Summer Reading Give-Away!

Summer's in full swing, you've got your beach chair out, and you reach for a book from that pile you've been meaning to delve into all year. After trying to talk yourself out of it, you tell yourself, it's summer so you can just kick back with a wonderful book and chill. Ah, the feeling of cracking that book open and settling into a great summer read...What makes a good summer read? Is it something that pulls you into the story so you forget the hotness of the sun on your skin? Or is it a book about something you've always wanted to learn?

It's not too late! If you haven't yet treated yourself to a good book this summer, take the plunge! What are YOU reading this summer? Tell us here for a chance to win Elizabeth Gilbert's New York Times Bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and post a comment about your summer reading (who, what, when and where?). I love browsing other people's book shelves for reads I might not normally consider. A good book is too good not to share.

You might be telling yourself that summer reading is way too decadent an activity. Imagine lounging about reading! I couldn't even imagine not doing so! You see, there's something soul-cleansing and healing about allowing yourself the space to read for a period of time. Whether you read while away on vacation or take a vacation while reading, that briefest of respites allows you to come back to your other tasks refreshed and possibly with a new perspective.

I will draw one name on August 21st. You'll still have time to receive this inspiring book AND read it by summer's end.

P.S. Open to US and Canadian residents only.


  1. This summer I've done a lot of "repeat" reading, going back and reading books that I loved so much the first time that I just had to read them again. The list so far contains books such as "Like Water For Chocolate", "Skinny Legs and All", "Jitterbug Perfume", and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

  2. Thanks so much for sharing what looks like an interesting summer read list here, Rachel! This is wonderful because you've given me some new titles to consider. I'm happy you've joined my blog. And thanks for being the first name in the drawing! Good luck!

  3. I loved that book! Books are almost always, without exception, better than the movies..but I'm hoping the movie is done well.

  4. Hello Jenny! Welcome here! Thank you for joining my blog. Interestingly, I had a bit of a hard time getting through the whole book, and I too, hope the movie is good. I can see we have homeschooling in common! :-))

  5. I have just discovered The Hunger Games trilogy. Wow! I have read many books this summer and many of them by the pool. For a better idea visit
    I already follow your blog.

  6. Thanks for sharing your summer reading pick, Laura, and your clean reads blog. A dear friend of mine had told me about Spiritual Cinema Circle for clean films: They recently featured a beautiful Irish film called A Shine of Rainbows (which I had already seen through Montreal's cine Gael at Concordia. That might also interest you. And I'm happy you're following me! :-)) Good luck in the draw!


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