Monday, December 27, 2010

For the love of gifts GiVeAwAy!

Hi. This is my first post after Christmas. How does it feel you ask?

Brilliant! Because even though the family festivities are over I still have my other family.

So since I’m on the topic of family we should talk. That’s right, I consider you family. You are my other family.

I want to show my love and appreciation for you all. Which naturally means…

A Giveaway!!!!

Thank you for helping me get to 1000 followers. I am under a year of blogging and you all were sweet enough to stop by my pad give a quick hello and follow. I love you for it!

So what’s up for grabs? 2 gift packs!

There will be two winners (Yes this is open internationally!) and there will be two gift packs… so what am I giving away? Well that’s up to you!

I know most of you who follow me have a love for books; however that is not the case for all of you! So you have the option between the gift of books or the gift of pampering.

Option #1 – You say books. I answer. Books, bookmarks, magnets, etc.
Option #2 – Bath salts, soaps, candles, lotions, galore.

I do not have pictures because I haven’t purchased anything yet. I want time to get to know all of you and the style you like to read or the scent you enjoy most.

That’s where you come in! Here is how you enter…

Comment : This is a must. Choose your package # and then add one of the following -

Option 1 – tell me your favorite genre. You MUST also give me a favorite quote of yours to be entered.
Option 2 – tell me your favorite scent. You MUST also share with me your favorite way to be pampered.

Extras
Tweet (and leave the link)
Facebook (because I love to be talked about)
Post (give me blog love for blog points)
Sidebar (you know my love for sidebars)

The more you play the more you win!

The winner will be selected on my first official year of blogging. January 20th! The polls are open. Let the games begin.

92 comments:

Emily White said...

Ooh! How fun! Since I just went on Amazon ebook shopping overload, I'd have to go for option #2.

My favorite scent is lavender and I LOVE bath salts or salt scrubs and how they make me feel baby soft afterwards. :)

http://twitter.com/#!/Emily_T_White

Vicki Rocho said...

Oh goody - a give away! My favorite genre varies. I guess I tend to gravitate toward women's fiction though there's a fair bit of the classics, YA, and paranormal in there too.

My favorite quote? I saw this on a magnet Amazon sent with my order once, have no idea who said it: A room without books is like a body without a soul.

I love option #2 but right now I have a basket overflowing with bath salts, lotions, and homemade soaps and the like. I've been thinking of giving them away because I have SO MUCH.

Anonymous said...

Great contest! Is it international?

Jen Daiker said...

Yes this is open internationally.

Liz Pezzuto said...

What a great contest!

I would have to go with Option #2. My favorite genre is fantasy (a la Sanderson, Martin, Weeks, Elliot, etc). I'm more into the real/gritty/dark fantasy than the Tolkein-esque fantasy (elves, dwarves, and dragons).

Favorite quote is "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."

I've added a link to my Contests page on my blog. I'll also run a blog post in early January to call out the various contests and blogfests going on, including yours of course! :)

Emy Shin said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers, Jen! You totally deserve it!

I'd love to enter for option #1. My favorite genre is YA sci-fi/fantasy. And favorite quote -- this is difficult! When it comes to writing, my favorite is by Toni Morrison: "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

Theresa @ Fade Into Fantasy said...

Awesome giveaway! Since I already make homemade bath goodies, I have to opt for pack #1. My favorite genre is definitely paranormal romance, and my favorite quote is not actually from a book. It's by Ralph Waldo Emerson... "What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you are tiny matters in comparison to what lies within you"

Amy said...

Yay! A contest! And with Awesome prizes too!

My favorite Genre is Science Fiction.

A favorite quote: “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” –Edgar Allan Poe

I've posted a link on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Daiker/569121012#!/pages/A-B-Keuser/225773444325

and put up a post on my blog: http://abkeuser.blogspot.com/2010/12/jen-daiker-is-having-contest.html

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love either but if I had to pick- you can't go wrong with books, so #1!

Let's see - favorite genre. That's hard because I'll read anything. I guess I would have to say fantasy/paranormal romances.

Quote - Happiness wishes everyone happy. from Les Miserables.

Mary Vaughn said...

Congratulations on 1000 Followers!
I will mention this great Give-away. Awesome choices.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, congratulations on 1000 followers!

Diane said...

Number 2 please.... vanilla!

I love to get massages and got two gift cards to indulge myself, can;t wait!

Happy New Year!!! :O)
estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Meredith said...

Such a fun giveaway! I have to go with books, of course! Right now, I'm loving YA contemporary--love all that high school intrigue! Hmm, favorite quote? Mine is simple: "Live. Laugh. Love." Definitely my life philosophy!

Ashley Stone said...

number 1 please! I love classics and books like "Time Traveler's Wife," "April and Oliver," "Water for Elephants"... haha not sure what genre to call that. ; )

My fav quote:
" We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - E M Forster

Janet, said...

What a nice give a way! Please enter me in the books one. I love historical fiction and middle grade (that is what I write). My favorite quote is "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."

Bee said...

This is exciting, Jen. Thanks so much for the contest. And congrats on the followers. You're conquering blogosphere!

I love both options but I think I'll go with #1.
My favourite genre is YA Contemporary. And I can't cite the source, but my favourite quote would be --"She liked imaginary men best of all" :D

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bee_muses/status/19435952074129408
Sidebar: www.talkmusebanter.blogspot.com
Post: http://talkmusebanter.blogspot.com/2010/12/ballads-of-suburbia-contest-link.html

Thanks again!

gideon 86 said...

Wow, 1000 followers in less than a year! That's amazing!Congrats, Jen!

Woud love the books. Fantasy, Y/A middle grade.

Quote. This one has come in handy from time to time. Of course, it's from HP Chamber of Secrets. Aragog.... "We do not speak of it!"

I'll tweet, and post, and sidebar is up. Great contest, Jen. I'll stop back with info. http://writing-art-and-design.blogspot.com/

Tweet: Dak86 at twitter.com

Annikka Woods said...

Number 1 please. My favorite genre is fantasy, high fantasy preferably though I do read urban fantasy from time to time. My favorite quote: "Curiouser and curiouser!"

I stumbled on your blog because of someone else's blog post. I stayed because I love your writing style and your personality. Congratulations on the 1 year of blogging and looking forward to many more blog posts from you!

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/annikkawoods/status/19440123233964033

Blogged: http://lifewritingandmiscellany.blogspot.com/2010/12/bloggers-i-love.html

Facebooked:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001635760858

Kristin Rae said...

Fun giveaway, Jen! And congrats!!

I'll take a #1 with YA Paranormal and a side of bookmarks please ;)

One of my favorite quotes is from a Switchfoot song-- "We are crooked souls trying to stay up straight."

I'll add this to my sidebar right now :)

Talli Roland said...

Woooo! What a great giveaway, Jen! And congrats on the followers - you deserve it! I'll try to remember to blog about this tomorrow; I still have holiday brain!

PoCoKat said...

Number 1 Please.

Mysteries

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jen .. congratulations on over 1,000 followers in a year .. the giveaway sounds fun .. and I'm sure everyone will enjoy the contest .. I'll enjoy seeing the winners' names .. here's to a 2nd great year - cheers Hilary

Jamie Burch said...

Yay! Thank you for this opportunity!

Here we go...

Option: #1
Genre: YA
Quote: “Don't tell me the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon!” ~Dorothy Parker
Extras: Adding this to my sidebar!

Congrats on over 1,000 followers...:)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on 1000+ followers! :D Amazing!

Lisa Potts said...

Awww, you're such a sweetheart. Thanks for the wonderful contest. I would choose BOOKS! My favs are YA Contemporary and YA Paranormal.

Favorite Inspirational Quote - "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson

I will be adding to my sidebar!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

you're so awesome! What a great giveaway!

Chrizette said...

I would like to be entered for the book giveaway please. My favourite genres are Historical romances (love Highlanders -lol) and Paranormal Romances.

How about this for a quote (from a book:)
"You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little F$#@%* up."
— Pat Conroy (The Prince of Tides)

Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com

Theresa Milstein said...

I am not surprised you're such a popular blogger.
Hope you had a good holiday.

I'll go with Option #1. My favorite genre is YA.

A quote I like but haven't yet used on my blog:

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
- E.L. Doctorow


Happy New Year, Jen! xo

YA Vampire Books said...

Favorite genre: Young adult (especially romantic comedies and paranormal)

Quote: Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.

Sara
yavampire(at)hotmail.com

LTM said...

lol--you funny girl! You're like my long lost little sister, too! ((hugs))

Option 1 for me, and you know my soft spot--YA romance~

quote? How about the one from Talli's on my blog today: "decomposition was the only chemistry in that relationship."

<3U~

Donna Hole said...

Option #1: tough choice between fantasy and horror, but I guess fantasy it is.

Fav quote; not exact, but shows up in some version of:

Why me?
Would you trust anyone else to handle this?

Congratulations on the 1000 followers.

.........dhole

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on your success, Jen! What a wonderful way to celebrate, too!
:) Both options sound great, but I think I'll choose option 2. My favorite scent is vanilla, and to pamper myself I curl up with tea, a good book, and a bit of chocolate.
Thanks so much,
Karen

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Oooh! Interesting contest. :)

Favorite quote: "You love me. Real or not real?" from Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I love dystopian and fantasy. :D

- Cialina
contact[a]sectumsempra.org

J. L. Jackson said...

Wow! Congrats on the followers. I am reading and enjoying historical fiction.

Favorite Quote: "If it hasn't been written, yet, and you want to read it, write it."

DreamyCowgirl @ hotmail.com

Gail said...

One thousand...wow!!!

I love suspense, horror, thrillers. "Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to." Stephen King from Deloris Claiborne.

I also love lavendar. My relaxing is a warm bath followed by a good read.

N. R. Williams said...

Very cool Jem. I'll put it on my blog and tweet, etc. My favorite genre is....drum roll. I know you can't guess....fantasy. Hehehe.

Quote: The key to change is to let go of fear. Rosanne Cash

Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

The Words Crafter said...

Congrats on the followers!

Um, I'm with option #1 and my quote is from the Thomas Covenant Chronicles: This you have to understand. There’s only one way to hurt a man who’s lost everything. Give him back something broken.

I love YA and SCI-Fi/Fantasy

Thanks for the opportunity!

Colene Murphy said...

OVER 1000! Whooo!!! You so rock and should totally realize how hard now!

I would love to enter!

I would choose BOOKS! YA! Favorite quote, that got me reading YA in the first place:

"Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel – Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig."

I know I spit some sort of beverage.

Great contest!!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Congratulations on 1000 (+200~) followers! New follower.

I choose books. Contemporary YA, please.

Thanks for the contest!

+1 sidebar http://wordsonpaperya.blogspot.com

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

TZel said...

I would choose option #2, lavender, and a HOT bath!
bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Option #2. Got to be pampered. Vanilla. I know, I'm boring, but it's so soothing.

Congrats on the followers. I can only hope to get as far as you have in your career!

natascha at jaffa dot name

Carolyn V. said...

Hope you had a great Christmas Jen!

Okay, first WOO HOO on over 1000! So cool. =)

YA is my fav genre. My fav quote, "there's an evil doer outside." Oh, wait. That's from a movie, but still funny!

Precious said...

Option 1 please! books! :) My favorite genre is YA: Paranormal romance. But I also love dystopia! I'm dying to read Linger by Maggie Stiefvater and The Lost Saint by Bree Despain!

My fave quote: They say not to bring a knife to a gunfight.

I linked this on my sidebar under international contests: http://shusky20.blogspot.com/

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/19680158130638848

Thanks!

precious_shusky@yahoo.com

tywo said...

I hope your days are beautiful.


LOVE!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

what a fun giveaway! I pick the first choice. I really love YA contemporary and my favorite quote is-

"shoot for the moon. even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
-les brown


lauren51990 at aol dot com

Su said...

I like so many genres... I guess chick lit is coming out on top right now.

"I've always thought of that as more of a guideline." -- Terry Pratchett; not chick lit, but terribly funny.

Ammy Belle said...

OOh! Contest! Love contests! I would go for #1 - I am a book fiend! And as to my favourite genre ... can "fiction" be a genre in and of itself? Because I read all fiction I can get my hands on! :D

As to quotes ... hm ...
"I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end."
That's from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Thanks! :D
apereiraorama @ gmail.com

Lettuce Head said...

Wow that is an accomplishment, and what a great way to show appreciation.

I choose Option 1.

Genre: YA (I'm not picky, but my favorite books are The Wind Blows Backwards and Brave New World)

Quote: "I'm not afraid to die, but afraid of losing life."

Blogged: http://lettuce-head.blogspot.com/

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/stephtypes

I don't have a facebook :\ or else I'd post there too.

I'm also making you a sidebar picture to put on my blogpage (hopin' for extra points, haha)

Janna Qualman said...

Your bloggy success astounds me! And who doesn't like a giveaway right after Christmas? It's like more Christmas!

If I were to win, I'd choose Option #1. My favorite genre (to read and write) is women's fiction. And, hmm. The quote I want to share is this: "If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it." —Anais Nin

Happy New Year, Jen!

Lettuce Head said...

The sidebar is up ;)

Lisa_Gibson said...

Wow, thanks for the opportunity to win.
Okay, option #1 would be best for me. My favorite genre is Contemporary YA.
My favorite quote was from a teacher of mine who said, "Question anyone who sits in judgement of you. What are their motives?"
lisadgibson@live.com

Jessica Bell said...

Hi Jen! Great giveaway! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I MISS YOU! :o)

Ok, Option 1 (of course) for me. My favourite quote is: "If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." Kahlil Gibran

I'll email you my extras when they're done. :o)

Kisses and hugs to you!. Congrats on the milestone!

Chris Phillips said...

Congrats! I choose option 1. I will blog about it early next week.

Kelly Marie said...

I made a new blog and got rid of my old so I'm refollowing you!!

Package #1!! My favorite genre is chick lit and my favorite quote is "Who are you to judge the life I live? I'm not perfect and I don't pretend to be. But before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean."-Bob Marley. Not sure if it needed to be from a book or not but if it does I can email you one!!

buddyt said...

I am a Follower via GFC.

I would like to enter for option #1 as long as it is not e-books as I have no e-reader.

My favorite genre is fantasy of all kinds.

Favorite quote is from Groucho Marx
" Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend.

Inside of a dog, it is to dark to read "

Favourite perfume. Corny but I like Chanel No. 5.

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, fantastic giveaway, thanks. I'd have to go #1, books <3

My favorite genre to read is a close call, but I'd have to say dystopian/post-apocalyptic ATM.

As for a quote, there are so many great ones. I do chortle every time I read this one though, and it's highly educational as well:

"Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
De-accession euphemisms.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"

Rach

Kulsuma said...
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meeyeehere said...

#1 is the one I want most but #2 would be terrific too.
Favorite quote? Well, it is not from a book but rather from an actress
Marilyn Monroe said:Before marriage, "a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him."
I always thought that was a great saying
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

http://twitter.com/#!/meeyeehere/status/20987704623759360
tweeted
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Mrs. DeRaps said...

I'm going for option #1, though #2 is nice...

My favorite genre is dystopian lit, YA in particular. I love the Hunger Games series, Matched, Birthmarked, the Uglies series, all of that.

Ah, quotations. I love them. I have so very many favorites. But, I do find that I love Thoreau's the best, and used one on my wedding invitation. It reads:

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

Thanks for asking these questions--I love this original type of giveaway!

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Kulsuma said...

Hi:) Thank you for the wonderful contest!

I choose option 1 because I am a book fiend:)

My favourite genre is YA dystopian/ post-apocalyptic. Yeah, depressing stuff (but with some hope, you know). That's me.

I have loads of favourite quotes, one of them is-

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine

Blog post: http://kayaloves.blogspot.com/2010/12/contest-unedited.html

Also, the contest is on my sidebar.

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Amie Kaufman said...

Option 1 for sure! My favourite genre is MG classic style stuff (eg, The Penderwicks). Also, MG fantasy of every stripe.

Favourite quote, from Groucho Marx:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Blog post here: http://amiekaufman.com/?p=141

Tweet here: http://twitter.com/#!/AmieKaufman/status/21024279961276416

Thanks for an awesome comp!

Beth said...

It would be hard to choose just one favorite genre, but I'm going with YA because I hope to get inspiration for my manuscript in 2011! As for my favorite quote, it's probably the one by Maya Angelou: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Susanne Drazic said...

I choose option 1 - My favorite genres are MG and YA. It's what I like to write.

One of my favorite quotes is: Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them. - John Ruskin

Donea Lee said...

Congrats on 1000+ followers and just look what you've accomplished in a year!! SOO Awesome! And totally deserving ~ :)

Thanks for an great contest - so generous of you!!

I'll go with option #1, YA is good and I would love to read something by a debut author who has a book coming out this year. I'll even wait for the prize if the book's not released yet...(that's what pre-order is for, right?) Hope that's ok? You can surprise me, if I win. :)

Favorite quote? There's many - but here's a cool one from a great book I read recently, "Here's to sand castles and ninjas, dude." - Gonzo in Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

Madeleine said...

Wowee! I love books.Our shelves are brimming over with them, in fact when I saw the 5 min interviews on the BBC news programme I couldn't believe how much lovely space they had on their shiny green bookshelves for more books. We'd have them stuffed to the gunnells!
I'm into YA fiction at the moment.

You'll be on my sidebar, but I'm not a tweeter/ facebook kinda gal, I'm afraid.
Favourite Quote: 'Whether you say you can or your can't, you are right!' :O)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woot! You totally rock, Jen! I choose package #1 (of course). My favorite genre is fantasy, esp. MG fantasy. And here's my favorite writing quote:

One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.

~ Annie Dillard

I will FB from my home computer and I will sidebar you! :-)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on 1028 followers, Jen! That is awesome!!!!

Yay...a Contest....If I were to win I'd choose option 1. I adore picture books, historical fiction mid grade novels and contemporary YA.

My favorite quote is: Never, Never, Never Quit. Sir Winston Churchill...

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

OPTION #1 PLEASE :) I love Young Adult Romance Most!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/hollyy___x/status/22171940181508096

hollytaylor@optusnet.com.au

Kristi said...

First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is amazing...YOU GO GIRL!

Um, second, HELLO, package #1 please! I LOVE anything young adult.

One of my favorite quotes is from a Rob Thomas song:
"I am the sound of love's arriving
Echoed softly on the sand
Lay your head upon my shoulder
Lay your hand within my hand
I give you all that I am"

Mimi said...

Yippie, I love giveaways!
I'd go for option #1 (you did say worldwide, did you? is Ireland in the world?)..
I love travel books, or womens fiction but nothing scary or gorey.

Favourite quote: "A winner never quits because a quitter never wins".
Congrats on the 1000 followers.
I was already one !

Matthew Rush said...

I've got more books than I could ever read, and I don't wash, so I don't need soap, but I would like to say congrats!

My favorite genre is Fantasy.

~Sarah~ said...

I love books, but my new years resolution is 'no new books (unless I read everything I already own)' .... so option 2. And I love lavender. And amber. For pampering.... have you ever had a scalp massage? Oh, heaven....

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Congrats on surpassing 1000 followers! I'm going to enter for Option #1, please.

My favorite genre to write is literary fiction.

A favorite quote is: "I've been absolutely terrified ever moment of my life, but it's never stopped me from doing what I want." -- Georgia O'Keefe

Tweeting this now... (@NicoleDWrites)

((hugs))

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss jen!
woweee! 1000 followers! how cool is that! for sure I could wanna be in your giveway! im picking #1 and for what i like for a fav genre its mg stuff. for my fav quote bout books its one walt disney said “there is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on treasure island.” for my fav quote thats not bout books or writing its an anon one and it says “if my dog doesnt like you i probably shouldnt either!” ha ha. i think that could be for a cat too. :) im gonna put your giveaway on my sidebar just as soon as i could get some timeto do it.

…hugs from lenny

Mina PG Carlisle said...

I'm going to have to go with Option 2! My favorite scene is Sweet Pea! And I just adore bubble bath. Give me bubbles and a book and a warm bath and I am good to go!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

oooh fun! Sign me up!

Package number one. I like fantasy and have been trying to read more YA.
Let's see, a quote... there's so many. OK how about this one:

"She said she cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short" - Brian Andreas

Holly Ruggiero said...

Wow! Over 1000 followers. That's just wild. The decision is tough but I'll go with option 2. I like citrusy scents. My favorite way to be pampered is when someone else cooks dinner and then cleans up afterwards.

Lola Sharp said...

What a generous and fun contest, Jen. :) And CONGRATS on the followers milestone.

I choose #1. I'm an omnivorous reader. Good writing and layered characters knows not of genre/age group boundaries. Thus, I'd let you pick whatever you'd like (as long as I don't already own it)

And I have two favorite quotes:
'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.' ~ Anais Nin

'There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.'
~Dorothy Parker

Happy 2011, Jen.

Caitlyn (Cait) said...

Spotted this neat giveaway on my sister's blog. But I have been meaning to stop by anyway. I'm not just here for the giveaway ;)

I will have to go with option #1. I love to read. YA anything but have really been into vampires and werewolves. Can't wait to sink my teeth into Linger or I saw one on your TBR list- Never Cry Werewolf. Anything will do.

Quote- I'm reading The Light-Bearer's Daughter right now and I really liked this-
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for everything monstrous is, at heart, something that needs to be loved."

Elena Solodow said...

Okay, Jen, I did a blog post for you and I've got you up in my sidebar.

I'm choosing packagae NUMERO UNO. (Number One).

Link is here:

http://elenasolodow.blogspot.com/2011/01/win-stuff-what-have-you-got-to-lose.html

Thanks so much for hosting!! Much love.

Quinn said...

I'm gonna say package number 1. My favorite genre is YA (specifically, YA Paranormal). My favorite quote: "When something has to be done, you do it." It's said by Angelina Jolie in Original Sin. Oh, and a second one: "In Consillis Nostrus Fatum Nostrum Est." It means "In our choices lies our fate." It's printed on the labyrinth in Pan's Labyrinth. I have both of those quotes tattooed on me.

Sara B. Larson said...

Tough choice, but I think I'm going to go for #1! I love all YA - but my most favorite books have a great romantic plotline. Intense, cute, heartwrenching, as long as it is well written, believable, and makes me yearn for their love. That is my favorite. Be it paranormal, fantasy, contemporary, dystopian, whatever! :)

I have too many favorite quotes, but this one is on the header of my blog for a reason:

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."- Eleanor Roosevelt

Vivien said...

Fabulous!
#1
dystopian is my favorite.

"Carpe Diem!" - Horace

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Mysti said...

#1--Hi, I'm Mysti, and I love Romance! :)

Favorite quote (from my late mama): "Can't never could do anything."

Hannah Kincade said...

Awesome.

I choose option 1: My favorite genre would have to be horror/thriller/suspense (you like how I stuck three in there?).

My favorite quote: "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum." From the horror classic, THEY LIVE.

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throuthehaze said...

Option #1 please!
My favorite genre is paranormal romance/urban fantasy

favorite quote:
"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche

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krysykat said...

Option 1: I love books!! I love the Thriller/ Horror genre.

Here's my quote:
"The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle." - Stephen King from
"Night Shift"

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Lisa said...

Oooh!

Number #1!

I like contemporary YA or else literary fiction (can't pick just one I guess)

Here's my quote: “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Jane Austen

Janet Johnson said...

Does Fairy Tale count as a genre? If not then Fantasy. :)

So my favorite quote is from Sir Ivanhoe:

"Grammercy for the few drops of thy sprinkling, but this damsel hath wept enough to extinguish a beacon light!"

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PinkStuff28 said...

Option #1 Books .
My favorite Genre is Romance .

Favorite quote : "Everything you see is an oppinion , not a fact .Everything you hear is a perspective , not the truth "


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donnas said...

My favorite genre is paranormal and romantic suspense. And when they combine its perfect.

Quote: 'I've always felt that the real horror is next door to us, that the scariest monsters are our neighbors.'
- George A. Romero

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