Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

January 16, 2013 Friendship, Historical Fiction 28

Hiya, Bookworms!

I’ve been blown away by the response to my giveaway! Thank you for all the new followers and exposure. I realize I bribed you to promote me, but I really appreciate it. I tallied up all my entries using the very scientific method of doodling names on a notepad. Thanks to’s random number generator, I was able to choose a winner with total fairness! The winner is…. Entry #106 aka Heather Frase!

Our lovely winner will be receiving:

$15 to Starbucks!

$25 to Amazon!

A mystery item with PENGUINS!

A fake check for eleventy billion dollars!

Aaaaaand a mystery book title from my mom’s collection of doubles!

This weekend I made a special trip to my hometown to procure a book for this giveaway. Well, that, and to celebrate my family’s birthdays. Seriously, my mom, dad, and sister all have their birthdays in January. However, while I was in town, I hunted through the mom collection in search of books.

The ceremonial tearing apart of the bookshelves.

The ceremonial tearing apart of the bookshelves.

Eventually, I found not one, but TWO sets of doubles in this crazy stack of craziness.

Ken Follett's Fall Of Giants

Ken Follett’s Fall Of Giants

Tracy Chevalier's The Virgin Blue

Tracy Chevalier’s The Virgin Blue

Heather will be receiving a copy of The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier for two reasons. First, I’ve actually read this book (unlike Fall of Giants) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Second, Fall of Giants is a hardcover (my mom has TWO hardcover copies… seriously?!) and The Virgin Blue is a paperback, and hence, less expensive to ship. This is me, being austere.

Thank you to all you bookworms who entered this contest! I seriously couldn’t get enough of of the opinions on coleslaw. I really think it was perhaps the most important conversation on the subject ever to have taken place on the internet. YOU made that happen. You are all kinds of awesome.

Alright. Now that that’s out of the way, I’m curious. What are you guys reading right now? I’m working on Stephen King’s 11-22-63. Who is out there reading something fantastic that I haven’t read yet? Tell me all about it!

28 Responses to “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!”

  1. Darlene

    Your announcement was so exciting that it made it ok that I didn’ t win. I’ m totally happy for Heather and I am curious about the penguin item. Thanks for such a fun blog!

    Right now I am reading Illusion by Frank Peretti, (enjoying it), and I need to read Killing Lincoln for my book club. Our next meeting is coming up and I should get on it.

  2. Ashley F

    That’s the one on the Kennedy Assassination right? Let me know how it is. I finished Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore on the weekend. LOVED IT. Am working on fluffy teen fiction right now….the Becca Fitzpatrick Hush, Hush series. I know, I know. Teen fiction is my weakness.

  3. Michelle Proulx

    I just finished reading Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore. Very cool book, and far more enjoyable and engaging than I was expecting. I would definitely recommend it if you like YA fantasy 🙂

  4. Megan M.

    I’m reading The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery. I’m only about halfway through but it is really enjoyable! I’ve been quoting it to my BFF a lot because it has that old-fashioned charm. I’ve never read of Anne of Green Gables, though. I felt I had to confess that.

    • Words for Worms

      Don’t feel bad! I only read Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea this year! It’s all terribly charming. Makes me want to don a petticoat just so I can climb a tree in it and be scolded.

  5. Cindy

    I just finished Gone Girl last night. It took me awhile to get into it, but then I couldn’t put it down and stayed up way to late to finish it.

    I have 11-22-63 on my Kindle, I need to read it. I just keep reading lighter things instead. That was my problem with Gone Girl too. I read the entire Beautiful Creatures series last week, instead of Gone Girl.

    • Words for Worms

      Gone Girl starts a little slow, but once it gets going, it’s tough to put down. I feel like I need to read something light… Or at the very least short. I don’t know how I’m going to meet my 100 book goal if I keep picking out huge bricks of books!

  6. Heather

    I am super excited and cannot wait for my box of what will be pure awesomeness!! Also – I am very excited about the book, because it’s on my list of ones to buy, so you have just saved me some money! This keeps getting better and better! Thank you so much for making my day!

    • Words for Worms

      Ahhh! I’m so glad! It’s kismit. I love Tracy Chevalier. She’s got a new one coming out- I’m looking forward to it. You are so very very welcome!

  7. Jenknee

    Finished Keturah and Lord Death last night and am starting into The Death of Bees. Still ruminating on my thoughts for Keturah and Lord Death, though.

  8. It's A Dome Life

    Congratulations, Heather! Try not to spend your eleventy billion dollars all in one place. (I am so jealous right now….that check should have been MINE MINE!!! ALL MINE!)

    I have so much in common with your mom…two copies of the same book. Is there a gene for that or something?

    • Words for Worms

      LOL! Lily my mom would be so excited to know you do the same thing! I can’t complain too much, I mean, I’ve been reaping the benefits of her bad memory for years….

  9. Quirky Chrissy

    Congrats to Heather! I’m really really jealous. But I still love my little Word Worm. Especially if she writes a guest post for me next week. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease. Don’t make me beg all over the internet.

    Also, I am reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. I am hoping to finish that…and many more while on a beach.

  10. didibooksenglish

    Congratulations to Heather! I want to know what the mystery penguin item is. At the moment I’m finishing HP and the Philosopher’s Stone and will then be embarking on Anthem. Not so sure how that will be. It’s dystopian and short so it can’t be that bad. Right?

  11. Somer

    I loved King’s 11-22-63! People have all these misconceptions of what Stephen King’s books are like. Mostly….they are just ordinary people in weird/supernatural/scary situations. His last few books leaning heavily on the character part and not so much the scary situation part. Anyway, glad to have found a great blog about books! More things for me to geek out on!

    I’m currently reading Roger Ebert’s Life Itself. A little dry, but very interesting!

    • Words for Worms

      I’ve been avoiding King for years because I was scared of the movies. I’ll admit, I choose my King carefully, but it’s really good! I loved The Stand SO MUCH. I dig time travel anyway, so I’m really liking 11-22-63 so far. Geeking out with my fellow bookworms is my faaaavorite! Welcome, Somer!

      • Somer

        I also recommend King’s The Green Mile, The Eyes of the Dragon, and Lisey’s Story. Lisey’s Story is a touch scary, but it’s a great read for anyone who loves reading/writing.

  12. KC @ Average: More or Less

    Loved 11-22-63, but I’m a King fan from way back. My new favorite is Dennis Lehane. He’s a master at blending history with an actual can’t-put-it-down story (hmm, that sounds a little like King’s 11-22-63). I just finished Live by Night which takes place in Boston and Florida during the Prohibition years and I loved, loved, loved it.

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