Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What day is it?

OK so it's not the 27th - but what's a day between friends?

I promised the last two prizes on the Advent Calendar and - well, you wouldn't believe how stuffed Sid has been and he said that the thought of picking winners was actually a struggle!

Add into that a Babe Magnet with the manflu, visitiors and visiting . . . And the truth is that I was much more tired that I imagined. This past year has been a bit wearing and the run up to Christmas included an intensive session making sure that the latest book made the right deadline for scheduling.

So I'm going to be taking a few more days just to enjoy being between dreadlines, having family and friends to stay - and to tackle the huge TBR pile - that's got even bigger as a result of the number of book gifts that arived for Christmas. Remember the list of 'books I want for Christmas'? I got every single book oin that list! So I have a lot of reading to catch up on. (Having said that I have a blog tomorrow on the PHS !)
Anyway - just to round off the Advent Calendar winners - the final two are

Erin wins a copy of The Alcolar Family

and Denise wins a copy of Claimed by the Sicilian

Erin and Denise please email me your postal addresses

I've enjoyed running the Advent Calendar Contest - thank you so much to everyone who joined in. I've loved all the comments and learning more about all of you and the way you celebrate Christmas - and the books you enjoy. If you have won a prize - and claimed it! - if you haven't received it already, like Valerie, it will be on its way to you and should reach you very soon.

When I've drawn breath an caught up with things I'll be back and then I can tell you about the new and exciting things - books, blogs - anything - that are coming up in the New Year.


Caroline said...

I'm with you on forgetting which day it is Kate! At 5 minutes to 9 this morning I suddenly remembered that I was on call at 9am today and had a mad few minutes trying to locate my mobile phone so I could switch it on. Thankfully, I got no callouts, and I've just switched it off! Thanks for a great Advent giveaway - it was fun posting and reading the various blogs and comments. Have a great New Year. Caroline x

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Kate. It gave readers a chance to connect with you as well as each other and to learn about their traditions.

Congratulations to all winners.

lidia said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Kate, As always you were extremely generous to the readers.

I really enjoyed reading all of the comments - especially finding out all of the different traditions that everyone has for the Holidays.

Looking forward to finding out about your new books. In the meantime enjoy the rest of this hoiday season!

BiteMeAsh said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Kate for your generosity and wonderful blog, had a great time reading each day.

Happy New Year to all.

Ciao, Rita from South Africa

Kaelee said...

Thanks Kate for running this contest. I had such fun reading all the comments. It was like going out for tea with a few people.

I hope you take a few moments to enjoy your books and give yourself a rest. hopefully the Babe Magnet recovers from his flu without you catching it.


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