Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Salon--Giveaway

I'm very excited this weekend to go over 50 followers. When I was at 49 the other day, I told my mom I would have a giveaway when I hit 50. Which I hit the next day. So here's the giveaway:

I have gently read (as in I read them only once and didn't tote them around in my purse!) copies of "The Story of A Marriage" by Andrew Sean Greer; "Two Years, No Rain" by Shawn Klomparens; "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri; and "The Dogs of Babel" by Carolyn Parkhurst. Contest runs through September 7th. Here are the rules:

1. Giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only
2. One entry if you leave a comment letting me know which book(s) you're interested in and a
way to contact you.
3. One entry if you are a follower or become a follower.
4. One entry if you add something about the giveaway on your blog (leave me a permalink)
5. One entry if you Twitter about the giveaway (leave me a link).
6. One entry if you Stumble the giveaway (okay,I really don't even understand Stumble; but if
you figure out how to do it let me know and I'll figure it out!)

Thanks to all of my followers! I would be having fun doing this if I were the only one reading it, but knowing that you're out there makes it so much better!


  1. I don't need to be entered in the giveaway, but congrats on hitting a milestone! :)

  2. Congratulations on hitting 50 followers!

    I was looking at my Google Reader following about three weeks ago which was at about 14. I mentioned it to my husband an he asked me which domain name I was looking under. I'd been looking under my old one. When I checked the new one, I got a big surprise. LOL

    I don't follow you on blogger, but I do follow your blog through Google Reader. Think of all the followers you might have out there you aren't aware of!

    Please don't worry about entering me in the giveaway. I just wanted to drop in and say hello. :-)

  3. Congratulations on reaching 50 followers - how exciting!

    I would love to be entered in the drawing for Unaccustomed Earth. And, for the record, I'm one of your 50 followers. :)

  4. you don't understand stumble? ooooh. I LOVE stumble upon!!! well, I love shawn klomparens but I'd actually be happy with any of those books.

    I follow you on my bloglines - not sure if I have clicked the "follow" link on your page, but I never use those anyway because I use bloglines to update my follows.

  5. Cool giveaway...I retweeted. I follow both your blog and your tweets. I should try out stumble..

    I'd love any of the books your offering. I think you have my contact info..since we've traded comments & emails & tweets. :o)

  6. Congrats! I tweeted ya...

    I'd love the Shawn Klomparens book! I loved his first one and am dying to read the new one...

  7. Congrats on 50 followers! I'd be interested in Unaccustomed Earth.

    +1 I'm a follower on Blogger.



  8. congrats, I am a follower, but no need to enter me, as I've read most of these books.

    Contined fun in the blogging world!

  9. Yay for milestones! Well, you comment on my blog and I'll comment on yours!

    In terms of entering, I'm easy. Surprise me!

  10. I'd love any of them except for Unaccustomed Earth (because I've already read). Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  11. All of the book sound great. Thank you for the chance!

  12. Congrats! And I'd love a chance to read Dogs of Babel, because well I love dogs and I always tell mine it would be nice if she'd learn to talk! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Congratulations on reaching fifty!

    I haven't heard of any of these books so I really don't care, but The Dogs of Babel looks interesting!

    And I am a faithful google follower!

  14. Congratulations! I'd loe to win any (and all :)) of these books.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  15. Congratulations on hitting 50, wow! Really enjoy reading your reviews; thanks for all the time you put into this blog and for sharing! No need to enter me in this give-a-way, just hope you're having a great week!

  16. Congratulations!! I would love Two Years NO Rain or Dogs of Babel. I have read the other two. Would love to subscribe, but have to figure out how in a reader.

    rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

  17. Congratulations on hitting 50. I'd like to be entered to win Unaccustomed Earth or Two Years, No Rain.


  18. congrads! I would love to read the Marriage book, two yrs no rain, and the dogs of babel. great giveaway! Thanks!
    I am a new follower.

  19. Hello fellow Omahan! I would love to enter. I would choose either Unaccustomed Earth or The Story of a Marriage. I am a follower, I tweeted ( and I stumbled!

  20. I would love to read ANY of these books! And I'm a follower...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  21. This looks great! Please enter me for Unaccustomed Earth!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  22. I'm a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com