Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bonus: Super Bonus (for me at least)!

This morning, I was engaged in my usual battle of wills with the snooze button, and decided to check my email in an attempt to resist falling back asleep. As I scrolled over the various listserv digests and adverts, an unfamiliar address caught my eye.

That address belonged to blogger Celyn, of the enviable Miso for Breakfast and she was informing me that I won the give-away for Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook! This beauty has been on my wish list for quite some time, so a big thank you to the generous Celyn!

I'm not the only person who is lucky enough to win a prize though. Miso for Breakfast has give-aways all month long for MoFo. I won't be entering any more, so that others can feel the love, and that means your odds have improved already!

Man, I need to get in on this give-away thing. If I could make people feel half as happy as I felt this morning, it's worth it.


  1. Congratulations! I have the book; it is a great addition to any cookbook collection.

  2. Aww I have that book and love it! Congrats..I recently won too and I am feeling the way you are. We both really should start having give aways at on blogs. Must find out how she gets in contact with these companies

  3. Thanks Rose! I'm really looking forward to cooking from it. Do you have any favorite recipes to suggest?

    Thanks Jacklyn! What did you win? It is a really nice feeling. Someone (I forget who and it may have even been Celyn) said that if you contact a lot of companies they'll send you coupons for free and discounted products. It's not as exciting as books, but it's a good place to start. I think publishers will send copies of books for give-aways to bloggers. I got contacted about two, but they never replied when I said yes - I'm guessing I need to build up a bigger following first.

    But you have great content, so I'm sure as your following grows, publishers would be happy to hook you up if you write to them.

  4. I'm so glad you're happy about it, yay! Please feel free to enter additional giveaways, especially if it's just for free product coupons. My viewership is down and while that is not important to me it does mean fewer people are posting for the giveaways. I may have to beg people to enter at this rate! ;-) Anyway, the book was sent on Friday and you should receive it before too long now. It's media mail, so that will increase the time a little bit, but hopefully not too much.

  5. Thanks Celyn. I've been sending my non-blog-reading vegan pals to enter the give-aways,but I'd be happy to help expand the pool ;)

    Thank you for sending the book. I'll let you know when it gets here.