Your Moment Giveaway: The Finalists

We had great responses for the Your Moment Giveaway sponsored by The Moment edited by Larry Smith of Smith Magazine, the people who brought you the six-word memoir books.

To enter, we asked you, the Book Riot community, to tell us about the decision, happenstance, accident, call, conversation, letter, or tweet that had a profound effect on your life. The competition was tough, but here are the three finalists our editorial staff selected (in no particular order). Click through to see their full entries and vote:

Finalist #1:

Stacy Lane “…the back cover of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s…”

Finalist #2

Kristin Kane “…son’s dyslexic…”

Finalist #3

Cerridwen Johnson “…left Tucson for The Gambia, West Africa…”

The winner will be the one whose entry reposted on gets the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59PM EST, Friday, January 27. The ONLY way to vote is to click the Facebook “Like” button associated with the post on

Thanks to all who entered and best of luck to the finalists!