Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My First Giveaway!



Hi folks! I just have to say I am still just tickled that I have followers and I wanted to do a giveaway at some point to give back a little to my readers.


Being a new blogger I have discovered that there are many ways to get books to giveaway whether it's a publisher giveaway or a blog tour or just simply winning one yourself and passing it along.
I am slowly getting into that but for this one I decided to give away a copy of a book that I own. A book that I have apparently two copies of. (oops!) I guess when you have over 500 books, it happens. (shrug)

So the book is a hardcover copy of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Perfect for fall and Halloween if any of you are doing a spooky reading challenge. Or, if not, it's just a darn good book and fits the mood of this upcoming season.

My Giveaway rules for this are simple:

+1 entry: If your favorite season and holiday are Fall and Halloween!
+2 entries: If you are a New Follower (after this post)
+3 entries: If you are already a Follower (Thank you!)

Being the not-so-tech-savvy gal that I am, I doing it the old fashioned way. I'm going to pull your name out of hat. Yes, on slips of paper. That's right!

Please leave your email for me to contact you for mailing info.

Giveaway ends Septemer 15. Winner will be announced that day.

Good luck everyone.
Hey, maybe I can get to 50 followers? (and no, Mom, that doesn't mean you creating false identities! Forever a supporter of me, that lady is!)

* red headed book child

24 comments:

Karen said...

Oooh! I loves me a pass-it-on giveaway.

so +1, I LOVE fall. New textbook smell is one of my favorites.

+3, I'm already a follower (only in blogger world is this a good thing.) :)

Julie said...

+1 love fall time and dressing up at halloween

+3 already a follower

aprilmom00 at gmail dot com

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Great giveaway! Please enter me. :)

+3 I'm already a follower!

bookloversdiary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...

Please enter me!

jennala at cfl . rr . com

I'm already a follower

Cat said...

I have heard fantastic things about The Historian. Who doesn't love Dracula, am I right?! Great giveaway!

1) Fall is my favorite, and I forgive that its arrival heralds the gloom of winter, because the quality of the light in autumn is...kind of sideways. Eerie and cozy at the same time. Like Dracula!

3) Already a follower

zipbagofbones at gmail.com

thebookaddict said...

I'm not entering because I already own it, but I just had to say that it is a great book! I loved it! The person who wins will be very lucky =)

Amy said...

+3 I am already a follower
+1 Halloween is my favorite because it is my mothers birthday! LOL

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jennifer said...

What a fantastic giveaway! The Historian has been on my TBR! Thank you for this chance!

+1 I adore Autumn and the changes that come with it. Halloween is always fun!
+2 New follower! :)

Thank you for this giveaway!
knittingmomof3(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Jenn-ay said...

+1 My favorite season is Fall. You get the beautiful weather...not too warm and not too cold. The beginning of football season and the world series. And I've always wanted to be in the New England area around fall time. I'm sure it's pretty.
+2 New follower

I'm hoping this is international...i didn't see anything that mentioned it.
jennay1221(at)gmail(dot)com

ParaJunkee said...

Hey girl! Good luck with your contests. Thanks for this, please enter me.

+1 entry: My anniversary is 10-25 - I love October is the most beautiful month in New Orleans!
+3 entries: I'm already a follower!

I'll also post on my page: http://parajunkee.blogspot.com/2009/08/testing.html

rrivera39@cox.net

Lynne said...

I'm a follower now and I've never won a book before (or anything for that matter...LOL)

I'll be giving away two books in the next few days, as well, if you're interested - The Help and also the Weight of Silence at http://www.lynnesletters.com

The Historian sounds really good and I would loooove to win! *fingers crossed*

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you all for entering!

My goodness!

I'm so happy you are all excited for this giveaway title.

I can't wait to pick the winner, though I wish I could give you all one!

Michelle

~Mary said...

FUN!!!! Enter me Michelle!!

+1 I LOVE fall!! This year my hubby and I are touring the underground city of Edinburgh (where they use to keep people with the plague!) for Halloween!

+3 I'm already a follower!

Mary
marydebastos@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

Fall is my favorite time of year.

I am a follower.

fatimastreasure(at)hotmail(dot)com

Neas Nuttiness said...

Congrats on your first giveaway. My favorite holiday is Christmas - sorry, BUT
My last child still living at home - LOVES HALLOWEEN. In fact, I'm still finding fake cobwebs from last year!

Thanks
libneas[at]aol[dot]com

WinterWrite said...

Hi there. Love your blog!

+1 I love Fall :D It's my favorite time of year.
+2 I am a new follower

Sharla
WinterWrite.com

WinterWrite at gmail dot com

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Just found you today. Great blog!
+1 Love Fall and Halloween - cool weather and dressing up? Who could ask for more!

+ 2 Following now!

email: demonicattractions@gmail.com

And so your Mom doesn't have to do anything questionable, I'll send over my brothers to follow too!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jake Kirk@Teens Read and Write said...

And here to help with your 'follower' goal...from Teens Read and Write it's Jake, Alyssa's favorite brother.

+1 Love fall and halloween, can't wait to get my costume!

+2 New follower

email: demonicattractions@gmail.com

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gregory @ Teens Read and Write said...

Another helper from Teens Read and Write has arrived. And Jake doesn't know what he is talking about. I, Gregory, am Alyssa's favorite brother. Great looking blog! We'd love to enter and look forward to checking our all of your reviews. Hey, is the red-headed thing because you're Irish? Just asking because we are! But even if you're not, we'll keep following and commenting!

+1 Love fall - cooler for us Irish who don't like the heat. And Halloween is a family favorite!

+2 New follower!

email: best to reach us all at demonicattractions@gmail.com

Glad we found you!

Dina said...

Love fall - and Halloween! Dress up, candy and excitement - what's not to love?! aitmama {at} gmail{dot} com

Dina said...

Just became your 49th follower - you are almost there!

Dina said...

New follower #2!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you everyone for your support! 50 is sooo close! I can smell it.

pixie13 said...

+1 My favorite Holiday is Halloween
+2 I'm a new follower (And I'm # 50!!!)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com