Win of the Week

21:01 Kelly Wheelhouse 0 Comments

I have recently decided that in my spare time, when I have nothing to do but sit on 9GAG scrolling through memes, I would occupy myself with something else. That something else has been entering competitions. I love the thought of winning things- I never really win much, and so I thought that if I spent a bit more time on it that I would increase my chances of winning some nice things for my family, for my reviews channel, and of course some things for myself. 
The most significant thing I have ever won was an iPad Mini. I personally didn't win it, but AspectReviews did and it was thanks to partly my effort, partly Daniel's, and hugely the effort of our viewers. 
Over the last couple of weeks I have entered hundreds of competitions, and have only won one thing so far, but I am happy to carry on entering and hope for the best. As they always say- You have to be in it to win it. 
I am also going to number my wins for the sake of this blog, so as of now this is win #1.

1. An Anguished Cry for Our Endangered Planet by Gladwin Das 
(Won from Goodreads)
The first thing I have to say about this book is that I was unsure what to think about it. It wasn't exactly my first choice of book to win, but I entered the competition because I am interested in our planet, and extremely interested in the animals who live upon it. 
I expected this book to be about endangered species, and a little bit about us humans endangering the planet we live upon. 
I have not yet read this book all the way through, but from what I have read so far it seems that on the whole it is all about humans. 
This book came from America, and arrived very quickly. 
It was a nice surprise to find that the book was signed by the author to me personally (Not just Kelly, but she wrote my full name) along with the words "With Best Wishes, Gladwin Das". I want to thank Gladwin for this book, and say that it is going to make for a very informative read.
The last thing I am going to say about this book, is a quote which I found very interesting.
"There must be a balance among the number of humans and life-sustaining systems on this planet and all other life forms. We have tilted the balance to our own detriment. This cancerous growth of humans can be stopped- by humans. We have the power to do that. Why have we not already done that? Are we not completely irresponsible as a species?"

Hopefully I will win more things eventually, and I will keep this blog up to date with my latest winnings, however small they may be. And I will also try to give a small review on my blog of each thing I win.
Good luck to anyone else entering competitions- I would love to hear about your wins, so feel free to  drop me a comment. 

Kelly x

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