Belated Birthday Contest

Getting older is actually pretty fun, half of the time. I mean, until you are one foot in the grave (only seven more years until I turn 30, yikes). On the one hand, I’m decades from retirement, on the other hand, I have to wait two more years until I come of age and can get cheaper car insurance. You see, kids, when you get old, you worry about stupid things like bills and insurance. That’s one thing that sucks about being old. However, I shall ease your pain, and my pain, by giving away free stuff, because that’s a great thing about birthdays. People give you free stuff for the mere virtue of being born. Yes, I know my presence certainly has made your world a better place, no need to thank me.

So here is what I am giving away in honor of being 23 (my birthday was Monday):
One lucky person will win:
What do these books have in common? I really enjoyed them AND they are all blue AND the main characters are all relatively young and do not have one foot in the grave.

Contest rules:

Fill out the FORM.

Must be a follower (because it’s four books and I haven’t done this in a LONG time)
Open internationally (because book lovers around the world deserve a chance too)
Ends 7/21.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Juju at Tales of says

    What a cool contest! Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. Happy birthday, April! I must say, though, that 30 isn't bad at all. In fact, within a few months of turning 30, I started feeling better than I had since I was like 12 years old. It's been wonderful. I wouldn't go back to my 20s if you paid me. πŸ˜€

  3. Christina/Book Addict says

    Great giveaway! Happy Birthday. πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for such a cool giveaway!

  5. ~Jennifer~ says

    Happy birthday! Don't worry about 30, it's a big mental thing that doesn't change anything once it happens. Like Y2K.

  6. Happy Birthday!! I'm excited because this year my car insurance will be cheaper! It does stress me out that come October I'll be a quarter of a century old! Eek! Good thing I look like I'm 17 and not 25! πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for giving presents out on YOUR birthday! This is great! Happy birthday, and don't worry, you're still younger than me. πŸ™‚

  8. RaΓ­la says

    Awww. This is so nice of you to give away presents on your birthday. And, once again, HAPPY BDAY! πŸ˜€ Thank you!!!

  9. Awww. This is so nice of you to give away presents on your birthday. And, once again, HAPPY BDAY! πŸ˜€ Thank you!!!

  10. Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Happy birthday! And thanks for the awesome contest, they all sounds like great books. πŸ™‚

  12. Enbrethiliel says


    Belated Happy Birthday, April!

    Thank you for hosting this contest. =)

  13. Alessandra @Out of the Blue says

    Happy birthday!

  14. Mrs. DeRaps says

    Happy birthday and thanks for spreadin' the love!

  15. Charleydog says

    Oh, to be young again! It has been years since I saw that age.

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  16. Oh shut it, lady! I'm only two and a half years away from 30! I'll let you know what hell's like when I get there.

  17. Happy Birthday week! Thanks for being so generous!

  18. Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚ Thanks for having an international giveaway!

  19. I'm more than happy to follow. Great blog.

    I love the book selections.


  20. Michelle says

    You crack me up! One foot in the grave at age thirty?! Yikes! I must have half my body in there since I'm 34! πŸ˜‰

    Happy birthday!! I hope you have a great day!!

  21. Jenny N. says

    Happy belated Birthday!

  22. Jackie Noel says

    Happy birthday! I hope 23 treats you well! πŸ™‚

  23. Happy belated birthday. Oh you youngster you, I could turn your hair grey with tales from 24 and 25 πŸ˜‰ I loved being 23, probably my favourite twenties year apart from 21 so I hope your 23rd year is super fun.

  24. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you received a lot of presents. You're a very generous person, having this giveaway. Thanks!
    I follow via GFC.

  25. Melanie L says

    Happy birthday! Hey, don't feel bad about being 7 years away from 30. It's only 3 years until I'll be 30 and it is a little scary to think about, but it'll be ok. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great giveaway.

  26. YA Vampire Books says

    happy belated birthday! (you're not that old!) and thanks for the contest πŸ™‚

  27. Happy bleated Birthday!!! What an awesome giveaway!!
    Sue B

  28. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy belated birthday!

  29. FionaChan says

    thank youu πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and happyyyyyyyyyyyyy belated birthday!

  30. Stella (Ex Libris) says

    Wishing you a very Happy belated Birthday April!! I hope you had a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

    Weird thing is, I felt so old when I was 22, but then when I turned 25 and everyone told me that "quarter of a century old" so not funny line, I didn't even carem it didn't scare me as much as 22 lol! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway and for making it international , you are a doll!

  31. Anne Royce says

    Thank you for this awesome awesome giveaway! :3

    And oh, belated happy birthday April! *is wondering why your name isn't July* :3

  32. Hi April!
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuu – wish you all the best πŸ™‚
    *g* I will turn 23 in a few days too!! and I'm making jokes that in 15 years I already can plan my 40th birthday :/
    greetings, Ina

  33. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog says

    Thank you for the contest!!

  34. Happy Birthday!

    Great giveaway!


  35. Thanks for giveaway!!

  36. Terry Mac says

    Happy Birthday!
    Mine was Sunday! We are kindred spirits….well, we 'like' certain spirits, don't we?
    Anyway, all the best to you for a very successful and happy year!


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