Good morning friends! Welcome to Monday and making lovely here in Blogland.
I don't know about you, but I need some pure happy to get my week started and what is happier than a Book Giveaway?
This is my friend Liz and her baby Jane.
Liz lives just a hop and a skip away from me, yet we never get to see each other.
Our mutual affection is felt via twitter, gmail , our blogs and the occasional garage sale encounter.
One day I hope we can run away together and flea market mid-century treasures together till we fall down, drunk with great deals. But until that day comes I will settle for reading her new book.
This is Liz's new wonderful and laugh-out-loud funny book.
And I have an autographed copy to giveaway.
I am only a few chapters in but already I am smitten (as if I thought I wouldn't be!)
Here is the official book blurb:
Fresh, funny, and poignant, My (not so) Storybook Life is old-fashioned humor mashed with literary spoofery. Elizabeth thinks of herself and her husband, Matt, as a modern day Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Together they’ve endured paint-color mishaps, sewage disasters, pest infestations, and a schnauzer that poops at tornado sirens. It was hardly the domestic perfection a young Liz imagined while reading Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice. Could it be that these literary stalwarts had led her astray?
Liz tells the story of her own path to happiness, along the way seeking revenge on her literary heroes: Jo March has to cope with a soul-sucking job, Elizabeth Bennett shepherds a Duggar-size brood of kids, and Anne Shirley deals with a penny-pinching husband. But every comedy is balanced by tragedy. Angela was one of Liz’s closest friends, a kindred spirit who at age of 33 was diagnosed with cancer. Before Angela, Liz was discontent. But it was the journey she took with this friend that made her realize that her house and its decorations and plumbing and dirty-clothes-covered Man Cave were not burdens to be tweaked and perfected, but blessings to be thankful for.
Jane is VERY excited about this Giveaway and so am I.
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Fairytale is and why.
If you want extra entries you can Facebook or Twitter or Blog about this giveaway and then come back and let me know you did!
The giveaway ends a week from today on Halloween
One of Liz's favorite holidays to decorate for.
cheers and blessings,