Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Bonus Giveaway Announced
The mystery for the bonus prize is How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson.
I decided not to have you in suspense. Making your brain crazy wondering what the bookish bonus prize was. I decided to make it easier.
The bonus giveaway is How To Buy a Love of Reading. You have till tonight at 11:59 PM. Tomorrow the winner will be notified.
In the blogaversay giveaway my passion for throwing different ingredients, (spices) in particular is a passion of mine, hence The Flavor Bible. The Little Red Book is added for my passion for the advocacy of women's health. The third is of course of my love of reading.
When you read below you will understand my connection with the book, How To Buy a Love of Reading. My son, David would always say there is not a book in the world I like. When he's teacher gave him assignments he would always say there is not a book I like. He's teacher would tell him to keep searching there has to be one book in the world that you like. Tanya must have met my son, hence the connection with the book.
Here is the story: To Carley Wells, words are the enemy.Her tutor's innumerable SAT flashcards. Her personal trainer's fifty seven pounds overweight assessment. And the endless assignments from her English teacher, Mr. Nagel. When Nagel reports to her parents that she has answered the question, "What is your favorite book?" with "Never met one I liked". They decided to fix what he calls her intellectual umpoverishment. They will commission a book to be written just for her. One she will have to love-that will impress her teacher and the whole town of Fox Glen with Her family's devotion in the arts. They will be patrons-the Medicis of Long Island. They will buy their daughter the love of reading.
Impossible thought it is for Carley to imagine loving books, she is in love with a young bibliophile who cares about them more than anything else. Anything, that is, but a good bottle of scotch.Hunter Gay Carley's best friend and Fox Glen's resident golden boy, is becoming a stranger to her lately as he drowns himself in F. Scott Fitzgerald, booze and Vicodin.
When the Wellses move writer Bree McEnroy-author of a failed meta movel about Odysseus's journey home through the internet-into their mansion to write Carley's book. Carley sole interest in the project is to distract Hunter from drinking and give them something to share. But as Hunter's behavior becomes erratic and dangerous, she finds herself increasingly drawn into the fictional world Bree has created and begins to understand for the first time the power of stories-those we read, those we want to believe in, and most of all, those we tell ourselves about ourselves. Stories powerful enought to destoy a person or save her..
Remember the giveaway includes The Flavor Cookbook and Little Red book and the bonus of course that I mention in this post.
The Blogaversary giveaway rules are the same as before just go to my earlier post.