Monday, June 28, 2010

Birthday Bash Wrap-up | Favorite Firsts Giveaway Update | and a Winner!

Thanks for all your visits during my Birthday Bash where we discussed favorite firsts with some amazing authors and bloggers! I hope you all had a good visit - there was some lively discussion about Black Jewels Trilogy (which I need to start reading!), a little mutual shuddering at the thought of baby powder smelling Lessers, and some concern about being disillusioned by hypochondriacs (double shudder!). It seems like many of us secretly or not so secretly got started reading paranormals by picking up that sparkly vampire novel known as Twilight and like a gateway drug it lead us to the dark side of fiction. While other ones of us started out our addiction as gamer-girls and readers of fan fiction. Some of us seek revenge through recommending depressing books while others lament the dangers of falling in love. And lastly we learned that the ultimate villian of them all is - Eve.

I am now the owner of a shinny new ipad and already got this great cover from Etsy (bertie's closet) so thank you to my hubby for such an awesome birthday gift! If you guys have any recommendations for apps it would be much appreciated!

Now onto updates for the Favorite Firsts Birthday Bash - it's still going on till July 5th and as promised if I get 50 more followers during the bash a new winner is added - now there are 2 winners - 1st place gets 3 books and 2nd place gets 1 book. And wait there's more (I feel like a infomerical) the winners will get to chose from both the favorite firsts and my birthday bash list (don't worry if you already picked your books earlier - I will give you a chance to change your picks if you win before I order them). Thanks for all those who have entered so far and tweeted about the contest - you are awesome!
So the winner of the Chloe Neill prize pack of Chicagoland Vampires related swag is rachel445. Congrats! Alot of you were split on whether it mattered that a book location is fictional or real - some favorite locations were Chicago, New Orleans, London, NYC, and Diagon Alley (from Harry Potter fame of course). I would also throw in Atlanta - I love the beat-up version from Ilona Andrews series. 


Janna said...

I'm ogling your birthday gift. Your hubby is a sweetheart! :)

SusiSunshine said...

Wow you hubby is awesome!
And I love the cover. Enjoy your new gadget. ;)

Karen said...

Enjoy the iPad! I love mine!!

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

The ipad is so cool but if feels like it will take me a while to figure out what I want to use it for other than pet it and call it my precious ;)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I want the preciousssssss :) Congrats. I just got my dad a leather cover from Etsy for Dad's day. Yes, he is spoiled. :P

Rachel498 said...

Yay!! Thanks for the contest! Who should I email about that?

Rachel - Res498(AT)

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

@Melissa - ohh..I must look for a leather cover too..I was telling my hubs I wanted a cover that folds over into a stand and he said "but you already have a cover" to which I replied - So...I need to accessorize my precious ;)

@Rachel - e-mail is on the way!

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