Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Monday, October 4, 2010

Book Drawing Winner

Ok, so only two people like free books. Or (more likely) only two people read my blog.

That's ok. I'm not whining. Er, maybe I am. But what these two people have figured out that the rest of you haven't, is that when a few people enter my drawings frequently, those few frequently win free books.

But I wax alliterative. And I will shut up now.

So, the winner of September's book drawing is....are both of you ready?


Congratulations, Alyosha. Send me your address and I'll send you a book.


  1. Hey~ I read your blog! But you probably already knew that! I just did not think I would qualify to get a free book since I am family and NOT a writer :-)
    Thanks for letting us come over and crash your evening the other night. We loved seeing you even if it was short and Noah was not in the best mood.

  2. Julie: I know you've read this book, so let me know if you want a different one. We can make a switch.

    Sarah: Of course you don't have to be a writer or non-family to win a book! You just have to want the book. :)

    We loved having you come, too. Sorry we had to cut it short.

  3. I read it--your blog comes to my reader, but don't comment on the book drawings or hardly any blogs.
    I have a thesis deadline!
    Oh--need to send you an email about late December--we'll be in town for a couple weeks. Hope to see you then.

  4. Sarah: I have no right to complain, because I hardly ever comment either. Especially lately. You could waste your whole life commenting on blogs. A thesis is MUCH better use of precious words and time. I'd love to see you in December; let me know.

  5. I read it too, but I also figured I knew you too well to be stealing your free books :)

  6. No, Jamie. You definitely deserve free books. Especially mine, because I owe for all the critiquing you do for me.


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