CONTEST IS CLOSED (1/31/09 - 10:00pm EST) THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! The winner is DANIELLE (#49) as selected by Random.org. CONGRATULATIONS, Danielle! Your book and gift card will be on their way shortly.
This is an exciting week for book lovers nationwide... it's the Bloggy Giveaway Quarterly Carnival week!
Last quarter I gave away a two-volume hardcover set of Middlemarch by George Elliot to Amber.
This time I am giving away two items: the first is a paperback copy of Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I enjoyed this book when I read it last fall and you can read my review of Ella Enchanted (both book and movie) by clicking on the hyperlinked title.
The second item is a special bonus -- a $5 gift card to Starbucks. Even if you aren't a coffee drinker you can find other treats at Starbucks including hot or iced teas, hot chocolate, desserts, or cool beverage accessories.
If you are interested here's how to enter my contest and possibly win!
1. Option A: Subscriber to this blog (using Blogger, Bloglines, GoogleReader, etc.). Once you subscribe please leave a comment at this post letting me know you have done so. If you have subscribed to this blog in the past, please see Option B.
Option B: Browse this blog, find and read one of my book reviews (that you haven't read before), and leave a comment at this post telling me what it is that you particularly enjoyed (or did not enjoy) about a specific review (or reviews).
2. Leave a valid e-mail address for me to contact you. Or if you have a way to be reached by your blog, leave a valid link back to your blog where I can contact you.
3. Contest open to U.S. residents only (sorry) and ends on Saturday evening, January 31st. I will announce the winner and contact them around February 1st or 2nd. (The winner will be selected using a random number generator.)
In the meantime, even if you don't win I encourage you to come back for the Winter Book Swap in February and watch for other Book Giveaway's in the future. To increase your chances of winning something (books, gift certificates, non-book items, etc.) this week be sure to check out Bloggy Giveaways by clicking here.
**NOTE: Be assured I will contact the winner and will mail the prize. Generally books are sent "media mail" so they may be a little slow to arrive but they will be sent.