Wednesday, November 23, 2011

30 days until 30 years... GIVEAWAY!

I can't believe I'm going to be 30 in a month. It seems like the last 10 years of my life went by entirely too fast. But in spite of all of that, I'm going to take 30 by the horns and enjoy it as much as I can. I mean, I've got a lot going for me. I have a great husband, two wonderful little boys (as requested, no girls allowed, j/k, haha) and a very loving dog. I have a full time job that pays well and is relatively secure. I have a car, a place to live and food to eat. I've accomplished most of my goals, in life. While there are a few remaining, like buying our own house and having my own business, I figure Rome wasn't built in a day. As our pastor once pointed out, Susan Boyle was 48 when she had her dreams come true... So I figure I have at least 18 years left to hope...

In honor of my upcoming birthday, I decided to celebrate with a giveaway... And as it turns out, my birthday is two days before Christmas, so 30 days before sounded like the perfect time for it. Don't you agree? I'm giving away a...

$30 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

One of my favorite places to go, because, I don't know about you, but I love me some books. Classic books, kids books, mystery books, E-books, history books, magazines, cookbooks... You name it, I love to read it... When I have the chance to read.

Here is how to enter:

Chance #1 - Comment with the title of your favorite book
Chance #2 - Post about the giveaway on your blog or on facebook and comment with the link

Comments will be closed on November 30th at 12am(midnight) EST. I will post the winner on December 1st, so be sure to check back. This is open to everyone, everywhere, since you can use it online too.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

24 comments:

Brenda said...

I love books too, so it is hard to decide which book is my favorite. I would have to say one of my favorites is Corduroy.

swgeek678 said...

I'll enter! Favorite book: Fair is the Rose (by Liz Curtis Higgs) and here's a link to my post about your giveaway!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/cpotzeschleyer

Thanks! :)

Chrystal
maranatha5_27(at)hotmail(dot)com

KCarpenter said...

: ) My favorite book is The Host by Stephanie Myers

Nikkie said...

The Giver is my favorite book.

The Lady said...

I love this idea! Happy early Birthday to you. One of my favorites is "A million miles in a thousand years".

sociallyacceptedmadness said...

I couldn't possibly pick a single favorite out of the many books I love. One of them is Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson. Amazing book and so well-written.

Happy Birthday!

marie said...

Hi Jo - I really don't have a favorite book but I will admit that right now I love all the "Olivia" books!

marie said...

I'm posting about your giveaway on my blog too!

Faithfulhome said...

Happy Early Birthday, Jo! "30" will be great! As far as my favorite book....hard to narrow it down but I do love "No Wonder They Call Him Savior" by Max Lucado.

Faithfulhome said...

I posted about your giveaway on facebook!
Heidi

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love books! My hands down favorite is Pride and Prejudice, I don't know how many times I've read it! I think I love the way the characters speak! Then there are the innumerable inspiring books like Springs in the Desert, and then craft books that I just drool over! So many books, so little time! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Mystica said...

This is a tough one! Mariana by Susana Kearsley would be my choice.

LDH said...

Hello Jo, I am stopping by from your mom's blog ~ I just love her!

You sound like my youngest daughter about your love of reading and genre styles. I really love Jane Eyre and reread it recently.

Excited about your giveaway!
Kindly, lorraine

Mother4 said...

My favorite book is Tottering in my Garden. I read it every spring! Would love to win your giveaway!

Debbie said...

Hi Johanna!

So nice to meet you. I have been a follower of your MIL's blog for a few years now. She is such a sweetheart.

I love to read but the last book I read that I can honestly say I loved was called 'Sarah's Key'. It was one of those books that once I picked it up I couldn't put it down until I finished it six hours later. I reviewed it on my blog.

Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway in honor of your 30th birthday! Oh... I blogged about you too! http://goatcreekbakery.blogspot.com

*hugs*
Debbie K

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I LOVE to read. I read at least 3 books a month, possibly one or two more, depending how good they are, lol.
My favorites being horror and mystery, but I also love historic romances. I am going to have to go with the Twilight series as being my favorite, as I read every single one, and can't wait for the next sequel ( if there is one).
Wishing you a very happy 30th birthday!

Denise
kklprimitives@verizon.net

New follower :)

Debbie in KY said...

Hi, Jo, and an early Happy Birthday! I love Jane Austen and reread them quite often. My favorite is usually the one I'm in the middle of reading!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ann said...

Your mom sent me over. It seems like I was 30 only yesterday but I'll be turning 50 next year...lol
I don't know if I have a favorite book but I recently read one I really enjoyed. It was called "The art of racing in the rain"

AubreyLaine said...

My all time favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird!" Thank you for the giveaway, and happy birthday!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Katie @ explanationrequired said...

Count me in, and happy almost birthday!! My favorite book as of late is "Kisses from Katie".

Katie @ explanationrequired said...

Oh, and I'll be blogging about the giveaway. You know where to find it. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you! My favorite book is Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier! He has a new book out, too that I'm anxious to read! Happy Birthday to you! ♥♥♥

Tracy K said...

I'm using these comments as a reading selection list! I have so many favorites, but The Glass Castle stuck with me. I think I read the whole thing with my jaw on the floor!
tkistlerslah@yahoo.com

Libbie said...

VEry generous! Happy Birthday! Isn't it crazy how fast time goes? I am 37 & am just starting to get worried about hitting 40!

I LOVE The Red Tent. My fave for sure...buut there are so many good ones! But of course I could always use a few more good ones ;)