BLOGMAS: GIVEAWAY {Amazon Gift Card}! Book Coffee Happy Readers Are The KINDEST!

BLOGMAS: GIVEAWAY {Amazon Gift Card}! Book Coffee Happy Readers Are The KINDEST!

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Oh I’m so blown away.

Blog readers have sent me gifts in the past. Books, candles, bookmarks, and more! Every single time it happens, I’m completely blown away. How wonderful are people? More specifically, how wonderful are my blog readers???

I received this message last week and it touched my heart.

And then today…OMG. Look what arrived in my mailbox!

THE CHRISTMAS BOOKSHOP! I had written about how much I wanted it in THIS POST but was unable to find myself a copy. And the most beautiful magnetic page markers! I cannot believe the kindness of this blog reader whom I have never even met!

I can’t even put into words how much this means to me.

Writing this blog and introducing people to their new favorite books is my passion. I love my little hobby so much! I’ve learned an incredible amount (I have created and have successfully maintained a website all on my own…if you know me in real life, this is a very big deal, lol), I’ve met some WONDERFUL people, and I have been able to share my most favorite hobby with the world. I’ve had people tell me that I’ve turned them into READERS. How amazingly special is that?!?

The fact that I make money off of my blog is purely icing on the cake for me. It’s a great perk…but obviously not why I write this blog. I write this blog because it’s FUN! The minute it stops being fun is the minute I stop writing. Simple as that 🙂

People on the Internet can be MEAN. It’s easy to hide behind a screen and be judgmental, catty, and awful. There are entire websites devoted to the sole purpose of breaking down bloggers, gossiping about bloggers, and speculating about bloggers. Admittingly this is the reason it took me YEARS to start writing a blog although it was something I had wanted to do for so long. I didn’t want people being mean to me over something that is my fun hobby! I wanted the type of blog where people can visit just for fun. No drama. I will say…3 years into blogging and my blog readers have been nothing but kind, LOVELY, supportive, and wonderful. The comments I receive on blog posts and social media have ALWAYS been so kind! Even when people disagree with my thoughts on a book, etc….their comments are ALWAYS respectful which is exactly what I would hope they would be. I don’t WANT people to always agree with my opinions…how boring would that be?!? I absolutely love when we can have an honest and open discussion whether we are on the same side of an opinion or not. THAT is what a great blog is….the kind that can start a wonderful discussion with different opinions. For Book Coffee Happy, I find this type of discussion happens most often on Facebook. I love it! Especially when I post on the weekends asking what everyone is reading. So many people give such great suggestions all the time and I love seeing all of you interact with each other.

In 3 years of blogging, I have only had 1 negative experience and I will say….MAN did those people RIP ME TO SHREADS. But it was ok because I stood my ground, held my own, and felt strongly that I didn’t do anything wrong. It was years ago…I had written a blog post titled “One of the Worst Books I Have Ever Read.” I am a member of a Facebook group for bloggers and authors and I had shared my blog post on there. HOLY HELL did people come at me! They did NOT like that I had publicly written a negative review of a book! Many, many, many bloggers only publish positive reviews on their blog and if that works for them….awesome. I knew from the very beginning that I would not be doing that. I want my blog to be HONEST. Always. If I love a book, I have no problem sharing my opinion but if I hate a book, I also have no problem sharing my opinion. I know a lot of people don’t agree with this, but I really have strong feelings about it. I will never tell you that I love a book if I don’t. Over the years you have come to know me and to know my opinions on books. Many of you trust me and my opinions and I take that trust seriously! I will always and forever share my feelings and opinions both positive AND negative. If you want to read a blog where every single review is a positive one, this is most definitely NOT the blog for you ;). Those people in that Facebook group were RUTHLESS and the one and only thing I can say is that those were random strangers on Facebook….NOT my blog readers! My readers would never be that mean to me! Luckily, I’m pretty tough and in the end I took it as a COMPLIMENT that people were angry because I’m HONEST. (You can read that original blog post that sparked all of that HERE. And for what it’s worth, that book was quite literally and still IS quite literally one of the very worst books I’ve ever read. So there’s that).

I have some amazing ideas for the future of my blog and I can’t wait to share them with you! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your love, your support, and your kindness. Please keep interacting, commenting, and sharing. I’m really proud of this little book community that I have created! Thank you so much for being a part of it. You are very important and very special to me 🙂

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

I want to pay this kindness forward during this holiday season. Receiving this gift made my heart so happy and I want to do that for someone else! Leave a comment below and I’ll randomly choose someone to receive a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

You can use it to buy yourself coffee, a new book, or anything else on Amazon that makes you happy :). I’ll send it directly from Amazon straight to your email address.

All of you have to do to enter is leave a comment right here on this blog post. Your comment can be about anything…make me smile!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (12/17/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Saturday (12/18/21).

Make sure you check the blog on Saturday to see if you’ve won (you will have 48 hours from the time I post the winner to email me the email address where you would like your Amazon gift card to be sent.  If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick a new winner).

Good luck!  I can’t wait to read your comments!

Blogmas 2021 Posts:

12/1: Welcome to Blogmas 2021 {Video}!

12:2: BLOGMAS: Birthday Giveaway {Amazon Gift Card}!

12/3: BLOGMAS Book Review: One Day in December {Josie Silver}

12/4: BLOGMAS: My Birthday Visit to Barnes and Noble!

12/5: BLOGMAS: 3 Library Books I Recently Returned Without Reading

12/6: BLOGMAS Book Review: The Christmas Wedding {James Patterson}

12/7: BLOGMAS: (Non Holiday) Book Review: Other People’s Children {R.J. Hoffmann}

12/8: BLOGMAS: I Bought 5 New Books!

12/9: BLOGMAS: 8 Holiday Books I Want To Read

12/10: BLOGMAS: Must Have Book Accessory #4

12/11: BLOGMAS: The Holiday Drinks Book Tag

12/12: BLOGMAS: Book Review (Non Holiday): The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend {Katrina Bivald}

12/13: BLOGMAS: Book I’m Currently Reading, Coffee I’m Currently Drinking, I Thing Currently Making me HAPPY!

12/14: BLOGMAS: (Non Holiday) Book Review: The Photographer {Mary Dixie Carter}

12/15: BLOGMAS: 6 Books I Want To Read in 2022

Xo,

Jenny

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The ultimate list of my top book suggestions can be found HERE

The 12 best books I read in 2020 can be found HERE

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24 thoughts on “BLOGMAS: GIVEAWAY {Amazon Gift Card}! Book Coffee Happy Readers Are The KINDEST!

  1. Happy Holidays! Your blog really has helped me to read more and try new books. I think it’s great that you have been able to turn your passion for reading into something both enjoyable and something that you can use to earn money.

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  2. THIS IS SO PRECIOUS! I’m crying. I love such sweet people. A few weeks ago someone in front of me at the Starbucks drive through bought my coffee and told the barista to tell me to have a Merry Christmas! I hope you absolutely LOVE this book! The cover is so pretty. It sounds good too so I just added it to my goodreads TBR 🙂 This is so nice of you to do a giveaway. You’re such a sweetheart, too Jenny ❤ I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Years!!

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  3. So sweet that you got such a cool gift. I hope you enjoy the book.
    I never post negative reviews at my blog as I don’t want to hurt sales, since no two readers are alike anyway. I’ll feature the book in a different way. If I don’t like a book, I’ll post about it on Goodreads. Sorry people were dogpiling on you though. Social media can be brutal that way. I saw the post you are talking about and can’t say I agree, but I respect your opinion and I know there are books you liked or loved that I didn’t too.
    Anyway, thanks for doing this giveaway! You’re the best. 🙂

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    1. Agreed, I would never want to hurt book sales! I never tag authors in negative reviews. Also agree, no 2 readers are alike…I’m just sharing my own thoughts and love hearing the thoughts of others! I actually love discussing books with people who have different opinions as I do. Makes for such interesting discussions 🙂

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      1. I’m glad you don’t tag the authors. I love being able to discuss books with you and also do reviews together. 🙂 I’m in a local book club and we always have “heated” discussions. 🙂

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  4. Happy Holidays Jenny!! I look forward to your blog posts. You’re real and genuine with your blog and posts. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Enjoy The Christmas Bookshop (I have a hold for it at my library!!)

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  5. I’m always looking on sites for new books to read. I have tried so many books from authors I never would have considered reading. It certainly has broadened my horizons. Thanks for all of your suggestions and reviews.

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  6. This is really, really sweet!! ❤️ I try to give people things randomly just to be nice. I should do it more often. This was a great blog post!! I enjoyed reading it! Hope you enjoy your new book!! 📚

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  7. Jenny: I have known you for a very long time and I am truly proud of you. Your blog is informative and entertaining. It has given me great joy from some of the books and (some of your adventures) and made me think if I want to continue some books because of certain discussions. I don’t often comment but I am here Thanks 😍

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  8. I love reading your blog and have checked out many books from the library based on your reviews and recommendations. Keep ’em coming! Happy Holidays!

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  9. I agree with you on writing both positive and negative reviews. For me personally I feel like I am lying to my followers if I am only ever writing positive reviews. I know not everyone feels the same way I do though and I totally get that. I have no issues writing reviews whether they are negative or positive and I never tag the authors in any of my reviews either. My reviews are meant for me and other readers. I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and I thankfully haven’t had a negative experience. Everyone has always been so kind and welcoming. I’m so glad you got that book and I hope you enjoy it. The cover is really pretty!! 😍

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