FOURTH ANNUAL BLOG ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA WINNERS!

Time to announce the Fourth Annual Whatever-It-Is-Who-Cares Giveaway winners! I’m so excited. Drumroll, please:

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Thanks, as ever, to the Random Number Generator, the winner of the copy of Ruby Lang’s Acute Reactions is:

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fourwindsharbour! Congratulations, 4-win-harb! (Can I call you 4-win-harb?) Ian and Petra are rather less Canadian and turn-of-the-century than Anne and Gilbert, but I think you’ll enjoy them all the same.

And the winner of the $25 USD Etsy e-giftcard is:

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slowseptember! Hooray, slosept! (Can I call you slosept?) You might notice that 4-win-harb and slosept happen, charmingly, to be comment twins. I have, however, verified that they are two different people. No gaming the system here, no sir.

So, watch your email for contact about your winnings, you two–and everyone else, thanks for entering, and I wish I could give you all prizes for being so dang great! Thanks, really, for reading this blog, whether or not you’re in a skirt while you do it. These four years have been a hoot. FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! It’s a good thing blogs don’t have term limits.

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Fourth Annual Blog Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganza!

Obligatory exclamation where I express disbelief in the continual passage of time! Joke about an alternate holiday taking place on the same day as the anniversary! Question inviting readers to share in the joke?

Okay, meta sarcasm over. Traditionally, we here at Reading in Skirts do like to celebrate this blog’s birthday with a two-part giveaway: one half platypus book-oriented and the other Mars clothing-oriented. So, what can you win this time, hmm? Let’s find out.

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Part one: remember when I based a Literary Stylings outfit on this delightful contemporary romance novel? If you haven’t already picked up your own copy since then, here’s your chance to read it! One winner will receive their choice of an ebook or physical copy of Ruby Lang’s Acute ReactionsI loved it! USA Today loved it! I bet you’ll love it too.

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Part two: look, I like Etsy. You know I like Etsy. A good number of my long-time beloved accessories and other pieces came from awesome independent Etsy vendors like Carouselink and the Faerie Market. If you already use Etsy, you probably have a favorite shop, and if you don’t even know what Etsy is–well, welcome! This is the internet! How are you? The second winner will receive a $25 USD Etsy e-giftcard to be used at the shop of their choice. (Don’t buy anything culturally appropriative, okay? Do me this one favor if you win. Make me proud.)

Here’s all you have to do: leave a comment with a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS on this post and tell us about a) your favorite literary couple, or b) the last time you made something crafty. You can also do both, if you’d like to enter for both giveaways. (Mind that you’ll win one at most, though.) Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM PST on Monday, June 29th. The giveaway is open to everyone, domestic and international! The winners will be chosen at random and I’ll announce them the day after the giveaway closes; if you win, you’ve have 72 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is randomly selected, so be sure to check your spam folders!

That’s all I got for you right now, so scroll down to the comments and enter! Or don’t. Hey, it’s no skin off my nose either way, pal.

Blog Announcement

I’ve been a little out of it due to internet access fail for a while, and now I have even worse news friends. I need to take a blog break for a while, and get myself back in a place where blogging doesn’t feel like work.

When Mia told me she was starting a fashion blog, I asked to join because I thought it would help us stay in touch. Most of the time, that’s been absolutely true. But the longer I go without posting, the guiltier I feel, and the less I’ve been texting Mia on the side, which is sad and sort of silly.

So I’m going to take August off in an effort to get all of the work I can get done before school starts again done, and re-energize myself toward blogging, hopefully. I’m going to back off on social networking sites actually: Facebook and Twitter included. But I’ll come back when classes start at the end of August/beginning of September. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer, and I’ll see y’all in fall.

P.S. Mia will still be updating, so Reading in Skirts will not be on a full hiatus, just a Tia-hiatus. A tiatus? Nope. >_>