Monday, December 29, 2008

Blog Book Tour with Giveaways!

Just in time for New Year's resolutions goal-setting, I have a unique book to tell you about. The clever title, Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, grabbed my attention and I knew I needed to take a look at this one! At first I was a little taken aback by the subtitle, 52 Ways to Master the Art of Personal Change, thinking it might be a year-long book, but these are short suggestions which are fairly simple to implement. Simple, not easy, or else the book wouldn't be needed! With chapters like Warning: Dates on the Calendar are Closer than They Appear (on procrastination) and If Everything's Coming Your Way, You're in the Wrong Lane (on obstacles), the author covers many of the common things that women struggle with.

Every woman longs for change in some area of her life. Unfortunately, fear, fatigue, adversity, heartbreak, past failures, and even the choices of other people get in the way and make lasting change seem out of reach. Having been there herself, Karen Linamen knows exactly how to take readers from where they are to where they want to be.

In Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, she examines 52 powerful actions readers can apply to any change they long to embrace. Her insights apply to career, finances, personal health and fitness, relationships, faith—in fact, every facet of a woman’s life.

Blending laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice, Linamen shows readers the link between dissatisfaction and transformation, how to remodel habits, the little-known truth about procrastination, how to generate the energy they need to pursue the life they desire, how to benefit from options and resources they never dreamed they had, and much, much more!

Karen Scalf Linamen is a popular speaker and the celebrated author of ten books for women, including Due to Rising Energy Costs the Light at the End of the Tunnel Has Been Turned Off and Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt. She has been featured on more than one hundred radio programs, including FamilyLife Today. Publishers Weekly describes her as “funny, forthright and unforgettable.” Linamen lives with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit her website at

The publisher has graciously provided 2 copies of this book for me to give away here. Since it's a holiday week, I'm going to extend the drawing a little longer than usual. To enter, just leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009. I'll draw 2 winners on Friday. (Continental US residents only)

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!


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Vader's Mom said...

That sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter me (while I go add it to my wish list...)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

She sounds like a hoot. I'll bet she is a very popular speaker.

Joanne said...

PLEASE enter me! I have her book, "Just hand over the chocolate..." She is a very good writer.

Thanks so much for having this giveaway. I will ALWAYS throw my hat in the ring for a good book!

Happy NEW Year

sara said...

sounds like a great book! count me in please!

A Stone Gatherer said...

That sounds like a great book! Since I just won, you don't need to enter me though!

lmerie said...

Looks like another winning book! I won recently too, so you can leave me out, but thanks for the summary. I will have to see if it is at the library! :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Oh dear Linda I really, really, need this book! ;)

Mel said...

Linda sounds good, especially the short suggestions :)

Wanda said...

I need her number! She and I could be BFF's!
I would love to read any of her books.....I especially like the "Hand over the chocolate"....sounds like it was written for me ( a chocoholic).

Deven said...

Sounds good, especially the title. Count me in, please.