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CLOSED - The Wonderful Family Sweeps

Are you tired of your family after the holiday season? Do you have a family member you wish you could donate to someone else? Would you like to have a bigger family? Have you always dreamed of some siblings or cousins?

Well, let's get the family members moving. The idea is to send the winner a book with a family member in the title. Also the word 'family' is acceptable. For example "Time Traveler's Wife", "My Sister's Keeper", "My Uncle Oswald" or "Family Pictures" are very good.

This should be easy. Let's see what kind of family the winner will be surrounded by Easter. (Please don't send actual family members, as you might start missing them after all) ;)

Here are some rules (shamelessly copied from another sweepstake):

1. Post here in this thread to enter AND PM me with your mailing details. Please put 'The Wonderful Family Sweeps' in the subject line of your PM. If you are "send only", a PM is not necessary, just post it to thread.

2. I will draw 2 names (one winner and one decoy) in about a month. 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. Send the winner a book with a family member in the title. Be prepared to send to book in few weeks after the draw. 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. It would be great if the winner could host a new round in few months.


Participants:
Bookworm-lady (received)
Harobed82 - WINNER (received)
Icily - DECOY (received)
mcsar (received)
Plum-crazy (received)

Send only:
Abi-Gibby (received)
Andrea99 (received)
Ann1244
bookworms (received)
Lamilla (received)
lauraloo29 (received)
Lizzy-stardust
PrincessRainbow (received)
yorkshire-lass (received)

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Are you tired of your family after the holiday season? Do you have a family member you wish you could donate to someone else? Would you like to have a bigger family? Have you always dreamed of some siblings or cousins?

Well, let's get the family members moving. The idea is to send the winner a book with a family member in the title. Also the word 'family' is acceptable. For example "Time Traveler's Wife", "My Sister's Keeper", "My Uncle Oswald" or "Family Pictures" are very good.

This should be easy. Let's see what kind of family the winner will be surrounded by Easter. (Please don't send actual family members, as you might start missing them after all) ;)

Here are some rules (shamelessly copied from another sweepstake):

1. Post here in this thread to enter AND PM me with your mailing details. Please put 'The Wonderful Family Sweeps' in the subject line of your PM. If you are "send only", a PM is not necessary, just post it to thread.

2. I will draw 2 names (one winner and one decoy) in about a month. 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. Send the winner a book with a family member in the title. Be prepared to send to book in few weeks after the draw. 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. It would be great if the winner could host a new round in few months.


Participants:
Bookworm-lady (received)
Harobed82 - WINNER (received)
Icily - DECOY (received)
mcsar (received)
Plum-crazy (received)

Send only:
Abi-Gibby (received)
Andrea99 (received)
Ann1244
bookworms (received)
Lamilla (received)
lauraloo29 (received)
Lizzy-stardust
PrincessRainbow (received)
yorkshire-lass (received)
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I have the right book to send... not that I would not like to send some family members far away, but let's keep this polite. :)
Thanks for setting this up, it will be fun!
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Great, welcome! Are you participating as "send-only" or did you send a PM? (I didn't receive one, so I'm not sure)
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Great, welcome! Are you participating as "send-only" or did you send a PM? (I didn't receive one, so I'm not sure)


Oops! PMing you now...
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Got you, thanks! :)
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I have a perfect book to send
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I have a book ready to travel and that fits perfectly the theme! :)
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I want to join as send only, please.
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Please count me in as a Send only. Thanks!
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This one made me smile, a new husband anyone ?
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"Kids, if you don't behave I'll send you somewhere as a sweeps prize."
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Bump!

Join the fun! :)
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I have loads of family hanging out on my shelves!
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I have loads of family hanging out on my shelves!


You're welcome to join! Did you want to participate as send only or did you send me a PM? (Didn't get one) :)
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I got one to send.....!
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I will join.

I have a suitable book.
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Bump!

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count me in please
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Sounds funny.

PM on the way.
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Bump

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What is the date when family members are picked up and sent away? ;-)
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What is the date when family members are picked up and sent away? ;-)

Mine has already been packed for a while and is eager to go :D
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What is the date when family members are picked up and sent away? ;-)

Mine has already been packed for a while and is eager to go :D


If you are in such a hurry to get rid of him/her, I think the winner might be afraid of who he will be receiving! ;-)
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What is the date when family members are picked up and sent away? ;-)

Mine has already been packed for a while and is eager to go :D


I understand. After all, holidays ended ages ago... :D
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What is the date when family members are picked up and sent away? ;-)


Excellent question! I was thinking of giving this one a month, so next week. Let's say Valentine's Day on Feb 14th. :)
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What is the date when family members are picked up and sent away? ;-)


Excellent question! I was thinking of giving this one a month, so next week. Let's say Valentine's Day on Feb 14th. :)


Please all of you, don't send your husband, otherwise my boyfriend will be unhappy! :-D
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Few more days to enter the draw. More the merrier! :)
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I have at least one family member I can spare :o)
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Oh goody! Welcome.
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The winner has been chosen and PM's sent. Please let me know if you didn't receive yours.

Now let's get the family members moving. ;)
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Oh!

The book I had reserved for this sweeps has already been read by the winner! So I'll send another book but that I want to read before, so I apologize in advance, my book will be sent later!
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Received!

Just got to decide who to send :o)
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RE: Received!

Just got to decide who to send :o)


Me too. :D
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19th Feb
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Sent today.

Thanks bookwormess for creating this fun sweeps.
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Congrats to the winner... and enjoy! :)
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sadly, had to go surface mail.
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Wow, it seems I'm the lucky winner of this sweeps! :)

Thank you Lamilla for "New ways to kill your mother": https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13896204 :)

And thank you Icila for "The sisterhood": https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13421011 and BC labels. :)
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For l'enfant bleu de Henry Bauchau. Seems like I was the decoy. ;)
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Thank you Andrea99 for "The Family Corleone" and tea bags! :)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276703

Thank you Bookworm-lady for "Sons and lovers"! :)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732096

Thank you Plum-crazy for "The Stepmother", the pen and cute owl note pad! :)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14797283
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I received this morning "The other family": https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11859774
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Happy reading :)
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I have received "The Taxidermist's Daughter", I'm sure I will like it as I'm reading another Kare Mosse's book and read one previously that I enjoyed! :)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14689303
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I received today "The Lost Daughter of Happiness" : https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14203533
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I have received an intriguing book today: "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat" https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14669116
I'm sure it will be interesting! :)
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I received today "The loving husband" https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14949930 with a nice card and sweets! :)
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I have received "The Parson's daughter" : https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7164685
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... there are still 2 books on the way.
Ann1244 and Lizzy-stardust, did you send your book to the winner/decoy?
I'm waiting for everything to be received to organize the next round, so please let us know! Thanks!

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... there are still 2 books on the way.
Ann1244 and Lizzy-stardust, did you send your book to the winner/decoy?
I'm waiting for everything to be received to organize the next round, so please let us know! Thanks!



I've copied-pasted my message and PMed it to Ann1244 and Lizzy-stardust in case they don't see it in the forum.
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I sent a copy of The Clergyman's Daughter. If it hasn't arrived, my guess is that it got lost in the post. Once it is in the post it is out of my control. Sorry.
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I sent a copy of The Clergyman's Daughter. If it hasn't arrived, my guess is that it got lost in the post. Once it is in the post it is out of my control. Sorry.


Don't get upset with Harobed82, it is her duty to follow up on this.
In any case, both you and Ann1244 were Send Only, so this is not so serious as if you had been actually taking part in the draw.
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I sent a copy of The Clergyman's Daughter. If it hasn't arrived, my guess is that it got lost in the post. Once it is in the post it is out of my control. Sorry.


I'm surprised and sorry you take it that way!
It was a simple question because you never wrote here that you sent it, you could have forgotten or not sent it yet for a reason or another!
I thought I had to wait for everything to arrive before lauching a new round so wanted to know where we stand, that's all.
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I sent a copy of The Clergyman's Daughter. If it hasn't arrived, my guess is that it got lost in the post. Once it is in the post it is out of my control. Sorry.


Don't get upset with Harobed82, it is her duty to follow up on this.
In any case, both you and Ann1244 were Send Only, so this is not so serious as if you had been actually taking part in the draw.


Thank you Bookworm-Lady. I never intended to make someone feel bad about it. Usually people post in the thread when they send the book, so everyone know it's on its way.
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Missing Book

Got your Pm's and reponded - then got one saying you posted on the group, so decided to do same thing.

I was in the hospital when I got the winners name and I did not get this RAOK filed in my active groups. That is how I missed it. I do have winners address and will have it out by the middle of next week.
Sorry about the delay
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Got your Pm's and reponded - then got one saying you posted on the group, so decided to do same thing.

I was in the hospital when I got the winners name and I did not get this RAOK filed in my active groups. That is how I missed it. I do have winners address and will have it out by the middle of next week.
Sorry about the delay


Thank you for your answer, and don't worry, it is understandable! I just wanted to know where we stand on this sweeps! I hope you are feeling better now!
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I sent PM's this week too to inquire the status of their books as I felt it's my responsibility as the organizer. Got both of their answers, I've been just a bit too busy to come to the forum. All we can do is hope that the books turn up. :)

Let's not forget that even though there are rules and they're expected to be followed, this is meant to be fun, not a burden. ;)
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I sent PM's this week too to inquire the status of their books as I felt it's my responsibility as the organizer. Got both of their answers, I've been just a bit too busy to come to the forum. All we can do is hope that the books turn up. :)

Let's not forget that even though there are rules and they're expected to be followed, this is meant to be fun, not a burden. ;)


I didn't know you had messaged already otherwise I wouldn't have sent a message too.
I agree with you, it's meant to be fun, and I never thought someone could find it shaming or agressive that I ask if a book is on its way or not... I've seen this question in several other threads and it didn't seem to cause a problem to anyone.
Anyway, I'll be launching the next round soon. :)
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New round!

I've just launched the 2nd round of this sweeps.
Please join! :)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/552581

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