Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Comment Contest + August Winners

Hello fellow readers/bloggers!

So, my comment contest was a success! Not counting any other contest comments, I had 2103 entries!

That's just crazy. I mean, I do post a lot.. but wow.

So, I pulled some random numbers from and got - 2043, 496, 422 (in that order, weird eh?).

Now, what do these numbers mean? *sigh* well, alone in the August Comment Contest post I had a total of 444 entries (yes, crazy, i know). Then I added all the other comments up and wah-la. So I had to do some back tracking, adding up, etc.

So, let's start with 3rd place, which was the easiest for me to figure out.

#422 The Book Pixie!

In 2nd place:

#496 Tynga!

In 1st place:

#2043 Katie!

I've notified Katie as to what she can choose from. I read 9 physical books and then added in two e-books I plan on reading.

Here's the list:
Fade to Blue
Dancing With Ana
Violet Wings
Crash Into Me
The Family Bones
Dragon Spear
Rampant (E-book)
The Everafter (E-book)

I'll email Tynga with what's left and then Briana. :)

So, I failed a little bit, but I will do better this month!

Onto the September Comment Contest. Slight change of rules - only one comment per post will count. I actually meant the 2 comment to be a cushion for those who forgot something they wanted to say.. but it turned into a bit of a monster...

But, here's the whole spiel again, for those that are new. :)

Why am I holding a comment contest? Glad, you asked...

  1. I'm moving in November and need to get rid of some of my books!
  2. I have over 100 books from ALA that I need to READ
So here are the rules:

  • 1 comment = 1 entry
  • Every comment counts EXCEPT on other contests I'll be running this month.
  • No more than one comment per post will count.
  • Comments should be more than just two or three words. Sentences are nice. :)
  • Comments start with this post!
  • You get +5 for spreading the word about this contest on your blog/twitter/etc. (leave me a link with your comment) No link = no extra points. I'd prefer you to post the links in the comments section of this post. Thanks.
  • Open to EVERYONE!
  • Ends Wednesday, September 30th at 7 pm CST. (due to needing sleep)

Now, what are you going to win?

Since I'm not sure how many books I will finish (that aren't already planned contest items), I'm breaking it down like this. There will be 3 winners no matter what.

If I read 10 books:
1st place winner gets 5 books
2nd place winner gets 3 books
3rd place winner gets 1 book

If I read at least 15 books:
1st place winner gets 7 books
2nd place winner gets 4 books
3rd place winner gets 2 books

If I read at least 20 books:
1st place winner gets 10 books
2nd place winner gets 5 books
3rd place winner gets 3 books

Now, every time I post a review, I will let you know if that book is in for the contest or not (I do have one or two library books I may be reading).

But, here is a potential list of books in the pot for the contest:
Benny & Shrimp
The Cave
How to Say Goodbye in Robot (ARC)
Hazel (ARC)
Mirrorscape (ARC)
The Magician of Hoad (ARC)
Girl Overboard (signed)
Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) (signed)
The Ever Breath (ARC)
Bran Hambric (ARC)
Tricks (ARC)
Break (ARC)
Hidden Talents (ARC)
The Maze Runner (ARC)
War Games (ARC)
Murder at Midnight (ARC)
Troubadour (ARC)
Lockdown (ARC)
Watersmeet (signed ARC)

There's a ton more possibilities too. Let's hope I hit 20 this time. *crosses fingers*

Alright, I'm off to READ!


  1. Yay! I got third place!

    Linked to this in sidebar:

    Can't wait to see what I have to choose from.

    ~Briana :D

  2. Congrats, winners! I'll just have to get my name in the hat for next month...

  3. :) I linked for your September Comment Contest in my sidebar.

  4. Woo hoo!
    This was such a fun contest. Congrats to the winners!

    Please enter me for September :)

    Link on my sidebar


  5. Congrats, winners! And awesome potential books for September! *crosses fingers for Bran Hambric*

  6. This sounds like a lot of fun! Maybe now I'll remember to comment some!

  7. I can't remember if I did this contest last month? But I'll definately be doing it this month!

    Linked this contest to my sidebar.

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

  8. Yay! I'm so excited that I got first place!

    Linked in sidebar:

    I love this whole idea and I can't wait for all your reviews for September!

  9. Congratulations to all the winners! I shall be hoping you read a lot this month! The book selections are fantastic. :)

  10. Congrats to the Winners!

    Linked in my sidebar:

    Can't wait to see what you have in store for September!

  11. Awesome contest! Congrats to the winners!!

  12. Yay thank you Kristen!
    I sent you my book choices!

    I posted a link on my contest page here:

    Tweeted here;

    and count on me to comment!

  13. congrats to the winners! Hopefully I win this month and here's hoping you read 20 books or more!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  14. Congrats to the August winners!! I hope you enjoy your books :)

    And awesome September giveaway you have going here, great selections, hope you enjoy reading them!

    Linked to sidebar here -

  15. Congrats to the winners!

    And wow, I salute you for doing crazy contests like this. You should see me getting frazzled over just one contest worth of comments, lol

    Good luck with your TBR pile! I have been majorly slacking all summer..oops!


  16. Congrats to the winners!
    And thank you for having a similar contest! I thought it was fun commenting :)

    I posted the link on the sidebar at


  17. Here's hoping you read lots and lots of books. Congratulations to the winners of the August contest.



  18. Woohoo! Congrats to the lucky winners!

    +5 Blogged:

    bunnybx at gmail . com

  19. Congrats to the winners - hope I'll be one this month!

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I'm looking forward to see how many books you get read.

    +5 I blogged it here:


  20. Congrats to the winners! You sure did have a lot of entries, Kristin, thanks for the contest!

    +5 posted link to my sidebar:

  21. Kristen, this is such a good way to help you slim down your items you need to move! Instead of holding a garage sale, you are giving your books to other book lovers... kudos! -Linda Grace (goodreads friend)

  22. Someday, I am going to get myself to ALA - I just have to work up enough money to become a member first! :)

  23. I really hope i win !!
    There are hardly any contests for us bookworms who don't reside in US.

  24. I hope I win this time! There are some really good books on that list! :)
    +5 for blogging about this on my LiveJournal.
    Robyn :)

  25. Congrats to all the winners as I feel a deep sense of envy :-)

    I am definetly throwing my hate in for this month.

  26. OMG I'd love to win some of these books. What a great giveaway this is. Throw my name in the hat and i hope I win. Thanks a million!!

    clenna at aol dot com

  27. You are very generous to be giving away so many wonderful books. I see you love books immensely, just like I do. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your books!

    I'd like to enter to this contest!

  29. Congrats to the winners! Kristin you better hit 20 or we are no longer blogger/goodreads friends.

    Just kidding, I'm too enamored by your blog to stop being your friend!!!

    Oh yeah +5 for posting this in my side bar.

  30. Awesome. Congrats to the winners, and I hope you hit 20. Linked in sidebar.

  31. oops, sorry. Forgot to add the link
    Page Turners


  32. Congrats to all the August winners. I love that you have so many great contests. please enter me for September!

  33. +5 Blogged about this.

  34. Congrats to the winners!

    I am glad you included Maze Runner in this I can't wait to read it.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  35. I would love to plat!


  36. Congrats to the August winners. I see a lot of good books are up for September.

  37. Congrats to the winners!

    linked your contest on my sidebar:

  38. Wow!Moving in November--just in time for the holidays!Thanks for the giveaways. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  39. Hey - SO excited about this. Jealous you have gotten to go to ALA. The library I worked at picked people each year to go, but I never got to....maybe I'll spring for it next year. :)

  40. This is such a great idea for a contest. I can only imagine what a bear it is to count up the entries though.
    I blogged about this at:

  41. Awsome contest! Please enter me. :)
    Congratulations to the winners. :)

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

  42. This is so cool! Please include me. :)

  43. Oh count me in. Great contest!


  44. Congrats to August winners! A lot of great book choices!

    I finally got you button on my page!!


  45. Congratulations to the winners!

    I would love to be a September winner! :)


  46. Congrats to the winners! I'd love to enter the September giveaway!

    +5 I blogged.

    +5 I tweeted.

    +5 Linked to sidebar.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  47. Huh, cool idea for a contest!

    And also: you read an INSANE number of books. I have trouble getting through one a week! (Although if I had the time it'd be a lot more than that.)

    Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the contest!

  48. sHAWNA l


    +5 I tweeted

    +5 I posted this on blog

    +5 I posted on Facebook

    +3 commented on 3 different blog posts.

    19 points

  49. what? you are preping for a wedding, posting on a blog, reading for a blog and you want sleep too? you must be kidding? next thing we know, you'll be wanting egg in your beer. tee said you wanted a "comment" but you didn't say what kind...should i go to my room now? sorry...already there! see what happens to little old ladies late at night/early in the morning? they get the sillies!

  50. Awesome contest!!
    +5 - Posted it on Twitter

    +5 Posted it in my sidebar

    Thanks!! Good luck with the wedding, the job, and everything else :D


  51. I think comment contest are the best. I like commenting on people's blogs but sometimes it's hard to make time to do it unless you have an incentive like... a contest. lol

  52. Count me in!

    +5 sidebar



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