Courtney S. Barr

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Where in the World is Courtney gonna be???? Contest!

"You can't have Thanksgiving without turkey. That's like Fourth of July without apple pie, or Friday with no two pizzas!"
- ?*
I know one of you just hummed the theme song to Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? You know who you are... ;o)!

It has been a crazy week in our house and it will probably get a little crazier over the next couple of days. The dayjob has me traveling to one of my favorite cities for a conference. Now I will be working but when not in conference meetings I plan to hit some of my favorite sites, eateries, bookstores and shows.

Most of you know I not only read and love current books but I collect vintage, rare, antiquarian as well. I have scoped out some promising stores and *crossesfingers* hopefully will discover a new addition to my collection. (*NOTE: "hopefully" - come on we all know I love to shop & impulse-shopper is my credo so we all KNOW I will bring something good back ;o) )

Anyway, I will still be blogging while traveling & I decided to make it into something a bit more than just travel about a contest...hmmmm? Something to wet the appetite as I am inching up to 200 Followers (which guarantees another contest).

Speaking of contests be sure to wander over here on MAY 3rd...I have an amazing Author Spotlight (who did not cower during my Royal Interrogation) that day & lets just say if you are looking for a divine prize pack then you will find it here. :o) (yes that means over the next few weeks you will have at least 2 contests from me & hopefully 3!!)

Okay back to travel blogging: I plan to post a variety of pictures featuring our favorite gnome Gnick at some pretty well known landmarks. Each picture is a clue to where I am.

You must get all landmarks correct, the city I am in & who stated the above quote correct to win!

You must be a Follower of my blog and you MUST post your answers on THURSDAY APRIL 29ths Blog Entry by 11:59 PM EST.

I will take all Followers with ALL the correct answers and put them in to select the winner. NOTE: You must get ALL answers correct to be put in the pot to win...

What will you win?

Ahhh...This is the exciting part! *squeal*
A *surprise* Goodie Bag from the city I traveled to
1 Book of your Choice from the Book Depository shipped directly to you!
A copy of the book that I am giving away on May 3rd
(yes, yes, I know you don't know which book that is yet, but trust me it is AWESOMESAUCE from cover to cover!!!)
So watch out...between Sunday & Wednesday there will be clues, gnomes, and fun times!!!

Disclaimer: I promise it is a city in the United States, it is a VERY well-known city, all landmarks can be fairly easy to recognize and/or research. Open to US & Canada.

Spread the word...
Around the blogs today:

Help Elana Johnson create some Laughs today...she needs to feel the love...

SarahJayne at Writing in the Wilderness celebrates Friday with a 150 Followers CONTEST!! (don't forget to tell her I sent you)

Have you drawn a map for your work yet? Portia discusses getting lost & finding your way...

Natalie Bahm discusses E-Readers & the Environment...How green are they?

The lovely Shannon fromBook Dreaming is being featured on Edited to Within an Inch of My Life

Don't forget to donate or spread the word about Team Brooklyn! (refer to original post Here you can still donate via my sidebar widget ), my friends walk this weekend!

Have a Fun Filled Fantastic Friday!!!


  1. You just say Gnomes and I am there!

  2. Sounds like a fun contest.

    Happy travels and have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Ooo, I also love the old books!! How fun to go browsing the used bookstores in another city. Don't forget you have to pay extra for heavy luggage lol!

  4. I already know the quote, so bring it on, Courtney!

  5. Ha ha ha. Leave it to you, Princess. Count me in, although I am geographically illiterate. Thanks so much for the shout-out. You rock!! :-)

  6. Nice post and what a great idea for a contest! I can't wait to see the pictures and try to guess where you are!

    Have a fantastic weekend. :D

  7. You have such fun, awesome contests!!! I'm so curious about what author you're featuring!

    And I'm determined to figure out where you are. By all that is lovely and sweet, I will figure it out! ;)

    Thanks for the links. I'll check them out and refer you, chica!

  8. So much fun!! Hope you have a great time! :)

  9. Gnomes! That was the cutest link ever! Have fun! Find some great books! Pick me for the contest! (jk) whoa. That's a LOT of exclamation marks. Methinks tis time for bed.

  10. Oh, fun fun fun! I love travelling and I can't wait to see your pictures and take a stab at where you might be!

    Have a great time.


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