Winner of the “The Colossus Rises” Giveaway!

No red-bearded Viking-looking Yoda-talking guys passed by to disrupt my work today, so here’s the result of the The Colossus Rises giveaway as determined by Random.org’s good ol’ List Randomizer:

Peter Lerangis Giveaway Winners

Congratulations, Isabel (@sabthebookeater)! You win this:

Isabel: Please e-mail your full name, complete mailing address, and contact number to me at: thegirlwhoread(at)gmail(dot)com. Please send the details by June 4, 11:59pm so that your prize will not be forfeited.

To everyone who joined, thank you so much! And please do keep checking in here and on Twitter for details about the next giveaway. πŸ™‚

Winner of the “Miss Peregrine” Giveaway!

It’s April 1st, and you know what that means, right?

Happy Birthday, Fred and George Weasley! πŸ˜›

And also, here’s what the List Randomizer coughed up to determine the winner of the signed copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”:

Miss Peregrine winners

Congratulations, Ghirlie (@ghirlieee)! You win this:

And because I’m so happy that so many people supported this giveaway, I’ll also send the second person on the list, jhudiam, a copy of “Interim Goddess of Love” by Mina V. Esguerra. No, this is not an April Fools joke. πŸ˜›

Ghirlie and jhudiam: Please e-mail me your full name, complete mailing address, and contact number. Send the details to: thegirlwhoread(at)gmail(dot)com. Please send the details by April 4, 11:59pm so that your prize will not be forfeited.

To everyone who joined, thank you so much! And please do keep checking in here and on Twitter for details about the next giveaway. πŸ™‚

Edited to add:

Giveaway: Signed copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

This contest is closed. Winner announcement: click!

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Another giveaway! Hurray!

So the awesome and totally random Ransom Riggs was in the Philippines recently. If you missed having your book signed, then here’s your chance to own a signed copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”!

MECHANICS:

  1. If you are a WordPress user, all you have to do is follow this blog and leave a comment on this post to let me know that you want to join the giveaway, and that’s your contest entry right there! If you already follow this blog, just share the link to this giveaway on your blog or Twitter or Facebook or Tumblr or whatever social networking service, then leave a comment with a link to your post/tweet.
  2. If you are not a WordPress user, you can either subscribe to this blog by clicking on the link at the bottom of the right sidebar or you can just follow me on Twitter (@almeldiel). Leave a comment to let me know that you subscribed or comment with your Twitter username, and that’s your entry right there! If you’re already a subscriber or if you already follow me on Twitter, then just post a link to this giveaway on your Twitter or any social networking site and leave a comment with a link to your post/tweet.
  3. Once I have validated your entry, your comment will appear on this post.
  4. The winning entry will be chosen by a random draw and will receive a signed trade paperback copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. We had this copy signed during Ransom Riggs’ book signing last 3 March 2013 at Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street.
     

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

  5. You have until 31 March 2013 (11:59pm) to send in your entries.
  6. Barring any unfortunate interventions by sheep on the loose or cranky bartenders, I should be able to announce the winner by April Fools. (I just hope you believe me if you win.)
  7. This contest is open only to residents of the Philippines. (Sorry, foreign friends!) If you live outside the Philippines but you have a friend or relative with a Philippine mailing address who will be willing to receive the prize for you, then you’re welcome to join the contest.
  8. The winner must reply to the notification e-mail within 3 days from receipt of the notice, otherwise, the prize will be forfeited in favor of the second person on the random list generated to determine the winner.

Spread the word, and May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!

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Disclaimer: (To satisfy the WordPress.com Terms of Service) This giveaway is not sponsored and is not being posted in lieu of paid advertising on this blog. (I don’t have advertising at all!) I bought the book and paid for it out of my own pocket and had it signed at an event that I attended. ☺

Snapshots: My Bookmark Love (#5) is peculiar

My tiring but book-tastic weekend is over, but…hey, it’s another Bookmark Monday!

Bookmark Love 05

Today’s bookmark was sent to me a few years ago by the awesomest person in Cebu City, Marivic a.k.a. Miss A.M.! Thank you! *mwah! hugs!*

This is a thin wooden bookmark with a carved wooden owl that’s designed to perch atop your book. And it’s made in Cebu City, of course! At least I can say I’ve been there. (^_^)

I took a shot of this with my signed copy of Ransom Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” to commemorate Random Ransom’s visit to the Philippines.

Speaking of Random Ransom…in my giveaway this month, someone is going to win a signed copy of “Miss Peregrine”! Stay tuned for the mechanics. (^_-)-β˜†


And once again, I apologize for the quality of the image because I still haven’t resolved my uploaded image quality problems here on the blog. Everything looks fine in my computer, but they pixelize once they are uploaded to WordPress. If there’s a kind soul out there who can help me solve this, please message me? πŸ˜€

Shout-out to Leia: Thanks for the help with the coverage and for force-cajoling me into ordering that cake. (^_^)