Sunday, November 8, 2009

Books, the Universe and Everything

If you love to read, or bake, or both, you might enjoy a visit to my daughter Emily's blog, "Books, the Universe, and Everything."  She has a new blog-home on Wordpress and a new domain, www.booksuniverseeverything.com.

And she's celebrating her new home with a Book Giveaway...Check it out! All you have to do to be eligible is become a Facebook fan of her blog, or else Tweet or post about it--you'll see the details in her first post.

Which books can you win? Well, she has a list of some of her favorites, and you can take your choice among them. If I win, I'm choosing Billy Collins's "The Trouble With Poetry."

Unfortunately, I do not automatically win just for being her mother. And giving life to her. And raising her and and sewing ruffles on her anklets, and baking endless batches of cookies with her, and making SEVEN identical American Girl outfits for her friends' dolls every time she had a slumber party...No, I do not automatically win.

However, at Christmas time, I do get books from her, though automatically is not quite the right word. More like "reliably."  She gives me the books I think I want to read and the books she things I ought to read. Never known her to be wrong about a single one.

So it's okay with me if you win one of her books instead of me. Pick anything on her list--you can't go wrong. If you can't make up your mind, I'd say go with "A Girl Named Zippy." I've never met anyone who didn't love Zippy.

3 comments:

Raymundus said...

In most contests, relatives are ineligible to win. Beware, lest the full wrath and fury of the FCC to come down upon your head.

Annina said...

oh she is your daughter, how cool, i didn't know! :)
i saw you tweeting about the giveaway and had to go check her blog out, and loved it immediately!

best wishes to you and Yren :) (do you know what is her favourite book? i don't know of Iðunn but will ask her when she returns from her travels!)

~Annina

monika viktoria said...

I am so illiterate I don't know which one I would choose!
I loved your post btw... so funny, it made me laugh and smile :-) This paragraph esepcially:

"Unfortunately, I do not automatically win just for being her mother. And giving life to her. And raising her and and sewing ruffles on her anklets, and baking endless batches of cookies with her, and making SEVEN identical American Girl outfits for her friends' dolls every time she had a slumber party...No, I do not automatically win."