July 10, 2006

Blogging for Books LIVES!

BLOGGING FOR BOOKS is on the road in its ENORMOUS tour bus, and all the roadies are hot for it. Screaming Girlenes in poodley skirts are waiting to rip its clothes away and run off with a shred or a button. B4B was at the top of the charts last month, and we want to keep it there. OH YES WE DO!

Otherwise, I imagine the tour bus will go around a dead man's curve just a shade too fast, and B4B will join Jim Morrisson's new band, in hell.

If you blog, I BEG you to remind you reading/blogging audience that it is B4B time, and ask other bloggers who read your blog to blog it, and then it will be JUST like Ricky Martin, if Ricky MArtin had ever released another song. PLEASE help get the word out.

We lift a glass in honor of The Zero Boss, because he made it up.

How to play: You blog on a chosen topic. You post a link to your blog entry in the comments below this entry. B4B closes next Monday when the comments close on this entry, EXACTLY seven days from the very second this posted. <----note the slight rule change.

If you have no blog, you write the essay and cut and paste it (no attachments please) into an email to Ann Fitten (the Bloggess behind Edgy Mama) and ask her sweetly to host it for you.

Your special guest blogger this month is Kim Wilson of Wilson World She won earlier and so, alas, she can never enter again, but she is eligible to judge. AND JUDGE SHE WILL.

If you are one of the seven finalists, your entry will be read by OTHER Special Guest Bloggess who pens HER GREEN FIGS. Her Figliness will greenly choose first, second and third place.
THERE IS NO SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR. Because I am providing the loot for this round. And I live here. SO, I can't judge because I know too many of you too well to be impartial, plus ARE YOU ON CRACK? I'm on book tour and am thus sleep deprived and totally INSANE. BUT there are MANY fine prizes to be had.
First Place: Signed First Edition of Between, Georgia AND a copy of Between on CD. I READ IT!
Second Place: Signed First Edition of Between
Third Place: Signed Paperback of gods in Alabama

And now, THE TOPIC! As usual your topic relates to the book...

Between, Georgia tells the story of Nonny Frett, who understands the meaning of the phrase "in between a rock and a hard place" better than any woman alive. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: a husband who's easing out the back door; and a best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and won't forget how they were done wrong. Now, in Between, Georgia, population 90, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence is about to ignite a stash of family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town needs...if only Nonny weren't stuck in between.
So this time, write about being BETWEEN. In any context. OH COME ON YOU HAD TO SEE THAT COMING!


Posted by joshilyn at July 10, 2006 6:47 PM

I haven't blogged lately since I recently got married and had to move two states away (no time yet!) Here's one from before that always reminds me how we are always in between if we are living up to ourselves:


Posted by: jess at July 10, 2006 8:02 PM

Um, what are the rules again? The link taking you to the Zero Boss is dead and I need a reminder. I checked the yahoo group message board and I am at a loss. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Posted by: mrscrumley at July 10, 2006 8:11 PM

normally B4B deadline is midnight your time...but this month Joss has changed it to exactly 7 days from the moment this post was..well..posted.

"How to play: You blog on a chosen topic. You post a link to your blog entry in the comments below this entry. B4B closes next Monday when the comments close on this entry, EXACTLY seven days from the very second this posted."

Not really any other rules..other than..Get out there and write! (oh, and do a little linky-love and tell the rest of the blogsphere about B4B)

Hope this helps

Posted by: kim at July 10, 2006 10:43 PM

OH, goody! I just had a little feeling that might be the topic, so I started out of the gate a little early and started jotting stuff down a few days ago in hopes.

Here's my entry:

Posted by: Julie at July 11, 2006 12:44 AM

I have a submission up on my site from a non-blogger entrant: www.edgymama.com.
I'll link it later.

Posted by: Edgy Mama at July 11, 2006 11:10 AM

Edgy Mama and Joshilyn:
I have done it. I have finally made my own blog via eblogger. I just had Edgy Mama host my entry for B4B yesterday and now I have made my own space. I linked the both of you on the post. You'll have to check it out!


Posted by: Sweet Pea at July 11, 2006 11:49 AM

I'm a newbie, but here tis:


Posted by: Able Ponder at July 11, 2006 2:37 PM

Here is my entry:

Posted by: tori at July 11, 2006 2:41 PM

Alright. I'm in!


Posted by: Heather at July 11, 2006 3:30 PM

grr!! my link doesn't work cos I edited something!!! Here it is:


Posted by: Able Ponder at July 11, 2006 3:57 PM

Here I yam! I'm back, baby! I'm like a weeble wobble, I never win but I keep on tryin'...


Posted by: Pattie at July 11, 2006 11:04 PM

Here's mine. I think I've remembered both the spell-check and the link this time:


Posted by: Melessa at July 12, 2006 1:20 AM

My entry is here:

Posted by: mom on a wire at July 12, 2006 8:20 PM

My entry is finally up:


Hoping to see many more this month!

Posted by: dragonfly at July 12, 2006 10:34 PM

WOW, there are a lot of entries here. Adding mine to the mix:


I'm so excited to read everyone!

Posted by: el-e-e at July 13, 2006 8:16 AM

Here is mine:

Posted by: Laura L at July 13, 2006 11:07 AM

Here is my entry! Yikes...I am nervous! Have never done this before, but it seems pretty exciting now that I have decided to!!! Thanks for giving me this opportunity! Keeping my fingers crossed!


Posted by: Jaime at July 13, 2006 11:26 AM

Here is my entry: http://datingthetoothfairy.blogspot.com/2006/07/between-suckville-and-crap-city-note.html

Posted by: Sarah at July 13, 2006 3:12 PM

Having finally renovated my blog to the point where it IS a blog and can be regularly updated, I'm finally ready to play! Mine's at:


Posted by: TrudyJ at July 13, 2006 5:12 PM


I wrote this post today before I had a chance to catch up on all the blogs I usually haunt. It is kind of long, and at the bottom of it I explain my reasoning of why it fits the between theme.

Posted by: Charity_S at July 13, 2006 10:51 PM

Great topic! Here's mine:


Posted by: Mere at July 14, 2006 1:31 PM

Since i can't enter, i decided to use B4B as a writing prompt. Makes me feel like i am still playing...sniff sniff....


Posted by: kim at July 14, 2006 1:35 PM

Giving it another try here:


Posted by: poopie at July 15, 2006 5:08 PM

Here's mine!


Posted by: Tracy at July 16, 2006 8:12 PM

I did it! I finally have an entry, and just in the nick-o-time ... here it is:


Posted by: Patti at July 16, 2006 11:09 PM

I'm sliding this in at the last minute:


Posted by: LoryKC at July 17, 2006 1:30 AM

Here's my go at it:


Posted by: Cathy at July 17, 2006 1:55 AM

Sadly I don't have a modern "between" themed tale. However, if it's acceptable to enter old posts in the contest, please take a look at:


It's about me being between generations, seeing the future looking back at my past. I hope you enjoy it.

- OrlandoDad

Posted by: OrlandoDad at July 17, 2006 8:20 AM

Here's a entry from Susan Hodges that I'm hostessing on my bloggie:
http://www.edgymama.com/2006/07/b4b-entry-from-susan -hodges.html

Posted by: Edgy Mama at July 17, 2006 9:27 AM

It does me NO good to post and not link. Here's my link/entry.


Posted by: Patricia at July 17, 2006 11:23 AM

Here's mine:


Posted by: Aimee at July 17, 2006 12:01 PM

This is the first time I've ever done anything like this so try not to laugh too hard...

Posted by: Becky at July 17, 2006 12:54 PM

Here is my entry:


Posted by: Lyn at July 17, 2006 4:08 PM

here's mine: http://theseglasses.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/07/between_here_an.html

Posted by: Susan at July 17, 2006 4:13 PM

My last minute, very silly, heat-stupor-induced, entry:


Posted by: Edgy Mama at July 17, 2006 5:08 PM


Posted by: Dara at July 17, 2006 6:24 PM

I'm in!


Luck to us all!

Posted by: ZaZa at July 17, 2006 6:24 PM

Just checking to see what time it is on the site. Read everyone's entry, some great stuff out there!

Posted by: Fate at July 17, 2006 6:30 PM

Checking the final time.....and then its off to pick seven.....DO you know how hard this will be? Have you read this month's entries??????
(runs and gets a glass of wine and a pillow..it's going to be a long night!)

Posted by: kim at July 17, 2006 6:40 PM

I'm a newbie but couldn't resist. I hope I made the deadline!



Posted by: Catherine at July 17, 2006 8:16 PM


Posted by: Erica at July 17, 2006 9:03 PM

I am new to this. I loved the book God's in Alabama. Please read my essay I think you will understand. I feel a real connection to the book. If I don't make in time that is okay I already bought the book Between, Georgia.

Just read the BLOG it is a true story! Someday I will write my own book.

Posted by: Tammie at July 18, 2006 11:46 AM

Colour me another newbie, Joshilyn!!

Just posted my contribution to the contest, on my blog....


Kudo's this idea/contest, is genious!!


Posted by: North at July 18, 2006 10:58 PM