Winners all round

A couple of exciting things today to share with you. The first is that BAFAB has come to Stuck-in-a-Book. I entered the blogging world just after the previous BAFAB week, not by design of course, and so this is my first. For those not familiar with the concept, Buy A Friend A Book does exactly what it says on the tin – just leave a comment on this entry, and one lucky entrant will be posted a book. Haven’t decided which one yet, but I’ll try and make sure that it’s one you’ll enjoy. Also haven’t decided upon the selection procedure (our cat Bundle sadly died a year ago, otherwise she’d have happily played the role at which dovegreyreader’s cats excel)… but you’re job is just to comment; leave the rest to me.

And the other news… my exam results came in a day earlier than anticipated… turns out I’m the Carbon Copy this time, as I followed my brother into getting a first! Very delighted and quite surprised, but the true heroes are unsung. And here they are…

By the way, any congratulatory messages will be taken as entrants to BAFAB… sneaky, huh?!

20 thoughts on “Winners all round

  • July 2, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    I’ll try and save you some postage money by congratulating you, thereby entering my own name into the hat.

  • July 3, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Many, many congratulations coming your way!

  • July 3, 2007 at 2:55 am

    I’d also like to extend my “congratulations” to you. Well done! While I’m at it I’d like to put my name in the hat for the book. Since I don’t have a blog url I’ll leave you with my email address. Nancy, in Massachusetts:
    nbtOO at
    (Those are CAPITAL OHs – not zeros. OO was my mail code at work.)
    p.s. If I’m the “winner” of this BAFAB book, I’ll send you one of mine!

  • July 3, 2007 at 7:43 am

    I had a feeling you were going to get a first — and am very happy for you that you did. Many congrats and yes I’d love to be in the draw.

  • July 3, 2007 at 8:16 am

    W ell done -please put my name in.
    N ow go out and have a good time before real life takes over.

  • July 3, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Absolutely brilliant news, Simon. Well done.


  • July 3, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations on your first and feel free to add my name into the hat.

  • July 3, 2007 at 10:08 am

    HURRAY !!
    Wonderful news, Simon. We are so pleased for you, and your parents must be enormously proud of both their sons.

  • July 3, 2007 at 11:39 am

    May I add my congratulations? And a sneaky entry into the BAFAB hat too….

  • July 3, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    As a long-time friend (30 years) of Cornflower I add my congratulations to hers. It is a very long time since I got my first degree but I can remember well the excitement (and relief)

    Peter the flautist

  • July 3, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations to you! Well done! I love the concept of buying a friend a book!

  • July 3, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Well done, Simon! Maybe Carbon Copy could play the cat role?


  • July 3, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Simon – having known you throughout and before your Uni career it comes as no surprise to me that you have a First. Many many congratulations, I am absolutely delighted for you.

    Please take this as an entry for the book!

  • July 4, 2007 at 9:19 am

    does this mean we will be Stuck In A Book Of Your Writing soon?

  • July 4, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Fantastic news Simon and are any of us surprised NO! Many congratulations to you and CC, I’m sure the blogging helped to focus your mind!

  • July 4, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    I saw this earlier this week in the daily digest for the dovegreyreaders, but I haven’t had a chance to come and say Congrats! From reading your posts, why am I not surprised! Your family must be quite pleased to have to Firsts in the household.

  • July 4, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Congrats on your first! I’m an occasional visitor here – I have you bookmarked as a matter of fact. Would love to enter your draw. My bookblog is on Live Journal so don’t have an identity. I’m ‘Cath’ at

  • July 5, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    Congrats, Stuck in a book! I just found your blog. I’m glad I did so and I’ll be back.

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