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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Blog Look... New Giveaway!

New Blog Look... New Giveaway!

Thanks to EVERYONE who clicked, tweeted and made sure all the links worked from the top of the page ALL THE WAY to the Bottom!
The WINNER is... Debbie (dasuzuki)!
Congrats! I've just sent the email to let her know!

I've been meaning to update the look of Chick with Books for a while now... Add a few things here and there... Have fun changing some colors, fonts etc... Add a little html code and see what happens... So now that I've got things pretty much in place, What do you think?!

Want to help me make sure it's all working? I've got a little incentive for helping... I'm going to give away a $15 Amazon.com gift card to one lucky helper! Here's all you have to do to enter...


  • Click on any of the links on the blog (in posts, sidebar, the tabs above, etc.) and let me know in a comment below (on this post) what link you clicked on and if worked (it took you where it's suppose to take you) or if it didn't work.
OR...
  • Tweet any of the posts by clicking on the "tweet" button at the end of the post and leave a comment below letting me know what post you tweeted, and if it worked.
*Don't forget to leave your email in your comment too!

That's it! Easy enough? It's a great way for me to find out if things are working (or not working) and a fun way for you to enter to win a gift certificate!... Let's click around the blog until Sept.15th! So, Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST on Sept. 15th. I'll randomly choose one winner from all the comments received! Thanks for the help! And Good Luck!

92 comments:

Bookventures said...

ahh, change is good isnt it? The blog looks great. Congrats Suzanne. I signed up for the Wolf Hall giveaway and the link worked perfectly.

I also retweeted the giveaway.

What a great idea for a giveaway.

bookventuresbookclub AT gmail DOT com

gnoegnoe said...

Hee, I clicked on the Wolf Hall giveaway button as well! It's for US residents only :(

Well, since Bookadventures already choose this one I'll try another... The Think for yourself Banned Book Week button (I had meant to check the dates anyway! ;) -- bringing me to de ALA 2010 press kit page.

DarcyO said...

I also clicked on the Wolf Hall giveaway and entered. Clicked on your review of The Favorites and left a comment. Retweeted your gift card giveaway Lovin' your new look!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Mason Canyon said...

The new blog look is beautiful. I especially like the reviews and giveaway links. I clicked on the review of DRACULA IN LOVE and it worked perfect.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Mary said...

I clicked on the Seduced By A Highlander cover. It took me to the giveaway at In The Hammock :)

meah56 at (gmail) . com

Mary said...

PS I love the new look! The background photo is beautiful.

Kaye said...

I love the background on your blog - so serene and beautiful. I clicked on your review of The Favorites and it sounds like a book I would love so it's going on the list.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Margay said...

I clicked on the Dracula in Love book review (the graphic) and it took me to the proper place.

Margay1122(at)aol(dot)com

Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

I tried clicking on a few links and they all worked. I also tried tweeting this post and it worked fine.

I like the new look!

Alessandra
outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

Misha1989 said...

I clicked on the links in your sidebar. All of them work! I also tweeted your review of DRacula in Love.
I would love to enter if this is International.
Misha
mishamary@gmail.com

stpand said...

I scrolled down and clicked on the
"My LibraryThing Reviews" box.
It worked correctly.

http://services.nexodyne.com/email/icon/kZP6YCw8ToE%3D/DrfPGPc%3D/SG90bWFpbA%3D%3D/0/image.png

Linda said...

Works like a charm. Actually I clicked twice, once on the Dracula in Love book cover pic, and also on the blogoversary winners link at the top of your beautiful new look.

lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

stpand said...

P.S.
I tried your blog using the Firefox browser too.
I clicked on BJ's photo and was taken to his "interview" correctly.

cheryl c said...

I clicked on a giveaway widget and a book review, and both worked beautifully. I like the new look.

castings at mindspring dot com

Alipet813 said...

I clicked around on your 2 tabs at the top. Both worked great. I also clicked several of the reviews and/or giveaways down the side. The only one I had an issue with with The Art of Devotion. Everytime I clicked on it my work server blocked it as a hacking issue. None of the other links had that issue. Great new look!

Robin K said...

I checked Contact Me and 1st Yr. Blogoversary Winners links at the top.

Wolf Hall giveaway worked as well.

Twitter link good too!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Helen's Book Blog said...

I started at the top and clicked on everything down to "The Favorites" review. It all worked like it was supposed to.

helen (at) helensbookblog (dot) com

Sandra K321 said...

I clicked on Powered by Ringsurf and it took me to their homepage.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)Com

amandawk said...

I clicked on the link for your blogoversary winners and it worked great.

shirley said...

Everything I clicked on worked fine, tweeted the The Sunday Salon... Are eReaders Taking Over the World, worked fine.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

Alyce said...

It looks great! I clicked on the Banned Books Week icon that goes to ALA. Worked just fine.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

carolsnotebook said...

Looks beautiful.

I retweeted this post and it worked (http://twitter.com/carolsnotebook/status/23939714897)

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Moridin said...
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Tethered Mommy said...

Looks great! I clicked on The Favorites and it works fine. :)

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

Nikki said...

I clicked the "Banned Books Week" link (the pic with the robots on it). It worked great!

nikkireed04 at hotmail dot com

Deidre said...

Though simple but it looks nice to me. Links works as already said by others. Great choice on background color.

Carol W. said...

I clicked on Recipes from an Italian Summer so I could see the eggplant recipe, and all was in good working order!
wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

elaing8 said...

Blog looks great.
I clicked on link for Review of Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon and it worked fine.

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

taylorrenee said...

Hi there!

I clicked on Banned Book Week and it worked!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi V said...

I clicked on the below links

Strangers by Taichi Yamada... A Review

http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/strangers-by-taichi-yamada-review.html

All the links in the post work also.

Graphic Novels challenge 2010 Link on sidebar

http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-years-resolutions-for-readers.html

All links in the post work also.

Thanks this was a fun one!
heidivargas [at] live dot com

Lori Hedgpeth said...

Suzanne, I think your updated blog looks fantastic! Congrats to you!

I clicked on the link to the Wolf Hall giveaway and it worked perfectly. I also retweeted this post with no problems whatsoever -- so all looks good!

Thanks for the chance for the giftcard.

~Lori
mrshedgy@yahoo.com

scottsgal said...

I clicked on seduced by a highlander and it took me there
love the background photo!

msboatgal at aol.com

Scorpio M. said...

Really like the new look, very calming & ethereal. Hope that's what you were going for. I liked your old look too so definitely kudos on style.

I checked the Banned Books link & Twitter link, both work fine.

Thank you!

jenma76 at hotmail dot com

LAURA1877 said...

I checked ur Wolf Hall and it too me to the right spot. Thx....

Bwirth1974@gmail.com

Michele said...

I like the new look! Change is always good!!
I clicked on the Wolf Hall giveaway and no problem.

mmmtnbike09@yahoo.com

Atypical Girl said...

I clicked on the WOLF HALL book and it went to the review!!!!

Amy S.
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

donnas said...

Looks great. I clicked on your profile and had no issues and clicked on the Book Blogs icon and had no issues.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Elizabeth said...

i clicked on the swan thieves audio review link and no problems

elizabethjhoskins@gmail.com

pixie13 said...

Love the new look, very soothing.
Clicked several links on your side bar & they all worked. Retweet button works fine, too.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Mom2anutball said...

I clicked on the Dismantled link and it worked great!
I love the look!

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

click, click, click...on many on the side (wolf hall, seduced by a highland, follower, private, twitter follow, sally bee, ashes to water, what's cooking...well you wanted links tested, didn't ya?) and both the tops...good job, kiddo...all worked! i even checked out your 'read my bog on kindle' (not heard about that before) spvaughan@yahoo.com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

twitted, too...i like your 'new look'! spvaughan@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Great job on the new look!

debbie said...

I clicked on wolf hall, and it worked fine.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Elisabeth said...

Love the changes, and I am the type that usually does not like change. The background is as others have said, serene and peaceful. I clicked on many things and all worked great. Must be a good feeling to know that everything is working like it is supposed to.

ladybook21@yahoo.com

Shelley (Book Clutter) said...

Beautiful background! I clicked on a few links, but one of them was Banned Books Week. I need to think about a book to read to celebrate!

saz AT chainreader DOT com

Armenia said...

Love your new digs. Very nice. I checked your tab for !st year blogversary winners..that works. Checked out New Look to Blog giveaway and that works. Also retweet button works, checked my twitter home and your bity url works, too.

armiefox at yahoo dot com

throuthehaze said...

I clicked the Contact Me and First Year Blogiversary winner tab...both work!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

First I checked out blogiversary winners. Then I checked out the contact me link. After that I checked out banned books week.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

I clicked on the link to your goodreads bookshelf and it worked. =)
tiredwkids at live dot com

The Green MomSter said...

I clicked on the Sugar book review and it worked. Found a book to add to my read list too!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Lucky's Luna said...

I retweeted using the twitter button on bottom of post.

luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

cookiesANDclogs said...

I clicked on the 'Banned Book Week' and it went to the appropriate page :)
cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

cookiesANDclogs said...

Tweeted this post http://twitter.com/cookiesANDclogs/status/24168456201
cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Shannon said...

I clicked on the link for the "Seduced by a Highlander" giveaway at In the Hammock.

The link worked! Unfortunately, I was too late to enter the giveaway, LOL!


NutHouseReviews at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I clicked on the Banned Books Week link and it worked- it took me to the ALA's banned books page.

nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I tweeted your thought for Sept 11...it worked! :-)

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

OutnumberedMama said...

I clicked on your First Lines post and it worked just fine - cool meme btw!
polsen11atcomcastdotnet

ape2016 said...

I clicked on the review of
The Favorites. It worked great and this sounds like a good book. I also retweeted the review link.
http://twitter.com/ape2016/status/24199502357

Debbie's World of Books said...

I clicked on the Knight of Passion cover and it worked fine. dasuzuki at yaoo dot com

Bunny B said...

I clicked on the 1st year blogaversary winners tab and it brought me to the right post. Thanks!

Bunnybx at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/24209717164 tweet! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

LaVonne said...

I clicked the tweet button and yes it did work.

http://twitter.com/lavonnelong/status/24221649341

Rachel said...

I clicked link for Wolf Hall giveaway. It worked

melanie_nicholson said...

I clicked on The Secret Ingredient Cookbook by Sally Bee! Healthy Cooking was Never so Delicious!
and it worked...
Your Blog looks great.
Melanie
www.twoboysonegirlandacrazymom.com

ohhhfire said...

i clicked on your abraham lincoln vampire hunter...an audiobook review, and yes it works! (and is interesting also)
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

i retweeted your abraham lincoln vampire hunter audiobook review and it worked
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

@ohhhfire2

Julie said...

I clicked on the Banned Book week and it worked :)http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/presskits/bbw2010/index.cfm
thanks for the giveaway
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Chris said...

I clicked on the What's Cooking? Recipe & Review!
It worked.
chrissatko7@gmail.com

Emily Robison said...

I clicked on the Amazon Kindle link and it took me to the right place
erobison09@gmail.com

Emily Robison said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/24229062310
erobison09@gmail.com

Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I clicked on your Celebrate Books link and it brought me to Book Blogger Appreciation Week. If that's the right place then it's right!

ecofriendlyandfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com

karasceviour said...

I clicked on the twilight saga books review, worked fine.... please enter me! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i clicked on everything down to the twilight button and it's good from what i can tell!


hancoci_s at msn dot com

Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

I clicked on the banned book link and it worked fine! I also clicked on the link for this post and arrived here safely. :)

jennyjoz24 (at) hotmail.com

royaldixie said...

Change is good....looks nice :)

I clicked on Contact me and it worked!

thanks!
newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

Kaycee Maraycee said...

I clicked on the review for the book Dismantled and also to read your blog on Kindle (i didnt even know that existed!!) and they worked fine!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I clicked on the Amazon Kindle and it worked :)

hewella1 at gmail dot com

floating said...

i click on the library thing button it took me there.
floatingonabiscuit at gmail.com

chelsei said...

I clicked on the link to the Dracula in Love Review it took me there easy peasy. Can't wait to read it.
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

Heather R said...

I clicked on your Contact Me and your Follow Me on Twitter links and both were working and took me to the correct page.

Thanks!
thransom@gmail.com

Denise said...

I clicked the Dismantled link and it worked perfectly. Took me to the review for that book.

dpan1204 at tampabay .rr .com
www.letsshop2gether.wordpress.com

nfmgirl said...

I clicked on the link for The Favorites, because of the beautiful little girl's face. It worked.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/24485196643

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Christina F. said...

I clicked the No Kill Book Shelter Link and it worked. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shawn said...

I clicked on the Wolf Hall link and it worked fine.

shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jes said...

I clicked on "Is it Bye Bye for The Oxford English Dictionary?!" and it tok me where it was supposed to!

jswaks at gmail dot com

nel said...

i clicked on Dracula in Love review.
it worked


acouponaddict at charter dot net

carmen said...

I clicked on your "Contact Me" tab and it works!

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I clicked on the Sugar book review link and it worked.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

I retweeted the Wolf Hall giveaway:

http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/24628239670

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Serena said...

no need to enter me, but wanted to stop by and say what a great new look.

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Suzanne's book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

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