Monday, September 15, 2008

BBAW Guest: Author Min Jin Lee + Giveaway

WHY I AM GRATEFUL TO BOOK BLOGGERS:

1. You found time to read my 560 (!) page book.

2. You asked me thoughtful Questions then posted my nutty Answers on your perfectly good sites.

3. You shared your hard-earned reputation with an unknown writer.

4. You did not put me down for taking 12 years to publish a first novel.

5. You never asked for anything.

You amaze me.

Thank you,

Min Jin

I have 5 copies of Min Jin Lee's book Free Food for Millionaires to give away! For this giveaway, you must have a United States or Canadian mailing address, no PO Boxes. To enter, leave a comment letting me know the name of the first book you reviewed on your blog! If you don't have a blog or don't review books, let me know the name of the first book blog you ever discovered! (or one of the first) This giveaway will be open until Friday.

74 comments:

Joyce Anthony said...

The very first book I ever reviewed was I Romanced the Stone by Marvin A. Wilson--this was back in 2006 or very early 2007.

elizabethwillse said...

The first review I posted on my blog was for Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman. I got it published in the Star-Ledger too. Very exciting to actually work as a book reviewer as well as a book blogger!

- Elizabeth
ewillseATgmail

Smilingsal said...

I'm new at this. My first book I reviewed:
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris, Brett Harris

westcobich said...

My first book blog? It was andilit (http://www.andilit.com/). She is not only an excellent book reviewer, she is an excellent writer.

blueviolet said...

I think the first book blog I found was Breeni Books!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Ann said...

The first book was Between the Lines: Master the Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing. An excellent reference for writers, by the way.

Bluestocking said...

The first book I reviewed was The History of England by a Partial, Prejudiced, and Ignorant Historian by Jane Austen.

Carrie K. said...

The first book I reviewed at Books and Movies was The Quiet American by Graham Greene. The first ARC I reviewed was Gone by Michael Grant.

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Deborah said...

The first book I reviewed was Pink by Marilynn Griffith almost exactly 2 years ago.

Aria said...

My first book blogged was and is one of my favorite books: The Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop. Any lovers of fantasy have to check that one out!

Nicole said...

The first book I did was Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I'm reading run by her now as well and it's really good too, so I will probably read the rest of her wok as well.

Kim said...

My first book ever blogged was "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" by Dave Eggers.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

mari said...

The first book I reviewed on my knitting blog was In The Forest by Edna O'Brien.

My first on Marireads was Emma by Jane Austen for the Classics Challenge.

Both this year

The Tome Traveller said...

The first book I reviewed on my blog was The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrese. That was in May of this year. I've learned alot since then!

bookroomreviews said...

My first book I reviewed was Twilight:)
bookroomreviews@hotmail.com

Book Zombie said...

The very first book I reviewed on my blog was Loose Girl by Kerry Cohen. I received an ARC copy through Library Thing and figured I may as well start a blog if I was going to do reviews.

Traci said...

My first book review was for Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I like to think that my reviews have gotten better since then...

tracisharpton@msn.com

Stacie said...

The first book I blogged a review on was a kids book that I read to my kids..."Stanley in Space. Thanks for entering me.
Stacie at netins dot net
SincerelyStacie dot blogspot dot net

softdrink said...

My first book post on my current blog included short reviews of Revenge of the Paste Eaters, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress and A Girl Could Stand Up. Actually, the post was more like brief thoughts, rather than reviews.

Bobbi said...

The first book I officially reviewed was The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.
brightmyer249(at)hotmail(dot).

windycindy said...

Hello, My best guesstimate for the first book blog that I discovered is J.Kaye's. I have found so many wonderful book blogger sites and I learn something every day. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

©Hotbutton Press said...

Ten Zen Seconds by Eric Maisel for me.

Dani
hotbuttonpress AT gmail DOT com

Jena said...

Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields. (wow, that seems forever ago...)--it was a fun first post because I really enjoyed the book; I think everyone should read it!

Teddy Rose said...

The first book I reviewed on my blog was Japanland: a Year in Search of Wa by Karin Muller. That was on November 1, 2007.

Amanda said...

My blog is brand spanking new so the first book I ever reviewed was The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. The book blog that inspired me was Teddyrose's at teddyrose.blogspot.com. my email is awalworth19(at)gmail(dot)com.

janetfaye said...

Breeni Books was the first book blog that I found and got me interested in finding more!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Zarina said...

My first book review on my book and food blog - my kids' favorite book: 'Little Monster Did It!'

Icedream said...

My first review was for "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay. I love this series, I just wish I had done it justice. :D
The blog that I read and inspired me to start my own was J. Kaye's Book Blog!

waitmantwillie(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie said...

The 1st book I reviewed on my blog was Gilding Lily by Tatiana Boncompagni. Thanks:)
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

Julie P. said...

The first book I reviewed was SIN IN THE SECOND CITY. The first blog I discovered was Books on the Brain!

Lenore said...

The first book I reviewed on my blog was Scott Westerfeld's Uglies.

Jen said...

My very first book review was of Mortal Stakes by Robert Parker - a Spenser novel. I posted it January 13, 2008, and I haven't stopped since! :)

http://jensbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/01/my-first-review-mortal-stakes.html

Jennifer said...

What great comments from the author! :)

The first book I reviewed was A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. I absolutely enjoyed reading it. Another thing I love about this post is that it shows me how far I've come as a reviewer. I would write that up much differently now, but I love to look back at the woman who wrote it the way it is. Great contest!!!!!

nbbaker1102 said...

The first book I reviewed was Me & Mr. Darcy. It wasn't my best review, but I've improved since then!

nbbaker1102ATmsnDOTcom

bermudaonion said...

The first book I reviewed was The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman.

Crystal Adkins said...

Ahhh the first book I've ever reviewed was Rear View Mirror by Cindy Callinsky. That is what got me into reviewing.... and now I can't stop LOL!!
Crystal Adkins
crystaladkins722@gmail.com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The first book I reviewed on my blog was "No Simple Victory" by Norman Davies.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

The first book blog I discovered was TheStorySiren.

Adayla S.
emaildayla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sunny said...

My first actual review was Skizzer by AJ Kiesling.

sj3girls(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alicia said...

Hi there! The first book I reviewed on my blog was "Such a Pretty Fat" by Jen Lancaster!

adw7984(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammy said...

My first review was for "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light."

Tammy
missporkchopATyahooDOTcom

Jackie B. said...

I am not a blogger myself but I am an avid reader of them! The first book blog that I remember visiting was Breeni Books!When I came across it I remember thinking I must bookmark this blog. Since then I am now a subscriber to it and many others.

Kristi Valiant said...

My blog is mainly my illustrations, but I do give my thoughts on some books I'm reading. A little while back I reviewed Tears of the Giraffe because I loved it.

Heather J. said...

First Book: So Many Books, So Little Time ... it was one of the main reasons for staring my blog!

raych said...

The first book I ever reviewed was The Princess Bride, on my personal blog. It was so much fun that I started up a book blog to keep it up. I had no idea there was such a massive community out here!

nicole said...

The first review to go up on my blog was on of The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff.

darbyscloset said...

The first book blog I discovered was "Book Club Girl" andI absoutely love Jen..she is so talented!
BTW, so are you!
Thanks for all that you are doing for us!!
Darby
darbyscloset@yahoo.com

Amber said...

The first book I reviewed on my blog was Heat by Bill Buford.

Hannah said...

The first book I (casually) reviewed on my blog was Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian.

hannah DOT free AT gmail

Tracee said...

The first book I actually reviewed on my blog was Journey from Head to Heart by Nancy Oelklaus

novelnoise at live dot com

gwendolyn said...

The first book I reviewed (once I started keeping track!) was THE SISTER by Poppy Adams. The first "real" blog I discovered was The Book Girl. Thanks for the chance to win this book, it's been on my radar for a while!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

Well, I'm planning on starting a blog within the next few weeks, so I'll have to name the first book blog I found - Lesa's Book Critiques.

jgbeads[at]gmail[dot]com

c-alexis said...

I'm a newbie blogger and I just started this summer. So my first book that I reviewed was the much anticipated "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer. =)

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks. =)

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

gautami tripathy said...

What use is having a Book Bloggers Appreciation Week when Book bloggers from outside of US or Canada are debarred from most giveaways?

So what s really being appreciated here?

I feel that all of us irrespective of where we live, make this community moving. I for one voted blogs/bloggers without any consideation of their geographical placements.

Next time onwards, I think I will stay away.

Debbie said...

I don't review books but I do read a lot of book blogs. I think the first one I found was Kathleen's Book Reviews.

Jen said...

I'd loooove to read this book! The first book I ever reviewed was "Three Cups of Tea," which I read for my book club.

Janssen said...

My first review was of Baby Proof by Emily Griffin.

Rebekah said...

OMG I have been wanting to read this book so badly. It sounds excellent!

Please enter me in your giveaway draw. Thanks!

The first book I reviewed for the blog I'm at (Simply Romance Reviews) was, I think, HOT by Julia Harper. It was a really fun read.

RebekahC
littleminx@cox.net

Anna said...

The first book I reviewed was "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.

--Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cindy said...

The first book I reviewed on my blog was "Something borrowed" by Emily Giffin

cindysloveofbooksarcATgmailDOTcom

Anita Yancey said...

I first discovered Camy Tang's blog. Please enter me for this book. Many thanks!

bibliobethica said...

The first book I reviewed - My Antonia by Willa Cather.

My Kingdom for a Book said...

The first book I reviewed was The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason. It was just last month--I'm a brand new book blogger!

robynl said...

Alison Kent's blog was most possibly the first blog I read. Now I have MANY bookmarked to go to each day if possible.

Jessica said...

I would love to win a copy of Free Food for Millionaires. Its been on my TBR list for quite a while.

The first book I ever reviewed was Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert after I went to the Book Group Expo in San Jose last year to hear her speak and meet her. Its still one of my favorites.

Megan said...

Aw, thinking about the beginning days of my blog kind of makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, though I'm not sure why. The first book I reviewed on it was No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod almost a year ago now.

Ladytink_534 said...

My first book review on my blog was Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros.

Norrin2 said...

The first two books I reviewed -- "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger and "Love and Other Near Death Experiences" by Mil Millington.

fashion-piranha said...

The very first book I reviewed for Fashionista Piranha was The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin. It was a good start for the blog because I quite enjoyed it!

sheistoofondofbooks said...

The first book I blogged about was *The Slow Fat Triathlete* by Jayne Williams. It's a frank take on getting off the couch and starting to move! Motivated me to race a sprint triathlong :)

MoonMaiden said...

The first book blog I recall finding was Fantasy Book Critic:

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/

*Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

Aerin said...

I informally reviewed Labyrinth by Kate Mosse back in March!

aerinblogs AT aol DOT com

Tara said...

the first book I ever reviewed was "Gorgeously Green"!

heatherlo said...

the first book I reviewed on my blog was Rosie O'Donnell's "Celebrity Detox" in November of 2007.
thanks for the great giveaway! (and everything else you've been doing, lol)

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