Monday, May 26, 2014


    ...and trust me, you do NOT want to hear me sing.  Every time I post about a book giveaway, I get lots of hits on the posts, but almost no entries, and I'm going to get to the bottom of this once and for all.  I keep trying to lower the bar on my contest requirements.  I used to try to get people to answer a specific question I asked in connection with the book I was trying to give away.  The results were lackluster at best.  Now I just asked for people to leave any comment at all, and I would choose my favorite.  Nada.  But I'm not giving up.  You know what Thomas Edison said about failure?  He said, "I haven't failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways not to do it."  Well, I may not make it to 10,000, but here's my next try.
     I'm offering to give away a copy of E. Lockhart's new YA novel, WE WERE LIARS.  You can read my review of it here.  It's a really good book.  And it costs almost $20 at a bookstore.  Do you get what I'm saying?  I'm saying, ENTER THIS CONTEST, YOU FOOL!!!
     Okay.  Here's how it works.  I'm going to stick with the "liar" theme:

     Here's what you have to do in order to win the book:
     1.  Look at this picture.
     2.  Leave a comment explaining what Jiminy Cricket is telling Pinocchio.
     3.  Make me laugh so hard I spit out whatever I'm drinking. 
     That's it.  And I'm not even going to say when the contest ends, because we've seen how that works out.  JUST DO IT.  Please don't make me go on to my next idea, which I promise will be even stupider than this one.
     Thank you.  I eagerly await your response.


  1. Jiminy Cricket is saying: "Susan, you are making people work too hard to win free books. We just want to win free books. Give us free books." (or something along those lines.)

    1. Jody: well, no wonder Pinocchio looks so confused! He's saying to himself: "Why is my friend Jiminy Cricket calling me Susan?? And why is he babbling to me about free books? I'm a MARIONETTE, okay?" But thank you very much for your help, Jody! And I've known lots of crickets who have psychotic episodes!

  2. Jiminy is saying: Pinocchio, you mustn't say you love We Were Liars if you havn't even read it yet! Win a free copy from Susan and then you can give it a truthful review. :)


  3. Yvonne: Yeah! That's the ticket! And in light of your interpretation, any future comments to this post that are signed "Pinocchio" will be given extra credit. Thank you, Yvonne! One of the things I really like about you is that you always let your conscience be your guide.

  4. Jiminy: "no one is supposed to know we were liars Pinnochio, but your damn nose is one big spoiler"

    I stumbled upon your review and am intrigued, would love to win :)

  5. Well, K, let's just see, shall we???? Thanks for stopping by!