Monday, February 15, 2010

Book Lover's Prize Basket: International Giveaway

Alright, so I told some people that I was planning another giveaway as a "Thank you SO much" to those that entered the Holey Donuts giveaway saying I was the referral. And here it is!

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This one is all about the book lovers since most of the people that follow me and entered on my behalf are book bloggers or book lovers, so sorry if you aren't (I still appreciate you) but if you are, then I hope this is fun.

U.S. Entries

To Enter: You still have to enter the Holey Donuts giveaway (though go ahead and enter now if you already did) so to do that you go here:
and fill out the information to send them an email. The subject and even the entry should read "Shooting Stars Mag sent me" and then you're good!
If you have questions, get in touch. Leave a link on THIS POST once you enter the Holey Donuts giveaway and you will be entered for the book lover's "basket." The link to enter the White Cat by Holly Black ARC is in this post too:

Enter Here!!

International Entries

I'm afraid I don't know if people outside of the U.S. can enter the Holey Donuts giveaway. Therefore, if you are international, you must post about this giveaway on your blog (if you have one) or on twitter/facebook/etc. (if you do not). I'd love help spreading the word to people that might not follow my blog or find out about this so that's where you all come in. Leave a link to where you posted about this (or let me know if you can't link it) and you're entered too!!

Ends: February 28, 2010
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And finally...the prize!
I don't want to say exactly what will go in the Book Lover's prize "basket" for a couple being that I'm not entirely sure yet...and another is that I think it'll be fun to be able to add things later on. I need time to think about this!

Very Possible Ideas though:

-at least one book
-hopefully at least one ARC
-book store gift card
-bookmark (s)
-author swag
-maybe some other gift cards if I find they work
-book/writing related items

Feel free, in your entry comment, to let me know what YOU would like to see!!

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KatieDoll said...
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KatieDoll said...

Thanks for clearing that up! :)

I've already entered the Holey Donuts giveaway!

vvb32 reads said...

i entered the holey donuts giveaway. i'm always happy to get a book.
vvb32 at

Vicky said...

Hi! I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway (that's a lot of donuts!) Thanks for holding a fun giveaway! Also, that chair is awesome! I want one!

Emilee said...

I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway!

I Heart Monster said...

I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway too :o) iheartmonster at iheartmonster dot com

Nan said...

I just entered the Holey Donuts giveaway. I love all the possible ideas for this prize that you listed.


bianca_riot said...

Im an international Entrant-
I posted on twitter-


amanda18228 said...

I entered the donut giveaway. I love that shirt!
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Jen said...

I've entered the holey donuts giveaway. Thanks for doing this!

Dani. said...

I have already entered Holy Donuts Giveaway! :)


WilowRaven said...

I entered the giveaway!



Lady Quinlan said...

I entered the holey donuts giveaway!

Let Them Read Books

Mariah said...

Entered the holy donuts giveaway. This is a really great idea for a contest!


DCMetroreader said...

I'm a little confused where is the link for the Holey Donuts contest?

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

I've entered the holey donut giveaway


Samantha LeAnne said...

I've entered the Holey Donuts giveaway! YUMMY!

mariska said...

I'm an international reader : )

tweet'd here

uniquas at ymail dot com

Amanda Leigh said...

I already entered the Holey Donuts giveaway! I think this is a great contest and the basket sounds great to me!


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

in with Holey. Just here for you! I want that shirt! :-)

donnas said...

I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway. Anything book related is always great.

That is a truly awesome chair.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Ashley said...

I entered!

Cats on the Shelf said...

I also have already entered the Holey donut's giveaway

~*Ruby*~ said...

international here, tweeted your giveaway:

rubs.escalona [at]

What I would like to see? on your site? More books please! :) Giveaways are a plus too!

Brodie said...

Wow, awesome contest!! Thanks for making an international way to enter =) Hm, not sure what I'd like to see of the top of my head, but I'll comment back if think of something!

Tweeted -


Missy B. said...

I've entered the Holey Donuts Giveaway.

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!!

Anya said...

great contest:)
Im an international entrant and I tweeted:


fiver615 said...

I entered the HD giveaway, and I'd love to win this basket--it sounds great! Thanks for the heads-up : )

fiver615 said...

Oh, and lucy_greeneyes at yahoo dot com. My bad!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, ladies. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Jessy said...

I entered the donut contest.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Jonita said...

International Entrant: I have added your contest to my sidebar at and have tweeted about it at Thanks!

joder said...

I already entered the Donut giveaway and used you as my referral.

I absolutely love the book chair! Where can you get that from?

As to what makes a great prize....definitely books, bookstore gift card, coffee house gift cards, lotions, and chocolates.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Yan said...

I entered the HOLEY DONUT contest for you, hopefully you'll win! :D I'm actually up for almost anything xD


Haleyknitz said...

I've entered both contests :)

the best thing ever that makes a prize is books. paperbacks, ARCs, hardcovers, whatever. as long as it's a book :)

Shanny said...

i entered the holey donuts giveaway!
shangalonline @

TruBlu93 said...

This is pretty cool. I entered the donut giveaway.


Justine said...

I'm an international participant :)
And I tweeted!


Sharli said...

I'm an international follower :)

Here's my tweet:

Thank you!

Bcteagirl said...


I would *love* to be able to choose my locally owned independent book store for the GC! :)

Lucía said...

I'm an international entrant and I'm a follower :)





mountie9 said...


Great contest and even better because its a surprise! I'm from Canada so I cannot enter the other contest so

I posted it about it on my new blog at


posted a link on Twitter at

I am also a new follower and have added you to my blog list on my site

BTW, excellent blog!

layla418 said...

I entered the holey donuts giveaway and I would love to see more books on your site.

CarlyB said...

I'm in the UK so tweeted about this one:

Great competition :)


Amanda Leigh said...

I also spread the word for you. Posted about it here:

and tweeted:

LeslieJane said...

I entered the Holey Donuts Giveaway. Hope you get the most referrals.

And I love the pictures on this post. I am tempted to print them out and post them near my computer or bookshelves.

Leslie Jane

Alyssa said...

I love the idea for this prize. I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway. Yum!

shadyglade (AT) mail (DOT) com

pepsivanilla said...

I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway :) They look so good!


Liz said...

mm!! I am from Colombia! Thanks for include us, in your contest xD^^
anything you pick for the prize ist okay for me^^ feel free^^

I spread the word ^^


my blog: in the sidebar: side bar bottom^^ the pic of the book shirt^^



Diana Dang said...

I have linked to sidebar:

faked_sugartone at hotmail

YA Vampire Books said...

I'm international, so I just posted this on my blog:


Cherry said...

I'm an international participant and re-posted your contest at:

Don't know if Holey Donuts will accept international participants or not but I've sent in my entry anyway and quoted you (Shooting Stars Magazine) in the subject line along with my name.

I'm an old follower of your blog :)

mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Laura Hartness said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! The winner is going to love it, and I bet you're going to have fun putting it together.

After reading your list, here are some things I'd like: gift card
-Book or ARC from my Goodreads wish list

I entered the Donuts giveaway, and I was sure to put the blog name in the subject line AND in the body of the entry.

Thanks for hosting!

Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic
CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! I entered the Holey Donuts contest and I hope you're able to get the most referrals. I'd say you have a good chance.

As for I'd like to see in the basket, I'd definitely go with a book. Maybe a newish book that's recently been released and gift cards are always a good choice.


Kelly said...

I entered the giveaway at Holey Doughnuts. I also tweeted:

austenfan said...

I'm an international entrant so I couldn't enter the Holey Donuts contest but I tweeted about this giveaway here:


Stella said...

Hi, I'm also an international blogger, so thank you for hosting this contest!

I tweeted about it here:

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

Chelsea said...

Yaaaay! This sounds awesome! I entered for holey donuts (nom nom nom).

BookMac said...

I entered the Holy Donut contest! Relly hope you win the $500! i'm sure you will.

Cool chair btw! I want one!


Bingo said...

I entered the contest for you...will do what I can..good luck!

kdhaney at gmail dot com

Kristen M. said...

Good luck and I entered the contest!

webereading AT gmailDOTcom

remarker/fcffollower said...

I'm in Canada, no blog, but part of a great forum here:

Tweeted here too

couponmom said...

From Canada, I tweeted this

Maybe some stationary items

Miriam said...

Hey I'm an international reader, so I posted a link and message for this comp on twitter:

My email is: miriamfrancos[at]dsl[dot]pipex[dot]com

I would like to see some stationary items in the basket, and perhaps a friendly message XD

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Hey =) I did enter the Holey Donuts thing- I still am really hoping you win that one!

flamingo1325 at gmail dot com

MannaB said...

I entered the holey donut contest! Can I say YUMMY!!!

Southern Princess said...

I entered the holey donut contest! Um that chair is awesome!

Such a fun contest!


Visit My Kingdom Anytime

ReggieWrites said...

I entered the holey donuts contest!
And I do love the book chair...pure awesomeness...

Jo said...

Wow, such an awesome contest, thank you!

International entry!

I know there is only one entry, so I don't expect extra points or anything, but as this is a contest to get your blog out there a little more, I've blogged and tweeted.

Blog Post:


Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

Maria the Bookworm said...

International reader - here is a post on my blog about your contest -

Maria the Bookworm said...

I hope this one works --->

Stephanie said...

I entered the Holey Donuts contest! Please enter me in the book basket giveaway.

stephaniefleischer889 @

Raíla said...

I am from Brazil.

Thank you! :)


Dazzling Mage said...

Hey! I'm an international reader.


Blog post:

Trish said...

I entered the giveaway! :

Thank you for the chance to win! Sounds like a great package!

Jessica Secret said...

Sweet, thanks! I already entered the Holey Dougnuts giveaway ti win White Cat. I'm a U.S. reader. Thanks!

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Gloria Oliver said...

Entered the Holey Donuts giveaway! Woot! Now for more! Bwahahahaha!

twipippi said...


happyfox said...

International reader here. Thanks for the giveaway - have posted on Twitter

lag123 said...

I have just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks for the giveaway. I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway and I hope you win.

Luvsdemons666 said...

I also just discovered your blog and it's definitely very interesting.

I entered into the Holey Donuts giveaway.


Lisa and Laura said...

We entered! Fingers and toes crossed that you win!

ninefly said...

international entrant here =)

posted on sidebar and tweeted


typicalmemory-x said...

Entered the giveaway!
thatgirlisme @ yahoo . com(;

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I think I might be getting confused of everywhere I've commented, but yes, I did enter the giveaway with your name as the referral. :)


mavericks_mommy said...

I entered the Holy Donuts giveaway!!

Thanks for entering my giveaway too!!

I love reading so I hope I win!

Mavericks Mommy

Haku said...

Hiii I'm Ambar and I want to thank you so much about this contest, I'm from México so I hope i can enter in this contest, well, now I follow and this is my blog where post about your contest, I twitt and link the contest in twitter and facebook my nicks are that:

facebook: Haku pawa

congrats for your blog and that pic, the third in this post (sofa-book or wathever) is great.

I like the giveaways you think add in the basket, is awesome! i love books and bookmarks, well maybe can add cromos (posters) something like that well is just a prompt (suggest) o_O.

Dwayne said...

Thanks for opening this for international readers!

I tweeted at

Sophie Miriam said...

I emailed them for you! The email I used is smgjic [at] hotmail [do] com.

I looooove that shirt. I would wear it every day. Can that be in the basket? rofl.

Jiinie said...

First off, that chair is AWESOME!!!
Now back to business,
I am a international reader and have tweeted a link to your blog here:

Mrs. Duff said...

I also love the chair- a must for my room!
I entered the doughnut contest and would like to win this one!
I'm a follower:

Carol M said...

I entered the Holey Donuts giveaway.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Spav said...

I posted about the giveaway here:


dobby said...

Hi! I'm an international entry. I tweeted here.

Thanks so much!

Haku said...

Hi, sorry for the question but where can I see the winner of this contest?, I was out of my city the end day T_T

Have a nice day!

kamagra said...

I'm kinda excited! This should be fun, I'm gonna go read now.