It was about time I did one of these things, aye? ;)
When I first joined the Book Blogging community as the red headed stepchild who was the understudy for Asia Viera in Omen IV: The Awakening, I didn't think I'd ever host a contest. Or a giveaway. Whichever one this is--though as far as I can tell, the terms are used interchangeably. Ah, now I've lost my train of thought . . .
I never thought I'd host a contest/giveaway because I am in no position to offer my readers new releases, much less those brass rings of the Book Blogging community, Advance Review Copies. And being one of those "international" bloggers who is ineligible for 99% of the contests/giveaways out there, book-related merchandise like pretty bookmarks or slipcovers would cost me ten times as much to send as to buy or
Recently, however, it occurred to me that there is one thing I can offer that would make some sense as a prize: a book that has been published only in the Philippines! We have quite a lot of literature written in or translated into English, and some of it is even pretty good. (LOL!)
And then the only challenge is actually getting people interested. =P