Saturday, September 19, 2009

WINNER -- Summer Vacation Reading Challenge

Well, summer has come and gone and I am very late in posting the winner of my first reading challenge. I learned a lot from this challenge - namely that I have a lot more to learn! Of course, it didn't help matters that Mr. Linky experienced many technical difficulties in the midst of my challenge, nor that I was out-of-town for six weeks this summer and did not have time to adequately answer questions or cheer contestants on. I apologize for that and promise that the next time I undertake such an endeavor, I will be sure to find the time to properly encourage and motivate those who are kind enough to participate.

I had a total of 15 participants complete this challenge and a total of 52 books were read - so I was quite pleased that so many literary vacations were enjoyed this year! The drawing for the $20 gift certificate to Amazon was indeed random, as the Mr. Linky problem caused contestants to post links to their reviews in several different locations. It took me a while to consolidate all reviews in one place in order to organize an excel list, but after inputting all 52 entries, and using to generate a winner - number 25 - I am very pleased to announce that JENNERS is the recipient of the prize!!!

Hmmm.....I wonder if she will use it to buy some ebooks for her Kindle?


  1. Way to go Jenners! If it were me, that $20 would be immediately uploaded into Kindle fun!

  2. Hooray for Jenners! I know she could probably really use that little bit of cheer. :) I just realized that I am not sure I even posted any of my reviews! I can't remember there being a linky for it--
    I can't believe it is the end of summer already! If I wasn't so involved in putting my boys' rooms back together, I would have put out my fall decorations today.
    Happy Saturday--

  3. WOO HOO! I cannot even tell you how excited I am!!! This is awesome!!!!! And you bet your bottom dollar that the gift certificate will be buying books my Kindle. I have a list for my birthday all ready to go. "Her Fearful Symmetry" is #1! Thanks so much for doing this challenge. I'm learning a lot from doing my own challenge -- I don't think I'll make it so complicated with entries next time -- I'm already a bit overwhelmed. And Mr. Linky was a very very bad boy during your challenge period -- I know because I was having the same problems! I'll e-mail you my info!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH! I'm so excited!

  4. I can't think of anyone who deserves this more than Jenners! I'm thrilled she won.


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