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Contest Time!...

Yep, I ended up with a ton o' books :) So I'm definitely doing a few contests. The first one, as I mentioned yesterday check here, will be to guess how many ARCs I got at the Midwinter ALA convention. There's one number clue in yesterday's post. The other clues are these:

1) Yesterday, I had four bags full (you can check out the picture);
2) Today, I had five bags full (yikes)
3) This includes pbs (there are fewer than 20)

The three closest guesses will get their choice of the following ARCs (note, these are Advanced Reader Copies):


Geektastic, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (and including stories by MT Anderson, Libba Bray, Scott Westerfield, Cassandra Clare, and Lisa Yee -- among others)

Zenith, by Julie Bertagna (this is the sequel to Exodus, a futuristic presentation of earth where the oceans have taken over)

Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen (going on sale in June)

Farwalker's Quest, by Joni Sensel (a middle grade fantasy coming out in February)

Anything but Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin (a book with the POV of an autistic boy)

Envy, by Anna Godbersen (the third in the Luxe series)

Leave your guesses in the comments :) This is open to anyone in North America. And I'll run the contest through Monday at three, SMT (STandard Mtn Time). ETA: Only one guess per person, hehe.

I'll be doing a number of other contests, as well -- as you'll be guessing, I have so many wonderful books to share! :)

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kellyrfineman
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
I am guessing 143.
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
I'm recording your answer :)
mandyhubbard
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I am going with 137.
mandyhubbard
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
BTW-- any sign of my ARC? I am kinda doubting it.
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arya_darcy
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
How about...213?
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Got it:)
sarah_prineas
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
I'm going to guess lower than these, though still an astoundingly lot of books.

68.

*is going to check out Exodus right now*
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Got it :) I read Exodus...very interesting approach.
christy_lenzi
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
102?
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
We'll see :)
sleepingfingers
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'd guess 117.
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's recorded. :)
tsd_writer
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'll need to know how sore your arms are before I guess. Just kidding -- my guess is 95 :)
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I'd send you the pain meter from my arms, but...;)
authorwithin
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I guess 168 . . . do we only get one guess? ;-)
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yep, only one. Since there will be many more contests, hehe :)
latteya
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
How fun!! I'm guessing 73.
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Got it :) I'll reveal the three winners on Monday!
shanasilver
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
I guess 121. This is fun!
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Good :) The other contests will also involve guessing, though more readerly guessing, hehe.
marybethkelsey
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
My guess is 151 books.
robinellen
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Got it :)
learningtoread
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
YAYYOU!

111? Yeah. Final answer. 111.
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Got it down, Eliza :)
kporterbooks
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
83. And...you are so lucky. But...you deserved it. YAY, Robin!
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kae -- it certainly was a wonderful ending to a stressful week! :)
kathys_shadow
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Hmmmm.... my guess is 107.
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
I'll be announcing the lucky three (well, the *first* lucky three) on Monday :)
ravelda
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
90 books. Since I'm guesstimating that yesterday you went from your 40 books before it opened to the public to about 60 total, and those fit in 4 bags, that means there's about 15 books a bag. Now that you're up to 5 bags, add 15 to 60 to get 75. Plus a little extra, since you say you're swimming in them. :)
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Very logical :) We'll see...
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jgurtler
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
92
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
This is fun!
coloradowriter
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
66
I BET YOU HAD FUN!
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
It was so much fun...one of the best parts was seeing the editors' enthusiasm for their books!
lisa_schroeder
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm going with 85 - the year I graduated from high school!

Yay for books!!! :)

Edited at 2009-01-25 01:52 am (UTC)
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
They're so much fun, aren't they?
tamarak
Jan. 25th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Put me down for 67, baby. :)
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Got it :)
melissa_writing
Jan. 25th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
4 bags yesterday
5 more today.
= 9 bags

I think I usually get about 10-12 books per bag, so 12 multipled by 9=is abt 108. BUT I like 6s, so I'll go with 106.

My guess is 106.

(Glad you had fun.)



Edited at 2009-01-25 02:22 am (UTC)
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
It was wonderful fun :) Thanks for playing!
lizjonesbooks
Jan. 25th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Fantastic!!!
My guess is 113. Sounds like an amazing event to attend-- can't wait to hear more!
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Just the enthusiasm for books was so amazing to be in the midst of.
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boreal_owl
Jan. 25th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
I'll guess 122.
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
So much fun :)
nicolecabrera
Jan. 25th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
oh what t heck, I'll play

55
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, Nicole :)
sharigreen
Jan. 25th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
103 :)
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, Shari :)
denisejaden
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
I'll say 200.
robinellen
Jan. 25th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, Denise :) I'll reveal all on MOnday!
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