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Book of the Month: A Practical Wedding

8 Jan

As I mentioned in this previous post, I’ve got a few New Years Resolutions to be working on. One of which is to read at least 12 books this year. While I’m not going down a specific list, I do have a couple of books prepped and ready. One of which is A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene, writer of the same titled blog. Sure, I’m not planning a wedding anymore, but I couldn’t wait to support this book (I even got it on pre-order) because I love everything it stands for. Weddings don’t have to be some insanity-inducing, stressful event. They should be meaningful and, if possible, as chill as possible. I’m about 50 pages in right now, and I’ve already cried once, so you can tell it’s going to be good.

If you are planning a wedding, or maybe you just want a really amazing, genuine book to read, I would seriously recommend this. I’m even planning on gifting it to any and all of my friends who get engaged.

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Book of the Month? + My First Giveaway (CLOSED)

5 Oct

I really love to read. But more than I love to read, I love to buy books. And I don’t go by that saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. I judge. I love colorful covers and clever titles. Admit it, it matters. So, how about starting a book of the month gig? It could be cool. If you have the chance, read the book suggested and let me know what you think. 😀

A book that I’ve loved for a long time but recently picked back up is I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris. The book is advertised as her take on hospitality and party throwing, but you get so much more than that. Amy Sedaris is a hilarious writer who’s words may be considered offensive in a different context, but in this book?? You can’t help but laugh out loud. Because with your need for new recipes to prepare for the “old people” who may be visiting, chances are (in Amy’s world) that you’ll also need some advice on personal hygiene, rabbit care and, of course, what not to say to someone who is mourning over a lost loved one (such as, “You’ll meet someone new, speaking of which, I know this guy who works at the Wax and Wicker. He’s got a green card!!”). But don’t worry, all of the recipes in the book are real, not jokes. So have no fear when trying out the “I Remember the War Cube Steak” or “Vulgar BBQ Sauce”.

And for the first time, I’ll be doing a giveaway of this book!!! Absolutely free! (Imagine that). Soooo, all you have to do to be entered is be a follower to this blog, “Like” Are We Wed Yet? on Facebook, and leave a comment saying you’d like to be entered. At the end, I’ll pick a random commenter to win and I will ship you your prize. How easy can it be?

The winner will be announced on October 15, 2010. Good luck!!!