Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Laptops are Weird

I agree with this sentiment.

BBC Audiobooks America is hosting an Original Audio Book contest on Twitter. Neil Gaiman started off the contest with a sentence, and BBC Audiobooks America is choosing from thousands of tweets which sentences will go into the book. I guess it's also going to be read by a professional and made available for free downloading off of iTunes.

I decided I've been lacking in social networking lately so I decided to give it a try. Even though I balk at Twitter books, I decided to do this just for fun. After I tweeted about 35 sentences, one of them made it in! I was excited. Please don't say I've written a book with Neil Gaiman. How weird that such a marvelous boast could mean so little.

Now that I've stepped away from the contest, I feel overwhelmed. Twitter is a monster. It's great and fun, but totally exhausting. I don't quite know if I approve of it or not. Hope BBC Audiobooks America makes it work though. The story so far can be found here in their Twitter feed. It's actually kind of interesting. Mirrors, Puppets, and Promises. It's got it all. :D

3 comments:

  1. Hi there,

    According to your "About Me" page you're a Narnia fan! That's awesome because, on my blog, I'm giving away three free copies of a new book that I think us Narnia fans are going to love. It's called Curse of the Spider King, by best-selling author Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. If you're interested, Click here to check it out!

    -Jacob Parker

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  2. I never even knew they did that on Twitter. Sounds fun, but time consuming for sure. Congrats on getting one in!

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  3. Hi Reesha! Congrats! I picked your name from the hat and you won a copy of BEG, BORROW, STEAL. Can you drop me your shipping address? Please respond drwasy AT gmail DOT com.

    Peace, Linda

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