We’re kind of lucky that we didn’t die or anything, because we didn’t find out about the bad water until hours after it started. The Boy’s friend sent us this really ominous text that just said “don’t drink ur tap water.” Yikes! Luckily we hadn’t had any tap water in the past few hours. But we totally could have. (I’m exaggerating, obvi, about the dying – they don’t even really know if the water is contaminated, but it could be. I guess the water we have now is kind of like lake water.)
Anyway, at least we had our new TV to cheer us up, even though The Boy almost broke it when it fell over in the back of the van he rented to transport it home. (The place we bought it from has free set-up and delivery, but we just HAD to have it before the fight on Saturday night. And by we, I mean he, so he rented a van and brought it home. And then had trouble setting it up, so I had to take over.)
Plus this weekend I got to see HAILEY TWITCH in the bookstore!!
The book is officially out, and should be on shelves everywhere!
So to celebrate, I’m having a contest. The first twenty people to paste the below code into their blog will win a surprise book of my choice. (It could be Hailey, or it could be something else. It might be one of mine, it might not. Yay for surprises!) When you’ve pasted the code below into your blog, send an email to Lauren (at) laurenbarnholdt (dot) (com) and link to the post. The rules: You have to have had your blog for at least three months, and update it on a regular basis. And I’ll only ship to the US.
I’m not sure how much response I’ll get, but if you don’t hear from me, it means you weren’t one of the first twenty. And if you do, then yay for you!
Here's what will appear on your blog once you paste in the code:
Seven-year-old Hailey Twitch knows three things for sure: who she’s the boss of, how to throw a tantrum, and above all, how to get exactly what she wants. But all that changes when Hailey gets paired up with annoying Addie Jokobeck on the class project. No matter what Hailey does, she can’t seem to change her teacher’s mind.
At home, a cranky Hailey is feeling sorry for herself when – poof! -- Maybelle, a magic sprite, comes flying out of Hailey’s dollhouse. Maybelle’s on probation with the Department of Magic, and on a special mission to get Hailey to have fun.
The only problem? The invisible Maybelle starts causing a lot of trouble, and when Hailey’s teacher wants to know who’s to blame, Hailey takes responsibility. After all, Hailey Twitch is not a snitch! Now if only Hailey can convince the Department of Magic that Maybelle has reformed…
You can buy Hailey Twitch from amazon by clicking here, and find out how to win a free book from Lauren by clicking here!
So to enter, paste the code below into your blog, then email me! Good luck!