Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When Pigs Fly

This is a sticky note. It will stay at the top of my blog until next Tuesday. The new posts are below... Jan Shinpaugh lives here in my little town. She comes into the library most Mondays and returns about a dozen mysteries and then checks out a dozen more. This is here first book. I will admit that I have not read it yet. I am planning on buying two copies this week.

One for me.

And one for you. Yes, I am looking right at YOU. I have decided what to do for my big blogiversary giveaway. And yes, I am late. That is one of the traditional ways that I celebrate.

I am going to give away Jan's book. I may even get her to sign it, if that is what the winner wants.

Here is the synopsis from Amazon:

Join Jan and her family as they head to the top of Tennessee’s Cumberland
Plateau for the annual homecoming at the church and cemetery, and try to
discover if Cousin Theodore really does have God locked in his moonshine closet.
Get in line as Cousin Theodore, now a born-again Christian, dispels advice and
little jars of blessed moonshine to visitors who’ve come to see God. And help
the family solve the mystery behind the disappearing items in Cousin Sam and
Cousin Joe’s country store. Join in the humor and fun as Jan and the family
attend the gospel singing and foot-washing ceremony. And generally, have an
all-around good time.

So as you can see, Jan reads mysteries but writes comedies. She told me she is working on two more books. In one of them a woman believes that her bull is a reincarnation of Elvis.

I know, it makes me giggle, too. These books are set in my area, and I'm afraid that makes it even funnier to me. I like to laugh at the locals.

Stop it, I am not a local, I have only lived here for 11 1/2 years. That is hardly enough time to have even become fluent in the local vernacular. Which I am not fluent in. Because I have to learn teen vernacular, also. Learning two languages at once is too much!

So go ahead and comment and tell me about your favorite books. I am dying to read them. Really.

And if you mention this giveaway on your blog, of course you get entered twice!

C'mon, even if you are not a reader, I bet you know someone that is, and Jan's book would make an excellent gift. Remember, I am going to beg her to write a little something inside for the recipient. So you could have it inscribed to Great Aunt Myrtle or Cousin Ezekiel.

Oh, People outside of Tennessee don't have relatives with names like those?

You have until Tuesday October 21 at 9:00 pm central time.

And then Wednesday is Adrian's birthday, so maybe I will have to give away something for that.

Like a chicken!

Oooohhhh, I almost forgot. If you leave a comment and you click up there on the right corner of my blog and become a "follower" that will buy you another entry. If you already are a follower I will enter you a second time if you leave a comment.

Did that make any sense at all?


Tenara King said...

WOW the first to commment! :) I should get in a couple of times. haha. I love giveaways! Anyways, I love any book that has a good love story in it. Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author. He always has good love stories. There is only one book of his that I didn't like. I can't wait to read his new one over the holidays (too busy right now).

I am already a follower!!! So add me in there!!!

Tenara King said...

oh and I will put something on my blog too! :) Have a great night!

The Accidental Housewife said...

I'll have to put a blurb on my blob oh wait no...that would be a blurb on my log. Nope that's not it either... I will put a blurb on my blog and btw I love what you've done with the place. :)

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Ooooh! We like giveaways!

Favourite book? Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Possibly my favourite book ever. It is confusing, you need your wits about you and there are bits you siomply can't get your head around. But it rocks!

And I now follow you!

swampy said...

Hey. Thanks for the visit today.

The book I'm reading right now is "Trail of Crumbs."

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Favorite books are by Brokdie and Brock Theone and Francine Rivers...cute blog!

Alyson said...

My favorite Books right now are The Twilight series. (Of coarse) By stephanie Meyer. And also I loved reading the book, wait I forgot the title but it's about a girl liek 17 that goes to Africa to be a missionary and to help and it tells of her trials and stuff she goes through. it was a really good book!!!

Accidental housewife said...

I just wanted you to know I have put you on my blog roll on my blog and have been telling people about your give away.

Alyson are you talking about the Poisonwood Bible?

Misty said...

My favorite books are currently the twilight series. I would love to win this book. It sounds interesting!

TabithaK said...

Ahh the joys of the people of this lovely area. HaHa... I am from here, but most people ask if I am from some other part of the country because of the way I talk... not sure where that came from! Born and Raised right here! Well, as for my favorite book... my favorite author is John Grisham and I read his books over and over again...

blueviolet said...

This sounds great! I actually just read my first mystery since becoming an adult. I know it's ridiculous but I read the whole Nancy Drew series as a child and I just never really thought about it again. Anyhow, I read 'Murder on the Ol' Bunions' and was pleasantly surprised to see that mysteries were still as delightful as ever. It was light reading and funny. I'm going to delve into more mysteries now and this one you're mentioning sounds like a goodie! Happy Blogoversary!

blueviolet said...

Oh yeah, forgot to say that I'm following you now!

Shelane said...

Hello from utah. The fruitflies are gone but have shown up in the comics and I thought of you. Or the comment you left me awhile back about sending all my fruitflies your way. Not because I think you have fruitflies. Or are a fruitfly. Here's a link to the comic.

My favorite book? The hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. and life is beautiful, but that's a movie. And life of Pi. I liked the book the whole way through and at the end they throw a twist in that made me have to think long and hard about if I still liked the book. I did, if I ignored the twist. Also, I like the historical fiction that Margaret George writes. Good stuff.

Linda said...

Love your blog ... I can tell you're a fun person! Thanks for stopping by my blog ... let me know how the German Apple Cake comes out, I hope you like it!

What a dangerous question, asking me about my favorite book(s) ... I don't think you have enough room for me to respond. I could go on and on ... LOL But I will mention a great author I discovered last summer. Check out Richard Russo. I've read every single one of his books and want more. And Paul Newman has been in 2 movie adaptations, which are also great.

aaronandsharla said...

Looks like a really fun book! This is my first visit to your blog but I would love to enter your give-a-way. I am going to do my first one soon too :) sharla

robin_titan said...

this book sounds great! i'm following you now : )