Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wed HodgePodge & BFTH Giveaway #4




Welcome to Booked for the Holidays Giveaway #4! Today's giveaway books are:

Giveaway #4
  • Angel Song by Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman
  • . I reviewed this Women of Faith 2010 Novel of the Year here.
  • Finding Christmas by James C. Schaap, which I featured here.

Get three chances to win by leaving three comments:

  1. Comment #1 - comment on this giveaway
  2. Comment #2 - tell me you are a follower of this blog
  3. Comment #3 - post the BFTH button on your sidebar
You can read the rules for entering and claiming prizes here.




And now for Wednesday Hodgepodge, hosted by Joyce From This Side of the Pond.

1. Have you ever been on a real sleigh ride? How about the warm weather version - a carriage ride?

No and no. I've always wanted to do that. Either or both.

2. What's your policy on 'chain mail'...you know, the emails you receive that are often some sort of poem/blessing/good wish that ask you to send it on to 10 or 12 friends? Do you delete without opening, read and trash, read and trash and then worry you won't be blessed/lucky/protected? Do you delete the sender from your contacts or just go ahead and send the love onward?

They annoy me. I generally skim them 'cause I don't realize it's one of "those" emails until I get to the end.

3. Who is your favorite character in any of the Christmas movies and why?

One of my favorite Christmas movies is Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. I love Samantha's character and how much she loves her friends and wants to help them. (And I love Anna Sophia Robb!)

and then of course, there's Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas



4. Share a favorite quote.

Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance. . . (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

and this one from the most recent online issue of Christianity Today:

Preoccupied with self and distracted by affluence, many Christians try to confine the gospel to a superior form of therapy; they fail to see it as a cosmic plan of redemption in which they, as fallen creatures, are directly involved. (Charles Colson)

5. What's your favorite holiday scent?

Aromatique's The Smell of Christmas, which they describe as "the delightful aromas of citrus and spice with naturally festive botanicals... red berries, evergreen sprigs, nuts, pinecones and cinnamon sticks"

I love the potpourri and the candles!






6. Does the Christmas season stress you out? In what way?

A little bit. Too many things to do and not enough time to do them. Especially since I got a notice to report for jury duty next Monday.

7. What's the best thing about your life right now?

My family.

8. Insert your own random thought here.>

I love this song from Avalon - a great reminder for busy moms!




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48 comments:

quilly said...

Gotta love Linus!

Jury duty! Oh no! What a rotten time of year for it!

Diana said...

Another great book combo!!!

Diana said...

A faithful follower...have a great day!

Joyce said...

Jury duty! In December! Yikes!

I love that quote by Charles Colson-he has an amazing testimony.

I have to add that my word verification is nolists-ha! Don't I wish!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love both of those authors. Especially Sheila Walsh. I am a faithful follower and have posted the BFTH button on my blog. Count me in.

Beverlydru said...

Well I surely got alot in my delightful visit today. I know what scent I need. Got some terrific quotes, a new Christmas movie to watch AND a book give-away!! Woo HOO! I love the books I've won in the past. Not one disappointment among them.

Beverlydru said...

I am now an official follower, though I've been unofficial for quite some time. : ) Entry #2 woo hoo! Thanks.

SusanD said...

Great book combo. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

SusanD said...

Yep. I'm a follower. :)

SusanD said...

I have the button on my sidebar too. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

SusanD said...

I chose Linus too. When Hallmark came out with the ornament for this monologue, we bought it! It's awesome. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Nanato4 said...

Interesting answers. I'm with you on #5. I buy the potpouri and put it in jars and bowls around the house. I've got to make a trip to the mall to buy another bag for this Christmas!

Hope you're dismissed early from jury duty!

Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Please include me in this giveaway.
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Marianne said...

i wish you had said what you did with those 'cahin letters'. oersonally, if i like the message in it, i will copy and paste it into a new window, delete everything i don't like about it (including the part of sending it on and good luck and so on) and just send it as an email. the book choices look good, as always.

LynnMarie said...

Jury dute will add to anyones stress! I hate having to show up for those, especially since I'm married to a cop so they don't want me on any cases but I have to show up and wait all day to be told that I am not right for the case. Then I have to come back 4 more times to do the same thing. Its a long day of nothing!!!

Jill said...

Jury duty during the Christmas season. Well that's a new one!

By the way, how can you have never watched It's a Wonderful Life even once? It's not my favorite movie, but I think it is required viewing at least once in your life. : )

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

Love Linus, even as a kid I loved him! :)
The books look great, I need to jump into a good book over Christmas break!!
Thanks for all you support and prayers lately too!!! :)

Catherine said...

I just watched a Charlie Brown Christmas last night. Linus' monologue is the high point of that much loved cartoon, in my opinion. I look forward to hearing it every year!

Catherine West said...

Hi Linda,
Found you from your comment on ICFW. Great blog! I love the scent of pine, Yankee Candle's Christmas collection is wonderful!

The Unsell Family said...

Please enter me.
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The Unsell Family said...

I am a follower.
~Jen Unsell
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The Unsell Family said...

I have the button on my blog. www.theunsells.blogspot.com
~Jen Unsell
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Mary Lou said...

These sound great...thanks,.Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Mary Lou said...

I am a follower too,,,Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

karenk said...

a fabulous giveaway...

karenk
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karenk said...

i'm a follower :)

karenk
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windycindy said...

I have to agree that my family is the best thing about my life right
now!
Once again, the books are fabulous!
Merci, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ellie said...

What an awesome giveaway! Great books!

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Ellie said...

I am a new follower.

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Ellie said...

I have the BFTH button on my sidebar.

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Ellie said...

I've never seen "Samantha: An American Girl Holiday". I'll have to see if I can find it.

Mel said...

I really enjoyed that song you shared. The last one as I had not ever heard of it before. Its a good reminder of what the season should be about.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. This season has me stressed this year. I just can't seem to go from start to finish. Hope your having a great day.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Still following!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Enjoyed reading all that you shared. Have a wonderful evening!

Kathy said...

Oh no, jury duty! Maybe you'll be lucky like my son--he was called for the first time today. He watched tv(Hallmark Channel) until lunch with the other chosen ones, then they all got dismissed because the cases were settled out of court!
I'd love to win those books!

Kathy said...

I follow your blog through my second blog, MiMi's Mini Tales because it's on blogger. However, I usually comment under my first blog. I know...I'm strange that way!

Renee Ann said...

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Renee Ann said...

I'm a follower . . . reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Renee Ann said...

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Cathy said...

Love your answers. Hope you get to take a sleigh ride.

Cathy said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to read these books.

Cathy said...

I've posted about your giveaway.

Edna said...

I am a follower please enter me


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Edna said...

Please enter me I love this give away and all these good books



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Maureen said...

Please include me in this giveaway. About the email...I sometimes do them, but rarely. I will copy and paste a good one and forward it to my friends...without the guilt attached.

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Maureen said...

I posted this giveaway on my facebook profile

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=1124305054

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Maureen said...

I follow on GFC and subscribe by email.


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