Leo's Angel Oak Tree

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


CONGRATS TO... (*drumrolls, please*)


Thanks to everyone who joined in the DIVERGENT fun!

(Winner was chosen using a online random name generator. All entrants were entered 3x for commenting, blog/tweet, and following!)

Stay Tuned for another contest next month!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I decided to take a little blogging break after the great A-Z Challenge 2011.  Mainly because I had to attend my cousin's wedding.  I was a bridesmaid. I hate bridesmaid's dresses (*did I say that out loud*). Although I got to pick my own style, I hated wearing it. So uncomfortable, but my cousin made a beautiful bride.

Now, I've returned and am ready to start my blogging again. I've missed you all.

It's contest time here at the Guardian Writer.  The prize: A copy of Divergent by Veronica Roth

From Amazon.com: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.

I read this book in two days! I couldn't put it down.  It's a must-read.  So here's the gist for the contest.  You must be a follower, tweet or blog about it, and make a comment below (leave your email, so I can contact you).  Contest ends on Wednesday, May 18th!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


YAY! This is the very last post for the A-Z Challenge.  I am so happy that I made it.  I've learned so much from the blogs I visited, made wonderful new friends, followed some fantastic new writers, and they have followed me. It has been an experience!

I reached a few milestones so far.  I reached 100 followers.  My blog is over a year old. And I won three new blog awards that I will be posting soon.  I think it's time for a contest.  Stay tuned next week for details.  I also think I'll host a blogfest in May.  Those are so much fun!

So, this is a sign-out for the A-Z challenge, and I hope everyone enjoyed the posts this month!