Saturday 22 October 2011

Second Blogoversary (with Bumper Hallowe'en Book Giveaway to Celebrate)

The Book Zone (For Boys) is two years old today. It has been another year with some incredible highs, but also one or two lows where I have almost packed the whole thing in due to the pressures of work. I look back over the past year and I am still disappointed when I see months where I couldn't write as many reviews as I wanted to, and I feel like I have let down some of the incredibly generous publishers who sent me books around that time. I guess this is a feeling I will have to get used to though as writing this blog has become almost like an addiction and I'm not sure I could pack it in for good. maybe it is time to find someone else to  give me a hand?

As ever, my huge thanks go to the authors and publishers that have made this past year so enjoyable again by keeping my supplied with books and taking the time to answer my interview questions, as well as to the other bloggers out there who have been a constant source of inspiration and guidance. However, (and please forgive me for repeating the words I used twelve months ago) my greatest thanks go to the readers of this blog, whether you are boys, girls, parents, teachers, librarians, book lovers, or a combination of the above - thanks you for reading and I hope you will stay around for another year at least.

As a special birthday celebration I have a fantastic prize up for grabs, and as it is nearly Hallowe'en it just had to be horror related. I have been sorting through my books and seem to have a number of double copies, and so one lucky reader of The Book Zone could win the following:

Department 19 by Will Hill (signed copy)
Dancing Jax by Robin Jarvis (signed copy)
The Dead Ways by Christopher Edge
CRYPT: The Gallows Curse by Andrew Hammond
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick
The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley
Crawlers by Sam Enthoven
Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan

and possibly more. I am going to continue adding to the list as I sort out more books from the piles around the house.

To be in with a chance of winning all of these books just fill in the form below by the competition deadline of 8pm GMT Friday 28th October 2011.

Contest open to UK residents only.
Neither the author or I will not be held responsible for items lost in the mail.
I hold the right to end a contest before its original deadline without any prior notice.
I hold the right to disqualify any entry as I see fit.

I will contact winning entrants for their postal address following the close of the competition. Winners have 48 hours to reply. Failure to do so in this time will result in another winner being randomly selected.