It was tough, but I narrowed it down to two winners and two runners up... Well, actually I had a tie on the Naughty side, so it's three winners overall.
The Winner of the "World's Nicest Reader Award" goes to Maithe. She wrote:
I am the world's nicest reader. I always buy my favorites authors' books...even though I have hundreds I still have to read. Yes, I have a little problem *they call it an addiction-I disagree*, but I always support the authors. *G* I am a prime source of financial support for them.
You gotta love that bit about supporting authors financially... At least, I do!
The runner-up for "World's Nicest Reader" is Jackie W. She wrote in part:
I think I am a nice reader because after reading a book I send the author a little note about how much I enjoyed the book...that is if I have an address for them. I am also a nice reader because I FINISH READING EVERY WORD IN THE BOOK... If I spend money on a book I'm reading it. That's being nice isn't it? Or maybe frugal. Did I mention I'm part Scottish?
It's nice to know that not a single word is ever wasted with Jackie. Thanks for your support!
And now... the dual winners of the "World's Naughtiest Reader" essay.
…Because I have conversations with the naughtiest of fantasy men, and they answer me! We snuggle and canoodle, in the shower, in the bed, and even on the bus at night, when no one’s looking…and even sometimes when people ARE looking! I am definitely the world’s naughtiest reader.
OOoo--fantasy men on the bus at night! I'm sooo there, D.N. :)
And the second winner is Laura K. who wrote:
Santa, I've been such a bad little girl. I have been known to read books in my bedroom/bathtub with my favorite toys. I can't help that those hot steamy books get me in a frantic mood!! Jingle all my bells, Santa, and make me your naughtiest reader ever.
Love from your elf, Laura
Ho, ho, ho! I bet Santa can't wait to have his bells jingled, either!
Thanks to all who entered the contest. This was a lot of fun for me, because it's always fun to hear what readers think about books, writing and just life in general.
If my personal life settles down a bit more in the spring, I'll have another fun contest like this. Hmmm... But what to call it? If you come up with a title or theme, drop me a line or post a comment here.
Thanking you in advance. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to one and all!