Sunday, November 8, 2009

50 Followers Contest

First off, thank you to all my followers- I truly do appreciate it! Such a great weekend!!!

My contest is going to run for 3 weeks, at least right now, but I want at least 40 entries into it so it might be extending depending on how that goes.

The Prizes:

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate (PB)
The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard (PB)
Possessions by Nancy Holder (ARC- gently used)

If I hit 75 followers, I will be adding in another book and winner. 100 means 2 books and winners, etc. You get the point.

The Winners:

This contest, right now, will have 2 winners- the top winner picks 2 of the 3 books and then second place winner gets the left over book. If I add more books for followers, then 2nd place picks their book after the first place winner- or if I just add in books because I get in a happy mood, they get to pick. If not all books are used in this contest, they will go in future contests.

I am keeping this contest relatively small since it is my first- mostly, it will just depend on how many followers I get but I am planning 2 somewhat bigger contests (bigger prize packs and/or more winners) for 2010.

Once the contest is closed, I will put all the entries into to give me a random list of the names with a corresponding number and my friend over at Books Not Bombs will be picking a number out of that list for first place, then for second, etc so ultimately, she picks the winner.

**UPDATE 11/19 -- Okay I know that I have hit almost 100 followers now but that is mostly due to the people entering my Fallen contest with only a few extra entries into this one, so I don't want to add another winner and book into this one just yet (I hadn't planned to have the other contest when I set this one =P ). If I get to 30 entries, I will and the book added will likely be my ARC of Fallen but if I don't hit 30, I will still close the contest as planned on the 29th and just pull from the people that did enter- and thank you to those who did, I really appreciate it.**

How to Enter:

Leave me a comment to tell me you want to enter- an email is not required, as long as you either come back to check for the winner at the close of the contest or if I can find your email or contact via your own blog. I understand about the spamming and junk mail you get from leaving your email on things like this so to eliminate it, I am not going to require it. At the close of the contest, the winners will have 48 hours to get in touch with me.

Extra entries (US Only- International if you are willing to pay shipping or have it shipped to a US address):

+3 for old followers- you are the reasons this contest is happening

+1 for new followers- thank you thank thank you

+2 if you follow Books Not Bombs, old or new- I know several of my followers are from the contest over at A Life Bound by Books and I am passing on the generosity to this blogger

+2 for promoting my blog- sidebar, tweet, etc- max of 2 (link required)

+4 for an actual blog post (link required)

+3 if you add me to your blog roll

+1 if you tell me what your all time favorite book is and why because face it, there are great books out there that are older that go more unnoticed now but I would still love to find out about them

That is a total of 21 entries per person so have at it! I would prefer that everything is left in one comment post just because that is easier but if you go back and add something, make sure to use the same log in and also leave a note in the comment that you are adding entries to a previous post.

That's it and thanks again guys!

This contest will end Sunday, November 29


  1. Wow! Great contest! Count me in please! Congrats on 50 follower!!

    +3 - old followers
    +2 - following Books not Bombs
    +1 - all time favorite book: Speak. I really enjoy reading it. I read it about 3 times every year.
    +2- tweeted
    +2 - sidebar


  2. Thanks for the contest!
    +3 follower
    +1 One of my favorite books is The History of Love. It is one of the most beautiful written books I've ever read.


  3. Congrats on your first contest!! Not entering, but I'll be sure to put a link in my sidebar for it!

  4. Haha thanks Lisa! I appreciate it! =)

    And Arielle- I really like Speak too. I am compiling all these books into a list and will post it at the end of my contest too.

  5. Great contest! Count me in please

    +3 old follower

    +2 following Books Not Bombs

    +3 blogroll:

    +1 One of my all-time favorite books is Arena by William R. Forstchen. It was the book that made me a fan of the fantasy genre.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  6. +3 old follower
    +2 follower of Books Not Bombs
    +2 sidebar ad
    +3 on my blog roll
    +1 Number the Stars- I read it for the first time in 4th grade and it's amazing. I remember it being the first book that I loved.

  7. Please enter me in the contest.
    +3-Old follower
    +2-Following Books not Bombs
    +1-One of my favorite books is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare because it is very original
    +2-Tweeted here:

  8. Ahhhh al these books look so good:)
    I want to read them all.

    +3: Old Follower!
    +2: Follow Books Not Bombs' Blog
    +2: Sidebar-
    +2: Tweet-
    +3: Blog roll-
    +1: Favorite Book- Changes constantly but right now I'm in a Generation Dead kind of mood. Why so good? Phoebe is cool, Tommys awesome, and I love Adam. Read the book and you'll know what I mean:)


  9. Awesome and congrants!
    +3 - old follower
    +2 - following Books not Bombs
    +1 - My favorite book would be Harry Potter because it's just so amazing!
    adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

  10. Congrats - your shameless direct marketing worked. I am now a follower and I thought what they hey, might as well join in on the contest fun! Sign me up.

    +1 New Follower
    +1 Fav all time book would have to be - Brave New World. I can read that book anytime anywhere and depending on the time of my life and my mental faculties at the time it means something else to me. I also like the word Soma...soma soma soma just rolls off the tongue.

  11. Haha thanks ParaJunkee- glad the shameless attempts worked haha. And Brave New World is a great book, I agree!

  12. +3 old follower
    +2 I follow Books Not Bombs
    +2 Posted on my sidebar
    +1 My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird because the story is so timeless and easy to relate to

    :D Nikki

  13. +3 Old follower!
    +2 following Books Not Bombs
    +2 Tweeted it!
    +2Sidebar Link
    +3 Added to my sidebar!
    +1 My favorite book of all time would have to be a series...the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. They have the perfect mix of romance, fantasy, and action. I loved them!

    Natalie @ Mindful Musings

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  15. Sorry, I said sidebar on the +3 on my comment. I meant blogroll!

    ... apparently I'm a new follower, so take an entry off! Sorry about that, I thought I was following you before. Oh well, I am now :)

    Natalie @ Mindful Musings

  16. Could you please enter me i would really like to read this book thanx

  17. Congrats on having over 50 followers!

    Anyway, I would love to enter. J

    +3 for old followers
    + 2 for already following Books Not Bombs
    +2 for promoting your blog: I added a link to this contest from my blog’s sidebar. Here’s the link:
    +3 for adding you to my blog roll:
    +1 for telling you my favorite book which is such a hard question because I have so many. So, I’ll tell you about a recent fav which is Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles! It was such a fantastic book and the ending was just an all around “wow!”. I’m dying to read the sequel which is coming out Fall 2010. Plus, all of Simone Elkeles’ books are great too!

    So, I guess that would be a + 12!


  18. Awesome contest! Thanks for the opportunity. Please enter me in. I'd love to win.


  19. +1 My favorite book is probably Fallen by Lauren Kate right's soooooooooooo amazing! I've read it three times already! Seriously!

    +1 New follower!!! =)

    Thanks for this super duper coolio contest!

    Reggie =)

  20. I am so behind in all things blog right now, so I had no idea you had reached the 50 milestone, OR that you were having a contest! Congrats! Of course I want in. ;D
    +3 follower
    +2 Books not Bombs follower (god, I love that name!)
    +3 blog roll
    +1 I never narrow to one; the closest I can come is favorite by dead author (Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy is my fave character, it's my comfort book) and by living author (Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, it blows me away)


  21. Oh yeah...
    Blog roll link is @ Book Rat.

    I posted the contest in my sidebar @ Book Rat as well...


  22. Hey, what a great giveaway!

    +3 follower
    +1 My favorite book is Bitter is The New Black, a memoir by Jen Lancaster because she is absolutely hilarious!

  23. Congrats on 50! Please include me.

    I am a follower

    Linked on sidebar here:

    Linked in post here:

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  24. +3 old follower :D
    +2 following Books Not Bombs
    +2 sidebar:


  25. +3 old followers
    +2 follow Books Not Bombs
    +2 side bar


  26. what a cool contest! :D

    +1 new user
    +2 Tweet!

    and my favorite books.. oh dear.. there are too many im afraid... haa. ok so currently, my favorite book is either "The Book Theif" by Markus Zusak or "I am the Messenger" which is also by Zusak. I think both of these stories are incredible, and the writing style is unique. I feel like I am actually having someone read the story to me, as apposed to reading, because the way Zusak writes, it is written more the way people talk, rather than using proper grammer techniques. Also, both novels made me want to cry hysterically at the end.
    All of the characters are brilliant, and I felt like I knew them. They were more life like and realistic than some characters are. :) I love both of these books.

    and my email...


  27. Yay, contest!

    +1 follower.
    +1 Pride and Prejudice. I LOVE it.

  28. I'd love to enter your contest!!

    +1 for brand new follower!!

    Thanks so much!

  29. I'd love to enter the contest.
    +1 for brand new follower.

  30. +1 Harry Potter series LOVE IT because...the plot is fantastic
    +1 new follower

  31. Great contest!

    +3 I'm an old follower
    +2 I already follow Books Not Bombs
    +2 It's on my blog sidebar:
    +3 I've added u to my blog roll :)
    +1 Hm my favorite book of all time would be Blindness by Jose Saramago, it's an amazing and powerful read...and of course Twilight lol.


  32. Great giveaway!

    +1 New follower.

    +3 Add you to my blog roll

    +1 My favourite book is Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran. It is a brilliantly-written historical fiction full of twists and turns.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  33. This is a great contest! Thanks for hosting it!

    +1 new follower
    +2 following Books Not Bombs
    +1 my favorite book is Swan Song by Robert McCammon. It's really suspensefull and exciting; one of those books that you don't want to put down.


  34. I'm from Australia, so I'm not entering, but I'd still like to tell you my favourite book!

    It's Sabriel by Garth Nix... I've read the whole Abhorsen series a dozen times and I'll never get sick of it!

    I want to thank you for this contest, its what led me to discovering your blog!


  35. +3 old follower
    +2 sidebar
    +3 blog roll (you've been on it for a while now!)
    +1 all time fave book: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson or The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (sorry! Couldn't decide!)

  36. Congrats on 140+ followers!! Please enter me :D

    +1 new follower
    +2 following Books Not Bombs
    +2 tweeted
    +2 sidebar link
    +3 your on my blogroll
    +1 Favorite book of all time: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Small book, strong message. Everyone, young and old, should read this book.

    email is on my blogger profile and my blog :D

  37. +1 new follower
    +2 sidebarred it under The Contest List
    +2 tweeted it
    +2 new Books not Bombs follower
    +1 the Neverending Story is my favorite book of all time. Why is hard to say. It's just amazing. The imagery is beautiful and wonderful and fantastic and other things that it would continue to be redundant to say. The story is wildly imaginative and beautiful. I just really can't get enough of it.


  38. Great contest Thanks!

    +1 new follower

    +2 sidebar

    +1 My favorite book of this moment right NOW we will say is Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block. GREAT GREAT BOOK!

  39. Thanks for hosting this contest! Please enter me. Email is


  40. Great contest!
    +1 new follower
    +2 on my blogroll
    +1 favorite book= "Catching Fire"

  41. Thanks for the chance to win! I am so glad that I found the blog! :)

    +1 for being a new follower!
    +2 for following Books Not Bombs
    +1 fav book: The Island of the Blue books but I still love it and read it at least once a year. First time reading it was in 4th I guess that means I have read it at least 14 times!! :)

  42. Congrats on now over 150 followers. I don't know how I missed this, just in time.

    3 for old followers-
    +2 if you follow Books Not Bombs,

    +2 for promoting my blog-

    +1 All time favorite, this is so hard...Harry Potter. I know, its probably been used, but this got me back into reading after straying for years. It made it fun to read again instead of work.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  43. Great contest, and congrats on hitting 150+ followers!

    +1 new follower
    +1 My favorit book is the Kate Daniels novels by Ilona Andrews.


  44. congrats on so many followers :) enter me please!
    +2 new follower