Monday, March 2, 2009

The Confusing Contest, by Aerin



WHAT: 
Contest A: Daily Giveaways until Friday
MONDAY - The Road* by Cormac McCarthy
TUESDAY - Set of three books on traveling to London
WEDNESDAY - Come back and see!
THURSDAY - Come back and see!
FRIDAY - Come back and see!
Contest B: random Just Because winners
titles include

The Darkest Evening of the Year* by Dean Koontz, Secret Society Girl* by Dian Peterfreund,  The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things* by Carolyn Mackler, Places I Never Meant to Be* ed. by Judy Blume, Hamlet* by William Shakespeare, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  Contest C: Grand Finale Saturday
Prize pack details will be released on Thursday, March 6

HOW: 
Contest A
On the daily Giveaway Post, leave a comment.  Yep, that's all.  You can enter once a day, and you can win once a day.
Contest B
Make me happy - become a follower, leave a funny comment, secure a date with Brendan Fraser for me.  There's no specific "to-dos" here, because I don't want it to be time-consuming.  Do your thing and move on - we've all got other stuff to do, like hugging our kids or eating jellybeans or watching the clouds.  This part is totally subjective, and I might choose someone just because they have pretty eyes.  Yes, I can do that - it's my freaking blog.
Contest C
Of all the entries of all the days, one person will be chosen for the Grand Finale Saturday pack.



NOTES:
 1. Open worldwide, but no one - in the United States or the United Arab Emirates - should expect immediate delivery.  I won't be mailing until the end of the week, anyway.
 2. Previously-read books are designated with an asterix (*).
3. COMMENTS MADE ON THIS SPECIFIC PERMALINK WILL NOT COUNT toward Contest A: Daily Giveaways, but will count for Contests B & C

88 comments:

  1. I tried to get you a date with bf, but his movie sech. was too hectic. Sorry I tried. plus they told me if i called again I would be arrested.

    I would love to be entered int he contest though! contest B!
    livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

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  2. it does not take much to confuse me so i guess i will just go and have some jelly beans thanks for the giveaway

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  3. brendan's not returning my phone calls... *cry* oh well, his loss.

    so, who should I call next? =P

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  4. I'd love to be entered for B, but I'm not sure if I'll be any good at making you happy. Hmm...I'm a regular reader/lurker and I love your blog? I just don't comment more because I'm a little intimidated by your awesomeness. Also, you have the prettiest header EVER.

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  5. I just subscribed to your blog.

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  6. I don't really have any pull with Brendan but my yellow lab would love to come cuddle with you. He loves sleeping in beds, cuddling, and giving slobbery kisses. sorry it is the best i can do, but it works for me.

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  7. What an awesome contest!;)
    alwayssomething2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Oh, what a shame Brendan just kissed me goodbye at the airport and he will be incommunicado until April at least. Maybe next time,hon.
    Please enter me in the contest
    florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. Wow!! What a great contest. I would love to be entered.

    I know lots of people, but Brendan isn't one of them. I guess I will have to work at that.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  10. this looks great-
    I am subscribing


    hey I have bf tied up in my laundry room..noone else goes in there so I know I can keep him here and have my way with him until you get here to pick him up- or is that considered a date? Well, he may need to rest up after I get thru with him..and the family here does not even wonder why I am in the laundry room so long but yet no clean clothes are coming out..haha!

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  11. wow you are super generous!

    Do you watch gilmore girls? Are you Lorelai Gilmore? You say things she would say! (especially the jellybean thing!)

    I went to the Jelly Belly factory once...

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  12. Hey!! I'd love a date with BF too!!! He is sooo cute!! Love this contest...thanks!!!

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  13. I subscribed to your newsletter!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  14. I've posted this on Win A Book. Great contests, btw. No need to enter me in anything.

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  15. Please count me in. (I'm confused too!) But you wanna date with my hubby....forget it!!!!!!!!

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  16. How bout I keep working on your date with Brendan and in the mean time I'll just follow you until I get a hold of him (=

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Oh, I've SO been wanting to read this book! Pick me, pick me! *raising hand like I'm in the 1st grade*

    As for Brendan Fraser, I'm afraid I can't help you there. I'm still not sure how I roped my husband into marrying me :-P

    lcgwriter at gmail.com

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  18. Okay, I had to reply to you, L - who cares about marriage? I'd settled for dinner and a decent make-out session.

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  19. This is confusing - sorry Brendan is booked through next month. I'll enter contest b though

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  20. I'm a new follower and subscriber! So I hope that makes you happy :) And I love the name of this contest since I am confused alot, and I don't even mind it, actually being confused is usually lots of fun!

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  21. Okay, Brendan Fraser says yes on the condition that I win and let him read my new book first. Oh and I have beautiful eyes. :)

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  22. You know, the Jelly Belly factory is just a short drive from my house...you, peter (who also lives a short distance away), and I could go to the factory together and dine on free samples...think about it...FREE JELLY BELLIES. Plus, if they are free, I'm pretty sure that means the calories don't count.

    Ah, heck - even Brendan can come too if he wants.

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  23. Let's see, I put the kids in bed, I have raspberry chocolates instead of jellybeans and there is no way you're getting my butt outside now - it's single digits out there.

    Hope you have some luck on that Brendan thing. Who knows, maybe he'll Google his name this week and find you!

    I'm heading over to subscribe!

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  24. Please enter me:) Your post is hilarious. I can already tell that I would like you. So now I am cyber stalking you. Not really, but, I did sign up to be a follower. I don't want to miss any of your new post. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Oh yea.. I'll put in a good word for you with Brendan after I am in no longer need of his services.

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  25. Brendan Fraser huh? Interesting...

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  26. wowza! please count me in on this fantabulous giveaway! :)

    katylinvw(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Shouldn't 'pre-read' be 'pre-loved'?

    Or did you hate 'em all?!

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  28. Tell ya what... you hook me up with Mark Harmon and I will do my best to snag Brendan Fraser for you. Okay

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  29. i'm following you, too :) not in a creepy stalker kind of way, but in a cute blog-friend kind of way :)

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  30. Oh puleeze...you're far too good for Brendan Fraser! asthenight at gmail dot com

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  31. You have, by far, the best contest!!! Plus, it's open worldwide! Woohoo!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  32. Hey, did you know that shorthand writing was first created and used by the personal slave of Cicero? Yep.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  33. I would like to be entered in your contest i just signed up as a new subscriber. Lastley bad news last time i tried to talk to brendan i got locked up so can't help ya i'm just not jail material lol!
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  34. A little confusing but there are quite a few books I've been wanting to read on Contest B. Thanks for hosting!

    I'm now a follower and I will be coming back to visit soon!

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  35. I just came across your blog and your cool contest. I'm just entering a quick comment for the moment but will come back later with more. I'm nodding off on my keyboard! Thanks!

    5wrights1@verizon.net

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  36. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  37. The Darkest Evening of the Year sounds good! I love his books.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  38. Well, which one of you is Aerin?
    Aniket said am supposed to go out on a date with her... Well I ain't gonna say no to that!
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    PS: It was worth a try! :-D

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  39. That's not confusing at all, great idea for a giveaway! I don't believe I've been to this blog before but I plan to come back. I love the design and the header looks awesome.

    I'm adding you to Google Reader as we speak!

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  40. Brendan has somehow been missing all my calls....what else could he possibly be doing other than sitting by the phone. I will keep trying for you but in the meantime could you please enter me in your great giveaway. Thanks!

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  41. What a generous giveaway! -I just signed up for your feed.
    My kids aren't here to hug - so I am hugging my jelly beans! (Actually they are Robin's Eggs - gotta have my chocolate!)

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  42. This is a great giveaway. Thank you

    flip (at) tetonvalley (dot) net

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  43. Would love to be considered.

    Scauvi1@gmail.com

    We have linked back to you as a site that is participating in the contests. Please feel free to check out our own! Thanks

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  44. Ok, I tried to think of something funny/clever/inspirational for B, but am drawing a big flat blank so instead am going to go sneak a break over at my son's daycare (in my office building) just to hear him giggle.

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  45. Thanks for the great giveaway. Brendan doesn't like me and I would rather enjoy chocolate over jelly beans.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  46. I'm so not inventive enough (or awake enough) to come up with something funny here. So if you look at these comments in consideration for Contest B, please just take pity on me and give me the prize! :)

    Love your blog! (Hey a little flattery can't hurt, right?) But really, I was being honest, I do love your blog.

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  47. I'd like to enter

    bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I'm a follower:)

    bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I'm so glad I found your blog. It is absolutely beautiful and fun to read.

    The entire list of books for B sounds great!

    I'm going to follow your blog as well.

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  50. Thanks for the chance!

    mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

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  51. This is great!!! Thanks for a chance to win some great books!!

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  52. I love the rules to Contest B. I like to giveaway things just because I want to. =)

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  53. I would love to win con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'll throw my name in for a book. Thanks for doing this.
    sydlaughs@att.net

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  55. Haha, this is kind of confusing indeed!

    lucidconspiracy AT gmail DOT com

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  56. I'm standing on my head to win. You should see what i look like.

    rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

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  57. I'm leaving my mark for wednesday's contest

    rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

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  58. I made it back, finally! I never know what's going to happen or where I'm going to be with this freakin' dial-up connection! These are very clever contests and I would love to be entered. Please. A, B & C would be great! (Not trying to be selfish here just increasing my odds) So sorry that I don't know Brendan Fraiser but I have a cousin who lives in L.A. and I could have her be on the look out for you. Does that gain me any brownie points?

    I'm off to eat more jelly beans. I was stuffing my face (really, I was) with Lifesaver jellybeans as I was reading your blog, which is very cool by the way. It must be a sign!

    5wrights1@verizon.net

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  59. As Mindy said prior:

    "mindy said...
    it does not take much to confuse me so i guess i will just go and have some jelly beans thanks for the giveaway."

    Which I thought was rather witty. Anyway, this is a great giveaway; not sure about the whole thing, but I do know that I love books and reading.

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  60. Ok, here is Brendan's "official" web site:

    http://www.brendanfraser.com/

    Here's a yummy picture:

    http://www.geocities.com/tanya-brooke/brendan/brendan30.jpg

    In addition, I once saw Sherman Hensley at the Pittsburgh International Airport, so I think that I will run into Brendan and be able to hook you up, K? LOL

    By the way, I didn't like the third Mummy movie- be sure and tell him on your first date.

    Thanks.

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  61. roses are red and
    some books are new
    in the mail, i'd love to get
    a stack from you!

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com

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  62. oh, and i can blow spit bubbles off my tongue. pick me! hahahaha

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com
    www.shebecameabutterfly.net

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  63. I like B and I am now a follower. What a unique site. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. I became a follower and love your site! You've done a great job putting it together. Your giveaway sounds like lots of fun! Please enter me.

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  65. I am following you on Blogger and Twitter. Sorry about Brendan, but he's mine, all mine.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  66. I am leaving a comment for contest A

    medens_g@yahoo.com

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  67. This is an entry for contest B.

    I now follow you.

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  68. leaving a comment for contest B.. Brendan is mine! mine I tell ya. hope this doesn't effect my chances of winning.

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  69. I tried to hook up a date for you, but B-Man had to wash his hair. But I tried, honest I did. lol

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  70. I would love to win a new book, thanks.

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  71. Okay, here is the deal. We will double. I will get Brendan for YOU, if you get Keanu for me. Call me.

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  72. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!!! I DO have Brendan coming to you in a few wks!!! Have to get him gift wrapped first!

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  73. Please enter me in your giveaway. I love reading.

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  74. Brendan Fraser, aahh.. just remembering him in George of the Jungle, you know, that whole loin cloth thing! Or how about the rugged archiologist in the mummy....hmmm.... I'm sorry I'm much too busy dreaming about him to stop and try and get you a date. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that whole loin cloth thing is keeping me pretty occupied right now.... (insert "tarzan" yell here!)

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  75. I will try to set you up with BF right after my date with him....lol Thanks for the giveaways

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  76. I'd like to enter
    nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

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  77. I'm a follower
    http://www.insearchofgiants.com

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  78. My other thing to do is hugging my dog and I'm going to go do that now! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. I like jelly beans and books!

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  80. I would like to be entered in your contest please!

    Brendan Fraser, eh? My current crush is Liev Schreiber, but it's subject to change at any time.

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  81. I love the idea of three different contests. I am afraid I missed all of the contest A ones. Hope I still made it for B and C. Sorry, no date suggestions. Matt Damon would have been a great one for me. Thank you.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I'm keeping my fingers crossed:)

    bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

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