Monday, June 28, 2010
Peek-A-Book and Giveaway !! (CLOSED!!)
Peek-A-Book (A look at the book I just picked up!!)
For this week's peek-a-book, I just started reading Hilary Manton Lodge’s newest novel, “Plain Jayne.” Since Amish books are pretty much my favorite genre, I am very excited to see all these new and also well-known authors venturing into the ‘simple life’ territory and writing about the Amish and their way of life. I have never read any of Hilary’s books, but as of chapter 1...this one definitely looks like a KEEPER. (reader… a book not to be put down until finished!) So…I’ll give the review in the next few days, even though I know I will have finished the book by the end of the night. LOL!
I ALWAYS only read the first chapter of a book before I decide whether or not to put it down or keep reading it…unless of course I am editing it or have promised to do a book review on the book. I realize that I may have missed out on many great books by not giving them more of a chance…but I just don’t have the patience. The book must catch my eye right away.
But that’s also not to say that it could just be my mood on that particular day. Often times I will wait a few months and then pick the book back up and give it another try, but more often than not…it’s the same conclusion…don’t read it!! LOL! I think that instinct was given to us for a reason, therefore I try to always go with my first instinct. It is almost if not always right.
And…..my intuition right now is telling me to host a giveaway. Don’t you just love giveaways?? I DO!! And I love to host them!! And so without anymore further rambling on my part….
I am giving away a stationary/pen/note card set for those of you who still do the whole snail mail thing at least once in awhile. So to enter…I want to know who…if anyone you snail mail on a regular basis? And also if any of you have pen-pals out there that you have either met or never met. I am giving away two separate sets and there will be two different ways to win. The first set will be given away by random drawing for those of you who reply that you do still snail mail. And the second set will be given away to someone who has a pen-pal and who has the most interesting story (by my judging…of course!!)
Good luck!!! XOXO ~Steph
Thanks to everyone for entering!!! 7/21/10 I'm emailing the winners right now!!