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Sunday, 19 May 2013

A Blogging Birthday -and a book giveaway!

So, it appears that a whole year has passed since I first decided to take the plunge and create this little corner of the internet to share my thoughts on what I've been reading. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to say a big thank you to anybody who has stopped by, and particularly to those who continue to stop by on a regular basis and leave comments. After all, it wouldn't be half as much fun without you guys reading!

As a little celebration I will be giving away a copy of one of the books I've reviewed on Girl vs Bookshelf over the past year. All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me which book you'd choose if lucky enough to win, and why. Click the reviews tab above for some inspiration!

There aren't many rules, but pay attention nevertheless:
1. For one entry, leave a comment below telling me which book you'd like to win and why. It must be a book that I have reviewed on this blog at some point in the past.
2. For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter @marieemonaghan and let me know your Twitter handle in the comment.
3. For another extra entry, follow me on Goodreads using the link above, and let me know your Goodreads ID in the comment.
4. Please ensure you leave some way to contact you in your comment, whether it be an email address or a Twitter handle.
5. The giveaway will close at the end of the day on Sunday 26th May and I'll write a post to announce the winner within two or three days.
6. It's open to anybody living in a country that is serviced by The Book Depository.

Thanks again for reading, long may it continue, and good luck with the giveaway!


  1. Congratulations on your blogging birthday, Marie! It's love to win Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. It's a book that I've been wanting to read.

    I'm following you on Twitter (@leeswammes) and on goodreads (leeswammes).

    Thanks for the giveaway and many happy returns!

  2. Wow, happy blogiversary, I thought you were going a lot longer than a year. Hope you continue, you always have great stuff on your blog.

    I also want to enter and try and win The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne simply because it sounds interesting and different. I'm already following you on twitter (knowledgelost) and friends on goodreads (knowledgelost)

    1. Thanks Michael, thanks for reading - I have to say that until your recent post mentioned it, I thought you had been blogging for much longer than a year! It's so slick! But I have to say I've unfortunately never even heard of this book you mention (although from looking it up on Goodreads it does look pretty good).

  3. Congratulations - I just found you recently but wish I'd been with you the entire year.

    I'd love to have City of Thieves because I've always wanted to visit St. Petersburg. I've even considered taking a North Sea cruise rather than a Caribbean one, so that I could. :-)

    debbie [at] exurbanis{fot}com

  4. Hi - I wasn't sure if each of these entries had to be in a separate comment:

    I follow you on Twitter. My id is @debbierodgers

    debbie [at] exurbanis{fot}com

  5. AND I'm your friend (I hope) on GoodReads. My ID is Debbie Rodgers.

    Congratulations once again - may you blog for many years to come!

    debbie [at] exurbanis{fot}com

  6. Happy blogoversary!! Just found your blog and its great, love your reviews and I've already found plety of bok to add to my TBR list.

    +1 I like the look of Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons. Love thrillers and the reviews on it on goodreads seems good enough.

    +1 Follow on Goodreads as Ashfa Anwer

    +1 Follow on Twitter as @TopsyTurvy_Ash


    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  7. Happy blogaversary Marie. I'm overwhelmed with books so I'll pass on the competition. But I did want to say how much I enjoy the blog. Keep going!

  8. Happy Blog-Birthday! May you have many more fun years of blogging... :)

  9. Happy Blogging Birthday. I hope you are enjoying blogging, and I am enjoying reading your blog.

  10. Happy Blog-Birthday! I just found out today that my blog-birthday was earlier this month...didn't even notice when it passed!

  11. Congratulations! *throws confetti*

    I really wanted to read The Thirteenth Tale, but after reading your review, I figured I will not pick this one afterall. I was really pleasantly surprised that you have read "We" by Zamyatin and since this one is also in my "want to read very much" list, I would pick that one :) (Your very positive review didn't hurt either ;)

    I follow on Twitter with @Rivorniel.

    I follow your reviews on Goodreads with ID Kati Riives.

    E-mail geriths(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Congratulations on your blog birthday Marie! I really enjoy reading your reviews, I think they are insightful and honest, and I have picked up some great recommendations that have been added to my pile! Keep up the good work and thank you for the support of my blog too.
    If I were to win, I think I would pick Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles.
    I follow on twitter @linshealy and am a goodreads friend Lindsay Healy

    Lindsay x

  13. Congratulations, Marie!!
    I will check the rules and the books this weekend, because these weekdays are full of exams at university for me and I hardly have a minute to visit you and my other blogger friends!!
    Thank you very much for the giveaway.