Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Oooooh Boy! A Starbucks and Barnes & Noble Giveaway!!
I am so excited to do this! I have been keeping my eye out for just the right time to do this giveaway. (Call it a contest if you must, but it really is just a giveaway...nothing but a game of luck this time!) And now is the perfect time. Why? In a game where points mean absolutely nothing, I'll give you 1,000 extra bonus points if you can guess what this giveaway is celebrating.
Here's what has been brewing in my brain lately: I have been inching closer to being excited for summer. So much craziness to take care of between now and then, and I think after about June 6th I will be wildly excited and ready for summer. On his blog for English last week, Alex had to pick two books to profile for his summer reading. I am currently reading a book that I LOVE. I have had to stop and re-read several passages that were so thoughtful and touching...and I'll talk about it more when I'm done. I'm only half-way through it, and I have a weirdness for recommending anything I haven't finished. And the next book waiting for me has my curiosity running high.
So Alex's blog made me start thinking about my summer reading list. I have a couple in mind, but I want a LIST! I want to go on vacation with a minimum of 6 books that I am excited to read so I can read whatever suits my mood then. That just sounds so summery to me!
And the other "so summery" happiness is a venti iced-tea lemonade from Starbucks. Or even just a Crystal Light lemon iced tea. Or whatever, over ice. In the sun. With a good book. (Or really any reading material that isn't a field trip permission slip, a fundraising pledge sheet, a health topic permission slip, 3rd grade spelling lists, practice records...those are not so much summery.)
So here's all it takes to enter the giveaway: leave a comment with the best book you've ever read, the book you most want to read, or even a book that was good enough to spend some brain cells reading. Or even your favorite book from when you were young or your favorite book to read to your kids. Or all of the above for another extra 1,000 points. And remember those bonus points for guessing the reason for this. (Beyond my thinking towards summer, there is another something!)
Wanna win? You gotta play. If you don't live close, I'll mail it, but only if it doesn't leave this country. And you have to comment here to play, not send me a separate email ~ although I do love those.
So here we go: give me your book choice and you could end up with this venti-sized double-walled cold drink cup from Starbucks, a $10 Starbucks card to get 'er filled, and a $10 Barnes & Noble card to get started on a book for your summer reading list! The winner will be a totally random drawing conducted by the oh-so-honest Brad, who is ineligible to play. Sorry, Brad.
You have until Sunday to enter ~ we'll pick a winner Sunday evening!