Thursday, January 28, 2016

Beyond the Books Something Won

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Beyond the Books is a meme hosted by KissinBlueKaren where every week she throws out a topic to discuss. Link up at her blog and get to know your fellow bloggers!

This weeks topic: Something(s) You've Won

This is a fun one this week. I used to say "I never win anything" but that's not actually true. In the few years I've been blogging I've won a fair share of giveaways and whatnot. This past fall for COYER I won some swag from a Twitter chat, and I won a nice scarf from Book Snob a while back. I've won a few git cards as well, including three in the last few months. And... I got this baby from Deb at Readerbuzz this past fall, and it turned out to be a great read! 

Eight Hundred Grapes

Probably the biggest thing I've won though is a trip to the Omni Rosen (now known as the Rosen Centre) in Orlando. It was part of a package I won through a store drawing- I just dropped a card in the box and voila! Imagine my surprise...

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  1. That's great about the trip win! And I love winning books!

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    1. I do too. Free books- that's a win. :)

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  2. Wow that is awesome! Congrats! I always used to say I never win anything as well. But I've won a decent amount of books in the past few years, so I guess I'm okay at winning those. LOL! I'll take it. ;)

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    1. I know, once I thought about it I realized that I've actually won quite a bit of stuff!

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  3. Wow, Greg! Winning a trip is awesome.

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  4. That looks like a nice hotel, and in Orlando. That is an awesome win, Greg! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was nice. I got to see some relatives down there, worked out good.

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  5. Ha ha ha, I think the Orlando trip trumps everyone else's wins! That is more than fabulous. And about the Across the Universe question on my post. I don't like romance, so this trilogy is safe. There is some romance, but it is infrequent and mild. :)

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    1. Yeah I was surprised to win something that nice.

      Good to know. I've wondered about that series, I don't mind romance I just didn't know if that was the sole focus or if it was more science fiction ish.

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  6. I feel the same way. I never win anything, but I have won a few books from following blogs!

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  7. A trip is always a great prize. I hope you had fun. I've been wanting to go to Orlando so hopefully one day we can go to Universal and Disneyworld. I also enjoyed Eight Hundred Grapes so that is a great prize too!

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    1. Orlando is awesome, hope you get there!

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  8. Oh WOW, a trip!?!?! That is AMAZING! Like you, I rarely win anything (except the occasional book, of course!) so hopefully my vacation is right around the corner ;) Did you go on the trip yet? I hope it was amazing, or will be amazing :D

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    1. I know, it was awesome. I'll take a trip to FL LOL. The moral of the story is- if you see a drawing go ahead and enter, why not? I just dropped the card in there and was quite surprised to get the letter in the mail!

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  9. Nice! Winning something as big as a trip must be ridiculously exciting. Well, you know, those kinds of things seem impossible to win with so many people entering, but I always say, someone's gotta win! Was the trip good? Even winning the small stuff is so fun though and really makes your day or even your week.

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    1. So right, I never thought I'd win LOL. It was a throwaway thing, I never enter those. It was a nice trip, got to see some family down there and hit Disney. Nice hotel too. :P

      Totally agree, I'm kinda surprised how much stuff I've won- the gift cards, a book or two even a mug LOL. Who knew there was so much swag in book blogging? :)

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