Five Fall Favorites: Christmas, Classics, and Wrap-Up
Well, Five Fall Favorites is officially over! I’ve just got to tell you about two more genres, announce the winners, and say good-bye to all your lovely people! I’m so glad to have you here (if you’re a guest for FFF), and of course it was great to have you participate, regular readers. I love you, too … 😛
I do have to say one thing here today … this post didn’t get out sooner because I slept in and then my friends threw me a surprise party! That’s right.
So here’s how it happened … today, my mom was like, “I’m going into town to do some errands, and you’re coming with me.” Me: “What?” Mom: “Yeah, you’ve got to come. No arguments.” “Whaaaaaat?” “We’re just going to the library and to the —-‘s house to drop off some eggs.” “Mmkay … *confused because it is ridiculous to force me to go to town when I have stuff to do here just to do some errands*” But I wasn’t suspicious … just confused … I thought she might want me to get some driving time or something.
Anyway, I drove into town with Mom, and we drove up to the —-‘s house. Dumas (my fake name for my little brother on this blog) got out with the eggs and went up to the door (to make sure they were ready, I realize now), and then Mom was like, “[Friend’s name] wants to ask you something, I think.” So I got out … and she kinda motioned me into the house, and I thought maybe she wanted to show me something or something (once again, I was a little confused).
So I walk in and there’s this banner that says ‘The Lady of the Vineyard’ and some of my friends pop out and I’m totally speechless and very confused. XD Totally threw me off … I had no idea!
Anyway, it was an awesome party to celebrate the publishing of TLOTV. I really enjoyed it. We did a fun (TLOTV-themed) trivial quiz, and then a treasure hunt (with little quotes from the book) that led me to chocolate! (There’s a lot of chocolate in TLOTV … and in my diet, but that’s beside the point.)
It was so amazing! I have awesome <3 friends. 🙂
(Christmas books are amazing! They’re usually so happy …)
This is such an adorable, touching story! It’s one of my all-time favorite children’s books. I feel like anyone who hasn’t read this longish picture book hasn’t experienced Christmas yet, sooo … 😛
This is, like, the only Charles Dickens novel I really love. 😀
This is a great, clever, interesting story. Like everything by Elizabeth Goudge, the characters are thoroughly explored despite the shortness of the book.
Best book ever … so hilarious. 😀
Sweet. Adorable. Perfect. I think it’s set in WW1 … another reason to love it.
(I’ve actually already used most of my favorite classics in different genres because most of my favorites are classics …)
THIS BOOK!!! AAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! (that’s all I can say … just get a copy …)
This is one of my all-time favorite books … it would definitely make my top ten if I had to make a list! 🙂 I love Jane, and Mr. Rochester … he’s so funny.
Get an audiobook and listen to it on a long car trip … it’s the only way. Soooo long!
This book would make my top five favorites! It’s the best book EVER!!!
All-time favorite Shakespeare play. I know this isn’t exactly a book … but I’m cheating a little so I can say something about this great play. 🙂
Now, time to announce the winners! (although more than likely you’ve already heard them on Rebekah’s blog …)
Monday’s winner of – The Treasure Hunt
Tuesday’s winner of – Either The Dressmaker’s Secret or The Lady of the Vineyard
Wednesday’s winner of – Their choice of e-book from Amanda Tero!
Thursday’s winner of – Fitting In
Friday’s winner of – Their choice of e-book from Sarah Holman!
Our 3rd prize winner is
Alicia B. from Canada!
Our 2nd prize winner is
Sarah B. from the US!
And the winner of our Grand Prize is
Abigail P. from Uganda!
Wow! Lots of international winners, right?! Amazing! And Uganda?!?!?! That’s incredible.