Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's a special day for a giveaway!!!






You may not know this but today is Lori’s Book Blog’s 1st Birthday!

Well… not entirely… but today marks 1 year since I went live. 

Because my blog has more of a special meaning to me, I want to do something special for you… because you’ve all supported me one way or another and I’m more than grateful! 

But first, I’m going to tell you WHY this blog means so much to me and then WHY that means that y’all mean even more to me than you may realize….

When I was in second grade (around 8 years old) I was diagnosed with a learning disability… you’ll never guess what it was… it was in reading comprehension.  Here’s what I did – I would get anxious over the words I was reading and by the time I completed a page of reading I forgot how it started.  So I had to take meticulous notes in order to complete book reports, study for tests, ect… but when I was in high school I had this teacher who was something special.  She helped me teach my mind how to overcome the problem… so with practice I was able to read anything and not have to take notes or worry about forgetting something.  It was like I rebooted my brain and how it absorbs the information that I read. 

So…. As I got older and I read more and more, I realized that what I was able to do for myself is actually something quite special and because some special friends of mine were always asking me for book recommendations I decided to go ahead and start myself a blog.  It wasn’t about gaining a following or any kind of attention… for me it was my own special way of telling those that either made fun of me because of my problem or those that used it against me… to shove it! 

This is where y’all come in… because my blog still is not about gaining a following or seeking attention and you all still come back day after day to see what I have to say I can’t help but appreciate you that much more!  You’re love and support mean more than you will ever know!

 


I have met some amazing people, made some wonderful friends, worked with some rock star authors, worked with some beautiful bloggers & reviewers, and have had an awesome time doing it all!

So here is what I want to do… not only because it’s Lori’s Book Blog’s birthday but also because y’all are so special to me… I’m going to give some stuff away.  I’ve got some signed paperbacks, a gift card or maybe even 2, and some ebooks I want to share.  So make sure you enter the rafflecopter below.  I’d say grab a piece of cake on your way out but… I kinda ate it all ;)

I adore y’all!!!

Happy Reading and Good Luck!!!!


23 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! I think this year was my favorite birthday because I got to spend it with my husband and two wonderful kids and I also got a brand new 2013 Kia Sportage!

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  2. Happy Birthday LO!!!!! My favorite Birthday would have to be my 18. You should remember it, we had that pool party at that hotel in Westport.

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  3. My 24th! It was my golden birthday and my mom made a huge deal about it! Happy Birthday!

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  4. This is sad but I don't remember any favorite birthdays of my own. Only my kids! Happy blog birthday to you!

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  5. That would probably have to be my 8th birthday. It was at the roller skating rink. All of my friends came and we had pizza and ice cream. I got lots of POGS in the 25 cent machines there and I got to skate out in the middle of the rink and everyone sang to me :)

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  6. My 19th birthday! A few friends threw me a surprise party and it was just so sweet!

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  7. Probably my 30th my friends took me to a strip club, had such a blast

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  8. Happy Anniversary/Birthday! My favorite birthday...probably my 27th because I had Kya not too long after. I guess I don't remember a lot of the others...which can be good or bad, lol

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  9. Happy blog birthday! I'm going to say my favorite birthday was my 21st. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Happy birthday! My favorite birthday was my 30th because my husband took me on a week long trip to Hawaii!!

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  11. Happy Birthday! I actually have liked all my birthday's for the last few years. My MIL's birthday is right around mine, and she plays hooky from work, and we go to the casino for the day!!!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I can't say that I have a favorite birthday, they have always been spent about the same, hanging out with family and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

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  13. Happy Birthday! I don't really have a favorite birthday, maybe my 21st, spending time with my great family and friends!

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! What a year! :)I think my favorite birthday was probably my 21st. Spent at college with my best friends.

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  15. Happy Birthday!! Thank you for sharing your story. I'm so proud of you for sticking with reading throughout your school years (and beyond) and for working so hard to overcome your difficulties. That really is a special teacher you had in high school, to take the time to work with you on it and help you get past it. Good for you, for telling those negative influences to "shove it" through your blog! :D

    My favorite birthday would have to be my 21st...my parents took me to Vegas and we had a blast rolling the dice! :)

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  16. Thank you for sharing your story and for sharing your passion for reading.

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  17. My favorite birthday was my 19th birthday. All my family got together and we went and ate a Salt Grass. My mom had a pink princess cake made and after we had a HUGE party at my mom's house and got trashed, lol

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  18. Definitely my 21st. Don't think I can tell the story though, lol!

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  19. and Thank you for this GERAT giveaway. Happy Birthday to your blog!

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