Hey everyone! Normally I would be posting tomorrow for Wisdomous Wednesday, but I’m putting that on hold this week because today is a SUPER AWESOME SPECIAL DAY: my birthday! (Pause for applause.) Nah, it’s okay. That’s not normally a reason for anybody but me to celebrate, but as it turns out, I’m getting my favorite present of all: books! In the form of money to spend on them, that is.
I need some help picking out books, because while I have a list already, I know I’m missing some awesome books that I really should be reading.
So! To celebrate my awesome birthday I’m doing my first-ever giveaway!
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below and recommend a book to me. Any book at all. It doesn’t have to be a new release. I do have a preference for young adult, and I do have a preference for science fiction and fantasy, but my interests are definitely not limited to those, so branch out as much as you want! And please tell me why you’re recommending it—it can just be a sentence or a few words.
The contest will be open until 12:00 AM July 11th, and I’ll draw a random name to be announced that Tuesday. I’ll buy the winner any book of their choice, from the list of recommendations or not, when I get my own. (Within reason, of course. I’m not gonna spring for a hardback copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Mostly because you should already own that.) And after having lived in Australia for a year and watching all the domestic-only contests go by, this contest is open internationally!
Here are the contest details:
+1 entry for each book you recommend (max. 5 points, though feel free to rec. more!) and be sure to tell me why you’re recommending it!
+1 for following my blog (new follower or old!)
+1 for following me on twitter (new follower or old!)
+1 for retweeting the contest
+2 for tweeting yourself about the contest (you can do this in addition to retweeting)
+5 for blogging about the contest
The maximum you can get is 15 entries. Please link in your comment where appropriate, and add up your total entries!
I don’t want the contest to just be about how loudly you shout about it, hence the book recommendations being weighted as heavily as blogging about it. That said, of course I’d love it if you tweeted, blogged, called your friends, hired a skywriter—though you might need photographic evidence of the latter for me to count it.