Friday, November 5, 2010

From Me to You

Ugh. These last two days have been crazy busy with refinancing the house, my daughter's birthday and prepping for my upcoming writing class. As a result, my word count hasn't gone up much.

New Words since NaNo began: 1869
Total Words written on WiP: 7891

But enough about me. Here's something for you. Since I'm trying to reduce the number of books on my nightstand, I've got two more titles up for grabs.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
(description from Goodreads)
Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about, the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it. 

ARC of Crossing Over by Anna Kendall
(description from Goodreads)
Whether it's a curse, or a blessing, or an ability, the fact remains: whenever Roger is injured or in enough pain he crosses over to the land of the dead. Once there, there are rules: only the newly dead will talk, for example, and nothing will raise the longer dead from their tranquillity.

There are rules in the land of the living as well; rules which would have Roger hanged for witchcraft if he was ever caught. But refusing to cross over isn't an option. His uncle depends on Roger to hide under the table in their fairground act, listen to the recently bereaved asking questions of their dear departed, and then cross over to find the answers. It's a hard way of life, made all the harder as his uncle's fists usually provide the trigger for Roger to cross over.

It's not the only way of life, though, and when Roger sees a chance to escape he fights for it - little knowing that love, loss, shocking revelations and, ultimately, war lie ahead of him.

Just because Roger can cross over into the land of the dead doesn't mean he wants to.

In the comments, let me know which book you'd prefer to win. (Sorry, but you have to pick one or your name will not be entered!) If you're a follower, you get an extra entry. Contest is open for one week. A name will be randomly selected at midnight PST on Thursday, November 11. I'll announce the winner next Friday. 


Bish Denham said...

Sherrie, there is a surprise for you on my blog!

And gasp! I only just now realized I'm not a follower...but I am now!

Laura Pauling said...

I'll be needing to rid my pile at some point too. Crossing over looks good! :)

storyqueen said...

Sarah Dessen!

I love your nightstand giveaways.


Kelly Polark said...

The first one!
Don't get down on the word count if life gets in the way. You'll be writing way more this month because of Nano and that is awesome and productive!

Unknown said...

I love The Truth About Forever. I just reread it. :D

Regina said...

Wow, they both look like great reads. Either one would be delightful.

Kristan Hoffman said...

I'd love to check out Sarah Dessen! I've heard such great things about her books.

Try and give yourself some time to recharge this weekend. Good luck with NaNo!

lotusgirl said...

The Truth About Forever is one of my faves, but I already have it. So throw me in for Crossing Over.

Bish Denham said...

Okay Sherrie, I think I'd like to try for the first one!

kaye said...

I think i am interested in reading the second book. sounds like a good book to read, :)

Becky Levine said...

Don't you sometimes wonder who ever picked NOVEMBER for Nano? :)

I'd love to enter for Crossing Over, if you please!

And happy nano'ing for the next few days.

Riv Re said...'re farther into NaNo than I am!
I'm going to enter this contest for my sister, who is in love with Sarah Dessen...

Unknown said...

The Truth About Forever sounds amazing but I'd be happy to read either. I love new books :)

Brodie said...

I would love to be entered if this is open internationally! I already have The Truth About Forever (which I loved), Crossing Over has me intrigued and the cover looks great so I'd love to be entered in for that.

+1 for being a follower :)

Happy Birthday to your daughter and good luck with NaNo!!


Jackee said...

Hooray! I'm not too late for another nightstand giveaway. :o)

I'm going to go with Sarah Dessen. Because really, you can never have enough of her books!


Lori W. said...

Sarah Dessen, please! But they both look good.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...