If you could choose any of these things for your birthday, which would you choose?

  1. An autographed copy of a book by your favourite author (living or dead);
  2. Dinner with your favourite author;
  3. A day out with your favourite book character of all time;
  4. A book nook designed just for you and filled with books; or
  5. A book a week for the rest of your life?

Why do I ask? I’m celebrating two things today. First of all, and most importantly, it was my two-year blog-oversary recently. Two years of reviewing books and interviewing authors online, and it’s passed so fast! Secondly, I’ve finally reached 500 likes on Facebook, which has taken just as long to build up as I’ve been blogging. To celebrate, I’m giving away a special prize, and no, it’s none of the above. Such a shame, I know, but, I hope the following five-book pack will make up for it.


Yes, all these books will be sent to one AU reader (sorry, postage costs too high for international readers). Who wants to win this pack?

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  1. Add a comment telling me which of the only-in-in-your-dreams bookish presents you’d choose if you could, and why. Is it the autographed book (which one?), dinner or day out (with whom?), book nook (describe it) or the book a week option?
  2. If you LIKE my Facebook page after reading this post, I will give you an extra chance to win. Simply post a message on the page so I know, and I’ll give you an extra chance to win.
  3. If you FOLLOW me on Twitter after reading this post, I will give you an extra chance to win. Simply tweet a hello to me, mentioning this post, and I’ll give you an extra chance to win.

I’d like a day out with my favourite book character … it’s just choosing which one that’s hard. I always wanted to be ‘bosom buddies’ (that’s BFF in today’s lingo) with Anne from Anne of Green Gables, but I’d also love a day cooking chocolate with Vianne from Chocolat. 

I’ll draw the winner on Sunday, Feb 9 after 6pm and will contact the winner by email. I’ll also post winner details here and one Facebook. Good luck!




Monique Mulligan

Monique Mulligan

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  1. It would have to be a book nook.
    Who doesn’t want to have their very own perfectly fitting book nook just for them, an oversized chair with comfy pillows and a coffee machine, chocolate supply on hand of course. Filled with books old and new, some are your favourites and some are new ones waiting to be read. How lost in my own little world I could be.
    Are you sure you don’t want to give me this for my birthday.

  2. I’d love a day out with my favourite character. I have been stuck with who I would choose, as I love so many characters, but I would choose Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. She is such a humble child, yet has so much wisdom. I’d love to climb trees and have fun with her!
    Congratulations and keep up the great blog; I love your reviews!!

  3. I would go for the book a week. I can never have too many books and only feel happy when i have a pile of books yet to be read beside the bed. When there is only a single book there I start to feel nervous. I love my books.

  4. A book a week for the rest of my life would be the best gift wow, heaven sent! I love books and this would be the quickest way to build my library up and surround myself in books yay!

  5. Absolutely would have to go for a Book Nook. It’s been my dream since I was little to have a huge window seat, covered with cusions, positioned in front of old style windows for letting a breeze in or sunlight on a cold winters day while snuggled up with a good book. There would be floor to ceiling bookshelves, with all the books organised neatly together by Author, until I obtained so many books that they started going in sideways piled on top! My collection of old books from my grandmother and late grandfather taking pride of place of course. A large single seater lounge with an ottoman as well for when I felt like somewhere different to sit. A large coffee table for of course my coffee and biscuits, but also for piling the books I have lined up to read next and recent acquisitions brought home but yet to find a spot to keep. And of course now that our family has started, a colourful corner with floor pillows for my children to sit and read, or for all of us to cuddle up together to read a story. With their own book collection stored on the lower shelves for easy access so they can join me in reading the afternoon away.
    Wait, maybe I would need a Book Room and not just a Nook!
    Either way, that would be MY only-in-in-my-dreams bookish present 🙂

  6. I’d love to meet WA Author Rachael Johns one day. We live in the same state and I send her books and chat to her on Facebook .. I love reading her books.. so coffee one day would be great!!

  7. oh number 4 to sit relax in my own little book nook would be perfect sneak away have some time to myself reading heaven

  8. As I commute to work by Train 5 days a week, a book a week is what I would desire as it would allow me to escape reality even if its only 90 minutes a day.

  9. I’d love the book nook! Towering shelves of my favorite books to escape into and a comfortable bean bag to snuggle into.

  10. Howdy. Congratulations on your 500 likes. I am already a ‘liker’. I would very much like a book nook, ie an old fashioned floor to ceiling library. It is on my bucket list to achieve…………………..

  11. I would love a booknook with lots of storage for all my books and a comfy corner to curl up and read – along with a lovely window to enjoy the view and a little bar fridge for drinks & chocolate! – I’m hoping this will post -it didn’t work yesterday 🙁 – already a liker on facebook!

  12. Id love to meet Catchy Glass, she has so many stories to tell, such a gracious and patient heart, id love to spend just a few moments with her to learn what I can from her.

  13. Ooh. Lots of entries for you! I would like a day out with my favourite book character… which is Lucas Davenport – tough (aka Jason Bourne-like) cop from the John Sandford ‘Prey’ novels. Why? Because I just like Lucas. He’s an old-fashioned guy who combines brilliant detecting with reading and writing poetry. And in my eye, he’s the guy who played Elliot in Law & Order: SVU. 😉 Congrats on the Blog-o-versary & 500 likes.

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