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Time for another Celebration!

I just noticed this - sometime over the weekend, this blog crossed the 3000+ vistors mark!!
In fact, there have been (as of writing this post) 3070 visitors to date- yay!

Pair of Contests

Once again the inimitable Colleen is having contests on both of her blogs. There are many ways to enter and win, including blogging about the contests. So be sure to check out the rules on the individual blog posts. However, the good news is : The contest is open to any resident of any country.

Simple Kind of Life blog : The Colleenie Weenie contest for August is here and this time the grand prizeis a set of Logitech Portable Speakers for iPod and other MP3 Players. A second place booby prize is Raising Arizona & Fargo - double DVD set!

Geeky Speaky Blog : The grand prize for the August contest is a Western Digital 80GB Portable Hard Drive with a DVD of The Wedding Singer being the booby, aka second prize.

Both Contests end on August 21st.

44 WINNERS on Cheryl Kaye Tardif’s 44th Birthday!

On August 12th ONLY order Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on either (US customers) or (Canadian customers).

On August 30th ONLY email Cheryl ( a copy of your Amazon or Chapters “order has been shipped” receipt as proof of purchase (don’t worry; it doesn’t have your credit card info on it).

The first 44 people to send her their receipt WILL WIN one of 44 exciting PRIZE PACKAGES!


  • Grand Prize: The first receipt that she receives on August 30th will WIN a limited edition collector’s copy (autographed) of the original Whale Song novel featuring cover art by world-famous David Miller; a beautiful Whale Song limited edition collector’s mug; an autographed copy of BOTH Divine Intervention and The River; and some beautiful bookmarks. Prize valued at approximately $100.00.
  • 43 Second place prizes: The next 43 receipts that she receives on August 30th will WIN their choice of either Divine Intervention or The River (autographed) and a beautiful bookmark.
Be sure to check out the rest of the rules of entry here. Here's a blurb about the actual book itself :

Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic assisted suicide of her mother. The shocking tragedy left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.

But now a familiar voice from her past sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.

Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf, yet aided by the creatures of the Earth and by the killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and uncover the truth―even if it destroys her.

Jane Austen Book Club film contest

Sony Classics is having a sweepstakes in relation to their upcoming film The Jane Austen Book Club, with a really fantastic grand prize:

The British travel agency Pathfinders will provide the 2008 tour to England designed especially for members of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Inc.(JASNA) JASNA-sponsored tours offer access to homes and events not available to the general public, such as the annual meeting of the British Jane Austen Society held on the grounds of the manor house owned by Jane Austens brother. Private teas, luncheons, and dinners in historic settings are also part of the tour. A British guide specializing in Austen and her era will accompany the group. The itinerary will center on Jane Austens homes and places she visited, including Steventon, Bath, Chawton, Winchester, and London.

FYI, "The Jane Austen Book Club" is a romantic dramedy hitting theaters on September 21. Based on the popular 2005 novel by Karen Joy Fowler, which the Washington Post described as something more than just "elegant chick-lit," the film revolves around a group of Californians who start what the title suggests -- a Jane Austen book club -- and then start to see parallels between the works of Austen and their own lives. The leads are Maria Bello as Jocelyn, rising star Emily Blunt as Prudie and Hugh Dancy as Grigg. There's also a supporting cast of well-known names, and the whole thing is being directed by Robin Swicord, who wrote the script for Memoirs of a Geisha and the Sandra Bullock romcom Practical Magic.

Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?

You scored as Ginny Weasley, You definitely share your mother's (Molly Weasley) fiery resolve and slowly but surely people are learning to respect you because of it.

Ginny Weasley


Hermione Granger


Severus Snape


Sirius Black


Ron Weasley


Remus Lupin


Lord Voldemort


Draco Malfoy


Harry Potter


Albus Dumbledore


Win Shoes!

Sk*rt is off to a great start! And to celebrate they're giving away 20 Pairs of Ryka Shoes!!! Winners get to pick their favorite.

To enter the Off and Running Contest, you've got to show you’re a true sk*rt by:

a) voting on at least 10 items every day this week


b) submitting a link to sk*rt everyday this week


c) leaving comments on at least 2 sk*rt items everyday this week

More details here. The winners will be announced Tuesday, August 7th.


About Me

Hi, I'm Rashmi and this is my blog which has undergone various transformations through the years. I blog about whatever interests me, and when I have some free time, a commodity that has become increasingly precious. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment.

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