Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Very First Giveaway

For the momentous occasion of my Very First Blog Giveaway, I couldn't decide what to give. I thought a few of my favorite books might be appropriate, but then my stack grew and I decided to spread the wealth around. Here's what I came up with:

Childhood Favorites:
Little House in the Big Woods, A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury, two Avon soap paints, and a pack of striped tissues, you know, just because.

The second set on offer is a little more grown-up:
This features the first book in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith which I am always talking about, a little Ghirardelli chocolate, and a pack of tissues (why? Just because).

The final set is my personal favorite:
A brand new paperback copy of Pride and Prejudice (everyone needs at least one of these), my favorite type of Ghirardelli chocolate, and a small lined notebook, perfect for starting your first Commonplace Book.

Now for the rules (warning: I am a firstborn. I love rules.):

1. This giveaway is only available for residents of the lower-48. I'm paying shipping and I can't be spending the money I'm supposed to use to be using to get our tree trimmed (more on that later...).
2. You get one entry for leaving a comment - specify which prize you prefer, if you wish.
3. If you follow this blog, you can leave another comment and say so.
4. If you post about this on your blog, come back and leave another comment for another entry.
5. Winners will be done by random drawing (three prizes, three little girls to draw names from the hat = perfect).
6. This is open for the next week starting today and ending at midnight (Eastern time) on Wednesday, June 3.
7. If you win but I can't get in contact with you within a day or so, we'll draw again for a new winner.

And my favorite and final rule: if no one enters, I get to keep all this loot for myself.

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Count me in, and I'll be happy with any of it!

onthebranch said...

I'd like to enter!! My favorite prize is the middle one (the "more grown up" one)! I've been wanting to read those books after all your talking about them. :)

~Britt

onthebranch said...

I blogged about it at my blog! :D

~Britt

onthebranch said...

I visit here just about every day, so I'm a "follower" even though I have not been offically. I just tried joining the followers with my blogger account (I don't use it though because I like Wordpress better). So, you can decide if I'm a true "follower" or not, Karen! :P

~Britt

MacKenzie said...

I just started officially following people after going on a trip and realizing without my bookmarks, I can not keep track of the blogs I read. So now I'm following you too!

I like all three prizes but I would probably like number 2 most because I already own P&P (and two versions of the movies) and calvin and hobbes and little house in the big woods (it's my favorite of the series, just barely beating farmer boy). We have very similar taste in books - but I've never read the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency so I will need to check those out.

Kelly said...

I am commenting and following, but do I actually have to comment twice to enter twice? Hopefully not. Just count this as two entries. :)

Kelly said...

Oh, and I almost forgot. Pride and Prejudice or soap paints, please. I'll let someone older than 16 win the grown-up one. ;)

livingonthecreek said...

Count me in! Any prize will do me. I do like chocolate though, and Little House books, and I loved the the Pride and Prejudice movie. :-)
Donna

livingonthecreek said...

I'm a faithful follower too. My cute little picture is on your side bar. :-)
Donna

livingonthecreek said...

I blogged about it at my blog. :-)
Donna

Karabeth said...

I want one that has chocolate. Books are nice but I.Must.Have.Chocolate! And Ghirardelli is exceptionally good. Yum!

robin_titan said...

Amazing giveaway!

I would like to enter for the awesome Pride and Prejudice set. I LOVE Pride and Prejudice. I of course have my own copy but it wouldn't hurt to give it to a friend as a gift. :) If I win I might eat those chocolates though....

Amy said...

I would like to enter to win and I believe my choice would be choice number one. I love little house on the prairie and would like to build my collection for when my kids are older to read to them.

Amy said...

I follow your blog so place me in for another entry please. Thanks!

Amy said...

Place me in for my third entry for blogging about your giveaway. Thanks Karen for doing this it's sooo exciting:)

Karabeth said...

I think I've been a follower of yours for, oh, say, at least 28 years, but I DO also follow your blog so please add another entry for me, too.

Love,

Mom

Karabeth said...

Okay, I posted about it so add another entry.

Also, as per rule #7: I think you know how to contact me. I'll be mighty suspicious if I find out one of the girls drew my name but you couldn't contact me. Just bring it (uneaten) up the hill!

Oh, yeah. Bring the book and/or tissues with it. I didn't want you to think all I care about is chocolate. :)

Mom2Valerie said...

I'd love prize number 2 - I've never heard of that book, but I LOVE to read.

ginellebaskin said...

Pick me, pick me! I'd prefer #2. I've read that book once but can't find my copy plus I love chocolate!

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Vicky said...

Count me in! And I'll be happy with anything! I've got grandkids! And I love chocolate! And I'd like to read any of the adult books, too!

Vicky said...

2nd entry - I'm a follower of your blog!

Vicky said...

3rd entry - I have a post at the top of my blog about the contest (over in the right hand column) at http://project365byvickyday.blogspot.com/

Vicky said...

Karen,
I cannot believe you have not received this award! Come to my blog and collect the AWE-SUMMM award at the top right! I love your blog!
Hugs!

Amy said...

Oh! Please enter me! All three sets look fun...I would have a hard time choosing but I suppose I could if it came down to it. ;)

Amy said...

And I am a blog follower. :)

Lisa said...

Okay, I put a "plug" for your contest on my blog, so count me in again. =)

Lisa said...

And since I'm a follower, I get yet another entry. Also, I'd still take any of the prizes.