My photo
Hello, my name is Kelly and I welcome you to the Bookend Diaries book blog. I created this blog to share my own reviews of existing and new books, to discuss with other readers what we’re currently reading, update you on my book club picks, and of course, to ultimately support the work of the authors we all enjoy. I am addicted to reading and I thought this would be a great way to reach out to other readers who are as obsessed with books as I am.

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Giveaway

My Giveaway:

This is a giveaway for a wonderful gift package. It includes the debut novel, “The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli, a package of Geneva cookies, a box of Blueberry and Pomegranate tea, and lastly a bookmark. The best news of all is that you will have two chances to win, since I am giving this gift package away to two lucky winners.

Here's how to enter:

All you have to do is become a follower of my book blog and leave a comment in the comment section on what you are currently reading, along with your e-mail address. How easy is that?

Competition ends on May 13, and the winners will be announced on this blog. Good luck to everyone!


  1. Hey, there! I've started following you through the Book Blogger Hop, and I'm reading "Lover Enshrined" by J.R. Ward. <3

  2. I'm about 70 pages away from the end of Murakami's 'Norwegian Wood'! It's fantastic!

    And my email address:


  3. I'm a follower and love your blog and AUDREY!
    Right now I am reading Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton with Miniskirts, Mothers & Muslims by Christine A. Mallouhi up next.

    dollycas79 at gmail dot com

  4. I'm currently reading Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann.

    Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


    And I am a follower!

  5. Hi there. I am reading Her Mother's Diary. It is an interesting book.

    I am a follower

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  6. Oh, your blog is lovely! I just discovered it today and am a new follower :) The books your review look so interesting and like just my cup of tea. I'll be tuning in!

    Right now I"m reading "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. It's hard to find nice books on this, but this one is phenomenal for a new blogger like me :)

    poetees at gmail dot com

    please check out my site, I'm holding a mother's day contest! Submit your fave photo to win a bag, jewelry, art, and chocolate.

  7. I am currently reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I'd love to win this prize!


  8. Hi
    I just happened to hop by via the Book Blogger HOP event and just started following you. I also added you to my google reader.

    I am still reading THINK TWICE by Lisa Scottoline and I hope I can get some read-time today :)

  9. What a lovely giveaway! I already have the book, which is great, so I guess I can't enter the contest.

    I came over from the hop and am now a follower. :)

  10. Hi Kelly! Your blog is so pretty- I haven't read anything in the genre of books you review, but perhaps reading your reviews I will!

    Katherine from A love for Literature

  11. Hi, I'd love the opportunity to read the book, what a great package!

    I'm a new follower. I am currently reading Winter Garden, a poetry compilation by Pablo Neruda. It's lovely.

    gingercatranch at gmail dot com

  12. Hi.

    Love the look of your blog. The content is just as nice.

    Found you through the blog hop.

    Just started "Rememberance of the Daleks" by Ben Aaronovitch

  13. I'm currently reading To Say Nothing of the Dog, which is reminding me SO much of Doctor Who.



  14. I'm reading The Forest Of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan.


  15. I am currently reading Mom Still Likes You Best by Jane Isay. I like your blog's look and feel -- very elegant.

  16. I just finished The Heart Mender. Not sure what's next...probably an old David Baldacci that I missed.

  17. That tea sounds wonderful, Kelly! Funny you should ask because I just finished a book you recommended {and that's why I bought it}, The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Hoping to start Alice I Have Been tomorrow!

  18. Thanks for paying me a visit today. I became a follower of your blog a couple of weeks ago. I still love the look and structure of your fascinates me!

    I want to enter the giveway. I just finished Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone and I've started Sherrlilyn Kenyon's first YA novel called Infinity. So far so good! Both books have hit it out the park.

    june (at) writingisablessing (dot) com

  19. Hi Kelly, nice simple clean blog. Looks very pretty and your giveaway is unique, love the idea of the book being paired with everything to make a reading experience "cozy" with tea and cookies! I found you on the blog hop from someone else's site and am a new follower on GFC...

    I am currently reading Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks.

    jackie b central texas


  20. Currently reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It is a good sad story.

    I am a follower and think your prize is precious.

    Eileen wise owl
    wiseowlreviews@aol dot com

  21. Hello! Returning your call from the Blog Hop. =)

    I became a follower. And while I'm here, why not enter your great giveaway?

    I'm currently reading: The Queen's Gambit by Diane A. S. Stuckart

  22. I'm hopping on by to check out your blog again - I am an old follower!

    Please feel free to check out my blog, too...I've only been blogging for a month and am slowly building up my followers...once I get 50 followers on Google Friend Connect I plan on having a celebratory book giveaway contest!

    I'd also like to enter your giveaway contest, and the book I am rading right now is Dark to Mortal Eyes by Eric Wilson (, which is somewhat of a departure from my usual reading genres and a bit strange so far, but in a good way!


  23. Thank you,

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

  24. Hi! I'm a follower. I'm currently reading Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann


  25. I became a follower the minute I discovered your blog! Every book you've mentioned here is on my "to read" list. I would so love to whin this wonderful giveaway! So many books so little time!
    I'm currently reading THE ROAD HOME by Tenney Olsen. My email address is

  26. What a lovely giveaway package. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog! Currently, I am reading After All These Years by Susan Isaacs. A funny mystery so far.....

    bunnymom1970 (at) aol (dot) com

  27. I am a lover of chocolate and books. Thanks for the delicious giveaway! I am a new follower(Elise) and looking forward to reading your reviews. The book I am reading now is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.

  28. I am reading an arc copy of Girl of Translations and it is wonderful.
    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  29. I'm a follower.

    I just started Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  30. Hey, first thank you for the giveaway.
    i am follower, new follower.

    I am currently reading:
    Hearts at Stake (The Drake chronicles) by Alyxandra Harvey.
    Also Forgotten garden by Kate Morton


  31. I'm a follower. I am currently reading Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  32. Hi Kelly,
    You stopped by my blog the other day and left me a sweet comment...thank you so much! Yours is lovely too! I don't read many books these days, but it's always fun to read reviews ;-).

    xoxo Cori

  33. I am a new follower. Very nice blog and contest. I am reading On Tall Pine Lake by Dorothy Garlock.
    Sue B

  34. Your blog is beautiful. I am currently reading: Cutting for Stone. Please enter me for the luscious sounding prize package.

    Thanks so much.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  35. Hi! I'm a new follower. I am currently reading Closer by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  36. Thanks for this chance. I have been a subscriber on google reader for a few weeks, but am a follower now. I am currently reading A Vintage Affair, by Isabel Wolff

    mommysreading at dassaro dot net

  37. Great giveaway. I follow (and I'm hungry for those chocolate biscuits). The book also looks really good! thanks for the opportunity.

  38. Hi Kelly. I am a new follower. This is a nice gift package.
    I posted about your giveaway here:
    Thank you.

  39. I'm currently reading Perfect Chemistry. My daughter loved this book, she wanted me to read it so we can discuss it.

    I'm a new follower


  40. I'm currently reading Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw.

    I'm a follower. My GFC name is Cherry.

    Re-posted your contest at:

    Cherry Mischievous
    mischivus101-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

  41. Hey Kelly!

    What a great idea for a giveaway !

    I am currently reading the original (in French) version of No and Me by Delphine de Vigan and here is my email address:
    ace_rookie [at] hotmail [dot] com


  42. I am a new gfc follower. My son got me a book about cat stories throughout history last week for mothers day. He was so excited he couldn't wait to give it to me, so I am reading it now.

  43. I just became a follower!

    I'd love to win your lovely book and tea package!

    harvee44 at yahoo dot com

  44. Just discovered your blog and became a follower! Wonderful giveaway...count me in.
    I'm currently reading A Friend of the Family by Grodstein.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  45. Great blog! Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck!

  46. I am a new follower and am reading Sandra Brown's Richochet right now.
    The tea and cookies is a great idea!

  47. Bookend Diaries follower.

    I just finished reading Five Little Monkeys to my grandson (age 2) - six times! We also read his new picture book of big trucks - a lot.

    For me I just finished August Heat by Andrea Cammilleri. I plan on starting Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben tonight

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

  48. Hi I am a new follower :)
    and I am currently reading 'Further Under the Duvet' by Marian Keyes


  49. I am a new follower. I just finished Can You Keep a Secret?. I decided to check out blogland before heading to my book pile to look for a new book.

    cgallagher4 AT comcast DOT net

  50. I am already a follower.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Ooh, I want those cookies. That book looks good too. Is this an international giveaway? If so, please enter me as well! I'm currently reading Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris.

    Thanks you!


  52. This is such a great idea. I am currently reading The River Between by Jacqueline Cook. An am already a follower : )

    bookventuresbookclub AT gmail DOT com

  53. I'm reading Dark Lover by JR Ward, and I'm already a follower.


  54. hey there!! I'm Bash from Kuwait and I'm currently reading Julia Child's My Life in France.

    my email is and been a follower long ago !

  55. I'm a new follower. I'm currently reading Schooled.


  56. This comment has been removed by the author.

  57. Hey Kelly, your blog is lovely! I'm also a big Audrey Hepburn fan she was so graceful!

    Right now I finished Master of None by Sonya Bateman and was blown away by it! It was incredibly funny and well-written, amazing! Now I started Stop Me by Richard Jay Parker a very exciuting and thrilling read so far!

    I'm your newest follower!

    stella.exlibris AT gmail DOT com

  58. Thanks for the contest! I'm in the middle of reading Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey.

    Email Address:

  59. I follow as primrose.

    Reading Lyn Cote's Her Patchwork Family.

    love chocolate and books.

  60. I just finished reading the Rebel Debutante. It was a good book. Now I am just trying to pick out what I will read next.
    I am a new follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. I currently reading Wolf Hall.

    I a new follower[@]gmail[.]com

  62. I am reading a mother daughter memoir "Come Back" bye Claire and Mia Fountaine

    thanks for stopping by my blog.

  63. Thanks for entering my giveaway, which led me to find your blog. I love it and have become a follower. I work at a library and love reading. I just finished Happens Every Day by Isabel Gillies. Just started Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I love yor giveaway.

  64. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    I follow your blog.

    I'm currently reading The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

  65. What a lovely giveaway you have put together. I just became a blog follower and so happy I found your blog.

    I am currently reading The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford.

    Lisa.2713 at

  66. Wow! What a great giveaway! I just found your site, it's great!