Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday To Us! [Giveaway]

It's true.  We're now two.  That means we're walking and learning how to talk.

Last year, we kinda went a little crazy.  Maybe a little too crazy.  It was hard to keep up with the crazy.  But that's what new parents do, right?  They go crazy when their babies turn one?

So instead of going completely nuts this year, we're just gonna make it simple.  We're not jaded.  Just exhausted from the first birthday party... still.

Yes.  Simple.

Happy Birthday, I Heart Monster!  We heart you!

Here are a few of our favorite posts:
Why Are Vampires Damned?
YA Characters You'd Forbid Your Daughter To Date
Our Exclusive with Lucy Hale
Our Adventures With Allison Dare
Shopping With Beatrice Shakespeare Smith
Arizona Authors
Top 5 Reasons I'm Team Damon

May you post another 905 posts over the next couple of years!

Oh, you thought that was it?  No.  Enter your info below to win a $50 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice (as long as I can purchase the card online, it's game, and yes, Amazon is included) in celebration of our two-year milestone.

You can use it for books.  You can use it for hooks.  You can use it for tools. You can use it for stools.  You can use it from your phone.  You can use it on your own. {No, we don't love Dr. Suess.  We ♥ him}

 Just remember, it's 'cause we heart our readers, and 'cause we pass along great things that come our way to you.   Ends 4.30.11 11:59PM Arizona time. Open Internationally.


128 comments:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I love the different features at IHM. (eg. read-a-thon, guest posts)
I'm sure I've mentioned before, but I love the title and its origins.

Victoria said...

I like how you expose me to books I wouldn't have found on my own.

Mia said...

Happy birthday to you guys! <3

LiLi said...

I like how sometimes you're more realistic than some blogs that only concentrate on certain things.

Bunny B said...

What I like best about I Heart Monster You are your giveaways and reviews! I also love how easy it is to enter!! Thanks!
@bunnyb
FB - Bunnyb Baxter
bunnymoney9.blogspot.com
bunnybx at gmail . com

YA Vampire Books said...

Happy 2nd birthday!
I like your variety; book inspections, movie reviews, news posts, discussion posts, etc!

Elysium said...

Happy birthday!
I've learned of new books I hadn't known before.

Evie said...

Happy Birthday! And have a great week!

Baggins said...

Like others here, I like your variety - not just book reviews, but news, your Saturday Steals and You're the Expert features, for example. I learn new things here! I also love how easy your giveaways are! :-)

Happy Birthday!

Brodie said...

Happy 2nd birthday!! Hope you have many more great years ahead of you :)

Hmm, what's not to love? I love your layout and blog title. I love the posts you do on author events (because they make me both excited and jealous) and the You're The Expert features... actually, all your features! You post quality content :)

Kah Woei said...

Happy Blogoversary!

debbie said...

I like your book reviews and you have great giveaways. Happy Birthday.

Margay said...

I'm pretty satisfied with all of the features on the blog!

Happy Birthday!!

Bethie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love your blog because you always are so honest in your review. I feel like we are just chatting. But my wish list is so long because of this blog!

Jel said...

Happy Birthday, and thank you for this giveaway :)

Angelie Oro
punkme15 at gmail dot com

Robin K said...

Honestly I love the cleanliness of the blog. Blogs with too many graphics drive me bonkers ;)

Chloe said...

I love the really organized format of the blog and the intriguing book inspection posts! Happy Birthday IHM!

Sniffly Kitty said...

I like the simple layout

ticklepea said...

I agree with some of the poster above, I love how simple and clean the design is. I also love how your reviews make me think to read books I wouldn't otherwise.

Liz. R said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway :).

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

this is amazing Happy Birthday!!!!

ajmitchell said...

I'm going to have to agree with some of the others. I enjoy the variety of posts you make. When I saw that question I instantly remember the post about making an office and how much I enjoyed seeing the pictures of transformation.

Thanks for the giveaway and grats!

Tawnya said...

I like the read a longs, the new author debuts and the fantastic reviews. I especially like that you point out any questionable materials for young ones. I appreciate the honesty as I look for books that I'm comfortable giving to my young ones to read. Thanks IHM!!

pepsivanilla said...

I love how you post to-the-point reviews, and how you have the section about if Monster will like it :)

Jennifer said...

I really like the logo!

jennifer

Jenny N. said...

Happy Birthday! Keep up the great work! I like that your blog not only has reviews but book news too.

jeanette8042 said...

Happy Birthday! I love your reviews and how you choose favorite characters and all those other individual points about the book.

Tiffany Drew said...

I love your blog because it entertains me when I am in need of a pick-me-up! I also love all the book news, you keep me up to date on great books and you keep my must-buy-these-books-now list long :)

elaing8 said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I really enjoy your reviews.

.Ambur. said...

I love your giveaways, obviously, or I wouldn't be entering one, and I also just love how clear you blog is. By clear I mean you title your posts with titles that let me know exactly what it is I'll be reading about, which is awesome when I've had a long day and my google reader is full of posts, and I see one by you guys that tells me exactly what it's all about, I love that! I also love your layout, it's clear just like your post titles, I always know where to find things, and of course I love your content, if I didn't I wouldn't be here ;) Keep up the good work, and Happy 2nd Blogoversary! :D

michelle130 said...

Love the reviews.

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Happy Blog Birthday! =)

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Happy Birthday! I have to admit...I'm a fan of your giveaways! Lol!

Barbara E. said...

I like your easy contest entry, that's for sure. Happy Birthday to you!
I like the content as well, or I wouldn't keep coming back.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

We like a lot of the same books and I love the blog title. :)

Orchid said...

Happy blog birthday!!!
I love how y'all keep provding me with more titles to add to ever growing list of books that I need. I also really like how clean and easy to navigate your site is. ^_^

Orchid
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Elizabeth said...

I liked that last year I won a sign copy of Hush Hush from your sight. :)
Eli <3

Misha said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I love the book reviews and the books you choose to feature.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! What do I like best? I guess the balance between all the goodness of a book blog, the reviews, the giveaways, et al. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, stay awesome!

TwilightsDance said...

I enjoy reading all the post and especially never missing one because I subscribe.

Jennifer said...

Happy 2yr B-day. I enjoy the variety of your posts. They're fun and informative. I can always find something exciting at I Heart Monster.

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Happy Birthday!

Others have mentioned this, but I really like the different IHM features. You're a great go-to blog for all of the latest paranormal book news.

Cathie said...

I like that your giveaways aren't always what everyone else is giving away.

Donna said...

I love your giveaways, your reviews on books, and your thoughtful stories...love it all, Happy Birthday!

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

mrsshukra said...

Excellent form for giveaways, I like!

Donna said...

Here's my tweet.....(2Cats2See)

http://twitter.com/#!/2Cats2See/status/50025852720775168

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

jc said...

Happy Birthday I Heart Monster! Cool cool way to celebrate, thanks so much!

yumihamano@gmail.com

Erica said...

I don't think there's anything I don't really like about I Heart Monster - I love everything about it, particularly your fun features and reviews!

mandyn said...

I love that I can find books here that I would never even hear about in Australia!

aloveforbooks said...

happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! What I like the most about your blog is the reviews. It helps give me an idea about what the book is about and really helps me choose my books.

Chelsea B. said...

I love the discovering of books I find here :-)
Happy 2nd!

Judy said...

I wanted to wish you a 2nd birthday. I am new to your blog, I really enjoyed visiting, thanks!!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Happy Birthday you crazy old monster! May you have many, many more!

I'm an old follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
(\___/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

Emily Ruth said...

I heart all kinds of things about this site. Let me count the ways~
First, I love that you write like you talk: Smart, witty, engaging, real.
Second, I love all these fab giveaways. Very cool.
Third, I love that I thought I was allergic to fiction, but you have convinced me otherwise.
And lastly, I love that you really tell us what you think about the books. Cause real is good.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday!! Wishing you many many more.

Jordyn said...

This is a small thing but I really do love it... you have one of the BEST blog names I've ever seen. I love love love "I Heart Monster."

Cherry said...

I like that your blog is easy to navigate. :) Simple but beautiful!

FairyWhispers said...

birthday happy!

I like that when there are free books from publishers [online] u will update ur blog. example: the evernight book by Claudia Gray is readable online for a short time that you reported [ I think u call it 'freebies']


I also like that you have giveaways of course!

:D

regards,

maidenhealer@hotmail.com

Jessy said...

Happy Birthday! I love all of the signing posts you do. I love to hear about all of tha authors you meet, even if I can't be there.

Caro said...

I'm ner around here so can't tell much about what I like but seems a pretty cool blog to me =) Happy Blogoversary!

VintageLovingMom said...

I like the witty yet simple writing on each of the entries. I like the reviews and the awesome info on books that I know I will love! Happy birthday!

Giada M said...

Thanks to your great reviews I have discovered so many amazing books. Thank you and Happy Birthday! :D

Dovile said...

I like your blog because it's fun to read, I always smile when reading your posts:) And I also love the giveaways you have, and because you're so awesome to make them open internationally! Yay!

sRy_ said...

Happy birthday!! :)

I love your giveaways, and the clarity of your blog, that's to say, I like it because there aren't superficial publications and speak clearly about amazing books (but, not everything is perfect.. I didn't receive the book I won in the other birthday party)

Thanks for the chance^^

links:
http://twitter.com/#!/sRy_/status/50222678518407168
http://www.facebook.com/elultimoprimerbeso
http://elultimoprimerbeso.blogspot.com

I Heart Monster said...

@sRy_ - I'm so sorry. We had an apparently really sucky post office in the old town we lived in and so many international packages never made it. (I don't know if they didn't do customs forms right, or what) but that is one of the main reasons we're not doing the big party like we did last year... a lot of the winners never received their books either due to international customs hang ups or from authors not sending what they said they would! I'm really sorry you never got your book :o(. And we spent WAY more than fifty bucks on international postage.

sRy_ said...

don't worry, maybe it was that you told me that the author was too busy. I'm convinced that in recent times seems best to use that online stores (and even better if they aren't shipping), so your contest is great, seriously. thanks for answering. A warm hug

Dayen said...

I like all your posts. There are many books that we both love. I am also in love with your giveaways. And since now, I'm even more in love because of making this international ;D

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Happy Blogoversary! :)

Bookish in a Box said...

I love the variety of topics and content.

heatwave16 said...

I have to say that I love the reviews. There are so many books to choose from, and I appreciate all the input I can get.

SweetShenanigans said...

I really love how original your posts are. I honestly enjoy reading them because you have such an awesome voice in your writing.

Llehn said...

Happy Blogosvary!

I love it that you give me the heads up to books I otherwise wouldn't have known about.

mariska said...

Happy Blogoversary ! Even i haven't won anything from your blog since last year. i still enjoy to read your reviews and entering your giveaways :)

Melanie L said...

Happy birthday! :) There are lots of things I love about I Heart Monster. I've found out about a lot of great books because of your reviews, and who doesn't love the giveaways? Like some other people said also, I really like the simple layout. I have an old computer that takes a while to load some webpages that have a bunch of graphics and ads, but I don't have that problem when I'm on your site.

Aleetha said...

I have posted in the sidebar of my blog
http://bacaan-ally.blogspot.com

Happy Blogoversary.
Keep posting the review.

I think you might want to consider about the background of your blog?

Laina said...

I love how you are very open to discussions, how varied your posts are, all the contests you have (my love can be bought LOL), your simple background and how nice you were to me when I was a n00b on twitter. :)

Mary Ellen said...

I like your reviews, they're always helpful. I like it when Monster posts. And I also like your posts that aren't giveaways or reviews, like the post you did recently about turning down the pages on books.

Thanks for the chance to win!

IvaliceAlliance said...

Happy Blogoversary!I love your original posts including your reviews and giveaways. Cheers for a lot more blogging years to come!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love that you have unique and fun posts (such as some of your own favorites) instead of just book reviews and book reviews and oh, yeah, book reviews. It makes it more exciting. Congrats on being two!!

-Lauren

Jules@OneBookShy said...

I really enjoy the variety of your posts. It's always interesting to see what's next.

Happy Blogiversary!

Jules
onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Aylee said...

I'm always amazed at the variety of your posts. I would like to incorporate that variety more into my blog... if only I had the time!

The Lovely Getaway said...

I'm new to your blog, but it looks amazing! i'll be tuning in often :)

Diana

Ella Press said...

You know I heart you, even though I haven't commented here in a while!

mendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I like how your site is easy to navigate and your reviews are always honest and straight forward! Thank you and I hope you have a many more years of blogging fun ahead of you!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I've always been a fan of the review format you use! :) So original and fun. Love it! Congrats on two years and I can't wait to see what year 3 brings!

stacey said...

I Can not Remember if I have entered yet or not.My Memory is very bad
sasluvbooks(at)yahoo(dot0com

Enamored Soul said...

Happy Birthday "I <3 Monster". I think it is amazing that although it is "I <3 Monster's" 2nd Blogoversary, the blog is rewarding its readers/followers with something. I think that is mighty generous of you guys - and thank you for the opportunity/giveaway. Hopefully, if I win, I can spread some good karma as well. Many happy returns of the day, and good luck to you guys in all your endeavors. I'm sorry, I'm a new follower, so didn't know what to say about the blog, except that I find it generous-spirited (so far). But I'll be following closely from here on out! :D

Also, I did "like" the site on Facebook, but I don't know if that will appear or not, given that I have deactivated my account due to some personal reasons recently. But if it doesn't, you can take an entry away - it's completely understandable! :)

Thank you, again, for this amazing giveaway! :)

Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

TheJay2xA said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! this is such a generous giveaway! More power to your blog and wish to have more of I <3 Monsters in the coming years ;)

email: fallendream03@gmail.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/thejay2xa

Jan McClintock said...

I love the blog and your tweets, especially the You're the Expert feature, which is a great way to involve your readers. Also, you don't pull punches and are very "real," which I admire. Keep up the great work!! --mcfitzsatx

Briana said...

Thanks for the great reading suggestions...and I love your humor!! It's always a pleasure to hear what you have to say when I have time to drop in!

ArtsyBookishGal said...

I filled out the form, but I am now following/tweeting from @ArtsyBookishGal, not @amysondova, so if you look for a follow that's where to look. :)

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

Carol M said...

I love all the reviews and giveaways! I like that I've found new books to read after I've visited you!

xdaisyx said...

I love everything! But most all I love your reviews, they are excellent!

xdaisyx said...

I love the way the reviews are written and with the honesty of whether a book is really good or really bad.

Jenny said...

I actually just discovered your blog through this contest and am so glad I did! I am fairly new to the book blogging community so I always enjoy finding new blogs I like--plus I see you're from AZ which is awesome (because I am from there as well!)Thanks so much for this contest and congrats on your 2nd birthday! ;)

-Jenny

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

First of all Congratulations on being 2 years old!! woohoo! :-D

I love your You're the Expert posts! And yep, last year's birthday celebrations were mindblowing, I can well understand you are still exhausted about it :-) lol

thank you!

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Just in case,
sidebar link: http://bookish-escape.blogspot.com/
tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/54173530601959424

oh right, what I like. I love your giveaways of course, you're super generous :D And I LOVE You're the Expert.

ShadowLover said...

Happy blogoversery!

twitter follower: @mikkimano
tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/mikkimano/status/54196112566910976
facebook: Mikki Manó
sbscriber as mikki-mano

Thanks for the giveaway,
mikki-mano@hotmail.com

Heavensent1 said...

Happy burfing days~!! I love book blogs and glad to have stumbled upon yours~!! May your next year be just as groovy for you~!!

Mare/TommyGirl said...

Happy birthday! I continue to love your blog and all the content! I hope you have another great year (for yourself and your readers!)

donnas said...

Happy Birthday! Really enjoy reading your posts and reviews and interviews, etc.

Aik said...

I love your reviews and giveaways! :)

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/aikchien/status/54912741974089728

Juan Roca said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway! Thanks a whole lot for this chance! You guys are great!
Juan,
Geeks & Books

ruthhill74 said...

Personally, I like the name of your blog the most. I have just found you, and I am always interested in finding new book sites!

katrinao said...

I buy the books you review!! As long as it's a good review of course ;)

Wanda said...

What I like best about I Heart Monster is all the great giveaways. I love, love, love to read!!

my life with books -kjovus said...

my first blog turn on to your blog was the name. It made me giggle. Happy Blog Bday!
jennifer kjovus
kjovus@gmail.com

Sophia said...

Your blog is so great because it's hilarious and varied. :D I heart it. xD

-Sophia

Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

I like the way you guys seem to always have fun :)

Judit said...

I love your sidebar :D No, really, I find sidebars very important but they are usually too crowded, with so many unimportant things. I like that yours is simple, well-aranged and I can easily find what I need.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I love how easy it is to navigate your blog. It's very user-friendly! Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway. :)

Sarah said...

I love your header! It's so pretty <3

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

EVA SB said...

I love the great choice of books and reviews, the well organised giveaways and the blog design

Domestic Diva said...

Hurray! Happy blogging!

I like that you introduce me to new books I wouldn't pick up on my own.

I subscribe via gfc reader.

parrish lantern said...

Happy Birthday, not long celebrated my first, so as this is second make it a great one

parrish lantern said...

Ps. Am,Loving the look of your site & leeeerrrrvvvveeee the name.

lag123 said...

I love your variety!

Jadey! said...

I love the giveaways and the micture of things you post about!

Linda @ Most Important Letter said...

I love your blog header and your giveaways!

My FB: Linda Li
My post: http://www.facebook.com/phoenixonfire37/posts/219164504760906 - I'm not sure if you can view it, though. :/
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MostImportantL/status/62349716939223040
Blog post: http://mostimportantletter.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/contest-roundup-2/

mamabunny13 said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and I love that you use a form for your giveaways. Also everything is very easy to find on your blog so I didn't get frustrated and want to leave in a hurry. Very nice blog. Thanks
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

alastaircookie said...

Happy blog Bday! I am a new follower as well, but I LOVE your blog design and your header! (btw, how did you make it? I've been thinking about starting up a blog myself) Oh, and I hearted your YA Characters You'd Forbid Your Daughter To Date post!
;)

Clementine Bojangles said...

I like the reviews and variety of content you provide to readers.

Samantha said...

I like how well-run and organized everything is. You have your-- erm, stuff together and it really shows through and makes you look very professional!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

i really like the variety of reviews and giveaways at IHM =D Happy 2 year birthday!

Lisa Richards said...

I love the variety of books that you review and offer up as a giveaway.

Melissa said...

Hey, happy biiiiirttthday!!

I really love the website design you have going on here. I also really enjoy the variety of books you review as well. Gives me some different ideas on books I myself would like to read!