April 28, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway

As you may have noticed my blog has reached 100 followers last weekend aaand ya all know what this means!

It's time for a giveaway!!

And because it's a big milestone I'm going to make it extra special - special, as in AMAZON GIFTCARD and TWO WINNERS!!

I'll be giving away two Amazon Giftcards worth $ 15,00 each
(or £ 9,00 in case you're from the UK/EU - winner(s) from more "exotic" places will receive $ 15,00 through Paypal, so they may spend the money in a local bookstore of their choice)

All you have to do is answer the following question and leave your e-mail address with your comment so I may contact you in case you're the winner.

The question:
Where do you prefer to buy your books - online or at a bookshop?

For this particular giveaway following my blog is obviously mandatory, after all it is thanks to my followers that I'm having it. Please make sure you follow me publicly through GFC, because otherwise I'm not able to check whether you really do follow or not. And yes, I will check!
One entry per person.
Open worldwide.


The giveaway is open from April 28th through May 7th - two winners will be picked through random.org on May 8th and will then be contacted by e-mail as well as announced here on my blog. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and if he/she fails to do so I will draw a new winner.


  1. Hiya!
    I'm an International reader so I buy almost all my books online. Not that I don't like wandering into a bookstore, but there are not that many books of the genres I love around here.:(
    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it International!
    andreea DOT c88 AT gmail.com

    P.S. I love your blog look! So fresh and warm and welcoming!:D

  2. I infinitely prefer to pick up books at a bookshop, but I will get them online if it is cheaper so that I can buy more! My favorite places to find books are at Powells or the little Twice Sold Tales shop that is sitting oh so conveniently in my local library. :)
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!


  3. I like to buy my books from online - Book Depository - as well as my local 2nd hand bookstore. But I prefer online as there is a larger choice of books.
    Congrats on reaching 100 followers and thanks for the giveaway!
    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  4. Oh wow! Cpngrats for reaching 100 followers! :) Good work!

    I prefer buying books in the bookshops. I love the real shopping experience, where you could wander around the aisles and touch the products... in this case, the books, examine them closely, feel their scents, flip through the pages. It's a whole another feeling/experience. Also, the postal service here in my country is kinda sucky, so I don't really wanna risk that I pay the money, and the package doesn't arrive...


  5. Congrats on hitting 100 followers!

    I like buying books online and in bookstores for different reasons. It is easier for me to buy online since I don't get to go to bookstores often, and I can browse the books easier and shop faster. But I also like to hunt for books in the bookstore. There is nothing like browsing through the isles, seeing what may catch your eye. Then again, buying online is cheaper and you can get more books for your buck :)


  6. congrats on the 100! I think I like ordering books better, only because nothing is better then receiving a package in the mail :) Tis the best!

  7. I prefer to buy my books in stores. I like to look at the covers, read the jacket, and sometimes, flip through it. Plus, I am limited by what the store has on the shelves. That might sound like a bad thing- but I have found too many options online. For instance, I once searched for books about NY History, and found a list 20 pages long. Then I get depressed because I don't have time to read them all or the money to buy them all!


  8. Great site Brigit! Thank you for signing up to do the Summer Hop! Also great giveaway! :)

    Okay, my answer. As much as I LOVE looking through a book store and buying books. I much prefer to do mine online. You get so many more fantastic deals from Amazon, TBD, Ebay etc... but the best part is waiting for them to arrive. I always get so excited, I'm like a kid at Christmas :)


    Donna x x

  9. I follow via GFC as Aubrey Charlebois. I prefer online because they are so much cheaper!
    Although, I love to browse at Barnes & Noble!

  10. I prefer buying my books in a store, because I often tend to start reading right there (only a few pages) and compare books (often end up with more than the one I inteded to buy). But since my preferences changed from German to English books, I have to buy them online, b/c many German book shops do not sell the English books I want to buy.

    Congratulations on the 100 followers and thanks for visiting! Glad you like my contest, it's not that I want to force ppl to comment or make it a big competition, but thank them in some way:)


  11. I buy books online because it's much more easier for me. Also, it's often cheaper.
    GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I like shopping at bookstores more. However, when I'm at home, I live pretty far from the nearest bookstore, so I usually have to buy online. I never walk out of a bookstore empty handed though.

    If you send an email to the address on the about page of my blog, I'll receive it.

  13. Now that's a hard question...I prefer to buy on line and at the book store. I love going to the book store called Barnes and Nobles. I like to rummage through everything and pick what I like and since they have a little coffee area it's nice to sit, sip and read for a bit. I also like to go on-line and order books I want, especially if I don't have time to get to Barnes and Nobles which is a bit of a drive away. Great Question Birgit! Congrats on the 100 followers and may you get many many more!!! which I know you will :o) this is my email addy redvette80@comcast.net Have a sweet week! hugs, Jennifer

  14. Congrats on hitting 100 followers! Soon you'll get some more :)
    I prefer to buy books in bookstore. I lives in Indonesia so if I order online, it took almost a month for the book to arrive, and sometimes I don't have the patience to wait. But if I still have plenty books in my TBR list, I order online.


  15. Congrats on 100 followers! And thanks for the giveaway.

    I like to browse and hold books in my hands so I prefer real but shops. But... sometimes I know exactly what book I want and if I can find it cheaply online, I'll buy it there.

    Book depository is my favorite.

    jh303015 at gmail dot com (Judith in GFC)

  16. congrats for the 100 followers :-)

    honestly speaking, i buy all my books at a local flea market. i'm always lucky to find books which are on my wish list too, so for the price of 50 cent per book it makes an amazing bargain!

    i follow you already via GFC!


  17. I buy my books through bookdepository now. I don't really like browsing local bookshops as they never have what I want. Plus if I do it online I can choose something good based on reviews and as a bonus the prices are cheaper.

  18. I follow on gfc.

    I mostly buy books in a local bookshop, as I think it's important to support local stores. But I do buy some books online.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Hi Birgit! I buy books everywhere! I love random used bookstores, library sales, yard sales, etc. I'm also a faithful shopper of Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com.


  20. I usually buy my books online because I can get a better deal and find things I can't find in a bookstore. Amazon is my fav!


  21. I like to buy my books at the book store but now I'm starting to find that buying books can be cheaper online! The downside to that is, you'll never know what condition your books will arrive in ):

    Gfc follower (tearyeyedstars)

    ejhtan at gmail dot com

  22. Congrats on MORE than 100 followers.

    Am an old follower as Abby

    I used to buy mine at bookstores as I didn't know about Paypal and didn't know about Book Depository. NOW I am loyal to BD!! Love the place! So much cheaper than local places!


    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com