100K Celebration Giveaway from Random House!

Not wanting to miss out on the party, Rochelle at Random House has jumped in and offered some fabulous titles to my readers! I’m so excited!

Ok, Ok.. lemme see… yep, Rochelle said 5 (five) FIVE!! copies of each title- WOW! Ok, ok. Let’s do this- we will pick Two Grand Prize winners who will receive all 3 titles! And then a whole bunch of other winners (9? Is that right??!!) who will get one title each!  ARE WE HAVING FUN YET??????

51luakxjkrl_sl500_aa240_ Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother by Meg Federico (Just released in hardcover this week!)

About the book:
The adventure begins when Meg’s mother, Addie, vacationing in Florida, takes a spill. At the hospital, Addie bolts upright on her gurney and yells “I demand an autopsy!” before passing out cold.

“One minute, she is unconscious, the next, she’s nuts,” observes Meg Federico in this hilarious and poignant memoir of taking care of eighty-year-old Addie and her relatively new (and equally old) husband, Walter, in their not-so-golden years.

With a fresh voice and a keen eye for the absurd, Meg Federico writes a story that will resonate with the generation now caring for their parents. Welcome to the Departure Lounge is a moving and madcap chronicle of a family–their moments of joy, the memories they’d rather forget, and the just plain loopiness of their situation. “How’s life at the Departure Lounge?” Meg’s brother asks. Meg doesn’t know where to start. “Let’s just say the drinks are outrageous, and they never run out of nuts.”

41mgmxucf6l_sl500_aa240_ American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (Just released in paperback this week!)

About the book:
A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown, she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with–and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer.

The author’s website is HERE.

3 Gardens of Water by Alan Drew (Just released in paperback this week!)

About the book:
Gardens of Water is an enthralling story of two families, and two faiths, in Turkey at the time of the cataclysm of 1999. It tells of Sinan, whose daughter, Irem, dreams of escaping the confines of her family and the duties of a devout Muslim woman. She sees in Dylan, an American boy and her upstairs neighbor, the enticing promise of another life. But then a massive earthquake forces Sinan and his family to live as refugees in their own country and leads to a dangerous intimacy with their American neighbors, as Irem and Dylan fall in love. When Sinan finds himself entangled in a series of increasingly dangerous decisions, he will be pushed toward a final betrayal that will change everyone’s lives forever. Powerful and beautifully written, Alan Drew’s Gardens of Water marks the debut of a brilliant new American writer.

Check out the author’s website HERE

This 100K Party is in full swing now!!  Leave a comment by Thursday, February 19th, for a chance to win one, or possibly all three, of these great Random House titles!  Blog about it and come back with the link, and you’ll get 3 extra chances!  (So sorry, international peeps, this is only open to residents of the US and Canada).

<———————-More stuff to win over there.. go see..


109 Responses

  1. I have been dying to read Gardens of Water… thanks for the chance to win!

  2. American Wife? Really? I added this to my list when it first came out. The library won’t order it – apparently, I’ve reached my request quota.

  3. Wow! Thanks for hosting! I also have American Wife on my TBR list….*fingers crossed*

  4. Wow- You’re being so generous! I love reading your blog and now you’re giving us so many chances to win books. Thanks.

  5. Gardens of Water sounds great. Thanks for the contest!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Oh my gosh! Your 100k Celebration is so much fun. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

  7. You are the best! Count me in! I’d love to read Welcome to the Departure Lounge.

  8. count me in !!! feener44atgmaildotcom

  9. Woo Hoo! More chances for free books. Thanks Rochelle. Would love to be one of the grand winners.

  10. I’d love to win. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  11. Meeeeeeeeeee! Oooh, me. THis is so excitign!

  12. Ooh, me! =) Love your celebration! =) If I had to pick just one, Gardens of Water would be it. Thank you!!!

  13. I added your giveaway to my blog’s giveaway links page…

  14. I’ve posted this on Win A Book.

  15. Oh my, the fun never ends!!! I would love a chance to win and celebrate at the same time.


  16. I’ve heard good things about American Wife. I’d love to read any or all of these.

  17. What a great way to celebrate your 100K! You’ve got some great titles, too.

  18. All 3 books sound wonderful, I’d love to enter, thanks!

  19. I would like to be entered – these books look great!
    akreese (at)hotmail (dot) com

  20. ooooh, would love to be entered to win!! What a great giveaway!


  21. Wow! I’m glad you have this opportunity to share these books with us! All three seem interesting but especially the last two. What a way to celebrate 100K!

  22. Sounds great! Thanks

  23. I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Those books sound wonderful. 🙂

  24. Please enter me for a chance to win =)

  25. All three titles sound great — thanks for the opportunity to win one or all three. I really enjoy your blog — my husband would argue that we are the same person. He’s constantly telling me that I have “books on the brain.” There could be worse things 🙂

  26. All three sound interesting. Please enter me in this contest. Thanks!

  27. These sound really interesting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. What fun! Gardens of Water is my first choice, but of course I’d like them all!

  29. I want to win! American Wife is my 1st choice, but any title would be so cool.

    Blogged about it:



  30. Hey! Count me in please.

  31. Wow, this is great. I really want to read american wife too!

  32. Oooo, I haven’t heard about any of these but they all sound good. Count me in.

    Thanks! :0)

  33. I found your blog through writer Kim Smith. Please enter me in your fabulous book giveaway. Thanks!

  34. I would love to be entered. What a fantastic giveaway. tonigomez (at) surewest (dot) net

  35. I’ve been wanting to read Gardens of Water AND American Wife. I would love to be entered.

  36. Oh wow that’s an awesome giveaway!

    callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

  37. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Wow–enter me in this! What a great giveaway, and what a wonderful way to celebrate 100K 🙂

  39. Another great giveaway! I would love to win them all 🙂 but if I had to pick it would be Gardens of Water or Departure Lounge.

  40. Please enter me! Great giveaway!


  41. What a way to celebrate! Please enter me — I’d love to win GARDENS OF WATER — any of these three books!
    Thanks for the chance and here’s to 100,000 more!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  42. please enter me for this great giveaway!

  43. I’m in Europe so don’t enter me, but congratulations on 100k!

  44. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I’d love to have any/all of the books. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  45. What a generous giveaway:) Please enter me!

  46. These all sound great! I’ve had American Wife on my to be read list since it came out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. All three books sound great! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  48. What a great giveaway! I’d be happy to win any of these three, but my top choice would be American Wife.
    Thanks, Lisa!!

  49. These all sound like great books! I hope I win. 🙂 Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

  50. I’m so interested! Thanks for including me.

  51. Please enter me in all 3, but especially American Wife.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. I really want to read American Wife – please enter me to win one of the books msboatgal(at)aol(dot)com

  53. OK…It’s official. Your blog is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread! Sign me up!

  54. Any of these books would be great to win!

  55. Any of these books would be great to add to my pile of ‘to-be-read’. Thanks!

  56. I’ve been interested in American Wife since I first heard about it; but the blurb about Gardens of Water sounds intrigueing also. Great giveaway. Thanks, hope I win.

  57. I would love read any of these.


  58. Just wanted to drop in and say congrats on your 100K celebration!

  59. thanks for the giveaway.

  60. Looks like a wonderful book thank you for the contest…

  61. Sign me up. Shelle

  62. Found your site over at Alyce’s. I like it, and will be coming back soon!

  63. Oh, these are all on my reading wishlist! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks.

  64. “Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother” sounds like it would be an enjoyable read……poignant yet funny.
    This is a great contest -please count me in!

  65. 3 great books-count me in

  66. What a great giveaway! Count me in.

  67. Thanks for a great giveaway! All these books look like must-reads.

  68. Please enter me! I would love a chance to win. Thanks

  69. Those all 3 sound like great books. Enter me in the contest please.

  70. I have blogged about the contest here –

  71. Please, count me in.

  72. WOW!! What a great giveaway!!! All 3 books sound great!! Please enter me in the contest.



  73. fabulous thanks for the giveaway

  74. Wow what great books – please enter me to win! Love book giveaways

  75. WoW!! What a great giveaway!!! Please enter me!!

  76. Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. I’d love to have a chance to receive a book. Always looking for something new to read!

  78. I’m very interested in reading all three of these. I’d love a chance to win! Thanks!

  79. Me me me! I want to win all three!

  80. Congrats!!

    I’d love to be entered for all 3 of those books – they sounds great!

    Thanks 🙂

  81. sounds good

  82. Sound like good reads!

  83. Congratulations on your big milestone! Please enter me into this great giveaway?

  84. All of these books sound like great reads. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you!

  85. This sounds great!


  86. Sounds wonderful!


  87. What a terrific giveaway!

    niteswimming (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. Wow, these books sound fabulous.
    florida982002[at]yahoo dot com

  89. I would love to read any of these (or all of these for that matter) — they all sound great!

  90. Yeah! Thanks for all the amazing giveaways!

  91. Wow, great books. Thanks for the giveaway. It would be wonderful to win.

  92. Gardens of water sounds great.

  93. Can’t get over all these giveaways ~ American Wife sounds like an interesting story.

  94. This is a fantastic giveaway. Please enter me. I would love any of the books!

  95. Oh I bet my mother and I would love Welcome to the Departure Lounge!

  96. Wow. I would like to be entered to win. Thank you

    clbstitch at yahoo dot com

  97. Please count me in! I’d love to read any of them! Thanks! ~ 🙂

  98. Please count me in!

  99. These look interesting!

  100. Great contest – enter me to win!

  101. They sound really interesting. Please include me in the draw.

  102. Thanks for this great giveaway. Wlecome to the Departure Lounge would be wonderful.

  103. You really have the hookups, Lisa. I won’t be greedy, you don’t have to choose me as a grand prize winner, I just really want to win Gardens of Water.

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