Friday, October 21, 2011

Announcement + Int. Giveaway: And My New Blog Name Is...

This is the first and last time I will be announcing a new name for the blog so get ready for it...

The new name is...

Suddenly Books

and the new url is:

Some of you may ask what made me pick this name so here is the quick explanation:

1. I love it! I went through a list of 20-30 possibilities before I stumbled upon this combination. As soon as it popped into my head I just knew it would be perfect.
2. I'd like to think it encompasses some of the following aspects of reading and writing
     - As a reader finding a book for the first time and suddenly realising you just have to have it
     - As a writer working on that story for a long time and then suddenly finding it's a book.
     - Also suddenly finding we need to share our passion for a book (whether it's those we've read OR those we've written)

And that's it! I will continue to read and review the same types of books I always have.  I will also continue to post more often on non-review type things I have always done like Highlights from Waterloo region and book signings, author interviews, giveaways, excerpts, and more.

To celebrate, I've decided to give away a book. Also, I'd like to reward those that find me despite my change in name :)

I decided on a book journal. You can use it to keep track of books you find online (like my blog for instance ;)) or anywhere else!

You can choose from

Books to Check Out

Here is the description:

Inspired by the hand-stamped due date cards from public libraries, this clever journal has sections for keeping track of books to read, favorite passages, and books lent and borrowed. Includes a handy pocket for review clippings.


(for the children in your life)

Books to Check Out For Kids

Here is the description:

This junior version of "Books to Check Out" offers youngsters a place to track books they've read and want to read, plus provides mad-lib style book reviews, a time chart, a suggested reading list, and 2 pages of sticker to use throughout their journal. It includes: 2 sticker sheets, 4 dividers with 2 colour illustrations, Back pocket, and Wire binding.

Giveaway rules:
Must be 13 or older to enter.
Open internationally, wherever The Book Depository ships to.
Ends November 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST

You get one entry each for:
Filling out the form
Sharing the giveaway on any social site of your choosing (ex. Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, etc) (Optional)

If this is your first time here, I would also greatly appreciate if you take a look around and follow me in some way if you like what I have to say (GFC, RSS, etc). This will not be an extra entry. I would just appreciate it!



  1. HI - I'm switching over my following now to follow you on Suddenly Books. Thanks for sharing the info.

  2. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway! The new name is also really cool. I like how it sounds! Keep rocking and cheers! :)

  3. I like the new name, Erika. Good choice! :D

  4. Very cool new name!! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

  5. Congratulations on the new name, Erika. I love it!

  6. Very cool journals! Love the new blog look!

  7. I like the new name, definitely following you!

  8. Oh wow, could I ever use this journal, thanks for the chance to win it.
    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  9. I SO need that journal -- my little notebook has seen better days!

    Thanks for the giveaway and I love the new name :)

    The Romanceaholic

  10. Like the name change, following!!! Thnx 4 the chance

  11. Hey this is Joannie fromm goodreads Hi Love your site but i am having to post anonymous cause for some reason google won't let me post a comment. I am a GFc follower for you hope it helps. I need abook like this to help me keep up also with all the giveaways and hops i join. I can't keep up with them only cause my memory is not as good as it used to be lol With all the meds i'm on for my illness does not help hehe Have a great day. Joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

  12. Very cool new name!! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

  13. Hi Erika! Congrats on the new blog name:)

    Thank you so much for the giveaway of such a great and practical tool in the life of any book lover. Thank you and I wish you all the very best:)



  14. So sorry - I entered the giveaway without checking to see whether or not I was eligible! I knew there was a reason why I hadn't entered the giveaway immediately after you sent the link, but had forgotten all about it when I was cleaning up my inbox. TBD won't ship to Denmark :-( Apparently we don't count as a 'real' European country or something... I've asked them why not, but never received any reply, so I'm less than impressed by them right now.

    Sorry, didn't mean to vent there, it's just - grrr! They advertise worldwide free shipping so heaps of people use them in giveaways, for prizes etc. to open them up to international readers, and I'm still left excluded :(

    Yes, I'm feeling extremely sorry for myself, can you tell? ;-) Anyway, I'm sorry I didn't read the requirements closely enough. Feel free to pass on my entries to 'Irina' if you think she'd like them ;-)

  15. kiwiria, don't worry about it! Sometimes I don't read closely enough either and enter the wrong giveaways! I'll go delete your entry. So sad you can't get shipping from TBD. Their prices are so amazing sometimes.


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