Jun 22, 2008

The Sunday Salon: A Book Giveaway

Hello and welcome! It's been a busy Sunday for me so far, so I haven't had the chance to read yet, but I'm hoping to open a book a bit later. The storm clouds are rolling in and that sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon. Reading while the rain comes down and the thunder grumbles. The book I've chosen is GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen. It came out in paperback last month and I was lucky enough to find a copy at the local used book store. I've heard so many wonderful reviews and its the type of book I normally wouldn't pick up. It's leaning towards the fantasy genre and I typically am not drawn to that. But so many fellow book bloggers have raved about it and have gotten me curious. I'm really looking forward to it.

I finished up a couple ARCs this week. The first was a biographical account of the life and death of Dr. Joe Slowinski, a herpetologist who dedicated his life to the study of snakes and their venom. He died in 2001 in Myanmar after being bitten by a krait, one of the most deadly snakes in the world. (Review here) The other book I reviewed was THE RICHEST SEASON by Maryann McFadden. (Review here) It's the story of two women who find themselves on Pawley's Island, South Carolina each making difficult choices in their lives. It's a nice summer read that will leave you wanting to feel the silky sand from the beach on your feet.

One of the highlights of this week was when Garth Stein, author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN sent me an email expressing his appreciation for my mention of the book and my rave reviews here on my blog! I was so surprised and happy to hear from him!

I've been seeing so many great book giveaways on the blogs lately, and I've decided to jump in with one of own! I've never given a book away on my blog, so this is a milestone for me. And I thought there was no better place to announce it than on The Sunday Salon. The book I'll be giving away is my ARC of THE RICHEST SEASON. To be entered in the random drawing, simply post a comment here on my blog before 9:00 pm Saturday June 28th. I'll announce the winner on next weeks Sunday Salon post! If you'd like an additional chance to win, mention this giveaway on your blog and link it back to me. (This contest is limited to residents living in the U.S. and Canada) Good luck to all of you! I'm so excited to be sharing my copy with some lucky reader!


  1. Count me in! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  2. Happy Sunday! Great giveaway. Since I have it on the shelf, no need to enter me. :)

    I also have GARDEN SPELLS on the list of books to read. Boy, oh boy, so many books! :)

  3. The Riches Season sounds like a good one.
    Very cool about Garth Stein!
    enjoy your weekend :)


  4. I recently reviewed Garden spells. Loved it, like the rest of them, lol. I'm reading the next one, Sugar something, title escapes me at the moment. It's good as well.

    Re.Stein - that's always such a thrill, isn't it?! I was amazed when an author dropped by the first time. He commented and later on wrote a very humorous guest post for me.

    Richest Season sounds like a nice read. Count me in for that!

  5. I would love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  6. Rashmi - I'm loving Garden Spells! Sugar Queen is the new one and I'm looking forward to it as well.

    Thank you all for participating in my giveaway!


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