Monday, December 21, 2009

Blogoversary Giveaway

Announcing the first ever From L.A. to LA giveaway!

For anyone that's been around here long enough you might have noticed I like to read. And when I finish I book I do my best to post a small review. Partly to give advice to you all, but if I'm being honest its mainly to keep track of them all myself. But since I do want you all to try some of the books I've reviewed in honor of my first blogoversary, I'm giving away a copy of one of the books I've reviewed over the past year. And not just any book from the past year. But what ever book the winner wants! To help you all make your choice I've listed all the books I've reviewed that are eligible to be chosen along with a link to their original review. Good Luck on winning, but even harder good luck on choosing only one as your prize!

Blogoversary Eligible Books
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Diary of a Mad Bride By Laura Wolf
The Duggars: 20 and Counting by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar
The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickman
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Julie & Julia Julie Powell
The Kids are All Right by Diana Welch & Liz Welch with Amanda Welch & Dan Welch
The King's Confidante by Jean Plaidy
Labyrinth by Kate Moss
The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashers
This Little Mommy Stayed Home by Samantha Wilde
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Rattled by Christine Coppa
Rashi's Daughters Book III: Rachael by Maggie Anton
Sammy's House by Kristin Gore
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
Strike Zone by Kate Angell
Sliding Home by Kate Angell
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

Now that you know what you can win, you might want to know how to enter! There will be three different ways to enter, and you can receive 1 entry for each. Which means each person can have up to 3 entries. The ways to enter are as followed:

    1. Leave me a comment telling me what book you think you might want to pick.
      (No pressure, you can always change you mind if you win.)

    2. Be (or become) a follower of From L.A. to LA

    3. Post about this giveaway on your blog
      (Be sure to include your link in your comment)
You can post a comment for each entry or you can post one entry and let me know all the ways you are entering. You have until the end of the day on Saturday, December 26 to enter. (Think of it as a late Christmas present)

Good luck to all and I can't wait to see what book the winner chooses!


P.S. Its not to late to ask me any questions you're curious about! Check out my post from yesterday for more details on my Q&A session.


  1. Happy Blogoversary! I would love to enter this giveaway and there are a few books on this list that are on my must read list. I am going to have to pick Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. Thanks for doing this!

  2. I have also posted this on the sidebar of my blog under the giveaways section.

  3. I would definitely pick Bitter is the New Black. I've been wanting to read that book for awhile!

    I had no idea you'd reviewed so many books. Wow! Great idea for a giveaway!

  4. Great giveaway! I would probably pick The Last Summer of You And Me! Looks so good.

    I just became a follower...hard to believe I wasn't already but I guess since your in my reader, I never thought to blogger follow!

  5. I'm doing an all in one comment :) I am a follower, I would pick Julie & Julia, and I just included your giveaway in my free stuff round-up! :)

  6. Happy Blogoversary! Great list of books. Lots on my tbr list! But I'll go with The White Queen.

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  8. hello.
    i am new. and i came from amanda @ teasinglydiverse, nor bearing gifts, but hoping to get one for my self. oh, the selfishness. *sigh*
    I am follow. you seem nice, let' be friends. :)) sorry, i couldn't help the 4 year old reference:))
    I am so glad to see someone else enjoys reading books. :):):)

    If I win, I want Julie&Julia.

    can I tweet instead of blogging, since I don't really have a blog in the true sense of blog:D

    Ioana [twitter i_i_n]
    PS. sorry about the deleted comment

  9. I am already a follower!

    I own several of those books already, so....hmmm...

    I have heard good things about The Kids Are All Right, but yet, I don't even know what it is about!

    Loved the Julie and Julia movie.

    If I win, I will let you know my final decision.

    Congrats on your Blogoversary & Happy Holidays!!

  10. I love your reviews!
    I would pick American Wife (I've been wanting to buy it to read again for awhile now) and I'm already a follower! :)

  11. Oh, goodness... I was actually hoping you were going to be giving away a book from your vast collection. So exciting!
    I think I would have to choose between Bitter is the New Black or Julie and Julia. =)

    And you know I am an absolutely loyal follower!

  12. Happy Official Blogoversary!! I just spent the past hour going through all those books and I'm having such a difficult time choosing. But I think I want to read either Sepulchre, Julie & Julia, or Rashi's Daughters Book III.

    And I am already a follower :)

  13. Umm..maybe, "Bright Lights Big Ass".

  14. Happy Blogoversary! I would pick Best Friends has been on my wish list for a while.

    I'm a follower

    and I posted this on my blog:

  15. Happy Blogoversary! I found you through Suz at 30 before 30 (who I think commented before me)and I love your blog! If I was the winner, Id pick Julie and Julia. Been dying to read this book!

  16. Happy Blogoversary!! I found you through Suz as well. I just became a follower, and I had a hard time thinking of a book because I've either read a lot of them or they all look like I want to read them! I guess I'd go with Bright Lights Big Ass since it has been on my list for a while. I also posted your contest over on my blog:

  17. Happy Blogoversary!!! I would like Julie and Julia if I won...

  18. I just became a follower as well :-)

  19. I am SO excited about this because you always read such great books!!!! I'm def a follower. I think I'd like to read The Tea Rose.

  20. Happy Blogaversary! So as you know I'm a follower, and if I post before the 26th I'll include the link (I'll renotify you).

    I think the next book I want to read is The Road! It's definitely up my alley - I love post-apocalyptic type books!

  21. congrats on the blogoversary!! (and sorry to have been so bad lately with the commenting... now that Christmas is over I think I will be better!)

    anyway, it is SO hard to choose a book, but I haven't read anything by Jen Lancaster yet (though I just checked out her website) and so I am going to say Bitter is the New Black.

  22. oh, and duh, of course I'm a follower! :)

  23. Hi

    I would like to read "Julie & Julia.

    I'm a follower also. thanks for the chance to win a great book.