Monday, October 11, 2010

Awesome Giveaway #2

It is time for the next Awesome Giveaway in my Month of Giveaway Awesomeness.

Oh, wait. You want to know who won the delciously mouthwatering yummilicious caramel apple of delight from last week?

Mmmm. So tasty...

Well, I had 29 comments on the blog that were eligible for the giveaway. I used random. org to generate a random number from 1 to 29, and it spit out the number 4, which would would be Yamile!

*applause*

She commented, "I will eat one of those babies even with my braces! So delicious looking." (Just promise you won't tell your orthodontist I'm the one who gave it to you.) I'll be in touch.

Let's keep up the giveaway fun by giving away something you'd expect from a blog called Bookmom Musings. And that would be...

A Book

One lucky commenter on any of my blogs this week will win their very own copy of one of my favorite books, but one I'm not sure a lot of you have read.


I fell in love with the book, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, in the first two sentences.

"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining board, which I have padded with the dog's blanket and the tea-cosy."

I Capture the Castle relates the adventures of the Mortmains, an eccentric family struggling to live in a decaying English castle in the 1930s. Narrated through journal entries of the intelligent and delightful teen-aged girl, Cassandra Mortmain, we meet her extraordinary family. First, there is her eccentric father, a writer who had one literary masterpiece published years ago, but has been unable to write since. Then there is her sister, Rose - beautiful, vain and bored - and her stepmother, Topaz, an artist's model who likes to be dramatic and commune with nature. Finally, there is their neighbor Stephen, incredibly handsome and hopelessly in love with Cassandra.

Cassandra records events and her feelings with humorously insightful honesty. The result is a book both marvelously funny and genuinely moving. It made me smile, chuckle, laugh, and even stop and think.


Any comments on any of the blogs this week gets you in the drawing for this. Don't forget to pop on over to Dragon Wrangler's blog for her giveaway of the week, too. Good luck!

(And just so you know, I'm toying with the idea of doing a second giveaway this week, too. But for the moment I haven't decided. I'll let you know when I make up my mind. )

8 comments:

Lori-ann said...

I would love to win this book!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I've heard of this book, but have never picked it up. It sounds awesome! :)

Laura Brady said...

Amazon rec'd this book for me last week. I think they may have actually got it right for once. This sounds like a good read.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I've never heard of this book! I'm definitely adding it to my to-read list. Thanks!

Steven G. O'Dell said...

Sounds wonderfully bizarre! Catches you from page one; the mark of a good author.

Yamile said...

Thanks so much for the prize! I can't believe I won anything!

L.T. Elliot said...

Congrats to Yamile!

I've heard good things about I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. Sounds awesome!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I've had several people suggest this book to me. It sounds like a great read.