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Breaking Records at the Hunger Games

On Wednesday, the ladies over at YA Highway do a thing called Road Trip Wednesday where many people write about the same topic. This week's topic? 

What would you do to impress the Hunger Game judges?  (NO SPOILERS. If you event hint at a spoiler I will kick you in the shin - which you probably won't fear after reading this blog post, but whatever)

HAHAHAHA! Oh man. Let me just start by saying that me in the Hunger Games would be a very bad idea. The Capitol may even outlaw it because it would be underwhelmingly entertaining.

I'd like to say that I would totally kick butt and win the whole thing - but that would be a bold-faced lie. For those who haven't spent time with me IRL, I'm a huge klutz. I can't even walk down a hallway without running into one or two walls. 

Maybe one talent that might help me in the Hunger Games is the fact that I seem to know everyone. I'd probably get a lot of neat gifts. (Speaking of gifts, check out my Book Giveaway. hehe, and I'm not above shameless self-promotion) But then, I'd be an even bigger target because all the Careers from Districts 1 & 2 would kill me just to get the gifts.

It's not just that I don't have any physical grace - it's more like such a lack of grace that it becomes a disability. In fact, I'd probably set a new game record or two. It'd go something like this:

Announcer 1: 3...2...1...
Death-cannon: BOOM! BOOM!
Announcer 1: Did Sarah N. Fisk just die before any other tribute even got off their starting positions?
Announcer 2: I believe she did, Bob. In fact, her destruction was so complete that she managed to take another tribute out with her.
Announcer 1: Outstanding, Steve. Bye-bye District 42.
Announcer 2: *hearty laugh*

Hm. Yeah. I'm going to go sign up for archery lessons now... In the meantime, leave me a comment with what you think your Hunger Games survival skill is?

Oh, and if you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, get thee to a bookstore!

The Hunger GamesCatching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

End of Summer Book Giveaway


Over the past few months, I have been blown away by the amount of kindness and support from my online writer friends on this blog and on Twitter. Not to mention the support from my friends IRL. So, to say thank you, I wanted to do a book giveaway!  

And I don't mind admitting that some of this is selfish in that I need to clear some books off my shelves before the wooden planks collapse from the weight! (And I would rather give them to YOU than they end up with some stranger who may not treat them like they deserve to be treated!)

Some of these books I own and have read, some I will purchase for this contest and some I haven't read. 

I apologize that the book cover pictures aren't working right now, I'll fix them later today!


On to the prizes!

1) Pain Merchants Prize Pack: A new hardcover copy of The Shifter by Janice Hardy and a pre-order of its sequel, Blue Fire (releases October 5). This book is great and the author is just as awesome! I can't wait for the sequel.
The Healing Wars: Book I: The ShifterThe Healing Wars: Book II: Blue Fire

2) Anita Blake Prize Pack: The first four books in the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton - paperback, gently read
Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 2)Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 3)The Lunatic Cafe

3) Dresden Files Prize Pack: The first three books in the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher - gently read. I love these books! 


Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1)Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2)Grave Peril: Book three of The Dresden Files


4) The Last/Lost Thriller prize pack: The Lost Symbol (gently read, hardcover) by Dan Brown and The Last Patriot (new, hardcover) by Brad Thor






 The Lost Symbol LARGE PRINT


5) Romance eBook Prize Pack: A super pack of 10 nook Romance eBooks. These can be viewed on a nook, on your computer, or on any nook app (Android, iPhone, iPad)
Flashpoint (Troubleshooters, Book 7)A Gentleman's HonorChasing Perfect (Hqn)Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, Book 3)A Duke of Her Own 
The Chesapeake Diaries: Coming HomeMcKettricks of Texas: TateThe Next Best ThingKiss of Midnight: A Midnight Breed NovelLet Sleeping Rogues Lie

6) Romance Paperback Prize Pack: A super pack of 8 new paperback romance books!

Hot RocksI Love This BarThe Perfect PoisonPeak Performance (Harlequin Nascar)By JD (Author) Robb: Big Jack [Audiobook]
Running Hot: An Arcane Society NovelDangerous DesiresSugar Creek: A Destiny NovelNot pictured: Killing Me Softly by Maggie Shayne

7) The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - gently read, paperback
The Time Traveler's Wife


8) Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - gently read, hardcover.

Hush, Hush


9) Neil Gaiman Prize Pack: American Gods (gently read, paperback) and Anansi Boys (new, paperback)
American Gods: A NovelAnansi Boys


10) A $15 gift card to the bookstore of your choice (as long as the gift card can be purchased online)










How to Enter 

Required:
  • Be a follower of my blog. It's easy, click on the little "Follow" button on the sidebar over there ---->;  If you use Google Reader, this will let you subscribe automatically!
  • Fill out the form below.

Extra Entries:
  • +2 Tweet/facebook about the giveaway w/ a link (1 each per platform)
  • +3 Follow me on twitter @sarahnfisk
  • +3 Blog about the giveaway w/ a link (+2 more if it's a separate post)
  • +3 Friend me on Goodreads
  • +5 Make a donation of $5 or more to the National Psoriasis Foundation here.  If you like, you can read about my own experience with Psoriasis here.  

Rules

    1. I apologize to any of my international friends, but this is open to US and Canada residents only.
    2. Each entry will be assigned a number in an Excel spreadsheet. The winners will be chosen by random.org
    3. Contest ends August 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM 
    4. NOTE: You may have to scroll OVER THE FORM to see the submit button.
    5. If you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments!
     


    UPDATE: The contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered. Winners will be announced soon.