Monday, February 21, 2011

A Contest!

SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS has been out for a month now, and the paperback edition of THE UNNAMEABLES comes out in another month. So, having admired everyone else's contests over the years, I'll try one of my own.

Mellie in SMALL PERSONS is obsessed with art history, which enables her to tiptoe close to creativity while keeping her imagination firmly under control. (She collects art trivia and likes to catalog it.)

Medford in THE UNNAMEABLES is obsessed with wood-carving--in a good way, but his obsession also is dangerous for him.

So what's your passion? Music? Manga? Horses? Antique bottle caps? Ant farms? Tell us about it in the comments--what you're passionate about and why. (Keep it clean, obviously!) One random commentor wins signed copies of SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS and the new paperback of THE UNNAMEABLES.

ETA: This contest will end at noon Tuesday, March 1!

The knitting report: I am knitting my fourth sock, and I've had to rip out the heel twice. I seem to be getting worse at it rather than better. (How, I ask you , did I end up with FIVE extra stitches?) Poor Rob has to sit there and listen to me swear. This pair is supposed to be for him, and he's been tactfully trying to say that he isn't THAT short of socks. Too bad. He's getting these if it kills me.

15 comments:

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Reading is definitely my #1 passion. After that, I'd say paging through home improvement magazines and imagining the possibilities. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Rob has four feet?








Flo, not actually entering the contest

Ellen Booraem said...

And a long, bushy tail.

Anonymous said...

Harry Potter, because of the layers in JKRowlings writing. (and I am entering the contest! *sticks tongue out at Fly* )

Kzspot

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Reading, definitely. Followed by writing. But those are pretty broad--I'm also particularly passionate about etymologies and the tulip craze in Holland :)

Danielle said...

My passion is Art and writing. I am currently working on a project about art that you see everyday but never really think about much. I am hoping this project helps me to change the lives of myself, my children, my sister, and those close to me. If my passion works out for the best I will beable to help my sister with her hard times, give my children the childhood I never had, and payback those that have helped me in my times of hardship. I am very thankful for everything that has happened to me good or bad, because it helps me to push on and carry out what I love doing the most.

Abby Stevens said...

I am passionate about writing, reading (HARRY POTTER in particular), the Wounded Warrior Project, and my family. :) Thanks for the contest!

Sarah said...

My passions are reading and writing. It's something I do every single free time I have, and currently, that is not a lot. Yet I seems to be working off more books than I have at the moment. I love to write and often do so when I really shouldn't, like in class. It's just something I absolutely adore!

jay-wa said...

I'm completely obsessed with glass cat figurines. Whenever I see one, I just fill with joy at their beady little eyes, and their delicate constructs. Its only dangerous to any horizontal surfaces :)

Kelly Andrews said...

I love starting plants from seed. It's exciting to wait and then finally see them emerge and grow. I have a good light setup and it's much easier to look after my seedlings than when they're in the garden, subject to weather, insects, and out-of-mindedness.

Kristin Tubb said...

Reading and writing are obsessions 1 and 2, followed by doodling/art. I used to knit, but I haven't picked it up in awhile. (I have an unfinished baby blanket for my daughter. She's now 6.) I'd like to try embroidery next. :)

Ellen Booraem said...

Harry Potter? Plant starting? Glass cat figurines? Who could decide?

Not me. So I've put all your names on slips of paper and I'm going to the library to get someone to draw a name out of a hat.

Back at you soon!

Allison said...

Oh, that's tough. My passions all center around books, but it's hard to decide on one. Probably reading is my most passionate passion. But a close second is writing, and coming in third is following authors and readers and other nerds like me online. But, yeah, reading is number one, I suppose :)

Anonymous said...

Who won?

Ellen Booraem said...

Sorry...I posted it up above and didn't think to put it here, too. It was Anamaria. The town library director did the drawing--pix in the March 1 post.

Sorry, KZ!!