Monday, June 15, 2009

Book Giveaway Plus A Bonus

I can't believe I started my blog on 6/22/2008. I have posted 144 entries.
I started blogging because of my book club. To put announcements and blogging about our book club meetings. The members in my book club read books of course. But they do not have the passion about books like I do. I had many people to discuss books with up north in NJ. But here they read the book, and discuss the story. They do not discuss the style and the sentence structure, themes in the novel etc. They just don't get as excited about books as I do.

I decided to blog for a different reason to connect with the book blogging community.
I have made some friends in the community. But I don't have the time like others because I am in Nursing school. I don't do many reviews, or leave comments, or memes, or book carnivals, or in giveaway. But I do write about bookish news, and books coming off the presses that I do get excited about.

I started reading the blogs with with Book Club Girl, and Every Day I Write The Book. After I was reading the blogs it gave me the idea to create my own blog.

I moved to South Carolina from the north. Up norht there were many cultural events. In the south there is not much of cultural events. To connect with other book bloggers and share with the book community is great. It is a whole new world when I started blogging. I now have 17 followers I did not expect.

To connect with bloggers from the north. They sometimes blog about book stores that they visit in New England makes me very happy. Another example is a author speaking that we normally here don't get to see or hear. So bloggers who think that you don't matter. IT DOES AND DON'T STOP!.

After I created Seaside Book Worm I then created a Jewish Book blog. That blog has not blossomed unfortunately. But I did find a Jewish community and one blogger that reads Jewish books. I hope sometime it will catch on. Someone from one of the Jewish sites will spread the word. But, it does not matter. It is my little spot of the world.

The only bad thing about blogging is that I like to surf the blogs. Unfortunately it has become some what of a compulsion. I love to read what others say about books. I used to read alot. But blogging and surfing the blogs has cut into my reading time.

The controversary about lit bloggers and book bloggers that happened at the BEA made me think why I started blogging. The difference between Lit bloggers and book bloggers is ridicoulous. Because at least for me there isn't any comparision. I am not a writer. I don't have fancy language that is up to the professional bloggers. I started blogging to have fun with the passion of the written word. To share my thoughts on books if anyone wanted to listen. I never thought there was a difference of Lit bloggers and book bloggers. They unfortunately feel threatened.

I changed my name not knowing there is a difference of book blogger and literary blogger. The reason I started my blog was to share my passion with the written word. If anyone happens to read my blog that is great and if no one does that is not so great, but I am not going to get upset about it. I created something that I have a passion for, and I started it a year ago. It has blossomed and evolved to something I did not expect.

In honor of my blogaversary I am hosting a book giveaway that will run from June 22nd till July 2nd. The two book I have decided to giveaway is called, The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg and Little Red Book. I would like to thank Hatchett books for The Flavor Bible and Little Red Book.

For a added to treat I am adding a new novel that just came into my hands yesterday called ..... Now, come on did you think I was going to tell.

The first book is The Flavor Bible. It is the eight years in the making. The flavor bible is a landmark book that will inspire the greatest creations of innovative cooks and chefs by serving ans an indespensable guide to creativity and flavor affinities in today's kitchen.

The second book is something I am passionate about advocacy on women's rights and and health care in women. The book is Little Red Book. It is a analogy of several women about getting their first periods.

These are the rules to write a comment on my blog this will give you one entry.
To get a second entry tell me why you wanted to blog and what have you learned from it. If you guess the bonus book's title you will get a third entry. Here are a couple of clues. It is a woman author, it is fiction, it does have the name book in the title and it was published in March by Dutton. On the entry you must link up to mine.



bermudaonion said...

I have the book, so don't enter me. I just wanted to say Happy early Blogiversary! The year just flew by, didn't it?

Sean said...

Hello. I would work for a book publicist and would love to contact you about reviewing a book!

traveler said...

Your blog is lovely, informative and interesting. Happy Blogiversary and many more. I also appreciate your Jewish blog with so many wonderful books that are featured. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheila DeChantal said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have one coming up on my original blog (the beginning of all thing bloggy for me - lol)
Please enter me in your contest - the books look lovely!

I started my book blog because for years I kept journals of everything I had read because I guess that is the way I am wired. I like to write, I like to be organized. Once I discovered I could do that on line.... well, that opened a whole new world that I love because now I can do it with pictures and links and.... well you get the point.

Diane said...

Happy Blogiversary and many many more fun years of blogging.

My 1st anniversary is tomorrow (sign up for giveaway). I started blogging because, I love love books, and wanted a way to share with others my thoughts on what I read. (it's so much fun).

I'm guessing your #3 book title is : Little Dorrit. ??

dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

Shal S said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I would love to be entered into the giveaway. Both books sound great :)

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Laura said...

I would love to win these books.

Laura said...

I would love to win these books.

Jess said...

I love reading about people who blog and how it's been going for them. I myself am a relatively new blogger so I admire that you keep it up. I really need to do that more. Congrats on the anniversary.

etirv said...

Congrats, I enjoy your blog! Please include me, thanks! delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolina Gals's Literary Cafe said...

There is a person that I sent a congratulatory note that they won. I need the name and address. Please send your name and address. If I don't recieve it by Monday I will redraw the names. Thank you.

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