Friday, November 21, 2008

In Gratitude (And Shameless Promotion)

As we come closer to Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all my loyal blog readers. Well, not all of them, only the ones who comment. Because how am I supposed to know you are reading my blog, and thus be grateful for you, if you never leave me a comment?

So in appreciation of you, dear reader, I am announcing the first ever LIFE AS AN ADVERB contest. Well, it's not really a contest. It's more of a drawing. But there is a prize.

Some of you may know that my sister, Stephanie, is a published author. (Actually, two of my sisters are published authors. I mustn't forget the delightful Evil HR Lady, also known as my sister, Suzanne, and her weekly blog at US News).

Anyway, Stephanie pens LDS Fiction, and is a pretty spectacular writer (which I would actually say even if I weren't related. And if she would just put down that gun she has pointed to my head). She has published two books so far:



Her third book, a suspense novel called The Devil You Know is expected to be released next August. If you would like to read reviews of these awesome books (or if you just want to see what an amazingly talented mother of five looks like), visit Stephanie's website. As there are not yet reviews of The Devil You Know, you'll just have to take my word for it that it is really, really good. It kept me up till four in the morning because I simply had to find out what happened. Curse you, Stephanie.

If you would like to be the owner of one of these books, personalized and autographed by the author herself, leave me a comment on this post in which you tell me your favorite adverb. For example, my favorite adverb is, of course, "overly". On December 1st I will draw the name of one of the commenters out of a hat, and you will become the lucky owner of the book of your choice. (The Believer is my personal favorite, but both books are page-turners, and if you have the patience to wait till August for the release of The Devil You Know you are welcome to choose that one).

Happy Thanksgiving!

19 comments:

Julia said...

Here's my favorite adverb: idiopathically. (Ha.)

foculbrown said...

Technically, this is my submission. :D

Oh, and let's not forget Colter's: penultimately!

Amy said...

Um, how about "unabashadly"?

And, since I'm de-lurking, let me just say I really enjoy your perspective on life.

Amy (Morris)

fiona said...

Wow, a contest! And I really liked The Believer, too...I bet her other books are great!

Indecisively. As in, she "indecisively picked this one because she was thinking too hard about which was her absolute favorite adverb at 12:13 in the morning." Though really it would be something happier, like...happily. That's lame. All right, I'm going to bed.

Anonymous said...

"lugubriously"
As in the lugubrious cry of a four year old Julia when she has stayed up too late and is having a tantrum.

~a niece

singingrae said...

Ooh, a contest! How exciting. I seem to have the worst contest luck in the world. I don't think I've ever won anything, ever. Hmmm maybe I'll choose luckily as my adverb. Perhaps that will up my chances.
Love reading you. I had no idea your literary gifts run in the family! I'll have to check out Stephanie's books!
-Rachel

David said...

Oooh, ooh, do I get to enter? With some luck maybe I'll be the person pulling the name out of the hat. Ok, maybe we should let Michael pull the name.

Well, since this a post about Thanksgiving, how can I not go with "thankfully?"

Deonne said...

Absolutely - love my adverbs. And if you're in doubt as to what qualifies as an adverb, or feeling nostalgic (another great adverb), check out Grammar Rock Adverb.

The Davis Clan said...

Okay so I have never commented on you blog, though I love to read them. My submission is "simultaneously".

The Davis Clan said...

Okay so I have never commented on you blog, though I love to read them. My submission is "simultaneously".

kws said...

All right, a contest! I could use a good book right now- I just walked out of the movie theater after spending 2 hours watching the mindlessness that is Twilight. I know you won't make the same error I did. So, in honor of my poor taste in movies, my favorite adverb is "horribly"- because I feel horribly idiotic for spending $8 on Twilight instead of on something more meaningful like Pop Tarts.

Matt, Jennifer, Max and Mallory said...

The one adverb that is on my mind is "clumsily". Ever since I fell down the stairs with Mallory in my arms I am reminded how clumsy I am when I try and walk on my gimp foot. I should win the contest because of the pain I had to endure to come up with this great adverb. -Jen

Cameron and Nonie Gay said...

You're awesome. I remember reading a little book you and your siblings were all writing back in like 8th or 9th grade. I was so impressed then and I'm still impressed today.
In tribute to my last name, although not nearly as cool as yours, I submit, gaily. Have a wonderful day.

Sara said...

Deonne took mine - Absolutely.

Although ridiculously is a close second. Which may or may not actually really be a proper word.

I love Adverbs.

overlyactive said...

Quickly-is Traeden's favorite
overly-is Conrad's favorite
And mine is very because I use it all the time.

Evil HR Lady said...

I need an adverb--how about loudly. That seems to happen a lot around here.

lori said...

I'm not much of a blog commenter, but I thought I ought to at least you know I'm reading. :) I select wholeheartedly.

mathmom said...

How about slowly, since I didn't get around to posting something until you extended your deadline. I would use procrastinatingly, but I don't think that is a word.

Megan B said...

Bummer I missed out on this drawing, ha ha! But I just love the word "delightfully".