Tara Thomas! You are the second winner of our 1 Year Anniversary Contest Extravaganza! Please email us at email@example.com with your mailing address, and we will send you your prize pack, which will include 9-10 fabulous books, including a few autographed ones! Your prize pack could include some of these:
Again, a big thank you to everyone who has participated so far. We love reading your comments, and we appreciate the advice given to make our blog even better!
And remember—this contest is running all month long, so please check out the contest post to leave a comment and win some fabulous prizes. There are still three more chances to win!
Polly Stahl! You are the first winner in our Blog Anniversary Extravaganza! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, and we will send you your prize pack, which will include 9-10 books and an ARC or two. These books or ARCs could be some of these:
Thank you to everyone who has participated so far! We have been reading all the comments and appreciating what our readers have to say. Did you notice that both Tracey and Kristin included the grade levels in their recent posts? We’re already taking your advice!
The contest isn’t over. We are drawing a new winner every Friday in March (not to mention the grand prize on the last Friday), so that’s four more chances to win.
Do you have any suggestions about something you’d like to see? Or do you just want to tell us that you enjoy reading our posts? That’s okay too. Whatever your feedback, leave it in a comment on the contest announcement post to enter. Check back each Friday in March to see if you are the winner.
Thank you for helping us to start off a great second year at Books in Bloom!
All of us at Books in Bloom are excited to announce the one-year anniversary of our blog! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our reviews and have found some great new books to read and share with others. To celebrate this milestone in our blog’s history, we’ll be giving away a fantastic prize every Friday in March, starting March 9th. Then on March 30th we’ll have our regular Friday winner and a Grand Prize winner! That’s right folks, there are five chances to win some great stuff. Prizes will differ each week and may include fabulous new books (some autographed!), posters, ARCs, and more!
What do you have to do to be eligible to win one of these amazing prizes? It’s simple. Just comment below about what you’ve liked so far about the blog or what you would like to see improved or done differently (don’t worry, you can still win a prize if you have a criticism). We’ve had so much fun doing this blog, and we want to make next year even better. So we need to hear from our readers about how we can make that happen.
And since we’re librarians and love to put the right books in people’s hands, we’re even tailoring the prizes to your needs and interests. We just can’t help ourselves! All you have to do is indicate what grade level you’d prefer by putting ES, MS, or HS at the end of your comment, and we’ll give you materials at that level. Don’t care what level you get? Then leave it off and we’ll put a little something from each level in your package!
Welcome to our first book contest here at Books in Bloom! We want to celebrate the New Year, and what better way than to give away a fantastic book. So we’ve decided to give away a copy of John Green’s new book, The Fault in Our Stars (Coming out Jan. 10th). This book has had such an impact on us, and although it’s only January, we think it’s going to be the best book of the year! Check out Tracey’s Promising Bloom post to read more about this amazing title.
The rules are simple. Just post a comment telling us about a book that has impacted you the most and why. We’ll choose a comment randomly and Tracey will announce the winner in her post on Monday!
Promising Blooms is a new category that will feature upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating–releases that won’t be coming out for two or three months. Rather than a jam-packed review, you can expect a candy-coated teaser to leave you wanting more! These wonderful books will be marked with a
**Stay tuned to see our very first Promising Blooms post by Tracey L.!**
In response to the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, Mackin has created a special Funds4Books Disaster Relief program to to help rebuild the school library collections that were damaged in Joplin. The Missouri Association of School Librarians provided this update on the organization’s website:
“All Joplin librarians are safe, however several of their schools have been destroyed or heavily damaged. Irving Elementary and Joplin High School are total losses, and East Middle School is severely damaged. The school year has ended early and summer school has been canceled.”
School may be out for the summer, but the Joplin Area School District has only twelve weeks to rebuild for the 2011-2012 school year. This is where Mackin comes in.
In cooperation with the Joplin School District, the Missouri Association of School Librarians, and the Southwest Regional Association of School Librarians, Mackin Educational Resources invites Books in Bloom readers (and beyond–spread the word!) help Joplin rebuild by donating to the Funds4Books Disaster Relief program. 100% of funds raised will be given to librarians who lost their libraries, and Mackin will match 10% of every $100 donated!
For the last two months, we’ve enjoyed sharing our passion for books with all of you, and now we’re pleased to share our faces! For more info about our backgrounds and interests, check out our About page. And don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS feed to keep up-to-date on the latest and greatest books!
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Many thanks to Taia Morley for doing such a wonderful job on our pictures!