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Subject: Congrats to Catrriona!!!
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 1:17 PM ET
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Elizabeth won the December newsletter contest! She had all 5 answers correct; of course she did...she's a brilliant librarian!


From the newsletter:

(1) Who found a stolen jewel hidden in Christmas dinner?  This one had two answers: Colonel Lacey (in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, by Agathie Christie) and Peterson's wife (in The Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).  We also accepted Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes.
(2) Who got a dress with stylish sleeves for a special Christmas present?  Most of you knew that this was Anne Shirley, in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
(3) What bestselling humorist wrote about Dutch Christmas traditions in his fifth book of humor essays?  Some of you stumbled here - this was David Sedaris (his essay "Six to Eight Black Men").
(4) What classic Irish novella set at Christmastime ends with the main character standing and watching the snow falling? As some of you  pointed out, we stumbled here- the character was not standing, but lying down at the end of the story.  It was "The Dead" by James Joyce.

And the lucky winner, chosen at random from the correct answers, is...Elizabeth B. (Cattriona)!  She gets 10 Book Credits.  Happy reading, Beth!


Congratulations Elizabeth!! 

P.S. I solemnly swear that we will not ask to borrow your credits. :-D

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 1:37 PM ET
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Kudos Elizabeth!

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 2:12 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/19/2011 4:53 PM ET
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Oh Cattriona - that is great - good for you!

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:02 PM ET
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Aw, thanks for the kind words!

<<I solemnly swear that we will not ask to borrow your credits. :-D>>

Heh, hubby is starting to "get into" books, and his first words were, "10 credits? You could order me 5 audio books!" devil

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:28 PM ET
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LOL! Tell him it's really strange, but PBS quit swapping audio books just today. Darn. :-D