There were 53 unique entries in my contest to win one of five copies of Mary Pearson's fabulous YA novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox (all copies were generously contributed by publisher Henry Holt). A few people entered more than once, I'm sure inadvertently (I have my blog set up to only display 25 comments per page, and you have to click a little arrow to see the rest), and I removed the duplicate entries. One person entered by commenting on the reminder post, instead of the main post, and I did count that entry. One person entered past the deadline, and I did not count that one. Sorry!
I listed all of the resulting entrants in a column in a spreadsheet, so that each had a row number, and then I used Excel's random number generator to generate five integers between 1 and 53. (I'm a bit of a math geek - this is much more natural to me than actually putting numbers into a hat). One number came up twice, and I regenerated one of those. Then I compared with the list of winners of Amanda's giveaway at A Patchwork of Books, and there was one duplicate, so I struck that person and re-generated. The result is a list of five unique winners, who as far as I know have not already won a copy this week. Congratulations to:
- Tessa, who recommended as other dystopian/science fiction/futuristic reads the Uglies series, The City of Ember, and The Wee Free Men.
- Mrs. Hill, who recommended Found (The Missing) and Ender's Game (and sequels).
- Emily from whimsy.
- Cuileann, who also recommended the Uglies series.
- Sue Sirgany, who recommended Never Let Me Go.
Congratulations!! I'll be emailing each of you to ask for your mailing address. I'm also working on a combined list of everyone's recommended titles, which I should have up in the next day or so. Many thanks to all who contributed suggestions!