Posts Tagged ‘free books’

SCORE! (No, not the Superbowl!)

February 7, 2011

Just now, I discovered www.BooksShouldBeFree.com.  What a plethora of great literature all recorded for our listening pleasure. So many of my favorites: Anne of Green Gables, Swiss Family Robinson, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Black Beauty and North and South.  YES!  I feel like I just won the lottery!

Just today I finished reading The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen.  Loved loved loved it!  I never suspected a few of the twists and turns, which keeps my interest and my pages turning rapidly.  Julie Klassen has written several of my favorite novels: The Silent Governess, The Lady of Milkweed Manor, and The Apothecary’s Daughter.  I’m usually not drawn to European stories set in the 1900s, but I must say, Klassen has a talent for intrigue and suspense, along with tales that wind their way surprisingly along an unworn path.

Happy Reading!

We Have a Winner!!!

February 3, 2011

Forthwith the results are in from the amazing third blog-a-versary of My Sister’s Jar Free Book Drawing conducted with the utmost officiousness right here in my family room.  Hence, a photo-journal of the event found itself necessary.  Here are the entries for the drawing:

For anonymity, they were folded with care…. EXACTLY the same:

Next they were placed in the snowman bucket with care:

The movie UP! was interrupted so the Colombian princess could come out from under her cheetah print blankie and draw the winning name…..

And the winner of Laughing in the Midst of Mothering and Laughing in the Midst of Marriage is………….

……………COURTENAY!!!  Whooo Hooooo!  Congratulations, Courtenay!  I will contact you to get your address!

Thanks for playing, ladies!  It was fun!

FREE Give-Away! It’s my Blog-a-versary!

February 1, 2011

Yes, My Sister’s Jar has been filling up the pages of the internet for three long years now.  Wow!  And for ONE of my faithful readers, including anyone new who happens to find MJS today, I’m giving away a copy of each of my books: Laughing in the Midst of Mothering and Laughing in the Midst of Marriage.  Both books are guaranteed to make you grin, if not/and/or loudly guffaw while holding your belly while tears stream from your eyes from the hilarity of the stories.  Really.  I’m not just saying it because I lived through them either.

Yes, you read that right… TWO FREE books!  Wow!  Generosity is seeping from my pores today. Here’s how it works.  Leave a comment with your name in the comment section below.  I painstakingly copy all the names onto paper, carefully cut them into strips, fold them so there’s no cheating, drop them into a light blue snowman bucket, and then….. drumroll please….. one of my darling children reaches in and picks out a name.  I broadcast the winning name on this blog in the comment section, as well as the next blog.  So you have to be okay with your name being broadcast. Well, you could use a fake name, and then simply notify me before I mail the books as to your truthful name.  I privately email you for your mailing address, which is NOT broadcast for all the world to see.  Free contest starts now and ends at Feb. 2, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (Members of my family are not eligible, nor people from Guam or Madagascar…. just kidding….. not kidding about my family!)

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for being faithful readers to this overworked homeschool mom/author.  It does my heart good each night as I check the blog stats and drift off to sleep with happy thoughts that I just might have made someone smile today with these words I type.  You guys ROCK!

Happy Three-Year Blog-a-versary!

And my sweet husband adds, “You can buy the books at www.cbd.com.”   I’m not a saleswoman… I’m a mom!