Tuesday, June 19, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who is following my blog. One of my favorite things to do in the mornings is opening my blogger dashboard and reading all of your wonderful posts! The other really wonderful thing I've gotten out of blogging, besides "meeting" a bunch of wonderful people- is learning new things. And being open to learning new things. (Anyone up to joining me in November for NaNoWriMo?) But, I'm about middle aged and my brain has had enough new things. Anyone else have kids? There's a Spongebob Squarepants episode in which Squidward wants to impress his rival Squilliam and he pretends he owns a five star restaurant. Squidward gets Spongebob to be the waiter- Spongebob is struggling so Squidward tells him to empty his mind of everything except fine dining and breathing. So Spongebob jettisons everything out of his brain- including his name- except those two things
Well, I'm at that point. If I have to learn how to do one more thing, my brain will dump out everything except how to work Blogger and breathing. I'm just not up to learning Rafflecopter or any other similar site. So here are the rules:

1. Be a follower through GFC or Linky. (I don't know how to track anything else)
2. How to Win: Comment on a post using the mystery word. For example, if the secret word is "year", and you comment on a review, "I plan to read that this year". You win. Simple as that. Oh, and you have to be a follower through Linky or GFC. (Only applies to comments from the beginning of the contest)
3. This contest will end at 11:59 p.m.,  July 2, 2012, Pacific Standard Time. If there isn't a winner, I will set up a traditional giveaway using Rafflecopter or similar (boo!)
4. Winner will be notified through a post on this site. (And I'll try to track them down in other ways) If the winner doesn't respond in 48 hours, I'll set up a traditional Rafflecopter and/or choose a new mystery word for the balance of the original contest run time
5. What do you win? Is it open internationally? (Providing a valid email will be necessary to receive prize)
$15 gift card sent through email to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Kobo (U.S. residents only)
$20 gift card sent through email from Betterworld Books (Open internationally. They ship for free, no minimum order internationally. Go to website for list of countries. Yes, mostly used books, but I love this place. For every book you buy, they donate a book and they run sales pretty much monthly. 3 books for $10 or 4 for $12 is the one they have now. And they run that one all the time. So, $20 equals 6 books)
6. I'm not saying you have to follow me via Twitter. But, I'll be posting clues only on Twitter.


  1. Congrats for having 100 followers!

    I've also tagged you in the Liebster Blog Award. Click here for more info: http://litloveread.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/liebster-blog-award.html

  2. This sounds like so much fun! :)

    1. Thanks, I wanted to do something different. But mostly I just didn't want to sign up for another account. I signed up for some service recently, screwed it up so bad that I can't even get it sent by email. But I can't sign up for it again because the email is taken (by me). Ugh!

      First clue already up on Twitter. I'm organizing them by #Giveaway_Clue

  3. Wow! Congratulations! 100 Followers is amazing! Also, thanks for introducing me to Betterworld Books - I love that they donate some of your money!!!

    1. And it's really no minimum. I once ordered just one book- it was $3.98 and it was sent with no delivery charge. One thing about them- if they have multiple copies of a book, make sure you add the one with the best condition. I don't know what their mechanism is for adding books to your cart, but the default book added to your cart is not always the best quality one. Also, if it's a library copy the condition of "Good" isn't always as good as a regular used copy good. But it's sometimes also better. I ordered The Brontes by Juliet Barker and other than having the library type tagging, it was perfectly pristine!

  4. Hi, I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! :)

    More info here: http://bound2astound.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-blog-award.html

  5. I like to tag you for the Liebster Blog Award!!

    Here's the link where I posted mine:

  6. Luv ur blog :D **New Follower**

  7. I follow on google connect as "anash"
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway
    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com


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