Since there has been such an underwhelming response to an earlier post (One Sentence Romance Novels for Those Who Don’t Like to Read Romance Novels), I thought you might not want to read entries in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest – named for Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, who penned the words (that Snoopy stole) “It was a dark and stormy night” to open his novel, Paul Clifford (1830). The contest is for the best of the bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.
Here is this year’s winner:
Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped “Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J.”
You can read more here (or not).
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Do you like the opportunity to win books? Well, Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Reading? has a contest for you. She has partnered with Hachette Book Group to offer five different people a box of 10 books. It’s called the Back to School Bonanza. I never win anything, so the winner might as well be you.
For details, read Trish’s post. Entries must be in before September 10 – Just read the post.
One of the books in the box
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This Contest is now over – Sorry. I didn’t win, either.
This title links together three of the greatest words in the English language.
The Koolaid Mom http://thekoolaidmom.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/my-first-ever-giveaway/ is giving away a $20 gift card to Borders. All you have to do is link to the above site and enter to win.
I guess I could have listed easy along with the other three words, but settled for the trifecta.
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HarperCollins is offering a great book giveaway. You can enter here: http://www.harpercollins.com/features/bookchattersweeps/index.aspx?WT.mc_id=NEWS_AUTHRTR_BKCTRSWPS_070108
Many thanks to Stacy’s Bookblog http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/ for helping me find the contest.
Enter and win!