There was a storm brewing in our region earlier, so I pulled down this post, drew names, and then . . . bigga badda boom noises. Had to shut down and unplug because I'm so not into fried computers. Also, did anyone notice that I never got around to saying what anyone was going to win? Sheesh. Some people are serious procrastinators. So that's coming up, if you can hang in there for a minute. There are 5 winners.
The Grand Prize Winner of the Final Chunkster Challenge Drawing is . . . ta da . . .
3m of 3m's Reviews
Congratulations, 3m!! You've won a quote mug from Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi (very hoopty place - y'all should visit that one), your choice of any two of the used books in the photo below (the bottom 5 are ARCs and some are duplicates I accidentally picked up because I'm that way) and 3 bookmarks. Here's the photo of books to choose from:
Top to bottom:
Life Expectancy - Dean Koontz
Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner
The God of Small Things - Arundati Roy
The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
Prescription for Adventure - Naomi Gaede-Penner
Dedication - McLaughlin & Kraus
Jump at the Sun - Kim McLarin
The Broken Shore - Peter Temple
Our Lives are the Rivers - Jaime Manriquez
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
Winner #2 is Kookiejar of A Fraternity of Dreamers!! Kookie wins a Little Blue Poppet, which will happily pose for book photographs, and three bookmarks.
The final three winners each get two bookmarks (one home-made, one from the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Vicksburg):
Lisa of Breaking the Fourth Wall
Missyjoon of Persian Purls and Yarnovers, and
Nyssaneala of Book Haven.
Congrats to all and thanks to everyone who nudged me into this challenge business because I probably never would have gotten around to discovering Dickens and clearing 5 fat books off the shelf if you hadn't begged.
What to do between the heavy morning humidity and an afternoon storm if your husband travels a lot and the fruit off your trees tastes awful. The postman thought it was funny.
and . . .
How best to read an Australian book while sitting on a couch in Mississippi.
One last thing . . . do you think we should do the challenge again, next year? Yes? No? Maybe?
Gotta go. Send addresses, winner people. And, hugs to the rest of you for joining in. It was fun. I particularly enjoyed reading everyone's reviews and wrap-ups.
Bookfool, off to finish Aussie book #1