Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Contest! Top Ten Reasons I Know I'm Addicted to Books

Last week, I started playing around with a top ten list. Specifically, top ten ways to tell that I'm a book-aholic. I came up with a few:

1. When I was in New York, not only did I go to a book conference for four days, but I also visited seven bookstores - three of them twice. Plus a library.

2. I never take a trip with fewer than three books. Even if it's just an overnight trip. Because you never know...

3. The first thing I do when visiting a person's home is look at their bookshelves.

Things like that. As fun as creating my own list was, I realized it would be even better to hear from my fellow readers. Because if you spend inordinate amounts of time writing or reading book blogs, I'd guess that you suffer from a terminal case of book addiction.


I want to know your #1 reason that you're a book-a-holic.

I'm turning it into a contest! I have a link to a form at the bottom of the post. Fill out the form with your top reason. Eventually I'll post these reasons, and readers can vote on their favorites. Exactly how this will work is still a bit in flux. Depending on the number of responses, the voting may be a multi-step process. Or maybe just all in one post.

Either way, the winner will get a prize. I haven't decided what that will be yet, but I'll let you know. I also don't know for sure when the judging will be. Probably mid to late August. Sorry for the lack of clear planning, but how this contest will go depends on how many people I hear from, as well as how busy I am in August given my impending move.

Top Ten Reasons I Know I'm Addicted to Books Contest


Rules

1. You can only enter one reason - not two, not five, not three - one. Otherwise, it will get unwieldy.

2. Do not post your reason in the comments. It will spoil the surprise for the eventual judging post.


*Feel free to post other things in the comments - like complimenting my brilliance or my good looks... unless you think I'm stupid and ogre-like. Then you can skip commenting. :-)

24 comments :

  1. You are waaaay too brilliant! And def. gaaawwgeous :) Great contest. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone says :)

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  2. LOVE this contest and I am so excited to hear what everyone has to say :)

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  3. I love this idea! Super excited to read everyone's reasons.

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  4. Great contest idea! It's gonna be fun! :D

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  5. Great idea Alison! This sounds so awesome :)

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  6. Great contest and can't wait to see all the answers

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  7. Wow, fabulous contest idea! Really excited for this <3

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  8. LOL--this is an awesome contest idea! Can't wait to see the responses.

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  9. great contest!! Looking forward to the results :)

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  10. Awesome, be interesting to see what everyone says. This is a great idea! :D

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  11. Wow, you're moving again? You must be a pro at it, huh? This is a great idea and I'm curious as to who will win the contest. :)

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  12. It will be fun to see why others think they are book-obsessed! I, too, look at a person's book shelf, and run in horror and vow never to be friends with anyone who does not have a bookcase on display! Boy, that would have made a great answer, wouldn't it?!? We have our 'public' book case, and I have tried to make it eclectic in order to keep people guessing!

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  13. HAHAH! I agree! I have to buy a big purse to to make sure at least my bible and book can fit in there! LOL.

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  14. Great contest! I can't wait to see everyone's responses :D

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  15. Ooh fun contest! I will have to compile a list and pick my best one to submit.

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  16. Great contest! I really had fun with this one. It was hard to choose just one reason though. I'm sure glad bibliophilia isn't considered a mental illness.

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  17. Alison, you are gorgeous AND brilliant! I love the idea of this contest. I'm even going to write a post about it :)

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  18. Ha!! love this. You sound like me.

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  19. This is a fab idea for a contest! I have so many reasons, so it'll be hard picking the #1 spot! Looking forward to reading everyone else's reasons :).

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  20. This is awesome! I'll be so interested to see what everyone has come up with! I bet there will be some great ones!! :D

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