Welcome to day three of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.
And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce Friday’s winner. Friday’s question was: What was the first romance Jessica Alvarez ever read?
And the answer is Penny Jordan’s Levelling the Score
Congratulations to Lorenda. Please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your prize out immediately.
Now on to our contest . . .
There are a few literary works that will always stand out in my mind because of the memories I have of my high school English classes.
In 10th grade I had a rather strict teacher who was fond of having us memorize various poems and other literary selections. One particular piece has always stuck with me and I can still recite pretty much all of it from memory, which is saying something since I can’t remember where I put my keys an hour ago . . .
When I was in 11th grade, my English teacher assigned us with preparing an oral presentation about the classic author of our choice. It was a big project and would account for a large part of our grade. I picked an author I’d just recently discovered, but who’d quickly become one of my favorites. I approached my teacher with my choice and he told me he’d never heard of her. To this day, I can’t believe he didn’t recognize the name of this author or her most famous book. He let me prove her worth to him and ultimately agreed to let me do my presentation on her. I think at the end of the day, I educated him.
What piece did I have to memorize in 10th grade and who wrote it?
And what author did I do my 11th-grade presentation on and what’s the title of her most famous work?
Clues can be found here, using the Twitter hashtag #bookmas or by seeing what these authors have to say:
Amy Eller Lewis
C. C. Hunter