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That’s What She Read turns two today! 

I started out as Masterful Musings by Michelle and transitioned to Michelle’s Masterful Musings until I found peace and utter glee with That’s What She Read. Over the past two years, I’ve made my way through many a blog redesign, trying out certain features and memes, until finally finding a pattern and consistency that stays true to my desires to share what I read and write about what is uppermost in my mind.

My first few posts are absolutely awful, and I highly recommend people avoid them at all cost. I like to think that I have drastically improved since then. One thing remains consistent, though, in that I have never once shied away from sharing my true thoughts about a subject, whether it is a book review, a reaction to something occurring in the real world or a blogging controversy. Honesty is important to me, and I remain satisfied that I have not succumbed to pressure to write a positive review just because I received a free copy of a novel from the author or publisher.

While I may not have the world’s largest following, I feel comfortable with those who do follow me, and my consistent commenters are near and dear to my heart. I’ve found solace and support through my friends and look forward to reaching out and getting to know everyone better in the years to come.

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Book Cover Image: Little Princes by Conor GrennanAs my way of saying thank you for supporting me, cheering me on, providing me comfort and solace, and just being great friends, I am offering a small giveaway to three lucky readers:

  1. A $25 GC to the bookstore of your choice (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s, Book Depository or other) AND a brand-new hardback copy of Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan – Release date of February 2011, it is already garnering attention in the blogging world.
  2. A brand-new hardback copy of Debbie Macomber’s Family Affair AND Mary Jane Clark’s To Have and to Kill. (These are courtesy of HarperCollins Publishing.)
  3. A brand-new hardback copy of Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Call Me Irresistible AND a never-been-read paperback advanced reading copy of Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan. (These are courtesy of HarperCollins Publishing.)

This is my thank you to all of you who have made these past two years truly life-altering and utterly amazing. You are the reason why I continue to write, why I continue to share my thoughts and open up my heart to you.

The giveaway is open through February 1st and is for international readers as well. Thank you and good luck!  The giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 5th. Thanks!

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