Sep 18, 2009

50 Words About Savvy Verse & Wit

The last task for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is to talk about our blogs in 50 words or less in terms of what we like and what our goals are for the next 12 months. Well, we all know how long winded I am, but I'll give it a shot to be brief.

Reviews = Satisfactory
Interviews = Need more
Guest Posts = Need more interactivity
Giveaways = Great
Changes = clean up sidebars, speed up downloading, increase page views and subscribers

How did I do? Only 29 words. Not bad. What about you?


Ready for the end of BBAW Giveaway??

All you have to do is tell me who said this quote:

"Once the people begin to reason, all is lost"

And for a bonus:

"A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists."

These are all books from my shelves and have been gently used or came from library sales or other places:

1. copy of Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart

2. copy of Queen of the Oddballs by Hillary Carlip

3. copy of For Better, For Worse by Carole Matthews

4. copy of Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love by Patrice Hannon

5. copy of The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross

This prize pack of books will go to one winner anywhere in the world.

Deadline Sept. 27, 2009, 11:59 PM EST


Sue said...

I love google.

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Thanks for the super fun giveaway. I loved BBAW!

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

holdenj said...

Well Sue, is right! Is this first come, first guess or random? I will officially submit:
1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Thanks for a fun giveaway. I enjoyed finding your blog during BBAW this year!

bermudaonion said...

I'll be getting a new PC soon, so you should download in a jiffy for me!. I used Google before I realized other people had answered.
1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway.

First Quote-Voltaire
Second Quote-Don Marquis


The Book Vixen said...

1. Voltair
2. Don Marquis

I googled it :D

gautami tripathy said...

I like how you did it 29 words.

BBAW: Do I drop from the sky or touch it?

Can I eneter too? Well as all have said:

Voltaire and Don Marquis

Serena said...

It is random.

Elizabeth said...

Fun, fun!

1 - Voltaire
2 - Don Marquis

I guessed the first one, but not the second - thanks, google! =)

edmontonjb said...

First quote- Voltaire
Second Quote- Don Marquis

Llehn said...

I <3 google.

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis


Book Sp(l)ot said...

first one's Voltaire and second's Don Marquis (and I did actually search them)


Alexa said...

Thank you Google!

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

This is a great way to end BBAW!


April said...

What a great giveaway!!

My answers:
Don Marquis

Your site is awesome and I love it!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...


Don Marquis


journey through books @ gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm not entering, but since you mentioned guest posts, I have to you find comments come to a screeching halt when you have a guest post? I seem to get very few comments on other people's posts.

Pam said...

Hmmm. I admit I googled the answers but I guess I could have just cheated and read everyone else's answers!

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

melacan at hotmail dot com

austenfan said...

Love those quotes. :) I googled them as well.

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh how fun!! Way to get that all written in 29 words. Whoot whoot! I love quotes, and Voltaire makes me think of the movie The Princess Diaries b/c of the quote "Voltaire or hair? Personally, I liked to hear about Voltaire" when everyone is talking about Mia's new haircut. Okay i'm done. haha.

Answer 1 - Voltaire
Answer 2 - Don Marquis

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Alessandra said...

Wow, FIVE books!?

The first quote is by Voltaire (and I knew it already) and the second is by Don Marquis (whom I had never heard of before, to be honest).


Joanne said...

1) Voltaire
2) Don Marquis

I had to google these :) I'd always liked that first quote but never really knew who said it.


Anna said...

I like your 29 words! I didn't even count mine. LOL

No need to enter me, but I've added the giveaway to my sidebar.

Diary of an Eccentric

Strangelove said...

Oh, my!
This is a great and generous gift you are giving to us!
I'm not very lucky, but I will try!

1 - Voltaire
2 - Don Marquis

Thank you!

carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

BlackWolf said...

wow great contest.. and the answers
1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Edu Chico said...

You are a wonderful person to have such a giveaway!
I will try my luck!


Bingo said...

I am going to think REALLY hard back to my lit days in college ...hmmm, I hope nobody else got it yet :D
Could it be?:
#1 Francois Marie Arouet whose pen name was Voltaire
#2 Donald Robert Perry Marquis most often called Don Marquis for short
(I figured you deserved more than just the names which at this point were easy enough to copy)
Thanks for the giveaway which just happens to end on my birthday!!!

kdhaney ((at)) gmail ((dot)) com

naida said...

Great giveaway serena :O)
and I like your 29 words!

Blodeuedd said...

Awesome contest, I can't say anything more :)
Good end to a great week.
The first on Voltaire
And then the 2nd Don Marquis

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Jemima said...

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Thanks for the giveaway.


Anonymous said...

Hi What a great pack of books. The answers are: (1) Voltaire, and (2)Don Marquis. Thanks for the opportunity. Love the blog. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

windycindy said...

You are so generous with your books!
Here are my answers ~
1.) Voltaire
2.) Don Marquis.

Please count me in!
Many thanks to you.....Cindi

gaby317 said...

Thanks so much!


Don Marquis

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

S. Krishna said...

No need to enter me, but this was a great way to answer this question in 50 words or less!

remarker/fcffollower said...

1. Francis-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) (Just to change it up a bit)

2. Don Marquis

sheila said...

wow great contest..

and the answers
1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Mystica said...

I adore google!

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Thanks for making the giveaway open for overseas visitors!



Veens said...

Reviews : GREAT..

But my ONLY issue is "vspeed up downloading"

that would be great you know ;)

Then enter me for such an awesome giveaway! Thank you!!

Jeez! ALl have answered and i already googled :)
1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Bunny B said...

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis


bunnybx at gmail . com

Jenners said...

Great job with the goals. Though I think you do quite a few author interviews ... more than most bloggers I think!

Literary Feline said...

Good luck with your goals, Serena! I am not sure I have any set goals for this year. Little ones maybe, but nothing I've quite solidified. I just want to catch up on my review books at this point. LOL

Marie said...

I actually knew the Voltaire one already -- even though he's not my favorite reading material most days :-)

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Andreea said...

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

Great giveaway!

Susy said...

It's Voltaire and Don Marquis, in that order!

This is the best giveaway!

39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

Mil said...

1) Voltaire
2) Don Marquis

I definetly want to try this.
Count me in.

goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

J Dias said...

I'm still on time!

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis


Tanita said...

1) Voltaire
2) Don Marquis

Sounds good.
I would love to read'em all!

tanitalves AT sapo DOT pt

Jafantunes said...

This was made easy with other people responses.
I just had to check it.
1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis
Best regards!

jafantunes AT sapo DOT pt

CDDA said...

Oh, goody!

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis

o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com

Maria D said...


Answer: Voltaire and Don Marquis

Best regards!

Caty said...

1 is Voltaire
2 is Don Marquis

My email is catarina[dot]magoito[at]gmail[dot]com

An d my luck is... for randomness to say!

mauagd said...

At this point it's easy, but it's
1) Voltaire
2) Don Marquis
Good luck to all!


Barros88 said...

Reader's are great people!
I too, and most of my friends, tend to give books a "second life".
If you don't really love a book, find someone who does, I say.
So, thank you and let's try my luck.

(1) Voltaire
(2) Don Marquis

luisfilipebarros88 AT gmail DOT com

rosamaria said...

What a prize!
Better than the lottery for a reader like me!
The answers:
Voltaire and Don Marquis


Rocha85 said...

Well, random is always fair, for now it's easy to know the answer.
Thank you for offering the books, it's really nice of you!

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis


Augustus said...

Hi there!
So, it's Voltaire and Don Marquis.

augustod56 [@]

Isis Path said...

Oh, three of those titles are on my wishlist but are always being left behind for the new titles!
But I will read them all with great pleasure.

Answer: Voltaire and Don Marquis

isispath AT gmail DOT com

Maria 1987 said...

I will try my luck.
I don't usually get much, but we will see!

- Voltaire and Don Marquis

mariabarros1987 AT gmail DOT com

Flip said...

Voltaire and Don Marquis

filipemaria90 {@} gmail {.} com

Jardim said...

This is one of the best giveaways I ever saw!

The answer is, obviously Voltaire and Don Marquis.

migueljardim85 AT gmail DOT com

Cavalier said...

Well, hello there from Portugal!
Thanks for this great giveaway.
Some of the books seem to be a great read!
So, the answers are "Voltaire" and "Don Marquis".
My email is below.
Best regards!

alexsweetbabygirl (

janetfaye said...

1. Voltaire
2. Don Marquis


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Cavalier said...

When will you announce the winner?
I'm on the edge of my seat!

Serena said...

Cavalier: The winner has been selected and has until Oct. 9 to submit a mailing address. If they fail to do so, I will select a new winner.

I don't make winner announcements until I have an address.