Saturday, October 11, 2014

Published 12:23 PM by with 4 comments

Giveaway: Free Books!

As a celebration of writing three hundred posts here, I'm going to give away some of my favorite books, because words and story mean everything to me. They're from my own collection and are beautifully worn from years of loving. There's nothing to compare to the smell and feel of a real paper book. I want to share these beauties with you!

I also brought back up one of the other pages of my blog, where I've posted the list of all the books that I've read so far in 2014. I keep updating it as I read more; I think I missed one or two books that got lost in the mix, but most of the titles should be there! Books are one of my favorite things in the world.

Leave a comment on my blog telling me which TWO books you'd be interested in reading. I'll close comments and choose one random winner (or two, depending on how many people respond) on Friday, October 17th. 

An incredible non-fiction work about what children need in order to succeed, both in school and with their caregivers. A must for any parent or teacher to read. I go through this book and its companion, "How Children Learn", every year! 

One of my favorite books of poetry by my favorite poet. We read his poetry in a college class and I've loved it ever since. They give a new way of looking at common life. 

One of my favorite classic novels. I am not a fan of romance, but this kind of old-fashioned love story that builds deeply on character is great.

Technically, this is a children's book. In actuality, I still enjoy reading it as an adult. Nesbit reminds me that there is magic in the world that can come right down to surprise us if we're willing to look up and see it! My mother first read these stories out loud to my sister and I when we were in elementary school, and I can't WAIT to read it out loud to my daughter in a few years! 

So there you have it. Let me know which ones you would like to read!



Alice said...

P&P is one of my all-time favorites! I have it in a big hardback anthology now, which I hate--much prefer to read standalone copies. I'd love to have yours! Also, I'd be up for the book of poetry...but no need to give it to me, I can borrow it and give it back if other people want to read it too!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 300 posts! The fence along a beautiful highway of life. Austin and poetry.

Lyssa said...

Thanks for commenting! Poetry to Alice, Austin to thegreatfish : D