Birthday Giveaway of My Favorite Things!


Yes, yes, it is my birthday!! So of course, I would love to share such festivities with YOU!! Of course, I also wanted to celebrate the release of Mockingjay Part 1, but then I realized that everyone might not be as ridiculously obsessed as I was so… options!

Now, I was originally going to have this be an “all things Hunger Games” giveaway, but then I decided on more of an “all things Shannon” giveaway instead! So in addition to winning pretty much any edition of any of THG books, you can win any of my favorite books too, or some recently reviewed favorites!! **If it is a series, you may pick ANY book in that series** Open Internationally, as long as Book Depository/Amazon ships to you. Choice of ONE book, under $17US, please!


**OR, if the winner is from the US (sorry, this won’t work internationally!) they can choose one of the following book-to-movie DVD (via Amazon): 


Good luck!! Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me!! 
As always, make sure you read the terms and conditions 🙂

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Posted November 19, 2014 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Giveaway / 78 Comments


78 responses to “Birthday Giveaway of My Favorite Things!

  1. Jc Loh

    Happy Birthday! What a way to celebrate, woohoo!!

    Birthdays are always low key affairs in the house, pretty lame huh?

  2. Maricris Patrimonio Dimla

    Happy Birthday Shannon! 🙂
    I celebrated my birthday last July with my family, they cook lotss of food, rent a videoke machine(karaoke) and drink all night.

    Thank you for this birthday giveaway!

  3. Yash Levi

    Happy birthday!! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    My birthday is in May and I always love to receive books or amazon gift cards 😀

  4. Happy Birthday!!! may it be filled with love, loved ones and books!

    Mine is in March and i tend to get forgotten but it’s starting to change thanks to my blogger friends so i’m really grateful to them. i love receiving books and stationary, and plushies

  5. Happy birthday to you! Mine just passed and it ws bliss I used to have a party every year but now I just don’t want to cook or clean and have quiet to read all day. Oh how the priorities have changed!

  6. Anitiger (Sándor Anita)

    My birthday: november 23 :)) I’ll be 26 y old. Wow! 😀 I hope I’ll get a big choco-cake :))) Happy birthday to you too!

  7. Cheryl Rogers

    Happy Birthday! I hope your new year is wonderful! I love to spend my birthday with my family and enjoy a nice dinner and some dessert( usually cake and ice cream).

  8. Suz Reads

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day 🙂 My birthday is 1 week before my mom’s so we usually have a combo party – twice the cake and fun! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  9. Happy Birthday Shannon! My birthday is in February and anything could make me happier if it’s a bunch of paper with spine.

    Enjoy your day! 🙂 And thanks for this awesome giveaway.

  10. Anita Yancey

    Happy Birthday and I hope you have a great day. My birthday was in Oct. but I don’t celebrate them any more. I am now at that age when I wish my birthday’s would go in reverse so I could get younger. Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

  11. Lola Havisham

    My birthday was in September and this year, I got a Game of Thrones inspired cake with dragon eggs! I was so surprised and so excited!

  12. Carla Bosch

    All I want for my birthday this year is books! 😀 I’ve already made a list of the ones I want so that my friends and family can get them for me haha (A much better gift would be a kitten, but sadly that’s out of question)

    Happy birthday, I hope you have an amazing day filled with happiness and love! 🙂

  13. Happiest birthday to you!! My birthday was in October and I usually celebrate with my family. Recently I’ve been asking for books 😉 Hope you have a wonderful birthday 😀

  14. Happy birthday! My birthday is in just under a month on December 13th 🙂 I’m celebrating with my family but will probably do something with my friends too. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

  15. Happy Birthday!!! 😀 My birthday is on June 25th. I did a huge celebration with my family and then at night I went out with some friends 😛 And my friends they still think I’m joking when I tell them I just want books for my b-day! :O hahaha Some year I’ll get books… hahaha

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! ^^

  16. Alessandra

    Happy BDay!! *w*
    My birthday is on September 18th, and usually I stay with my family to eat a giant cake! I love cakes! XD

  17. Saniya Shaikh

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 😀 Mine is the 12th of February 🙂 I usually just spend time with my family and close friends but for my last birthday, I went paint-balling, which I loved XD

  18. Happy birthday!!! And thank you for the giveaway 😀 I’m a new follower, but I look forward to reading your posts!

    My last birthday was really relaxing; I spent it with my closest friends and since it was so close to the 4th of July, my friend and I drove an hour away to get the good fireworks, and then I made him stop at Barnes and Noble on our way home 😛

  19. Happy Birthday! My birthday was last month and usually all I do is have dinner, cake and a present. This year for the first time ever, I got money! And you can guess what I spent part of it on…Books!

    One of the books I specifically bought was…The Mockingjay! Hardcover, $4. I bought it before I even read The Hunger Games and then I read the first two and I still haven’t read Mockingjay (Terrible, I know), but hopefully this week I will! Since I’m reviewing all three books this week.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, I hope your birthday goes amazingly.

  20. Kristia

    Happy birthday! I’ve spent my last birthday with my twin sister after many years and I was really happy about it, it was an amazing day. Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂


    Are you 1, are you 2? No, seriously. You wrote up this post without even telling us how old you are (I’m sorry, was that too creepy? I swear I don’t want to know this info because of any sinister intentions.) Haha. Aaaaanyway, I hope you have a fabulous birthday! And it’s today, right? OMG SHANNON BELLARKE REUNION HAPPENING ON YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS IS THE BEST DAY. ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? I CAN’T AND IT’S KILLLLLING ME.

  22. Samantha Wallace

    Happy Birthday!! I was born on Friday the 13th in April and I just love to celebrate with my family with cake and ice cream!! 🙂

  23. Ashley

    My birthday is on Flag Day! (June 14th) I almost always ask for books. This year I mixed it up and asked for bookshelves instead. Basically, I’m SUPER COOL.

  24. Happy Birthday to you! It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday.
    I usually celebrate my birthday by hanging out with my family for the whole day. Birthday means family time!

  25. Beth

    Happy birthday Shannon!! If I were going to pick the best birthday present ever, it would be the third book in the Kingkiller Chronicles. Write/edit faster Patrick Rothfuss!! 🙂

  26. Happy birthday, Shannon! I hope you have a fantastic day. 😀 Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity. This year it was my 18th birthday, and I always expected to have a party for it. However, I didn’t end up having a party, instead a small dinner with my immediate family on my mums side, and a lunch with my dads side. I received a beautiful new watch for my birthday, which is probably one of my favourite gifts besides the books. 🙂 Although, in actual fact, I am going out to Dracula’s tonight with a friend and a few family members as a late birthday present from my step-mum. Dracula’s is a Theatre/Cabaret restuarant, and I’m very excited. Hope you’re having a lovely day and thank you, once again. 🙂

  27. Happy birthday, Shannon! I hope it was a good day and, also, an all things Shannon giveaway seems perfectly appropriate to me!

    Umm, something interesting about my birthday is that it used to be on a different day. For the first ten years of my life my mom thought my birthday was the 24th and then one day she was looking at my birth certificate and realized, nope. It’s the 23rd… I love to remind her of this. =)

  28. Elizabeth

    Happy birthday to you!
    My birthday is on September 29th, and the best present I could get is a stack of books, or my own library…

  29. Yuweng Xue

    Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

    My birthday’s on March 4th and generally I like to spend it just hanging out with friends, having a good time 🙂 I love receiving books as presents because one can never have too many books 😉

  30. Happy Birthday! My birthday is New Year’s Eve, so usually I end up going to a party. Last year my best friend made me a cake and we set off fireworks. That was pretty awesome. I’d like to win One Past Midnight.

  31. SHANNONNNONONONONONONONONONNNNNNNNNNNN HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I already said this yesterday during your actual birthday, but this is just my comment.

    On my birthday I celebrate by telling Shannon that I LOVE HER AND THAT SHE IS AWESOME. Just kidding. I celebrate… having cake! And this year it is my 21st birthday, so I will buy some alcoholic beverage, probably. Unless the waitresses/waiters totally judge me and think I’m 16. That could be a problem, or just embarassing


  32. My birthday shares the date with the anniversary of flight, and of course with my two other lovely sisters because I am a triplet. 🙂 This year it will be during finals week though, and I will be catching a long flight home.

  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAYYYYY!!!!Am I late?I don’t know,sorry if I am 🙁 I’ve found out this giveaway through bloglovin and I decided to come and try…who knows!I love those books and even if they are all amazing I put my eyes on “To all the boys I’ve loved before” I’ve heard amazing things about this book!
    Lots of love!

    • I actually forgot to tell you about my birthday,sorry!My birthday is on July and even I hate the fact that it’s summertime when I’ll turn 23-oh my god-it’s nice because,you know,presents!The only present I’d like to receive this year is to finally being able to move to London,pass my exam and starting a new life in the UK.
      Love xxx

  34. Isabel R.

    First of all I want to wish you a wonderful, wonderful birthday!!!! 🙂 My birthday is during the last few weeks of the semester so it’s been filled with stress, papers, exams, projects, no sleep, coffee, and more stress for the past 4 years (I’m at my last semester of university woohoo).

  35. Happy Birthday!

    My birthday is July 4th, so I always have a really fun time. Fun story: When I was little my parents convinced me that the entire country was celebrating my birthday, so at the end of the fireworks I would get up and bow. It’s so funny that when you are that young you just assume that the whole world revolves around you, so it didn’t seem strange at all to me that EVERYONE would celebrate my birthday, and the whole fireworks show was, in fact, put on just for me. Kids…

  36. Nurmawati Djuhawan

    the best birthday gift ever when my parent sent me for homestay to another country 🙂
    thx u for the chance and happy birthday !! 🙂

  37. Happy Birthday. I like to celebrate my birthday, but since I’m older now no one really cares or remember my b-day. This year I went to The Strand Bookstore and bought books. I think that was the best birthday I had in years. thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Tânia M.

    Happy Birthday!
    My birthday is January 19th, the same as Edgar Allan Poe, btw, pretty cool. xD
    I don’t do nothing special in that day, just hang out my friends and family. Having fun.
    For my birthday I love to receive books, of course! 😀

  39. Anita H.

    Happy birthday! Mine is in September and the best gifts are always books!! But my best birthday gift was getting a day off work 🙂

  40. Jewel

    Happy Birthday 🙂
    My birthday is in August and I spend it watching movies with my sister & eating junk food. Lol!

  41. stacy

    Happy Birthday! My birthday is in January and it is ten days after Christmas, so growing up I hardly ever had parties because school was usually still on vacation. Plus I am one of those cursed people that gets a “here is your christmas AND birthday present” deal. Now as an adult I usually have a little party at my house and I take advantage of as many free birthday offers as possible, like free meals and discounts.

  42. Isa

    Happy belated birthday! 🙂 My birthday is December 29th, I don’t do much for it except hang out with my friends and eat cake and I always love receiving books as presents. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. 🙂

  43. Hmm, well my birthday is July 29th. To me, it is still an awesome day, but as you get older it stops being this incredibly special EVENT. I am 32 and it has been dwindling epicness for a while. It is very sad. But I still love it when my birthday rolls around and I always will! So, normally my hubby and I will cook and awesome meal and watch a scary movie, because I love them. My ultimate gift? My husband proposed to me on my birthday a few years ago, and that was the ultimate gift. Can’t be beat! I hope that you had an awesome birthday and that it was still full of epicness and awesome sauce!

  44. Michelle Lee

    I mostly spend time with my family on my birthday. We would either make a big, delicious meal or go out to a restaurant to eat. I think gifts have died down a little as I got older, but I don’t mind! I think it’s the thought of spending the time with someone that counts.Well, I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thank you for this amazing chance! 🙂

  45. Natalie

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *chucks confetti into the air*
    At my house the birthday person just gets to pick out the type of cake they want, and, in my case, I ask for books. Loads and loads of books XD

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