Apr 032012

Happy Birthday Me! I turn 30 today! And I’m happy about it!

I know some people who get freaked out about the idea of turning 30 (*cough* my husband *cough*), but I don’t have any concerns. I like the idea of being 30, especially since I get mistaken for being 25 all the time.

I don’t have anything special planned for my birthday. Just dinner with my family and an ice cream cake. Ice cream cake has been a family tradition since I was a kid. I will also have treats at work today, which I bring of course.

And now it’s time to bring my treats here. With a giveaway of course. I’m going to make this super easy. Just leave a comment wishing me a happy birthday, and let me know what book you would like as a birthday gift.

Open worldwide anywhere The Book Depository ships. Please keep your choice at $20 Cdn or less. Giveaway open until midnight EST April 9, 2012.

  110 Responses to “Happy Birthday Me! Giveaway”

  1. Happy birthday! Hope you get a lot of books πŸ™‚
    I would enjoy The Land of Decoration by
    Grace McCleen.

  2. Happy Birthday!
    I hope your day will be wonderful

    Not sure which book oh yes “the trouble with spells” by lacey weatherford.

    thanks you a lot


  3. Good on your for not freaking out about turning 30! I still have two years to go but I have to admit I'm kinda getting worried about it. Happy Birthday and many happy returns πŸ™‚

    I'd love a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door.

    Thanks for the giveaway! lc(dot)novel(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Happy Birthday! You have the best birthday tradition ever! I don't remember the last time I have ice cream cake… I hope you have a great day! Anyway, thank you so much for the Giveaway!

    If I win, I would love to have a copy of City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.

    sabrina.llave (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Have a wonderful birthday and let me assure you (or rather your husband) that neither being 30 or 35 is in any way painful (we might need to discuss this topic again once I hit 40 which obviously will not happen for another *cough* 12 years or so)
    I'd love to win A Million Suns!
    danaan at gmx dot at

  6. Happy Birthday!!!

    I'd love to win The Fault in Our Stars!



    I WOULD LOVE TO GET Born at Midnight if I won
    Thanks again!
    Sarah Kalaitzidis

  8. Have a very happy birthday! 30 – amazing!!! : )
    I'm really excited about Insurgent, though that's a pre-order by a few days, so Fever or Pandemonium would be awesome, too!
    ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D:D Yay! I hope you have the best day. <3 And oh! You are too kind with this giveaway. <3 But if I do win, I would love love love love to get a copy of Beautiful Disaster :)
    Love, Carina

  10. Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope you have such an awesome day today.

    thank you for the giveaway I would love ot have the Color and texture in weaving because I want to learn how to weave and this would give me pattern ideas.

  11. Happy Birthday! You're awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to win Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

    ~Debz @ Debz Bookshelf

  12. Happy Birthday. So, are you 30 or are you 29.95 plus tax? or 29? So many fun numbers after you turn 29! i'm headed to the bookstore today, so will have an idea of what i didn't get and need by tomorrow. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Thanks for having a birthday giveaway for us! I hope you have a really great day!
    I would LOVE to own Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi or
    Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Thank you so much!

    Happy Birthday!

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you very much for the chance to win, of course! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Congrats!! Birthdays are always awesome. πŸ˜€

    I'd love Die For Me by Amy Plum

    Thank you!


  16. Happy Birthday! The big 3-0! πŸ™‚

    I'd love a pre-order of Bitterblue.


  17. (Cue full orchestra with Happy Birthday song, enter three-tiered cake decorated with the zebras from the blog banner) Happy Birthday to YOOUUUUUU! Happy Birthday to YOUUU! Happy Birthday Dear Sarah (who doesn't look anywhere near 30;) Happy Birthday to you!

    (Enter the personification of your favorite fictional character with lots of presents from all us blog followers)

    Thanks so much for all your work on the blog and for this giveaway!

    I'd love Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould:)

    Have an amazing day, doing everything you love with all the people you love and devouring that ice – cream cake. We blog readers would appreciate a photo of said cake, ahem;) We're kinda dessert-deprived:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  18. Happy Birthday! *tosses confetti, brings out pie and candles*

    I hope you have a super super super day and may all your wish come true!

    I'd love Hourglass by Myra McEntire

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  19. Happy Birthday Sarah. Hope you'll have a wonderful day!

  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Thank you so much for this giveaway! It's an awesome idea to give something on a day that you normally only get stuff!
    I was trying to come up with a book that I want but my b-day is later this month and my family has been buying off my list and I have no idea which ones they've gotten. So my next idea was a book that my sister (who is currently out of money) REALLY wants, From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson but then I saw that it was a little over the price limit. So I guess my final choice would be The Jason Experiment also by Jill Williamson

  21. Happy Birthday!

    We are a lot alike in the way of looks it seems. I am 35 and still pass for 25. It's good genes. (^_^)

    Hope you have a great time, and the hubby spoils you rotten.

  22. Just wait til you hit 40. It's all how you feel. I can't wait to read Insurgent.
    deanna_boocock (at) hotmail.com

  23. Happy 30th Birthday – they say that's when you really start enjoying yourself! πŸ™‚

    So many choices out there, but maybe Grave Mercy or Partials or Cinder?


  24. Oops – forgot my e-mail address:
    leannessf at gmail dot com

  25. Happy birthday!! hope you have a memorable one! πŸ™‚
    I would want… Last Breath by Rachel Caine as a birthday gift.
    email: cruz042 at cougars.csusm.edu

  26. Happy Birthday!
    30 did not bother me at all, but I have a cousin who is just a little more than a month older than me and it killed her. Now, I am not sure how I will feel about 40, lol.

    I am not really sure what book I would pick. Possibly the latest by Lara Adrian or something. I can pretty much guess that it will be a PRN though.

    Again, Happy Birthday!!!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com
    (it is a j after the _)

  27. Happy happy birthday!!!!

    I think I would want to get the next book in the Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel called Bringing Up The Bodies. It comes out next month and I already have the first book in the series so would love to read those together. Thank you!

    Colleen Turner

  28. Happy birthday to you! No gift necessary here. πŸ˜‰

  29. I hope your birthday was fantastic!

    I would pick Changing The Game

    Thank you!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  30. Happy 30th Birthday! I'm with you. I'll be turning 30 this year and I still get mistaken for being in high school. It's good, isn't it?

    The book I would like is And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 18 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft and the Industry by Mike Sacks.

    leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. Happy 30th, have a great year!
    I would choose: New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer

  32. Well Happy Birthday! Ahhh 30's not so bad lol! I've got ten years up on you. In fact I turned 40 this year. Have a good one and thanks for the sharing the love with this giveaway!


  33. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to yoooooooouuuuuu…
    Happy birthday to you.

    Notice how I refrained from zoo references? πŸ™‚

    No idea which book I'd pick, but I'm sure I'd think of something!

  34. Happy Birthday !! Have a great time πŸ™‚
    I would love to have When You Dare by Lori Foster.

  35. Happy Birthday to you and many more! Thirty is not so bad, maybe it is the new 20?

    A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson would be my choice but I am open to others.

    Have fun,

  36. Happy happy birthday to you! I hope you have an amazing birthday full of fun and family πŸ™‚

    I would love to win a copy of A Million Suns!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  37. Happy Birthday! Hope your day was wonderful! Enjoy those spankings! Thank you for letting us celebrate with you. If i win, may i have Sweet Addiction by Maya Banks please? Thank you! πŸ˜‰

  38. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! *Throws confetti* πŸ™‚

    I I won I'd pick Legend by Marie Lu. Thanks for the giveaway!


  39. What a nice gift to us on YOUR birthday. I hope you had a day full of everything you love. Thank you being so kind.

    I would pick Until I Die by Amy Plum. πŸ™‚

    brandonaimee atgmail dotcom

  40. Happy happy birthday to you!!
    I would love Magic of the Moonlight by Ellen Schrieber.
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  41. Happy birthday may all your birthday wishes come true πŸ™‚

    I would love to win The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.


  42. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I wish you joy.

    I would love THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Philipa Gregory thank you.


  43. Hi! Congratulations! Celebrate you’re in your prime! If I won, I’d love to read Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Thank you and best regards from Barcelona, Spain,
    martaplayita at gmail dot com

  44. Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!!! I wish you the best!!
    I would love the last two books from Fifty Shades trilogy by EL James.

  45. Awww…I forgot to add my email address xD:

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. Hey, happy birthday! For my 30th birthday, I threw a “You Only turn 30 Every 30 Years” bash, but not very many people showed. Oh, well. I'll be 42 this year O.O Heee! Age is just a number – I like to say “I'll be 21 for the 2nd time” just to mess with people. *laugh*

    Hope you had a great day yesterday! katy (dot) sozaeva (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Happy birthday!!!
    I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. Thank you for the giveaway and I would love Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. I'm very curious about this book.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  48. Happy birthday! Hope it (was/is) awesome!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to win Incarnate by Jodi Meadows!

  49. Happy Birthday!!
    I hope it was/is everything you wanted it to be!!
    I'd love to win Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

    Thanks so much for the giveaway =)

  50. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a blast yesterday, and turning 30 is such a great accomplishment, and life is still young at that age! πŸ˜€
    It'a a bit weird for you giving a book away instead of receiving presents *special day*, but I think that is very generous of you. Thanks!

    I would love to get City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare c:


  51. Happy Birthday! I hope you had an awesome day πŸ™‚
    I'd love to win a copy of North of Need by Laura Kaye.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  52. I can't believe you are giving a gift on your birthday! You are too sweet. <3
    Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day. I'm totally jealous about the ice cream cake. I have to wait until June to have some!

    I would love to have How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. I've keep saying I'm going to buy it, but there are so many books I want to read and not enough time!


    Ed and Em's Reviews

  53. Happy Birthday!!!
    And thanks a lot for the giveaway. You're really generous πŸ˜€
    I'd love to win Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  54. Happy, happy b-day!
    I'm a bit past 30 now – something I just can't believe since my 30th birthday is still so vivd in my mind – and it began the best decade of my life so far! To celebrate the fact that I made it to 30 relatively inact, my boyfriend at the time took me to see Led Zeppelin – no I'm not that old, they were on a reunion tour, oh, hmmm,16 years ago – GULP! He also took me to see a heacy metal band the next night (that band;s name I don't remember!)The other thing was that I was almost 1 year sober and thought – wow – I can have all this fun without doing tequila shooters and blacking out for my birthday! Yay. And Ice cream cake sounds perfect!
    There are so many books on my To Buy list that I can't decide. Probably one of Shiloh Walker's books I haven't read yet from The Grimm series!
    Hope you had a good day!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  55. Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day.

    I would pick Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  56. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was wonderful!

    I would like The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe if I win. Thanks for the chance.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  57. +JMJ+

    Belated Happy Birthday! =D

    I'd love to read The End of Marking Time by C.J. West. I didn't know of it until I scrolled through your reviews and saw it, and what you had to say about it has convinced me that it's worth reading. Thanks for this chance to win a copy! =)

  58. Happy Belated Birthday!
    May you be blessed with plenty of happiness! Live life to the fullest (by enjoying it)! All the best for you, your blog, and your family!
    My book choice would be Incarnate by Jodi Meadows πŸ˜€

  59. Hey! Happy birthday! Cheers to an awesome blog!

    If I win, I'd like to receive Hunger Games! πŸ™‚

  60. Happy Birthday! I hope your day was excellent! If I were to win, I would love to get Incarnate by Jodi Medows.

    contact dot romif at gmail dot com

  61. It's kinda late, but still, Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚
    I wish you all the best!

    If I win, I'd like to have Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.



  62. Happy Birthday! Lots of happines, healthy and…you know πŸ˜€ If I have birthday I would like to have Lola and the Boy next door from Stephanie Perkins cause I am yeasterday finished Anna and that was amazing!

  63. Happy birthday! πŸ™‚

    I would llove to get Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚


  64. Happy birthday!

    I'd love to win X-Men: Magneto Testament by Greg Pak.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  65. Happy Birthday!! I wish you many more to come. πŸ™‚

    If I were to win I'd want Divergent by Veronica Roth


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  67. Happy Birthday! I'm glad to know that you were thrilled about turning 30.I would like to win Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols.

  68. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    You look like a monkey.
    And you smell like one, too.

    πŸ˜› Just kidding about the monkey part. I actually can't remember the real words to Happy Birthday–that's pretty bad…

    Anyway, I'd like to win Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Right here: http://www.bookdepository.com/Across-Universe-Beth-Revis/9781595143976


  69. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it was a great one!

    I would love to win Embrace by Jessica Shirvington.

    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  70. Happy Birthday sweety! I hope you had a nice celebration!!

    I would love to win Insurgent by Veronica Roth!
    aluisanorte AT uol DOT com DOT br

  71. Happy Birthday! It's good that you don't freak out about 30. I hoped I won't either…

    I'd love to get Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

    veronicam46 at hotmail dot com

  72. Happy Birthday! πŸ˜€ Hope you have a great time!
    I'd love to win Insurgent by Veronica Roth πŸ™‚

  73. Happy birthday! xoxo
    I'd love to win Dearly Departed or Pandemonium or Cinder or My Soul to Take. So I'm not sure yet. πŸ˜›

  74. A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Sarah!
    I am 37, so I feel I can say with some degree of confidence that life at 30+ is so much more fabulous than pre-30! Seriously. It is.
    I would love to win a copy of “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Please, and thank you πŸ™‚

    Tracy Juliano

  75. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome day!
    I would love to win Eve by Anna Carey!


  76. Happy Birthday!!!!!
    I would love to win Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the generous giveaway.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  77. Happy birthday

    I'd like The Scorpio Races.

  78. Happy Birthday!
    I hope your day will be wonderful and get a lot books…. LOL!!
    I love to win My Lord Vampire by Alexandra Ivy.

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway and making International.

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  79. Happiest of Birthdays to you πŸ˜€
    I want to get Divergent by Veronica Roth. I've already read it and loved it and I really want to force my husband to read it ;]


  80. Happy Birthday to you, Sarah! πŸ™‚
    I think I'd pick Erebos by Ursula Poznanski.

  81. Happy Birthday! I would pick Warcry by Elizabeth Vaughan.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  82. Happy Birthday!! You're the same age as my brother. I still can't wrap my head around that.

    I'd say 30 is definitely the new 20 πŸ™‚

    I'd love to win The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy!

  83. Happy Birthday, hope you enjoy your day.

    I'd prob pick Divergent unless I've been out and treated myself already πŸ™‚


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  85. Well happy belated B-day!

    The Scorch Trials by James Dashner!


  86. Happy Birthday!

    Hope you have a great day.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  87. Happy Birthday! I hope it's the best birthday ever! (Cheesy, I know)
    I'd love Daughter of Smoke and Bone πŸ™‚

  88. Happy belated birthday!

    Umm…it's always so hard to choose. Haha…maybe The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the giveaway!


  89. Happy B-day!

    IΒ΄d like Shatter me O:).

    Mail: Anuska.33@seznam.cz

  90. Happy birthday! And thanks for the giveway.
    I like the cover of book Shatter me, but there are many books I want to read. πŸ™‚

  91. Happy birthday and happy easter! πŸ™‚
    Best wishes to you πŸ™‚
    I'd love to win The Fault in our Stars by John Green πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway πŸ™‚

  92. Thanks so much for this giveaway, and I hope you have the happiest of birthdays! πŸ™‚

    I'd love to win Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter.


  93. Happy happy birthday! And a real Happy Easter too today! Have a blast you hear!

    Ooo….a pressie for us too? You're too kind! I would LOVE Divergent the most right now. I think. My wishlist is SUPER long!

    Thanks so so much! Hope you get lots of pressies too!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  94. Have a great birthday and easter!:)

    I would love Starters.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. Happy Birthday!!!
    I would love Hunger Games.
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  96. Hi
    Happy B-Day!!!
    I'd love to get Lover Reborn by JR Ward.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com


    I would like to win a copy of Bewitching by Alex Flinn.

  98. Happy Birthday!! How awesome of you to give us a gift for your special day πŸ™‚ I'm honestly not sure what book I would like to receive, but maybe The Story of Us by Deb Caletti.


  99. Happy Birthday!
    City of Lost Souls
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com


  100. happy birthday!!
    i would like insurgent by veronica roth


  101. Happy birthday! πŸ™‚
    Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

  102. Happy Birthday!

    I would love to win Shatter Me!


  103. Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! My birthday gift to you is that you are lucky enough to read my Happy Birthday song, but you don't have to hear it! I will be joining you in the realm of 30's in July, and I am with you. No worries, no fears, no depression. Just a feeling of blessings and happiness that I have another year of life to live! Thanks for the bday giveaway! Pretty great of you!

    Jaime Lester

    Can I think on the book, and tell you if I win? My TBRASAP list is about 7.2 miles long. Gonna take some thinkin'.

  104. I hope you have a great birthday.
    I would love to read On Golden Mountain by Lisa See.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  105. Happy Birthday!

    I would love Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter.


  106. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I would pick Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, I've been wanting to read that one.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  107. Hope you had a great birthday!! I would love to read The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

  108. Oops missed the deadline! Well I wanted to wish you a happy birthday anyway! April birthdays rock! (mine is tomorrow, the 11th!). Hope your special day was great!

    gokarter418 at aol dot com

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