Saturday, March 10, 2012
Grab Bags And Other Things Made of Win
Happy Weekend Everyone!
I just wanted to do a quick post to share some fun things with you in case you've yet to hear about them. First, HarperTeen has put together a series of EPIC grab bags they will be giving away throughout the month. Each Friday in March, one winner will receive five crushable tales from the Story Crush library, so go HERE to check out all the awesomeness.
As you will see if you decide to enter, you need to "like" Epic Reads on Facebook in order to do so. I am not on Facebook because I work from home and the blog and Twitter are big enough distractions that I cannot possibly sign up and be tempted by yet another one, but my husband has an account. And I happen to know his password. So I logged in, "liked" Epic Reads, entered to win and considered it a job well done really. Then I get a phone call from my husband. It went a bit like this:
Hubs: Did you happen to use my Facebook account today?
Me: Um. What makes you ask that?
Hubs: I keep getting updates from something called Epic Reads.
Me: Huh. I can neither confirm nor deny responsibility for that.
Hubs: I'll take that as confirmation. Why did you "like" them on my behalf?
Me: Well, I'll tell you. They have a grab bag full of amazing books and I'm going to win it.
Hubs: You're going to win it?
Hubs: So you've simply entered to win is what you're saying, "liking" them didn't actually win you anything.
Me: If you care to interpret it as such. I'm more inclined to think positively and predict an outcome more in my favor.
Hubs: How many people have entered?
Hundred. Maybe thousand.
Hubs: So your chances of actually winning are....
Me: Slim. To possibly none. But that's not really the point is it?
Hubs: I thought it kind of was.
Me: No. The point is I went out there on a limb and took a chance. You should encourage and support me in all my endeavors, however large or small dammit.
Hubs: Uh huh. Please stop "liking" things for me. This is my account.
Me: I make no promises.
It was a good talk I feel. I think we got some things worked out ;-) Anyway, the grab bags have some really fabulous books in them, so don't forget to check out the Epic Reads Facebook page each week to enter. And hopefully win. *crosses fingers*
Additionally, I have some very cool Lauren Oliver related items to share with you. First up is a Liesl & Po Classroom sweepstakes, all of the details of which can be found HERE.
And secondly, the fantastic Dark Days tour is continuing this weekend in Los Angeles with Lauren Oliver, Claudia Gray, and Dan Wells all in attendance. Wish I could be in LA right now. For those of you who are like me and are nowhere near sunny California, you can catch the event as it's livestreamed tomorrow (March 11th) HERE courtesy of Tiffany at About To Read.
If you just can't wait that long to hear Lauren Oliver talk about the unbelievable Delirium trilogy, you can check out her stop in Raleigh, North Carolina in a video HERE.
Phew. That was a lot of links. Enjoy all the Epic Reads fun everyone!