Giveaway-a-Day: Day 1


So about this time, roughly 5 years ago, I started blogging.

Yeah. I know. 5 YEARS YOU GUYS. It is crazybeans. And also true.

Granted I haven't always been as dedicated to the blog as I am now and I haven't always been as into the YA Blogging community as I have in the past couple years, but the truth is my very first post was September 8, 2007. It was a review of The Golden Compass for my YA Lit course.

So since this is my blog we're going to celebrate how I WANT - with good friends and good books.

Each day this week - DAILY I SAY - you'll have an opportunity to win a favorite book from one of my favorite bloggers. I've tasked them with picking one of their favorite reads of the past 5 years (no easy feat) and giving it away to one of YOU. EACH DAY. Monday - Friday. Seriously. This is happening.

Let's kick off this crazyawesomegiveawayadventure with my main squeeze, Ginger at GReads! She's one of my absolute favorite blogging pals and long distance friends and I just adore her to pieces. Watch for our band All Hands and Awkward Faces. Our album should be dropping next summer. The girl is creative, encouraging, and one of the best promoters out there! So what book does this incredible girl recommend to you?



Why Ginger picked this book: Wanderlove is a story about a girl who ventures out on a backpacking trip through Central America. She begins this journey wanting to shed her past and embark on something new. What she doesn't realize is that it's the self discovery she makes along the way which holds more meaning than any miles traveled. I chose this book to give away because I feel as though blogging has become my own personal self discovery. It's literally changed my career path in life (I was working a 7-4 desk job biding my time, only to discover I had a passion to want to teach children's literature). Blogging has exposed me to so many new friends that I would not have met otherwise. Through these friendships I've learned more about myself and the type of person I am still striving to be. Every day I am challenged by what book I read, and the discussions which usually follow suit. I adore the interactions that books have brought into my life. Blogging has definitely prompted many new discoveries for me.

Enter to win here! Each giveaway is only lasting 24 hours so you best get on it!

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THANKS, G. Much love.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

50 comments:

  1. I haven't read this book, but I love the cover! The cover makes me want to venture to Hawaii or Tahiti, but to answer your question I'd have to say Europe. I'd love to tour old castles and estates. Oh sigh.

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  2. Love this idea, my friend! Celebrate it up! :)

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    1. Oh thanks! Actually, Alexa gave me the idea. She's a good seed.

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  3. Dude, this is so awesome!5 years? I still can't believe it.

    If I had the opportunity to travel... My answer is screaming Vermont even though it's only a few hours away from where I live and this question is begging for an exotic answer xD But, that's what I'd go with.

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  4. 5 years?!?! Congrats! That is insanely impressive.

    If I could travel anywhere, it would be to Russia. I've wanted to go since I was very little. I just love the architecture and the culture, and I would NEVER pass up a chance to see the Bolshoi Ballet in action! Plus, with so much untouched wilderness, I would do inexcusable things to go hiking.

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    1. THANK YOU.
      Again, not all years have been active. But still. It's quite something.

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  5. Happy blog-o-versary! I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading through your site! :)

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  6. Oh, and I completely forgot to answer your question. If I could travel for a few weeks, right now I think my top destination would be Australia. My husband and I are dying to go there, but at this point I think we'll need to wait til our son gets a bit older!

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  7. Congratulations! 5 years! I would love to wander around South America, the one continent I haven't yet had the pleasure of visiting (minus Antarctica, of course).

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  8. This is an amazing giveaway! If I could travel anywhere, I'd go to the USA :) Thanks for the awesome prize you have for offer <3

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  9. Great choice, Ginger!!

    Love you both!!

    YAY Five years.

    xoxo

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  10. I'd totally be out there stalking the City of Bones movie set!!!! Seeing all those tweets on twitter! Oh gosh I wish I could be there! :)

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    1. That's a great idea! A movie set would be so fun to visit.

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  11. Congrats Lisa!!! 5 years, wow! So glad I found your blog in the year I've been blogging and am so excited you're back!!!

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  12. thank you
    If i ever had the chance, i would go to South Korea ^^

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  13. Congrats on blogging 5 years! If I could go anywhere I would go Italy.

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  14. Dang, five years is a long time! The blogging community just wouldn't be the same without you girl :)

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    1. I wouldn't be here if not for supportive lovelies like YOU. :)

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  15. I would love to go back to Italy for a couple of weeks :)

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  16. Awesome giveaway!!

    If I had a week to travel I'd definitely go to Europe. I'd HAVE to go to France, Greece and Italy. Those 3 would be my main stops.

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  17. Dear Lisa:

    YAY FOR FIVE YEARS! HAPPY DANCE! Girl, I wish I'd have known you sooner and for more of those five years, but I'm so happy to know you now and to be able to connect with you now thanks to this awesome bookish community. :)

    xoxox

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    1. YOU DA BEST!

      Good thing we have our entire blogging futures together...and beyond! oxo

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  18. I'd love to visit Toyko! :-D I think it'd be amazing.

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway :D
    There are so many places I want to visit, but I'd love to go to the USA, Argentina, Costa Rica or India.

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  20. Congrats with 5 years! That's amazing!

    I would go to Cuba! :)

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  21. Amsterdam! I have no idea why. It just seems so awesome!

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  22. If I could travel for a few weeks I think I would probably go to Wisconsin. Mostly because my boyfriend lives there but also because I have some friends there too!

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  23. 5 years WOW!!! CONGRATS! I've been wanting to read wanderlove for like ever, so cool giveaway!!!

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  24. Noely Jeleen9/10/2012 3:31 PM

    Whoa! 5 years is such a loooooong time. Congrats on achieving that wonderful and totally amazing milestone! :D

    If I could travel anywhere for a few weeks, it'd definitely be all over Europe, with London and Paris at the top of the list. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Thank you! It's been up and down, but a great 5 years in general!

      Oooh, London and Paris are on my travel list for sure too!

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  25. I would go to Canada or Australia :) never been there!

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  26. I would love to go to London or Paris!

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  27. I'd love to go to France or Israel. England would be amazing, too!

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  28. I would love to visit Greece, or Australia or Italy!! lol anywhere foreign!!

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  29. I would visit Italy, Germany and France! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  30. I'd love to go to anywhere on the Carribbean. I've been to Cancun, and fell in love with the turquoise water and the pretty white beach. I would also love to go to tour Europe or visit Australia. *sigh* :)

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  31. Happy Blogoversary! I would go to Toronto.

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    1. Thank you! Canada would be pretty rad.

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  32. Australia for sure!! I am obsessed! :)

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  33. Wow! 5 years! You go girl! Just found your blog and will be following.

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  34. Oh and Ireland or Austraila.

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  35. I've been waiting all week for a chance to come tell you CONGRATULATIONS ON FIVE YEARS!!!!! That is an awesome accomplishment and I look forward to many more years of your blogging. :)

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