Congratulations to Daisy over at Compost Happens! I know you'll enjoy Mary Petrie's book, At the End of the Magic! You know the drill, email me your mailing address and your book will be in the mail, STAT! And if you didn't win, I hope you still check out Mary's book.
Speaking of winners, I need to brag up my own big win:
That, friends, is the loot from Blog This Mom and Gary Rith--chocolate and pot! If you're not the proud owner of any Gary Rith pottery, get thee to his website forthwith! I already have bought mugs and bowls on a few occasions, gorgeous, durable, whimsical stuff. LOVE it. I can't wait for a cool evening so I can whip up a fancy pot o' gourmet chocolate ...
What am I saying? I live in Wisconsin. I can wait for a cool night. It's summer--the best season in the year! I've neglected this blog because I've been playing outside. Team Testosterone and I went on a canoe trip last Friday, we've been biking, swimming, hiking, picking stuff out of the garden, reading in the hammock, enjoying the hot sunshine and bare feet. Mr. T's working on his Eagle Scout project, Mr. B started football ("real" football this year, with pads and a big helmet), the boys make regular trips to the gas station to buy firecrackers and soda pop, they're building a new bridge and fort in the Back Forty. We spotted the first Monarch caterpillar on a milkweed yesterday and the crickets sing us to sleep every night. Life is full of sweetness right now. The hot chocolate can wait.
But books can't wait and here's another summer read I'm giving away:
Suzanne Casamento has a new YA novel ready for her audience, Fingerprints. Here's the back cover summary:
When her mother remarries and their house is invaded by her new
stepbrother and stepsister, Savanna is extra grateful for her amazing
boyfriend, David. But as his thoughtful ways become increasingly
controlling, Savanna seeks help from her mom, only to find that she's
too wrapped up in her new family to care.
Left to deal with an
abuser on her own, Savanna turns to her best friends, Jane and Tally,
for help. What was supposed to be a fun summer for the three best
friends turns into a series of twists to break free from a stalker.
Sound good? I'm a fan of the YA novel, they're usually heavy on plot and story, light on long stretches of description.
Every comment is a chance to win Suzanne's new book. I'll pick a lucky winner next Monday and I've got three more book giveaways up my sleeve to keep summer rolling--stay tuned!
Spill it, reader. Your favorite part of summer, before things get cold out there.
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