I liked this. Contests didn’t detain us from the mission. I am finished “Ghosts Of Nova Scotia” tonight! My update mentioned 4 were too much in 3 days. It’s doable in winter. Summer in our nice country yard… still a few flowers to plant, 3 gardens to water, 7 kitties to watch. My 12 year-old Siamese and 1 year-old white tabby are here right now. :-)
REBECCA M. HALE “How To Moon A Cat” – 2011
DARRYLL WALSH “Ghosts Of Nova Scotia” – 2000
I’ll read the wonderful true story about “That Quail, Robert” and “A Dream Of Unicorns” for other circles. There are 5, with more pending. I await permission to use reading done since January 1st. I’ll tell you about them and other wonderful titles. Don’t know anyone who reads my stuff ! The Canadian author event is July only (country’s birthday was July 1st). The rest go all year. I’ll be able to mix my reading nicely.
For “Once Upon A Read-A-Thon“: I completed every challenge but one (major guessing on ‘YA best friends’), and this is my wrap up! Mind if I share observations to help the next one?
(1) Include ‘CDN’ when referring to currency or region. Seeing “Amazon.com and Amazon.uk” felt like: “hey, we exist”! Activity hosts didn’t seem to know Canada has an Amazon warehouse too. Gift certificates from .com are stuck there. Our currencies are equal, .ca gives us free shipping, and no customs fees. :)
(2) Remember school days: “bring enough treats for everyone”. Finances are tough but I’d decline to host, rather than say “Canada only”. We aren’t over-seas. Mail across our border is cheap. But fair to also shell out for Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, Antarctica, Russia, Middle East.
(3) If the prize is a Book Depository shipment, tastes are too personal to say “pick this or that”. I’m surprised so many adults read YA/vampires. But best not assume everyone does. I’m begging! ;-) All the above amounts to: never assume American-only, YA, or vampires. LOL!
Thank you Reading Angel and all activity hosts for comfortable, flexible, fun! I admire the generousity of giving $60.00 and am stunned by it. Wherever you got it; this is a large prize. I sure hope to win it tomorrow! :) xoxoxoxo