Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Giveaway!

On my blog anniversary, I wrote that there would be a giveaway at a 'less busy time of the year.' I decided not to wait because I thought it would be fun to offer during the holiday season.

So here's my idea! I would like to give a gift subscription to Bookmarks Magazine.

The only thing is that I cannot afford to offer it to my dear readers from Canada or across the oceans because the cost to the former is $10 more and the cost to the latter goes up $30! But, I have a way around that little problem. If the name drawn is from someone not in the US, then what I'll do is send you my copy when I finish with it. Yes, it will be a month or more late, but I don't think that will matter to the bookish among us.

Because there are six issues in a year's subscription, you have SIX days to leave a comment. On the day of the winter solstice, December 21, I shall draw the winning name. If this giveaway interests you, please leave a comment on any post on any day saying you would like the subscription. If you don't mention the giveaway, I'll assume you either already subscribe or that it doesn't appeal to you.

Again, the dates to leave a comment are December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

35 comments:

  1. What a generous offer! I have never heard of Bookmarks (are you horrified?), but would be interested in being entered so I could check it out. (And if I don't win, I might check it out on my own anyway...)

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  2. Well I haven't even come close to reading everything, so I would love a chance to win Bookmarks:)

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  3. I would love to be entered into your lovely give away. And, I must say how much I love your header. Is that poor dog waiting for a loved one to come home and let her in or waiting for some one to take her out to play? Either way the snow certainly does appeal to labs doesn't it? There is almost no one that has as much fun in the snow as a lab.

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  4. I think this is my first time posting a comment on your blog - I've been reading since November and have added M.M. Kaye's trilogy of books about India to my to-read list thanks to an earlier entry.

    Anyway, Bookmarks sounds like a great magazine! I'm interested in this giveaway. Thanks for hosting it!

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  5. Hi, Nan, just wanted to let you know that yesterday I was browsing at the bookstore and found that Hazel Holt has a new mystery out -- Any Man's Death. It was released in paperback in the US on Dec. 1st. :0)
    Merry Crhistmas!
    Canadian Chickadee

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  6. Jan, I would love to have a subscription to this magazine.
    Will see if I am lucky.
    I love your new header.
    No snow in Tennessee!!!
    Thanks for telling me about the spam on my journal.
    Special Holiday Blessings being sent your way!!!

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  7. Don't enter me because I already have a subscription but I wanted to tell you how generous I think this is!!

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  8. Not horrified, Sprite :<)

    Book Psmith, I do love their subtitle. :<)

    Hip Chick, Not a 'poor dog' at all. This is where she sits and watches as Tom gives the barn animals hay each afternoon or evening. Sadie takes this 'job' most seriously. She is part Lab and part Rotty and we are sure part something that likes to herd animals. :<)

    Christy, I love those books. She is an amazing writer.

    Thanks, Canadian Chickadee. Now I just have to read all the others first! :<) I love it when older authors continue writing - like Hazel H., P.D. James and Elizabeth Peters.

    Thank you, Ernestine, and the same to you in your cozy new home!

    Oh, thank you, Staci!

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  9. I am chagrined to say I've never heard of this magazine. But if you love, i know its wonderful......

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  10. Oh and Wow! I would love to be entered!

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  11. Geesh would I love to win this! Please do throw my name in!

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  12. What a lovely idea--a subscription to Bookmarks--how generous! Merry Christmas!

    Sue Sirgany

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  13. What a great idea for a giveaway! Please consider me in the contest.

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  14. This give away greatly appeals to me, Nan! You are definitely in the Christmas spirit to be thinking of such a lovely gift, and it's especially nice to ponder gifts which a.) add to one's general knowledge of books and b.) doesn't add to one's general area of the hips. (Too many edible treats for this teacher!)

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  15. I would like to be entered in this give away. Now that I am learning to crochet, I'll be listening to more books. Thanks for your generosity!

    I love your doggy picture. The snow is always whiter on the other side of the fence!! lol

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  16. Don't enter me either (I already have a subscription), but I wanted to tell you that I love your new header photo! This is a great idea for a giveaway.

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  17. Yes, please, May I enter your drawing?
    I currently live in a suburb of Seattle, BTW.
    Canadian Chickadee

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  18. Well you know what a bibliophile I am Elizabeth, I would LOVE this mag.
    Love the doggy header too.

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  19. Sorry Nan, I called you Elizabeth, had a bit of a senior moment there!

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  20. Dear Nan,
    I want to leave a comment, *not* to be entered into your giveaway, but to let you know how much your readers all appreciate you. Although I don't often comment, yours is always the first blog I visit when I have time.
    I truly enjoy everything about it and am in a state of continual learning when I come here!
    Keep up the wonderful blogging, and receive our gratitude!
    from one of your grateful readers, Joanne, who just finished reading Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Solstice so we are on the same page as we acknowledege the solstice season!

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  21. left comment, nan, but please don't enter me. the cost of postage to u.k would be awful.
    carole

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  22. How come you have 21 comments already? I was hoping everyone else would miss this posting and I could be drawn out of a hat of one name for this subscription! I'd be happy to wait - since I stopped working I've not seen any bookish magazines and I miss them.

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  23. Of course you are now entered, Carole! And if you win, you'll get my magazines when I'm through. The postage won't be anymore than the cost of a one-year subscription for someone in the US. That was my brilliant scheme. :<)

    Scriptor Senex, some of those comments are mine. You are just 17th!

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  24. What a wonderful idea for a giveaway! And how I would love to win!!!

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  25. Jennifer and Pamela, you're on the list.

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  26. Nan, how very generous! Count me in! cmcdermitt at carolina.rr.com

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  27. This is a generous offer. I can attest to the usefulness of Bookmarks. It was one of my important resources when I was a librarian and needed to be fully abreast of what was new, good and important in order to be a good Reader's Advisor when library patrons came in. And enjoyable too.

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  28. That's great, commonweeder! You're in.

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  29. ...it would only be added to the piles in my tv room, dining room, or bedroom.

    So don't put my name in the hat - just wanted to tell you what a wonderful gift you're offering.

    Keep books alive! :)

    - Jeff

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  30. Ahhh ... your food posts, your book reviews, all the delights of your Website fascinate me. For a lady who's living w/3 strokes & a broken dominant arm [the other's just decorative], yours is a Website that makes each Sat [i 'sally out' to friends' Websites each Sat] a wonder. Sign me up for a giveaway for *anything* interesting. Considering my interests & yours, any- & everything you like, so will i!

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  31. Samanda, thank you for the kind, kind words. Your name is in.

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Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!

Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.