Wednesday, June 16, 2010

If I've Blogged Once. . .Updated with Winners!

UPDATE 7/1/10: WINNERS!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
25 - Beverylydru
14 - skoots1mom
19 - Lisa writes
17 - Debbie
9 - Joyce
7 - Robin
24 - Jackie Smith (7/6 no response) 8 - Barbara H
28 - Diana
23 - Xandra
5 - Julia M. Reffner

Congrats to all the winners. Please respond and send me your address by 12:00 noon Saturday (7/3) or another winner will be chosen. Thanks to everyone for entering and for your kind words about my blog!

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. . .I've blogged 1,000 times!

One thousand.

I can hardly believe it. And you would think after writing 999 previous posts, that I wouldn't be at a loss for words on this 1,000th post!

Yet I am. How can I ever express what a blessing blogging has been to me? Getting to know such an awesome group of fellow bloggers and enjoying "virtual" interactions tops the list. And then I've gotten to meet a few of you in real life! I had no idea how much I would treasure the friendships that have developed between us. And though I'll never meet some of you here on earth, I look forward to hugging your neck at that heavenly blog reunion.

(There IS blogging in heaven, right? With no complicated html code and no spam comments?!)

Then there are the books and authors! I never dreamed blogging would lead to the opportunity to review books and take a peek in the lives of authors through their blogs. And getting to meet some of them personally and having the incredible privilege to interview them has been absolutely amazing!

I think this memorable milestone calls for a Super Sweet Summer Giveaway!

Ten (yes, 10!) of you will win a book from me. They are either brand new or very gently read. And you get to choose which book you want! In your comment, tell me the book you would choose from the many that I've reviewed; just type "books" in the blog search window to browse my reviews. (If you just can't choose, tell me whether you want a contemporary or historical and a suspense or romance, and I'll surprise you.) Leave a second comment telling me you mentioned this on your blog or Facebook and that will give you an additional entry. I'll use the Random Generator to choose ten winners on July 1. Unfortunately, I can only afford to ship to USA addresses. (Please understand that I appreciate my international readers more than you could know; it boggles my mind to realize the blog world reaches across the oceans!) If you don't have a blog, you must include an email address so that I can contact you. Winners will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or a new winner will be chosen.

Here are just three of the titles you might choose (linked to my reviews):

Disaster Status by Candace Calvert
Once in a Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis
Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth

Have fun while you "shop" around in my reviews and choose which book you'd like to win!


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30 comments:

quilly said...

Congrats on post 1000 Linda! Yeehaw! If I win a book you can just send me whatever you think I might like. You've reviewed a ton of good ones lately!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Congratulations Linda!!! And you started blogging after me!!! I guess if I were to win, the last Harry Kraus book you reviewed "The six liter Club". I like suspense & mystery books, but also historical. Your blog has been such a blessing!

sara said...

Congrats!!! wow, 1000 posts.....I don't even know how many posts I have written! ha!

You know I love, love your blog and feel so privileged to have been able to meet you in person!!!

I just can't choose from that list...so many good ones, so if I win, I would like to receive YOUR favorite historical or suspense book.

Beverlydru said...

I love that you sent me an email inviting me to stop by! Thank you. I have not been allowing myself much blogging time lately and I MISS IT!! Seasons ebb and flow - but no matter what, I have a book on my nightstand. I am particularly interested in the one you reviewed yesterday - Six-Liter Club. Also love suspense. Not so much on romance. : )

I'll be posting this give-away and will come back and confirm when I get it done.

Thanks so much for your friendship.

Julia M. Reffner said...

Wow, 1000 posts!!! That's wonderful, Linda! I would love to read anything I haven't read already. I love reading your reviews and I know you have great taste! Congratulations again!! You have a wonderful blog.

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS my sweet friend!! Blogging is a blessing of the best kind, isn't it?!

Don't enter me for the give away. :)

I just wanted to wish you a happy 1000th post!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Congrat on 1000!!! WTG!

I put a link up on my blog to your giveaway! Gotta keep that bloggy love going I always say!

I am partial to romantic/historical fiction!

I'm on FB too! Love me some FB!

Blessing
R

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations! And thanks for celebrating in such a generous way!

I would love The Homecoming by Dan Walsh or The Unfinished Gift by the same author.

Joyce said...

Wow-Congratulations! That's a whole lot of posts!

I'd like to read-They Almost Always Come Home...or any suspense/mystery you've enjoyed.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

1000! Congratulations! Here's to a 1000 more! :)

Merry said...

Happy 1000! You review so many awesome books, I'd love Hurricanes in Paradise or Sing if I am so lucky to win.

karenk said...

Congratulations Linda...I always enjoy visiting your blog...

Thanks for this fabulous giveaway...Would enjoy reading Denise Hildreth's latest...or Candace Calvert's novels...or any 'surprise book' from you would be welcomed :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

SusanD said...

Hey Linda, Just lurking by to say: WOW! 1000 posts! That's amazing. I'm so glad our blog paths crossed. I always look forward to your book reviews and "random" posts. Blessings on your next 1000 posts. Looking forward to praising our King with you. SusanD

skoots1mom said...

thousandth...WOW!
great work :)
romance/historical fiction is up my alley

skoots1mom said...

hopefully you'll get a lot of guests today!!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

Wow, 1000 posts! Congratulations, that is quite a milestone!!!

I'll take anything contemporary, romance or suspense. I'm especially interested in anything by Harry Kraus MD, since he is one of your favorites!

Debbie said...

Linda, congratulations on your 1,000 blog post! Way to go girl...

I too love this blogging community.

I would love to read "Do Hard Things" by the Harris twins. What a great giveaway and keep up the reviews so we know what to read next. :)

Blessings,
Debbie

Tina said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts and reviews. Since I'm new to the blogging world, 1000 blogs is mind-boggling to me!

If I should get picked, I enjoy reading mysteries and historical novels.

How fun!

Lisa writes... said...

Happy 1000th! Here's to many (many!) more! So very glad our blog paths crossed AND that we got to meet in real life! I am thankful for your visits and your comments (you know, for those times I actually post something)--but mostly I am thankful for your friendship and the encouragement you never fail to offer.

Oh, and I like any book that's good! Ha!

2cats said...

1000 posts is unimaginable for me to even think about. Congratulations!
I just looked through your books and stopped at "Predator" by Terri Blckstok. You may send me that book if you pick me. It has me hooked. I think it is already on my must read list.
I will mention you on FB.

2cats said...

I mentioned you on FB.

JHS. said...

Congrats, Linda! I've been blogging since early 2005, but you've got me beat on the number of posts! That's quite an accomplishment.

I have been wanting to read Nothing but Trouble by Susan May Warren.

Thanks for the opportunity.

JHS
Colloquium

jhsmail at comcast dot net

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Congratulations my friend! What a milestone...and a lot of words! Although I've been absent for some time now, that hasn't changed the way I feel about you and our friendship. I look forward to another 1000 posts, and all the interesting things you have to say!

Sign me up for whatever you decide to send.

Love ya!
Xandra

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Linda. I would love to read Disaster Status.
Thanks!!!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Beverlydru said...

I Linda, I posted about the give-away this morning on my blog. Thank you for doing this marvelous give-away! 1000 posts... man that's impressive! Dedication.

Mary Lou said...

I love romance/historical books and books about the Amish. thanks for doing this...you've read a number of great books.

dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Mary Lou said...

Just left a link to the giveaway on my FB page...

Diana said...

Romance or historical will tickle my fancy! Thanks so much and CONGRATS!

skoots1mom said...

i left you a message @ gmail representing myself and BS&K/Robin :)

quilly said...

Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your books!