I will select the winners at random from among those who comment on this post you are currently reading. An eligible entry is a comment that mentions something that you love or appreciate about J. R. R. Tolkien and/or his writings – including but not limited to The Hobbit. Or one that explains why you want a copy of Devin Brown’s book and think that you ought to be the one to get a copy.
I will count the number of comments and pick two numbers at random. As long as the comment in question mentions something about Tolkien or his writings, or about Brown’s book, the author of the randomly-selected comment will be a winner. If the comment is not a valid entry, then I will try again.
This means that the more comments you leave, the greater your chances of winning. Your explanation of why you deserve a copy won’t help you win in and of themselves. But the more reasons you can come up with why you deserve the book, the more comments you can write, and so the greater your chance of winning!
I will accept entries until the end of the day this Sunday, November 11th, and then will pick two winners on Monday, November 12th.
Good luck – if luck you call it!
UPDATE: I initially said both that I would accept entries until the end of the day Sunday, and that I would pick two winners on Sunday. I will stick with the dates I gave and announce the winners on the 12th, which is Monday.