Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tax Relief Giveaway

Well, it's the day after the dreaded Tax Day, and I'm sure many of you are just relieved to be done with it all.  I did my taxes early this year, but know the stress of waiting until the last minute, trying to find a post office open until midnight, having to file an extension, etc.  So, in honor of The Day After Tax Day, as I so deem it, I'm having a Tax Relief Giveaway.  Who couldn't use some relief?  Especially if you had to pay, because this will get you something in return, and it's free!

Here's the deal...I have been given some wonderful books from Hachette to give away, and you get to choose which ones you would like to have.  There are 3 choices this time and each choice will have 5 winners, so 15 people will win.  How cool is that?  Tax day is the 15th, and we will have 15 winners.  Woohoo!  So, get the word out, and enter to win!!!

Choice #1:
The Man's Book by Thomas Fink - great gift for that man in your life: husband, boyfriend, father, son...

Being modern and manly in today's world isn't always easy.
Do you know how to tie a bow-tie, mix a martini, or make a potato gun?
Do you know when to get married and how to break up, or the difference between a bock beer and a bitter?
Do you know which urinal to choose or how to start a fire with a Coke can?
The answers to every man's burning questions are within these pages, from the morning wet shave to the whiskey night-cap, from hunting deer with a .30-06 to wooing women like 007. At a time when the sexes are muddled and masculinity is marginalized, THE MAN'S BOOK unabashedly celebrates maleness. Organized by subject in a man-logical way, it's the go-to guide for anyone with a Y chromosome.

Choice #2
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Choice #3
Boomer Beauties - set of 2 books - and

Living Beauty by Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown began the trend toward natural-looking cosmetics with a simple philosophy: Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident. Today, top editors at elite fashion magazines--including In Style, Vogue, Allure, and Harpers Bazaar--revere her, and celebrities and millions of regular women throughout the world swear by her beauty advice. Now Bobbi Brown has written THE book redefining beauty for women over 40, BOBBI BROWN LIVING BEAUTY. In this refreshing look at beauty and aging, Bobbi offers specific makeup tricks for a stunning face--showing how makeup can solve most of the flaws that many women go under the knife to fix. In fact, the right makeup can create an even skin tone, lift the cheeks, plump a smile...even take years off any woman's face. The key is to use makeup to enhance each woman's best features and showcase her natural beauty. With step-by-step makeup instructions and quotes from beautiful women like Marcia Gay Harden, Vera Wang, Susan Sarandon, and Lorraine Bracco, Bobbi Browns natural, celebratory approach to aging will enlighten and inspire women everywhere.

How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp

Charla Krupp knows that aging sucks! So she's here to help. It's every woman's dream: looking hip, sexy, fresh, and pretty--whether you're in your 30's, 40's, 50's, or 60's. Now it's every woman's necessity: looking younger will help you hold onto your job and your partner--particularly when everyone around you seems half your age. It's about making the ultimate "to-do" list of LITTLE beauty and fashion changes that pay off BIG TIME.

To enter, just tell me, in the comments, which choice you would like.  Feel free to enter for all of them if you'd like to!  As always, if you are a follower, become a follower, tweet about this, or blog about it, I will give you extra entries.  Just leave everything in the comments and I'll take care of the entries for you.  Contest will run until April 30th.  I will post the winners on May 1st.

Good Luck!!  Please spread the word!


3carnations said...

I would like to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. What a great giveaway!

3carnations said...

I follow you in bloglines.

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me for The Man's Book. I'll tweet about the giveaway. Thanks! milou2ster(at)

donnas said...

I would like to be entered for Choice 3.

I am already a follower.


bacchus76 at myself dot com

Reyna Meinhardt said...

I would love to be entered to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming!"

I already follow!


Vanessa said...

Hurray for tax day being over with!

I would love to win the Man Book or the Girl who Stopped Swimming.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would like The Girl Who Stopped Swimming pls.

I am also a follower.


Staci said...

Girl Who Stopped Swimming looks good!!

Unknown said...

Please enter me for The Man's Book and Living Beauty. Thanks for a great giveaway!

I am already a subscriber.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Nancy Arruda said...

Thanks for the contest! I used to work for Bobbi Brown's Company a long time ago and now I'm over 40 I could really use this book : 0

Shelley said...

I would love the beauty books. What can I say? I need them!!!
I follow!

saz AT chainreader DOT com

Jake L said...

great giveaway. please enter me in for the man's book.


Anonymous said...

Please enter me for 'The Girl Who Stopped Swimming'. Thanks!

I'm also subscribed to your blog.


Carrie K. said...

I'd love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks for the terrific giveaway.

I'm also a follower on Google Reader and I blogged about your giveaway here:

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

Great giveaway! I'd like to win Choice #2 The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.


Liyana said...

Great Giveaway! I'd love The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. I'ma follower. (:

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming".


sharon54220 said...

I would be interested in the Man Book or the Beauty Books.

Unknown said...

I would love to be entered to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" and "The Mans Book"!

thebluerose said...

I'd like to be entered for the Beauty Books.
I'm already a follower.

ttt1612 AT yahoo DOT com

Genevieve said...

Blah to taxes. Yay to giveaways!

I'd like to be entered for the 2nd book please!


babygirlG said...

I would love THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING please! Thanks!

babygirlG said...

I would also love to be entered for THE MAN'S BOOK. Thanks!

Llehn said...

I would love to play for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming please!

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