Monday, June 2, 2014


     Here's a little verse to bring a close to this misbegotten giveaway contest:

     Okey-o dokey-o;
     The hell with Pinocchio.

     By which I mean to say: I give up.  I declare the winner and poster of the most interesting (i.e., twisted) comment to my contest post to be Noha Aggog, if by some chance that's her real name, or even if it's not.  Okay, Noha!  (Are you perhaps related to Greta Ha?)  Come out, come out, wherever you are!  Shoot me an email at muranosb(at)gmail(dotcom), tell me your mailing address, and I'll shoot you the actual, non-e, hopelessly traditional, turn-the-pages book.
     And I have to say that I'm deeply disappointed in Jiminy Cricket, who wasn't really much help at all in generating interest in this contest.  Moral of the story: if you're looking for a life coach, and the only applicant to show up is an insect in formal evening wear, smile and  keep looking.

                                                           Hey! Just hold on there!

Yeah, Jiminy.  I mean you.


  1. Hahaha. Congrats to Noha Aggog. Yeah, it does suck when you hold a contest and all you hear are crickets! Or just one cricket...

  2. Stephanie: one of these days, I'm gonna crack this whole contest thing. In your photo, you don't look old enough to remember Blondie, but the last few days my head has been full of Deborah Harry signing, "I'm not the kinda girl who gives up ju-ust like tha-at... oh no-o-o-o-o!" Thank you for stopping by and joining the We Hate Jiminy Cricket Club!

  3. I'm sorry. I JUST discovered your blog! I totally would have entered.

  4. Well, Ronni, you may not be too late! See my latest post. Except you've apparently already read the book. Do you still want the chance to win it?

    1. Can I win the book instead? I only read it through iBooks and I love the book way too much, it would mean a lot to me if I won myself a physical copy I can hug at night.

      I'm still nursing my heartache for The Liars and the dogs as I type (although I have read the book three times, the first time being yesterday morning).

      This book toyed with my feelings and until now, I am still showered with a multitude of emotions, I can barely move.


    2. Oh, gosh. Never mind. I just realized you've finally chosen a different winner. <3

    3. Sorry, Inky. But I'll have more giveaways, I promise!