16th July 2008, that day when an innocuous journal post marked the beginningΒ of this blog that you are reading today. So yes, we celebrated her 8th birthday yesterday. Like a little girl, she has a mind of her own and gives me immense happiness and a world of distress too as times.

This time around, I want to mark this occasion byΒ sharing some of my happiness by spreading the gift of reading. My friend, Vinita, held a similar book giveaway when she celebrated her blog anniversary. And, I just loved the idea. What can be a better gift than books for readers? So, as possessive as I am about books, I decided to offer a few from my collection for all of you. I hope you love reading them as much as I did.

What do you have to do?

Just choose a book you like from among the photos displayed below and leave your choice as a comment.

If more than one person wants a book then Coco will decide the eventual winner after sniffing the choices. ?

I will courier your book anywhere in India only.

One person will only get one book.

I will announce the results on 1st August.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, take your pick.

PS: Results updated. Just click on the book image. I got no ask for A Calendar too Crowded. If any of you wants that book, just leave a comment and it is yours. Hope you enjoyed the giveaway.

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73 Thoughts on “8 Years of Rachna Says and a Giveaway

  1. Congratz, Rachna, for completing eight successful years in blogosphere. Liked the idea of giveaway on the occasion. Well, my choice is Twinkle Khanna πŸ™‚

  2. Happy Birthday once again to this blog which led me to know a wonderful person like you, Rachna. Wish you many more years of writing and even more accolades.. Well, if I had to choose it would be Twinkle Khanna’s ?
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  3. Hi Rachna,

    Congratulations to you and your fabulous blog! More power to your blog. πŸ™‚
    Mine would be Mrs Funnybones

  4. Happy birthday to your lovely little girl, Rachna! Looking forward to many more birthdays! It is a pleasure to read your blog! Hugs and love, Vidya
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  5. Happy birthday to your fabulous blog!! Wishing you many more years of amazing posts in your blog. Nice of you to hold a giveaway. I’d like to have All Aboard! πŸ˜€
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  6. Congratulations Rachna.. it is so good to see the anniversary of Rachna Says and that too 8th. It is heartening that pioneer blogs of India are not only surviving but motivating others also when so many blogs just fizzle out within one year.

    As for the book – sure would love to have ” The Best Indian Short Stories” πŸ™‚
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    • Thanks, Prasad. I guess you and l got into blogging out of love of writing and that ought to work in the long run. Your choice had been noted.

  7. Hey congrats Rachna. Celebrated mine last Wednesday:)
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  8. Happy birthday again to the little one :-). This is a fabulous idea and not only because I stand to gain a book. I am so depending on Coco for this. Is there doggie perfume that I can wear to tempt him to pick me? It would be the ‘Brick Lane’ if I got to choose.
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  9. CongratS and here’s wishing many many years more…

    Well that means I can’t even participate. .??
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  10. A very happy Blog Anniversary to you Rachna. You’ve created an uncomplicated, happy place here, full of uncommon common sense and loads of practical wisdom. Not once have I come here and not learned something, or gained a deeper understanding or this our haphazard life.

    And never have I gone away from here without realizing afresh of my affinity and congruence with you. Hence for me, Rachna Says is a doubly happy place.

    Hugs!

    PS: Oh! I’d like My Feudal Lord. Or All Aboard. Whichever. πŸ˜€

    • Thanks, Dags, for your support and love always. You give me strength with your friendship. And thank you for motivating me to go ahead with this giveaway. <3 Your choices have been noted.

      • Hurrrahh! I got a book… I got a book… I GOT A BOOK!!!

        Hugs to you sweetheart! And here’s to another year of absolutely scrumptious posts!
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  11. Congratulations!!! Awesome 8 years of blogging … I love the variety in your posts … from social issues to travel … you have made this space a great place to read and share ideas πŸ™‚ And of course, a wonderful giveaway too πŸ™‚
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  12. Many congratulations, Rachna…it’s been a very long run for you ☺️
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  13. Lata Sunil on July 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm said:

    Best wishes to Rachna Says. I love the giveaway idea. I would like to read Caretaker. Thanks

  14. Once again, congratulations for completing eight successful years in blogosphere! Love the idea of a giveaway. Unfortunately I’m in London πŸ˜‰ But If I get to choose, I’d pick Brick Lane.
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  15. Congratulations on ecstatic Eight . You are an inspiration . I will like to get the Monica Ali

  16. I like how you have personalised your blog. She is lucky indeed to have you.
    Congratulations and many more.
    Please I wish for the Best Indian Short Stories.

  17. Happy happy 8th birthday to your blog! I am so proud to know you as a blogger and a friend, my dear πŸ™‚ May you keep writing and blogging for many more years to come.

    Daniel Pearl book ‘Mighty heart’ sounds fascinating! Perhaps I shall stake my claim to that one πŸ™‚
    Coco, be nice to me! πŸ˜€
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  18. Many congratulations Rachna. You are really an inspiration. Wishing your blog growth and prosperity.
    The book I would want to read is Best Indian Short stories, Vol 1- by Khushwant Singh.

  19. Congratulations, Rachna and Happy Birthday, Rachna Says πŸ™‚

    It’s always been a pleasure reading you – I think for about a little under 3 years now. And here’s hoping to continue reading your work for many more.

    I’ll be okay to pass on the book giveaway, but seeing how popular the other ones, I’ll settle for Monica Ali’s Brick Lane – well, because London πŸ™‚
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  20. Happy Birthday, and congratulations! It’s quite an achievement. I wish you all the very best for many such delightful birthdays πŸ™‚

    Books as giveaway, such a good idea! I’ll go with The Price You Pay for my recently developed interest in thrillers (I hope Coco chooses me:))
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  21. I am really impressed by this act of yours. Obviously, your love for your blog speaks a volume. I do love books and giveaways justify the love of books πŸ™‚ I am inspired.

  22. Nice way to celebrate the anniversary.

  23. Many many Congratulations πŸ™‚
    Keep Blogging.

  24. Happy anniversary Rachna! Wishing you many many years of writing fun & pleasure. I had given my preference of book in the box that had popped up.
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  25. Congratulations on 8th anniversary πŸ™‚

  26. Happy Anniversary! More power to you and your blog. You are such an inspiration. I loved the giveaway πŸ™‚
    Since there is a lot of competition for Funnybones, I would like to read All Aboard by Kiran Manral.
    Much love and many good wishes!
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  27. Congratulations, Rachna.
    Happy birthday, Rachna Says
    &
    All the best to Coco. πŸ™‚
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  28. Congrats Rachna and best wishes. Quite an interesting way to celebrate πŸ™‚ I wish I too had a date to remember when I established my blog but it was too random action way back in 2006 with lots of inconsistency on my part. As for the choice of book, pls pls pls send me the Monica Ali one..

    • Thanks, Roohi. And now with a little one, it is quite a feat that you are blogging. πŸ™‚ Good luck to you for the book as I can see stiff competition for that one. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by.

  29. Many congratulations to the little girl, may her lovely voice keep inspiring and enthralling all of us for many many more years to come.

    For the book, I would wish to have diary of a young girl, it’s been on my wishlist for some time now πŸ™‚
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  30. Sarthak Maiti on July 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm said:

    I would feel really lucky if I get the terrific book The Price You Pay by Somnath Batabyal.That’s a superb debut book by him. A book with full of twist!!!

  31. Munch on July 21, 2016 at 11:56 am said:

    Congratulations Rachna!
    I would like to read ‘A mighty heart’

  32. Happy birthday to your awesome blog Rachana says…I am a silent reader of your blog till now. I enjoyed your blog and your writing style. My choice of pick is the dairy of a young girls…

  33. Happy Birthday, Rachna Says! I am late for the party. But better late than never!! Must share that I enjoy reading your blog, and here’s to many many more wonderful writing years. Cheers!
    As for the book, have not read Khushwant Singh as yet, so his book would be my pick! πŸ™‚
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  34. Very late on this I know – trekking and attendant issues, you know – but many congratulations.
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  35. Thank you, Rachna. Thank you, Coco! πŸ™‚

    Since nobody has asked yet, I’d like to have ‘A calendar too crowded’ πŸ™‚ Thank you for this one too (If I get it).
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  36. Oh, I remember leaving a comment here congratulating you on the blog anniversary, Rachna. I can’t seem to find my comment anywhere, though. I had not asked for any book at that time but if no one else has staked a claim before me, I’d like to have “A calendar too crowded”. Thank you, Rachna, for such a wonderful gesture!
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  37. Stumbled on your blog today… Congratulations on 8th Bday & it is so good to see the anniversary of Rachna Says ..

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