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Blogiversary Celebration and Giveaways!

October 20th marks my first blogiversary for My Book Retreat. To celebrate the occasion and thank all of you who have been following and visiting over the past year, I'm giving away books all month long!!

I'm kicking off the celebration today by announcing the first giveaway. This giveaway will run from today, October 1st through October 6th. The winner of the giveaway will be able to choose two books from my stack of gently used books, including:
  • Babyhood by Paul Reiser
  • The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge
  • Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  • The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
  • Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
  • First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
  • Gerry Tales by Gerry Boylan (ARC)
  • Guest House by Barbara K. Richardson
  • Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader
  • The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
  • Our Promised Land by Michael T. Darkow
  • The Post-War Dream by Mitch Cullin
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Once this giveaway ends, another will begin so be sure to check back often! I'll be giving away several of my own books, as well as a few brand new books that will be arriving soon!

To enter this first giveaway, leave a comment below telling me which two books you would choose if you win. Include your email address if it's not easily accessible from your profile page. Winners will be notified by email and will be given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

For additional entries (include a separate comment for each):
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Follow my other blog: Just Playin' Around

This giveaway will end on October 6th at 10:00pm Eastern time. The winner will be chosen using and notified by email.


  1. Yay - congrats to you!

    I would choose Guest House and Snow Flower.

    I'm a follower.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  2. Congratulations!

    1. The Beach House
    2. Bridget Jones's Diary

    I follow on GFC.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  3. I would choose The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz and First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader. Happy blogiversary -- wishing you many more :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  4. Publicly following My Book Retreat with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  5. Publicly following Just Playin' Around with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  6. Yea, congrats on reaching this milestone....

  7. Congragulations on your milestone! That is great news! This is a wonderful list of books you have here.
    The books that I choose are:
    Our Promised Land by Michael T. Darkow
    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!
    I shall be hosting a book giveaway soon too!

  8. I have just become a follower of this blog via Google friend connect. :)

  9. I am also a follower on Twitter. :) (ID is TruAnaGoncalves)

  10. Just became a follower of your other blog through this account too. :) YEY!

  11. My email is:

  12. I would choose First Daughter and Last Snow.

  13. I am a follower
    I choose Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding & The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  14. I follow your other blog Just Playin' Around

  15. Darkest Evening and Snow flower.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  16. I follow on Twitter

  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I would chose GUEST HOUSE and FIRST DAUGHTER. I'm a GFC follower.



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