Sunday, September 20, 2009

What a Week!

I don't usually write a weekly or even a monthly wrap-up, but this past week seems to be calling out for recognition. For myself personally I made tons of cards, bracelets, earrings and Santa ornaments for the craft show that I am doing today. As you know it's my first time selling at a craft fair, so I am nervously excited. As I sit here writing this on Saturday night, I have everything on my checklist checked off, but I also keep adding to it! I plan to take lots of pictures to share with you all during the week.
In Blogland it was the 2nd annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week, hosted by My Friend Amy and an army of helpers. There were tons of giveaways, but I only entered those that really interested me. I won The Boleyn Wife by Brandy Purdy from the author's blog, and a package of 6 books, at Bookin' With Bingo, including The Lost Symbol, the new book by Dan Brown!
During BBAW I met a lot of bloggers and added to those I follow as well as who I follow on Twitter. I also participated in my first blogtalkradio show, hosted by Miriam from Hachette Book Group, interviewing a round table of book bloggers. It was very neat because while you're listening to the radio interview, the participants and anyone who has logged in to blogtalkradio are also holding a live chat, and people are calling in with questions. It was very cool, and it was neat hearing the voices of people I think I know.
Besides winning from 2 blogs, I also gave away 6 myself. 3 copies of Anita Shreve's A Change in Altitude were won by Jemima @ The Reading Journey, Megan from Leafing Through Life, and Olivia, aka esspressogurl, 3 copies of A Separate Country by Robert Hicks went to Karen from Bookin' With Bingo, Sue from The Mickelson Family, and Susan B.
So it was a busy, fun, and hopefully profitable week. On Monday I'm going to cocoon up and sleep, read, and eat junk all day. Kind of like a snow day!



Kimi said...

Good luck at the craft fair! My SIL and I always go to them when out town has one :)

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

What a busy week you've had! Congratulations on the giveaway wins and I'll be praying for good luck when you go to the craft fair. Hope you have a wonderful time! xxoo

Bingo said...

Thank you for my win...and congrats on yours...I hope the books get there know the mail but I'm hoping for end of this week??? Enjoy your "snow day"!

Justine said...

Shoot girl, with all the wonkiness I've been experiencing, I totally forgot that I was supposed to do a review on the book you sent and give it away!

I have to be honest and tell you I didn't like the book much at all. I just hated the main character! Found her to be so petty, shallow and jealous. Icks! If I put up a review no one would enter to win it! LOL

Lots of luck at the fair today! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Justine :o )

bj said...

GOOD GOOD luck at the fair. I know you will sell tons of things...your work is so beautiful
hugs, bj
Can't wait to hear all about it!!

Megan said...

Hope you're doing well at the craft fair!

BBAW was quite a week, wasn't it? I had a great time taking part in all the festivities, not least the giveaways. Congrats on your wins, and thanks again for making me a winner, too! =D

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Congrats on winning all of those books and it sounds like you had a very exciting week.
It was fun to be a very small part of it.

mannequin said...

The Boleyn Wife? Oh no, I hadn't known of that one. Please let me know what you think of it. I'd love to read a review!
Hope the craft fair went well and you had lots of fun :)

Buttercup said...

What great wins. I'm so looking forward to reading the new Dan Brown book and will look forward to your review. Hope the craft fair went well.

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Thank you for my win...and congrats on yours...