Saturday, October 8, 2011

25 Follower Celebration Giveaway!!

I cannot believe this day has some so soon. Just a few months ago I was writing to myself and today I am writing to at least 25 people. I wanted to commemorate this day because there will be one day, I hope at least, that I will have a larger audience, but nothing will compare to this feeling today. Since June I have met some great people, readers, book bloggers, authors, and even two publicists. I have felt like a sponge trying to absorb all the tidbits of wonderful information every time I went to another book event. 

In particular, Sara Reyes (Fresh Fiction) and Felicia (The Geeky Blogger) have sparked a love of sharing about books recently read that I never thought possible. These two ladies are constantly talking about new and interesting ways of sharing their knowledge of books. I always know to bring a pen and paper when I am around these two. So if you two do not already know, now you do, you rock! I also want to give a big thanks to all my DFW book club friends. You welcomed me into your crazy family and helped make Texas home. To my blogging big sis', Amanda (Letters Inside Out), thank you for helping me find voice and answering all the questions I have occasionally been too embarrassed to ask. To all the authors out there I want you to know that your writing bring joy to my life daily. I will continue to work on not pointing and staring from afar like you are an exhibit at the zoo, but you are like exotic creatures in my mind. Finally, (I know right, you were wondering how long I would go on, and on, and on) I have to thank my husband and family for their support. They get more excited than I do when I make a post.

So, now the part that everybody is looking forward to - THE GIVEAWAY.

In honor of 25 followers I am giving away a twenty five (25) dollar gift card to the book seller of your choice: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or The Book Depository. Winners choice is pretty awesome I think. As with most other blogs I think you should be rewarded if I grow. So if I reach 100 followers before the contest ends there will be an additional winner of a mystery prize pack. 

So what are the rules? Simple leave a comment with the following information:

  1. Name you want announced if you win.
  2. Your email address. (So I can contact you when you win)
  3. Answer to the following question: What is your number one book recommendation? The book you believe to be a must read.
Contest ends 11/1/2011, Winner announced 11/2/2011. International Giveaway.

Easy as 1, 2, 3. See no following of the blog or my twitter account (OBoyledBooks). You can't get an easier giveaway than this. 

Thank you again to you my readers. Each of you are awesome in your own way!


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  1. This is a great giveaway.

    Amy Fournier

    I can't pick a number 1 book I would recommend because there are so many good ones. Recent ones I have read are Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace, Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, and a lot of others lol.

  2. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! :) I know how you feel - I started blogging only about 1.5 weeks ago and reaching 25 followers was such a great feeling. Well done!

    And thank you so much for this great giveaway!

    Name: Vicky
    book recommendation: The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes. It's an absolute must. I finished reading it the other day but I'm still in a complete shock, it's great. (you'll find my review here) :)

  3. Congrats! And thank you for sharing this milestone with us with a giveaway!

    Name: Michelle @ Book Briefs

    email: chelle2006 @

    book to read: the hunger games!!

  4. Congratulations!

    Keep up the good work and your blogger will keep growing, I assure you, is just a matter of hard work.

    This is the hardest question ever! There are so many great books to choose from, so instead of recommending one book I’m going to recommend anything by Meljean Brook because I love every single one of her books. So there, I gave you an author instead of a book.



  5. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!
    One book that is a must read, my favorite is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins but you have to read too The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.[AT]gmail[DOT]com


  6. Congrats my friend!! So excited for you!

  7. Congratulations, Michelle. Keep up the good work. You and Ms. Felicia are the first blogs I started following, so much mail so little time, but I love reading your posts.

    Good job on the milestone, you'll be making so many more I know.


  8. Congrats on reaching 20 followers, I know exactly how you feel :D


    Must reads are Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts, Department 19 by Will Hill, anything by Ilona Andrews or Particia Briggs or Kelley Armstrong. :D

  9. Congrats! It's amazing how much these things grow. :)


    Barnes & Noble would be awesome!

    My must-read is Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. It's fantastic!

  10. AWWWW!!! I so didn't see this over the weekend. Being sick is no fun, it stole my blogging time away. <3

    Congrats on the followers. :)

    As for a must read book, most recently...The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

  11. Congrats on the followers!

    Name- Preet @ A Written Rhapsody


    Rec: So many books! Spellbound has been my favorite fun read recently though!

  12. Luvdaylilies here=)
    I would be hard-pressed to name only one must read, may I at least list 2?
    Descended by Blood and A Discovery of Witches
    Thanks bunches for a chance & congrats!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower.

    name: cparkins14
    cparkins14 at live dot com

    The book I would recommend is The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown- author of The DaVinci Code. It is a must read that keeps you reading to the end!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower.
    name; rogier

    E-mail is rogcaprino at hotmail dot com

    What is your number one book recommendation? The book you believe to be a must read.

    sweet light by jen wylie

  16. i'm kristina s. and congrats! thx for the giveaway! I think everyone should read the Tiger;s Curse series by Colleen Houck. awesome reads!

  17. Book Recommendation= Gallagher Series by Ally Carter!



  18. thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
    gfc follower-marian
    i would suggest you read the iron fey series by julie kagawa one of my absolute favorite


  19. Congrats on the followers (You are now up to 45!) I am sure that when first starting it is hard to build up followers.
    GFC follower: June M.
    Suggestion: I would suggest that anyone who likes paranormals read Larissa Ione's Demonica series. I love the variety of characters in them!
    Thanks so much!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. first of all, congrats! *tosses virtual confetti*
    Then, as for suggesions, I usually tailored them to the person I have ti suggest the book to, according to the genre.

    i love Pride and Prejudice and the Mortal Instruments series!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  21. YAY congrats!!


    supagurlheather@ gmail. com

    I would have to say everyone MUST read Nevermore by Kelly Creagh I totes LOVE this book!!
    aaaand The Black Dagger Broterhood by J.R. Ward
    *yes these are two totes different things I know LOL *

  22. You have a lovely blog. I do really hope you'll get many more followers. :)
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway and for making it international! I'm a new blog follower.

    One Halloween recommendation I have in mind is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I LOVE it!

    Again, thank you for this chance and congrats! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. Thank you for this giveaway!
    Name: Emily L
    email: emilymeimei204 AT yahoo DOT com
    I recommend The Gray Wolf Throne by cinda williams chima. It is book three of the Seven Realms novels.

  24. Congrats on the 25+ followers!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

    I recommend The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, especially as an audiobook. Loved it! Another great one is Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.

  25. Across the universe