Hanukkah, oh, Hanukkah, come light the menorah! Let’s have a party and go to Bora Bora! See, it’s a little known fact that we don’t actually dance the hora on Hanukkah, even though it rhymes so nicely with menorah. So not that much dancing occurs, though there is commemorative eating of foods fried in oil. Sadly, the only thing “light” about the Festival of Lights is often the actual candles themselves.
But in the interest of terrible transitions in topic, how about a contest? BooksonBoard and I came up with a fun way to give away a digital reader, and since it’s December and it’s almost Hanukkah, we figured, let’s have some fun. Jelly donuts for … me, actually. I can’t mail those.
We do, however, have one fabulously spiffy Cybook Opus from Bookeen, provided by BooksonBoard, and a $25.00 gift certificate for books at Books on Board – and a book light since (a) the Bookeen doesn’t come with an on board light, and (b) it’s the Festival of Lights, after all.
What’s the deal? Easy as pie. Or Latkes. Simply write a 200-word pitch for a romance novel set during Hanukkah or any other Jewish holiday, and include the following:
- a character named Bob (Could be the hero. Could be the rabbi. Could be a battery operated boyfriend)
- a reference to BooksonBoard – and it doesn’t have to be the bookstore. Could be a pun (or “BoB” – could be a tale of Two Bobs).
- a reference to light (could be a euphemism orgasm. Could be dark in there.)
Send your entries to sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom with the subject line “Bob’s Hanukkah” by noon Eastern Standard Time US
18 December 2009.
AM MORON: Friday 11 December. MY BAD.
Saturday 12 December 2009. Yeah, yeah, I suck. I’m sorry!
Kana from BooksonBoard and I will judge the entries – which of course I will post here so you can sway my vote by picking your favorite – and the winner will be announced by Sunday 20 December.
The winner will receive a Bookeen Opus, a book light, and a $25 gift card to Books on Board. And if you really want, I’ll include my recipe for spicy southwest sweet potato latkes, too.
The contest is open to anyone on the earth. One entry per person, please. No digital readers were harmed in the making of this contest. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball. Do not remove this disclaimer under penalty of law. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. No compensation was given to me as the perpetrator of this giveaway.
Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Reading!