Friday, December 09, 2011

The Seventh Day of Bookmas

Welcome to day seven of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner. Yesterday’s question was: What works were Kim's wall art excerpted from and who were their authors?

And the answer is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Congratulations to J. Graham. Please email your contact information to and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to our contest . . .

Working in publishing means I read all day, in one form or another. If I’m not reading queries, a client’s new contract, or industry blogs, I’m reading exciting requested material from an author I’m planning to offer representation. When I’m not reading all of that, I’m reading something new to review on my blog. I used to read a book or two a week for pleasure, even all through college. Now, I’ve had to cut out almost all pleasure reading—I watch TV instead as a way to turn off my brain for a while. But when vacations come around, I plan my reading list like a new bride plans her honeymoon wardrobe. And then I tell all my friends and colleagues about what I just can’t wait to read and not criticize. This Christmas break, I’m planning to read three books I just can’t wait to get my hands on. I’ve spent extra time picking them out because I can’t risk choosing something I’ll regret. Which three books are my Christmas selections for 2011?

Clues can be found here, using the Twitter hashtag #bookmas or by seeing what these authors have to say:

Krista Davis
Heather Blake
Paige Shelton
Sharla Lovelace
Janet Bolin
Snarky Mommy
Monica Marlowe
Amy Eller Lewis
Ellery Adams
Erin Kellison
Peg Cochran
Elizabeth Buzzelli
Laura Alden
Sally MacKenzie
Stacey Kennedy
Charlotte Featherstone
Jennifer Delamere
Avery Aames
Molly Cannon
Erika Chase
Bill Crider
C. C. Hunter
Sofie Kelly
Annie Knox

Kim Lenox
Hannah Reed
Gina Robinson
Andrea Laurence



SLAM said...

1. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

3. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Anonymous said...

Man you're fast! I got the other two but I hadn't yet figured out The Marriage Plot. Good luck to you.

SLAM said...

Thanks! I may or may not have been stalking everyones pages... :)