It's time to nail you guys with some books again. In fact, I think I'll declare this officially Book Tyranny week and do a giveaway every day. It will keep me from ranting.
What, you're going to complain? I'm menopausal here.
First up for discussion: humans with super powers. Despite the bad rep it's gotten in the movies (i.e. The Invisible Man, The Hollow Man, Predator), invisibility has always fascinated me. I mean, think about it. Fashion, no longer a problem. You could be fat and no one would care. You could see your ex, but they'd never see you or the obscene hand gestures you make in their direction. Or you could walk around town naked, freak out people at seances, cut to the front of the line for everything (who's going to complain?) or skip a bath for two months . . . well, maybe not that last part. But suffering through bad hair days or being forced to wear makeup and panty hose and shoes with heels? Ha. Over with.
The downside would be I'd never be able to shop in the grocery store again. Those People In a Terrible Hurry, of which ten thousand seem to have recently moved to our town, can see me perfectly well now, and still they try to run me down with their carts while they're rushing to pick up their Cocoa Puffs and Preparation H. Imagine if I were really invisible. I'd never make it alive through the cookie aisle.
If you could have any super power you wanted, what would it be? Answer that question in the comments to this post by midnight EST on Wednesday, 2/22/06. I'll draw four* names from all those who participate and send the winners an unsigned copy of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Winners will be announced here by noon EST on Thursday, 2/23/06. Giveaway open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something at PBW in the past.
*Fine print: Yes, really only winners four this time; that's all the spare copies I have. Someday when I'm a (cough) multi-millionaire, then I'll hit everyone with freebies every time.