Monday, July 19, 2010

You say it's your Birthday... (so let's have a give-away)

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear Helen, Happy Birthday to me...


Well, now it's official. As of July 20 I am 45. How the heck did that happen?! I certainly don't feel 45 and middle-aged, but maybe this is how 45 feels. So, what do you do to celebrate being 45? I'd love to say that I am doing something huge and splashy, but I'm not.

My friend Kelly and I share the same Birthday and have celebrated together almost every year since 8th grade (that's 32 years in case you're counting). She lives in Arizona, but happens to be in Santa Barbara on vacation so we're having friends and their kids (and our parents) over for a pool party. My daughter made cupcakes for us (see above).

One way to celebrate a Birthday is to give away presents, so I am giving away 3 books to 3 winners. The Three books are: The Help by Kathryn Stockett; When She Flew by Jennie Shortridge; and Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (links are to my reviews).

  • This give-away is international
  • Fill in the form below by Thursday, July 22
  • Tell me what order you would choose the books in. First winner gets their first choice, second winner gets their first or second and the third winner gets the book that's left over

19 comments:

softdrink said...

Happy Birthday! And what a sweet daughter you have for making cupcakes!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, Helen!

Christina T said...

Happy Birthday Helen! I hope you have a fantastic day :)

Marie said...

Happy early Birthday!! I think every birthday after 18 isn't so exciting anymore... I don't feel 25, and sometimes I say I'm 23 because I forget. I think its great you have a friend you've celebrated birthday's with for so long! That's rare to find. Have a wonderful day!

Darlyn said...

Happy Birthday Helen!Hope many happy years will come for you ;p

MissAttitude said...

Happy birthday!!!!

sRy_ said...

Happy birthday Helen!!!
thanks for the giveaway :)

Soraya

campbele said...

Happy Birthday!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Jill, Stephanie, Christina, Darlyn, MissAttitude, sRy, and Campbele--Thank you so much! I hope to have some time to myself today to relax and read!

Marie--Thank you! That's so funny that you forget how old you are because I spent 2 years being 42. I simply forgot that I'd turned 43!

Katy F. said...

Happy, happy birthday Helen! :)

Eva said...

Happy birthday Helen! Enjoy those cupcakes. :D

Helen's Book Blog said...

Katie and Eva--Thank you! Now I am not usually a cake or cupcake person, but I must say the cupcakes were moist and yummy!

Vidisha said...

Great Giveaway and happy birthday!!

Aths said...

Happy Happy Delightful belated birthday! Hope you had an awesome time!! :)

Alyce said...

Happy Birthday! I think it's great that you have such a neat birthday tradition going. :)

Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

Great giveaway and happy birthday!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Vidisha, Aths, Alyce, Alessandra--Thank you for the Birthday wishes and good luck in the give away

Amy said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Helen and a happy, healthy and fun Year!

It's very thoughtful of you to host such a generous giveaway! Thank you!

~ Amy

Ruth (Book Focus) said...

Oh what a nice daughter! :) Happy birthday, those cupcakes look good! :)