Friday, September 3, 2010

The Book Pimp Mid-Season Celebration

Cel-e-brate good times...come on! (sing it Kool and the Gang)

My baby blog is 6 months how time flies when you're having fun! In addition, I've been on my #Twitloss journey for almost 6 months now as I rededicated myself to losing weight and getting healthy.

This Blog started out as a place to post my book reviews. I was already doing it on Goodreads, Amazon and Chapters, but when one of my tweeps Jen @Twimom227 started her own blog (only hers is much bigger and better), it inspired me to start my own as well. It was really slow going at first, since I knew nothing about blogs or how to set one up. I visited a lot of blogs of people I follow on twitter (and thanks to all who helped and inspired @buckeyegirl31 , @bellie7 , @smexybooks , @Pearl_828 , @larissa_sarah , @parajunkee ) to see what they were doing and getting ideas for the things I liked and wanted to have on my own blog. I discovered it's A LOT of work.

I don't blog a lot frankly because I don't have that much time, I'm not that interesting and I can barely read more than 1 book a week and provide a review.

One of the weekly features I started in conjunction with my blog was my Workout Wednesday Challenge, which in conjunction with my #Twitloss journey seemed to be a perfect fit with my love of reading. My goal was to read a book a week at the gym and keep track of calories burned, distance ridden, pages read and time spend peddling.

In the upcoming 2 weeks, I will be posting my Top 5 reasons why I was re-energized for my #Twitloss journey as well as my 6 month weight loss results. Plus some amazing numbers for a mid-season tally of the Workout Wednesday results.

So in honour of my mini milestone, I'm having a G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y and there will be 2 prizes and 2 lucky winners! Double the pleasure, double the fun!

Each prize will consist of a $10.00 maximum book purchase from The Book Depository. So as long as they ship to the country you live in - go ahead and enter.

The rules are simple. You don't have to follow this blog or follow me on twitter or even read this blog. All you have to do is post a comment below and leave a way for me to contact you if you're the lucky winner.

The contest is open until midnight Thursday Sept 16, 2010. The winners will be chosen at random (hello mom? can you pick 2 numbers for me between 1 and ????? - I know it's not very scientific, but it's easy and I'm lazy).

So you have lots of time to enter - go forth and post a comment.


Lucy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Hope I win! :)

ms bookjunkie said...

Congrats on your six month blogaversary! I enjoy stopping by for your Workout Wednesday posts, though they have yet to guilt me into dragging my butt to the gym more…

Natasha A. said...


natasha AT likeminds DOT ca

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 6 months of blogging! I'm always up for a giveaway.


Twimom227 said...

Congrats and *g* thanks for the shout out! I too am rededicating myself to #twitloss this week. I've put back on all the weight I had lost this year. :-( We can work on things together!!

Best wishes!

Jen aka Twimom227

Spav said...

Congrats & great giveaway.


Pamala Knight said...

Me, ME, pick ME ME ME!!!!

I am all about the swag, especially when I don't have to do anything to get it ;-).

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the twitloss.


Patti (Book Addict) said...

Congrats on hitting 6 months! You have a beautiful place here :)

bookaddictpatti at cox dot net

Tara said...

Congrats on your six-month blogoversary!

Lynette said...

Hey, thanks for hosting a giveaway. You're blog looks great, very clean and no annoying pop ups!LOL! I'd love for a chance to win free books! Thanks for the opportunity!

lynettestwocents at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I want to win :) Thanks for a giveaway! You can email me at or of course you can find me at my blog:

That is if it hasnt short circuited from me messing with it :)

Jessie said...

hey thanks for letting me know about the contest.

You can reach me at this email.

mountie9 said...

Just noticed my buddy and coworker Natasha entered as well : )
I like how your blog is nicely organized (I'm a library tech, so I am all about the organization)Have added you to my google reader and look forward to looking around later today

contestmom AT hotmail DOT com

It's all about us! said...

Love the new makeover and congrats on 6months. I'm not a book worm but I enjoy coming to your blog, its not for the reviews, but for everything else you got goin' on.

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I do love your new layout! I think visiting blogs is the best way to see what you want (and don't want) on your own blog!

elaing8 said...

Congrats on your 6 month blogiversary!!
Thanks for the giveaway,please count me in