Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CONTEST!!

It's official. My office is unpacked! I've never been so relieved. I can see my desk, I can see my floor, and I can see all of my sparkly books. :)

Some pics (of varying degrees of blurriness. I really need a new camera.)




My sparkly new bookshelves! Look at the room I have left over! You know what that means...time for a worship session!




Where the magic is gonna happen. :) If you look to the left, you'll see FI in all it's glory. Okay, so it's in tattered bits, all paper clipped and cut up, but it's there. That's the important thing.

You'll notice I have all of the important writing tools...a desk...a chair...juggling beanies for brainstorming sessions...

The wires are a little out of control behind my desk, but that's a job for another day.





That's my paperback bookshelf. It's stacked two rows deep. I still have several tubs under my bed that need to be added, hence the space at the bottom. You'll notice my very own "My Lord and Spymaster" mug at the bottom right corner. Jealous? :)


In celebration, I thought I'd hold a little contest. Plus, by writing up these questions, I'm able to procrastinate on those bathroom/kitchen floors. :) It's going to be a LONG night.

Okay, DA Rules are simple:

1. Answer the following questions to the best of your ability. The person who gets the most answers correct will win a gift certificate to my church (aka Barnes & Noble), denomination to be determined. (Nina pointed out a flaw in my otherwise brilliant plan. If you Do Not have a B&N in your area/country, do still enter. I'll come up with an equally cool prize. Okay, maybe nothing is quite as cool as a B&N certificate, but I'll try.) If I have a lot of entries, you can betcha I'll make it worth it. I'll be honest, if you read my blog, you may have a slight advantage with them. Then again, you may end up more confused. In the end, it's probably a fairly equal playing field.

2. A CHANGE: Answer in the comments section. I'll make this a random drawing instead. Why? Because I think my pictures are crap, and my references maybe a little too obscure in some questions. If together you can answer most of these questions, then awesome. :) I'll be interested to see if all of them are puzzled out. (g)

3. Enter by next Friday, July 10th, 12am CST. I will announce the winner promptly, or when I wake up. I'd count on the latter.

4. Link it to your blog. The more the merrier!

On to the questions!

1. This bestselling book received these comments from me upon finishing: I liked the book despite the atrocious dialogue and despite disliking the characters immensely. (It's in the picture, if that helps.)

2. This author co-hosts a video blog with his brother. I heart him.

3. The name by which the author in question number 2 refers to his wife.

4. I've often told people--both known to me, as well as strangers on the street--that they need to read this book and/or listen to it on audio. It's narrated by death.

5. The number of books written by compuserve members. There are multiple books for some authors, please enter the TOTAL. (Be sure to study ALL of the pics carefully.) (For the new rules, name 'em. We'll do a countdown. There are 20 -- bonus points if you come up with 21, tho. :))

6. Name the two books that have multiple copies shown. (Hint: each have two, not all the same size.)

7. This author tells a very convincing tale regarding a certain HP author. According to this author, J.K. Rowling has kidnapped Alan Rickman and is holding him hostage in her basement. I'm not sure why. At any rate, name two books I own by this author. Extra points if you can get them all.

8. This author has a serious affection for Lady Ga-Ga. If she has one aspiration in life, it's probably to be sparkly. Name her book.

9. The movie version of this book starred the great Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine as the little fool.

10. This author just had her 15th book come out in her long-running series. (Which reminds me I need to go out an get it!) Extra points if you can name the lead female, and two lead male characters.

11. I, very recently, said I want to BE this author.

12. Name his books as shown. (1 pt. for each book)

Okay, that adds up to...hmmm, a lot of points. I'll tally 'em up later. :)

Off you go -- and good luck!

21 comments:

Deniz Bevan said...

I'm entering! Procastination indeed :-)

NBB said...

I'm not entering, but I posted it on my blog anyway :)

NBB said...

1. Not sure about the dislike of the characters, but I think it might be The Time Traveler's Wife


2. JA Konrath


3. Sheila Killer ?


4. The Book Thief!!


5.
Spymaster's Lady
My Lord and Spymaster
Outlander
Dragonfly in Amber
Voyager
Drums of Autumn
Cost of Freedom
The Outlandish Companion
The Fiery Cross
A Breath of Snow and Ashes


6. HP and the Order of the Phoenix?


9. Rebecca?


11. Scott Westerfeld


12.
Uglies
Pretties
Specials
The Last Days
Peeps
(*Could* be The Secret Hour, Touching Darkness and Blue Noon as well)

NBB said...
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NBB said...

I want to add (and probably not for the last time *g*) for #5:
The Scent of Shadows
The Taste of Night
The Touch of Twilight
City of Souls

I'm very unsure about that, because it's really hard to see :P

NBB said...

For #10

Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum
Joseph Morelli
Ranger (Ricardo Carlos Manoso)

Beth said...

I'm afraid all I know the answer to is number 10:

Janet Evanovich is the author. The book is Finger Lickin' Fifteen. The MC is Stephanie Plum, and her two guys are Joe and Ranger.

And I looked up the answer to number 9 (g) -- Rebecca.

Jennifer Hendren said...

Hey guys,

Sorry I've been off the 'net for the last few days. You've got some really great answers so far. :) That said, there are still more out there! If you click on the pictures, you get a better view...and don't forget to look at ALL of them. :)

I also have Deniz's answers, just need to paste them in.

Come on, people...where are all the other entries?? :) This contest is a no-brainer.

Jen

Deniz Bevan said...

There's nothing in there by Libba Bray, is there? I saw one of her books at sidewalk sale and picked it up for 2$, only cos I remembered you talking about her!

Carol A. Spradling said...

1. I remember hearing this about a few books, but can't remember the titles.
2. J A Konrath
3.
4. The Book Thief
5. 6?
6. 3?
7.
8.
9.
10. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum, Joe and Ranger
11. Scott Westerfeld
12. Uglies, but you last commented on Specials. Do I get extra for that? :)

NBB said...

for #5:

Suspicion

(I really cannot recognise ANYthing on the picture with your paperback books :) )

Tara Parker said...

Ok, here goes:

1) "Twilight"
2) John Green
3) The Yeti
4) ?
5) The Scent of Shadows, The Taste of Night, The Touch of Twilight, City of Souls, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, The Outlandish Companion, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, Lord John and the Private Matter, Her Ladyship's Companion, Spymaster's Lady, My Lord and Spymaster, Seeds of Time, Secret of Light, Shades of Red, Ms. Zephyr's Notebook, Call me Aram, Daughter of War, Prisoner in the Promised Land, Aram's Choice, Kobzar's Children, Nobody's child, Hope's War, Enough, The Hunger, Silver Threads, Acadian Star...I know there's more, but I am taking up too much room already!
6) One of them is "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".
7) Maureen Johnson
8) ?
9) "Rebecca"
10) Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli, Ranger
11) Scott Westerfield

Tara Parker said...

Oh, I forgot #12, but I can't see them anyway.

I know you have all the books, though. Does that count?

Jennifer Hendren said...

Tara,

ROFLMAO!! *Jen takes a look at her bookshelves* Wow, I _wish_ I had all of those books. (g) Alas, I do not.

Yay on getting 2, 3 & 7!

*hint to anyone listening in -- some of the books might be on my virtual bookshelf at the *cough* bottom of my blog*

Tara Parker said...

You know what? I completely skipped over the part where they were supposed to be on your bookshelf!

Over-achiever, that's me!

Jennifer Hendren said...

Tara,

Well, I had _some_ of the ones you listed. (g)

Jennifer Hendren said...

Deniz's Answers:

1. This bestselling book received these comments from me upon finishing: I liked the book despite the atrocious dialogue and despite disliking the characters immensely. (It's in the picture, if that helps.)
Hmm, not Wicked, by any chance?

2. This author co-hosts a video blog with his brother. I heart him.
Eep! Don't know!

3. The name by which the author in question number 2 refers to his wife by.
Snookums? lol

Jennifer Hendren said...

. I've often told people--both known to me, as well as strangers on the street--that they need to read this book and/or listen to it on audio. It's narrated by death.
The Book Thief! It was a great book!

5. The number of books written by compuserve members. There are multiple books for some authors, please enter the TOTAL. (Be sure to study ALL of the pics carefully.)
Wow, visual math... hmm... I only recognise a few. 16? I bet there's more... And where can I get a Jo mug? :-)

6. Name the two books that have multiple copies shown. (Hint: each have two, not all the same size.)
Can't tell. Boy, I'm doing really badly!

7. This author tells a very convincing tale regarding a certain HP author. According to this author, J.K. Rowling has kidnapped Alan Rickman and is holding him hostage in her basement. I'm not sure why. At any rate, name two books I own by this author. Extra points if you can get them all.
Who on earth? Actually, I remember you blogging about this. But of course I can't remember who it is!

Jennifer Hendren said...

8. This author has a serious affection for Lady Ga-Ga. If she has one aspiration in life, it's probably to be sparkly. Name her book.
Gosh, who?

9. The movie version of this book starred the great Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine as the little fool.
Gah! I suck!

Jennifer Hendren said...

10. This author just had her 15th book come out in her long-running series. (Which reminds me I need to go out an get it!) Extra points if you can name the lead female, and two lead male characters.
Aha! *this* one I know! Janet Evanovich! Finger Lickin' Fifteen (which is what I would buy with my gift certificate if I won this contest...) Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli and Carlos Manoso (oh, okay, Ranger (g))

Jennifer Hendren said...

11. I, very recently, said I want to BE this author.
Scott Westerberg.

12. Name his books as shown. (1 pt. for each book)
Well, see, I don't actually know him, I just remembered your post!

Whew!
:-)
Deniz