Sunday, September 7, 2014

Post #1000! That Calls for a Celebration!!


This is The Book Bag's 1000th post!!! 

I started this little ol' blog back in 2009 as a work project. When that project was completed, I was wondering what I could do this blog thingy that I had created. Well, I decided to use it as a way to keep track of the books I read and I'd add a little note about what I thought about each book. I really didn't think anyone would ever look at my posts and I had no idea it would become what it is today. Over these last 5 years, I have read some great books and have met some amazing authors. 

As this post goes live on Sunday, hubby and I are just starting our week long Alaskan cruise. Taking a cruise has been one of the things on my bucket list and it is finally happening! I am super excited!! I have not ever heard anyone say anything negative about their experiences in Alaska. I just know it is going to be awesome!


I had great plans to make this 1000th post the biggest and best giveaway EVER! But alas, life got in the way and I ran out of time to get it organized like I wanted. I have 24 awesome authors who have contributed over 50 items for my 1000th post giveaway. Thank you all so very much!!

I didn't want to throw that giveaway post together just to get it up. I want to make it the best post and the best giveaway ever. So, you're just going to have to wait until we get back so I can do it up right. We are not going to have Wi-Fi on the ship. (yikes!) But believe me, it will totally be worth the wait! 

That being said, I do want to celebrate my 1000th post milestone today by holding my own personal giveaway here while I am away. I'll keep this giveaway up while I'm gone. And then, you need to make sure to watch for the huge giveaway after I get my land legs back. 


And if you are an author or are involved in the book world and would like to get in on my celebration giveaway, it's not too late. Contact me and I'll get in touch after we land. 



Coming soon! 

My 1000th post 
HUGE GIVEAWAY
Celebration!!


Watch for it! 


Be sure to check the sidebar for my current giveaways!

50 comments:

  1. have a great time. one of my good, good friends just took that cruise and spent two weeks. so glad i found your page. i love the graphic for it. your page is fun and interesting and covers so many types of books. thanks for everything. pm.

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  2. Have fun on your cruise and congrats!

    I really, really want to do a European tour!

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  3. I hear Alaskan cruises are wonderful! I hope you have fun & congrats! Visiting Japan or a road trip w/ friends is on my bucket list!

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  4. I have heard that the Alaskan cruises are wonderful. I hope you have a great time. I'd love to go one day.
    No, I don't have a bucket list.

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  5. That's so fun!!!! Yeah I have a bucket list. One thing on it is to backpack across the UK. I want to do that so badly, but have yet to do so.

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  6. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    Your blog is awesome!! It's so awesome you've gotten to so many posts!!

    I have a bucket list, with things like going to Paris, but I haven't gotten to crossing items of yet!

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  7. No I don't have a bucket list. I live life everyday to the fullest.

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  8. Congrats on the 1000 post! <3 Thanks for the giveaway. I don't really have a bucket list. I went to a heavy metal concert once, that is something that could have been on a bucket list. lol. <3

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  9. Congrats on your 1000 post!!!! thank u for thinking in us international readers <3 <3 i have a short bucket list and it's to travel :D:D:D specially to England and Scotland !! i loveeeee those countries <3 and recently i crossed one item in my bucket list and it was to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina ( im from Chile, so im very close) and i visited one of the most beautifuls librarys ever!! :D https://www.google.cl/search?q=el+ateneo&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=rrEMVJTPIc3lsAS9g4DgAQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=667#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=HfmXr8oay_OKvM%253A%3BF6U3AuXiqTdtcM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F4.bp.blogspot.com%252F_1tFt1PhCcH4%252FSw1GOC5AikI%252FAAAAAAAAEUE%252FSm2vbH4O3T0%252Fs1600%252Fel%252Bateneo_jpg.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Flperezcerra.blogspot.com%252F2009%252F11%252Fla-libreria-el-ateneo-de-buenos-aires-y.html%3B1300%3B878

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  10. attending a real book convention(like those you have in the US)that's such a dream (i have crossed nothing on my bucket list yet sadly)

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  11. I have a few things in my bucket list..a cruise is definitely one of them. Haven't had the finances or the opportunity to cross off much!!! Have a great cruise and hopefully take loads of pictures to share with those of us who haven't had the pleasure yet!!!
    Congrats on the 1000th post!!!

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  12. Congrats on your 1000th post! What a feat!
    My bucket list mostly consists of things I would only be able to do if I won the lottery! It started to get me down after a while that I'd never visit all of those far off countries. In place of all those impossible things, I've created a 'Backwards Bucket List' of all the things that I HAVE done in my life and it's all just little things in my home state but it helps me see a bigger picture of my life instead of just what I haven't done.
    Two things I HAVE crossed off my bucketlist this year are canoeing for the first time and becoming pregnant/starting a family! Having a (upcoming) child has led me to create a whole new bucketlist!
    Have a great time on your cruise! :)

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  13. Congrats on your 1000th post! My dream is to go to the Bahamas! Def #1 on my bucket list!

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  14. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! That's a lot of consistency and determination! *throws confetti* :) Have a great time!!! To answer your question, I don't really have an official bucket list, but I really want to read all the books in my TBR pile and I would really love to be a successful research scientist.

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  15. I have yet to create an official wishlist no. There are a lot of things I want to do and unless I have a LOT of free time and money many will not happen.
    Congrats on your 1000th post. Most impressive!
    -Jamie J.

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  16. Congrats on your 1000th post!! I've always wanted to go to England and I've done it twice:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I don't have a bucket list, but I have plenty of things I would like to do.
    Unfortunately, I don't have the money to do so...yet. ;)
    P.s Congrats on your 1000th post.

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  18. I don't have a bucket list, just things I hope to do one day! I would like to travel more and I've heard great things about the Alaska cruises! Have fun and congrats on your milestone! ! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  19. Going to Africa was on my bucket list and I was able to cross that off last year. I would really like to go again!! Congrats on your 1000th post--that's amazing!

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  20. Congrats! I don't really have a bucket list. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  21. I'm so jealous! Although I don't know if I'd like to be on a boat for that long.... Have fun!

    I don't think that I have a bucket list, but maybe I'll make one

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  22. I do have a bucket list. More like a dream list. My dad & I always wanted to go and see a space shuttle launch. We sadly never got to do that. He passed away two years ago. I have a lot on the list but I don't think it's gonna happen. :( Hopefully though. Thank you so much for the giveaway and glad you got to go on your cruise. Have a blast for me, so I can vicariously through you.

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  23. Have a great time on your cruise!

    I do have a bucket list, but I lost it a few months ago. But I always wanted to go to Europe. :)

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  24. Congrats! I qoyld love to travel all of Europe (:

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  25. Have a blast on your cruise.. Ill be frozen here in wisconsin.

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  26. I hope you have a blast on your cruise!
    Most things on my bucketlist are to travel to many places, but i have not yet left the country, when i leave school i hope i can tick many things off my bucket list!

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  27. Yes I have a bucket list, it's just places I want to visit and one thing has been crossed off :)

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  28. Way to go on your 1000th post, my only bucket list involves, going back to Hawaii where I grew up and see how things have changed, thank you

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  29. i didn't had a bucket list untill last month and now I have added a few things to it, it includes a road tip on bike to ladhak, bungee jumpimg etc.

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  30. The only thing I have in my bucket list so far is published a book before I'm 25 and I'm still in the process of completing that one.

    Congratulations on reaching the 1000 post milestone! :) And thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Hmmm... I don't have an official bucket list, but there are things that I will be disappointed if I do not get to finish/do.
    One is go to Harry Potter World tehe. And the other more important one is to finish my YA contemporary novel :] Hope you have an amazing time on your cruise and thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I definitely have an unofficial bucket list - maybe I should write a real one. I've already written a book a couple years ago, now my goal is to write and FINISH and PUBLISH this one!

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  33. Congrats!! And best wishes for a happy cruise. That is definitely on our wish list--some sort of trip to Alaska.

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  34. Congrats on your 1000 post!!! I don't have an official bucket list, but there're some things I promised myself I'll try to fulfill. Most of them include traveling like visiting Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza and Angkor Wat, road trip around Mediterranean coast with friends..
    Have fun on your cruise and thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  35. Congrats on 1000 post! :)
    I don't have bucket list,but I would love one day to visit Italy :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  36. Congrats on 1000 posts :D
    I would love to go to america and do a road trip through all the states :)
    <3

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  37. I ant to travel around the world!

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  38. I don't have one, but I think it's a cool thing... So, maybe, I'll think of something :)

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  39. My son and I have recently made a bucket list together! First up is traveling to NYC. We'd also like to try a Disney cruise!

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  40. I dont have a bucket list, but would love to visit Australia & Hawaii and do a road trip through all the states in the US

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  41. I don't really have a bucket list but I'd love to learn how to dance!

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  42. My bucket list includes learning how to ice skate :)

    Congrats on 1000 posts!

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  43. Congrats! Travel is on my list - I'd like to go everywhere, starting with the Greek islands.
    Ann S

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  44. I don't really have a bucket list but I would love to go to Ireland some day.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  45. Congrats! And I don't have a list yet :)

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  46. The only thing I want to do so far is visit all seven continents.

    Thank you for the giveaway! And congratulations!

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