Friday, February 18, 2011

FOLLOW FRIDAY, UN-FRENCH TOAST & YA LIT with CONTEST...Ooh, prizes!


Busy, busy here at the blog. 
So, here's the news-by-number

1 I'm taking part in Parajunkee's View's Follow Friday.  The question, courtesy of Dreaming About Other Worlds, is If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read SciFi before...any inkling to?

While I love contemporary, fantasy and dystopian YA, I'm not a huge sci-fi reader BUT Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME rocks and Louis McMaster Bujold's world-building is a lesson to writers of any genre.

2 SOME UN-FRENCH TOAST: A photo journey through some of the bread products I've forgotten in the toaster after being seized by writerly inspiration...


Got a sad story about scorched spaghetti or a destroyed saucepan?  Have you blogged about food ruined while writing?  Think I should cut down buy a new toaster?  Do share in the comments below.  And you can win stuff.

CONTEST RULES...
3 At the end of this month, all Frankly Friday commenters will be entered in a drawing to win the LITERARY DOMESTICITY SUPRISE PRIZE (part awesome arc, part just funny)! US and Canada mailing addresses only, please. If you follow/friend me on Twitter/FB and/or Tweet/FB about Frankly Friday's February Prize, let me know in your comment and you'll be entered twice (honor system). Randomly drawn prize-winner will be announced on Monday, February 28th.  Best links and comments will be featured here at the blog in March.

COME BACK MONDAY FOR BIG NEWS
(Hint: It's about a shiny piece of paper that goes over a book.)

Have a book-tastic weekend! 

25 comments:

Rachel Morgan said...

Hey there!

I'm a fellow crusader finally getting around to seeing everyone's blogs and following them :-)

xx Rachel

Stasia said...

Yeah, there are SO MANY of us. It's awesome. Nice to meet you. Swinging over to your blog, now!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Yep, it's important to grab those thoughts when you can, even if it's costs you some bread. :)
Love FF too. Tons of wonderful blogs and learning so much. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Sylvie said...

My tendency definitely leans toward putting water on to boil for tea or pasta, only to return to the kitchen and find most of it boiled away.

Looking forward to Monday!

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-book-blog-follow-friday_18.html

BLHmistress said...

Oh that unfrench toast looks yummy! As for SF I haven't read too many either.

Happy Weekend!

My FF and Blog Hops

Stasia said...

Hi Lisa, Tribute Books Mama & BLHMistress--thanks for hopping by. Love to hear about toast fails--and boiled-away teapots, too, Sly!

alberta ross said...

oh how many burnt. . .! Hi just popped in on my rounds of fellow crusaders - there are so many getting writers cramp!! have fun

Yahong Chi said...

Oh my goodness, it's just that I can never get the burnt stuff scraped OFF THE PAN. And I'm too cheap to buy a new one. D:

gideon 86 said...

That looks DE-LISH Stasia,

I hopped over from Rach's list to introduce myself and follow.

Today the first challenge was posted.... YAH!

Michael

Stasia said...

Hi Alberta, Yahong Chi and Gideon--thanks for stopping by. Happy crusading!

Carol Riggs said...

Hiya, buddy crusader! I'm making the rounds today and checking out your blog. Nice to meet you, and Happy Friday! :)

Artzicarol Ramblings

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Hey there fellow crusader! Just thought I'd stop by and say hello! I'm excited to get to know you better!

E Kelly said...

Newest follower here via the Friday hop. I am also a new contemporary romance writer and reader of almost everything.(except SCI FI. Sorry) Hope you stop by and check out my blog. Happy hopping!

Alison said...

Hopping through. New follower! I loved Ender's Game and I'd like to read Bujold.
My Hop

Book Addict said...

Thanks for coming over for Follow Friday, and now I'm following you back!

Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

Stasia said...

Hi Carol, Chantele, E, Alison & Aaron. It's been a super-fun Friday and I'm thrilled to meet you all!

raisingmarshmallows said...

I'm doing my crusader rounds. Nice to meet you. Now following.

Nikki

Danette said...

Burnt a few things recently-- tea most recently. :)

Dropped by from Rachael's crusade list to say hello! Looks to be a lot of fun already! Cheers!

Stasia said...

Hi Nikki & Danette! Thanks for stopping by along your crusader route! Danette--how exactly do you burn tea?

Raquel Byrnes said...

I hear you on the ruined food thing. I forget about soups while I'm writing. The kids are so gracious. Or maybe don't know better. =)
Also, I'm stopping by as a fellow crusader and new follower. On to the first challenge!

Catherine Ensley said...

Stasia, Hello from a fellow crusader. We're in the same small group AND! I met you at last fall's SCBWI-WW Retreat. It's great to make contact with you again! I'm very excited about your book.

Margo Kelly said...

fellow crusader stopping by to say HELLO!

Stasia said...

Hi Raquel, Catherine & Margo! My kids are gracious, too, Raquel. In fact, they know I keep a photo log of burnt stuff and they've starting taking pix for me (hmm...maybe that's not so gracious!). Thanks, all, for stopping by and happy crusading.

Paranormal Opinion said...

Just hoppin' through - I am now a follower :)
http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com/