Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is my birthday!

Time flies when you're having fun! Last month was my third blogoversary. Not sure when I passed the 500 mark with my followers (THANK  YOU!). Was going to mark both of those occasions, then suddenly it was May and I'm not sure where the time went! Oops!

But I want to celebrate!

Want to spread the love as it's hard for me to believe it's been three years already! And that other people actually want to read what I've written! Plus, it's my birthday and everyone knows it's always more fun to party with your friends! 

So in honor of my 3rd year Blogoversary and my Birthday Month, I'm having a giveaway!

For US winner:

I really, really love my Simple Touch! I'm a reader, so don't need the bells and whistles of a tablet. Plus, it's so lightweight and the screen is so easy to read! I was late jumping on the eReader train, but love it! It's great for travel, and publishers are starting to offer more eARCs than print, as it's more cost effective. And if you have an eReader, then you can request titles from NetGalley! So want to spread the eReader love around by offering a NOOK Simple Touch to one lucky reader! It's US only as it won't work for anyone outside the country, but don't worry, I haven't forgotten my friends overseas!

For international winner:

$25 Barnes & Noble online gift certificate

$25 Amazon online gift card

Book of your choice from The Book Depository (up to $25 US) 

Sound good? Want to enter? Just fill out the form below!
Earn one extra entry by leaving me a comment with book suggestions on what I should buy with my birthday gift card! Looking for books that will grab me by the throat and won't let go!

Must be at least 18 years old to enter.
Giveaway will end on 5/31/12 at 11:59PM EST
Winners will be chosen using Random.org
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck!


  1. Happy Happy Birthday!

    Birthdays are always a big deal in my life, too. I think it is awesome that you are celebrating by being generous for others.That is AWESOME. (Oh and Happy 3 years!) :)

    For book suggestions -- I really enjoyed "This Girl is Different". The author's name is kind of slipping my mind at the moment. The cover looks "eh" but it was a great read. :)

    Allison @ Well-Read Reviews

  2. Happy Birthday from one May baby to another (mine is on the 22nd)! Awesome giveaway!

    For book suggestions- Ready Player One, anything by Lisa Gardner but her newest one is Catch Me, I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells and Roboapoclypse was a fun, riveting read. On the YA front, I just finally read Divergent, although almost every other Blogger on the planet has read this book, in case you haven't you simply must! I personally can't wait to get my hands on Kristin Cashier's Bitterblue, but I would always recommend her book Fire. Happy book buying!

  3. Happiest of birthday wishes to you my friend! *fires confetti cannon* _cues band_ Hope you enjoy the day to its fullest!

    As for the contest...wow,aren't you the generous birthday girl? ^_^ Hmm....book or series suggestions, huh? Can't remember if you've read them (pardon if you have) but if you haven't, you should check out the ESCAPE FROM FURNACE series. It is dark and twisted but in a good way (well, you know what I mean). JUST finished the UK version of book 5 since it doesn't release stateside til November....yeah, it's THAT good.

    Party hard...just not TOO hard....^_^

  4. And here was I thinking it was you who was supposed to get the presents. Happy birthday anyway.

    I think you should consider buying a copy of Hollow Earth by John and Carole E Barrowman, not out in the US until later in the year, its well worth the wait.

  5. Happy Birthday, Alexia!! Yay!!

    Thank you so much for the contest!!! :) I really like the Nightshade books!! :))

  6. Happy, happy birthday! What a generous giveaway. The books I've read recently is Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer -- it was entertaining, emotional and so poignant. I absolutely loved it. I also highly recommend Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris and History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason!

    1. The *best book I've read recently, I should have said! That's what I get for typing too fast!

  7. Sheesh! I just think about myself on my birthday. You go girl!

  8. Happy Birthday and blogoversary and 500 followers! Congrats on such milestones.

    I recently read a book by Peter Straub that was released in the late 70s. It's Ghost Story and I finally got around to reading it. I loved it! Also, if you like historical fiction, I really enjoyed The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  9. Happy Birthday Terri!! Time really does fly when you're having fun. It's been so great blogging with you. As for book suggestions, well I can't recommend Angelfall by Susan Ee enough. Oh and also anything in the Flash Gold series by Lindsay Buroker.

  10. Happy birthday! I just finished Rotters by Daniel Kraus, and loved it. I love twisted books, so fair warning. Another great messed up book is Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.

  11. Oh my goodness!!! What a giveaway, and for YOUR birthday. WOW!

    Happy birthday dear. ;)

    Now for a suggestion.... Hmmm, I do love my Skyla Dawn Cameron books; Demon of Oblivion series ~ Bloodlines, Hunter, Lineage, and to come soon Exhumed. But I do like my Jax series by Ann Aguirre as well, the last one will be out very soon too. ;)

    Hope you have a great birthday!!

  12. Congrats on all the milestones! You are awesome. And thank you so much for the giveaway.

    I still think you need to read Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie. And I do agree with the earlier suggestion of Rotters. Oh and Gillespie and I by Jane Harris.

  13. Happy Birthday. I would suggest reading the Shadow Falls series by CC Hunter. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  14. happy birthday! i hope you have a fabulous day.hmmm great books? this year so far i have really enjoyed cinder, grave mercy, a discovery of witches and anything by nalini singh if you like paranormal romance.

  15. Ooohh definitely The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa! You'll love it! Have a wonderful birthday!

  16. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! =D

    Hmmm...book suggestion...I'd say Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. That book still left a mark on me.

  17. Name of the Wind by Partick Rothfuss. I loved the story and the characters.

  18. Hey, P, Happy Belated Birthday!! My schedule has been manic and not only did I not get a chance to wish you a Happy Birthday, but I haven't had time for any posts this week either. So, I'm so, so sorry, my friend. Hope you had a great day!
    My suggestions to you are always going to be the same until you read them.
    Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
    The Tiger Saga series by Colleen Houck
    The Wings series by Aprilynne Pike

    Whatever you do finally pick out, I hope you enjoy! - T

  19. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for having this giveaway. I recently read Exile Trust by Vincent H. O'Neil which was very good. I am now reading Finder's Fee by Alton Gansky, and it is a really good book. I also like any books by Tess Gerritsen or Linda Howard.

  20. Happy Birthday! Happy Blogiversary! Happy 500+ Followers!! What a great time for you!!! :)

  21. I forgot to leave your recommendations!! I recommend Feed by Mira Grant (just bought the last in the trilogy this last weekend) and The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (can't remember if you have read this one or not!). Happy Reading!!

  22. +JMJ+

    I recommend Downsiders by Neal Shusterman, which is about a civilisation that lives in the New York underground. Well, it's really about the boy who is curious about the "Topside" and the girl who is pulled into the "Downside"--but I don't want to explain more because half the magic is in the discovery. =) Downsiders is one of the most original YA novels I've ever read, and my go-to recommendation for anyone looking for a new read. =)

    A belated Happy Birthday to you, Alexia! And best wishes on your blogging. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Happy Birthday! I loved reading Divergent and Hex Hall. They both pulled me in and read really fast.