Friday, April 15, 2011

Just When You Have No Time To Read . . .

This is probably not the best time of year to be offering a book as a give-a-way on my blog. I mean who is going to have time to read anything until late next fall sometime when the weather turns nasty and we come in from the out-of-doors to rest and recuperate from the work-filled, fun-filled summer?

Well, Horse Feathers I say! Even though it's not the most appropriate time for acquiring new reading material, this book is a great, easy read. Plus, it's a duplicate I have on my bookshelves and knowing many of our numerous books are going to have to be packed away for a short time during our remodeling this summer, one less to deal with sounds good to me.

Are any of you familiar with The Mitford Series written by Jan Karon? Delightful, thought-provoking, stress-relieving, heart-warming, funny and tender. This author's particular style of writing is what kept me interested and reading my way through all nine books in The Mitford Series.

"At Home in Mitford" is the first book in the series. In it you'll meet Father Tim, a bachelor Episcopalian priest who lives in a small town in the South. Jan Karon is an author who, in my mind, has the ability to introduce characters and then make them so real you feel you know them personally.

After Ms. Karon ended The Mitford Series with the ninth book, she started writing The Father Tim Novels which give a more intimate look into Father Tim via detailed stories of his childhood growing up in Mississippi. I'm currently listening to the audio tape of "Home to Holly Springs" which is the first in this new series.

The book I have to offer is a paperback and shows a little bit of wear on the cover, but is otherwise in good condition. If you're interested in entering the drawing for this book, leave a comment saying you'd like me to put your name in the hat. I'll draw out the winner this coming Monday morning at 8 a.m. If you're the lucky draw, you can squirrel the book away to read as a special treat next winter.

If I had all the time in the world, I'd sit down and start rereading every one of The Mitford Series books from the beginning. They are that good.

24 comments:

2 Tramps said...

So nice of you to do a book drawing. Please put my name in your hat!

Michaele said...

There is always time for a good book. Count me in please and thanks!

judy said...

this is the most exciting thing to happen to me -since forever-put my name in that beautiful hat of yours-no doubt HOMEMADE--a good read while sitting at the VA--

Peggy said...

Put my name in the hat!! I had heard great things about this series but have never read any of the books. Would love to have it by my bedside to read on each night. Thanks!!

Sue said...

I can't be entered for this--I own it already, but you know me-I had to "pipe in" on this. Great great book....very relaxing to read before bedtime. I haven't gotten through the whole series YET, but there are always more endless winters to get through.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

I'm always looking for a good book to read - name in hat, please :)

Mama Pea said...

2 Tramps - Will do! Good luck!

Michaele - You're right! We all should find a little time for reading each day.

judy - Ha! The hat will probably be a winter stocking cap (!) the way our weather is refusing to warm up!

Peggy - Welcome and thanks for commenting! In bed before I fall asleep each night . . . that's where I do my reading, too! Sometimes I get two or three pages read before I konk out. :o}

Sue - See? Winter is good for something . . . like reading!

Erin said...

Sounds intriguing! Count me in! And you are funny gifting a book and worrying about it showing "some wear"... LOL those are the best kind!

worn, torn and still woven strong said...

please count me in also, sounds like a great read, thank you for doing it.

becky3086 said...

Put my name in the hat pleas. I have so many book already,but one more couldn't hurt, lol.

kayceebeebee said...

I love to read! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Do you know I know some people who won't check a book out of the library because they don't like to hold a book that someone else has read? Yup, I do!

worn, torn, etc. - Welcome and thanks for commenting. I will add you to the drawing!

becky3086 - You can NEVER have too many books. (Except when it comes time to dust them. :o{)

Mama Pea said...

kayceebeebee - You're very welcome! I'll put your name in the hat.

Mama Pea said...

Jen - You got it, Babe!

Erin said...

that's crazy!

Leigh said...

I love Jan Karon's Mitford books! Please enter me!

mtnchild said...

I'd love to be put in your hat. (Hmm...?) Let's try that again - - Please put my name in your hat. Much better!! LOL I do need something new to read in the sun, if it ever gets here ... cloudy and overcast most of the last five days.
Hugs
Yvette

Mama Pea said...

Leigh - You be in the hat! ;o}

Yvette - I DO have a big head, but you probably still wouldn't fit in my hat! Name entered.

Lorie said...

Yup, those are great books. I sure hope who ever wins enjoys the first one. Your a doll MamaPea for offering it.

thimblevee said...

Oh yeah ,Mama Pea, you know we are already in full blown gardening mode here in N Georgia.....read, HA! But I do want in the draw - I have read 1 or 2 of the books in this series a few years ago. Should start with the beginning and go forth! Count me in.

Mama Pea said...

Lorie - I'm betting if anyone reads the first book, they'll be hooked!

thimblevee - Your name is in the hat. Good luck!

Qwaynt said...

the book sounds delightful put me in the hat too please

Karen L. said...

Whew, I almost didn't make it!!! Please put my name in the hat for the book. I certainly don't mind if it shows a bit of shelf or reader wear. That just makes it even more special.

Mama Pea said...

Qwaynt and Karen L. - You're both in the hat! Good Luck!