This is the day when all the nations of the world come together in peace for the love of sport and the spirit of competition. It doesn't get more international that this. So, to enter today's contest, I want you to answer this question: If you could live in any other country in the world, which one would you choose and why?
I can't answer this question easily, because I am such a huge fan of the world. On any given day I might want to live in Australia, Argentina, France, or Japan. But if I had to choose one country right now, it would be South Africa. I am enthralled with the atmosphere of Cape Town, with it's outdoorsy/active/surfer vibe, breathtaking landscapes, and rich and diverse cultural history.
Like I said before, every day of the COOP you'll have a chance to win at least one more book in addition to OH. MY. GODS. So what's today's bonus prize?
Since the Opening Ceremonies is such a great big rock star party, what better book to pair with the sports party to end all sports parties than Stephanie Kuehnert's debut novel, I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE? Here's the blurb:
A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell.
The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back.
Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn't it lead her right back to Emily?
Does't that sound awesome? If you want a chance to win OH. MY. GODS. and I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE just enter the contest in comments below.
OPENING CEREMONIES CONTEST
Answer this question: If you could live in any other country in the world, which one would you choose and why?
(1) copy of OH. MY. GODS. or teaser of GODDESS BOOT CAMP
(1) copy of I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuehnert
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted on August 25th. And don't forget to enter the Gold Medal Contest.