Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Today is my 4th Blogiversay so let's celebrate


When I set up this blog 4 years ago I honestly never expected it to grow to the extent that it has as thought I'd probably only get a few views each week, if I was lucky, from family or friends.  I certainly never expected the blog to have had almost 460,000 page views to date, receive some of the fabulous books I've received over the years nor get the chance to meet or interact with so many lovely authors, fellow bloggers and bookworms.

As I have done with previous years I will be running a series of giveaways, starting today until the end of the month, but I've also decided to do a guest feature where readers, bloggers and authors talk about their favourite book which came about as a result of today's giveaway package inspired by my favourite book Little Women.  

It's a book I first discovered as a teenager after receiving a copy for my birthday, and was the first classic book that I had ever read as like many other teenagers of my generation I loved nothing more than getting stuck into the likes of books from Jilly Cooper or Jackie Collins, so the idea of reading a book about life in the olden days didn't really appeal.  But how wrong was I as I soon found myself immersed into the lives of the March women especially Jo. It made me appreciate how far life had changed for women and the opportunities that we had compared to the days when Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women.  

I've lost count of the number of times I have re-read Little Women over the years, but it's definitely the book I've read the most, in fact it's quite rare that I re-read any books as there's normally a new book out that I want to read.  So because Little Women is my all-time favourite book I decided to compile a feature Little Women giveaway package comprising of a tote bag with a quote from Louisa May Alcott, paperback of Little Women plus a DVD of the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder as Jo. 


Enter via the form below to win this Little Women package, the winner will be selected by Rafflecopter on 31st October and contacted for their postal address to enable me to post these goodies to you.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

49 comments:

  1. Yes, I love Little Women and Jo is my favourite character. Happy Blogiversary Shaz x

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  2. My favourite was Jo. Of course Beth was absolutely perfect as well. I follow your blog via rss.

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  3. Hi Sharon. Congratulations. I love following you on Twitter and BookConnectors to see what you've been up to - and not just the bookish tweets!

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  4. jo march is my favourite, i love the fact she is a tomboy and the fact shes impulsive!

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  5. Sorry never read the book but would love to x

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  6. Little Women will always be on of my favourite books. Jo and Beth were my favourite characters. I follow you via boglovin x

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  7. Jo is mt favorite character. I follow you on Facebook.

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  8. Such strong female characters in thus book but Jo is my overall favourite.

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  9. Strange but I have not read this classic.

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  10. I have read it several times, one of my favourite books. I think Jo has to be my best loved character x

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  11. I love Little Women and this prize is gorgeous! My blog name came from the book quote that's on the bag so I'd really love to win it.

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  12. I love Little Women. Jo has always been my favourite. Happy blogoversary x

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  13. Happy blogiversary! I have definitely read Little Women, but I was so little myself that I completely don't remember any of the characters. Were they all sisters? I must read it again! Rosie x

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  14. i follow your blog via twitter and i think its one of the best.. i love Jo from little women but the women are all such strong characters, any woman could identify with them..

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  15. Jo is my favourite too. Isn't she every female bookworm/wannabe writer's hero?

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  16. Little Women was one of my favourite childhood reads, Sharon, and I enjoyed reading it again with my daughter. I loved Jo and very much wanted to be a March sister! (It even gets a mention in my last book.) Happy blog anniversary!

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  17. Happy blog anniversary! Yes, of course I have read it. I really like them all, and enjoyed all the different movies over the years.

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  18. I haven't read it yet but I'm excited to do so! :) -@MaroBenipayo via twitter

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  19. I read it years a go, and Beth is my favourite.

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  20. I've only seen the film - I like Jo

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  21. I love little women. Favourite character is Jo

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  22. I've read and loved it and picked it as my favourite book ( alongside one other) and like most people I loved Jo.

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  23. I read Little Women when I was ten. Jo was my favorite character, although I liked Beth as well.

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  24. I've read Little Women so many, many times :) My favourite has always been Beth, followed by Meg x

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  25. I have read LITTLE WOMEN quite a few times. I like Jo.

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  26. yes, i liked Meg, she is a gentle character

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  27. oh god, I might be the only one who hasn't read it:( Fab giveaway, lovely. Thanks & Happy Blogiversary! xx

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  28. No I think I tried once but didn't really get into it.

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  29. Happy 4th Blogiversary,best wishes for many more wonderful,great bloggin years ahead :)

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  30. Love this book!!!! My favorite character is Jo.

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  31. Beth is my favorite. Thank you so much for the chance <3

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  32. It is a book I have always wanted to read but unfortunately never have.

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  33. i read it when i was younger and loved it.jo was my favourite character x

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  34. I've never read it but what a great prize and to think I could watch the DVD with my daughter & granddaughter! X

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  35. I am ashamed to admit but I haven't actually read Little Women yet (I think, unless I read it when I was very young and forgot). Love the film though and the musical and Jo's my fav :)

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  36. I have never read it, but I must. Hence the reason I'm entering this giveaway.
    I take your word for it that its amazing though. ;-)
    Amanda.

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  37. Lovely Sharon,

    I am yet to read Little Women, but after your enthusiasm (and Emma's) I feel like I must! Thank you so much for the chance to win such a fantastic bundle! Good lucky everyone! Becca xx

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  38. Never read the book, would love to though. I have watched the film and Beth was my favourite

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  39. I really love the The Little Woman ♥ -@MaroBenipayo via twitter

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  40. Awfully I have never read Little Women - it's one of those books I keep saying I want to read and never seem to get round to!

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  41. I did but it was years ago, I think Jo possibly as she is the only one I remember

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  42. It's been ages since I read it, but Jo was definitely the best character.

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