Thursday, October 14, 2010

Party Time At Book Dreaming!

In the past couple of months I have passed the date of my first blogoversary, over 200 posts, and the 500 follower mark. I can't believe I made to any one of those milestones, let alone all three. So, what next? I say it's party time!

Let's pop open the champagne, turn up the music, and gorge ourselves on unhealthy party foods!

But what's a party without prizes? We need prizes! Good prizes. Coveted, must-have, can't live without prizes. Oh, yeah. Wanna know what they are? Do ya? Me too.

I've been thinking about this for a while now, and Here's what I came up with. You all know what you covet, must have, can't live without right now. I don't. So you get to choose this time. I got this idea from Candyland (thanks, Candace) when she offered several pre-order books, and I was lucky enough to win Paranormalcy. That was a definite must-have for me!

3 Winners!
ANY upcoming release
pre-ordered and delivered to your door

you choose, I buy!

To enter:
  • You must be a follower of my blog (Old = +3 New = +1)
  • You must leave a comment on this post with your email address by Oct. 22nd (next Friday)
Extra Entries:
  • +2 Follow me on Networked Blogs
  • +5 do a blog post about this contest
  • +3 link it in your sidebar
  • +2 Each: Twitter, FB, etc.
  • +1 for each person who says you sent them
  • +1 for doing the math
Some possibilities:
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • Possession by Elana Johnson
  • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • Nightshade by Andre Cremer
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  • XVI by Julia Karr
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5
  • The Ranger's Apprentice: Book 10 by John Flannagan
  • Virals by Kathy Reichs
  • Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
  • Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris (when available)
  • Selling Hope by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
Good luck to everyone!


Sarah Ahiers said...

Yay! 3 entries for me please!

Candyland said...

candace ganger at yahoo dot com:)

Miranda Hardy said...

+3 Old follower
+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs (Jennifer Hardy Jackson)
+1 for doing the math
Total Entries: 6

Congrats on the followers!!

Jackee said...

What wonderful reasons to celebrate, Shannon! :o) Huge congrats.
Let's see... old follower, network follower, put in sidebar, FB message, and I'll do the math.

That's 11.

Thanks for the great party! :o)

Unknown said...

As always you ROCK!!! This is a fabulous giveaway all thanks to some very awesome milestones!!! Congratulations!!

Well this is my comment of course! I always follow you :)

+3 Old Follower
+5 do a blog post about this contest
+3 link it in your sidebar
+2 Each: Twitter, FB, etc.
+1 for each person who says you sent them
+1 for doing the math

That is 15+ for me :) I'll be updating everything and sending you links!!

Kristi said...

Ooohhh....congrats on all your great accomplishments! And a delightful contest!

Old follower and doing the plus 4 for me!

wardkristi (at) hotmail (dot) com

Great party!

Natasha said...

Way to go, Shannon. Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!! And more congratulations!!!

Catherine Denton said...

Those are fabulous markers to pass!! And **slirp** sorry, I was drooling over your prize.

Okay, I'm an old follower +3, I will blog post this contest +5, I will twitter it + 2 and I will do the math +1.

Altogether = 11
Making Life a Work of Art!

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss shannon! Yikes! over 500 followers! how could you ever keep up with all of them. wow i love contests so lucky lenny is joining up. i get 3 points for being an already follower and 1 for adding up 3 and 1 into 4. my email is i hope i could win a prize.
...hugs from lenny

Christine Danek said...

Congrats and party it up!!

+ 3 old follower
+2 networked blog
+5 blog about it (will do on Monday)
+3 link to sidebar
+1 doing the math
14 total



Shannon Messenger said...

Ahhh--I'm finally back to blog hopping again and the first day I stop by is a contest. I swear--that's not why I'm here! (though, yanno, I won't complain if I win.) ;)

But here's hoping I'll have time to stop by more. I love your blog and miss it! Congrats on passing all those milestones #2. I think that means you deserve the #1 title for a bit, don't you? :)

Jennie Englund said...

Shannon, I'm thinking that from all the joy and goodness you put forth, you are one blessed girl!

I'd get me some POSSESSION! LOVE E.J. and her blog!

9 points!

Angela Ackerman said...

You are awesome-sweet to provide such swag! You deserve every one of your followers! I think I'm at 8...lucky 8. :)


Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Misha Gerrick said...

Uhm... is this competition open to foregners?


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes, Misha!


BK Mattingly said...

+3 old follower. I LOVE this idea. I might have to borrow it as well.

Lindsay said...

Yay! Congratulations.

I'll join the party.

Three entries for me. :)
+2 Old follower
+1 For doing the math.

Carolyn V. said...

So cool Shannon, congrats on all your success! I have 6 points. I linked you on my side plus I'm an old follower. Sweet! What a great idea.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Go Shannon! Congrats on your milestones.

I am an old follower +3
I follow you on Network Blogs +2
I will be tweeting this post +2
I can count +1

8 points, yay.

jonarntson at gmail dot com

Cinette said...

Way to go, Shannon! Congrats!
You can count me in!

+3 old follower
+2 I'm now following you on Networked blogs
I have an awful time trying to post links in my sidebar, so I won't commit:-P
+2 I'll Twitter about the contest
+1 I'll try the math

Cinette said...

Oops! Too much for me to grasp all at one time; here's my email: Cinette5(at)hotmail(dot)com

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Did someone say PARTY?? Woo, congrats on your enormous list of followers!
+3 old follower (but I'm only 40)
+2 twitter
+1 adding
wolfpaw (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary! You've crafted an incredible place, Shannon! My most heartfelt congratulations!

Tracy Loewer said...

Aww, I love your blog, Shannon. Congrats on all the followers - you're awesome and deserve it! I'll blog about it tomorrow, and tweet and FB today, so count me in for 13 entries.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Congrats, Shannon! Enter me for 4 entries (3- old follower and 1-doing math). :)

Meredith said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! And what a great way to celebrate :)
+3 old follower
+2 tweeting
+1 doing the math
So 6!

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on having a magnificent blog!! :)

+3 for being an old follower.

reddshell at gmail dot com

Love the contest idea -- so fun!

DL Hammons said...


Old follower +3
Network Blog follower +2

Total = 5 :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Oh, man! I want so MANY on that list!

Old Follower +3, um, adding up? +1 for a total of +4?


Theres just life said...

Hello Shanon, Congratulations on all 3 of your accomplishments. Okay I may not be able to spell but I am good at math so...
+3 Old follower
+2 Networked Blogs follower
+1 doing the math
6 entries please

Oh and because its a contest and you are a nice person, I will let you get away with calling me old ...this time.

Anonymous said...

3 entries please!
I live in Aus... yippee

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow! Shannon, 500 followers? What's your secret?

Here are my points

+3- old follower
+2- networked blogs
+1 doing the math

That's six for me.


Jana said...

Is this one where we can add enteries up until the deadline? Currently I am at 4!

Bookish in a Box said...

500 followers? That's awesome!

whatinabox at gmail dot com

+3 Old follower
+3 Sidebar:
+2 Twitter:!/bookishinabox/status/27479570789
+1 TOTAL = 9

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and thanks for the awesome contest!!!

+1 New Blog Follower (Tiemi-@Tibiux)
+2 Follow on Networked Blogs (Fcbk account-Karen Senoo)
+5 do a blog post about this contest (
+3 link it in your sidebar (
+2 Tweeted:
+1 for doing the math
Total: 14

tibiux at yahoo dot com dot br

Kulsuma said...

Awesome giveaway! So excited. Fingers crossed.

+1 New follower
+5 blog post:

I was sent by Tracy Loewer from A Blissful Life

+1 adding

That's 7 i think. I'm bad at math.


Anonymous said...

Can I please win? Okay thanks. :)
All right, here we go:

+1 New Follower
+2 Following on Networked Blogs
+5 Blog post about the contest
+3 Link in my sidebar
+2 Tweeted
+2 Facebooked
+1 Did the math!

That adds up to a grand total of 16 entries!

Oh, and I was sent here by Tracy Loewer at A Blissful Life.

And if anyone says I sent them, I'm Jessica from Put it on Paper

Here's hoping I finally win something! :)
Thanks for the great giveaway!
(I'm hoping for MATCHED...)

Anonymous said...

Oh and I forgot to say that my email address is
Sorry about that!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I love your idea of a party!

+1 New Blog Follower (Mrs. DeRaps)
+2 Follow on Networked Blogs
+3 link it in your sidebar
+1 for doing the math
7 entries (lucky number, I hope!)


mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Hannah said...

Put me down for 3!! Yay!! Congrats on all the followers! That's amazing!

Rachael Harrie said...

Great contest and congrats on the 500 followers. Old follower plus I've done the math = 4 entries. rachael[dot]harrie[at]gmail[dot]com.


FreakChiq said...
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FreakChiq said...

Congratulations and thanks for this great contest! :)

+1 new follower
+2 for tweeting -
+1 for doing the math

Total = 4


Badass Bookie said...

Congrats on 500 followers! Huge milestone!

+1 New follower
+2 Link on Goodreads -
+2 Link Twitter -!/BadassBookie/status/27521123583
+2 Link Contest Page -
+3 Side Bar ( Right under review policy) -
+1 Do the Maths

Total - 11


Cass said...

CONGRATS ON THE 500 FOLLOWERS! And all of your recent achievements, actually. That's fantastical!

+1 new follower
+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs ("Cass Says")
+3 link it in your sidebar (
+8: Twitter (!/cc9309/status/27523217643); Facebook (; Goodreads ( & &
(Lisa, Badass Bookie: followed her twitter link)

+1 TOTAL: 15

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Kai Agito said...

Oh, belated happy blogoversary! ^^

+1 New follower here!
+2 followed on Networked Blogs (Julianne Grace Agito)
+3 link on sidebar:
+2 tweeted:
+1 doing the math

total: 9

amaterasureads AT gmail DOT com

Misha said...

Congrats on the followers! I would love to enter if this is International! Thank you!
You must be a follower of my blog (New = +1)
+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs
+5 do a blog post about this contest
+3 link it in your sidebar(left)

+2 twitter!/Misha_1989/status/27523866926

+8 4 groups on Goodreads

+1 for doing the math = 22


Maidenveil said...

count me in! congratulations for breaching the 500 followers!

+1 - new follower
+2 - follower on Networked Blogs (@maidenveil)
+5 - included in blog post:
+3 - linked in contest page:
+2 - posted in Facebook:
+1 - for tallying
14 = TOTAL


Nomes said...

hey :)

1 - new follower :)
3 - linked in sidebar
2 - networked blog thingy...
1 - doing the maths

total = 7

and, i really like the idea of this give-away - very cool. congrats on your blogoversary


xlacrimax said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
I am your new follower via GFC.

xlacrimax at gmail dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :d

+3 old follower
+2 Following you on Networked Blog
+1 total = 6


Llehn said...

Oops ... forgot to add that I follow you via network blog under Lesley Cheah.

Madalena said...

Congrats! Hope you double all those milestones!

+1 New Follower
+2 Following on Networked Blogs (Mika White)
+1 For doing the math :)

4 entries for me.

Yiota said...

+1 New Follower
+3 Link at the blog (
+2 Twitter:
+1 Sent by: Misha at My Love Affair with books Blog
+1 for math

Total= 8

Fi-chan said...

+1 new follower

+2 followed on Networked Blog (Fiona Chan)
+5 blog post:
+3 sidebar:
+2 library thing:
+1 calculating:

Total: 14

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

thank you! :D

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm following now. Tracy sent me over. I'm an aspiring middle grade author so your blog intrigues me beyond the giveaway. Happy blogiversary!

PinkStuff28 said...

Please Enter me !

+1 New Follower

+2 I Follow you on Networked Blogs

+5 do a blog post about this contest(

+3 link it in your sidebar(

+2 Twitter :!/raluk15/status/27547379469

+2 FB:

+1 for doing the math

=16 Entries

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

Andrea said...

i love the giveaway!
is this international??
if it is enter me please :)
+1 follower
and i announced in my blog:
i don´t know haw many extra entries are for doing that so i´m nt going to count them...
have a nice day!
and thanks!

marian said...

congrats! thanks for this awesome giveaway!
+1 new follower


My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

Congratulations on the success of your blog! I would like to be entered to for this contest and I am a new follower for 1 entry.

Christa said...

Awesome! : )
New = +1
+2 Twitter
+1 for doing the math

4 Total.
ambience.of.rain {at}

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome contest Shannon!


3 (follower) 2 (tweeted) 1 (math) = 6 total :)

Theresa said...

Love this giveaway! Thanks so much!

+1 new follower
+2 tweet:
+1 for doing math

= 4 total entries

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!
+1 New Follower
+3 followed on networked blogs
+5 blogpost
+3 sidebar
+2 tweet!/IvaliceAlliance/status/27592756950
+1 for doing the math

Reading Lassie said...

Hi! Congrats on the 500+ followers!

+1 New follower
+2 Followed you on Network Blogs (reading Lassie)
+3 Sidebar link (
+2 Tweeted (
+2 Facebook (!/readinglassie/posts/154610061240711)
+1 Doing the math



buddyt said...

+1 new Follower
+1 Maths


Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Cherry said...

More power to your blog Shannon!!

(+1) I'm a new follower. My GFC name is Cherry.

(+2) Follow you at Networked Blogs. My Facebook name is Cherry Mischivous.

(+5) Re-posted your contest at:

(+3) Got your contest in my sidebar under the Contests Around The Webysphere box at:

(+2) Twitted:!/cherrymischivus/status/27623393549

(+2) Facebook:!/cherrymischievous/posts/111853675544348

(+2) MySpace:

(+1) for doing the math: TOTAL POINTS = 18

Cherry Mischievous
cherrymischif-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Pink Panther said...

Count me in for sure!
+1 Newbie follower
+1 Doing the maths
You can reach me at

Unknown said...

Congratulations on all of the follower. I am an old follower and email subscriber. I would love to read Across the Universe. Please enter me in contest.

Honey said...

+1 New follower
+2 Posted on goodreads (
+1 Doing the math

=4 entries!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

latishajean said...

Big Congrats to you Great giveaway thank you so much for the chance!
+2 Following on Networked Blogs
+3 Old follower/latishajean
+2 tweeted too!/latishajean/status/27661713679
+2 facebook!/permalink.php?story_fbid=111088588953460&id=1337268497
+1 added
Total = 10

Julie S said...

Happy blogoversary. Great giveaway.

New follower +1
+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs
+1 for doing the math

Total: 4 entries

ninefly said...

congrats on reaching those milestones!

+1 new follower
+3 link it in your sidebar
+1 total: +5


Tessa Quin said...

Thanks for hosting this!

+1 New follower, hi :)
+2 Follower on Networked Blogs
+5 Blogpost:
+3 Sidebar (same link)
+1 Math!

12 entries :)

I was sent by TRACY LOEWER

Margo Berendsen said...

I really want to order Pegasus or XVI!
my email berendsen70 at yahoo

+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs
+3 link it in your sidebar (
+2 Twitter (
+1 for doing the math

8 points

jess said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+3 old gfc follower
+2 i tweeted
+ 1 for doing the math

total= 6

jessica b

Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

Awesome giveaway! :oD


+1 New Follower
+2 Networked Blogs (as Rebecca M Fleming)
+3 Link on Sidebar (
+2 Link on facebook (
+2 Tweeted (
+1 For Doing the Math

Total: 11 entries for me, please! :o)

Holly said...

Hey Shannon

I just found your blog via this giveaway but it looks great, I'd love competitions that allow us to pick our own prizes. GREAT CHOICE :)

+1 new follower
+2 tweet:!/hollyy___x/status/27708274972
+1 for doing the math


total points: FOUR :)

Miss Bookiverse said...

I hope this is international, too. If so, please enter me :)
+1 I'm a new follower
+1 for the math ;)
Total: +2


Annabelle Foo | Belle Hearts said...

Congrats on your achievements and thanks for this awesome giveaway!

+1 I'm a new follower
+1 the math

Kathryn said...

I'm a new follower ^_^

my email is

and my total entriy is 5.

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Could not happen to a better person!!! You are such a doll! Love the contest! Please enter me for 3 right now...might be back with more ;o)

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Sugar and Snark said...

+1 New Follower

I would like to be entered please :)

chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

+1 for doing the math

= 2

I would like to win Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Lydia Kang said...

I'm in, and I'm putting you on my sidebar. Cool! And congrats on all the achievements!

Vicky said...
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Vicky said...

+1 New follower
+2 Follow on Networked Blogs
+2 Tweeted:!/celeste576012/status/27767589702
+1 for doing the math

Total: 6

CMOM Productions said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!!! I'm a follower and have been for some time! Hooray!

April said...

+1 New Follower
+1 Math

Total= 2


Mary Aalgaard said...

Congrats on your blogerversary (or however you spell it), all your followers and your dedication to blogging. You have worked hard for all these accomplishments. But, most importantly, I feel like I know you through this blog, and mine, and I enjoy reading your posts.

Myrna Foster said...

I'm an old follower +3
who does math. +1
Thanks! =4

myrnabobfoster at yahoo dot com

Beth Fred said...

1 follower
1 math 2 entries please :D

Unknown said...

I am a new follower +1
Math (not my strong point in life) +1


Please enter me :)

baychriz at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

+1 new follower
+1 math
=2 total!

Thanks so much!

Judit said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Judit said...

Thanks a lot for your giveaway:)

+1 I'm a new follower
+2 I tweeted:!/judittten/status/27905402518
+3 Sidebar link: (It's in Slovak language but you will find it on the right side under giveaways)

+1 total: 7

judittten at gmail dot com

Elana Johnson said...

Ahhh! What a great contest!! And dude, you have my book as a possibility. I think it's a sign of my mental (un)stability that I started tearing up a little at that...


B.J. Anderson said...

Enter me! Enter me! I'm an old follower, so +3. And I twittered about it (not sure if that's the right word. :D). So +5 in all, I think. Thanks for such a great contest!

Janet Johnson said...

How fun is this! So:

+3 Old Follower
+3 Sidebar link
+1 for doing the math

Total= +7

Congrats on all the landmarks! Very awesome. :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Hah. Can't remember if I commented. Duh.

Old follower, tweeted, FB, in my sidebar, Networksblogs, math = 13

sablelexi said...

There are so many new books coming that I want so this is a great giveaway.

+1 I'm a new follower
+2 I follow on network blogs.
+1 for doing the math

total entries = 4

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

throuthehaze said...

+1 new follower

+2 follow on Networked Blogs-Rae Pavey

+3 sidebar:

+1 add up


throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Yaya' s Home said...

*Whew* That's a lotta' comments. I'm a new Follower, so please enter me in your awesome contest. Good luck to all.

~ Yaya

Melissa said...

I'm an old follower so +3 for me!!!

Kelly Polark said...

Fabulous contest and 6 entries for me! YAY!

The Happy Booker said...

4 for me for following on network blogs and GFC and adding :-)

Annie said...

Sign me in!! I am a new follower...


anto_90_5 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Carla said...

New Follower



cjmfnobrega (at) gmail (dot) com

Total Entries: 7

Laura Hartness said...

Awesome giveaway! Here are my entries:

+3 Old Follower

+2 Following on Networked Blogs

+5 Blog Post:

+3 Sidebar:

+2 Tweet:!/lhartness/status/28358522642

+2 Facebook post:

+2 Goodreads Status Update:

+1 Math:
Total Points: 20


Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic
CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

Spav said...

Awesome giveaway!

+1 New follower
+2 Networked blogs Follower: Arantza C
+5 Blog Post:
+3 Sidebar:
+2 Tweet:

+1 Total: 14


~The Book Pixie said...

Awesome contest! Thanks a bunch!

+1 New follower
+3 Sidebar:
+2 Tweeted:
+1 Added up

Total entries= 7


~The Book Pixie said...

Oh and I forgot this one

+2 Facebook:

So total= 9(not 7)


Lucy D'Andrea said...

Hello! I'm new! Thank you for the giveaway! Please count me in

New = +1

missreneer said...

+1 New follower (missreneer)
+2 Follow you on Networked Blogs (Renee Johnson)
+1 for doing the math
Total Entries: 4

Thanks for the great giveaway and Congrats on your milestones :)

Shy said...

+1 New Follower

+3 Sidebar:

+2 Tweeted:!/shy8629/status/28428714296

+1 Total: 7 entries

Thank you so much!


Darlyn said...

i'm a new follower!

thanks for the giveaway!

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

H said...

3 entries please :)
hasan8 (at) yorku (dot) ca

Susan Fields said...

I hope I'm not too late!

I'm a old follower, a NetWorked Blogs follower, and I did the math = +6.

My email address is ssfields(at)charter(dot)net.

Congrats on all your milestones!

Sharli said...

Congrats for making it to 600 already!
+1 I'm a new follower :)

+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs
+3 link it in your sidebar
+2 FB:
+1 Total: 11

entrelibros_blog at

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