Wednesday, April 20, 2011

❤hoppy easter eggstravaganza giveaway hop!

the seasonMy Easter weekend will be an marvelously busy one. A friend is visiting from North Carolina, so I'm having her over for a few nights (yes, everyone is coming, and yes, it's going to be a MAJOR WILD SLUMBER PARTY), and Saturday, I have a rugby home game! The last one of the season -- we better win :) Sunday, I'm probably having dinner with my dad (not that either of us know how to cook) or having an Easter picnic with the rugby girls. Either way, it's going to be a great way to enjoy my one Sunday off. Usually, my Sundays are even more tiring than my Saturdays but thankfully I have a break this weekend. I don't celebrate Easter meticulously religiously, and I know a lot of people don't either. What are you doing for Easter?
the hop The Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Yara at Once Upon a Twilight, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.  For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop is scheduled from April 20th at 12.01 AM  until April 25th at 11:59 PM.
the giveaway I have some ARCs on hand that I'm excited to give away.
I know the picture is sort of difficult to see (the flash on my camera was acting outrageous) but if you can't tell by the covers, the three books up for grabs are:
So there is a little bit of something for everyone, I hope :)
the rules ❤  Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make following my blog a mandatory entry. (The GFC follow button is on the upper lefthand sidebar -- not that I even have a righthand sidebar). For additional entries, you can (+2) follow me on Twitter (@lovestephaniexx) and (+2) enter my Lillian Brummet giveaway. So that's up to five entries, three winners total.
Leave a comment on this post saying you follow, along with your email address. Let me know if you have any additional entries, too. No need to comment multiple times! 
Because of shipping costs, this giveaway is open only to those residing in the US. If you're international and want to enter, you'll have to pay for shipping.
the small print I'm not saying this because I'm completely anal, but because it's something I noticed going on a lot with follower hops. The point of them is not to temporarily follow that blog and unfollow as soon as the giveaway is over. The point of the follower hops is for the blogs generously offering giveaway prizes to gain more readers and followers -- in return, participants receive the opportunity to win great prizes such as books, gift cards, and swag. I'm not just speaking on behalf of myself, because seriously, I'm so grateful for the followship I have (love every each and one of you!), but I know for a fact this happens with lots of other blogs as well. Being part of the blogging community, I just want to let my two cents be heard. And not to sound cheeky, but a lot of us bloggers use Qwitter, which is an app that tells us exactly who unfollows us on Twitter, so we're not as stupid as you think ;) Just saying. 
the end Sorry if my rant was a little bitchy. I'm not trying to be mean. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU so don't even go there, darling. Be sure to enter all of the other giveaways going on for this hop; there are so many great prizes being given away! Have an incredible Easter, everyone. Keep eating, keep reading, keep sleeping, keep whatevering. Keep loving and living, guys.

xo and always,
Stephanie