Wednesday, March 2, 2011

TNBBC's Backwards Birthday Bash!!

Put on your party hats and turn the music up!

Yours Truly is celebrating her birthday today!!

While I generally hate making a fuss over "officially" turning one year older (wouldn't it be great if after a certain age, you could celebrate your birthday by turning one year younger??), I thought it would be cool to GIVE a present away, instead of being the one to RECEIVE one! So......

TNBBC is going to give away a
Backwards Birthday Book Pack
to one lucky winner!

Included in the pack are:

* Caribou Island by David Vann (Hardcover)
*The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard (Hardcover)
*When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops by George Carlin (paperback)
*Spike Light book light

In order to enter for your chance to win the Backwards Birthday Book Pack:

1 - You must be a resident of the US (sorry guys, my wallet can't handle an overseas shipment this large!)

2 - You must post a comment here sharing a horror-birthday story

The contest will remain open until Saturday March 5th and I will chose the winner with the best birthday horror story! Thanks for celebrating with me! I hate to party on my own!

(Thanks to Harper Collins for making Caribou Island and The Fates Will Find Their Way available)
(The book light and all books are brand new, excellent condition)


  1. Picture, if you will, a shy, chubby eight-year-old bookworm having her very first sleepover birthday party. Everything is planned out from the games to the movies to the food and flashlight-under-the-covers horror stories. The night is going fantastic and the birthday girl is absolutely certain she’s just made a bunch of BFFs-for-life and increased her popularity in class.
    Halfway through the second movie, a door opens. A figure stumbles down the hallway and into the living room. Her four-year-old brother is sleepwalking, even though her parents promised to keep an eye on him. Her friends think it’s cute, but they don’t realize that her brother sleepwalks because he has to go to the bathroom. Horrified, the birthday girl tries to corral him, but it’s too late. He’s peed in the kitchen pantry. In front of all her new BFFs. Instant mortification.
    That was my eighth birthday party. I didn’t have another sleepover until my brother got his sleepwalking problem solved.

  2. Oh Kara, that is horrible (and funny!) My brother once peed in the upstairs loft thinking he was in the bathroom while sleepwalking, so I can sort of relate to that story!!!

  3. Happy birthday!

    (not an entry)

  4. We can laugh about it now, but I was completely mortified at the time (and very angry with my brother).

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Thanks for the Birthday Wish, Erika!

  6. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the giveaway. I really want to read The Fates Will Find Their Way.

    Honestly I haven't had embarrassing birthdays. The only thing I can think of is when I was in Jr. high, I really wanted all the popular kids to come to my rollerskating party, and they didn't. Typical stuff.

    darrowenator (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Happy birthday!!!

    And as for a horror story -

    My sixth birthday. We're having a party at McDonalds (which was about 20 minutes away from where we lived). My mother had this beat up clunker of a car. We're running late, because for my mom, being on time means half an hour AFTER we actually need to be there. So we're driving along, driving along, dum dee dum dum. And all of a sudden, my mom says "what is that?" She pulls over on the side of the road (we live in the middle of nowhere, so it was all backroads that nobody traveled on very often) and opens the hood of the car. Smoke POURS out. She's waving her hands to clear the air, I'm in the car with my brother and sister, who were at the time 1 and 2. They start crying because my mom is yelling.

    Now, this was pre-cell phones. So we had no way to call to get help.

    I ended up missing my own birthday party, hahah. Sure, I can laugh about it now, but at the time it sucked.

  8. Kara, you have won! Sorry for the delay... crazy weekend!