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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blogoversary Giveaway #3


Welcome to Day 3 of the giveaway bash!!! Make sure to take a chance at a box of books (US) or $30 worth of books (International) via the ongoing Comment Contest! Just fill out this form and start commenting!

And time to answer a few more questions:

Icedream asked: What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon when you were a kid? Which character did you like best and why?
Wow, this takes me back a bit. I really really loved the Disney's Adventures of the Gummy Bears. I have to say my favorite character was Cubbi Gummy - the youngest and the one who was always getting into trouble. He wanted to be a knight and well.. he just cracked me up. I could totally relate to him as a kid because I was the one always running around getting lost and having adventures.

Bookaholic asked: Okay, what advice would you give me about blogging? And what was the most important thing you have learned while blogging?
Wow, great questions. So, here's the big advice about blogging - blog about something your passionate about. If you don't love it, you're not going to stick with it. Also, change things up - the world is constantly changing and so are you. I keep reformatting my reviews, switching memes and adding new features. I do this because I figure out what I like and try to change things up.

The most important thing I've learned while blogging is basically what I said above. Love what you do. Sure, blogging may just be a chance hobby for you, but if the subject is right you could practically do it forever. I've fallen in love with the community of book bloggers and have always loved reading that I can't see myself stopping. Sure, I'll try new things while blogging, but now that I've started I don't think I can stop. I think I've found that if you love something enough, you'll find time for it. And that's another part, finding the time to blog can be hard, but if you enjoy it, you'll figure out a way.

Wow, I rambled for a bit and that was all very serious. I know a few others asked similar questions to the one(s) above, so I hope you find what you are looking for in the answer! It's straight from my heart onto the computer so yep.. :-D

Onto the giveaway!

Today I have a shiny new ARC of Nightshade, signed by Andrea Cremer herself!

Rules:
1. Contest will end Thursday, June 16th
2. Open to US Only.
3. Fill out the form below to enter.





43 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about Gummy Bears! I have just been revisiting my childhood cartoons since I picked up a She-Ra dvd set this weekend.

    Great advice on the blogging too!

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  2. changing things up can be fun on the blog to see what not only works for those that visit the blog but really for you. You have to have fun with the blog or your not going to want to do it.

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  3. I have never heard of Gummy Bears! Sounds different!

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  4. I've never heard of Disney's Adventures of the Gummy Bears. I remember I used to watch a lot of Care Bears when I was little and when I saw it again with my first graders... oy! Not as awesome as I remembered.

    Thank you for the giveaway. Nightshade is one I really want!

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  5. I love Gummy Bears and watched it with my siblings even we are already teenagers that time. My mom said it was just for kids!LOL

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  6. Awesome advice on blogging!!! :) I've never heard of the Gummy Bears, but we have lollies/candy here in Australia called the same and they are YUM :D

    Can we enter the contest if we have a US friend to accept our prize?

    Cheers!
    Emma

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  7. I've heard a lot of good things about Night Shade.
    I've never heard of the Gummi Bears tv show, I'm not much of a fan of cartoons though.

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  8. woohoo, great giveaway today :) I've been wanting a copy of Nightshade.

    So, I totally love that you can remember the Gummi Bears cartoon well enough to still know the characters' names! I'm pretty sure I watched it as a kid, but I can only remember it vaguely.

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  9. i've never heard of gummy bears. but i love watching disney cartoons growing up too like pepper ann and doug. thanks for the nightshade giveaway--i really want to read it (fingers crossed).

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  10. Thank you so much for answering the question. :) It's great to get advice from someone who has been doing this for a while.
    Even now, I find that I am changing things each day (I even changed my layout tonight..) I've really enjoyed blogging so much already. It's addictive!! Things pop into my head all the time now and I think "wow, I need to blog about that" lol.

    Great contest!

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  11. There is an award waiting for you on my blog http://naomisbookreviews.blogspot.com

    Keep up the good work!

    Naomi

    @ naomisbookreviews.blogspot.com

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  12. i've never watched Gummy bears but sounds so cute! thanks for sharing with us 8D

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  13. I've never even heard of that one! I loved all sorts of cartoons--Very 80's eclectic. Like, She-ra, The Get-a-Long Gang, and Gem. Good questions!

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  14. I remember the Gummy bears- it was an awesome show- I feeling like watching it now. also a fan of care bears anything with bears was good.

    Seahn

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  15. Gummy Bears was one of my favorite shows back when I was a kid. Ahh, the memories...

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  16. I didn't watch too many cartoons as a kid but I do remember watching Nick sometimes. I remember David The Gnome and Gummi Bears. I also remember Sailor Moon too!

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  17. Adventures of Gummy Bears? Really? I guess that was before my time and my kids. Don't I feel ancient. Thanks for the advice and the giveaway.

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  18. Great blogging advice! Congrats on a year. Very cool.

    And yes, gummy bears was good. Though Jem and the Holograms? Primo. :)

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  19. I've never even heard of Gummi Bears, but now I may have to google/youtube them. : D

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  20. Gummi Bears?! I think I remember that show.

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  21. Thanks for a great giveaway! I loved my Toons--still do! Bugs Bunny & company, anything DC Comics related, The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats, Space Ghost, Tarzan, Fat Albert, School House Rock, on and on and on!

    US Resident, Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  22. I have to agree I never was a gummy bears chartooner. I don't think I ever have even seen it. Although, I was the one watching the popples and care bears.... When I had to agree with my both it was Thunder Cats! This is an awesome contest. LOL Fat Albert! I loved watching that one too.

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  23. I loved Gummi Bears as a kid and the first Christmas my fiance and I were together he bought it for me on dvd. Since then all of my friends have been filling in my cartoon collection, including She-Ra Princess of Power, Duck Tales and Hong Kong Phooey. The irony is that I don't own any of my all time favorite cartoon, Scooby Doo. If it weren't for the Boomerang Channel I don't know what I would do.

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  24. I never heard about Adventures of the Gummy Bears XD. it sounds fun though, i will have to look for that to watch. I always like Dexter laboratory, and power puff girls XD, of course though there was the old cartoons i would watch also like jetsons, and Flintstones, some others ones i forget about but yeah cartoons where fun back then.

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  25. Funny, I have never heard about that Gummy Bear show and I watched a lot of cartoons when I was little.

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  26. Never heard of the Gummy Bear show! I loved your advice about blogging though.

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  27. Somehow I missed the Gummy Bears show. Wonder how I missed it, since I watched mainly Disney cartoons.

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  28. Oh, I love thinking about Saturday morning cartoons - I loved Smurfs and Tiny Toons and Animaniacs. Then I got into Spiderman and X-men. Sigh. Good times.

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  29. hahah the Disney's Adventures of the Gummy Bears?! I've never heard of that! I'll have to definitely go Google that right now. :)

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  30. I remember She-ra and the Smurfs too! Probably more of a boy's show, but I liked the teenage mutant ninja turtles cartoon. I don't remember Gummy Bears though.

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  31. Thank you for your advice about blogging! Incredibly helpful.

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I just have to add my favorite Saturday cartoon was Scooby.

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  33. advise about blogging...enjoy it. When it becomes a job, you need to take a break.

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  34. Adventures of the Gummi Bears was one of my faves too!

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  35. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was my fav!

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  36. I was addicted to Maya the Bee, Alvin & the Chipmunks, and My Little Pony.

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  37. Haven't heard of the show! I usually watched soaps as a kid. HAH I still do.

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  38. Good luck everyone!

    Anyway, my laziness and busy-ness often win. it doesnt help that I get tired easily

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  39. Superfriends was my favorite and Batman and Wonder Woman were my favorite characters.

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  40. I like the question by Bookaholic and also the way you answer it. I always think that I should stick to one review format because I first thought that it is a part of my identity in this blogging world. I guess I thought wrong :-S Plus, changes are good, no?

    Thank you for the advice!

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  41. My fav cartoon was Scooby Doo. It's still my favorite. I liked Shaggy the best. Although I could never understand why he was so scared. Every ghost or goblin they uncovered turned out to be some guy.

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