Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Sweet Mother's Day Contest from Bookreporter.com

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Windy, high 60 degrees. Hold on to your hats!

Here's some exciting news from my friends at Bookreporter.com about another amazing contest they are sponsoring. This one is to win some special gifts and a basket of books from some wonderfully gifted authors!

From April 17th through May 1st, readers will have the chance to win one of five Bookreporter.com Mother’s Day gift baskets. The baskets are filled with one copy of each of the featured books as well as a variety of gifts, including: a luxurious pink Indulgence Throw Blanket by Berkshire Blanket (60"x70"), a lilac blossom-scented candle by Yankee Candle Company, a box of Tazo Passion Tea, a blue shower flower from Crabtree & Evelyn, a green flexible nonstick spatula, a yellow all-purpose spoon spatula and a bag of scrumptious Dancing Deer Lemon Daisy Cookies. (Approximate retail value: $350.00).

Wish I could enter, but I can't because I review books for the Bookreporter network --- which I love doing, by the way --- but maybe one of my blog readers will be a lucky winner!

Check out the titles of the books:
The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
Bad Mother: A chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Momemts of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
The Diary by Eileen Goudge
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Flowers on Main: A Chesapeake Shores Novel by Sherryl Woods
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Tea Time for the Traditionally Build: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
Time is a River by Mary Alice Monroe
Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten

Wow! That's 13 amazing books--enough to read all spring and summer long.

What I think is really sweet about this contest is you are asked to name your favorite book that your mom read to you.

For the curious: My favorite book that my mother read to me was, "The Little Engine that Could."

Here's a link for complete information on how to enter: http://www.bookreporter.com/features/mothers_day_2009/contest.asp

Good luck!


  1. That's a great contest! I'm gonna have to think up a book my mom read to me....hmmmm.

    (Thanks, Donna! I'll spread the word :-)

  2. Thank you Donna Volkenannt for the contest.Wish you n all all the best besides wish you all a Happy Mom's day ahead.

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  3. Hi Cathy,
    It is a great contest. Bookreporter does such a creative job getting books from wonderful writers into the hands of eager readers.
    Hope you come up with a good one, and thanks for spreading the word.

  4. Hi Avagdro,
    Lovely name, by the way!
    Good luck with the contest, and thank you for your kind sentiments about Mother's Day.


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