Monday, September 21, 2009

50+ Followers/One Month Blogoversary Contest!

About a week ago, I made a post saying it was my one month blogoversary and I hit 50 followers, so now I'm holding a contest to celebrate : D There will be one winner, and the winner gets to choose between 5 books! Summaries are from Amazon.These are books you can choose from:

Fireworks: Four Summer Stories (paperback)
By Niki Burnham, Erin Haft, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle
Hot sun. Soft white sand. Bejewled flip-flops. Crashing surf. That shirtless blond lifeguard...Summertime is the essence of sexiness, sass, and fun. In this juicy collection, four fabulous, bestselling teen authors each show us a different side of summer romance, from the first flush of a seaside crush to the sting of a breakup on a traveling teen tour. Get out your sunscreen, slip on your shades, and prepare to be dazzled by these sizzling stories.

GoldenGirl: A Bradford Novel (paperback)
By: Micol Ostow
 Paige, Spencer, and Madison have it all: the looks, the connections, the money, the boys. As the daughters of three of the most prestigious families on Philadelphia's Main Line (read: old money, and lots of it) and the ruling juniors at Bradford Prep, nothing can stand in their way....except, perhaps, their own dark secrets. When an old frenemy from Paige's hidden past shows up at Bradford and plays nice--too nice--Paige is desperate to smother the threat. How far will she go to silence the truth?

Gossip Girl (paperback)
By: Cecily von Ziegesar
At a New York City jet-set private school populated by hard-drinking, bulimic, love-starved poor little rich kids, a clique of horrible people behave badly to one another. An omniscient narrator sees inside the shallow hearts of popular Blair Waldorf, her stoned hottie of a boyfriend, Nate, and her former best friend Serena van der Woodsen, just expelled from boarding school and "gifted with the kind of coolness that you can't acquire by buying the right handbag or the right pair of jeans. She was the girl every boy wants and every girl wants to be." Everyone wears a lot of designer clothes and drinks a lot of expensive booze. Serena flirts with Nate and can't understand why Blair is upset with her; Blair throws a big party and doesn't invite Serena; Serena meets a cute but unpopular guy; and a few less socially blessed characters wonder about the lives of those who "have everything anyone could possibly wish for and who take it all completely for granted." Intercut with these exploits are excerpts from (the actual site launches in February), where "gossip girl" dishes the dirt on the various characters without ever revealing her own identity amongst them.

Outside Beauty (hardback)
By: Cynthia Kadohata
Shelby, 13, and her three sisters, ages 16, 8, and 6, have different fathers. They live in early-1980s Chicago with their free-spirited mother, Helen, a striking and beauty-obsessed Japanese bombshell. Helen is a cult of personality unto herself, and the older girls happily care for the younger ones while Mom collects boyfriends. When she is in a disfiguring car accident, the girls separate to live with their fathers. Shelby's dad is a kind, level-headed Japanese greenhorn, while six-year-old Maddie's, an Anglo, is a patronizing, abusive bully. The four girls plot their escape—back to Helen, but really back to one another. The novel is oddly missing pop-culture references, so the '80s setting is perplexing and extraneous. The first chapters of the book are packed with contrived, purposefully madcap shenanigans and creaky, expository dialogue. Once the scene is set, though, Shelby settles into a more natural, thoughtful voice, and the surprisingly gripping plot gains pace and substance. The cloyingly devil-may-care mood of the opening turns mercifully more sober and suspenseful as the girls' troubles deepen.

Read My Lips (paperback)
By: Teri Brown 
Popularity is as easy as a good secret. Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back. From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has done a 180...almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school's most exclusive clique. With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop...

To enter:
To enter just leave your name and email, so I can contact you if you've won and which book you want.Winner will be chosen by

Extra Entries:
+1 comment with name, email, and desired book
+2 for becoming a follower
+4 if you already are a follower
+2 linking to this post (please leave link, no link no extra entry)
+2 if you follow my sister's photography blog HERE
+2 if you add blog button from sidebar (leave link)

Contest will end on my second month blogoversary October 13th!
Contest is open to U.S. addresses only, sorry international readers.


  1. +1 I would love to be entered to win Fireworks!

    +4 already follower

    :) Erica

  2. hi! i'd love to read...
    read my lips.
    my name is hannah, AKA readingforeverx6 on PULSE IT :D

  3. +1 Can't wait til I hit 50 I wouldn't mind receiving "Golden Girl"
    It looks good.
    +4 Already a follower
    +2 I will be linking your post on my page

    my email

  4. +1 I would LOVE to win Read My Lips!!
    +4 Im already a follower
    +2 I put your contest on my sidebar @


  5. +1 i would love to win fireworks
    +4 already a follower

  6. Please enter me for GoldenGirl

    +1 comment

    +4 already a follower

    +2 linking to this post

  7. +1 I would like to win Read My Lips it looks so original!

    +4 i'm a follower

    +2 linked this at:

    +2 linked at

    haleymathiot @yahoo .com

  8. +1 I wouldl love to win, read my lips

    +4 already a follower

  9. +1 I just hit 50 myself (though not so quickly!). I would like to win Read My Lips.
    +4 already a follower
    +2 sidebar link (Book Rat)

    7 total
    ~Misty (

  10. +1 I would love to win Fireworks.
    +2 I am a new follower
    +2 I linked on my blog's sidebar:

  11. +1 I think I'd choose Read My Lips.

    +4 I'm already a follower!

    thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. +1 To enter just leave your name, email, and book
    - Froggy
    - read my lips

    +2 for becoming a follower

    +2 linking to this post - in my sidebar under contests

    A Blog with Bite!

  13. Nice awesome contest!! Please do enter me.

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com
    "Read My Lips"

  14. Great Contest

    +1 I'd like to win GoldenGirl
    +2 New Follower


  15. These all sound like awesome books! Please enter me.

    I would prefer Read My Lips!!!!!

    +1 For commenting.

    +2 I became a blogger follower


  16. +2 following your sister's photography blog!


  17. +1 Andrea,, I'd like to win either Goldengirl or Read My Lips, you choose :]

    +4 aready following

    +2 sidebar []

    +2 followed your sister's blog (the photos are beautiful!)

  18. +2 I'm not following your sister


  19. I would love to win outside beauty. congats on your 1 mth blogoversary.


  20. +1 Raspberry (it's easier than my regular name to not get mixed up with others), rae_sunshine4(at) , Outside Beauty
    +2 for becoming a follower
    +2 linking to this post -
    +2 if you follow my sister's photography blog - did so.

  21. Wow! 50 followers, lucky you! I've had my blog for a while now, and I'm still far from 50 - any suggestions on how to get more followers?

    +1 - Audrey, zedster.tbb (at) gmail (dot) com, and I would love Read My Lips
    +2 - I have become a follower

  22. Read My lips

  23. +1 "Read My Lips" looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing for it.
    +2 I'm a new follower via Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  24. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Thank you for the super nice giveaway - these are all great books!
    I'd love to win Gossip Girl :)

  25. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I forgot to put this - I just became a follower on Google :)
    (Gossip Girl)

  26. I would love to win Read My Lips.
    Thanks for the chance.



  27. Read My Lips has a really cute cover! I want to read it. :)

    +4 Already a follower

  28. Enter me! I became a follower.

  29. I would LOVE to win Read My Lips!!
    Thankyou!! :D:D:D
    +2 for becoming a follower

  30. I would love to win Gossip Girl. Thanks for the chance.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  31. Awesome contest! i would love a chance to win Read My Lips. :)

    +2 new follower

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

  32. I would love to have Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata.


    -- Chelsea

    +1 comment with name email, and desired book
    +2 for becoming a follower
    +2 for following your sister's blog

  33. Please enter me, thanks! Happy blogoversary.
    I'd love Read My Lips!

    +4 Already follow!
    +2 Posted on my sidebar at
    +2 I follow your sister's blog.
    +2 Added your button to my sidebar at

  34. I would like to win Outside Beauty!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

    +4 if you already are a follower
    +2 I follow your sister's photography blog
    +2 if you add blog button from sidebar -

  35. This is a great giveaway! Congrats on 50 followers. I'd love to win Read My Lips

    +1 comment w/ name, email, and book

    +4 already follower

    +2 Tweeted:

    +2 Follow sister's blog

    +2 button in my sidebar:

    ~Briana :)

  36. Great giveaway! I'd love to win Read My Lips.

    +1 comment with name, email, and book.
    +4 already follower
    +2 Tweeted:
    +2 Follow your sister's blog.


  37. +1 comment with name, email, and desired book:
    Name: Reggie
    Desired book: Fireworks

    +4 if you already are a follower

    +2 linking to this post:

    +2 if you follow my sister's photography blog

    Thanks so much! Happy almost blogoversaery =)

    Reggie =)

  38. +1 Jordan,, Read my lips or Golden Girl
    +2 for becoming a follower
    +2 sidebar
    +2 tweeted @jmoose09
    +2 added your button


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