So today’s post is simple.
I’m announcing the three winners from the 101 Books Christmas Giveaway I posted about on Wednesday. You all had until midnight last night to enter, so I hope you got your answer in.
And the three randomly selected winners are…
Who will it be…
You love books, right?
Yes? Me too! I love books so much that I want to buy a book to give to THREE of you guys as a way of saying thanks for reading my blog.
I’ve done this before, like last Christmas and couple of other times throughout the year, so some of you might know the drill.
But here’s how it works.
I’m going to ask you a question. You answer that question in the comments. From your answers, I’ll randomly (it really is random) select three lucky winners.
The winners will be able to select one book from the FIRST 50 novels I’ve read on the Time list. Here’s my rankings for a refresher.
I’ll mail the novel to the three winners on my dime. That’s it. Pretty simple.
So here’s the question:
Proverbial drum roll please joke here…
Yesterday, in honor of the 101 Books two-year blogoversary, I told you I was offering a brand-new copy of one of the first 47 books I’ve read to two randomly selected, lucky winners. To enter, you simply needed to respond in the comments with what your favorite book was as a kid.
So the winners are…
Today, 101 Books is two years old.
In human years, 101 Books is still wearing diapers, speaking in single syllables, and known to cry suddenly and often when it doesn’t get its way. At least it’s walking though.
And, in reality, I think that’s kind of where the blog is at these days. It’s walking. I’ve got a nice pace, decent balance, and some direction on it. I’m sure it could walk faster and be a little more coordinated, but maybe that will come.
By the numbers, I’ve made 427 posts and you’ve made 8,021 comments. The subscriber count is up over 6,000 now, which just boggles my mind. I had no idea this would happen when I wrote the first post on August 30, 2010. Crazy.
But if I’ve only written 427 and you’ve made 8,021 comments, that means you’re doing a lot more work than me. So thank you.
And that’s why I want to return the favor today. It’s just a small way of saying thanks.
The point of today’s post is simple.
A hearty congratulations to Terri Nestel–the winner of the 101 Books giveaway over the weekend. I randomly chose her name (using the number generator on random.org) from the comments on Friday’s post.
Terri, now it’s up to you. You can choose two books from any of the first 42 I’ve read or am reading on the Time list. Any two! You can go to my rankings page and click on the links to see all of my reviews.
List your selections in the comments below, and email me at email@example.com with your shipping address. I’ll try and get the books out to you this week.
Thanks again to everyone for participating. We had over 90 comments, so hopefully that will give you some ideas for books to add to your to-read list. I’ll do this again sometime in the fall.
In the last year or so, I’ve given away several books on this blog, as a way of saying thank you to 101 Books readers.
Today, let’s do it again!
Last time, I gave away one book to two different winners. This time, I thought I’d give away TWO books to ONE reader!
Which books? You can choose from any of the first 42 books I’ve read on the Time list. Any of them—even the big ones, like Infinite Jest. It’s your choice.
I’ll assign each comment a number, randomly select (using this website) one winner, and ship the books, at my cost. I’ve shipped to Edinburgh before so I’m happy to ship overseas.
How do you enter?
To start today’s post, congratulations to Notes from Rumbly Cottage (Karyn) and Evan, who were the randomly selected winners from yesterday’s giveaway.
Karyn and Evan, if you would like, post in the comments below which book you’ll be selecting from the first 34. Also, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address, and I’ll get your selected book to you soon.
Now, on to the main subject of today’s post.
I’m about to hit pause.
Hey, would you like a chance to win a book?
What about two chances to win a book?
If so, today’s your lucky day. This is the third 101 Books giveaway in the last year. Since the other two seemed fairly successful, I thought we’d try it again–the Christmas edition!
Of the 40 entries (51 total comments, some were duplicates and a few of you got in after the deadline…sorry!), the winner of yesterday’s giveaway is…
A year ago today, I made my first post at 101 Books.
I’m nearly 25% finished with the list. Not sure how that happened.
Anyway, to thank all you 101 Books readers out there, and to celebrate 101 Books’ first “blogoversary,” I’m giving away one copy of any of the first 25 books I’ve read on the Time list. Any book. Your choice. Shipping’s on me, too, no matter where you live.
I’ll randomly select a winner using a random number generator. Everyone’s eligible, other than Corey, who won my first book giveaway. Just trying to spread the love, Corey.