BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Thursday, August 4, 2011

CONTEST! CONTEST! -----THE EYES HAVE IT!**NEW HINTS**MORE COVERS**

Okay guys! New Hints & a  new cover challenge. There's only two more Friday's that I'll be posting new covers and extra hints so if there's one that you are having problems with leave me a comment so I can figure out how to hint without totally giving it away!

Next week I'll list all entries names (well I'll truncate them) with how many you have right, wrong, and empty
so you'll have one week to correct any you need to.
THREE CHANCES TO WIN A $10 Gift Certificate!

Is this not the most amazing cover ever? I was mesmerized by it months ago when I first saw it. It got me to thinking about how cover artists have used eyes so expressively the last six months or so. I started to collect covers where the eyes were especially expressive or odd as I was contemplating doing some type of contest with them. So for the next month see how many of these you can identify from covers you are already familiar with or run across on your blogging trips.



This time I didn’t leave the names available on the cropped cover. (For those of you who already submitted your “Guesses”, did you really think someone wasn’t going to rat you out? Seriously?)
Anyway, I did delete these entries. However, to anyone who clued me in on my stupidity, I going to give you 2 extra entries just because you were so honest. A few of you didn’t leave your email so I need it in order to give you your Atta Boy Entries. Drop me a note at alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com and tell me your GFC name and email and I’ll give them to you.


1. I'm going to offer my gently read ARC of  Amber Argyles's "Witch Song" as a prize as well as  $10 gift certificates. 
 Anyone who gets all 20 correct will be entered in a drawing by Random.org along with all the Atta Boy entries.
2. Everyone else who correctly identifies at least 14 of them will go into another drawing.
3. Okay guys, it's not THAT hard. Anyone 
who gets at least 8 right goes in a third drawing.



I’ll leave this contest running for a month-ending on August 10th. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t figure some of them out. If you will leave me a comment for any that are stumping you, I’ll give some clues to help you out once a week.  I'll also add a new cover each week for a bonus entry.
This contest is open to all who are GFC followers. If you are an old follower (followed before July 5th), I’ll give you two entries. If you Tweet or post to Facebook about this contest, I’ll give you an extra entry for each. Leave your link on the form for extra entries. Depending on how many entries I get, I’ll add extra gift certificates so spread the word.

ENTRY RULES BY GRANDBUNS
--MUST FOLLOW ON GOGGLE FRIEND CONNECT
--OLD FOLLOWERS GET TWO ENTRIES-
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON ANY COMMENTS SO
         I HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU IF A WINNER!
--OPEN INTERNATIONAL (Must be able to receive book from 
BOOK DEPOSITORY (Check here to be sure)
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE 
TO COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY!
--MAY ALSO TWEET OR POST TO FACEBOOK FOR EXTRY ENTRY
    Be sure you leave link on form
--CORRECTLY IDENTIFY AT LEAST 14 “EYES” COVERS ON FORM
--Watch for chances for extra entries throughout the month
--COMMENT ON WITCH SONG REVIEW FOR EXTRA ENTRY
--Ends August 10th 11:59 pm EST
If you don't know all the covers now, fill in what you know and come back later 
as many times as you need and I will combine them so that you can try for 100%.


WooHoo! Already have 3 persons to get all 20 correct and 5 that are very close.


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Week 1 Hint- Need the name of the book not the series--#16


******Week 2's Hint- Eye Color may distract you  # 4
*****Week 3 Hint-Sticks & stones may break--  #5
***Week 4 Hint- #14 (see 14.5)
*** Week 5 Hint- Think the Adams family cat #6
Extra entry for week 1-
A new set of eyes to make you wrack your brain. This one is a bit harder.
Do YOU recognize # 21?
****Extra entry for week 2- #22
It is due out in August and it's a sequel.
***Extra entry for week 3-#23
***Extra entry for week 4-#24
A noveletta that I saw for the first time today.
Extra entry for week 5
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26 comments:

lauriehere said...

I agree, The EYES DO have it here!!! Cool!
Thanks! Add for an entry into the Freedom hop please!!!
Thanks!
Laurie Carlson
laurieisreading@gmail.com

Spaz said...

This is quite the challenge! I THINK I have thirteen of them. :)

zsaz1029(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gabbie said...

Only three I don't know though I've seen one of the three a few times.. I'll keep an eye out and come back.

Awesome contest! Thanks

Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

Gabbie said...

Just checked out the Freedom Hop Post and realised that my comment on this post could be counted as an entry towards it - but I didn't leave an email so:

Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

TheReadingOwl said...

This is driving my crazy. I am familiar with most of the covers, but there's one I KNOW I've seen before, but I can't remember it's name!

By the way, what happened to the other eyes contest?

janhvi said...

wow!this was a fun contest!!i enjoyed myself trying to guess the covers and rack my brains out:)

if this counts as an extra entry towards the freedom hop please count mine in!!

thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

TheReadingOwl said...

HAHA! You did?! xD That's hilarious! How? Was the cover names in the url or something?

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THE NAMES OF THE BOOKS ON THE CROPPED COVERS OF THE ORIGINAL POST SO HAD TO DELETE IT AND PICK DIFFERENT COVERS OR MIX UP SOME OF THE OTHERS>
IF YOU WERE ONE OF THE ONES WHO CLUED ME IN ON THIS, EMAIL ME AT
alterlisa AT yahoo DOT come
AND I"LL GIVE YOU TWO EXTRA ATTA BOY ENTRIES!

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

This was hard! I've seen 2 or 3 of these books but just can't remember their names! This is a very cool contest.

rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea said...

That was an incredibly fun challenge! Kudos to having such a unique one :).

I got all but four of them and two of them I KNOW I've seen, I just can't remember where!

breakkanamexd[at]aol[dot]com

Jolene and Family said...

Great contest and that was so much fun. I got most of them right away but there were four that stumped me and it took a little digging but I think I got them all :) Thanks for the great contest

june111(at)att(dot)net

Jeanne said...

Wow! This is challenge! I have 18 of them but two covers are unknown to me :( I saw 6 somewhere but I can´t remember the name and 16 is big unknown xD

Rathouska.jana@gmail.com

Coco said...

Stumbling , www.theskinnyladies.com , followed you via GFC also :o)

darkangel_1988 said...

Thanks for this cool contest!
I think I got all 20 of them correct. :)

darkangel231988(at)gmail(dot)com
Memrie

andreea9120 said...

The 5th one is killing me.I have no idea where to find it...it's annoying:))

andreea9120 said...

Oh,I forgot: andreea_9120(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aik said...

I couldn't get #5 and #21, though I'm quite sure I've seen #5 before. Challenging game this is.

Amber Argyle, author said...

Such a good idea for a contest. I'm glad Witch's cover inspired it. So cool.
Amber

Mary said...

I am so bad at this I can't even enter the contest....
=(

Darlene said...

Great contest! Unfortunately, I am nowhere near 20 :(

SpadesHigh said...

ARGH that was frustrating lol but highly fun!! loved it! ill be back to finish because my computer tends to close all my windows and im taking precautions to prevent it or im gonna end up commiting murder #IKillComputers lol

Thanks for this giveaway!! =)

ErinC said...

I follow via GFC (ecollins86@hotmail.com).

Barbara said...

Holy smokes, I give up! I think I have 15 of them after an exhaustive search of my brain and elsewhere.

My e-mail is in my entry form, Google profile or you can use bwalkeramzn at gmail dot com.

vvb32 reads said...

cool contest. i like these eyes.

Shelbie and Amanda said...

I think I got all but four. And one of the extras. Some of them are hard!

Amanda
wolfbauer3(at)gmail(dot)com

mimz said...

This was hard. I managed to guess (not sure if correctly) 20 out of 25 slots, although there was no pic for 25. Hahah, it's an awesome challenge though. I hope there'll be more.

xjustakidx(at)hotmail(dot)com