Friday, August 16, 2013

Double Book Giveaway and a Weekend Wave! - Jaime Wright

I have a confession to make ... I didn't read one book this week!! Anne and I are gearing up for the ACFW    Conference in Indianapolis that takes place 4 WEEKS. What does this mean? It means in 4 weeks Anne and I will have no fingernails left after chewing them off, we'll be knees shaking approaching agents and editors to pitch our writing, and praying desperately that we can get representation in the publishing industry.

A Baby Between Them
So, you may find over the next few weeks our blog posts are a tad scattered. LOL But we both appreciate your prayers and comments as we write our proposals, synopsis (a 3-4 page summary of a 350+ page document!), and design our business cards :)

Because of all this and the fact I'm standing up as a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding this weekend (I'm the oldest bridesmaid known to humankind), I just didn't even crack a book. But that doesn't mean no fun here at the CCC Blog! I keep a reserve for just these circumstances! (Although I rather hope I'm not a bridesmaid again ... I'm getting to old and boring).

FIRST OFF: WINNER of Elizabeth Ludwig's "DARK ROAD HOME" is ..... drumroll please -- BONTON! :) So excited to get this book into your hands, especially after having you tell us a bit about yourself this week on our "Who Are You" blog contest.

AND THAT LEADS US TO: the winner of our "Who Are You" coffee sample pack is--PATTY! It was so great to get to know some of our blog readers and if you haven't commented here before, please do so. Interacting with you in the comments is one of our favorite things to do!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST this week, I'm giving away two really enjoyable, heartwarming books that are AUTOGRAPHED copies! An Inconvenient Match, by Janet Dean and A Baby Between Them, by Winnie Griggs. Both enjoyable reads and PERFECT for coming into some of these cooler early Autumn evenings--which, by the way, is the BEST reading weather.

Enter to win by leaving a comment and telling me what horrible awful events keep you from reading lately, and let's see if we can't change that and get you a two-book giveaway to get you out of your reading slump! :)



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23 comments:

  1. What's keeping me from reading is that I just got married! Started a new household and am cleaning, cooking, baking, doing laundry, ironing and gardening every second I'm not working. I need a good reason to have some me-time with a good book and lots of chocolate!

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    1. Well that's an AWESOME reason to quit reading!! Congrats!!

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  2. I keep getting called into work. :( So think of me when you take your kids in for their back-to-school haircuts! I would much rather be reading and reviewing than diagnosing people's kids with Head Lice. Blech.

    I will also be having surgery in a couple weeks, so reading is about all I'll be able to do for a good week or two ;)

    Thanks for a wonderful Giveaway! I also love your blog, very cute! :)

    Lis Ann @ The Indigo Quill

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    1. Oh I dread the day my kids come home with head lice. But they're only 3 and 1 right now, so I'll enjoy it while I can! :) Hope the surgery goes well!!!

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  3. The school year starting again. I decided to homeschool my 4 yr old (preschool) and I was obsessing about finding just the right curriculum. Finally found it so I was able to read last night. It felt good!

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    1. I was homeschooled -- I remember my mom obsessing over schoolbooks and never buying the ones I wanted (Nancy Drew ;) lol

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  4. Vacation and the last minute back to school rush are keeping me from reading! The books look fantastic--thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Vacation ... sigh ... I want one of those! Wait! Aren't you SUPPOSED to read on vacation ;) ?

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  5. I'm in the same boat as Jeffrey and Tiffany (above). I homeschool my 4 and have been working hard prepping for our new school year--I'd love to take a break with a book or two! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Homeschooling is a FULL TIME job!!!! Kudos to you all!

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  6. Well, they are not horrible and awful. In fact, my reasons for lack of reading time are my three precious children. My oldest is getting ready to start third grade, so we are busy with back to school prep and such. Thank you for the opportunity to win these great books. I would love to win!!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Kids do sap our reading time, but yes, not horrible and awful :)

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    2. I just have to reply to Britney because I keep seeing us replying on the same blogs and just noticed her email address. Are you an Aggie, too? I'm class of '98. Your name caught my eye first off! Ok, hope I haven't freaked you out or anything :-)
      Brittany McEuen

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  7. Well, I have to agree that my reason is not horrible, however, as a few others stated above, we are about to start our new school year. I homeschool my 4 kids and with gearing up for school and their other activities, I have been running all over town trying to get the last minute stuff together! I have to admit that I was frustrated this morning to know how long it is taking me to read my current book when I can only read a few pages at a time!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. This is when you "pretend" to have to use the bathroom and steal about 4-5 pages instead of 2-3 ;)

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  8. I love to read and lately I have found some good reading moments. But I am anticipating the school year and the busy life schedule that will include. As a homeschooling mom, I will reserve my fun reading until after school hours. It will be worth it, but I will miss the summer "lazy" days for extra fun reading. Thanks for sharing your heart. My email is GlamorousLooks[at]live[dot]com I would welcome winning the giveaway. Thanks.

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  9. I am just now finding a little time to read - while helping care for an elderly family member who had a stroke, fell & broke a hip the end of March.

    I would love to have some new books & appreciate your blog & giveaways - thanks!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. P.S. Prayers for a successful & stress-free preparation & conference - for both of you!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Getting settled in a new state, a new home and getting my very sick daughter medical care has made my summer reading very light. I think I see some slower autumn days for reading around the bend. These books look awesome, thanks for a chance to win them!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  12. Nothing terrible, horrible, or awful, just a little guilt over the state of my house! I've been trying to do a little purging and organizing lately, so that has taken some of my extra time!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. My horrible awful event that kept me from reading this summer was an 8000 mile trip in an RV. I can't read in a moving vehicle and we were on the go every minute of our trip. So when we did stop for the night all I wanted to do was hit the bed. I would rather read than eat or sleep but not on this trip.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I was in a reading slump for a bit which was mainly due to being busy almost all day everyday combined with some new crochet projects I wanted to try. But last week I started to come out of it and this week I'm participating in a read-a-thon so I'm reading like crazy!
    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! I literally just finished the second book in the Irish Brides series yesterday and was telling my sister how much I wanted to get this one! And I also have been wanting to read this Janet Dean book for awhile now! Thanks again!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. What is keeping me from reading - The main thing that keeps me from reading is when I get a really bad migraine. Luckily it has been about a week since I have had one. Thank you for the chance to win.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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