VERY exciting goings-on here lately at GBOGH HQ! (Hi, I’m Traci, and I’m an acronym-aholic.)
First, we were delighted to be included in the Go Green Travel Green website’s list of Best Travel Writing of 2010!! Our post about the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, was included. Having given new life to an unused railroad bridge, The Walkway is an inspirational example of recycling on a gargantuan scale.
Second, we’re thrilled that Alltop® has now included our blog within its Travel category. Alltop is a “start page” which categorizes feeds and filters the top news on the subjects of your choice. We’re expecting a lot more eyeballs will find their way here!
And now, for the really exciting news! We’re giving away a copy of a children’s book which is just hitting stores TODAY!
Quick back story: The Boy is a voracious reader, so I’m always on the lookout for books he may like. On Facebook, I happened upon the page for popular children’s author Dan Gutman. (The “My Weird School’ series and more). I found out that he was releasing a book about a cross-country road trip, with kids visiting quirky roadside attractions, and I was hooked.
I contacted Dan, and asked if he would consider offering a book to our readers. He graciously said “yes,” and added that he thinks this blog is “cool!” (Wait, a few more !!!!!!!. There, that’s better.)
Here’s an intriguing video and synopsis of his new book, The Genius Files:
In eight days, Coke and Pepsi McDonald are going to turn thirteen. Before then, they’ll jump off a cliff, get trapped in the locked basement of their burning school, get chased cross-country by murderous lunatics, left for dead in the pit of a sand dune, thrown into a giant vat of Spam, and also visit the largest ball of twine in the world. Read all about it in “The Genius Files” brand new from Dan Gutman.
Did you see the world’s largest ball of twine?! You know that’s on my bucket list, right?
Want to enter to win a copy of The Genius Files? Just sign up to receive our e-mail notifications (see upper right hand corner). If you’re already a subscriber, just comment below and give me the name of your favorite book from your childhood (I call Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret).
A winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified next Tuesday (2/1/11), and will be asked to provide a mailing address. The prize will be mailed directly to them from the author, so the winner must reside in the U.S.
Or, if you want to make sure you get a copy, get yourself to a bookstore and add this treasure to your collection!