Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yay, turned in a book! Now let's have a contest!

The April 2011 book is winging its way to NYC, so I have two whole days, plus a long weekend, to read! Whoo hoo! So in honor of my rare chance to read, I'm going to throw together a little contest: how many books can I read by the end of day Monday?

Here are the parameters: I work full time today and tomorrow (and I didn't bring a book with me today to read on my lunch hour, darn it), but I'm off Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I have 7 pages a day to write each day, Saturday through Monday, but 7 pages don't take me a full day to write. And most of the books I'll read this weekend are probably going to be Intrigues, so we're talking short-ish books.

Got the details? Start guessing!

The first person to post the correct (eventual) number in the comments wins your choice of an autographed copy of any of my back list books I still have (I think I have at least one copy of all of them except my first book, although some of the copies may be large print), or a $5 gift certificate to any online retailer (bookseller or otherwise) who sells gift certificates online. (Because I'm lazy that way) :)

I'll check back in on Monday night to let you know the number and who won. And if you have any book recommendations, Intrigues or otherwise, share them with the peeps!

UPDATE:

One book finished. A while back, I downloaded several of the free e-books Harlequin offered to celebrate their 60th anniversary (the books are still available for download in .pdf format here). I read one of them, Married by Mistake by Abby Gaines. Sweet, funny, charming book. A marriage of convenience book done in an innovative and mostly believable way. If you like your romances sweetly spicy with plenty of charm, this is a good one.

Now to pick the next book to read...

8 comments:

Pamela Keener said...

I'll guess you will read 3 books. Now don't let me down LOL.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Kea said...

I'm going with 2 books, because you need time to kick back and do other stuff too! LOL. I find my own reading drops off significantly in the spring/summer, even on long weekends. Especially on long weekends. This past Monday was a holiday in Canada (Victoria Day) and I spent the weekend repainting my bedroom, patching holes elsewhere, etc. Not much reading! :-)

P.S. Congrats on sending off the book! Woohoo!

Lesley said...

Well I was going to say 3 but since it's just been said I'll now say 4. Don't let me down! Get reading :-)

Linda Henderson said...

I'm going to say 6, although you could do more if you did'nt do anything else.

EllenToo said...
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Paula said...

Six? Good grief people, I have to sleep and eat. And there are new kittens to play with!

Drat, if only I didn't love a challenge...

EllenToo said...

OK. I'll give you a break and change my guess to 5 since it isn't taken!!!!

Marianne Arkins said...

All my guesses are taken, so I'll bow out of the contest (which bums me out, cuz I LOVE your books). YAY on the new book heading east, though. Can't wait to have it in my hands when it's out!

:-)

Okay, I'll toss my hat in the ring and guess the lowest, not taken number: SEVEN.

I'm thinking you'll probably get three though. LOL...