Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aphrodite the Diva Giveaway and This or That Interview with Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Hi Reagan,
We’re delighted to be at Reading Tween today. And a special THANK YOU shout out to you for your awesome video-review of Goddess Girls #6: Aphrodite the Diva!

The Goddess Girls series puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths, following the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. Aladdin paperbacks (ages 8-12)
Aphrodite the Diva (Goddess Girls)The scoop on Aphrodite the Diva: Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever. (August, 2011)

This or That?

Kewl or cool: 

Joan: Cool, occasionally kewl
Suzanne: Definitely cool. 

summer or winter: 

Joan: Winter! I’m a cold weather girl. I once went walking in the snow in Seattle, when the snowflakes were as big as my hand.
Suzanne: Summer. I love feeling the sun on my back and looking up at blue skies. (We get too much gray in Seattle.) 

spring or fall: 

Joan:  Fall! Fall leaves, crisp weather, new beginnings. What’s not to like!
Suzanne: Ditto.  And in Seattle we often have warm weather clear into October.

dogs or cats: 

Joan: Cats. I have two--Scout and Boo--named after characters in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I love dogs and most other animals too, though.
Suzanne: Dogs. I have one—a very intelligent toy fox terrier named Toby who loves to go for long walks.

Computer or TV: 

Joan: Computer, because it makes editing so much easier.
Suzanne: Computer, though I have a love-hate relationship with mine. I love it when it’s working the way I want it to, but hate it when it does things I don’t expect. (My son tells me I’m “bad at technology.”)

books or nook:

Joan: Books, but I’m eyeing an e-reader.
Suzanne: Books, but I’m open to there being an e-reader in my future someday too.

Hates that Borders is closing or loves that borders is closing: 

Joan: Sorry that Borders is closing. The only good thing about it is that maybe some of those great Indie bookstores will get a boost.
Suzanne: I agree with Joan.

Gmail or AOL mail: 

Joan: Gmail. I started with AOL and graduated to gmail.
Suzanne: Gmail. Love the searching capabilities!

Google or yahoo:

Joan: Google. Google and Wikipedia rock.
Suzanne: What Joan said! But I use Dogpile as my search engine.

Bff or BF/GF: 

Joan: Bff. My bff and I have been friends since 8th grade.
Suzanne: Bff. I just saw my two bff from high school at a class reunion last weekend.  Fun!

~ Joan & Suzanne
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Want to win a copy of Aphrodite the Diva and a bookmark?  Thanks to Joan and Suzanne, you can win one here!

To enter:
  • US only
  • Leave a comment telling us your favorite Greek God or Hero.
  • Must be 13 years or older, or have parent's permission.
  • Ends 8/30
Good luck!


melissa said...

Athena was a favorite of mine goddess of wisdom and reason.


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Mica said...

I don't know if I have a favorite god or goddess, so I guess I will go with Zeus. He is pretty powerful, anyway.

ESPBennett said...

Entering for my daughter asked her she said "Percy and Anna Beth (she loves Percy Jackson lol) She doesn't understand Mythology just yet, but mine would be Zeus (god of the skies)

Tore said...

I like Hercules. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Dorine White said...

My favorite would be Athena, Goddess of Wisdom. Please enter me.
dorwh at aol dot com

Thanks, Dorine

SpadesHigh said...

My favorite greek god would be artemis... she is a kick butt kinda lady weilding a bow and arrow and I like that =)

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!
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Julie said...

Aphrodite is my favorite Greek goddess :)
jwitt33 at live dot com

Sydney said...

Athena is my favorite for sure ;)

sydneymeve AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Um, can they be two? Orpheus and Eurydice, ALL THE WAY! So romantic...*SIGH* but nobody ever thinks about them! It's so sad! I could go on forever about them...


Small Review said...

Athena for me :)

Violet said...

My fav has got to be Posiden!!

S.K. McClanahan said...

Zeus of course, because he was the head honcho.