Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Giveaway Ends!

Oooh, I'm so excited! Today I end the giveaway I announced a while ago, in which I give away their choice of two books from a list to a winner randomly selected from all the entries. 

Let me tell you, this was my first giveaway and it was a doozy. Who'd have thought it'd be so mind-boggling to keep track of entries (both from the actual post and from the game I played), numbers of entries per person, and putting all the right names and numbers of names into a boot? Obviously, my talents do not lie in numbers. 

But, boggling though it was, it was also a lot of fun - not least because I didn't have a clue whose name I was going to pull out of my boot! It was like being in school again and putting names into a hat to decide who gets to do something fun or horrible... ah, the suspense.

Okay, Sangu, I hear you cry. We get it. Get to the good part, would you?

And the winner is...

[insert dramatic music here]

 Vintage Vixen


I laughed out loud when I pulled Vix's name out, because I remembered she said she hadn't read any of the books on the list and wanted to try them. So here's your chance, congratulations!

Here's the list again:

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

Vix, could you please send me an email at with the names of the two books you'd like and your postal address?


And that, dear readers, is my Tuesday.


  1. Oh congrats Vix!! A worthy winner indeed. I'd advise against Me and Mr Darcy (a bit too frothy), just cos there are some real crackers on that list.

  2. Yipee! I was wondering which book to start on next, now my selection has improved even more. Thanks, Sangu. I'll drop you a line shortly. xxx

  3. Congratulations Vintage Vixen! Happy reading! : j

  4. Congratulations to Vix! I wonder which books she'll choose. :)

  5. Congratulations to Vixen!
    And I had no idea who I'd pull when I did my giveaway, either.

  6. Congratulations Vintage Vixen!
    Every time I think about posting a contest, it's the winner-picking that stops me. I think I'll wait until I figure out a good system for it.

  7. Congrats Vixen! And it is complicated keeping track of all those entries!

  8. Big congratulations to Vix! She totally deserves it- she's one of the nicest bloggers out there, always caring about others, and commenting and always has kind words! Oh I'm so glad it's her! :) Great giveaway!