Saturday, June 27, 2020

It's My Birthday Giveaway ♥

Hello, lovelies! My birthday is in a few days, so I wanted to do a giveaway! I hate surprises, so I have four for you, haha. My logic is sound! 😉 If I ever think Jacob is attempting to surprise me, I start trying to figure out what it is (which he thinks is incredibly frustrating). The not knowing is torture!

I have wrapped four very different books, but written little clues so you can hopefully choose something you'll enjoy! There will be four winners (one for each book). The first winner will get first pick, the second winner will get second pick, and so on until all of the books are chosen. (Some are ARCs, others are finished copies!)


Your choices are:
  1. Fiction / Contemporary Adult / Family Focus
  2. Historical Fiction / Fans of Classics / Small Town
  3. YA / Romance / Realistic Fiction / Sad but Funny / Lucky #7
  4. Mystery / Thriller / Suspense / Unreliable Narrator
I hope that's somewhat helpful! 😂

Rules:

This giveaway officially starts on June 27th and ends on July 11th at 12 AM. The winner will be announced on July 11th on this post within the Rafflecopter form, and also notified via email. Once the first winner has made their selection, I will choose a second, then a third, and finally a fourth. The winners will have 48 hours to respond or I will have Rafflecopter select another winner(s) (read my full giveaway policy here).

International friends -- your giveaway will be a little different! Instead the books mentioned above, you can choose one book (up to $15) from The Book Depository! Just make sure they ship to you, which you can check right here. I know it's not the same thing, but I don't want to leave anyone out! If this happens, one of the books will be recycled for a later giveaway (or maybe there will be a fifth winner). Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

66 comments:

  1. Happy almost birthday. I don't like surprises either. I would rather know what we're going to do rather than have it be a surprise.

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    1. Yes! I don't even like to surprise other people, haha. The anticipation is brutal! I always end up giving my husband his presents early. ;)

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  2. Happy early birthday! This is such a fun giveaway idea!

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  3. I definitely find it fun to not know for sure which books they are. I don't enter a lot of giveaways, but I couldn't resist this one!

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    1. I'm happy you couldn't resist! I wasn't sure if people would be turned off by the idea, since they'll have no idea what they're getting, but it's been pretty successful so far!

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  4. Happy birthday! What a generous giveaway! It's kind of exciting not knowing exactly what the book will be, but based on the descriptions, they all sound good!

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    1. Haha! They're all books I've read, so I tried to add little details to be helpful, but nothing that would make it really obvious. ;)

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  5. I am not a peson who complains when someone gives me a gift, and you have given enough description of the genres that I know which is already my choice if I won. Surprises like this are always fun. I hope you have a fun birthday! Thank you for your generousity!

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    1. Thank you! I've had a really great birthday week, which is why I haven't been around very much the last few days. :) I'm not someone that complains about a gift either! I just don't like it when someone says, "I have a surprise for you!" Lol!

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  6. Happy Birthday :D
    I hope you had cake and good pressies!

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    1. Thank you! My husband and monsters surprised me with a trip to the Aquarium & Marine Science Center! We had a blast, and the facility was very mindful of the pandemic. People had to schedule times in advance so there was very little overlap, and masks were required. Everyone also had to stay "one shark" length away from each other. ;)

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  7. What a lovely idea, and happiest of happy birthdays to you!

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  8. Happy Birthday Lindsi! I like the idea of a surprise, but sometimes they're a little disappointing. My husband and I were talking anniversary gifts today and we came to the conclusion it's better for us to decide on a mutual gift for each other together. A surprise night out or a surprise vacation would be better than an actual object. For us anyhow.

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    1. We've been doing something similar for our anniversaries! It's easier for us to just decide on something together, whether it's a trip, or a gift we both want. Like, he's been really wanting to look into our ancestry, so we're going to do that this year. <3

      YES. I feel like my expectations go WAY up when someone says something is a surprise. I don't want to feel disappointed by the outcome.

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!!

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    1. Thank you! The kids and I spent my actual birthday on hiking trails. :)

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  10. Happy birthday! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

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  11. Happy Birthday! What a lovely Giveaway. So exciting how you've wrapped the books and gave little clues about the book ^^

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    1. Thanks! I was cleaning out some of the boxes in our closet and realized I had a lot of wrapping paper, haha. This seemed like a fun way to use it!

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  12. Wishing you the Happiest Birthday ever! And I don't like surprises either but I love that you did one for this giveaway, it made me laugh out loud!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. Thank you, Jen! I'm happy I could make you laugh by doing something silly that would personally drive me insane. :)

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  13. Happy birthday, Lindsi! And what a fun idea for a giveaway! :)

    Grabbing a book without knowing what it is is not like me at all, but it's also filled with possibility!

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    1. Thank you, Tanya! It would be very unlike me to participate in something like this as well, haha. It's like my brain can't separate excitement and anxiety! ;)

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  14. Happy Birthday, Lindsi. What a lovely (and generous) way to celebrate, I'm feeling the buzz of excitement even across the pond! Thanks ;-)

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    1. I love celebrating my birthday by doing something for someone else. :)

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  15. "I hate surprises, so I have four for you, haha. My logic is sound! 😉"
    That's too kind of you! And the international givvy, on top of that. Also, by wrapping the books and giving clues, you did a fun and cute twist on the "gift" trope LOL. Happy almost birthday!

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    1. Thank you, Roberta! You know I like to make sure my international friends are also included. :)

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  16. Hahah, if I win, you will have to let me know what book it would have been had I chosen number 1 :D

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    1. Oh!! You could still choose number one if you win, and I can just have The Book Depository send that book to you... you could maintain the element of surprise. :)

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  17. Thanks for offering the giveaway! If I win I'd choose number 3 or 4. It will be such a nice surprise to see what there is. :)

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  18. It sounds like fun. A surprise. .

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  19. Happy birthday! Hope it's great!! And what a fun giveaway haha! Hope you have a great week too!

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    1. I had a wonderful week! It was exhausting, but totally worth it. Now I need a week to recuperate and catch up on blogging. ;)

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  20. Happy birthday! I think this is an awesome idea for a giveaway. I’m very curious about what the books are.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to people's reactions. :)

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  21. Happy birthday! I'm not one for organised surprises-in fact the thought of a surprise party especially with strippers involved, fills me with pure horror!

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    1. Thank you! I've never had to worry about strippers being involved, but I can see how that would cause anxiety! ;)

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  22. Happiest of happy birthdays, Lindsi!!! Love the question for this giveaway. LOL! Sometimes it's fun to do a surprise giveaway. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! This is my first time doing a surprise giveaway, but I feel like it's something I'll do again in the future. It's fun (for me anyways)! ;)

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  23. Happy early birthday! I hope it's a great one! :)

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  24. IS IT YOUR BIRTHDAY YET? DID I MISS IT?

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    1. NO, YOU DIDN'T MISS IT! You already know this because I messaged you on Twitter, but I am REALLY behind with my commenting/blogging. <3

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  25. Happy Birthday Lindsi! I hope it's fantastic! What a fun giveaway with the surprises and hints!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Thanks! It was wonderful! My husband and monsters know me so well. :)

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  26. Happy Birthday Lindsi. What a great way to celebrate. I hope you'll have a great time celebrating with your family.

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    1. Thank you! I had a fun day hiking with my kiddos, and then they surprised me over the weekend with a trip to the Aquarium and Marine Science Center. <3

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  27. Happy Birthday! A little bit of both. I've discovered some great books through giveaways. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. I love winning and receiving books I wouldn't normally pick for myself, because it makes me step out of my comfort zone. I've found some of my favorite reads this way! :)

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  28. Happy birthday, Lindsi! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  29. Happy Birthday 🥳 Wishing you a fabulous day and lots of bookish gifts

    (Ps I follow via feedly)

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