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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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrating Memoir Monday and My 2nd Blogiversary!

Memoir Mondays... A long long time ago, actually in Sept. 2009, I decided that there were so many great memoirs coming into my hands that I would do a weekly feature. That feature became Memoir Mondays and almost every monday since, I've reviewed, highlighted and chatted about memoirs. Last year there seemed to be an explosion of celebrity memoirs, and we've had our share of furry and four legged memoirs, not to mention the memoir of a Goldfish last year too! But no matter whose memoir, there was always that something that resonated with us... something we had in common, or a feeling we could share that made us want to open up that book, or take a better look at, and discover someone else's story, that may not be so far from our own. What makes you pick up that memoir? Why do you enjoy reading about the life of someone else?

This week is the week of my 2nd Blogiversary! (You probably knew that already!), and today to celebrate I'm giving you a chance to take a deeper look at one of those memoirs! Today I'm giving away any one of the memoirs I've highlighted or reviewed in the past year since my last Blogiversary to one lucky reader! Which memoir will you choose if you win?! Maybe something with Wild Snails? Or Birds? Or a girl dressed in orange? Come join in the fun! Enter the Memoir Monday Giveaway by filling out the form below! And since this is all about memoirs, tell me why you like reading them! *Remember, all the information I receive is private and for my eyes only. Here's all the particulars...

To Enter the Memoir Monday Giveaway...

* First, take a look at all the memoirs I highlighted on a Memoir Monday from Feb. 18th, 2010 - Feb. 14th, 2011. You can find those Memoir Monday posts by going to the Blog Archive in my sidebar on the left of the blog and clicking on a year or a month and looking through the Memoir Monday posts. *remember the book needs to be from a Memoir Monday post...

* Fill out the form below with your name, email, and answer why you like reading memoirs, plus your mailing address so I know where to send the book if you are chosen as the lucky winner.

* Anyone can join in on the fun as long as I can mail a book to you using the US Postal Service, or for International Participants, The Book Depository can mail you a book.

*This Giveaway will end February 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. I will randomly pick a winner the next day. Good luck!

6 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats Suzanne; I hope to see you blogging for years to come.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Two years is a long time in the Blogosphere. Congratulations.

Uniflame said...

Thank you so much for all these giveaways :) I love to read your blog. Been follwing it through bloglovin' for a while now :)

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I've just been going through your Memoir Mondays posts. They're great! =D They've reminded me that one thing I tend to forget is that there is as much variety among memoirs (which tend to get lumped under "Non-Fiction" too often) as there is among novels.

Your blog is cool. =) Thanks for the giveaway.

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

carla said...

I think Memoir Monday is my favorite day of your blog. You have shown me so many neat interesting exciting people out there, real people.
Thanks!

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