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Thursday, April 1, 2010


Okay folks, here's the thing: I was sort of disappointed by the attitudes displayed for my birthday bash BWB 5 book giveaway.  I was shocked by the snobbery and the scorn for used books.  So many people disparaged what I think is a great company with a great business motto, supporting a great cause.  So because of that, the 5 book bargain bin crawl is CANCELLED.

Maybe you'll all be a little more appreciative next time.

If there is a next time.

And if you believe that, you might want to check the time stamp on this post, because there is still one minute before April Fool's Day ends, and I just made the most of it. :P
OF COURSE the contest isn't cancelled.  I would never do that to you!  Actually, it's quite the opposite; there's been such a resurgence of interest lately that I decided to extend the contest until the 15th.  So many people have been stopping by and telling me they've never heard of BWB and want to check it out now, and I fully want to encourage that.
Also, I was thinking about it, and though I am a big fan of the Bargain Bin and the awesome find, I know not everyone has the patience for that.  So instead of doing a 5 for $15 Bargain Bin crawl, and I am going to send the winner a $20 giftcard.  This way, you can still do the 5 for $15 thing if you want, or get a new book and a used, or some great used books that aren't in the bargain bin -- the choice is yours!
So you have two more weeks to enter if you haven't, or to tell people about it if you'd like (no obligation, and it won't get you anything but karma points). And I figured while we're at it, we might as well extend the Alias Alice (Alice in Whatsitland) giveaway as well.  I'm having fun with that one, so go enter it!

Here's what I got from BWB this month for my birthday treat:

All used.  All lovely.
For whatever reason, The Adoration of Jenna Fox ended up upside down...oops. :)
Go.  Enter.

Happy April Fool's!!!

hee hee hee


  1. I've been falling for these all day!!!
    I really need to stop being so gullible. :(

  2. Almost got me! hahaha
    I LOVE Once Upon a Marigold and The Two Princesses of Bamarre. Two of my fave middle grades!
    I read Two Princesses forever ago and just recently found it in a box of books when I cleaned out the garage. Can't wait to read it again!
    And I read marigold quite a while ago as well, but checked it out at the library a few weeks ago along with the sequel, Twice Upon a Marigold. They're a lot of fun!


  3. ha...got me. I was about to come down to the comment section and rant right along with you at jerks that don't appreciate used books.

  4. Woah at the load you got from BWB! I have been looking through the bargain bin at BWB and added 5 to the cart to later find out it's still ~$4 to ship each book :( What a shame but box sets look like a great buy!

  5. Whoa. So not cool. You totally had me going. I was ready to kick some blogger but in your honor ;)

    I'm off to put away my daggers.

  6. Omg, you completely fooled me. BEfore I got to the bottom of THIS post, I went to the contest post and read through all the comments to see who was being so nasty... and left feeling confused. Haha! You are pretty awesome! :)

  7. OMG! I completely believed you, hahaha. I kept thinking "Wow, people are so rude! I can't believe they were so ungrateful."

    LOL, good job! :P

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  9. I am SO glad you clarified, because I was thinking "why is she sooo angry!!!" And then I was wondering who would be such a jerk to you in the bookish world! Glad all is well. :)
    Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

  10. I was just about to pop off on the ungrateful bloggers... and I didn`t even enter.... lol

    Good one!

    Happy Easter!

  11. Contest Cancelled indeed! Glad you are extending it to the 15th and knew there was no way books used or not would be turned down!!
    Bad Bad Misty, Good April Fools on all of us!!!
    Happy Easter!

    jackie b central texas

  12. Oh, girl, you really sucked me in with that April Fool's joke! I was feeling appalled that people would be so rude. It's nice to know that it didn't really happen.

  13. LOL! Great post! I checked out better world books. sounds great. Within about 3 minutes I had chosen 10 books! I figured $30 for 10 books was great! than I proceeded to the checkout. With shipping, the total was over $80!!! Not such a good deal! Unless I can find a similar site where the shipping is not so outrageous I guess I will stick to buying my books from local thrift stores that support charities!

  14. Love a good April Fools joke - nicely played :) The books look wonderful!

  15. Yeah, you definitely got me!

    Also, if you are in the US just choose ecoshipping, it's FREE shipping.

    And like everyone else, I was going to come onto the comments to flip out about how great used books are.

  16. Ahhg! You got me for, like, 2.5 seconds until I realized I should read the whole post before being sad. Niiiiiice ooooone.

  17. Wow, people are so rude! I can't believe they were so ungrateful."
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  18. hahahahaha...that was awesome...and you are amazing Misty!!!

    You and your blog are so amazing, that I have an award for you on my blog


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