Blog Tour & Contest: What's Your Winner's Curse?

Welcome to the Working for the Mandroid stop on Marie Rutkoski’s blog tour for The Winner’s Crime, the second book in her fantasy series. I reviewed the book last week, but as part of the tour, Marie and Mac Teen are asking book bloggers a question related to the series:

The ‘Winner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price.  What would you pay too much for?

So what would I spend too much money to obtain? At this moment, I would have to say a bionic arm. I think I would pay all the money I have in this world to chop off my current flesh and blood arm to replace it with a fully functional robot arm so that I could continue living day to day life without the obnoxious pain that comes from my malfunctioning nerves. I might also consider bionic eyes and/or robot ankles.

Perhaps I just want to become a robot at this point? I’d rob, beg and steal to upload my consciousness to a body that didn’t feel regularly obnoxious pain.

On a more materialistic level, I would also pay too much to meet Benedict Cumberbatch and have him read books to me for an afternoon. That would be the most lovely afternoon in all of history. I would also jump at the chance to spend a day with the Supernatural cast or hang out with the film version of the Avengers.

So what would you be willing to spend way too much to get what you wanted? Would it be an experience or an actual material possession? What do you want most in the whole wide world?


You can see all the other awesome bloggers that participated in the blog tour over here.

If you’d like to learn more about Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Curse series, visit the series’ site here. You can also play Bite & Sting online here, the game Kestrel and Arin plays inside the book series.


Enter to win a copy of The Winner's Crime! Open to people with mailing addresses in the US. The prize is generously being supplied by the publisher at the end of the contest.

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