Thursday, 29 July 2010

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

I got myself a job interview today, which made me very happy. I mean, I have no idea if I stand a chance at actually getting the job, but an interview's a step up, so, yay!

And... today I hit a hundred blog followers! Yes, that's right, 100. (As I write this, I'm hoping one doesn't just vanish unexpectedly and destroy my day.) Now I know that many of you have far more than a hundred followers, but you must remember how excited you were when you hit your first hundred, right? Honestly, I never expected I would, so I am so happy and so grateful to all of you!

 So grateful, in fact, that I'm going to have a giveaway. I promised myself I'd do something if I ever hit that first hundred, so here it is. And, surprisingly enough, I'm going to give away a book!

Well, two, actually. I'll pick a name/entry out of a hat (or box, as I don't actually own a hat) and that lucky winner will get two books!

Here's a list of books, which cover a number of different genres-

Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter
The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Dream Mistress by Jenny Diski
The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe

If you haven't heard of any of these, do look them up and see if it's something you'd like to read! If absolutely none of them sound appealing to you, or if you've - gasp - read them all, then, if you smile just right and give me cakes, I might be able to add on a couple books that aren't already on the list. 

Basically, as I'm sure you've figured out by now, the winner gets to pick two of the books in this list and I'll send them along to him/her. 

(Yes, you can enter no matter where in the world you live. You just need a postal address and I think we'll both have to cross our fingers and hope various postal services don't flake out on us!)

So, to be eligible to enter- 

1. You have to follow the blog
2. You have to leave a comment on this post, letting me know you want to enter 


1. You get +1 entry for following the blog and leaving a comment
2. +3 entries if you post/tweet/talk about the giveaway somewhere else and post the link here in the comments. And this accumulates, so if, say, you tweet about it and post it to your blog and let me know about both, then you get +6 entries.
3. +3 entries if you stick an announcement of some kind linking back to this post in your blog sidebar. 
(Sorry I haven't got a nice pretty picture-and-link for you to use, but I'm not very good with HTML. You could always do what I did and just add in the picture I've got, using the blogger Picture gadget to link back to the post.)


All comments/entries have to come in by Saturday, August 28th to be eligible. And for all the smarty pants out there (that means you, Steve), yes, of 2010. I'll announce the winner on Monday the 30th.

Apart from involving free books, this could also be a fun way for us to find new blogs and new followers!


  1. Congratulations on hitting the 100 mark! : j

  2. Well done on all your followers :)

    I've read a couple of them but some of the others sounds great and really, anything involving free books is right up my street.

    I'll mention it on my blog soonish and pop another comment on here when I do.

  3. Hey congrats!

    Blogged and tweeted, my dear! Don't know how to give you the tweet link but marked it #sanguscontest so you can find it.

    Blog post:


    ps haven't read ANY of those books! *hangs head in shame*

  4. WOHOO! I never great giveaway - and congrats on 100 followers. Fantastic!

  5. Conratulations on hitting your century (and getting an interview), Sangu. I'm not surprised, I think your blog are fabulous and I reckon you'd be fantstic fun in real life,too.
    I've read a few of those authors but shamedly, none of the titles so please enter me! xxx

  6. Congrats on your 100!! =D I'm barely over halfway to 100 followers and am chomping at the bit to hit 100 and do a contest. How did you contain your excitement until today! Such coolness. Sheesh. ;)

    Oh, and I'll have my fingers crossed for your job interview!

    Don't worry about entering me in the contest. I just wanted to stop by and wish you luck (job) and congrats (followers). =D

  7. Hi,

    Just dropped by to say congrats on job interview (fingers crossed) and on hitting 100 followers!

    Count me out of giveaway.

  8. well, I've barely reached 10 (yes TEN) subscribers and it means really a lot to me, so congratulations are in order! :-)
    I'm not really subscribing to any blog, but I enjoy reading yours, even if this is the first comment I make...
    It's a "congratulations" comment, no need to enter me in the giveaway! ;-)
    Happy blogging!

  9. Good luck on your job interview! I read your blog, but just realized I wasn't following, so now you have 102 followers :)

    No need to enter me in the contest either, just wanted to say congrats and I'll pass along word about your giveaway

  10. Thank you so much for all the congratulations and good-luck-for-my-interview comments, everyone! You're the best!

  11. great news on both fronts.
    i'd love to enterx

  12. Congratulations from #103 :) I'm finally getting around to the Fantasy BlogHop. Sorry it's taken me so long to come by.

    Good luck on your interview!

  13. P.S.: Here's the link to your contest on my blog:

  14. Sangu, congratulations!! I'm a following and will give you a shout out tomorrow when I do my next post. Yay for you!!

    ~that rebel, Olivia