A giveway for a milestone week

It’s been a big week here at write meg! In addition to getting a makeover (complete with new layout, header and color scheme — but not sense of humor), my post on food drives was featured on WordPress.com‘s Freshly Pressed on Dec. 2-3. Welcome to everyone who clicked through that way, and to new subscribers! (And old ones. “Make new friends, but keep the old . . .”)

And, you know, I also happened to read 200,000 visits on Dec. 2. No big deal.

I promised I’d be doing something special in honor of that milestone, and I’m a woman of my word. We’re wrapping up the reading year and, to date, I’ve read 80 books. I’ll be doing a huge wrap-up post in coming weeks but already have my top choice for favorite read of the year. There was some fierce competition, yes, but one book stands out above all others for me: Aidan Donnelley Rowley’s Life After Yes.

This novel — Rowley’s debut — hit me like no other novel in 2010. It’s one of those books that found me at just the right time in my life, and it was like an arrow to the heart.

I won’t say much more about it now — a post is in the works. But you can read a summary and my full review from June right here.

And in honor of write meg!’s milestone week, I’d love to give a new copy to you! It’s a book with universal appeal that had me laughing, crying and seriously thinking about life. It’s not to be missed. And I don’t want you to miss it.

One copy of Life After Yes is up for grabs internationally to anywhere The Book Depository ships! See the list of countries and make sure yours is on it, then head over to this form to enter.

Comments on this post are welcomed and appreciated, but will not count as entries. One additional entry each may be earned by sharing a link to the contest via Twitter, Facebook, a blog post, etc.

The giveaway will run until 12 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 10, and the winner will be selected via Random.org and emailed by yours truly. I’ll share the results here and on Twitter, too.

Thank you to everyone who has visited, commented, emailed and/or passed along my link — this week and every week prior. I’m honored and proud of the space I’ve carved out for myself here, and can’t wait to share 2011 with all of you.

Update on Dec. 11: Congratulations to Jessica, my randomly-selected winner! Jess, I’ve emailed you.

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42 thoughts on “A giveway for a milestone week

  1. Congrats on the blog hits! That’s pretty phenomenal :) And on being featured, woot-woot! :D

    I love-love-loved “Life After Yes” too! I finished reading it about 2 weeks ago, and it was definitely what I needed to read at the time. I’ve not gotten my review written/posted yet, because I’ve been so busy thinking about it :) Plus, the cover is simply *gorgeous* …

    • Totally agree — the cover is exquisite! That’s the first thing that really caught my eye, and it completely lives up to what’s inside. Glad you loved it, too, and thanks for the kind words!

  2. I love the new look!! :) And congrats on your milestone.

    No need to enter me in the contest. I’m afraid I tried but didn’t like this one very much. I must not have gotten it at the right time, I guess!

  3. Way to go, girl! Crap, I don’t even know how to find the number of hits I’ve ever had. But I’m pretty sure it isn’t even near this number. And thank you for the giveaway. I am hearing this book mentioned all over the place, but to have it be your favorite of the year? That is big. I have to read it then.

  4. Congrats! I’m so glad to have found your blog it seems like such a wonderful place and I’m looking forward to more book reviews :)

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