Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Still Giving Away ... 2 Books (GIVEAWAY UPDATE)


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?) 

This little "book gifting" event is modeled on that of one of my favorite book bloggers, the lovely Frances of the lovely Nonsuch Book.  (She knows I'm borrowing this idea.)

Here's how it works:

Below (and pictured above) are several books from my shelves that I've either read or am likely not going to read.  If it is a book you would like to have, simply tell me in the comment section which one you'd like. The first person to do so (for each book) will receive it.  Unfortunately, my budget doesn't permit mailing outside of the U.S.  All are either brand new or gently used and in good condition.

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)


Secrets of Husbands and Wives, by Josie Brown

Paperback, excellent condition, never read, giveaway from the Book Blogger Convention 2010)

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.


The Monkey Bible, by Mark Laxer
Paperback, never read, excellent condition
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
Paperback edition, read only once, very good condition.  - claimed and en route to a new home!

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
Hardcover, very good condition, read once - claimed and en route to a new home!

Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich 
claimed and en route to a new home!

Bait and Switch  - claimed and en route to a new home!

Suite Scarlett, by Maureen Johnson 
read by Jeannie Stith   claimed and en route to a new home!

This One is Mine, by Maria Semple
paperback, very good condition  - claimed and en route to a new home!
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
Hardback, very good condition, has partially torn off bookstore price tag on back jacket cover - claimed and en route to a new home!

The Sweet By and By, by Todd Johnson  -

The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great - Fast! by Michael Aziz  claimed and en route to a new home!

Think of a Number, by John Verdon
This is also an ARC (with a slightly different cover than the published edition) and was a giveaway at the Book Blogger Convention 2010.  claimed and en route to a new home!

The Killing of Mindi Quintana, by Jeffrey A. Cohen
Paperback, received from publicist, read once, very good condition

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.)

copyright 2010, Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy, The Betty and Boo Chronicles) If you are reading this on a blog or website other than The Betty and Boo Chronicles or via a feedreader, this content has been stolen and used without permission.

19 comments:

Florinda said...

I'd be glad to take Bait and Switch off your hands if no one's claimed it yet - I've read Nickel and Dimed, but not the followup.

Melissa said...

Florinda, it's yours! Email me with your address and I'll drop it in the mail to you. Thank you!

Cavalier92 said...

I'd love Think of a Number.

I do a similar thing in a way. When book lovers visit, i encourage them to leave with a book. I've got so many and only so much shelf space!

Kimberly said...

I would love to read the Kite Runner if no one has claimed it yet. Thank you so much for your generosity! :)

Melissa said...

Cavalier92, it is yours! Email me your address either here or on Facebook.

Kimberly, this one's yours! Same thing ... drop me an email at peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com with your address.

Teresa said...

I would love to have Suite Scarlett or The Sweet Bye and Bye

teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Suite Scarlett is yours, Teresa! Email me at peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com with your address and I'll drop it in the mail to you.

asdmommy said...

Since I just moved to NC, I'd love "The Sweet Bye and Bye." Or, for reasons I shouldn't have to state, "The 10 Diet Hormones" or whatever it's called... ;-)

Book Lady said...

Is The Killing of Mindi Quintana, by Jeffrey A. Cohen available? That one sounds pretty good!

oh and good luck with the move! :)

Melissa said...

asdmommy: The Sweet By and By is yours!

Book Lady: It still is, and I'll be happy to send it to you.

Email me at peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com with your mailing addresses and I'll get them out to you right away.

Thanks so much! (This is way too much fun.)

Elisabeth said...

I would love to help you with your move! Is The Perfect 10 Diet still available?

Amy said...

I would love A Thousand Splendid Suns if still available!

Thank you for this very generous giveaway!

~ Amy
Aimala127@gmail.com

Marce said...

I'm reading The Sweet By and By right now actually.

Another on your list was a DNF but I won't say which one :-0

I just wanted to comment, great idea, good luck with selling.

Melissa said...

Elisabeth: It is, and it's yours!

Amy: Thousand Splendid Suns is yours!

Marce: LOL ... one was a DNF for me, too. :)

Melissa said...

Elisabeth and Amy: Send me your mailing addresses at peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com, if you haven't already done so. I'll get it out in the mail ASAP.

Dana Earley said...

I'd like to read "The Secrets of Husbands and Wives" if no one else has claimed it.

Melissa said...

Dana, it's yours! I'll drop it in the mail to you soon.

Stephanie said...

I'd love to have The Lovely Bones if it's still available? It's really awesome of you to do this!

Melissa said...

It's my pleasure, honestly. And yes, The Lovely Bones is yours! Email me your address at peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com and I'll get it out to you.