T’is the season for giving thanks and, it seems, for giveaways. Wendy at Quarter Acre Lifestyle and Boomdeeadda had sweetly sneaky ones the other day. Despite the quiet surprise element, their giveaways were a vocal and gracious thank-you to their followers. Now, Heather at Lost in Arles is organising a giveaway. It is her first one. It is her way of thanking her supporters, as well as celebrating four wonderful years of blogging. The giveaway is a beautiful book by Ann Mah, Mastering the Art of French Eating.
As a dedicated follower of Wendy, Boomdeeadda and Heather, guess what I am about to do? Yes, you guessed it. I, too, am going to offer a giveaway. What’s my “excuse”? ( apart from my wish to try out what inspiring bloggers do? 😉 )
My excuse is twofold:
a) It’s Thanksgiving season. I want to give thanks to my blogging community;
b) It’s spring cleaning season. I want to declutter….thoughtfully; as in by sharing the good fortune of my excess goodies.
You may remember that, owing to the shenanigans of the postal services and various book delivery systems, I ended up with two copies of It’s in His Kiss by Vickie Lester of Beguiling Hollywood.
A similar situation arose with Sophia Stuart’s (Teamgloria) , How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World.
Both books are splendid additions to my bookshelf but it’s time for the extra copies to be dispatched for the enjoyment of others. Would you like to be that ‘other’?
If so, leave a like or a comment and I will draw out a winner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 27th November ( New Zealand time). There will be two giveaways; one for Sophia’s book and one for Vickie’s.
Sophia’s book is a beautiful, restful way to treat yourself, or someone who is in need of calm and healing. It is a pleasure to read, and a pleasure to hold and behold. ( Little secret….I sometimes pick up my copy and simply hold it, and stroke the cover, because it’s feels so exactly right to my hand and to my eye; in other words, it’s aesthetically pleasing. 😉 )
Vickie’s book comes with a warning! Beware where this Beguiling Hollywood mystery may take you. I hadn’t read anything Hollywood, or mysterious, for years. I wasn’t sure if I liked mystery and/or murder tales anymore……..hmmmm…..
W.E.L.L …….apparently I do. I devoured It’s in His Kiss; next stop was Nola Fran Evie by Britt Skrabenak, followed by Let Sleeping Gods Lie by Australian author/blogger Dianne Gray. Did my murder/mystery ‘kick’ end there? No, indeed, not. I am now reading Wolf Pear by Dianne Gray. Ms Lester, look how far you have led me astray from my old, fusty reading paths. Those darn Hollywood Kisses! They sweep you off your feet.
Sophia, whose Teamgloria posts I miss most dreadfully, has also led me off the beaten track into new and interesting territory. First it was via the process of publishing her book, and now she is introducing me to the world of the mobile episodic drama. Yes, the mobile episodic drama! What next, you may ask! This is a style of writing that is completely new to me, but probably old hat to a digital pioneer, like Sophia. Her drama launches this week via Pocket Gems’ Episode Platform and is called Mayfair Brooks. Here’s the story. I am going to pretend I am 17 again and check it out. Join me, if you dare.
In the meantime, please have fun with my giveaway. I may be decluttering but I am truly thankful for all the support and joy you bring to me with your comments and readership. It’s time to return some of the goodness. T’is the season for giving.
“We give Him thanks for our supporters, who had charge of our harvests.” from The Thanksgivings by Harriet Maxwell Converse.
ps If you read my blog by email only, you are welcome to send me an email and ask to be included in the giveaway.