Wednesday, June 1, 2011

300th Blog Post mean fabulousness for YOU!

Have you enjoyed the last month of fabulous book reviews? Good! It was a lot of work. But we stayed on track pretty well and had blogger not gone out in the middle of the month, I think we would have 100% fabulous. (So I'll go with 99% fabulous.)

So to celebrate our 300th blog post we are doing two things.

1) June is going to be Children's Picture Book Month! :) Karen and I have kids and read lots of picture books. So we will be reviewing a bunch of them this month.

And number 2 is EVEN BETTER! (I know, it's tough to beat Picture Book Month. But we try.)


And what are we giving away? Well, that depends on you!

Here's how it's going to work. There are lots of ways to gain entries and 2 (possibly more prizes).

To enter you can:

1. Leave a comment on this or any other post until the 30th answering the following question - What is that one book you read over and over and it still resonates with you? (1 entry)
2. Follow our blog (3 entries)
3. Post a link to our blog on your blog. Please leave a link to your blog (5 entries)
4. Blog about our blog or giveaway on your blog. Again please leave a link (5 entries)
5. Convince someone to follow us and enter this contest. If they do and put your name down you get 10 entries!
6. Write a review for us. There is no limit to the number of reviews you write for us. Please use our format. (Below) Email us your reviews at Also if you would like us to link to your blog, please give us your blog address.



Karen and I love to get reviews from you, and obviously, you like to see lots of reviews too. (The number of hits in May was 10 times higher than any other month in the past 3 years.) And honestly, we can't keep it up. We read lots and we love to review. But our families would miss us. :) So we need your help. Incentive coming!

For every book you review you get an increased number of entries.
Book Review 1= 5 entries.
Book Review 2= 7 entries
Book Review 3= 9 entries
Book Review 4= 11 entries
and so on and so forth. Every additional book review you write increases your chances of winning.

So what fabulous prize are we giving away?

Well, that depends ON YOU!!

See here's the deal. The more reviews we get and the more followers we get, the more we will be giving away.

We are going to start with a $5 gift card. BUT if we get 10 reviews, that gift card then becomes a $10 gift card. And it keeps on going, but it gets more demanding everytime. We will increase the amount at 10, 30, 60, 100, 150, 200, 300. Each time by an increment of $5. I honestly don't think we will be getting to 300, but feel free to prove me wrong! I'll keep putting money on the gift card as long as you keep writing reviews.

We are also giving away a book. But it could be more than one book. AND if you win, you get to pick! (We'll send you a list to pick from.)

The other half of the giveaway is based on followers. We currently have 35 followers. If we get 10 more followers we will give away 2 books. Again it will go up at 10, 30, 60, 100 followers. Each time we reach a new level we will give another book away. (Each winner will get one book.)

So are you excited!! We are! I'm excited to see your reviews. I hope you send us so many we can continue posting multiple times a week.

(Please check to make sure we have not written a review for the book you are submitting. Any reviews that are for books that have already been reviewed will not count. And we want your reviews to count! So check using our search button on the right hand side of the page.)

And so it begins.

Good Luck!

Contest ends June 30th at 9pm PST. All reviews and entries must be received by that time. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond an alternate winner will be chosen. If you are under the age or 18 you must have a parent or legal guardian give consent if you win.
We have also in the past have had people have problems with our comment section. If you have a problem, you can email us your entry at


Alison said...

A Crooked Kind of Perfect. It doesn't matter how many times I read it, it still makes me happy.

Rebecca said...

Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones. Each time I re-read it, I realize something that I missed before.

Janelle said...

I'm not a huge re-reader. At least not recently. I think about books all the time though, sometimes years later. I think I'll go with Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.

Melissa said...

I know this sounds silly, but the book that resonates with me is a picture book called "The Little Bit Scary People" by Emily Jenkins and Alexandra Boiger. It is a book about how the people in our life that scare us probably are not as scary as they seem. It gives good perspective and I like that.

Janelle said...

also, I'm a follower and I blogged your giveway (with a link) here!

Cheryl Sanders said...

The Fargo series by Clive Cussler. I don't usually reread books, but this series always stays in the forefront of my mind.

Sterling J. Crockett said...

I really enjoy the book Confidential, by John Nolan. It's non-fiction, but it's fun to live vicariously through the anecdotes he presents in which people elicit secrets from unwitting victims.

mouse said...

I follow your blog! ( I try to read it when I can) =)

mouse said...

One of our have to read in our house the past 5mon.(and will be for a long time) is Barnyard Dance By Sandra Boynton. As a family we get to ba silly and make lots of animal noise. Plus daddy does funny dance moves as we make part of the book into a song.