Summer reading giveaway (eight great books)!

Life has gotten quite interesting around here with my boys. The littlest guy is climbing up onto things and then asserting his will/opinion/stubbornness to not get down. He’s saying single words all the time. That’s so fun. The bigger guy starts real kindergarten this fall and considering his sensitive personality, I’m a little nervous. Today he threw a huge temper tantrum at the library when I signed him up for the summer reading program. The kid was hysterical. I couldn’t wrap my head around it. I even told him about the prizes that he could potentially win, but he was inconsolable. I didn’t back down because it’s just the library’s summer reading program for crying out loud! How harmless!

Finally my husband and I got out of him that he thought it was a camp where kids went on stage to read in front of other people. He is learning how to read little words so that would have been pretty scary. After we explained that he would be getting credit for daily reading he already does at home with his parents, he was immediately happy and wanted to get even more books at the library. But by then we were in the car and that was that. You should have seen the librarians’ faces when my son burst into tears about getting signed up for summer reading. They weren’t sure if someone as resistant to reading was a poster child for the program or if he had emotional problems. Fun times.

Are you reading this summer? I am, though it’s mostly magazines as I try to catch up on a backlog that normally builds up over the course of the school year. I really do save up a lot of activities and chores for the summer. We’ve been busy ’round here, doctors visits and seeing the dentist, and I’ve only been off for two weeks.

I’m giving away eight books related to food that I think you will LOVE:


From top to bottom:

  1. The Butcher and the Vegetarian
  2. The China Study
  3. The Lost Art of Real Cooking
  4. Compost
  5. Diet for a Hot Planet
  6. EcoMind
  7. You Grow Girl
  8. Sugar, Salt, Fat (not pictured)

To enter, please subscribe to my newsletter and then comment below letting me know you subscribed. If you are already subscribed, just say so in the comments.

Even though I set up my newsletter over a year ago I haven’t sent out one email yet. Mostly it’s because I value your time (and your inbox). But I have some exciting things to share over the next year and you’ll want to be the first to hear about them!

I’ll pick a winner on 7/15. Good luck!!


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20 Responses to Summer reading giveaway (eight great books)!

  1. Erica June 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm #


  2. kikithespunkymunky June 29, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    I subscribed! Thanks:)

  3. Candice P. June 29, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I just signed up although I was already getting the emails. Not sure if maybe this is a new newsletter?

  4. Erin June 29, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    I subscribed! Summer reading is the best!

  5. Beth June 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Great giveaway!

  6. Nan June 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    I’m a voracious reader and librarian who rarely meets a book that I don’t like. Thanks for the chance for a free book.

  7. Ronda June 30, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    Subscribed! I love books!

  8. kelli June 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm #


  9. Nicole H June 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Subscribed! Great variety of books. They look so interesting.

  10. Sarah H. June 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I’m already signed up for your email updates. Is the newsletter something different? I signed up anyways just in case.

    I’m loving that my kids can read on their own this summer. It makes me so happy to see the two of them snuggled up in their “fort” reading. The only thing that would make it better would be if I could snuggle up and read with them too. But, alas, I work from home, so their half hour of reading time is one of the few times during the day that I can get any work done.

  11. Brooke June 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm #


  12. Brooke winstead July 1, 2014 at 11:13 pm #


  13. Jenn D. July 2, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    I just subscribed! Looking forward to the emails!

  14. Melissa July 2, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    All signed up!

  15. Liz E. July 2, 2014 at 8:21 am #


  16. Jamie July 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    I am excited, I’ve been hungry to change my family eating habits to save our lives. Its not an easy task, especially when you have school food to fight against as well. I would absolutely love to read these books. I have a two month old, 7 year old and one turning 15 tomorrow! i desperately want us to have the healthiest, happiest life possible and it begins with nutrition and education. Looking forward to the newsletters Thank you!

  17. Tami July 3, 2014 at 3:27 am #


  18. domisty menius July 3, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    subscribed- thanks

  19. Carole July 6, 2014 at 10:54 am #


  20. Carole July 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    did you pick a winner ? 🙂

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