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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


COTSK Contest WINNERS:

Melissa Rose
MillardtheMK
Noah



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Monday, October 5, 2009

SECOND QUEST IN CURSE OF THE SPIDER KING BOOK GIVE AWAY COURAGE

Courage.

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty-Merriam Webster Dictionary

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
-C.S. Lewis.

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of a readiness to die. -G.K. Chesterton

Courage involves taking risks. There is an element of the unknown, often times accompanied with the fear of rejection or failure, when you invoke the trait of courage. And that is the second challenge of this contest-it's time for you to risk and venture into the realms of the unknown! So, take Courage, and read on!



For this Quest, you are going to do what I do at least once a day--you are going to talk to someone about The Door Within, Wayne Thomas Batson, The Rise of the Dibor, and Christopher Hopper. And there are SEVEN different ways that you can do that. IOne, for each Tribe in The Curse of the Spider King, keep reading!

1) 10,000 Points

ACTION:

Go to a bookstore or library and ask if they carry The Rise of the Dibor or The Lion Vrie by Christopher Hopper. If they don't, ask them to consider carrying it, tell them a little about Christopher (go to his website and get information on him, grab his bio from the back of his book or e-mail him and ask him a question or two while explaining to him what you're doing) and then tell why it is you really want to see his books on their shelves.

Each bookstore/library you do this at is worth 10,000 points. Branch and main libraries may be counted as "separate" libraries and the same is true for bookstores.

PROOF:

You need to e-mail me either a picture of you and the person you talked to at the library or bookstore OR a picture of the request slip for The Rise of the Dibor/ The Lion Vrie from the library or bookstore. These vary from state to state and store to store. Remember to TELL the person that you need proof that you were there, requesting it.

2) 5000 Points

ACTION:

Write a review of The Rise of the Dibor or The Lion Vrie and post it on different book/reader websites(Barnes and Noble, Amazon, BooksWellRead etc). You get 5000 points for the first review, and 500 points for each one after that.

For example: You write a review of "Rise of the Dibor" and post it on Amazon. That's 5,000 points right there. Then if you post that same review of the same book on Barnes and Noble, Books Well Read, you get 500 points for each of those reviews.

PROOF:

E-mail me a link to your review, if you posted it multiple places remember to include links to each place that you left it.

*IMPORTANT* When you write the review, remember to use the same name that I know you by here, or it won't count.


3.) 2500 Points

ACTION:

Go to a bookstore or library and ask if they have on-order (it hasn't released yet so you shouldn't see it out) The Curse of the Spider King. If they don't have it on order, ask them to order it.

PROOF:

You need to e-mail me either a picture of you and the person you talked to at the library or bookstore OR a picture of the request slip for The Curse of the Spider King from the library or bookstore. These vary from state to state and store to store. Remember to TELL the person that you need proof that you were there, requesting it.

Each bookstore/library you do this at is worth 2500 points. Branch and main libraries may be counted as "separate" libraries, and the same is true for bookstores.

4.) 2000 Points

ACTION:

Go to a bookstore or library and ask if they carry The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, The Final Storm, Isle of Swords, or Isle of Fire. If they don't, ask them to consider carrying them, tell them a little about Wayne (go to his website and get information on him, grab his bio from the back of his book or e-mail him and ask him a question or two while explaining to him what you're doing) and then tell them why it is you really want to see his books on their shelves.

Each bookstore/library you do this at is worth 10,000 points. Branch and main libraries may be counted as "separate" libraries and the same is true for bookstores.

PROOF:

You need to e-mail me either a picture of you and the person you talked to at the library or bookstore OR a picture of the request slip for any of Wayne's books from the library or bookstore. These vary from state to state and store to store. Remember to TELL the person that you need proof that you were there, requesting it.

5.) 1500 Points

ACTION:

Write a review of The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, The Final Storm, Isle of Swords, or Isle of Fire and post it on different book/reader websites(Barnes and Noble, Amazon, BooksWellRead etc).

For example: You write a review of "The Door Within" and post it on Amazon. That's 5,000 points right there. Then if you post that same review of the same book on Barnes and Noble, Books Well Read, you get 500 points for each of those reviews.

PROOF:

E-mail me a link to your review, if you posted it multiple places remember to include links to each place that you left it.

6.) 1000 Points

ACTION/PROOF:

Find Rise of the Dibor or The Lion Vrie in your local library or bookstore and take a photograph of yourself or of a friend or family member, holding the copy. This can be done MULTIPLE time, but they have to be done in different libraries/stores. Find something that has the store name on it and photograph the book next to it. E-mail me the pictures.

7. 500 Points

ACTION/PROOF

Find copies of The Door Within, Rise of the Wyrm Lord, The Final Storm, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire at your local library or bookstore and take a photograph of yourself or of a friend or family member, holding the books. This can be done MULTIPLE times, but they have to be done in different libraries/stores. Find something that has the store name on it and photograph the book next to it. E-mail me the pictures.


Most if not ALL of these things overlap Tribe Quests that Wayne and Christopher are asking you to do anyway. I will count any and all actions all ready taken--from the day of their starting the tribes until 10/15/09 for this contest. You just need to get me the proof that I asked for and I'll hand over the points.


3 comments:

Seth said...

Hmmm, I plan to be getting so many copies of CoSK, but I'm considering doing this, a Q though. Why is it that the quests for CH are worth more points then for WTB?

Millardthemk said...

Soo COOL!

everlastingscribe said...

Hey Seth!

The reason that Christopher Hopper's quests are worth more is because they are harder. Christopher's not as well known as Wayne is, and Rise of the Dibor (so much AWESOMENESS) and The Lion Vrie aren't as easy for bookstores to get in. They aren't impossible, but because it's a smaller publishing house, it makes it harder.

It's not that I favor the one long sharp metal point bearing writer over the other (that could be dangerous to my health ;)) but that experience tells me that getting stores to carry Christopher's books is more work than getting them to carry Wayne's.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%



Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Gladius-0%
Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Mace-0%
Staff-33%
Pen-25 %




What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%


What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Music:

Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.

Books:

Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

Bibles:
NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway

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A Psalm of Repentance

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