This week’s contest

Once again, Ms. C’s real-life persona is swamped with work, away from computer for hours at a time and not keeping up as much as I’d like. On top of everything else, I’m also working on a novel and I’m behind on that schedule (I should be twice as far along as I am).

So, I can’t promise this week’s contest will be brilliant. On the other hand, it may get you thinking a bit, trying to figure out a little about my other interests. I read a lot, and tonight I was thinking about what book to read next. That gave me the inspiration for the question: What was the last book I finished reading?

I will give you 10 choices. These are all from my own bookshelves; some I’ve read, some I’m partially through, others I haven’t started yet):

1. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
2. Crazy Cock by Henry Miller
3. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
4. Personal History by Katherine Graham
5. Erotic Bondage Handbook by Jay Wiseman
6. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
7. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
8. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
9. Story of O by Pauline Reage
10. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Hoppy’s already won two of my contests, do you think I should put him in time-out this week? As far as the rest of you lurkers, I think it’s time for you to come out from hiding and give it a shot. Nothing to lose!

And while you’re entering the contest, feel free to tell me what YOU’VE been reading! I am always curious about others’ choices of reading material.

Contest was posted late, so you’ll have till 11:59 p.m. next Sunday, Nov. 22.

14 Comments


  1. I guess “The Forever War” but I’ve found little hints why that book and not one of the other nine.

  2. Hoppy

    Sorry to hear you’re swamped. Seems to run in cycles. It’s the time of year where it only seems to get worse! In any event, my guess for this contest is “The Pact.”


  3. Thanks for entering the contest! You may or may not be correct. I’m not telling till the end of the week!

    What are you reading now?


  4. Will look forward to hearing more about these hints! Is it the right guess? We’ll see…

    What are you reading this week?


  5. I’m currently reading “Texas Instruments MSP430 Microcontroller Basics” – which is probably not everyones taste ;-)

  6. Hoppy

    Three for three? That would be great, to be sure! What am I reading? In between various magazines, I’m reading “Railroads of New Jersey” by Lorett Trease.


  7. I’ll go for No 1 “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole


  8. > Contest was posted late, so you’ll
    > have till 11:59 p.m. next Sunday, Nov. 22.

    Deadline passed – everyone stop writing and drop their pencil.

    And when does Madame intent to let us know about the outcome?

    Oops – I’m feeling a bit cheeky tonight … might be better to go to bed now.


  9. I will be letting you know ANY minute! You ARE being bratty tonight. Are you trying to tell me something, young man?


  10. > You ARE being bratty tonight.
    > Are you trying to tell me something,
    > young man?

    Oops – was it that obvious? ;-)

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