read and discussed. I started this adventure to model online book-ish habits for my students, but this has turned into so much more! I'm officially addicted and loving it!

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

PeechieKeen said...

I like to blog and read other's blogs because I love books. It's cliche, but it's true. I love finding out about new books, I love shiny covers, and I love getting good book recomendations.

Giada M. said...

Congratulations! :D I read blogs to discover new books, new recipes and sometime it happens to make new friends! It's just amazing!

Thank you for this great giveaway and again congratulations! Your blog is very lovely and I hope you get many more followers!:D

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

I blog and read blogs to connect with people that love reading as much as I do. Finding authors to network with was an unexpected treat. I would be so lost without my online friends.

Tales of Whimsy said...

A. Congrats :) You rock and definitely deserve it.
B. Thank you for your generosity. Please enter me :) suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com
C. I was a blog following maniac before I became a blogger. I just love reading people's thoughts about something we share in common.

Unknown said...


I read blogs mostly to keep up with new book news. For various reasons, I pretty much stopped reading except for school a few years ago, and I just started reading for fun again the past few months. Blogs have been a fun and easy way for me to catch up on the things I've missed and find exciting new things to read.


Nomes said...

yay for things that happen in the dark hours of the night. and yay for 400+ followers! and also, this give-away is pretty HUGE!

Especially for internationals - whoo hoo!

i read blogs b/c some amuse me and others keep me going on what books are all the buzz and others have great taste and recommend hidden books i wouldnt have noticed.

i blog b/c i want to rave about the awesomeness of aussie YA and books in general :)

and i do both b/c its a friendly bloggery world out there :)

naomirees27 @ gmail . com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great contest and congrats on 400 followers! I have a blog because, basically, I make my friends read books all the time. I am a total book pusher, so I thought why not book push online as well. I read blogs to build a community and add books to my every growing to-be-read shelf!


My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

holy cow batman - now this is a contest. A gift card to book depository - thats several months allowance!

I like book blogs because I find out new books that I would otherwise not look at.

I like to blog about books because I can talk as long as I want about them and no one rolls their eyes at me. ;)

Honey said...

I read blogs because I love books. It's as simple as that. Bloggers provide all the newest updates on the newest books, reviews and their opinions, and fun, interactive posts. Although I don't always have time to comment on every blog I go to, I do enjoy reading the posts because they're very interesting and I love how bloggers take the time to write a blog for others' benefit. Congrats on the followers and thanks for the giveaway!

ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Tina said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! I love the book depository so I love when contests include them.

I like book blogs because I find out about new books and the comment section provides a forum to discuss the book reviewed or the literary issue brought up. Though I don't "blog" per se, I write reviews of books on places like Goodreads. Authors pack spend so much time crafting their stories that sometimes, there's even more to talk about. Although it's not one of my favorite works, James Joyce's Dubliners contained stories that entire books have been written on. I love that the internet provides a way for everyday readers to share their thoughts, opinions, and emotions that books evoke.

Thanks again for the chance to win!
melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

linz said...

GREAT contest! Thanks so much!

I read book blogs because I like to read the reviews. I like hearing other's points of view on books before I buy them, especially if I'm iffy about one. Also, obviously, contests are cool.

Thanks again!

A'lina said...

Congrats on 400 followers! I don't have my own blog but I love reading others because I just love books! I find so many new and interesting books and authors through blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

linaramz at yahoo dot com

~The Book Pixie said...

I have a book blog because I happened to stumble across one and think, "Hey, that looks like fun and like something I could do." And that was that. I started one. I already wrote these small reviews of books I read and was keeping them in a composition notebook. Granted my reviews are way better now than they used to be but I really just love knowing that people actually care what I think. Plus I get to talk to so many awesome people about one of the things I love most. Books.

Congrats on hitting 400 followers and thanks for the contest!


Ashley said...

Wow such a generous giveaway! :)
I'm an old follower.

I have a book blog because I have a passion for reading and want to share it with the world. I love writing up book reviews and reading comments on what people think of my opinion. It makes me feel heard.

Kristen said...

Woot congrats! You deserve double that for all your awesomeness my friend. :)

I blog for the community and to share my love of books. I read blogs so I can keep up to date with people I've grown to know through their blogs and what they're enjoying reading as of late.

Thanks for the great giveaway and I wish you many more followers to read your lovely blog.

Kristen said...

And duh.. email address - sorry!

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have a blog mainly because I like writing, and also because I like sharing my thoughts and connecting with people.

Congrats on hitting 400! Thanks for the awesome contest too!

hanjie.1992 (AT)

Gaby G said...

I have a blog because I love to read and give my opinions about those books....Also I discovered it's a great way to make friends with the same interests as you.


buddyt said...

I don't have a blog because I live in a rural area and getting broadband access is very difficult.

I read blog for a number of reasons.

I find new authors that way.
I read reviews on blogs to give me a feel for what a book is about and how good it is. (they are more impartial than pulishers or professional reviewers)

And of course I love to enter contest and win books !

This is really a grand giveaway. I could probably get 4 or 5 books for $40 !


Carol T

I am a Follower

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

jeanette8042 said...

Congrats on all the followers and thanks for such a fabulous prize! I have a blog so I can share my book reviews and to help introduce people to books I love! I also like reading blogs to find new books and authors.


Png said...

I like to read book blogs because basically it is where I really get to know what the books are really about, considering I never got any ARC's or won any giveaways. That's another reason i keep reading book blogs, i continue to search on how did they get all the ARC's which have not come out and which I have to burn my pocket hole for. :) this is just another attempt of mine to win those books (especially personal demons). :)
Praises for 400 over (and counting) followers, [it is truly hard to reach that honorable amount]


Shy said...

Initially, I blogged because nobody around me would like to hear me ranting about books that I loved. In fact, no one surrounding me likes to talk about books - at all. So, I thought that keeping a blog gives me a channel to pour my thoughts on something that I truly loved while at the same time, helping me improve my English (well, hopefully!). Little did I know that after months of blogging, I meet numbers of remarkable friends and for the first time I know how easy it is to be in touch with authors. I feel that I fit in this community and I know I won't be leaving anytime soon!

Congratulations on hitting the magical 400 numbers, Cecelia. I am pretty sure that there are TONNES more to come after this!

Thank you so much =)


Orchid said...

Congratulations on 400 followers and thanks for the awesome contest!
I blog because I want to share my love of books with others and because it's a great way to find out about awesome new books. Another reason I like blogging is because the bloggers I have met (online)are all super nice. ^_^

hauntigorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

I read blogs to find out about great books. I blog because I like sharing my love of books with others.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Mervi said...

Congratulations on the followers!

I read blogs mostly to read book reviews and generally find out about new, interesting books. It's also fun to read the thoughts of people who enjoy reading, since most people I know don't much care about books..

musmekipi at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I Read blogs to find out about books that are coming out, Reviews of books and good books in general:D AWSOME CONTEST!


-Alejandra S

Ryan said...

Congrats on the followers, you deserve them all!

I started blogging before I really read blogs, I had a friend who started doing it and because she seemed to be having so much fun I decided to give it a try as well. I haven't looked back. What keeps me blogging is wonderful bloggers like you who inspire me every day to keep blogging and reading.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Okapi said...

I have a blog to spread my love for books! I read blogs to find the latest new releases, and what other good books I can bury my nose in.


Ruth (Book Focus) said...

I read blogs because they're funny or useful or interesting or helpful (depending on the type of blog!). I like book blogs, especially ones with lots of reviews, because I like to read a few non-spoilery reviews before I buy a book myself!

As for why I blog, it's either to share a good book I've found (or warn people off a really bad book), or just to share my thoughts about life in general. I'm often pretty quiet in real life, but I do like to write out my thoughts, even if no-one reads them - I guess to some extent it's my diary. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

ylime1981 said...

I blog and read blogs because it is one way to express my creativity and connect with others.

Emily ebdye1(at)gmail
It's Just Life As I Know It

Unknown said...

I read blogs because it inspires me to be more creative, or to not be a wuss. That sounded really cheesy, but it's true! Without Pioneer Woman, I wouldn't have found a perfect chocolate cake recipe that I can change to be half fat. Without 1000 Awesome Things, I wouldn't remind myself to enjoy something every day. Without this blog, I wouldn't have books to add to my reading list, or peanut butter cup toffee chunk cookies to drool over. Without blogs, I am a bit more bored and boring.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the contest and congrats on the followers!

I blog as a way to keep track of the books I read. Well, that was the original reason but now I do it because I love it! I love making my blog "look pretty" by updating it daily. It is my hobby.

swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

Bunny B said...

I read blogs because they keep me informed and I like knowing the latest thing as well as other peoples' opinions :) Thanks for the chance! I love being your follower :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Jessi E. said...

I have a blog because I love to read, and I thought it would make sense to share my opinions with others.

jlelliott08 [at] gmail [dot] com

Anne R. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

LOL. My reason for having a blog is kind of silly but here it goes: the very reason why I created a blog was to have more chances of winning a signed ARC of this upcoming book I was really, really looking forward to. They +10pts for those who make an actual blogpost of the giveaway. So there you go. Oh, I didn't win the giveaway, btw. But anyway, since then, blogging grew on me so I up til now, I'm still blogging. And not only about giveaways lmao

royce_a13 @

Icedream said...

I started reading book blogs so I could keep up with what books were getting good reviews and what books were dnf's. I continued because I not only found out about great reads but also because I loved being part of a community of readers. I've found it more and more difficult to discover anyone who even reads books in my "off-line" life.
Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats!

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

The Library Lurker said...

Thanks so much for this, it's awesome! I blog because if I didn't I would probably lose my mind :P It's so awesome having a whole hoard of book lovers to turn to!

throuthehaze said...

I have a blog because I want to express my love of books and share my thoughts and opinions with others.

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

jellybelly82158 said...

I love to read the blogs to find out about new books and authors.
I love the reviews of books

Test said...

Thanks so much for the contest!

I blog because I just love being able to discuss books with others and find new friends who love reading just as much as I do, and I read other blogs because I love finding out about new (and amazing!) books that I didn't know about prior.

Ginny Larsen said...

i blog because i get to share with people who have similar interests... i love being able to compare and get encouragement and new ideas from them. it's also addicting, and i don't think that many people in the non-blogging community 'get it.'

love you, and great giveaway (and seriously, no surprise regarding the 400 follower mark!)

larsenvt (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Ellz said...

Congrats on 400+ followers.

I started blogging because everyone around started rolling their eyes when I stared gabbing about my books. I love sharing my finds and discovering new ones.

Reena Jacobs said...

I originally started reading blogs just to see what other bloggers did. Then I got addicted to them. I love to find out which books are hot!

Congrats on reaching a milestone. And thanks for the great contest.


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Anonymous said...

Wow, great prize! Congratulations on 400 followers, too! I am a follower.

I don't have a blog, but I'm always visiting book blogs every day. I like to find out about books I would have never heard of otherwise. Plus, none of the people I know read books, so it's nice to go online and see there are lots of people out there that love books like I do.

Kim Pickett said...

I am dying to read Personal Demons! Thanks for such a great giveaway. I run my own blog and read blogs because I have a passion for books and it helps provide an outlet for me. My friends and family don't read like I do, so I enjoy connecting with other readers and bloggers online and discussing the books

Scoot said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I have a blog because I love to read and I enjoy talking about books with other people who love them too. It has been a lot of fun!


brandileigh2003 said...

I have a blog because I like to write about what I read, and I follow blogs because I want to find new stuff to read and see what others thought.
I am follower

Niki V. said...

Well, first I want to tell you that design of this blog really rox.

I write blog because:
* I like to express myself in english
* I like others to see what I think of books and book life ;)

I read blogs because:
* They are interesting
* I like to read other opinions on books
* I especially like to read negative comments on books I loved (I know it's weird but I just need to know why they don't love the book I do)
* I like watching different blog designs :)

FreakChiq said...

Book bloggers (and Goodreads) provide just what I need - new fantastic books to read. If it weren't for you guys I would never pick up and fall in love with Unwind by Neal Shusterman or The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, because I wouldn't even know this books exist. Sad but true :) So thank you! Really!

BTW, thanks for making the giveaway international! :)


Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

I'm a follower!

I blog because I need a creative writing outlet and blogging is it!

Amy S.
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

KIKA said...

Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway! I blog, read, and troll other blogs because meeting others who share your passion for words, stories and characters is just as sweet if not sweeter than discovering books that shake you to the core, because now you can share that passion with others who feel the same as you do

again, thank you so much!


Erin said...

Very awesome giveaway!

I blog and read blogs because I love being able to communicate with people all over the world who have the same passion for reading and writing that I do. It's fun! :)

Llehn said...

I love reading blogs because it lets me know what is current with my fav topics / people.


Terri Dell said...

I read blogs to find out about books and products before I buy them for myself.

Amber said...

I read blogs because they are more fun than newspapers or traditional sources for news and I love your writing style and trust bloggers to keep me informed! I'm a follower of course!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

I read blogs because I find them interesting and enjoy finding out what other people think.
Diane Baum

latishajean said...

I love book blogs because I love to read book reviews and I find so many great books I would have never known about. There are so many great book blogs out their and I keep adding to my list :) Great giveaway thank you!

A Life Bound By Books said...

I blog and read blogs because it's always such a great feeling to be able to share and connect with others who are passionate about books. It's also wonderful when I find out about a new book or share something I can't wait to read with someone else. Those are the main reasons why I blog and love doing it.

Thanks so much for the contest!!! This is a great one :)

alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com

Alessandra said...

I have a blog and read blogs because I love reading and finding out about new books :D


Alessandra said...

I have a blog and read blogs because I love reading and finding out about new books :D


Pink Panther said...

I love to read blogs -especially book blogs since I can get tons of recommendations of GREAT books, not to mention reviews!

Thanks so much for making this fab giveaway international. I am a follower and you can reach me at

jess said...

i look at book blogs because i love to read other people's reviews and to find out more about new books

Anonymous said...

why does anyone? (read book blogs) because they're about books and books are my life.

sounds melodramatic, but true nonetheless

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Anonymous said...

I honestly cannot imagine myself with my nose not stuck in the pages of a book in my spare time. I read because I love to, because reading and writing about the experience of reading are my way of life.
As to why I read book blogs: probably because I get to know wonderful people who are just like me and feel like a part of a readers' community. Besides, who will recommend nice books to me if I didn't read blogs? :)

My e-mail: vuskutos AT gmail DOT com

Maxi said...

Thanks you so much for the awesome contest i am dying in suspence to read them great idea i enjoy reading those blogs because i am facinated, enjoy and intrigued by people opinions and recomendations when reading i am interested in trying new things and experiances i enjoy meeting new characters when reading it's like i'm in another exciting alternate world. It has two things i enjoy books and reviews i need advice to read new series because i finish many.
shadowcat456 AT hotmail Dot com

Liyana said...


Hmm, I have a book blog because I want to highlight books that are pretty extraordinary to me. I read blogs because I like to read negative reviews. xD

M.A.D. said...

Congrats on so many followers!!!

And I just signed up to follow you also :D

Well, I enjoy reading blogs because it's fascinating seeing so many creative, talented people and learning from their ideas & input.

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Laina said...

I have a blog because no one else will talk to me about books :P

Elzahh said...

I have a blog because I like to show others my thoughts on what I've read and what they have meant to me...and hopefully some else might like to read the book too.

I also read other peoples blogs to find out more about other books that I might look into myself. I like to read other bloggers reviews because they're honest and come from normal-book-loving-people.

thanx for the opportunity! :D


Sylvia said...

I don't have a blog but I love reading other people's blogs, Especially book blogs!:D It's a place where I can actually find people who I can relate to with terms of my obsession with books:) My friends are there to support me with my love for books but it feels different when someone actually know why you're excited about a particular book right?:)

Thanks for this wonderful contest!


April X said...

I like blogs because I get to stalk people who like rambling about the same interests I do. Of course, I don't have a blog yet, but one day...

April X said...

Sorry, my email address is

Christine said...

I love blogs because you get an unbiased opinion about something you normally wouldn't hear from the PR and Marketing departments (for the most part). I occasionally blog because it's a great way to rant without actually going at it face to face with someone.

Thanks for doing this!

Caitrin said...

I'm kind of addicted to book review sites. I think part of the reason I love them so much is the sense of community it gives me, of people who like the same kind of books I do. I also love being able to discover books I never would have on my own. Nowadays I also use them to filter the super amazing amount of books out there so that I can focus on books I'll most likely like, rather than have to read through books I won't.

liathiano AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Great giveaway and congrats on all the followers. I blog, because I love to read and enjoy telling people about the books that I read.

Jenn S. said...

I read blogs because I love finding out what others think and I find the most amazing books and little online shops. jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim Pickett said...

I read blogs and run a blog because none of my friends are obsessed with books as I am and I find I need an outlet to network and discuss them with others who are as passionate as I am!

AmburHostyn said...

Congrats on the 400 followers :D
This is a definitely an amazing contest, and thanks for having it :)

Well I started a blog originally because I was in a bloggy mood...not sure if that makes sense, but I just had a strong urge to make a blog, so I did. I don't really post much, and when I do now, it's mostly to share info about contests, that way if someone stumbles upon it, at least they have the chance of winning some free goodies :)
I follow and read blogs to find new books, by reading reviews or through contests, which is another reason I read them. Who doesn't love free stuff :) I also follow some to hear about what authors are up to.
And I think that's all :)
Thanks for having the contest, you're gonna make one winner a very happy individual!


Joy said...

I read blogs because the common person is filled with so many interesting ideas.

Valeen said...

I love to read blogs to get a glimpse of others' thoughts and feelings. It definitely makes me a more empathetic person. I blog because I hope the things I've gone through will somehow help someone else. Plus, it's good to get it all down in writing!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

Sugar and Snark said...

Wow Great prize!!!

I have a blog because I love reviewing books and reading reviews. I also have a Archaeology blog which I love doing because I learn something new everyday!

chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

I read blogs because I want to find out more about books, and read reviews of books I'm interested in. Or sometimes there's the time when I just read them for a laugh because the blogger is hilarious. I keep a blog mostly to record my thoughts on books which i'd love to share with others!

degood said...

I like to follow book blogs because I love to read adn it is the best way to find out about new books.

BookMarc Blogpants said...

I read blogs to keep up with peoples views on the latest books. Then I started my own but time didn't allow me to keep it updated as much as possible but I still find the time here and there to scope out new blogs and take in the latest book reviews.


MannaB said...

I like blogs because I find so much interesting information that i can't find anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

I like reading op-ed pieces!

Louis H said...

I read because I can read opinions from other people

Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway! I have a blog so I can share my thoughts and love of books with others that love to read like me, I also love to read other blogs to find new books and read reviews on some that I might be interested in. =)

clynsg said...

Follower via GFC, and I read blogs for a variety of reasons. I enjoy some of the quick glimpses of life from the various posters, I read most of the reviews of books since I am an avid reader, and some of the reviews of goods. The giveaways are a nice bonus, and I have been introduced to several very nice companies that way.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Theresa said...

I read blogs because I like to find out other people's opinions about books so I can better decide if I want to read a particular book and if it's worth buying. I also like to read blogs to become aware of new books that are coming out that I probably wouldn't have heard of otherwise.

Thanks for the giveaway!

DforDarla said...

Well I read blogs because I get to hear what people think about certain books or what the latest book buzz is, there are also a lot of fun people to talk to and most of us are addicted to twitter.

I write on my blog because I like to have an outlet for my book madness or if I want to write down a review. I just started blogging, so hopefully I can expand and learn more as I go.

Great giveaway! Congrats on the followers!

Susan said...

I read book blogs because I am always interested in opinions of new books. suelee1998

luckygirl1112 said...

I read book blogs because it's a good way to learn about new books that are coming out.

luckygirl1112 said...

I read book blogs because it's a good way to learn about new books that are coming out.

Benita said...

I read blogs because they're interesting and informative. You get to learn a lot about people and the world.


Breanne said...

I just made a blog not too long ago because my husband's in a Navy and in a month I'll be moving to Hawaii. I figured a blog would be the best way to let people know what I'm up to!

bmweida at yahoo dot com

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