Thursday, 7 January 2016

Hello My Name Is Giveaway Hop #Hello2016

my name is

Empi

We’re ringing in the New Year with lots of giveaways! And by sharing some fun and wacky facts about ourselves. There’s a new giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

I've been out of circulation for a while, so I figured this hop would be good way to re-introduce myself to readers and colleague authors.

So here are a few quirky (hopefully interesting) things about me:



  1. I'm a linear reader and writer. This means if I'm reading a series, I must read in chronological order from book 1. I also find it very disconcerting when it turns out the events in book 2 happen before those in book 1.
  2. I used to collect condoms in Secondary School (that's High School to the Americans). I'm sure some of you are thinking 'what, stamps weren't interesting enough?' The answer is yes. Stamps were common, and at that age, I was all about standing out. I stopped after discovering my young (and very sexually active) uncle who lived with us had discovered my stash.
  3. I can go weeks and months without eating chocolate. Yea, I know a few friends who might disown me after reading this, but that's the truth. You can't bribe me with chocolate!
  4. I can handle a snake (in theory), but I'll scream and hide at the sight of mouse.
  5. My favourite word in English is 'moment'. There's just something about the way it sounds and what is means (like life is a series of moments) that makes it beautiful and significant. Hmm, I wonder if I can write a story without using the word moment (challenge under consideration).
  6. My least favourite fruits are oranges and pineapples, because they are so much work to peel before eating!
  7. My all time favourite, can-pretty-much-do-no-wrong musical band is called Michael Learns to Rock. Listen to them, and you'll know what I mean. 
  8. I like doing random google maps searches to see (at street level) where my friends live, or where a specific shop is or a popular mall I've never visited . Sounds a little stalker-y, I know, but so much fun.
Okay, that's a few things you should know about me. Now, over to you. What's one quirky thing about you (or your dog).

Giveaway:

The holidays are expensive and if you have a big family like me (extended family included in the count) then you're running low on cash, so I'm giving away a $10 gift card to help you fund some of your obsessions (reading, I hope). All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below and check back in on the 16th:

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Winners will be announced on 16 January.


Don't forget hop over to the other participating blogs for more chances of winning:


60 comments:

  1. Lol about the condoms. Gasp about the chocolate, but you're the kind of person I need around- when chocolate is offered, it's all for me. I'm the exact same way about snakes and mice. I'm actually glad snakes eat them.

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  2. I am a female who loves arcade games

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  3. I used to read only biographies and true stories, now I'm all about romance.

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  4. One quirky thing about yourself

    again? im a crazy contest nut,and winning makes me worse..thanks

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  5. My Quirky thing is I can sing fluently in portuguese but must go back Study comprehension. Iam that child that learning 2 speak also mimic words.Thanks!

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  6. I collect novels by Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, prolific British sci-fi hack author who put himself through college grinding out a novel every weekend.

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  7. cannot and will not go to sleep without a fan blowing on me

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  8. English is not my native language

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  9. I don't have a toenail on my little toe.

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  10. I want to be a mermaid; thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  11. I freak out about spiders, snakes,sharks, sealife ....this could have a lot to do with living in a place that has the world's deadliest of these species

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  12. I'm a huge animal lover! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. I won't eat anything on a bone. Freaks me out. I can have someone else cut the meat off a bone and I will eat it, but I will not cut it off myself, nor eat it directly from the bone. Yuck

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  14. I am a lefty and I love it!

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  15. when i'm playing a boardgame that as alot of component's that are the same ,i have to align them all before starting to play!!!!

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  16. My first crush was Little Foot from The Land Before Time. I was convinced I was going to marry him.

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  17. I have five members in my immediate family and we all have different bloodtypes. No adoptions, no miscarriages, no affairs, all natural births. Mom=A+, Dad=B+, Me=A-, Sister=B-, Sister=AB-.

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  18. Great post love the google search fact
    I was in love with Mr. Spock, big time
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I cannot handle my knees being touched!

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  20. I am afraid of spiders and bugs. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. I collect Funko Pop figures

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  22. I hate driving over bridges and plan my routes accordingly.

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  23. I have to double check my straightener before I leave the house everyday

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  24. I was named after a female surfer from the 60's and I found her on FB a few years ago!

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  25. I am terrified of Popsicle sticks or any wooden utensil that touches your tongue. It's a fear I inherited from my Dad who is also afraid of them. Sometimes I have difficulty watching others enjoy Popsicles.

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  26. I hoard scrapbook supplies.

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  27. Hy, my name is Nikolina and I have a serious book addiction.... :D

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  28. I am a savings addict and a book addict. Entering book giveaways is a great way for me to satisfy both obsessions.

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  29. I used to play with insects when I was a kid.

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  30. Oh, I'm taking the about "your dog" option. :-)

    One of my dogs will whine and cry like she's being abused and tortured...while she's attacking the other dog. She pretends to be the innocent victim, when she's really the aggressor.

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  31. I enjoy swimming in the sea during winter...

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  32. I don't drink coffee. (Yeah I know, how do I function, right?)

    ~ KateS

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  33. I can normally taste a new dish and determine the ingredients it contains so I can replicate the recipe at home.

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  34. I let one of my cats drink out of my cup. Don't know why the water which is the same as in his bowl is better in my cup.

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  35. A quirky thing about me is that I'm always reading about 3 books at once because I can't settle on just one. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I am named after a bottle of whiskey

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  37. I'm ambidextrous, but I can't, for the life of me, seem to be coordinated enough to ride a darn bike.

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  38. I love to bake, but I don't really have a sweet tooth. If I make a cake I'll only eat 1 slice, and that in 2 parts.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  39. Odd ABOUT ME: I like syrup on my scrapple.

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  40. I love reading and I can't read series out of oder

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  41. I love to play search and find computer games !

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  42. I hate heights yet I love riding rollercoasters and hiking often
    Email: Josy15love@gmail.com

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  43. I like watching Star Trek on Netflix---binge watching!

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  44. I'm left handed, and you CAN bribe me with chocolate :P

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  45. I read all the time, even when drying my hair or waiting for my computer to turn on. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  46. I have pages and pages of books on my Kindle that are unread, and I still buy more!

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  47. I'm Jerry, and I have to make sure the pictures are straight on the walls.

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  48. Wow! Thanks for all the comments. Some made me laugh, some had me nodding or shaking my head, while others had me raising an eyebrow. All good stuff. I'm so happy to discover others who share some of my quirks. I'm about to announce the winner, so stay tuned!

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