Saturday, November 17, 2012

Snapshot Saturday - The biggest baby at my house :)

My Layla and I are best pals...a quick nap each afternoon helps me shed the stress of the day and enjoy the rest of the afternoon/evening with my family.  Layla seems to know that this routine is good for me.  If I start doing something else before our nap, she will go over to the couch, sit and wait for me...while staring at me and following me with those big soulful German Shepherd eyes as if to remind me that I must take time for myself.
Have I mentioned that I love my dog? :)
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce @ At Home with Books

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop, Nov. 15-25

Announcing the 3rd Annual Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
November 15th to 25th

I'm swamped with grading papers this week and am missing my blogging buddies immensely!! I'm thankful that I have all week off next week to catch up with all my favs and hopefully some new friends!

I love Thanksgiving and I'm grateful for my blog over the last three years, Peppermint PhD has truly been a blessing to ways I never could have imagined.  

Thanks to Kathy over @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and her tireless giveaways (how in the world does she keep up with all of this??? ), I'm offering up for grabs some selections from my shelves :)  All the books are gently read by me and the links to my reviews are provided when applicable.  Any specific flaws on the books are also noted beside the individual selection as listed below.

To enter my giveaway, all you have to do is Follow Peppermint PhD by GFC, Twitter, Email, Facebook, or Networked Blogs.  If you already follow, just let me know and how.
  In the comments, please indicate how you followed, the book of your choice, your email and blog address. Please don't forget your blog address; I love to visit new blogs! 

Here are your prize choices:

Package 1 - oversized paperback of Affinity by Sarah Waters (spine has some creasing)

Package 2 - oversized paperback of Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung (spine has some creasing, ARC, some light pencil underlining)

Package 3 - hardback of The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad (read by my middle daughter, looks brand new)

Package 4 - hardback of The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart (a few places with underlining and notes)

Package 5 - oversized paperback of Angel's Tip by Alafair Burke (some spine creasing and a few places with marks in the margins)

Package 6 - oversized paperback of And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman (ARC, pre-publication cover is different from the one pictured below)

Package 7 - hardback of Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (older copy, pages are a little yellow)

Package 8 - hardback of Bossypants by Tina Fey (a couple of marks in the margins)

Package 9 - hardback sprial bound copy of Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals for Kids

Package 10 - oversized paperback copy of Picture This by Jacqueline Sheehan (some spine creasing, some underlining and a few marks in the margin)