Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gratitude Giveaways Hop!

The Hop

The Gratitude Giveaways Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, 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 Gratitude Giveaways Hop is scheduled from November 15th at 12.01 AM until November 25th at 11:59 PM (your time).

The Prizes

Two lucky followers will each win a a book of choice from The Book Depository! As long as TBD ships to you, you're eligible to enter.

Want some suggestions? Here are a few books that have been recently released (or will be out by the end of this giveaway!) I've been dying to get my hands on:

The Rules

Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make following by blog via email a mandatory entry. Submit your email address here, or in the box on the sidebar, and make sure you verify the subscription!

To enter, leave a comment on this post with an interesting fact about yourself. I love learning about my followers! :) Interesting fact about me? Hmmm... I'm a huge foodie, and will pretty much try everything, but there are certain foods most people love that I absolutely can't stand. Examples would be donuts (although I'm a whore for warm apple fritters, mehehe), lemonade, cream cheese, soda, and potatoes. I swear I'm not a picky eater though... I love things lots of people don't, such as mushrooms, tofu, swiss cheese, and weird vegetables like eggplant and arugula. LOL maybe I just have a weird palette.

As a reminder, this giveaway is open internationally. YAY!

The Small Print

I'm not saying this because I want to make your life a living hell, but because I've noticed lots of unfollowing going on at the end of blog hops. The point of giveaway hops is not to temporarily follow that blog and unfollow as soon as the giveaway is over; the point of follower hops is for blogs generously offering giveaway prizes to gain more readers and followers, and in return, give participants 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 my two cents be heard. A lot of us bloggers also use Qwitter, which is an app that tells us exactly who unfollows us on Twitter, so we're not as oblivious as you think. If you are so inclined as to read more about how I feel on this subject matter, please refer to this blog post.

The End

Sorry 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!

There are a bunch of giveaways going on right here at Books à la Mode as well. Check them out at the top of the sidebar or by clicking here!

xo and always!