Thursday, December 11, 2008

To Fill You In

Thank you to all who voted for January's book.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, won the vote and will be the book selection for Jan.

I hope you have all had a chance to get started on A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. The discussion will be here on Jan. 5th, and I will be on time, this time.

Also, I just remembered that when the book club started, Mrs. Brooke had a monthly give-away.
Due to our family budget, the fact that this is a monthly deal and my proximity to book stores, I will be giving a $5 Barnes and Noble gift card to the winner. (I am looking into email-able certificates from different locations, but for now, I will have to snail mail the real deal.)

I forgot to do it last month. So I decided to do both last months and this months at the same time. For the Nov discussion on Oct.'s Book Pride and Prejudice I had my children pick a number. They chose 2. The second commenter that month was Sharon from KY.

For this months discussion on Nov.'s book, Jane Eyre I played eeny-meeny- minney, mo between the two who commented and again the winner is Sharon from KY.

So congratulations Sharon! If you will email me (shimmywith4[at]yahoo[dot]com) with your address, I will send you a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. ($5 for each month)

This month's in between question will be up on Dec. 15th. Until then, "Happy Reading!"


Anonymous said...

Shimmy Mom,

It was lovely to see my name in bold letters...twice. Let us consider that my prize, having my name in bold letters! HaHa!

Seriously, though I am grateful to have been chosen "the winner", I don't in any way need a monthly prize to spur me on to be a part of this group. I am so very grateful to you, Shimmy Mom, for taking responsibility for finding books to vote on and keeping this idea alive. The best "gift" I receive is hearing everyone's thoughts about the books we read.

Therefore, I propose that we dispense with the monthly prize. What does everyone else think?

Sharon in KY

Mr. Mordecai said...

I completely agree.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Me too!

Amy said...

Sounds good to me!

Shimmy Mom said...

You are all so sweet. I really don't mind doing a give-away. Thank you all for being a part of the group. This has been a lot of fun for me so far.