Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Charles Dickens Month: The 5th and Final Post!

Whoohoo!  We did it!  5 weeks of Dickens infused goodness.  I didn't read as much as plan (when do I ever read as much as I plan?) but I did manage to complete all 822 pages of Our Mutual Friend and I'm pumped that other folks are reading Charles Dickens with fervor.

I thought I'd share a few pictures from the library Charles Dickens display I did.  With the help of a few stellar work-study students we created a display about Dickens and I even shared my Charles Dickens action figure.

Alright.  Now time for the giveaway details!  Leave a comment by 11:59pm tonight (02/07) and tomorrow I will draw the winners.  That's right.  I said winners.  Four of you will win a Charles Dickens bookmark.  My local library had these bookmarks for sale and I snatched them up.  The grand-prize winner will win this:

Isn't it pretty?!  I totally want one for myself.  I will send it to you directly from Amazon.com so I don't end up keeping it for myself.

The particulars:
  1.  Each comment you've made throughout the month will get you entered to win
  2.  However, you can only win once.  (you just have a higher chance of winning and I want to share the love.
  3. I am going to use the Fig and Thistle Random Number Generator (i.e. Hope will draw numbers out of a bag)
  4. The winners will be announced on Friday, 02/10.  
  5. You will have one week to contact me with your mailing information.
Sounds good?  Okey dokey, thanks to everyone who has participated.  I know that January isn't the end of Dickens for me; I expect I'll continue reading stuff by and about him throughout 2012.  


Andi said...

I'm not in on the contest since I didn't squeeze in any Dickens this month, but I LOOOOVE your display. Your action figure is a thing of beauty and something I sorely envy. Good work!

wutheringwillow said...

Thanks for hosting the Charles Dickens Month, Amanda! I have enjoyed talking about Dickens more than anything else.

Here's my wrap-up post,


Ruthiella said...

Your display looks great! The Dickens' action figure is totally funny. A perfect toy for a Nerdy Book Girl.

Thanks for hosting this event and the encouragement to read for it. I managed to read the Tomalin Bio and OMF as a result!

Cassandra said...

Dear Amanda, thank you very much for hosting this wonderful event! Although I have only read A Tale of Two cities (very busy month...) I enjoyed it very much! A Tale of Two Cities has finally convinced me of Dickens's unsurpassed genius.

Here is my last post, basically an ode to my new love, Sydney Carton:


Lindsey Sparks said...

What fun! I can't believe you get to do that and get paid for it! :) And what fun prizes too! I definitely want to get a copy of the book soon - I've been drooling over it since I saw Allie post about it. Thanks for hosting this! Here's my final post: http://apaperbacklife.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/happy-birthday-charles-dickens/

Mandy@ Adventures in Borkdom said...

Thanks so much for hosting the Charles Dickens Month! I learned so much and had a blast!

Here's a little meme I did discussing my experience with Dickens:

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!