Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I think this calls for a celebration!!


Or at least a fun contest!!

What deserves a party, you ask? Why, I have almost reached my 100th post. 100!! I honestly could not have believed this would happen when I started my blog a few months ago. Since I've started and abandoned blogs before, I sorta just figured that's what would happen with this one - I'd play along for a while, and then eventually forget about it, leaving it to gather dust in the blogosphere. Surprisingly, I haven't done that - I've actually built a nice little blog, if I do say so myself, and I think I should celebrate. Anyone want to join me?

And also, it gives me an excuse to give away something that I think is really, really fun.

So here goes:

I am hosting a contest to celebrate my 100th post. (whenever that happens to be.) The lucky winner will receive this:

Surprise Package!!


Bas Bleu is one of my favorite book websites - they have an amazingly eclectic selection, and I never, ever read their catalog without making a list of books I want. SO whomever is lucky enough to win this contest will win a surprise package from Bas Bleu. I just gave this to my mom for her birthday, and she received 7 books - fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs - and they all sound interesting to me! So the winner won't know what goodies they win until the package arrives, but I'm pretty sure it will be a good surprise.

Now, normally when I host contests, I don't get very many people interested in participating, so your odds are probably pretty good. If, for some reason, my streak ends and lots of people want to play, I will add a second place prize (if I get 20 entries), and a third place prize (if I get 40 entries). I'm not really expecting that, so I don't have prizes determined yet, but I'll come up with something fun.

So, now the rules:

For 1 entry, leave me a comment on this post.
For 1 additional entry, link to my contest on your blog and leave a comment to let me know.
The contest will be open until midnight central time, October 31. I will draw the winner(s?) on November 1st.

It's my 100th post celebration!!

UPDATE: If we have enough entries for 2nd and 3rd place, I will give away credit to your favorite book swapping site - PaperbackSwap or Bookmooch. Probably 3 credits for 2nd, and 2 credits for 3rd. Yea book swapping!

79 comments:

Amy said...

Congrats! Me, me, enter me!

Violet said...

congratulations!!!
Somehow i missed my 100th post a few days back, now i am already onto 110 and its too late.

Anyhow, please enter me if it is international.

Elizabeth said...

Violet, I say have a party anyway! =) I don't know if BasBleu ships internationally, but if you are the winner I'll get it to you. =)

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a great giveaway. Please enter me.

Riva said...

Bas Bleu is also one of my favorite catalogs. I read it (just about every entry) as soon as it comes in the house. Please enter me in your contest.

And, congrats on your 100th post. I'm trying to get up the nerve to start a review blog. Everyone seems to have so much fun with them.

Dawn said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I'm glad this book blog isn't gathering dust :)

I hadn't heard of BasBleu before; but who doesn't love surprises?!?

Please enter me in the drawing to help you celebrate.

Daewalker said...

Happy 100th!!!

I love milestones. I will have to check out BasBleu...I love reading.

Your Contests rock!

Maybe you can help me spread the word...I am trying to get some help with a 100,000 book challenge issued by eharlequin.com... They are trying to get 100,000 books read in 2008. For every review posted, they are donating a book to the National Center for Family Literacy. Any book counts and we are reading anyway...we can make it really count! Please check it out at eharlequin.com

Sara said...

Congratulations...that's awesome.
Enter me please! Thank You.

Sararush at hotmail dot com

rb said...

Congrats! My own random blog will probably hit 200 posts early next year.

Like Violet, please enter me if this is international. Thanks :D

Lana said...

Congratulations! Busts out the bubbly or sparkling grape juice for those so inclined (great photo, btw).
Thanks for the great contest, I've blogged about you here: http://caramellunacy.blogspot.com/2008/10/great-contest-post.html

Keep up the great posts!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Congratulations! Sounds like fun. Please enter me. Thank you!

geebee.reads at gmail dot com

Alyce said...

Congratulations on the 100th post! I would love to be entered to win!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kim said...

Congrats on 100 posts!

I'd love to enter your contest - thanks!

steppincloser[at]hotmail[dot]com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

congrats!! that's so awesome! i'm glad you kept with blogging. :)

please enter me. this sounds like a really fun, unique prize.

i blogged about this as well:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/10/win-it-wednesday_15.html


-Lauren

Jen - devourer of books said...

Congratulations! I had my 100th post earlier this year and my 100th review just a few weeks ago.

I'd love to be entered in your contest, to help you celebrate.

mamakane said...

Congratulations on the upcoming 100th post! Please include me in the drawing.

Yan said...

Congrats! Love to be entered!

ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Count me in - Congratulations on reaching 100!!! :) How exciting!!

Wendi
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com
wbarker (at) hotmail.com

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Ok - :) Now I've added your giveaway to my site under the Giveaways on the sidebar!! Yeah!!

~ Wendi
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com

Wrighty - said...

Wow, congratulations! It looks like you're definitely going to have to add those extra prizes as well. Please enter me too and I've posted this on my new blog. I can't even imagine 100 posts! Keep it up!

www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

.Books by TJ Baff said...

Congrats on reaching 100...enter me please.
Tamara

Alea said...

Congratulations!!! Is that a giant grape balloon? I love it! I've never heard of Bas Bleu, it looks awesome, will be bookmarking it!

I'd love to enter! :D

aleareads@gmail dot com

Tara said...

I love the Bas Bleu catalog! Please enter me in this great giveaway!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Bas Bleu is one of my favorite catalogs, so please enter me in your giveaway!

leslie said...

I love your blog and I love Bas Bleu! Please enter me in your give-away.

ddurance said...

It looks like you got a few more than you bargained for. LOL

Count me in too.

Deidre
deidre_durance@hotmail.com

Mary-LUE said...

Consider me entered! (And thanks for stopping by!)

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Woohoo! I'd love to join if it's ok!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Blogged!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Janel said...

Congrats on reaching the 100 post milestone. I can't resist a surprise, so count me in!

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/weekly-giveaway-roundup-october-22.html

Teresa said...

Ooh, please count me in. I love Bas Bleu--just got a new catalog today and am drooling over many of the books in it!

robin_titan said...

i would love to be entered! happy 100th post!! :D

Petunia said...

I've never heard of BasBleu but if they have books then I love them. I'd love to be entered in your contest. Thanks.

elizabethwillse said...

A mystery collection of 7 books? Count me in!

Congrats on 100 posts!

wordlily said...

Ooh, sounds great! Irresistible.

Alicia said...

What a great contest! Please enter me in the contest :)

adw7984 at gmail dot com

Keeling said...

Wow! I would love to win! Thank you!

Andi said...

Fun fun! I would love to join the drawing. Congratulations on a great blog! I can't get enough of it.

lisa said...

please enter me! I love books.

AmandaSue said...

Congrats on your wonderful blog, and thanks for entering me. I love books! And suprises are always fun.

samsakara said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I would love those books for my mom. Plus I would read them as well. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Baba said...

Wonderful! Congratulations on the 100th post. Can't wait!

Ginny said...

Congrats, great contest!

JULIE said...

Ooh, free books...who wouldn't love that!! I am sooo in!! We have a new bookshelf and there are two whole shelves that still don't have books...must fill them!! Though I like a minimalist home for the most part, books are definately my weakness!!

sunnymum said...

I really like your book rating system. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy said...

congrats

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Congrats! You should award yourself with more bookshelves!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about your giveaway: Here

mommyhoodisthankless {AT} gmail {DOT} com

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

May Canadians enter your contest?

Candice said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! What a great way to celebrate!

One can never have enough books...

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Abby said...

I love suprises!!! Please pick me!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

windycindy said...

Greetings! Many congratulations on your 100th Post. What a milestone. I wish you many more happy and healthy posts! Please enter me in your delightful celebration giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

mommyjen99 said...

Congrats!!!
Thats a big achievement. Please enter me in your contest,
thanks
jen62728@aol.com

Kritta22 said...

Wow! Looks like you made your goal of over 40!! COngrats on that too! Way to go on 100th posts!

sarah said...

congrats on your 100 post milestone! i'm sure you will pass your streak with this contest too!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Kimberly said...

See... your contest surpassed even your own expectations! LOL! There are like 50++ enteries already and your contest is not even over.

CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post. Gosh... I have YEARS to go before I hit that milestone. So a great big kudos to you and I expect you wanting to celebrate when you hit your 200th post too! KEEP POSTING!!!!

This giveaway sounds GREAT!!!! Thank you so much. It would be like Christmas morning when the package arrives, not knowing what fabulous finds there will be inside.

I love books. You can't get enough books. Seriously, they are like potato chips... you can't have just one. LOL!!! Much to my hubby's dismay of course.

And just so you know I always pass along books to my friends or the library when I am done reading them so they can be read over and over again by a new set of eyes. However I do have a lot of "keepers".

I'm on my way over to check out their site too!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

torinem said...

Yay! I love books!

torinem said...

I blogged about you!

ShaunJoy said...

I love to read and new books sound so-so wonderful!

shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com

bookworm said...

Please enter me!

Wow, looks like you got a lot more entries than you thought! :)

Tamara said...

Here's to getting to your 100th post! Please, enter me, thank-you.

Susan said...

Hey Elizabeth - I just found your blog via http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com. I'm loving it.

What a fun contest. I'd love to be entered. I will mention your giveaway on my blog sometime in the next few days. Thanks!

avisannschild said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Please enter me in this giveaway.

judybrittle said...

Congratulations!!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you!
judybrittle at aol dot com

Aerin said...

Enter me, too, please!! I'm highly impressed - 100 posts - good for you!

Aerinblogs AT aol DOT com

thesilentphilosopher said...

Ooh, I'd love to be entered! Conga rats on the 100th post. :D
I also blogged about it on my blog, here's the post:
http://thesilentphilosopher.blogspot.com/2008/10/calling-all-twilight-lover.html

Carol said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I love to win books! Thank you!
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Holly said...

Terrific way to celebrate 100 posts! I blogged about your giveaway here: http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/giveaways_22.html

lace said...

Congratulations on your 100th. I'd love a surprise pack of books.

jenna said...

This sounds great!! And congrats on 100 posts!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Impkatt said...

100 posts!? WooHoo!!

I would love to win this package. I have so many friends and family I share books with, it would make the ultimate grab-bag gift!

Megan said...

I just passed made the 100 posts mark not too long ago, too. Congrats! Would love to be entered in your giveaway, too! Thanks! =)

Sara said...

I just found your blog and love it! I will definately be back! And Congrats on your 100th post!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Congrats!! What a great prize package and a mystery too!

I just passed my 100th post as well. I'll have to think about a celebration for 150 or 200 posts!!

Heather said...

Well, it looks like I have a lot of competition for this give-away. Congrats on 100 posts!

Holly said...

Ha! Looks like you picked a good contest to host judging by the number of entries! Congrats on your 100th post and for sticking with the blog. I find blogging quite fun!

Please enter me!

ChristyJan said...

Happy Halloween and Congratulations on 100 posts!

Brooke said...

Congrats! Happy 100th!