Comments Closed – the winner is: One Scrappy Gal – email me @ kim (at) mommyknows (dot) com
Welcome to week 6 of â€”> Happy Book Day to You ~ the Series
Do you remember way back in December, I held a Happy Book Day Giveaway on my birthday? Well I enjoyed it so much (because books are my favorite thing), I thought Iâ€™d make it a weekly occurrence. For the next several weeks you can count on a â€˜Happy Book Day to You ~ the Seriesâ€™ giveaway every Tuesday.
Lights Out Liverpool (by Maureen Lee)
It has taken me six weeks to put this up. This is one of my favorite books from one of my favorite authors. I love, love, love this book, and I am forcing myself to give it away.
Here’s the author synopsis of ‘Lights Out Liverpool’:
The residents of Pearl Street, Liverpool, are having a street party, but a shadow hangs over the festivities. It is l939 and Britain is on the brink of war.
For Annie, the outbreak of war means constant worry for her twin boys, already sent to France. And for Sheila, the birth of her sixth child is eclipsed by fear for her husbandâ€™s safety as he faces the daily threat of U-boat attack. Her sister, Eileen, whose marriage is not all she had hoped for, finds that work in a munitions factory brings far more than a much-needed wage.
But the war brings other changes too: when Freda and Dicky, the grubby, least-cared-for children in the neighbourhood are evacuated, their new lives change them beyond recognition â€“ and their mother finds it is not easy to bring them home.
Some simple rules and things to remember:
1. This book is second hand. Iâ€™ve read it, I liked it and I am giving it to you. It may possibly have coffee rings or warped pages from sitting on my night stand. Call me cheap, or call me environmentally friendly, Iâ€™m not bothered either way.
2. Consider passing it forward when you are done, you could even have a giveaway! Remember, what goes around comes around.
3. You must come back here to see if you are the winner. I wonâ€™t track you down, if you wait to long â€¦ I might lend it to a friend or a neighbor and then YOU are out of luck. You need to email me with your address, once I receive it I will pop it in the mail to you at my convenience.
4. To be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on this post. Iâ€™ll pick a winner sometime on Thursday, March 4th, 2009.
5. Tell a friendâ€”> this isnâ€™t really a rule, but it would be really nice. wink
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**NOTE: this is not a paid advertisement — they’re my books and I am giving one of them away — because I am nice like that — just saying!**
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oooo, am I the first to comment?? crap. That means I totally won’t win!! :P
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I would love to read a book that you love! So if I win, I’ll learn more about you. If I don’t win, I might just get myself one of the suggested author’s books. I can always use a good book…if only I had more time to read. Someone remind me when life gets a bit more normal after having a baby?!
Keeping my fingers, toes, and tubes crossed!! :)
I should do this too. God knows I have my share of books I could share!! :)
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I think I would love this book! For some reason I love movies about children during times of war. Don’t know why, it just fascinates me. (Wow the moment I am writing this I have all kinds of flashbacks about movies I have seen on this subject, and even a book I read during my childhood. Of course, no titles come to mind. Sigh.)
PS: I love your Blog design and all the amazing pictures here.
Me too. This type of books reminds us the old days when things (although living in times of war) where easy for some, particularly kids used to enjoy life in a different way. Thanks for the suggestion.
This character isn’t the same Annie who wrote the diary, is it?
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What a wonderful idea to give away books. I too love to read and love to share with others. thanks for the opportunity to possibly win!!
This looks like such a cool book! (So there’s my comment).
Here’s to hoping I win…my birthday is on Saturday!
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You know I am always up for one of your books!
Sounds like a terrific book. Whenever you have young lives being shaped with issues of war and conflict it makes for a good read.
I wish I could find the time to even read the brand new books I’ve got sitting here on my shelf. There is not enough time. I think there should be 46 hours in a day.
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I have to schedule a trip to the library, so to have a great book delivered by the postie is a true bonus.
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It is still Thursday here. I hope I am not too late for your wonderful book drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
Books are my favorite thing too.
You’ve inspired me to start giving away the books I’ve read to others to enjoy.
Lights out Liverpool seems like a keeper, I’ll need to read it, then force meyself to give it away