Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day, Books On Display And A Weekend Giveaway

My precious husband Eric presented me with this during our morning coffee ! I love Chocolate but the card was what got to me!
For My Wife......God Blessed Me With You....I thank God for giving me your hand to hold when I need it and for your sweetness in a world that sometimes isn't so sweet.....
God knew what he was doing when he brought our hearts together, and I thank him for the love we share.
Happy Valentine's Day!
I love you Carol..........Eric

I have been asked several times if I bought any books on the shopping trip to Hudson's with Baby Girl? Has A cat got a tail? Eight to be exact! Plus a daily desk calender that does of all things, suggest books to read! I needed a new dictionary, so I got one!
I'd heard about the "Rising Tide" by John M. Barry, the story of the great flood in 1927 of The Mississippi River Delta.
"Remembering Slavery" is the complete Federal Writer's Project including a CD of the only recording of the former Slave's voices!
"Serena" has been recommended to me a dozen times as Ron Rash is a NC author! The others are novels that sound like winners! Especially " Belle Ruin" and Night Train To Lisbon".

And........Tah Dah.....It's time for the first interview and giveaway!
I will post the Interview with North Carolina
Author/Playwright/Storyteller GARY CARDEN !!
I have three of Gary's works to giveaway......
A signed copy of " Mason Jars in the Flood"
A DVD of his play " Prince of Dark Corners"
A DVD of his live Storytelling....
" An Evening With Gary Carden"

Leave a comment on the Carden Interview post tomorrow and your name will be added to a bowl. On Tuesday morning
Hubby will draw three names......
I will list the names as ONE/ TWO /THREE
One will get first choice....Two Second and Three the remaining item! I hope this seems fair to all of you!
Good luck! They are all worth winning!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day with someone you love !
I heard the song " Living Well" by George Strait yesterday and I love the line.......
" There's a difference in living and living well"
" You can't have it all, all by yourself"


Cynthia said...

Please add my name to the draw, dear generous Carol! I'd love to read this new to me author! What a treasure your husband is to remember you so sweetly on V-day! Love from Oasis in Puerto Rico <3

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carol! I'll definitly come by to read the interview. You're familiarizing me with lots of new writers...which is ALWAYS fun!
Much love to you -

NCmountainwoman said...

I enjoyed "Serena." Lots of twists and surprises. I also liked "Rising Tide" although the truth of it is very painful.

Happy Valentine's Day, Carol.

david mcmahon said...

There is no greater gift than a book. That's why my study is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling shelves.

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend.

GutsyWriter said...

What a beautiful card you received. When I dated my husband, he used to write poems and paint flowers with his watercolors. I now receive and give store bought cards, but I really miss the home made ones. I'd like to mention your book author interview on my next post and also link it with another author's blog on book reviews, if that's alright with you. Are you going to be interviewing authors on a regular basis? I'd love to hear more about how you contact them and get them to agree to the interview? Thanks and Happy Valentines.

Sweetie said...

Among my prized possessions are books that had belonged to my Grandmother who was an avid reader. The books in the giveaway are intriguing. It was so nice that you received a card and box of candy from Eric. Happy Valentine's Day!

Kay Dennison said...

Isn't he a darling? You are blessed!!!!

And yeah, I'll be here tomorrow with a comment!!!

Jessica James said...

What a great hubby you have! Very romantic!

Reader Wil said...

I liked the interview you had. I believe that you are a great interviewer!
Your husband is a very loving and caring person!
Thanks for sharing and also for your visit.