Sunday, May 30, 2010

How about a little holiday GIVEAWAY?

Aaahhh...the crazy, lazy days of summer!

Time is short...Leave a comment TODAY!!!


It's really gorgeous here in Florida at this time of year...


hot but perfect for the pool or just lounging!

I even got a new lawn chair today! I love sitting outside with a good book!


AND I love everything Sarah Addison Allen has written!

Visit her website HERE

Her latest book, The Girl Who Chased the Moon is wonderful!

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I have an extra copy of Garden Spells, the first book she wrote that I would like to give away!


A quote from one of her reviews, "the blending of horticultural folklore, the supernatural and a big dollop of Southern flavor should find favor with a wide swath of readers."

I absolutely LOVE her books and she lives in Asheville, NC...which makes her special to me, too!

So if you would like to have a copy of Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen,

1. please become a follower if you aren't already

2. tell me the name of a book you've enjoyed reading

That's all....just leave a comment now!

I'll draw a winner and announce it on June 1st!

And enjoy this beautiful summer time weather!


PS I will be doing another giveaway for one of Bobbie Hinman's Fairy books next month!

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Stacey said...

Your blue Florida skies look very similar to our Oklahoma skies today. :)

The books look great! My two favorites of all time are Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg and Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy. Have you read either? They are the kind of stories that stick with you for a lifetime.

Thank you for having a give away. I'm already a follower. :)

Cyndi said...

Hi Diane! I'm already one of your followers and I absolutely love to read. I love mysteries and the supernatural. One of my most all-time favorite reads is "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman. Love the book and love the movie, too!

Thanks for hosting the give away and the opportunity to participate!



Becky said...

Hi Diane, its very hot here maybe even warmer than down there it was 86 today and very humid.

I think both books look interesting.The last book I read was the Kite Runner.I loved it.

Happy Friday Ahead Diane!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

It's so nice of you to have this giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win. We are already followers. The last book I read was Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber. Twyla

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I'll have to try this author, as I'm not familiar with her. I love most anything by Elizabeth Berg. Talk Before Sleep was a favorite of hers. Alice Munro is another favorite of mine.

Lynn said...

Funny that Brenda mentioned Elizabeth Berg. I just finished her book Open House and thought it was so well-written. Isn't reading in a lounge chair in the sunshine one of the best restful activities ever? :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, I love your bluebird perched on that flag. I just clicked to follow you. I love reading, and although I have read some recent favorites, I was arranging my bookshelves and came across my all time favorite by Rosemond Pilcher, the Shell Seekers. I love that book.


Dianne said...

Yes it's been very warm here... A friend and I drove to Hudson Beach yesterday evening just before sunset. Sam's had a Calypso band and was crowded. The beach was pretty busy... We didn't stop, just looked at the sky and felt the onshore breeze, then came home. The last fiction book I read was "Sophie" a story about a young southern woman who falls in love with a native born American of Japanese descent, just as Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. It was a good book, with and unexpected ending. I'd love to read Garden Spells! Thanks for the giveaway!

BobAnn said...

Guess I am going to Barns and Noble tomorrow since Ashville, NC is so far from here. On seperate trips to Asheville I found signed copies of both her books in a small downtown book store.

I love going in small local bookstores when I travel. That's where I find the signed copies of local authors.

I love your blog, keep up the good work.

I live in Port Saint Lucie, Fl. so we or sort of neighbors.

Marie said...

Don't add me into the giveaway as I already have this book, and I agree with you, it's just wonderful! I love this writer!


Just came by to say HI and the weather is perfect here in MN!!
Please don't add my name to your giveaway...I just don't have time to read books...bad me !!!
Have a great weekend.
Deb :)

Jans Gourds said...

Oh, to pick one of my favorites is very difficult but I really liked The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. My next very favorite one would have to be The YaYa Sisterhood.
It just looks so wonderful in Florida. When are you two heading back to your other home? I bet its really hard leaving Florida.
Well, Thanks for all your comments Diane and prayers. I haven't heard anything in a day or so and I don't want to become a pest, but the last I heard was that she was feeling better and coming home. Yea!

deborahspalette said..., would love to follow, Lavender is my favorite color and smell. Love Fl. Lived in Tampa for 2 years. the Book I just Read is by Max Luccado, "It is Not About Me". Awesome Christian Inspiration. About becoming a reflection of Christ. Many Blessing, Deborah

Melissa said...

Ooooh, I am reading the first book of the Highlander series by Diana Gabaldon. This series has been highly recommended to me by several friends. So far I am enjoying it. I would love to enter the give-away. Thanks so much! ~Melissa

LaurieStar said...

What beautiful photos! We've finally had some beautiful weather here in New England.
Thank you for all your sweet posts to my blog! :) Makes my day to read them.
As far as a recent book... hmm... I started "The Time Traveler's Wife" three times but haven't ever finished it. Does that count? That's what happens when you have kids. Ha.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

I'd love to be entered into your book giveaway--I'm not familiar with her novels, but it looks fascinating. I'm really behind on "current" books. Right now, I'm reading "Emma" by Jane Austen. But I just finished reading "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" that my neighbor suggested. It was really thought provoking.
Heaps of Hugs,

Kelly Warren said...

oh i LOVED Garden Spells! I'll have to check out her new book. Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

Lallee said...

My introduction to Sarah Addison Allen was listening to the audio version of Sugar Queens. I think you would like it too. I have the two you mentioned saved on my wish list! I love just about all the Jodi Piccoult books! I still have a few of hers I haven't read yet.

I see you are enjoying FL and have made some more nice beach trips. We're enjoying the weather too!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I love all your pretty photos, the blue sky looks lovely.
I have not read any of Sarah Addison Allens and it is good when someone recommends a good read.
A book I enjoyed recently was French Women don't get fat, by Mireille Guiliano.

Enjoy your week

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Thank you so much!