Wednesday, September 17, 2008


okie-dokie book reading peeps! How fun has BBAW been so far??? Well, I have had a blast entering all types of giveaways, and adding tons more of you to my reader, so thrilling to find amazing new blogs that I have never seen before, yay!

On to the giveaway. In honour of BBAW I am doing another giveaway!!!

Somehow I ended up with two of these, and I only can read one...well I could read both, but how silly is that!!?!? Anyway, so one will be sent out to one lucky commenter.

I haven't read it yet, but it seems to be getting rave reviews:
the 19th Wife on Amazon
the 19th Wife at Presenting Leonore

How to enter:

1.) leave a comment on below telling me one book from my list that you have read, or would like to read.

2.) for TWO extra entries post about this giveaway on your blog and let me know!

You will have until the 22nd to get your entries in!!!!

Happy commenting to you all!!

ps make sure your check out (and enter) my other giveaway too!!!


Traci said...

From your list, the ones I'd most like to read are The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I have, and Matrimony, which I don't.

I'd also love to read The 19th Wife.

Please enter me. Thank you!

Jen - devourer of books said...

Well, we both read "Two Brothers" and evidently had very different takes on it. I've also read "The Glass Castle," "Three Cups of Tea," "The Alchemist," "The Kite Runner," and "Matrimony." Like Tracy I'm dying to read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society," which is on my TBR bookcase. Actually, I've read "The 19th Wife" too, but my mom is dying to read it, so I'm trying to win this for her (I want to keep my copy!)

Tricia said...

We've read 10 of the same books this year. I'd really like to read Deep in the Heart of Trouble. I've also got The 19th Wife on my TBR.

Pick me, pick me please!!

P.S. I'll be adding this giveaway to my bloggy too.

Kim and Jason said...

I've been wanting to read Matrimony by Joshua Henkin. I see it ALL over the bloggy world and it looks really good.

I also have the 19th Wife on my TBR list. I'd love a chance to be entered into this contest - thanks!


Ramya said...

wow!! do enter me for the giveaway!:)i actually want to read both the books that you are giving away!:)

Sandy said...

what I want to read....Matrimony

Ramya said...

i blogged about it here:

AmandaSue said...

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella- I've read this book and it was good, very girly and chic, all her books are so good I love the "undomestic goddess" which is by her too. Thanks for entering me :)

Seaside Book worm said...

I have read Glass Castles it was ok. But not great. Kite Runner and Matrimony. Our book club is reading it for October. I gave it to one of my friends and can't remember who. How stupid is that.
So I entered in your matrimony giveaway. Now, I would like to try 19th Wife too. I am linking up to you. I have wanted to read the Guersney Literary and Potato Pie Society, it has been sitting on my bedside table.

Yan said...

I just Matrimony after reading all those reviews and am planning to read it REALLY soon.

Love to be entered~


avisannschild said...

Your blog was recommended to me by Ramya and wow, am I ever happy she sent me your way! I love the way your blog looks! Please enter me in this contest--I'm dying to read this book. I've also been hearing great things about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, so it's now on my wish list.

Alessandra said...

From your list, I've read The Kite Runner and Mrs Lieutenant.

Thank you for entering me in the giveaway!


Serena said...

I would love to read the !9th Wife, I've heard good things about it. But from your list, my husband and I just started listening to The Alchemist on audio book...and we get to hear Jeremy Irons' sexy voice in the morning on our commute to work. I'm reading Run for a book club book, and it is good so far.

I would love to be entered into your contest.

Trish said...

Hey Bethany--I would love to be entered for this one (I feel a little sheepish and guilty since I won Belonging from you as well, but what the heck!). In terms of your question--I JUST got Septembers of Shiraz in the mail after ordering it upon your recommendation. Can't wait to read it!

the Dizzy said...

The Glass Castle, was one I had wanted to check out.

I also really wanted to read the 19th wife.... which makes this contest have a perfect timing!



etwilight @ yahoo .com

Anonymous said...

Since I've read 11 of the books on the list, I'll go with one I haven't. Sarajevo Marlboro sounds good...and I've never heard of it!

avisannschild said...

I blogged about your giveaway here.

Tara said...

I've read "the Kite Runner" from your list.

Lisa R.D. said...

I have read (and enjoyed) "The Glass Castle", "The Kite Runner", and listened to "The Alchemist" on CD. I'd love to read "The 19th Wife"! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

beastmomma said...

From your list, I would like to read the Reluctant Fundamentalist.

I would love to be entered into this contest!

Anonymous said...

I've read "The Glass Castle" and loved it. Please enter me in your contest!

SJ said...

Deep In The Heart Of Trouble sounds like a good read to me.


Carol said...

I recognized many of the books on your list--I'd already read them or they were on my "to-read" list. After reading your review of the Farmworker's Daughter, I'm adding it to that ever-growing list and adding your site to my list of to-visit pages.

Bobbi said...

I'd like to read The Vanishing Moon by Joseph Coulson, from your list.

Anna said...

I can't wait to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and one of the books on your list that I've read is Mrs. Lieutenant!

Thanks for being so generous!

gautami tripathy said...

Two brothers seems like an interesting read.


tanabata said...

I've read 8 of the books in your list. Of the ones I haven't I think I'm most looking forward to reading 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', which is funny really since the name put me off for a while but the excellent blogger reviews of it have won me over!

I've posted about both of your giveaways here.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I've read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle from your list. I hope Canadians can enter! I really want to read this book!

Paige said...

Three Cups of Tea and The Alchemist are on my shelf waiting to be read right now! The Kite Runner is the only one I've read from your list.

I heard about the giveaway from Library Queue. (thanks Tricia.)


Madeleine said...

This isn't much of a surprise, boy this book has been on just every blog and so I would very much lke to read it, if i do not win it, I will eventually Mooch it.

On your list I would like to read

Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

And I would very much like to win THE 19th wife :}

Please enter me

Anonymous said...

I read Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella and it was such a fun, easy, breezy read. I love that series!

Alyce said...

I have read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I would like to read Three Cups of Tea.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ti said...

I want to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society but I also want to read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

I've heard of The 19th Wife on some of the other sites. It's getting a lot of press. Please enter me!


Dar said...

Well I've read quite a few that you've read but a couple are The Glass Castle and Septembers of Shiraz. I'd love to be entered for the 19th Wife. Thanks for the giveaway.

teabird said...

From your list - I've read The Glass Castle -
I'd love to read Three Cups of Tea, and - of course! - The 19th Wife!

thank you!

teabird 17 at yahoo dot com

monix said...

I've read quite a few of the books on your list but the latest, which I thoroughly enjoyed, was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

I'll put a link to your book draw on Random Distractions.

Amy said...

I've read a few on your list, but really enjoyed the History of Love, would like to read Three Cups of Tea.


Anonymous said...

I've read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Excellent book.
digicat @

Carol said...

I would love to win The 19th Wife! I've heard it's very good! I would like to read The Kite Runner from your list.
mittens0831 AT aol Dot com

M. said...

Hi,found you via BBAW, your site looks lovely. Of your list, I'm most attracted to the Barbara Kingsolver title as "Poisonwood Bible" is in my personal top ten, also the Tractor History title because I believe bravery in book titles should be rewarded!

Book Spot said...

I would like to read Confessions of a Shopaholic soon...and The 19th Wife ;)

Amanda said...

Well of course I'd love to read The 19th Wife, but from your list I'd also like to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Three Cupts of Tea, The Alchemist, and on and on.

I have read Confessions of a Shopaholic and Kite Runner.

Thanks for the giveaway. awalworth19(at)gmail(dot)com.

Amanda said...

I've also posted your giveaway at the link below. My email is awalworth19(at)gmail(dot)com.

Wendi B. - Publications For Hope said...

I love your blog, and your list is VERY impressive! I've also read Three Cups of Tea and The Alchemist - what powerful books!

I've really been wanting to read the 19th Wife, please include me in your drawing!

I will post a link to your giveaway on my "Giveaway" Sidebar at

Thanks! Wendi

wbarker (at)

elaine said...

I have heard so much and would love to read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Elaine R

Tammy said...

You've got lots of books that are on my TBR list, but I'd have to say my #1 pick would be A History of Tractors in Ukranian.

Please enter me. I've also blogged about the contest here.

Janel said...

I just finished Matrimony last night. Loved it!

Michele said...

I've read The Kite Runner and thought it was very well done indeed. The Alchemist is in my TBR pile and boy, you know it's a large pile when an anniversary edition of the book is released and I still haven't read it!

I've put up a post about this contest on A Reader's Respite and also wanted to let all those who said they've been wanting to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that I'm giving that book away this week!

Good luck to everyone!

Stephanie said...

I totally want to read Skunk. What's not to love about someone who likes skunks? :)

You've got a few others I want to read, but I'll leave it at that. ;)

Amber said...

I've read The Kite Runner and the Persepolis books. I found both of them moving. For a long time I resisted seeing the movie version of The Kite Runner because I didn't think it would be nearly as good as the book. I was wrong.

Please enter me in The 19th Wife Giveaway. Thank you!
Amber at

Annette said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, and entering me in it!

From your list, I'd like to read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society," and I have read "History of Love."


Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I want to read the Glass Castle. I've read Kite Runner- great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Thursday said...

I actually got my grandmother a copy of "Three Cups of Tea" for her birthday, mostly so I could borrow it after she finishes reading it.

thursday at thursdaybram dot com

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

Carrie K. said...

I have The Glass Castle loaded up on my MP3 player to listen to after I finish The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King. I also recently added The Heartbreak Diet to my birthday wish list.

Great contest - thanks!
nnjmom at yahoo dot com

AmandaSue said...

I have read "Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella" and "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella" They were both really good books and I love all the books by Sophie, her book "undomestic goddess" is really good too.

Thanks for entering me!

Mary Beth said...

would love to win a copy of the 19th wife! soiunds really good and posting it to my blog too

photoquest said...

A book i would love to read on your list is The Bible Salesman. I would like to be entered in your contest.