I could let the suspense build until the end of the post on who the winners were in my third-year blogging anniversary giveaway. But that would be cruel, plus now since I mentioned it, you could just scroll to the bottom of the post and see who the winners were. So I won’t let the suspense the build.
The winners are:
and I added a fourth:
Ladies, if you’re reading this, please send me your mailing addresses to unfinishedperson (at) gmail (dot) com. Otherwise, I’ll contact you via Facebook or other sources to let you know you’ve won and have you send me your addresses.
As for what books the four have won, I’m going to let it be a surprise to them, and if they want to announce on their own blogs what they won, they can do that and link back to my blog. If not, well, I’ll be deeply offended, but I’ll live. 😉
Now on to the past week in reading: I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and as I mentioned in last weekend’s Sunday Salon, I’m going to take a break before I dive into the next one, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, especially since it’s 800-some pages. So instead I’ve decided to reread A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, which is 700-some pages. Whaaaa?
Yes, it’s true. I’ve decided to take a break from one series by restarting another. Why? Because more than a few book bloggers have been talking about reading the book since it is coming to HBO as a miniseries in a couple of weeks, and it’s been a series I’ve wanted to get back into for a while so this was the perfect time to do it. I think I started A Clash of Kings, the second one, but I don’t think I finished it. That’s why I decided to restart with the first one, because from what I remember there are a lot of storylines in this series and I want to make sure I’m keeping track of them. Whaaaa?
Yes, it’s true. I’ve decided to keep track of another series storyline in between trying to keep track of the Harry Potter series storyline. Why? Because I’m crazy. ‘Tis true. You don’t believe me. I take Prozac. Come on. Really. I am.
I thought about putting up Crazy Train, but then thought that might be too jarring for some of you who are just finishing up the readathon.
Anyhoo, what will you be reading today? Or if you’re like some book bloggers I know who just took part in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, maybe you’ll be taking a break the rest of the day from reading. So what did you read yesterday into today then? What was your favorite read of the readathon?
Bonus: A post from earlier in week: What is it about the middle part of a series or trilogy that makes it so good?