Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop 2011

Welcome to the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop.  Thanks to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Jessie Harrell from Oasis for YA for co-hosting!  This hop runs from December 21st to December 27th.  You have more than 200 blogs to stop by and enter a different contest.  Don't forget to check out the linky below.

artwork by Tom Angleberger

My Twitter buddies and fellow educators - Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp started a new blog recently called the Nerdy Book Club Blog.  Other educators, librarians, and book people have been contributing guest posts.  They have been a lot of fun to read.  Recently, they even held the Nerdy Book Club Awards.  

But they didn't stop there. They also started a Café Press store.  There is lots of cool stuff in the Nerdy Book Club Store and what is wonderful is that the proceeds from the store go to RIF (Reading Is Fundamental).  For my Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway, one lucky participant has a chance to win up to $20 in Nerdy Book Club merchandise from the Café Press Store.  Here is a sample of one of the items over at the Nerdy Book Club Store:

Wouldn't this be a great mug to sip your favorite beverage while reading from your TBR pile or checking out the blog posts written by various Nerdy Book Club Members over on the Nerdy Book Club Blog? 

Rules for the Contest:

1. Though comments are very much appreciated, please do not enter any personal information in the comments section (including your email, website, etc.).  If you do enter personal information, you comment will not be posted.  
2.  You must complete the Entry Form to officially enter the contest.
3.  The Contest runs from 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 21, 2011 to 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 27th.
3.  You must be 13 or older to participate in this contest.
4.  If you are selected as a winner, I will notify you by e-mail.  If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.
5.  International participants are welcome to enter the contest.