Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fifty Dollar Borders Gift Card Contest


$50 for 50 followers!
(I'm not above bribery)

To enter:

First, tell all of your friends to follow this blog.
(No, you don't have to tell them why, you can keep this contest all to yourself)

Second, tell me (in this comment section) a little bit about yourself. Say hi, tell me what books you read, what movies you like. Heck, tell me you collect fossils for a hobby. I don't care, just leave a comment. 

Winner will be selected at random. Okay - if you make me laugh or cry, you might stand a better chance. 

That's all.

This contest will continue until I reach fifty followers.

If you make that happen by tomorrow, great!
  I'll drop the $50 Borders gift card in the mail tomorrow.

Good luck!

Come back next week for my interview with Sharla Scroggs! 
Sharla's going to share with us what it was like when she got "the call," and what happens now that she's found an agent.

Don't miss it.


  1. Hey!! This is awesome! Did a post on it so you can hopefully get more followers! (you dont have to enter me, because I feel bad taking one of my "surrogate mother's" money!!

  2. Hey! Great idea. I tweeted about your blog here!/StuckInBooks/status/54358588872859648

    I have my own blog at

    I am following you and please feel free to follow me back

    I read YA paranormal books.

    Good luck.


  3. Hey, I'm following you now! :) Excellent giveaway idea for getting followers and getting your blog 'out there'. I wish I'd done something like this six months ago!

    I'm Kat, sixteen, and I review YA books of every genre on the planet. (My blog's at I love horseback riding and writing outlandish stories nobody would be likely to publish. (But my peeps and I think they're a heck of a lot of fun.) Anyway, good luck with your new blog! :)

  4. Hi! I'm Dawn. :) I like romantic talks and long walks on the- oh, sorry wrong contest :)

  5. I follow on google friend connect and I love to read almost any books.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  6. Oh this is a GREAT prize woohoo!

    I'm your new follower Sophia - nice to meet you! I read and write YA fantasy, but I like to read everything from MG to adult paranormal (looove Sookie Stackhouse). I prefer actual books, but I listen to audiobooks while I drive and use my Kindle occasionally (more for traveling.) Come on by Sophia the Writer sometime!

  7. What a fun contest :) Following you on GFC, name Chelsea Rafferty. Email is swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com :) I've found out recently that I have OCD when it comes to paranormal romance and I'm looking to contact a 12 step program to help break me of my addiction! (they don't need to know I'll read on the side *snickers*)

  8. I'm following via GFC. I'm Allie Clark. I love love love reading YA, but I really am open to anything. I especially love romance books. :)


  9. I tweeted at!/LexieBookBug/status/54384882587144193. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm Lexie and I LOVE love love to read. Come check out my blog at Glad I found your blog! Always looking for new ones!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  10. HaPpY to help ") been there not so long ago myself ~ all good & part of the journey.. you might want to join in the Ultimate BLog Party on now - 2000 bloggers linking for a week to get to know ea other..
    i do read - frequently for my studies, publishers reviews & less frequently for my own sanity ")..
    fave movies? Persuasion, French Kiss for Kevin Kline's fake French accent & Meg Ryan's attempt at being Canadian eh? "))
    great to meet you Candie Leigh ~ see you at FHC anytime - tea's always on... Welcome!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope this brings you more fans :)


  12. tweeted my invite here
    do you tweet? i'm @_InSpirit if you do, let me know & we can tweet ea other whenever it's too quiet :)) sound like a plan?
    here's what my tweet said: "Candie wants to meet u! told her i'd send some quality friends over that would love her borders GC ! there you go :)" hoping you're good with that :))

  13. okay, just so you know how tofind me, my email is listed on the FHC blog profile - so much safer than entering into comments... or you can direct message me on twitter if you decide to tweet :)

  14. Welcome to the blogsphere! Check out my book blog:
    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  15. Lol I don't know why I think it's so funny when people hold giveaways hostage until they hit a certain amount of followers. Same with comments and the blog hops. We all know we do it to gain more followers yet for some reason we are supposed to pretend we don't? I think it's silly we are supposed to pretend that's not why we do all this :)

    Anywho, I'm a follower. I tend to read mostly YA that involves some form of paranormal element to it. Same with when I read adult books.


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  17. I love YA books but I'm a student so I have to save and win to spend on books.
    So THANKS!!!


  18. Hi I'm Mendy. I'm in love with dystopian books! They just leave my mind blown away <3

  19. Wow! Hi happy people!

    Great comments and keep 'em coming - I love it!

    Mendy, You'll love my friend @

    Lindsay's written an AWESOME dystopian - it's going to be BIG!

    Thanks for the tweets and blogs! I'm @candiecampbell

    Thanks for stopping by.

  20. Hi Candie,
    Great contest! I'm addicted to Borders and I'm already a follower on your blog & Twitter. I'll retweet your contest ASAP. :)

    Reading the Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan, a historical fiction novel about the Mughal empire. Movies- just finished Easy A with Emma Stone- Hilarious!

    I'm looking forward to your interview with Sharla Scroggs. Keep up the good work. :)

  21. I'm New GFC follower number 30. Something about myself... Well I love to read and have been an avid book-a-holic since I was about 4 and could read. My father taught me to read using his old comic books and the sunday newspaper comic strips. I learned to read fast when my father kept coming home late from work and I was aching to read those comics. I read so fast and so much that in school the teachers would give me additional books to read to keep me interested in class since I had usually already read through my text books. ;)

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  22. Just to let you know, I did spread the word...!/LadyVampire2u/status/54514651278479360

  23. I love finding new writers to follow! I love reading! Always have. I enjoy YA most of all. James Patterson would be next on my list. I love movies also! Most all movies! And music. I'm a music junkie. I can't do quiet. I'm a mom & wife & banker. I'm working on two books (at once!). Yes, crazy....but I can't help it.

  24. I started following you I'm lucky number 31 which is funny considering that's how old I'm turning this year. I love reading and currently I've got Mockingjay going. I love movies and like most but hate chick flicks which make me projectile vomit.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway it's cool as I am not above taking a bribe ;)

    I also spread the word on my blog and twitter

  25. Hi my name is Maria and I am addicted to blogs. lol just kidding! But I am a new follower. Great Contest. I love all kinds of romance books but my favorite is paranormal. And I really am addicted to J.R Ward , Gena Showalter, and Larissa Ione. lol My favorite kinds of movies are horror but I do enjoy watching romance too.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  26. I'm a new follower.
    My blog is Mug of Moxie. I love giveaways and hops. And I love meeting new bloggers with the same love for books that I have. Good luck reaching your number.

  27. New follower! Great giveaway! I live for Borders! Tried to get a job there but they're not hiring :( I love YA-Mortal Instruments, Evernight, Paranormalcy, Thirst...the list goes on and on! I bet I can help you reach 50 - stop by my other blog, The YA Blogosphere to submit your blog and get more followers! Hope to see you there!

    I'm spreading the word on Twitter! @elaineblogs

  28. Hi! I am a new follower. I like to read all types of books. My daughter's friends named me mama bunny about 16 years ago and it just stuck. I think I'm funny but I'm least that's what people want me to believe.*giggles If I win this giveaway I wil do the bunny hop all over your site! :D
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  29. oops! I forgot to tell you that I shared this giveaway on fb-mamabunny shelor!/permalink.php?story_fbid=122596974481598&id=100001199655476

  30. Hi Candie! I'm a new GFC follower! Thanks SO much for the giveaway! Borders is my second home!

    I'm a blogger in high school, and I'm addicted to dystopian novels! And...I don't collect fossils! Though, I do collect books! Within the past 3 months, I've purchased over 30 books!

  31. Hi! My name is Alyssa and I am a current nursing student. reading is truly my passion but unfortunately college has taken up much of my money. this gift card would mean so much to me! My favorite books to read are YA books but I also enjoy romance novels This is an amazing giveaway and thank you so much for hosting it! You rock!

    My email is

    Happy Reading everyone!!!

  32. Hi there! I am your newest follower and thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway. I posted about it on my blog and I hope you get more than 50 followers from doing this. :)

    As for me, I just started blogging like 5-6 weeks ago and I feel like I have a good routine going now. I have always loved reading. My favorite genres are: YA, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopians and anything psychology-related (that was my major in college), but I'll also read some survival/adventure, suspense, thrillers, historical fiction, memoirs, realistic fiction and non-fiction too! It's hard to label my reading tastes really, because I'm always looking for something different from my last read and I love variety!

    Anyway, please stop by my blog to follow me too and I hope you're having a great day! :)

    -Sandra from

  33. Hi Candie! I'm a new follower and I tweeted about your contest :)

    I love everything paranormal, urban fantasy, and fantasy, and review every book I read on my blog. I guess it's my only OCD obsession. LOL Nice to meet you!


  34. Hi there! New follower here. I am a SAHM to two wonderful boys, military wife and bookaholic. I love paranormal (all of it) historical and time travel romance, a bit of sci fi (not hardcore stuff) thrillers and mystery...pretty much everything. I am an adamant supporter of Indie Authors. I review everything on my blog and even do the occasional Vlog :)

    miranda_lynn2001 (at)live(dot)com stop by and say hi sometime.

  35. I am heather and I love paranormal/urban fantasy/dystopian novels!

  36. Hello, I'm Marla from Starting the Next Chapter. I am one of your newest followers. I've been a book blogger for the past month-and-a-half and have varied interests. I am a mom and am finishing my bachelor's degree in literature. I will also be applying for graduate degree programs in library science this fall. I read many things from paranormal YA to Jane Austen sequels and variations. My favorite books of all-time are Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice. I also love historical films such as The Young Victoria. I posted about your endeavor on my blog and wish you luck in reaching your goal!

  37. Hi Candie! I'm your newest follower! My name is Doreen and I just got a puppy last Sunday. She's 8 wks old and weighs in at 1 lb. She's on her way to a healthy weight after being prescribed some can food. I work in a School as an Additional Adult Assistant. I have a review/giveaway bloggy, I love to watch scary movies and read. Thanks so much for the chance to win a Borders gc! Hope, hoping! :)
    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  38. So many FUN stories!!!!

    It's nice to meet all of you. I'm going to have to put names in a hat. What a nice bunch of interesting people!!!!!

    Six more to go and I'll announce the winner.

    I'm so excited and I'll do this again. It was worth every penny for the fun :-)

  39. Hi! I'm your 45th Follow - Wooty Woot Woot! Not to be mistaken for tooty toot toot.. ;)

    My name is April and I'm a fairly new book blogger myself (started in February!) so I know how exciting these milestones can be!I love all kinds of books but I have a penchant for the paranormal, mysteries, I LOVE witches for some reason (good or bad LOL) books that ratchet up the suspense so I can do nothing except read furiously just to get to that next page. I have a nook and it's my BABY. Seriously, I don't have kids but I have to keep my nook within my line of sight at all times otherwise I get nervous and think someone stole it or it broke or lost. Nope, better just to keep it next to me and know it's all safe and taken care of. lol

    I think I've rambled off your ear (or eyes) enough now probably! :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

    myshelfconfessions at gmail dot com

  40. Hey! Awesome idea! I'm following now! I read mostly YA fiction, paranormal romance and a little of everything else. I just started a blog and I have a contest going on feel free to enter and follow me.

  41. Hello!!! This is a great giveaway!! I read mostly YA fiction because it is the best ever!! =) And I'm your very newest follower(if that makes any sense) and I love playing volleyball and am dreading school right now! =) Well that's about all I can think of off the top of my head because I don't collect fossils =) Nice to meet you! And I can't wait to read more posts on your blog!

  42. Woo I'm your 49th, you're so close! :)
    I'll be sure to give your blog a shoutout on my FB profile.

    As for the "about me" bit.. Hm. I love reading YA novels, some of my favorites being the Hunger Games series and Lucas. I recently read How It Ends, and I definitely recommend giving that a try if you haven't already! Just be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby.
    And just a random fact, I think books are best if they can squeeze a few tears out of you! Whatever book makes me truly emotional deems itself as a winner to me.

    Good luck with your blog, I'll definitely come back and visit!


  43. w00t! I'm follower 50!
    About me: I like to read and then blog about reading (The Bawdy Book Blog). I'm also an artist and do charcoal and pencil drawings, love cars (I've assisted in changing my own fuel pump, spark plugs, installed sway bars and other mods). And I love video games (but never get to play...reading takes up all my time).
    I love making people laugh...I'm all about the self-deprecating, sarcastic humor. I think life's too short to take it that seriously. Glad to see a new blogger!

    jenniferlynnadams at gmail dot com

  44. I know you already have 50 but what about another 50?

  45. Ooh! You're over 50 followers now!

    I read, write, eat and breathe YA. Especially Dystopian and paranormal. Movies : just about anything!

  46. This contest has ended.

    I posted a new blog with the winner.

    Thanks for playing!

  47. I like to read romance, YA, childrens, and just about everything. I'm not too fond of nonfiction as much tho. I shared your link with some friends

    jessangil at gmail dot com.

  48. Sorry, chickie!! I must have missed the tweet! Dude-- you did so good and what a cool, cool gift. HAte that I missed out on it..

    I like taking long walks on the beach with Dawn...oh wait.. that is the wrong site.. :b

  49. Jan,

    I'll have more coming. Check back in early May to see what I come up with.

    And come back to our friend Sharla Scroggs' interview, in just a few short days! Yay!

  50. Wow! You are a generous blogger! Please enter me in your great giveaway! I'd love to WIN some book bucks!!

    I am a new follower. :)

    I have a blog with book reviews, mostly fiction. I also post interviews with authors and more. Stop by and take a look when you have a few moments.

  51. What a great giveaway! Not sure if you are still taking entries, but I'm a new follower.

    Here's my blog

    I'd love for you to stop by. It's got a little bit about books (I love YA, paranormal, and UF) and some about writing (I write mostly YA).

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