That's right, girls and boys. Another day, another giveaway for this week. Just comment on yesterday's post or today's post for a chance to win a copy of Graceling, and the thing I'm going to talk about. But first, Dragon Wrangler is giving away a copy of The Replacement.
Is it not the best Halloween-y cover? I can see a Tim Burton film opening with this very image. I want to read the book, so I even entered the contest. But if you don't want to enter that's okay. More chances for me to win. :) If I'm eligible.
Last week I talked a bit about music and how it goes hand in hand with the creative process for a lot of writers. It only makes sense that I would give away some more music, right? Right.
I love a lot of popular music, but I also listen to a lot of less-known or independent artists. And there's some good stuff out there, let me tell ya. Like Under the Influence of Giants (favorite "Mama's Room"), Jem (favorite "24" or "They"), and Broken Iris (favorite "A New Hope" not on player but the ones are there are good). The links are to Myspace pages or places you can listen for free.
One of my favorite bands-you-may-not-have-heard-of is Manic Bloom. This is some seriously awesome music. I won't write an in-depth music review, mostly because I don't know enough to do that. Just imagine me speaking with a nasal voice and an English accent: "The tonality of the main singer's voice mixes perfectly with the harmonics of the guitar, all pushed by the syncopated beat of a mixture of drums which showcases the classical pedagogy of the keyboardist. Blah, blah, blah." (Don't ask me what that means, cause I have no idea.)
Here's my review: I love their music!! And so I'm giving away a copy of their latest EP, "In Loving Memory." Free music...
You can listen to some of their songs at www.myspace.com/manicbloom. The song that I first fell in love with is "Running to the Scene." You can also learn more about them at www.manicbloom.com.
If you want more than one chance to win the CD, Dragon Wrangler is giving one away this week, too, and so is Lori Cunningham on her blog (she also tells more about them, since she's one of those knowledgeable music-types, minus the English accent.)
Have a happy Tuesday, all! I'm off to fight with the midpoint of my book. What I planned isn't going to work, but I think I've finally figured out how to shuffle, shift, and adjust. Now to do it and see if it works.