Thursday, March 25, 2010

News and the Blogiversary Thing

I am part of the SheKnows Book Club. Every two months we discuss a book and it's super fun! I hope you'll consider joining us for April/May in which we will be discussing Jodi Picoult's House Rules. I know a lot of you are Picoult fans and I think it will be even more fun to discuss the book as a group. There's a whole bunch of us...learn more about us at SheKnows.

You all know how I feel about Julie Lessman and her fantastic romance books. Right now, you can download her first book, A Passion Most Pure, for free on the Kindle. And yes, that's the last time this girl with a Sony Reader will be mentioning the Kindle on her blog. :) Anything for Julie.

Did you know there's a facebook fan page for The Heart is Not a Size? You'll be able to stay up to date easily with all of the latest news about the book, a special upcoming Heart contest, and have the chance to learn more about Juarez.

The series finale of LOST has a name. It's, wait for this, The End. I know I'm a little overly invested in this show, but I love that title and it almost makes me teary. How perfect and fitting. (and as huge a LOST fan as I am, I am not a fan of the idea of the universe continuing with Darlton's involvement, so The End is even more perfect.)

And fifth blogiversary actually has already passed. I started this blog and then promptly ignored it for like three months. As you do. But I'd like to still commemorate in March, five years I've been your friend Amy. :)

Like last year, I'm resurrecting You Ask, I'll Answer, but this year with a twist. You can ask any question you like, I'll try to answer them, but you must include a literary reference in your question. It can be either a book title or a literary character, or a famous setting from a book, and you have to somehow use it to make sense in your question. BUT the question doesn't have to be about books at all. And for a little incentive, I have a few giveaways.

I had grand plans to collect signed books at every signing I went to this year to give away, but then I lost my job. And I also missed some of the signings I wanted to go to. But I do have two!
So if you ask a question using a literary reference, you have the chance to win a signed copy of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl or a signed copy of A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by the incomparable Liza Palmer. And for a third prize, I'll put together a personal package of things I love. For example, a bookstore near me going out of business had some books I love, and I couldn't let them sit there all abandoned. So, this will be for my readers who share my faith, the first book of essays by Frederick Buechner that I read (A Room Called Remember), The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, The Passion of Mary Margaret, and a non-bookish suprise.

So when you ask your question, just also put which prize you'd like best with a 1 (Beautiful Creatures), 2 (Field Guide), or 3 (book bundle heavy on faith)

I feel exhausted already from the complicated nature of this, I can only imagine how you feel.

Please ask me questions! You can ask me anything just have to work the literary reference in there. I hope there is much humor in my future. Oh and I'll post my answers on Wednesday of next week. EDIT: Okay since I apparently made this much too difficult, new rules! Literary reference or just use the word cake in the question. Why cake? Because it's my blogiversary. :)


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