Birthday Book Giveaway!

Posted July 17, 2012 in BOOKS / 23 Comments

Hey guys, as my birthday is coming up at the end of the month I thought I’d share the love and host a giveaway. It seems like a good way to say thank you to my followers for sticking with my erratic blogging habits and leaving such nice and thoughtful comments.

I don’t get paid to do book reviews or recieve any free books or swag from authors/publishers, so I’m afraid I can’t afford to offer amazing prizes like I want to. However, I managed to find some books on my shelf that I enjoyed but am unlikely to have time to read again. They’ve all been read but are still in good condition. I can’t afford to ship them abroad so they are only open to those with a UK address.

But so my followers from across the pond don’t feel left out, I’m also offering a book from Amazon, which is open internationally. So I have a total of four prizes to give away to FOUR lucky winners:

1) Pre-loved copy of Fever by Christine FeehanUK and 18+ ONLY
2) Pre-loved copy of If I Stay by Gayle FormanUK ONLY
3) Pre-loved copy of The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond-UK ONLY
4) A book of your choice from Amazon, up to the value of  Β£5 ($7.82)-INTERNATIONAL

Rules and How to Enter

  1. You must be a blog follower to enter the giveaway.
  2. Please answer the following question in the comments section: ‘Which of your birthdays was your favourite and why?’. Also tell me which of the four prizes you would like to win and leave an email address or blog url so I contact you if you win.
  3. Contest closes on Fri 27th July. I will pick my four favourite comments and announce the winners on Sat 28th. Prizes could take up to five working days to ship as I’ll be away for my birthday weekend.

Have fun entering and good luck! 

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23 responses to “Birthday Book Giveaway!

  1. If I Stay.

    My 21st was my favorite, and not for the obvious reasons. My son was 6 months old, and we were headed out to a family meal. He chose this time to get scared of the dark and managed to be sick over 3 outfits before we even got the the restaurant (I was on my own driving with him so other parents can imagine how this was effecting my nerves). By the time we got there I was ready to say hi, enjoy the meal and leave them to it – though they rallied around, calmed him down (much to my annoyance because he wouldn't settle for me) and I had a great meal out. Luckily he slept on the journey back home but it showed me how much my family are there if I need them.

  2. I would like to thank you for a fantastic giveaway.

    It is quite ironic as my 21st Birthday is coming up tomorrow on the 19th July!

    In response to your question 'Which of your birthdays was your favourite and why?' I would have to say this years, as it is a special year and one that i look forward to whilst burried within a good book πŸ™‚

    Thank you for this oportunity & i would love to win ANY of the above books…as they all look amazing. Thank you x

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk
    GFC – lfountain1
    * UK Resident *

  3. On my 7th birthday my Grandmother gave me a wish. I could have anything I wanted – within reason. After much deciding I chose a pair of red patent leather Mary Janes – a la THE WIZARD OF OZ. Very impractical, but I LOVED them!!

    INTERNATIONAL – Prize #4

    GFC: Mary Preston


  4. My 25th birthday.. I was sat on a moonlit beach in Thai Land, and the guy I had met while traveling proposed to me .. I had set of on an adventurous singleton gap year and came back a year later a married women!!!

  5. Hi!
    My 18th b-day is my fav! Why? Because, I was with my 3 best friends then and we were having so much fun. They prepared me a surprise and hide 18 little presents around our classroom. Presents were not much of value, but girls showed they thought about my fav things (fav chocolate, pretty pencil sharpener, home made bookmarker with my fav actor etc.)
    GFC:Anamarija T, marisssa86(at)gmail[dot)com
    Prize #4.

  6. Hi!
    Great giveaway! My favorite birthday was my 14th birthday. We had a huge party for everyone in our class whose birthday is in April, it was EPIC! And the cake was so yummy but the best part was being with friends and teachers, it was amazing! something that will remain in my memory forever! I would love to win If I stay or Beach Cafe, they look really nice…
    my email:
    Thanks so much! Hope you will choose me!

  7. Great giveaway my best birthday was my 8th, I was finally considered old enough to have 2 friends (Carol and Roslyn) for a sleepover, we read Enid Blyton books til late, listened to radio Luxembourg and had a midnight feast – it was great!
    I'd love to win If I stay or beach cafe too.

  8. Great giveaway πŸ™‚ My favourite birthday was my 8th birthday party because this was the last time I remember being genuinely excited to wake up and open presents etc. like at Christmas. Years after that I had to pick out my own presents and I knew of things such as surprise parties so my 8th was my last real childhood birthday memory and I remember being so excited that everytime some would come up to me and say 'Happy Birthday' I would reply 'you too' haha πŸ™‚

  9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Giveaway number 2)

    I think my thirteenth birthday was a favourite for me. Finally, I was going to be a teenager and that day I was going to the cinema and having a sleepover. I was so excited I got up at like 6A.M. and that's a big deal considering I was never a morning person. You know I can't even remember what movie we watched… The best thing about that birthday was probably the cake though. Who doesn't love chocolate on chocolate? The sleepover was a feast of snack foods and games of truth or dare. It was the best birthday because I was so excited and the day didn't disappoint.

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'd like to win either giveaway number 2 or number 4.

    GFC – Taz (221st follower)
    tasnim-sheikh AT hotmail DOT com
    UK resident πŸ™‚


  11. Oops I forgot to answer the question! My best birthday was probably when I turned 18, I was thrown a surprise party and it's the most effort anyone's ever put into helping me celebrate my birthday lol πŸ˜‰

  12. I am following you on GFC as Gillian Holmes.

    I can't remember which birthday it was but it was when I received the train set I wanted rather than the dolls pram from the year before…

    I would like prize 4) A book of your choice from Amazon, up to the value of Β£5 ($7.82)-INTERNATIONAL

    gholmes724 ((at)) gmail ((d0t)) com

  13. GFC: Liss125
    First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Woohoooo!! Leave me some cake, would you? πŸ˜‰
    My favorite birthday was when I turned 7 years old, because my mom bought me a HUGE book of fairy tales. It was HUGE! With a lot of images and for me that was the start of a life with books πŸ™‚
    I'm INT! Thanks!
    Lissette_125 AT hotmail DOT com

  14. I would love to win The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond please.

    My best birthday was this years, my 23rd, because I spend it with all my family and I hadn't done that in a long time πŸ™‚


  15. Has to be one of my birthdays between the age of 5-9, I don't remember a specific one but they blur together and make a nice memory for me! I would spend every year in my favourite place in the world, so each was lovely πŸ™‚

    The beach cafe πŸ™‚

  16. Kristina

    My favourite birthday has to be my 18th, Firstly I was becomming an Adult which at the time seemed great! but then my mum treated me to tickets to go and see Wicked on the west end! which I loved! It was also great because my sister had bought me a giftcard for Waterstones and they had a sale on at the time so (being the bargain hunter that I am) I managed to buy a bunch of books and still go home with money on my giftcard hehehe.

    If I did win I would love Fever by Christine Feehan πŸ˜€

  17. My 14th… My mum had a baby a couple of years ago and we had spent very little time together. I came down stairs and found this massive present i unwrapped it and it was a book case. My mum took me to a massive bookstore and bought me loads of books we went to a coffe shop and sat and read for hours. It was really fun!
    I would love to read if i stay

  18. Lovely giveaway,since I am not in UK I choose Amazon.I remember the most my 20th b-day,first big one with lots of people,it was in friends house,house was full with people and we had amazing time.

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