Thursday, December 2, 2010

WoW Weekly 100 Words 12/02/2010

WOW WEEKLY 100 WORDSHere I am with my first post to launch my book hop:


Today, I'll be sharing with you exactly 100 words from books I'm currently reading!

Book 1: ChristmaSin' by Ed Williams, 100 words from page 34:

     "Christmas can be special wherever you are, whether you're at home or at some other place, even if that place is somewhere far, far away from Juliette. Like a foreign country. And that's what I'm gonna tell ya'all about, a Christmas that I spent over in a foreign land..."
     I already figure from that alone that this would have something to do with Korea. You see, Ed Jr. served in the Korean War for about fifteen months in 1951-1952, and it's the only time he's ever departed from the United States. Hell, from what I can tell, it's one of...

Book 2: Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS by John Howard Reid, 100 words from page 61:

     The theme must appeal to the judge. It must be on his/her wavelength. If the judge is a lady, don't bother sending in your great story about professional wrestling or the annual re-union of Vietnam Vets.
     If there is even a slight suggestion that winning entries will be considered for publication, steer clear of Adults Only themes. Remember, all publishers like their books to be displayed and sold by book retailers far and wide. They don't like them to be hidden under the counter or lost from sight in the darkest corner of the store. They prefer them to...

Book 3: Mexican Autumn by John Howard Reid, page 47:

     Esmerelda Quinones had but one burning ambition in life--to leave Bahia de los Angeles as fast as possible. Her popular elder brother, Daniel, had already made the break and was now living frugally in San Felipe. But he intended to come back. Carefully saving up the pesos he earned from a multitude of odd jobs, Daniel's every desire revolved around returning to los Angeles and marrying his childhood sweetheart, Luisa Sanchez.
     For Esmerelda, however, that sort of life most definitely held no appeal. Once she made the break, she would never return--she'd make sure of that. She'd have money to...

Notes: I won ChristmasSin' in a author chat! I will soon be writing a review for this delightful book. You can learn a bit more about this book on my post: Summer Reading

As for Books 2 and 3, both by John Howard Reid, I was offered these book titles by the author through, where I am a registered book Reviewer.

Well, there you have it, my first WoW reading share! I can't wait to discover what words you have to share from the book(s) you're reading!

So, hop along on the WoW WEEKLY 100 WORDS with me. Once you've created your post on your own blog, return here to comment and add your post URL to the Linky list for this week and I'll be reading you!

Submitted 12/05/2010