So! First of all I'm guest posting over at Wait Until Your Father Gets Home today. The topic was "Back to School" so I wrote about the nonsense I"m going through trying to get my crazy child ready for her first year of preschool. Funny stuff. Also I had a great little mini-vaca over the weekend:
|Sunset over Lake Erie. One of my favorite things ever.|
But before I get to that I have a fantastic giveaway opportunity to share with you guys:
I've mentioned reading and books here before but I don't think I've talked about how lucky we are to have the Cuyahoga County Public Library system nearby. Their toy lending library is one of the coolest things around. And their Digital Media Section has CHANGED MY LIFE. No, really. Being able to download a new book at midnight when your hit with a bout of insomnia is just about the coolest thing ever. And they automatically return! No late fees! So when they contacted me and asked if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway I was more than a little excited about it.
This Tuesday, September 4th the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series begins. This is the signature fundraising series in support of Cuyahoga County Public Library. And who doesn't want to support the library - especially one as awesome as this one?
The series launches with a presentation from novelist Emma Donoghue, author of the international best-seller, Room. Donoghue’s talk, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Mother, will draw from her own work and life as well as from other literary mothers.
The description from their website:
Irish author Emma Donoghue has made her living as a writer since the age of 23. She writes in numerous genres, but is best known for her fiction. Donoghue's latest novel Room, an international bestseller narrated by a 5-year-old named Jack, has won numerous awards including the Hughes &; Hughes Irish Novel of the Year, the Canadian Booksellers' Association Libris Awards for Fiction Book and Author of the Year and the Forest of Reading Evergreen Award. Donoghue's 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award and her 2000 novel Slammerkin won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction.
Sounds super-interesting. I have yet to read Room although it is in my "Too Read Next" folder in my kindle after being highly recommended to me by several of my well-read twitter friends. And thanks to the Cuyahoga County Public Library I have a pair of tickets to give away! I will keep the rafflecopter giveaway open until Saturday, September 1. Sometime Sunday I will choose and email the winner. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received a copy of Room in addition to a pair of tickets to this talk in exchange for posting this giveaway. As always all opinions are my own.