Thursday, August 25, 2011
Winner of BEAUTY QUEENS and Next Week's Book Selection
First and foremost, the winner of Libba Bray's BEAUTY QUEENS is LisaPotts. Lisa, please email me your addy and I will get that out to you next week.
If you didn't win, I highly recommend you pick up this amazing book. If you're a Libba Bray fan, you won't be disappointed. And if you've never had the pleasure yet, quick, what are you waiting for? Click the pic to get it. You'll snarf, you'll roll your eyes, and you'll see things in different ways. You'll be amazed at what comes out of Libba's superbrain. I promise.
The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.
What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program--or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan--or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?
Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.
Next Week's Book
Next, we need to pick what we're going to talk about on Monday. Ideas anyone? I'm trying to think of all the amazing books I've read recently, and frankly there are so many the list would be ridiculous. So once again I'm going to throw it out to you. What novels have you read that have been mind-blowing? Life-changing? Inspiring to you as a writer?
Drop your suggestions in the comments! I can't wait to hear what has made you stop and think!