The winner of the copy of Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore and the awesome tote bag from Etsy shop FencingNArchery is:
I’ve emailed you letting you know that you’ve won! Congratulations. Enjoy the awesome tote bag and the book. If you are interested in purchasing your very own Bitterblue tote bag, you can do so here.
Daphne of Somewhere I Have Never Travelled has won my first giveaway!! I decided to use random.org to figure out who won because all of your advice was so wonderful. Daphne’s advice, in case you were wondering, was…
My best advice is to write reviews that you would want to read, and make them personal. I always like reading reviews that include the writer’s reactions, and perhaps a tangential personal story that the book brought up, etc. I almost never read straight summaries. I can get that on Amazon. I want to know what people really *think* about books and what they mean.
Oh, and pictures are fun too
I have definitely taken Daphne’s advice to heart. I try to make all of my reviews personal and I always include a picture . I love reading Daphne’s blog, so I hope she enjoys the books I’m going to send her. Daphne, just send me your information to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you prefer an historical fiction pack, a Young Adult pack or a How-To/Writing Improvement pack? I hope you’re as excited as I am!
Speaking of giveaways, check out this freakin awesome t-shirt over at The Book Lady!
Head on over here to enter!
To do a giveaway?
That’s right, folks. I’ve only been on the internet for five days and I’m already trying to give something away. Gee, you think. That’s ambitious. Sure. But I already have 18 hits on my blog. That’s more people than I know in the real world. Other than those people that are related to me because I can’t even count those. But, I digress. The point is, I cleaned my room last night (a New Year miracle in itself), and I have stacks and stacks of books that I don’t need anymore. They’re all worth reading, they just don’t fit on my new $30 bookshelf.
The rules: Leave a comment with some advice for my little blogling. The best tip/advice will win your choice of one of three book packages. The remaining packages will be given away later (or if anyone is interested in a swap, let me know!)
The prizes: The Writer’s Package (all how-to, writing advice books), the Historical Fiction Package and the Young Adult Package. Each package contains at least 2 books! Woo!
May the best advice win.
Challenge end date: Jan 11th