Last week's prize was a copy of Siobhan Vivian's excellent debut novel, A Little Friendly Advice. And the randomly chosen winner is... Karin! K, send me your address! This week, I'm giving away a copy of Aimee Friedman's The Year My Sister Got Lucky. It's a really heartfelt tale of the friendship between sisters, and the perspectives that define who we are... and how we can change. It's a great read! The contest this week is based on shoes. That's right. In honor of the 100th birthday of Converse (which, I have to say, are still my favorite shoes), I have a question for you: Tell me about your favorite pair of shoes. It doesn't matter if you love them for comfort, style, or a memory of a moment while wearing them--I just wanna hear about it! One random commenter will be chosen to win Aimee's book. I'm heading to NC tomorrow to visit East Regional Library in Knightdale and then do the Dirty South Improv show described at left in Carrboro (and, of course, to watch my Tarheels kick some ass). Woohoo! PS-Thanks to everyone who commented on my haircut! You guys are so kind that I'm not quite so nervous about speaking in front of people with this short hair... merci!