Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A few of my favorite things: 200+ Follower Contest!

You guys? That follow and read my blog? You're some of my favorite people.

So I'm offering up some of my favorite things to celebrate two hundred (plus) wonderful followers! I posted a few days ago with book reviews of some of the great books I've read lately. I wanted to share, so here's a fun YA book package for you:
 Paper TownsDevilishBoys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials

That's Paper Towns by John Green, Devilish by Maureen Johnson, and Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman.

But then I said to myself, "Self, you have some fine followers who don't necessarily read YA. What about them?"

What about them, indeed:
 Get Lucky: A NovelLand of a Hundred WondersLarger Than Life
So then there was Get Lucky by Katherine Center,  Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagan, and Larger Than Life by Adele Parks.

To enter, leave a comment below with your preference, YA Box of Awesomeness or Chick Lit Pack of Wonder and Luck (you can just say YA or adult; I'm short on sleep and a bit punchy right now). Points as follows:
+1 for being a new follower (must be a follower to enter);
+2 for being an old follower;
+1 for tweeting this contest;
+2 for a blog sidebar link or blog post;
+1 for sharing one of your favorite things in the comments!

Admin notes: Shipping to the U.S. only, please; open internationally if you're willing to kick in for postage, though. :)  Winner will be selected by random number. Aaaand contest ends June 28th; forgot to slip that in this post the first time around.


Readerly Person said...

Gah! Me me me! I'd like the YA pack, please!

+2 Old Follower
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/ReaderlyPerson/status/16242388100
+2 Sidebar: http://elephantsontrapezes.blogspot.com
+1 Favorite thing: Reading a delicious book (like The Demon King, by Cinda Williams Chima) when it's cold and rainy outside and you have a comfy couch and a blanket. And some hot chocolate.

Total: 6!

- Rebecca

Guinevere said...

Good luck, Rebecca! I love your enthusiasm... and now want some hot chocolate myself. :)

Old Kitty said...

Aww what wonderful giveaways! Brilliant!

GOOD LUCK everyone doing this and yay to your 200 plus and growing followers!! Yay again!

Take care

Piedmont Writer said...

+2 old follower
+2 sidebar
+1 favorite thing -- the beach with a good book

Total 5. Great contest Guin, just in time for summer. Oh and I'd like the chick lit adult pak if I win. Thanks.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Cool contest! The Chick Lit Pack of Wonder looks awesome. I love reading chick lit because I think of it as research and not, you know, a way to avoid the books on my dissertation reading list.

And as far as my favorite thing goes? That would have to be mocha Frappuccinos, which taste especially good during the summer.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

WHEEEE!!!!! I love fun contests!

+2 Old follower
+1 Tweet
+2 Sidebar
+1 A favorite thing... curling up with my Mom, Dad and Sister to watch StarGate :D

And I would LOVE the YA pack!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

wonderful contest!!!

Please enter me for the YA pack!

+2 old follower
+1 Tweeted at 4:44 p.m. via @southrnprincess
+2 sidebar http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com
+1 Favorite Thing: Picture it: cool, clear water...a pool float...a pina colada...sunglasses...a floppy hat...and my hands on a good book...oh summer how I love thee!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Super contest! I'm already following you, but I saw the mention of the contest on Twitter by Courtney Barr :D

+2 Old Follower
+1 Tweet
+1 Favorite thing: Hm...Besides my family, I'd have to say my laptop. It's like another member of the family really.

Thanks for hosting this contest! And, oh, I'd love to win the YA Box of Awesomeness!!

JP said...

Been dying to get a copy of Paper Towns, there aren't any book stores close enough for me to get a copy. So I'll submit for the YA pack.

+2 Old Follower
+2 Sidebar
+1 Favorite thing: Writing poetry. It just doesn't get any better than that for me.

Total: 5

Good luck to everyone entering and Thank you Guin for the stellar contest.

Okapi said...

YA pack please!

+1 for being a new follower
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/faellie_lupe/status/16263492735
+1 sidebar: booksthatchange.blogspot.com
+1 Favorite things:
- nutella, fluff, and crunchy peanut butter sandwich
- reading in a clean room while it's raining
- winning contests and opening books for the first time
- laughing so hard that I can't breath

Krystal said...

Chick lit! =)

+2 for being an old follower;
+2 for a blog sidebar link or blog post; visit www.krystalskitsch.com
+1 for sharing one of your favorite things in the comments: Coronas! :)

Jen said...

Happy 200+ followers!! I'd love the YA pack!!! I'm crazy about books and it seems I've just found out about YA books and now I'm addcited!!!

+2 old follower
+2 blog sidebar (two seconds!)
+1 favorite thing - books!!! Ha-ha, too easy right?!

ally said...

+2 for being an old follower
+2 http://allyversustime.blogspot.com/p/contests.html
+1 one of my fave books: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Stephanie Thornton said...

Congrats on all the followers!

+2 Old Follower
+1 One of my favorite things is tiramisu. I just made some from scratch today!

Total= 3

Kasie West said...

Wahoo! I'm an old follower and I want the YA package. Badly. What is one of my favorite things? I'm kind of in love with Sarah Dessen right now. I want her....I mean her books. Just finished like my 5th one of hers and it was awesome.

Lola Sharp said...

How exciting! :)

I'm an 'old' follower-2
Sidebar link-2
Favorite things-1


As for which package, either would be fine...so if I win, which ever works best for you.

One of my favorite things (I fell like breaking out in song...raindrops on roses...)--dude, this is hard. I have a lot of favorite things. I'll go with chocolate cake, cute shoes, the perfect lip gloss, and laughter. :)

Jamie Burch said...

Thank you for stopping by! Congratulations to you on your
200+ followers. You do have a fantastic blog!

Ooh...great contest. I'd like to enter for the YA pack, please. They ALL look like great reads!

Here goes:

+2 Old Follower
+1 Favorite thing: Roadtrips with my sweetie!

Total: 3

Hope you have an amazing summer!

Janet Johnson said...

Found you on Lola's blog. How fun!

Congrats on 200+ followers.

One of my favorite things: Twix candy bars. :) Yumm

= +2

nfmgirl said...

I'd love the YA box!

+2 Already a follower

+1 Tweet:

+2 Blogged:

+1 One of my favorite things is the Bomb Cake at Coconuts restaurant here in town!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

katherine said...

Yay! So happy to see GET LUCKY in this fun giveaway!! No need to enter me in the contest, but I'm off to Tweet about it now! Thanks so much for including my book!

GABY said...

Please enter me! I'd love to win the Adult pack.

magabygc AT gmail.com

+1 new follower

+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/magabygc/status/17094341651

+1 favorite: eating chocolate while reading :) yummy

The Book Vixen said...

Please enter me in the *YA Box of Awesomeness*.

+1 for being a new follower
+1 tweeted
+1 My favorite thing is chocolate :)

thebookvixen at gmail dot com

Cam said...

+1 for being a follower
+1 tweet http://twitter.com/wittyheroine
+2 for blog posthttp://thewittyheroine.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-contests.html
+1 favorite thing-A book so good, you want to share it with a friend.
I'd like the YA pack please. :)

Guinevere said...

Katherine, thank you so much for stopping by! I loved Get Lucky and I'm excited to share it with my fellow book lovers! :)

EllisRR said...

prefer the Chick Lit Pack
+1 new follower
+1 tweeting: http://twitter.com/EllisRR/status/17101455297
+1 favorite things: reading during a deluxe pedicure -or- my favorite reading chair with a big book especially if it is raining

Joyce Lansky said...


I'm a new blog follower who loves to read a good book while a furry dog snuggles on my lap.


Cass said...

+1 Favourite thing: One of my favourite things is hot chocolate and snuggled up in bed on a cold winter day. Oh, and reading a book. :)

+1 New follower

+2 sidebar:

Total: 4


Khadija said...

please count me in

i'm a follower

my favorite thing is curling up on my chair with a warm blacnket and a good book, a cup of tea, and my headphones with a good song turned up all the way :) some fudge ripple ice cream would be nice too :)


and this is my blog www.blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I would enjoy the YA Box of Awesomeness :)

I am also a new follower and I posted about this in a blog post:

One of my favorite things, are giveaways.

Thanks for this!

Total= 4

Jennifer Shirk said...

I love both genres. :)

+2 old follower