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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Box of Books Birthday Bash Giveaway!!!!!

Hello all my fun followers! As promised, to help me celebrate my birthday, I am hosting a contest for everyone!!
You might ask yourself that I am funny to give something away for my birthday! Well, Mama always taught me it is better to give than to receive. She also told me Karma can be a bitch so always do good for it to happen in return. So I am going to spread good Karma and give at the same time!!!

Below you will see some books in a box. Some are used and some are new. That is what we are starting with! Yes, note I said starting with! When I hit 150 followers I will add 2 more books! When I hit 200 followers I will add another 2 books. Do you see a pattern here?! So we need to spread the word to add more books! Also, if I am having a good day here and there, I might be sneaky and post on here that I added a new book just for fun! SURPRISE! LOL...Hey it's my birthday and I will do what I want. Just kidding. But keep an eye out for surprise posts about sneaky books that drop in the box!

UPDATE #1 : The bookmark collection was feeling left out, so they jumped in an envelope and hopped in the box already!

UPDATE #2 : Since I am a huge fan of author Lynsay Sands, I decided to share a book from her Argeneau series. I am including a NEW copy of Love Bites. This book decided to hop in for the contest too!

UPDATE # 3 : We reached 150 followers! I have added the following--
The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz
Playing House by Fredrica Wagman

UPDATE # 4 : I am adding the following book to the box!
The Long Walk by Stephen King

UPDATE # 5 : I think today we will do a vampire themed add.
I will add the following books today:

Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures From The Darkside
by Brad Steiger

UPDATE # 6 : I made it to 200 followers! I am adding the following now--
Highland Thirst (NEW)
Playing with Fire (USED/original cover art)
Stray (USED)

The books to start with are:

Demon's Kiss by Maggie Shayne (used)
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (used)
Dead Sexy by Amanda Ashley (used)
Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc (used)
Mind Game by Christine Feehan (used)
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (new)
Ginger High by Melkissa Burmester (used)
Wicked Games by Kathleen Lawless (Hardback-used)
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (Hardback-used)

So here are the rules for entering:

1. Contest is open to followers of my blog.
2. Contest is open to USA and Canada only due to limited shipping funds. I am so sorry.

3. Leave a comment on this post and include your email address.

4. Post this contest on your blog, either in a blog post or on your sidebar! Tweeting about it on twitter will also do!

That's it! How easy is that??!! Contest is open until 11/27/09 (my birthday!)
Winner will be announced on 11/28/09

Good Luck to everyone and spread the word for more books thrown in the box!



Blogger Neas Nuttiness said...

I became a follower (Neas Nuttiness) - thanks
for the giveaway.


November 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger edmontonjb said...

I became a follower

November 5, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger GMR said...

New follower! (I love the header on your blog and the name! Definitely describes mine as well!) Happy pre-Birthday! Fabulous idea to have a contest...that whole karma thing is fairly accurate I believe!

Posting link on my blog sidebar under contests! (http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)

Off to tweet as well! (@GRgenius)



November 5, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger I Heart Book Gossip said...

Happy Early Birthday!

+1 Follower
+1 Posted on blog

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

November 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Nickles said...

This is such an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

I'm a follower and posted the giveaway on my blog sidebar: http://thewhowhatwhenwherewhy.blogspot.com/


November 5, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Happy Birthday to you! I am not going to enter this time because I have been fortunate to win so many lovely books this month. Spread the love to others.

Good luck to those that enter!

November 5, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger throuthehaze said...

Happy Early Bday! I am a follower!


throuthehaze at gmail dot com

November 5, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Brandie said...

Happy Birthday (early)!! I'm a follower :)
Just tweeted...http://twitter.com/bookjunkie54
and will mention it in my next blog post!
Please enter me! Thank you!!

November 5, 2009 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Hannah Banana said...

Happy Birthday! New follower here. :) What a generous idea...I'd love to be the lucky receiver! I tweeted the info also (@mybuzzabee).

November 5, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger RKCharron said...

Hi Amy :)
Happy Birthday Celebrations to you!
Love & Best Wishes,

November 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger ladystorm said...

I hope you have a great birthday and what a nice thing to do to celibrate. I am a follower and I am going to put your contest up on my sidebar at http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com.


November 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Happy Birthday month! I'm a follower and posted on my contest sidebar:

November 5, 2009 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger The Book Vixen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Please enter me in your Birthday Bash giveaway :D


sidebar link

thebookvixen at gmail.com

November 5, 2009 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Hi Amy,

Happy Birthday! I added your giveaway on my sidebar. :)

November 5, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:



November 5, 2009 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Emma F. said...


-I'm already a follower(before contest)

-I live within either the USA or Canada

-My e-mail: erfaulkner91(at)yahoo(dot)com

-I blogged about contest; at:

-And put it on my sidebar; at:

HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY, AMY J!!!! And thanks for this awesome contest ^_^

November 5, 2009 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger elaing8 said...

Happy birthday!!!
please enter me in this great giveaway
I'm a follower


November 5, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Keta Diablo said...

Hi Amy,

You know I love My Overstuffed Bookshelf! I had you linked to Keta's Keep for some time now and I thought I was also following your blog. Oh, such is the mind of a writer! I'm following you now, and I'd love to win a book.

ps: I already won one book from Amy and I'm very appreciative. But . . . I'd love to win another.

You rock, Amy!

Best, Keta Diablo

November 5, 2009 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

Happy Birthday, it is my birthday this month as well. I would like to win a book for my
birthday on the 21st.
Count me in on this great giveaway.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

November 5, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Virginia C said...

Wow, Amy, Wow! What a fun contest! I hope that you have a wonderful birthday. May you receive as much as you give.

I am a follower and a subscriber.
gcwhiskas at aol dot com

November 5, 2009 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Awesome Giveaway and Happy Birthday! Although I have to admit I feel like it's my birthday instead. Thanks for the opportunity.

I'm a follower.


November 5, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger SandyM204 said...

happy Birthday! I am a follower and I tweeted - http://twitter.com/LMsMeeMaw/status/5463924680

November 5, 2009 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger rubynreba said...

I'm a new follower. Libby sent me!

November 5, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

awesome giveaway and happy (early) birthday! i'm an old follower and i posted a link on my blog's (booksandmakeup.blogspot.com) side bar about the giveaway.

bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

November 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Martha Lawson said...

Awesome giveaway.. Happy early birthday!

I am a new follower..

Libby's Library news sent me over..

I don't blog or tweet - hope I can still enter

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

November 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I'm a follower!

buckfamily (at) ptd (dot) net

November 5, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
OpenID fictionfanatic said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm following you and just posted the contest on my sidebar!



November 5, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger SariJ said...

Amy what a wonderful idea! You may start a new trend in the book blogging world. I love the idea of giving on one's birthday.
When I post my next blog I will mention your blog and the giveaway. I will tweet and Facebook, because I love your blog!

Oh and you said you wanted an e-mail address

Happy Birthday and thank you for such a wonderful blog!

November 5, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger joemmama said...

What a terrific giveaway...and Happy Birthday to you! I am a follower..thru my google reader.
joemmamas (at) gmail (dot) com

November 5, 2009 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Park Avenue Princess said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I am a follower! I hope you'll stop by and enter some of mine as well! :)

x0xx Park Avenue Princess


November 5, 2009 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Razlover's Book Blog said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Happy early birthday and I love the name of your blog!

I blogged about your giveaway here:



November 5, 2009 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger xxsquigglesxx said...

Awesome contest! Please enter me!


November 6, 2009 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger Crystal Adkins said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm also a huge fan of Lynsay Sands and Amanda Ashley :)

November 6, 2009 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger christin said...

Happy Birthday!! What an exciting giveaway:) I signed up to follow...Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

November 6, 2009 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Happy Birthday!!! And may Budda smile on you ;)

I'm a follower now and I've added your birthday contest to my Contest Bar- Dirty Martinis on the House. http://sweetvernalzephyr.blogspot.com

Thank you! Miranda
mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

November 6, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Treaya said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for such a great giveaway!


November 6, 2009 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger dor said...

I am now a follower.


This is some awesome giveaway.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

November 6, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I became a follower-Happy Birthday to you!


November 6, 2009 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Melissa (My World) said...

Happy Birthday!!

I am a follower and
I have your contest on my sidebar with a link here.

Hope you have a great birthday!


November 6, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger booklover0226 said...

Happy Birthday, Amy. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

I am a follower.

Tracey D
booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

November 7, 2009 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Happy Birthday - This is an awesome way to celebrate!

I hope you have a great one!

I'm a new follower.



November 7, 2009 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Carol M said...


Thank you for such a great giveaway. The books all look good!

I'm a new follower.

mittens0831 at aol dot com

November 7, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...


Please enter me into your contest!! I am a follower and have blogged about your giveaway!



November 7, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Emma S. said...

Happy Birthday Amy! Please enter me in the giveaway.The books all look good!
augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

November 7, 2009 at 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!

What a way to celebrate...a fabulous giveaway :)

karen k

November 8, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This looks so wonderful! What a great way to celebrate! :)

I am a follower

journey through books @ gmail dot com

November 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger StephTheBookworm said...

What an exciting contest! Please enter me in. I'm a follower, and I blogged about it in my newest post.


Thanks! :)

November 9, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger elaing8 said...



November 10, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I am a new follower!

November 10, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

Great giveaway! I am a new follower :)

van P.


November 10, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Anna ♥ said...

Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a wonderful birthday!

I'm a follower

Linked on sidebar: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com

Blogged here: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com/2009/11/fabulous-giveaways.html

Anna ♥

November 10, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger LoveMyCoffee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

New follower here.


November 10, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger SueFitz said...

This sounds like fun..

suefitz (at) yahoo.com

November 11, 2009 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

I'm a follower!
Sidebar: ireadd.blogspot.com

November 11, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Happy birthday to you! Just found this blog and now I'm following!

November 12, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger SiNn said...

happy earl y birthday im following you now will post about this contets on my blogs later today

November 13, 2009 at 2:52 AM  
Blogger mabelilly28 said...

This is an amazing giveaway!!!..and my birthday is one day after yours! Hope you do have a phenomenal B-day!

mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

November 13, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Marian said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your birthday! Hope you have a great one. :)


mdperera at hotmail dot com

November 14, 2009 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger Crystal Adkins said...

Wow, so many more books have been added!! AWESOME!!

November 14, 2009 at 5:15 AM  
Blogger Mitzi said...

Happy BDay!!!

I'm an new follower.

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

Best Wishes, Mitzi.

November 14, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger sharon54220 said...

Happy Birthday. What a neat giveaway!
I am a follower.


November 15, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a fun idea-is it weird that it makes me think of LOTR and how hobbits give presents on their birthdays?

Anyway I follow and my e-mail is stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

Happy birthday!

November 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger TheKBSeries said...

Happy Birthday girl! My birthday is tomorrow :) Thanks for the outrageously generous contest. This would be the best birthday present EVER if I won this contest.

I follow you and I twittered about this contest!


Marie (TheKBSeries)

November 15, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Jules Mason (AKA "MsMoonlight") said...

Great contest! Count me in, I am putting it on Twitter now.



November 16, 2009 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Am now a follower. Hope I'm the lucky one. Thanks!!

tauntsociety AT gmail DOT com

November 16, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger ninefly said...

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November 19, 2009 at 6:19 AM  
Blogger ninefly said...

I'm a new follower =)
beat the Reaper and Thirsty both sound really good~ hope I get a chance to read them!

blog post + sidebar


- ninefly(at)gmail.com

November 19, 2009 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Happy Birthday! What an interesting idea! I'm now following your blog and my email is hjones82@gmail.com. Can't wait to explore and read more of your blog!

November 19, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger allisonrocks said...

Happy b-day! How old are you turning? I just started following your blog.

November 19, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! Great Contest!!!! Awesome books up for grabs. I am a new follower!!!


November 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger 5peasinapod said...

Do I get extra credit if I gave birth on your birthday? My oldest turns 7 on the 27th. So we'll be celebrating with you too!

I'm a follower (5peasinapod), I posted your contest in my side bar http://www.2manygoodbooks.blogspot.com

5peasinapod (at) sbcglobal.net

Excellent selection of books by the way!

November 22, 2009 at 5:47 AM  
OpenID cke123 said...

I like the idea of giving on your birthday. I amy have to try that. My granny always said it is better to give than receive!

November 22, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger CityGirl GoneCountry said...

Wow......Love ur blog;)
I'm a follower

November 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

enter me please !!
I'm an old follower

+1 tweeted at twitter.com/haleymathiot
+1 posted on sidebar at haleymathiot.blogspot.com


happy Birthday :D

November 23, 2009 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Anita Yancey said...

What a great giveaway!!! I would like to be entered please. Thanks!
I am a follower!


November 24, 2009 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

This is a super wow giveaway.
I have just found your site on
Book Blogs and I am now an email
subscriber and a new google reader follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

November 25, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D



November 25, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger pixie13 said...

Happy birthday! This is a fabulous giveaway; please enter me. I'm already a follower. Thanks!
I also tweeted


November 26, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Deb K said...

I am a new follower~Thanks for the chance to win Deb K

:-) Happy Birthday :-)


November 26, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger VABookworm87 said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm super delayed in entering this lol, but here you go:

+I'm a follower
+Linked in my sidebar :o)


Great Giveaway!

November 27, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger jacabur1 said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Please put my name in the hat, found you few minutes ago....
This is such an Awesome giveaway, thank you....

+1 New follower
+ Tweeted link and info at: http://twitter.com/jacabur1

Jackie B Central Texas

November 27, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

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