Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bibliophile By the Sea turns 4 - GIVEAWAY

Bibliophile By the Sea
turns 4 on June 28th!


Don't get me wrong, I enjoy blogging (most of the time), but there are times when if feels like another job, and I think about closing up shop, but then I come back to my senses and realize how much I would miss not having this avenue to talk and post about books.  It's also in part a partial journal of pieces of my life. I've interacted with so many great people though blogging, and although we've never met, I feel a kind of friendship with many of you.Thanks go out to all of my readers.

I'd also like to thank the many publicists that have been kind enough to pass along some wonderful review books my way, and I love the fact that eGalleys are becoming readily available, because deep down, I'm a tree-hugger, and love the movement away from physical books.

As a way of saying thank you to my readers,  I am giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate or a Book Depository Gift Certificate - winners choice.
 Eligibility Rules:
  • Open to US and International followers
  • Current readers and followers just need to leave a comment with an email address.
  • If you are NEW to this blog, or this is your first time commenting, you MUST become a follower to be entered in the giveaway drawing. Once you become a follower, then simply leave your first comment with your email address.
  • Tweets qualify for an additional entry
  • Drawing will take place on Sunday, July 8th
  • Good Luck Everyone!

82 comments:

  1. Happy early blogaversary! Your reviews have provided me with many new books I'd otherwise never look at. Thanks! Trish

    katniplounge AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Happy anniversary, Diane! I get the same feeling about blogging being work sometimes but I'm with you, I'd miss the friends I've made who love books as much as I do!

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  3. 4 years! congratulations, and thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm your faithful follower, PLEASE do not quit!
    I retweeted your post:
    https://twitter.com/wordsandpeace/status/217064137807773697

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  4. Congratulations Diane! I have enjoyed your blog these last four years.

    I am a follower. Thank you for the giveaway.

    nisethusfarATyahooDOTcom

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  5. Diane, congratulations on 4 years blogging. I always look forward to reading whatever you've got to say. I think so many of us have come to the point of loving the personal aspects of the blogs we read regularly as much or, in my case, even more than booktalk. So happy you are still around.

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  6. Congrats, Diane! I am an old follower :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Misha

    mishamary@gmail.com

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  7. HI Diane - Congratulations on being four! Wow, I can't believe it's been that long for you now. You would be missed if you left, you know.

    Thanks for the giveway, and here's my email address: flynn4347@rogers.com

    Happy blogging anniversary :-)

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  8. Congrats on 4 years, Diane!!

    I'm a follower!

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/bookfanmb/status/217076221874421762

    meah56 AT gmail DOT com

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  9. Happy 4 Years of Book Bliss!!!

    Of course I follow you!

    I know how to tweet now too!!

    stacijoreads@gmail.com

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  10. Congrats on the four years!!!

    myra0502 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Happy Anniversary. Your was one of the first reading blogs I found so I am doubly glad you are here!
    pattyweiser@comcast.net

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  12. Happy Anniversary! You were also one of the first book blogs I came across and have been following you since before I started. I'd love to join the giveaway! My email is: theliterarystew@gmail.com

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  13. Congrats!!
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway :)
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  14. Happy Anniversary!
    lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  15. Congrats on four years - that's awesome! I can completely relate to what you said about blogging and have had similar feelings at times, but love the experience of sharing my opinion/journaling and building friendships with other book bloggers too much to walk away. I'm so glad that you've stuck around for all of this time!

    akreese at hotmail dot com

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  16. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

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  17. A very happy blogiversary to you. Many many more years to come I hope.

    Thank you for the very generous giveaway. GFC follower.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  18. Happy blog birthday! Congratulations on reaching four years. I follow you via RSS, but I've just joined with Google Friend Thingo so you know that I'm reading.
    My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks for offering a gift for your anniversary!

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  19. Happy blogiversary! I know how you feel about blogging - it does seem like at work at times, but it's the one thing I really do for myself. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  20. Happy blogiversay, Diane. I'm so glad you have stuck with it as yours is one of my favorite blogs.

    I'm a follower thru GFC.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to be entered bibliophile at bostonbibliophile.com. thanks!

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  22. Wow, 4 years, that is a great accomplishment! Hope you keep blogging for many more!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladybook21 at yahoo dot com

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  23. No need to enter me in your gracious offer (I'm still wondering what to do with shelves and shelves and shelves full of unread books!). But, I did want to stop by and say Happy Anniversary. I'm surprised it's "only" four years, because I feel that I've known you for practically all six of the years that I've been here. And you're so right, no matter how much it feels like a job from time to time, how would we manage without this avenue to communicate about one of our favorite loves? Reading, that is. ;)

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  24. Happy Anniversary! And please don't give up the blog. I trust your book reviews implicitly.
    Carol
    Cdirks1atsbcglobaldot com

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  25. Wow!!! Congratulations on reaching four years! That's fantastic!

    Thank you so much for all of your great book reviews! Thanks to you, my TBR has grown quite a bit. I know that I can always trust your reviews :)

    And thank you for the giveaway!

    I also tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/abookishaffair/status/217254573176389632

    abookishaffair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. 4 years! Congrats to you! I'm so glad I found your blog when I started blogging. I love following what you're reading!

    avidreader25 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  27. Happy blogoversary! 4 years it's long and i'm sure there will be several others^^ ( we will mis you if ypu stopped)

    take care

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Congratulations, Diane! Happy Blogging Birthday! I think blogging sometimes feels like work, too and I often feel guilty when I don't have the time to post or something like that. But when I'm away from my blog for a few days I miss blogging.
    I would definitely miss your blog if you ever unplugged for good :o)

    Your tree-hugger comment was a good wake-up call for me. I admit I didn't consider the impact of all of the paper used to create physical books in professing my love for books I can hold over e-books. Thank you for the Food for Thought.

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  29. Happy Birthday to your lovely blog Diane, I have been following you for a while and enjoying it all along !
    Many thank for the giveaway and friendly greetings from France

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  30. Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  31. Happy4th love your blog.will tweet at Rhonda reads.lomazowr@gmail.com

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  32. (What a cute picture!) Happy Anni -- and hope you continue on!

    Please enter me (already a follower)
    k.baldwinski at yahoo dot com

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  33. Happy Blogoversary, wishing you many more!

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  34. Happy Fourth! Wow, time flies when you're having fun. :)

    The little ducky candles in your photo are adorable btw.

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  35. Happy Anniversary :) I am a new follower
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  36. Happy blogiversary! I'm glad to have found your blog so long ago and wish you many more years of blogging fun!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

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  37. Congratulations on 4 years! I know exactly what you mean. I often think about giving up, but I think I'm addicted as if I go a few days without blogging I start to crave it again! Here's to thenext 4 years!

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  38. Happy Blogoversary!!! We love your blog and although we don't read as much as most other visitors, we sure feel informed and current thanks to you!

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  39. Congrats! Happy Blogiversary!!
    -Beth :)
    drbethnolan@hotmail.com

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  40. Happy blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway!

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

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  41. You can't ever stop blogging! We'd miss you too much! The key to longivity in a blog is not worrying about readership or traffic or Google Analytics or the obligations of posting. Post when you feel like it! Don't let it feel like a job or you won't want to do it. And we'd miss you too much!!!

    -Amy

    bibanon1@gmail.com

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  42. Happy blog birthday, Diane! Here's to another 4 years!

    ~ Melissa
    history_buff@hotmail.com

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  43. Four years is quite an accomplishment! Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    laurafabiani at videotron dot ca

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  44. Wow - cheers for 4 years!! :)

    Am a follower and also tweeted at: https://twitter.com/leannessf/status/217373728231788544

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne
    leannessf at gmail dot com

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  45. HAPPY, HAPPY 4TH BLOG-O-VERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH we feel your pain!!! Mom often thinks of "closing up shop" too, then her nosiness gets the better of her! lol

    Please do NOT close up shop, we don't always comment but we are always here!

    Thanks for a great give-away!
    xoxoxoxo

    cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

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  46. 4 years? WOW! Congrats! :)
    Old GFC follower: Cayce
    tweet: https://twitter.com/Cayce_23/status/217386361831948288

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the super giveaway!

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  47. Four years is a big deal, congrats!!!!

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  48. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/217404741200781312

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  49. Congrats!!! I love to read the blog, I add almost all the books you review to my TBR list! Thanks for all the hard work you put into it. It is helped me discover lots of good books.

    Aprik
    aprilk01(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Congratulations & thank you!!

    4 years is amazing.

    GFC: Mary Preston

    Email Subscriber:

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  51. Diane, I'm glad you aren't tempted to give up. I love your book reviews and your Tuesday meme. The blogosphere is richer because you are here. Oh, I'm a follower. paulita (dot) kincer (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on 4 years! I am glad you aren't throwing in the towel. I would miss your posts! Thank you for all your hard work! I enjoy your blog!

    bthgordon(at)yahoo(dot)com (I am a google follower too)

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  53. Happy 4th anniversary, Diane... and best wishes for the next four. Your blog has long been one of my favorite places to visit! Love the duck candles on the cupcakes, too :-) JQSteve@aol.com

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  54. Just stopping by to send a HUGE happy 4th your way!

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  55. Diane, congrats on 4 years of blogging! Your blog is terrific, and I hope you continue to publish it for a very long time. Thank you for this great giveaway!

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Oh happy bloggiversary Diane!! Four years is such a wonderful accomplishment and even though sometimes blogging seems tough I'm so glad everyone decides to stick around in the end. :) To many many more!
    trishsreadingnook at gmail dot com

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  57. Congratulations on your 4th blogoversary and may there be many more. Glad you're sticking with it as your reviews lead to many new titles on my TBR.
    catsplace31(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  58. Wow! Congratulations on four years!!!! I love seeing you around the blogosphere, and although I absolutely understand that sometimes blogging can start to feel like a chore rather than a joy, I'm so glad that you've stuck around.

    Happy Blogoversary :)

    jonitathebookchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Happy blogiversary Diane! Hard to believe we've been around four years already. You're right, sometimes it's a chore but the people really do make it worth it. I'd miss you if you werent around!

    darreads@gmail.com

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  60. Happy blogiversary! I've been enjoying your blog for the last year or so! Thanks for the giveaway!
    readhandedlibrarian (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  61. Happy Blogoversary! I understand your feelings. I have them all the time too. But I end up sticking around for about the same reasons. Hope you have many more years ahead of you.

    fforgnayr@yahoo.com

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  62. Happy 4 year blogiversary! It is no small thing to last four years in blogging land, so hats off to you!! I too feel like closing up shop sometimes but I can't quite give up this outlet. I've learned to just relax, do it when I can and not worry about posting every day or visiting other blogs every day. You do what you can or burn out will happen. After all, for 99.9% of us, this is a labor of love!

    Pleae enter me in your wonderfully generous giveaway -- : )
    jenners (at) verizon (dot) net

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  63. Wow!! Happy day! You're just a little bit older than I am -- I turn 4 in September. I know I don't comment every day, but I'm usually here reading. Glad you haven't decided to go away.

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. BFish dot Reads at gmail dot com

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  64. Happy Anniversary, Diane! Your blog was one of the first I started following when I found book blogs and I have come to count on your reviews. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this!

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  65. Four years! Congratulations.

    I completely agree... I'm tired of blogging and you can tell. I hardly do it anymore. Life is just so busy and decisions have to be made. Blog or family? Blog or vacation? blog or... you get the idea ;)

    Have a great week Diane!!!

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  66. Happy Blogiversary!! I enjoy reading your blog and am glad I didn't miss this post!!

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  67. Happy Blogoversary!!

    Congrats on such an accomplishment! Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway to celebrate :)

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/enterthedrew/status/218457327349661697

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  68. Wow, 4 years, congratulations :)

    I'm a new GFC follower as Aleksandra.

    sandric.sk at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I don't always comment when I stop by, but I come several times a week, and love to see what you're chatting about. Please enter me in the giveaway, I've been a follower for years.

    tbranco24 AT gmail DOT com

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  70. Congratulations on 4 years! Thanks for having this giveaway.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  71. Happy Bloggiversary! Congrats on a great 4 years - your blog is definitely one of my favorites, despite the fact that I've been a crummy follower of late. Hope to be enjoying your blog for many years to come! =D

    toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

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  72. Wow, 4 years - congratulations!! I think I've been following your blog for at least one year and I really enjoy reading it.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

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  73. Congratulations on four years! And thank you for hosting a giveaway. I'd love to enter: nomadreaderblog@gmail.com

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  74. Happy 4th Bloggiversary, Diane! My 4th is this month and I can't believe it's been that long already. I honestly started out thinking I would do it for a year, maybe two. :) I guess the community is just too awesome to leave.
    webereadingATgmailDOTcom

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  75. Diane, congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I feel just like you - blogging is almost another job and not always one I feel like doing. But the community aspect is great!

    Thanks for doing a giveaway. I'm following by RSS (and GFC: Judith H) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/Leeswammes/status/220099528081154048

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  76. Happy 4th blogiversary! Four years is a real accomplishment. After 2 years of blogging I can identify with your feelings of sometimes wishing to close, or at least take a little break, but I agree that the community makes everything worthwhile in the end (though it can also be a source of stress when there's infighting). I hope you'll stick around for a long time yet!

    I would love to be entered for the giveaway: irisonbooksATgmailDOTcom

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  77. I know exactly what you mean about it feeling like another job. I've had the same feelings many times. It takes work and I don't do nearly as much on my blog as most people! I'm so glad you haven't closed shop because I enjoy visiting here (although I don't do it often enough)and finding so many great books and ideas!
    Happy anniversary!!

    wrights5[at]hughes[dot]net

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  78. Have really been enjoying following your blog the last several month. I am a newbie blogger....so you have insprired me. Happy 4th Anniversary.

    My email:jdyblr6107 at gmail dot com

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  79. Congratulations on 4 years! I think we all have those thoughts of closing up shop sometimes. I'm glad you've decided to keep your doors open :)

    stacybooks at yahoo

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  80. Happy Blogiversary, Diane! So happy to have you a part of the blogosphere! May there be many, many more years!

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  81. Happy Days! Thanks for being here, for reading and writing and commenting. I learn much from the comments and writing that you take the time to share. It's fun to count your blog as a favorite stopping place!

    Thanks for sharing.
    gayejunk(AT)vaterlaus(dot)org

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  82. I'm quite late to your party, but wanted to wish you a belated Happy Blogiversary! I was surprised to see you've only been blogging for 4 years. Seems like it's been much longer! Here's to many, many more years!

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