Saturday, 11 June 2011

Book Blogger Bingo! #1

Welcome to the very first round of Book Blogger Bingo!  This week's post will be a little longer than usual as I will include the entry rules.  
From the next round I will just link to the rules page.

What is Book Blogger Bingo? 

Basically, Book Blogger Bingo (BBB) is a fortnightly International giveaway (you don't have to be a follower, you do have to be a book blogger), but done a little differently.  Each fortnight I put up a post which will feature a book of my choice and you can enter to win that book by filling in your details on the linky thing below the post.

The number that the linky gives you will be your lucky Book Blogger Bingo number.  So if you're the first person to enter that week, you'll be lucky number 1 and so on.

Posts go live each Saturday morning alternating between a new bingo game one week and a winner post the next.  Each BBB game will be open from the post date until the following Friday at mid-day UK time and I will announce the lucky number (drawn randomly using a source such as,) on the Saturday winners post.

This weeks BBB game is to win FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick

The Important Bit (how to claim if you win)

It is up to you check the winner post and keep a note of your link number (or go back and check the last weeks post).  If you are the winner, you need to contact me using the email address you put in the link, with your postal details.  You have until mid-day (UK time) the following Friday to claim.  If you don’t contact me before that time then your win will be void.  I will not be doing any chasing up of winners.

What are the requirements to play and the rules? 
  • You must be a book blogger and you must display the BBB button in your sidebar or in a blog post during the week you are entering in the game. I will check before announcing the winning number. If I can’t see the button then I’ll draw another number. The button is in my sidebar.
  • The Linky will ask for your email address, but this will not be shown.  If you win you must email me from that email so I can validate your entry.
  • BBB is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your address. 
  • You must be over 13 years old to enter. 
  • You don’t need to be a follower … but of course you must remember to check back to see if your number came up otherwise you lose your prize. 
  • I reserve the right to change the rules, delay posts (if there's a reason I can't get on my computer) or stop this game/giveaway at any time.
Phew, did you manage to get through all that?  I hope it made sense.  So, still want to play?  Well do and fill out the Linky thing below, make a note of your number, and Good Luck!


Mel said...

Thought I'd start the ball rolling! ;) This is a terrific idea - thanks!

Tea said...

Have your button. Coming back to read the rules page. Sounds like fun.

Tea said...

This is going to be so much fun.

Gina @ My Precious said...

This is going to be a lot of fun! I'm excited the first book is one I'm really looking forward too. Can't wait to find out who the lucky winner will be.

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Thankyou so much for this Karen- What a great idea! I have added the button to my sidebar. I really want to read this so I'm keeping my fingers crossed as well! x

Small Review said...

Hm, would it be ok if I included the button in my recap post?

The Slowest Bookworm said...

@small review - yes that's fine. You can put it in your sidebar, in a post of its own or slip it into another post like your round up. Just so long as it gets a little airtime somewhere, that's all I ask.

DarlingNickey said...

Great idea - count me in^^

Birgit said...

Hiya .. I just noticed that the link on your button doesn't work!

It says: Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog The Slowest Bookworm does not exist. Go to blog homepage.

Just thought I'd let you know!

P.S.: Love the bingo idea :-D !!

Book Passion for Life said...

Love this idea - Really hope it takes off. Thanks for hosting Karen :) Donna & Jess

starryeyedjen said...

What a fun idea!!! :D


leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

WOW what a fab idea!! Consider me on board!! Have already added a button to my blog :D

BooksforCompany said...

LOVEEE this idea!!!!!!!
So great fun Karen and a book l so want! lol

Raimy-rawr said...

love this idea! :D
I already have a copy but I will be sure to check out future BBB's! :D

Aylee said...

Gah, such a neat idea!

Amy said...

I am feeling lucky today. Great give away, and i really want this book. Perfect.