Shannon‘s hosting another bloggy giveaway carnival thingy! I love giveaways. Because well, I like free stuff. In fact, I just counted up the other day all the free books I’ve won online since I’ve had a blog and I’ve won 7! Isn’t that cool? Well, now it’s your turn. Not only will you be able to browse through literally hundreds of givewaways at Shannon’s Bloggy Giveaways, you can also win a book from me!
I received Boo Humbug by Renee Gutteridge from Water Brook Press. It’s a cute little Christmas novella. I’m a sucker for Christmas books! (I always pick them up at the after Christmas sales.)
Anyway, this is a little novella featuring the residents of Skary, Indiana. Yes, Skary, Indiana. Renee’s first book with these characters is called Boo. The sequel, Boo Who? The third installment Boo Hiss. And now the Christmas tour, Boo Humbug. Those titles alone should make you want to run right out and read them! I love it.
These books remind me a little of Jan Karon’s Mitford books, only a little more cartoonish. The town of Skary, Indiana used to be famous for it’s own famous horror author, Boo. Once he becomes a Christian, he leaves his horror days behind (hence the title, Boo Who?). I haven’t read Boo Hiss yet, but it’s on it’s way from PBS! Ahh, yeah!
I have to be honest, I’ve only read 4 chapters of Boo Humbug, but I was already giggling! It’s funny, quirky and well, it’s about Christmas. So, how can I not love it? Here’s a little summary from the publisher:
Readers have come to love the eccentric characters from Skary , Indiana , in Rene Gutteridge’s popular Boo! series. Now, in Boo, Humbug! they’re back – and they’re stirring up a large amount of holiday havoc. It’s Christmastime in Skary, and the town is planning an original production of A Christmas Carol with a horror spin. As show time approaches, things go very awry for director Lois Stepaphanopolis. She panics when she discovers that her marketing director loathes Christmas and that the audience has been promised not Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but the real Christmas story. Can the actors pull off the improv of all improvs and convince their community to embrace the true meaning of the Christmas season? Boo, Humbug! offers readers a delightful glimpse into small town, community life with heartwarming humor and winsome characters. And in the end, the true meaning of Christmas shines out bright and clear, in a decidedly un-Skary way.
Now, onto the fun part. If you’d like to win this book, all you have to do is leave me a comment! You can leave me a comment that says, “sign me up!” “I love you, oh amanda!” or even, “yo.” But just make sure you’ve filled in that email and/or website url space so I can contact you. But wait! There’s more! I’ve got 2 books to give away–which means TWO WINNERS!
I’ll randomly draw 2 winners sometime on Friday or Saturday, so check back! (oh, and sorry, you have to live in the good ol’ US of A!)
But wait! There’s even more!
This giveaway is kicking off six weeks of giveaways here at oh amanda! Come back next week for oh! ho! ho! a bloggy christmas!
I’m going to share some of my favorite Christmas stuff, memories and
recipes tips. But even more, I want to hear yours–so we’ll have photo tags, mini-carnivals and the most important thing—free stuff! So, come back next week (subscribe to my feed so you won’t forget!) to win something and get the Christmas season started. (Hey, the stores have had Christmas decorations out since September…I’m feeling behind!)