I need to seriously step up my efforts to get our house ready for the market. Hence, I’ve decided to give away some books from my personal shelves to my wonderful blog readers.
(Plus, it’s the month of love and what better way to share the love of reading than with a giveaway, right?)
Here’s how it works:
I’ll keep the book gifting open until Tuesday, February 15, 2011. After that, they’ll be donated to either Goodwill or the library. Have fun and good luck! Here’s what’s available for the taking (UPDATED, 10:22 P.M. 2/8/2011)
Synopsis: Suburbia is a jungle, filled with lots of vicious creatures. Take the Paradise Heights Women’s League board. Lyssa Harper should have warned golden-haired DILF du jour Harry Wilder what he was getting into when she invited him to meet the mommies who run their suburban, gated community. At least he brought cupcakes. Since meeting the former Master-of-the-Universe turned stay-at-home single dad, Lyssa has been his domestic Sherpa, teaching him the ins and outs of suburban life. She just didn’t realize her friends would show up at his house unannounced with casseroles, leopard-print bikini briefs, and plans to rearrange his kitchen cabinets.
The truth is, if Harry and his wife, the neighborhood’s “perfect couple,” can call it quits, what does that mean for everyone else? Lyssa’s husband, Ted, is a great father, but he pays her Pilates-pumped momtourage more attention than he does his own wife. Her friends gossip about the neighbors while ignoring their own problems: infertility, infidelity, and eating disorders. When Harry sets boundaries with his new fan club, he is exiled from the neighborhood’s in-clique. But Lyssa refuses to snub him. What she never expects is the explosive impact her ongoing friendship with Harry will have on her close-knit pals—and on her marriage.
This is an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) and a giveaway from the Book Blogger Convention 2010. Also includes a companion music CD called “The Line” with music by Eric Maring.
Synopsis: The Monkey Bible is the story of Emmanuel, a young college bound Christian man who suddenly has reason to suspect that his genetic make-up, and indeed the story of his creation, is not what he had thought it had been. Dismayed and seemingly alienated from his Church, Emmanuel journeys around the world in search of his genetic and spiritual origins, identity, and community.
The science behind the story is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible, and the reader comes to understand the biological creation story as the adventure unfolds. While The Monkey Bible can be seen as the latest chapter in the larger-than-life debate between Darwinists and creationists, the novel is respectful of both sides, and strives to provide a gentle supportive bridge across which people who disagree can communicate. Ultimately, The Monkey Bible is a timely and necessary plea to alter the stories by which we define ourselves as a way to protect the countless creatures on the great tree of life, upon which all human life depends.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
If you’re interested in any of these books, pick your favorite (just one, please) and “claim” it by leaving me a comment. The first person to do so will receive it.
(And don’t worry if you miss out on these … there will very likely be more giveaways like this, including some children’s books, as our move progresses.)
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