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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Contests and Giveaways

The Pioneer Woman has 9,107 comments on her giveaway. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/

LOL ( I know this is my semi-techincally book-blog and I just gave you a link to a cooking blog, but still...you get the picture)

and I just made it 9,108. As well, as entering 3 other giveaways in the last 5 minutes.
I've never won anything. But it's okay... it's just fun.

Did anyone ever see the movie "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" by Terry Ryan?
I actually read the book first, and I really enjoyed it. (so much more than the movie, although I did like the movie too)

a blurb about it from a reviewer says:
Erma Bombeck meets Ogden Nash in the inspirational true story of an enterprising mother of ten who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the fifties and sixties.

These give-aways remind me of that book. Every time I make a comment on someone's giveaway, I am reminded of those old contests, where you make up poems and rhymes or a jingle about a product in 25 words or less, and hope you win.
And I know they are all chosen randomly, but I still freeze....what if my jingle (comment) is not snazzy (is that still a word?) enough? What if it doesn't make someone smile? (mine rarely do)
How can I be more witty? and enchanting? WHY DON'T I EVER WIN ANYTHING?!

whew...no really, I'm okay now.



Anonymous said...

I love your new header! Keep at it, you'll win something. I've got a couple contests running - have you entered them?

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like a neat book!

Jen said...

Hey Debbie...I second the comment on your new header. Very snazzy! And yes, I still use that word fairly regularly.

Keep at it! I'll be having a contest starting on the 15th, so check back and enter. I've never had 1,000 entries, so you'll have better odds with me! LOL

Jo-Jo said...

You'll be surprised at how many books you start to win. There are a bunch of contests out there right now for Flirting With Forty and also for Matrimony. Good luck! I do have a couple of these contests posted on my blog...including one that Bermudaonion is offering.

I also like your new header...and I'm reading Finding Noel now.

meg89 said...

I'm running a giveaway as well, have you entered? It's for the Time Traveler's Wife. And don't feel bad, I have yet to win anything either :)