August 10, 2011

500 Followers Giveaway

Well, what do you know ... two giveaway hops have barely ended and (inevitably or miraculously) my blog has reached 500 followers. You've probably got a pretty good idea of what this means, right? I can't hear you! Come on, don't be shy! Just say it!

It's time for a giveaway!!

And because it's a huge milestone I'm going to make this one extra special too ... let's have a look, shall we?

I'll be giving away an Amazon Giftcard worth $ 25,00 (if you're from the US)
or a choice of book(s) worth up to $ 25,00 through The Book Depository (if you're international)
Please note: This giveaway is open worldwide, but only for countries TBD offers free shipping to - please check here.

But wait - that's not all!
There will be two winners!
Yep, I'm generous like that!

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:
Bookmark or dog-ear?
(I promise, I won't judge you!)

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 August 10th through August 19th - two winners will be picked through on August 20th 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. Definitely a bookmark (that doesn't mean that I'm all ordered and stuff... I usually use anything around as a bookmark, from receipts to flyers :D)

  2. If anything I'd use a bookmark, I hate creasing my books and when my mum borrows mine that's the worse. Lol - I currently don't use a bookmark or dogear and I always finish on a chapter. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway Brigit. Awesome as always. Congrats on hitting 500 followers, you've worked hard. :)


  3. Congrats on reaching 500 followers.
    Thanks for this giveaway and thanks for making entering easy.

    I would never dog-ear a page. I own lots of beautiful bookmarks and love to use them. And when I don't have a bookmark I use whatever lies around.

  4. Congrats on the followers! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Bookmarks, definitely!

    I am a GFC follower @Misha Mathew

  5. I'm not a bookmark type. Once I made my own bookmark, but now I can't figure out the last time I used it. So, definitely, dog-ear.

    Congrats on reaching 500 followers! :D And thanks for the giveaway!

    blacathy (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  6. CONGRATS!!Thanks for the giveaway!!:)

    I would NEVER dog ear my books as my books are very precious to me and I love to keep them looking brand new:)

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  7. Congrats on reaching 500 followers! I have just got to pick a bookmark, always... I'm not a big fan of dog earing my books that's a definete no no :L

  8. Bookmark of course! It would kill me to hurt my book like that. :D

    Congrats on reaching 500 followers


  9. Definitely a bookmark! I use almost everything (pencil, clips, comb, ...) as a bookmark but I would never hurt my book with dog-ear.
    Congrats to 500 followers!

  10. Bookmark, I hate to do anything to my books but read them. They all look so pretty sitting on the shelves =)

    Congrats on making it to 500! Hope you keep having fun with it!

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. Birgit! Congrats on such a fantastic number of followers!!! And thank you for such generous giveaway! I used to dog-ear my pages but not anymore. Bless Book Depository, they give you a bookmark with each book, so now I have a house full of them to use :) I really don't like damaging books in any way, so try to read them as gently as possible.
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

  12. Wow, congrats! And thank you for the giveaway :)
    Well, what do you think :P BOOKMARKS, of course :P
    I'm a GCF follower as mikki-mano :)

    Thanks again,

  13. congrats and thanks for the giveaway ! I definitely prefer bookmars, i have a lot of them !


  14. Usually, I don't use anything. I just try to stop at a memorable page number like 100 or at the end of a chapter. I haven't dog eared a book since high school. And if I do use a bookmark, I don't use a proper bookmark. I use random things like pens (most often), pieces of papers etc. I have a friend who uses money as a bookmark. He said it's to motivate him to finish a book LOL.

    Anyway, congratulations on reaching 500 followers!

    lincalc at gmail dot com

  15. I stopped dog-earing my precious books at a young age. Cannot stand to find them now! I use a bookmark if I have a book in my hands and when I use my kindle!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Congratulations on reaching 500 followers!
    Bookmark of course! I have obsession with bookmarks. I have a huge collection. I have never use 'dog-ear'.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  17. Bookmark - especially bookthongs or the magnetic ones.

  18. Definitely, definitely bookmarks! I own quite a lot of them, actually! I only have a few in use at any time (that I allow anyone in the house to use) and then, I retire them! :P I have always hated dog-earring books. Why, why would you want to ruin a book like that?? I don't have a problem with cracked spines (In fact, I like them! They make a book look loved and well-read, though I never crack them on purpose), but I have always hated dog-ears. Fortunately, no-one to whom I've lent a book has ever dog-eared it!

    Congratulations on reaching 500 followers and thank you very much for the giveaway! :)

    Phanee (I follow you with the same name!)

  19. Congrats on hitting 500...wishing you many, many more!

    I personally prefer bookmark so I don't mess up the pretty book! My daughter destroys her books by shoving them in her bag and dog earing them and it drives me crazy! To each their own I long as your reading!!!

    Thanks for the chance!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  20. Dogear...I am bad. Especially when I do it with library books. Gasp!!!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  21. Oh that question...I am so torn, I hat dogearing, but bookmarks just don't stay put, so I hate them as well. I typically prefer to finish a book before i have to put either in :) I do dogear though...:)

  22. Thank you so much! =)
    Congrats on 500 followers =)
    Definitely Bookmarks! I have one which is so pretty xD
    booksforcompany @

  23. Always a bookmark. I like my books to be in their best condition possible. If I don't have an actual bookmark ready I will use whatever I can find, like a receipt or just a random piece of paper :) Thank you for this awesome giveaway and congrats on all your followers!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew


  24. Dog-ear.. not, just kidding :) Bookmark of course!!! :)

    GFC- Dý
    mail dvorackovavendy(at)seznam(dot)cz

  25. Only a bookmark works for me.
    Such a generous giveaway, wow, how nice of you.
    I follow by google reader as cenya2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  26. Definatley bookamrk, there is no other way to track the pages you are reading. I have OCD issues with my books so very few people lend them :D

    GFC=michelle (orange face)

  27. Well done on the 500 followers, book mark for me I like my books to remain in good condition, sometimes I just grab a receipt or even a photograph to use as a bookmark even though I seem to have gathered a collection of The Book Depository bookmarks along the way.
    GFC follower- lesley

  28. Bookmark, definitely, even if it's just a scrap of paper, a train ticket, or a receipt. I would never dog-ear a book, nor lend a book to someone who dog-ears! If I have no bookmark on hand, I try to memorise the page number.
    GFC= Lissa Bilyk

  29. Bookmark! I prefer little tickets from Prague ZOO or Botanical garden :D

  30. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I think Id cry if anyone dog eared my books!!! Bookmark all the way. I was guilty of dog earing books when I was younger though!!
    GFC follower


  31. I'm already follower, my GFC name's Freckles, so you can check :)
    And the answer to your question is definitely bookmark! I'm not using bookmarks much (I usually just remember where I have ended), but I could not EVER dog ear my dear books!
    And nice (really generous, too) giveaway! :)

  32. Congrats on your followers!
    Bookmarks for me! I love my books so much I'd never hurt them :D
    And thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  33. Wow, congrats!
    I try to bookmark, but I end up dog-earing (I know you said you won't judge but ahhh!).
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  34. DEFINITELY bookmarks, I'm actually in love with them... u_u Hah I collect them and currently own 727 different ones! I know, I'm too weird for words!

    GFC Name: Juan Roca


    Geeks & Books

  35. Congrats!!!:D

    And i'm most definitely bookmark. I do have a huge collection too XD

  36. Congrats on your following!

    Definitely bookmark! There are so many pretty ones to choose from!

    GFC: aLmYbNeNr

  37. Bookmark or dog-ear?
    Honestly, dog-ear. I usually forget to bring a book mark when I start a new book somewhere, so I usually just dog-ear it.

  38. What a fantastic giveaway! :)
    Definitely bookmarks! I have even developed a cult, collecting them from everywhere I go :)
    GFC: Ally

  39. Great giveaway! Congrats on alll the followers :D
    GFC name - Sahina
    E-mail -

    Answer - Oh definitely book mark! I'm a little OCD like that, I can't see a book being bent, creased, or pages being dog eared :( it hurts my inner nerd so book mark all the way! :)

  40. Congrats and thanks for the generous giveaway.

    I do neither. I'm really, really good with numbers. Like Rain Man good. So I just remember the page number and the line number I'm on LOL.


  41. Thanks for the giveaway! :) Congrats!
    GFC: Stephanie

    I'm definitely a bookmark kind of girl :) I really hate turning the pages :(

  42. Both! LOL I use bookmarks to control where I last stopped my reading, and a very small, very delicate dog-ear to mark my favorite parts. :) (but that's the harshest treatment my books ever get LOL)

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  43. Awesome giveaway!

    I admit it...i dog ear the pages! Only to my own books though, i try and find something (because i own no bookmarks)when borrowing books, usually my daily train ticket. When at home i usually lay the book down on the page im reading. :s

    GFC sammee

  44. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    And I always use a bookmark!
    GFC: Maryam
    m-hussein at hotmail dot co dot uk

  45. I used to dog ear & make highlights in my books. But now that I give my hardbound books away when I'm finished, I use bookmarks. I even take the covers off while I read them, so they still look new when I'm done :-)


  46. Def bookmarks! Can't stand the thought of bending my pages...and if one accidentily gets bent it drives me crazy! But for some reason, I am a spine cracker....I know it's bad of

    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  47. congrats! always bookmark. :)

  48. Your blog is doing so well! Congratulations, and thanks for the generous giveaway.

    I'm afraid dog-earing is only allowed is the book is old already and mistreated before. Otherwise: bookmark!

  49. I've never seen the appeal with dog-earing. I like to keep my books looking nice and bending the pages never looks nice. I don't use bookmarks either, though, since I always stop at the end of chapters, I just remember the next chapter or what page I'm on. Anyways, thank you for the opportunity! :)


  50. Bookmark, most definitely.... I like my pages clean and crisp, like new.

  51. Well it seems like I will be hated by the majority. One of my favourite things to do with a brand new book is to break the spine. I love my books and don't treat them badly, I'm just not a gentle lover (of books!!!) I guess.

    I have killed many books in my life, but I always buy more copies so at least I'm doing the business some good, right? Now I'm dipping my toes into the world of the eBook, the paperback business might just take a tumble in profits...though the rainforests can relex a bit...

  52. Bookmarks! I would never dog ear my books. I treat them my best. ;)

    Congrats on the 500 followers and thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Jennie

  53. Oh my bookmark! I will totally judge a dog-ear person. :)
    GFC: Book Sake

  54. Bookmarks when I have one. But in the absence of a bookmark, I've been known to dog-ear: ONLY my own books though! I hope I don't get stoned by your other followers.

    aprimeau at one bear cat dot com

  55. (Sorry if this is a duplicate comment; Blogger went down just as I was posting.)

    Bookmarks, because dog-ears can result in tears and dust collecting between pages, while bookmarks can be interesting surprises for future readers.

    Congrats on reaching 500 followers, and thanks for the giveaway!

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  56. Congrats on the followers!

    Bookmarks all the way! My mom dog-ears her books and it drives me bonkers!!!! I am so desperate to NOT dog-ear my books, I've used substitute book marks in a store receipts, a Splenda packet, an ink pen...anything! lol


    Lisa @ Once Upon A Chapter

  57. I prefer a bookmark but I have been known to fold over the top of a page to mark my place when a bookmark hasn't been handy. Congratulations on 500 followers!!

  58. That is a no brainer for me.

    I like to keep my books in a good condition and I freak out if they get dog eared or left lying open so the spine suffers.

    Use bookmarks people ! There are thousands of them given away.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    I Follow via GFC - buddyt

  59. I use bookmarks. My mama used to go crazy if she saw that I used dog-ear. So now it's a habbit to use bookmarks. And I love my books, so I don't want to damage them.
    Thanks for great contest!
    GFC follower as Sofija Kapranova

  60. Definitely a bookmark! I love my books too much to use the dog ear!

    crtalexandra at yahoo dot com

  61. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I think ill go for bookmarks! what is dog ear exactly? lol

    GFC follower - We Fancy Books

  62. Great giveaway..

    GFC:nina c

    I use a bookmark as long as i can find one (or something to use as one) but i have been known to dog ear occasionally.......


  63. GFC follower (jennifer).

    I use a bookmark. Wouldn't want to ruin the book. Although i get a lot of my books from the library. So i would not damage someone else's book.


    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  64. I try to use bookmarks if I can. But I perpetually loose the bookmarks and often times use dog-ear to mark my place :)

    Follower. My GFC name is Cherry.

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-darkward [at] yahoo [dot] com

  65. Definitely bookmark. If I don't have a bookmark, then I'll spend ages looking for my page, but I can't bear to dog-ear! :)

  66. Thank you! Thank you and thank you! $25 worth of books is awesome.

    I don't use bookmarks and I hate folding pages.

    So.... somehow I just remember the page number and the scene where I stopped.

    GFC: ZoeRainDasherBenji

  67. I use random scraps of paper lying around as bookmarks!

  68. Bookmark. I make my bookmarks by tearing pages of my celebrity crush out of a magazine and fold them into little rectangles. I only dog-ear a book if it's a completely necessary. I hate messing up a book by bending my pages.


  69. Thank you so much for this giveaway!!!!!

    Okay.......... I tend to be really sloppy and put whatever is at hand to use as a bookmark. i sometimes use my library card, any card availible, a pen (yeah, i know it's really bad for the spind of a hard cover), another book (hey, it works) and other items. I'm very lazy. But before, I would doggy ear the book. When I saw how ugly my books looked with the doggy ears, I stopped doing that.


    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. Bookmark. Always. Even if its a Kleenex, pencil, receipt... whatever I can find... of course, I've been collecting cute bookmarks so they're scattered all over the house, which may seem messy but is really my way of always having one closeby. lol.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ambience.of.rain {at}
    GFC: Christa

  71. bookmark of course!! <3

    kairiokayasu at hotmail dot com

  72. When I didn't have bookmarks, I used to dog ear the pages but now I use bookmarks. Or the receipts from the book order(s). But that does mean I'm super careful with my books. I like to see a little damage. Yellow pages, marked pages, cracked spine... Stuff like that. I don't really mind.

    GFC: mfay2
    anxirium at yahoo dot com

  73. I would definitely use a bookmark. I can't stand bookmarking books whether or not they belong to me.

    GFC: Debbie W.

  74. Definitely a bookmark, but that bookmark can be anything, a business card, a corner torn off an envelope, a candy bar wrapper, anything handy.

    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  75. I always use a bookmark. I would never dog-ear my book. Never. :D

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Old GFC follower - FreakChiq


  76. Congratulations! I'm a new follower.

    Bookmarks. I hate to damage a book! Besides, I have so many cute bookmarks XD

    magabygc at

  77. Thank you for the awesomely generous giveaway! And congrats on making it to 500!!!

    To answer your question, bookmarks for sure!! I used to never use them, but STILL wouldn't dogear my pages. I'd just remember where I was in the book! I've a good memory and only read one book at a time, so I could manage. But now I use an actual bookmark.


    GFC Spaz

  78. thanks for this awesome giveaway!!! :) congrats on your blog.

    definitely bookmarks. dog-eared books are just so totally not cool. :D

    GFC: frunchezzcuh

  79. Congratulations Birgit on having already 520 followers! :-D

    I could never dog-ear a book! I am extremely careful not to break its spine either (it's my super power, I can read whatever thick book without breaking the spine). I use bookmarks and post it slips to mark quotes.

    I follow you as Stella (Ex Libris) ;-p

    Have a wonderful weekend and here's to many more followers! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  80. Bookmarks! I love bookmarks. To dog-ear a book is not an option, I'd rather try to memorize the page number if I don't have anything to use as a bookmark.

    Congrats on having over 500 Followers and thanks for the giveaway.

    I follow as evening-green.
    eveningreen AT gmail DOT com

  81. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Definitely bookmarks!

    GFC follower

    poppy1247 at gmail dot com


  83. Bookmark!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  84. I try to always use a bookmark. thanks for the giveaway and congratulations.

  85. Bookmarks !I never dog-ear or do anything to the book because I don't like to ruin the book at all.

  86. Congrats on 500 followers! *hugs*
    I tend to be really picky with my books, so no dog ears for me. Bookmarks all the way!

  87. I try to remember what page I was on, though always struggle to find it afterwards! I hate dog-eared books, but am guilty of doing it myself.


  88. Congrats on reaching 500 followers! *throws confetti*

    Answer on your question is definitely bookmarks! I never dog-ear or do anything to the books because I love them so much. My friends are alway making fun of me, because I am really (I mean REALLY) gently with my books. But I don't care that they think I am fool. :D I am really carefully even with the paperbacks (which is sometimes really hard) and I never wrinkle single page. I looove books. :)

    Thank you very much for the chance to increase number of books in my bookshelf. Thanks!!! :)

    I am your old GFC follower as Nikita.

    bookworm.nikita at gmail dot com

  89. GFC follower- ashley

    OMGosh definitely a book mark I don't care if I have to make my own I will never purposely put wear and tear on books I own I love them too much!

  90. I prefer bookmarks, but it doesn't upset my when I see dog eared pages. I'm just happy that someone has picked up and read the book!


  91. Wow! Congrats on 500 followers! That's amazing :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Bookmarks for sure! Dog ears? Really? ARE YOU CRAZY? xD

    readingowling AT gmail DOT com

  92. Well done on 500 followers! I hope I make it that far one day :) I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485.

    I hate dogearring books, I'd never do it :S Sometimes my bookmarks are pieces of cardboard torn off boxes or an old receipt but I always use one.

    kate1485 at

  93. Congratulations on the 500 followers! :) Definitely bookmarks! Dog-earing makes me cringe.

    GFC: The Story Queen


  94. YAY congrats on the follower!

    Bookmarks. My mum dogears books - which is why she doesn't get any of my babies - and it drives me nuts.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


    GFC - Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm

  95. Definitely bookmark! I'm too anal about the conditions of my book and cringe when people dogear them. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


  96. E-mail entry due to technical problems:

    As required, my answer to your question is bookmark, though I rarely use them because I like to finish books as soon as possible!
    I am a GFC follower with the name aloveforbooks.
    My email address is

  97. Bookmark or anything else in reach such as phone/ipod/remote lol :)
    GFC MazzNixon
    smileess_ox at hotmail dot com

    I love Bookmarks!
    I collect Bookmarks!
    I hoard Bookmarks. It's sad really but they can be so pretty!
    GFC Follower: AgnesPink

  99. Mostly bookmarks; rarely dogears. Thanks to your post I have even been known to use a small piece of toilet tissue rather than fold the corner of a page. LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway and Thanks for being a fun blogger to read.
    GFC: MarthaE

  100. Totally a bookmark. And when that starts to get messed up I switch it out too.

    GFC follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com