Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chick with Books Celebrates its First Year!

It's My First Blogoversary!

And Our Winner is.... Cheryl! Congratulations Cheryl! Thank you to EVERYONE who sent their One Year Blogoversary Congrats to me! And for joining in on the beginning of the Blogoversary fun!

One year ago today I began Chick with Books Blog with the idea of being able to chat about one of my passions- reading! With 207 posts there's certainly been a lot of buzz on my blog! It's been a fun year! Thanks to YOU the blog has grown leaps and bounds! So, let's start celebrating! For the next week there will be some HOT giveaways courtesy of some great publishers and publicists! There will be a little romance, some historical fiction, and even something 'sinful'. And I'll be giving away some of my favorite reads from this year too! Let's start at the beginning though...

My very first post was a review for Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It still remains one of my favorite books of all time! Here's what I wrote in that review...

"A wonderful story with all the elements! Adventure, treachery, art, love, sex and superstition. What starts as a story of Tom Builder and his love of family & craft, grows into the tale of the assasination and sainthood of Thomas Becket. The characters are so real they almost walk out of the pages! So, get ready to experience the building of a magnificent cathedral, the world of 12th-century England and a cast of characters you simply will not forget. You will not be able to put this book down once you open it. You'll wish there were 900 more pages!"

Have you read it yet? If you haven't read it yet, YOU SHOULD! So, here's your opportunity! I'm giving away a copy of Pillars of the Earth! This giveaway is open to EVERYone (that means INTERNATIONAL)! If I can send a book to you through the mail, you are eligible to enter! Here's how to enter...

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the right! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway will end Feb. 25th, 2010 11:59 EST! I will randomly pick the winner and email them! Good luck!

65 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

Congrats on your first year! Many more!

Mary said...

Yay, one year! I've already read Pillars so don't enter my name. BTW, did you know a movie is in the works?!
Here's to a wonderful second year of book blogging. ( I first found you via The Kindle Chronicles podcast.)

Suzanne said...

Hi Harvee!
Thanks for coming by with your Congrats and good wishes!

Hi Mary!
Yes, I am so excited about the Pillars movie! I saw a bit of a trailer on Ken Folletts website and it looks great! Thanks for the good wishes! And thanks for letting me know you found me from Len's podcast! I've got a little giveaway planned for us Kindle people too!

I'm so not a blogger said...

congrats on making the first year! woohoo!
and your giveaway would make an excellent birthday present to myself... I still havent read this book, even after the second one has come out and I would love to win it:-)

DarcyO said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I'd love to read this one. Please includee me.
+1 I'm a follower.
+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/9283248467

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Jennifer said...

Happy Bloggerversary! I would love to read this novel. Thank you for the chance.
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Jennifer said...

I am indeed a follower. :)
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Jennifer said...

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Kaye said...

Just wanted to add my congrats for your blogiversary. No need to enter me either as I have the book. Here's to another great year in the blog world! Go you!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the one year!! Here's to many more successful year to come!

fredamans said...

Happy blogoversary!!!

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fredamans said...

I follow publicly.

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/9284763444

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andsewon said...

Congrats on your success! Do not enter me as I have read this one already and passed it on!
Lola

novelwhore said...

Congratulations on one year! You seem like such a blogging pro that it's hard to believe you've only been in the "biz" for 365 days! Thanks for all your great reviews and making my TBR pile larger.

I've already read and enjoyed PILLARS, so no need to enter. I find the time period details so fascinating in the book and I still gaze up at churches in awe, as I partially understand what went in to the construction so many years ago.

Diane said...

Congrats on this big milestone and many more fun years blogging!

bashtree said...

happy blogoversary! I love this blog and I'm so happy it exists!

I haven't read this book yet but your description of it makes me want to, for sure! Thanks for the chance to win :)

bashtree said...

I am a follower via Google Reader. yay!

Jennifer said...

Woo hoo! Happy blogoversary!

I look forward to your reviews, and truly enjoy your blog.

Congrats!

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower, too!

Lori said...

Many, many congrats on your blogoversary, Suzanne! What a wonderful accomplishment!

couponmom said...

First of all, Happy Blogoversary.

I would love to enter this. I have read some of his books before, but not this one. This one sounds fantastic.

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couponmom said...

I follow you both on Google Friend Connect as Kimberley Coady and on Twitter as courtreporterON

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couponmom said...

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Julie said...

Kudos to you on your first anniversary

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Julie said...

I already follow your blog

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Jane said...

Happy Blogoversary.

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Jane said...

I'm a follower.

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Dar said...

No need to enter me. Just popping in to say Happy Blogoversary!

Margie said...

Your review makes me want to read this book!
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Margie said...

-blog follower
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Linda Kish said...

Happy blogoversary!!!

Count me in.

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Linda Kish said...

follower

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Virginia said...

Congrats on your first year! I just found this blog recently but I really enjoy it! I am a follower!

I have not read this books and it sound interesting.

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Sharon said...

Congratulations on your first year! Here's hoping the next year is just as great!

I have Pillars of the Earth on my shelf so don't enter me.

Book pusher said...

Congratulations on the anniversary and such a great blog you have developed!
I like the cover on that edition of Pillars, and it is a very enjoyable read. No need to enter me, just wanted to say congrats and good luck with the coming year!

wrig9945 said...

I shared on facebook:
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Darlene
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wrig9945 said...

I follow your blog

wrig9945 said...

Congratulations!

stpand said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!
You've done a great job!

buddyt said...

Best wishes on your 1st Blogoversary and may you have many more happy ones.

I am a Follower.

I read Pillars of the earth many years ago and enjoyed it a lot. Amazing that tales of the building of a cathedral could be so suspensfull !

I have just bough the sequel "World Without End" and since my copy of Pillars has long ago disappeared, I would love to re-read it first before going on to the sequel.

Please enter me in the giveaway. (International entry) !

Thanks

Carol

rubynreba said...

Congrats on one year! Please enter me. Thanks.
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rubynreba said...

I follow
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couponmom said...

Daily tweet

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chey said...

Congrats on your first year!
This book sounds interesting!

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chey said...

I follow.

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Nan said...

Congrats on a good year of blogging!

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skkorman said...

I'd love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

stpand said...

Please enter me

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sharon54220 said...

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and many more.

I would love to be entered.

+1 follower

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Michelle (su[shu]) said...

Congrats on your year of blogging! I'd love to be entered for this giveaway.

+1 I already follow.

Thanks!

mich_yms[at]hotmail[dot]com

couponmom said...

daily tweet
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Carol M said...

I love his books! Please enter me!
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Carol M said...

I follow your blog.
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Carol M said...

Tweet
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couponmom said...

daily tweet
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Congratulations on your first year! Many, many more!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me to win & thx for the contest..
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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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couponmom said...

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CherylS22 said...

I enjoy reading Ken Follett's books but I haven't read this one yet. Thanks for the opportunity!
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CherylS22 said...

I follow in GFC
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