Monday, October 25, 2010

Awesome Giveaways All Week Long!

Don't look, but it's the last week of October, and I've been saving up some of my giveaways to finish the month with a bang. But first, the winner of the Lori Cunningham CD from last week is...

Stephanie McGee

Congratulations!! I'll be in touch to get your address and get the CD in the mail.

That means it's time to announce the giveaway of today. (Oh, yes. You heard me right. This isn't the giveaway of the week, this is the giveaway of today.) Everyone knows I'm a book addict, and so we have another of my favorite books to give away: Graceling by Kristin Cashore.


From the back cover:
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight--she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace--or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...

There is a companion book, Fire, that is more recent, but I liked Graceling more. And it's my blog where I have all the power (Muah-ha-ha), so this is the book I'm giving away. Comment on any posts this week to be entered to win.

If I were Graced with a skill, I think I'd like to not need sleep. Or maybe the skill to make anyone I talk to feel better. However, being Graced could have a downside. Maybe if I had the Grace of no sleep I would yearn to dream and withdraw from consciousness. If I had the Grace to make others feel good just by talking to them, maybe I would be constantly barraged by others and not want to uplift them anymore. Hmmm...

What Grace would you like to have? And if you want to take it one step further as a writer thinking exercise, what would be a downside of that Grace? (Inherent conflict, baby!)

*Pop on over to Dragon Wrangler's blog for a chance to win a book from her. I might even try to win because I want to read the book she's giving away. It's very Halloween-y.

3 comments:

Lori-ann said...

I love that book and want it. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

I haven't read that book yet but I've heard good things about it. I loved that you asked us to think of the flip-side because everything has a cost, right?

Christy said...

I have heard of Graceling but I have not read it. Thanks for posting it up for grabs!