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Friday, March 16, 2012

My 2 Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!

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March 29 is my two year blogiversary! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years already. It doesn’t feel like that long at all. Well, you know what they say: time flies when you’re having fun! I sure am having a lot of fun blogging and meeting all of you wonderful writers. I’ve gleaned a lot of terrific tips from every single one of you, and I thank you so much! 
To show my appreciation for you, I’m having my first blog giveaway. Woohoo! There’ll be one winner so I’m opening it up worldwide! *tosses glittering confetti* 

One lucky winner will receive:

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers This is perfect for readers and writers of young adult novels! This journal has more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, and it’s cross-referenced to help you choose the right book for you! It also has pages for recording books to read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by favorite authors.
Great Ideas Pocket Notes Record all those marvelous ideas bouncing around your imagination! This item has been discontinued but I have one just for youuu!!!
Thank You Sticky Tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them putting up with your writing lunacy by slipping a sweet little thank you note in their wallet, bookbag, pillow, wherever! This item also has been discontinued but I have one just for youuu!!!
Help! Sticky Send to your critique partners when you’re in first draft or revision hell and need a bailout strategy! Or perhaps stick a Help! note on your neighbor’s door begging them to feed your family since you’re too busy writing!
If you want to enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post naming one (or two or three!) of your favorite books. It’ll be a good way to generate some new book recommendations for all of us. Blogging or tweeting about my giveaway isn’t necessary at all, but if you do then let me know in a separate comment and I’ll add an extra entry for you!
You have through Thursday, March 29 to enter and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, March 30. Good luck!!!
Thanks again for all of your support, kindness, and thoughtful comments these past two years! The blogosphere of writers and readers (and many others!) truly is an exceptional place filled with extraordinary people.
If you’re entering my giveaway, leave a comment on this post by March 29 recommending your all-time favorite book or a favorite book you’ve read recently! 
Happy weekend, Zigzaggers!!! Have a lucky St. Patrick's Day!


Laura Pauling said...

First, congrats on 2 years! That's awesome!

I've read so many good books lately. May B by Caroline Rose Starr, City of Ashes, Okay For Now, ...etc. Too many to name!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I cracked up at the 'help feed my family' comment. I don't think I can do that for: help clean my house, please! (or can I????)

Congrats on your anniversary.

Oh, this is hard. I've read soooo many good books lately.

The Hunger Games Trilogy
Anything by Jennifer Echols (especially her later books)
Lock & Key (Sarah Dessen)
Oh, but there are so many more to add . . . Like Perfect Chemistry and . . . . :)

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations, Laura! Clink, clink (of glasses) Cheers to you!

Favorite books... So many
The Cat in the Hat
The Call of the Wild
Cannery Row
Across the Universe

Jennifer Shirk said...

How wonderful! Congrats!!!

I just read the first two YA troll series books by Amanda Hockings and now am eagerly waiting for the last one to come out! They're called Switched and Torn. Highly recommend. :)

Naina Gupta said...

Congrats on your second year. I will have to get back to you on the favourite books though. Need some time to think ...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on two years! I'm approaching seven years, which blows my mind.
Favorite books:
The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the bloggyversary!!! :)

I've got so many favourite books. Some of my old faves: Hobbit, Anne of GG, The Giver, Maniac Magee

Newer faves: Dogsled Dreams, Possession, Graceling, Untraceable... so many!

Faith E. Hough said...

Happy Blogiversary!
You know I want to say Anne of Green Gables, but in the interest of sharing less-known books:
Mrs. Mike, by Benedict and Nancy Freedman.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats, Laura on your upcoming blogoversary. Yours is exactly a week after mine.

Bluestocking said...

How wonderful, Laura! I think it's so great that you are still blogging and making progress on your craft. Congrats and happy writing!!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Happy blogoversary, Laura!!! You rock.

My current fave is Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper. Others are: the INKHEART trilogy, Henry Neff's TAPESTRY series, FABLEHAVEN, THE MAZE RUNNER, THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE, and Sarra Cannon's indie series BEAUTIFUL DEMONS.

SA Larsenッ said...

Oh, geez. Favorite books!! I'll go with the Wicked Lovely series.

Congrats on two years!!

Karen Strong said...

Congrats on the 2 years. You rock! :)

My favorite book is actually a trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman. My favorite of the three is the SUBTLE KNIFE. Love this book.

Tara Tyler said...

awesome for you! 2 years. huh!
well way to stick with it all!

i loved hunger games trilogy
and Variant by Robison Wells

have a hapy green weekend!

Julie Dao said...

Congrats on two years!!! Yippee! It's been great having you as a bloggy friend :)

I have so many favorite books, but here are a few:

The Harry Potter series
Memoirs of a Geisha
Fortune's Rocks
The Hobbit
The Phantom Tollbooth

Have a lovely weekend!! <3

Pk Hrezo said...

What a fun giveaway! Happy blogoversary!! Let's see.. fave book... it's tough... but I'll have to say The Outsiders and Dracula. Can never pick just one.... even two is tough. ;)

Misha Gericke said...

Three Musketeers. :-D

Btw, is the giveaway open for foreigners?

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, everyone! Thank you for the kind words and congrats. These are AWESOME book recommendations! My to-read list is growing exponentially. I need about nine lives to get through them all, but I'm determined to try with just my one life. ;)

Misha- Yes, it's open worldwide!

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!!

<3 Laura

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, congrats on two years. I need to check how long I've been blogging, I have no idea! Well, have a great weekend.

Talli Roland said...

Whoop whoop! Happy two years! Time flies when you're having fun. :)

Miriam Forster said...

Yay you! *dances in confetti*

You would ask me this question. After all the AMAZING OMG books I've read this week.... *ponders*

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers, if only because it was the most recent awesome book I read. :)

James Garcia Jr. said...

Congratulations on the anniversary, Laura!! I think I had my two year this past February and I keep forgetting to do something. *slaps hand* ;)
As a horror writer I love standing before people and admitting that my favorite novel is nothing of the sort. Instead, it is "Beach Music" by Pat Conroy. Greatest novel evah!! *grins*


J.L. Campbell said...

You've been consistent for quite a while. Congrats on that! The reading journal sounds lovely. Wishing myself luck here.

My most recent favourite is Lisa See's Snow Flower & the Secret Fan.

Theresa Milstein said...

What a fun giveaway. I could go on all day naming books I love: Harry Potter series, To Kill a Mockingbird, Love that Dog, Far from You, Chasing Brooklyn, Before I Fall.

Okay, I'll stop there.

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on your 2 year blogging anniversary! Woot woot!

There are so many great favorites when it comes to books. Here are just a few:

- Little Women
- Charlotte's Web
- The whole Harry Potter series
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Guess I named more than a few.
: )

Julie Musil said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It's been so nice meeting YOU, and you've inspired a lot of us.

Favorite books, oy, so many. My most recent favorites are The Help (one of my all-time favorites). I just finished Heist Society and LOVED it. Same with Shine. Oh, and I can't forget Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet. OMG, LOVED it!

MTeacress said...

Happy anniversary! I would love to win. :)

My faves: The Chronicles of Narnia (an oldie, but goodie) and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

Steph Sessa said...

Congrats on 2 years!!

My faves are HP, anything by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments or Infernal Devices) and anything by Scott Westerfeld (esp his Uglies and Levithan series!)

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Everyone!

Congratulations to Julie Dao who won the giveaway!!

Thank you again for entering my giveaway (and thanks to those of you who tweeted it for an extra entry!) and supporting me here at Wavy Lines the past two years. I appreciate all of your kind and thoughtful comments each day. I've learned so much from all of you and I can't wait to see what the future holds for everyone's wonderful writing careers!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!