Sunday, April 25, 2010

Will Grayson Squared Dance Contest

Holy catfish. Dude, check. out. my sidebar. Eeeeeeeep!! I can hardly believe my eyes. Oh yes, I think it’s time to celebrate the wonder, the joy, the amazing, super duper ultra slice of awesome that you are. Friends, it’s time I throw a little party.

Because holymolyrolypoly, I have 300 bloggie friends!! So in honor of this fabulosity, I think it only fitting to host the:


Will Grayson Squared Dance Contest


Of course, this means, we are going to have a dance off.

Okay, not really, though there will be some dancing involved. But first, lets get to the mega fabuloso prizes, shall we?

So, obviously, there’s a Will Grayson or two involved in this little party. Why? Because Will Grayson, Will Grayson happens to be one of my favorite YA books of all freaking time. And it so happens I have a few signed books to give away. Because, you see, the amazing authors of (Will Grayson)2 John Green and David Levithan just adored me when they met me the other night, and so they graciously handed over a ton of signed books for me to give away (after I paid for them and offered them my sixth-born child*).

And as I see it, no contest is complete with only one winner. So, I will have…3. So, yeah, 3 packages, cuz I’m random like that.


Package 1: David Levithan Rules!


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1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan, hardback, signed by both authors
2. The Realm of Possibility, by David Levithan, signed by David Levithan
3. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, signed by David Levithan

Package 2: John Green Rocks!


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1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan, hardback, signed by both authors (yes, I have 2 copies, both signed)
2. Paper Towns, by John Green, signed by John Green
3. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green, signed by John Green

Package 3: Miscellaneous FTW!


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1. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green, signed by John Green (yes, I have 2 copies, both signed)
2. Looking for Alaska, by John Green, signed by John Green
3. The First Five Pages: A Writer’s guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile, by Noah Lukeman, signed by no one.

You know what? I think I’ll throw in a 4th package. BUT, I’ll only offer a 4th package for a 4th winner if I get at least 50 more followers by the end of this contest. Okay?  That means, if I don’t get 50 followers by 25 May 2010, then I get to keep the 4th package for myself. So that means it’s in your best interest to get me 50 more followers. Because what if you might have been the 4th name drawn, yeah?

It’s not cruel, it’s creative.

So, in the event I get 50 more followers from today (that means, I need to see 350 bloggie friends by the end of this contest, 25 May 2010, midnight EST), this is what a fourth winner will receive:


Package 4: Maybe, Baby


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1. $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card
2. $5 Starbucks gift card
3. A bar of Ghirardelli chocolate

By the way, if I get 100 more bloggie friends, ( as in 400 by 25 May 2010), then, I will add a Package 5 for a fifth winner, which looks like package 4. 150 more bloggie friends, add package 6. I think however, despite the incredibly poor odds of it occurring, that I would have to cap it at 6 prize packages as I’m not made of unobtanium.

Dance Steps

Ohyeahkayso, I forgot the dancing part. In order to win, please follow these dance steps:

1. Fill out the Form below (+1 point)

2. Be an old follower (+2 points) or new follower (+1 point). Non-followers get disqualified cuz I’m snarly like that. And please don’t follow anonymously because I can’t see invisible people.


That’s it. You’re in, baby.

Want some extra entries? Follow any of these additional dance steps:

1. Leave a comment on this post (+1). Please be gentle with me.

2. Tweet this contest and tell the world how amazing it is. Please be sure to mention me so I can be sure to see it: @cvaldezmiller  (+2)

Note: you can earn an additional point for every additional tweet (though only up to 1 point per day)

3. Be my facebook friend: find my FB profile on the sidebar and friend me, if you’re not already my FBBFF (+1)

4. Post a link to this contest on Facebook—you will need to be my Facebook friend so I can see it, kaythankshello (+2)

5. Follow me on Twitter (+1)

6.  Follow me on the Networked Blogs thingy: Find the thingy on the sidebar (+1)

7. Blog about how fabulous this contest is (+5)

8. Add this contest to your sidebar (+3)

9. Send a follower my way. That means, you have to make sure they tell me in the form when they fill it out
that YOU sent them cuz I’m not always accurate with my ESP (+2)

10. And OH YEAH THIS ONE ROCKS: I want to see you film YOURSELF dancing to your favorite song for at least 30 seconds (or maybe if it’s totally cute as ever, your kiddo, but you have to be totally non-abusive and non-humiliating and have like some sort of legal guardianship or permission).  Film it, upload it to Youtube and add the Youtube address to the form. You can also leave a comment with it later. Also, by making the video, you are totally giving me permission to post it (although, I will only post one). Just for making the video, you’ll get an additional 15 points. If I choose yours to be the absolutely most rocking dance video EVER, you’ll get 25 points. Oh, and, um, please wear clothes when you do it. I’m normally pretty, like, okay with nudity, but generally not with other people’s nudity.**  Let’s aim for tasteful, shall we?

Rules:

1. I will draw the names and award the prizes in order using random.org. If there is one package you seriously DON”T want, please email me, and I’ll remove your entries when I draw for that prize and drop it back in for the others.

2. Once your name has been drawn to receive a prize, you will not be eligible for any other prizes.

3. Contest ends at midnight EST 25 May 2010.

4. I can totally change the rules if I want, but I swear on my mother’s non-grave that I won’t alter them to make things suckier for anyone.

OKAY, I think that covers it. My apologies to those hoping for Gerard Butler and ponies as possible prizes. I got b***slapped by the post office just for asking about possible shipment.

EDIT: P.S. Open to residents of the US and Canada (yeah, Carol=no unobtanium). Sorry guys :(

Any questions, just Email me or leave a comment.  The force be with you.

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*I’m kidding about one of these things.
**I am not even remotely okay with sharing my nudity with you either. Totally not what I meant.

Click BELOW to ENTER the William Grayson Squared Dance Contest

Click Here to Fill Out Form and Enter the Contest

106 comments:

  1. You have the *coolest* contests, Carol. I need to get on the contest bandwagon at some point...I'll probably email you for tips!!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  2. Wow! A fabulous contest. I will add post a sidebar link to it on my blog!

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  4. OOOps... typo above, try again:

    I love the way you have set up this post and the contest. Fun tone and lots of great ideas! Two thumb's up :)

    I'll tweet this posting & I hope you get more bloggies!

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  5. Wow. 300? How did you do it? You should write a post about that. Great prizes. *goes over to fill out form*

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  6. You sure know how to fill your dance card, girl! What an amazing list of prizes and ingenious blog marketing. But most of all, it's fun, which is why I think followers are gonna flock here. I'll have to come back with point count, but I'm not vlog dancing, naked or otherwise. Will Simon?

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  7. I know you're not entering my contest and all, but I'm not nearly as self-restrained. And I want the Noah Lukeman book. Or the gift cards. Yeah. The gift cards.

    I'll do all the pimpage things, of course, but would you really want a vlog of me headbanging for 30 seconds? Really? Maybe I can find a nearby mosh pit. That counts as dancing too, right? Totally. (The lack of video camera in our household may hose that aspect of the contest for me. Sorry, Tricia....)

    :)

    And congrats on the 300! Now you must defend yourself against the hordes of the Persian Empire. Let me know how that goes. I'll send reinforcements after the weekend.

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  8. I love being Canadian & wouldn't change it - but I'm sad about not being able to enter :(

    I tweeted anyway for you - awesome contest Carol - you've got some truly amazing prizes!! I bet you get those additional followers in no time!

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  9. Congrats on reaching 300! Great contest Carol, although you'll see no dancing from me! :)

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  10. Congrats on 300!!! May you have many more...

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  11. I almost bought Will Grayson yesterday. Great contest, but I won't be dancing. My wedding had no dancing for a reason. ;)

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  12. Awe-inspiring contest, Carol, and CONGRATS on the 300! But vlog dance? I love to dance and all, but I prefer to do it sight unseen - you know in crowded bars with wall to wall drunk people?

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  13. Such a cool contest, Carol!! Of course, you always have the coolest contests!! :)

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  14. Congratulations on reaching 300 followers! That amazing, well done.

    Jai

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  15. would be totally willing to pay for shipping if this were open to bloggers outside of the US.

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  16. As usual, you totally rock Carol! Congrats on reaching 300 followers!! Of course, you're totally full of awesome so it's no wonder people want to stalk you! :)

    I'll have to get busy spreading the word!!

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  17. Great contest. But you do not want to see me dance haha :)

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  18. 300!! So cool! Thanks for the contest, I haven't read these yet, but they're on my list!!

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  19. I picture you sitting back at your desk with an evil grin on your face and your finger tips touching each other like Mr. Burns saying "dance, monkey, dance" while you wait for youtube videos to pour in.

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  20. Congrats on your follower count. Yet, no great surprise to me....

    Here's to another 300 or so, sweetheart. Cheers :)

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  21. Thanks so much everyone. You are all so very kind.

    I feel absolutely terrible, though, closing it off to international entries. I think we could probably work it out, though, if you are based outside of the US or Canada and really want to enter. So if you are interested in entering and are willing to pay for shipping, please shoot me an email! I'll do my best to work with you if you win, okay?

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  22. I've entered, but only for the support :) You may put my entry into the "donkey vote" pile!

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  23. What an amazing, amazing contest!! AMAZING! I just retweeted it for you. :)

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  24. Cool! What a fun contest. Just as I said I need to get rid of all the books in my apartment... I sign up to win more! Bring it on! :-)

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  25. Contest! YAY! Enter me, Carol. Enter me, please! Already a follower, and tweeted about it, so I got some more points coming my way. *grin*

    http://twitter.com/AshelynnS/status/12849267662 <-- tweet about it.

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  26. Oooh, I LOVE John Green! I devoured PAPER TOWNS in one night. *crosses fingers* I wanna win!

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  27. Super creative contest - love it! And btw, you have best reason I've ever read for writing YA fantasy (one hand weaving magic, other one flipping you off). :)

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  28. woot! awesome contest!! I might do a video later....

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  29. Oh man, this sounds fantastic!! :D I'd be happy to win any of those prize packages!

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  30. I love to win free books! I added you on fb but you'll have to accept me to see my link...
    Thanks!!!

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  31. I would love to win just one, but putting in a package deal is wonderful! Thanks.

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  32. HEY!!! :) I just finished reading LOOKING FOR ALASKA today and I am looking forward to WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON, so heck yeah, it would be cool to win a signed copy!
    PS~ the twitter link on the sidebar leads to the wrong account ...but I found you anyway and follow now :)

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  33. Congrats on so many followers! What a success!

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  34. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Holy crap, 300 followers is so many but I am not surprised since you are made completely of awesome. I'm having trouble loading the form but I shall be back to fill it out!

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  35. Congrats on 300! What an awesome contest!

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  36. You can't see invisible people?

    That was hilarious. Anyway I'm entering for Mia from My Literary Jam and Toast because she's awesome and does not live in the states.

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  37. i swear, it feels like just yesterday you had your 100 followers contest. CAH-RAZY!
    I sent a few peeps your way so hopefully your followers will grow even more!

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  38. your twitter looked like marketing company? is that right? thanks for contest!

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  39. Holy catfish! I am so...wow. Just wow. Can I just say I love you guys? Seriously. You're all amazing. Thank you for all of the positive feedback and for your gracious comments. Of course, I'm loving on John Green and David Levithan right now, as well. Thank you so much, all of you, for stopping by and commenting and/or entering.

    Also, if you have had issues with the Twitter link for me, I do apologize. I'm not the most technically competent. It seems (oh my word, I hate to admit this) that I forgot to substitute my Twitter handle, cvaldezmiller, for the Twitter link in the html. Ugh, I'm such a dork. Anyway, it should be fixed now.

    Once again, thank you, all of you.

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  40. I just won Julie's contest today. Maybe I'm on a roll???? :)

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  41. Wow. I have 6 followers. 6. Maybe if I enter this contest, some of your blog-following magic will rub off on me? :D

    Andria

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  42. Congrats on all the fab followers!!!! So, turns out the Network Blogs thingy is only for those with a FaceBook acct. Be sure to take that point off my entry, since opening a FaceBook account would invite scary relatives into my life (Eek!!) and I can't have that :D

    Hoping you surpass 400 by the time the drawing is here!

    ((hugs)) Nicole

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  43. Awesome contest!!!! I'm trying to figure out why I wasn't following you before. I mean, anyone who loves John Green and David Leviathan is made of absolute WIN. : )

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  44. Ooh ooh ooh. I'm a follower AND I love John Green AND I'm commenting. (You should totally rig the contest so I win!)

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  45. Awesome contest! I'm excited about it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a kind comment! :D

    Have a fantastic Monday.

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  46. This is a pretty awesome contest!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  47. Hiya! I heard about your contest on another blog, and figured I'd join in! Good luck! (Wait, I mean, good luck to me... I sure hope I win!)

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  48. I'm a new follower and I'm commenting. Well, I'm trying to follow. The page keeps crashing. Anyway, congrats on 300 followers!!!!!!!!

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  49. Yo Carol...you're over 330 already! WooHoo!

    Fun contest and I'm posting and adding you to my contest sidebar!

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  50. Ooh, me like contests. Me contest junkie. :D

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  51. Congratulations on 300 followers!!! Go you!! What a neat contest! :D

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  52. Hi! Congratulations on getting so many followers! I like this contest a lot :)

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  53. Congrats on so many followers! Yay, what a great give-away too. Awesome contest. I'm off to fill out form and tweet about it.

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  54. Congrats on the followers!

    I thought about making a video for you. I do know how to tap dance. But then I got tired and had a nap instead. Oh well.

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  55. LMAO. OMG I cant wait to see dance videos. I'm debating whether or not to do one. 15 points is A LOT.

    I such at math so I won't tally, but I think I follow you everywhere (it might border on stalkerish) and I will tweet about the contest today.

    AWESOME PRIZES! Congrats on all the followers. :)

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  56. Coolest contest! Congrats on the followers.
    I'm entering today.
    BTW--THere is an award for you on my blog.

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  57. You will have 350 + followers in no time! Congrats on the awesomeness =} Off to go rack up some points.

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  58. Awesome contest! I do the Robot with joy.

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  59. As usual, you are just awesome with your awesomeness! :) I've done most of the things required for entry but I'm holding off on the dancing part. I mean, really, dancing? No one needs to see me do that. Seriously.

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  60. Great contest!!! :) Hope you get some awesome dance videos. I'd do it if I had a video camera that hooked up to a computer.

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  61. Wow! Thank you everyone for your tremendous support. I'm so glad you guys like this contest (and the prizes!), but I hope you will find my blog to be an enjoyable place to stop by as well. I will hopefully be back to posting more regularly soon!

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  62. Awesome Contest!! I love it and the prizes rock!! I just requested you to be a facebook friend so I hope that still counts that I checked yup on the box:)
    Thanks!!

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  63. Holy cow, it's way past my bedtime so I can't even understand what's going on here. But I will check back tomorrow when my brain is working and at least do some of these fun things.

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  64. LOL. Totally awesome contest. When even the boring rules and fineprint-type stuff is awesome... you know you're full of win.

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  65. Please forgive me for not replying to all the comments individually and for taking so long to reply period. This week has been incredibly intense and just downright nutty, actually. It's strange how you really have no idea the direction your life will take. You think you do, but you just don't. Anyway, thank you so much for all of your kind comments. I'm so glad that so many of you like this contest, and that you're entering! I can't wait to give out these prizes.

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  66. Can't enter your contest as am non-US, but re-twitted your contest using the helpful tweetmeme button above. Goodluck to verybody entering the contest!!

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  67. Hey Carol,

    I just wanted you to know that you got something this week on HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY. I hope you like it. I hope you get it. I probably need to check my email...

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  68. Cool contest, and congrats on 300 followers! I think I filled the form out correctly. I'll post about it on Tuesday (unless I get a windfall of free time today, but that's not looking very hopeful right now.) :)

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  69. I am glad you liked WG,WG. I thought it was amazing too! Congrats on the followers.

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  70. I had so much fun, just filling out the form. You have a wicked (in a good way) personality! Thanks for the opportunity! (Hugs)Indigo

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  71. You are so generous! What an amazing contest!

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  72. Fun contest! I've got you added in my Spread the Awesome contest side bar on my blog :) Congrats on the followers!

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  73. yay! hooray for fun contests! much love carol!

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  74. New follower! Count me in!

    - Rebecca

    rebeccaswells(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  75. you know, I haven't read any of David Levithan or John Green's stuff. But, if I win your contest then I definitely can. :")

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  76. I'd love to win this. I was the 350th person to follow your blog (side point :)) Do I get a prize? ;)
    This is great and thanks for giving this stuff away!
    rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Oh yay! I'm digging all the awesome comments and tweets and follows and super people stopping by! So glad you guys are liking this contest. I've now hit 350 bloggie friends so a 4th prize package is a sure thing. Let's see if we can make it to a fifth package ;)

    Thanks again, everyone!

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  78. This is an awesome giveaway.... i hope i win something!

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  79. Awesome Contest!!!
    I can't wait to read Will Grayson x2!

    Travis
    spongyman1026@yahoo.com

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  80. Such an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for hosting it :)

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  81. Great contest! Looks like you got your 50 new followers and then some!

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  82. Yay for awesome books! I've heard awesome things about Will Grayson, Will Grayson!

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  83. What a fantabulous contest! Holy lotta books you're giving away. And I don't envy you counting up all those entries. I do kinda envy you watching all those goofy dancing vids, though... :-D

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  84. So many great books! I loved loved loved Abundance of Katherines... looks like there's plenty of other John Green books I need to read, too. Thanks for having this amazing contest!

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  85. Whew! All that dancing has made me faint! :D Great contest!

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  86. You are hilarious! And what a cool contest!! I loved NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, btw. It's such an awesome book.

    Thanks for the fun! :)

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  87. this one is high on my tbr list!

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  88. Okay...seriously fun contest, lol! And that last prize, gift card to bookstore, coffee and chocolate. Does it get better? Um, nope! Thanks for doing this!

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  89. Dude, you're almost to 400!! You go with your awesome self. :)

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  90. Great contest! Yay! It's open to us Canadians :)

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  91. Fun! Don't know why I didn't see this before, but count me in. :)

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  92. THANK YOUUU! And congrats! :D

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  93. So much fun!

    Huge David Levithan fan am I! In November, I dragged my 10 year-old daughter up to Portland to hear him read from LOVE IS THE HIGHER LAW, which I use in my writing class.

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  94. Okay, Carol, this is me entering your contest. Normally I just don't enter contests b/c I suck and never win. However, I keep coming to your page and hearing about this contest so.... I am even going to go the extra mile and try to do the other stuff to get extra points. Silly silly me....

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  95. very good ..
    This could increase my knowledge .
    thank you.

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  96. Hey Carol! I'm commenting! Woohoo! Great contest!

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  97. Holy amazing contest, Batman!
    Very cool! Your prizes are very generous!

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  98. Dance competitions are really exciting to watch. What if you organize a dance combination contest held in a ballroom (Denver) with a hip hop theme. I think it would be a cool and more exciting dance competition. I'm sure a lot of teens will get interested in joining this contest and varied audiences will come to the (Denver) events center to witness it.

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