Courtney S. Barr

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday...was there something special I was supposed to announce????

So it is Thursday...

I don't normally post on Thursday...

but it seems like there is something I need to announce..

Now what was it?

Gosh I hate to be forgetful

*scratches head and looks around*

Oh! I asked a question of y'all back on March 18...

What book do you cherish the most & why?

Let me start by saying my mood would play hugely in the ultimate selection. For example:
On a happy day - Pride & Prejudice - it is a love story unlike any other and well, who doesn't love Elizabeth Bennet. She is a woman of strength, dreams and talent.
On a sad day - Shakespeare's Sonnets & Plays - The Bard knew Tragedy & Sacrifice like no other
On a depressed day - Emily Dickinson's poetry - she was an interesting woman and could get down in the dumps better than most, but she found her silver linings and crawled towards them when she needed to - my kind of style
On an adventurous day - Alice In Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll has taken me many times to that marvelous land and each visit I see something new
On a sentimental day - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows - Harry has come so far and reflects on things in this one in a way that made me feel like I was standing there with him putting the pieces together.

So there are just a snippet of my mood swing selections, for the ultimate choice...the one singular book....
Little Women: Alcott nailed some crazy sisterly dynamics with this one. The March sisters are beyond eclectic but their love for one another comes through in every paragraph & it makes me smile every time I read it. It is also the book I re-read every summer & was one of the first books that helped me realize that I wanted to be a writer at a very young age.

Y'all gave me wonderful answers & I loved reading every one of them! Now as for something I did not know...I learned A LOT! about skunks, earthquakes, Denzel Washington, children, travels...
You guys are the best - it is wonderful to get to know you all!

Was there anything else I needed to mention.....?



Now where did I put all those entries....???


Oh goodness, you know what it is?

! I forgot - I decided to cancel the contest & keep all the goodies for myself!




Okay really, you guys are amazing!

I had over 637 entries, no really, I did!

Since there were so many I decided to have some fun and do the Hat Trick random selection machine!

So... watch me pull a out of the hat!
forgive my crazy, spastic movements & talking to my computer....
it was 12:34 in the dog thought I was nuts!


Oh yeah, I decided to throw in a bonus winner!
So the second name drawn will win any YA book of their choice
(even a Pre-Order if they like)...see who won...

I will be emailing the winners for their details!
Whew! Okay, so if you did not win, never fear I am slowly creeping up to 200 Followers & you know me and round numbers...I just HAVE to hold a contest! lol

Have a Terrific Thursday!


  1. Wow, this really is Shannon's week! Congrats Shannon and Sonshine Music! It's you guys' week too, huh? :-)

    Great contest!

  2. Darling, you are so cute with your little hat. Now I want my own little hat to draw names!! :-)

    Congratulations to Shannon and Rebekah! Super fun contest, Courtney!

  3. Woo Hoo! Congrats! Yay for contest fun!

  4. That was awesome! Congrats to Shannon and Rebecca AND to you on your almost 200! :D

  5. Congrats to Shannon #1 and Sonshine! Great contest, Princess! :-)

  6. AHHHHHHHHHHH I WON?????????????????????????????

    Okay...WOW! I thought nothing could top this week but you have done it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much Courtney!

    *jumps up and down*

    *reaches through the screen and hugs you!*

    BTW, that hat trick is adorable and you have pretty much the sweetest southern accent I've ever heard. You MUST vlog more regularly, I could listen to that voice all day!

    *runs away to happy dance!*

  7. Congrats to the winners! Loved your hat. :)

  8. yeah for Shannon! I might have to come and steal her mail......

  9. Congrats to your winners! Loved the "you are there" moments!

  10. Wow Shannon you go Girl!! Man I'm jealous!! Sooooo excited for you!! May you Irish luck spread to us all!!! :)
    great contes lil Sis!! Love ya

  11. Love the hat - congrats to the winners :)

  12. Wow! I can't believe it! I loved that little video podcast. And I love your accent. Oh, I miss the south.

    Anyhoo... I'll have to think about what book I want now. Hmmmmm....

  13. Congrats to the winners! Fun contest! :)


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