The hop is all about clearing books from our shelves and giving them away. On each blog participating in the hop, you’ll find giveaways for books taken from people’s shelves! All the books are physical books, not ebooks. How fun is that!
You can find all the participating blogs in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop here.
I’m usually pretty good about “clearing my book shelves” on a regular basis. I made a rule with myself that whenever a book comes into the house, one has to go out. Most of my giveaway books go to the local library which has a Friends of the Library Book Sale every July. This sale supports library programs during the year. One thing I’ve noticed is with ebooks, I don’t have such a big to read pile sitting on my shelves…..don’t ask me about the list on my tablet! That’s another story!
So….what books am I giving away in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop?I am giving two books away–one for an adult reader and one for a teen reader.
Book Blurb: Once a month on Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant kitchen for a cooking class. They come to learn the art behind Lillian’s dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each one unknowingly seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. One by one, they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create. Over time, the paths of the students intermingle and intertwine, and the essence of Lillian’s cooking expands beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of their lives, with results that are often unexpected and always delicious. The School of Essential Ingredients is an Indie Next Pick book.
I heard Erica Bauermeister speak about her book and writing at Get Lit at the Beach in Cannon Beach. The story is a wonderful literary tale which is told in short vignettes from the point of view of each character. This is a book for adult readers.
And….I am giving away….
Story Blurb: It’s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called “Fox,” and lives with her author dad in a rundown house in the middle of the woods. The two girls start writing their own stories together, and when one wins first place in a student contest, they find themselves recruited for a summer writing class taught by the equally unusual Verla Volante. The Wild Girls brilliantly explores friendship, the power of story, and how coming of age means finding your own answers.
This story is for teen readers, or those who enjoy teen books.
Now for the giveaway rules on this blog….Please leave me a comment telling me which book you would like to win along with your email address. I will select two winners (One for each book) on August 28. The giveaway is only open to US addresses due to the cost of shipping. Please one comment per person.
And to continue on the Clear Your Shelves Giveaway Hop, here is the listing of all the blogs participating.