Thursday, June 16, 2011

2nd Blogoversary Annnd Maybe A Giveaway Or Something....

2 years ago today, I randomly decided to start a blog dedicated to books.

1 year ago, it was the anniversary of my blog, and I was positive that the year following it would always be the best one ever.

Well, I was wrong. This was the best blogging year ever. I've read so many fantastic books, and talked to so many great people, and heard from such incredible readers and...yeah. I had some ups and downs with it this year, but the good outweighed the bad. And it helps that I'm so close to 1000 followers. (Which is still blowing my mind. Seriously.)

But anyways, I'll just stop boring you with my proclamations of disbelief and gratitude and get to the good stuff: CONTEST STUFF.

The box in question. And my thumb.
So a while ago, I picked up a giant flat rate shipping box from the post office.

I wasn't sure what I'd use it for at the time, but I figured it out now.

Basically, I'm going to fill it with STUFF. Books and swag-type stuff. I'm not entirely sure what books will be available for you to pick from, as I'll be adding books to the pile as I read them.

What you can definitely win now. Click the image to view it larger.
And because it's my blogoversary and I'll do what I want to, you can earn extra entries by doing the following:

--Tweeting about the contest, saying exactly, "I want to win @ShutUpImReading's awesome blogoversary contest!!"

--Following my blog through Google Friend Connect.  (Yes, I'm that desperate to get to 1000.)

FILL OUT THIS FORM TO ENTER. This contest is only open to the US. (Sorry, but it'd be really expensive to ship this internationally.)

But do not fear my international...-ites. I've got a second portion of the contest just for you! One of you will get to choose bewteen the following books:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
 Hourglass by Myra McEntire

(Note: if you live in the U.S. and want to enter both contests, you have to fill out both forms.) Be sure The Book Depository ships to you country! Again, you can get extra entries by doing:

--Tweeting about the contest, saying exactly, "I want to win @ShutUpImReading's awesome blogoversary contest!!"

--Following my blog through Google Friend Connect.

Both contests will end July 31. FILL OUT THIS FORM TO ENTER.

Good luck to all of you, and thanks for helping me make Shut Up! I'm Reading. what it is today.


  1. so close to 1000 followers!! congrats & Happy anniversary :)

  2. this is so cool!

    oohh! i see the twilight parody!;)

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  3. Congratulations on your blog reaching two years old! :) And thank you for the awesome giveaway...and for making it international too.

  4. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    And thanks for the great giveaway.

  5. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on getting so many followers!

  6. Happy Anniversary!

    I LOVE that moving image at the top! What movie is that from?

    (not an entry)

  7. Happy blogoversary! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

  8. I'm number 992! Happy blogversary. And I would like to thank you in advance for picking me to win your contest! ;-)


  9. Yippee! quite the accomplishment! Congrats!
    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance

  10. Happy blogoversary! Hope you reach 1000 followers soon

  11. Congrats on your 2nd blogoversary (wow, almost 1000 followers!) and thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Congrats on having a blog for 2 years, that takes serious dedication! And thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  13. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the chance to win some books!

  14. What an awesome contest! yay!!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  15. Happy blogoversary and thank you for the international giveaway! :D

  16. Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  17. Thank you so much!
    Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on your almost 1000 followers! Yoo-hoo!!

  18. Happy Blogoversary! :D I hope you reach 1000 followers...and seeing as you're only 2 away from it right now, I think you're going to. ;)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  19. Big Congrats to you! What a great giveaway thank you so much!

  20. Happy Blogoversary!!!Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Happy blogaversary :)

    And thank you very much for this giveaway!

  22. Happy Blogoversary! :D

    Great Giveaway!

    Amy @ Turn the Page

  23. Happy blogoversary and congrats on making it past 1000 followers! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Congrats on two years of blogging (I think I've been following your blog pretty much since it began). :)

    To another great year of blogging. :)

  25. congrats and thanks a bunch =D

  26. It is so fun to get stuff in the mail (other than bills:) Happy blogoversary and continued enjoyment and success.

  27. thanks for this giveaway



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