Friday, January 1, 2010


So, I'm sure you all are sick of me going on and on about Shades of Grey and not offering you a copy, right? I hope you're just not sick of me full stop! I know how to fix this... I'm offering a copy of Shades of Grey up for one lucky, randomly generated poster. Postee? Person who responds below! So get going!


The Prize:
A 1st edition of Jasper Fforde's new book Shades of Grey... which may have a little extra something something* if I feel motivated... bribes have been known to work occasionally, as well as cute pictures of fluffy kittens.

*Something something as defined by me is having it be a signed 1st edition, which it now is thanks to the folks at "M" is for Mystery!

The Rules:
1. Open to EVERYONE, just because you haven't been following me all along doesn't mean you don't matter.
2. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if your name is drawn, either your blogger profile or a link to your website/blog or you could even include your email address with your comment(s).
3. Contest ends January 31st, 2010 at 11:59PM CST
4. How to enter:

Answer me this: Who is you favorite Jasper Fforde character? Any book of his from Thursday Next to Nursery Crimes.

5. And for those addicted to getting extra entries:

  • +1 for answering the question above
  • +2 for becoming a follower
  • +5 if you are already a follower
  • +10 for each time you advertise this contest - blog post, sidebar, twitter (please @MzLizard), etc. (but you only get credit for the first post, so tweet all you like, and I thank you for it, but you'll only get the +10 once). Also please leave a link!


No need to enter me, but I did want to wish you a Happy New Year!!

I can't answer the question since I haven't read this series before. I recently heard of it and it sounds incredibly good though!

+5 Already a follower


I can't answer the question since I haven't read this series before!

+5 already a follower


I haven't read him before...I do have the first Thursday Next book though.

+5 I believe...I already follow

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

I like the delightful Thursday Next!

+5 already follow


I have to say Thursday Next, I have not read the nursery crimes series and I know I should, but loved the post modernist fun of the Thursday novels.
Already a follower and I will try and blog your comp in the next couple of days. And a the link;
And happy new year!

+1 Poor clueless Pickwick always makes me laugh, so I'll choose her. How often do you get to say that you love a dodo, anyway?

+5 Old follower

+10 In my sidebar

Thanks for having this contest!

I adore Thursday Next. :)

+1 for answering the question above
+2 for becoming a follower
+10 for tweeting :

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

I am unfamiliar with this author, but I'm very interested in becoming acquainted. Count me in on the giveaway.

I'm already a follower.

I don't have a favorite as I haven't read any but would if I win!

+5 already a follower

kdhaney AT gmail dot com

I would LOVE to win this!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
5+ For being a follower
Sorry, I can't answer the question.


Have to say I havent read any so wouldnt know any of the characters.

+ 5 for already being a follower.

Thanks for opening it for overseas readers. This is really appreciated.

I'm MAD about Thursday. She completely ROCKS. I want her job AND her name.

# +1 for answering the question above
I must confess....and don't kill me....I've never read one of his books! However, it looks quite interesting, and I'd love to become a new fan. :)
# +5 if you are already a follower
# +10 for each time you advertise this contest - on my sidebar at

I haven't read any of his books so I can't really answer.

+2 New follower

+10 Tweet:

I haven't read any of his books before so I can't answer the question, but I would love to win and read Shades of Grey. :)

+5 I'm already a follower.
+10 tweeted (@austenfanblogs):
+10 linked this on my sidebar:


Oh, I would love to read this, its even on my wish list.

My favourite is Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and Thursday Next.

you can find me here -

(i dont tweet, so wont do that, but will pop something up on my blog and let you know when its done)
ooh, its so exciting!

have written a post, read it here

I haven't read the series, but you make it sound like it shouldn't be missed, so please include me!

+5 already a follower

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Miss Havisham-because even though the flaming wedding dress leap in Copperfield is lovely, she deserved to do more with her life! And the way she read herself and Thursday in and out of the clothes tag was truly inspired.

Just became a follower - +2
Tweeting the contest - +10


I can't answer the question because I have never read this series.
+2 became a follower
+10 twitter:

I WANT IT - PICK ME. After all, I *DID* send you fluffy kitten pictures!

LOL! Don't worry, the extra kitten entries are being added!

+1 Favorite character is Thursday, but favorite character name is Jack Schitt, hands down. One of my fave names of all time. Especially because I have a sheep (stuffed animal) named Jack Sheep! :)
+5 Old follower, of course!


My captcha for ^ was misty!!!

That is too cool Misty!

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