28 October 2009

My First Contest!!!!

50+ followers = time for a contest!
Now has turned into a 75+ followers contest!!!
Now is a 100+ follower contest!!!

And I’m finally here to post all the info for you! Since this is my first contest I’m going to keep it pretty easy to enter – the more entries, the better chance to win! And what might you win???

Skipping Christmas By: John Grisham
ttyl (Internet Girls, Book 1) By: Lauren Myracle
ttfn (Internet Girls, Book 2) By: Lauren Myracle
Plan B By: Jenny O'Connell
Blood and Chocolate By: Annette Curtis Klause
Just Listen By: Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever By: Sarah Dessen
Geek High By: Piper Banks
Blue Bloods By: Melissa De La Cruz
Something Borrowed By: Emily Giffin
Looking for Alaska By: John Green
Looks By: Madeleine George
The Other Side of the Island By: Allegra Goodman
North of Beautiful By: Justina Chen Headley
** As of 11/08/09 I've added in 6 books for the winners to choose from!! **
11/18/09 - I'll be adding in some surprise books - 2 that you won't know what they are. If your daring enough to pick surprise book 1 or 2, when they arrive you'll get to see what they are then. One is a book I've read and reviewed recently and enjoyed. The other.... I'm not telling you anything about it. I can't wait to see if anyone picks them.

*** And again....Updated winner info below! ***

I have one extra copy of each of the books shown in the picture above to give away.

The First Place winner will get to pick 3 of these books and will get a handmade one of a kind bookmark. (The bookmarks will be made by me and you’ll have many different styles and themes to choose from.) Plus some surprises!

The second place winner will get to pick 2 of these books and will get a handmade one of a kind bookmark. (The bookmarks will be made by me and you’ll have many different styles and themes to choose from.) Plus some surprises!

The third place winner will get to pick 1 of these books and will get a handmade one of a kind bookmark. (The bookmarks will be made by me and you’ll have many different styles and themes to choose from.) Plus some surprises!

The forth place winner will get a surpise book, out of the books that are left, along will get a handmade one of a kind bookmark. (Which you will also be able to pick from the many different styles and themes, again it's made by me) Plus some surprises!!

The fifth place winner will get a handmade one of a kind book mark. (Which you will also be able to pick from the many different styples and themes, again it's made by me) Plus some surprises!!!

Now I know I said I’d be doing something a little different with how the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th place winners get picked – so here’s that info:

The first place winner will get picked by random draw using random.org. After the first place winner is selected, they then will be given the task of choosing a number between 1 and however many entries I end up with to select our 2nd place winner. The 2nd place winner will then be given the same task to pick 3rd place winner (and now you'll be picking what book, of the remaining books the 3rd place winner will win) and the 3rd place winner will get the task of picking the 4th place winner... and so on if more winners are added. All entries after the 1st place winner is selected will be mixed up, so the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners are picked fair and to assure everything is totally random.

If anyone has any questions, please email me at: alifeboundbybooks@hotmail.com

How to Enter:

+2 for following me. (you must be following me to be eligible to win.)
+1 for leaving a comment with your correct email information. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your    email in a comment, please email me your information.
+2 for following my good friend Kari’s blog: There are worse things to be addicted to....
+1 for following me on twitter! @BoundByBooks (leave your twitter info please so I know who you are.)
+1 for posting, adding to a side bar or tweeting about this contest. (+1 for each of these you do, please post links.)

Everyone has a chance to have a total of 9 entries! I think that’s pretty good. :o)

*Please check my Contest Policy for all info and rules about contests here.*

DEADLINE to ENTER: November 20th, 2009, US ONLY! Sorry!!! Good Luck to everyone!

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  1. +2 for following you
    +1 for leaving you this comment and saying that my email is Squeakybooks@yahoo.com
    +2 for following your friend Kari's blog on reader
    +1 for putting your contest on my sidebar (www.SqueakyBooks.com)

    Now... By my count that's 6 entries. You say there's a total of 9, but I only count a total possible of 7.

    Great contest! I'm excited!

  2. Great first contest, Lisa! I really want to win North of Beautiful! That books sounds so good. Please enter me. And that is a great idea for picking the winners!

    +2 - following
    +1 - comment & contact info
    +2 - for following Kari's blog!
    +1 - following you on twitter
    +1 - posted on Twitter http://twitter.com/1xariellex3/status/5236124897
    +1 - posted on sidebar http://bambookreviews.blogspot.com/


  3. +2 follower
    +1 andrearobbins10@yahoo.com
    +2 I was already following Kari's blog
    +1 sidebar: http://ireadd.blogspot.com


  4. +2 for following you
    +1 for leaving you this comment and saying that with my e-mail:
    +2 for following your friend Kari's blog on reader
    +1 for putting a link to your contest on my sidebar: http://abookloversdiary.blogspot.com/

    Great contest! I've also been wanting North of Beautiful. :)

  5. Enna lsilee - you missed the twitter stuff. For another 2 entries you could follow me on twitter and tweet about the contest.


  6. +2 follower
    +1 must.read.faster@gmail.com
    +2 followed your friend :)
    +1 following on twitter as @lexley
    +1 sidebar posted
    +1 tweeted

  7. Awesome contest!

    +1 Comment w/ email address.
    +2 Follow you.
    +2 Follow your friend.

    Sherry S.

  8. Great contest!!!
    1-comment email
    2 follow you
    2 follow me

    :D willowdust@gmail.com

  9. Great contest!
    +2 follower
    +1 novelgirl@gmail.com
    +2 follow Kari's blog
    +1 sidebar link: http://thewhowhatwhenwherewhy.blogspot.com/


  10. +2 I already follow you :)
    +1 Great contest!! lafemmereaders@yahoo.com
    +2 I already follow Karl's blog
    +1 I follow u on twitter (@lafemmereaders)
    +1 I twittered here: http://twitter.com/lafemmereaders/status/5241475697


  11. +2 follower
    +1 thebookcellar@wi.rr.com
    +1 tweeted http://twitter.com/thebookcellarx/status/5241573275
    +1 follow on twitter @thebookcellarx

    :) Erica

  12. Congrat's on your first contest! (exciting isn't it?)
    Such a great one too! I see a few in there I definitely would love to read... (Love your blog title by the way...)

    +2 - follower!
    +1 - comment (see above), email (see below)
    +1 - tweeting! (http://twitter.com/GRgenius/status/5241793632)
    +1 - linking on sidebar under contests! (http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)


  13. +2 New follower!
    +1 Thanks for the contest! n_monzyk_27@yahoo.com
    +1 Follow on Twitter (mindfulmusings)
    +1 Sidebar Link

    Natalie @ Mindful Musings

  14. Congrats on having your first contest! Isn't it so much fun?

    +2 follower
    +1 email: thebookvixen[at]gmail.com
    +2 following Kari's blog
    +1 following you on Twitter )@thebookvixen)
    +1 sidebar link
    +1 tweeted

  15. +2 Follower
    +1 chocowrites[at]gmail[dot]com
    +1 sidebar link at http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/

    Congrats on the followers!

  16. Awesome contest!

    +1-comment(see above) with e-mail (see below)
    +2-follow your friends blog
    +1-follow on Twitter @jamers84
    +1-blog post about contest
    +1-Tweeted: A Life Bound By Books is having a 50 followers contest...Info here: http://bit.ly/14i6M7


  17. +1-Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.
    +1-Following on Twitter @Emma015
    +2-Following Kari's Blog

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  18. Thanks so much for this contest! I see a few of those titles that I would LOVE to read

    +2 For Following you
    +1 for commenting with email
    +1 Sent a request to Follow on twitter (starryeyed24)

  19. Great contest! Count me in. Thanks for the chance to win!

    +2 - Follower
    +1 - Email - Megala872@aol.com
    +2 - Following your friend Kari's blog


  20. Thanks to everyone who's entered so far and thanks to all the great comments!

    Let's keep those entries coming in! :o)

  21. :D on my post I wrote follow me...I meant I follow friend....

  22. Hey Tina, lol that's okay. I figured as much. Not to worry, your entries are all there. :o)

  23. Good luck with your first contest!

    I am a follower

    Have a great day,

  24. Awesome give away for your first one!

    +1 follow
    +1 email foltzsfanasticbooks at gmail.com
    +1 tweeting http://twitter.com/justkeepreading/statuses/5274183353

  25. +1 count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    +2 follower

    +2 following Kari's blog

    +1 sent request to follow on twitter @throuthehaze


  26. Congratulations! I remember how excited I was at 50. :) Thanks for stopping by Book Rat!

    +2 following you
    +1 email (at the bottom)
    +2 following your buddie's blog :)


  27. +2 I'm following you.
    +1 wwcollegegirl@gmail.com
    +2 I followed Kari
    +1 Following you on twitter @bethanym85

  28. I folow u and Kari!!!


  29. +2 for following me.
    +1 for leaving a comment with your correct email information. mdondero@sprynet.com
    +2 for following my good friend Kari’s blog
    +1 for following me on twitter! I just sent a request. @reader_meg
    +1 twitter: https://twitter.com/reader_meg/status/5486887657
    +1 sidebar: http://meghansbookblog.blogspot.com

  30. Congrats on your first contest! That's so exciting!

    +2 I'm following you
    +1 Just_Blinded_Book_Reviews (at) Yahoo (dot) com
    +2 I'm following your friend's blog now!
    +1 I sent a request to follow you on Twitter (@J_B_B_R)
    +1 I posted about your giveaway on my contests page.
    +1 I tweeted about your contest

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  32. Thanks to all who have entered so far! I'm only 2 followeres away from adding a couple more books and another winner to the contest!

    If this happens, I'll add to things again if I hit 100!!! :o)

  33. +2 for following you
    +1 comment with email- wrig9945@charter.net
    +2 for following Karis blog
    +1 for following on twitter


  34. +2 - following
    +2 - for following Kari's blog!
    +1 killercliffhanger at hotmail dot com

  35. I woud love to enter!

    +2 for following you.
    +1 for leaving a comment with your correct email information: laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com
    +2 for following your good friend Kari’s blog: There are worse things to be addicted to....
    +1 for following youon twitter! ( I'm @lauren817)


  36. +2 I'm a follower

    +1 comment and e-mail: kikala(dot)street(at)gmail(dot)com

    +2 Following friends blog


  37. +2 I am a follower
    +1 shalondasblog (at) hotmail (dot)com
    +2 I follow Kari's blog
    +1 I sent a request to follow you on twitter @shalondasblog

  38. Since you won mine, I might as well enter yours! ;D

    +2 for following
    +1 crystalreviews AT gmail DOT com
    +1 Sidebar: http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/


  39. Great contest, especially for your first:)
    I am really dying tp read North of Beautiful!!!! It looks amazing.

    +2: Follower!
    +1: Email (below)
    +2: Follower of Kari's blog
    +1: Follow on Twitter (@Danidlion)
    +1: Tweeted- http://twitter.com/Danidlion/status/5546884217
    +1: Linked to Sidebar- http://danidlion.blogspot.com/


  40. +2 following
    +1 readintothisblog(at)gmail(dot)com
    +1 following on twitter!

    Awesome contest, thanks!

  41. +2 following
    +1 commenting with my email, which is ambertiddmurphy@gmail.com
    +1 following you on twitter @ambertiddmurphy
    +1 tweeted 'bout you!

    And I'm spent.

  42. Ooh!! I'd love to win!:)

    +2 I follow!
    +1 sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

    Thanks a lot!:)

  43. +2 for following me.
    +1 aprilmom00 at yahoo dot com

    +1 for following me on twitter! @aprilmom00
    +1 contest.
    = 5

  44. What a great giveaway! Please enter me in.

    +2 for following
    +2 I also follow Kari
    +1 here is my e-mail



  45. Please count me in on this super
    I am a new google follower.
    I don't know how to do the other
    requirements for more points, but
    I hope I have a chance to win.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  46. +2 I'm a follower
    +1 email is ahauntofancientpeace(at)hotmail(dot)com
    +2 I follow Kari’s blog:
    +1 I'm a follower on twitter (@Nikkayme)
    +1 Posted in my sidebar

    :D Nikki

  47. +2 follower
    +1 katiesbookshelf@ymail.com
    +1 follower on twitter (@katiesbookshelf)

  48. Congrats on 100+ followers!!

    +2 I'm a follower
    +1 lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com
    +2 I follow Kari’s blog
    +1 follow on twitter @naggy8
    +1 sidebar: http://hookedonyabooks.blogspot.com/
    +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/naggy8/status/5878504199

  49. hope i'll not 2 late :d

    +2 follower

    redleocat at yahoo.com

  50. Faye,

    Your not to late, your entered into the contest. I'll be picking the first winner tomorrow and will post sometime right after. Thanks for entering!

  51. Congrats on all the followers. Great contest! Please enter me, thanks.

    +2 I follow you.
    +1 I left my email.
    +2 I now follow Kari's blog.
    +1 I follow on Twitter @booksobsession
    +1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com


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