Monday, July 09, 2007

End of the Chunkster - Winners!

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.

Coming up:

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.

Exciting, yes?

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


  1. Well, I didn't take part in this year's challenge, but I'd love to see you host it again, Bookfool. I'd take part.


  2. Thank you, Bookfool. Glad I won second place, I don't envy 3M (having to choose from that would take me forever).

    Yes, do the challenge next year. I still have a stack of chunksters I'd like to get through.

  3. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Congratulations to all the winners! And a big hand to you for hosting this challenge.

    Oh yes, we should do this again next year.

  4. Yes, do the chunkster challenge next year.

  5. Yay!

    I'd like Jump at the Sun and Our Lives are the Rivers. I love mugs and bookmarks, too!

    Let me know how I can contact you.

    Thanks so much!

  6. CJ,

    I'm still considering, but leaning toward going ahead with it, at the moment. :)


    You're welcome. I was kind of excited when I matched the numbers to names and found that you were my 2nd-place winner. :)

    Okay, that's two "yes" votes.


    Why, thank you. It was fun hosting, really. I just wasn't very organized. Okay, three votes for a repeat, thanks. :)


    You know, that little thumbs-up photo looks like it's agreeing with you. LOL


    Okie doke! I'll put those two books in the box and try to get it wrapped up, ASAP. I left a message at your blog, but you can contact me here:

    nancytoes @ bellsouth dot net

    (without the spaces and, of course, that's a .net). :)

  7. I would love for you to host it again! You did a great job and maybe I'll get through my books. lol

  8. Congrats to all the winners! I wish I would've started blogging sooner so I would've known you early enough to start this challenge, so you'll have to do it next year so that I can join in :p I have chunksters on the shelf just waiting....

    Sounds like we have some fun posts to come from the rockin' bookfool!

  9. Krista,

    I'm thinking about it. You'll obviously be one of the first to know. :)


    I still have quite a few chunksters I didn't get to, so I'm leaning toward going through with it. I'll try to make it more organized, next time, though. Maybe Carl can help me with that. He's so together.

    I have to pay the bills, first (possibly take a 24-hour nap; everything is blurry, today), but I hope you'll find the next post interesting (if not, possibly, completely insane). :)

  10. I vote YES! We should do this again next year.

  11. Completely insane = interesting ;)

  12. Suzi,

    Thank you. I knew you'd say that. ;)


    It'll have to wait. The kid is harassing me about wanting to go to a movie. Sigh.

  13. Thank you! Completing the challenge was reward enough, but winning the bookmarks is prettty cool too! I definitely think this would be a great challenge to do again next year.

  14. Nyssaneala,

    I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge. Everyone's said "yes", so far (and I got a lot of nudges in that direction before I asked), so . . . well, probably. I'll probably do it, again. I'll have to think it through, better. Did I get your address?

  15. I'd be up for trying again- there are certainly still plenty of chunksters hanging around my shelves.

  16. Nat,

    I was just looking at my newish "chunkster shelf," yesterday and came to the same conclusion. Still too many. Thanks. :)

  17. Anonymous1:48 PM

    Congrats to the winners! and, I vote yes for another chunkster challenge next year.

  18. Hi Iliana,

    Thanks! Everyone's saying, "Yes", so far. There must still be a lot of fat books sitting around on shelves. :)

  19. Congratulations to all the winners, this challenge was a great one to win! Nancy, thank you so much for hosting it...atleast I got through one Chunkster...something I may never have done if it wasn't for the challenge!

  20. Hi Lotus!

    I'm glad you managed to get one book off the shelf. I figure anything helps - fat books just take up too much room!


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