Sunlit Pages Turns One: GIVEAWAY!

May 20, 2013

On May 22, 2012, I wrote the first official post of Sunlit Pages. Prior to May 22nd, this blog had been in the works for a looooong time, and there was something so indescribably satisfying about clicking "Publish" on that first post. Sunlit Pages had launched.

Even though I have a million book reviews to be writing (okay, four), I have decided to spend the entire week celebrating the advent of this blog. Yeah, maybe a little overkill. But honestly, I've found so much joy and personal fulfillment in the existence of this blog and in having a place to record anything I want to about my little obsessions and interests, and so, by golly, I can't let the week just pass by without a little extra notice.

Hey, I even have a schedule for the week. That's how much I've been thinking about this anniversary. You'd think this blog was one of my kids. I guess it kind of is--my afternoon child, when all my real children are sleeping! :-)

Here's a look at the not-in-any-way-official, subject-to-change schedule for the week:

Monday, May 20th: Happy Anniversary/announce giveaway
Tuesday, May 21st: Why I Started This Blog
Wednesday, May 22nd: Why I Named This Blog Sunlit Pages
Thursday, May 23rd: List of Most Memorable Posts
Friday, May 24th: Blogging Philosophy
Saturday, May 25th: Sunlit Pages of the Future and Giveaway Winner Announced

Who would have thought I could waste an entire week talking about my blog? Well, stick around and you'll see it done.

And now, I'm excited to announce the first-ever giveaway on Sunlit Pages!!! I wanted some way to thank my loyal readers (whether I personally know you or not), and what better way to say thank you than with a book? So I am happy to be able to give away to the winner his/her choice of one of two books:

First choice:

A hardback edition of one of my all-time favorite books: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
(For my recent review of this book, click here.)

Second choice:

A hardback copy of the picture book All the World by the fabulous Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee.
(Sorry for the poor-quality photos. See that "Sunlit Pages of the Future" on May 25th? Yeah, higher quality photos are definitely on that to-do list!)

In order to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me how much you ADORE Sunlit Pages. Ha! Just kidding. I mean, you DO need to leave a comment to enter (because how else am I supposed to know if you would like one of these fabulous books?), but you can forget the adoration. However, it would be super, super helpful if your email address was either linked to your profile or included in the comment so I can personally contact you when you win.

Sorry, one more thing. Don't think that this is a giveaway solely for the people I know personally. It's not! If you read this blog, then it's for you! This is a blog with a small readership, true, but not because I'm trying to keep it hidden. So comment away! Introduce yourself! I can't wait to meet you!

(The contest will officially end at midnight, choose your own time zone, on Friday, May 24th. I will announce the winner on Saturday, May 25th.)

(Sorry, because I'm not wealthy, this giveaway is for readers in the United States only. However, if you are a reader outside the U.S., I would still LOVE to hear from you, and hopefully sometime in the future, I'll be able to do a giveaway for you, too!) 

30 comments:

  1. yay a giveaway! Its amazing to me how many children's books there are. I haven't heard of most of the ones you've posted about. Gives me ideas of books to look up at our library. marseillel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Oh but I do adore your blog! :-) And I can't wait to read more about why you started it and about the title.

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  3. COngrats on the first year! I wish I had your dedication :-) but I like to read your blog muchly

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  4. COngrats on the first year! I wish I had your dedication :-) but I like to read your blog muchly

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  5. COngrats on the first year! I wish I had your dedication :-) but I like to read your blog muchly

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  6. I started following your blog a few weeks ago, and I love it :) I love the books you chose to give away. reviewkidsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I remember your gorgeous review of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and would LOVE to enter to win it.

    Thank you sugar for the contest.

    You're an amazing writer and it's been a pleasure following you.

    Thank you for being you and happy bloggy anniversary.

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  10. Hey Sis, can I just have your autograph?

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  11. Congrats on a whole year! Way to go!

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  12. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com

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  13. How fun! I adore sunlit pages because I love great book recommendations! And, I adore the author of sunlit pages. :)

    marejl at gmail dot com

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  14. Yay!!! I adore your blog and all of your reviews and just feeling like I get to "hang out" with you through the blog. I put so many of the books you talk about here on hold - that it is ridiculous! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts over the last year. I much appreciate it. And CONGRATS!!!

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  15. Awww, Sunlit Pages is one! So awesome of you to host a giveaway, too -- I need to do that on my blog at some point. But honestly, I love reading your blog and know how hard you work at it. And I've loved getting to know you better! I hope Sunlit Pages continues to grow. :)

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  16. I'm not entering the contest but wanted you to know that I read your blog and enjoy it. You do have a talent for interesting, informative, and entertaining writing. Happy Birthday. Papa Dave

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  17. Amy, look at you and all your comments! I actually do adore your blog and I love discovering new books or sharing in the joy of familiar ones. Happy birthday to your fourth child!

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  18. I love entering giveaways! I can't believe it's already been a year! I love reading your blog. I just finished quiet yesterday and loved it!!!!

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  19. Congratulations on your blogiversary! So exciting! And look at you with a planned out week! I'm very impressed. I always intend to schedule... but somehow it never seems to happen :) I'm always amazed at how many and varied your reviews are here. Since I joined a little late, I'm looking forward to your posts this week so I can find out the back story :)

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  20. I am a big fan of Sunlit Pages. You do a great job sharing your reading adventures. I look forward to year two.

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  21. Happy one year! Love your blog!!
    beezerboy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Thanks for stopping by Tales of a Bookworm and offering this giveaway! I still haven't read the Kate DiCamillo book yet, so that would be on my list.

    btcuenin@gmail.com

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  23. Aww, congrats on your one year blogging anniversary! I've enjoyed getting to know you through your thoughtful posts and I hope you'll be blogging for many years to come!

    avidreader25 [at] gmail.com

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  24. Your blog gives me so many new books to read. I'd like think I'm well read, but inevitably you've already read everything that I would recommend to you.

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  25. Your blog is so well done! While we may not have the exact taste in books I share your love of reading. I also love reading about your reading! Rachel Seppie

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  26. I happened upon your blog a few months ago via Pinterest, and I immediately signed up as a follower(something I usually don't do--I'm very choosy about following because my time is at a premium)! I always enjoy your posts; they are well written and insightful. You have encouraged me to return to my love of reading...thank you!
    ~Dayna
    jajasasi@gmail.com

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  27. I used to blog (meaning, write on my own and keep up more or less on a score of others). Now I regularly check two blogs. And this is one of them. We have checked out several of the picture books that you've reviewed, and I have been jealous of the sheer volume of literature you consume :). And I just like keeping our friendship via Sunlit Pages.

    Congrats on one year!

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  28. Happy 1st year anniversary...may there be many more! I have LOVED reading your blog and getting ideas for our church school library. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I really do ADORE Sunlit Pages. Awesome Amy!

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