Monday, July 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesaday & GIVEAWAY Reminder: The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

Brightly colored rugs cover the oak floors, and wooden bookshelves span the walls. In every available space and cranny I find interesting paintings and artwork, all from places John visited when he was a traveling musician..
-- The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman.

THE BOOK: "In this utterly charming debut—perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life — one woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects." 

Spielman's new novel is gaining in deserved popularity.  It is the perfect summer read -- a charming "bucket list" story with a weird twist: in order to inherit her mother's estate, the heroine must complete a list of life goals that she wrote when she was 14 years old.  The list includes perfprming on stage, buying a horse, and (particularly confusing for a woman about to take over as CEO of her mother's cosmetic company ) becoming a teacher.

THE GIVEAWAY:  I have a finished paperback edition of The Life List to give away to one lucky book blogger. Go to the GIVEAWAY PAGE for details and to sign up.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday this holiday weekend! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).

Tasha at Book Obsessed is hosting in July. Please stop by Tasha's busy blog, where she focuses on romance novels, with some mystery and suspense thrown in.

The cover of this new cheese book caught my eye when I first saw it a couple of weeks ago.  Isn't it terrific? I got my copy last week and can't wait to learn all about the tradition of local cheese making here in the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History
by Tami Parr, published by OSU Press.

A friend of mine from my San Francisco days was in Portland for work and came over for an overdue visit.  She was very sweet to bring me a couple of cool old books she found at Thea's Vintage Living.

The Thackeray is an old copy of Vanity Fair, which would be fun to read in this antique edition.   The housekeeping book is a real hoot, and perfect for our new kitchen.

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