Well with so much stuff and all the preparation I’m doing for my next residency, I completely forgot…
it’s my BLOG-A-VERSARY!
Three years ago I started on this path to find out who I was. I was 30-years-old, unhappy, away from family and I didn’t even know who I was. Now, I’m happier, just a hop-skip-and car ride from the most important people in my life, and wiser — knowing that I’m on a journey of a lifetime. I’m learning more and more about myself everyday and I’m creating. I’m writing some of the most interesting things I’ve ever written and I’m in grad school getting my degree in creative writing.
What a difference three years make!
So to make the anniversary special I’m going to be giving away from stuff. First thing up for grabs is this book from Eduardo Santiago:
Scandal catches up to the Cuban émigré community in America circa 1967 in this fresh, relevant first novel by TV writer Santiago. The story switches point of view among three women who grew up in Palamagria, Cuba, and now ride to work together every day at a Union City, N.J., toy factory. Single mother Graciela is a kind, insecure romantic hoping more than anything for the same true love that redeems the beleaguered women on the nightly telenovelas. Caridad, a vain gossip, and Imperio, bossy and sharp-tongued, share a lifelong indignation (“Imagínate!”) over Graciela’s nerve: in Cuba, marrying above her station and cheating on her desirable husband and in America learning English and catching the eye of the factory foreman, Mr. O’Reilly. So it’s with barely contained envy—and a comical penchant for over-justifying their bitterness—that the two try to interfere in Graciela’s attempts to better herself in America. Though the two antagonists can grate—their vitriol against Graciela is constant—the detailed immigrant community is vital and entertaining.
To win, you gotta do the following:
1) Tweet out the following phrase: “I entered the Blog-a-versary giveaway at @writin2insanity — http://bit.ly/dQrDjH “
Don’t have a Twitter? Facebook it. Or text your friends. I trust you. We’re on the honor system here.
2) Then in the comment section of this post write what is your favorite book and why.
I’ll pick a winner Jan. 28 from the folks who posted below! Good luck everyone!