“The time has come” the (Book Polygamist) Walrus said, “to talk of many things. Of blogiversaries– and sealing wax–of competitions–and kings. And why bookmarks are boiling hot, and whether books have wings!”
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! It is time my scrumptious Bookbaggers to announce the winners of my Blogiversary Competition!!!!
It’s been lovely to see the response from you regarding my first giveaway – I didn’t get a huge amount of entrants, but the ones that did enter were enthusiastic and didn’t all want the same book, so that was nice 🙂 As can be expected there were a few speed-humps (I became a bit more lax with the rules when I realised that only WordPressers could “like” the post) but we made it in the end, and with less than half of the entrants being my own friends/family! Huzzah!
I did want to choose the winners yesterday, but I was a tad suspicious of anything on the Internet as it was April Fools Day so I didn’t trust that the random generator I used would be legit.
So without further ado (and if you haven’t already skipped ahead to see if you’ve won) I give you the official entrants followed by the Grand Prize Winner, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up!
Book Choice: Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
Bookmark preference: “mmm owls? but if there’s nothing with owls or tea, then… anything dark, or witchy or zombies :O lol you pick, i like everything i mentioned “
Book choice: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Bookmark preferences: “As far as bookmarks go, I’m not sure what you’re asking for exactly, but I do like anything scary:)”
Book Choice: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Bookmark Preferences: “Bookmark? Surprise me There is very few things I would not like!”
04 – Una
Book Choice: The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
Bookmark Preference: Didn’t have one = a surprise 😛
05 – Sarah
Book Choice: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Bookmark Preference: “As for book mark….anything that isn’t a receipt or one of my pay slips, which are my most common bookmarks “
06 – MM (via Facebook email)
Book Choice: Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
Bookmark Preference: “um something with red”
07 – Lambrina (via email)
Book Choice: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Bookmark Preference: “For the theme of bookmark i love witches, fairies and vampires.”
The Grand Winner:
Entrant number 03 – angelicreader! Congratulations Angelique! 😀
Entrant number 04 – Una!
Entrant number 05 – Sarah!
I swear this is exactly how it generated! I even had to do the runner-ups a few times because 3 and 4 kept popping up! So, an extra thanks to the random number generator for giving me such non-random results – at least it wasn’t 1, 2 and 3 😛 Plus I love how all three winners didn’t do a preference for their bookmarks so I can go a little silly 😀
angelicreader – I will be ordering your copy of The Hunger Games this afternoon, and you can also expect an email officially congratulating you, giving you a time-frame for delivery and asking for your preferred delivery address 🙂
Una – As you are in Ireland on holiday you won’t see this for a while (at least I hope you won’t be reading blogs on your holiday!) but I will have a nice surprise for you when you get back 🙂
Sarah – You can expect a random bookmark when I next see you – most likely this weekend 😛
I’m happy with the winners because Angelique is one of my newest and most loyal bookbaggers, Una went out of her comfort zone to enter the competition by commenting when she had never done so before and wasn’t entirely sure about the process, and Sarah is one of my best friends, and the first official Bookbagger in my eyes, and she deserves a proper bookmark to use rather than a receipt or payslip 😉
However I do want to say a big thank you to the other entrants, especially Billie (AKA Vasiliki) who was the first to enter, and told her friends about the competition leading to my seventh entrant – 7 made it a tad more interesting than 6 😛
I hope I did ok with my first competition and I hope I’ll be able to do more in the future – maybe I’ll make it a regular blogiversary thing!
Ta ta for now and as always: