Before I go all bookish on you today, I have to comment on how much I appreciate all the feedback yesterday. Infidelity, relationship issues, trust between friends … they're all volatile topics. Readers had very strong feelings about yesterday's topic and those feelings came out in your comments and emails. If you didn't have a chance to read the comments yesterday, you might enjoy doing so today. Some of them were very enlightening. Some of them were very angry. Some of them made me laugh. Some of them also educated me on activities which take place at bachelor's parties.
The cover story of Time this week is, ironically, titled Unfaithfully Yours. Infidelity is an important topic and I'll come back to it again soon. For today, I'm going to move on to a lighter, happier, subject.
I love books.
I love my Kindle (electronic reader).
My regular readers already know about my love for the written word. Periodically I've asked you to submit lists of favorite books and bribed you to do so with prizes. It's something I love to do because I always come away with a lot of new ideas for good reads. I've found some wonderful books from suggestions left by readers. It's a win-win!
I like all sorts of books depending on the mood I'm in. A few of my favorites over the last few years are Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen, Pillars of the Earth (and the sequel World Without End) by Ken Follett, The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton, and Pretty in Plaid by my fellow blogger Jen Lancaster.
Oh, and if you want total raunchy romance (explicit) one of my readers recommended the Nauti series by Lora Leigh. I've only read one book from the series but I'm still fanning myself off. It's steamy stuff and not for the easily offended. Of course, if you were easily offended you wouldn't be here visiting me, would you?
All of that being said, I'm doing it again. I have to be on planes a lot over the next month and a half. When I'm on planes, or sitting in airports, I consume books at an amazing rate.
I'm offering up a $30 Amazon gift card to one reader today.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment giving me the title of a book you've enjoyed.
I'd love to hear of good books you've read this summer, but the title of any book you've appreciated will do. It can be fiction, nonfiction … it can even be a cookbook.
Each comment is worth one entry.
You may enter as many times as you wish. If you have five books to recommend, leaving five separate comments will get you five entries but listing them all in one comment only gets you one entry.
I will use a random number generator to pick one person from my comment section as the winner.
Comments must be left prior to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time tonight to be eligible. I will announce the contest winner tomorrow.
Good luck and thank you in advance for some great book suggestions!
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