Time to announce the winners of the Pimp my Read contest. Here's Ruthie Knox with the winners:
You guys made this so hard! Your entries made me laugh, they made me weepy, they made me proud. Romance readers are the greatest. I wish I had a zillion dollars so I could buy ALL THE KINDLES, and I promise that if I ever make a lot more money than I need writing romance novels — and let’s keep in mind that my definition of “need” is “cinderblock bookshelves and two cans of soup” — I will come back and give away ten of them.
But since I only have one to give away, I had to choose one winner, and I chose Jemma. Here’s what Jemma said:
I would give it to my sister. She just moved halfway across the country with two small kids and a U-haul packed to the brim. She had to give up her romance novel collection in the move to make room for important things like tricycles, strollers and snowsuits. My hard working, super stressed out, financially strapped sister deserves a break. I want her to be able to download books from the library while not leaving the couch. I want her to escape during kid-nap-time to lands where the hunks all wear billowing shirts and the ladies are all as feisty and tenacious as she is.
I couldn’t resist this entry! Romance-loving mama has to sacrifice her books for a cross-country move! Awesome-sibling Jemma wants to give her beloved sister a reprieve from her stressful life so she can lay on the couch and read romance. I heartily approve, so the Kindle Keyboard 3G goes to Jemma and her sister.
The two runners up are Michelle C., whose entry made me snortlaugh …
I want to win the kindle so that when the DH and I role play sexytimes, we can use this in the “distracted” Captain (I'm looking for an obscure French composer), there's an emergency on the Holodeck, set phasers to stun scenario.
It would add some detail, and details can be important.
… and Julaine, whose entry made me so proud of humanity, I can’t even:
I'm typing this on my 5th electronic book device. I am badly, passioniately in love with the ebook way reading. Instead of bookcases everywhere and boxes and stacks in every room I have one lovely device and a backup drive in case that iCloud concept ever fails me. Seriously, I bought more than 1000 books last year and they all fit in my purse, what is not to love from a reader standpoint? I have bought more than a dozen of these devices to give as gifts and to donate to the local cancer hospital. My stepmom is the last hold out. She finally broke down and admitted curiosity about how the devices worked so I know if I can just get one into her hands another lifelong reader will be hooked.
On behalf of myself, Sarah Mayberry, Molly O’Keefe, and Shannon Stacey, thanks to everyone who entered!