Thursday, January 1, 2009

Let's Ring in the New Year!

Happy 2009 everyone!!

Not only is it a new year, but it is also the one year anniversary of my blog!! I first of all want to thank everyone whose visited, commented, and supported my blog, without you I'm not sure I would still be blogging! Also a big thanks to all those publishers, authors, and Jen Wardrip for sending me some awesome books and such.

Hopefully there will be much more this year as I already have many plans and a few changes in mind and of course many, many more reviews. My main goals for the year are to stay caught up with my blog and get some more author's in to visit. Like I said I have many new ideas and I'm hoping they will all work out.

Now in celebration of my anniversary and the New Year I'm throwing a contest!! I've included a couple of books that I really enjoyed in 2008 and a couple of books to look forward to in 2009. They are:

Peeled by Joan Bauer
Unbelievable by Sara Shepard
In Too Deep by Jennifer Banash
Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill

To enter just comment or email (andanotherbookread AT gmail DOT com) and let me know what you would like to see on my blog this year. Let me know what you think of it and changes you think need to be made.

The rules of the contest are as following:

1. Two entries for letting me know your thoughts about my blog.
2. Three additional entries for advertising about the contest. Whether it be blogging about it, mentioning it on MySpace/Facebook, or any other means you can think of. Just let me know what you do!
3. Any kind of follower whether you are old or new will get an additional two entries.
4. I want to thank all my readers, no matter where they live, so the contest is open internationally!
5. All entries must be submitted by 12 p.m. E.S.T. by Saturday January 10th.

Good luck and thanks in advance for all your tips!

O and the winner of last weeks And Another Simple Question is......Lauren from Shooting Stars!!Please send me your address and I'll get the book in the mail to you ASAP.

20 comments:

Emily said...

Ooo! Love contests! Congrats on the blog (:

carmen alexis said...

hmm... have you ever done the In Your Mailbox feature that is hosted by The Story Siren?
It'll be great to see what books you're getting. =)

Count me in for those great books. Thank you.

donnas said...

Congrats.

The In Your Mailbox thing is really interesting on other sites. What about some interviews with authors?

Please enter me.

Thanks!!
Donna

ambear said...

I agree with those above. In my mailbox is great! I enjoy looking at the books covers hehe. And since it's new year, what bout a skin change? Or a new banner? I'd love to see a new look of the site. For the reviews, I think there should be a rating and more information about the book as in publish date, publisher ect ect.

Please enter me. Thanks for the contest! ;D

Brooke Reviews said...

I'm definitely new, just started visiting your blog the past few weeks. I love the reviews, interviews are always cool. I think you're doing great! :) Happy New Year to you!

Hannah said...

cool! enter me please... i totally love ur blog!!!

Barrie said...

Happy New Year and Happy Blog Anniversary! I'm a follower. :)

Laina said...

Your blog rocks!!! I'm putting a link in my blog here in the sidebar where it says Contests: http://lainahastoomuchsparetime.blogspot.com/

Liv (Alivia) said...

I am also new, but I love your blog. Honestly, I think it will be great no matter what you decide to do with it. I agree with everyone who had the idea of 'In Your Mailbox.' It is really interesting. :D

I'm a follower, by the way. :)

Enter Me Please!

-Alivia

e-mail address: livey12@excite.com

stephanie said...

hmm
i love the reviews that you always do. :] but, maybe you can do more author interviews or in the mailbox posts. those are pretty interesting.

thanks for the contest
stephanie

im also a follower :]

pepsivanilla said...

I really like your blog :)
Some posts I enjoy on other book blogs are the ones about cover art, and what books to look forward to that are coming out soon, so it'd be cool to see those here!
Blogged about your contest here:
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=18902716&blogID=461145420

Korianne said...

Congrats on 1 year Tasha! I adore your blog. The only thing I would change about it is the title picture. It's a really cute idea, it's just a bit blurry. I blogged about your blog and contest at koriannespeaks.blogspot.com and I am a follower! Thanks for the contest!

-Korianne

Katie said...

enter me, please!
Maybe a new, more colorful background?
I follow your blog & I put a link to this contest in the sidebar of my blog: http://katiesbookshelf11.blogspot.com/

mindy said...

there is nothing special i can think of as it is terrific as is

TheBookworm said...

I really love your header. Maybe you could incomporate some of the header colors into your backround or post title color? I don't know, I believe your blog is just fine the way it is.

Please enter me! and I posted about your contest here.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you should change anything, I love your blog!

Please enter me:)

+BookBegger
whosyerbuddie(at)yahoo(dot)com

tynlyd said...

Yay, I love contests! I think your blog is great fun. I like your mailbox feature. I am going to follow your blog!

Paradox said...
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Paradox said...

1. Thoughts About the Blog: Your blog is great! I love the contests and the layout! But sometimes you go for a long time without updating...

2. I posted about the contest on my blog: http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/2008/12/official-contest-list.html

3. I'm a follower.

4. My Email Address: paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Karen Kincy said...

I'm very close to the deadline, so it's probably too late to advertise this contest. Anyway, I did just become a follower. My thoughts on your blog: the title in your banner could be easier to read, so the new visitor knows exactly where they are. I'm a new follower, so I don't know how many contests you usually run, but I say the more contests, the merrier. After all, that's how I found out about your blog. ;)

You can email me at ravelda at yahoo dot com. Thanks so much!

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