Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog!



Happy birthday dear blog!  It's my first year anniversary and oh...what a year it has been!

I'd just like to say how much I have enjoyed blogging this last year. I think one of the highlights was finding out that three of my book reviews were printed in the Persephone biannually. It was such a thrill and I was on a high for a number of days (you can read about that here). I've enjoyed receiving emails from a few of you who've told me I've been one of their inspirations to start blogs of their own. I have loved visiting other blogs and adding books to my reading list. My reading life has never been richer. I've appreciated receiving comments and feedback from all of you readers. Thank you so much to all of you who've stopped by. Based on my stats on sitemeter, I know I've some fans I've yet to meet, so if you haven't already, please do comment dear silent lurkers. I would love to know who you are.

In honor of my first year, I'm giving away a book of your choice. You can choose a book from all the books I've reviewed in the past year and I'll mail it to any place in the world. The only condition is that it should be a book available in The Book Depository . So, please leave a comment below with the book of your choice and I'll pick a winner at random this Sunday. I'll announce the winner on Monday morning. This giveaway is open to anyone, regular readers and even new ones. If you don't have a blog, that's ok too.

Oh and just in case you're wondering, that's not me up there but Marilyn Monroe blowing a candle on her 30th birthday cake.


Cheers!

31 comments:

  1. Happy one year anniversary, Mrs. B! You've a wonderful blog and I'm glad to have met you through it.:)

    In case I win, I'm interested in One Day. Your review has made me curious.

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  2. Congrats on your one year blog anniversary-I started my blog about 2 months before you did and I also have found being a book blogger very rewarding-should I win your contest I would like "The Bronte's Go to Woolworth"-

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  3. love your blog. happy anniversary!

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  4. woo hoo happy birthday. Looking forward to another year of reading your reviews and thoughts.

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  5. Congrats on your first anniversary and there is a striking resemblance to Marilyn you know.

    Looking forward to more of your posts in the future.

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  6. Gosh - can't believe its been a year!! Should I be lucky enough to win, I'd love High Wages by Dorothy Whipple, which I adored, but is one of the few Persephones that I don't have a copy of.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Since I've been reading your blog, I've reignited my own love of reading. Thanks to you! I look forward to being inspired by your reviews for many more years to come!
    P.S. I've been dying to read ONE DAY but can't find it at the bookstores in Seoul, so please put that one down in the lucky draw for me =)

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  8. Happy One Year! I'm fairly new in following your blog, I actually thought you've been blogging for longer (I missed out looking at the blog archive).

    Because its fairly top of the head I'd love to have a copy of Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery.

    Again, congrats for hitting the one year mark.

    -Mary

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  9. Congratulations on one year! It goes by so fast. Here's to many more years and congrats on getting featured in the Persephone reviews. :-)

    I'd like to enter the giveaway and nominate Little Boy Lost.

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on a year of book blogging... always enjoy your reviews.
    I'd love to read They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple.

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  11. Well done on reaching your first birthday. It is a lovely feeling isn't it. Don't eat too much cake now will you.

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  12. Happy blog birthday! :D Just started my own book blog, and you're one of the few Pinoy book bloggers I've been following (all thanks to Aldrin)!

    I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb from the The Book Depository, please! :)

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  13. Congrats and happy anniverary. Keep doing what you are doing because it's really good. I'd like to enter the giveaway. The book is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Thanks.

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  14. Happy Anniversary, Mrs. B! I've only just discovered your blog, following a link from another one. I wish I didn't have to go to work, so I could read book blogs and books all day long.
    Please put my name in the hat, should I win, I would like 84 Charing Cross Road, which I've wanted to read for ages but somehow never managed to buy.

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  15. Congratulations Astrid! Yours is one blog I always particularly enjoy reading, and I'm so glad you started blogging and have had such joy from doing so.

    I have so many books at my disposal from the New York Public Library now, so don't worry about entering me for your very generous giveaway - I'll let someone else who needs it more have a better chance!

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  16. Happy Anniversary, Mrs. B! It's good to have book bloggers like you out here :)

    So, to enter the giveaway I'd love love love to read One Day by David Nicholls. Your review really intrigued me! You can always contact me at bkalmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Congratulations on your 1st Blogoversary! I just recently chanced upon your blog from your comments on the La Vida Mamas blog.

    I think you're doing a great job.

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  18. Congrats! I've been enjoying your blog for going on two or three months now.

    Your review on The Uncommon Reader sparked my interest. I'd love a copy of that if I were to win.

    Keep on blogging!

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  19. Happy Blog Birthday! I look forward to following another year of your reading adventures.

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  20. Congratulations!!! :o) What a lovely draw. Please may I be entered for The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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  21. Happy Birthday and congrats about all the fantastic things that have come along with it!!!!!

    Also, what an awesome giveaway. I would have to say The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie as I have yet to read it! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  22. Happy Blog Birthday! How exciting! I've definitely enjoyed reading your posts and getting some great tips on what to read next!

    As for the giveaway, I loved your post about Little Boy Lost! Cheers!

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  23. A very very happy birthday to your blog! So glad for you! Hope you get to celebrate many more bloggy birthdays! And this photo is a classic :)

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  24. Happy Anniversary! I really thought you've been blogging for longer than a year. :]

    If I won, I'd love to read the Dorothy Whipple Persephones you swear by -- any collection of hers, to tell you the truth, since you recommend them so heartily. :]

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  25. happy first bloggieversary! :)) ur one of the inspirations why i started my own book blog :) if i'd be lucky enough, i would love to read david nicholls' one day. A friend also recommended it to me and i'm highly intrigued. :) keep blogging and more power! :))

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  26. I missed the day by a couple of days but congrats to you! One year is definitely something to celebrate.

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  27. Happy anniversary! I've thoroughly enjoyed visiting your site and have actually managed to read a few of the books you've recommended. Your blog was a great inspiration for me to start my own book blog.

    I'm keen to join your contest and would love to win a copy of Craig Thompson's Blankets (I realise that it's technically a graphic novel and not a book-book, so if in case that is not a legitimate entry then my second choice would be Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked). Many thanks!

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  28. Congrats! I would love to read The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett--or her The Making of a Marchioness...or a Dorothy Whipple...or...(keeps going...)

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  29. Happy blog birthday, Astrid! I cannot believe it has been a year. Congratulations again on your blogging highlight; I fully understand why it was such a joy for you (the Biannually is being posted out tomorrow so perhaps it will happen again!)

    If I happened to win then I would have to choose a Persephone, of course; I think I would allow it to be your choice (from the ones I don't own/have read) as I wholeheartedly trust your Persephone judgment.

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  30. Happy Blog Birthday, Mrs.B! Your reviews are always lovely!

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