Friday, July 25, 2014

The Friday 56


Welcome to Week 188!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.



AMAZON


"They should have a room ready for your grandfather soon, Miss Bontrager."
"I'm right here," Grosdaadi grumped. "Don't talk about me like I'm not."

~ Page 156 From Flowers for Rachael by Kathleen Fuller
*Grosdaadi means grandfather in Middlefield Amish*











Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just After Rain - Ross Clark

just after rain
when the water lies hesitant and pure
on the roads and footpaths
and a few cars still have their lights on

     just after rain
when the frontyard trees sweat the last drops
from their chlorophyll brows
and the air is promise-crammed and light
and there are apparently more towers
in the distant city-centre than before

          just after rain
when the pets emerge from under houses
and overlong browsers from within shops...

               just after rain
we breathe in deeply and effortlessly
we enjoy watching where we put our feet
as we jaunt home

                    just after rain
there is no other time that is not
                                   just after rain



Alphabe Thursdays



World's Best Story (With #Giveaway)

I am really excited to tell you about an innovative new contest platform for both readers and writers. Laura Fabiani of iRead Book Tours is now a proud sponsor for World’s Best Story!

More and more authors and writers are discovering the power of readers. Books are written for the reader audience, so why not have a say in telling others we think a writer’s story has blockbuster potential? That’s what World’s Best Story allows you to do.
In view of this, I hope you will join me in helping to spread the word and to sign up as a member of World’s Best Story to find talented storytellers and get great prizes. 


But first let me tell you more about World’s Best Story.





World’s Best Story was launched at BookExpo America on May 28. It’s the first social contest to reward readers and writers with exclusive partner prizes. So what does this mean for you?



If you are a writer:



1. Submit your story. Entering is free and the entry period ends Aug 12.

2. Prizes include publishing contracts, celebrity master classes, trademark and IP protection, book tours, big box retail distribution, PR and marketing support and more!

3. Top ten finalists and grand prize winner will be announced at the Toronto International Book Fair on November 15, 2014.



If you are a reader:



1. You get the chance to be the judge, discover new stories and win great prizes.

2. When you sign up to become a member, you automatically get $10 to spend at Beyond the Rack. Signing up is easy, requiring only your name and email.

3. When you rate and vote you’ll get a chance to win cool prizes, and the grand prize package includes a $2000 shopping spree at Beyond the Rack!



So how can you help spread the word? There are several ways:

  • Write a post about it and you can enter in a giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card and one of 6 $25 Beyond the Rack Gift Cards
  • Add the World’s Best Story logo on your blog with a link back to their site.
  • If you are an iRead tour host, your post will count toward your incentive program if you do the above.
  • If you are not yet an iRead tour host, join and you will qualify for the incentive program
  • Tell all your readers about WBS through social media networking.
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THANK YOU!

Stella & Dot

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