Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leafing Through Life is Two! And a giveaway!

Well, can you believe it? Here I am two days after my blog's 2nd blogiversary only just realizing it passed me by without any fanfare or my even remembering it at all. It could be that I was so busy reading Fat Kid Rules the World which was every bit as awesome as I expected. It could be that I went to the dentist yesterday and had all four of my wisdom teeth yanked out and have been a little hopped up on tylenol with codeine which, instead of making me sleep a deep blissful sleep, actually make me kind of paranoid and insane. No fair. This may also help to explain this post and how I'm not sure if it makes any sense and how it's definitely not profound in any way. Anywho, the point is I've gone and missed my own blogiversary.

And I feel bad. I feel like maybe I need to buy my blog some flowers...

Or perhaps some jewelry?

Maybe a cake?

Or some chocolates?

Or, better yet, some books to make up for my indiscretion!

Two years of me doing something I don't absolutely have to do is a very, very long time in Megan years. So truly, something must be done to celebrate this remarkable occasion, something that doesn't involve excessively morose self-reflection as has become so common around here.

*looks around for inspiration*

Ah-ha! I've got it! Since I probably wouldn't still be doing this if it weren't for all of the fine bloggers and enjoyers of this book blogging community, I'll celebrate by giving you guys the books I don't have room for any more! Well- maybe not all of them - just the ones that I've read. But which ones of those? Perhaps only ones that I've reviewed on my blog as this is my blogiversary and all. *shuffles off to find a few*

Okay, I've got a few here. Two reviewed this year and two favorites from last year!

In the Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike which I reviewed yesterday. Bought new, read once. See if you can uncover the nuggets of Updike's genius!

Don't Call Me a Crook! by Bob Moore - a once read review copy. And yes, he is a crook!

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. I reviewed this ARC and then gave it to just about every woman in my family to read, so it's looking a little well-loved - because it is!

The Cactus Eaters by Dan White. Another of my favorites from last year - hilarious tale about this guy and his girlfriend who decide to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and get even more than they bargained for. My copy is kind of a "bare bones" ARC. It's bound kinda weird, but the pages look just like they would inside of a normal book!

Some or all of them might come with Bookcrossing labels in them. Journal them or don't, but don't be surprised to see the labels on the inside cover.

All right, four books to choose from. Enter for as many or as few as you like, however, the limit is one win per customer. Open worldwide. Leave a comment on this post to enter, and make sure you let me know some way to get in touch with you if you win. Enter by Friday, October 16, and I'll pick the winners over the following weekend. Oh, and since I'm doing this in part to celebrate the fact that in these two years people have actually been reading the crazy stuff I write and like being my friends and stuff, if you've ever left a comment in my two years on any post prior to this one (even if you leave it chronologically *after* I post this post - this one's for you, lurkers! Come out, come out wherever you are!), I'll give you an extra entry.

It's been a pleasure blogging with all y'all these two years, and here's hoping for another good year..and another...and another........ ;-)


  1. Congratulations on your blogaversary! Here's to another 2 years! I don't need a giveaway, but wanted to give you best wishes!

  2. Two years? Cool! Congrats, Megan! It's been nice getting to know you!


  3. congratulations on your 2 year milestone.

  4. Happy blogiversary, Megan! I'm glad to hear Fat Kid Rules the World was awesome. I mooched it recently, and assuming the person ever actually sends it to me I'll be reading it soon. Ish :P

  5. Happy Blogoversary!!

    I would love to win In The Beauty of the Lilies :)


  6. Happy blog birthday! I hope the wisdom teeth (or at least the places where they were at) feel better.

    I would like to be entered for everything except The Wednesday Sisters (because I've read it twice already).

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. Happy Blogiversary!! And thank you for stopping by my blog and giving me such a nice welcome... it made my day. I've actually been blogging for over a year, but decided it was time to do something different that would make me love blogging again.

    I'd LOVE to be entered for The Wednesday Sisters :)

    {kind of funny that I just posted a list on my sidebar today of a bunch of books I don't have room for anymore...I'm trying it "swap" style without going through one of the swap sites}

  8. gaahhh...
    i forgot to give you my email.

  9. Happy Blogiversary! These things sometimes do slip by, don't they? Here's to more years of great blogging.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  10. No need to enter me in the giveaway -- I just wanted to say congrats on two years of blogging!

  11. Thanks everybody for your kind blogiversary wishes! Can I not persuade any more of you to attempt to win my books? LOL!

    Nymeth - Hope you get Fat Kid soon and that you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Alyce - My teeth (or the places with no teeth?) seem to have gotten better pretty quickly. A few more days yet and I should be good as new, thanks!

    Debilyn - My pleasure to come by and welcome you! Hope your love for blogging is rekindled. =)

  12. Happy 2 years, Megan and Leafing Through Life!!!! Can't imagine bloggyland without you!!!!

    Okay, I'm being a very bad girl here (as I'm not supposed to be getting any more books), but I've wanted to read The Cactus Eaters ever since your review. Oooh, if I win, I can just say it's a gift for my hubs, because I suspect it's one he'll really love, too. Shhh...this will just be our little secret...just like "the other thing" we're keeping hidden, okay? ;)

  13. No need to enter me. I just want to wish you a happy blogiversary!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  14. Happy Blogiversary! :D I'd love to win any of the four - they all found great. Thanks!

    fellow BookCrosser and Weekly Geek

  15. Aw, congrats on your bloggiversary! I'm sorry I missed it, too. But I'm catching up on the Reader now, so I'll try to be more timely in my comments henceforth. :)

  16. Congrats on completing two years!
    I am a great fan of books..keep finding them on a1books..