First Anniversary and Giveaway!

January 8th will be the first anniversary of Ordinary Reader. When I started I had no idea if I would keep it up or if I would even be any good at it. A year later and I'm enjoying every minute of it and hope to keep blogging for a long, long time. The blogging community has been very friendly, and a treasure trove of book recommendations. I've been introduced to so many wonderful authors I'll never get to the end of my to-be-read list. Thank goodness!

I want to thank all of you who have taken your time to read Ordinary Reader, comment on reviews and/or sign up as followers. Your support means a lot to me. To celebrate the anniversary and show my appreciation I'm having my first giveaway. I know everybody does giveaways all the time, but this is my first so let me feel cool for just a second or two. Ok there I'm done.

So, the giveaway is a $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE from All you have to do to enter is comment on this post before midnight on Saturday, January 15th, 2011. One name will be drawn on January 16th and the winner will be announced in that day's post. The winner will then need to send me their email address so I can send them the gift certificate. I've bought from Better World Books several times and have always had good service, so I think you'll be pleased with them. They have clear instructions (on their home page) on how to use the gift certificate and they've got a huge selection of books.

And now it's time to start on my second year of reading and blogging. I've got a long list of titles I hope to finish this year and I can only hope they will be as good as the books I read last year. My hands down favorite from 2010 was The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.  Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't yet had the pleasure of reading it.

Don't forget to get your entry in and good luck! Here's to a new year filled with great books and happy bloggers!



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