Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Last Chance! Win an ARC of Reality Boy!

This is a last chance sort of thing.

I have two Advance Reader Copies of Reality Boy left to give away. And you have the chance to win one of them by commenting on this blog.

Of course, it's never that easy with me, is it?
I'm going to make you work a little.

In one sentence, tell me what you would do or how you would feel if a TV crew showed up at your house and started filming you 24/7 without your permission. 

An ARC of Reality Boy, signed.

Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 11:59pm.

You can earn them by sharing this contest. Tweet, Facebook, Tumblr, blog, tell your mom, your students or your friends. Let me know, after your entry, how you shared.

Please leave me your email address (you can use the (at) and (dot) format if you want. I get it.) in your reply. If you win, that's how I'll find you.

This is a moderated blog. If your entry doesn't show up right away, don't panic. I'll get it there as soon as I can!



Shari Green said...

I would write like the wind, because I wouldn't want the world to see how much time I usually spend procrastinating. ;)


Shari Green said...

PS - tweeted https://twitter.com/sharigreen/status/382633954282450944

Unknown said...

Assuming siccing my cats on them wasn't an option, I would be as boring as possible (I wouldn't have to try hard), so that they'd be encouraged to pack up and go.

ReadRinseRepeatBlog gmail com

The Kranky Crow said...

I'd introduce them to the NSA. ;)

Looking forward to Reality Boy!

The Kranky Crow said...



Unknown said...

Hello there!
First I would be pissed, and then I guess I would be embarrassed to let other people see how much time I waste on twitter/Facebook/Instagram, but I would totally use the opportunity to show this people my collection of books. Talking about my favorite authors in a way of trying to get their attention. I've never had the chance to meet an author or buy a book in a store because I live very far away. So I would take advantage of that.
And I would totally try to make this people support some charity in some way. However possible. I would talk about them all day, every day till they decide to help. They'll probably hate me by the end I the first day, but oh well, it's worth a try.

I'll share on twitter and Facebook! Thanks for replying on twitter!! Made my day!!!!


Laura Kasacough said...

Get Naked!

Laura Kasacough said...

Get naked?

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Jason Lalljee said...

Two options:

a) I would spend the time discussing politics, literature, and what I feel is wrong the world today. The chance to talk to a million people is probably better suited to someone more articulate and wise than I, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime outlet.

b) If I got sick of them, I would wear advertisements on my clothes, ones for companies that the network doesn't have the permission to show on television. Then everything I say will be to the tune of a non-public domain song, so there's basically nothing that they could capture what I say on camera.

bermudaonion said...

I'd lock myself in the bathroom!

GinaRosati said...

I would live on a diet of rice and bananas to minimize those awkward trips to the loo.

Sashi said...

If a reality tv show began filming in my house without my permission I would probably start making a lot of impromptu flaming liberal speeches about my favorite social issues.
Probably also resist the urge to moon the camera.
I retweeted the contest

skyblue527 said...

I wouldn't know what to think since my life definitely isn't worth filming!

Looking forward to coming to your book party in Lititz.


SarahEm said...

I would absolutely love all of the attention and put on a show for them. Soon thereafter I would get totally sick of it and, like, set the cameras on fire or something.

Sashi said...

Oops forgot my contact info sashikauf@gmail.com

Lorelai said...

i would clean my house with rapid tornado fury, bribe my children (and husband) to behave and probably change out of the sweatpants and T-shirt i usually spend my day in.

sharing on twitter and facebook :)

Lorelai said...

i would clean my house with tornado fury, bribe my kids (and husband) to behave and probably change out of the sweatpants and stained T-shirt i usually wear.

sharing on facebook and twitter :)

Anonymous said...

I would start drinking beer; that's when my inner comedian is at its prime ;)

Shar (BKSP) petunia0701@yahoo

Jen M said...

My introverted self would completely freak out at the attention and the lack of alone/recharging time!

Contact info: jenglasscock@hotmail.com

And I tweeted at https://twitter.com/AS_King/status/382632907086368769.

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Since my life is essentially in the classroom, that is where the crew would show up. And you know what? I'd be thrilled. I want the world to know how amazing it is to work with my students, The Angel Potatoes of Joy and Glory, every day. I would insist that the crew join the Revolution and read books. I would want the world to see what it is like to be in a public high school, where I attempt to fix aging computers with duct tape and buy granola bars and water because kids don't always have food, or remember to bring it, and we thrive and it ends up being okay.Pretty soon they would decide that the fate of the world is in the excellent hands and hearts of my students, and the crew would get Ian McKellan to narrate a documentary in 200 languages about all the stuff we need to do to make sure the kids have all they need to save the world. Oh, and I would share the graham crackers. Because we in the Underground Library love our graham crackers.

I tweeted this and FBd it, because we share the cool opportunities in life.

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Whoopsy daisy. Typical teacher, getting all het up and bypassing the directions. Apologies!

Sari said...

I have three children so I already feel like someone is filming my life 24/7 without my permission, it would be no different. ;-)

sariphilipps (at) gmail (dot) com.

Unknown said...

I think, honestly, it would be a pretty boring broadcast because I would spnd the whole time on my phone with the police and my lawyers to get them out of there!
I'm retweeting your tweet for bonus points, and my email is arielbissett@gmail.com :)

The Kranky Crow said...

Eesh. And since I'm so forgetful I forgot to include my email (and therefore am taking up comment space to leave it), I posted about the contest on Facebook, as well!


me: thekrankycrow@yahoo.com

A.S. King said...

Hey guys! Read those directions! Feel free to enter again if you missed the gist the first time!

And thank you!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

I would take them to my classroom, since that's where I live, and the crew could film the human beings who will save the world, read books from the Underground Library, and eat graham crackers.

Living Hope said...

If a TV crew showed up at my house unexpectedly and started filming, I'd like to think I'd respond in confusion and then anger, but the reality is I'm sure I would be flattered and wondered why I didn't think to shower that morning.


Karoline said...

How did I not notice this contest till now? Bad Karoline, totally not paying attention to the important things ;) Anyway, here is my entry:

I would be confused and a bit annoyed, but then think "hm, this is my chance" and use every chance I got to say the alphabet backwards so that the audience could be impressed by something perhapsish.


Karen Faith Octaviano said...

I would feel disconnected from the world because even though people will know who I am, their altered perception from the show will hinder them from truly understanding the real me.

email: xxkarenfaithxx@gmail.com

I've shared the contest on twitter and tumblr! Here are the links --
twitter: https://twitter.com/xxkarenfaithxx/status/382743769449123840

tumblr: http://xxkarenfaithxx.tumblr.com/post/62223634618/a-s-king-is-holding-a-contest-for-an-arc-of

Anonymous said...

I would do the most exciting thing I can think of: I would read all day long, preferably in my comfy chair, which is an antique piece I got from my mom (since she bought it sometime in the 60s others would just call it vintage, I guess) and is made of a nice sleek dark-brown leather and is slightly reclining and just does wonders to my back!).


Anonymous said...

Shared on Twitter (@RingoTheCat_1) & Facebook!

Faith said...

Assuming I couldn't get rid of them by slamming the door in their faces or by calling the police, I think I'd sit on my stoop and read a book all day, every day.

:-) Faither @ gmail dot com

Liviania said...

I would call the cops and then my lawyer, because I am very boring and vindictive like that.

Although, if they were in my house and didn't have permission, I might be swinging a cast-iron pan to get them out before I called the cops. Who can trust a random person in their house! Maybe they just want to film their crimes.

If I didn't force them out of my house, I would proceed to bore them until the cops came by sitting around reading all day, possibly getting up to eat a snack.

inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

The Writer Librarian said...

I would raid my bookshelf and read each one aloud, one by one, to the crew until they'd leave me be.


Shared on FB and Twitter

The Writer Librarian said...

I would raid my bookshelf and read each one aloud, one by one, to the crew until they'd leave me be.


Shared on FB and Twitter

Katie H. said...

I would be tempted to hide under my piles of dishes and laundry, realizing that perhaps I could put the crew to work, until my husband got home and let him scare them off.

Sara (of The Page Sage) said...

I would promptly sit down, face the camera, and stare (one of those creepy, kind of bug-eyed stares), until the camera crew became so uncomfortable that they leave.

I shared this post on my blog's FB page!

My email is pagesagesara(at)gmail(dot)com. :)

Keith Smith said...

A film crew cannot film a smell - bean burrito, bean salad, pork & beans...and time.


Tessa Anderson said...

After the initial flattery has worn off and the anxiety kicked in, I would run as fast as possible in the opposite direction, yelling ‘Run Forrest run,’ and then morph into Tom Hanks—complete with a caveman beard and red trucker hat—using their stolen TV magic.


(Retweeted and tumblr-ed)

Keith Smith said...

I retweeted the contest.

Bonnie said...

I would tell them to show me the money. If the price was right, and it would have to be a lot, I'd do it but they might be bored watching me read, knit, go to the pool and swim, talk trash with my friends.

Bonnie said...

I would tell them to show me the money, if it was a lot I'd do it. Bonnie McMillen. bkmcmillen@gmail.com