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, May 23, 2011

Cookie Apocalypse and Free Book Winner

the apocalypse
Ok, so we're post apocalypse now, and still alive, even though we ate all but two of the cookies we made last night, which is sort of a disaster, since how are we going to decide who gets the last two?

And also, my son's broken ipod is sitting next to the computer here and mewing. Yes, mewing. I don't know what that means, but it's bugging me.

 But I think we're ok. And I still have a book to give away.

So I wrote down a bunch of names on little scraps of paper and threw them in a bowl and drew one. Very random and scientific.

And Amberly, you own a copy of Gary Schmidt's Okay for Now. The perfect not-actually-dystopian post-apocalyptic read. Congratulations!

I'm ready to send it to you, so if you email me at ejjube at gmail dot com and let me know your address, I'll get it in the mail. 

Thanks to all you new and old followers who entered the drawing. If you like free books, keep watching for another giveaway. I try to do this every month or two, and your chances for winning are always pretty good, since the contest is nice and small.

Even if you didn't win, you should still go check out this book from the library, or buy a copy for yourself. Because all y'all need to read this one.

Playing High and Dry with Sourdough

Lately I've been playing with dough. It's become a sort of a compulsion. Maybe because I'm tired of driving all the way to som...