Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Post Where I Attempt to Do a Cool Giveaway

It is winter and it is SNOWING! One thing I love about my new house is my fireplace. Now I can finally curl up with a good book in front of the fire. . . the fake gas-log fire, but a fire nonetheless. Winter is also a time for decluttering and new beginnings. I am re-starting this whole blog business. Somewhere in the past year or two, Facebook took over as my social media outlet of choice (My stepbrother would be so proud of that sentence!) I like FB because I can share my riveting point of view in one witty statement. Blogging takes so much more time. (Insert whiny voice here) You have to think and actually use semi-correct grammar. Entirely too much work. I have been reading over my blog entries from a few years back and I like them enough to start putting the effort into bloggyland again.

To kick off my rebirth into the blogosphere and to kick off my 784th try at decluttering my home, I'm going to do a giveaway! Cue the dancing bears and happy music. I love Emily Giffin's books. If you have never read her books, do so immediately. Like right now. To be a part of the fun, leave a comment and suggest a book or author for me to try out. I'm always searching for new stuff!! Tomorrow, Jan 12, at 8:00 pm EST (cuz that's the time zone I'm in now . . . and it sucks.) I will have Greta draw a name out of a hat. The winner gets Emily Giffin's first two books. These are my copies that I'm passing on to you. They are in excellent shape but not brand new. Read them, enjoy them, and pass them on.

Something Borrowed
Something Blue

17 comments:

i am not said...

I am always up for new books!

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest the Twilight series :) Or the Harry Potter series. Or for non-fiction/humorous, I really enjoyed AJ Jacobs' Guinea Pig Diaries. And I actually enjoyed Carol Burnett's This Time Together, although I didn't LOVE it.

Ellen said...

sign me up!!! i am reading "bittersweet" by shauna niequist and really liking it. . .

Traci said...

I totally want to win this giveaway!! My suggestion is.....Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap series. Pick me, pick me, pick me!

Kim said...

How about "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama ;-) (I actually enjoyed that one)...The other books I've been reading lately - The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman and a new cookbook - Double Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld...

Lori said...

Yeah, I want to see Jen read Obama's book...LMAO!! I suggest G. W's book, VERY insightful and you can borrow my copy. I also LOVED the Twilight series....Edward=yummy!

lolabee2000 said...

water for elephants by sarah gruen!

courtney voss said...

Ooh, books are my thang! Alright, I'm going to leave you a list, in different categories.

Chic lit: I've never read your "give away" books but I'm pretty sure they fall in this category. I enjoy both sophie kinsella's shopaholic series. You would, too, for obvious reasons. Also jennifer weiner writes a good book as well. Good in bed and little earthquakes are a couple of my favorites from her.

"Fantasy" type novels: if you're not into twilight, you should try the "dead" series from charlaine harris. It's like twilight for grown-ups. (Which means sexy time is involved). The hbo series true blood is based off of these books and they are very entertaining. They are also called the sookie stackhouse series.

I am currently reading "the girl" series by stieg larsson that everyone is talking about. If you can get through the first 80 pages of swedish law/journalistic stuff, it turns into a fabulous read. I'm in the middle of the girl who played with fire and I wouldn't put it down, except the children need to eat.

My all-time favorite book is I know this much is true, by wally lamb. It was one of the first dozen or so oprah book club books. It's a long one, but splendidly written. I pick it up again every couple of years and re-read it because it's just that good. Amazing story, amazing characters, and ties together like a dream.

Kay, that's all for now.

KATHLEEN said...

I just read Fireflies in December, Cottonwood Whispers and Catching Moondrops by Jennifer Erin Valent. It's Trilogy, but I secretly hope there is a forth book in the making. Very good! It's dated back into the 1930's about a 13 yr old girl. Here is the summary of the first book from Barnes and Noble:

"So begins the story of Jessilyn Lassiter, a young girl whose world is torn apart the summer of 1932. When Jessilyn’s best friend, Gemma, loses her parents in a tragic fire, Jessilyn’s father vows to care for her as his own, despite the fact that Gemma is black and prejudice is prevalent in their southern Virginia town.

As she struggles to navigate a complex world of first crushes, loyalties, and betrayals, Jessilyn ultimately discovers what it takes to be a bright light in a dark world."

I also just started reading Fern Michael's sisterhood series, Weekend Warriors is the first book and is hilarious....

Also, don't forget you can download the Nook App, Borders App and Kindle app to your PC so you can read books on it. There are ALOT of free books you can download.
Kathleen (Leenie)

kkoois said...

I don't want your books, but I want to know why Greta will still be up at 8:00 PM.

Anonymous said...

You will LOVE this one...

The Overton Window
A Novel by GlennBeck. I couldnt put it down. Has some interesting similarities to todays political climate as well.

As a fellow political nut - I know you'll like it.

Laura S.

Kary said...

Green Eggs and Ham.

Lori said...

Kary...LMAO! I agree with Courtney, the Shopaholic series is hilarious and quick reads. I know this much is true is a FANTASTIC book....

Christine said...

I too would like to see Jen read Obama's book...and then I'd like to read her review!

I suggest Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

And Holy Crap...people read your blog! Isn't that cool?

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Amy said...

I love books!

Also agree with Water for Elephants--one of my favorites!

Right now reading Generous Justice by Timothy Keller (also wrote Prodigal God)

Amy D said...

I love books. I love to red new authors. Some of my favorites:

Vanish by Tom Pawlik
Terri Blackstock
Randy Alcorn
L. A. Kelly (Tahn)

Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

I loved The Help, by Katheryn Stockett. It is a wonderful book, and other than the Percy Jackson series, which I borrowed from my stepdaughter, it's the only book I've made time to read in the past two years.

I've never read any Emily Griffin, although I've been meaning too.