Post #1001 – The 1000-Post Celebration Giveaway!

1000 posts is a major milestone for a blog, so it seems only right to celebrate it. And bloggers love to celebrate with giveaways, right?

I have three gifts for my readers, but you’ll have to choose which one you’d like at the time you enter:

#1: ARC Fiction Package

These Advance Reader editions have only been read once, and are in good condition. The links are to my reviews. Restriction: The winner takes them all – no picking and choosing! Open worldwide.

The Unit by Ninni HolmqvistThe Unit
Ninni Holmqvist

Perfect Life: A Novel by Jessica Shattuck

Perfect Life
Jessica Shattuck

The Weight of Silence
Heather Gudenkauf

The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne

#2: “A Life Well Read” Reading Organizer

I’m keeping the one I was sent for review (posted 9/16/09), but I’ll get you one of your own! (Sorry, but this giveaway is open to US addresses only.)

Product details, per the company website:

Each elegant A Life Well Read “box set” includes:

  • An elegant, premium-quality keepsake box in the shape of a book which fits easily on your bookshelf to keep your personalized impressions for years to come. Share them with family and friends anytime!

  • 50 pre-printed note cards to use as bookmarks and also record your “a ha’s!” about your favorite books.

  • 5 pre-printed (and 7 blank) dividers to organize your note cards into an evolving reader’s journal of your best book content

  • 56 elegant bookplates to personalize your books in your own personal library.

  • 24 color gift labels to add a personal touch to your gifts of books to friends, family and fellow book club members.

  • 3 double-sided gift-giving reminder cards which help you track to whom and when you gifted a book
  • A classic, heavy weight ballpoint pen which fits neatly into your keepsake box so you are always prepared to capture a lifetime of reading!

#3: LibraryThing Lifetime Membership

I gave away one of these last December and it was surprisingly popular, so I thought I’d do it again. This is for those who might prefer to keep their book records online, and may be used to upgrade a current free LT membership. It can also be given as a gift to someone else. Open worldwide.

How to enter:

Leave a comment on this post, including the following information:

  1. Your e-mail address
  2. The prize you’d like to win (you can enter only one of the three giveaways)
  3. Where you read The 3 R’s (feed reader/home page, Twitter/Facebook link, direct visit, etc.)
  4. Optional/if you can remember: how long you’ve been a reader here

Any entries that do NOT contain the first three items will NOT be counted.

Bonus entry #1: Tweet the link to the giveaway post on Twitter. Leave that information in a separate comment.
Bonus entry #2: Post the giveaway on your blog (sidebar is fine). Leave that information in a separate comment.

The giveaways will close two weeks from today (October 14). Winners will be contacted by e-mail and announced on the blog.

Good luck, and THANK YOU for sharing my 1000-Post Celebration with me!

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  1. Congratulations again! That's a big milestone.

    I'd love to win the LibraryThing Lifetime Membership. I read your blog most often in Google Reader. I have no idea how long I've been subscribed to your blog, sorry. WordLily AT gmail DOT com

  2. Congratulations on your 1000th post! I'd love to win the ARC Fiction Package, as I've had my eye on The Unit for a while.

    I've been reading your blog for about 4 months – I think! Sorry I'm not very good at remembering that sort of thing!

    I read your blog via google reader and love it!

    Thank you for making the competition available worldwide.

  3. Congratulations! How fun! I have so far to go to hit this milestone. You've raised the bar really high for the giveaway, too. Please enter me in the ARC Fiction prize. They look spectacular.

    I read your blog through my Google Reader and have been for over a year now at this point. Actually, I started reading your blog before I got smart and configured my Google Reader.

  4. Congratulations, 1000 is quite the accomplishment!

    I would love to be entered for the Librarything membership, what a wonderful prize!

    I read your posts through google reader and have been doing so for about 6 months. (although I was reading your posts longer than that…it took me a while to catch on to reader)


  5. Congrats again on 1000 posts. Fantastic giveaway. I would love to be entered into the Life Well Read giveaway. I need to keep away from books, though the ones in the first giveaway are sooo tempting.

    I love your blog and most often read it in google feed reader. I try to comment, but at work the embedded boxes are hit and miss these days.

    I've been reading a while…since last year when I found you in BBAW I think.

    congrats again.

    savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

  6. I would totally love the A Life Well Read set; I think it is so pretty, and really, for ME, a life well read is pretty much my goal. I work at it daily.

    I subscribe to your blog in my reader but I always actually visit the blog itself to read it. In fact, the only reason I HAVE the Google reader is so that I can tell when my favorites have a new post.
    I know I have been a reader for at least two years, my friend April recommended you to me and there you go.

  7. You've been in my google reader for about a week now. I just got to this post from Twitter. (I haven't read my reader today). I'd love the Library Thing membership. (I can't believe how many duplicate copies I have or how many times I've forgotten that I've read a book.)

    oohbooks at gmail dot com

    Check out my 1st give-away in honor of Banned Books Week.

  8. Congratultions on your 100th post! I don't know how long I've been reading your blog, a few months maybe. I read it in my Google Reader.
    I'd love to win the lifetime LT membership.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  9. Congrats on the milestone. Great giveaways. I'll take a chance on the Library Thing Membership.

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com


  10. I would love to win the ARC Fiction package.

    I subscribe to your blog through a reader and that is usually how I access the posts. Sometimes I do so from Twitter if I happen to be on when you post something.

    I have been reading your blog for a little over a year now 🙂


  11. Congrats on the 1000th post! That's quite a milestone. I have about 400 to go. 🙂

    You've created a nice (blog) home here. Good job!

  12. This came via e-mail from Magpie, because the embedded-comments form was misbehaving (again):

    "I was going to comment, to wish you a happy 1000 – but couldn't get the comment form to work. So happy 1000!"



    Mike – I didn't realize you were approaching 600 posts yourself. Time flies!

  13. That's a lot of posts!
    I'll put in my bid for the LibraryThing membership.
    jeanne dot griggs at gmail dot com
    I usually come here by direct visit, even though you're in my google reader (don't even ask)
    I've been coming here on and off for at least six months, more since the summer.

  14. My first post just disappeared and I hope this wont become a duplicate post!

    Congratulations on your 1000th posting. Your blog is one that people will want to visit and revisit.


  15. I was in the middle of posting here yesterday when I spilled a glass of water into my keyboard. Luckily, no harm was done other than losing my comment!

    Congrats on your 1000th post, Florinda — that's quite an achievement!

    I would like to win the ARC Fiction package.

    I read your blog in Google Reader and I've been reading it since last February. (Just yesterday, coincidentally, I came across your first comment on my blog, thanking me for having commented on yours for the first time.)

    Thanks for this great giveaway!


  16. I am interested in entering the fiction book contest. I am always looking for good reads. I have you in my reader. I think I've been reading for a few months now. My email is stimeyland at gmail dot com.

  17. I have no idea when I started reading your blog. It was awhile ago though. And I was your reading your blog before I set up my google reader, but that's how I read it these days. Interested in the LT membership. I'd been toying with the idea of signing up to one of things, still a bit on the fence about it. If I win, I won't have to make that decision! 🙂 Congrats again!

  18. Okay, I didn't see my name….Congratulation on reaching such an exciting milestone!

    bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

    I would like to win #2: "A Life Well Read" Reading Organizer (the ARC package looks good but I would not buy myself the organizer so that will truly be a treat)

    I receive an email. …you're not on my blogroll – must fix that…

    I activated my subscription in June

  19. Congrats, Florinda! That's quite an accomplishment, my friend!

    As for the giveaway … I'd love to win the ARC Fiction Package. All of those books are ones that I have been interested in. You can find me at peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com. I read in Google Reader.

    And … I am pretty sure I discovered you sometime around last year's BBAW, although I'm not sure about that. It was probably around when I first started my blog, as you were one of my very first commenters.

    Happy 1000th post!

  20. I'm going for the librarything membership. LT is awesome, but I'm always holding myself back because I don't want to use up the 200 books I can have as a regular member!

    Email: fernhs at gmail dot com.

    I read your blog in bloglines. It's not totally reliable, but I've yet to find anything else I like better. You're filed under 'books'…wow, bet you didn't see THAT coming!

    I subscribed during this year's BBAW.

  21. Happy 1000 posts! What a wonderful milestone!

    I'd be interested in the "A Life Well Read" Reading Organizer

    I follow via your RSS feed, using Google Reader.

    amymelniczenko AT gmail DOT com

    I'm a fairly recent follower – just in the last few months!

  22. Congrats on your 1000th post. That's awesome! I don't remember how long I've been reading you blog (through a feed reader), but I know it's been over a year.

    I'd be interested in the LibraryThing membership. Thanks!

    Diary of an Eccentric
    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

  23. Congratulations on 1000 posts-here's to another 1000!

    E-mail: stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com
    Prize: ARC giveaway
    How I read: Through google reader

  24. Congratulations on your 1000th post!
    I'd love to win the ARC Fiction Package
    I subscribe by email. Not sure when I first found your blog but probably within the last three or four months.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  25. 1,000 posts–congrats! That's a lot of blogging!!
    I'd love to enter for the bundle of books.
    I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  26. Congratulations and what an accomplishment!

    I would love to win the Arc Fiction package prize.

    You are in my Google Reader, which I've finally decided it the easiest way to visit!


  27. Congrats on 1000 posts! That's great. Let's get to answering your questions:

    1. monnibo AT hotmail DOT com
    2. I would love the LibraryThing upgrade!
    3. I usually read your blog via GoogleReader, but when I see you tweet a new blog post, I'll usually click over from there too.
    4. I think I started reading your blog shortly after the first BBAW… but I wasn't subscribed until earlier this year.

  28. Congratulations on the 1000th post. Quite an accomplishment.

    1. I'd like to win the ARC fiction package of books.
    2. ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com
    3. I read the blog from the home page.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. 1) carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

    2) #1: ARC Fiction Package

    3) Direct visit

    4) Just a couple of months now. I got here through a link on another blog.

  30. gratulations on 1,000 posts!!! I would like to win the ARC Fiction Package.

    I read the 3R's in my inbox, I am an email subscriber!


  31. Wow – that's a BIG mile-stone!

    1. Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

    2. I'd like to enter to win the ARCs – what a cool giveaway! 🙂

    3. Actually, this is my first visit here. I clicked through to this post from another blog, but I can't remember which blog!

  32. Wow, congratulations! 1000 posts – that's huge. I'd like to win the ARC Fiction Package 🙂 Thank you for opening this to international readers!

    I usually read your blog in my feed reader. I don't lnow how long I've been reading it, but I remember that I discovered it when you hosted a Bookworm Carnival. It's been maybe a year.


  33. WOW, congratulations on your hundredth post! It's wonderful that you're sharing this milestone with your readers in such a generous way! I would like to be entered, please!
    I choose the ARC package, my email is ivanaquick at, and I found the reference to your contest at Hazra's Advance Booking. I don't know for how long I am a reader, but every once in a while I stop by.

    Thanks again!

  34. Wow congrats! The big 1000. I hope your blog continues to do wonderfully.

    I personally read the 3 R's Blog directly from the site. I would love to win the ARC package.


    — Chelsea

  35. Please enter me in this great giveaway! I'd like to win the ARC fiction package.

    I read the blog via direct visits to the website, and I first started reading a few months ago.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

  36. 1. educhico AT gmail DOT com

    2. ARC Fiction Package (#1)

    3. By direct visit

    4. Discovered you through the giveaway, but promise to keep coming back!

  37. 1 – My email is jafantunes [at] sapo [dot] pt

    2. I am signing up for the ARC Fiction Package (#1)

    3. I visite you through a direct visit

    4. I have been reading this blog, as well as all others I have in the favorites occasionally for a period of one year now.

  38. I would like to try my luck with #1, the ARC Fiction Package

    Here is my contact: o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com

    I don't know how long I came here, for it is random, depends on the links a friend of mine sends me that he finds interesting (as he did with this giveaway).

    I think that's all.

  39. I read you on Google Reader.
    I visit for 4 months.
    I would like to try for the ARC Fiction Package (I'm portuguese!).
    My email is

  40. I just found out about this on a giveaway forum, so it's my fist ever visit.
    But I added you to my bookmarks.

    Can you enter me for #1?

    catarina DOT magoito AT gmail DOT com

  41. I would like to try my luck for #1.
    39 DOT 5susy AT gmail DOT com
    It's my first visit but I will sign up as a follower!

  42. 1) joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

    2) #1: ARC Fiction Package

    3) Direct visit

    4) A few weeks ago I wondered here through a sidebar link on another blog.
    I came back and was lucky to find this giveaway!

  43. Oh, great giveaway!

    tanitalves AT sapo DOT pt

    A friend just told me about this, so it's my first visit, but definetly not the last!

    I would like to try for the #1: ARC Fiction Package, for I am from Portugal.

    I just came to the blog, because my email doesn't allow me to follow!

  44. -> mauagd[@]gmail[.]com
    -> #1: ARC Fiction Package
    -> Direct visit
    -> I don't surf that much, just have like 5 blogs on my favorites, so what happened was that I was searching and I found this by mere accident. And it caught my eye immeadiatly! Awsome giveaway!

  45. 1) luisfilipebarros88 AT gmail DOT com

    2) #1: ARC Fiction Package

    3) Blog visit

    4) What I do with all the blogs I read, I come back every 15 days to read the accumulated posts.
    I think with yours it has been for a little less than a year, now.

  46. I follow you on Google Reader, so I admit I rarely enter the blog itself, but it still counts as a visit! Don't know how long that has been going on. I will try to check if GR allows you to see that information.
    I will sign up for the Giveaway #1.

  47. Still room for me?

    1. joaomiguelrocha85 {@} gmail {.} com

    2. #1: ARC Fiction Package

    3. Google Reader

    4. Don't know for sure, but not very long. Half a year, I think.

    Best wishes!

  48. 1) augustod56 AT gmail DOT com

    2) #1: ARC Fiction Package

    3) Google Reader

    4) Can't remember! Sorry!

  49. Hey there and congratulations!
    1000 posts are a real achievement!

    I would love to win the ARC Fiction Package, so sign me up for that one, please.
    I subscribe via Google Reader since July. Before that I had no internet, because I had moved to 150Km from my home to star a new job and was goind through the motions on getting all the necessary things!