Winners!

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

And the winners are ….

– Nessa — 52
– Barbara — 27
– Susan — 26
– Teresa — 26
– Raven — 20

Send your mailing addresses so I can get them to Zondervan and they can get the books on their way to you. Thanks to Pam Mettler at Zondervan for ,aking this contest possible!

Ending Midnight, Monday

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 45
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 23
– Raven — 20
– Teresa — 20
– Mama Zen — 6
– Alice Audry — 5
– Melissa — 4

The only way we’re going to have an upset now is if someone decides to go back and comment on all of the contest posts they missed and put a post up on their own blog about the contest. There is no way they can make up all the missed Tweets, but someone could easily get 24 points today — and that’s without any commenters.

Be here tomorrow (Tuesday, June 15th) to see who won.  If you’re on the winner’s list, EMAIL me your mailing address so I can forward it to Zondervan and their publicist can get the book to you.

Update

I’m fine.  Amoeba is fine.  We got in late last night without incident — beyond traveler’s exhaustion, that is.

Today the sun shone bright and beautiful and I chose to tend my container garden, clean my house, read a “couldn’t put it down” novel, make a nice steak dinner, and bake banana bread.  I could not bring myself to walk into this room, sit down at my computer and blog.

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 40
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 21
– Raven — 14
– Teresa — 9
– Mama Zen — 6
– Alice Audry — 5
– Melissa — 4

Reading By The Fire

Ella has been extremely well-behaved here. I don’t think it’s the weather because she hasn’t even been causing problems inside. I think it is the book. She is spell-bound!

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 32
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 16
– Raven — 14
– Alice Audry — 5

— Teresa — 4
— Mama Zen — 4
— Melissa — 4

Plenty of time left to win — 4 days left to get your posts and comments in.  No one on the list is too far behind to win.   Remember, you only have to be in the top 5 to win a book!  If you need a refresher on the rules, look here.

Rainy Day Reading

After Dinner last night, we retired to our lovely little private tent.  Amoeba and I were tired.  We’d gotten up before the sun, driven to Vancouver, then bused and ferried another several hundred miles.  It was 9 p.m., the sun was just setting and we were ready for some relaxing.  I wanted a bath.

Ella did, too, and she beat me to the tub.  She was pretty upset when I explained that she was just too small and once there was enough water in the tub to turn the jets on, it would be decidedly over her head.

Ella in the Spa Tub

I helped Ella out of the tub and prepared the bath. She +peeked over the side at the hot, roiling water and decided she’d just have a shower, thanks. I found the tub exquisite.

This morning we woke to the pitter-patter of falling rain on our canvas roof. I opened the bamboo blinds and peeked outside. “Oh my gosh,!” I excalimed. “Somebody stole the ocean!”

Amoeba commented that it appeared they were trying to replace it with plenty of fresh water. The rain poured down and the fog came in to the shoreline.

Ella grabbed her book, snuggled back into the covers and said it wasn’t fit weather out for elephant or beast. And then she asked us to go fetch her breakfast from the lodge!

~*~

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

— Nessa — 27
— Susan — 18
— Barbara — 16
— Raven — 10
— Alice Audry — 5