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CLOSED - Authors from unusual countries sweepstake of October

Getting all the rules and how-to-dos from the previous one, which I enjoyed winning so damn much, here it goes.

This sweepstake works in the same way as any other sweepstake, but here you send the winner a book by an author from an unusual country, i.e. one which is not too common, e.g. Libya, Mali, Vietnam, Honduras, Jordan, etc.
Please remember that if the winner lives in Spain, for example, they can have access to lots of authors from Latin America, hence, those are not unusual countries for them. The same applies to nordic countries, between Portugal and Brazil or Australia and New Zealand, for example. But we all know that you will try to surprise the winner the best way you can.

That said, let's face the rules.

Rules:
1. Post here in this thread to enter AND PM me with your mailing details. Please put 'Unusual Countries' in the subject line of your PM. If you are "send only", a PM is not necessary, of course.
2. I will draw 2 names (one winner and one decoy) on 18th of October 2017. I’ll PM everyone with the name and address of the winner (the winner will obviously be PM’ed with the name and address of the decoy).
3. You are expected to send a book by an author from an unusual country to the winner. You may include other small gifts if you wish, but sending the book itself is MANDATORY. Please remember that this is an international sweepstake, so you will be expected to send INTERNATIONALLY.
4. Please don’t let the winner know they have won, either by posting here or by PM, it’s much more fun if the packages start arriving out of the blue!
5. As the packages start to arrive, the winner must journal the books in a timely fashion and also post here what they have received and from whom, as it’s fun for everyone who’s entered to see what the winner has got.
6. The winner will host the next round. If you know you will be unable to host the next round, please do not enter. Let’s keep this sweepstake going :)

Who's in? Come join! This is lots of fun :-)

- mcsar (Canada) - SENT
- Lubiette (Greece) - SENT
- bookfrogster (UK) - SENT
- Tarna (Finland) - SENT
- kiwiinengland (New Zealand) - SENT
- sakirmo (Finland) - SENT
- kangaroo (UK) - SENT

Sender only:
- conto, of course! - SENT
- sedna5213 - SENT
- yorkshire-lass - SENT
- Andrea99 - SENT

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Getting all the rules and how-to-dos from the previous one, which I enjoyed winning so damn much, here it goes.

This sweepstake works in the same way as any other sweepstake, but here you send the winner a book by an author from an unusual country, i.e. one which is not too common, e.g. Libya, Mali, Vietnam, Honduras, Jordan, etc.
Please remember that if the winner lives in Spain, for example, they can have access to lots of authors from Latin America, hence, those are not unusual countries for them. The same applies to nordic countries, between Portugal and Brazil or Australia and New Zealand, for example. But we all know that you will try to surprise the winner the best way you can.

That said, let's face the rules.

Rules:
1. Post here in this thread to enter AND PM me with your mailing details. Please put 'Unusual Countries' in the subject line of your PM. If you are "send only", a PM is not necessary, of course.
2. I will draw 2 names (one winner and one decoy) on 18th of October 2017. I’ll PM everyone with the name and address of the winner (the winner will obviously be PM’ed with the name and address of the decoy).
3. You are expected to send a book by an author from an unusual country to the winner. You may include other small gifts if you wish, but sending the book itself is MANDATORY. Please remember that this is an international sweepstake, so you will be expected to send INTERNATIONALLY.
4. Please don’t let the winner know they have won, either by posting here or by PM, it’s much more fun if the packages start arriving out of the blue!
5. As the packages start to arrive, the winner must journal the books in a timely fashion and also post here what they have received and from whom, as it’s fun for everyone who’s entered to see what the winner has got.
6. The winner will host the next round. If you know you will be unable to host the next round, please do not enter. Let’s keep this sweepstake going :)

Who's in? Come join! This is lots of fun :-)

- mcsar (Canada) - SENT
- Lubiette (Greece) - SENT
- bookfrogster (UK) - SENT
- Tarna (Finland) - SENT
- kiwiinengland (New Zealand) - SENT
- sakirmo (Finland) - SENT
- kangaroo (UK) - SENT

Sender only:
- conto, of course! - SENT
- sedna5213 - SENT
- yorkshire-lass - SENT
- Andrea99 - SENT
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I'm in...

as send only please.
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I'm in

as I love the variety of books this sweepstakes offers.
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....as a send only please!!!
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But... come on, people, we need some more wishers.
Till now, there are more "sender only" than not!
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I join

I have a couple of suitable books in my TBR, let's play :-)
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PM on the way. :-)
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little bump

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I've already pm'd you.
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Both in.

This is starting to get more interesting!
:)
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Join in and have fun!
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bumpity bump

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Ah go on then.... :)

Are you in? Nice!! :)
Just PM me, will you?
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Oops, totally forgot and have only just seen this, sorry - PM'ing you now.
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Oops, totally forgot and have only just seen this, sorry - PM'ing you now.

No problem, totally on time. :)
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I'll play

too!
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RE: I'll play

too!

Greeeaaat!
(happy dance)
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Drawing to be done tomorrow.
Do step in...
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I just sent the messages with the lucky winner data , so if you didn't get yours, please let me know.

Thank you all for participating.
Have fun choosing the book to send!
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I made a research, and found out that the winner has already read the two books I reserved for the sweeps :) So I mailed something else, not so unusual but still not too usual... Let's hope it will not take too long to the post to deliver it.
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I made a research, and found out that the winner has already read the two books I reserved for the sweeps :)


I have exactly the same situation here :D So it seems that it'll take me a while to send the book, because I need to find and read something first...
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Hoping the winner will like it
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Just have to read my book first and then it will be off!
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the winner... this book from Tarna arrived already! Yay! :)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13380022

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BTW, I had mine ready to post yesterday, but didn't make it to the post office. It'll be mailed monday though.

Done
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Hope the winner likes what I picked!
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It will probably take a while to arrive. Hope the winner likes the book!
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These two arrived today:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14385683
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14585095

Btw, I'm sorry that my book to the decoy will be a bit delayed - finding one to send turned out to be more tricky than I thought! But at least there's some suspense in the air while we wait to find out who the decoy is ;)
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No less than two books arrived today! Sadly, the package had gotten slightly damaged and wet somewhere on the way, but I expect full recovery for the books after they dry out a bit on my table :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13481767
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13192808
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Sadly, the package had gotten slightly damaged and wet somewhere on the way, but I expect full recovery for the books after they dry out a bit on my table :)

So sorry to read this, I should have used a waterproof envelope :( I hope they are not too damaged.
And by the way, congratulations on winning this sweeps !!!
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Sent today

Should be there in a week or so, I hope.
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The one from Mendoza is a great, great read. Loved to get into it, some years ago and still remember it.
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....keep an eye out for it.
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Two more books have arrived:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14260908
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13010624

And Lubiette, don't worry - the books are dry now and in perfectly readable condition, so everything's fine :)
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Every book's been sent except the one for the decoy, and only 4 of them didn't arrive yet.
Thanks a lot, everyone!
Keep having fun sakirmo... :)
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This arrived today: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12720245

Also, I'm happy to report that the book to the decoy has been sent in the meantime, so we'll hopefully soon find out who that is!
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This arrived today: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12720245

Also, I'm happy to report that the book to the decoy has been sent in the meantime, so we'll hopefully soon find out who that is!

Nice! :)
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picked up at the post office today! Thank you

yorkshire-lass for the book & all the other goodies (photo uploaded in JE)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14640483

and kangaroo for two books and some lovely bookmarks
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5359135
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8016766
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:)
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Thank you sakirmo for sending me All Souls' Day by Cees Nooteboom who is from The Netherlands . It's a funny thing, but although we are both in Europe I can't really think of any Dutch writers except Anne Frank, so this is an unusual country for me to read a book from.

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