Monday, July 27, 2009

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY? And EVERYBODY WINS!

This Giveaway is Closed. Thanks for playing!
I have a small problem, and I need YOUR help to solve it! You see, I'm off to the beach in two weeks and need a couple of really good books. So I came up with this great idea...



We'll have another Great New Popr's Giveaway!


For EVERYONE who suggests a really good beach read, I'll send you, as thanks, a 10-pack of magic-popping, color-changing crystals.

This stuff is so cool, and GOOD for you, too! The POPrs crystals are red, and when stirred into yogurt (or applesauce) it turns the food blue. And then start to pop. POPrs make eating fun. And tickly. And nutritious, all at once!

As many of you already know, Uncle Lynn makes this stuff. This is a new product, with limited marketplace release. And I'd just love to give you some. But to win, you need to recommend a good beach read. In the comments section of this post, the rest of the week through Saturday, August 1.

And if you would be so kind, after you've tried your POPrs, please let us know what you think of the color-changing variety. Be creative. Come up with new ways to use them. Let your kids in on the fun. Then let us know what you think.

And HELP ME FIND A GREAT BEACH BOOK! But please, no James Patterson. I used to like him, and still would read an Alex Cross book, but his other books have gotten too predictable.

And maybe before the trip, I can suggest a book or two to you. Do we have a deal? The contest will run from now through next Saturday, August 1, at 11:59 EST. Winners will be announced Monday, August 3.

But wait...I can announce the winners all this week...

Because IF YOU RECOMMEND A BOOK, YOU WIN!


Wait 'til Uncle Lynn hears about this one! I'll just have to remind him who he always tells the kids the boss is...Yikes.

42 comments:

Rhonda said...

I've read a couple of good ones lately.

The Art of Dancing in the Rain. GREAT book!! It's an easy, light read, with lots of feeling and you will not want to put it down. It's a one-day-read, though, so you will need a second one.

And, conveniently enough, I have another one. Galway Bay. That is a bigger one, so more of a one week read.

Both of these should be easily accessible at your local library even!!

Have a great holiday!

Enjoy!!

Jingle said...

Have you read anything by Diane Mott Davidson? She writes culinary mysteries that take place in Aspen, CO and they are SO fun to read! She has great characters and just makes them fun! You should check them out!

Jessica said...

Well I'm not quite sure what kind of books you prefer but my favorite author is Ayn Rand and all of her books are wonderful. My favorites by her are Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. They are pretty long though!

Melissa B. said...

OK, being the high school English teacher that I am, I'm re-reading a couple of classics this summer. Right in the middle of Wuthering Heights (Heathcliff sorta reminds me of a dark, brooding, 19th-century version of Daisy in The Great Gatsby, only male) and Jane Eyre. Gotta love those Bronte sisters!

Brandi said...

I love Nicholas Sparks and my favorite by him is Dear John. It's a tear jerker but I love it.

Tortuga said...

I have begun reading the Mark Twain books for this year. I suggest Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury for some quick and easy reading.

For something more in depth and thought provoking I recommend Last Child In The Woods by Richard Louv.

Have a great vacation!

Anonymous said...

Well I have been reading the Bible:) Thats about all I can offer, Im not much of a reader.

It's All Good said...

Memory Keeper's Daughter, great read!

teasinglydiverse said...

Thanks for your comment! :) I've heard that The Time Traveler's Wife is a great book!

JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I have just finished Plain Truth by J Picoult and my dh has just finished The Shack.

Shannon said...

I've got LOTS of suggestions!

Don't know what kind of books you like to read, but I'm going to try and stay with books that I think are "easy" reads for the beach. So here goes...

I'm currently reading Jen Lancaster's latest (Pretty in Plaid)... I just started reading her books this summer and love them. I think she's hilarious.

Another hilarious author is Janet Evanovich... especially her Stephanie Plum series!

You can't go wrong with Nora Roberts. Vision in White is her newest paperback and it was pretty good. She also has a new hardback out, Black Hills, but I haven't read it yet.

Are you a Jane Austen fan? I am... and I also love books that are by other authors that use Austen characters or time period:

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange (loved this one and am now looking for Colonel Brandon's Diary!)

thatgirlblogs said...

i like biographies, so barbara walters, "audition" is my current read.

plus, do you have an iPhone or iPod touch? b/c there is an amazon kindle app for free and you can read books right on your phone or ipod.

:0) -- SITS sent me.

Tammy Howard said...

If you haven't read 'The Time Traveler's Wife', that's a good one - read it before the movie comes out!

Shoot, I just read the comments and realized someone else already suggested that one... how about 'The Gargoyle'? Yep. If you haven't read 'The Gargoyle' (or 'The Time Travelers Wife'), those would be my picks.

Jen said...

I have never heard of these, sounds like they would be fun for kids.

Orange Juice said...

One of my FAVE chic lit authors is Jennifer Weiner. DO you like Chic lit?
The best thing about JW is that she has something for everyone. She experiments with her writing in every book. All tend to have a theme about growing as a person. Chic Lit with substance. :)

Good in Bed- basic chic lit fun book about losing weight

In her Shoes- sister relationship

Little Earthquakes- Mommy Lit

Goodnight nobody- A bit of a mystery! OC housewives go psycho LOL

The Guy Not Taken -GREAT beach read! short stories!

Certain Girls- All about relationships

NEW BOOK

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!

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I second Atlas Shrugged!

Kara said...

Here are a few of my favorite books:

A Sweetness to the Soul by Jane Kirkpatrick-based on a true story of a pioneer couple, the Sherar's that lived in Oregon. Loved it!

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel-biography of a girl growing up in a tiny town in Indiana. I laughed out loud at several parts in this book!

Good Night Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian- a very touching story that takes place in London during WW2. I even made my husband read this one.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Water for Elephants

Time Traveler's Wife

Lost and Found

The Dogs of Babel

the ungourmet said...

The Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! ;0)

Amandasaurus said...

OH MY WORD! My friend and I tried to invent something like POP'Rs for frozen yogurt last year but the Pop Rocks all went dead as soon as they got wet. So funny!

As for books, I mean it's hard to say because I have no idea what you're looking for. Most of my faves are teen lit and/or fantasy. If you haven't read Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, that's one of my MUST reads. It will definitely keep you interested (once you get past the first chapter or two!) If that's too controversial for you, Scott Westerfeld's got a great voice and a lot of really bizarre ideas. Peeps and The Last Days are about vampires, but not the sort you'd find in a Stephanie Meyer novel. Check him out for some excellent, off-beat coming of age stories.

BABS21 said...

THE SHELL SEEKERS by ROSMUNDE PILCHER.....also FLOWERS IN THE RAIN.....COMING HOME.

missy said...

i am not a big reader so......i just wanted to stop byto say thanks for stopping by my blog!!!!!

Emalee said...

Harry Potter, Twilight, I like the alphabet series by Sue Grafton. Anyways, I would say I found you on sits. BUT I have not been there for awhile. I found you on YAYA!!!

Lori said...

Thanks for coming by!!! I'm reading now Sandra Brown "Exclusive" I'm almost done with and I can't put it down. Come by anytime.

Elizabeth said...

New to your blog. I think my 4-year-old daughter will love POP'ers! Can't wait to try them. I'd recommend any book by Karen Kingsbury. I love her books.

Zeemaid said...

How about Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Amazing story. Starts Post WWI and then a woman gets sent back almost 100 years in time to Scotland. Amazing story, lots of action and intrigue.

What a great giveaway. I've never seen this product.

Thanks for stopping by my page!

Danemama08 said...

Aw heck might as well make a suggestion! I love "the Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. Its amazing. And they are actually suppost to be making a movie about it.

mommy4life said...

I've been wanting to read "The Other Sister" but haven't yet. Really enjoyed "Never the Bride" by rene gutteridge and cheryl mcKay

designergirl said...

Two months ago I could barely put down the entire Twilight series while sitting on the White sandy beaches of Maui. I've also read alot of Dan Brown on that beach, had to by the Da Vinci Code twice because of the surf!! Thanks so much for commenting on my latest blog! Cheers, Emily

Angela said...

I love books and I love to read, so I have a couple of recommendations for you! My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (I was recommending this long before the movie!) Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin and Second Chance by Jane Green. Let me know if you read one of them.

I'm hosting my first giveaway at my blog Angela's Soliloquy! Please stop by if you get a moment and join in on the fun!

We SITS have to stay together!

Marrdy said...

I just finished The Sisters Keeper and really enjoyed it. Don't read any spoilers from the movie though!!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Chasing Harry Winston was my favorite beach read last summer!!!

My Sweet Side said...

I am an avid reader. So I have many great reads to suggest. Julie & Julia - is at the top of my list. can't wait to dig into that one. Summer on Blossom street, A Honeymoon with my brother, Rocking the babies, A salty piece of land. Enjoy your vacation. Hitting the beach is my favorite place to read too.

Dawn said...

I just read a 3 book series by Beverly Lewis and am reading another of her books right now. She writes about Amish families and they are very good-couldn't put down the series ones.

Have a great vacation!!! Enjoy!

Jules said...

I have been reading a series of 7 books. I am only on 4, but I love them. They are The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson. Love them!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I totally agree with you about James Patterson.

A good book is...

What is the What by: Dave Eggers
It's a novel-slash-biography of Valentino Achak Deng.

It will change the way you view the world.

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

I just discovered Helen Argers. He books are all set around the 1900's. They're easy to read and have lot's of clean romance. And if you read Atlas Shrugged and enjoy it I think you also have to read Ron Paul's Revolution and Glen Beck's Common Sense. They were on my summer reading list and (surprise!) I actually really enjoyed both of them! Right now I'm reading The Other Boelyn Girl and I'm enjoying that one. You'll have to let us know what you read and how you like it!

Linda said...

A somewhat obvious suggestion is Janet Evanovich's Finger Lickin Fifteen.

Michelle said...

Ok, I have a few suggestions...

I've really been enjoying Philippa Gregory lately (historical fiction). The Queen's Fool is probably my favorite, although The Constant Princess was great, too. And I've read three or four others that I've also enjoyed.

The Miss Read series are also really fun. Light reads about a headmistress of a country school in the English countryside from mid-last century. Unique and quick reads.

And I LOVE ex and the Single Girl (yes, ex) by Lani Diane Rich. Absolutely a great beach read. As in I read it last week and today went to the library and checked out her other two books. Good luck!

Melissa said...

I just finished The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, the new book from Rebecca Wells of YaYa Sisterhood fame.

If you'd prefer something more inspirational, you might like The Hole in Our Gospel by Rich Stearns. I had mixed feelings about this book (it's reviewed at my blog), but every other reviewer seems to love it!

Cheryl said...

Books by Jodi Picoult (My Sister's Keeper or Plain Truth are great) or for some good mystery style - anything by Anthony Eglin or Christopher Fowler (Bryant & May series is so fun to read).

Beeb said...

What a fun and fabulous giveaway! I love it!

Hmm, let's see - a beach read! I'm thinking you want something fun and entertaining. I love autobiographical humor books - "Please Don't Eat The Daises" by Jean Kerr and "Cheaper By The Dozen" by by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, are both must-reads!

Enjoy your trip and thanks for the great giveaway!

~Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Tina said...

Stopping in from Six Word Saturday.

I just read The Agency by Allie O'Brien. It was pretty good.