Friday, January 14, 2011

Contest of Sap -- ALREADY CLOSED.

I'll tell you this for nothing: It's be a wonderful emotional week. In this article in my local paper, The Reading Eagle, I was quoted as saying both, "It has been so exciting. It's just slowly sinking in. It made me instantly cry pretty amazing," and "When I got the news (of the Printz Honor), I just freaked out and started to cry."

Look. I've admitted that I'm a sap before, but I'm not usually someone who cries or cries "instantly." In fact, I haven't cried since Monday morning when I heard all you fabulous people cheering for Vera in San Diego. Not a tear. . . even though this week has been beyond fabulous.

Until tonight. When I heard a song that, EVERY SINGLE TIME I HEAR IT, makes me cry. Like sob. Like a huge, gargantuan sap.

UPDATE: Contest won in under 30 minutes by Sara. You rock.

Guess which song it is and win a copy of Please Ignore Vera Dietz,
Three hints:
  1. You might be shocked that I even know this song.
  2. Classic literature is referenced.
  3. It's a 21st century song. (As opposed to 99.9% of music that I listen to.) 

Contest ends when someone guesses correctly. First right answer wins!
Leave your guesses in the comments with your email address in spambot-proof format (you (at) here (dot) com.)
If my hints suck and none of you guess, Ill add more hints in a day or two. (Mr. King made me add this, but I have more faith in you, readers.)
Good Luck!

And thanks again for your genuine kindness this week!
Oh! And if you want a great laugh, you need to follow the tumblr of Will Work for Prom Dress author Aimee Ferris. Here's a feature in today's GalleyCat. Can you guess who that is? (And speaking of sappy, check out the caption.)


Sara J. Henry said...

Puff the Magic Dragon. Okay, I don't even know if that fits your criteria, but it used to make me cry, when I was a kid.

Sara said...

The only song I can think of w/references to classic lit is LOVE STORY by Taylor Swift, but that song isn't really very sad... :/

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Jamaica Inn by Tori Amos

BellaCarolina33 (AT) aim (dot) com

A.S. King said...

Sara #2 YOU WIN.
Mr. King made me add that hint thinking that no one would ever guess.
Ha! Little did he know.

Mental note: never ask Mr. King's (AKA contest killer) advice on contests again.

Congratulations! I'll email you for your mailing info!

Love Story KILLS me every time I hear it. Every time. It's partly because she's from my town (She would know the pagoda very well too!) and it's partly because the song reminds me a little of my life.

And really it's all because I'm a sap.

Mary said...

The only song that I can think of off the top of my head with a classic literary reference (Shakespeare!) that also makes me weep is "Love Will Come to You" by the Indigo Girls...but that was released in 1992! (although re-released with bonus tracks in 2000...does that count??)

eyetalic (at) att (dot) net

A.S. King said...

Also--Sara J Henry: That guess made me nearly pee myself.

For the record Love Story by Taylor Swift references Romeo and Juliet and The Scarlet Letter.

Lori W. said...

Congrats. on the Printz Honor award!!

My daughter loves that Taylor Swift song, which, frankly scares me a little and makes me want to balance her love of princesses w/ninja and pirate stories. :)

A.S. King said...

Ooo! Ninjas! I have a pseudo-ninja named Ginny in EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS. Something tells me you will dig it!!

And thanks!