29 March, 2011

The Big 4-0-0!!

Hello all!!! I honestly can't believe I have been blogging this long/so much!! 400 is kind of a big number. I think it needs some sort of celebration, don't you!? And since doing something like this would take too much work...


I figured we might want to celebrate in a different - but still fun - way. =)

As most of you know, I've been doing a whole lot of reading lately. About a month or so ago, I fell in love with a certain series of books of the "chick lit" persuasion. And goodness knows I have loved every single book ever written by Nicholas Sparks. (Yes, even Three Weeks with My Brother which was not even fiction...or romancey.) I also "blame" him for getting me to love North Carolina even before I met my husband and moved there. I've read many other books, including ones about the lives of milspouses, but I always come back to "chick lit" for good, easy, fun reads. So, when I was trying to decide how to celebrate my big 400th post I finally landed on a pretty darn good idea.


Why not do a book giveaway?! =D

After much consideration, I decided that I would give away these lovely books:


If I were all of you, I would be pretty darn excited right now!! =D I chose the Bride Quartet mainly because they're just really fun reads. The Guardian is my absolute favorite of Nicholas Sparks' books. And, of course, we can't forget the Milies! The Ocean Between Us is a really great book about a Navy family. I have loved each of these books. I thought I would share some of my favorite books with one of you lucky readers!!


Now, I bet you're all wondering what you have to do to enter. I'll try and keep it simple for you, ok?


1. You must be a follower. {And please don't just click the "follow" button just because you want to win something! I find that very annoying.} Leave me a comment letting me know you follow me.


2. Tell me (in another comment) the name of your favorite book.


3. Tweet about it! Just make sure you mention me (@gijoeswifeblog) and come back here and leave me a comment. Limit one tweet per day.


4. Blog about it! Link your post to this one and then leave me a comment.


That's it! Please leave me a comment for each entry!!! I will be using random.org to select the winner, so you are responsible for all of your entries. 

This giveaway will end on Monday, April 4th at midnight, EST. The winner will then be selected and announced here on the blog either that night or the next day. 


Go forth and enter!! =)

Happy Monday!

50 comments:

~The Buzuleciu's~ said...

I follow you :)

~The Buzuleciu's~ said...

I havent read any of those books, but I love romancey chick lit stuff!! My fave books lately are probably the Twilight books (hey its a love story!!!)

Chantal said...

I can win still, right? ;) I'm a follower!

Chantal said...

And picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite child! Let's say Outlander today, just because I'm absolutely obsessed.

Kaylee said...

I follow you!!

Kaylee said...

My favorite book?! Gosh, that's hard! Well stick with the fiction category to make it easier today - there is a series that I got a LONG time ago, but will be forever in love with. The first book is called Where the Far Hills Roam. It's great. Love them.

Amanda said...

awesome giveaway!
oh yeah, and I'm a follower.

Nicole said...

I've been a follower forever! And I also hate when people just follow you to win something!!!

Nicole said...

My favorite book is My Lobotomy by Howard Dully...sounds gory, but it's not!

ACUs and ABCs said...

I follow you!

ACUs and ABCs said...

My favorite book is Sammy's Hill. There is also a sequal called Sammy's House. They are sooo funny and easy reads!

AF wifey said...

Of course I follow you! :)

AF wifey said...

I absolutely adore Nicholas Sparks... My favorite is The Rescue.

AF wifey said...

tweeted!

AF wifey said...

I blogged about it!
http://afwifey4lifey.blogspot.com/2011/03/up-at-em.html

Jenn said...

I follow you of course!

Jenn said...

My favorite book is the perfect fit. It's about what happens after you lose the weight. Something most books don't cover.

Amanda said...

I read ALL the time & bought a Debbie Macomber yesterday morning called Between Friends- short GREAT read= finished it last night. I follow & congratulations on 400 Posts!

Our Little Fam said...

I am a new follower! :) and congrats on 400! Wooo hooo!!

Jillian said...

I'm a recent follower who loves books!

Jillian said...

It's hard for me to pick a favorite book, but I do cherish Nine Stories by JD Salinger.

JG said...

Whoo-hoo!! I'm so excited about this! I am definitely a follower.

JG said...

And my favorite book...changes all the time. I'll say the Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers.

JG said...

And yes, I twittered it, and I will every day, so be prepared to be flooded with comments. :)

Allison said...

I am a follower! :)

Allison said...

My favorite book is by Nicholas Sparks as well and it was the Last Song.

Allison said...

I tweeted, too!!! :)

Jes said...

I'm a follower. I haven't read any of these books, so I'm excited about this!

Jes said...

I could read Catcher in the Rye over and over again, so I guess it's my favorite.

Jes said...

and I tweeted =)

Katie said...

I'm definitely a follower-- what a great giveaway girl! :) The Guardian is one of my faves by Nicholas Sparks.

~The Buzuleciu's~ said...

I linked this post with my blog entry for today :D

ACUs and ABCs said...

I linked to your post and blogged about it.
http://acusandabcs.blogspot.com/2011/03/favorite-booksand-giveaway.html

The McGriff's said...

I follow you!

I haven't read the Nora Roberts books. I love Nicholas Sparks so since you like both I may pick one of Nora's books up next library trip. I always have the hardest time finding a new author to read :-)

Mrs H. said...

i'm a follower!

Mrs H. said...

Wow i can't pick a favorite books. But most of my favorites are writen by stephen king!

JG said...

Blogged about it!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Congrats on hitting 400! That's exciting! I'm a follower! I keep wanting to read that Nora Roberts series!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

My favorite book is actual a series about Stone Barrington by Stuart Woods. LOVE THEM!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Just now tweeted!

Cole said...

I'm a new follower!

And...I'm having a 400 follower giveaway right now. Drop by and enter. :-)

http://allthesmallstuff-cole.blogspot.com/2011/03/four-hundred-followers-giveaway.html

Cole said...

My favorite books are Charlaine Harris' Southern Dead series (aka Sookie Stackhouse). :-)

MrsMcDancer said...

I follow your blog :)

MrsMcDancer said...

It's so tough to pick just one favorite book, I could read Sabriel over and over. It may be young adult but Garth Nix is an amazing author.
On a more adult level, the Great Gatsby.

Kodi said...

I'm a new follower. I found you through JG, and I'm a military spouse too. :)

Kodi said...

I love so many books, but my all-time favorite is The Phantom Tollbooth.

Kodi said...

I tweeted 4/2/11. I'm @kodibevelle

Lou said...

im a follower, of course

Lou said...

favorite book...eat pray love..before the movie hype:)

Lou said...

I tweeted: @lnguinn