Friday, February 19, 2010

Contest and Book Giveaway Friday: Good things

It's Friday. How did that happen?

The kids are finally in school today, although only half day. The roads are finally passable, even my road, which is notoriously icy in the winter.

I missed the contest posting yesterday, which means this is the last chance to enter to win a free copy of my debut book, Some Kind of Normal. I'll end the contest and draw a name sometime on Sunday. The time is random, so best get those entries in sooner rather than later. :)  You can still go back and enter anything you missed earlier if you want to up your chances.

As for today, it's Good Thing Friday. Here are a few of my favorite good things this week:

1. This guy.


Snow plow. Massive truck. Enough said.

2. Books that swallow you whole. You know the kind... the ones where you can't hardly even come up for air because you Must. Finish. It.  This was my guilty pleasure:

All four of them. I'm not going to get into the quality of writing debate that rages about these books. I'm not commenting on how many times Bella and Edward gaze into each others' eyes and how often Edward's cold, icy skin needed to be described. 
I am going to say I could not put the books down. And my family is thankful there were only four of them. And I was thankful I hadn't started them until they were all published. I liked downing them in one big gulp instead of having to read them doled out in smaller chunks.
3. People who appreciate grammar. Sigh. I love me some semi-colons. Oh yes I do. 
4.  Blogs. There are so many good ones out there. I could spend all day reading y'all and never have time to write myself. Sigh. It's so hard. Why must you all be so interesting??

If you want to enter one more time before the contest closes, tell us your favorite blog post you read this week. It's hard, I know. Okay, it doesn't even have to be you favorite. Just one good one. You don't have to leave a link either (I haven't figured out how to do that in the comment section yet without going through the process of tinyurl-ing it, so I don't require that of you!). But just tell me about it. And maybe who wrote it so I can go check it out.

:)  It's Friday, y'all!! Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back on Monday for the winner!


  1. Okay, I haven't entered all week because I own it and LOVE IT and feel bad to rip that from someone else's hands. BUT, I know a few people that would most likely love a copy, so here is my entry. :0)

    For those of you that don't know, this is a book you don't want to put down. Even after it ends.

  2. Oh, favorite blog post? That's hard one. Okay, this was not the funniest or the most moving, but I did find some information that I have been dying to get my hands on for ages. Editorial Anonymous put up a post (some time ago) and I just happened to see the link today. The subject was how to tell if your book sales are good. Instead of hard numbers, EA gives it to you as percentages as your print run.

    If you can't find the link and you are interested, let me know and I'll track it down for you!

  3. Oh I am SO with you on Twilight. Who cares about the quality of writing when the books suck you in (pun intended!) the way that series did.

  4. Corey - That sounds like something I'd love to read!! I'll have to go over and poke around and see if I can find it! :)

    Kristi - you're in. :)