Saturday, April 16, 2011

Half-a-Blogoversary Mega Giveaway!

It's my Blogoversary, guys!!! *squeals*
Okay, so it will be my blogoversary in exactly six months.  It's my Half-a-Blogoversary, anyway, and I fully intend to celebrate A Myriad of Books turning 1/2 a year old.

Take a look at what's what was up for grabs: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Big thanks to all who entered!  I can't wait to host a one-year blogoversary giveaway!

Giving Away:
-- Virals by Kathy Reichs (hardcover)
-- The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (paperback)
-- Relic Master: The Dark City by Catherine Fisher (ARC)
-- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (hardcover)
-- Matched by Ally Condie (hardcover)
-- Swoon by Nina Malkin (paperback)
-- Elphame's Choice by PC Cast (paperback)
-- Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (hardcover)
-- Pegasus by Robin McKinley (hardcover)
-- Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakly-Cartwright (movie novel, paperback)
-- Sea Change by Aimee Friedman (hardcover)
-- Fallen by Lauren Kate (hardcover)

To Enter: Leave a comment with your entries (include links to anywhere you helped to spread the word for extra entries, please.  One comment for all your extra entries is fine, but add them all up for me!), and tell me which book of those I'm giving away you're most excited to read.  The last day to enter is Saturday, May 7th-- entries close at midnight. 
-- To enter, you must have a mailing address in the US or Canada, be at least 13 years of age, and you must follow A Myriad of Books. 

Extra Entries: 

+ 2 entries for each tweet or Facebook update you post about this giveaway

+3 entries for a blog sidebar link to the giveaway

+ 5 entries for a blog post about the giveaway (keeping it short and sweet is perfectly fine)

The two winners will be chosen by on May 6th.  Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize following my notification before I have to pick a new winner.  Good luck, you guys, and thanks so much for following and supporting my blog.  These last six months being part of the book blogging community have been fantastic, and I know the months and years to come will be just as awesome!


Nellee Horne said...

I posted a little blog post about it! And also a link to it on the left hand side above my currently reading section.

Also gave a link on facebook.

Tweeted it as well.

I absolutely can't wait to read Hush, Hush, Fallen, and Matched!

Nellee Horne said...

Oh, and I also posted a link on my book's facebook page!!/profile.php?id=100002360430886&sk=wall

Nellee Horne said...

When you say, notification, do you mean on your blog or email? Sorry, just wondering :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds awesome :)


I made a blog post about this ;)

I also put a link in my sidebar!

Total Entries: 9

Sarah said...

Oh! And my favourite is "The Iron Witch" :D

Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

Happy half-blogoversary! Haha. :) I don't have any cake in the house right now, but I do have baklava! *sends cyber baklava* I LOVE baklava. I also like saying the word baklava. Haha! Anyways. I've already read Hush, Hush, Matched, and Fallen, so out of that list I would love to read The Iron Witch, Pegasus, and Red Riding Hood! (not necessarily in that order)

+1 Comment
+2 Tweeted:!/Leecheeeee_3LB/status/59283799212687360
+2 Facebook:
+3 Sidebar link (
+5 Blog Post:


Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)


Nellee Horne said...

Ah, so that's how you post these.

+2facebook again
+3Sidebar link
+5Blog post

so, +15?

Sonia said...

Happy half-a-blogoversary! I wish you many, many more years of happy blogging and reading :D Thanks so much for this giveaway! The prizes are insanely fabulous.

The one I'm most looking forward to is probably MATCHED by Ally Condie. They all look great though!


Sonia said...
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Sonia said...

Sorry, the total for that one up there was just 3 :) Thanks again.

Unknown said...

Hi! Thank you for the giveaway.

I am a new follower, and the book that I am the most excited to read is Pegasus.

ceeenndee at gmail dot com

Vivien said...

I would love to read Relic Master by Catherine Fisher.

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Mary Ellen said...

I'm most excited to read The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Erika said...

Happy half-a-blogoversery! I most want to read Hush, Hush.

Extra entries:
+2 I tweeted here:!/erikareading/status/59316401227309056
+3 I sidebar linked (right side bar) here:

Total entries = 6

Thanks for the awesomeness!

Unknown said...

Happy 6 months! Thanks for the giveaway!

+2 I tweeted


Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

Happy Half Blogoversary!!! Congrats hun. I am most looking forward to reading Fallen!

I Tweeted!/kristenceci/status/59322287987494913

Facebook update

Congratulations on 6 months of amazingness!

ashley said...

+1 Most excited to read Matched by Allie Condie

+2 TWEETED-!/Holt9102/status/59325508793548800

+3 SIDEBAR-(Under May Giveaways)


TOTAL-11 Entries

GFC follower-ashley

Nellee Horne said...

Oh, I forgot my book's twitter page


Total entries: +17

mendy said...

I would love to read Viral. Sounds like a great plot.

Laura (All of Everything) said...

Matched! I've wanted to read it since it came out :P
Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your (half) Blogoversary!

Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I am most excited about The Iron Witch, I want to read it SO BAD!!

+1 comment
+2 Tweet:!/enterthedrew/status/59372864071155712
+2 Facebook:!/profile.php?id=1212566230

Total = 5

I follow on GFC as Tiffany Drew

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win Matched - it looks like such a great book, and I've been after it for a while!

Total entries: 1

Lindsay Cummings author said...

thanks for this! so awesome! most excited for pegasus or claire de lune, just b/c i love the covers so much!

americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
follow via gfc

cant wait to read swoon

Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!! GFC follower

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Love a half a blogoversary giveaway. Awesome idea



alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Anki said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks!

GFC follower.....

Unknown said...

Fun giveaway.

I would like to enter and the book I am most interested in is The Iron Witch.

+1 to enter
+2 tweet!/CoreenaMcBurnie/status/59613140895285249

Allana Woods said...

This giveaway is beyond AWESOME! Happy Half-Blogoversary!!! I really want to read Matched, it sounds delightful! :D

+1 entry
+2 Tweeted (
+3 Blog sidebar (left side)

Total of 6 entries

C.C. Jackson said...

Thanks for posting such a great giveaway!

I posted a blog...

And a Facebook-

And a tweet-

Asenath said...

I really want to read Pegasus.

arallison at gmail dot com

+1 comment

+2 tweeted!/msasenath/status/59740358501867521

Total: 3

Z. Taco said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I really want to read The Iron Witch.



Total: +5

April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D Congrats on your half blogoversary :D I really wanna read Iron Witch!

+2 I tweeted:!/ramen_addict/status/59763835745210368

Total: 3

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Great giveaway!

+2 tweeted!/lmm831/status/59766821607325696

+2 facebook

Total of 5

Tawni said...

Awesome giveaway! Thank you :)

+ 2 entries for each tweet or Facebook update you post about this giveaway!/TawniBookWorm/statuses/59763120536698880

+3 entries for a blog sidebar link to the giveaway - Sidebar

+ 5 entries for a blog post about the giveaway (keeping it short and sweet is perfectly fine)

+10 Total


Alice said...

Hi! Super excited about this giveaway :)

Top choice: Matched by Ally Condie

+1 comment
+2 tweeted (@alice_unblocked)

total: +3

fangirl_18 said...

wow! i really want to win this!

my email is:

my twitter is:

books i would like to win are:
1. Hush Hush (for sure! i love this book the most! Patch is... amazing!)
2. Fallen ( i heard it's an awesome book and i would like to win this!)
3. Red Riding Hood ( i heard it's really good and there's a movie on it and i would like to watch it but i like to watch the movie first)
4. Matched (my friend recommended it to me and said it's awesome and i would want to read this!)
5. The Iron Witch ( i read the synopsis and it sound amazing!)
6. Swoon (i read the synopsis and it seems really interesting!)
i'm really excited for this! i hope i will this time! and yes i do live in Canada and I'm 14 year old!
Thank you for the this amazing opportunity!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the half-a-blogoversary!

Posted the giveaway here:

and i'm a GFC follower

total entries: 6


Sarah W. said...
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Sarah W. said...

Hi! New follower here. I can't wait to read Fallen!

+2 Tweeted:

Sarah @ Inklings Read.

Sarah W. said...

and my email is inklingsread(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alex said...

Virals looks pretty interesting.

alex(.)civilisation at gmail dot com

+1 comment

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

HI. I'm entering. I tweeted:!/kikishoes/status/59807604641239040

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

I shared on face book!/Kisha.White/posts/139331776140543

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

I'd like to read The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney;Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakly-Cartwright; and Sea Change by Aimee Friedman.

rakisha dot white at gmail dot com

Orchid said...

Congrats on your first six months of blogging!!!

I've already read an ARC of Pegasus (which was amazing), so I'm going to go with The Iron Witch.

Thanks for the super giveaway. ^_^

+5 Blogged about it.
+2 Tweeted


The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Evie said...

Kyaaaaa xD *my jaw just dropped to the floor* What an awesome giveaway!!! Congrats on your half-blogoversary!

+ I Twitted about it @SeoEvie!/SeoEvie/status/59810656332947456


Tina said...

Hi! New follower here. I can't wait to read some of these books!

melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I'm most excited about Swoon.
+2 Tweeted at!/LexieBookBug/status/59819149748224000
+2 FB at!/permalink.php?story_fbid=208369739187579&id=1650681811
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Tabathia B said...

+ 1 (comment) most excited about matched

+ 2 tweet!/ChelleB36/status/59824158627991552

+ 2 shared on fb

=5 total entries

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Lyssa Anne said...

I'm most excited to read Matched. I've heard good things.

+2 Tweeted

+3 Blog Sidebar Link

+5 Blog Post

=10 entries

Awesome giveaway! Congrats on the Half-a-Blogoversary!


donnas said...

I am most excited to read The Iron Witch. Read so many great things about it.

+2 tweet -!/DonnaS1/status/59832742749278208

+5 post -

total - 8

bacchus76 at myself dot com

LadyVampire2u said...

Happy Half-a-Blogoversary to you! And thanks for celebrating with everyone. A great bunch of books and my favorite amung those would be PC Cast's Elphame's Choice. Mainly because lots of these are new authors to me that I haven't had the chance to read yet.

+2 I did Tweet this:!/LadyVampire2u/status/59945804978339840

Thanks for entering me!
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Margay Leah Justice said...

Happy Half-Blogoversary! I really want to read Claire de Lune and Fallen.


Jamie said...

Heard really great things about Sea Change.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I am a new follower, and the book that I am the most excited to read is Matched.

christinak at mac dot com

Justine said...

I'm most excited for Matched! I've been pining it for a while :D

+2 tweet
+3 sidebar

Total = 5 :)

justeena_25 at yahoo dot ca

Justine said...

I'm most excited for Matched! I've been pining it for a while :D

+2 tweet
+3 sidebar

Total = 5 :)

justeena_25 at yahoo dot ca

Unknown said...

Great giveaway!
Sea Change looks fabulous.


Kat said...

@Nellee-- I usually do the notification via email, but if you were to win and it was easier to leave a comment on your blog, that's cool as well. I'm not picky, and the 48 hours to respond aren't set in stone, either. :)

@Lucia-- Thanks for the cyber baklava!! I'd never heard of baklava, but it looks good on Google images. ;)

Nellee Horne said...

Leaving a comment on my blog would be great as well. Whichever you want to do to notify is totally fine with me :)

+17 entries

Megan said...

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

+2 Tweet!/mekyser/status/60160044964130816

+2 FB

+3 Sidebar

Total: 8

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read Virals :)

I am a follower (Throuthehaze)

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Rosa said...

Wow, awesome giveaway! I'm most excited to read Matched!


Total entries: 3

rosashah [at] gmail [dot] com

Moridin said...
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Julie S said...

I really want to read Matched. It sounds great.


Anonymous said...

I've been yearning to read Fallen by Lauren Kate. The book covers nowadays are very intriquing, and so amazing to look at. But aside from that, I really like the story that Lauren Kate wrote about.

+ 5 for a blog entry (

Anne said...

I'm so excited for Sea Change! It looks so good!

Thanks for the giveaway!

greenparrot55 [at] hotmail [dot] com

RandomlyKait said...

WOW,awsome giveaway! Out of that list, I think Virals looks Great.

I Blogged about it here:


Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway! I am most excited for Matched! (It would be Hush, Hush, but I am already obsessed with it)

+5 Posted a blog for your fab giveaway

5 total
Plus, a new and interested follower

Unknown said...

Happy Half-blogoversary1! I'm most excited about Red Riding Hood.
+1 comment
+5 blog post
+2 tweeted!/mbreakfield/status/60571959142006785
+8= total

TheGirlOnFire said...

I am most excited to read Iron Witch!


thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

shijuan said...
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latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you so much! I want to read Matched heard so much about it.Im a GFC follower/latishajean
+2 Tweeted too

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! Fallen, The Iron Witch and Matched look really good, I already read and enjoyed Pegasus. :)
GFC follower.
+2 Tweet!/LiederMadchen

pointy star said...

Happy anniversary and thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!

I can't wait to read Virals, Matched, and The Iron Witch!

Elise said...

gfc follower - elise
I am excited for pegasus, the iron witch, matched, sea change, virals, claire de lune, swoon.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

Yay giveaway! New follower :)

AwesomeNiks said...

New follower! :D


Facebook post:!/permalink.php?story_fbid=179731665411183&id=13757352

Blogged here:

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

This is such an awesome and generous giveaway.
I've started following you
I'd love to read Hush, Hush.

+ 1 comment

+ 2 tweet

3 total.


Unknown said...

Happy Half-Blogiversary! Thank you for the great giveaway.

I'd pick The Iron Witch as my 1st choice.

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Krystal Larson said... I posted your giveaway on my blog!!/profile.php?id=100000547840483 Posted to Facebook :)!/Icecream1891 Tweeted as well :)
+10 points YAY!!!
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakly-Cartwright please!

Ken said...

I'm most excited about Hush Hush.


Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! I am most excited about Pegasus, Iron Witch, and Red Riding Hood. :) Though a few others are getting me excited, too. :)

+2 Tweeted:!/ArtsyBookishGal/status/63805645677281281

+2 FB Share:!/permalink.php?story_fbid=159230957472692&id=543401866

+3 Sidebar Link: Left side on

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

Mandy IReadIndie said...

wow awesome giveaway!!
I tweeted
I facebooked
I blogged

9 points total

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Hey, thanks for this AMAZING giveaway! Congrats on coming this far...yay! :D

The books I am most excited for are Matched, Pegasus, Sea Change and Fallen. Would kill to read those! :D

+2 Tweet:!/inluvwithbookz/status/63803689613279233

+2 Facebook post:

+2 Google Buzz post:

+5 Blog Post:

+3 Sidebar Post:

Total Entries = 14

GFC Follower: Enamored Soul
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

Bekka said...

Happy Halfablogoversary!

I posted a mini-blog!

And you can find the sidebar on the same page, too.

so +8! I'm so excited! Especially for Matched!

Krystal Larson said...

My sister told me about this blog and giveaway. I read Seachange and loved it. Redriding hood was a good movie, so I believe the book will be even better. I've been waiting to read the rest of these books. I tweeted about it, but can't get the link to copy over. I also put it on my Facebook profile. Here's the link for FB:!/profile.php?id=100000562922879

skkorman said...

Great giveaway—I would most like to read Virals!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

dakotagirl16 said...

Many happy returns! I tweeted and FB'd about the giveaway. I sadly do not have a blog :( but enjoy reading yours!

I think mine add up to 5 entries?
here are the links to my posts:!/profile.php?id=100000562922879

Tiwtter is mean and doesn't let me copy the webadress:

@ChelseaCarson1Chelsea Carson

Big book giveaway at

So that's the best I can do!

Thanks and the total is 5 entries!

hiba said...

I'm dying to read Hush Hush!!!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway and happy 1/2 anniversary :D

posted tweet @wovenstrands +2

I really hope to win <3

Shell said...

I would love to read Claire de Lune.

+1 follow as oreo_93
+2 tweeted:!/WulfLuva93/status/64395387745734656

Total: 3

oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

Val said...

GFC follower Valerie

Really want to read Iron Witch and Matched.

I think this gives me 3 entries

Thanks for the give away.

Anonymous said...

I really want to read Pegasus and Sea Change!


Entries: 2


Thank you!

Meredith said...

I'd most like to read Virals.

+2 Tweeted!/tessaa99/status/64506482032517120

Total entries 3

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea said...

I'd most like to read Iron Witch. It looks awesome!

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Meghan Saldecki


Christie said...

Following on GFC (Christie)

I'm most excited to read Matched :)!/Chrissie123123/status/64730046228729856

Total Entries = 5

swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Memrie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm most excited about Pegasus. :)

+2 Tweeted -!/darkangel231988/status/64736504743870464

3 entries


pointy star said...

Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway! I'm really excited to read Virals and Matched!

Read for your future! said...

Please enter me for your contest. I would love to win CLair de lune

Read for your future! said...

1. Entry for tweeting


Read for your future! said...

2. Entry for tweeting


Cheyenne said...

Great giveaway!

I'm following your blog. My GFC name is Cheylea

I tweeted!!/cheylea120/status/64892972046618624

Here's my email:

I'm really excited to read Matched, Hush Hush, and Fallen!

Total entries: 3

Jennifer said...

GFC follower (jennifer)

I am really excited to read Fallen

+2 tweet!/jlkalman26/status/59602780104556544

+2 another tweet!/jlkalman26/status/59666638877884416

+2 another tweet!/jlkalman26/status/59805314186358784

+2 another tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/60057812302176256

+2 another tweet!/jlkalman26/status/60333037975650304

+2another tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/60707950192373760

+2 another tweet!/jlkalman26/status/61826580267278338

+2 another tweet!/jlkalman26/status/62208038043516928

+2 another tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/62500987386073088

+2 another tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/62653675344113664

+2 another tweet!/jlkalman26/status/63225498020478977

+2 another twitter!/jlkalman26/status/63990462083645440

another tweet +2!/jlkalman26/status/64312098032857089

+2 tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/65147041273221120

+2 facebook!/jennifer.kalman/posts/139853306086970

+2 facebook again!/jennifer.kalman/posts/114086285339168

+2 facebook again!/jennifer.kalman/posts/205536926147596

+2 facebook again

total entries =37

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

Nellee Horne said...

Does that even count? I thought you could only do that once?

Valia Lind said...

Fun giveaweay!!!!
Im a follower :)

And I think I'm most excited about...Iron Witch :)

The book girl said...

I blog posted:
I tweeted:!/Emmanemgirl/status/6590602765205504


Ash said...

AWESOME giveaway. Picking a single volume was hard, they are all equally possibly amazing...but I choose...Matched by Ally Condie (hardcover).

My name is Ash. :)

Did I mention I'm a follower?

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Congrats and way awesome giveaway.
I follow GFC

+ 2 tweet

3 total


Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

I have an additional entry to add to the comment I left a few days ago. I hope that's OK!

+5 Blog Post

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

tearyeyedstars said...

I'd really like to read Matched!
Thanks! :D

+2 tweet:!/tearyeyedstars/status/66855001150074880

+2 fb:

+5 blogged:

+3 placed on left sidebar under contests:


ejhtan at gmail dot com

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower!
I am probably most excited about Pegasus or Matched!

Emma Michaels

Laura Hartness said...

I'm most excited to read Pegasus!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic
CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

Laura Hartness said...

Here's my tweet:!/lhartness/status/67061800264413184


Laura Hartness said...

Facebook post:!/home.php?sk=group_285333505029&view=permalink&id=10150253524840030

Laura Hartness said...

Here's my blog post:

Laura Hartness said...

Contest announcement is also on my left hand side bar:


Bookish Brunette said...

Am I too late?? ;)

I'm soooo wanting Pegasus!

gfc follower!

Bookish Brunette said...

I guess I was! I'm an hour behind your time! *tears*

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