Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Break Giveaway!

**Update: This giveaway is now closed**

Because I'm random and like to give things to people :)

Hey, this is my first giveaway, whaddyaknow? Cool!

It's Spring Break this coming week for most of the schools here in the US, and I figure that's occasion enough for a giveaway. Any objections? =D

Anyway, so here's the goodies:



A sturdy, lined notebook- has a blue cover with an awesome compass-star design on the front.

Plus-- a pack of colored pens! I personally use these pens, and they're my current fave. They work great, and the more colors the better when it come to editing, right?

or 2)

The Roman Britain Trilogy by Rosemary Sutcliff. Includes The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers. (They're the newest versions of the books as well!)

My favorite book ever, plus two. Seriously though, The Eagle of the Ninth is one of the greatest books I've ever read.

So, how do you enter??  Read on:

Mandatory entry: 
-Comment and tell me your favorite book, or favorite writing medium (pen & paper, computer, dirty windows....).

Extra Entries: 
-Follow me if you feel so inclined :) {worth 1 more entry} (if you're already a follower, that counts as well.)
-Follow one of my followers/people I follow, and tell me who in the comment. {worth 2 more entries!} (Those you are already following don't count.)
-Blog about the giveaway. {worth 1 entry}
-Posting on FB or Twitter or stuff like that. {worth 1 entry each}
-Or lastly...

Put this button in your sidebar. Haha, I don't think I really needed a button, but I was so excited to have a giveaway that I couldn't resist :P

Castles, Quills, and Cameras

{worth 2 entries}

The entry time will run for exactly a week. The giveaway will close on March 26th at 11:59 PM.

Hee hee hee!!

Hee hee.... I'm sorry, I think I like this whole giveaway business. I'm giggling...  oh dear... *giggles some more*

I feel like this seal... sort of....


Joryn said...

*Gasps* choose only ONE favorite book?!? I will simply have to choose one of many favorites... does that work? ;)
Hmm... one that is slightly more of a classic: A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle (and all the the other books in the series!)

~Miss Raquel said...

Ooh ooh!! Super fun, girlfriend!!

My favorite writing laptop, Gizmo :) He and I are getting very familiar with each other :D haha

~Miss Raquel said...

I follow ya, girl!!

~Miss Raquel said...

I follow quite a few of your followers!! haha Just put me down for three, though ;)

~Miss Raquel said...

Blogged about it (on my giveaway blog)...

~Miss Raquel said...

FB-ed about it...

~Miss Raquel said...

added the button to my sidebar...

~Miss Raquel said...

YAY!! :) heehee

The Director said...

You are too funny Raquel! *hugs*

Awesome, Joryn :D

Lauren said...

Hmmm, my favorite book at the moment is "Courting Morrow Little" by Laura Frantz! So, so GOOD!
1.I blogged about your giveaway :D
2. I'm now following Miss Raquel!
3. Your button is on my sidebar ;D
4. And well, of course, obviously I'm a follower of your wonderful blog. :D
So fun!!

~Lauren :)

Millardthemk said...

Well it appears other acquaintances beat me to the entering(Joryn, Raquel..and I don't think I know Lauren)..but all is not lost yet. Someone must represent the rest of the population. :D

My favorite book would probably be: Beyond The Reflection's Edge by Bryan Davis.

My favorite writing medium would be "Scrivner for Windows Beta 2.0"(As we wait for the release...)

I follow your blog :)

I have Facebooked 'it'.

The following thing would be easy entries...but it bugs me to follow blogs I don't use. I purge my followed blogs every few weeks when I'm feeling really down so I probably shouldn't mess with more bloggers' follower numbers. :P (Aka. No extra following entries)

Really like the pens as a giveaway item! I got some colored ones for Christmas and they hang proudly on my tack board! Love those buggers :D Got two really nice ones(Plus a cool bonus pen) for my Birthday as well and those are only used for writing or special notes to self!

Pens=Fun :)

The Director said...

Thanks Lauren! *hugs*

Hey, I understand Mil, about the following stuff- I just did that because I thought it would be neat to give other people more followers instead of just me ;) ... good to see you by the way! *waves--and doesn't stagger around* :P

Heh, you'll LOVE Scriv! It's amazing.

Millardthemk said...

Oh yeah! I think the idea on your part is really good ;D It's like...well yeah, it's just like a dual giveaway where you reciprocate the following to eachothers blog.

I got Silverangel to screen share with me on skype...and I walked *him* through it. *chuckles* Yes, I talked to the/one of the coders/makers about the note function. *frown* It's kinda...not ergonomically sound, but he likes it, and he coded it..So it stays. >_< :P

Georgianna Penn said...

YAY FOR GIVEAWAYS! I love them... even though I normally don't win. I would love to win this one though. You're giving away some epic stuff!

Okay, so, to start off. I believe your first question is un-fare. ;) BUT I would have to say an of the James Harriot books. Love 'em.

Georgianna Penn said...

So... I follow you. ;)

The Director said...

Nice Mil :)

I'm sorry Georgianna :P I'm just mean like that XD Hey, and thanks for entering! *hugs*

Georgianna Penn said...

I posted about your giveaway on Twitter. I would give you a link, but my profile is private and it would be pointless. ;) So, you can trust me on this one, or not. :P

Joryn said...

Ok, so, even though I've unofficially followed your blog since the first post, I'm now officially following you ;) Oh, and I'm following Lauren's blog :)

Jedi~Chick said...

Okie Dokie.

I'm a follower.

I'll do a post about this giveaway.

I'll add your button to my sidebar.


That looks awesome btw. I like the journal! :D

Okay, favorite book:
(I can't choose, so I'm just picking my current favorite)
Johnny Tremain.

Favorite Writing Medium:
My Laptop.......but when I have to write on paper, I like loose leaf paper and black ink pens. ;) Not the cheap kind, but the nice BIC RSVP kind. ;)

I love your blog! ;) It's really cool!!!!

Jedi~Chick <33

Jane said...

I like to write with a pen and paper for jotting ideas, and a computer for the actual writing part.

Jane said...

I already follow you!

Alli said...

Ok, so first off I love your blog title! :)
-My favorite writing is more like drawing-hope that's ok- and I usually like 10 by 14 paper.

I LOVE the journal and pens! I used to have the pens but they are out of ink:(

-And I follow Lauren :)
<3 alli

Noah Arsenault said...

Ok, if I had to choose only one favorite book, besides the Bible, it would have to be A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Nietz. LOVE it!! I love that seal pic!

Jake said...

GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! *wants to read The Eagle of the Ninth* I put a hold on it at the library...I'm eighth in line. XP

So I shall enter!

Favorite book? *grinds teeth* Gack. Ehhhh....this is hard. *chews on lip* Er...the Bible. :P I asked myself, what book impacted me the most? The Bible. *shrug* Since I think you're meaning FICTION ;)...hmm.

Off the top of my head, I'm most excited about Jill Williamson's books right now. So, By Darkness Hid. Or Sword in the Stars. Pick one.

I already follow.

I follow the Erratic Muse. O_o I don't know why I haven't before, but it counts. ;)

I posted on FB about it. Do you need a link?

I'll be back after I blog about the giveaway. *disappears* Four entries total, so far. :|

The Director said...

Haha, Jake, I don't *need* a link, but if you want to include it that's fine :) We're on the honor code of honesty and chivalry.... or something... over here ;)
Thanks dude!

Noah- XD. Glad you like that picture! *giggles*

Alli, that's totally fine!! Thanks for entering! *hugs*

Hugs to the rest of you too :D

Jake said...

FB link:

Blog post! And I have the button on my sidebar--take a look.

So I have done ALL of the entries! Mwahahahaha! :D :D :D

Jake said...

Gack! Wrong link!

Katy said...

I have more than one favorite book but "Do Hard Things" is definately #1 on my list.

I follow you.

I started following the blog "A HopeFul Romantic"

I put your button on my sidebar.

Thanks! This is a really cool giveaway!

Hannah said...

Well...unfortunately for me (only because of the giveaway, otherwise, I couldn't care less) I don't have a facebook, a twitter, and I can't follow you, or any other blog. Neither do I have a blog of my own. If you would, you could count that I unofficially follow Jake's blog (you can ask him: if he's not too mean, he will vouch that I have commented there ;)), and maybe now yours...but it's up to you. :) *Begs telepathically*

Anyway, I can answer those questions!!

1) Favorite book: I have many, but I will choose just one. Or a few. Anyway. I LOVE Fiddler's Gun & Fiddler's Green by A. S. Peterson. The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (Love the Peterson bros). I also like the Mysterious Benedict Society among many others. You may choose whichever one you please. :)

2) I usually write on the computer, but I carry with me a mini notebook and pen to write down random ideas throughout the day. :)

Man...I want to win!!! :)

Thanks for posting this giveaway!!!

Kelsey =) said...

I will tell you both because I like both.

My favorite book would be;

Scones and Sensibility

My favorite writing medium,

composition notebooks.


Email: Booksbeyondbelief26(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelsey =) said...

Hi there,

I follow your follower Polka Dot.


Kelsey =) said...

I follow polka dot


Kelsey =) said...

I totally forgot. I only am entering for the notebook and pens. If I win anything else please give it to someone else.


P.s. I hope I win. I love those colored pens and the notebook.

Dodi said...

Hey~I would love the journal and pens!

Dodi said...

Oh, i'm a follower:)
You can check out my blog if you want here,

Stephanie said...

I follow you wonderful blog!

Stephanie said...

Too many to choose from! My favorite book that I've read recently is The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

Stephanie said...

I now follow Lauren at Bits and Pieces!

Qui said...

Jedi~Chick sent me! :D

Uhmmm my favorite book. Grr too many favorite books!!!! I'll just pick a random one: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Qui said...

I followed too!

Qui said...

I posted about it. :)

Qui said...

I put your button up!

Tarissa said...

Hi Abby! I've been to your blog before. You always have great stuff to read when I'm here.

My current favorite book keeps changing, because I keep finding a new and better book. Nonetheless, currently it is "Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson. I have a review on my blog if you want to read about it.

I'm SO glad I found this giveaway, because I'm immensely interested in the Rosemary Sutcliff books... it'd be soo neat to win them!

Tarissa said...

I just became your newest follower. Now that I found your blog again, I want to keep up with your posts!

Tarissa said...

Also became a new follower of one of your followers. =) That would be Miss Pickwickian. (entry #1)

Tarissa said...

Also became a new follower of one of your followers. =) That would be Miss Pickwickian. (entry #1)

Polka Dot said...

ONE of my favorite books, and the one I have probably read the most times, is "Ella Enchanted". You've read that, right? For some reason I just adore it. :)

Tarissa said...

Added your button to my sidebar.
Thanks so much for the opportunity of entering your drawing!

Dodi said...

I added your button on my sidebar:)

Dodi said...

and i did a post about it:)
I think i put my blog name on a comment earlier,but again it's
Oh.... and I have to say I really like your blog name:)
God bless~ Dodi

Elanor Lawrence said...

My favourite book would have to be Lord of the Rings (and yes, that does count as one, b/c it was written as one but the editor decided to split it up). I do have to agree, though, that 'The Eagle of the Ninth' is a pure masterpiece. I love Rosemary Sutcliff.

I just started following you, and I follow Qui, one of your followers.

And that's all I can do right now b/c I need to get going. Just wondering, though, is this contest international? B/c I'm in Canada...

God bless,

Josiah said...

Those books look awesome!

I followed you blog!

Josiah said...

I posted your Blog Button on my blog, at

Josiah said...

Oh yeah, and my favorite book(s) is the Left Behind Series.


Cosette said...

Ooh fun! Methinks I can do this. My favorite book is Kingdom's Reign, by Chuck Black. Or any other one in that series. =P

Cosette said...

Oh yeah... Already follow you! And now I'm following Jake too.

Elisa Kate said...

My favorite book is the Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary... I have read it like seven times. :P :P :P

Elisa Kate said...

I am a follower. :)

Elisa Kate said...

I follow Miss Raquel and Jake. xD

The Director said...

Thanks everybody!! Hugs all around! :)

Elanor Lawrence, I wouldn't call the contest completely international, but I live just south of you in the US, so you're welcome to enter, for sure! 'Cause Canada's not that far away, you know? :) Thanks for checking!

whisper said...

Whoa... lots of comments. :D

(one of many) favorite book is Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, I believe. Morbid, I know. >_> Yet I love that book.

I follow (1)

I just followed "All that is Gold" (2) Strangely enough, I thought I was already following it, but apparently not... odd...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Polka Dot said...

I follow you!

Miss Pickwickian said...

I follow you. :-)

Miss Pickwickian said...

I like to write on a white board when I'm outlining...although I think writing on a window would be even cooler.

I try to write on the computer because I'm an editing fanatic. It was hard for awhile...I get more inspired with pen and paper...especially if it's a nice journal. Now, I get frustrated with pen and paper because I can't edit as easily and frequently (sometimes a good thing).

My favorite fiction "book" at the moment is "Henry V", but I love WAY to many to count. :-)

I'm excited about your giveaway!

Miss Pickwickian said...

I put your blog button on my sidebar...which is the first time ever I've put anybodies button on my sidebar! It just matched the colors so nicely.

Sorry if it's a bit farther down, but all my posts are long anyways. :-P People should see it. ;-)

Miss Pickwickian said...

I became a follower of "Encouraging Words for Writers". Glad I went and checked it out! :-)

Emily said...


I follow you!
I follow (life is not too short no to) wear red shoes blog!
I put your button in my sidebar. click on my profile for the link.

Thanks for this sweet giveaway girl!

Emily said...


I follow you!
I follow (life is not too short no to) wear red shoes blog!
I put your button in my sidebar. click on my profile for the link.

Thanks for this sweet giveaway girl!

Finding Faith, Purple Rain, and Talking Cows said...

Pen and Journal!

The Director said...

@Finding Faith, etc....
Is your comment an entry? If it is, you might want to comment again with the mandatory entry content :]