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A Winner and a New Contest!
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

While my sister, Myla Jackson, visited me this weekend, she informed me that I’m a hoarder—that my office is cram-jammed packed with too many dragons, faeries and JUNK.

“Too many dragons?” I gasped. “How’s that possible?”

She shook her head, gaze sad, and said, “Face it. You have a sickness. How can you work with so much chaos all around you?”

“Chaos? What do you mean?” So what if I have books stacked two rows deep and a lovely collection of dragons and faeries and miscellaneous pretties.

She rolled her eyes, grabbed my wrist to hold up my hand, and said, “Repeat after me: Hi, I’m Delilah Devlin and I’m a hoarder.”

Well, sis, I do not have a compulsive disorder. I can too shed myself of some of my treasures without getting breathless with panic. (Besides, I have a green one of these precious little baby dragons!)

The Baby Dragon Incense Burner Contest

What do you have to do to win?
Post a commentβ€”here or on my Facebook FAN page.

This contest lasts until December 27th, so there are plenty of chances to enter!

For those of you who will no doubt ask, the cup comes from Christi’s Gifts & Consignments, 870-230-1877. And yes, she can order more!

And so you have a reason to comment today, here’s a question:

Are you a hoarder, too? If so, of what?

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The winner (by random number generator) of the Dragon with a Cup of Joe Contest is…Penny K! Penny, congratulations, and email me with your address!

38 comments to “A Winner and a New Contest!”

  1. DonnaB
    · December 20th, 2011 at 12:42 pm · Link

    Definitely a hoarder of books. My apartment is inundated with them. It would be even worse had I not bought a Kindle. Love the Baby Dragon.

  2. Ilona
    · December 20th, 2011 at 1:40 pm · Link

    Please tell Myla that there is no such thing as too many Books, Dragons or Fairies. Between us the husband and I have hundreds of the former two and about 15 fairies (only started collecting them recently).

    My husband also collects Coins of the World, Militaria, Charity Pin badges and Charity Trolley Tokens too. Guess as I also have over two hundred soft toys and too many earrings, necklaces, bangles etc. to count we are both big hoarders πŸ˜€

  3. Ayla
    · December 20th, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link

    Oh please, you haven’t seen hoarding until you’ve seen my parents place i mean– oh, hi mum! 😯 *waves to ilona* i meant they have a lot of books, dragons and fairies too! πŸ˜†
    I think the last count was something like 500 books, 300 dragons and a wall of soft toys that will almost certainly kill my parents when they come alive due to sheer mass.
    Me? i’m not a hoarder at all! *hides her postcard collection, large pile of books, fairies and cat statues*

  4. Delilah
    · December 20th, 2011 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Donna, books are a necessity, aren’t they?

    Ilona! I knew there was something I liked about you! πŸ™‚ Would love to see your collection!

    Ayla! Following in your mum’s footsteps! There are stranger things to do!

  5. tammy ramey
    · December 20th, 2011 at 7:23 pm · Link

    well i think it might be easier if i list what i don’t collect. LOL
    i collect: teacups,teapots,tea sets and all the tea party linens(placemats,lace tableclothes, napkins,etc.). i also collect:gemstones(loose), antique and vintage costume jewelery
    gemstone jewelery,jewelery settings(for rings/earrings/etc.),porclein figurines of ladies. my favorite is in full 1930 evening gown,jewels and furs. i collect and make tea hats and other victorian and vintage ladies hats.
    the list goes on and on and on but i won’t take up any more room here. needless to say my family thinks i hoard a bit to, but when they need something they know i am the one to ask and if i don’t have it i know where to look for it. πŸ™‚

  6. infinitieh
    · December 20th, 2011 at 7:35 pm · Link

    According to my boyfriend, I am a hoarder. Luckily, I mostly hoard books but I have boxes in storage filled with old projects and hobbies. One of these days….

  7. June M.
    · December 20th, 2011 at 7:59 pm · Link

    I guess I would be considered a hoarder. Mainly books, but also Care Bears (I still have my first from when I was a kid 25 years ago and many more) and various collectables of angels, fairies, dragons, and more. And I have a lot of craft supplies too. Huh, maybe I need to have a yard sale or just take a bunch of stuff to goodwill.
    Happy holidays!

  8. Shelley B
    · December 20th, 2011 at 8:05 pm · Link

    I’m a retired teacher and you know we keep everything. We never know when we may need something, even though we haven’t used it in years!

  9. Connie
    · December 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm · Link

    I myself have over 200 Tiggers.Big and small. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. Melissa Porter
    · December 20th, 2011 at 9:38 pm · Link

    Hoarder…hmmm..With two book cases stacked two rows deep myself and sideways on top of each other…Yeah I would say I am a hoarder. To top it off…I have books in a tote…yeah I have thought of getting rid of some but I know that the local thirft store will just throw them out. I don’t want them to end up there. I wish there was somewhere I could send them that would appriciate them a little more. I do give some to others in the book group we have but they only go so far. Not that many in the group. So I end up with them again and they sit here. I do reread a few of them, espeically when funds are low and I have no other books to read. They do come in handy then.

  11. Myla Jackson
    · December 20th, 2011 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Just had to comment and don’t you dare pick me to win! Have enough of my own hoard in my own office. Unclutter your life for a more calm outlook on writing. We will rock 2012 together, Sis!

  12. Karen S.
    · December 20th, 2011 at 10:14 pm · Link

    Hoarding on a Kindle is GREAT. No matter how many books I download nobody can tell. I can carry those 650 books in one hand. πŸ™„ πŸ’‘

  13. Mary Preston
    · December 21st, 2011 at 2:47 am · Link

    You can NEVER have too many dragons. I tend to accumulate coffee cups & mugs. I see them , love them, buy them. You will always find a cup to drink out of – to suit every taste I’d have to say.

  14. angie
    · December 21st, 2011 at 3:55 am · Link

    ebooks as i have a reader programme to read to me i do have books which are signed by the autors but i put them away and buy the same ones in ebooks

    the other thing i have is a loving family without them it would be a waste of time hording because who would i leave it all too πŸ˜‰

  15. Terri
    · December 21st, 2011 at 7:29 am · Link

    According to my kids I am a horder. Do I care? No. I have books every where. We have pieces to a huge town….you know, those houses and stores you buy to make a model town. I have 20 or 30 Monopoly games. What can I say, I like Monopoly and like variety. And as long as you can get around the house, have semi-clear surfaces and nothing is growing that shouldn’t be, I’m good to go.

    Actually, we’ve been on a cleaning spree for Christmas and the kids are shocked. It doesn’t look bad when I actually put things away.

  16. Earlene Gillespie
    · December 21st, 2011 at 5:08 pm · Link

    I only hoard a few things, trolls, porcelain dolls, jewelry for the different holidays. I am thinking about cleaning out closets though. You know when you can’t get your clothes in the closet it’s time to do some tossing. LOL

  17. Diane
    · December 21st, 2011 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Not a hoarder no; unless it’s books and nothing makes me part with my books.

  18. LindaKasey
    · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:16 am · Link

    Hoarder of books, definately and I re-read every single one of them too!! But for some reason I tend to hoard pens, I’m always buying pens, gel pens, markers, highlighters,anything with color and writes I buy. Every single purse I have has about 5 to 10 different types of pens in it. :mrgreen:

  19. clynsg
    · December 22nd, 2011 at 10:06 am · Link

    I also am a hoarder of books, but am actively trying to switch to ereader copies whenever possible. Much easier on the space situation! I also seem to have lots of fabric and yarn on hand all the time. Seems that every time I want to make something, I need at least a little something in addition to what I already have.

  20. Stacy Wilson
    · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Oh, lets see. First, BOOK! Print books, used, new, you name it. If I can’t get them new, I haunt the library hoping for someone to have donated a book or two that I am searching for to get it used at a book sale. Ebooks…..I have close to 400 on my Nook. πŸ˜‰

    Also, dragons. I have quite a few dragon figurines around the house, including an hour glass. SOOO pretty! Light houses….last count, I had about 2 dozen of them around, including 2 inch high candles. And wind chimes!!!! OH, lordy, do I love wind chimes! Across the back of my deck, there are 4 sets. From there, I have them inside the house as well as outside the house. From slices of purple geodes in celestial shapes to bamboo with a coconut base. I just adore the sounds they make. I even have electronic ones that I play while in my room. Which happen to sit next to my book case. πŸ˜‰ I think I have a pic of that in my FB page.

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

  21. leann
    · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Yes, I am a hoarder of TY Beanie Babies. I have 5–18gallon totes of them. Collecting them so I can pass them down to any grandchildren I may have. Happy Holidays to you & yours.

  22. Rejeana Thompson
    · December 23rd, 2011 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Please enter me in this contest. This would be a great present for my friend Silky. She very much into the midevil – warriors / dragons / witches style of writings.

  23. Becky Ward
    · December 23rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm · Link

    I’m definitely a hoarder of books. I own over a 1000 books. My mom tells me that I have enough books to open up my own library with. I also collect horses, wolves, tigers, native american artifacts, Gargoyles, dragons and birds. I actually collect a wide variety of items, but these that I mention is what I collect the most of.

  24. Julie Swaney
    · December 26th, 2011 at 2:18 pm · Link

    You can never have to many books, dragons or unicorns!! the unicorns come from me. I have over 500 unicorns and no 2 are the same. I also have lots of dragons. I can’t count how many books I have. But I do have over 2TB of ebooks!

  25. Pat Solla
    · December 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm · Link

    First I have a quote for you – “I’m not a hoarder I’m a collector”. Now that being said I collect my books, my bears and my crafts. Happy New Year!

  26. Amy Lang
    · December 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm · Link

    I am not a hoarder but my mother is and my grandmother was. Seeing my grandfather have to go through all my grandmother’s stuff made me decide I would never be like that.

  27. Cindy McCune
    · December 26th, 2011 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Definitely a hoarder…of BOOKS! I can’t count them anymore. They’re in every room…and I love them. If it’s a book I don’t want to read again I donate them to the Library. I have loved dragon since I was a child. πŸ˜›

  28. DebP
    · December 26th, 2011 at 4:01 pm · Link

    We gave away 20 boxs of books to help rinse funds for a school. Now we have some new books to start this winter. πŸ˜†

  29. Mary M
    · December 26th, 2011 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Hoarder, moi? Doesn’t everyone have the 12 inch action figures (in their boxes) from Monty Python and the Holy Grail in their living room near their Rincewind bookends? Or a few dozen bins of fabric in their sewing area to stash fabric for future projects? Or a half a dozen project bags with yarn and needles peeping out, beckoning you to take them up and finish them? No hoarding here!

    PS the cute dragon would look great next to the Black Knight!

  30. keatonkat
    · December 26th, 2011 at 4:26 pm · Link

    Hmmm, books yes, ebooks, big yes, cat salt & pepper shakers, yes, garfields yes. Oh yes – also coffee mugs!


  31. Angela Perry
    · December 26th, 2011 at 4:45 pm · Link

    I am a hoarder of clothes. I have clothes in my attic from my oldest son’s wardrobe (he is now 19, these clothes in attic are from age 8 plus). I also have my jeans and tops from the 90’s. I have a walk in closet, two dressers and another bedroom closet just of my clothes.

  32. Cheryl English
    · December 26th, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Link

    I have a lot of books. What I hoard is Christmas Decorations. I have 25 bins full of decorations. They are in bins, but I keep buying more. I just love Christmas!

  33. Diane Pollock
    · December 26th, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Ack-I also hoard books-my house is overflowing!

  34. Wendy G
    · December 26th, 2011 at 11:01 pm · Link

    I am a hoarder of books, pens, and Mary’s Moo Moo’s. I hoping to get a Kindle one of these days to hoard my books on.

  35. Darcy
    · December 27th, 2011 at 1:17 am · Link

    Oh wow. I am a beader who beads jewelry and things…*S*
    So I collect many beads that have yet to be used…still works in progress.
    I also collect anything with wolves on them, plates, images and pictures, figurines.
    I also collect dragons, but alas many have been lost over the moves in the last 10 years…*S*
    Lastly I collect books of course…those of my favorite authors or erotic romance…**S
    Thank you for the giveaway and can’t wait to read our upcoming releases!


  36. Ashley Applebee
    · December 27th, 2011 at 2:52 am · Link

    Oh I am a TOTAL book hoarder!! I have books stacked AT LEAST 3 deep on my bookcase and I still have 4 large boxes of book in my closet and some piled up by my bookcase! I also hoard magazines lol I can’t seem to throw them away! Also pens, knick knacks, prowrestling stuff…wow I could keep going…I hoard A LOT of stuff lol πŸ˜†

  37. Jane Thompson
    · December 27th, 2011 at 1:27 pm · Link

    I was a hoarder of books but the last time I moved I had to let some of them go! What a hard day that was but now I can start over but this time they are on my nook, so it won’t be such an issue.

  38. Linda Womack
    · December 28th, 2011 at 11:53 am · Link

    I LOVE Dragons and you can NEVER have too many. Of course my hubby doesn’t see it that way, but what does he know!, right?? πŸ˜‰

    I would love to win the baby and add him to my Dragon family!


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