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Contests, Contests, and THE Contest

There is just something special about June 8th — other than being my birthday, I mean. The date is popping up in contests all over the place.

Parent Bloggers Network, in conjunction with Light Iris, is asking you to write a “Where Does My Time Go?” post anytime on Friday, June 8 (not before or after). Send your posts to parentbloggers@gmail.com and make sure to link both Light Iris and Parent Bloggers Network somewhere in your post. A random winner will receive a Fri/Sat ticket for the Blogher Conference. That’s a $200 value.

The Disco Mermaids are running a contest with the winner receiving tuition for the August 3–6 SBWI Summer Conference. All you have to do is list thirteen reasons why you should be the one to win. Entries must be received by 5pm PST, Friday, June 8th. Tuition for the conference is a — wow! — $425 value.

Then there’s this other contest that starts on June 8th where you give up as much of your weekend as you can possibly manage and you may or may not win some books, a T-shirt, and random stuff from the discount bin at Claire’s.

Anyhoo, to make things easier for you and for me, the contestants for the 48 Hour Book Challenge are now listed in my sidebar. Cool, huh? So now I can carry on with my own book reviewing, but you can look over to the side for a reminder of who else is playing this weekend.

Contestants, I urge you to make sure that you are indeed listed and that the link is going to the right blog.

I am stunned by the number of participants. Stunned, I tell you. How is it possible that I can’t get ten parents to take 48 seconds to sign the Girl Scout permission forms, but I can get more than fifty bloggers to take 48 hours and devote the time to reading? It’s a real head-scratcher.

(Btw, did you like how I put in that birthday reference all sneaky like? I’m so sly.)

21 comments:

Gregory K. said...

On your coast I can officially say "happy b-day, MR!"

And I mean it. Hope you're sleeping to prepare for the 48 Hour Faboo fest.

Erin said...

Is it too late to join the challenge? Not like I'm going to have any time to read over the weekend. I guess I'm just feeling left out.... Let me know. ;)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Happy Birthday! You need chocolate and coffee.

I've got my stack of books ready, and I'm excited to have permission to read. I just finished weeding the back yard (hurrah, it is now no longer a disaster zone, but a land full of potential) but am sure that the dandelions will be waiting for me after the 48 hour reading period.

Erin said...

My above comment was written at 9:45 my time...

cloudscome said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are giving yourself great presents and prizes, right? Just making sure!

Now did you mean to distract me from reading the books? Because what I want to do right now is take the next couple of hours to read all the blogs in the list. Not to mention joining the contests... LOL What has happened to me that reading blogs is such a high priority?

Miri said...

Happy Birthday, Mother Reader! (And many more, on channel four...et cetera.)

Here's hoping you're sleeping...but not for long. ;)

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday!

MotherReader said...

Erin, you are welcome to join the 48 Hour Book Challenge. I'll update the sidebar soon, but you can start your reading at any point.

eisha said...

Imagine me doing my best Marilyn Monroe here:

"Happy... Birthday... to... you..."

Emily said...

I want to join in too!

Libby said...

happy birthday!

You do have me linked already, but I'm going to blog at my other blog: http://tortoiselessons.blogspot.com, since that's my bookish blog.

Thanks!

Tricia said...

Hi MR,
Happy birthday! I hope my package made it to you safely. For anyone who wants to know more about prayer flags (especially the winner), this site has a good summary:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_prayer_flag
William and I do our Friday library visit once he gets off the bus and then I'll be off and running, at least for a while.
Have a great weekend!
Tricia

Jennifer Schultz said...

Happy birthday! Have a good one!

I'll start my challenge tomorrow at 7 AM. All my books are selected (those under 200 pages were weeded out and replaced) and waiting under my bed!

Little Willow said...

Happy birthday! :)

Looking forward to reading 'til exhaustion this weekend ~

HipWriterMama said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Here's to great books, fun reading and some decadent pampering!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! I'm planning to start at 9AM. Until then, I'm doing my blog reading and email!

Becky

Sheila said...

Obviously, reading for 48 hours straight is much more fun than signing Girl Scout permission forms. Thanks for organizing this - the prizes sound so great! And Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great birthday with lots of reading time and not too much Girl Scout administrative time.

Michele said...

Hippo Bathday...

No...

Hoppy Bird-day...

No...

Oooh ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

Sorry, I flunked out of participating in the 48 hour book challenge - life caught me on the hop this week and I want to get as much writing done as possible this weekend to make up for doing none since last Sunday... You want I should go and iron my fingers a la Dobby ?

Dewey said...

Happy birthday!

Erin said...

Thanks! I'll be lucky if I finish two books, but it makes me feel good to join. :)

Happy birthday!!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday MR!!!