Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Patron Saint of Book Bloggers (One)

Once upon a time on a May-Day nearly two years ago, I had a dream of starting a book blog...



At the time my shelves consisted of a few, favorite novels, books published circa-2002 and adult titles. I loved YA, but lacked very many current titles to blog about. 

I felt discouraged by this. 

I don't feel it is vain, or rude to say that, I wanted to blog about books other bloggers were talking about, not books published five years ago! 

Then my Patron Saint came along and sent me a box of ARCs, finished copies and a beautiful letter telling me to get to blogging!

I still do not know who she was; we were supposed to trade book-for-book, but she sent me 10 extra books, which made 11. 

My Patron Saint allowed me to be current amid established blogs and I am now of the latter category, so...

I want to give back... to you!

This first contest is open to anyone; I am using the hop to promote the giveaway series, however in the future I will be hand-selecting a monthly winner and they will need to be a Baby Book Blogger. 

This will be a great way to find the next, well, me who is out there with outdated shelves.

Now onto the actual hop! 

Here's the haul: One winner will receive this ARC package of 2012 YA Debuts! 


Enter below and please come back next month to enter for a new ARC package! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

18 comments:

Amanda Pearl said...

Excelent giveaway! I have a few of the titles already but there are a bunch I haven't read yet!

Ning said...

omg this is the most awesome giveaway ever!! Is there like a way for me to bribe you somehow lol?

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Chrisbails said...

What a great giveaway. Lots of great books. Just found your blog via twitter. I love to read and always looking for great book and author recommendations.
Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Carol M. said...

This looks like a great selection, and it is wonderful of you to do the contest. Thanks!

Lea said...

Thanks so much Gabrielle for the great giveaway-- all these books sound amazing!! :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Memoriesovertakingme said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

Brianne @ memoriesovertakingme.blogspot.com

Beth said...

I would be the cool aunt for sure if I won this giveaway and could share with my nieces!

ephrielle said...

That was a really great thing for your Patron Saint to do. I think it is fabulous and when I get to that point I hope to be just as giving. Thank you for sharing that you were once one of the little people. It often seems that the successful people don't remember the ever not being successful. They disdain to speak to the lower levels. Thanks again!

Steph said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! You are very lucky to have found a Patron Saint!! I'm a Baby Book Blogger myself, and I would love to find my own Patron Saint!! :)

Cassandra said...

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. I feel like I'm "you" right now as I just started my blog 2 weeks ago. If I win, I will definitely enjoy reviewing these books. Thanks again!!! :)

Brooke said...

O_O This giveaway is amazeballs! I've been wanting to read Love & Leftovers and Article 5 FOREVS! Also, Storm?! Slide?! WHERE IT BEGAN!? Yeah, this giveaway rocks! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Lauren Mackesy said...

I would love to be a baby blogger but have no idea how. lol I have old hand me downs from my in laws.lmao
Lmackesy at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I have just starting out blogging so I really appreciate what you are doing! Thanks so much!

Sophia Rose said...

That was sweet of someone to help you get into blogging that way. I confess that if I started a blog, I'd have the same trouble.

Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity.

Georgette said...

Great giveaway there. Nice books, seriously. Thanks for participating!
Georgette
georgette.coan@yahoo.com

DogsMom said...

What a great story about getting started.
I would review more books if I could figure out how to find more hours in the day to read!

Kate @ Musings said...

What a fantastic giveaway! If I don't win... can you 'lose' A Breath of Eyre and send it to me?!?! :D All of them look wonderful, though! Thanks for the chance!

oreannie at yahoo . com

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win some great books.