Monday, November 7, 2011

400 Follower Giveaway!

A lot has happened here recently at I Write, I Read, I Review. There was the absolute craziness of my three Halloween Hop giveaways. The Keeping It Real Reading Challenge is now well underway. I've listed my Christmas Wish List. (Please help me narrow that down!) and I have guest posts, blog tours and NaNoWriMo going on here, too.

In the midst of all that, I happened to glance over at my Google Friend Connect and realize, "Hey! I'm at 400 Followers!" So first up: thank you! That means a lot to me.

Now its time to do something awesome back. :) What, you ask?

1 winner is going to receive a book of their choice, worth up to $15, from The Book Depository.

So, how do you go about having your chance at this fabulous prize?

To Enter:

+1 Leave me a comment with your name and e-mail.

Bonus Entries:

+2 if you are an old follower, +1 for a new follower.

+1 Tweet: I want to win a book of my choice from The Book Depository in @Katallina's 400 Follower Giveaway!

+1 When you leave your comment, tell me if there is any way that you feel I can improve my blog.

+1 Add me as a friend on GoodReads. (GoodReads name: Kathy Coleman)

+1 Leave a comment on my Christmas Wish List post. I really need help narrowing that down!

The Rules:

-- One entry per person.

-- Contest is open everywhere that The Book Depository ships to for free.

-- Contest will run from now until Monday, November 21st at 12:00 p.m.

-- Winner will be chosen using

Thanks for dropping by! Good luck!


  1. Congrats on the 400 followers!

    +1 - Aleksandra - at gmail dot com
    +2 - old GFC follower as Aleksandra
    +1 - tweeted:!/Sandra_s_Page/status/133731698226634754
    +1 - GR friend - also Aleksandra
    +1 - left comment on your Christmas Wish List

    total: 6

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. +1 - reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com
    +2 - old GFC follower
    +1 - tweeted:!/ElfRenee/status/133735206116012032
    +1 - GR friend - Renee
    +1 - left comment on your Christmas Wish List

    total: 6

  3. Congrats on 400 followers!
    I love your pretty blog!
    +1 E(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com
    +2 old gfc follower: ebaker
    +1 tweet:!/iheartmykindle/status/133734021925568512
    +1 goodreads: Erin baker
    +1 comment on Christmas list...good luck with that :)
    6 total

  4. Hi, Kathy! Love your blog.

    +1 primrose -
    +2 old GFC follower-primrose
    +1 tweeted-!/mamahaikal/status/133735370281074688
    +1 Goodreads friend- Natasha
    +1 comment on Christmas wish list.

    Any way to improve blog? Let me see..more giveaways perhaps. :) Tell us about the book you're writing.

  5. Emma B.

    +2 Old follower
    +1 tweet:!/Novel_Minded/status/133731492256948225
    +1 Goodreads friend
    +1 commented on Chritmas Wishlist
    +1 The only thing I can think of to improve your blog, would be to maybe have fewer buttons. The more you have, the slower the page loads.

    total: 7 entries
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. +1 gfc follower: izlight

    +1 tweeted:!/izylight/status/133736804888227840

    +1 Leave a comment on your Christmas Wish List

    Thanks so much

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  8. Congrats on 400+ Followers! That's awesome! And thanks for the giveaway :)

    GFC: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

    +2 Old Follower
    +1 Already Goodreads friends: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking
    +1 Commented on your Christmas Wishlist

  9. Congrats on 400 followers!

    +1 comment
    +2 Old GFC follower
    +1 Tweeted:!/livin_thru_arts/status/133741345964691456
    +1 Improvement: Possibly make the banner look neater and more appealing. Also I think personally you should go for two sidebars so that way your page doesn't keep running with all the widgets.
    +1 Added on Goodreads.
    +1 Commented on wishlist.

    Total: +7 entries


  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 commment

    klamber1 at unca dot edu

    +2 Old Follower (GFC: Kayla)
    +1 Goodreads friend (GR: Kayla Lambert)
    +1 commented on your Christmas Wishlist post

  11. Congrats on 400 followers that is just beyond awesome!
    +1 Comment
    +2 old follower:(GFC Unabridged Bookshelf)
    +1 Add as a friend on GoodReads.(Unabridged Bookshelf)
    +1 Leave a comment on my Christmas Wish List post.

    5 total


  12. Congratz! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Name: Angie
    Email: osnapitzAngiex3(AT)aol(DOT)com

    Old follwer: GFC - Angie


    Commented on Christmas wish list


  13. Great giveaway!

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

    +2 Old follower (Mariee)
    +1 Tweet:
    +1 Added as friend on GoogReads (Marie)

    Total: 5

  14. Congrats on the followers.
    I'm an old follower and friend on Goodreads. I really like your website and I do not think there is anything you need to change!
    janiera eldridge

  15. I'm an old follower on GFC.

  16. I'm an old follower, and I left a comment on your Christmas Wishlist.

  17. Ooh, congratulations on 400 followers! It's so exciting -- I'm watching my own follower count slowly inch over a milestone at the moment as well!

    I'm a new follower, I tweeted (!/InTheGoodBooks/status/133767595475222528), and I added you on Goodreads (under the name Skye Handley).


  18. Congrats on reaching 400 followers! Can't wait til my blog reaches that amount.

    +1 Erin W –
    +2 Old follower
    +1 Tweeted:!/Miss_Dhampir91/status/133772611036512256
    +1 Added on goodreads – Erin W
    +1 commented on Christmas wish list post (Little_Dhampir91 )

  19. What a pretty blog you have here Kathy Ann! And congrats on the 400 followers! Though you're already marching past that!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Name: SarahSparrow

    +2 Old follower SarahSparrow
    +1 Tweeted:!/Sarah_Sparrow/status/133800738391465984
    +1 I don't see much that I think could be improved on the blog. I'm not really a fan of the hearts in the header, but that's totally personal.
    +1 Sent a Goodreads friend request as Amber.
    +1 Left a comment on the wish list as SarahSparrow.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

  21. Congrats for your 400 followers. Thanks you for this giveaway

    +1 comment
    +2 old followers: miki ( or perhpas i'm listed a smiki sorry i'm not sure how i appears )
    +1 friend on goodread: miki
    +1 comment on chritsmas wishlist

    5 entries


  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 Elizabeth L. etrabelsie[AT]gmail[DOT]com
    +2 GFC blog follower

    Have a wonderful day! :)

  23. Congrats on your followers and thanks a lot for the giveaway!

    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

    +2 old follower
    +1 left a comment on your Christmas wishlist

  24. Hey! I'm Kressy. :P
    +2 old follower
    +1 comment on wishlist

    Total: 4 entries
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  25. Congratulations and thank you!!

    +1 GFC new follower : Mary Preston


  26. Congratulation for reaching 400 followers! ^^
    Thanks for this giveaway~ :D

    [+1 Leave me a comment with your name and e-mail]
    Name: Yee Ching

    [+2 if you are an old follower, +1 for a new follower]
    Old follower: chingz

    [+1 When you leave your comment, tell me if there is any way that you feel I can improve my blog]
    Well for this I'd say, change your header! Sorry it just kinda jumped out as awkward.. Maybe have someone who's good at graphic design to make a banner for you? :D

    [+1 Add me as a friend on GoodReads. (GoodReads name: Kathy Coleman)]
    Goodreads name: Yee Ching

    [+1 Leave a comment on my Christmas Wish List post. I really need help narrowing that down!]
    Commented with name 蓁子chingz

  27. +1 Leave me a comment with your name and e-mail
    Malvina Beatrice, darkenf(at)

    +2 if you are an old follower
    GFC : Malvina Beatrice

    +1 Tweet:!/darkenf/status/133872787717763073

    +1 When you leave your comment, tell me if there is any way that you feel I can improve my blog.
    For graphic wise, your header/banner is a bit pixelated(blurry)especially the title increasing the resolution should solve it.(Sorry I'm a graphic student) The rest is all good, I enjoy your blog :)

    +1 Add me as a friend on GoodReads.
    GoodReads : Malvina Beatrice

    +1 Leave a comment on my Christmas Wish List post. I really need help narrowing that down!
    Commented via Malvina+Beatrice

  28. Congratz on the followers!!

    +1 Leave me a comment with your name and e-mail:

    +2 if you are an old follower
    GFC: Carissa St. Amand

    +1 Tweet:!/KereesaReads/status/133884049205899264

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  30. congrats for you.. thanks for giveaway and making it internationally
    +1 florentine - florentine_frinda AT yafoo DOT com
    +1 new GFC follower : frinda florentine
    +1 GR friend: florentine
    +1 leave commented : florentine

  31. ouch.. I forget it..
    I'm not sure I can give you some ideas, but I like your blog.. especially your blog's background.. it's nearly christmas.. like snows..

  32. I tweeted aba Katallina's 400 Follower give away!

  33. +1 Sandra PinkLadyDesigns AT charter DOT net
    +2 Old Follower PinkLadyDesigns
    +1 Friend on Goodreads Sandra Hake
    +1 Comment left on Christmas Wish List
    +1 How to improve your blog: I wouldn't change a thing. I love reading your reviews because they are always so honest.

  34. Congrats on the 400 followers!
    +1 New follower: Adriana Cabrera
    +1 tweeted:!/Adrianaec7/status/133909907660476416
    +1 GReads: Adriana
    +1 Comment on Wishlist

  35. +1 Jennifer K
    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

    +2 if you are an old follower (GFC jennifer)

    +1 Tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/133934951224713216

    +1 When you leave your comment, tell me if there is any way that you feel I can improve my blog.

    I really like the pink design on your blog. I like how it is easy to find your buttons. And how reviews and stuff are at the top. I wouldn't really change anything. Maybe just list the giveaways (although this one was listed up top).

    +1 Add me as a friend on GoodReads. (jennifer K)

    +1 Leave a comment on my Christmas Wish List post. (jennifer)


  36. +2 old follwer GFC: Nylez
    email: nylesor85(at)yahoo(dot)com
    +1 tweet:!/chixmoza/status/133842051757391872
    +1 added you on goodreads as Nyles

    I like the color of your blog.The only problem i see the text colors. Maybe you can darken the text color hover a bit because i can barely see the texts on the right side.Or maybe you can darken the box color. And maybe the banner also..It looks blurry to me.Maybe it's just me because i have a poor eyesight and i can barely see the textss.

  37. awesome giveaway! thx so much!
    old gfc follower: kristina shields +2

    recommended tiger's curse for your wish list

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  39. +1: Congrats on reaching 400+ followers! And thank you for the great giveaway.
    +2: Old follower: June M.
    +1: Tweet:!/JuneAnnM/status/133957970378768384
    +1: I like your blog, the background is really pretty. You might make a list link for the current giveaways.
    +1: Goodreads: June Manning
    +1: Left comment on Wishlist post

    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  40. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!! This is quite a milestone :)

    +1 comment
    +2 old follower: Julie Witt
    +1 tweet:!/jwitt33/status/134006489709944832
    +1: I really can't think of any changes I would make to your blog! It is visually appealing and I really like your reviews, interviews and giveaways :)
    +1 Goodreads friend: Julie Witt

    Julie W, jwitt33 at live dot com

  41. Congrats!
    Name: Kayla
    +2 Old Follower: Kayla27
    +1: goodreads friend: Kayla Merritt

  42. Congrats on all your followers! Thank you for the awesome giveaway to celebrate :)

    +2 Old GFC follower Tiffany Drew
    +1 Goodreads friend: Tiffany (with the red tree icon)
    +1 Tweet:!/enterthedrew/status/134029388021899265


  43. Great giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower (Kristilyn Robertson), though I've been following via Google Reader for a while now.

    readinginwinter AT gmail DOT com

  44. Hi Kathy
    Congrats on reaching the milestone. Next thing u know it'll be 500 followers...then 1000!

    Don't you just love The Book Depository? I live in Asia & used to have so much trouble finding good bks at a good price (the bookshops where I live are hopeless!) until I discovered the book lovers heaven on earth (ie The Book Depository). Hope you like reading historical romance & fantasy; those are my fav genres.

    -New GFC follower (thumbelinda03)
    -Goodreads friend (LindaThum)
    -Xmas wishlist comment

    Linda (

  45. Thank you for the giveaway.
    +1 Jennelle S jlynettes @ hotmail . com
    +2 old follower as sablelexi
    +1 i tweeted here:!/sablelexi/status/134059561807134720
    +1 goodreads friend as Jennelle S
    +1 I commented on your Christmas list.

  46. +1 Colleen @ Les Livres, jaime.des.livres @

    +2 old follower (Colleen/Colleen @ Les Livres)

    +1 Twitter:!/jaimelire/status/134092486548275200

    Already a friend on GoodReads! (Les Livres)

    Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  47. Greeting from BC
    thanks for the visit to your unique and well designed site.
    great giveaway, too
    congrats on your followers #'s
    new gfc - dayleb - vinci
    dayle b at telus dot net
    saw your post on twitter

  48. Nov 8
    vinci777 DAYLE
    I Write, I Read, I Review: 400 Follower Giveaway!
    2 minutes ago Favorite
    dayleb at telus dot net

  49. posted a comment to your Christmas book list.
    yikes, I asked if you read this interesting
    Zombie book instead of narrowing down your list.
    oh well, eh.

  50. Asked to be your friend on my best site for
    good books on Good Reads.
    dayleb at telus dot net
    yes, forgot to add the email on vinci post sorry.
    before this one.

  51. Congrats!

    Linda - linda.lea.wiley (at) gmail (dot) com

    +2 - old follower
    +1 - tweeted!/linda_lea/status/134167377700077568
    + 1 - added you on Goodreads (Linda - same pic)
    +1 - commented on Xmas post.

    6 points total

  52. Congrats on reaching 400 followers! :)

    I'm an old follower + 2
    I tweeted about it here:!/NTFancy/status/134184151157977088 +1

    kate1485 at

  53. Congrats of the milestone! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Old follower - Mandroid
    Goodreads - Leslie / flouncyninja
    Improvement - the link text under "What's Happening" is really hard to read on the pale pink background and the busy wallpaper behind it. Maybe make a box with the opaque background like the blog posts.

    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

  54. Congrats on 400 followers, Kat, and thanks for the great giveaway! I'll be having a 400 follower giveaway later this month, too. :-)

    +2 Old follower - SweetMarie83

    +1 Tweet:!/SweetMarie83/status/134296751363469312

    +1 GoodReads friend - Marie Landry

    +1 Commented on your Christmas Wish List!

  55. Hi
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 Leave me a comment with your name and e-mail:
    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

    +2 if old follower

    +1 When you leave your comment, tell me if there is any way that you feel I can improve my blog: I agree with soome of the posts, the header could be improved with something more eye-catching.

    +1 Add me as a friend on GoodReads: My GoodReads name: Daniela Pagnotta

  56. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kelly Mills
    +2 old follower
    +1 Goodreads: Kelly Mills

  57. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    GFC: Jeanne
    twitter follower: @JanaRathouska

  58. Tess
    +1 new follower

  59. Congrats on your 400+ followers.

    +2 Old GFC Follower
    +1 Tweet:
    +1 Goodreads: Arantza


  60. Congratulations on 400 followers! And thanks for the giveaway:)

    +1 Allie icecreamavalanche at gmail dot com
    +1 Tweet :!/icecreamtorrent/status/135513269032058881

    +2 old GFC follower : Allie
    +1 Goodreads : Allie
    +1 commented on Christmas wish list

  61. Congratulations on this milestone!! And many thanks for this generous giveaway.

    Old GFC Follower (NovelKatie)
    Total entries: 3

  62. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    Name and email: Ron C. Nieto, AT gmail DOT com

    Old Follower: GFC Ron C. Nieto

    Posted some advice on the Wishlist post.

    Total entries: 4

  63. Congrats on your followers!! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

    asherz86 at gmail dot com

    +1 new follower
    +1 Tweet:!/BookLabyrinth/status/135924593327218690
    +1 Suggestion -- maybe clean up your sidebar a bit so less graphics?
    +1 just added you on Goodreads =)
    +1 Christmas Wish List comment

    Total = 6

  64. Congratulations!!!!! :)

    GFC: Book Crook Liza
    E-mail: bookcrookliza at gmail dot com

    +1 new follower (I thought I was following you already! Apparently not!)

    +1 Tweet:!/kurlykova/status/135928289855422464

    +1 Comment on Christmas Wish List!

    And I love your blog as it is! :)

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

  65. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    +2 old follower

    +1 Tweeted

    +1 Your blog is very pretty, but the image of the blog header looks a little blur.

    +1 Your friend on GoodReads - Aik Chien

    +1 Left a comment on your Christmas Wish List post.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  66. +2 Old GFC follower (cherry^^)

    +1 tweeted!/v97_/status/137404526226440193

    +1 The title of your blog is a little bit blurry but I love the wallpaper!

    +1 goodreads friend Vivian Mah

    +1 commentes on Christmas Wish list also as Cherry

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Vivian Mah

  67. Hey! congrats on the 400 followers!!

    +1 new follower: maji bookshelf
    +1 Love the new design! maybe increase the margins for the main posts? also like ppl mentioned, banner title is a little blurry :)
    +1 goodreads friend: Juhina


  68. would like this



  69. +2 am an old follower via Twittter


    +1 Tweet:!/FWhispers/status/137790044906848256

    +1 I feel it's too pink, there seems to be a lot going on in the background. But if you like it , then it should be okay.

    +1 Left a comment on my Christmas Wish List post.

  70. Happy Turkey Day!
    iheartcoupons4 at

    +1 email
    +1 gfc-aj
    +1 I like the background but it's a bit busy and your blog name is blury. :O)


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