Friday, November 13, 2009

Future Glimpse (Book giveaway!)

I almost don't want to do this today, because I really want to give this book justice. And as you can tell from the last couple of posts I'm a little bit less than cheerful Annie at the moment. I do feel a tiny bit better after my meltdown last night, but I am finding it really hard to not be depressed today. In a big way.

But I am going to put on my happy face because I want to share with you something very exciting....

I know a real life author in real life! I met Melanie Nelson last summer, she is the sister of my sister's boyfriend and has an adorable little boy. We had fun hanging out with them. I already can't remember how it happened exactly, but when I found out she had just had her first book published, I hounded her until she would let me review it here on my blog....which she actually reads!

You all know I've toyed with wanting to write a book but this girl actually did it! And I can't wait to read her future books! I can honestly tell you guys that I was very impressed. When I first started reading I admit I was paying a little more attention to syntax and sentence structure and looking for typos.....but soon I got swept into the story and I just wanted to find out how it ended. Who wouldn't like a bit of a glimpse into their future? Unless it shows something they really don't want to see.....

And her Prologue definitely drew me in.....

"My name is Karen.

I am seventeen years old.

I have spent some time in what I believe was my seventh decade.

I'm twenty-two, and I'm married. I have at least five grandchildren, maybe more.

I used to be just seventeen, seventeen and a senior in High School.

I had a boyfriend named Chuck.

I never liked his name, but he doesn't matter anymore.

Now I have shifted. It's Ryan, not Chuck, who is in my future.

But my first Shift was when I was seventeen, a senior in High School, and had a boyfriend named Chuck."

Doesn't that just make you want to find out what this story is about? It was fun, too, because I saw little glimpses of Melanie in the story as well, even though I don't know her incredibly well. But I believe this book is a great read. And it helped me to be grateful for the people in my life.

If you'd like you can check out Melanie's blog here: http://amnelsonnews.blogspot.com

And if you'd like, you can buy your own copy of Future Glimpse on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/055716141X/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=A209CAZ584VSRA

Or you can win a copy right here!!

Just leave me a comment telling me a great book to read, I am so desperate for good books right now.

And feel free to do any extra entries if you want. You can subscribe, follow, follow on twitter, tweet, blog, stumble, get my button, whatever you feel like doing go ahead and do and let me know and I'll count it. If you don't feel like doing any extras no worries, that's fine too. ;)

This giveaway will end November 30 and I will choose a winner the next day. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I can't remember the author but a fun book I remember is The Isle of View. It's loaded with puns, and even though I think it's written for teens, I think an adult in need of a good laugh could like it.

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  2. This sounds like SUCH a GOOD BOOK! Can't you just for once cheat and say I won? LOL! Ok, Ok, I'll play fair..If I don't win maybe I'll buy the book if it is NOT too expensive.

    I'm OFF to tell ALL of this great book.
    WoW! Good introduction to the book. My book review is going to be on Monday...An Angel on Main Street by Kathy Oram Peterson. Check it out. No giveaways though.

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  3. Read "An Angel on Main Street" by Kathy Peterson. It will put you in the mood for Christmas for sure. I LOVED it! More later on Monday.

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  4. I follow you on Twitter too! MY followers are going up there too! YEAH! I owe all my followers to you and your great web design! :)

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  5. I tweeted it too! Hope I have the MOST entries thus far! YEAH! Maybe I'll win....:)

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  6. I also Facebooked it! WHEW! I'm tired.
    Hope I win!!!!
    Or somebody else lucky wins...NUTS! DRAT!

    Okay I'll be happy if someone else wins..Maybe?!!

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  7. Anne of Green Gables is a delightful book by L.M. Montgomery. Her descriptions make all her characters live in your imagination!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. I also follow via Google Friends.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    P.S. I love to have 20 (twenty) great books waiting on my night stand!

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  10. "These is my words" can't remember the author right now but it is an awesome book, it is written in diary format about a women back in the late 1800's who is lives in the Arizona territory.

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  11. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!! You were the commenter above me!

    My favorite author is Sue Harrison. Her novels are about Native Alaskans, and they are wonderful. Honestly, I read her first book when I was like 15 (I am 27 now), and all the rest of the books in her series shortly after. To me, they are addicting, the best page-turners I have ever read.

    The first one in the series is called Mother Earth Father Sky. Try it, I think you will love it!

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  12. Read 7 by Jacqueline Leo! Very Interesting and will get you thinking.

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  13. I recommend "A Vision of Light" by Judith Merkle Riley.

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  14. I also recommend "Follow the River" by Alexander Thom.

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  15. Melanie is my cousin's wife, and I would LOVE to read her book!

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  16. Melanie is ALSO my cousin's wife and I would ALSO love to read her book. :)

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  17. "Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins (I think that's her name).

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  18. A Train to Potevka (Can't remember Author's name right now:p)

    Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor.

    I am ALSO Melanie's husbands cousin! I plan on reading her book whether I win it or not! :)

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  19. Watership Down is my childhood favorite. But, recently, my favorite is Love in the Time of Cholera.

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  20. I am desperate for a good book to read too! This sounds very interesting...

    I don't know. I've spent the last few minutes stealing moments away so that I could read the rest of the Wicked Trilogy which is fantastic writing, but a really long/drawn out story... I have no real suggestion :( can I still enter?

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  21. I am desperate for a good book to read too! This sounds very interesting...

    I don't know. I've spent the last few minutes stealing moments away so that I could read the rest of the Wicked Trilogy which is fantastic writing, but a really long/drawn out story... I have no real suggestion :( can I still enter?

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  22. I want it I want it I want it I want it. Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme

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  23. Totally want to read!
    You should read Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach. It's fascinating, and I find myself bringing stuff up from it in conversation all the time.

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  24. Oh, and I second the hunger games. Still on the waiting list at the library for the next one, though.

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  25. email subscriber
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. One good book I recommend reading is Run For Your Life by Michael Ledwidge.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I just got done with The Maze Runner. It was a awesome book full of surprizes.

    pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

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