Monday, 23 May 2011


So I had a fantastic response to Sarah's Birthday Giveaway - so many of you suggested so many great books, I think my Wishlist is now sorted for the next 6 months! :-)

But, alas there can be only one winner and to find out who, I'm going to hand over to the birthday girl herself.

Hello all!  Firstly, I'd just like to say thanks for all the birthday wishes, and to Mel for her awesome surprise!  I had a totally fantastic birthday and was thoroughly spoilt (well, it's not every day you hit the big 3-0, is it?).
The suggestions received for this competition were numerous, diverse, and have expanded my wishlist exponentially!!!!  In the end I made my decision by selecting a book I didn't think I would have picked up on my own, and one that was a little out of my 'comfort zone' (I have not been a big fan of time travel books thus far).  I also appreciated the winner's comment that they loved the book so much they tried to re-read it every year - we all have books like that, and they're never bad ones!!
So a massive thank you to all that participated, and a big congrats to......  Karla Volkopf for her suggestion of 'The Sterkarm Handshake'.  I look forward to receiving my book from Mel, and soon after you'll see my review on here.  Happy reading until then everyone!

Congratulations Karla - I will be sending you an email asking for what book you want as your 'birthday' present!

For everyone else, please check back on Wednesday when I'm taking part in the Splash Into Summer hop and the opportunity to win another book of your choice! :-)


  1. Oh I forgot to come back for more questions, duh! Oh my memory.

    Congrats Karla

  2. Congrats to the winner. And Happy birthday. I do hope you enjoy your pick! :) And Mel you are such a good friend. :)