Sunday, February 15, 2009
Love, Luck, Fortunes -- & GIVEAWAY!
First of all --
Happy Valentine's Weekend!
I hope you had a great V-day. Mine was really fun... and I got flowers from my valentine. They were so pretty, I had to post the picture so you could enjoy them too. And, not having received roses on valentines in over a decade, I can tell you they were a wonderful surprise.
Also, my valentine and I went to dim sum with my friends. Have you been recently? Oh my gosh -- so much food. And though it's delish, it's not the best for you. So it is a rare and wonderful treat.
And at the end of dim sum -- what else? The fortune cookies...
This time, my fortune read, "You will hear pleasant news soon." Uh... thanks? What the heck is pleasant news, anyway? I guess it was better than some fortunes I've received, but it was kind of anticlimactic -- especially when my sister's said, "Your lover will never leave you." No fair!! Who writes these things?
So, I actually save my fortunes. Here is a (blurry, I know) picture of the latest collection on my fridge's door.
Let's check for accuracy:
"You will have great fortune and luck." (Hmm... jury's still out on that one.)
"Your love life will change for the better." (Ok, this seems to be true... but I don't want to jinx anything.)
"Your financial situation will soon be improving." (Is the check in the mail? I'm not so sure.)
"You will receive an unexpected gift." (YES! The roses!! Although, wait -- this fortune is from a few months ago.)
"You will hear pleasant news soon." (Crossing my fingers that this is from my super agent about the draft of the MS I just turned in...)
Anyway -- in the spirit of the fickle fortunes of chinese food and love -- here is the final giveaway of Valentine's Week on Books, Boys, Buzz!
To enter, please comment about a fortune you received and if it came true. Extra brownie points if it's about LOVE! Extra double brownie points if it's funny.
One lucky winner will receive the prizes shown -- a copy of the YA anthology LOVE IS HELL (starring Scott Westerfeld!) and a box of delicious Emily's Love fortune cookies.
You have until Monday at 10 AM PST to comment here and enter to win! The winner will be announced later that day here on the Buzz Blog. Tell you friends to stop by and enter -- both weekend giveaways don't end until tomorrow!!
Good luck and xoxo!
Never Cry Werewolf - Sept 2009 HarperTeen
The Clearing - Spring 2010 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt