I wish I could give you a lovely recap of the results of Sunday's post, shine everything up and put a bow on it, but I can't. My personal struggle with what to show and what to hide isn't resolved. I don't know how to go back to being the casual guest at the internet cocktail party - maybe I should write a scintillating post about sex next. "How to Incorporate Were-Platypi in the Bedroom! Ten Ways to Please Your Shapeshifter!"
I think the thing that is so surprising is that I spoke up for SPEAK and Laurie Halse Anderson, and the right for individual parents to decide what their own children read, and yet I somehow hit a vein for Christian writers who struggle with balancing their faith and their work. I feel you guys. I hear you. I think I have to take some kind of action, but I don't know what it is. I'm considering an email loop? A private message board? Running, far, far away and hiding my introverted light under a bushel? We'll see. To lay down some Christianese, I have to pray about it.
But here on the old blog, I'm going to get back to business as usual.
SO LET'S GET WILD AND CRAZY AND GIVE SOME STUFF AWAY! HOW ABOUT BANNED BOOKS?
Starting with three copies of SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Followed by a copy of TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler.
And to make it a magical number five, one of my favorite banned books of all time, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE!
All you have to do is comment below and let me know which book you want to win. [SPEAK is for residents of the US and Canada only. The others are open internationally to places Book Depository ships for free!] And thank you to all of you who commented and became part of the movement to SPEAK LOUDLY.