Friday, July 1, 2011

Blogiversary Giveaway featuring Diana Gabaldon's Outlander

I can't believe it has been one year since the first post went up here at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf ~ first titled "One Book Shy of a Full Library".  What a year of awesome readers, fabulous books and book-related fun it has been.  I feel that my insane love of books is finally justified because I found the book blogging community full of crazy, like-minded bibliophiles. I have met some fantastic people in the literary world with a major highlight being that I was finally able to come face to face with my favorite author of twenty years - Diana GabaldonYou can read my post detailing my much awaited meeting and my rabid fan-girl antics

Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel

I mention this incident above specifically because it ties into the fantastic giveaway I am having to celebrate our blogiversary.  While July 2nd is our official one year blogiversary; July 5th is the release date of the Outlander 20th Anniversary Edition by Diana Gabaldon. It's hard to fathom that the incomparable Jamie and Claire have been captivating fans for 20 YEARS. I have decided that to honor both of these momentous occasions, I will give away a copy of this special edition as a present to one of you wonderful readers just for following my blog and showing the love.  Because there's a lot going on this week, I will keep the contest very simple:
  • You must be a GFC follower of One Book Shy
  • You must be 13 or older
  • You must comment on this post WITH your email and tell me if you've read Outlander and why you want to win this fantabulous book?
  • Drawing ends at midnight PST July 7th, 2011
  • Giveaway is open to US and Canada only as I will be shipping the book myself.  (International readers please see the Freedom Giveaway Hop contest also going on now as it is open worldwide.)
  • Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email
  • One entry per person
Good luck and thanks again for making this past year of bookish fun a memorable one.  Here is to many many more!

 Don't forget to enter my drawing in the Freedom Giveaway Hop also going on now.  If we reach 1000 followers during this week-long celebration, we will be adding another winner in that drawing. 
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  1. Just wanted to stop in and say Happy Blogoversary! I have read Outlander and was blown away. What a well written and intense book. I have since bought the rest of the books in this series. (Please don't enter me in the contest as I already have the book.) Also have a wonderful 4th of July.


  2. I have read Outlander, but I have lent mine out so many times, I don't even know where it is. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow on GFC under Bethie.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway.

    old gfc follower - Jinky

  4. Oooh I love your taste in books! I have read all of Gabaldon's books and am impatiently waiting for the next one. Outlander is my favorite because it started it all. Unfortunately I don't own any of the Outlander series but the anniversary edition looks beautiful! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! Happy Blogoversary!

    GFC follower

  5. Happy Blogoversary! I follow on GFC and am well over 13, LOL:) I have not read Outlander but it sounds interesting, and I'd love to read it!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  6. I am a GFC follower and i have not read Outlander but it's been on my list of books I hope to read.


  7. Happy Blogoversary! I've never read Outlander, but I've always meant to. It's on my to-read list (which never stops growing) but I often find myself at the control of my local library's available titles.

    Old GFC = TommyGirl

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. gfc follower: nicolesender
    I have not read Outlander and after reading your review I think I'd better start reading this series.

  9. Happy Blogiversary! I have never read Outlander but so many peoplel have recommended it that I would love to win it and see what I think of it.
    I am a follower
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  10. I have not read it yet . I have heard only good things about this book though so I am definitely intrigued. I would love to be entered for a chance to win.

    GFC follower

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  11. Happy Blogiversary!!!
    I haven't read Outlander.But it has been recommended to me by many.And told it is an awesome book.So I would love a chance to win this.
    I am a GFC follower

  12. Happy Blogoversary. What a fantastic giveaway.
    I have read all the Outlander books. I love Claire and Jamie is my man. lol It became an addiction to follow through with the books. I grew to love these characters because of Diana 's
    way with words.It's a book that had more then romance. It has everything. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book of books. Got my fingers crossed.How lucky to have met Diana. :)I'm a GFC follower under Lucky47. And way over 13.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  13. This series is on my TBR list and included on my "Fill In The Gaps" Reading Challenge on my blog!

    I'd love to win. Please enter me in the draw!

    I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. What a wonderful giveway. I have been wanting to read OUTLANDER for the longest while now. I have heard such great things about it, about Claire and Jamie and it is about time I read their story.

    I follow through via GFC.

  15. I haven't read it before, but I've seen it recommended as a classic.

    I'm following via GFC.
    headlessfowl at gmail dot com

  16. I'm a GFC follower :)

    I would looooove to read this book! like seriously it's like all kinds of awesomeness! I wouldn't miss a chance of reading this book!

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

  17. I am a very cynical and critical reader. I cannot begin to state how fabulous the entire 'Outlander series' by Diana Gabaldon is. I have purchased dozens of copies of the first book, 'Outlander' or 'Cross Stitch' as it is called in Australia for friends. I even had one friend knocking on my door at 10.30pm to borrow the third book because she couldn't wait till the shops opened the next day. The 'Outlander' series is beautifully written; a wonderful historically accurate background, has fabulous characters that one really cares about, all wrapped up with heart palpating romance. Most readers finish the series and then pick up book one to start again. The books are so good! Believe me! Janet in Oz

  18. I have never read it but would love to. I love books so much. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Blogoversary!

    mary_reiss @

  19. I have never read this book, but I've heard amazing things and would love to get my hands on this. Thanks so much for the chance to win

    GFC follower


  20. happy blogoversary! and I have read outlander but I want to win it cause my copy has been read ragged. :) its a great book!! amazing_alex.0818ATyahooDOTcom

  21. Congrats on the milestone! I would love to win Outlander because I've heard so much about it and have been meaning to read it, but haven't had the chance yet. It'll be so awesome to win, thanks for the giveaway!


  22. Happy Blogoversary!

    I love this series and it is one of my favorites. I want to win this book for all of the extras in it. I cant wait to check it out!

    GFC follower

  23. I've never read Outlander, but I'd like to. It sounds like it is pretty different from what I normally read, so it might be a nice change of pace.

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoversary!


    (I'm a follower.)

  24. Happy Blogoversary.a new GFC follower of One Book Shy. I have not read Outlander. I want to win it because all the reviews of it I read sounds like a great book.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com .

  25. Happy Blogiversary!

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    I never read Outlander (I have no idea why I somehow missed it), but I'd love to read it, and I have listed it on my book wish list.


  26. I am a new follower of your blog. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I haven't had the chance to read this book yet. Many of my friends have told me about how much they loved it. It sounds wonderful.

    my follower name is DizzyD
    my email is dizzyd1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  27. I've heard this edition is gorgeous, I mean it comes with music! I haven't read Outlander but now seems like the perfect time to start, it's jsut about the same age as I am :)

    GFC follower Zoe


  28. I have always wanted to read this luscious book, but have to admit that I never have. The love triangle that spans a century and puts Claire in the middle of decisions about following her
    heart and fidelity! Also, the Scottish dialect
    is intriguing. I follow you via Google Friend
    Connect! (windycindy) I wish you many more
    Happy Blogiversaries...
    Many thanks, Cindi


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