Sunday, February 14

Monday To Do: Review and a Giveaway

If someone were to ask me "what would a perfect day be like" I'm sure the answer would be very long, but I do know a book and chocolate would fit in there somewhere.....

So, it is for that reason I am hosting a giveaway with two of my favorite things.
Imagine yourself curled up on the bed, all comfy and cozy. Of course, wearing your old tattered p.j.'s , the ones you reserve for days just like this. Maybe some soft music is playing and
the window is open offering a gentle breeze.
No one is around, just you a box of chocolate and a new book.

Penguin Luck by Kay Mupetson
I believe in dreams. I believe the power of love and encouragement can lead to people fulfilling their dreams. Once just a storyteller, Kay Mupetson is now an author. From a thought to paper Doreen Lowe comes to life within the 282 pages.

A young junior associate in a "real" Manhattan law firm.
A women with unique challenges,
(you have to read it...I'm not going to tell you)
a persistent career and personal life. Big decisions...emotions....and a balancing act.
Yup, it's good!

(Sometimes reviews say too much and in this case I have decided less is more.)


I'm offering one copy and some Lindt Lindor super yummy milk chocolate with a dreamy white chocolate center....need I say more, to one lucky winner.

How?
I would love to know if someone encouraged you to follow your dreams.
If that doesn't apply to you than tell me one dream you wish you could fulfill. (One entry)
Follow my blog or if you follow my blog. (One entry)
Tell me what book you are reading or what types of books you like. (One entry)
If your a SITSer. (One entry)
This giveaway is open to US and Canada and it will end on 2/20

If you are interested in ordering this book CLICK HERE. It retails for $18.95

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


I was asked to do a book review and given a book for a giveaway. I wrote what I feel is truthful.
I also endorse any consumption of chocolate. I bought this chocolate because I love it!
Do not believe what "they" tell you...it is good for you. :D

57 comments:

Brandi said...

I'd love to go to pastry school! Stopping by from SITs!

Brandi said...

Following your blog now!

Brandi said...

I am currently reading Necking by Chris Salvatore, Starting Over, and Devotion. Just finished the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. I like just about every kind of book!

Brandi said...

I am a SITser!

Cindi said...

My parents pushed me to go to college and paid for it so I could live my dream of being a self-sufficient teacher.
itzacin@gmail.com

Cindi said...

I follow
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Cindi said...

I just got finished reading the Shack. LOVED LOVED it. I like books that you can't put down and that you find hidden meanings you can apply in your life.
itzacin@gmail.com

Eva Gallant said...

1. My high school guidance counselor sent in my college application and paid the fee, after I had taken the SAT and given up--assuming I had done poorly on the test. (I actually did reasonably well. So I received an acceptance letter when I didn't even know I had applied. My parents didn't believe in college for girls and wouldn't co-sign a college loan for me. He did it without my knowledge. I discovered it after I had graduated and paid off the loan; the cancelled note had his name on it.

2. I am a follower.

3. I am a SITStah!

4. I just finished James Patterson's 7th Heaven. I like a variety of books--Mysteries, Historical novels, and even an occasional Sci-Fi, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz. (And I often eat Lindt Chocolate while I read!)

I think that gives me four entries! I would so love to win!!

Merry said...

1. My grandfather was one of my biggest fans & greatest inspirations!

2. I love reading chick lit & fiction. I am currently reading "A Complicated Kindness"

3. I am a SITSstah!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Danielle said...

1) My parents inspire me, and I know that's totally cheesy but the more I meet other people's parents the more blessed I am by parents who support and care and love and are patient.
And also... sadly in comparison to others,, are still married so they demonstrate long lasting relationships as they ebb and flow instead of other's parents that just walk away. (not that walking away is a JUST but still).

2) I'm a SITSTER!!!

3) I follow you of course

4) I am currently reading Stern Men,, its a book by the same author as Eat Pray Love and sadly,, its not as good but its still early in the book so there is still time!

Amy said...

First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is adorable- I'm your newest follower...

I am so fortunate that my husband encourages me to follow my dreams- every day!

I am also a brand new SITSer :)

Reading Turn of the Screw by Henry James- didn't get too many of the classics when I was being "educated"...

So glad I found your blog!

ikkinlala said...

I wish I could figure out what I want to do with my life - it's kind of hard to set goals when you don't know what you want.

I'm currently reading English Lessons and Other Stories by Shauna Singh Baldwin.

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

I would love to be able to take my family and go to Rome/Vatican/Italy. Sigh...

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Right now I'm reading "living the mass" and "apostolate of holy motherhood". I'm between fiction right now, but I love christian fiction best (but by no means only).

PS - Thanks for the invite in my contest.

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

I'm a NEW SITS girl :). You finally got me off my duff to do it!

Fifi Flowers said...

Chocolat and a FUN book is PERFECT!!!

bayleigh said...

1) When I told my parents I wanted to get into photography, they looked at me funny for a few months. Eventually they purchased the equiptment I needed to get going, and I've been able to make extra money while I'm still in school! (www.bayleighmphotography.com)

2) New follower! (hooray!)

3) I'm a SITSter :)

4) I'm reading The Undomesticated Goddess (Sophie Kinsella)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love books, and chocolate!

Elizabeth B said...

I follow your Blog. :)

Thanks for the comment on mine, that's how I found you. :)

-xoxo
E

Elizabeth B said...

I just finished Warrior Rising the last book in P C Cast's Goddess Summoning Series. They are great books if you like different worlds and Greek gods and goddess!!

-xoxo
E

Elizabeth B said...

I'm a SITSer. Thanks again for leading me to your blog.

-xoxo
E

Sally said...

What a great giveaway! I am a new follower and am currently reading Weekends at Bellevue by Dr. Julie Holland. I have always wanted to own my own business.

Shana said...

Great giveaway!

1) Currently my boyfriend is encouraging my to follow my dreams and figure out what I want to do other than be an accountant. I've been thinking about going to pastry school for a long time and he's pushing me to give it a shot. I'm seriously considering it.

2) I follow your blog.

3) I love reading anything. Right now I'm reading "Why is my mother getting a tattoo?" by Jancee Dunn...it's a collection of essays and she's hilarious. I recommend it.

4) I'm a SITSter - for about a month now.

SogniSorrisi said...

Oooh - books and chocolate, two of my favourite things!!

My husband has not only encouraged me to follow my dreams, but pushed me. Its incredible the things you can accomplish when there is someone who believe in you so much. Sometimes he makes me mad because he insists on pushing me out of my comfort zone, but at the end I'm always so glad that he helped me to challenge myself.

I just finished reading "If You Have To Cry, Go Outside" by Kelly Cutrone and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Right now I'm reading "The Brightest Star in the Sky" by Marian Keyes.

scoop said...

my parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams - in fact even as an adult they are still my biggest fans and supporters! How lucky am i?

scoop said...

i became a follower of your blog.

scoop said...

I just finished reading the christmas sweater by glenn beck, a little late i know.

Debbie said...

You bet someone encouraged my dreams - my parents. I never remember a time in my life when they didn't believe in me completely.

Debbie said...

I am a follower.

Debbie said...

I just finished The Help and it was GREAT!!!!

Debbie said...

I'm a SITSer!

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

Thanks for the welcome :)
~A fellow SITSter

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

And I am currently reading "How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen and Listen So Your Kids Will Talk"
:)

Jamie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and welcoming me to SITS. I really have enjoyed being a part of the community!

I have actually been following your blog for a bit. I must've found you on SITS. :)

I love entering giveaways, but I don't know that it would be right for me to try to win this one. With an 8 month old and trying to learn how to grow my blog, I don't have time for a good book to read. Chocolate is not my friend since I have baby weight to lose.

I will be back often!

Merrie L. said...

I had a teacher that inspired me so much. I have (years later) decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.

lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow your blog.

lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I like historical fiction best; but I read a variety of books!

lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Emily B said...

My parents definitely encouraged me. When I decided I wanted to be a painter, they didn't try to get me to learn a 'fall-back' career - they sent me to university for fine art. Now I do what I love every day as my job.
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Emily B said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Emily B said...

I like murder mysteries, and fiction. I've just finished Arnaldur Indridasson's Hypothermia.
ebickell at hotmail dot com

RR said...

I dream of reading lots and lots of books -- and my dream is coming true very slowly.

Anonymous said...

Hi...I am currently reading an art book (for fun) and a serious book about leadership ( ITs Our Ship) ...which is fantastic! When I was young...my godmom was my biggest cheerleader...she realized I was gifted in some ways and encouraged me to pursue ANY dream...she always bought me books! Hence...I was the first person in my family to complete a university degree!..so..I then encouraged my older sis...and her kids and my kids...and..onandon to coin a phrase *wink*...we all love to learn! I am in your card group and also follow...ty for such a nice post one again! cher
hilly77 at comcast dot net

carma said...

follower!

carma said...

a dream I had was to be a successful artist - now I'll settle for just being 'successful'

carma said...

I'm a SITSta

carma said...

I love reading thrillers

Nancy said...

I wish I could fulfill my dream of building a house and living off the grid. I am working on it and hope to make it happen in the next few years.

Nancy said...

I am currently reading The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I read just about anything except for science fiction. And love all kinds of chocolate:)

Emily said...

My high school counselor who helped me decide to apply to a "reach" school. I got in and went and had the best time ever!
e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

Emily said...

I love murder mysteries! Love Agatha Christie and Daniel Silva too!

throuthehaze said...

A dream I would love to fulfill is to travel to Europe
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

I am currently reading Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry...it is hilarious :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Merren said...

I have a dream to travel and see every continent.

mermaddox(at)gmail(dot)com

Merren said...

I follow by email.

mermaddox(at)gmail(dot)com

Merren said...
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Merren said...

I am reading Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

mermaddox(at)gmail(dot)com

Merren said...

I am a SITSer

mermaddox(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

I would love to have my own business with my homemade crafts...

jessicap067@gmail.com