Saturday, February 02, 2013

Birthday book draw

To celebrate the seventh birthday of Random Distractions and to thank readers, commenters and lurkers for your friendship, interest and support I would like to offer the chance to win a year's subscription to the Slightly Foxed Quarterly.

I wrote something about Slightly Foxed in my last post and the winner of the subscription could read the rest of that article by Roger Jones plus lots of other fascinating insights into literary treasures. I love the four days every year when my copy lands on the doormat. It is a beautifully presented magazine, small enough to fit in your handbag so ideal for a bus or train journey or a visit to the dentist. The articles are short enough to read over a cup of coffee but long enough to satisfy the book lover's curiosity. I have been reminded of many old favourites, introduced to authors and titles I had overlooked and sent scurrying to long neglected shelves and to second-hand book sellers to find the treasures that Slightly Foxed has displayed to tempt me.


I don't have a vested financial interest, I just love sharing my favourite publication,  but I must declare a personal interest in the next edition, Spring 2013, because it will contain a review of J.P. Donleavy's work by my son!

If you would like a chance to win a one year subscription (4 editions), leave a comment below. I hope all my old friends will enter (if only the pension would allow me to send each of you a subscription!) but I also welcome new readers, casual readers and those who often come by but never leave a comment. Just say, "Hi. Count me in." and I'll do that. The magazine can be delivered anywhere in the world.

I am sorry that a recent influx of Spam has forced me to stop accepting comments from people who prefer to remain anonymous. You can still enter the draw by sending me an email to the address at the top of the blog.

I will make the draw on Friday 15 February. Good luck!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Maureen, I have not had a chance to check new posts on my blogroll but read your comment at mine so came over to learn about your birthday book draw. Congratulations on your 7th blog birthday! Such an accomplishment! And thank you for inviting my readers to enter. What an opportunity to win a year's subscription to the Slightly Foxed Quarterly. Please do count me in! I am so curious now to see it.

    I felt bad, too, in not allowing anonymous comments as that was how I once commented, but my blog mentor Brenda at Cozy Little House advised me not to because of spam and I always listen to expert advice.

    Always good to talk to you,
    Dewena

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  2. Hey there, throw my name in the hat. Dewena told me about your blog and I just started following you.
    I look forward to catching up.
    Rick

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    1. Welcome to Random Distractions, Rick. I'll be over to visit your blog later today. I will enter your name in the draw.

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  3. Hi Maureen, this is my first visit to your blog, I've stopped over by way of Dewena's place. Congratulations on your 7th anniversary! I'd love to be entered in your drawing and look forward to becoming a regular reader.

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    1. Hello Karen and welcome. I'll explore your blog later today. Good luck in the book draw.

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  4. Thank you for what you said at my place. You made me cry(for real) love you back,Maureen.xx Also I've been having the same problem with spam,and now moderate any comments before publishing. Ugg.

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    1. There has been a huge influx of spam since the new year began, hasn't there? I would hate to have to introduce word recognition - double ugg!

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  5. Thank you for including my name in the drawing.This is my first visit..thanks to Dewena. Have a marvelous Monday! The sun is almost shining in middle TN.

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    1. You are welcome, Carol. I hope you will call in again.

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  6. This is an entry for Daphne, who contacted me via email. I do apologise for the difficulty caused by my not allowing anonymous comments. I will try changing the settings again.
    Maureen

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  7. Happy birthday!
    It's nice to to visit you again, I'm slowly working my way back into the blogosphere.
    Slightly Foxed is a fantastic magazine -I did subscrib for a year once.
    Margaretha

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    1. Margaretha, I am so glad to see you here. I have tried sending emails to you but they have been returned because your mailbox was full. Good luck in the draw. I was sure that you would love Slightly Foxed.
      Maureen

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  8. You twisted my arm, M. So here I am. (Not least because I do love 'Slightly Foxed'.)

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