Sunday Summary

Recap of last week
Doodling┬á(Which is in the running for the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Humor category. It’s only $0.99. Voting ends tonight. Vote, then go buy it, or buy it first, but just go vote! Please.)

“Make It Mine” Monday winner of jesus freakz + buddha punx – Ed. N

The Gratitude Giveaways Hop is still on until November 27. Actually, I’ll be travelling all day on the 28th, so I’ll be unable to close the contest Monday morning. So you’ll really have an extra day to enter to win The Help. Which is an excellent book, for which I still haven’t posted a review.

Sneak peek at next week
The Help and as many of the four other “read” books on my list as I can get to this week. I’ll be out of town, so it’ll be touch-and-go. We’ll see what happens.

“Make It Mine” Monday – I will no longer post a poll each week. I’ll just pick at book at random. This week’s book will be an ARC of The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir. This week’s poll is still up for a few hours if you want to go vote just because you still can. I will take votes into consideration when picking the book.

Discontinuing the Giveaway Poll

I’m getting more visitors and more followers every month (thank you!), but the number of people voting for the weekly book giveaway is going down. The idea to give away the books only came to me after I had been reviewing for a while and had a big stack of books piling up, so giving them away along with the review wasn’t really an option by that point. I thought it would be fun to let my readers decide which book they wanted to win, so I started posting the poll every week. Since readers aren’t voting, though, this obviously isn’t appealing to anyone so we’re going to switch things around. (Actually, one person voted this week, but removed his or her votes midweek for some reason.)

So unless I get an overwhelming response that says otherwise (and I can’t imagine why I would; see above), I’ll just start selecting the weekly book at random, save myself a few minutes every week posting the poll, and free up some space on the sidebar.