Ticket giveaway: Roy Blount Jr. and more

October 13, 2010
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Roy Blount Jr. is one of the nation’s leading humor writers. Brian Haig is a New York Times best-selling writer of suspense fiction. David Wiesner is one of the coolest kids’ book creators out there (just “read” his wordless book “Tuesday” for a taste).

They are three of the six writers who will be a part of the Sixth Annual Guilded Leaf Book & Author Luncheon put on by the Guild of the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation on Oct. 28 (for more info on the event, call 814-3905).

You and a friend can attend for free if you are the randomly selected person who enters below.

While there, please recommend a favorite book from the last few years.

Good luck.

  • Mrs.
    That would be awesome to meet these authors. I love reading, and someday I hope to be a published author myself!
  • fav book
    A book called Breakfast with Buddha. I think the author is Merullo. Not sure when it was written (this century I think!) but it was a breath of fresh air, a sigh, a feeling of contentment. Funny too!
  • The Devil in the White City
    creepy history
  • Bookin' It
    Try reading "The Noticer" by Andy Andrews. Takes place in Orange Beach, AL and is based on real life events in the author's life. Andy is a renowned motivational speaker now but was in the pits of life at one time.
  • good read
    Books I've really enjoyed this year: Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell's stuff as well -
  • Funny Halloween Read
    Night of the Living Trekkies. So very funny for us sci fi geeks!
  • laugh until you cry
    Anyone born and raised in Indiana in the 60s and 70s will get a huge kick out of "A Girl Named Zippy" -- absolutely hilarious.
  • The Help
    I loved the novel The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I highly recommend reading this novel.
  • Book
    Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers.
  • Nebulae
    The Grand Design

    Amazing insight into our universe.
  • Unmerited Favor
    "Unmerited Favor," a refreshing book by Joseph Prince that lays bare the wonderful grace of God found in true Christianity.
  • Bill Bryson
    Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
  • Mark Twain: Man in White
    William Shelden's "Mark Twain, Man in White" about Twain's adventuresome last four years was a wonderful 80th birthday gift. The fact that the author teaches at Indiana State even gave it a Hoosier link,
  • More Oct. 28 Guilded Leaf Event Authors
    Brian Haig, The Capitol Game, Joyce Maynard, The Good Daughters, Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab's Wife -- see more event info @ www.carmel.lib.in.us/foundation
  • Scary
    Recently reread Katherine Dunn's Geek Love...a great book, but truly disturbing...a travelling cult of circus freaks...neo natal genetic experimentation designed to produce mutation to allow "the show to go on". Strange, crazy, appalling and captivating book. Made even stranger by the fact that the author has been working on her "next" novel for the past 28 years.
  • Favorite Book
    This may be out of the realm of last few years, published in 2000, but a good book and author I would recommend is "Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates" by Tom Robbins.
  • Book Clubber
    Labor Day
  • Book
    "The Genius Factory" by David Plots. Who knew a book about a sperm bank could be so entertaining and frightening at the same time. It's a true story about a bizarre episode in American history.
  • The good book
    Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • lunch
    The Shack
  • Book
    Bringing Down the House
  • book
    stopped reading any books since 1969, no patients anymore

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  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now