Friday, August 13, 2010

Random Blogginess and a Winner!!

Meeting Bloggers, an Awesome Giveaway, and a Winner!!

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of meeting two fantastic bloggers who also live in Orlando. I met the lovely Sandy of You've GOTTA Read This! and Marianne of Diagnosing Mary at the Enzian Theatre for the release of The Girl Who Played with Fire. Both Sandy and Marianne were wonderful! Just very friendly and well-read ladies who I am so glad I got the chance to meet! If you haven't checked out their blogs yet, what are you waiting for? Hop on over now! The movie was very intense and well done, but since I have only read the first book in the series, Sandy and Marianne warned me that there was a lot left out. That's okay because as soon as I got home I ordered my copy of The Girl Who Played with Fire and now I am itching to get my hot little hands on it. We had fun talking books, drinking a little wine and watching Lisbeth Salander kick ass, and I am glad that I was able to share such a wonderful evening with some new friends!

On another note, have any of you ever heard of CSN Stores? They have a few different websites and feature a bevvy of products including children's toys, exercise equipment, cookware and even bathroom sinks! The reason I mention them is because I will soon be hosting a giveaway for a $60 shopping spree at CSN. So please stay tuned for the great giveaway that is coming up shortly!

Also, the winner of the giveaway for a copy of Life Without Summer and Sea Escape is Melissa M from the great blog Shhh I'm Reading. Congratulations, Melissa! I hope that you really enjoy the books!

Lastly, I wanted to give a shout out to Amy from Amy Reads and thank her for passing on the Oh My Blog award to me! If you haven't checked out Amy's site, I highly recommend that you do. She has a really erudite way of talking books that I am sure many of you would love!

That's it for now, but do remember to stay tuned for news of the shopping spree giveaway! I wish you all lots of happy reading!


bermudaonion said...

Your evening out sounds like so much fun! Being with other bloggers is great because other people don't quite get us! Congratulations on your award.

Amy said...

That sounds like a great night out! Meeting bloggers in person is always a treat.

Darlene said...

Lucky you meeting some bloggers. I'd love to meet both you and Sandy someday! Congrats on your award - you deserve it.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Heather, we did have so much fun, didn't we? It is a beautiful thing when a group of like-minded ladies get together for wine and bookishness. It was great to finally meet you!

Congrats to Melissa on the win. We love Melissa and her little angel Claire.

Suko said...

Congrats on your award, Heather! Congrats to Melissa!

I enjoyed this random post! :)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

What fun for you guys!

We haven't gotten movie #2 yet where I am, but I am eager to see it!

Literary Feline said...

I am so glad you had the opportunity to meet a couple of fellow bloggers. It's such fun to finally meet in person the people behind the blogs, isn't it?

I haven't yet read The Girl Who Played With Fire--I probably should be glad the movie is not playing in town, otherwise I'd have to hurry it up! LOL Not that that would be a bad thing . . .

Congratulations to Mellisa on her win!

Vasilly said...

I hope you're having a great weekend!

Booklogged said...

Does the movie cover all 3 books? Sounds like a fun evening - what fun to see a bookie movie with other book bloggers. I'm going to be attending the Utah Book Bloggers Social the end of August. I'm both nervous and excited.

Congratulations on the award. Well deserved.

Melissa said...

I'm so jealous you got to meet Sandy!! And my winnings arrived yesterday. Thanks again!

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