September 16, 2005

Blogging for Books: The Winners!

The results are in! This month's Blogging for Books winners have been chosen by our lovely guest judge, Melanie Hauser. All three winners will be receiving signed copies of Melanie's novel, CONFESSIONS OF SUPER MOM.

Ready? Here's what Melanie had to say:

Thanks so much for inviting me to judge this month's Blogging for Books. I confess, I had no idea how fun - and difficult - it would be. I'm amazed at how differently everyone responded to the vague subject matter of "superheroes." I just love authors, and the things their crazy minds come up with! Sheesh! Enough of all the Serious Author Blather! Without further fanfare, I'm so happy to announce the winners of this month's Blogging for Books:

Third place goes to The Downside of Saving the World by Holley of Mean Teacher. This was so funny, and the twist at the end made me laugh out loud.

Coming in at a close second was Is the cape required? by Amy of Excrutiating Minutiae. This was a terrific view of superheroing from the most unsung superhero of all, Mom. (Something I know a little about!)

First place goes to A Hero of Sorts by Vicki of Outside In. I loved this entry! I loved the restraint, yet obvious compassion, that Vicki used in writing about her son. This moved me, yet never made me feel sorry for the subject, and that's a very hard thing to do. Congrats, Vicki!

I'd like to thank Joshilyn for hosting B4B, Mir for doing all the hard work, and Jay for coming up with this brilliant idea in the first place. And for all you superheroes out there, thank you, be careful of that cape (especially when entering and leaving revolving doors), and don't forget to floss!

Posted by Mir at September 16, 2005 6:20 AM

Congrats Vicki, Amy, and Holley!
Yay you!! :-)

Posted by: DebR at September 16, 2005 11:01 AM

I'm all weepy from Vicki's entry, now. What an excellent choice for the win.
And many thanks to Melanie for honoring me so, and to Joshilyn and Mir for doing the work to make such a neat contest possible!

Posted by: holley at September 16, 2005 1:54 PM

Thank you so very much- for your time and kind words! I read the other entries and have no idea how Mir and then Melanie were able to choose among such great, fun stories.
And another signed book from a fine author- lucky lucky me.

Posted by: Vicki at September 16, 2005 2:05 PM

Thank you, Melanie, Joshilyn and Mir! This has been a great first experience with Blogging for Books. I've really enjoyed being a part of it. And to have gotten second place - fun! :)

Posted by: Amy at September 16, 2005 2:09 PM

Joshilyn, if you need a guest judge (or a hosting site) for next month, I would be interested in taking part...

Posted by: Daniel Barkowitz at September 19, 2005 5:23 PM

Congratulations to the winners! Fine work, all.

Posted by: Elisson at September 20, 2005 11:01 AM