Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blogger's Giveaway

This giveaway has ended.

If you're a blogger, you might win!

If you're a blogger who wants to make your blog posts into a print book, you might win!

If you're a blogger who wants to make your blog posts into a print book, and you live anywhere in the world, you might win!

If you're a blogger who wants to make your blogs posts into a print book, you live anywhere in the world, and make one comment on this post, you might win!

Yay for you!

Through my blog, Blog2Print is offering a $35 gift certificate toward the purchase of a Blog2Print book. If you aren't familiar with this company, you should be. I came across it two years ago, and have had two books made from my blog posts.

Here's the cover of my first book.
I chose to have mine printed as hardcover, but there's a softcover option too.
Did ya read that original title? I'm sure you can be more creative than me!

I like the feature that lets me write a dedication in the front of the book. 

How nice to be able to flip through pages to see the pictures and posts about what happened in my blogging life during 2009. And 2010. And 2011.

Besides being good-looking books, they're a great way to permanently document all those words and pictures you spent time putting on your blog. Then, if anything ever happens to the electronic version...

My first book was 175 pages, not because I'm verbose. Oh no! There are just that many pictures. Yep, it's all those pictures that made it a big book.

It doesn't matter if you're using Blogger, Typepad, or Wordpress. Blog2Print works with all these formats.

So, for a chance to win a $35 gift certificate comment once. Tell me the title (and author, if you know it) of a book you'd recommend as a good read... besides Blog2Print books, of course!

Only commenters with a reply email address are eligible.

Comments will remain open until Thursday, March 1 at midnight, US Central time.

This giveaway has ended. Linda


  1. Fantastic idea! Would love to try it.
    I am a huge fan of anything by Dean Koontz, especially his Odd Thomas series.

  2. Linda, I just ordered a book from my blog for the year 2011. Oh, I'm looking forward receiving it, then it is always a great joy to look through the book and see what I've done through all of the year 2011.
    I recommend the books from the Friday Night Knitting Club from Kate Jacobs.

  3. I've been meaning to do this for literally years! I've beenr eading a lto recently, and I'll recommend you an Aussie author - Monica McInerney; try Upside Down, Inside Out, or A Taste for It. Good stories, not too heavy

  4. I really enjoyed Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer recently :)

  5. What a neat idea! I love making photo books from my pictures, so am imagining a book from my blog - super cool!

    Right now I am reading The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel. A nice long read - a little sad because it's the last of the series, though.

  6. I've wanted to do this for quite a while! As for good books, I have loved the Conversations with God and Friendship with God books by Neale Donald Walsh.

  7. What a great giveaway! Please count me in, Linda. I really loved The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton, an Australian author. It had everything - history, mystery and romance!

  8. What a great give-away, Linda! I haven't ordered my book for 2011, but enjoyed the 2010 edition...I'd love to win as I know my next one will be longer than the first! I've been reading Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

  9. I've been wanting to do this for a while. I love the book "O Rugged Land of Gold" by Martha Martin. It's an old book, 1953, but a true story and such a wonderful ode to women.

  10. oh my goodness! ok my absolute favourite book recently was called The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It's a fantasy book, but it's just SO WELL WRITTEN! Just incredible!!

  11. This is such a fabulous idea, I never thouht about it being something that generations from now might look at and wonder about our lives.
    One of my very favorite books is The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. I know it is a classic but it is one of my top 10!

  12. I have always wanted to do this. I'm basically writing my blog for my grandchildren, so they know that my creative life was a big part of who their grandmother was. I don't scrapbook anymore, so my blog is kind of my legacy.

    P.S. Did you include all the comments too?

  13. I have often thought about doing this, but have not got around to it for one reason and another.
    My current favorite book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett- I have read lots of great books lately but that remains my favorite.

  14. Hi Linda, that's one fabulous giveaway. I'm going to recommend a REALLY old book, but one of the most exciting true stories I have ever read: "Peace Child" by Don Richardson. Have fun!

  15. Great idea for a give-away, Thanks Linda.
    My all time favourite book is Pride and Prejudice. I get lost in the language, and picture the characters as the actors from the series with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

  16. One of my favorite contemoprary authors is Chris Bohjolian. I loved his "Double Bind", and am currently reading "Secrets of Eden". There not for everyone, some deal with difficult/uncomfortable subjects, but his writing style is great.

  17. I need to do this with my husband's blog.

    The last good thing I read was the Hunger Games series. I had avoided it for awhile because the premise of kids having to fight to the death was disturbing, but they were really good.

  18. a book that stuck with my is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It's a YA book and it's one of those fantasy books. I never thought it would appeal to me but the underlying message was a good one.

  19. Some great book recommendations so far. I am currently reading Don't Look Back by Lesley Pearce which is a great read as are most of her books.
    I would love to win the gift certificate for a Blog2print Book. I have never done this but last night blogger closed my blog saying it was identified as breaching the terms of blogging-thankfully they have just reinstated it with apology. It made me realise that we need to back our blogs up everyone.

  20. Great idea, Linda!
    Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks was really good. Also, Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    Loved them both hugely! :)

  21. Hi Linda, I have been reading "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. I just started it so I don't have much to tell you about it. I did like the statement on the cover that says "What on earth am I here for?"

  22. The time travelers wife by Audrey Niffenegger was great!

  23. great idea Linda and good for looking back on - a nice book I read last year was Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson - but I'm not sure where you will find the time to read !! I've also just seen Emma's comment and I'd agree that you might like Monica McInerney since you've been to Australia - one of my favourites is Those Faraday Girls :)

  24. What a great idea! I just finished Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes - fantastic!

  25. Ok Linda, I don't know if you're looking for a book to read or a quilting book. So here's one of each: "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Block Party: A Modern Quilting Bee"...ah ha, before I typed that I didn't see the bee connection! :)

  26. What a great giveaway! I love A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers.

  27. okay you twisted my arm...i've seen the books and think it would be a cool thing...

    put my name in the giveaway :)

    (ps your word verification is still on)

  28. My favorite writer is Tom Clancy who wrote hunt for red October and all his other novels.


  29. It really depends on your preferred reading genre!

    I just started re-reading Melanie Rawn's "Ruins Of Ambrai" (epic fantasy) and was remembering how much I enjoyed it the first (dozen) times through!

    For sci-fi, "Kris Longknife: Mutineer" by Mike Shepherd is great.

    For historical, "Black Ships" by Jo Graham is fantasti - a retelling of the Aeneid from a female POV.

    For romance, I'd recommend "Silk is for Seduction" by Loretta Chase...

    Sorry about the extended recommendations. Sometimes it's hard to know what people would prefer to read!

  30. Hi Linda
    What a wonderful give away. I would love it. My book is a sad but lovely true story of a sisters love for her sibling and breast cancer.
    It is called Promise me by Nancy Brinker.

  31. Seriously, I can't go past Jane Austen. I read her over and over.
    BUT, apart from fiction, a book that has lifted my Christian walk is "Radical" by David Platt. Be prepared for change if you decide to read it, Linda. It is life changing.

  32. What a fantastic giveaway! I happened to have read two not very heavy murder mystery books lately based in a sleepy town in Canada by Louise Penny. I really enjoyed the first one called Still Life.

  33. I remember seeing that and I said I was going to do it. I really want to especially since I have my trip to CA on last years posts. I really need to do it.
    I am reading a book right now called Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. It is about a family who buys only local stuff through the year to see if they can.

  34. Gosh the things that you miss when you've been away from blogging much. I have wanted to make one of those books and always forgot about it. I think it would be fun to have one of each year to look back on - probably because I'm always afraid that my log will go up in smoke someday.

    I'd love to be entered!

  35. Forgot the book - Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard. It's about the assassination of President Garfield and one of the best historical books I've ever read. Next on my list is Stephen King's 11-22-63 - I've heard that's really good too and I'm going to start it next.


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