Welcome to the 4th annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer! In this hop you will find over 200 bloggers each offering a book-related prize of $10 or more. The twist to this hop is that there is only one entry per person! This is our way of thanking all of you for being fans/readers of our blogs.
I recently won a giveaway and received a copy of I Promise Not To Suffer – A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail by Gail D. Storey. Nothing against the author or blogger who hosted the giveaway, but upon closer examination it doesn’t look like something I would enjoy. I think it would be much better off with a reader who would really enjoy it so one of you will win a brand new paperback copy of this book! (It has been in my house for a few weeks and I do have pets so please take that into account if you have allergies)
I Promise Not to Suffer is Gail Storey’s light-hearted yet heart-felt memoir about her and her husband’s adventures and misadventures, deepening marriage, and reflections on being irrevocably changed by life on the trail. She was a novice hiker, while he was an experienced outdoorsman. Removed from their usual routines and living outside in the wilderness for months exposed hidden intricacies in their relationship. Hiking 20 miles a day over mountains, thirsting in the high desert of California, forcing frozen feet into icy socks and boots each morning in the High Sierra, stumbling through lava fields in Oregon-Gail was required to meet the elements on their own tough-love terms. From an encounter with a mountain lion to her mother’s battle with cancer at home, she confronts each challenge with wit and brave style. While a dangerous loss of weight forces Gail to leave the PCT after 900 miles, she regains strength and later rejoins her husband on sections until he triumphantly reaches the northern terminus in Canada. Humorous yet honest, this journey of harrowing hilarity and reluctant revelations will be loved by active hikers (appendices include details of their unique ultralight gear and other essential how-to information), fans of female adventure stories, and armchair travelers alike.
To enter to win this book, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you follow. I’ve got about 5 ways in which you can follow me so if you don’t already do so, pick one and dive in! However you do follow me, please be sure to also tell me the name/email address you use to follow with that method.
Here’s my follow links so you don’t have to go searching for them:
And while it won’t give you an entry, I would greatly appreciate a vote in the Gerber Photo Search 2013 for my daughter Elizabeth! You can get directly to her entry via this link: https://www.facebook.com/Gerber?sk=app_586462271392312&app_data=245486. It is a Facebook-based contest so you will need to have an account and log-in to vote. Thanks in advance!
This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 years and older. Giveaway ends Saturday 11/30/13 at 11:59pm EST. Don’t forget to use the list below to hop to all of the other giveaways. Good luck!