Jun 10, 2009

Savvy Verse & Wit Turns 2 & Prizes for You

BEA SWAG & More Scrapbooking Kit
I bet you're wondering what those pictures are all about. You'll just have to keep reading to find out.

Savvy Verse & Wit turns two years old on June 12, and the blog has gone through a number of changes since I began. Why am I making this announcement today? Well, it's simply because I have two book tours scheduled for June 11 and 12.

Savvy Verse & Wit now has its own DOT COM address, the look has changed, and the content has grown. Thanks to all of you readers that have stuck with me over the last two years, and welcome to those new readers who have recently or not-so-recently discovered Savvy Verse & Wit.

Ok, the photos. These are just some of the prizes up for grabs.

The first is a Book Club Girl canvas bag, which I snagged at Book Expo America, which I have stuffed with some cute little writing helpers, some Garth Stein swag, and some surprise items.

Second is the Scrapbooking kit, which can go one of two ways. You can either provide me with .JPG images and I will create a scrapbook original for you or you can simply win the kit and make your own. I'll leave that bit up to the winner.

A third prize is still in the works, and perhaps some smaller prizes.

Since the deadline for this giveaway is far off--July 11--I've decided to make it a rolling entry.

Each week, there will be a post with a quotation, and you will have to guess who said it.

You get one entry for each correct guess, plus entries for comments on this post about why you follow Savvy Verse & Wit, when you first started following (this can be an approximate date or number of months/years), and a link to one of your favorite posts from Savvy Verse & Wit.

So, here's the first quote that you need to guess the speaker of:

"An asylum for the sane would be empty in America."

Deadline for the giveaway is July 11, 2009, 11:59 PM EST

What you need to know:

1. Comment on this post with the answer to the quote.
2. Comment on this post about why you follow/read this blog.
3. Comment on this post about when you first started following this blog--an approximation.
4. Leave a link on this post to one of your favorite Savvy Verse & Wit posts.
5. Stay tuned for a new quote each week for another chance to enter.

Also, check out my Holly Denham Giveaway, which ends tonight.

Good Luck everyone!


Gwen Dawson said...

Okay, so this isn't an official entry in your wonderful contest, but I wanted to drop a line to say Happy Birthday to Savvy Verse & Wit!!!

bermudaonion said...

I'm so impressed that you've been blogging for two years - exactly one year longer than me!

windycindy said...

The quote is by George Bernard Shaw!
Many thanks, Cindi
Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging.....Cindi

gautami tripathy said...

Congratulations for the second Blogiversary. May you have many more!

I started book blogging in June 2006. Three years and it feels like yesterday!

Pam said...

I think it was George Bernard Shaw...(thank you google)

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I follow you because I love reading and I love books. I'm always on the lookout for new books, authors, etc. and like to read reviews to help me with my reading list.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I've only been following you for a few weeks.

melacan at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

I follow your blog because I love reading and respect your views on books! Thanks, Cindi

Jen said...

You go, girl! Congratulations on 2 years!! You're exactly one year older than bermudaonion and exactly 6 months older than me. Yes, your wonderful quote is from George Bernard Shaw - how true, how true! I know I wouldn't be there.

Of course I wouldn't have found your blog had you not found mine and been so wonderful about commenting. Once I wandered over here, staying was a no-brainer!

Happy Birthday Savvy Verse and Wit!

windycindy said...

Oh my gosh, it has been awhile that since I have discovered your blog and have been reading it! I will guess I began early in 2007. Thanks very much.....Cindi

windycindy said...

This is A What Grabs You Thursday
Post that I really enjoyed.
Thanks, Cindi

scottsgal said...

wow congrats on 2 years, I've been reading for about 4 months or so.

scottsgal said...

The quote was from George Bernard Shaw according to yahoo

msboatgal at aol.com

Kaye said...

2 years is an incredible feat. Congrats to you on such a fabulous blog.

Google is such a help 9grins) George Bernard Shaw is the answer.

I am a follower


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy second birthday, Savvy Verse and Wit!

No need to enter me, as always. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

MJ said...

George Bernard Shaw and yes I googled it.


MJ said...

I never even knew about blogs until last Thanksgiving..so it's been since then!


MJ said...

I'll be honest..I'm a poor public school teacher married to a poor public school teacher.. We have 1 son in college and 1 in med school. I love to read but have NO Money. I adore book reviews to help me spend my money wisely but winning free books is the bessssssst!!!


Chris said...

Congrats on the new site and quoting George Bernard Shaw. Kudos!


Iliana said...

That's a great quote but didn't know who to attribute it to.

So I'm here really to just say Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe it's only 2 - I feel like you've been around forever. That's a good thing :)

Wishing you many more!

naida said...

wow, happy blog-versary!
your blog is wonderful :O)

Lezlie said...

Happy Anniversary!!

ANovelMenagerie said...

Well, I think that I've been following you since September/October of 2008. You are one of my absolute FAVORITE blogs (but, you already know that!). Congratulations on making it 2 years! That's awesome. I'm almost at year 1 and I can't believe how fast time has flown.

Veens said...

Happy Birthday Blog :)
This is a good idea , the quotes thing ! but don't you think you should turn on comment moderation :D I have already 2 answers :D

The gifts are lovely lovely :)
But dnt enter me :) i m too far off to get them :)

Enjoy your day... i dnt remember when I stated reading your blog... it feels as if it started when i started blogging about books :)

Rebecca :) said...

Wow! Congrats on your upcoming blogiversary! Seems a lot of bloggers began around this time. I started in January. I've been following your blog since then or February. It was one of the first ones I subscribed to and I still love it!

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary!! I've been following you since day one. Why? Because I love you! :P

That's Shaw. And I'm going to add this giveaway to my sidebar.

Diary of an Eccentric

Kathrin said...

Well, I've started reading your blog circa in August 2007. Why? Simply because I really like your reviews and your writing style :-)

And the quote: George Bernard Shaw...

avisannschild said...

Congrats on turning 2, Serena! (No need to enter me in the giveaway.)

Luanne said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary Serena!!! ( no need to enter me)

Anonymous said...

George Bernard Shaw is the person who spoke this quote.

And Congratulations on your two years of blogging. Like the denim look of your blog :D


Teddy Rose said...

Wow, congrats on 2 years! No need to enter me, I posted it on my Giveaways Galore.

Monica said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Sorry I'm late ;)

valentina said...

Hello fellow anniversary blogger:)
congrats on hitting 2 years of awesome blogging. can't believe you've got your own .COM! awesome.
I don't remember how long you've been on my reader,but I follow you often,probably I should comment more:P

Anonymous said...

The quote was from George Bernard Shaw.
Congratulations on your two years!
I am a follower.

throuthehaze said...

George Bernard Shaw!

Trish said...

I just wanted to pop by and say congratulations on two years. It goes by fast, huh?

Debb said...

George Bernard Shaw is the man... made me think a little bit about our society ... thanks for the wonderful giveaway... Congrats on your 2 years

Sue said...

What did I do before Google? George Bernard Shaw!

Thanks for the giveaway!

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Sheila DeChantal said...

George Bernard (shaw)

Pam said...

One of my favourite posts is:


After reading this review and interview, I added this book to my wishlist and can't wait to read it.

melacan at hotmail dot com

SerieslyReady said...

The answer for you first quote is George Bernard Shaw.

I love quotes and wit. I only just started following your blog today. It was linked with Melissa's Bookshelf. I read a little bit and decided I like your style and the layout.

It's great your blog has been here two years. My blog is a newborn, going into the third week. Hope I can mature as you have.

Keyomi said...

George Bernard Shaw is the answer!

happy birthday to your blog!! :)
i have been reading ur blog since more than a yr now. i found you thru jeannie! :)

i even had the pleasure of wining a book here.

i love ur blog coz u have such gr8 finds that u take time to review and pass on to us w/o our own efforts. :) thanks.


Keyomi said...

spellbound18@hotmail.com :)