But it's time to pass the torch (and the flag) from China to England, site of the 2012 Olympic games in London! Those should be awesome, too.
Details about the Closing Ceremonies are pretty hush-hush, but there is a lot of speculation that British soccer (aka football) star David Beckham will be on hand to participate.
I'll be sad to say goodbye to Beijing, but I know that London will be just as wonderful. And maybe some of us can plan on attending?!?
And now for our final *sniff sniff* bonus prize: UNDONE by Brooke Taylor.
Kori Kitzler is the "dark angel" of her high school: beautiful, mysterious, the subject of rumors. Serena Moore is just an average girl, until a run-in with Kori in the bathroom in eighth grade. When Kori tells her that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued, and their fateful friendship begins.
When the girls are asked to complete a writing assignment listing the five things they would want to happen--their five ways to tempt fate--Serena doesn't take it seriously. But when something tragic happens to Kori, Serena is left with her loneliness and Kori's five things. Can Serena complete her best friend's tasks, or will she leave her list undone?
Sounds awesome, right? Well, to enter to win today I want you to think ahead to 2012, to the London games. What would you like to have accomplished by then? Where do you see yourself four years from now? In college or grad school or working a full-time job? Maybe you want to retire or start a new job or (gasp) become a published author.
In the next four years I'd like to think I'll have several more books published. I'd also like to find my permanent home. (I'm nomadic, and Houston is kind of a "place I am for now.") If I could find that special someone by then it would be nice, but I'm not rushing it. Oh, and I'd also like to have visited all the populated continents. So far I've only got two of six. (I want to visit Antarctica, too, but I'll put that on a longer time frame.)
CLOSING CEREMONIES CONTEST
Answer this question: What would you like to have accomplished by 2012?
(1) copy of OH. MY. GODS. or teaser of GODDESS BOOT CAMP
(1) copy of UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
This is the last contest. I'm accepting entries until around noon on Monday, so make sure you've entered them all. Winners of all contests will be posted on the evening of August 25th.
Quick links to the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP 1 I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuenhert
COOP 2 CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noel
COOP 3 HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE by Tina Ferraro
COOP 4 REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and TWISTED SISTERS by Stephanie Hale
COOP 5 SHRINK TO FIT by Dona Sarkar and VIOLET IN PRIVATE by Melissa Walker
COOP 6 LULU DARK CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS by Bennett Madison
COOP 7 ZETA OR OMEGA? and THE NEW SISTERS by Marley Gibson (writing as Kate Harmon)
COOP 8 YOU HAD ME AT HALO by Amanda Ashby
COOP 9 THE SPECIALISTS: MODEL SPY by Shannon Greenland
COOP 10 SLEEPLESS by Terri Clark and INVISIBLE TOUCH by Kelly Parra
COOP 11 HELL WEEK by Rosemary Clement-Moore
COOP 12 Reader's Choice from Simone Elkeles
COOP 13 GIRLS THAT GROWL by Mari Mancusi and EIGHTH GRADE BITES by Heather Brewer
COOP 14 FRENEMIES by Alexa Young
COOP 15 THE SECRET LIFE OF A TEENAGE SIREN by Wendy Toliver and BRALESS IN WONDERLAND and SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS by Debbie Reed Fischer
COOP 16 READ MY LIPS by Teri Brown and PRINCESS OF GOSSIP by Julia DeVillers and Sabrina Bryan