Eight Crazy Nights: Day 1 - Jessica Andersen

Book CoverIt’s the start of Eight Crazy Nights: a giveaway every day for Hanukkah, the festival of fried foods and wrestling bits of candle wax out of the menorah after cramming the candles in their bases each night for a week-plus-one.

But that’s beside the point. Our first giveaway is for an ARC of Jessica Andersen’s Dawn Keepers. We have three to give away, and Doc Jess will select randomly from your comments, provided you answer her question:

If we posit that the world *is* going to end on 12/21/2012…what is one thing you absolutely want to do between now and then?

Leave your comment, and you’re entered to win. You have 24 hours – ready, set, go!


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  1. 1
    Anony Miss says:

    Thing number one: sink a whole lotta money into designing and building a ship so I can colonize another habitable planet!!

  2. 2
    Mary M. says:

    Hmm… having so short a time span influences the answer a lot… Normally I would have said I wanted to find true love and have children, or bought the house of my dreams, or found my true calling in life and realized how I could make the world a better place. But what use would those be if the world was going to end in 4 years?….So I think I’d do something completely selfish and go work on a cruise boat that travels around the world – the goal would be to visit all the countries I haven’t seen yet before they don’t exist anymore! At least see my current top 5: Egypt, Morocco, India, Ireland and Peru.  Plus all the islands I might cross along the way :-DDD

  3. 3

    I want to see Great Big Sea perform on their home turf in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and belt out “Rant and Roar” at the top of my lungs in the middle of a crowd who can sing it like they mean it.

  4. 4
    Faellie says:

    Give up work, live off my savings, and spend the time in my garden.  I’m reclaiming a quarter of an acre of steep scrubland overlooking the sea, turning it into a terraced garden.  I don’t have a deadline for finishing, because a garden is never finished, which is both a blessing and a curse.  A four year deadline, with no work to get in the way, is just about perfect.

    PS I might still spend quite a lot of time reading, too.

  5. 5
    Alyssa says:

    See a unicorn

  6. 6
    DeeCee says:

    Make it to Ireland to kiss the blarney stone and take the time to really say goodbye to my extended family.

  7. 7
    MJ says:

    See the country. I’d love to go to Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana and Maine.

  8. 8
    Peggy P says:

    Stop watching my weight and eat Krispy Kreme donuts for breakfast, pizza for lunch and fried chicken for supper with a milkshake at every meal and never eat another salad!

  9. 9
    Dee Carney says:

    My first answer isn’t for public consumption (hee!), so I’ll have to go with my second answer. I would have to take a trip to New Zealand. Have you seen the pictures of that place? Just wow.

  10. 10
    Lisa J says:

    Only 3 years and a few days left, I would adopt a child and make a difference in their life for as long as we have.  Unfortunately the process takes so long, it probably wouldn’t happen.

  11. 11
    Silver James says:

    I would live without regrets, love with all my heart, and embrace both the joy and sadness each day brings.

  12. 12
    Ann says:

    Take a fastfood and rollercoaster ride-hopping trip across the U.S.

  13. 13
    Jane says:

    I think I’d end up doing a lot of boring things I’ve put off because I can’t stand the thought that the world would end with my laundry undone and dustbunnies in the corners of my apartment.  I want a day of knowing all that junk is DONE DONE DONE.

  14. 14
    Deirdre says:

    go on a world cruise and see all those places I yearn to see.

    Get somewhere near the bottom of my TBR pile.

  15. 15
    Leslie H says:

    First of all, there is no correlation between the end of the world and my turning fifty. No, really.

    Personally Dec 12, 2012 should be my champagne reception for my latest bestseller.

    When Isaac Asimov was asked what he would do if he found out he was dying, he said “Write faster.”

  16. 16
    Sarah Frantz says:

    Ooh, Leslie, I like that one.  Write faster.  I’d work harder, but I’d live harder, too. I’d live to love and spread that love with my children and husband. Nothing profound, I guess.

    When I was a teenager, my answer to that would have been, “Have (good) sex” and then “Bear a child.” But I’ve done those, now, very happily, so I don’t have a very long list.

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    elianara says:

    I would spend three years working and saving as much money I can, then spend a year traveling the world. I would like to see Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, as many states of USA as I can, Ireland, Iceland and several other places. And then the last week I would like to spend with my family.

  18. 18
    Joanne says:

    LOL Leslie! (but the end of the world comes when you look in the mirror and see that you look like your mother’s friends)

    My end of the world list:
    1- Read Rehv’s book
    2 -Read the 750 books Nora Roberts has already written that she has put away for future publication
    3- possibly spend time with my family… as long as I don’t have to cook the Last Supper

  19. 19
    Courtney says:

    I’d finish the d**n book (that I’m writing and have been writing for the past I don’t want to think about how many years).

  20. 20
    Shannon says:

    First Kiss. I want one…would be awesome if it was with a specific individual, too…

  21. 21
    Angela James says:

    Oooh. Want.

    Let my 4 y/o experience whatever she wants. Live at Disney World if she wants. Spoil her rotten since I won’t have to worry about raising her to be a good person :P

    Oh, and I’d totally start smoking again because I guess I won’t care too much about lung cancer at that point!

  22. 22
    A.Banana says:

    Time to get that villa in Tucsany.  I’ll eat all the fine Italian I can lay my lips on, and lay all the fine Italian men I can get my hands on.

  23. 23
    Pam P says:

    Take time off from working and travel to see more of the world, so I can remember all the fascinating places wherever I end up after.

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    Ahlison says:

    I would take my internal filter off and tell friends that I love them and tell others how their negative behaviour effects others.  I’d spend my time doing the things that I love – and fight to prevent the end of the world.  Because really – I’m a smart bitch and I’m sure that I can help!

  25. 25
    Spider says:

    When I was 5 years old, my mother read to me (with me??) Barbara Cooney’s book

    Miss Rumphius

    , and I’ve always held her goals as the marks of an ideal life at the back of my head.  So, if the world is going to end, then I would like to have said that:
    1. I have traveled,
    2. I have lived by the sea, and
    3. I have made the world more beautiful in some way.

  26. 26
    Melissandre says:

    I would ditch my practical job, and move to New York to work in the theatre.  It wouldn’t even have to be a job onstage; I would be willing to dress sweaty actors or make prop food.

  27. 27
    Quivo says:

    Buy nearly every book in existence, then every bag of M&Ms;in existence, then consume them all :D

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    KimmieB says:

    I want to tell my downstairs neighbors that an inability to speak English, does not mean an inability to common courtesy. And while doing that, I want my dog to drop a giant poo on their doormat.

    And cuddle my family more, too, I guess.

  29. 29
    Katie Ann says:

    Finally get a dog (or three).

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    EB says:

    I always said I’d travel. I’d love to go to Australia and Japan. Although I look at my “to read” pile and I’m pretty sure I’d try to read as many as I can, discarding anything that doesn’t capture my attention asap.

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