Wednesday, December 02, 2009

On the First Day of Christmas...

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree...

It's time for the first contest of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway-a-Day. And, no, it's not a partridge in a pear tree. But thanks for paying attention!

Today's prize is a hardback copy of The Princess Present: A Princess Diaries Book by Meg Cabot.

About the Book (from "Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present

Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmere. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too.

But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn about palace protocol, and with all the state holiday functions Mia must attend, there's no time to linger under the mistletoe with Michael. Worst of all, Mia hasn't been able to find him the perfect gift.

Can Mia stop her (bah-hum)bugging long enough to see that the perfect present has nothing to do with international express courier -- and everything to do with real love? (Though some shiny silver ribbon never hurts ...)"

To enter, please leave a comment below or send me an email with the subject line "First Day of Christmas". If you haven't read them already, make sure you read the Contest Rules. Open internationally until December 20th at midnight.

Extra entries (Be honest, I DO check these!):
+1 For following
+1 Posing in a sidebar
+2 Blogging post or twitter (leave a link)
+2 For being referred by someone (let me know who)
+1 For every person you refer

(if you are using your extra entries from the Rules page, please add those to your comment)


DeNote said...

Yay! I'm the first person to leave the first comment on your first contest.

Alyssa F said...

That's a lot of firsts. You should get bonus points for that or something. ;-)

Cecelia said...

I've never read a Princess Diaries book, but I saw the movies (pretty cute, actually), so I'd love to be entered to win this one.

+1 I follow.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the awesome contest!

+1 I'm a follower

+1 Posted the contest link

hanjie.1992 @


Sara said...

Cute book! Please enter me :)


+1 For following
+1 Posing in sidebar (

Stacey Brucale said...

Please enter me!

+1 follower


Unknown said...

I'm not entering myself for this contest, but I must comment. I love the over-the-top cheesy synopsis of this book. Honestly, it sounds like quite the book must be quite the laugh! :-D

Sheere said...

First day! Eleven more to go :)
Please enter me

+1 For following
+1 Posing in a sidebar

+2 twitter

ExtremeReader said...

Yeah! I am so excited about all the upcoming contests!
+1 Follower
+2 Tweeted (@ExtremeReader/status/6314683118)


queen of entropy said...

+1 for following
+1 for posting your button on my MySpace blog! (

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

I am already a follower of your blog.


Rebecca Orr said...

Thanks for the chance!
I am a follower

TexyLivesForFashion said...

Seen the movie , but never read the book.
I'd love to win this .

+1 follower

Wrighty said...

What a great idea! I love holiday books and read as many as I can this time of year. Please include me too!

+1 follower


Wrighty said...

Whoops, two mistakes! I'll repost this in case I can still enter but if not that's OK.

+1 follower
+1 your button is on my sidebar

brizmus said...

What a great first day of Christmas present!
+1 I follow
+1 in my sidebar under the contest list
+1 I grabbed the Shady Glade button, and it's in my side bar
+2 tweeted it here:


Justine said...

Ooh, I've always wanted to start this series :)

+1 follower!
+1 sidebar: here


throuthehaze said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

+1 follower


Diana Dang said...

Please enter me!

+1 follower

Leslie said...

I started reading the books and would love to read another one.
+1 follower

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the contest.

+1 I am a follower via Google Friend Connect

+2 I posted the giveaway on my blog here:

rubynreba said...
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skyla11377 said...

I Would Love To be Entered Into the Contest.

+1 For following

+2 Blogging post or twitter (leave a link)

Carol M said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter!

+1 For following

Jenn-ay said...

I listened to Princess Diaries on audio, but I want to read the whole series.

+1 for following
+1 sidebar
+2 tweeted

Alessandra said...

Please enter me, too! I love the Princess Diaries series.

+1 following you
+2 tweeted about this contest here:
+2 I was referred by Jenn-Ay of (I read her tweet about this contest)


Bianca said...

I follow!!

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

renee said...

Please enter me, i love Meg Cabot!

+1 i follow

Sherry said...

I love the Princess Diaries! Please enter me!

+1 I'm a follower!

Sherry S.

scottsgal said...

My niece loves her books!

please count me in

scottsgal said...

I'm a follower

Trollololol said...


You are so generous, giving away so many prizes!

+1 follower


Erica said...

I would love to be entered!

+1 follower

:) Erica

Bleuette said...

Sounds Great!:)

+1 For following
+2 Twitter
+1 Put A Shady Glade Christmas button
on my blog

Spav said...

+1 Follower

+2 Tweeted:


KiraR said...

Count me in please.

kiris089 at gmail dot com

KiraR said...

I follow.

kiris089 at gmail dot com

chocowafer said...

I would love to win this. :)

+1 I'm a follower.
+1 linked this on my sidebar:
+2 tweeted:

Thanks for the giveaway!

rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Thanks.
+1 follower

Aik said...

I'd love to win!

+1 For following

+1 Posting in a sidebar

+2 Blogging post or twitter (leave a link)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

ReaganStar said...

Enter me please, Happy Holidays
I am a follower

LucĂ­a said...


+1 For following

+1 Posting in a sidebar (

+2 Blogging post or twitter

Linda Henderson said...

Please enter me. I would love to win the book.

I am a follower.

seriousreader at live dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

Already a follower.