Needless to say, y'all rose to the occasion.
Herewith the completely subjective, totally unscientific, biased and sharkly long list:
Timothy Lowe's entry evoked my fierce attack on the requested fulls here at year end!
Number of 11th grade students – 75
Total word count per student, according to turnitin.com – 5,000
Total junior word count – 375,000
Number of 9th grade students – 40
Total freshman word count – 160,000
535,000 total for the year
Not quite War and Peace (587,000 words)
*I need something to read!*
Nate Wilson cracked me up
Until just now, I’d never even heard of Terry Shames or Sam Craddock. It’s an egregious lapse, I know. The surest remedy: Get this book in front of me, stat.
Afterward, I’ll pass it along to a similarly afflicted Reider. To continue the healing.
As did Steve Stubbs
This the winter of my discontent,
Make glorious spring with this child of Craddock,
By giving it to someone else.
I have too much to read.
And the winners are:
Cause this is textbook show not tell. Besides, I'm not depriving an 85 year old lady of a terrific book. My God keeps meticulous notes.I think Kathy Joyce deserves it.
Though my 85 year old mystery devouring mother would love it.
She was just in the hospital for an unexpected stay. The nurse gave her a NY Times Best Selling author's latest thriller and Mom said.
"It's not written very well."
Mom of three adopted kids (7, 6, 5) and a writer in my spare time (ha). Youngest faced trauma and neglect before adoption. Sometimes I need to escape. Our raise-the-kids and build-a-house-in-Colorado (yes, we are crazy, thank you) budget doesn’t include books for my 100-books-a-year reading habit. Send help.
Since half the people in my extended family arrived via adoption (to the point that we've all forgotten which ones arrived how) I'm a sucker for people who open their homes and hearts to kids. Plus, maybe S.P. needs some painting advice for the house. Have roller, will travel!
There's no reason I should win over anyone else.
I live over 100 miles from the nearest bookstore and I find browsing online for new books and authors frustrating. Many of my purchases occur because of mentions on this very blog. I'd love to win one though.
I've lived in those towns. Those towns are the reason I've read every Zane Gray novel published.
If you three will send me your mailing addresses I'll get these in the post to you. I doubt they'll arrive before Christmas (sorry!) but hopefully you'll see them early next week.
I purposely did not pick any entries that I knew were outside the US since I can only mail these to US addresses.
And you'll all be glad to know that another book will be available on Tuesday morning for the comment cotillion. Details in tomorrow's post!