Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Greetings: coming out of my world of ChAoS for a book give away

Hello! From my world of chaos to yours. I'm coming out of hiding for a long overdue post and book giveaway. Critter has recently been to visit Jill S. Alexander in Texas. You may remember my post about Jill and our serendipitous first meeting. You can visit Jill's blog to read about his visit by clicking HERE.

In honor of Jill's Critter Hosting awesomeness I'm giving away a signed copy of her fabulous book THE SWEETHEART OF PROSEPER COUNTY. It has heart, humor and a strong character voice.

Let me tell you. . . this book is a gem. I stayed up late; laughing, crying . . . copying down snippets of her writing in my little "favorite-quote-collection-book." Most books I read will only have one or two quotes that I decide to write in my little collection book. Jill's book took up 3 pages! Her writing is just that good!

Let me give you an example: Here's a brilliant passage where the main character is describing the town Mayor. It's brilliant because she describes him by describing the people around him. You get a sense of who he is by learning about his relationships with others.

"In addition to his swanky ride, Mayor Nesmith had a money-blowing wife, four whiney rugrats, and the hots for my momma. She avoided him like poison ivy."

Let me say it again . . . Brilliant. And entertaining to boot!

You have to read the book! I believe it so much that I bought 2 copies. One for me and one for a lucky winner.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win. You can gain extra entry points for commenting on Jill's blog, linking this contest to your blog, twitter, facebook or any other sort of social media and becoming (or being) a fan of Critter on Facebook. It will be a big help if you tell me, in the comments, which of these things you have done.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday. Good luck!


Bish Denham said...

Cool Christy! I'm running over to Jill's right now and I'll link to this contest in the sidebar of my blog!

Carol Baldwin said...

I just said I liked "Critter" on facebook and would have linked your blog to FB but didn't see how to do that on your blog. (Sometimes those links hide!) BUt sign me up for the giveaway. Sounds like a fun book!

C.R. Evers said...

So glad you both have joined in Bish and Carol!

Carol, either you can copy and paste my blog link to your FB page or you can hit "share" under my last post on the Critter page. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for helping me spread Critter's good cheer! :0)

Rena said...

Sounds like a great book!

Kelly said...

I love that you have a quote collection book! What a great idea!
And I"m glad to see Critter's still making his way around the country!

dr julie said...

What a great idea-keeping a quote book. When I figure out how to link to my blog. I love Critter so I will become a fan.

Angela Ackerman said...

I'm looking forward to Critter's visit! :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse