Birthday! Fun story! Oh, and a Giveaway

Good morning! 
*yawn*  * Stretch*


I am up and not quite ready to go but feel good… and am up at least 😀

Yes… it is that yearly event today.  Another birthday and I have a fun story and a giveaway for you!

Here’s the story….

Right before Christmas I made a wish list of books I was hoping to someday own…. on that list was the book Miss Peregrine’s School For Peculiar Children.  See exhibit A:

Exhibit A


I have liked the reviews I have read on this book, it sounds mysterious…. and I would like to read it… so  put it on the list.  THEN….

I signed up for a couple of the Secret Santa sign ups  on line and when my first one came guess what was in the package?  That’s right…. SSSQQQUUUEEEE!!!!  The book!

Book #1


I was so excited and added it to the To Be Read pile!  And then a package came from a publishing company….

Book #2


Well… that’s just funny!  So I put that on the TBR pile as well to offer a giveaway along with my reading of this book. 


Then a bookish friend sent me a gift for Christmas…. She is so sweet…. what could it be?

Book #3

Yup.  NO kidding…. a third copy of this beautiful hard cover book.  I couldn’t even believe it myself.  I had taken the title off my wishlist previously but somewhere somehow….. the book just kept coming!  😛


So when me second secret santa package arrived I was curious but I waited until Christmas to open it…. and


(oh you already know….)

Book #4


TRUE story!  4 copies of the same book in a matter of a two-week time frame.  So yea, I have 4 copies of this book that I still need to read.  😀

Today – I want to have a giveaway to celebrate my birthday!  I will choose the winner(s) Sunday morning here.  One random commenter will receive a copy of this book (I know you are surprised…. you thought it would be something else….. LOL) and one winner will win a $10 Amazon gift card. 

All you have to do is leave a comment here…  😀


I will have another giveaway later today.

SO what do I have going on today?  Work for one… and a birthday lunch… and then later I am going to a wine tasting with a couple of friends for charity.  That’s my day.  I leave you now with a song that I LOVE and I am going to probably dance in my house while I get ready for work.  😛



Oh and a special thank you to my BEA roomy and book pal Care from Care’s Online Book Club who sent me a sweet card in the mail.  You rock Care!  Your card made me SMILE.  😀

150 thoughts on “Birthday! Fun story! Oh, and a Giveaway

  1. If this giveaway is open for Canadian, please include me as I would love to read this book. I have heard a lot about it and this book is on my wish list also.

    Have a Happy Birthday.

  2. That´s funny! However I have heard it is a really good book, so at least you got something nice 😀 Once I got a book from my parents for Christmas and my friend gave me the same book a week later, but those were “only” two copies of the same book – you are more lucky 🙂

  3. It is we that should be stopping by to offer you the gift on your. Irthday. I too have been interested in this book so hope to take one of your special copies off your hands.

    You were definitely exercising book woo woo in the universe. Should definitely try your woo woo on your birthday when making wishes.

    Luv the story, thanks foe hosting giveaway.

  4. Happy birthday, Sheila!

    What a great story – how likely is that! I am also very curious about the book. It sounds great, doesn’t it? You better read it soon.

  5. Happy Birthday what an interesting book situation you have found yourself in sounds like a great giveaway count me in.

  6. Love that story! I guess when it rains, it pours – LOL! By the way, Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fab bday 😉 Oh, and please count me in for this giveaway – that book looks creeptastic!! Cheers!

    1. Right! I have duplicates in a special place in my reading room so I remember to offer a giveaway when I read them…. I do actually have a set of four of another book too….. Russian Winter. I will have to plan a giveaway for that one too… perhaps my Blogiversary! 😀


    I’ve heard this book is very good. I’d love to read it.

    A few times I received duplicate books but never four of them! lol When this happens I donate the second one to the Senior Citizens Center.

    Hope you have a great day!

  8. Happy birthday, Sheila! This one’s been on my TBR list, but I didn’t get it for Christmas. So funny that you received 4 copies! Have a great birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for having this giveaway, but shouldn’t you be getting the presents? The book sounds great, and I’d love to read it. Enjoy your birthday !

  10. That is really funny, but at least you know people are listening to you when you tell them there is a book you want!

    Happy Birthday, I hope you have some time during the day to take for yourself!

  11. Happy Birthday!!! Dance all you want. TOO FUNNY – about all the copies of the book. Big sign from the universe that you need to read it, huh? 🙂

  12. Happy birthday, Sheila! Can you hear me singing along with the group? Love that spiky hair.

    I’ve been wishing for the Miss Peregrine’s book, too! Wonder if I’ll get one in the mail? lol

    The whole wishing thing reminds me of a birthday wish I made in 1994…I wished for a grandchild…and by the next summer, I had two!

  13. That’s very funny story! I keep seeing this book around and have thought to myself I would probably enjoy it and put it on my wishlist.

  14. Have a great Birthday. Really funny about getting 4 of the same book. Almost every Christmas I give my brother a book, & mostly every Christmas he already has it. I’m a terrible gift giver! Enjoy the Day!

  15. Happy birthday, Sheila! I love it that you posted the book’s cover five times. I’d like to be entered to win a book … let’s see … I choose … Miss Peregrine’s School For Peculiar Children. If I win, I would like to have … uh, maybe … Book #1. No, wait, Book #2. No, no, I think maybe Book #3. Aw, shucks, I guess Book #4 would be my top choice. (Maybe YOU should decide, since I’m not able to make up my mind.)

  16. Happy B-day!!! I guess when it rains it pours, huh? You wanted 1 and you get 4?!

    Anyway, I’ve been seeing this book around and have been hearing good things. I hope I win. Only 1 copy please 😀

  17. Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday (in honor of the 4 books) 😀 I’ve received duplicates but never 4 copies of one book. Hope your birthday and the wine tasting are terrific.

  18. I have finally decided I wanted to read this book and just yesterday requested it from the library! Does that mean my chances of winning a copy are pretty good? 😛 Have a great day, and for a third time HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  19. Happy Birthday Sheila!! Hope you have a great day…with a wine tasting on the agenda, how can it be anything but a great one!!!
    What a funny book story, be careful what you wish for! I too have heard good things about this one, and it has been on my list to get for some time…so if I’m the lucky winner, I will have to choose between what, Book 1, 2, 3, 4….hmmm!

  20. Happy birthday, and thanks for sharin’ the love with this giveaway! February birthdays are the best, and I should know because mine is on Valentine’s Day! Enjoy yours—I hope it’s GREAT!

  21. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day. Let friends buy you lunch and bring you wine. 🙂

    Better to get 4 copies of a book you want than none at all. I don’t have this one yet and I hear it’s “creepy good”.

  22. This is a new book to me so I looked it up on Amazon – and now I want to read it! Have a wonderful birthday young lady.

  23. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful day you have planned, and what a wonderful giveaway book that is also on my TBR list! My best friend growing up celebrates her today, so I’ll be thinking of her and of YOU all day! 🙂

  24. I was instantly drawn to the cover when I first learnt about the book and read so many great reviews – it’s on top of my to read list
    Happy Birthday and Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  25. Happy Birthday Sheila!!!

    No need to enter me in the giveaway – I also got this book as a blogging secret santa gift 🙂 Seems it was the book of choice this Christmas!

  26. Happy Birthday! February babies are the best. I often receive the same books as gifts repeatedly because I don’t shut up about stuff I’m dying to read. Just an occupational hazard I suppose.

  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I saw Justin’s birthday card to you on FB! He’s definitely a keeper!!

    Wow!! This is what they mean by “Be careful what you wish for” I guess! At least you were lucky and didn’t get 4 copies of a book you didn’t want to read.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  28. Well, first of all, happy birthday!
    Second, that is hilarious that you got so many copies of the same book. The universe really wants you to read it!!

  29. Happy Birthday Sheila!!!!!

    I wanted to deliver your presents in person but alas, I have not been feeling welll to make any such journey. Instead I’m sending a complete set of the very first Encylopedia Britanica ever published, a snow leopard cub named Frosty, a complete set of the Harry Potter books in Italian, and some of the wonderful potato dumplings I made for dinner. It may take a few days to get to you though. It was harder than I thought it would be to find enough carrier pigeons to carry all the parcels to you. Who knew they were extinct. It such a good thing I have a mad scientist friend who was able to clone some for me.

    I would love to read that book by the way…..I’m salivating at the chance.

    1. Hi Ryan! You are so darn sweet (and I hope you are feeling well!) I love this comment, love the snow leopard club and by golly… Potter in Italian? That is sooo sqqquuueee worthy!!! 😀

      You are awesome and I wish you could deliver in person! I still owe you a card too… so behind….

  30. Ha ha ha ha ha, that’s too funny, although I imagine you must have been a bit disappointed to get the same book so many times!

    Happy birthday again and please enter me in the giveaway! (Thanks for making this open to us Canadians!)

    I hope you LOVE this book!

  31. 4 copies? Too funny! Well, put my name in the hat – this is one that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time, too.

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great celebration and have a wonderful year to come!


  32. Happy Belated birthday Sheila, I saw on FB you had a great day. Loved the story … too funny. Reminds me of the time I got 4 electric rice cookers for my birthday 🙂

  33. I’m new to your site, but I love what I’m seeing. Happy (belated) birthday and thanks for the giveaway!

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