INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY (3 Signed Copies) Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides {Seema Desai}

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY (3 Signed Copies) Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides {Seema Desai}

Goodreads Synopsis of Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides {Seema Desai}:

What if you could…

make life easier and more fun?
create choices for yourself, even when it feels like there aren’t any?
discover something so powerful about yourself that it changes your life?
show up with more kindness, patience, and understanding, and inspire others to do the same?
make this world a better place?

It all starts with going on a journey inside yourself, to an entire world you didn’t know existed. It is about building a connection between your inner and outer worlds, so that you can do all of these things, and so much more.

Are you ready to be CONNECTED?

“Connected” is all about teaching kids and their families how to navigate their emotions. It is a practical guide to understanding powerful concepts that alleviate the stress and challenge in tough situations. The book also includes tools and tips to help children become advocates for their mental and emotional well-being in productive ways, as well as thought-provoking questions to encourage young readers to think about how these tools would be uniquely relatable to them. Written to inspire children to become empathetic leaders and creative solution-seekers, “Connected” is a book that helps them not only understand themselves better, but also those around them.

My Thoughts on Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides {Seema Desai}:

I absolutely love this book.

Is it written for children? Yes. Do I think that an adult would gain just as much out of these beautiful lessons as a child would? Absolutely yes. I speak from personal experience!

This book really breaks down all of the different types of emotions, WHY you feel these emotions, how you can CONNECT to those emotions, and how you can then take those emotions and use them to empower your feelings. It discusses “guides” and how these “guides” can help you to solve a problem by working independently or with other “guides” (a few examples of “guides” include: curiosity, balance, empathy, and strength). By staying connected to these inner guides, you will be able to problem solve and therefore work through whatever emotion you are feeling. Brilliant.

The beautiful handwritten inscription written inside of my copy!

This book teaches that every emotion is justified, every emotion is valid, and every emotion is important. Such important (and beautiful) lessons.

Perhaps my favorite section of this book is the section that gives (and explains) HOW to stay connected with your inner guides. Keeping a gratitude journal, putting things into perspective, and mentally replaying situations are just a few examples given (and thoroughly explained) on how to do this. I love that big concepts are taught in such a simplistic and child friendly way. EVERY child (and every adult!) would definitely benefit from the lessons taught in this book. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone was able to follow the lessons taught in this book!

The book itself is quite short and can easily be read in 1 sitting. Perfect for children, perfect for adults!

***Pro Tip***

Have a highlighter handy while reading. I highlighted SO MUCH of the information in this book to refer back to. Such beautiful and helpful tips! Who couldn’t use information like this??

A Conversation With Seema Desai, in Her Own Words:

What inspired you to write Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides?

 Several years ago, I found myself in quite a surprising tough spot. I felt stuck, unfulfilled, and really unhappy–despite looking like I had it all from the outside. I was not leading the life I knew I was capable of living, and importantly, I wasn’t the parent I knew I could be. I often felt angry, succumbing to punishments and time-outs in order to “gain control” of my son. I was completely disconnected from life, living in a fog of guilt, exhaustion, and depression. Desperate for help and unsure where to go or what to do, I found yoga and decided to give it a try.

I often say yoga saved my life, but what really helped my break through to my deepest joys and successes was coaching. I found coaching about three years ago, and once I began to learn incredibly powerful concepts and experience Self Actualization (all the concepts of yoga applied into real, modern life outside of the poses), I started to let go of some of the anger and guilt that had been weighing me down for so long. I couldn’t help but imbibe these concepts and infuse them into my every thought and action, and pretty soon, I was teaching my two young children about the Guides and the Guards and how they can help us or hold us back. The results were so dramatic, that I thought, “Why aren’t we teaching ALL kids these concepts?” We started to communicate with a lot more empathy, and my kids were kinder to each other and themselves when they faced challenges. Importantly, they felt empowered to hold each family member accountable in a loving way, so that we wound up connecting on a level far beyond what I ever dreamed was possible. My marriage improved, as did my relationships with people outside of my family.

When the pandemic hit, I took it as an opportunity to really drive home the concepts of the Guides and Guards, and when The Jai Jais asked me to write a book they could publish, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about.

It is my sincere hope that “Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides” helps children and their families the way it has helped mine, so that we can raise a generation of empathetic adults who lead with kindness, peace, and compassion.

What would you say would be the biggest benefit for anyone (children or adults) looking to connect with their inner guides?

The biggest benefit for the reader, regardless of age, is a greater understanding of the Self and the world around them. This understanding leads to leveling up to sustainable, lasting connections with others, and a deep sense of inner peace, purpose, and joy.

As a parent, we all want meaningful relationships with our kids–relationships filled with trust and understanding. “Connected” gives kids and their caretakers a common language by which to communicate, as well as thought-provoking questions designed to facilitate conversation and fuel connection.

Where can your book be purchased?

Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as Foyles and Waterstone (if you’re based in the UK).

***GIVEAWAY DETAILS***

Would you like to win a signed copy of Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides? I have 3 signed copies to give away!  If you are a US resident, your signed book will be mailed directly to you. If you are an international follower, an ebook will be emailed to you.

To be entered, just leave a comment below (on this blog post)!  Your comment can be about anything!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (9/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the 3 winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Friday (9/23).

I will post a video here on Friday of me choosing the winners!

Good luck!  Can’t wait to read your comments!

Xo,

Jenny

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BOOK GIVEAWAY (2 Signed Copies): What Color Is Your Brain?® {Sheila Glazov}

BOOK GIVEAWAY (2 Signed Copies): What Color Is Your Brain?® {Sheila Glazov}

I’m SO excited about today’s giveaway! This fascinating book is so interesting and I have 2 signed copies to give away! I don’t typically read nonfiction books unless the topic is something that I genuinely want to learn more about…and this topic most definitely spoke to me. I’m so glad that I read this book and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you today!

I first met Sheila Glazov years ago (2018) when I was invited to attend a meeting of the Midwest Writers Association. I met such a lovely group of authors that night and I so enjoyed listening to each of them speak of their books, their process, and all of the other aspects of writing. At the time, I had just started blogging and this group was such a wealth of information!

I loved spending the evening with all of them and was so honored to be invited to another of their meetings months later. It was at that second meeting that I listened to Sheila Glazov share her in depth expertise on the topic of brain colors and I was greatly impressed with her knowledge and passion on this subject.

Goodreads Synopsis of What Color is Your Brain?® {Sheila Glazov}:

Why do you zig while others zag? What makes you seem unique or peculiar to some people, yet similar or comforting to others?

The differences are in our personalities and how they shade our perception and affect the way we work, live, and interact. Discovering and understanding our own strengths and idiosyncrasies while adapting to others can be an overwhelming task.

In response to this common frustration, What Color Is Your Brain?® A Fun and Fascinating Approach to Understanding Yourself and Others explains the similarities and differences that impact our thoughts and actions. Rather than offer an excuse for people’s behavior, this book helps to explain why our perspectives differ from or relate to the viewpoints of others. Enjoyable, insightful, and easy-to-read, What Color Is Your Brain?® is a guide to exploring who we are, why others see us the way they do, and how the four “brain colors” or personality types play a role in our everyday lives.

Sheila Glazov has created colorful personality profiles that simplify the complex nature of our traits and talents. With its entertaining anecdotes, innovative perspectives, and resonating concepts, What Color Is Your Brain?® is a fun and fascinating book that promotes both self-awareness and acceptance of others.

Written for readers of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, this book is intended to facilitate effective communication and cooperation while minimizing frustration in numerous aspects of our everyday lives—at work and home, in dating and marital relationships, with team projects, among family members and friends, and within a mixture of other interpersonal connections.

What Color Is Your Brain?® offers the essential pieces of the puzzle that is human interaction, teaching us how to recognize and appreciate a spectrum of personality types. With the help of this dynamic book, discovering your own brain color and learning to adapt to others is bound to be a no-brainer. 

My Thoughts on What Color is Your Brain?® {Sheila Glazov}:

I learned SO MUCH about myself from reading this book. After taking the quizzes, it was determined that I am a “Yellow Brainer” through and through. I don’t want to give specifics (you’ll have to read the book yourself for those) but according to the back cover, I am: responsible (YES), organized (YES), loyal (YES), and Punctual (YES). As I read more and more about the attributes that “Yellow Brainers” possess, it was glaringly obvious that this is absolutely the color for me.

Once I learned my color, it was fascinating to read about how my particular personality traits mix (and don’t mix) with others around me. I found myself analyzing my family members, friends, colleagues, and even my own children to see what colors I would define them as and was then able to see the best (and worst) ways for us to interact with each other. It opened my eyes not only as to WHY I see others and their actions the way that I do but how other people are seeing ME and why I act the way that I do.

My husband took the quizzes and it was interesting to see his responses (which unsurprisingly were almost completely different than my own)…

This book is awesome and a must read. I learned so much and most importantly, how to approach different situations with the different people in my life. I learned WHY I act and react the way I do to things, why THEY act and react the way they do to things, and how (based on our colors) we should be acting and reacting to things together. I can honestly say that there are a few people in my personal life who I now view in a different (more informative, more accepting) light. I just didn’t understand how their brains worked before…and now I do.

I told you that this topic is fascinating!

My highlighter was working in overtime while reading (told you I’m yellow brained).

I read this whole book while holding a open highlighter…so much I wanted to remember!
My entire book looks like this!

The book itself is easy to read and broken down into sections to make all of the information easy to understand. I read and highlighted the entire book cover to cover in 2 days. It’s amazing how much I learned about myself and those I love in just 2 days!

Here is an overview of the book, taken directly from Sheila Glazov’s website:

A Conversation with Sheila Glazov, in her own words:

What type of person would be the ideal reader for your book?

An ideal reader for my book is an individual who is eager to learn an engaging and  compelling methodology, which will help them understand their personality type and decode other people’s points of view to reduce the hassles and increase the harmony in their life! 

What would be the biggest benefits a reader would gain from learning about their brain color?

The biggest benefits a reader will gain from learning about their Brain Color personality are: 

  • Appreciation for their unique attributes, abilities, and strengths.
  • Acceptance of other people’s perspectives in order to communicate better, collaborate more, stress less, and work smarter. 
  • More harmonious relationships with the adults and children in their family, romantic partners, workplace colleagues, and customers, friends, and people in their community.

Where can your book be purchased? 

My book can be purchased online in paperback and/or e-book editions at 

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo.

Any additional information that you would like to provide about you or your book: 

People tell me that the Brain Color theory is a remarkably powerful and simple approach to determine what make people tick. It helps them immediately, recognize, adapt, and accommodate other’s perspectives to reduces the stress and complications in their personal and professional lives. People have fun learning why some people are a pain in the neck and others are a song in their heart. 

My book has sold over 35, 000 copies. The book also contains 2 Brain Color Quizzes: One for the reader’s personal life and one for their professional life. I allocates 10% of the royalties from the sale of all my books to The Raue Center For The Arts Mission Imagination children’s education program.

***GIVEAWAY DETAILS***

Would you like to win a signed copy of What Color is Your Brain?® I have 2 signed copies to give away!  This particular giveaway is open to US residents only.

To be entered, just leave a comment below (on this blog post)!  Your comment can be about anything!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (5/17/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the 2 winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Wednesday (5/18/22).

I will post a video here on Wednesday of me choosing the winners!

Good luck!  Can’t wait to read your comments!

Xo,

Jenny

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**INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK GIVEAWAY (5 copies)** Mia and Nattie: One Great Team {Marlene M. Bell}

*INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK GIVEAWAY (5 copies)* Mia and Nattie: One Great Team {Marlene M. Bell}

Oh I’m SO excited about today’s giveaway! This gorgeous book is so, so special and I have 5 signed copies (and each book will come with a character plushie) to give away!

Goodreads Synopsis of Mia and Nattie: One Great Team {Marlene M. Bell}:

Nattie’s mouth was a little crooked. Her legs were a bit shorter than usual, and one horn was too straight, like a unicorn’s horn. But Mia thought Nattie was perfect.

In a read-aloud picture book for children who love animals, award-winning writer and sheep breeder Marlene M. Bell presents Nattie the lamb’s true story. MIA AND NATTIE is a heartwarming book that teaches readers about problem-solving, teamwork, and love.

On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids her age.

When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor, Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will show the family just how special Nattie truly is. 

My Thoughts on Mia and Nattie: One Great Team {Marlene M. Bell}:

When my husband walked into our kitchen and handed me the package that had come in the mail that day, I eagerly ripped it open and pulled out this beautiful book! BOTH of my kids immediately grabbed it from my hands and asked me to read it with them. I think this book might hold the record for length of time it took me from receiving it to reading it…I legitimately started reading this book within 10 seconds of me opening it’s package 🙂

With each turn of the page, my kids and I fell more and more in love with this beautiful story.

This is a story of friendship, inclusivity, and confidence. This is a story of not giving up on friends, and believing in the power of helpfulness. This is a BEAUTIFUL story. I had tears in my eyes as I was reading this aloud to my kids and it led to a really powerful discussion once we had turned the last page.

Although Nattie wasn’t perfect, she was an important member of this farm with an important job. Mia was able to see right through her flaws and found her the most perfect job of all. Just as Nattie didn’t seem to fit in with the other sheep on the farm, Mia didn’t seem to fit in with the other children of her age. Together they were able to find a way of fitting in and realizing the importance each had and the gifts each possessed. What a powerful life lesson. I truly love this book so much 🙂

The pictures in this book are STUNNING. Look at how adorable and colorful these pictures are! As we were reading, both of my children commented on how cute the pictures were. Here are a few of our favorites:

Here is a trailer of the book straight from the author’s website:

So beautiful, right???

I have corresponded with MANY authors over the years and I must say that Marlene M. Bell is LOVELY. She’s so kind and so generous. I adore her book and knowing what a wonderful person the author is makes me adore her beautiful book even more 🙂 I’m so happy to be able to share this wonderful book with you today.

Each book that I’m giving away today will be signed by Marlene Bell 🙂

A Conversation with Marlene M. Bell, in her own words:

What ages would be the ideal readers for your book?

That will depend upon if the youngster is reading the book alone, or if someone is reading to them out loud. Ages 4 to 8 is the most Ideal for reading Mia and Nattie without an adult to answer questions.

How did you create the idea for your book?

The idea for the picture book came naturally because Natalie used to be our nanny and babysit the bottle lambs we had each lambing season. She fell into the job by accident. Natalie was alone because she was too small to run with the other sheep. Because lambs like to pal around with others, I didn’t worry about the bottle lambs who had lost their mothers being alone outdoors when I couldn’t be there. Natalie (Nattie in the book,) was alone too, so she also liked to stay close to the baby lambs. She acted like their mom when I wasn’t around. It was a good arrangement for everyone!

What life lessons do you hope children (and adults!) will take away from Mia and Nattie?

No matter how small or different we are from each other, we all have our own special gifts and belong together. Love without limits and receive love in return.

Where can your book be purchased?

Mia and Nattie is available in hardbound book as well as eBook on Amazon    https://www.amazon.com/Mia-Nattie-One-Great-Team-ebook/dp/B08KPL6JKB

Signed copies of the hardbound book are also available on the author’s sheep gifts website at: https://www.texassheep.com/index.php/gift-shop/product/mia-and-nattie-one-great-team

A Nattie Character Plushie is also available on the author website page direct:  https://www.marlenembell.com/books/title/mia-and-nattie-one-great-team

Any additional information that you would like to provide about you or your book:

In 2022, I’ll be working on the sequel to Mia and Nattie: One Great Team. Nattie will help her Texas friend, Zane the nine-banded armadillo find something he’s lost.

***GIVEAWAY DETAILS***

Would you like to win a signed copy of Mia and Nattie: One Great Team? I have 5 signed copies (AND each book will come with a character plushie) OR electronic copies to give away (your choice)!  This giveaway is open to US as well as international readers 🙂

To be entered, just leave a comment below (on this blog post)!  Your comment can be about anything!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (2/8/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the 5 winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Wednesday (2/9/22).

I will post a video here on Wednesday of me choosing the winners!

Good luck!  Can’t wait to read your comments!

Xo,

Jenny

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Guest Blogging and a Giveaway of an AWESOME Book!

Guest Blogging and a Giveaway of an AWESOME Book!

I’m so excited to be a guest blogger over at Chick Lit Central today! I’m over there reviewing Alison Cochrun’s The Charm Offensive alongside Melissa Amster (spoiler alert: I’m completely and utterly OBSESSED with this amazing book).

I truly loved, loved, LOVED this beautiful book and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you today!

Head over there (click HERE) to read my full review, Melissa’s full review, AND you can enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself! If you aren’t a Chick Lit Central reader, you are truly missing out. It’s such a wonderful book blog and I have been reading for YEARS….loooooong before I started writing my own blog. Thanks for having me as a guest blogger today, Melissa! As always, it was fun working with you and I so LOVED the book that we chose to review together!

Xo,

Jenny

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BLOGMAS: GIVEAWAY {Amazon Gift Card}! Book Coffee Happy Readers Are The KINDEST!

BLOGMAS: GIVEAWAY {Amazon Gift Card}! Book Coffee Happy Readers Are The KINDEST!

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Oh I’m so blown away.

Blog readers have sent me gifts in the past. Books, candles, bookmarks, and more! Every single time it happens, I’m completely blown away. How wonderful are people? More specifically, how wonderful are my blog readers???

I received this message last week and it touched my heart.

And then today…OMG. Look what arrived in my mailbox!

THE CHRISTMAS BOOKSHOP! I had written about how much I wanted it in THIS POST but was unable to find myself a copy. And the most beautiful magnetic page markers! I cannot believe the kindness of this blog reader whom I have never even met!

I can’t even put into words how much this means to me.

Writing this blog and introducing people to their new favorite books is my passion. I love my little hobby so much! I’ve learned an incredible amount (I have created and have successfully maintained a website all on my own…if you know me in real life, this is a very big deal, lol), I’ve met some WONDERFUL people, and I have been able to share my most favorite hobby with the world. I’ve had people tell me that I’ve turned them into READERS. How amazingly special is that?!?

The fact that I make money off of my blog is purely icing on the cake for me. It’s a great perk…but obviously not why I write this blog. I write this blog because it’s FUN! The minute it stops being fun is the minute I stop writing. Simple as that 🙂

People on the Internet can be MEAN. It’s easy to hide behind a screen and be judgmental, catty, and awful. There are entire websites devoted to the sole purpose of breaking down bloggers, gossiping about bloggers, and speculating about bloggers. Admittingly this is the reason it took me YEARS to start writing a blog although it was something I had wanted to do for so long. I didn’t want people being mean to me over something that is my fun hobby! I wanted the type of blog where people can visit just for fun. No drama. I will say…3 years into blogging and my blog readers have been nothing but kind, LOVELY, supportive, and wonderful. The comments I receive on blog posts and social media have ALWAYS been so kind! Even when people disagree with my thoughts on a book, etc….their comments are ALWAYS respectful which is exactly what I would hope they would be. I don’t WANT people to always agree with my opinions…how boring would that be?!? I absolutely love when we can have an honest and open discussion whether we are on the same side of an opinion or not. THAT is what a great blog is….the kind that can start a wonderful discussion with different opinions. For Book Coffee Happy, I find this type of discussion happens most often on Facebook. I love it! Especially when I post on the weekends asking what everyone is reading. So many people give such great suggestions all the time and I love seeing all of you interact with each other.

In 3 years of blogging, I have only had 1 negative experience and I will say….MAN did those people RIP ME TO SHREADS. But it was ok because I stood my ground, held my own, and felt strongly that I didn’t do anything wrong. It was years ago…I had written a blog post titled “One of the Worst Books I Have Ever Read.” I am a member of a Facebook group for bloggers and authors and I had shared my blog post on there. HOLY HELL did people come at me! They did NOT like that I had publicly written a negative review of a book! Many, many, many bloggers only publish positive reviews on their blog and if that works for them….awesome. I knew from the very beginning that I would not be doing that. I want my blog to be HONEST. Always. If I love a book, I have no problem sharing my opinion but if I hate a book, I also have no problem sharing my opinion. I know a lot of people don’t agree with this, but I really have strong feelings about it. I will never tell you that I love a book if I don’t. Over the years you have come to know me and to know my opinions on books. Many of you trust me and my opinions and I take that trust seriously! I will always and forever share my feelings and opinions both positive AND negative. If you want to read a blog where every single review is a positive one, this is most definitely NOT the blog for you ;). Those people in that Facebook group were RUTHLESS and the one and only thing I can say is that those were random strangers on Facebook….NOT my blog readers! My readers would never be that mean to me! Luckily, I’m pretty tough and in the end I took it as a COMPLIMENT that people were angry because I’m HONEST. (You can read that original blog post that sparked all of that HERE. And for what it’s worth, that book was quite literally and still IS quite literally one of the very worst books I’ve ever read. So there’s that).

I have some amazing ideas for the future of my blog and I can’t wait to share them with you! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your love, your support, and your kindness. Please keep interacting, commenting, and sharing. I’m really proud of this little book community that I have created! Thank you so much for being a part of it. You are very important and very special to me 🙂

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

I want to pay this kindness forward during this holiday season. Receiving this gift made my heart so happy and I want to do that for someone else! Leave a comment below and I’ll randomly choose someone to receive a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

You can use it to buy yourself coffee, a new book, or anything else on Amazon that makes you happy :). I’ll send it directly from Amazon straight to your email address.

All of you have to do to enter is leave a comment right here on this blog post. Your comment can be about anything…make me smile!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (12/17/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Saturday (12/18/21).

Make sure you check the blog on Saturday to see if you’ve won (you will have 48 hours from the time I post the winner to email me the email address where you would like your Amazon gift card to be sent.  If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick a new winner).

Good luck!  I can’t wait to read your comments!

Blogmas 2021 Posts:

12/1: Welcome to Blogmas 2021 {Video}!

12:2: BLOGMAS: Birthday Giveaway {Amazon Gift Card}!

12/3: BLOGMAS Book Review: One Day in December {Josie Silver}

12/4: BLOGMAS: My Birthday Visit to Barnes and Noble!

12/5: BLOGMAS: 3 Library Books I Recently Returned Without Reading

12/6: BLOGMAS Book Review: The Christmas Wedding {James Patterson}

12/7: BLOGMAS: (Non Holiday) Book Review: Other People’s Children {R.J. Hoffmann}

12/8: BLOGMAS: I Bought 5 New Books!

12/9: BLOGMAS: 8 Holiday Books I Want To Read

12/10: BLOGMAS: Must Have Book Accessory #4

12/11: BLOGMAS: The Holiday Drinks Book Tag

12/12: BLOGMAS: Book Review (Non Holiday): The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend {Katrina Bivald}

12/13: BLOGMAS: Book I’m Currently Reading, Coffee I’m Currently Drinking, I Thing Currently Making me HAPPY!

12/14: BLOGMAS: (Non Holiday) Book Review: The Photographer {Mary Dixie Carter}

12/15: BLOGMAS: 6 Books I Want To Read in 2022

Xo,

Jenny

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BLOGMAS: Birthday Giveaway {Amazon Gift Card}!

BLOGMAS: Birthday Giveaway {Amazon Gift Card}

Welcome to Day 2 of Blogmas…a birthday Amazon gift card giveaway 🙂

Here is a link to yesterday’s video post about Blogmas if you missed it: Welcome to Blogmas 2021 {Video}!

Today is my birthday! Every year on my birthday I do a giveaway to celebrate…what’s more fun that sharing my birthday joy with all of YOU???

This is the 4th year I have done this and I love doing it so much. This year’s giveaway will be a $10.00 Amazon gift card. You can use it to buy yourself coffee, a new book, or anything else on Amazon that makes you happy :). I’ll send it directly from Amazon straight to your email address.

All of you have to do to enter is leave a comment right here on this blog post. Your comment can be about anything…make me smile!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (12/3/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Saturday (12/4/21).

Make sure you check the blog on Saturday to see if you’ve won (you will have 48 hours from the time I post the winner to email me the email address where you would like your Amazon gift card to be sent.  If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick a new winner).

Good luck!  I can’t wait to read your comments!

Xo,

Jenny

This blog is my favorite hobby and I would so love your support!  Here are ways you can help my blog to GROW:

*Please share this page with your book and blog loving friends!*

*Please share this page with your book and blog loving friends!*

*Subscribe with your email address to my blog (scroll all the way to the bottom of this page on mobile devices OR check the top right of this screen to enter your email address)*

*If you already have a blog, please “follow” mine*

*”Like” my Facebook page (and please comment on, “like”, and share my posts)*

*Follow me on Instagram*

*Follow me on Twitter*

*Subscribe to my YouTube channel*

*Clicking and buying products through my Amazon Affiliate links.  The cost to you is exactly the same and I receive a tiny commission off of your purchases.*

*Leaving a positive review on my Facebook page*

The ultimate list of my top book suggestions can be found HERE

The 12 best books I read in 2020 can be found HERE

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