Winner & Runner-Up of the 1st Best Nerd Award

As part of my first blogoversary celebration, I asked you to share your nerdy stories for a chance of winning 1 hardcover or 2 paperback books of your choice from my list of available titles. The stories made me smile because it’s clear we’re united by our nerdiness, but I think our owning it also makes us cool.

There were many good stories so this was really hard for me to judge, but I finally chose the following two people as winner and runner-up. The winner gets first choice of book(s) from the list.

Winner: Poncho from Mexico, for traveling all the way to Germany for a trading card tournament and—this is the deal clincher—speaking Elvish. If you don’t even know what that language is, that’s exactly why Poncho won.

Runner-up: novelwhore from New York, for counting authors instead of sheep when she can’t sleep and for terminating relationships with people who use cutesy text lingo and/or emoticons in e-mails.

Congrats to both of you! Please e-mail me or hit “contact” in the upper right corner of this page, provide me with your address and let me know which book(s) you’d like.

Thank you to all who joined in the celebration, old and new friends alike. Stay tuned for more giveaways and another year of nerdy moments!



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    October 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Wooooohoooooo!!!! I won!!!!

    Thank you so very much PCN… I’ll be emailing you my address and my picks ASAP.

    Thank you very much indeed… My TBR pile will have to wait as soon as the books arrive!!!

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    Shell Sherree
    October 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Yay, congrats Poncho and novelwhore.

    When I read Poncho’s nerd stories, I knew the contest was all over bar the shouting. πŸ™‚ How can one compete with the speaking of Elvish, let alone the trading card cincher!!

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    Jen Forbus
    October 12, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Yay Lydia!! You go, girl!!

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    October 12, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Congrats to Poncho and novelwhore!

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    October 12, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Congratulations to Poncho and novelwhore!
    And Happy Blogoversary, PCN!!!
    God bless the day you started your blog, bringing joy, smiles and passion all over the world!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    Pop Culture Nerd
    October 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Poncho, it’s well-deserved, like Shell says.

    novelwhore, you gonna claim your book(s), girl? The ones crossed out on the list are what Poncho chose.

    Julien, I don’t have an adequate response to your incredibly generous comment except to say you just made my heart grow an inch.

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    October 13, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Wow I apologize for my absence this weekend! I was being nerdy all over town with visitors, but this has made me SO HAPPY to return to work! PCN, you are the BEST! I’ll email you officially, but after dreaming about your book offerings I think I have to choose “The Actor and the Housewife”, just because I have that weird thing about reading books with Mormon characters!

    Cheers to all my fellow nerds!

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