Monday, August 1, 2011


Well, I think it's safe to say these have been the best entries EVER. You lot are truly awesome (and some of you are truly disturbed... you know who you are!). I loved the mentions of puppies and children - you certainly know how to tug at my heartstrings. Also, cheese! You know me so well!

Anyhoo, I had such a hard job picking a winner. So much so that I decided to choose a winner AND a runner-up...

The runner-up, with a last-minute entry that tickled my fancy, is... EMMA! She said:

*To the tune of The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be*

When I wake up, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the one who wakes up with your book
When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the one who goes out with your book

When I get drunk, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the one who gets drunk reading TORN
When I haver, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the one who's havering 'bout TORN

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the one that walked 1000 miles
To read your new book, TORN!!!

And if that hasn't swayed you, then maybe I could throw in an air freshner for your kitchen :D

Brilliant! I love The Proclaimers! Also, in case you're wondering, the air freshener bit is in reference to something I said on Twitter about Griffin pooing in the kitchen... honest. Emma wins a copy of ENTANGLED (or another book if she's already read it) from The Book Depository. Congrats, Emma!

And the winner is... drumroll and all that malarkey... SCATTERED_LAURA! Her answer:

How far would I go? I'd go FAR! Seriously far!

In fact, I would go all the way over there! *Points to a spot which is rather faraway* Honest I would. Now that might not seem like much, but you have to understand that I am lazy and I very much enjoy sitting down at my computer. The distant dot on my horizon (cough... I might have pointed at a tree about 500 meters away...) at least SEEMS very far away.

A journey of that distance would be no easy task. I would have to:

Get up
Turn off my computer
Try and get my hair to look less... "special"
Find a pair of shoes which actually match
Ponder whether I can emerge in public in PJs with an unsightly zit on my chin...
Decide that I can NOT emerge in public in PJs with an unsightly zit on my chin
Put on real clothes
Find cement which might cover unsightly zit
Have a little bit of a sit down... all this hard work will have made me sleepy.
Leave house.
Walk across the park, dodging the teenagers who like pointy things.
Reach the distant point.
Then...the journey home would begin.

See? You see how far I'm willing to go for your book!? Frodo's got noting on me! Surely such a quest deserves a reward?!

This made me laugh A LOT. Especially the Frodo reference and "special" hair. Genius!

That was a fun contest. Thanks so much to everyone who entered... I reckon I'll have to have another one sooner rather than later.

Before I go, here's an unnecessary pic of Griffin looking... um... green:


  1. Wooooooooop! Go me!

    *Does cartwheels all the way to the tree 500 meters away* I get torn FIRST?!

  2. YOU DO! If you could email your address to cat(at)catclarke(dot)com I'll get it in the post this week!

  3. Jest emailed it to you! I'm off to sit by my letterbox!

    ....and now we play the waiting game =P

  4. Congrats Laura, WOOHOO!!

    Thanks Cat for including a runner-up prize, AWESOME!!! I'll send the air freshener express post :D

    ;) Emma

  5. Congratulations Emma and Laura! Very well deserved.

  6. Congratualtions to both of you! Im very jealuos but that pic of Griffin made my jealousy wash away... thats why you put it there isn't it Cat!

  7. Hahaha!!! Congratulations, winners!! Hope you enjoy your prizes!! :D

  8. Congratulations Emma & Laura.

    And OMG Cat, I'm *SO sorry! I got your book confused with Cat Patrick's. I have to say, Entangled is on my bookshelf as well and is at the top of my Dying to Read So Badly, Wish I Had Time to Start It Yesterday list. Again, I apologize for the mix-up.

  9. He he. I just read Torn and posted my review. I think you get my sense of humour (as you liked my entry), so hope you don't mind that in my five star review, I also kinda say I want to throttle you. I was kidding of course...mostly... :P

    HERE is the review!

    Thanks again for the amazingness that was this ARC! Now go and write some more, please! =D