Wednesday, February 19, 2014

100 Followers! That Means A Giveaway to Celebrate!

100 followers! Wow!  I am so thrilled.  I've been writing this blog for about 3 years because I love to share what I'm reading with anyone who will listen.  I've worked in bookstores for 23 years (24 this September) and am so glad I have this outlet besides talking to people everyday at work. 

 What can I say?  I love and adore books and they've been such a part of my life I can't imagine what I would do without them.  They have kept me company through many lonely times; been my companion at restaurants, airports, and shopping expeditions with my boyfriend (He shops at Cabela's, I find a seat and read).  I've always encouraged reading with all my nieces and nephews (I've lost count--I think we're at 30 kiddies now) and I'm happy to say many of them are now adults and share my love of reading.  I am the Auntie that always gives books.  And now I've gone back to school to get my Master's in Library and Information Science to start a new mid-life career as a librarian.  I understand I just can't be without books in my life and I'm happiest when I am making a living with books by my side.  

So....having 100 followers may not seem like a big deal when other book blogs have thousands, but it means a lot to me.  I don't give hugely detailed reviews; I don't give lots of books away; I simply tell you why you should or maybe should think twice about a book I've read.  We've all got different reading tastes; what works for me might not work for you.  And I completely get that a book's theme and feel mean they can only be read at certain times in your life.  Books have helped me through losing my Dad and losing my sister; they continue to comfort me and give me a break from the stress of work and school and the continuing saga of moving my Mom to assisted living.  Books are my form of meditation.  

Here's how I'm celebrating this milestone in my blog:  I'm going to give away a book from my 2013 or 2014  Books I've Read pages.  Here's what you do to enter:

Leave a comment telling me why you like my blog and what you'd like to see in the future on my blog.  Tell me what book you'd like if you win.  Yes--you can pick any book off of either the 2013 or 2014 pages!

***This giveaway is only open to US peeps. ***

I'm giving you a week--contest ends at midnight Thursday, Feb 27th

Again--thank you everyone for reading my blog.  Here's to many more years of fabulous books!

Sue aka the Bookalicious Babe


  1. Wow and Congratulations!!! I am just starting out in my book blogging foray and love to hear about others successes. I have had Life After Life on my to read list it feels like forever. Keep up the good work. Dawn, thedog-earedpage.com

  2. Congratulations! I just recently started following your blog. I enjoy finding out about new books that you have read and your opinion of them. Keep reading and sharing your thoughts!

    The book I would love to own is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I borrowed it from the library and read it last month. I enjoyed it so much I didn't want to give it back. I would love to have a copy to add to my shelf.

    Cristywin at Yahoo dot com

  3. Congrats on the triple digits, Sue!

    If I win, I'd pick A Good American by Alex George.
    As for suggestions... this would be a lot of work, but it'd be cool if you linked to your reviews on your yearly book list. Maybe it's time to find a bookalicious intern :p

  4. Yeeeey! congratulations :D we're more everyday

  5. Congratulations! Here's to 200 followers :) I love reading your blog because of the ease with which you talk about books. Clearly, you've read a lot of them. I also enjoy your blog because it gives me a taste of genres I don't usually delve into, such as romance and historical fiction.
    In the future, it would be great if you linked your book reviews to the "Books I've Read" lists. That would make it easier for readers to access the reviews while browsing.
    I would love to read The Wedding Bees, particularly because of your review. You make the book sound like it's worth the time.

  6. I am new to book blogs and to your blog as well. What I like are your clear reviews, they help me to decide on my next book! I think it might be fun in the future to choose a book and open it up for discussion. A book club selection to tear into...And I would love to have Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor :)

  7. Congratulations! I'm a new reader (a month or so now) and a new book blogger myself. I like that you read genres I don't always read, so you find different books than I gravitate towards naturally. With that in mind, I've already added "Archetype" to my to-read list. Winning this giveaway would save me a trip to my local bookstore...but I'll probably visit them anyway. Congratualtions on your 100 followers!

  8. Congratulations! I've been following your site for some time now. I can't even remember how I found you! I'm always looking for my next book and I like your summaries and rating system. It's helpful to know what's out there. Thanks!

  9. Congratulations for hitting 100 followers! I'm your newest follower, I just found your blog and love it! Beautiful format and great reviews. Feel free to check out my blog and follow if you like what you see.