Hello everyone! I have a few exciting announcements to make about Books Speak Volumes today!
First of all, the blog has a shiny, brand new header image! A huge thank you to my wonderful boyfriend Tom for designing it. Aside from being incredibly handsome, sweet, and funny, he also happens to be a talented graphic and web designer! You can see his other awesome designs on Dribbble!
Second, I am thrilled that this blog has gained its 200th follower! It feels like such a huge landmark for me! Thank you to everyone who follows, reads, likes, and comments. I’ve been blogging for a little over a year, and the thing that has surprised me the most is the strong sense of community among book bloggers. I’ve received so much support, such as encouragement to continue reading a difficult book (and advice on how to get through it more easily), and I have loved getting to know many of you through commenting exchanges, read-alongs, and emails. You are constantly teaching me new things and exposing me to new ideas, books, and world views. You make blogging so much fun. Thank you!
To celebrate both of these developments, I’ve decided to host a giveaway! Here’s the deal:
One lucky winner will receive a copy of a book I have reviewed here on Books Speak Volumes — your choice! (See my Review Index for the list of titles). However, due to being an underemployed 23-year-old, I’m limiting this giveaway to books currently released in paperback. But on the plus side, this giveaway is open to anyone who lives in a country that The Book Depository ships to! (See the list here.)
To enter, leave a comment below telling me which book you would like to receive if you win (1 point). Make sure to include your email so I can contact you! You can also earn up to four additional points by:
- Following my blog via WordPress or e-mail. If you already follow, you will receive this point. If you’re new to the site, check out a few posts to make sure the style/content suits you before following (1 point).
- Following me on Twitter @Leah_BSV (1 point).
- Sharing a link to this post on Twitter. If you do this, please include my Twitter handle (@Leah_BSV) and/or put a link to your tweet in the comments (1 point).
- Liking the Books Speak Volumes Facebook fan page (1 point).
Please note which of these points you should earn in your comment. Each point equates to one entry. I will use a numbered Excel spreadsheet and Random.org to choose a winner.
This giveaway will be open until 12 p.m. EST April 30, and I will contact the winner later that day. If you win, you have one week to respond with your mailing address, or I will choose a new winner.
P.S., Thank you to Elena of Books and Reviews, one of my favorite bloggers, whose own 200th follower giveaway inspired this one. She’s super smart and writes thoughtful, engaging reviews of great books. You should check out her blog — NOW!