Well, I said that Wednesdays would be “Wordless” and “Winning.” You’ve seen the “wordless” each week, and the winning will happen by either posting a new giveaway, giving a surprise giveaway, OR announcing the winners from the previous week.
Today, I’m going to do all three!
First, in honor of the Bloggy Giveaways carnival, I’m jumping in and offering another giveaway late in the game–a $14 amazon gift card. Why $14? Well, I recently got sent an amazon gift certificate from my associates account, and I’m going to pass it on to you. $14 is enough to buy a book, so I hope that will do. To win, simply leave a comment here and I’ll draw the winner on Friday at the conclusion of the Bloggy Giveaways carnival.
Speaking of amazon associates, as you can see, I don’t get rich from it, but if you are enjoying our site, and especially if you decide to buy a book that we’ve recommended, if you click through the link and put the item in your shopping cart on that trip, we’ll get a small little commission. I would love to be able to pass on some of these rewards in the form of prizes to you, OR in appreciation to my reviewers who are doing such a great job reviewing a wide variety of books here.
Another way you can help me is by keeping an eye on those Google ads. If I’m logged in, I don’t see them, and they change often, so if there is inappropriate content on the ads, please let me know. I need the url that is usually at the bottom of the ad to be able to block it. You can email me using the contact link above giving me the url and the company being advertised, and what offended you about the ad. I’d like to run the ads (and again, they aren’t going to make us rich either), but I don’t want to have offensive content on this family-friendly site.
Second, I’d like to reward a surprise giveaway. You all have blown me away with your excitement about this site in general, and specifically our new community events: What’s on Your Nightstand? and the Classics Bookclub. So, I am drawing from among all participants in “Nightstand” (53 when I drew) and those who left a comment on Classics Bookclub giving a suggestion for a future month, or just being excited for this month’s read of Pride and Prejudice (15 when I drew). I added them together with the Nightstand being the first 53, and used random.org where I got #21–Jen at MommaBlogsAlot.
She will win all of these books which were recently reviewed here:
From a Distance
The Mommy Diaries
One 30 Minutes a Day workbook
Kung Fu Panda Fact Book and Create-a-Story
Third, to announce the winners from the last couple weeks:
#12, Corrine is the winner from the “Info and Input” post.
The 30 Minutes a Day workbook winners are: #15 #4 Amanda D., #34 Kristan, #19 Annie at Savor this Moment, #10 Jackie @ Our Moments, Our Memories, Shelia at Dodging Raindrops
#8, Cynthia is the winner of the Kung Fu Panda books.
#16, Casey is the winner of Shop Your Closet.
If you’re a winner, you should have already received an email from me (and I’ve already gotten most of your responses–thank you).
Finally–I need to ask your opinion, again. I’m rethinking the weekly participation in Wordless Wednesday and Booking Through Thursday. I like the sense of community, but since we are only posting twice a day (which I agree with), and with monthly features on Tuesday, and regular features on Thursday, Books on Screen, and Sunday, On Reading, which I don’t want to give up–we are falling short in actually publishing book reviews. So let me know your thoughts.
Remember, leave a comment before Friday afternoon if you want to be eligible to win the $14 amazon gift certificate. I’ll be happy to reward all you faithful readers out there. And if you want to try to win more stuff, click on over to Bloggy Giveaways to see the hundreds of offerings.
I would love to win an Amazon gift card. I have any number of items I could purchase with it.
I love Amazon and books! Thanks!
Thanks for the great giveaway! [email protected]
count me in!:)
Susan Taylor says
This would be great as I buy book for my book club from Amazon
Sign me up!
How generous–we love reading, and we’ll have to visit your blog more often!
I’d love to win! Thanks!
Julie Neff says
I’m addicted to books!
Count me in! Thanks!
I would love to win an Amazon gift card…oh to think of the things I could buy….
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that would get 3 books off my wish list!
I’d love a amazon gc! Thanks
I just found your blog through the carnival and added my nightstand books to your Mr. Linky. What a great idea and I love reading what others have posted.
If I won the gift card, I’d buy the Itsy Bitsy Yoga book that’s in my cart. Thanks so much, and I’ll be back!
Thanks for an opportunity to win as well as a wonderful site.
This would be just the perfect amount for that little something extra from Amazon. Thanks for the giveaway.
Rhonda Martin says
I’m a newbie to your site so am totally lost about Wordless Wednesday and such. Sorry I’m no help at all. I think it is nice of you to pass along your certificate for this giveaway. I wish I could of been more help to you. Have a great week~!
Count me in. Thanks!
My husband is an Amazon fiend; he’d be thrilled to get a GC there!
Estelle S. says
Oh great prize! I love Amazon. Thanks for the chance to win!
Zombie Money says
Great contest 🙂
well, you know me. I love to give recommendations, so I vote more reviews/recommendations/what I’m reading posts.
I am always ready for a GC..
I’d love to be entered…
Jane Marie says
I love to read. A GC at Amazon is perfect.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Theresa N says
I’d love to win your gift card. 🙂
I have a book wish list a mile long, hope to wiN!
Jana (sidetrack'd) says
Although I haven’t had a chance to comment yet, I am really enjoying the new site. Thanks for all of the hard work you guys are putting into it!
Mom to 2 Boys says
Count me in! Thanks!
whoohoo great post, yay for the winners!!!!! love it….y’all keep up the great work on this wonderful site!!! 😀
I’ve got a whole wishlist full of books on Amazon!
diane d says
14 is my lucky number! 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!!
I’d love to win! Thank you!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Go Amie says
I think 14 is an excellent number!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I’ve got such a long list for Amazon right now!! Thanks for the chance!
Sharon Fairclough says
Amazon is wonderful. thanks for the contest
I discovered your blog today thanks to the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. I’d love an Amazon gift card – they are always the right color and size! Thanks for the opportunity!
Wow, you have had a lot of winners lately! This is a fun new website. Count me inf or this contest!
Nice prizes, would love to win that gc.
Green Yak says
YES I would like a book :-D. I’d also be more than happy to spread the love by using your links, of course!
Thanks for offering your earnings as a giveaway–very generous of you! I’ve been meaning to check this site out–now that I’m here, I’m subscribing. (5 minutes for this, 5 minutes for that….suddenly I’ve used up my self-imposed bloggy limit before I get to all the good stuff!)
Nicole (ikkinlala) says
Wordless Wednesday is fun, but it seems a bit inappropriate for a book blog so if you want to make room for more reviews that would be my first choice to go.
I would cut the WW on this blog. The booking through thursday I’d keep if you could, since this is a book blog.
$14 most definitely would buy a book….or two 🙂
$14 would buy even more in paperbacks and that is generally what I buy! thanks for passing this along!
Lisa (Morning Rose) says
I would love to win an Amazon gift card. Please enter me.
I think you could skip Wordless Wednesday and publish a book review instead. I participated in WW for a while and then started doing a different meme.
Renee G says
I love amazon.
I’d love to win the gift card. Thanks! 🙂
Angela Palmer says
Thanks for the giveaway. I love amazon.