Kobo has a cool new contest running in the lead up to Dan Brown’s release of his newest book The Inferno, which comes out May 14, 2013.
Contest participants channel their inner Robert Langdon to read three original short stories and solve the clues and ciphers before anyone else. The first reader to solve all the clues wins $5,000! Other prizes are on offer as well, including a Kobo Glo eReader signed by Dan Brown himself.
“The Descent” contest is open to residents of the US, UK, and Canada and runs from April 25 to May 14, 2013. You can visit the full contest website HERE! It is time to channel your inner codebreaker and win $5,000.
This has been a difficult week for our country. But one of the many things that makes America beautiful is the way we come together in the face of tragedy. Together we are strong and together we can overcome.
And together, we can raise money to help those directly impacted by the bombings in Boston. A friend of mine and avid runner Katie, owner of the Live Half Full Blog, decided on Monday that she needed to help. So she gathered support from her fellow Chicago area running bloggers and before the day ended, they launched the Run For Boston 5K, which will be held on June 15, 2013.
The Run for Boston 5K embodies the great American spirit. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, there is a way to participate and help those who need it the most. They’ve set up the race so you can run it here in Chicago or from anywhere! And donations are always welcome.
Their goal is to raise funds from generous sponsors so that 100 percent of race entries benefit the Who Says I Can’t Foundation and directly to support the rehabilitation of those who lost limbs as a result of the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
April is National Poetry Month and, here in Chicago, the Chicago Public Library will be hosting Poetry Fest on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the main branch Harold Washington Library Center. This is the 14th year for Poetry Fest in Chicago and the day-long event features poetry readings, workshops, presentations and more. You can find all the details at the Chicago Public Library website.
As a child, I loved reading Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends (& all his others, too!) and If I Were in Charge of the World by Judith Viorst. To be perfectly honest, I love them still. But I have to admit that, as an adult, I’ve not given poetry the attention it deserves. My challenge to myself this month is to read a book of poetry. And in order to fulfill my challenge, I’m taking suggestions from you.
Who is your favorite poet? Which book of poetry do you think an non-poetry-reading adult should read first?
I noticed in Vince Flynn’s March Newsletter that he is posting audio excerpts on his website, www.vinceflynn.com, for THE LAST MAN - the most recent Mitch Rapp novel. In all, Flynn is giving fans a preview of the first eight chapters, almost two hours of audio in total!
Here is a link to the first two chapters from his website:
Pretty awesome, huh? If you want to hear the rest of the previews he has made available, click here. It’s worth the listen!
I don’t know about you, but I have my best ideas in the shower. I review books in my head and come up with what I think are the best descriptions of what I’ve been reading. By the time I get out of the shower and get dressed for the day, I completely forget my train of thought.
I told my husband a few months ago that I saw these waterproof note pads online and that they would solve my memory problems! Then I forgot about them.
We went on vacation last week, but when we got home, on Valentine’s Day, guess what was waiting for me? THREE waterproof note pads from Aqua Notes! They come with suction cups to stick to the shower wall, and include two pencils, one red and one regular.
I’ve been using them for a few days now, and Love Love Love them! They work great, even when wet (just as advertised!), and the sheets tear off to go with you to the office, where you can easily see what your bright ideas were that morning. These things rock!
Love my hubby and love these waterproof note pads! If you have great ideas in the shower, or even if you are just thinking about what you need from the grocery store, these are a great tool.