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What You Need To Know

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on December 15, 2008

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Are you a fan of Sonya Sones‘ fab books? Of course you are; we all are! And What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know is one of her best. So if you’re a fan of What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know and you think you could write about what happens next after the story ends in Sonya’s cool verse style, why not enter the contest from Gotham Writers’ Workshop and Teen Ink. Here’s a sample from What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know:

My name is Robin.

This book is about me.
It tells the story of what happens
when after almost 15 pathetic years of loserdom,
the girl of my dreams finally falls for me.

That seems like it would be
a good thing, right?
Only it turns out to be
a lot more complicated than that

Because I’m not gonna lie to you —
there are naked women involved.
Four of them, to be exact.
Though not in the way you might think.

Don’t get me wrong — my girlfriend’s amazing.
But the way things have been going lately,
I’m starting to believe that the only thing worse
than not getting what you want,

is getting it.

So read the book, go to the website to find out the rules, and then write your own series of poems describing how you think the story should continue. The contest starts tomorrow, so get busy! Click here for the official rules.

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Oh! No! Not Another Contest!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 9, 2008

OK, so we’re reading our books now, and we’re writing our six-word memoirs, and we’re discussing the books, so what more could we do? How about another contest! What? What? Another contest? Let’s do electronic posters based on our books, any book you read and enjoy, preferably our group book, but any book will do. By now I think everyone is familiar with Glogster, but if you’re not, see Mrs. Fleet for details. Come by at lunch, before school, or after school, and I will have you glogging in no time. Then you can email your glog to Mrs. Fleet and we’ll post the best glogs in the media center. We’ll select a monthly winner of a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. See Mrs. Fleet for her email address or for more info about Glogster. Remember to add some text boxes with a little content on your glog; don’t just make it all graphics and images.

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