My giveaway for “that one book you really wanted to read this year” has ended!
Congrats to Tyler E.! Your name was chosen randomly from the Rafflecopter “hat.” :) I’ll be sending you an email shortly, so start thinking about what book you want from BookDepository.com.
I’d like to do more of these giveaways in the future. I’m not sure if I’ll use Rafflecopter again because I can’t embed it into my WordPress.com blog. Do you guys like the idea of a question-answer kind of giveaway, or something similar to that? I’ve been thinking of organizing it so that I can track your entries via comments right here on the blog.
Let me know if anyone has ideas! Thanks to everyone who participated.
[Update: The Facebook “like” is no longer mandatory for the Rafflecopter. :) ]
We all saw at least one book this year that we’ve been dying to read. Maybe you couldn’t justify the purchase because you’ve got a huge stack of old books waiting for you at home. Or maybe the opposite is true — maybe you’ve been so fixated on the new titles that came out in 2012 that you keep procrastinating on buying that one special classic.
As a holiday gift, I’m giving away a book of choice to one lucky reader. As long as it’s available on BookDepository.com and is modestly priced (no more than $20), it’s yours.
For a chance to win, just enter this Rafflecopter! (Scroll down to the widget once you’re on the page.) You can gain entries by “liking” my Facebook page, answering a question about your favorite book of the year, following me on Twitter, leaving a comment, reblogging this announcement post, or tweeting about the giveaway, the last of which you can do once a day.
Thanks, and good luck! The giveaway ends on December 20.
Hey, guys! I’m running a special interview this Wednesday with author Andy Gavin, and you have a chance to win some awesome swag. Just follow the link to Gavin’s website to enter.
You could win a $100 Amazon gift card, signed copy of The Darkening Dream (book) and Crash Bandicoot (video game — and damn worth it, trust me!), a poster, collectible bookmarks, and lots more.
Those of you who have read my review of The Darkening Dream back in April might be wondering what I’m up to. You’ll find out in a couple days — promise! :D
I’m going to be SUPER jealous of whoever wins those signed game copies.
This contest is my way of saying thanks for visiting the blog. Regardless of how many times you’ve stopped by before, I hope you’ll decide to make a habit of it.
The lucky winner will receive a copy of the new commemorative edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The classic science fiction children’s book turned fifty this month.
- Anyone can enter.
- All you need is a post office–recognized address anywhere in the world, where you can receive packages.
- You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! You can also follow by email or RSS (see sidebar) and like me on Facebook for more of my writing here and all over the web.
- To win, comment and include your email address and (this next part is optional) tell me what your favorite book is and why.
- You can enter the giveaway until Wednesday, February 22. I will close the giveaway at midnight EST, early Thursday morning. The winner will be announced in an update of this post.
- Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
- I will notify the winner by email. The winner needs to answer my email within three days, or I’ll pick a new winner.
Check out these other great blogs for more giveaways:
UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered! The giveaway was a success, and I was pleased to see so many new people on the blog. I hope you all decide to stick around.
Now for the winner! The lucky lady whose name was picked from a hat is Stephanie Ward, who left this comment:
“My favorite children’s book is A Wrinkle in Time!! I about freaked when I saw your giveaway! It had a huge impact on me – it’s the book that made me into such a bibliophile!! I don’t have a copy and winning the anniversary edition would be so wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!”
Glad to give a fellow book lover a little joy. Stephanie, you’ll receive an email from me shortly. Please respond before Sunday! Thanks!
Everyone else, please let me know if you’d like to see more giveaways here in the future by leaving a comment on my Facebook page.
By now you’ve probably noticed that pinkish-purplish button in my sidebar. I wanted to thank the readers of my blog by participating in the fourth Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by blogger Leeswammes.
The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday, February 18 until (and including) Wednesday, February 22. Please stop by and enter my official contest between those dates! I’ll be announcing the giveaway book then. Good luck! :)
Here’s a clue: This author of this book struggled for two years to secure a publisher, and upon landing a deal, the book was not expected to sell. The author blames the trouble on the gender of the protagonist, which was contrary to what was expected of the genre at the time.
Fun trivia: The character Sawyer from the television show Lost read this book while stranded on the island.
Thanks to blogger Sarah for holding a contest and choosing me as a winner of a one-year subscription to Bon Appetit Magazine! There’s little I love more than getting goodies in the mail, except my fellow writers and readers.
Sarah runs an amazing cooking blog over at Sarah’s Place. Believe me, it’s awesome and very non-cook friendly—meaning she’ll turn you into one with her great recipes and pictures of delicious food. I’m hungry just thinking about it.
So stop by her blog and—oh my god, look at that French onion soup. I don’t even like French onion soup! Wowza.