The winner of the $25 Amazon.com gift card, randomly chosen, is (drum roll, please):
Congratulations, Martha! I will contact you by email and your prize will be on its way soon.
If you didn't win, don't despair! There are other giveaways on the right side of my blog. To enter them, simply click on the books or the underlined words (links).
Several of you suggested bookish quotes for my blog. I really appreciate the thought that went into these quotes that I collected from readers during the contest:
"Books may well be the only true magic."
Submitted by Ally in WA
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."
~Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Submitted by Shooting Stars Mag
"When I start on a printed page, I tend to eat it down like a peppermint stick."
~Preacher's Boy, Katherine Paterson
Submitted by Becky
"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book."
Submitted by Serena
"We are pieces of clay that forever show the fingerprints of everyone who has touched them."
~Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Submitted by Mee
"When you learn how to die, you learn how to live."
~Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
Submitted by Mee
"Woe be to him who reads but one book."
Submitted by Jezebelsk
"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
Submitted by Renee
"What makes the desert beautiful", says the little prince, "is that somewhere it hides a well."
~The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Submitted by Windycindy
"It's such a big world. Something is always happening somewhere."
~For One More Day, Mitch Albom
Submitted by Michelle
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the number of moments that take our breath away."
Submitted by Cheryl C.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend; inside a dog is too dark to read."
Submitted by Kaye
"You can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many books."
Submitted by Angie
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
Submitted by MarthaE
Aren't these wonderful? Special thanks to each of you for submitting them. They'll be featured on my blog in the future.