If you like to read and you’re not already signed up for for the Read it Forward newsletter I don’t know what you’re waiting for!
Now through May 11 you can sign up to win a copy of:
Twelve Rooms with a View by Theresa Rebeck
Ten Minutes from Home by Beth Greenfield
Ancestor by Scott Sigler
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You might already know this, but I’m a huge fan of reading. I would be the kid sitting inside during summer break (my parents HATED that!).
My bookshelves are overflowing. Sadly I have boxes of books sitting inside the garage right now (I know, I know, horrible place to keep books!). But … I have a feeling some of those books will be leaving and going on to better homes where they will be loved, I came across Cash4Books today. (Yes, that’s a referral link. Yes, I do get $5 for a new customer going through that link. Yes, you can do the same thing on your blog). I like the idea of this because I don’t have to drag the books to a store only to be possibly turned away because they already have enough in stock. I can just input the numbers and they’ll give me a postage paid address label. Couldn’t be simpler!
I also checked out their sister site, McKenzie Books. You can buy used books online. They have an awesome book alert that will e-mail you when a book you want comes in to stock. They’re easy to set up and I have a feeling it will come in handy because tracking down Jeremy’s graphic novels at reduced prices is hard.
Their prices are extremely reasonable – and just like Amazon they have free shipping on orders over $25. (But Amazon’s free shipping is only on new books, you can order new or used from McKenzie). It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a used bookstore because the prices just weren’t worth it last time I went. If I’m only getting 25% off I’d rather use a 40% off coupon at a new book store or just borrow from the library. With McKenzie, their prices seemed to be more like 40-60% off.
Speaking of books, any good cook book recomendations out there? I’m a lazy cook, which means I’m not much of one at all. I saw Great Food Fast and I’m thinking that might be for me but I’m not sure yet. I prefer healthy and cheap. I’m seriously considering giving up HFCS so that means no more sloppy joe bakes with Manwich!
Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to McKenzie Books.
I’m such a wimp when I’m sick!
I ended up with strep throat and a sinus infection this week. Then the antibiotics made me sicker instead of better and I felt like I was dying. All is good in the world now – this beautiful weather has absolutely helped bunches!
Without further whining I wanted to point you to a giveaway that features one of my favorite blogs (maggieroseonline.com, formerly Magchunk).
Head over to Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle sometime before April 22 for a chance to win a custom e-decor guide worth $75!
This is going to sound salesy and I’m including my referral link but it’s not because I want you to sign up so I can make money from you, it’s because I’ve actually already signed up for two of these deals so I think it’s worth signing up for.
groupon.com sends an e-mail each morning with the deal of the day. I’ve signed up for a $15 wine tasting for two in Royal Oak at Vintner’s Cellar and a $25 gift certificate to Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery (my whole family loves their food) for $10. There have been deals I’ve passed on – two months of unlimited yoga at a studio in Grosse Pointe (just too far for me to drive) and plenty of restaurants. There was even $35 for $100 worth of salon services at a salon in Ferndale.
Anyways, sign up (it’s free) and if you like the deals keep getting the e-mails, if you don’t you can just unsubscribe.
Here’s the link: groupon.com. There are groupons in a lot of cities – the Detroit one is only a couple weeks old and I’m loving it!
My best friend was married this past fall and I had the honor of being a bridesmaid. The photographer finally blogged her wedding! You can see some photos here.