Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Liv’s late birthday/half year of blogging/100 posts/it’s about time for another… contest!

I’ve only had one other contest on this blog and that one wasn’t very remarkable, so I figured that with all the reasons I had to have one, I had to make it big. For my late birthday/half year of blogging/100 posts/it’s about time for another contest (is that a long enough title for you?), I’m giving away a total of 3 book packs each of which will hopefully contain the following (although I'm making no promises):

2 books
a reading is sexy bumper sticker (for laughs)
a notebook,
some candy from Sweden ,
a CD of all the music I’ve played on my blog over the past half year,
and a really yummy smelling votive candle from this adorable little gift shop near my house

The books in each pack are as following:
-I Was a Teenage Popsicle (review here) and Beyond Cool by Bev Katz Rosenbaum
-Such A Pretty Girl (review here) and Leftovers (review here) by Laura Wiess
-Why I Let My Hair Grow Out (review here) and How I Found The Perfect Dress (review here) by Maryrose Wood
For our use, they will be referenced as The Popsicle Pack, The Leftovers Pack, and The Hairdresser pack

The actual entering process is where this whole thing gets a little complicated, so please read carefully. I tried to cover everything you could ever have a question about, but it’s still rather complex…

To get your first entry, you must either leave a comment on this post with your email or actually email me with the words Liv’s Contest in the subject box. I will follow up on all emails sent to me, but not on comments.
One entry is only good towards one pack, so you also have to pick your favorite and let me know which pack you would like that entry to go towards.

There are several ways to get extra entries:
Posting about this contest on your blog earns you one entry. Leave the link in your comment or email.
Filling out the following survey with honest answers earns you two entries:
What is your favorite thing about the Liv’s Book Reviews site?
What is your least favorite thing about the Liv’s Book Reviews site?
What are some suggestions you have for making the site better?
Do you base your decisions about reading books on the reviews on the site?
What are your favorite books or authors?
Do you read any other book review blogs besides this one? Which ones?
Anything else you’d like to add?
Making a banner or icon for the blog which includes the site address earns you 3 entries.
And the following people earned the noted amount of entries from either correctly guessing which country my trip was in (Sweden) or commenting on my Summer Hiatus Reviews which earned you an entry per comment (some people racked up some serious points; thanks guys!):
Anilee - 1 (commenting)
TJ Brown - 1 (commenting)
Melissa Walker - 1 (commenting)
Carol - 3 (commenting)
Books and Love - 2 (commenting)
RR2 - 1 (commenting)
Nicole B - 1 (commenting)
Book Chic - 5 (commenting)
Aella - 1 (commenting)
Em - 2 (commenting)
Elaina Reads - 1 (commenting)
Page Numbered - 1 (commenting)
Hillary - 1 (commenting)
Mari - 1 (guessing Sweden)
Ink Mage - 1 (guessing Sweden)
Liviania - 1 (guessing Sweden...well Norway, but that's close enough for me. :P)

If you are doing any extra entry options, in your comment or email you must tell me the number of entries you have earned and from where (if you’re filling out the survey or making a banner or icon, enter in an email please, so I know whose surveys and graphics are whose). You also need to tell me which packs you want the entries to go towards. Remember, you earn one entry automatically just for emailing or commenting. Spread out your entries between them or increase your odds at winning one particular pack, whatever you want.

And I think that covers everything. I hope that wasn’t extremely confusing, but if you have any questions drop me a comment or email so I can straighten it out. Enter away!

Oh, and the contest officially ends on...let's say Saturday, August 30th at midnight, central time.

EDIT: Just as a clarification, you are only able to win ONE pack. You can put entries towards all three, but I decide what order I draw winners in and if you win one pack, you can't win any which I might draw afterwards. You CAN enter for all three so if you don't win the first one you enter for, you still have a chance at winning one of the next ones. I hope that made sense...

50 comments:

  1. I'm a little confused. Can you only get one pack? and then get extra entries for that package? or do you win all the packs?

    But either way, awesome contest! I was waiting for when you were going to post this!

    Thanks!

    kels.m.17@gmail.com

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  2. Oh, how exciting!!! Definitely count me in. Now I must get to work on getting some extra entries...and I'm pretty sure i understand all the rules.
    So this is one entry for commenting right?
    okay...and i get the extras.
    so for each extra entry we have to say what prize pack we want it to go too?
    is that right?
    if that's the case...I want this entry to go too Leftovers and Such a Pretty Girl.

    yay!!!
    -Lauren
    New Stuff on Blog. Come and Chat.

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  3. P.S. Since I first commented, I figured I would add this here. I posted about the contest for an extra thingy, and again, I'd like the points to go towards Such a pretty girl/leftovers.

    -Lauren

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/08/livs-awesome-giveaway.html

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  4. Cool contest - I will post a link to this on my blog and send you the answers to your survey per e-mail. I want the Popsicle Pack!

    Oh, and Lauren referred me :)

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  5. Hope that you had a great time in Sweden. I would love to win the Popsicle Pack!!

    ~Meredith
    rosesaremyfavorite (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. I'd like to enter for the Popsicle Pack.

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  7. I would love the Why I Let My Hair Grow Out package!

    I have your giveaway on my LJ: http://bishiesruleme.livejournal.com/

    faked_sugartone at hotmail.com

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  8. I would love the Popsicle Pack! I read that book last year and I absolutley loved it. Great contest!
    My email is:
    ChickLitTeens@gmail.com

    Extra Entries:
    Link posted on site

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  9. May I please change it to the Popsicle pack? Thanks.

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  10. Woo! Yay for contests!

    I've heard alot of good things about I Was A Teenage Popsicle, so enter me for the Popsicle pack :]

    And as soon as I get the chance, I'm going to blog about it --

    www.paperxxflowers.blogspot.com

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  11. Ahhhh! What a completely awesome contest. Can I be entered into either the Popsicle or Leftovers' packs? Ah, these are such awesome prizes. THANK YOU! :)

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  12. Oh, okay, I understand now, for the comment I did above I would like it to go to the Popsicle package.

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  13. Please enter me for the popsicle package ! Thanks !! :)

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  14. Hello! Happy Belated 100 posts to you. I would love to be entered in your drawing for "The Leftovers" Prize Package. This is a fun contest. I wish you many more happy and healthy posts. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  15. jordan electrocameratricks@yahooAugust 10, 2008 at 1:32 AM

    i just sent you an email with all my entries. i hope this is one too!

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  16. Wow, great contest!!!! Thanks so much!!!

    For the comment entry I would love to be entered for the popsicle pack!!!

    I also blogged about your contest, and you can see that here:

    http://melsysplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/book-give-aways.html

    For that entry, I would like to be entered for the hairdresser pack.

    Thanks again!!! :)

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  17. Sweet contest, please enter me for all three! tWarner419@aol.com

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  18. Please enter my points towards the Hairdresser Pack. Thank you!

    plolohea2{at}gmail{dot}com

    What is your favorite thing about the Liv’s Book Reviews site?
    The quality of the reviews...they almost always match up with my opinion of the books.

    What is your least favorite thing about the Liv’s Book Reviews site?
    Can't say I can name one...the background isn't my favorite color??

    What are some suggestions you have for making the site better?
    I'll have to think on that one...

    Do you base your decisions about reading books on the reviews on the site?
    Definately...I shouldn't, but I do.

    What are your favorite books or authors?
    The Lord of the Rings
    Gone With the Wind
    Mistborn
    Twilight
    I could go on forever!

    Do you read any other book review blogs besides this one? Which ones?
    Yep!
    http://needmoreshelves.blogspot.com

    Anything else you’d like to add?
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. Sweet contest! Put my name in for it, thanks! :)

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  20. I will be sending you an email post haste, so expect it soon. Awesome contest!

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  21. Great Contest. Thanks for having it!
    Please enter me for the Popsicle pack Great site!
    bookroomreviews@hotmail.com

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  22. i would also like to be entered for the popsicle pack congratulations on your 100 post and happy belated birthday :)

    lc_intocable at yahoo.com

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  23. Please enter me for the popsicle Pack!

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  24. Wow!!! What a great contest. I would love to enter the Leftover's Pach.
    Thanks, Kimmy
    klmc_37@yahoo.com

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  25. I would like to be entered for the popsicle pack.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  26. Please enter me for the popsicle pack! I've been wanting to read those books for ages. =)

    Great contest Liv!

    -Breanna

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  27. Sweet contest! Count me in, please! Thanks!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  28. I've blogged for a total of 2 entries! Thanks!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  29. Awesome contest! Count me in please! XD

    sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. I'd love to join in the fun! Thanks for such a great giveaway :)

    hope.september[at]gmail.com

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  31. Awesome contest! Enter me please!


    sanderska27.book-nymph@blogger.com

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  32. Hairdresser pack please! Sorry, forgot to mention that. Lol.

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  33. The popsicle pack would be my pick! Thanks so much :)

    hope.september[at]gmail.com

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  34. Sorry! Hairdresser pack please. Thanks!! :)

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  35. Leftovers pack sounds great, but I just really want the Reading is Sexy bumper sticker. LOL!!!

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  36. The Leftovers pack sounds good to me too.

    rsgrandinetti @ yahoo (dot) com

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  37. Ooo! Great contest & prizes! :D Please enter me!
    I'd love a shot to win the The Leftovers Pack!

    I posted about your contest here: http://the-book-vault.blogspot.com/2008/08/other-contests.html

    So I think I currently have 2 entries? I'd like to put both my entries towards the Leftovers pack! :) thanks!!

    bookvault@yahoo.com

    Dominique

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  38. Liv

    Cool. A point for recognizing Sweden. :)

    I would love a chance to win the Leftovers Pack.

    Thanks!

    my_weezy@yahoo.com

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  39. Please enter me. I blogged about it over at my blog. :)

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  40. My entry goes for The Leftovers. =)

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  41. Leftovers Pack for me please. :)

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  42. Hi

    I would love to have the The Popsicle Pack. I'm in the process of making a banner for your site! My email is noelle(at)boyofmydreams.org. =] www.boyofmydreams.org is my blog and I'll be blogging about this too!

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  43. Hi! I LOVE contests! ;)

    My email: MrsRonWeasley87@aol.com.

    My chosen prize pack: Leftovers (even though it was hard to choose!)

    I'd love ya (and anyone reading this) to check out my blog, Bibliophile Support Group! :)

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  44. Do we get to pick the pack we want? If so, I'd love to win "I Was a Teenage Popsicle."

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  45. HI Liv, I sent you an email a while ago but I havent gotten a responce so i just wanted to make sure you received it please let me know Thanks!

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  46. I would like to enter! I did the survey and made a button for your blog too. All my entries should go towards the popsicle pack.

    If I win, I can be contacted at my site's "contact me" page (click my name).

    I did the survey:

    What is your favorite thing about the Liv’s Book Reviews site? - I really like the reviews. Book blogs help me to know the truth about books, beyond the blurbs on books that are just there to get you to buy the book etc. Your banner is cool too.

    What is your least favorite thing about the Liv’s Book Reviews site? - The layout. It's a bit plain and the text isn't easy enough to see against the dark background. But the banner at the top is good.

    What are some suggestions you have for making the site better? - Keep the teal, but add a table above it for the text to go on. Make that white or another light color so the text is easy to read.

    Do you base your decisions about reading books on the reviews on the site? - I haven't known of the site long enought for that yet, but book blogs in general do influence which books I read.

    What are your favorite books or authors? - I love too many books to mention, but some of my favorites are the Harry Potter series, The Gatekeepers series by Anthony Horowitz, and anything by Wendy Mass.

    Do you read any other book review blogs besides this one? Which ones? - I look around at just about all of the well know YA book blogs.

    Anything else you’d like to add? - Hmm... I'm probably being picky, but smaller paragraphs in reviews make them more reader friendly.


    I made a button for your blog (not big enough to be considered a banner, but it has the URL of your blog on it). Feel free to use it however you'd like. It's animated. :)

    Here it is: http://i35.tinypic.com/2rooow1.gif

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  47. Hmmm...it's my birthday today, maybe I'll get lucky. I would love the Hairdress pack! Thanks and I'm keeping my fingers crossed - will check about other entries.

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  48. Blogged about it at http://thebookczar.blogspot.com - will send you the survey in a few minutes via email. Thanks again!

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  49. Great blog! This sounds like an amazing contest. Can I be entered into the popsicle pack? Thanks!

    thetwihard@gmail.com

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