Thursday, July 22, 2010

A *Crazy* Giveaway

Pin It Alternate title: Only YOU can help prevent landslides.

I have a bit of a book problem. Some people might call it a hoarding problem, but I would probably roll my eyes at those people, and possibly stick my tongue out as well. Because I'm really grown up and mature like that.

ANYWAY.

My nightstand is starting to resemble a mountain already, and I just cleaned it off a couple of weeks ago! The books, they are taking over. I am afraid that if they banded together, and enlisted the help of the cat, they could take me out one night while I slept. (And hello? Have you met the cats? One would be an eager participant out of spite and the other out of clumsiness. Yes, I have a clumsy cat. Didn't think that existed, did ya?)

Oh. Hm. Did I have a point here? Oh yes, I did.

To remedy the potential landslide issue, and quite possibly SAVE MY LIFE, my sweet husband bought me a nook. I am really enjoying it! (Although, Barnes and Nobles COMPLETELY tricked me into reading a book I would not ordinarily choose to read, and now I'm so into it and can't wait to see what happens, but I'm still a little annoyed that I'm reading it in the first place. Well played, B&N.)

I keep forgetting the point. Perhaps I should not be allowed to blog before 7 am. Perhaps I should not be allowed to be AWAKE before 7 am. Isn't that why I homeschool? So I can sleep late and stay in my jammies all day? Plus it's summer! And Brendan sleeps for 10 hours no matter what time he goes to bed, and he went to bed after 10 last night because of a power nap, so he has AT LEAST another hour to sleep, and Gabbi is at camp, and Madelyn ... giggle giggle ... she wakes up at the crack of 10 am, so I have QUITE a while with her.

See, there I go again. THIS is what it's like in my brain. Scary place.

SO ... clearing out some books. (See, I do remember the point of this post. You were wondering, weren't you?) Some of the books I love, I'm planning to purchase as funds allow to put on my nook. Which means that the actual book can go. They're going to go to various places, but I'm setting aside several to give away on my blog. I'm kind of inspired by Pioneer Woman's closet clean-out. Wonder if I'll get 3,000 comments. Haha. :-P

Book #1:


Crazy Love by Francis Chan

This is a fabulous book! It will change your life, change your perspective of God. This, so far, has been the only book that I've put on my nook that I already have. If you haven't read it, you need to. This copy was read by me. I know I didn't write in it, but it's possible that it has a couple of dog ears.

So, just leave a comment if you're interested. I'll pick a winner on Saturday, so you have today and tomorrow to comment.

(The "for extra entries do this, this, and this" thing drives me crazy, but I will let you know that I'm making a stack of books to give away through the blog, so if you don't already follow, you might want to so you don't miss something you might like.)

So, thanks for considering my giveaway! I know you'll love this book!

16 comments:

Carey said...

Im interested in the book!!!!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a good read!

~Stacy~ said...

Oooooo, the book sounds awesome!!! Pick me, pick me! *jumping up and down* I get excited about the little things. :)

Maxime said...

I just put this on the library list, unfortunately somebody is late w/ returning it, but I really hope I can take it on vacation with me!!

Micah said...

I could use some life changing! :D Pick me! Pick me!

Kristin said...

I NEED this book. I'm currently reading it on my dad's kindle and I want a copy of my own. No, no, I NEED a copy of my own. It's amazing!

April said...

I've heard great things about this book! Can't wait to read it. :)

Snarfy said...

Jerm would love this! Plus, I love Francis Chan!

MamaJ said...

Ooh, I'm always game for a new book!

Natasha said...

What a wonderful idea! Maybe I'll tell the boys I'm going to have toy giveaways on my blog! Thanks for having the giveaway.

Theresa Walker said...

I would love to read a good book!!!

Becky said...

One of those I'm hoping to get around to. Dan and I heard him speak just after we got to FL; so much confirmation of what God was beginning to do with us. **DO NOT** pick me!! It would wind up in my growing stack...research and study are taking my free reading time right now. But thanks for the good review from a friend whose opinion I trust! :D

Micah said...

I'll take Becky's cast off entry. ROFL

Micah said...

ok, fine. that probably isn't fair.


sigh.

LOL

meltedlikewaxps97_5 said...

Melanie, what the heck is a nook? I had a book shelf pictured. But since you are GIVING away the book you want to keep.....??? Ok. What IS a nook?

Jessica said...

I wish I checked blogger more often!! I've been wanting to read that book! Boo! Oh well...guess I learned my lesson. lol