Apparently, the book has been doing a lot of traveling lately, forcing me to add a new category. "Best Transportational Photo."
This shows a degree of loving care that I appreciate.
Here, I can see my book isn't entirely safe.... But it's certainly having an adventure. That's a fair trade-off.
This shot shot gave me flashbacks to Microsoft's flight simulator. At the time I played it, the simulator was so accurate that you could count hours spent playing toward your total flying hours when applying for a pilot's licence. It was so accurate that the manual was thicker than your average college history text. So accurate that I never, ever, managed to successfully land a plane without crashing.
Please do not read my book while driving.
Please do not read my book while driving. Even if you have the ability to steer with your freakish monkey feet.
Please do not read the book while driving. Even if you're impatient for the audiobook. Runner-up.
Please do not.... Okay. Here's the deal. If you don't drive while reading the book, you two can have the win for this category. Fair?
A lot of people sent in pictures of themselves reading the book.
A lot of people.
There were several pictures of the book triumphing over homework.
If you look closely at this one, you can see that my book is also the wallpaper on the computer in the background.
You might recognise this lovely lady from before. She's the dancer we saw back in part three of the contest.
Runner-up. I love the smile here, she's obviously enjoying herself. If you're ever trapped on a desert island, we all know what you should bring.
The book, I mean. Not a pretty young lady in a dress. Though now that I'm thinking about it....
Winner. The staging here is great. It's also interesting to note that the book she's reading from is the promotional galley. That's the first version of the book that they ever printed. Don't feel too jealous if you don't have one though. I made about five thousand small changes and re-wrote several chapters between that version and when the hardcover came out.
Lastly, we have the "Book with Animals" category. Where, oddly enough, there were an disproportionately large number of bird-related entries.
I view my inability to come up with a funny caption for this picture a personal failing on my part. If anyone can come up with something worthwhile in the comments section, I'd really appreciate it.
Winner. I really love this picture. Not only is the composition really nice. Not only do I like turtles, but this is exactly how I feel sometimes when I'm doing revisions....
Rest assured that in these last two photos, the animals were handled well and set free in the end. Here are the two photographers (both of whom you've already seen at this point) saying goodbye to the turtle, who they had nicknamed "Diogenes."
Remember, if you're a winner or a runner-up, you get fabulous prizes. For details head over here.
I'm sorry for the weak ending to this post, and the lack of wit in the captioning. But as I started to enter the photos for the final category, I began to feel... profoundly.
I was at Wiscon this weekend, and there was a stomach flu getting spread around. I thought I'd dodged it, but, given that I feel a painful rumbling in my guts and I'm beginning to sweat, apparently not.
I was looking forward to working on more revisions to book two after I posted this, but I fear I'm in for a very unpleasant night instead.
Pray for me.
posted by Pat at 2:40 AM