Monday, August 17, 2009

while you wait . . . a little giveaway

I'm still not 100% satisfied with my next chapter (and perhaps I am just feeling a lot of pressure to give you something really good since it has been so long since the last one that I'm a bit paralyzed - argh!), so while you wait I decided to have a little contest.

It is simple. You tell me the best book you have read this summer and I enter you to win one of mine - My Life in France or Julie & Julia. There will be two winners.

You have until Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST to enter. I'll announce the winner that night. Anonymous comments don't really count because . . . how will I know where to send the book?

Bonne Chance!

20 comments:

alison said...

Don't enter me, since - as you know - I've just read both. I thought they were both great, but I think my favorite for the summer is Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.

J.J. said...

I will have to go with "The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge" by George Kahler. Quite fascinating...

RJHnrksn said...

Great giveaway!! I love books, and read a couple a week, but I think my favorite so far has been The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Such an interesting, captivating read..can't wait for the sequel next month!

One of a dozen said...

Hey Alyssa, I found you through Mary Richards. I've been reading your blog for a while now but haven't commented before. Your divorce story has been heartbreaking but riveting. Please continue!

My favorite book of the summer is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. It was a little difficult at first because of the shifting first-person perspectives, but once I got used to that I couldn't put the book down.

lizzie said...

your pregnancy week by week. i'm not all the way through it though.

katie said...

Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey. The only other book I've read is Dino-Hockey to my son.

KimmyGoat said...

Fun giveaway! I giggled through "Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine."

Rachel said...

"Something Borrowed" By Emily Giffin

Suz said...

"Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. I read all 370 pages in less than 24 hours.

PS...I loved your post on Julie and Julia. I just saw the movie and it has inspired me to create a cooking club. Wish you were in SL so you could be a part of it.

Jackie Norris said...

Ooo, I've been dying to read both of those books and the library is all out!

My favorite book so far has been "The Secret Life of Bees." Great writing, simple yet profound.

Tim and Jill said...

Both books sound great. The best book I have read in the last few months is Beach Music by Pat Conroy.

Mary said...

After much back and forth (coincidentally like the third book in the series) I am putting down the three Emily of New Moon books by LM Montgomery (of Anne of Green Gables fame). I just finished them and couldn't put them down. But yet I am slightly maddened by them at the same time.

Natalie said...

Hi! I am a friend of Emily's and since I am such a book lover, I had to share with you. I am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and I am reading it SLOOOOWLY because I don't want it to end. Also, it's been years since I read the Emily of New Moon books, but I Have to echo that. And, I also liked Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Need anymore :) Are you on Goodreads?

DeAnn said...

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works

This actually is changing how I view my body, my eating, and my former dieting life.

Jessica said...

Since I just had a baby, all my reading is baby related. The Baby Whisperer books are great and changed our lives. We now sleep way more and bedtime is super easy!

Jen said...

I read the Six Wives of Henry the VIII. It was long but fascinating. I'm reading the Children of Henry the VIII right now, and having a harder time getting through it.

KamilahNYC said...

Ooh, I can't wait to win my new book. :) hee hee
I read World without End (sequel to pillars of the earth) which I find fascinating, but if we haven't talked about Shantaram yet, go read that one first!

Jinii said...

I read The Book Thief. Really worth reading!!

Annie said...

my mom gave me 3 young adult forensic mystery books (a 4th is due out in the fall). they are by alane ferguson...the christopher killer, angel of death, and the circle of blood. i read them all in about a week (i know, they are for teenagers, but i liked them too!).

KimcheeMandoo said...

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks - my favorite genre: historical fiction.

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