Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blogiversary Giveaway

Last January 20 I remember my relief at having survived a whole year as a participating member of the net's book-blogging community. I have to admit that I had my doubts as to whether or not I would be around for a second celebration, but today's the big day. Book Chase is officially two years old and I'm having a great time with it.

So after 829 posted topics, 302 reviews, thousands of comments, and meeting lots of new friends, I'm ready to celebrate the day with a book giveaway.

This copy of the controversial novel by Sherri Jones is the hardcopy one that I purchased and reviewed in Book Chase back in November. It has been read exactly one time and is in great shape.

Anyone wanting to be included in the drawing just needs to leave a comment to this post telling me why they want the book. Any reason for wanting it, other than burning the thing, is acceptable. I'll do a random numbers drawing one week from today, so get those entries in.

20 comments:

  1. I don't want to enter the book drawing, but I did want to say congratulations on your 2-year anniversary. Here's to many more years!

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  2. Happy anniversary!

    Well, you said in your review that "Most readers, in fact, will come away from the book with a better understanding of, and more compassion for, the religion of Islam than with which they began the book."

    I'd say anything that gives me a better understanding of anything is worth reading, so please enter me in your giveaway!

    Thanks!!

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  3. I've read a number of books revolving around Islam and the Middle East and would love to read this one also. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

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  4. Congratulation Sam! Happy Anniversary! Please toss my name in the aht. Why do I want the book? Curiosity.

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  5. I'd love a chance to read this book (no burning allowed here).

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  6. I want the book because, after being a regular visitor to this site, for almost your two years (here's to many more!), your posts about this book stick out more than any other.

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  7. I don't want to enter the book giveaway either, but I have to congratulate you on reaching your blogging second anniversary. I always enjoy your posts, especially as they're often about books which I've never heard of. Thanks Sam!

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  8. Congratulations on two successful years! I've been a regular since the beginning and have gotten quite a few good titles as a result.

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  9. I don't want to enter the giveaway as I have waaaaay too many books on my TBR shelf at the moment, but I did want to say happy Second Blogiversary!!! I'm glad you decided to stick around for another year, and I hope your third year proves just as fun! =)

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  10. I never pass up a chance for a free book. Congratulations on your second anniversary of blogging. I have enjoyed your site.

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  11. Hi Sam - Happy 2nd Book Chase Anniversary; I am a great fan of your site, you always have something of interest to say, and I've discovered some cracking books through you - many thanks. Here's to the next two years of blogging!

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  12. Hi Sam - congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I'm curious about this book - I'd like to read it simply because it is controversial and I want to decide for myself if it deserved the controversy :)

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  13. I don't want to be entered into the drawing for the book but I did want to wish you a happy blogiversary!

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  14. I really like your blog and would love to have the book. When you reviewed it, it sounded like one I'd like. Anything Middle Eastern fascinates me. Thanks!

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  15. i would love to read this as it sounds intriguing and would keep me glued to the pages minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

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  16. I would really like to read this. I will admit I don't know much about Islam and would love a chance at educating myself.

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  17. I want to win because I'm judging the book by it's cover and it looks great! :D

    anastasiat-at-mediamafia-dot-org

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  18. I'm always looking for a good read for my long bus commutes.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I'd love to read this because it sounds interesting.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  20. With the controversary behind it, it must be a good read. I promise to pass it on to another reader when I finish reading it.

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