Monday, November 5, 2012

I won!

I very rarely win things. I'm the one that usually gets the losing scratch-off tickets in my Christmas stocking and I don't think I've ever won a raffle or anything like that at an event or fundraiser. And I don't even like casinos because the machines just eat my money. When I started winning free books from GoodReads FirstReads program I was over the moon -- it was so exciting to finally win something! I was really diligent about reading and reviewing those books at first, but then the pile overwhelmed me. For the time being at least, I no longer win anything from that program either because my delinquent reviews have put me on the shit-list.

Anyway, I'm telling you all of this to explain how super-excited I was to hear that I won Sandy of Somewhere Only We Know's giveaway to celebrate her blog gaining 100 followers! I won a $10 giftcard to Barnes & Noble, so you know what that means: shopping time! I even had a coupon in my email, so I just had to put an order in right away. Of course I spent more than $10, I had to get free shipping, afterall. I have way too many novels and series in my To-Read pile as it is, so I decided to go for a few new releases that celebrate bookstores and the written word. And I threw in one cookbook -- You see, I'm also a bit of a cookbook addict and work for the website Eat Your Books, so I really couldn't resist! So here's what's on it's way (well, it will be on it's way Nov. 13th since My Bookstore is still a pre-order):

My Ideal Bookshelf
My Ideal Bookshelf,
by Jane Mount & Thessaly La Force

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
The Books They Gave Me, by Jen Adams
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop
My Bookstore, by Ronald Rice

Cooking Light Slow-Cooker Tonight!: 140 Delicious Weeknight Recipes That Practically Cook Themselves
Slow Cooker Tonight! from Cooking Light
I love Cooking Light's smaller slow cooker cookbook they published in 2006, so I'm hoping for good things from this one! Click on the photos to check these books out on Goodreads (except for the cookbook -- that link goes to Barnes & Noble) and don't forget to check out Sandy's blog, Somewhere Only We Know. Thanks again!


  1. I'm so glad you won and got to spend your gift card! Hope you enjoy your books, and food apparently. :) And thanks for the shout out!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


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