Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October 1st Giveaway!!!

October is my absolute favorite month!   September isn't bad, because it gets us into Fall, which is my favorite season.  However, October, to me, is when Fall really IS.   And there are plenty of awesome things to celebrate in October, including Halloween (my favorite holiday).

So, to celebrate October 1st (and a few other things ---- my birthday is coming up, too, on Monday), I have a giveaway.  Plus, I missed having a giveaway on my official blogoversary date on 9/29 (whoops!).

I thought it might be nice to give away a few of my favorite books:  a paperback copy of The Sandman: Book of Dreams (stories) by Neil Gaiman and a paperback copy of City of Dreams and Nightmares by Ian Whates.  I'll also likely throw in a bookmark or two, and maybe a blank book.  I've included the links to GoodReads if you'd like to know more about the books.

Here's the rules:  Following is not necessary.  It's nice, but I'd rather have people follow my blog because they find what I say interesting, than just for a giveaway.  HOWEVER --- to enter in the giveaway, please do:

Leave a comment on what you like most about October. It can be anything you want (or, if you hate October, that's ok, too).

Giveaway ends on Monday, 10/3 at midnight, CST.  Winner will be chosen via randomizer.

Happy October, everyone!!!
Two with Cake


Kelly said...

Aw, happy almost birthday! My birthday is tomorrow. :)

Autumn is my favorite season, so October one of my favorite months. I'm such a sucker for autumn stuff: hay rides, apple cider, caramel apples, etc. And one of my favorite things about October in New Mexico is the Balloon Fiesta. I love seeing hot air balloons in the morning, and I'm not in New Mexico to see it this year. But it is one of the best things in the world.

My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

The fall colors. Pumpkins and leaves changing to brilliant red, gold and orange. October IS one of the best months of the year. :)

Jennifer K Jovus
kjovus at gmail dot com

Ranee said...

I love October because it's when my husband and I first met and we also got engaged on the same day we met 3 years later.
I also love the the changing colors of the trees and decorating pumpkins.

Rebecca V said...

I love so much about October, where do I begin. I love all the fall colors (orange is my all time fave), and the fact I get to wear all my cool sweaters and jackets. Halloween is probably my all time favorite holiday and I love decorating my house with cool little knick knacks. I also have a scary movie/book marathon all month so it is super busy time for me!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Me, too, I love October! First, there is the crisp feeling in the air, blue skies and sun still but a nip. Then there is Halloween with fat pumpkins and scary faces. I've already bought two beauties I can't wait to carve.

Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

October is my favorite month too (I'm probably biased since my birthday occurs this month)! Let's see, the thing I love most about the month is the crisp air and blue skies...perfect for hikes and other outdoor activities :)

Bookish in a Box said...

The thing I like most about October is that it's a little cooler than summer (we're down to the mid-90s now from 101 last week) and (usually) there's another green period that takes place (everything dies around May). Everything's so dry that there's not much growing, but it *is* cooler, at least!

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Donna~Q~ said...

Another lover of October here, though I'd be hard-pressed to pick just one reason why... beautiful and inspiring scenery and gorgeous temps, delightful scents and a world of wonderful things harvested ~ so grand!

Hope you have a fantastic birthday!!!

throuthehaze said...

I really love the cool weather, the changing leaves, and the general atmosphere of October.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Beverly said...

I too love October! Halloween is my favorite holiday and my daughter was born in October! Thanks for hosting. Happy reading.

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Honestly I love October for all the reason's you just said, except I'm a May baby when I should have been born in October. :( I love October, and every year I find new reasons to look forward to it. Horror movies and Halloween, leaves changing, crisp, cool weather, Dewey's Readathon, the Richmond Zombie Walk, the haunted forests and haunted ghost walks, visits to the Poe museum, candy, graveyards with fallen leaves swirling around the headstones, reading scary thrillers under a blanket, and Octoberfest! Seriously, what isn't awesome about October? October 1st is like a promise of fall awesomeness to come, and already my October is full of wonderful, creepy goodness!
katetowery AT gmail DOT com.

Jen Moore said...

Happy October! I love everything about October, but really the best part is that it's almost Hallowe'en, which has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes! Parties! Scary stories! Vincent Price movies! Candy corn! Ghost stories around the last bonfires of the season!

Austin said...

I love the weather. The colors changing on trees. And the pumpkin pies! :)

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Matt Ferrell said...

being in florida, I like the cooler air. and there's just a "feel" with October that I like.

MFerrellPhoto at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Happy almost birthday!! It also looks like we're birthday twins! Woot woot for October birthdays! :)

I absolutely love Halloween. It is definitely my favorite holiday.

Unknown said...

Hi Jo! Just wanted to say Happy bday! :)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful October! :)

I love October because Summer is finally completely over and the leaves are falling and it is raining again. I like that it gets cold and we start thinking about Christmas presents and hot chocolate. :)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! Hope you had a super excellent day!

Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a new follower. Not sure why I haven't been following you all along since we are both Random Magic/Sasha Soren groupies. LOL!

I love October because I love Fall, I love Halloween, and my birthday is October 15th! Also, we're just that much closer to Christmas!

Thanks again and happy October!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love October for the cooler weather, the beautiful colors, the apples and Autumn vegetables and just about everything.

Have a very happy birthday!

vvb32 reads said...

a little birdie told me too, about your day most grand! the crisp cool weather in October makes for wonderful indoor hot chocolate days.

vvb32 reads said...

have a happy happy birthday month!

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