Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I think this calls for a celebration!!
Or at least a fun contest!!
What deserves a party, you ask? Why, I have almost reached my 100th post. 100!! I honestly could not have believed this would happen when I started my blog a few months ago. Since I've started and abandoned blogs before, I sorta just figured that's what would happen with this one - I'd play along for a while, and then eventually forget about it, leaving it to gather dust in the blogosphere. Surprisingly, I haven't done that - I've actually built a nice little blog, if I do say so myself, and I think I should celebrate. Anyone want to join me?
And also, it gives me an excuse to give away something that I think is really, really fun.
So here goes:
I am hosting a contest to celebrate my 100th post. (whenever that happens to be.) The lucky winner will receive this:
Bas Bleu is one of my favorite book websites - they have an amazingly eclectic selection, and I never, ever read their catalog without making a list of books I want. SO whomever is lucky enough to win this contest will win a surprise package from Bas Bleu. I just gave this to my mom for her birthday, and she received 7 books - fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs - and they all sound interesting to me! So the winner won't know what goodies they win until the package arrives, but I'm pretty sure it will be a good surprise.
Now, normally when I host contests, I don't get very many people interested in participating, so your odds are probably pretty good. If, for some reason, my streak ends and lots of people want to play, I will add a second place prize (if I get 20 entries), and a third place prize (if I get 40 entries). I'm not really expecting that, so I don't have prizes determined yet, but I'll come up with something fun.
So, now the rules:
For 1 entry, leave me a comment on this post.
For 1 additional entry, link to my contest on your blog and leave a comment to let me know.
The contest will be open until midnight central time, October 31. I will draw the winner(s?) on November 1st.
It's my 100th post celebration!!
UPDATE: If we have enough entries for 2nd and 3rd place, I will give away credit to your favorite book swapping site - PaperbackSwap or Bookmooch. Probably 3 credits for 2nd, and 2 credits for 3rd. Yea book swapping!