If you've been following the comments section on the Torment Ended! (Edited: Re-Begun) post, you know that many of us are experiencing intense frustration as we try to get our hands on a copy of the revised edition of The Baby Name Wizard. My copy from Amazon arrived and it was the original 2005 book; as far as I know, NO ONE has received the second edition we expected.
So last night after the littler kids went to bed, my eldest son and I went on A Mission to find a copy of the second edition ANYWHERE in our area. We went to Barnes & Noble, because I'd seen people commenting over at The Baby Name Wizard blog that they'd found copies there. But I looked at every single book in the baby name section, and they didn't even have the first edition.
We were about to leave, but Rob had a question for the clerk about Wall-E books, so while we had her attention I asked about the second edition. She looked in her computer and it said it was in stock, but she couldn't find it on the shelf either so she looked in the back---AND THERE IT WAS. With the dark pink dot on the cover!
When I regained the power of speech I asked, "...You don't have TWO, do you?" and she said yes and went back and got me another. And so I HAVE ONE TO GIVE AWAY.
Let's make this giveaway FAST, because if you don't win you might want to go quest at bookstores this weekend. Leave a comment on this post by Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific time, and I'll set a timer to remind me to draw a winner promptly. The contest is for U.S. or APO or FPO mailing addresses only.
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