Time’s up! The winner of this book is Amy, commenter #53! I know the numbering of the comments doesn’t show up now that closed comments, but I kept track! Congratulations, Amy! I’ve emailed you for your mailing address. 😀
My friend and I got to go see Annie Barrows at one of our local book stores. We got there an hour early, put our sweaters down on two seats in the middle of the front row, and went and grabbed a bite to eat. I was really excited as I’ve heard so many good things about this book.
But then we got back to the book store.
And I look out into an almost-filled seating area (they’d set up for 80 people), and all I see is gray hair, as far as the eye could see. And I was like, EFF THIS! You mean I’m here for a GRANNY BOOK? No one told me you had to be over the age of OLDER THAN DIRT to like this book. Seriously, you think I’m exaggering? I’m 29, and I had at least, AT LEAST, AT LEAST 30 years on everyone there. Except my friend. But still.
My peeps (YOU!) did not let me down…while I haven’t read it yet, Ms. Barrows was so charming and personable and fun to listen to, that despite the other books I have to read, I’ll be plunging into this forthwith. Edited to add: I have read the book and I’ll be posting about it soon!
All that aside, I bought a copy to give away to you, my wonderful friends, and I even had Ms. Barrows sign it. No gently read copies for you! No paperback ARCs for you! Only the best for you!
Here’s how you can enter:
- Leave a comment telling me whether or not you’ve ever been much of a letter writer. That will get you one entry. Anyone who doesn’t do this will not be entered!
- To get three more entries, post about this on your blog with a link back to this post.
- If you don’t have a blog, email five friends telling them about this giveaway and cc me on the email so I know you’ve sent it. This will get you three more entries. If you have a blog and still want to email five friends, be my guest.
The whole wide world can enter, but if you win and you live outside of the US and Canada, please understand I will send this book the cheapest way possible. Meaning it’ll get on a donkey, reach the ocean, where it will then end up on a fish, which will deliver it to a whale, which will take it to the shore closest to you, so that some mangy mutt can grab it and deliver it to you, only for you to find that the mangy mutt won’t give it up without exchanging it for a little bit of meat. So beware.
Winner will be notified via email. Contest will close at 11:59pm Pacific time on November 15, 2008. Good luck!