Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Classics Challenge - giveaway!

It's now mid-February so I think I've left enough time for wrap-up posts for the New Classics Challenge. For those of you have finished the challenge (most links to wrap-up posts are here) and chose a favorite in your wrap-up post, you're eligible for the end-of-challenge giveaway.

Here are the books that were chosen as favorites:

Heather votes for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Nymeth votes for The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Ginny votes for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by
Kristi votes for The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Rachael votes for The Giver by Lois Lowry
Diane votes for Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Mrs V votes for The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

So - 78 people signed up for this challenge and 7 completed it. I shouln't talk though since I wasn't one of the 7! ;-)

Since no book won hand-down, I have to alter the rules. I shall pick one of these seven names out of a hat and that person can choose one of the books nominated.

Ok... off I go to choose a name out of a hat...

And the winner is... DIANE from Book In Hand! Congratulations Diane - leave me a comment on this post and tell me which of the books on the list above you'd like to receive. Also leave me your email address please!

Well, that's that. This was the first challenge I hosted and I must say that although I enjoyed it, I have more respect for the people who host challenges out there. It's so time consuming! I'd do it again, but not just now. Too many things going on.

Thanks to all those who participated! If you'd like to continue reading from the New Classics List, there is now a perpetual challenge over at A Review from Here. Go on... you know you want to! ;-)


Crafty Mama said...

thanks for hosting the challenge, it was a lot of fun!

Kristi said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge! I am sure that I am going to read more from this list - as there were so many good ones to choose from!

Ana S. said...

Congratulations, Diane!

And I loved the challenge. You did a great job hosting :)

joanna said...

Glad you guys enjoyed it!

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge. I was kind of surprised at how much work it actually is--and how many people don't finish! But it's all in good fun, right?

Anonymous said...

This was a fantastic challenge. I read books I would never have considered otherwise, and I enjoyed them. Thank you!

And CONGRATS, Diane! I'm so happy for you!