Tuesday, January 29, 2008

You have to read through my whining to get to the prize...

Wow! Have I been swamped lately. Haven't had time to turn around twice, let alone post a blog. This is what I've done in the past two weeks:
  • I had a book due on the 25th that I didn't get turned in until yesterday (no, not a book I'm writing or publishing; I do pre-press work—editing & design—for Liahona Preparatory Academy).

  • I'm also the parent rep for Megan's lacrosse team (brand new at her school this year), so I've been organizing a HUGE fundraising campaign because they need everything—uniforms, equipment, etc. (Expect announcements and invitations to participate in these fundraisers to appear here soon).

  • I tend my grandbabies once a week. I absolutely love doing it. And it wears me out.

  • I'm trying to read all the Whitney Award finalists before the awards ceremony in March. I want to see if that committee's taste in fiction is as good as mine. (ha!) I've added the titles of the ones I've read to my Winter Reading List but reviews will have to wait.

  • I had to help my husband find a "new for us" car because his died.

  • By the end of this week, I still have to do a catalog for a client; the 1099s (due by law on the 31st) and the quarterly royalties for my nearly defunct publishing company; and year end reports for my three other businesses.

  • Oh, and I've still got this stupid cold that I caught the day after Christmas. Crazy.

But despite all this, it's time for a prize give-away for the Winter Reading Challenge.

Young Merlin Trilogy by Jane Yolen

When Merlin is just eight years old, his parents abandon him, leaving him to starve to death in the woods. He survives. More than that, he thrives: Over the course of the next four strange years, he discovers and tames his terrifying powers; pretends to be a traveling player, passing among peasants and princes; and fatefully befriends a future king. In the three novels of the Young Merlin Trilogy—Passager, Hobby and Merlin—master storyteller Jane Yolen reimagines the origins of the greatest wizard of all time.


1. Must be signed up for the Winter Reading Challenge 2008. (If you're not, sign up now.)

2. Must leave a comment on THIS POST in the next 24 hours. (Before January 30th, 9:06 A.M.)

3. Must live in the U.S. (Sorry.)


Susan said...

This one sounds really good - I would love to win it!

Hope you feel better soon.

eva said...

I'd love a chance!

Sandra said...

One that is on my list to be on my list. I can hardly wait to find out if you liked it or not.

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to read those but haven't found the time. They look to be incredible.

Becky said...

I would love, love, love to read these. :) I've been wanting to read them for a long time. :)