Friday, November 25, 2011

Advent Book Giveaway Bonanza--Just in Time for Christmas Gift-Giving

Yes, it's Black Friday, and no, I'm not shopping today, not being a big fan of shopping in general, and especially when stores are crowded.

But I do love books, as everyone knows by now.  And so I'm kicking off the Christmas shopping season by an Advent Book Giveaway.  Most of the I have been given specifically for giveaways, and books that came as doubles from publishers, so I've decided to give away the extra copy.

I'll have the giveaways for just the next two weeks, every couple of days, so that winners have the chance to get the books before Christmas gift-giving (even to yourself, if you are a winner).  I'll have two more books to give away in January, as well.

First up is my November's reviewed book,  A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey.  I realize I had not yet shared the wonderful book trailer for Lisa's great new book, so here it is:



Here are the rules for this giveaway and all the books in the giveaway.  You must comment on the blog post or posts giving away the book.  So, if you are interested in The Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, leave a comment here on this post.

In addition, if you are the winner, I will let you know via comment if I do not have an e-mail or a way to reach you.  If you do not respond in a few days, I'll pull another name.  That's it!  Couldn't be easier.

Deadline for this first giveaway is Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m. Central Time.

What are you doing this Black Friday? Our family has a tradition of either a hike or going to the nation's longest-running holiday parade, where this year we will be meeting another family, then getting some lunch together, nowhere near a mall, I hope.  Sometimes we see a movie, and Hugo looks good this year, as most of the family has read The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

21 comments:

  1. That book sounds interesting. Let me know how the parade is. We thought about going, but Hannah was sick earlier this week so we're trying to keep her indoors.

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  2. Our family tradition lately seems to be dinner at Wildlife Prairie Park and then relaxing at home. Then once the buddy is in bed some deal hunting online! The book sounds awesome! Fingers crossed! Birgitta Sujdak Mackiewicz

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  3. This would be a great book for my sister-in-law, a mother of 7 children.

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  4. This would be a great book for my sister-in-law, a mother of 7.

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  5. I too like to stay far away from the mall on black Friday. Just a relaxing day at home for us. Would love a copy of this book. Enjoy your column in the post and your blog!

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  6. I too like to stay far away from the mall today. Just a relaxing day at home for us! Would love a copy of this book. Enjoy your column in the post and your blog.

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  7. Just enjoying a quiet day at home!Just

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  8. Spending time with family in Chicago. We let the kids play while the adults relax. We stay far away from retail!

    Please enter me in this giveaway :)

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  9. LOL, Nancy, I just realized I am logged in as Balmes!! Previous comment was from me, Sonia :)

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  10. I love her Handbook for Catholic moms. This one looks awesome as well!!

    Oh, and this is Mary Clayton, so you know my email :)

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  11. Just a quiet day at home for me! Enjoy your column in the post and your blog!

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  12. All Catholic moms are saints. I am sure the book is a great gift item for any Catholic mom.

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  13. Thanks everyone for entering! The parade was a lot of fun, Linda--perfect weather this year, but it's really great for kids of all ages.

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  14. I usually don't participate in Black Friday shopping. I think the book sounds very good.

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  15. We stayed home all day, well not entirely true, in the late afternoon I went to Lagron Miller and Hobby lobby. But most of the day was spent at home. The boys and I played baseball and soccer in the backyard :)

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  16. No shopping for us this year. Hubby was going to go out to an electronics store in the Chicagoland area where we were at my Dad's house, but ended up not going. Instead, we had 3 of my sisters, their husbands and some of their kids join us for lunch at my Dad's. Had a very enjoyable relaxing time visiting with all those who made it. Holidays and family are so nice! We came back today to do the Festival of Lights parade in East Peoria, but are relaxing at home instead with one of the girls sick. Oh well, hopefully, we'll make one of the two parades next year.

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  17. I have her Handbook for Catholic Mom's on my wish list :) And now this one too.

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  18. I am always up for more good Catholic reading. : ) I have her Handbook and it is great! Our Black Friday was spent playing games with family in Carmel, IN - still competitive, but not in the stores!

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  19. Found you through a re-tweet from Lisa. I have her Handbook for Catholic Moms and would love to add this one to my nightstand!

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  20. Maureen Donovan ReganNovember 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    I recently was tuned into Lisa Hendey and now follow her blog and twitter, etc. I'm going to follow this book club blog too! I'm glad I found it. Lisa also recently recognized my husband's blog, Celebrating Weakness. Here are some great thoughts on Advent and Black Friday - http://t.co/8n3im5hQ

    I'd love to enter the drawing for my mother-in-law... Tireless mother of five, grandmother of five. Thank you!

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  21. Melanie, you are our winner! Congratulations, and thanks everyone for entering. The next book giveaway posts at 7 a.m. this morning, so check back to enter another one!

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