Why, yes, I am going to put "And Philip Winchester" into my blog post titles until he sees my lofty dream (which I have labeled "The Lofty Philip Winchester Wish" in the sidebar). Why, no, there's nothing you can do about it. But why would you want to? Putting "And Philip Winchester" into my blog post titles requires me to also tack on pictures of Philip Winchester. Pictures like this:
It's a win-win situation.
On an un-Philip related note, there are a number of REALLY AWESOME contests floating through the blogosphere. Observe:
Lisa and Laura over at Lisa and Laura Write just got a book deal. With Sourcebooks. I know, right? It needs to be said twice: Lisa and Laura just got a BOOK DEAL WITH SOURCEBOOKS.
Let that sink in.
Once that has thoroughly sunken, check out their FREAKISHLY AWESOME GIVEAWAY.
They're giving away a KINDLE.
Now, I'm decidedly anti-this-whole-electronic-book-thing, mainly because I like my books to be paper. But it's a Kindle. For FREE. And just because one has a Kindle doesn't mean one has to give up buying "real" books, right? Right. So go enter. Now. Do it. And don't forget to congratulate the snot out of them.
The second SUPER AWESOME CONTEST is over at Frankie Writes. She's giving away an ARC of Fallen by Lauren Kate. ARC contests make me giggle, because there's something extra awesome about having an ARC. No one else has this book yet. It feels all secretive and uber-special, like you're part of some top-secret book-reviewing club.
Not to mention this book has a kick-butt book trailer.
Last but most certainly not least: Go to Natalie Whipple's blog. Now.
Do it. I'll wait.
I KNOW right?! It's just-- and their embrace-- and Yazoo-- and WOW. I'm speechless. Speech.less. I mean, I knew Natalie was an amazing artist. But SEEING them like that is just -- wow. Needless to say, I'm giddy.