So does anyone want to win some awesome books?
If the answer is yes, then don't wait (well wait until you are done reading this post), don't hesitate (except again for the finishing to read this post thing), and do hurry over the Lucky 13s blog for our SIX MONTHS UNTIL 2013 CELEBRATION!!!
If the answer is no... Um, then, urgh. Are you sick? Maybe you should think about visiting the emergency room (feel free to go immediately without finishing this blog post). I'm not a doctor, but not wanting free books seems like a potentially serious ailment.
So here's the deal (for the healthy wanting to win books people). The Lucky 13s is a group of kidlit authors whose books debut in (yep, you guessed it) 2013. A bunch of the members of the Lucky 13s (me included!) are giving away a book that is special to us or inspired us in some way.
The book that I am giving away is THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson.
Why this book?
Because this was one of those books that I fell in love with, that I read and then wanted to go out into the streets with a cardboard sign around my neck, telling other people to read this book too.
Because I read this book over a year ago and I am still thinking about it.
Because the title rocks.
Because this book broke my heart.
Because this book put my heart back together again.
Basically, because the way that Jandy Nelson tells this story and her use of language in telling it, is everything that I as a writer and storyteller aspire to be.
If you have not read this book, you really should. And hey, wouldn't it make it easier to read it, if you won a free copy and had it delivered to your house by your friendly (degrees of friendliness may vary) neighborhood postal worker? Oooor if you don't win this book, you might win another awesome book instead. So that would be a win/win. Or you might not win anything, but you would have discovered the Lucky 13s blog, and that's pretty good too (although admittedly not quite as good as winning a free book.)
So, to recap: Books are good. Winning is good. Free stuff is good. And the Lucky 13s are just plain awesome. Sooo... head over to the Lucky 13s blog NOW (yes NOW, this blog post is pretty much over and I won't be hurt at all if you skip these last few words). Enter the contest. I hope you win.