Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway for two ARCS of DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (coming in May from Harper, for ages 14 and up).  And my deepest apologies for not making it clear that the contest closed at 11:59 pm EASTERN US TIME and for neglecting to schedule my post to automatically turn off comments at that moment.  Heh heh (*blushes deeply*). I'm still learning how Blogger works. For instance, I just learned you can write a post ahead of time and then SCHEDULE it to appear at a later date. Duh!  What did I think that "post option" thingie was for???  I have no idea.

Clearly, I'm Clueless.  That should be a faction in DIVERGENT.

For those of you who entered too late, don't despair.  Other contests are in the works, I promise.   Plus, you only have less than a month now to wait for the hardcover of DIVERGENT to go on sale.  And this is a book you'll want to buy.  Trust me.

And now to announce the winners.

I had a lot of fun reading your comments, but a really difficult time deciding between the most creative answers for ARC #1.  Should it be Kulsuma, or Jill of the O.W.L., or Solvang Sherrie, or K.M. Walton, or even Kim Wheedleton for sheer zaniness?  And there were plenty of other original and creative answers too.  But then someone entered on Sunday afternoon with a youtube video, of all things.  Hey, I'm not kidding.  This blogger put a ton of effort into her answer, so for that and for the awesome originality of her entry, the first winner is:

And I'm serious, people, she made a youtube video, with clips from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times," just to enter this giveaway. I'm honored. Go pop some popcorn and settle down to watch it, because it's 6 minutes long!  Here's the link.

And now for the second winner, the one picked by randomizer:

Congrats to you both! Check your email for a message from me asking for your address.  And really, congrats and heartfelt thanks to all of you who entered. You're all original and creative in my book!  

I'll be interested in hearing from anyone AFTER you read DIVERGENT, to see if you would change your answer.  It's amazing how many people think they would choose Erudite.  Hmm...  I'm just sayin'...


  1. Thanks so much, Joanne! I'm soooooo excited to read it! I feel so lucky to get to read it before the publication date!

  2. You're welcome, Stephanie. I'll get it out to you as soon as I can.

  3. Congratulations to the winners!

  4. You can automatically turn off comments? Wow. (apparently, I am clueless, too)

  5. I didn't know you could turn off comments at a certain time either! Ha! So much to learn...

  6. Oh, whew! Glad I'm not the only Clueless member. Yeah, it took me a while, but I learned something new about blogger. Sometimes it pays to sniff around in the design section and click on stuff to see what it does!

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments.

  7. Okay, now you have to tell us all how to schedule comments to automatically close at a certain time. Blog post, please!

    And congrats to the winners!


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