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Review? Haiku! giftcard giveaway Winner!

September 22, 2008

We have a winner!

I was awed by the incredible turnout to my Review? Haiku! giveaway – 45 people entered, plus with the bonus entries for linking, led to a total of 62 entries!

And the winner of the $20 Amazon giftcard, as cheerfully picked by, is…

Carl V., from Stainless Steel Droppings!

His Haiku:
Eleven stories,
Famed authors weave tales of woe.
How they creeped me out!

Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy
edited by William Schafer

Congratulations, Carl!

There were tons of great entries submitted… I encourage you to head over to the comments on the contest post to check them out. In particular, I want to call out Literate Housewife, Dew, and Debi – excellent use of “Inquisition” (4 syllables), “curmudgeon” (3 syllables), and “whack-job” (2 syllables), respectively. :)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2008 2:13 pm

    Ha ha, whack-job, I have to check that one out. I’m thrilled Carl won, since he is always so generous himself.

  2. September 22, 2008 2:59 pm

    Oh my! Thank you so much. I’m thrilled that I hit the jackpot with the random choice! Woo-hoo!!!! Seriously, I am so excited, this is great! It was such a fun contest and I really enjoyed reading the examples and the entries.

    And thanks Dew, you make me blush!

  3. September 22, 2008 2:59 pm

    Congratulations, Carl! I’m just excited to get an honorable mention! :) I had fun writing that. Thanks for the mental stimulation!

  4. September 22, 2008 4:22 pm

    Congrats Carl. Much better haiku than mine!

  5. September 22, 2008 6:29 pm

    Congrats, Carl!

    ( Thanks, Firefly, for the recommendations. I am unfamiliar with all of them. Can’t wait too check them out. )

  6. September 22, 2008 10:29 pm

    Congrats Carl.

    What a great contest idea Nicki.

    I loved reading all the entries!

  7. September 23, 2008 10:10 am

    Congratulations to Carl!

    And thanks for hosting such a fun contest, Nicki! I have to tell you that I now find myself trying to haiku review books in my head all the time. I think it could become an addiction.

    By the way, I just read your “about” post…you sound eerily like my husband:
    “I’m a graduate student in biology,”…he just happens to have finished a few years back, “voracious reader,”…yep, sounds like him, “and semi-recovering used book sale addict.”…sounds like his recovery is going about as well as yours. ;)

  8. September 23, 2008 5:25 pm

    thanks for all the congrats and thanks again Nicki for such a fun contest idea! I may have to adopt it for a part of one of the annual challenges that I host.

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