Its been a while since I've held a giveaway. Its also been a while since I have talked about reading, mostly due to the fact that I haven't had time to enjoy a good book. Lately, feeling that soon I will have a very hectic schedule and not a lot of time for reading thanks to a newborn baby, I have decided to actually dedicate time for literature. Nothing is better than devouring a good book even if you have to make time for it!
The last book I just finished reading I purchased without a clue if I would really like it or not. I read a small synopsis and took the chance that it might actually be enjoyable. A week later, which is relatively quick for me reading a book thanks to my schedule and energy, I finished it and am thoroughly impressed.
Review from Amazon:
Two families, the Planks and the Dickersons, are mysteriously entwined in this exquisite novel that centers on decades of life at a New Hampshire farm. Youngest daughters Ruth Plank and Dana Dickerson, born on the same day in the same hospital, take turns narrating the struggles they face as children. Ruth feels a coldness from her mother; Dana is unsettled by her kooky parents constantly uprooting her and her brother Ray. Regardless, the Planks pay a yearly visit to the Dickersons no matter where they've ended up living. As the girls come of age, Ruth takes an interest in art, sex, and Dana's brother, Ray, with whom she later reunites, at Woodstock, in a swirl of drugs and mud. Meanwhile, Dana realizes that her desires are directed toward women and sets off to pursue agricultural studies at a university, where she meets Clarice, an assistant professor. As time goes by, the floundering Plank Farm is in danger of being seized by Ruth's former boyfriend, a man who has had his eye on the land for years. As Ruth and Dana pursue love, contemplate children, and search for home, the truth of what unites their families is finally--at long last--revealed, in this beautifully written book.
So, if this books sounds like something you'd like to read, which I bet it will, then I have a giveaway for you! I'm going to be giving away one copy of this book to one lucky person, but I am hoping that in return you'll help me find a new book to read.
How to enter:
Leave a comment below telling me a good book that you have read lately. "The Help" is next up on my list, but after that I am out of ideas. My hopes are that you'll be able to point me in the direction of something else to enjoy, before I am too tired and sleep deprived to do so.
I will pick the winner randomly sometime on Monday!