My kids are out of school, the weather here is finally warm, and the garden (such as it is) is planted. Summertime. I love it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and what it is, and what it isn’t. Lately it’s been a bit of a travelogue about things I’ve done. I still have two events coming up this month and a few more scattered throughout the summer, so the travelogue won’t completely end anytime soon. But I think I’m going to attempt to have the blog this summer be about this quote of Stephen King’s that we all adore:
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
So, on Tuesdays this summer, I’ll try to post about writing, and on Thursdays, I’ll try to post about reading. It won’t be anything super cerebral. Just some writing ideas and thoughts and questions and then some books I’ve been reading, etc.
Starting next week. (Does it bode well for this experiment that I’m already making exceptions?) But. Anyway. This week, I’m going to be giving away two books. On Thursday, I’ll give away the ARC of CROSSED. And today, I’m giving away a signed hardcover copy of POSSESSION by Elana Johnson.
Here’s the summary:
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.
But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.
This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
Awesome, right? I am SO excited about this book. I read the first couple of chapters a few months ago and ADORED them and then had to write my own book instead. That stinks! I can’t wait to finish reading POSSESSION. Elana is a fantastic author and person, beloved by the online world and the “real” world too. Huge congrats to her on the publication of her book!
So here are the rules:
1. Comment here to enter. To enter, you must leave your e-mail address, only comment once, and also tell me a rule that you can’t help but break (in the spirit of Elana’s book).
2. Contest is open internationally.
3. Contest closes at midnight MST Wednesday, June 8th. (Yes, this is a very short contest!)
That’s it! Good luck! And come back on Thursday to find out the winner and to enter to win an ARC of CROSSED. 🙂