Several things to tell you today …
First, THANK YOU to those of you who donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Several of you made contributions without identifying yourselves, and several others of you made donations apart from the page to which I directed you, and so instead of listing people here, I will just announce that I will be spending my afternoon wrapping and ribboning 20 copies of Fightball: Dying of Suck to hand out to strangers. YOU GUYS ARE SO AWESOME. Thank you.
Second, Fightball: Dying of Suck has been included in an amazing list of Christmas-gift book suggestions from Patti of Insane in The Mom Brain fame. Click through the images of the book covers and do some shopping … David Thorne, people — come on … and then when you get to my book, pause a moment to leave a comment or perhaps just smile, like I do when I visit the list for the 20th time because sanity.
Third, there are now 42 reviews of Fightball: Dying of Suck, including a review Mark says is extra meaningful because, he says, it comes “from someone who doesn’t even like you.” Wait … what?
These reviews are from …
Jim, who refers to Fightball as “an absolute classic.”
Cap0421 (why do people insist on having robot names?), who went for perfection in brevity, saying simply “Awesome book.”
Alexandra, who may be better known to you as The Empress from Good Day, Regular People, who said “Everyone who has unsuccessfully tried to figure out the world and the rules in it, only to finally one day decide to embrace the suck, all of it, will ADORE FIGHTBALL.”
And last but not least … a review from Oib Osborne (Oib?), who said that Fightball is “hysterically perfect.”
Five stars, all of them.
I know there may/will come a day when someone posts a scathing review, because the internet generally comes with a dose of scathing, but for the moment … every single one of the Fightball reviews is a five-star review.
Which makes me smile when I go to visit them for the 7000th time because sanity.
I have mentioned several times that I will return to offering posts here that are not merely marketing efforts on Fightball’s behalf when I have collected 50 reviews on Amazon.
Eight more reviews, people. YOU CAN DO THIS.
I am off to wrap things up.
Books, people … books.
OH! One more thing! Renee of Random Rants, who posted an amazing review of Fightball on her blog the other day, will be choosing three winners from amongst the commenters on that post on SUNDAY, December 13th. Which means you still have time to comment and win a print copy of Fightball!