Saturday, February 21, 2009

Something Funny Happened...

...on my way to blog today. I ran out of books. My signing last night not only sold out of store copies in under an hour, but we managed to sell every single first edition I own, too. Even the ones from my glove compartment. Now I ask you--how can I run a contest without any books? Will my peeps still play fun word games for the promise of some interesting pirate-themed gifts? Let me know in the comment trail, and if you are willing to play for a cool care package of very odd gifts, I will toss up a contest in the morning. (Ooo. I have a copy of Elizabeth Scott's LIVING DEAD GIRL here, too. Anyone want to play for that?) In the meantime, here are some wicked-cool links about D100D that went up in the last 48 hours for your reading enjoyment. An interview with insanely talented novelist Caroline Leavitt is here. Her questions were fabulous! And two reviews: One from Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf.
"If I were to quickly sum up this book in a couple of words they would be: wonderful, a page turner, spectacular, simply excellent and plenty more words that have the same kind of meanings. It was just an all around wow."
And a great print review from The Sentinel out of Cumberland County, PA
"Simply put, Emer is more interesting and a better role model for teens than [Twilight's] Bella or Edward. Granted, kids shouldn’t go around cutting out people’s eyeballs, but the strength behind Emer’s actions and personality is a desirable virtue. Her actions, put into context of the time and situation, are actually quite morally intact. Much can be said for her contempt of men who try to possess her or who are excessively overprotective and domineering, which is never OK."
I couldn't agree with that last part any more. Excessively possessive is never OK. :)

5 comments:

sweetmelissa818 said...

I'm so happy that everything is going so well! All those books, all those readers! I would definitely play without a book to win. Fun pirate prizes are good too!

Alea said...

Congratulations! And I'm sure we'd be willing to play just for the fun of it as well!

sraasch said...

Always willing to play for very odd gifts!

Lenore said...

That's awesome!

Genevieve said...

I'll keep playing as long as you have contests. Even if it is just for a VOG prize pack. I've been having tons of fun!