Comment Contest and August Favorites
I’d like to try something a little different this month! In order to encourage more discussion in the comments section, I’ll be picking a random commenter in September to win one of this month’s releases. It can be any book you choose! The contest will be open internationally; you can win as long as the Book Depository ships to your country (sorry, penguins of Antarctica).
I mentioned I wanted to encourage discussion, right?
Starting this month, each post (barring Pick of the Week and Short Story Saturday) will end with a comment question. If you answer this question, you’ll be entered into the comment contest! Don’t worry–they won’t be too outlandish or challenging. I just want to get your opinion on something related to the book I’m talking about! :)
You could win one of these! Uh, if you want.
September will be a test run. Let me know if you like this idea!
I usually do this feature in video format, but since I’ve just moved back to school, and since my trial of Final Cut Pro expired, I’m doing a text post this month. The basic idea is that I share my favorite book, movie/tv show, song, and miscellaneous item of the month!
Book: The best book I read in August was, oddly enough, one of the last books I read before September began! The book is The Diviners, a murder mystery set in the Roaring Twenties. Boy, was this book a bundle of fun! Despite it being over 500 pages, I read The Diviners in two days flat. Boom. I fell in love with the characters and the story almost instantly.
Movie/TV Show: I didn’t see any decent films in August (crazy, I know!), so I’m picking a TV show this time. I’m going to go with an oldie but a goodie: Firefly. I started watching this show at the beginning of the summer, but did most of my marathoning in August. I can’t believe I hadn’t tried Firefly earlier–it’s a hilarious “space western” that is all kinds of awesome.
Song: My favorite song of August is, without a doubt, “Make it Home” by Thenewno2. I heard this band play live on NPR one day while in the drive-thru of In-n-Out and was instantly smitten. These guys know how to write a catchy song. (Plus, the frontman is George Harrison’s son! Omg!)
Miscellaneous Thing: I got this advertisement in the mail a few weeks ago which talks about a bunch of workshops offered at a photography studio a few towns over. Imagine my surprise when I found they’re offering a “Fifty Shades”-related workshop! I wonder what that will entail! Ha!
“Laters, baby.” Shudder.
Well, those are my favorites for August! See you tomorrow with a book review! :)
Comment Question: What’s one of your August favorites?