29 September 2013

Blogfest 2013 giveaway

I’m happy to participate again in the Blogfest bonanza of giveaways. Last year it was all about the books but my hobbies have expanded since then! Not only has baking taken a prominent step up but I also found my way back again to crafting with beads.

Since I have received a kitchenaid for my birthday I’ve baked a few pies and love the fact I can multitask now!! Leontine is one happy baker! A few months ago I also found out how to make wrap bracelets and since then a new passion has been born. Ebay and I have reignited our love affair again since beads on Ebay can be found cheap. Since I now have three major hobbies I need to divide the budget o.O 

I’ve been also on a reading high with; Kresley Cole’s ENDLESS KNIGHT, it was awe-to-the-some and I’m thoroughly hooked on to this new series. Lauren Dane’s DRAWN TOGETHER was all about a much beloved character I liked from the start; Raven! And now I’m reading Katie Porter’s BARE KNUCKLE which I’m enjoying to the fullest. Fall and winter are my ultimate reading seasons and it has started in the best of ways!

I’ve got two prizes to win, since sending a pie/cake internationally might not be the wisest idea.

My first prize is a custom made wrap bracelet of $19,95

example of a wrap bracelet

My second prize is a book of your choice shipped via Book Depository up till $7,99

If you have a preference, state so in your comment. I can only send a book to the countries Book Depository store is shipping. This giveaway ends on sunday, 29 September 2013 at 23:59. A winner will be picked the following day and contacted. I'll give the winner 48 hours to respond before picking a new winner.

So tell me; do you have any other passions/hobbies next to reading? The next blog on the tour is;

Next blog; Novels On The Run | Complete list of participants | Host of Blogfest |


  1. Reading isn't exactly a hobby for me, it's more like an addiction ;-). And it takes up most of my spare time. But I'm also a huge movie buff and love going to the cinema (fortunately that's also part of my job) and watching (and buying) DVDs. And I love to travel. I just wish I had more time (and money) to do that.

  2. Whaaaat, no pie! I so wanted a smashed pie in the mail ;)

    Tv and movies would be my other hobby

  3. Hobby wise, I like to write, I'm not very good, but I enjoy it.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway! =)

  4. Love to win a book thanks
    Like magnets and gardens

  5. I do love to knit & crochet.

    I'd love TBD thank you.


  6. Next to reading I love anything creative from beading to a furniture fix-er upper to Smashbooking. At the moment I am in love with the plant hangers I made, they were so simple to make, but look amazing :)

  7. Besides reading, I love movies, listening to music and also singing, knitting and making jewelry, and sometimes I write and draw, but mostly for my own amusement.

    I'd prefer the book from TDB, thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. I love creating bookmarks and keychain, i did bracelet before but with teh price of beads i fell of of love but i will try again for this christmas ( need to make gifts^^)

    i would love a book from TBD thank you a lot ( your bracelet is gorgeous but could be stolen too easily^^;;)


    thank you a lot!

  9. I write - which I know is very close to reading!!! thegmgowl at gmail dot com

  10. I really love zumba. It's such a fun to dance and a good feeling because at the same time you do something for your health!

  11. Besides reading and blogging, I like to do French things. I live in France, so if discovering cultural differences can be considered a hobby, that's what I do! - Maggie @ An American in France

  12. Oooh, I've been dying for a kitchenaid!! Particularly since my current hobby/passion is baking. Even when it doesn't quite turn out the way I hoped, at least it's generally still delicious! (I admit that for a second, I thought a pie/cake in the mail would be totally worth it)

    I would love either. :) Thanks for the giveaway! apileofgoodthings @ gmail.com

  13. I wish I was crafty enough to make jewelry. Besides reading I like to do crossword puzzles and would like to take up scrapbooking. I would love to win a book from The Book Depository.

  14. My other hobby is playing on the computer.

  15. I like playing cards. Uno and Go Fish is my game of choice. *Cracks knuckles* Oh yeah. Be afraid.

  16. My other hobbies are shopping, belly dancing and eating. LOL! I would love to win a book depository book. Thanks for the great giveaway

  17. Besides reading, I love gardening and embroidery!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Would love the TBD option.
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

  18. Listening to the music and watching movies! :) But I love reading the most!
    Thank you for the giveaway. I would like the TBD option.

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I love to read, besides that I love music (sing and listening to). Thanks for the great giveaway, I would love to win a book from TBD :-)


  20. I like to cross-stitch in my spare time when I'm not reading! I would like to pick a book from TBD, thanks!


  21. I love making cookies. Thank you for participating! :) My choice is a book from TBD.


  22. I love video games (RPGs mostly, and Rock Band), music, and pub trivia nights! :)

    I'd be happy with either, but I do really like that bracelet... :)

  23. I'm addicted to TV series and I love playing tennis.

    I prefer the BD book.

  24. Reading is my passion, my addiction, and my hobby. I am also a known jewelry fiend and shoe hound. Before I lost most of the use of my hands/arms, I loved cooking and baking, but now it's quite painful for me. I do enjoy spending time with my pets. As for a choice of the jewelry or the book - you've offered two of my favorite things and I'd be honored to win either. Thanks for the opportunity. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

  25. I looove making jewelry out of parts of my old broken jewelry. Since I'm a poet & artist sometimes my pieces become quite fanciful. Recently I became enamoured of steam punk pieces.In addition I enjoy reading books and yr breezy fun comments on the same.My choice would be either yr blue
    ocean like bracelet or a book. Thanks for the chance. aceafter3@yahoo.com

  26. I love music. I play the piano and I love to sing. Reading is my number one hobby though!

  27. Besides reading? I love TV shows and traveling.
    Thank you

  28. My friends and family might say that I have a lot of hobbies. I love to sew, and I love to play video games, and collect dolls.
    I would prefer TBD, since I don't really wear jewelry.
    Jennelle J
    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  29. Besides reading, I have several other hobbies like entering giveaways, watching movies/TV, thrift store shopping.

    Either prize is great but prefer TBD.

    Thanks :)

  30. I love jigsaw puzzles, making bracelets, and stamp collecting.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com


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