Friday, August 22, 2008

The "my vice" giveaway

Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm a confirmed bookaholic.

I can't resist buying books. This is my worst vice of all my vices (I also tend to hoard fabric, art supplies, yarn, soaps, soap-making supplies, sewing supplies, jewelry supplies, and recipes, but we'll talk about those some other time).

Anyway, I'm going through the bookshelves clearing books out. I plan to turn over a new leaf and get rid of at least 2 books for every new one I bring into the house. So, I'm getting rid of many of the kids' books. Hah! Just kidding.

It's a good exercise, going through my bookshelves. It helps me to realize how many books I've bought that I never even cracked open, and how many are mainly duplicates in subject matter (don't even ask how many homeschooling books I have).

While I'll be donating the used books to our library's book sale, I feel that it's a shame to donate brand new books to a used book sale. I thought some of my online friends might want them instead.

The first book I'm giving away - I'm certain there will be more to follow - is The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel.

I was just going to put everyone whose blog I normally read into the draw, but then I realize that some of you might not be interested in the book. Therefore, if you're here reading this and are interested in being entered, please post a comment! I'm going to choose a recipient at random on Sept. 7th (dh's birthday, because he'll be thrilled I'm getting rid of books...heh heh).

"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." ~ Anatole France (1844 - 1924

14 comments:

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I would Love a chance to read this book please.

Heather@Twin Birch said...

oh, please do count me in! I would love a year's worth of inspiration!

Thanks for your sweet comments on etsy!

xoxo Heather

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

Count me in too. This looks like a lovely book! What a fun giveaway.

Stace said...

Me too! I need another reason for my husband to roll his eyes and say "another book???" :-P

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

I wanna play too. Please add me to your draw. This sounds like a great book to read.

And good luck with your downsizing. (hugs) :)

Rebekah
littleminx at cox dot net

diane said...

Me! Me! Me! Choose me!

SpottedCow said...

You can so count me in on this giveaway! The book sound rather enticing.

Justlikehoney! said...

Count me in! I would love to have this book:)

Little Shadow Creations said...

~nothin' like a contest to bring 'em out...I have been enjoying your blog for a long time!:)

Epicure68 said...

I already have a bunch of your books that I have to return to you. Shall I make sure they get to you for Sept. 7? ;D

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

Honey, I'm giving away NEW books, not used ones. Plus, I'm spreading out the love...so Sept 7th, I'll give away the Eric Maisel book, and then maybe late Oct or in Nov, I'll give away another, etc.

Heidi said...

Phew, I didn't miss it! I've been meaning to enter, but time keeps slipping away. Especially blog time!!

A book giveaway is a great idea. We're bookaholics too. Our friends tell us about these things called libraries...

Teresa R said...

Heidi, LOL! Why go to the public library when you can have your very own? Don't have to drive anywhere; don't even have to change out of your pajamas!

Firefly mom said...

Culling your bookshelves?? Ack - how painful! Like lopping of fingers. (Can you tell how much I hate getting rid of books :)

So on that note - add my name to the drawing!