Morning Meanderings: Party Hangover, Winners, and BOOKS!

1aaaaaaaaaaaaa1Good morning 😀

If you stopped by yesterday for the 5 Year Blogiversary party, thank you, it was a blast as it is every year.  If you missed it… well, you missed out on lots of fun foods, drinks, hot air balloons, trains, and elephants.  Yes…. elephants.  😛  I LOVE everyone’s great comments… (some are amazing (Ryan- Wordsmithonia) if you have time… check them out.  😀


Lots to announce here – winners first of the 4 prize packages (using from yesterdays party:


Package #1:  Barbara N – emailing her now!





Package #2: Jill from Rhapsody In Books!




Package #3: Steph The BookWorm!



Package #4:  Laurel Rain Snow!



Thanks again everyone – I had a blast!  Winners please email me addresses, I am out of town this week but will mail a week from Monday.

As far as books that came in this past week (not BEA books)here is what graced my doorstep:

book journey, Sheila DeChantal

The One and Only by Emily Griffin (audio)

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

The YOUNG World by Chris Weitz

Chasing The Milky Way by Erin Moulton

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Dreamworld by Heather Mackley

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothy Benton Frank


And then… I usually do not receive too many children’s books but clearly I am on a mailing list as these little treasures came in last week as well.  Cute little square children’s reads 😛

SO that is what came in.  Yes, yes, the Book Expo books arrived and I will highlight that in future posts. 😀  Tomorrow I leave for Camp and on Tuesday I will kick off AudioBook Month so please pop in for those posts – they are going to be fun, informative, and there will be giveaways 😀

Today, I pack, I shop, I prep signs for camp, possibly mow….What are you doing with your Sunday?










22 Comments on “Morning Meanderings: Party Hangover, Winners, and BOOKS!

  1. Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your books! What a wonderful celebration!
    Have a great and busy Sunday, Sheila. My plans are to catch up around the house and read. I am reading The Hidden Child by Camila Lackberg and it is a super mystery!

  2. Congrats to the winners! Good thing you had the giveaway with all the new stuff coming in. Btw, my elephant is always here to brighten your day. Now you got me thinking that I need to name him/her. 🙂

  3. Congrats to the winners…and wow! Me, too! Thanks!!

    Enjoy your new books…I want to read The Hurricane Sisters.

  4. Congrats to all the winners 🙂 Yay! And in that pile of books, the two that caught my immediate attention were seeing Neil Gaiman’s name and then the title Dreamwood. OOooooo 🙂 And, of course, picture books ALways attract me 🙂

    • Oh… ha! I seen you typed Dreamwood and thought you typo’ed… this morning I was trying to find a link for the book but could not find it on line… I was typing in “Dreamworld” I read it wrong? 😛 You had it right. 😀

      • LOL, Sheila! But isn’t this book IN your possession?! lol I REALLY am in love with the title ’cause I love the word and the concept. It’s right up my alley 🙂

  5. CONGRATS to the winners!!

    Nice books in your mailbox too. I received The Hurricane Sisters also. Looking forward to reading it.

    Have a great week away.


  6. I will be interested to see what you think of THE OTHER STORY. I wasn’t excited about it. I was expecting another Sarah’s Key. Maybe I just didn’t give it enough time.

    Happy Reading.

  7. Congrats to all the winners! Camp…wow, have fun!! Our Sunday was quiet, and while I’m watching the Tony’s now, I really hope to finish reading a book tonight!! Have a great week

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