Saturday, September 23, 2017

SEVENTH Blogoversary Giveaway for A Night's Dream of Books!!

Welcome to the Seventh
Blogoversary Giveaway Celebration
A Night's Dream of Books!!!

The actual date I published 
my first post
was Sept. 22, 2010, but I 
decided to post today so as to 
start off the weekend with a BANG!!

This giveaway started at midnight today,  
Sept. 23rd, 2017, and will end 
at midnight on Oct. 24th, 2017!!

Another year has flown by.....and it's now been SEVEN years since I published that first post! I can hardly believe it.....

Throughout the years, I've brought all of you, my faithful readers, book reviews, author interviews, giveaways, and blog tours. I also participate in the book meme/blog hops, "Can't Wait Wednesday" and "Book Blogger Hop". I have my own meme, too, titled "Shelf Candy Saturday", every week. I hope to continue blogging for MANY more years!!


A HUGE "thank you" to all my 
readers, followers, and 
commenters for the past SEVEN years!!!!
You have all been WONDERFUL!!!!

In honor of you all, this is
an INTERNATIONAL giveaway!!!!!
One very lucky winner will get
ONE book of their choice
The book selected by the winner 
can be a YA or adult book! 
(Total value: $20.00!!!!)

Before entering the giveaway,
just make sure that TBD delivers to
your country!
You can do that HERE.

Also, please be sure to actually 
perform the action for each
entry you click on.

You must be at least 13 years old
to enter, or have a parent or guardian
enter for you. Please reply to an
email notification of prize won
within 48 hours, or another
winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. Happy blogoversary, Maria! Such an accomplishment, too! :D I think if I were lucky enough to win that I would pick A Pocketful of Crows. ;D Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. Hi, Steph!

      Oh, THANK YOU!! I greatly appreciate your compliment!! <3 <3 It's truly AMAZING how the years have just flown by.... I can't believe it!! But yes, it's been SEVEN years! And I've enjoyed every bit of the journey, too!!

      What a GREAT choice!! I want to read this book myself!! I LOVE the cover, too, to the point that I did a "Shelf Candy Saturday" post on it!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! Thanks for the sweet, LOVELY comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. Happy blogiversary Maria!! You are amazing <3 <3 I'm so glad I found your blog, and let me just say that you are one of those rare bloggers who always leaves a meaningful comment, always visits back, always gives so much, and this giveaway is yet another sign of your generosity. So glad I 'met" you, lol!

    Congrats again! 7 years is AMAZING! HUGS! :) :) <3 <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You're so SWEET!! <3 <3 I'm VERY glad to have 'met' you, too!! I have to say, though, that I sometimes do feel guilty because I don't visit your blog as much as I'd like to.... and you have such GREAT posts, too!! And you leave meaningful comments, as well, Amy!! <3 <3

      Thanks for your congrats!! I can't BELIEVE it's been SEVEN years, lol!!

      Thanks again for such a SWEET, LOVELY comment!! HUGS RIGHT BACK AT YA!!!! <3 <3 <4 :) :) :)

  3. Happy blogoversary Maria! Time does indeed fly. I am so glad that you have kept up your blogs for so long. They are among the best bookish places on the internet! You posts are always superb, even when you blog about books that I would not normally read. Plus A Night's Dream of Books is so visually impressive!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Thank you SO much!! Yes, Time does fly by SO FAST!! But these have been some WONDERFUL seven years!!

      Thanks SO MUCH for the compliments on my blogs!! You are ALWAYS so NICE!! Your kind words have encouraged me throughout the years, ever since we met on the blogosphere!

      I'm also happy that you love the visual aspect of "A Night's Dream of Books", too!! I feel that this is just as important for a blog as the content. Some people don't like light text on a dark background, though. These same people don't like a lot of images on a blog, either. But I do what makes ME happy! I LOVE light text on a dark background! And your own blog also has this design feature, which I think is GREAT! I also LOVE having lots of images on my blog. That's just the way I am. I'm a VERY visual person, as you know!

      Thanks for sharing this journey right along with me, Brian! Although I didn't meet you until some time after I had started this blog, I GREATLY appreciate all of your support throughout the years! After all, half the fun of blogging is interacting with one's readers. So again, THANK YOU for being a regular commenter, and with such INTERESTING comments, too!!

      Hope you have a great weekend, too!! (Well, the one coming up, lol, as this reply is late, for which I do apologize!) <3 :)

  4. Happy blog anniversary, first of all!! *throws confetti*
    I think I'd go for In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan, because I folowed it in installments on her LJ and loved it ever since. If I've acquired it by then, I'd most probably go for The Captive prince (for the same reason ;))
    (Reese on the widget)

    1. Hi, Kate!

      THANK YOU!! Yeah let's throw some confetti around!! YAAAAAYY!!!! :) :) :)

      You know, I had never heard of "In Other Lands", but I've just checked it on Goodreads, and it turns out that it's about mermaids! Sounds GREAT! I LOVE mermaid books!! How NICE that you followed it in installments, too!!

      I haven't found "The Captive Prince". Hmmm... Is that by the same author? Well, anyway, you'll get whatever book you want, if you're the winner!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. I am looking forward to reading One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake.

    1. Hi, Judy! Yeah, that one does sound good! Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

    2. Hi, Judy!

      Oh, I'm not familiar with that one, but I have heard of Kendare Blake. Gotta check it out!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  6. Happy Blogoversary!! 7 years is just amazing!!!
    I'd choose Frostblood or Godsgrave because I read nevernight and freaking loved it!1 Frostblood because I've only heard great thing about it

    1. Hi, Keeana!

      Thank you!! Yes, I can't believe it's been SEVEN years already!! :) :)

      I would not be interested in reading about any professional assassins, so I would definitely pass on "Godsgrave". Too creepy for me! But I AM interested in "Frostblood". However, if you win, and pick "Godsgrave", OF COURSE I'll send it to you! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

  7. Yay! Happy 7th blogoversaruy lovely, I'm so proud of you <3
    If I was lucky enough to win, I think I'd pick Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills, becuase I'm super excited to read that one.
    <3 <3 <3
    Megan S. @

    1. Hi, Megan!

      Thank you SO much for the lovely compliment!! <3 <3

      I just checked out "Foolish Hearts" on Goodreads, and it looks GREAT!! Plus, I LOVE that cover!! I think I'll feature it in my next "Shelf Candy Saturday" post!

      Thanks for the very nice comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  8. Happy blogoversary!! if I was lucky enough to win, I would love to pick If there's no tomorrow. :)

    1. Hi, Miki!

      Thank you!! :)

      I've just checked out "If There's No Tomorrow" on Goodreads, and it looks GREAT! Nice pick!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  9. Hello! happy blogoversary!
    I pick Hopeless by Colleen Hoover :D

    1. Hi, Vaani!

      Thank you!! It's been a FUN seven years!! :)

      Oh, I've been wanting to read one of her books for a long time now! Maybe I'll start with this one.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  10. Congratulations why you made all this possible and thank you for the draw. I would like the second book of fallen angels very lucky for everyone.

    1. Hi, Monse!

      Thank you so much!! It's been FUN!! :)

      You'll have to give me the author's name if you're the winner. There are several books with that same title. :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  11. Hi ! WOOOOW seven years ! It's been a lot O_O Congrats ! I hope you'll reach 10 and more =) ! Thanks for your kindness !

    1. As for your question.... I don't know yet to be honest XD On one hand, i'd love to win a hardback of the first ACOTAR book (but you don't really like this serie if I remember right) to complete my set (I already have the paperback versionsand 2 books out of 3 in hardback XD)... On the other hand, I'd also love to get Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa,I love its cover *.*

    2. Hi, Sandrine!

      Thank you SO much!! You're so sweet!! And you're VERY welcome for the giveaway!! <3 <3

      If you want the ACOTAR hardback, I'll send it to you. I wasn't completely happy with it, as I feel it is really a New Adult book, NOT a YA book. Also, there's one thing the female protagonist does that I didn't think was at all necessary, and she shouldn't have done it. But if you want this book, I will be more than happy to send it to you, if you're the winner! :)

      I've just checked out "Rhapsodic" on Goodreads, and it looks SO interesting! GREAT choice!!

      Thanks so much for lovely comment!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  12. Happy Blogoversary!! I would choose Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard because I've read the first book in the series and I love it. Thanks for the chance! (Valentina B. - on the raffle)

    1. Hi, Valentina!

      Thank you!! :)

      I've just looked up that book on Goodreads, and it does sound AWESOME!! Nice pick! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  13. Happy Blogoversary Maria!I would choose any SJM or Colleen Hoover book. They are my fave authors and I really love their books. :)

    1. Hi, Febie!

      Thank you!! Those are indeed great authors! Nice picks!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  14. SEVEN YEARS!! If I ever accomplish that great milestone with my blog, I'll consider myself a really, really lucky woman :O

    Not only your blog is amazing and one of my favorites, but also you're a wonderful blogger and the sweetest person! ^^ I've said this before, and I'll say it again: one really wants to continue reading and visiting a blog if the person behind every post takes the time to read the comments and replies to them. I know some people genuinely don't have time to do this, but well, as a reader, I appreciate this. You truly care about us, your readers, and that's something we all appreciate. You always reply to our comments, and you include us in every topic that you discuss, which is so lovely! For example, I'd never talked about beautiful covers in detail before, but here, with your "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts, I have the chance to do it, and I love it! Congratulations on seven years, my friend!! I'm really, really happy for you and your blog! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Aaaand, thank you for this kind giveaway! - although I think we are the ones that should be sending you tons of books, but well... ;) As for the book I'd choose if I won... Any book would be perfect, as I'd receive it close to my birthday ahaha Lovely present, right? :) There's one book I'm dying to have, and that is the MinaLima edition of The Jungle Book. Why? If you haven't heard about this particular edition, my friend, please, google it straight away. And get ready for the beauty of it. And when I say beauty, I mean... REAL BEAUTY ♥ ♥ I'd definitely pick that one!

    It'll take you forever to read this comment, my apologies! I wish you nothing but the best, María, and I really hope you continue blogging for many more years. And also, I hope to get to know you more! I really love chatting with you, my friend! =D

    Te mando un abrazo gigante, y muchas, pero muchas felicidades por este nuevo aniversario del blog =D ¡Todo lo mejor para ti, María!

    1. Hi, Antonela!

      Oh, what a WONDERFUL comment!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your kind, sweet words!!

      I believe very strongly that it's EXTREMELY important to interact with one's blog readers. I always try to at least comment back (I actually concentrate on that first), but then I also like to reply to comments left on my own posts. I know it's time-consuming, but it's really worth it! We can all get to know the NICEST people, such as YOU!! ♥ ♥ ♥

      I LOVE to invite readers to interact with me I GREATLY enjoy discussing topics with my them, whether it's on my book cover posts, or any other post on my blog. I also like to include them in my posts, even if it's just to mention that I found a particular book on their blog. Heck, this is part of what makes blogging SO rewarding!!

      Thank you for the congrats, Antonela!! And you're very welcome for the giveaway, as well!!

      I have checked out the book you want, thanks to Google, and it really IS a beauty! So I'll be more than happy to send it down to Argentina if you happen to be the winner!! And I think I'll order a copy for myself, too!! Lol.

      I sure hope to be blogging for as long as I possibly can!! Maybe even from the nursing home! Lol.

      I would like to get to know you more, too! I do need to stay in touch with you more frequently, and I apologize for not having done so..... :(

      THANKS AGAIN for this lovely, lovely comment, my friend!!

      ¡¡Te mando un abrazo gigante a tí, tambien, Anto!! ¡Muchísimas gracias por todos tus lindos cumplidos, y te deseo lo mejor a tí, tambien! ¡Eres una bella persona! ¡¡Que Dios te bendiga!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  15. Happy Blogiversary, best wishes for many more great and wonderful blogging years ahead :)
    Maybe Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey or Fallen Heir by Erin Wattt - these two books are fantastic!

    Thank you for your generosity :)

    1. Hi, Bube!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE CONGRATS!! I sure do hope to be around the blogosphere for many more years to come!!

      I'm going to check out both of these books on Goodreads. I'm not familiar with either of them, or with their authors, but that won't be for much longer! Lol. And of course I'll send you whichever one you prefer, if you happen to be the winner.

      Good luck to you! You're very welcome for the giveaway!! And thanks to YOU for participating!! <3 <33

      I will be checking out these two books you've mentioned, but if you like them, they must indeed be fantastic!!

      Thanks for leaving such a nice comment!! <3 :)

  16. Happy 7th aniversary,
    I am looking forward to "Pride and prejudice" Jane Austen

    1. Hi, Damaris!

      THANKS FOR THE CONGRATS!!! And thanks to YOU for entering my giveaway and leaving a nice comment!! <3 :)

  17. Happy Blogoversary! Seven years is a huge accomplishment, congrats! Maybe The Royal We? I've heard lots of good things about the book and it's been on my TBR list forever.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

    1. Hi, there!

      THANK YOU!! Thanks as well for saying that "seven years is a huge accomplishment", too! I myself am surprised that I've been able to keep going that long!! :) :)

      I'll need to check out this book you've mentioned, but I'm sure it must be GREAT!!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)


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