The winner of yesterday’s signed book from my backlist is: Daniela.
Today’s random question for a chance to win a signed paperback of your choice from my backlist (and to get your name in the drawing for the Grand Prize) is:
What craze have you lived through that you wished with all of your heart would either hurry up and end or your kids, siblings, parents or whoever else you care about wouldn’t be sucked in?
I have one word for this: Furby.
Oh my lands. I hate those things. First, I don’t care what you say, to me, they look like gremlins. Second, they’re extremely annoying. My kids have had other annoying toys:harmonica, talking cars, pooping garbage trucks (yes, this is true, I couldn’t possibly make up Stinky, the gift of the year in 2010), transformers that didn’t transform, and a few years ago my three year old was given a snare drum. But nothing compares to the Furby. Nothing. These little monsters talk incessantly, usually saying things you don’t understand. And the words I can understand, generally aren’t nice: blah, blah, blah; Seriously; Uh yeah; me, me, me, me, me (side note, when my husband first heard the Furby chanting me, me, me, me, me, me, he asked if my mother had taught it to say that so it would remind us of her since my kids call her MiMi). Anyway, it’s not necessarily the words these creatures, say it’s the tone. Yes, Furbies have a tone. And it’s not always respectful.
Not only are they rather rude, but they’re impossible to shut up! With the harmonica or drum, all I had to do was take the toy away and ta da, the room was quiet. No such luck here. I met my parents a few hours away from my house where they gave these to my kids. I really didn’t know much about them when they showed them to me and I said, okay. Uh, five minutes later I was doing a web search on how to get it to go to sleep. I tried everything: patting it continuously; covering it’s eyes, clapping three times in front of it’s eyes, petting it, good grief my kids fell asleep before the thing did. About an hour into the car ride home, I had both Furbies on the floorboard by my feet…talking up a storm to each other. We got home and I had to separate them. One in one closet, one in another.
Needless to say, I’m ready for this craze to be over with and I’ve only had the things less than five hours! Thanks, Mom, awesome gift.
Once again, what craze have you survived that you wanted no part of?
If this is your first time to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, here are the quick rules:
Each day from December 14th to the 24th, I’ll ask a question on my blog. All you have to do is answer it. No right or wrong answers, just an answer. Each commenter will be entered into a drawing for a daily prize: gift card, signed book, swag, etc. On the 25th, all names and entries from all the previous comments will be added together and a name selected to win the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet.
If you’d rather not comment, not to worry there are other ways to enter and more prizes to win:
*Share my post on Facebook and you’ll be entered into a drawing on the 25th for a $150 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Each day you share, you’ll get an entry, for a possible 11 entries. (You must share my original post on Facebook not using the social share at the bottom of this post, otherwise there is no way to track it–sorry.) If the post is not coming up in your newsfeed, follow this link, it should be the top story.
*Like my post on Facebook Like the post and you’ll be entered into a drawing on the 25th for an entire signed series of my books. Each day you like, you’ll get an entry, for a possible 11 entries. You’ll have to like my original post on Facebook not using the social share at the bottom of this post, otherwise there is no way to track it–sorry.) If the post is not coming up in your newsfeed, follow this link, it should be the top story.
*Like me on Facebook–Find me here,http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Gordon-historical-romance-author/178033968907233 and like my page. On the 25th I’ll select seven random people to receive a signed paperback from my back list, winner’s choice.
**Giveaway is opened internationally.