Thursday, December 13, 2007

Books and More Books

No school today 'cause of the impending snow/ice storm ~ yippee! I think teachers enjoy days off just as much as students do!

You know, this December book give-away has been such a great way for people to stop in and visit my blog, I think I might do it every month! What do you think?

And speaking of getting free books, I'll put in a plug here for The Long and the Short of It ~ they desperately need more reviewers. If any of you new visitors are interested, go on over and let Marianne know. She's looking for anyone who'd be willing to read 2 books a month (or short stories - hey, there's a lot of those too!) and share your opinion. You get free reads, and even better, they just started an incentive program where you can earn points for every review you write...and the points can be traded in for Amazon gift certificates or cool items from CafePress, among other things. Just let her know I sent you!

Of course, one of the things you'll find as as reviewer is a wide range of stories and writing abilities...and editing polish, apparently. I'm reading a novella right now that is chock-full of spelling and grammar errors. Not cool. It really takes away from my enjoyment of the story. Sigh.

P.S. Received another wonderful email regarding Lost in Paradise, from a cyber-writing friend of mine:

"I have just finished reading your book. Just fantastic. One of the most enjoyable reads I've had for a while. Loved the characters and the situation they find themselves in-you kept the momentum going right till the end."

Thanks, Rosalie!!


windycindy said...

Hello! Who would say "no" to continuing contests?! They are way too much fun. What a wonderful comment on your book! Cindi

Mel said...

Ha! Allie, I have to disagree. Students are always happier than teachers. I skipped down the hallway after taking my last final for the semester.

Dru said...

I love contest especially if they're easy to win.

Isn't it wonderful to get good reviews?

Hope your day was a good one.

Titania Starlight said...

Happy Friday!

Those were all excellent answers.

Like that dessert.What a joke Paris Hilton is. It is a shame who people look up to.

Have a nice weekend. :o)

LaskiGal said...

Where do you find the time . . . as an English teacher . . . to read and write when you have planning and grading to do? I'm off for the year (new baby), but I'm dying to know your secret for when I go back!