Monday, September 03, 2007

The Great Blogiversay Giveaway

Today is my third blogiversary! Thanks so much to all my readers for sticking with me over the past three years, and adding your thoughts and comments to the posts and making the whole experience fun.

Please have a slice of the cake. It's very low calorie.

And wait. I have a present for five of you.

The British Council were kind enough to pass me five copies of New Writing 15 to give away to readers. (I blogged about the book here.)

So here's a little competition: name any three of the writers who have pieces in the collection, and if you're one of the first five to get it right, I will give you your book. (Name three different ones from the winner before you lah!)

I am too lazy and disorganised to post anything anywhere, so the competition is limited to those folks I can pass the copy to by hand.

28 comments:

Amir said...

Julian Barnes, Anita Desai and Ma Jian!

bibliobibuli said...

one copy is yours. i shall bring it to your book launch.

Leon Wing said...

Moniza Alwi, Helen Dunmore, Alasdair Gray

sashi said...

John Siddique, Catherine Smith, Saradha Soobrayen!

*fingers crossed*

Eric Forbes said...

Gerard Woodward, Robin Robertson and Doris Lessing

bibliobibuli said...

leon wins (although has a spelling mistake alvi not alwi!!)
sashi wins.
eric wins. (though books to someone who works with books is coals to newcastle innit!)

leon and eric i'm bound to see here or there and soon. but sashi, how do i find you??

one more to go ...

starlight said...

richard beard, moses isegawa, sudeep sen

Hameedah Natchiar said...

Sue Rullière, Kerri Sakamoto and Fiona Sampson!!

bibliobibuli said...

starlight wins. but comes in at exactly the same moment as hameedah so i guess i will find a prize for her too! :-D

competition closed now

congrats to the winners. let me know where and when i can deliver your prize.

june said...

too early in the morning for a competition. :(

bibliobibuli said...

you're right. just because i'm up with the lark doesn't mean that other people are too! i forgot about all those post-merdeka-weekend hangovers!

irene said...

Happy blog burfday, Sharon!! Wow, three years... here's to many more! *toasts*

Sharanya Manivannan said...

Congrats! :)

Kak Teh said...

sharon happy blogiversary!

Poppadumdum said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Lesha said...

Happy Blogiversary!

3 writers, eh? Hmmm.... :)

Zoë Strachan
M. R. Peacocke
Sue Rullière

Hameedah Natchiar said...

Thanks Sharon! Was really looking forward to receiving a book! Could you pass it to Muntaj at your next book club meeting? I will arrange to pick it up from her as I am now in Kuching, ..but enjoying your blog from here!

bibliobibuli said...

lesha - soory lah. you're just a wee bit too late. early birds and all that!

hameedah - sure. when are you going to join us again?

animah said...

Congrats! It's very telling that it took 11 comments before anyone wished you Happy Blog Birthday.
But then, if I had been an early bird, I would probably done the same.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary, Sharon. Thanks for keeping up this blog. I'm sure those who live in Malaysia appreciate it just as much for different reasons, but for me it's a unique link to the Malaysian lit. scene and I feel so lucky to have found it.

-Preeta

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon, Happy blogiversary. This is my first comment on your blog and I just want to say that I enjoy it tremendously. I love reading - also have shelves of books and quite a number of unread ones (books, i.e.). Cheers, Zuraidah Omar (Zu)

Kak Teh said...

sharon, reply to you bounced back.

bibliobibuli said...

kaka teh - i think streamyx is down at the mo

bibliobibuli said...

preeta, zu, animah, lesha, kak teh, poppadumdum and all who wished my blog happy birthday ... many thanks.

i do this because it's fun and because i enjoy the friendships it brings.

and because ideas there are to be bounced.

xmocha said...

Happy happy blog anniversary!! Stay fabulous!

lil ms d said...

happy birthday biblio! may your blog continue to educate, entertain, inform, enlighten etc etc all of us!

Spot said...

Happy Blog Birthday Bibs!

Havent been around much...have been naughty and not reading, so dropping by always makes me feel guilty for being so illiterate. :D

Better pick up my Karen Armstrong tonight...

KadidiaTerri said...

And many more!!!