Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blog birthday give away

Okay, I have just enough time tonight (before DROPPING into bed) to give you three of the four books I'm going to offer in my give away. Each represent a different interest of Coffee Tea Books & Me.
The first one is familiar because it was part of last year's give away. However, I was sent TWO copies of the same book by the wonderful people of Hoffman House Publishers and I tucked one of them away for later.

I'd planned another give away by now so it is only a coincidence I'm offering The Entertaining Touch at exactly the same time this year. This is a gorgeous book by the editors of Southern Woman Magazine (and Victoria). The recipes in it are quite good but the pictures of parties (including tea parties) will keep you reading and re-reading it, not to mention trying some of their ideas.

I'm also going to include Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, which is an "Uncle Eric" book about economics that is fun to read for any age. It represents Home Schooling.

Then I'm including a paperback version of Mount Vernon Love Story, the only historical novel written by Mary Higgins Clark. It's a perfect size for putting in one's pocket (or purse for those of the feminine persuasion). I loved this story about George and Martha Washington. I think it was Clark's first book and very different from anything she wrote later. It will be a lovely novel to read when the weather cools.

The first book is brand new and donated by Hoffman House, the Uncle Eric book is one of mine that I ended up not using (since we went a different direction for Economics), and the Clark book is from a library sale but in great condition. I haven't decided the fourth book so it will be a surprise!

Just leave a comment and I'll be back on Saturday with a winner (pulled out of a hat by one of the guys in a blindfold... okay, something covering their eyes). :)

45 comments:

postmodernMom said...

do I get to play???

:) steph

Pennie said...

Hi Brenda! I know that I don't comment often, but I read everyday. As a young mother and wife, I get a lot of insight by reading what you have to say. I'd love to be entered in the drawing!

Trish said...

I just love your blog, I read it everyday!

Thank you for doing a giveaway!

Susan B said...

Hi Brenda, the give away sounds exciting! The books looks very good (especially the entertaining one and Mary Higgins Clark). Would you please enter me into the drawing? Thanks.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Good morning, Brenda! This sounds fun!

~~Deby said...

Add my name...always read your blog Brenda..
~Deby

cheri said...

Please,count me in!

G.L.H. said...

How fun! A giveaway--please enter my name.

Always love your insights, and enjoy your family stories, as well.

--Barbara

Niki RuralWritings said...

Please count me in, a great selection of books!
Niki

Mary said...

Hi Brenda, please enter my name in your drawing! I do hope you have an easy week at the bookstore. Take care!!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Brenda, All these books sound like fun. Please enter my name in the drawing!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Wonderful books! I didn't know about the MHC book...interesting!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This sounds like books I would love. Please put me in the drawing. Trish

Sibyl said...

Brenda

your blog is one that I look forward to read on a daily basis. Your way with words, and pictures are wonderful. I love looking at the way you have set your home up. Would love to be considered for the giveaway.

Have a good week, get bunches of rest. Know how hard it is working and doing something that is out of the norm.

Sibyl

Silvana said...

The books all look great. I too enjoy reading your blog every day. You're a great encouragement to this homeschooling mom!

Sharon said...

Brenda:
What a great selection of books!I would love to be entered in your drawing.I come by here almost daily and just love all the tips for recession proofing that you share.Blessings`Sharon G.

Lori said...

Your blog is one of the most encouraging blogs I have read. It walks like a friend through some of my own hardtimes like a fresh breeze through a window. Thank you for sharing your heart. What a nice idea having a book drawing! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Brenda,
Your blog is always such an encouragement. Thank you for all of your words of wisdom.

You are in my prayers.

Debbie

live4him said...

Brenda,
oops! I didn't mean to remain anonymous in the above post.

Debbie

Betsy said...

Count me in!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Happy blogiversary!! What lovely books for your give away drawing. I hope you are getting plenty of rest during this very busy season for your family.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Brenda, Happy Happy blogiversary!

Manuela

Shan said...

Dearest Brenda,

I would be honored to be included in the giveaway.

Thank you for your lovely blog, it blesses me each time I read it.

Yours kindredly,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

Becky K. said...

How fun!
I would love to be entered.

Becky K.

kathy said...

Brenda,
I would love to be included in the giveaway. The books look great. You are in my prayers, have a blessed day.

Heather L. said...

What a lovely give away!! Speaking of penny candy, we found some at the fair -- but they had a limit!!! can you believe it? Only 20 pieces per customer! :) Guess it's not really that practical anymore for stores to make money on. :)

iguthrie said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I don't usually comment but read almost every day and really look forward to your wonderful posts :)

Happy @ Home said...

All 3 of these books look interesting and it is so generous of you to offer them in a giveaway.

I would love to be entered.

Thanks,
Kim

Susan DE said...

Oh, please include me. :-)

Thank you!

Susan (DE)

nGogo said...

Love to read your blog each day. Thanks for having the give away..the books look great.

Carrot Top said...

All 3 look absolutely delightful!

Laura said...

I want to enter LOL. But even if I don't win anything, keep writing your blog. It's just as good as reading a book anyday. Happy Blogaversary.

Laura-Shagbark Mountain Cattle-selling grass-fed beef

michellemollenkopf said...

Thank you for the giveaway and most of all the insights into life every day. The Lord uses you frequently in my heart.

Michelle

Anonymous said...

These books sound very interesting. Love your blog. monk5@charter.net

GrammaGrits said...

Your blog is a must every day, and I'm always blessed. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm hoping to win!

KJ said...

H*A*P*P*Y B*L*O*G B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y!

I am still in awe that my first year has flown by so swiftly! Many, many happy returns to this blog and all the inspiration that you offer.

Please include me in this Giveaway. Ooo la la!!!

Hugs, KJ

La Tea Dah said...

So sweet of you to give away books! I love books (they are difficult to part with --- sometimes even spare copies). Please enter me in your drawing!

Thanks
LaTeaDah

Anonymous said...

I would love to play along! Thanks for offering this!

Irina

grandma22_1@yahoo.com said...

Hello Brenda, I read you everyday and I would love to win a book. Nancy

sallie@aquietsimplelife.com said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

I would love to be entered in the drawing. Thank you!

Sallie

Kelly said...

Hello~
What a very generous giveaway! Count me in, they all sound wonderful!

kelly

~Nan said...

Have been really enjoying your blog. These give aways are so much fun. I'll have to think of one for my blog soon.

Dixie said...

Count me in!

Kim Stewart said...

Thank you for the encouragement your blog offers!
Kim
mytupkim2003 at yahoo dot com

Patty said...

Ohhh.... count me in too!
Patty