Monday, January 26, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival - A Reader's Journal

The Bloggy Giveaways Carnival is here! What else is there to do in the winter if you have a garden blog but to take part in giveaways? Each quarter Bloggy Giveaways hosts a carnival and I am taking part in the winter edition!




I have decided to giveaway a book called "A Reader's Journal." It's just right for keeping track of the books you've read and your thoughts about each one. You can also make notes on who you've recommended the book to and who you've loaned it to.

So if this journal interests you, here's all you have to do:

1. Leave a comment about why you'd like this journal.

2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.

3. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

This contest ends on Friday, January 30, 2009. at noon EST. Good Luck!

For more giveaways, click here Bloggy Giveaways Carnival







Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.

91 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a great idea, I have always loved to read.

There are many times when I am reading more than one book at a time, and I forget some of the details later. A book journal would definitely help, if I was discussing a book with a friend.

By the way? Have you read a Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? I just finished it, and what a delightful book that is. I can highly recommend it to anyone who loves to read.

Jen

NMLady said...

I've kept journals for the past 30 years but have never thought of keeping a comment list of the books I read even though I'm an omniverous reader, especially now that I'm retired. This book journal would be perfect for me.
Thanks for offering it as a prize.

cdziuba said...

I think I'd be more likely to write in a journal as nice as this one than a legal pad or memo pad.

Tara said...

Oh I love this.. giveaway! I would love to keep track of what I read.. and what I thought.

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
www.weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I read books ALL THE TIME...so much that sometimes someone will talk about a book and I recognize the name of it but can't remember exactly what its about. If I win this journal, I'd be able to jot down notes about the books and keep them for future references.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Deanna
deanna DOT franks AT bxs DOT com

tami said...

i lost several books in a tornado which we ran from and this would be a great way to record what i lost.

AmandaSue said...

I'd love this because its pretty and I like pretty things! :) And I love writing too. Thanks for entering me!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Blondie's Journal said...

Jane Marie,
A girl after my own heart that shares my name, I have never seen a readers journal and didn't know they existed until now (if I don't win the giveaway I am going to hunt one down)!!

Note title of my blog. Need I say more?!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jane Marie, this sounds like a wonderful thing to have, and I would love to be signed up for your drawing! I am a follower, so that should be two! :-) Gotta increase those odds. I just love all of your giveaways. This is such fun!

Thanks for doing this...

XO,

Sheila :-)

EllyBean said...

I've never heard of something this before and would love to give it a try and probably encourage all i know to get one!

Not the Queen said...

What a great idea! I've read so many books I can't remember them all. this would be perfect to keep track of each one.

Julie D said...

(Sorry if this is a duplicate, I seemed to have an error)

What a great idea! A fun way to keep track of books I've started/finished.

FatalisFortuna said...

I'd love this... I actually have a similar one right now, but it's almost full!

divaqueenie said...

I have the worst memory, yet I love to read and pass on my suggestions...this journal would be a lifesaver!

Sweetpeas said...

I read so much, I have a horrible time keeping track of what I've read, what I WANT to read, what I've loaned out,etc!

Kaycee said...

I could really use this!! I try to keep track of the books I have read (by numerous means!) but its never something convenient like this book. I started a blog about it (http://bookssince2009.blogspot.com) but Im even behind on that! I think a book would work much better. (I follow you too!)

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Kaycee said...

Whoops! I needed to put this in a second comment for a second chance! I follow your blog!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

avagdro said...

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Anonymous said...

That is really neat!I have never heard of that.I sure would use it. monk5@charter.net

mindy said...

i am such an avid reader and this would be a sure fire way to keep track of what i have actually read and whether or not i want to re read it thanks for the giveaway

guru said...

I read constantly. I often reread books and sometimes I have different reactions to a book when I am at a different place in my life. It would be interesting to keep track and see what the differences are.

Laurel said...

i read about a book a day, and have thought for ages now that i would love to keep track of what i read in a year - just to see a list would be great!

Annie said...

I have been saying for years that I would start keeping track of and writing notes about books I read and now I would actually do it! I never seem to have the time to go out and buy a journal like this.

Its beautiful

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Shelley K. said...

I like this journal because I really need some way to keep track of ALL of the books I read and this is really pretty.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush(at)cox(dot)net

Shelley K. said...

Subscriber

tskrush(at)cox(dot)net

Rose said...

What a great idea. I'm always lending out books and forget to who until they bring them back.

Deedles said...

Great idea. I've been writing notes and read dates in a plain notebook.

Anya said...

I love to read books and I'd love to have a place to keep notes as I go. Thanks.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh! A book journal! I love journals and like to not only keep notes on books but also decorate the pages with stickers and stamping and watercolor markers!

oona. said...

I would like to win this book journal for my little avid reader who is turning 6 and loves kitties!

Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Neen said...

I'd love to win this so that when a friend asks me for a reccomendation I could use it as a reference point.

Kristina said...

It can be hard to remember books I have enjoyed or hated. There are always such good memories associated with reading certain books, and this would be a great way to keep them all straight. Thank you! KMC3050@gmail.com

Audra Marie said...

This would be awesome for tracking what I've read, enjoyed, and want to read. :) Great idea. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Reva Skie said...

I love this idea, I would have never thought to write down everything I read and my thoughts on each book.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

what a great idea..its a wonderful idea

jenn said...

This would be perfect for me. I'm an aspiring high school english teacher and professional proofreader. I'd love to have a specific journal for this. I keep track of everything I read but with little detail because of limited space or resources and this would be great. Thanks for the giveaway!

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

The journal has a lovely cover. I have never seen a journal for keeping track of books read and shared! What a great idea! I have so many books because I enjoy reading so much! I loan many of my books to friends and relatives. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a happy subscriber to your site.
Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Erika Lynn said...

I am constantly unsure whether I have read a book or not so this would be perfect. thanks!

Booklogged said...

I read a lot and love to keep a record of the books I read. I have a blog named A Reader's Journal.

DANIELLERX said...

This is great, I had never even considered writing down all the books I read. It would be great to pass it down to my children so they could see all the books I like and read them if they wanted.Thanks for the giveaway!!

dlfrx(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Mia J. said...

This just seems like such a great idea. I am an avid reader so this would be right down my alley. Thanks for the chance.

crystal said...

I would love this journal because i get books out at the library weekly. There are some books that i hate to take back and i would use this journal to keep track of what i want to look for online:)

cyclona66@aol.com

crystal said...

I am a subscriber:)

cyclona66@aol.com

remarker said...

I go to the library often and end up bringing home books I've already read or not remembering a book I want to read - this would be a huge help.

noreen said...

I was just thinking yesterday I should keep track of the book I read

Gretel said...

I am famous for reading several books at a time and then I lose track of which ones I am reading and where I was at. So I start all over again. This is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Help me to keep track of what I read and what is about.
M. Waters
svnhm1@yahoo.com

Miranda said...

I love writing

Becca said...

I read a ton of books and have no way of keeping track of what I read. This would help so much! Thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I subscribed via email. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Megret said...

This would help me remember all the reasons why I love books I read -- and remember THAT I read them! :)

Thanks for the chance....
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenn said...

Well I love journals but I would be giving this to my MIL who writes down books on scraps of paper and leaves them everywhere!

A family of boys said...

I've always looked at journals like these and though how wonderful it would be to keep track of all that I read since I'm constantly reading. It would help to keep me organized with my reading.

thanks for the chance!

valerie2350 said...

i'd love to keep track of my reading

valerie2350 said...

email subscriber

Betty C said...

A journal is a great idea. I come across so many authors that I enjoy and can't remember the name when I go to look for a new book. This would really help me keep track of what I like and don't like.

Andi said...

I want to win this for my brother, he'd really love it.

Jill said...

What a great idea- I always forget which books I have read and which I didnt.

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Karin said...

I usually write down what I read in a notebook or on a scrap of paper-- I need something like this to get me organized!

Trish said...

This would be great for me. I am a huge bookworm and have been all my life. I would love to have a way to keep track while also showing off my love for books and my reading history. :)

trishalitax3[at]gmail[dot]com

Stacie said...

I love to journal before bed so I really want to win this!

Stacie said...

I subscribe.

Ginny said...

I was just looking at these on Amazon right before Christmas. I'd love one to track all my books. I read a lot of series, I easily forget what I've read & not read, lol.

Ginny said...

follower

AmeliaB said...

Oh I have always wanted a readers journal. I always forget where I left of in books that I've laid aside. It would be great to have a place to keep track of page numbers...

amelia2007b(at)yahoo(dot)com

sito50 said...

I read a lot and I jot down what I like or don't like on scraps of paper. A journal for that purpose would be fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to win this useful book.

sito50 said...

I subscribe via e-mail.

Linette said...

I love to read, and I love to write. This would be a great way to spend those cold winter days, all curled up on the couch:-)

Linette said...

I'm already a subscriber, and regular reader:-)

mannequin said...

What a lovely idea. I would love to record all the books I read since I sometimes forget WHAT I've read.

I must also tell you. This is the first site I've ever been to that has auto play music that it's desirable; not offensive. Beautiful.

auntrene said...

This is fantastic. I haven't seen one of these journals before. I used to journal what books I had read and reviewed them when I was in school. I read some of those books again today.
I love to read.
Thanks for the terrific giveaway.
Rene

Nelsby said...

I'm now following you on Blogger as Nelsby.

Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!
awaerhouse at gmail dot com

Nelsby said...

I've needed a journal like this for YEARS...I didn't know they existed! I have books in just about every room of my house...it's time to get organized!

Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!
awaerhouse at gmail dot com

Godesseablu said...

Oh i would love this beacause I want to give this to my Grandma. My grandma keeps track of all her romance novels on a regular notebook and this is a fancy one that would be cool to give her. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

Karen said...

I would like this because I'm heading up my first Book Club in my church in a couple of months!

Wanda said...

Actually, I would like this journal to keep track of the books I INTEND to read! Now I jot down notes "wherever" when I come across a title or author I'd like to get to know, and the scraps of paper never make it out the door with me to the book store or library. If I had my little journal along, I'd always be prepared to seek out the next great read! Thanks for the giveaway.
klownmom[at]gmail[dot]com

Melanie S said...

What a neat idea! I have trouble recalling anything I've read more than a couple of months ago - my memory's made of Swiss Cheese, ha!

melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

Tiff said...

Would love to win this, I'm an avid reader and book collector and would get a lot of use out of it. From remembering details about what I've read to keeping track of where my books go!
Thanks!

liane66 said...

B/c sometimes I forget the books I've read and reread them.
Thanks for the giveaway!

kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary_Freebies said...

I really need a journal like that, with 18 books waiting for me to devour.

internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com == http://www.internationalfreebies.net

Sarah said...

I have a Book Lust journal that is similar and love it. I'd like this one too! :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!
elizardbreath8 at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

I had no idea there were journals like this! My 17 year old daughter, an avid reader, keeps track of every book she has read since 1999. She keeps them listed in a spiral notebook. Her 18th birthday is coming and this would be the ideal gift for her! Thank you!

kalea_kane said...

I have had a journal for as long as I can recall, but I have never had a reading journal. I would LOVE this! I read a lot and I review a lot. This would really help with that! Thanks for the giveaway!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ingrid said...

What a great giveaway. I love to read and sometimes, I'll get a book thinking it's new to me until I start reading it again. This is a great tool. Thanks.

Donna M. Clark said...

I would love to havea readers' journal, because I am always reading. I also write a lot, so if I couldcombine the two, that's even better. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Ally said...

what a clever idea! I have journaled for many years but never thought of this type of journal.

espressogurl(at)hotmail(DOT)com

Reginald said...

because I have all my notes in very different books and I'd love to get organised

reginald2004 at gmail dot com

Joie de vivre said...

You're so cute! I'll forgo this giveaway as I am HORRID at journaling (except on my blog). Just wanted to check in and say hi!

PawsN2Stamp said...

The cat on your journal reminds me of two Tuxedo cats, Shadow and Chase, that I lost one year apart. Shadow was 17 and Chase was only 6.

I still miss them. I would love to write my thoughts in such a book!!

Thanks for the chance!!