Wednesday, August 17, 2011

900 Followers Contest!


I can't believe I've got 900 followers! Thank you times 900 being so awesome and supportive!!!!

I asked the Twitterverse what I should have as prizes for this contest.

Most answers involved the number 900.

900 dollars was too much.

900 pennies was too little.


And 900 bottles of beer was too...intoxicating.


So instead, I'm going the way of my last giveaway.

Please tell me what you'd LOVE to read next, and I'll pick three lucky winners to make their TBR book shelf a little heavier (or their e-reader a little more stocked.)

Also, please don't pick a $300 textbook, or an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible. Because if you do, I'm certain that Random.org will randomly NOT pick your book.

Throw your name into the hat a few more times by:

+1 Tweeting
+1 FB or Google+ it
+1 Putting on your sidebar
+2 Blogging about it

Add up your points, put in your email address, and away we go!

Contest is open until August 30th and three winners will be announced August 31st!

Also, please stop by Sarah Fine's blog where she'll answer this month's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog question: Do you have Genre-crush? If you missed it, check out previous posts by Laura and myself! Deb is up next week. :)

80 comments:

Sarah said...

I'd love to read Divergent, and unlike most other people, haven't picked it up yet. Congrats on 900 followers, Lydia!! Well-deserved and hard-earned, I say.

Old Kitty said...

900 and growing followers!! Awwww I think the beer idea is great!! LOL!!

Take care
x

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats on your 900th follower. here's to the 1000th.

Yvonne.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Congratulations on 900 followers. That's amazing, so your blog must be too! Since you asked, I would love to read "Cutting for Stone". I have it on good authority that it's the best read of 2011. For a contest like this you should offer the best of the best! "On Becoming a Novelist" by John Gardner would also be a great choice for a giveaway.

Giles Hash said...

Woo! 900! That's three times as many followers as the king of Sparta had to hold his nation against the Persians. You have an army behind you!

I think the best book you could give away is one of the novels in The Dresden Files. People who haven't read that one need to!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Wow, 900? You rock.

I can't even think of an individual book I want to read more than any other right now. I know Seanan McGuire's next installment of her October Daye series - One Salt Sea - is coming out September 6th, so if I win, I want that. (And if I don't win, I'm buying it anyway. I love her.)

mooderino said...

Congratulations. I think it won't be long before you hit the thousand mark. Great site, Lydia.

Jessica Bell said...

Congrats on all the followers!!! Well deserved I might add! :o) Um ... put me in the draw for Jolene Perry's, The Next Door Boys! :o) I'll tweet and FB tomorrow! You have my email ...

L.G.Smith said...

Congratulations on 900 followers! Wow.

I've been wanting to read A Visit From the Good Squad, among others.

L.G.Smith said...

"Goon Squad" D'oh. Finishing my coffee now. :)

lynnrush said...

Yay!!! How exciting!!!

I so want to read CLAIMED by Rebecca Zanetti. IT comes out in October, so I have to wait, but I'm super excited! FATED was really good. I'm excited to see what happens next. :)

Okay, tally up I did
Google+
Twitter
Commenting.

So, that's three, right?

E. Arroyo said...

Awesome. Tweeting now

I'd love to read Possession. It's on my TBR list

Ciara said...

Wow,900! Woot! That is awesome, Lydia. I'll tweet and FB this. What an amazing accomplishment.

Kris Yankee said...

900 and growing! I agree that 900 bottles of beer would be awesome, but quite a hefty price to purchase and ship! Congrats!

KarenG said...

900 followers is amazing! Congrats to you and your interesting and informative blog. What do I want to read? How about Stephen King!! His book On Writing is an inspiration, so I'd like a copy of that! Will tweet this.

Stephen Tremp said...

1,000 is right around the corner. I'm finishing up the HArry Potter series and will watch the movies next. Do movies count?

Deb Salisbury said...

Hurray, Lydia! Nine hundred congratulations!

I'd love to read Soulless, by Gail Carriger.

Sylvia Ney said...

Congratulations on all the followers! I'm hosting a "giveaway blogfest" where 15 others are also offering prizes. Please consider leaving your name in the link to help drive more traffic to your blog. Best of luck. I look forward to reading more from you! http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

Bossy Betty said...

Aren't you kind? Congrats on 900! I'd love the new Ann Patchett novel!

Suze said...

It takes time, effort and intelligence to sustain this kind of following and you've done it. Congratulations, Lydia!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congratulations on 900 Followers! Amazing. And a fun contest, too :)

Laura Josephsen said...

Congratulations on 900 followers!!

Heather said...

I'd love to read Divergent!
+3 for me, tweeting, and blogging!

Maria Zannini said...

Wow! Go, woman!

If I had my choice of books, I'd like to read any of Karen Marie Moning's Fever books.

Bryce Daniels said...

Congrats on your reaching the 900 club! That simply amazes me.

I don't do FB, but will try to rack up some points via the other routes.

I've had my eye on Deaver's Carte Blanche for a couple of months now.

(If you've totally changed your mind about the $900.00) Kidding. :)

cherie said...

Oh wow! 900+ followers = AMAZING! But it doesn't come as a big surprise since you have an awesome and very informative blog here.

I'm definitely tweeting this.

As for books, let's see...I haven't read Divergent (and people have been hammering on my head for this one). Also, Possession by Elana Johnson. So either one of those.

Thanks and CONGRATS!!

julie fedderson said...

Lydia--is this a nod to the Royal Wedding? I read she had 900 flowers on her cake--some secret special meaning. Are you actually royalty? Well, technically, yes, you are the Queen of the Blogosphere as far as I'm concerned. Congratulations on your 900 flowers! Ooops, I mean followers.

Krispy said...

As I've told you before, YAY CONGRATS!!! I'm a little sad you didn't go with the beer idea. ;)

I'd like to read a bunch of stuff that isn't out yet like Shatter Me and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Haha. Thanks for this giveaway and congrats again!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/kangaru/status/103860435429752832

And it will be side-barred on the blog. :)

+3 total

Pam Torres said...

Congratulations on your 900 followers. I am highlighting your blog and contest on my Thursday Three series.

I would love to read True(sort of) by Kathrine Hannigan.

+1 Tweeting
+2 Blogging about it

torres(dot)pam3(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol Riggs said...

Woo! Major congrats to 900 followers!!! That's so great.

I'd love to read HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire! Amazing cover and premise. :)

Following/entering: +1
Facebooking: +1
Tweeting: +1 for a total of 3!

Isis Rushdan said...

Congratulations!! I'm still dreaming about hitting 100. You'll be at 1,000 in no time.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

No need to put my name in the contest (although I am tweeting you and spreading the word). I just wanted to congratulate you for reading 900 followers. That's awesome, Lydia!

Laila Knight said...

That is amazing! For all your dedication you certainly deserve it. I'm not sure what I'd like to read...but I could suggest a compromise. 300 dollars, 300 pennies, and 300 bottles of beer. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Reading your delightful posts is reward enough for me, Lydia. Thank you for each and every one of them, Roland

Stephanie said...

Congrats! 900 followers well deserved! And thanks for the giveaway--I'm dying to read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
bookwormoakes AT yahoo DOT com

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on your 900 plus followers! That is most impressive. I'm envious. ; ) And you are most generous with your giveaway. I keep meaning to get my hands on a copy of Divergent.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Crap, what don't I have downloaded on my iPad right now to read...? Maybe one of Susan Gourley's books? EBook is only $7.99 - is that all right?
I'll tweet!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on 900+ Followers! :D

Michael Offutt said...

Congratulations on your milestone Lydia. 900 followers is awesomesauce. I would like to read any book by Sherrilyn Kenyon as I have heard so much about her series but haven't read a single word.

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Lydia! I'm so excited for you! :) Hm, I'd love to read CREEP by Jennifer Hillier. :D

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Congrats! I'm not sure what to pick... IF I win, I'll tell you =).

+1 follower
+1 Tweeted (@brykateemma)

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Oh, sorry, my email address is:

kprwrite at hotmail dot com

=)

Carrie Butler said...

Yes, it took several hours for me to identify that nagging thing in the back of my mind. I forgot to include my e-mail address! Oops! :)

soyoureawriter(at)gmail(dot)com

Oh, and I (+1) tweeted too. I didn't think about it, at the time. Gosh! Where is my head today?

Yvonne Osborne said...

I think I misunderstood when I originally commented. I already have the Gardner book. I also want to read The Lantern, just out in the U.S. and Dandelion Wine, Bradbury. I'm getting ready to post about your contest. I'll probably get it up tomorrow.

Emily Rose said...

Congratulations! You're almost to 1000!

Lisa Potts said...

Good for you! Congrats on the awesome. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/LisaMPotts/status/104187790924857345
and put in my sidebar (http://virginsheets.blogspot.com) so +2 for me. Long time follower too.

The book I most want to read next is Lola And The Boy Next Door by Steph Perkins. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome, Lydia! And CONGRATS!
I'd really like to read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White next. :) Just tweeted!

www.kangaroobee.wordpress.com said...

Congrats Lydia, that's wonderful.

Linda Gray said...

Oooh, I'm a day late--is it too late to enter? I'd love a copy of one of my favorite mystery author's last book: The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King. I can hardly believe it's been out as long as it has and I still don't have it!

p.s. CONGRATS on 900 + followers!!! Your blog is a delight and I love it!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss lydia! for sure 900s a way important number. chinas got 900 million cell phone users! tony hawk landed the famous 900 on a skateboard!star wars:the old republics got 900 voices! matt latarski bowled 900!(3 perfect games in a row)but…most important of all in the whole world: miss lydias got 900 followers!!!!!
wow! how cool is that!
…hugs from lenny

Melody said...

900 followers!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) ... okay, I was going to give you 900 smiles, but I think my fingers would fall off. :) Congratulations!! Hmmmm...the book I'm {recently} dying to read is the new/extra Ranger's Apprentice book by John Flanagan - THE LOST STORIES. I thought the series was over forever :'( but was told differently by my ultra-smart Amazon home page...so now I'm stoked. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats on the 900 awesome followers. Its a great achievement.

lbdiamond said...

Holy crap, that's awesome!!! Gonna tweet and FB this!

I totally wanna read POSSESS by Gretchen McNeill.

scarlet wilson said...

Congrats on 900 followers, that is awesome!
Want to read the latest by Jodi Picoult - guaranteed to make me cry!

Matthew MacNish said...

I don't have time to read the books I already own, so I won't be entering, but I've loved your blog for over a year now, and just wanted to say: CONGRATS, Lydia!

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, 900 is great. Congrats!

Tory M said...

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Retribution is what I've been lusting after. Heh. this is a fantastic contest. Maybe I should start doing contests on my blog. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

Alex J. Cavanaugh sent me over, and I'm a new follower. He has good taste :)

I'd love to read Divergent!

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations Lydia! What a great milestone! :)

What would I like to read next? Probably Sarah Sundin's Blue Skies Tomorrow.

Thanks a bunch,
Karen
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Yahong Chi said...

I would love to read Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John.

yahongchi @ gmail . com

Aik said...

I'd love to have any book from my wish list.

+1 Tweeting
https://twitter.com/aikchien/status/105105672668061697

+1 FB
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=164621430281025&id=1467072730

+1 Putting on your sidebar
http://the-bookaholics.blogspot.com

aikychien at yahoo dot com

whitney said...

Congrats on 900 followers! :))

I'd love to read The Number of Six since I've I Am Number Four

+1 tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/whiitly/status/105124438462304256

+1 Google+:
https://plus.google.com/u/1/100083144970866107696/posts/iKR9W7uu1GU

whitney22391@gmail.com
http://whiitly.blogspot.com/

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on 900. I want to read James Rollins' newest book or Terry Goodkind's new one.

laughingwolf said...

way to go, lydia!

since we're pals on fb, thought i followed you here, as well... now i do ;) lol

Chris Phillips said...

900? And here I thought I was special. I want to read Spellbound by Jacqueline West. +3 for tweeting and blogging.

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Wow, 900 followers is amazing! Congratulations!!

Beth said...

How can I pick just one? Maybe Anna and the French Kiss which everyone except me has read!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congratulations!! I'm going to go with Divergent, because I can't stand the fact that I haven't read it yet, and the waiting list at the library is HUGE.

magpiewrites said...

WHOA. 900 followers is EPIC! Congrats!
I'm just happy I found your blog (and can't believe it's taken me so long!) What an interesting perspective on writing. I can't wait to tune in regularly.
As for books, I'm saving my pennies for Lev Grossman's Magician King. I'm also on a very long library waiting list for Graceling, so either one (or anything!) works
thanks!

magpiewrites said...

whoops! forgot to mention:
i'm a new follower, I tweeted & fb'd about your achievement.

foldingfields said...

Congrats about all the followers (your blog is so unique), and thanks for the generous giveaway! I really want to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone and The Girl of Fire and Thorns. But since they're not out yet and today is Gretchen McNeil's book birthday, POSSESS would be amazing. Sarah xx

Gail said...

Wow, 900+ followers! And you deserve every one of them! I'm going to twee the contest when I finish this comment @teachrgail and I am a follower so that's 2 pts.

If I win, I'd like for you to pick a favorite book and donate it to a library or a school, or a homeless shelter for me.

Clara said...

Mamma mia, 900 followers!!! That is incredible Lydia, but then again, so is your blog! You deserve every single one of these 900 and much, much more!!
Cheers!

Sophia Chang said...

Dang Lydia, how did you get to 900+ followers? Crazy!

I'd love to add the hardcover of Graceling to my scant collection of books I love.

Or looking forward to the False Princess.

I Google+d it, tweeted (and followed you)

+3 sophiathewriter at gmail

Abby said...

WOW! I just added myself to your amazing list of followers! Congratulations on hitting 900! That's HUGE!

For my book ... how about you just surprise me with an awesome book of your choice! :)

I am going to go tweet this right now!

The Writing Well said...

OMG!!! You are the only blogger I know with 900 followers. Awesome!

I am now a follower please surprise me with one of your favorites, should I win;)

Already tweeted -will post on my blog today. Come on over for a short visit.

Liza said...

I'd love to read The Help...

J.C. Martin said...

You're well on your way towards 1,000 followers now! Intrigued by GAME OF THRONES. Would be next on my to-get list.

ASHLEY HOLT said...

GFC- ashley

I would love Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) Hardcover please to match my set!

ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

Amber Elise said...

900 followers and following! Congrats and thanks for celebrating with us! :)

I am dying to read the Demon keeper's Daughter. Everyone is RAVING about it!

amber.hrkns at gmail dot com

 
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