Can you believe that we are less than two months away from 2014? Just this weekend when I had to run off to the shops quickly, I realized that all the shops are filled with Christmas goodies – wrapping paper, gift packs, specials, etc and although I knew it’s almost December, it was still a surprise for me!
One thing I never learn is to start your Christmas shopping early and every single year I am one of those people who are rushing to the shops between 22 and 24th of December to buy gifts. So this year, I’m going to start early. I’m going to start off by buying (or offering) the first Christmas gift I’m going to buy and guess for who that is? YOU!
This year has been amazing, because I started this book blog! You guys have no idea how much joy and excitement book blogging has brought me. I sound like a total nerd now, but I am a book-nerd after all. I’ve made wonderful friends and I’m grateful for all the people who decided to follow my little blog!
There’s so much more joy in giving than receiving* – For my Christmas giveaway I’ve decided to give away one of two of my favourite books this year: The Villa Triste and Winter in Madrid. You can choose which book you would like to read, but I would suggest you check out my reviews on each of them to decide which one you would like. May I warn you that although both are classified as “historical fiction”, The Villa Triste is a much lighter read than Winter in Madrid. Both were great reads, but Winter in Madrid is packed with historical detail – if that’s your thing, you might like this one more.
This giveaway is open to SA and International readers. I will give away a paper copy of the book if you are living in SA, but for my international readers I will offer a Kindle copy of the book.
On an additional note, I have decided to pay more attention to branding my blog, but that’s yet to come, because my graphic designer friend has been quite busy. However, I have started by creating a new twitter account (@thebookmusings) and separating my blog’s tweets from my personal ones. If you are following me for bookish tweets, may I ask that you kindly follow me on there (you are welcome to keep following me on my personal account too). I have had this account for almost two months now and can you believe that only 10% of my followers have followed me? I have tried begging, but I guess I now have to resort to shameless self-promotion 🙂
*Despite the fact that I entered like a bazillion book giveaways in the last 2 weeks, can you believe I didn’t win a single book!? Crazy, right!?