My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water. ~Mark Twain
I love books. I’ve had a love affair with books ever since I learned to read and even more so, after I learned to write. Well, I’m not sure I ever actually learned to write. I just started putting one word after another and kept going until I had millions of those little rascals strung together through many, many stories. I wouldn’t mind finding a few million more to string together into stories.
I know I plan to read a few more million words in the days and weeks and years ahead. That’s because I love stories. I like being immersed in a story and living whatever is happening on the page with the characters. I read news stories and true stories and history too, but it’s those made-up stories that entice me most. Both when I’m reading and when I’m writing.
That’s why I enjoy having contests here on my blog where I end up sending the winners books. I appreciate all of you who played my caption game. I hope you had fun coming up with appropriate captions for the four different pictures. I kept waiting for someone to suggest the caption I thought of for the last picture of my toddler granddaughter. I was going to have her saying, “I think I have this dance move right.” My sister was actually the only one who had her dancing. She went my dance comment one better and had my grandbaby singing and dancing to that song “Stop, in the Name of Love.” Not sure that’s the actual song’s name, but I can see them disco dancing to that on a movie. At least I think I can and so that was a great caption for the picture. But the rest of you suggested great captions too and I’m sure the ones of you saying she wanted Grandma to pick her up were absolutely right. That girl still likes to be picked up even though she’s a long-legged little girl now.
Now, I’m sure you’re ready to find out who the lucky winners were. So here goes. Pat M, Marji E and Melanie B. I’ve already send all three of you an e-mail and as soon as I hear back from you, I’ll get your books in the mail. Thank all of you so much for joining in my my photo caption fun. We’ll play another game again soon. Also, I’ll be sending out a newsletter in a week or so with a Christmas giveaway. So be sure to sign up to get my newsletter if you haven’t already. That’s easy to do right here on my website.
I do thank you so much for reading. What kind of stories do you like best to read?