So unless you're not reading my tweets/ posts or unless you're really not paying attention, I have hinted that when we hit 100 (or more) reviews in the Review Archive I was going to do a giveaway. Now that we've hit that goal (and more), it's time to spell this out a little more.
But! But! But! Lili mentioned something to me, (y'all should be thankful for her, even if she reams you on Time Out) she said I should thank the donors cause, well, without them, this program would have died as soon as it started (how I thought it would happen!).
THEN. We hit 500 (+) followers and that kind of sealed the deal.
So all of that led to this: (sorry, this is not a gif, but you might recognize the closet space!)
WHAT IS IN IT?!?!?!?!?
I DON'T KNOW!!!
Actually, I do, but I'm pretending I don't.
The better part is that YOU don't know. And you're not gonna know.
Yeah, I said it.
Here's what's going to happen:
Three prizes. (Mysterious box x3 - Jennifer didn't get enough boxes in time for the picture)
A Russian roulette of giveaways.
*I sifted through a lot of disturbing entries for Russian roulette. You're lucky I found this.
Unmarked Box 1 will go to one of 100 (and some) reviewers listed here: http://arcycling.blogspot.com/p/review-archive.html
That much has been obvious for a while. Every review is one entry.
Unmarked Box 2 will go to a random donor who has donated over 3 books.
Unmarked Box 3 will go to a random GFC follower since we broke 500 followers.
Now. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU ARE STILL WONDERING:
WHAT IS *IN* THOSE BOXES?!
Well, I'll give you this much:
1. Each box has 12 books (blend of hardcover and paperback, new and older).
2. Each box is primarily YA with a balance of genres.
3. While most are ARCs, there are finished copies (both paperback and hardcover) in both boxes.
4. Most these came from my personal collection, cuts, etc because I still have WAY too many books.
So what's super-di-duper unique about this giveaway?
THE BALLOTS ARE ALREADY IN.
More audience reaction shots:
Means this is like the SAT, you go in knowing what you know. It's not something you cram for, this is an accumulation. Which is this. Your entry (or lack-of entry) is already in. As of this second, no more donations will get you an entry. They will count to the NEXT goal giveaway. Whenever that will be.
Believe me, this saves me a lot of kerfuffle. No fussin' or fightin' or Rafflecopter or nothin'. It saves me even more kerfuffle that I already have my winners picked and going to announce them... right... now...
Random Reviewer: Heather at SPEW You Voldemort
Random Donator: Sara at Forever 17 Books
Random Follower: Melissa at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
Winners check your inboxes and thanks for being your awesome selves!
And now to end this on a gif that made me laugh for like, 8 hours.
Really, it's the falling guitar and the completely uncaring cat that kills me. I mean, it doesn't even look over!