Can you believe it? I feel like a dinosaur when all of these other blogs I love are just turning one and I’ve been plodding along all of this time, but somewhere around the end of October, Basia’s Bookshelf turned 2 (the exact date is murky since I merged two blogs to one name on October 27, 2010).
The blog has gone through some giant changes since the beginning. So, speaking of which. Hey, we’re blue! Every lady likes a makeover and I like them more frequently than others. It’s a curse. I did some housekeeping on the navigation bar to make it more useful hopefully. The Bookshelf Features tab is now solely dedicated to events that are ongoing – cover reveals, the Sunday Post and the monthly calendar is all by itself now. Archives is where the old memes have gone to play canasta and enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Not counting the..20 or so (slightly exaggerating) looks, colors and layouts I’ve played with, I started on Blogger, then free WordPress, now WordPress.org with my own host and software. I actually learned CSS. How did that happen? I’ve pretty much reviewed every genre and while it’s still a little bit of the “kitchen sink” here sometimes, I’m happy with where Cait and I have ended up. We review what we really love to read and I hope everyone’s enjoying it.
Speaking of the devil…now Cait is about a year or so old, bloggishwise. I lost the date when we merged with WordPress, but I believe it was last June/early July that Cait joined me officially. I’d been reading her reviews on her blog for a while and we’d been emailing and leaving comments for each other and I loved her to bits. When it worked out that she could join me, I jumped. FREE SLAVE LABOR! Sadly, no slave. Just a great friend, reviewer, sounding board and someone to tempt me into drinking Dr. Pepper again (drat).
Since I’m a firm believer in dragging things out, I’m turning what could have been a day’s event into a month of giving stuff away. I have some prize packages with books, swag and some cute Etsy things and then there are just books and books. It’s entirely possible that there’ll be a pop-up giveaway or two.
To the good stuff…
Since the theme is 2, I’m starting off with a giveaway based on just that. I can’t turn around anymore without falling in love with a series and nine times out of ten, I’m a book behind or I’ve missed one.
I’m giving away your choice of any two books in a series or set, valued at $22US or less. As always, regular books or ebooks are your choice as well.
This giveaway is open to entrants anyplace The Book Depository will ship to (US residents will receive delivery from Amazon.com). Entries will close at midnight on November 7th.