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.
Debra Ford says
I’d have no problem spending $14 at Amazon. Thanks so much for the great giveaway.
Tara Hill says
$14 sounds great to me! Thanks for the chance!
Joy F says
Thanks for passing on your own reward — how generous!
I’d love to win and get something from my wish list!
As a bookaholic, I’d sure love to win this. Thanks for entering me!
I would love to buy one of the books on my wishlist! Thanks for the opportunity.
Susan C says
I love Amazon and would love to buy a new book! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Bookworm here! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Audrey Okaneko says
I love Amazon, thanks!
Sara Z says
I love Amazon!
thanks for this! tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com
Great giveaway! Count me in!
Definitely stop WW. It’s already here on the main page. Thanks for the chance to win!
sue Thompson says
Thanks for the chance to win!
your right can buy a book for $14 at Amazon!! I’m in for sure
$14 at Amazon is $14 worth of bliss to me! Thank you for a cool giveaway 🙂
I could definitely use the GC- I’d put it towards a digital camera we’re looking at 🙂
Hey, even one dollar is good!
Thanks for your generosity!
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Nicole RJ says
$14 is most definitely enough to buy a book! Thanks for a great giveaway!
I would love to win…books are my passion.
I would love to win this. There is a new book coming out next month that I really want!
Melissa V says
i love amazon so much!
Sarah Berry says
Thanks for the giveaway I love Amazon. Such great stuff and prices too.
Great prize! I can definitely find a book for $14! Thanks for the giveaway!
$14 is better than I’m doing with Amazon Associates….
Yes I think I could get a book for $14.00 that I would like (it may even cover shipping!) – thanks for the chance.
i’d love to buy a book from amazon!
Cherie J says
Please enter me. Thank you!
CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) says
$14 would cover one of the books I have been eyeing on my wish list!
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This would be so great! I’d love to be able to get myself a book guilt free! Thanks!
14 is my lucky number! Thank you ^_^
Thanks for the amazon.com gift certificate giveaway. I’d love to win it!
I can always use more books! I’ll have to add you to my feed reader – I already have 5 minutes for Mom on there!
Tammy Gordon says
I’d like to win the amazon gc!
I’d love to win a gc – havent bought from amazon in awhile, and I love books! Thanks!
Robyn's Online World says
Hey, if the winner shops right they (me?) can get more than 1 book even with $14! Thanks for the giveaway and the great blog.
Thanks for the great prize… I love Amazon!
We can always use books! Thanks for the great giveaway!
I agree with dropping WW, but BTT is nice because it relates and can bring in new readers. Also, you could always post a book review in conjunction with or below the meme.
Melissa M. says
Count me in. Great giveaway, thanks!
Suzanne Lewis says
I love Amazon!
Jennifer Hill says
There are many books I could buy with this. Please enter me.
Rachel R. says
Enter me, too, please. 🙂 Thank you!
Carrie Lynn says
Amazon money can go far. But it needs to with my wishlist!
This might be too late but it’s worth the shot!! Pick me!
Count me in! We love books here.
I am just about to finish Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow and I need some new books.
If it were up to me, I think I would also do away with WW.