Saturday, September 20, 2014

My 1000th Post Ginormous Giveaway Celebration!!

It's time to celebrate reaching 
1000 posts here at The Book Bag!!

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 even see my posts and I had no idea it would become what it is today. I have read some amazing books and have met some really wonderful authors. 

Below are just some of those amazing authors that I have met (albeit virtually) over the last few years. I have loved all of their stories and they have each been so supportive of me here at The Book Bag. They have all generously come forward to help me celebrate this 1000th post milestone and they have donated some fabulous things for you to win. 

But before you scroll down to the giveaway, I want you to take at look at this list of some of my very favorite authors, these are all definitely my 'must read' authors. I love each of these authors and absolutely love the work that they create. Take some time to check out their stories. Who knows, you may just find some that you'll want to add to your 'must read' author list. 

I am not going to gush over each individual author and their books. If I did that, this post would never end. Just know that all of these authors are very special to me. I have read so many of their books and I wait with baited breathe for their next published work so that I can get lost in some more of their wonderfulness! My dream is to be able to meet some of them in person! Maybe someday! 

My huge thanks go out to each and everyone one of them, not only for their suport of me and this blog but also for their willingness to share their work here today and for continuing to write such great stories! 

So, to all you wonderful authors 
whom I have come to know 
over the past five years, 
let me just say....

Deanna Lynn Sletten

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Memories is the very first book of Deanna's that I read. I have been hooked on her books ever since. Deanna donated a $20 Amazon gift card.

Deanna's webpage - 

Kelly Cozy

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Kelly donated a copy of The Day After Yesterday.

Kelly's website -

Susan Kaye Quinn

Click to cover to read my thoughts
Susan donated a copy of Second Daughter.
Hint: You can get Third Daughter free here.

Susan's website -

Catherine donated an ARC of her new book, The Language of Hoofbeats, due out in December.

Catherine's website -

Bette Lee Crosby

 Click here and here to read my thoughts

Bette donated a copy of Spare Change and Jubilee's Journey.  

Bette's website -

Joanne DeMaio

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Joanne donated a copy of Whole Latte Life.

Joanne's website -

Stephanie Elliot

Click here and here to read my thoughts

Stephanie donated 3 copies of A Little Bit of Everything Lost and The Cell Phone Lot.

Stephanie's website -

Catherine McKenzie

Click here to read about Hidden and here to read my thoughts about Spun 

Catherine donated a copy of Hidden and Spun.

Catherine's website -

Jason Sandberg

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Jason donated 10 copies of Candy and the Cankersaur.

Jason's website -

Theresa Rizzo

Click here and here to read my thoughts

Theresa donated a copy of He Belongs to Me and Just Destiny.

 Theresa's website -

Lori Verni-Fogarsi

Click the cover to read about the book
Lori donated 10 copies of Momnesia.

Lori's website -

Gaelen VanDenbergh

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Gaelen donated a copy of Running Against Traffic.

Gaelen's website -

Victoria Simcox

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Victoria donated a copy of The Warble.

 Victoria's website -

Lisa Becker

Click here, here, and here to read my thoughts

Lisa donated a copy of Click, Double Click, and Right Click.

Lisa's website -

Heidi Garrett

Click here to read my thoughts about Half Faerie
and here to read about The Girl Who Coudn't Sing 

 Heidi donated a copy of Half Faerie and The Girl Who Couldn't Sing.
Heidi Garrett and Billie Limpin

Cupcakes & Kisses (The Magic Cupcake Series # 1)

Heidi and Billie donated 2 copies of Cupcakes & Kisses, to be released in November.

The Magic Cupcake Series Facebook page -

Karen Amanda Hooper

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Karen donated winner's choice of any of her e-books.

Karen's website -

Cami Checketts

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Cami donated an audio/ebook combo of Blog This.

Cami's website -

Aaron Paul Lazar

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Aaron donated a copy of Devil's Lake.

Aaron website -

Dina Silver

Dina donated audiobook copies of One Pink Line and Finding Bliss

Dina's website -

Phoebe Fox

Click the cover to read my thoughts
Isn't this adorable? 
Phoebe donated The Breakup Doctor tote bag
and a copy of The Breakup Doctor.

Phoebe's website -

Elana Johnson

Elana donated a boxed set of the Elemental Series
Candace Koebel

Click on the cover for more information
Candace donated a copy of Everlasting (Night Watchman #1).

Candace's website -

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Be sure to check the sidebar for my current giveaways!


  1. Susan, I'm so honored to be part of your 1000th Blog Post Party. What a celebration and what an accomplishment!!!!! :D Throws confetti! Thank you for ally do for the Reading/Book-ish community, Heidi

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

    ENJOY your day, thanks for this wonderful post.

    Silver's Reviews

  3. Congrats on making 1000 posts. I was just thinking the other day I was pretty proud of making it to 150. ;)


  4. Hello Susan, congratulations! What an amazing giveaway. Thank you and these fabulous Authors.

  5. Congratulations on hanging in there and making a 1000 posts! Thank you for compiling all these prizes! They are all so SWEET!

  6. Congratulations!!!!!!! These are some amazing prizes, from great authors.

  7. Congrats on your 1000 posts! Thank you and all of the wonderful authors for having this giveaway.

  8. Congratulations on your 1000 posts. thanks for this great giveaway, your reviews and wonderful features. saubleb(at(gmail)dot)com

  9. Congrats on your 1,000th post! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  10. Congratulations!!! Thanks for celebrating with us and for the awesome giveaway!! :) :)

  11. I am so happy for you! You've really accomplished so very much. Thank you to YOU and to all the great authors who've contributed to this fabulous giveaway.

  12. Congrats on the milestone! <3 *throws confetti*
    I'm super duper honored to be part of the celebration. Keep up the fabulous work!

  13. Congrats! Thank you for all the wonderful prizes!

  14. Congratulations! Thanks to you and all of the authors for participating in your celebration.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  15. Congratulations and what an amazing giveaway.

  16. Congrats on your 1000th post and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. Congrats on the 1000th post and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. Congratulations kiddo that's Awesome!! Looking forward to more as well ;-)

  19. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! And thanks to all the authors taking part in the giveaway too!

  20. dear susan,
    you do so many wonderful things for your fb fans and blog followers. i am so glad to see the adorable book bag back. never doubt the importance of a beautiful little icon to attract the right people!! i am very happy for your success and i hope for many wonderful blessings to fill your life. thank you for your kind work and generosity.
    pm aka gmg aka marta!!

  21. Congratulations! A wonderful celebration and great giveaways. Thanks and many more. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Congrats on your 1000 post. What a great accomplishment. I want to say thank you to you and all the very generous authors who are giving prizes.

  23. I'm new to your website and was blown away by your site as well as this giveaway!! I'd love to win because I love to try authors I have yet to read. And congratulations on your 1000 post - amazing!

  24. Such a great giveaway, congratulations on all the posts!!!

  25. Congrats!! Also thank you so much for the giveaway!

  26. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)

    Congratulations! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

  27. Congrats! Thanks for the chance :)


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