12 March 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!! And giveaway winners.

 Happy Birthday, Let's Book It! Boy, has it been a learning year. The most important things I now know:
  1. The book blogging community is amazingly fantastic, supportive and friendly.
  2. Although I think of authors as superstars - for the most part they don't think of themselves that way. I have met some amazing authors.
  3. I found out what a 'meme' is.
  4. Logistically, there is such a thing as too many books.
  5. I have also discovered that I love blogging - so I won't be stopping anytime soon!!
 Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to answer my survey. For anyone who is interested, here are the results:

90% of you either really love the look of the blog or think it is OK - that means I won't be changing it any time soon. I also really like it.
82% of you would like plot summaries included with the reviews. I have already implemented that change. The summaries are copied from the back of the book and are highlighted in yellow.
34% of you want more reviews - I have no idea why I included this as an option because I simply cannot read more than 2 - 3 books a week and still have a life.
20% of you would like more interviews so I will try and add a few more.
66% of you think I should not get rid of anything I presently do. 20% was the next highest number and those were for getting rid of the poetry. I don't know if I want to do that but I may just do one every two weeks and please the 24% of you that wanted more fun/newsy posts on alternate weeks.
The majority of you - 66% - think the reviews are the best part of Let's Book It. And I thank you for that!

Well, I guess there's only one thing left to do and that is ... announce the winners of the giveaway! I thought I'd be lucky to get 100 entries and instead there was a whopping 572!! Amazing! And 79% of those were followers. You guys are fantastic. Thanks for the love!
So here they are. The lucky winners - and the especially lucky Lisa W. who won twice (there were two Lisa W's - one won once and the other won twice). I'll be e-mailing you all to get your pick of the books on my shelf as well as your mailing addresses.

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  1. ;-poetry has such a small voice already Dana, don't you wanna leave that one under consideration for another year and then if the second poll bext yearstill runs along the same lines (24%( minimize :-) Perhaaps 50% od the 24 will be into it by the. lets cross fingers.

    1. I agree Wendy. I do love poetry! I may just leave it be. Thanks for the input.

  2. Happy Birthday, Dana! Have a blast =D

    I am a fairly new blogger and fast becoming addicted to it, too!

    It's really interesting to see your survey results.

    Congrats to all the winners! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  3. Thanks Dana! I also found the survey results interesting to read. Best, Lindsay x

  4. I love you blog!!! I love reading it! I hope this next year is awesome!!!

  5. A belated Happy Birthday to Lets Book It! I'm sorry I missed participating in your survey. I would definitely vote in favor of poetry. I love your poetry posts. So few book bloggers do them.

    1. That's good to hear, Che. I'm thinking I'll leave well enough alone.

  6. Happy Belated, a fun long giveaway for you, congrats on all the participation.

  7. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful. I'm glad you aren't doing too many changes. I like things the way they are. You are great at what you do.

  8. Thanks, Alexis. That was really nice to hear.


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