Now that it’s the tail end of Buy a Friend a Book Week, I’ve decided to award a little book prize to one lucky winner.
The winner of this contest must have read more books this year than any other entrant. (So far, I’ve read about 30 books, which seems totally pathetic compared to most other bloggers out there). If you think you’ve read more books than your fellow bloggers, leave a comment, and I’ll go look at your reading statistics on your blog. If you don’t keep reading statistics, then you’re not OCD enough to enter this giveaway anyway! Novellas and short stories will not be counted.
If you really, really want to win this, I suppose you can make up a bunch of statistics and hurriedly construct a blog page that lists around 500 bogus books and be declared the winner, but if you do this, you’ll go to HELL because you’re a CHEATER, and cheaters never prosper! (Well, actually, they often do, but we won’t go there).
The winner gets to choose a novel worth $25.00 or less from any online bookstore (i.e. Amazon, Borders, etc.). I’ll purchase it and have it delivered to you. There will also be a consolation prize, but that will remain a secret until after the winner is chosen.
I will announce the winner at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The consolation prize winner will be chosen then too. Good luck!
Addendum: Many of you have questions about what counts and what doesn’t, so I’ll try to explain this a bit more. I’ve always consided novellas to be little books of less than 150 pages, so I’m going to keep thinking about them that way. I don’t think there are many novellas out there, so I don’t think we have to worry about them anyway.
Any other books except for poetry collections and graphic novels (since they are much easier to whiz through) will be counted, and this includes non-fiction and short story anthologies (unless those books are less than 150 pages in length).
I realize that some books are harder to read than others. I don’t think there are many people who read tons of teen books entering this contest, so I don’t believe I’ll have to face the dilemma of whether or not to pick someone who has read the Harry Potter series twelve times this year over someone who reads Joyce and Tolstoy. If this does present a problem, I’ll take it into consideration, and perhaps do a page count to make sure the outcome is fair.
I’m going to take a close look at the top contenders’ statistics before choosing the winner. It should prove to be very illuminating!