Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I tend to read author blogs and one day I was reading Aprilynne Pike's blog when I noticed she was having a book giveaway. All I had to do was comment saying "I want to be entered" and I would be entered into the contest. This I did and waited patiently for the results. I wasn't too worried because I never win anything. At all. The winners were five other people, which I didn't mind because, like I said, I never win anything. BUT, the winners had to respond by that Saturday and the second place winner hadn't responded so everyone got bumped up. This meant fifth place was open (by the way it wasn't as if you get less the lower the place). I had won! I was so excited I e-mailed her right away so I wouldn't miss anything. That was October 25. My package arrived yesterday and I was so excited!! I started reading Spells right away! I also got Dark Flame by Alyson Noel and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derling. Dark Flame is the fourth book in the Immortals series so now I have to go out and buy the first three books! It's just wondrous to actually win something and have the prize be books. I absolutely love to read and this meant I didn't have to go out and buy more books right away. So far Spells is incredible. I haven't been able to put it down all day. I can't wait for when Illusions comes out and I definitely can't wait to read the other books I won.
Moral: Keep trying! If you keep trying, you will succeed, no matter what people say. Whether it's entering contests, passing tests or getting a job, stick to it and it will happen. Think positive thoughts!
Quote of the day: The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build you life by, and this you will become. - James Allen