this was INSANELY difficult to calculate, and mostly because i spent the majority of the time just staring at all the numbers, trying to figure out when i last used a calculator.
MATH IS HARD, GUYS.
also this really blew me away:
i don't even know how to say thank you for all of your enthusiasm. but thank you.
i can't tell you how much it means to me.
so, all that being said, i really, really, really wanted to give EVERYONE an ARC. but, unfortunately, i don't have 400+ ARCs to spare.
though i do have FOUR.
MMM HMMMM that's right, dear friends. i thought i'd only give one ARC away because i didn't think so many people would enter the contest. but now i think it's kind of cruel to only give away one ARC when there are so many entrants. the odds just aren't in anyone's favor.
so! i thought maybe a 1/100 chance would be better than a 1/400 chance, no?
(and anyway, let's be honest, you're not even reading any of this, are you? you've already scrolled down to see who's won the ARCs and you probably won't even notice if i just ramble on about the weather and cheese fries and how much self-control it requires to keep me from buying yet another pair of boots as we make our way toward the summer months. "ridiculous!" is what my father would say, i'm sure. "we live in southern california!" my brothers would point out. "what, do you just buy the entire store? do you leave any boots for other people in this world?" is my mother would ask me. ohhhhh i've heard it all before! BUT IT WON'T STOP ME!)
if you ladies would please send me your mailing addresses at thmafi at gmail dot com, i will GLADLY send the books your way before the end of the week.
and to everyone: thank you thank you THANK YOU. thank you. thank you so much.
I PROMISE THERE WILL BE, LIKE, INFINITY BILLION MORE CHANCES TO WIN AN ARC. i'm supposed to get more copies of the ARC with the actual cover, too. i promise i will keep you posted.
now you tell me:
what books are you most looking forward to in 2011??
HAPPY WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE!