Friday, February 5, 2010

My 100 Followers Contest!

Well, I am thrilled that I have over 100 followers now! *Waves like crazy - Hey Ya'll!* I'm so glad you found your way over here! And I'm not just saying that. I never thought I'd have so many people actually interested in what I have to say, so I'm thrilled! (Um, yeah I did say that already, but ya know I'm EXCITED!!!!!)

So in honor of your awesomeness, I'm holding a contest. The prize will be a $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift certificate. That way you can pick out any book that you want to read:)

Now for the details. I'm not technical or anything, so I'm going to use the old-fashioned name in the hat. Your name can go in more than once. Here are the ways you can increase your chances of winning.

** You have to be a follower of this blog. If you're already a follower you get two entries and if you're new you get one entry. (I do have three kids and I'm a little crazy at times, so let me know which one you are).

** Leave a comment telling me what book you are looking forward to reading and why. For example, I'm looking forward to reading Paranormalcy by Kiersten White because I've been following her blog for a while and she is hilarious.

** You get one extra entry if you mention this contest in a blog post.

** You get one extra entry if you tweet about the contest. (Please use @mehlane so I can see it).

The gift certificate will be sent via e-mail, so make sure you leave your e-mail address.

And that's it! The last day to enter the contest will be Friday, February 12 at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Good Luck:)


  1. Great minds think alike! I'm having a contest too. But I still want to be entered in yours. :)

    I'm already a follower so +2.

    I'm looking forward to reading The Eternal Ones. Heard about in NYC at SCBWI and it sounds right up my alley.

    I'm off to tweet right now. :)

  2. Congrats, Melissa! I'm already a follower and I'm looking forward to reading Janice Hardy's The Shifter.

  3. oops. I can't seem to follow directions; email: sleuthwood (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. Hi!
    Come check out my blog:

  5. Yay! Love the contest. :0)

    old follower 2
    Paranormalcy-same reasons and Personal Demons by Lisa Desroecher because I follow her blog too and her description in the side bar is awesome. 1
    I will be tweeting and posting on my side bar of my blog 2
    Uhm so is that 5? Or was the book comment not a point? LOL
    kowens1308 at yahoo dot com

  6. I followed over from Kristi's blog. I'm a new follower. I can't wait to read Leviathan by Scott Westerfield.

  7. Apparently I'm another one who can't follow directions :)


  8. Yay for contests!!! Happy over 100 now!!!!

    I am already a follower, and I am finishing up my current read and can't wait to read The Shifter by Janice Hardy, it has truly intrigued me and I am super excited!!


  9. Ooo, a contest! Ooo, 100 followers! Nice job. I am looking forward to reading HUSH, HUSH, which I have been on hold for forever. If I win, I'll either buy that or preorder WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON.

    jonarntson at gmail dot com

  10. Yay! Congrats on reaching 100 too. Definitely something to celebrate.

    I'm a follower +2

    I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the Wings trilogy by Aprillynne Pike.

    And I'm going to tweet about.

  11. Congrats on 100 followers! :)

    I am looking forward to reading "Possession" by A.S. Byatt. I got it at a store in NYC and have heard great things about it!

    juliecdao [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. New follower! I'm looking forward to reading The Hunger Games. I just picked it up from my library, and I've heard such great things about it!

    guinevere dot rowell at gmail

  13. Congrats on hitting 100 followers!

    I'm a follower already: +2
    I'll tweet you: +1

    As for a book, I'm most looking forward to the next release in the Vampire Academy series.

    Thanks for the contest! (oh, and by the way, if you don't want to worry about the hat, this website is really easy to use. You just list the names of your commenters however many times they entered, then it will randomize the list--whoever comes out #1 on the list is the winner.

  14. Conrgats on 100+ followers!

    I'm looking forward to THE HUNGER GAMES, because so many bloggers rave about it...

    I'm already your follower. + 2
    I'm going to tweet about this. + 1

    My email address is

  15. I tweeted and I'm a new follower. ( :

    I'm looking forward to reading "The Reliable Wife" and a billion other things.

    Oh, and Congrats!

    wordbirdreplies (at) gmail (dot) come

  16. Thanks for the mention, Melissa! You totally made my Saturday : ) And congrats on 100 followers!

  17. Hello hun! Congrats on reaching 100!

    I'm already a follower =)

    I am actually looking forward to Kiersten's book too. I tried to think of another, but I just woke up and my brain is fuzzy.

  18. I really want to read the third book in the Hunger Games Trilogy!

    Congrats on 100 followers!

  19. Congrats on 100! That's awesome! I just found this world of blogging and thank goodness not a day sooner. I just finished my YA MS and if I had found this I wouldn't be done with my MS til next year probably!
    I will be a new faithful follower!
    I am going to be one of the strange adults waiting in line for Gone (Lisa McMann) to come out next week. I. cannot. wait.
    Stop by my blog if you get a chance. We have much in common. I have 3 girls and I am a teacher...

  20. Fun...another contest! Congrats on reaching 100...I know exactly what your feeling since I just reached that level last week.

    I'm a current follower and I'm looking forward to reading SHIVER.

  21. Awesome!

    I am a follower of the blog (old-ish... since September I think.)

    I am really looking forward to Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson. It came out a few days ago, but I haven't managed to get a copy yet. I love her writing style and sense of humor, and I'm kind of in love with Spencer, the main character's brother :p

    I shall mention this contest in today's entry! I don't have a Twitter, but if I did, I'd tweet about it ;)

  22. Huge congrats on reaching 100!! And so fast! I 'm an old follower, SO old I remember your first three posts :) I'm excited for you, your blog is great!

    So the book I'm looking forward to getting next is probably Graceling. I still have Shiver and City of Bones on my bookshelf, but I'm suffering from PHGS (post Hunger Games syndrome) so it's hard to get caught up in anything. Oh Peeta.

  23. What a great contest Melissa! We're really looking forward to reading The Body Finder (and of course) Hunger Games #3!

  24. Hey Melissa! Congrats girl!! Yay :o)

    I'm already a follower - 2
    I just tweeted the contest - 1

    I'd love to read the first Hunger Games - I'm totally behind everyone else!!

    Woo Hoo :o)

  25. How exciting! I am now a new follower and I'm looking forward to reading Shaun Hutchinson's The Deathday Letter. I think it comes out in July. Awesome contest!!

  26. I'm excited to read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. She has a great blog as well.

    Congrats on 100 followers! I've been here a while so give me +2!

  27. Haha! I got ahead of myself. My email addy is

  28. Congratulations!

    +1 New follower

    I'm looking forward to reading The Explosionist and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. The covers draw me in and I've been on a dystopian novel kick lately.

    +1 Blog post:

    +1 Tweet:

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  29. Congrats on 100 followers :-) Can I just say that I love that you're using twitter in your contest? Ah, it was just a few moments ago when you'd never even been on twitter!! TOLD you it wasn't that hard!

    I'm an old follower +2
    I want to read ANY of Lisa Shroeder's books... I can't wait!

    I will mention this in a tweet & blog post soon!

    PS check your e-mail--I sent you two things about Saradise!!

  30. Yahooie! 100 followers!!!

    I have never Twittered, either. :) Maybe one day I'll jump on that... lol...

    I am dying to read Lips Touch: Three Times, When You Reach Me, and Going Bovine, all of which I either have or just ordered and will be read when I finish my current book, Madapple (which I'm loving, it's different and interesting)!

    Lindsey :)
    mine is maddesthatter at verizon dot com :)

  31. YAY!!!! A contest. I'm so happy I'm one of your followers that stalk you. Mwah!!!

    I'm looking forward to reading Hunger Games, but afraid to start for fear of the inevitable addiction that will follow.

  32. Congrats on your 100 followers!

    I'm looking forward to reading The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney because she is just the sweetest and coolest person ever!

  33. Ahhhhhh!!!! I almost missed this contest. Holy schmokes!!

    Okay, I'm looking forward to reading a ton of books, actually, but I've been wanting to read Toni Morrison's A Mercy, except I'll probably never get to it. But I'm thinking I'd also like to read Shiver.