Good evening, readership!
I wanted to cover a few things before I go to bed. First off, thank you to everyone who guessed on my previous post about which statement was true. I know it would seem obvious that one of the Harry Potter related statements would be true. I am sorry to disappoint, but neither are true. I will explain my statements.
1. Statement: I have a soft spot for Vince Vaughn. I don’t usually like the types of movies he’s in, but something about him makes it worth the ridiculous context.
Reality: I dislike almost every movie Vince Vaughn is in. People were smart not to guess this one. He is in the category of “stupid funny” movies, of which I am not a fan.
2. Statement: I own every Harry Potter book and movie, and I can’t go the day without finding or making a reference to something Harry Potter related.
Reality: I don’t own the second movie, Chamber of Secrets. I can’t stand the movie (and it’s my least favorite book), so I’ve never made an effort to purchase it. Everything else about the statement is true. Sorry, I know this one was tricky.
3. Statement: The color of the pen that I hold in my hand is red.
Reality: As guessed, this is a quote from Liar Liar. I thought it was fitting. And I was typing, so clearly not holding a pen, let alone a red one.
4. Statement: I was born with my head tilted more to one side than the other. My mother had to force it to go the other way until it could do so on its own. It still hurts if I move it too far to one side.
Reality: TRUTH! I know it’s a weird one, but if I tilt my head to the left it hurts before I can get it too far. It’s like Derek Zoolander. “I can’t turn left!”
5. Statement: If I could meet one person, living or dead, it would be JK Rowling.
Reality: Don’t get me wrong, JK Rowling is an amazing author and woman. I would be honored to meet her and get a spot of tea. But if I could meet just one person, it wouldn’t be her. I actually have a literary choice and a non-literary choice.
J.D. Salinger is my literary choice, and not because of “Catcher in the Rye.” I happen to adore his writings on the Glass family. He changed my whole perspective on writing, both with his writing and his personal life. He also taught me a lot about myself.
As for my non-literary choice, I would choose Queen Elizabeth I. I am fascinated by the Tudors, and especially her. I’d want to know everything that historians got wrong and discuss what they got right. She was such a strong woman and lived an interesting life. I won’t say I strive to be like her, but I admire her for what she did.
Second order of business, Girl Scout cookies have arrived. It’s a big deal, trust me. Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites and Lemonades were the winners this year. I’ve already had three Peanut Butter Patties tonight. Whatever, I deserve it.
While the above it all grand, I had a special reason for this post. I was excited to see that I have 100 followers on my Twitter page now. I didn’t advertise anything for it because I didn’t want people to follow me merely for the chance to win a book, but as a thank you to people who pay attention to my rambles on here and my mini-rambles on Twitter, I wanted to do my first giveaway. I am offering up the Oprah’s Book Club version of “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens.
How to Enter:
It’s simple. Comment this post and explain one of the following:
1. What your favorite Dickens book is, and why.
2. What Dickens book you would like most to read, and why.
Also, for my own curiosity, please state your favorite author in general. You don’t have to include why, but I would love to hear the reason if you want to write it out.
1. Include your name and e-mail address with your comment.
2. Winners will be selected randomly.
3. Location isn’t a factor with this contest.
4. Winner/s must respond within 48 hours to claim prize.
5. If prize is lost or damaged, please blame the carrier and not the blogger.
That’s it! Pretty simple, yeah? The book will be given away to one person at random. I actually have three copies that I can give away, so if I get at least 15 entries I will throw in a second book, and a third after 30.
Contest ends Friday, February 11 at 5:00 P.M. Eastern
Winners will be posted within 24 hours of the contest end date.