Contest Update

First, you guys are awesome. Thirty comments! Thirty! I had no idea I’d get this kind of response. The contest is still open, and you can enter more than once, you can tell your friends, you can re-state your case, whatever.

I’m easy.

So while we’re waiting for midnight Friday (like I’ll be awake, so I’ll be posting the winners Saturday morning), here are some amusing things you might have missed around the Interwebs:

1) This is a hilarious post by Intern, about how author contests have gotten a little ridiculous with the follows and retweets and Facebook announcements, and you practically need an advanced math degree to enter. (Mr. Berry, those might be right up your alley.)

On a completely unrelated note, does anyone else find it kind of telling that the only two teachers with whom I’m friends on Facebook are my high school Calculus teacher, and my high school Physics teacher?

Yeah, me too.

2) This is a very cool Flash thingie that plays music based on which boxes you click. Just start clicking boxes and sit back and enjoy.

3) My K Teen sistah, Erica O’Rourke, has a new cover. Go check it out and leave your opinion in comments for a chance to win an ARC of her debut, Torn.

4) There’s a school district in Texas that’s considering switching to four day weeks as a result of budget cuts. Until my job lets me work a four day week (something to which I’d not be opposed), I’m not really a fan of finding someone to watch my kids on that extra off day. What do you guys think?

All right, that’s all I’ve got. Keep those book recommendations coming!


3 thoughts on “Contest Update

  1. A couple of years ago, our academic team was assigned the topic of 4-day school weeks, and I did much intensive research on the subject for our presentation. Essentially, it was found that, although the savings can be noticeable in rural districts with long bus routes, it is harder on kids and families (babysitting, kids just wasting time on their day off). Most ridiculous of all were the districts that held activities on the off-days. No money was saved and all the other negatives were in place.
    Basically, it’s been proved over and over again that kids benefit from more school, not less.

  2. I’m not going to enter your contest because you’ve already bought me a book (back at valentine’s day, thanks again!), but good luck to those other folks who enter!

    And let me know if you find some goodies. I’m always looking for something delightful to read.

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