Daily Archives: October 10, 2009

Books I Want to Read in 2009

Busy Bookworm Challenge

My Life in France by Julia Child


The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (I loved the movie and only found out it was a book when I blogged about this movie!)

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession by Julie Powell (This the author of Julie and Julia! She’s written a second book and it’s coming out November 30, 2009)

Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase by Jen Lancaster (The only Jen Lancaster book I have yet to read!!!)


The 10th Sookie Stackhouse novel, perhaps not published until early 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (I thought the first book of this series was too graphic and dark, but I couldn’t put it down. He writes in a haunting and intriguing manner that’s fascinating.)

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde (Why not?)

Giveaways on awesome blogs!

I love finding new and interesting blogs especially when there are so many generous bloggers with their giveaways. Check out Chris and Danielle Lenz’s blog, as well as Love Everyday Life!!

On the Love Everyday Life blog, you can win:
This is the handmade bag by Kinies you could potentially win! (Check out more great things from her Etsy shop, Kinies Design here).


However, you’re not just going to win this bag – there will be some other items in there:

– a bottle of OPI’s “I’m Not Really A Waitress,” nail polish (to see the color, click here)
– a $10 gift card to Borders
– a $5 gift card to Starbucks (because really, what good is a fall day without a good book and a delicious drink?)
– and…a couple other things (all fall-related)”

On the Lenz blog you can win of of these two adorable aprons! Just leave a comment and/or become a follower!

Please let me know if you know of any other giveaways, I always enter in all contests possible! Have you entered in to the Make a Mammogram Promise contest yet? http://mam4.me/Em Please help me win a glassbaby and you might too!