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.....?
I HELD A CONTEST...
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 rabbit...er...name out of the hat!
forgive my crazy, spastic movements & talking to my computer....
it was 12:34 in the a.m....my 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!