Friday, April 24, 2009

Hachette Winners: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

Hachette Books will be sending copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson to five readers of Fresh Ink Books.

Congratulations go to:

thekoolaidmom from In the Shadow of Mt. TBR

wanda from -A Season to Read

allison from On My Bookshelf

Debbie from Debs Desk
A big thank you to Valerie at Hachette Books for opportunity to have this giveaway.

I would love to hear everyone's thoughts after you've read the book. In fact I'd like to have someone write a guest review to post on my blog. Let me know if that interests you.

I'd like to mention that the first three people I notified responded right away saying they'd won or acquired a copy since entering and that I should make someone else happy by drawing another name. I know this is common practise among book bloggers but it's certainly not expected and I think even small acts of kindness should be acknowledged. So thank you Janel (Janel's Jumble), Gwendolyn B. (A Sea of Books), and Jessica Marie (Books Love Jessica Marie). I'm proud to have you as regular readers.

Thank you to all 54 readers who entered the giveaway. Do check out the sites listed above. There are some good book reviews and news going on here on these book blogs. I follow every one of them myself. And welcome to my new followers. I hope you will continue to find good books and reading recommendations here at Fresh Ink Books.


  1. Congratulations to the winners as well as the honest and generous bloggers who helped spread the wealth.

  2. YaY! for free books :-D and congrats to the others who won ;-)

    I'm very glad that Janel, Gwendolyn B and Jessica Marie were gracious and kind... I might not have gotten my copy otherwise, so thanks to them as well :-D

  3. Sandra, you have an award waiting for you at my blog!

  4. Congrats to the winners and thanks Sandra for following me :)

  5. Congratulations to the winners.

    Hi Sandra thanks for "following" me (sounds kind of naughty doesnt it).Is this your main book blog?I noticed on your profile you had a few and was not which one was your main one.


  6. Thanks Sandra and congrats to the other winners! :)

  7. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Looks like a great book.

  8. Congratulations to all of the other winners! :-)
    Thank you for hosting this wonderful book giveaway and I can't wait to read my copy, thanks Sandra. :-)
    Have a wonderful day!


  9. Congrats to the winners! :D

    I was just passing by to inform you an award is waiting for you on my blog! :) Have a nice day!

  10. Hi there, Sandra. I love your blog and will definitely come back if I can my way back again.

    You're invited to my Virtual Book Launch in June. Please visit my blog for details, if you're interested in reading about my series of crime thrillers.

  11. Hey Sandra
    I have a wrap-up post for my April mini-challenge here: :)

  12. Congratulations to the winner!

    I have reviewed The Camel Bookmobile and linked your review with mine.

    BTW, everything distils into reading is my new blog. Please do visit it, subscribe to it or follow it! Do help me spread the word.

  13. Congrats to the winners. I hope to read this one soon also.

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