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Hi! This is Riz. An engineering student who takes passion in numbers and reading fiction novels from varying genres. Two different subjects, I know, but these two are my life. I'm also a blogger of Teen Readers' Diary from which I co-blog with my two best friends in High School and I hope you take your time on visiting our blog. Happy reading to all!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bookworm Lisa: 100 Followers Giveaway!

Bookworm Lisa: 100 Followers Giveaway!: "I am excited, 100 followers.  Well, at the moment 99, but close enough.  Hopefully by days end there will be officially 100. This is a small..."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gratitude Giveaway: Scraps of Life

Welcome to the Gratitude Giveaways Book bloggers hop. This is a giveaway where you can hop from blogger to blogger and enter their giveaway. Thanks to Kathy @ I Am a Reader, Not a Writer for her hard work organizing this hop. There are 182 sites you can hop to and enter their giveaways. This site you are presently at is #70. Enter my giveaway here and then see the other blogs in this hop posted at the end of this post. Lucky for you you have 12 days to hit every site. We just want to say thanks to you, our followers, at this time of Thanksgiving. We are grateful for you our followers. Each blogger has different rules and ways to enter so please read each post with care, but have fun because there are alot of nice items being given away. They should involve books in some way.

Be sure to enter my giveaway before hopping to the next site.
PS I'm also doing this giveaway @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS #69 on the list (BTW~different group of books in the giveaway there.)

Now for the giveaway here on
Scraps of Life

Love Finds you Under the Mistletoe 2-in-1 book
authors Irene Brand and Anita Higman
The Christmas Glass by Marci Alborghetti
Treasury of Christmas Recipies

Plus a surprise item.
Why is is surprise? because I haven't decided what else to include.

Must be a follower
Mail anywhere no limit
Giveaway runs from Nov. 17th - Nov. 28th
Winner will be drawn on Nov. 29th
fill out the form below to enter

extra enteries

* for those that have been follower of mine before this contest (Nov. 17th)
* putting my button in on you blog
* posting about this giveaway hop
* tell me what you are thankful for

Reading Teen: In Celebration of HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HAL...

Reading Teen: In Celebration of HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HAL...: "It's finally time...  to get dressed up in all of our Harry Potter and Hogwarts clothes. This is a holiday for Reading Teen. My kids are ..."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Folks, Grab now the great giveaway from Knitting and Sundries

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Wow! I'm almost at 500 followers! I am so grateful to all of you who take the time to visit, read a post or two, comment, and follow! So I'm taking part in the Gratitude Giveaways being hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer to show a little love back to you, my followers!

This giveaway hop will run from today, November 17th through Sunday, November 28th. There are over 175 other blogs participating in this giveaway hop as well, so check all of them out at the linky below. Visit, and if you like what you see, follow and enter at each blog!

I'm going to make this super simple.

Here's what's up for grabs:

TWO prizes! One for International followers, and one for US and Canada:The Book Depository


A $25 gift certificate for Amazon for US/Canada; a $25 gift certificate for The Book Depository for International visitors. You can buy exactly what you want!


EASY MANDATORY ENTRY: What are you grateful for this season? Please leave the name you follow me under in your comment as well. Oh! and specify if you are from the US, Canada, or International (outside of the US and Canada)


Spread the word! Tweet (maximum of ONCE daily - include @jewelknits in the tweet. To make it easy, you can use the "Share" button at the bottom of this post! Blog about - 2 entries/comments (leave the URL) Sidebar link to giveaway - 1 entry/comment (leave the URL)


The Book Swarm Gratitude Giveaway!

Welcome to the Gratitude Giveaway Hop here at The Book Swarm! This is a hop hosted by Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and there are over 175 blogs participating. Many, like mine, are open internationally. We love our reading friends and we want to show our appreciation during this holiday season.
Gratitude Giveaways runs Nov. 17th-Nov. 28th
Click HERE to see the full list of participating blogs
This year has been an amazing year for books so to celebrate some debut authors, I've decided to give away two of my very favorite debuts of 2010:

While they might not have had quite the hype of some of the 2010 books, they're both fantastic and beautifully written. Plus, both of these lovely ladies have books coming out next year--yay!

So, two books, one winner. Sound good? All you have to do to enter is be (or become) a Book Swarm follower and fill in this itsy-bitsy form. Good luck!

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see scoot read: The Maze Runner: Maze Runner 1

see scoot read: The Maze Runner: Maze Runner 1: "Author: James Dashner Genre: Young-Adult – Dystopian Fiction/Science Fiction Publication Date: October 6, 2009 Age Range: Young-Adult Pages:..."

see scoot read: The Demon King: Seven Realms 1

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Win a signed book from Kate Kaynak in celebration of Ganzfield Week!

Win a signed book from Kate Kaynak in celebration of Ganzfield Week!

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Gratitude Giveaways from Cuzinlogic

Gratitude Giveaways
Posted on November 16, 2010 by cuzinlogic| 18 Comments

Welcome to Gratitude Giveaways! We’d like to thank I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for putting together such a wonderful event. We know everyone’s busy blog hopping, so we won’t bore you with a long post… Take a look at the prizes below, and enter for your chance to win!

Giveaway #1 (US Only)

The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre
On a warm summer afternoon, in Northern Arizona, a double homicide stains the ground with blood. Detectives are called out to handle the investigation, each plagued with their own internal demons, and aren’t prepared for what they are about to find. Detective Lauren Bruni, faces a world of darkness and evil, as a demonic force begins to leash an attack on a small town. As the stakes begin to rise, so does the stunning truth, that not even Lauren can imagine. In a world where her life had started to fall apart, she must pick up the pieces and push forward in an effort to save those that she loves the most. Joel M. Andre takes the Horror genre and pushes the boundaries in a tale full of suspense, dark comedy and genuine horror.

And a Handmade Crochet Bookmark

Giveaway #2 (US Only)

The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
From the bestselling author of “The Dogs of Babel” comes an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never truly know another person.

And a Handmade Crochet Book Cover and matching Bookmark.

Giveaway #3 (Open to All)

One winner will receive a book from the Book Depository up to $15 US. (as long as The Book Depository delivers to your Country) Please leave the Country you live in, when commenting!

Win It!

A Reader Happy's Gratitude Giveaway!

November 17, 2010
A Reader Happy's Gratitude Giveaway!

Gratitude Giveaways - Blog Follower Appreciation is our way to say thank you to our fab followers!
This is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

The blog is barely a year old and I want to thank my fab followers! Around this time last year I was not yet into reading until I bumped into Hush, Hush and got me hooked. Almost two months later, i got into blogging.

If it Hush, Hush kind of started it, then there's Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, which cemented this sort of love. I still remember finishing all three books within three days. The best freaking days of that year.

The Giveaway: One Winner can win Hush, Hush or Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick and another winner can choose from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments books (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass - not as a set; saving it for a special giveaway.^_^) or Clockwork Angel.
They were the ones that got me hooked into reading again so it's also a way of saying thanks to both of them and sharing all the angel-love! :)

Details: There will two winners, who can choose from Becca or Cassie's books as the prize. There is an option in the form where you can choose which you will be entering for. (So I will have one winner for Becca's and another one for Cassie.) And since the books will be delivered through The Book Depository, the contest is open internationally as long as they deliver to your country (check here).

This will run until November 28, 11:59 EST. I will contact the winner first through email and then announce the winner by December 1.


Follower of my blog through GFC
Book Depository ships to your country
fill out the FORM

Bonus Entries:
follow me on Twitter (+1)
grabbing my button (+1)
posting, linking, or tweeting this contest (+1/each)

Kindle Giveaways from Sparkling Reviews!

Kindle Giveaway Ends NOV 18, 2010 @ 11:59PM EST ... You can enter by clicking HERE!!!
Firelight By Sophie Jordan Giveaway Ends Nov 18th @ 11:59pm! ENTER HERE!!!
Amazon 900 follower Gift Card Giveaway Ends Nov 20th @ 11:59pm ENTER HERE!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

jennifersmusings: A Thank you with benefits :)

jennifersmusings: A Thank you with benefits :): "I'm participating in another blog-hop Nov 17th-29th, a nice giveaway will go up on the 17th. For today only, I'm offering HEAVENLY to the f..."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Thoughts of a Book Junky!: Cover Vs. Cover Giveaway!!

So I wanted to do a post about covers. I had just received my copy of Ash by Malinda Lo and I had ordered this specific copy (a UK copy) because I liked the cover better then the US copy. It got me thinking. Do you ever buy a certain copy of a book because you like thee cover better?

So, Which do you like?
Wanna chance to win your favorite?

2 winners will win their favorite book
Open International
Ends 11-26

How to enter:
In the comment box let me know what book and edition you want to win!
Add your Email

Extra entries:
Let me know which is your favorite addition from each book (+1)
Tweet (+1)
Blog Post ( +5)

Thanks for entering and Happy Reading!!


Miss Page-Turner's City of Books: 100 Follower Giveaway

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Read For Your Future: Nightshade Giveaway #1

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Read For Your Future: Crescendo Giveaway #2

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Bitsy Bling Books: Reader Appreciation Giveaway

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