And the Prize is...
In my first giveaway ever, winner Jacque chose a cookbook, and since she's partial to Italian food, she will be receiving a well-loved copy of The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces, the bestseller by Diane Seed, a.k.a The Italian Gourmet.
I come from a family of traveling chefs, so this was owned by my grandfather who spent a lot of time in Italy...and the kitchen. I inherited a shelf of his prized cookbooks when he passed away a few years ago, but I just don't have time to work my way through them in this crazy kid raising, homeschooling stage of life, so it's better that I adopt this one out to someone who may use it as much (or almost) as he did. Besides the simple and authentic recipes, my favorite thing about this cookbook are the colorful Mediterranean-style illustrations. Buon appetito Jaque! :)
And the Winner is...
The random number generator chose #11, which just happens to be my favorite number, and the eleventh commenter was Jacque who said:
It is always a treat when I get to step into a bookstore because my town does not have one and the closest is two and a half hours away. I always head towards Childrens Lit first (being a first grade teacher) and then head on over to the cook book section.
Clearly she's a woman after my own heart, since the children's area is the first section I hit, and I have a bookshelf filled with cookbooks, despite the fact that I get most recipes online or make them up. So congratulations Jacque! And now a question...would you rather have a children's book or a cookbook? Or a children's cookbook? :)
I'm not really a numbers person....still, I can't help but "like" that we hit 50 fans for the blog's facebook page on the same day I spent $50 on 50+ books at The Book Place! I'm thinking it's time to share the literary wealth...
If you want to win a book from my library (I promise it will be good), comment with the answer to this. When you enter a bookstore (or library), which section do you make a beeline for? (i.e. biography, historical fiction, religion, children's literature, etc.) Be as specific as you can because the winner (chosen randomly) will receive a book that fits their answer. You can choose more than one genre/topic if you can't narrow it down! Winner will be announced Tues, 7/13.
Each of these will give you one entry, so do all three for the most chances of winning:
1. Comment your answer here
2. Share this on your facebook page (comment either here or my FB page to tell me that)
3. Tweet the giveaway on twitter (be sure to include @literary_mom and don't forget the underscore!)