105 Ways to Give a Book

Lucky Day

Yesterday I wanted to do another post in the countdown to the 48 Hour Book Challenge but I was unable to after the approximately twelve hours I spent on Girl Scout stuff. And I’m not talking a camping, all-day event. No, because that would make sense. It was hours preparing for the meeting, two hours of actual meeting, hours more sorting through the paperwork and financial forms due that evening, and hours at the leaders’ meeting. Then, because I obviously have some sort of time-boundary issues, I spent an extra hour going through the three hundred photos the girls took with my camera this year to get a decent collection to put on CDs for each girl.

Anyway, I’m reading the newspaper this morning. Specifically I was reading the comics, and my eyes drifted over to the horoscopes. Mine today:
GEMINI: It’s your lucky day to ask for everything. Don’t hold back. There are blessings to be had lining up faster than callers on your call log. Such unparalleled generosity makes your day one of the best of the year.
Damn. That sounds kind of... good.

So today I’m asking for everything. Not holding back. Waiting here for your unparalleled generosity for prizes for 48 Hour Book Challenge. I received an email from Tricia with the offer of a very long prayer flag from Tibet. I’m not even sure what that is, but it sounds awesome! I know that other bloggers, authors, and illustrators are out there ready to send me something great. Apparently, today is the day to contact me about it. I mean, it’s not like my horoscope could be wrong.

Scroll to the end of my blogroll for the Email MotherReader! button, and send me a line. This would also be a good day if any publishers, agents, or editors would like to make inquires about getting me to write a book of essays on parenting and life. I’m just saying.


Unknown said...

Sounds great. I do hope you get everything you ask for today!

Will the prizes be assigned to categories ahead of time, or will you be deciding that afterwards? And will you post a complete list of prizes we can win? I'm intrigued by some of the prizes you've mentioned. Not that I think I'll win anything - I'm not all that fast a reader - but it's good to have something to strive for!

And good luck with the book thing. I'd totally buy your book!

Lady S. said...

And that's just weird - as I came to your blog to find your email in order to make you an offer...

Robin Brande said...

Okay, you got me. I haven't heeded the call because I didn't realize it was for me. But I am hereby donating sweets to the cause. One of your lucky winners will get some calories from me. Details to follow in an e-mail.

I love posts like this. You just speak my language.