Will you join the more than 90 million Americans expected to cast their ballots today? This is a special Tuesday because it's election day in the United States; the choices we make today will influence the next four years--and beyond. If you live in America, please vote if you haven't already done so. I plan on going to the polls this morning to vote. Women's suffrage in America was gradually achieved during the late 1800s and early 1900s, culminating in 1920 with the passage of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution. It's as important as ever to make our voices heard by voting!
And now, the moment many have been waiting for! The winner of my $25 Amazon gift card giveaway is Petty from Pen and Paper. Please help me to congratulate her! Petty increased her odds of winning by doing things to earn extra chances in this international giveaway. As a side note, Petty not only participated in my reading challenge, The Jodi Picoult Project, but she read and reviewed three books for it months before I did (I needed the entire, allotted year to finish my three books!), and she exceeded the general requirement, which was to read but a single novel by this prolific author. And now I want to read one of the books Petty recommended by Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth, which is set in an Amish community. I've recently discovered Amish fiction, and I'm eager to read more.
Another recent discovery I've made is that you can design your own gift card on Amazon, by uploading a photo or graphic onto it. Consequently, I will be giving Petty a "Jodi Picoult Project" gift card soon. Of course, she can purchase whatever she wants with the card, it doesn't have to be a Jodi Picoult book; in fact, it doesn't even have to be a book (or books); Amazon sells just about everything!
If you didn't win this giveaway, don't be too disgruntled; instead take a look at the other terrific giveaways I have listed on the right side of my blog.
Appearing on random Tuesdays, Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of. I often announce my book giveaway winners in these posts. If you're inspired by this idea, feel free to "grab" the button for use on your own blog, and indicate your participation in the comments so I'll know to stop by. Your comments are welcomed!