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Welcome to the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop!

Today is not just the first day of winter. It is also my birthday so it is time to celebrate the fact that I just keep getting better every year, but never older!

The Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop is hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer!

From now through tomorrow, December 22, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time), you are invited to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate! That’s right. It’s my birthday, but I am going to give a present to one lucky reader!

Mandatory Entry:

NOTE: This giveaway is open to followers — old or brand new — only!

Leave a comment telling me two very important things:

1. Your birthday wish for me

~ and ~

2. How/where you follow me and/or Colloquium, including your follower name/identity!

Be sure to include your email address (for notification and delivery purposes).

Ways to follow:

  • Follow Colloquium on Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar)
  • Follow Colloquium on Facebook Networked Blogs. (Note: Asking to be my friend on Facebook does not count as following.)
  • Follow me on Twitter — be sure to leave your Twitter name in the comment

Entry Deadline:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Visit all the participating blogs:

BJ of Inside BJ’s Head’s comment was selected at random (using random.org) and she won the $25 Amazon gift card!

Thank you to all who participated in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop by leaving me so many lovely birthday wishes! You all helped me have a wonderful, memorable birthday!


  1. Linda Henderson

    My birthday wish to you is that you live a long and happy life surrounded by the people you love.

    I am an old follower on GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  2. brendajean

    My wish for you is that your body stays healthy to enjoy your life!
    I am a gfc follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  3. Elise R.

    My birthday wish for you is to have fun on your birthday and I hope you get all you wish for.
    gfc follower (Elise)
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  4. Today is your birthday?! Well today is my Unbirthday!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

    I wish you the happiest of birthdays and all the best wishes for the New Year. Please eat many, many pieces of cake for me.

    I am a GFC follower and my email is LMLewis83@gmail.com

    Lah @ LazyGirlReads

  5. Carrie Smart

    My birthday wish for you is that God blesses you with many more and that you are surrounded by family that loves you and that laugh more than you cry. I am a new GFC follower (Carrie Smart)

  6. Patricia

    Happy birthday! I wish you health, happiness, and peace!

    Follow via GFC as Patricia

    patricia [dot] mariani [dot] esq [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. Heather S

    My wish for you is that you enjoy life to it’s fullest and read all the books you could ever want! Happy Birthday!

    GFC Follower

    heather.scarboro [at]gmail[dot]com

  8. ๐Ÿ™‚ Please include me in the giveaway. It’s very nice of you to give me I hope, a gift certificate. Happy Birthday to you and Merry Christmas.
    1. My birthday wish to you is not just health and happiness but the best sex ever! May your life be very fulfilling in every way.
    2. Follow on Google Friend Connect as makeupgirl21


  9. Megan Kyser

    My wish for you is that you have an amazing year in 2011 and that your birthday today is stress free! Happy Birthday!!

    I follow with GFC- Megan K

  10. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and holiday season! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I follow through GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter, and Goodreads. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much!
    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com
    Jessi E. recently posted..Winner of The Gift!!My Profile

  11. My birthday wish for you is that you’ll never be without a good book to read.

    I follow with GFC (DarcyO).

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  12. Carol Wong

    I wish you many years of happiness.

    I follow with Google Friend Connect and have an e-mail subscription.


  13. I’m hoping your birthday is greater than the other 364 days of your year – as it should be!

    I’m a new GFC follower (jmanni32) and a new Twitter follower (@jmanni32)!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  14. GFC follower.

    Wishing you a healthy next year with lots of laughter and of course lots of good reading!

  15. My wish is much happiness and good health for you and yours.
    Follow on twitter @cjwallace43
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  16. I wish you an amazing birthday and year to follow. I follow you on GFC. karen dot hofmaier at gmail dot com

  17. Cathy MacDonald

    Of course, my birthday wish for you is an extra dollop of happiness over the coming year, and books, books, books.

    a GFC follower

    Cathy M
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  18. 1. I hope you’re day is full of happy surprises!

    2. Follow via Google Friend Connect, Annerb (username)

  19. cheryl c.

    Happy Birthday! I wish you health and happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚

    GFC follower
    castings at mindspring dot com

  20. Camden T

    GFC follower

    tadhg_c(at) cde(dot)state.co.us

    i wish that your next year is full of heaps of ARCs you are totally psyched about!

  21. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is a special one.
    I am a GFC follower – Maureen
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  22. my wish to you is that you get everything you want in life! and that today is one of the happiest of your life.

    I am a GFC follower – Katie


  23. Happy Birthday!!! My birthday wish to you is may you always have a fabulous read at hand, no matter where you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I follow via GFC – Jami

  24. Happy Birthday!
    I wish you health and happiness and lots of good books!
    I follow on GFC – Carol M
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  25. My birthday wish for you is that you’ll fand the best book you’ve ever read, AND it’ll never end. Everytime you turn the page, there will be more to read!
    I am a GFC follower.
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  26. Pam Keener

    May your day be filled with love, fun and laughter & may your year be blessed with good health & everything your heart desires.
    I am a follower via GFC/pk4290
    Love & Hugs,

  27. Have a great birthday I hope it is a great day and filled with everything you want. I follow as apk1princess.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  28. I wish you a warm and cozy day. We just got 24 inches of snow and it has been fun it all fall. Oh and you need some good candy and hot cocoa.

    I am a follower via RSS/email.

  29. Happy Birthday! My wish for you is to have the best birthday yet, and I hope you get everything you asked for.

    I follow you on
    GFC (Tammy Weisensel)
    Twitter (TwilightTammyTM)
    NetworkedBlogs (TwilightTammy)

    Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. My birthday wish for you is health, happiness, and delicious birthday cake!

    I follow via GFC (Throuthehaze)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  31. Happy Birthday! I wish you health, peace, and tranquility for this birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚ I found your site through the blog hop and am a follower now. Thanks for the giveaway!
    XO ~ amy Jo
    amyjrockstar@gmail dot com
    Amy Jo recently posted..Blog Candy Coming Up from Me!!!My Profile

  32. My birthday wish for you is health and prosperity.

    I follow by GFC.


  33. Maria Smith

    I wish you a wonderful and relaxing day and a year filled with health for you and your family as well all the books you want and the time to read them!!!!

    I follow you on GFC as mmafsmith (I know I need to come up with something a little more creative!)

    Thank you very much! Maria – mmafsmith@gmail.com

  34. I follow on GFC as Lisa loves to read
    I follow on twitter as @Bookworm_Lisa
    I also sent you a friend request on Goodreads. I don’t think it’s part of this, I did it just because!

    My birthday wish for you would be joy. Happiness and joy are the best things that anyone could have.
    Lisa Faber recently posted..Teaser TuesdayMy Profile

  35. Happy Birthday!!!!!
    Ok, so my birthday wish to you is for you to go do something you NEVER EVER thought in a million years you’d ever do, cause there’s NO time like today! And if you get in trouble for it…just blame it on my me…LOL
    Have a great birthday ๐Ÿ™‚
    I follow you via GFC.
    BJ recently posted..Become a Character in HP Mallorys next Book!My Profile

  36. My birthday wish to you! May you stay 29 4ever! I know I am ๐Ÿ˜†

    I follow GFC (Charlie) and Twitter (@bitsyblingbooks)

    Thx. for stopping by during the hop and entering my giveaway too!
    Charlie C. recently posted..Midwinters Eve- Read This Next!My Profile

  37. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway on your birthday. I hope you have a very special day filled with greetings from loved ones and things that make you happy! Happy birthday!

    I follow via GFC (Crystal)

    Crystal recently posted..2011Challenge- 100 Reading ChallengeMy Profile

  38. My birthday wish for you is TWO of your favorite books and time to read them.

  39. Amanda W

    I hope you have a very happy birthday and get some good presents. I follow on GFC (amandawk)

  40. Stephanie M

    I hope your birthday is filled with loved ones.

    I am a GFC follower (Stephanie M)

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  41. Happy Belated Birthday to you! I hope you had all your birthday wishes come true yesterday on the longest day of the year! I am a GFC follower.


  42. my birthday wish for you is good health, and a little bit of surprised laughter in every day that comes your way…
    I am a brand new follower of you on twitter as @jhitomi

  43. My birthday wish for you is to have a year with no regrets in 2011 ๐Ÿ™‚

    I follow you through GFC under ‘Lexie’.

    Happy Birthday and Midwinter Eve Blog Hop!


  44. Happy birthday! I wish that all your birthday wishes come true! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m a GFC follower (Brooke).
    Thanks so much!

  45. My birthday wish for you is that you are able to relax and feel appreciated on your special day. This is awfully close to Christmas, and I feel like some folks with birthdays near the holidays don’t always get the special attention they deserve. Also, it’s madness out there! I hope that you can find a peaceful spot to relax and just ENJOY!

    I follow through GFC. (Mrs. DeRaps)


  46. My birthday wish to you is that you can get whatever books you desire without having to worry about cost..haha if only that was so easy but happy b-day
    I am a GFC follower (Khyla)

  47. Hey my birthday wish to you is that you can buy whatever books you desire without having to care bout the cost of it. Well happy b-day

    Also I am a GFC follower (Khyla)

    khyla_808AT yahooDOTcom
    Khyla recently posted..Wish Upon A StarMy Profile

  48. latisha depoortere

    I hope you have a great Birthday and a Merry Christmas And get everything on your wishlist ๐Ÿ™‚ Im a GFC follower and I found you awhile ago I think a blog hop! Thanks for the great giveaway amazon is my Favorite ๐Ÿ™‚
    tishajean@ charter.net

  49. I wish you a very Happy Enjoyable Birthday and a wonderful year!

    I follow you on GFC
    I follow you on FB Networked Blogs (Amy Meyer)
    I follow you on Twitter (Amestir)

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!
    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Amy recently posted..Book Review- Room by Emma DonoghueMy Profile

  50. I follow you here under my name, Gabrielle Carolina.

    I wish that you get many books for your birthday! Tomorrow is my half birthday, so my wish for me is that I win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Happy birthday! My birthday wish for you is to get all the books you want ๐Ÿ˜†

    I follow you on twitter as DustMiteBunny

  52. I wish you a very happy birthday! I’m a longtime follower, in GFC, RSS & email.
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,

  53. Happy Birthday! I wish that you receive many fabulous books for your birthday, or better yet, a gift card for books!
    I follow Colloquium on GFC as jcottey.

  54. Laura H.

    My birthday wish for you is good health, good fortune and good times! I’m an old GFC follower (Bornajhawk).


  55. Happy Birthday โ—

    My birthday wish for you is to have many many more.

    I follow via GFC as Ellie

    Ellie recently posted..Teaser TuesdayMy Profile

  56. My birthday wish for you would be whatever your heart desires!
    I follow through GFC

  57. pepsivanilla

    My birthday wish for you is that you live with as much joy as possible in the new year ๐Ÿ™‚

    I follow on GFC under the name pepsivanilla


  58. Happy Birthday! I wish good times and good health.

    GFC follower as Edna

    nalynboni AT gmail DOT com

  59. Aliah Eberting

    Hope you get 17 copies of your favorite book!
    I follow through Google Friend Connect.

  60. My birthday wish for you is a year full of laughter, contentment, loved ones all around, and lots of great books.
    I’m a GFC follower – Michele
    I follow on Networked blogs – Michele Caldwell Lawrence
    I follow on Twitter – @rlawrence110

  61. My birthday wish for you is that you have a happy and health year in the future.
    I know having a birthday near the holidays is hard. Mine is 10 days after Christmas and 2 days after New Year – talk about burn out.

    I follow via GFC and email

    Sue Fitzpatrick recently posted..Midwinters Eve Giveway Hop 12-21-22My Profile

  62. Ericka T

    I hope you are surrounded by those you love, including the fur babies, on your birthday.

    I follow on RSS and twitter as humanecats.

    humanecats at gmail.com

  63. misskallie2000

    My birthday wish for you is to have many, many more birthdays and enjoy each and every day of the year.
    Also to be able to read more books each year.

    I follow via email

  64. misskallie2000

    I am a GFC follower (misskallie2000)

    I also follow you on twitter(@misskallie2000)

  65. I am a GFC follower(Angela Sharp) and a FB follower (Angela Potze Sharp)
    I hope you had a fabulous birthday and got everything you hoped for (also I think it’s awsome your Bday is on the winter solstice)
    Angela Sharp recently posted..AtUMy Profile

  66. I hope that all your dream and wishes come true!

    I follow you on GFC (jowanjowan73)

    Joanne recently posted..Write a willMy Profile

  67. Happy Birthday!!

    My birthday wish is that you have a very relaxing peaceful day and a wonderful year.

    I follow on GFC (donnas) and twitter (@donnas1)

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  68. Rachel B.

    My birthday wish for you is that in the new year you’re able to experience new and wonderful things, that you’re able to live in the moment and appreciate the little things in life. That you are surrounded by love and able to give love.

    I’m a GFC follower. Babyfro

    babyfro97 at gmail dot com

  69. ๐Ÿ˜€ Janie- My birthday wish for you is that you never feel your age and always feel young at heart!

    I follow you on GFC under my blog name Buried in Books and Twitter
    under the name of Imburiedinbooks.

    Thanks for the generous gift on your birthday! It’s my cousin’s birthday today. We usually have a big family celebration together, but I live too far away these days. Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays!

    Heather Rosdol
    Heather Rosdol recently posted..Tyger- Tyger Contest WinnersMy Profile

  70. My Birthday wish for you is that you have an awesome day full of laughter, great food and a delicious Birthday cake.

    Happy Birthday!
    I follow via GFC. (Cuzinlogic)

  71. Vicky CK

    Happy Birthday. May you have all you need, know all you have, and appreciate what you have. Here’s hoping you have a great birthday with your loved ones close and a great year to come!

    GFC follower Vicky CK


  72. I wish you a year of great joy and contentment.

    I follow via GFC.

    e-mail attached to profile

  73. Sam Hall

    My birthday wish for you – more books!

    I follow via GFC – Sam Hall


  74. I now follow via GFC, found you from I am a Reader blog linky for the giveaway, and I’m glad I did!

    • And my birthday wish for you is for health and happiness in the coming year.

  75. Jolene Allcock

    My birthday wish to you is you have a wonderful birthday surrounded by family and friends and filled with lots of laughter. Happy Birthday!
    I follow through GFC-Jolene Allcock and Family, Twitter-@joleneallcock, and goodreads-JoleneA


  76. Meredith Miller

    I wish for your next year to be healthy and happy!!! And for many books to come your way!

    I’m a GFC follower.

    Meredith (meredithfl)
    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  77. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and Merry Christmas. gfc follower

  78. Cynthia M

    HaPpY bIrThDaY! My birthday wish is just for you to enjoy YOUR day!! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I am a GFC follower: CiNdY

  79. Heather F

    My birthday is on July 24th and I follow via GFC
    couponinggirl at gmail dot com

  80. Jennifer

    My birthday wish for you is to get lots of great books for your birthday and enjoy them.
    I am a gfc follower (Jennifer)
    pinkpeonyblossom at gmail dot com

  81. I follow through GFC as Uniquely Moi Books. My birthday wish for you is for you to not only get everything you ask for but bless you and your family throughout the coming year!
    Uniquely Moi Books recently posted..In My Mailbox 9My Profile

  82. I wish you good health and happiness and the fulfillment of at least one special wish.

    I follow via Google Friends Connect


  83. My birthday wish for you would be to hope you are healthy, happy and surrounded by loved ones!

    I am a GFC follower – Marie Kacerosky

    I am a Twitter follower – BellaMarie5

    Thanks you for the contest!

  84. LadyVampire

    First of all: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! My wish for you is that you enjoy your special day and that the smiles and laughter and great memories of today are not just for today but always. I hope you get all your wishing for and more.

    Secondly I follow you on Google friends connect as LadyVampire2u.

    Thirdly: Thanks for entering me and Happy Holidays to you!

  85. I follow on google friend connect (Anne Jolly)

    My birthday wish is that you get lots of books (maybe an e-reader, that would be a cool birthday gift)

  86. Alex H. (Lexigurl)

    My birthday wish for you is that you get great sleep and enjoy your day! I follow via GFC
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  87. I follow Colloquium through Google Friend Connect (Wanda Bergman)
    For your birthday I wish for your biggest dream to come true!!

  88. Melanie L

    Happy birthday! Spend the day doing something that you really love to do. I hope you get a lot of good presents! I follow on GFC as Melanie L. Thanks for the giveaway.

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