Happy Book Day to You!

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It’s my birthday! Feel free to send $ via paypal to kim (@) mommyknows (dot) com. I promise to spend it frivolously.

Kidding … sheesh!

Kinda …

Anyway, even though I’m one of those bloggers who shamelessly asks for $, I am also one of those bloggers who likes to give you the books laying around her house.

Happy Birthday to me and Happy Book Day to YOU!

I love Jennifer Weiner
Remember a while back, I went Christmas shopping, and came home with a b’zillion gifts for me? Remember the book that I hid from my lovely husband and could hardly wait to read? This is it –> ‘little earthquakes’ by Jennifer Weiner.

The good news is, it’s a fun read! The bad news is, I hopped into to bed early, all excited to read it, flipped it over to read the back cover (I like to know what’s going to happen) and realized that I had ALREADY read it! FRICK, I hate it when they publish the same darn book with different covers! Don’t you? Is it a ploy to make lazy book buyers like me who don’t bother reading the back until they’re all tucked up at home; buy the same book twice? Is it? Probably not, but I’m still not impressed. Pick a cover and stick with it Washington Square Press.

I was going to take it back, but my extreme lazy streak (and MS fatigue) keeps me from looking for receipts and making my way in -30c weather to stores filled with bitchy shoppers to get a refund for a book, I know ONE of you might like.

Here is what the first paragraph on the back of the book says:

Jennifer Weiner’s richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate one of life’s most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.

If you think you might like to have this, leave me a comment. I’d also like to point out that I don’t think this her wittiest book … I loved, loved, loved ‘Good in Bed’ (I was positive it was about me, when I saw the title!!). I’ll pick just one of you (randomly) to win. Just like all of my other book giveaways, you have to promise to pass it forward.

Happy Book Day to YOU!


All comments and back-links for this post will be entered to win a $25 iTunes Card (includes shipping and handling) in my $25 iTunes Giveaway. If you comment and blog about the Giveaway you’ll receive two entries (too easy). I’ll randomly choose the winner on December 22nd, 2008 @ 9 p.m. –> make sure to come by and enter often.

MK xo
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Justine · December 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Please pick me! I love reading and I am in the middle of some new books which I would be happy to trade with you to help you during these cold winter days!


Happy Birthday!

Auntie Gayle · December 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

No, please pick me. I have two daughters-in-law that could identify with the story and would love to read it after me. And I too, have many books to trade with you.

Louise Shelton · December 20, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Happy Birthday :)

I hope I am picked. I have a whole cupboard of books to trade. :D I am such a compulsive bibliophile that I purchased way too many books this year than I could afford to read, lol. So most of them still look as brand new.

But this Christmas I plan to take a few days off and read some ;)

Naomi · December 20, 2008 at 4:29 pm

I was going to enter and then I realized I’ve read this one, too. Oops!

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Deb · December 20, 2008 at 4:35 pm

I’d love to read the book! And yes, I’d forward it on afterwards – my house is too small to hold onto anything.
I hate it when I accidentally “reread” too – just did that with a library book. Argh!

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jafer · December 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Well, I just want to say happy birthday to you and to me!!! What is the likelihood that two strangers on the net manage to run into each other and have the same birthday!

Happy 20th! I think I’m going for about 7-1/4 in dog years.

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Jenn B · December 20, 2008 at 5:03 pm

happy birthday! It’s my husbands birthday today too! (31). :)

do you get jipped on gifts due to the proximity to christmas? my husband usually does (from me that is…his family is good about not)…except he usually gets a birthday present & then no christmas present b/c i can’t come up with another idea & am too impatient to wait till christmas. :) I’m a great wife.

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Safire · December 20, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Happy Happy Birthday!

I would love a new book. Feeling a bit peevish with my collection right now.

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Christine L. · December 20, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Happy Birthday!!

I hope you are managing to stay warm. :)

Jamie · December 20, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday tooo yooooou!

Ya gonna tell us how old you are?

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Carey · December 20, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear mommyknows, happy birthday to you!
I hope you have a fantastic day!

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anastasia · December 20, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Happy Birthday to you, Kim!
All the best!

pick me for the book

Cindi · December 20, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Happy Birthday, Kim! I think you should write a book. You are too funny!
I am serious, you know?! I hope your day was special. Watch out for those
book covers…..They are out to get you :)

Jennifer C · December 20, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Happy Birthday. Sounds like an interesting book. I do enjoy reading.

Jaime S · December 20, 2008 at 10:28 pm

I would love to read this one! I can always use a new book!

Thanks for popping by my blog! I really appreciate it :O)

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lace · December 20, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Happy Birthday!!

I agree with you on the book cover changing. One I personally get annoyed at is when they have to change a book cover to match a movie poster if the book was made into a movie. If given the option, I will get the book with the original cover.

I also have dejabook moments. I’ll be reading a book and I know I’ve read this book but then I’ll look at the copyright date and it’s a new book from this year or last. There is no way I could have already read the book but it is way to familiar to have never read it. What is going on! Did I travel to the future and read the book already?

This book sounds great.

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Michelle · December 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Happy happy birthday, Kim! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead, full of reasons to celebrate. Have an extra piece of cake for me, okay?

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Jeanne: Get Your Ex Back · December 21, 2008 at 7:53 am

Hmmm, interesting book. Got to try that.

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Mom On The Run · December 21, 2008 at 9:15 am

Doesn’t it go to show you that you should never judge a book by its cover… as you may never know if you’ve read it before :)

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outside voice · December 21, 2008 at 10:14 am

This is not a want-the-book comment, but simply a HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish for you!!! Hope you had a very lovely day. :)

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Mom On The Run · December 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm

I just read from Jafers blog that it was your birthday – Happy Belated Birthday!

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carolyn s · December 21, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Ok, well I needed that laugh today. I burst out at your Good In Bed comment. I would love to read this book.

thanks for the laugh and for sharing with us

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

Shannon · December 21, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Happy Birthday! That book looks like it would a great book to read. And since my sister is expecting her first in a few months, I’m sure she would love to read it too!

Lisa · December 22, 2008 at 10:58 am

I could use a new book to help the cold days go by a littloe faster and I promise if I win to pass it along when I am done:)

Dara · December 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Happy Birthday =)

As I’m a new reader with a gazillion books of my own to read, I won’t be asking for the book. I will say that I did love her other books though, so yay for good taste!

lucy · December 22, 2008 at 2:52 pm

how great you are… I am sort of new here and have noticed you do quite a few giveaways… thats very generous… I would surely pass it forward… Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays….

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Colleen · December 22, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Did I make it? Did I make it?
Nothing like commenting at the very last second.

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One Scrappy Gal · December 22, 2008 at 8:00 pm

You bought the same book twice?


I wish I could have been a fly on the wall on the floor when you flipped to the back and then realized…

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Lisa P. · December 22, 2008 at 11:39 pm

I’m so glad I’m not the only lazy one. I have a bag in my car filled with things “I’m going to return” along with the receipts. I tell myself next time I go back to that store I’ll return those items while I’m there. That bag has been sitting in my car for the past three months. And it will probably still be there through the new year.


Deanne S. · December 23, 2008 at 11:23 am

Happy Birthday!

There was a post you did a LONG time ago, you asked readers to write about their favorite books and there was a couple I was going to try and find (but forgot and lost the list I wrote it on). Did you ever read any of the books people told you about and if so, any you’d recommend? I’m looking for a good laugh!

Madeline · December 23, 2008 at 6:20 pm

I hope it was a fabulous one! Happy Birthday!!!

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kategvt · December 24, 2008 at 2:03 pm

well as much as i’d love to win…don’t pick me…i never get to read “CHWAPTA” books (as james calls ’em)…but, hope you FEEL better.

margaret · December 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

Did you pick a winner for the Giveaway yet? If not, pick me I love to read and pass books onto my friends. And by the way, Happy late Birthday!

James · January 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I would love a new book.

Bryan Alwright · January 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm

“Little Earthquakes” was the latest selection in my book group. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after checking out the cover, I had a feeling I was going to enjoy it. And enjoy it I did!

Harry@Ethnic Drums · January 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

This book sounds great!Thank you so much for the great share.

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