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In the meantime, the blog contest draws to a close. Participants have until Saturday 0600 PDT to get their name into the draw and make preferences noted. With sample selection probability being weighted by commenting, following, pimping, and book ranking, your chance of winning can be increased greatly by declaring your top three books. With the sampling selection code written, interim sampling trials show explicit book selection makes a big difference.
If contestants wish to make (or revise) book declarations, please do so before Saturday morning.
Thanks to all that have participated thus far. While I have not checked out all of the new followers' blogs, many of these blogs are really outstanding. Many of these blogs are new to me and I might never have stumbled upon them without your participation in the contest.
I thank you and good luck in the book drawing.