Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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I Win A Literary Prize

Every Friday, Foyles plays a Twitter hashtag game in which they name a theme, usually topical, and followers are invited to make dreadful ISIHAC-style puns on the titles of well-known books. This is right up my street and I always look forward to finding out what the week's #bookgame will be, LOLing at the best entries and contributing my own. After playing along most Fridays for over a year, I actually managed to win last week's.

I was especially delighted because the #bookgame in question was #book42, inviting submissions based on The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Competition was stiff - it's hardly surprising that many H2G2 fans follow Foyles and enjoy wordplay - but I triumphed with 'A Superintelligent Shade of The Color Purple'.

(I now note the Internet is divided on whether it should be 'superintelligent' or 'hyperintelligent'. Never mind!)

My prize arrived yesterday: a copy of The Gone-Away World (which I'm sure was hand-picked just for me and in no way something they happened to have ordered too many copies of). It looks like a book I'll enjoy reading, and I will certainly remember how I came to acquire it. Thanks for all the fish fun, Foyles!
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