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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I got the idea for this week's contest from this morning's extremely bizarre weather. One minute, it's clear and sunny and the next--bam! Snowing so hard the snow is actually coming down *sideways* (I know!)

Anyway, it got me thinking, and I'm wondering--what do you like better, snow or sun? (I vote for snow myself, but that's because I a. sunburn so easily and b. don't like sweating)

So let me know what you prefer--sunny skies, or loads of snow?--by commenting here, or by sending me an email (elizabeth at elizabethwrites dot com) Replies must be in by midnight EST on Friday, January 18th, and then I'll draw four names at random and send each of those four people a book! Though you can only reply once, you can reply no matter where you live (I will ship books overseas), or if you've won something from me in the past.

Books I'll be giving away are: The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, Does Snogging Count as Exercise? by Helen Salter, Before, After, and Somebody in Between by Jeannine Garsee, and I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder.

In other news, I love my husband, but I DO NOT love the cold he's given me. It's this horrible thing where I don't have any really bad symptoms, and yet I feel like complete rubbish.

However, I do have a couple of interesting links to share before I toddle off to watch the snow fall:

Go here to find out all sorts of fascinating information on Publishers Weekly review process. Total. Must. Read.

Can't wait for Sarah Dessen's latest, Lock and Key? Well, Amazon is running one of their little "buy together" things with her book and Perfect You--as this is undoubtedly the ONLY time my name will ever be linked to Sarah Dessen, one of the undisputed masters of the YA genre, and--well, could you pass up mentioning this??? (Okay, maybe you could. But I can't!! Which is probably what you expect from someone who uses !!! like water)

And now I really am off to watch the snow fall...and naturally, it's slowed to a trickle. Figures! Fickle weather. Now I know why no one blogs about it. (Well, that and most people think weather is boring. Not me--I mean, take one look at a tornado and believe me, weather is no longer boring EVER AGAIN)

P.S. Congrats to last week's contest winners: Leighanna, Renee, Diamond, and Sarah!


Blogger Becky said...

I prefer cloudy days. Not sunny, sunny, sun. Since I suffer from migraines, I hate--HATE--getting blinded by the sun and the sun's glares.But not snowy, snow, snow either. Texas rarely if ever has true snow. (There was that one Valentine's Day). So most "snow" is really just ice, and ice isn't fun. I would rather look out the window at snow though. I prefer cooler temps to glaring heat. (60s are perfect.)

laney_po AT yahoo DOT com

January 15, 2008 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Shannon White said...

I just adore sunny days. I love when it's warm and bright and the day just feels fresh and new. Sunny days just make the world seem like anything is possible--the perfect days for adventures.

January 15, 2008 5:15 PM  
Blogger Edith said...

I also burn in the sun, but put me under an umbrella with a cold lemonade in one hand a good book in the other and I'm a happy camper. Sunshine rocks!

January 15, 2008 10:38 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Right now? Sunny. I'm sick of snow. :P

January 16, 2008 12:23 PM  
Blogger bamabelle said...

Well, I think I would like snow. I really would not know for sure because I live in Alabama and we never get any. Still, the idea of snow is really nice anyway. :)

January 16, 2008 2:24 PM  
OpenID teenbookreview said...

Definitely sunshine. I turn as red as a lobster after half an hour in the sun, but I hate cold weather!

January 16, 2008 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Now I wish I had waited to pre-order Lock & Key! I really want to read perfect you!

January 16, 2008 10:16 PM  
Blogger WannabeWriter said...

I'm a fan of sunny skies. I don't like going out in the snow, since it means the air will most likely be cold and dry. I'm more into warm and wet, even if it leads to hot and sticky.

- Paige.
paigeaniyah at gmail dot com

P.S: Congrats on the connection to Sarah Dessen!

January 17, 2008 4:34 PM  
Blogger Teen Troves said...

I'm with Becky. I prefer cloudy or overcast. I HATE snow and cold. (I should probably not live in Ohio then..) But I have very sensitive eyes so sunny days can often be painful. Cloudy or overcast is just right! :)


January 17, 2008 6:32 PM  
Blogger Little Willow said...

Congrats! That's how I recommend your books to readers: "If you like Sarah Dessen, you'll like Elizabeth Scott."

January 18, 2008 1:17 AM  

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