Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Welcome to One Book Shy of a Full Shelf.  For those of you who are new to us, we hope you'll stay and visit.  And for you lovelies who are loyal readers of my rhetoric, welcome back!  So I'll tell you just a bit about me before sending you on your merry way.

I'm Jules!  I am a very happily married woman who lives with the hubby and a houseful of cats and dogs on 10 acres out in the boondocks.  We also have horses, cattle and chickens - but not in the house :)  We raise a lot of our own food and strive to live a green life in whatever ways we can.  I must admit that among the many hobbies and interests that I pursue, I also have an addiction.  It is that of books and the written word. 
My name is Jules,  I LOVE books and I am a bookaholic. 
*****In answer to those who wonder about the blog title, it's a play on that old insult:  "one brick shy of a full load" - the hubby insists I will always be searching for the next great book and thus my shelf will never be full.  Alas, I'm afraid he's right..



This is the 5th and unfortunately, the final year of this fabulous event masterminded by Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian.  My initial foray into blogging started (at my other blog MoonCat Farms Meanderings) two years ago TODAY because of this event.  The warmth and welcome from so many bloggers on this fantastic tour across the blogging world  
encouraged me to jump in and get my feet wet.  Now I'm also sharing my opinions ~ solicited and otherwise.. here at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf.
So, enough about me..on to OWOH 2011!  Lisa created this amazing international blog tour to encourage bloggers to get to know one another.  It was billed as an "open house" of sorts where we would all cruise around and "meet" each other - all over the world!  I have befriended several lovely ladies I met on my first hop two years ago that I still correspond with on a regular basis.  They're awesome and I might have never found them if not for One World One Heart!  Thank you for your vision Lisa!!
To encourage everyone to continue visiting other bloggers on the list and find amazing blogs that are new to them, there are "door prizes".  Each site has some little goody or two, that they're giving away to one or more lucky visitors.  The tour lasts from January 30th to February 17th.  This will give you plenty of time to meet and greet lots of participating bloggers who share the same interests as you or those who can introduce you to some new things! 

Because this is a book blog, I think I will gift one lucky visitor with something book related.  How about a book of your choice up to $10.00 from:

The Book Depository

Fill out the form below to enter.  Because this is a blogger-to-blogger event, you MUST have an active blog to enter this drawing.  Winner will be drawn by a random number generator.  Once the winner is notified, they will have 48 hours to respond.  Good luck!

Click the OWOH logo below to take you to the page with the list of participating blogs.


Thanks for stopping by One Book Shy, we hope you'll come back to see us soon.  While you're still here, check out our GIVEAWAY page for several drawings going on now.
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~~~~~ Disclaimer:  All opinions expressed on this blog are 100% my own.  I do not receive monetary compensation for my reviews but do utilize affiliate links.  I may receive books in  order to facilitate a review, but this does not guarantee a good review - only a completely honest one.  Each review post denotes how I obtained the book.


  1. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really generous of you.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  2. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  3. Thanks for the chance to read another book!

  4. I love books, we have piles, in corners, and not in corners, on chairs, next to my bed, lining my children's walls... and graphic novels, and... well my 16 year old is in the middle of writing a epic, really, she's illustrating main characters too to get a handle on them... on Valentines Day I'm going to post one of the stories my husband (I call him my soulmate, he calls me his burden) that he has written over the past 22 years we've been together &... hang on, crappola, I got off track again... By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) One World One Heart... It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!! (You could write a book about it)!

  5. I love encountering fellow readers and literacy advocates! Yep, I'm a teacher!

    If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



  6. I love the title of your blog! One can never have enough books! Glad I stopped by.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  7. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  8. Oh a kindred spirit. I love books and moved across continents two years ago. Had a hard time deciding which of my many precious books had to go. I think that I have rapidly filled in the gaps with new acquisitions.

  9. HI Jules, thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway, you're in!
    please enter me in yours too! I love books too!


  10. Great present... please add me in and do come and visit me on my blog (#218)

  11. Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  12. I filled out the form above also, wasn't sure if we should do both. I also love books and read a lot. I have three local used bookstores that do swaps and can spend hours in each one! Visit me at #123

  13. Cool prize! If you get a Kindle will you always be one book short? Or maybe a download short hehe. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  14. What a generous giveaway and one can never have too many books. Please enter me in

  15. amazing idea!! I read medical text book all day and I *need* a bit of eloquent fiction to perk me up in the evenings! Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

  16. I absolutely love your side bar background with all the foreign book pages. Yes. I love books too and would love to receive the gift certificate for one. Please also stop over to my blog at number 92.

  17. wow! I hope I win.. i've been eyeing one book at Book depository for a month now..:)

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetricia (@) gmail (d0t) com

  18. I love to read too. I used to be an English teacher. I always go into my bedroom later in the night and read a book. It is a wonderful way to relax and feel peaceful. I would love to win!
    Please visit me at Irish Muses #678

  19. Hi Jules, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win a book of my choice:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  20. I'm Brenda and I'm a bookaholic too! Love your blog title - sounds very apt.

  21. Greetings from Cornwall, Uk. Hi I also love books and am a avid reader, a great prize!

  22. Hi Jules, neat gift-away and you know I'm a reader as well. Visit Thistle Cove Farm, when you've time, for my giveaway.

  23. I read just about all the time! In between crafting, of course! Please include me in your giveaway. I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

  24. Excellent idea for a giveaway ~ count me in!
    I hope you'll visit my blog too ~
    Art of Humungous Proportions.
    With best wishes from Canada,
    OWOH #602

  25. Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
    I’d love to be a lucky winner!

    Oxana from Moldova
    fancyscrap at

  26. Fantastic giveaway! One can NEVER have too many books! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  27. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  28. This is a lovely gift, thank you!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  29. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  30. great giveaway prize! i love books. please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

  31. What a great prize!!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  32. I love books more than you know! LOL
    Please add my name to your draw and come over to my blog #348 and try your luck there. Thanks and good luck!

  33. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  34. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  35. Hi Jules! I love books too and the Book Depository is my favorite online store to buy books from. :)My household is full of cats and dogs, too. :) Nice to meet you. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  36. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit, but got confused as to where to add my information. Got lazy and didn't want to do all that extra typing. I hope this comment is good enough to enter me in your giveaway. Please visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  37. I too am a bookaholic! books everywhere and I cannot resist if I see one that looks tempting, even though my "to be read" pile/shelf runneth over!
    Thanks for visiting my blog (3AM Designs).

  38. Hi Jules,
    You have an interesting blog, I'll have to come back and explore more. I like that you do book reviews. I do love to read, but I usually have to decide / create dolls or read. I find they're both a great escape. I hate it when I've finished a really good book. I just want more!

  39. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  40. I am a book addict too. They are lined up on shelves, stacked on tables, and piled up in corners. I have never been to BookDepository before, but it is my new fave! TY so much!

  41. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  42. Hello from Canada's west coast! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I share your book addiction, Jules. Nice to meet you here on my OWOH tour.

  43. Very interesting to see so many reviews. I'll be back to have a look.
    Hugs, Sonja (#785)

  44. hello! i would be delighted to win your giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)!

  45. Your blog looks fun..want to read more..but not sure what to read...
    come say hi..Deirdra Doan Blog

  46. thank you so much for playing! i love your blog and your giveaway is a wonderful opportunity to acquire another book...which is one of my obsessions as well!

    joe in montana

  47. Hi Jules,

    Argh -- my message was sent before I was ready... Thus you only have "Hi Jules!" as message. ;)

    Well, I just wanted to say that I now follow this blog, too, so you are up to a whooping posse of 641 followers. You must be doing something right -- hah!

    Happy reading,

  48. Add me to your hopefuls I love beeks to just started Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit Leslie

  49. I just love the name of your blog....I think it fits for me as well.

  50. Hi, filled out the form already, just wanted to say it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. Thank you for the great giveaway and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  51. Hi Jules, I would love to win your $10 gift certificate for a book. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  52. Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH

    another email (I like this one the best.)

  53. Hey Jules, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. I, too, am a bookoholic. I don't know why, but I can't seem to have enough books in my life. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

  54. Cool, I've never been to the book depository before, think I will check that out :-) Thanks for entering me into your draw! So nice to meet you here through OWOH! I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog , too:-)


  55. A book is a perfect gift. In fact, I give a book at every special event to my niece, my grandmother, my husband, and my dad. I am a collector of books, all types of books really, but very enthusiastically of rare and first editions. As a child, I would rather stay indoors with a book than to do anything else....well except for, perhaps, taking a blanket outside and laying in the shade reading my book. Anyway, as you can tell, I would LOVE to be the winner of your giveaway!! Thank you so much for the chance to win something book related!

    All good wishes,

  56. Hi Jules, I guess you love books ;-))!!!
    Nice to meet you! What a way meeting people from the world!! Fantastic!
    Thanks for visiting me!
    Love from Zutphen, the Netherlands.

  57. Hello, It's nice to meet you! I'm from Malaysia & also participating in OWOH 2011.
    Please come visit me at:

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com


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