This is so fun! Here's where I get to give two autographed books to two of my followers! There's excitement in the air! (Plus something else: my dog Thistle just came into the room, and we all know he has trouble with digestion. That, however, isn't polite talk, so I really wish you guys would behave yourselves better and quit bringing it up.)
Let's start with THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION, VOLUME I: THE POX PARTY by M.T. Anderson.
The winner is: A.L. Sonnichsen!
Next, we'll move on to THE EARTH, MY BUTT, & OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS by Carolyn Mackler.
So right now I'm kind of wishing I could speak another language so I could say "the winner is" in a snazzy, non-English way, impressing all who stop by with my groovy international linguistic abilities. Alas, most of my Spanish knowledge from high school and college has thinned to sentences like "San Juan es la capital de Puerto Rico" and (or "y" for my Spanish-speaking friends) "Lupe es de Mexico." (And how do you make an accent mark in Blogger? Is there a way, amigos del bloggo?) Well, I won't dwell. And I won't use Google Translate because that's kind of cheating, or as we say in my native tongue, "That's kind of cheating." So without rambling and delaying the second announcement, which we all know I wouldn't dream of because time is money and money is time, and--philosophy is such an interesting subject, isn't it? I really enjoyed my logic class in college, and the professor wrote the book we used in class. I think he was the first author I ever met. Which reminds me. . .I still have a book to give away. I wish you people would focus and stick to the subject. You seem kind of flighty today, but don't take it personally, because I have days like that, too. I know: it's shocking.
The winner of THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS is Jennifer Shirk!
Congrats, ladies! Amy and Jennifer, please e-mail me with your mailing addresses so I can send you your books.
Possible discussion topics for today's post: You could congratulate today's winners, tell me how your writing is going, or share the names of recent books you've read that you enjoyed. If you speak more than one language, feel free to tell me how to say "the winner is" in another language. If you do so, please tell me what language it is and don't say something that really means "I wear kittens in my sleeves" so if I choose to quote you, we both look impressive. And like animal lovers.
Thank you, bloggy friends, for following and commenting. You guys rock. For reals.