Well, I am pleased as punch today because I have $50 in book store gift certificates coming my way from Reading Local. In addition to keeping the Rose City informed of book-related events, up on local authors, and generally entertained, Reading Local hosts a monthly contest aimed at keeping the blog lively. Points are based on the number of comments or links to community events posted. The person with the most points each month wins a $25 gift certificate to Broadway Books, a $25 gift certificate to the local book store of the winner's choice, and, starting in May, a $25 gift certificate to Title Wave, the used bookstore run by the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. The contest is open to those within 75 miles of Portland -- so local readers, get over to Reading Local and leave your comments! I chose Ampersand for my second award. I can't wait to go book shopping!