Thursday Giveaway!

March 11, 2010 Giveaway 10

It’s that time again…..Thursday Giveaway!

This week it’s going to be another great bestseller….No. 5 on the NY Times Hardback Non-Fiction Titles: Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom


from A
mazon Product Description:

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together?

In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds–two men, two faiths, two communities–that will inspire readers everywhere.
Albom’s first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom’s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy.
Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he’d left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor–a reformed drug dealer and convict–who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.
Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.
As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds–and indeed, between beliefs everywhere.
In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor’s wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi’s last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.
Have a Little Faith is a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man’s journey, but it is everyone’s story.
Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.

If you’ve read any of his other books you’ll know you are in for a treat! Same rules as last week.

You must be a follower to sign up for the drawing.

Leave a comment….please leave your email address in the comment so that if you do win I may contact you for your address. No P.O. boxes please.

Thank you so much for your followship!!! and your comments!!! and your readership!!! I try to share the love also and leave comments for you too =]

I will announce the winner next Thursday, March 18th after 12:00 noon EST. Good luck!

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Book Blogger Hop!

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Crazy For Books has started up a new event that I just love & will definitely be a part of:

Hey book bloggers! Every day I seem to find another book blog that I start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on!

Now, I follow a lot of blogs and I haven’t seen this feature yet, so if someone else is doing a Book Blog Hop, please let me know!! I don’t want to step on any toes or anything!

Let’s connect and make new book bloggy friends!!

She doesn’t have a button for it yet, but sounds like fun! Here’s the image Carin http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/ borrowed from BookNAround that I shall borrow from Carin….whew confusing!

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday

I confess, my book that I’ve chosen for my Waiting on Wednesday actually came out yesterday; however, I signed up for an ARC review tour and I’m waiting for my turn …… so hopefully this counts! I so very much want to say forget it and just run up to my kindle and download the book but oh my goodness if I did that every time those $15.37 charges would eat me alive!!!

So, I’ll try to be patient…we’ll see how long it lasts =]

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are anxiously awaiting. Thank you Jill for hosting such an awesome meme!

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Hardcover:
464 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult (March 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670021474

from Amazon Product Description:

A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven’s darkest creatures

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim. For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria. Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

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And on to the Awards…..

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I missed the Oscars, yes, there I said it. But, had I been there I would have worn this beautiful number that was showcased by none other than the glamorous Sandra Bullock. One of my all-time favorite actresses so very well-deserving of her Oscar!

So anyways, for my pretend ceremony, I am wearing a replica of this lovely gown (either that or black yoga pants and a white t-shirt…but let’s not go there!) Back to my hair being so gorgeously coiffed and the diamonds on my wrist, hot pink lipstick….oooo, I”m looking good to accept so graciously these awards!

So without further ado, I do hereby accept with oh so many thank yous that you have no idea!!!!!
from Darlyn at http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/
and from A.F. Heart at http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/

I accept the One Lovely Blog Award and do hereby pass it along to the following blogs:

The rules of having this reward;

1. Put this on your blog, whether as an entirely new post like I’m doing, or on your sidebar.

2. Choose 15 other newly discovered bloggers that you love, and award them with this.

3. Send them a message/comment to let them know.

Carin at http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/
Kris at http://notenoughbooks.blogspot.com/
Deborah at http://areyouobsessedwithreading.blogspot.com/
Sarita at http://obsessionwithreading.blogspot.com/
Jill at http://readingisbliss.blogspot.com/
Michelle at http://redheadedbookchild.blogspot.com/
Kathrin at http://cozymurders.blogspot.com/
Kelsey at http://www.thedoortowonderland.blogspot.com/
Mama Bookworm at http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/
Jeannie at http://pinecottagebooks.blogspot.com/
Books we Read at http://mylastread.blogspot.com/
Angela at http://readingangel002.blogspot.com/
Kristin at http://alwayswithabook.blogspot.com/
Kathy at http://mommysreading.wordpress.com/
Allison at http://luv-books.blogspot.com/


and from booksync of http://booksnyc.blogspot.com/ I received The Honest Scrap Award of which I also received from Amy of http://theblacksheepdances.blogspot.com/ The Honest Scrap Award was actually my very first award of which I thank Amy once again!!! As I have already received the award (but unfortunately forgot to re-post the award when my site underwent all of its reconstruction) so I’m simply going to link to the original acceptance post: http://anovelsource.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-first-blog-award.html

Thank you so very very much to both Booksync & Amy for the Honest Scrap Award. And to Darlyn & A.F. for The Lovely Blog Award – you both ROCK! You four honor me greatly. My hats off to you gals!!!

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Teaser Tuesday!

March 9, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
320 pages
Harper Publisher
ISBN: 0061583251

My research had revealed that challenge and novelty are key elements to happiness. The brain is stimulated by surprise, and successfully dealing with an unexpected situation gives a powerful sense of satisfaction. If you do new things – visit a museum for the first time, learn a new game, travel to a new place, meet new people – you’re more apt to feel happy than people who stick to more familiar activities.

I’m thinking maybe I should change the title of my Tuesday posts to The Happiness Project rather than Teaser Tuesdays! I do like to update you on where I’m at as that kind of keeps me accountable to my happiness project, if that makes any sense at all.

I picked this quote from the March chapter because that’s where I’m stuck…..trying new things. I don’t know if I’m really stuck or if my blog counts or not. I really got started on it in January and I feel like every day I’m trying something different with it….trying to comment more on other blogs, making my comments meaningful, starting the Georgia Ning Network, trying out Twitter (which is kind of cool, still a big giant scary thing but still neat), getting more involved on Book Blogs, signing up for author interviews/reviews/etc. and doing a giveaway. So I guess those are all pretty new things, especially for this Georgia girl who knows her way around Word but the internet is a vast ocean of unknowningness! But I haven’t visited any museums lately nor met any new people….well, nope, I take that back…I’ve met tons of new people….just all online!

So how about you? Have you found that when you step out into the unknown that you get more excited, devote more energy, time, and sheer willpower to your new project or undertaking? Are we hard-wired to get thrilled about learning a new skill or information. What are your thoughts?

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