Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Am One Lucky Girl

Because look at what I won! Twenty-five books in the Storycrush giveaway that was hosted on The Perpetual Page-Turner a while back. Over one-thousand entries and I won! Still boggles my mind. And don't those stacks just make you salivate? Now, if you're wondering why there's so many...  

Stop drooling... Seriously, you're getting your computer/tablet/phone wet...

I think someone at HarperCollins made a boo-boo. Per wording of the giveaway it was 'a copy of the following', which then went on to list the five titles you see above. Even Jamie(of The Perpetual Page-Turner) thought there was only supposed to be five books sent. But if I had to hazard a guess, something, somewhere, got garbled on an invoice and 5 copies of EACH book were mailed to me. Lemme tell you, opening those boxes was like Christmas in March, lol!  

So here's what I've done so far: kept 5, donated 5 to the library, donated 5 to the high school's library, gave 5 to a friend, and now... I'm going to give away the remaining 5 books to one of you! 


To be entered to win, simply leave a comment and perhaps pop by one or more of the author's websites to learn a bit more about them. It'd also be fantastic if you checked out Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. Her blog is so much fun that you'll be glad you did.  

Melissa Kantor
Robyn Schneider
Lauren Oliver
Katie Cotugno
Courtney C. Stevens

Also, April is going to be a good month for giveaways, w/a total of three scheduled. What can I say? I'm like the poor Oprah of the book world. ;) And w/that said, the winner of the $5 Amazon gift card in celebration of Violet Storm(if you missed the fun you can read about it here) is....Claudine G.! Congrats! Email me at leandrawallaceatgmaildotcom to claim your prize.

The winner of the five books will be announced on April 7th. Good luck everyone! 

71 comments:

  1. You get a book! And you get a book! Haha...as far as mix-ups go, I'd say that's a pretty good one!

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  2. Wow. That is a windfall of the very best kind.

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  3. Oh my. Now THAT's an epic win, almost as amazing as cheese. =) I like winning books--guess that's why I host giveaways every week, eh? You are rock-tastic, Leandra.

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    1. Heh, there's no one farther from being a rocker- but I will take it! Lol!

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  4. Excellent prizes - and thanks to you there are now extra winners.

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  5. Look at ALL those pretty books...now THAT is what I call a haul. So sweet of you to donate to some really worthy recipients and psyched you have a set left over for your readers. Keeping my fingers crossed that my name is drawn! :-)

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    1. Your odds are good- I mean look at what mine were! And there's been many a Rafflecopter that I ended up skipping b/c I saw how many entries there were and thought I'd never win. Don't think I'll do that as much anymore... =)

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  6. Thanks for sharing the awesomeness! What a great giveaway! And thanks for donating to the libraries. Such a fun thing to do. daisykr_99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It was really great! I wish I had more books to donate throughout the year to them.

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  7. Holy cow! That's a fantastic mix-up!! Also, You have Panic.. and How to Love... and oh my gosh both are at the top of m tbr and the other three, definitely on it now!! Anyway, I love your blog!!
    XO, Kristi

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    1. Oh, thanks! That's always nice to hear. =)

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  8. SO awesome! What a great thing you did with your winnings - donating to libraries, giving to friends.

    I hope that maybe, just maybe I'll be that fifth winner ;)

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    1. You never know! May the odds be ever in your favor. Quoting The Hunger Games is always appropriate, right? =)

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  9. Haha, that's a pretty epic mix-up!! But woohoo to so many pretties!!!! That's awesome that you donated some to the library and high school! And congrats on winning!!!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed now!

    Love talking to Lauren Oliver and Courtney Stevens on Twitter! They are so sweet and friendly! And Jamie is awesome, as are both your blog and hers!

    Thanks for an amazing giveaway!! :)

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    1. I'm slowly edging onto the Twitter scene, but I should follow them. It's always fun hearing what authors are up to!

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    2. Twitter is amazing! It's always so, so fun interacting with authors, bloggers and readers on twitter! (Just followed you on Twitter, btw!)

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  10. That's pretty amazing tbh. But even more so that you donated some of those sets to a library, yay! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    nadjscr at hotmail dot com

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    1. Welcome! Libraries deserve all the help we can give them!

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  11. That is pretty epic! Look at all of those beautiful books! You must have pretty awesome luck if you won out of thousands of prospective winners! :)

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    1. My lucky stars were all aligned just right that day, weren't they? =)

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  12. Congratulations:) What a lucky girl :)

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  13. LOL That's an epic warehouse mistake! I'm glad you donated a few sets to the library! And I'm ecstatic about this giveaway! ALL THE BOOKS LOOK SO GOOD (must contain my feels).

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  14. That's a pretty epic warehouse mistake, in the best way haha. I'd be so excited if I won, especially 'cause Lauren Oliver's new book is included in here!

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    1. I figured hers would be the one to generate the most excitement. =)

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  15. Congrats and wow! Lucky duck, and how very gracious of you to donate the other books. I would love for the chance to dance in your luck and win them! :)

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    1. So instead of spring showers, that would be luck showers? ;)

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  16. Haha, that's a crazy mistake on their part!

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    1. Yup, it sure was! I only hope no one got in trouble over it... Then I'd feel really bad. =/ But other than that worry, it makes me feel like this: =D

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    2. I didn't even think of that! I'm sure no one got in any trouble over it :)

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  17. Wow what a lot of lovely books, no wonder you were so excited :)

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  18. Wow - congrats on your awesome win! That must have been so cool to open up that box and see all those books!

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    1. It really was. I'd forgotten they were coming and then when I saw how many(two boxes for all of them) I was like- Whhaaaa....ttttt???!!! =)

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    1. They were all so pretty together. I might have petted them just a little bit... ;)

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  20. Ha! That's great, 25 instead of 5. Win for you!

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  21. I'd say that's a WINDFALL. I never enter these things because the odds are so low ... so please put my name in the hat. Thanks for having a giveaway.

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    1. You're welcome! And I popped it in! =)

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  22. Talk about an embarrassment of riches!! Sounds like you were great about them though - I love that you donated them to the libraries!! And you totally ARE like the poor Oprah of the book world :) LOL!

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    1. I'm glad you liked that comparison, lol! After I posted it I was all 'you're a dork, Leandra'. =)

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  23. So cool! Now you have Christmas presents!

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    1. A wonderful idea- but most of my family are non-readers. Silly people! =)

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  24. YAY for winning! You're so generous to share your haul with others. It's Christmas in April! (Don't enter me in anything though as I live too far away.)

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    1. In all honesty, it was better than Christmas! My family never gets me books for presents- they seem to think I already have plenty. Silly family. ;)

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  25. Good for you! I met Courtney J. Stevens at her book launch and she's one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. So humble--it's inspiring. She deserves all the success she's having.

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    1. I enjoyed looking around her blog, and she does seem very sweet! =)

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  26. Congrats to you!! That is quite awesome :) And I'll admit, I am definitely drooling over all those copies! I'm glad so many of them went to good places. And if you don't mind dropping my name in the hat, that would be awesome!

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  27. Wow. That's a fun surprise. They look so pretty all stacked together, it's a shame to separate them--Nah. :)

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    1. Ha! I was sad when I started separating out that stack. =)

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  28. I love looking at a pile of books. I would have loved getting that package.

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    1. A pile of books is one of the prettiest sights! =)

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  29. Wow! That's awesome that you donated to your library and school library. And of course I'm happy you are giving away the last set. *fingers crossed* :)

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    1. It was a great feeling to be able to do so. =)

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  30. I just saw this on QT, and I'm so glad I did! First, really fun giveaway idea. But more than that, your blog is so fun and adorable and awesome! That's it. I'm setting up my blog. Doing it! :-) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks, Siouxshi! I'm glad I could be an inspiration! Blogging is something I really enjoy doing. When you get yours set up, let me know, and I'll be sure to drop by!

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    2. I just started it tonight ... yikes! I had to add a "Quote of the Week" spot too ... I love quotes and that idea was too fabulous not to steal! :-) I'd love some feedback or advice from a pro if you want to stop by! I'm at http://siouxtrett.wordpress.com/
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    3. Yay, sioux! It looks great! Looking forward to following you and what you have to say. =)

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  31. these books are so pretty ...talk about an amazing mistake. I can only imagine the incredible smell of fresh books you experienced upon opening the package!

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    1. New book smell- right there beside the scent of freshly baked cookies! ;)

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  32. Well done on your win, Leandra. What a lovely idea to give the rest away - as you say, spreading the word! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Jan! There's nothing like sharing book love. ;)

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  33. Wow, how cool that you got so many books! And how cool that you're willing to share :)

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    1. I think I'm a pretty good sharer! =) Unless, it's chocolate/cream cheese/chips/dip/pizza/cookies...well, you get the idea! Lol!

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