And the Love Bites Winner is…

September 1,  2013

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First of all, a big THANK YOU to all who entered Village Book Shop’s first online giveaway.

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The Stats:

We had a total of 1436 entries

At the closing of the giveaway we were up to:

256   Facebook likes

170  Twitter followers

  37   Pinterest followers


Since we were only able to choose one winner, we want to thank all participants with a one-time email from us that will contain a small consolation prize from Jim Grayson and free shipping on your next order with us! (Please watch for an email from


Without further ado….

The winner of an autographed copy of Trailer Vamp—Love Bites by Jim Grayson, a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a lovely book mark is:


Congratulations Mihaela D. The winner should have an email in their inbox from

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The winner is being contacted by email and has 1 (one) week to respond with their mailing address so we can send them their prize. If they do not respond in the given time period of seven days, we will choose a new winner.

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Please consider buying a copy of Trailer Vamp—Love Bites: I promise it won’t hurt and is well worth your time and money. Thank you, once again, to all who entered and shared in our giveaway. Be sure to check back for more!


And for those craving your dose of trivia….


September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week).

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Some of the authors born September 1st include:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Eleanor Hibbert (1906), Liz Carpenter (1920), Wyatt Cooper (1927), Alan Dershowitz (1938), Lily Tomlin (1939), C. J. Cherryh (1942), Scott Spencer (1945), and Dr. Phil McGraw (1950).

What is there to celebrate today?


Emma M. Nutt Day

Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years. Today is a celebration of the world of telephone operators. It was a very important job for many decades. The position has been eliminated, replaced by automation in telephone systems.


National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

Today is a day to celebrate words in the English language that do not rhyme with any other words. See how many words you can find that don’t have a rhyming buddy.

This week is

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Self-University Week has been sponsored by Autodidactic Press since 1989. Chase’s Annual Events lists the first seven days of September as Self-University Week. The purpose of the week is to remind adults that each of us has a responsibility to help shape the future by pursuing lifelong education. Traditional education in America has caused millions of people to conclude that education is something you can “finish.” Answers to our most pressing problems are found in self-education and the willingness to use reason in reaching equitable solutions. The external push for degrees in order to qualify for high-paying jobs often blinds us to the fact that education is as necessary for our general well being as it is for economic opportunity. Using learning institutions wisely depends upon a learning stance, a thirst for knowledge, and the realization that the worth of our future is bound to the quality of our learning. There are many ways to celebrate Self-University Week. Some of these include:

  • reading a book,

  • listening to audio books,

  • look up a new word each day and put it to use,

  • write a letter to an editor or lawmaker,

  • sign up for a workshop, seminar or class that interests you,

  • visit a library or book store and explore a section you’ve never explored before

  • reread a book you thought was “over your head” the first time you tried it

  • join a book club

  • visit a museum

  • some time time asking the wises people you know what were the major lessons they have learned from life

  • volunteer

  • write


Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia, Amazon, and other sources such as, which are directly linked to within the text.  Images have been taken from various sources found via Facebook, and Google.
Village Book Shop and the blogger claim no credit for the information above and no copyright infringement is intended.


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