Monday, March 29, 2010

Great Monday Give: This Is Texas

UPDATE: I've decided the book is not a mystery anymore. The book up for grabs in the Great Monday Give this week is an awesome ex-library copy in great shape of This is Texas by M. Sasek.

Today... today is like the best day of my recent life. If last night was the worst (which is was), then today outshines it a million fold. The boy got a shot this morning and didn't scream and only shed one tear. He then proceeded to eat an entire eel roll without pushing the insides out and refusing to eat them (as he is prone to do). And in about 15 minutes, he will be officially enrolled in kindergarten. A mere month away from his five-year-old birthday and all the stars are aligning for this to be one great spring/summer.

In celebration of this new dawn, I was gonna pick something incredible for the Great Monday Give. Sadly, my son locked the door to my office and I have not the key and I have no idea what's in there to giveaway. Worry not my comrades in words. Today's give will serve as a mystery give. I will pick a book from my collection to give and it will be guaranteed positively awesome! Take a chance on winning by commenting on this post between now and 11:59 PM on Easter Sunday, 4-4-10. A winner will be selected and announced the next day using the highly technical blind-scroll-and-point method. Take a chance and roll the dice and know that if you win, your selection will be hand-selected by me and totally great!

Just in case you were wondering... Last week's give of Little Bear goes to Katrina. Congrats and send me your info to webe(at)soon(dot)com. Ta for now!

50 comments:

Meghan said...

yay for you! yay for the bub! glad the shot thing went ok. can't believe we are mothers of
5yo boys and soon to be kindergarteners! xoxo

Celeste said...

Who doesn't love a mystery?!

Anonymous said...

Fascinating and gorgeously exciting... a mystery book! How delightful. Happy Easter. Gill.

Antmusic said...

Alrighty. I'll bite for the mystery give.

My big guy got enrolled into kindergarten today too!
The people working in the office kept "talking down" to him and he had to ask, "Why are they talking like that?"
Ha ha ha.

Ariel S. Winter said...

I hope you use the same scroll and pick at random method to pick this week's book once you get back into your office. That way it's a surprise for you too.

tami said...

ooh pick me pick me! I just found you and i'm pretty sure that I will quickly become an addict/stalker/frequent visiter. I used to work at B&N in the kids dept but i find i'm always still looking for books to recommend to my friends. Can't wait to read through lots and lots of your posts and check out all the goodies. Thanks for all your hard work!

john & catherine said...

What fun--count me in.

Linda P. said...

C'mon,,,C'mon. It was Professor Plum in the Library with the Candlestick.

ans said...

Oh! A mystery give. What fun! Count me in. :) Thanks!

Kathleen said...

We're potty training this week so a mystery book may be just the thing to shake up our stuck at home boredom.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Surprises are the best!

Ali said...

Yes, please. You know what I love (your books!).

Sharon said...

Count me in for the mystery give! Keep up the great work!

Amy said...

Sounds like fun! Count me in too!

star3night said...

I love a good surprise! Count me in!

:)

keep the good stuff (your wonderful posts) coming. I love it!

kim said...

I love mysteries! Count me in =]

kim

Naomi said...

My daughter is just finishing her kindergarten year. Good stuff.

Jamie said...

Fun! My nephew would love this!

dan pinto said...

Love this blog and I love a mystery. Count me in!

heather said...

Oh snap! This author is awesome. I've read his New York one and San Fransisco book. I would love this one. HOpe I get picked. :)

Brad said...

I love M. Sasek!! I dont have this one yet. Great blog btw

raul said...

who doesn't love a mystery

Emily said...

You always have such a wonderful selection of books.

M. Sasek is what brought me to your blog in the first place!

cold*toes said...

Oooo, I'd like to be part of the draw, please!

Nicole said...

Awesome! We have "This is New York" and love it.

veerle said...

My son was born in Texas. Would love to add this one to our collection!

Cole's Corner said...

I would LOVE to win this book! Texas is the BEST!!!!

colescreations@live.com

Jennifer said...

I'm leaving my comment to enter the giveaway. I happen to have been looking for this book recently!

Ken S said...

Sign me up! I've got "This is Hong Kong" which is great. And now our daughter's Aunt Christine lives in Texas, so we need this book.

Amy R. W. said...

Oh, I'm so excited! My husband (who's from San Antonio!) and I are huge fans of M. Sasek- his art is so incredibly beautiful. We have reprints of "This is New York" and "This is Ireland", but other titles are pretty pricey when we've seen them on Ebay. Oh,and whenever my husband and I go to San Antonio to visit his family, stopping by Half Price Books (and Chuy's) is an absolute must.

Oh, I hope I win- keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks!

Nicola said...

Oh, I love these books. I used to have This is Paris a long time ago. Please enter me. I've always wanted to live in Texas.

Christina said...

My great friend from 2nd grade (almost twenty years ago--whoa) is moving to Texas to start his dermatology residency. This would make an excellent parting gift from me to him, and for him to embrace his new home.

Angelica said...

The whole "This Is" collection is amazing. Thanks for sharing your find.

Laura@popdesign said...

I love Sasek, and my daughter's grandparents were from Shreveport, Texas! I hope to win!

Anonymous said...

what fun! can't wait

cj said...

Please, please, I have a loved cousin who is a grandmother who has moved to Texas and I would love for her to share this with the granddaughter back in Massachusetts.

JAC said...

Aaah, Texas! Wish we still lived there. We miss the bluebonnets and bbq. Hope we win! Thank you!

Sabine said...

One of my favourite book as a child was "This is London", my father gave it to me after a trip to the UK;
Since then I never stopped loving the work of Sasek. If Belgium is not too far, please count me in for the Texas book!

Rosie said...

I thought that maybe I'd write a really long comment to increase my odds of winning. But watch as integrity wins out and the comment ends.

Cody said...

M. Sasek's books are great. I have "This is Paris" and "This is Venice" and would love to have "This is Texas" as well.

Kristie said...

This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Mommy of three said...

Oh wow, oh ow! I think this may be my new favorite blog. I am an obsessive collector of vintage children's books. I have several of the books in this series but not this one and I'd love to add it. I will be back to spend several hours on your blog, I'm sure. I am so glad I found it!
Greta
PS. Knowing you love vintage kids books, you might enjoy the "books" section of my Picnics in the Park blog. I have some real treasures there. Enjoy--from one fellow book lover to another.

shopannies said...

mystery book giveaway sounds like fun please count me in
shopannies@yahoo.com

rubynreba said...

A surprise sounds fun!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I'd love a surprise. You always have neat giveaways.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Becky said...

We read the This is SF and This is Paris book regularly! Would love to add this to our library.

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/04/this-is-texas.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

I'd love this for my daughter!

Linda Kish said...

Count me in, too, please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Claire said...

yes, please! (did I miss it already?)

Katie said...

Count me in, please!

kateh12783@hotmail.com

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