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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Give the Gift of Reading- To YOURSELF!

bookshelf spectrum, revisited

Giving the gift of reading isn't just a nice thing to do for others, you know!  To commemorate this adventure, I'm offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the online bookseller of your choice to one lucky person who leaves a comment here during the month of October!

Yes, for commenting and helping a great cause (remember, every comment left here during the month of October generates $.05 to be donated to the Room to Read Girls' Education Program,) you have the chance to win an excellent prize for yourself!

Rules are as follows:

-Contest is open to anyone worldwide, providing I can purchase a gift certificate online to a bookseller that ships to your location.
-The bookseller you choose can be a brick and mortar store, an online venue like Amazon or Book Depository, or it can be an ebook retailer as well.  Any bookseller is eligible as long as I can buy the gift certificate online.
-Every comment you leave counts as one entry in the giveaway! Please make sure you either leave your email address in your comments or that your email address is visible on your profile, otherwise I will have no way to let you know you won!
-Comments/entries will be tracked in a spreadsheet and a winner will be chosen via random.org.  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
-Contest ends on October 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.

Questions? COMMENTS? Concerns? Comment away!


bunkercomplex said...



Kah Woei said...

No gift I love more than books :-)

Deedles said...

Great contest. Glad that the posts will generate some donations.

Smash Attack! said...

Very happy to hear that the posts generate money for books for children! Yay!

SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

What a fantastic initiative Emily! Awesome! Thank you :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Deepali said...

Great idea! Tracking it on an excel seems hard - are you manually entering each comment?
Dee from e-Volving Books

Emily said...

@Deepali So far that's what I'm doing, but if the number of comments really goes sky high (and I certainly hope it does) I'll definitely have to try a different approach. So far so good though!

Inspired Kathy said...

What a great thing to be involved with.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Onge said...

It is so cool what you are doing! Such a good cause!!

Cleo said...

Wow! I think that that's a great way to raise money for a great cause :) I'll definitely be commenting!

fs1 said...

Well, that's a different giveway indeed ^^

fairy dot morgaine at gmail dot com

Kate said...

Thanks for following my blog Emily! I'm now following yours as well.

Tore said...

Great contest. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

Steph said...

Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy the bold colors here. I was just noting that "you are a reader all the time. I find myself resenting events when I can't read. The Ipad is great because you can pretend that you are taking notes at a meeting but really be deep in a novel.
Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

Steph said...

oh and of course I would love to be in the contest! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

brandileigh2003 said...

thank you sooo much.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Barbara E. said...

Wow, great idea. The Room to Read Girls' Education Program wins and so do we.


Joy Tamsin David said...

Wow, I love, love, love the idea of using your book blog to help a charity.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. :)

throuthehaze said...

Very generous, and thanks for the contest!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

jeanette8042 said...

Great giveaway and I love hoe you're giving back to the girls' program!

Llehn said...

What a great cause!


Martha Lawson said...

Very cool!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

buddyt said...

Its amazing that the comments will help with donations.

Thanks for organizing this and for opening it up to worldwide entries.

I must say the bookcase in the background is fantastic with its colour co-ordinated sorting.

I couldn't do that with mine !

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Shy said...

Fantastic idea and thank you so much for letting us, your international readers, to participate.


Giada M said...

Thank you for making the contest international! :D

Pamela Keener said...

Thank you for this giveaway & also for your donations.
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!
Love & Hugs, Pam

Smash Attack! said...

Yay, I'm interested how you are keeping track of this on Excel!
SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

Alison said...

What a cool idea!
reddyrat at gmail dot com

Missie said...

You are amazing!

missie at theunreadreader.com

Missie said...

Oh, and that picture above is making me drool on my keyboard. I love those bookshelves!

Patty said...

Yep...loving the picture, the contest and the thought behind it...

Christinabean said...

What a great cause! I love the picture BTW!

Christinabean said...

Sorry, forgot my email address - clderwee@gmail.com

Kulsuma said...

Thank you for this wonderful and generous giveaway! Good luck! I will be commenting! :D


Jasmine1485 said...

I wish I could be bothered to group my books by colour like that picture, it looks so great :) It's probably for the best that I leave them roughly grouped by subject though, I guess! Thank you for this awesome giveaway and for supporting such a worthy cause.

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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