Take A Look, It’s in a Book. A Reading Raaaaainbow. Aka: A Giveaway.

14 June 2011

So when I gave away Two Kisses for Maddy the other day, I wished that I had a few more copies because y’all are quick and I got several emails in the first half hour of me posting.

Since we’re in major clean out mode in our house, we also gave a giant box of books to our friend who runs a used bookstore.  And then I thought, well… I have a few great reads that I’ve been dying to pass along to someone who will love them as much as I have, so I pulled out a few of my recent favorites.

Without further ado… here are some goodies that could be in a mailing envelope on their way to YOU by week’s end.

To win, leave a comment saying which color of the reading rainbow you’d like to have, and yes, you can choose as many colors as you’d like.  I’ll pick a random winner from each color on Thursday post them to the So Wonderful, So Marvelous Facebook Page and mail them out on Friday or Saturday morning. 

{you don’t even have to ‘like’ the page, you can just click the link to check in on Thursday, but dude we have all kinds of fun over there so you should ‘like’ the page, but if you don’t that is ok, you just won’t be hanging with the cool kids, but whatever if you want to sit with the band geeks like DAVE just go right ahead}

You will get extra points {and the points mean absolutely nothing, just so we’re clear…} for henceforth referring to me as LeVar.  Points will be taken away if you refer to LaVar as Jordy  like DAVE {band geeks are apparently also Star Trek geeks as well} stupidly did the other night when I was putting together this post and playing the Reading Rainbow song over and over.

And spread some good karma, pass this post along to anyone else that you know who loves to read because these are really freaking great books and let’s face it there are plenty to go around.

PINK – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This one is dark, I’m not going to lie.  It’s disturbing but very very good and really makes you think.  I wrote about it here.


RED – My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

This is a hilarious, raunchy read about all kinds of one night stands that could only happen to Chelsea.  There is a midget in Mexico waiting for you.


ORANGE – Obsolete by Anna Jane Grossman 

Obsolete is a collection of items that have gone by the wayside yet live on in our memories.  You’ll be longing for a mixtape, phone sex, & a landline by the time you’re through.


YELLOW – Seeing Me Naked by Liza Palmer

I loved Seeing Me Naked, it’s chick lit at its finest.  The characters are fantastic and the dysfunctional family dynamic sucked me right in.


GREEN – The Know-It-All by AJ Jacobs

Read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica from start to finish in one year and not become a pompous know it all asshole in the process?  See if AJ was able to do it and keep his new marriage in tact as well.


BLUE – The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Another year long quest, this one by Gretchen who attempts to find happiness in her day to day.  You’ll  be surprised by what she learns and it may inspire you to attempt your own Happiness Project.


INDIGO – I Love Everybody by Laurie Notaro

Laurie Notaro is one of those writers that make me laugh out loud as I’m sitting there reading, it’s only awkward when other people look at me funny.  This book chronicles her thirty-something years, her QVC loving mother is one of my favorites.


VIOLET – Shag’s Around the World in 80 Drinks by Adam Rocke

80 cocktails from around the world.  How to make them, how to garnish, and what to put them in… find your new drink of choice.  Shake.  And repeat.



Amy said...

Hey LeVar, don't hate on the band nerds. Put me down for YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE, even though I need more books like I need a hole in my head. Perhaps I'll be inspired to go drop off some of my oldies to the used book store... or just randomly mail them to people. :)

Amy Schuchard said...

LeVar, I also have a QVC loving mother. So I am interested in Indigo. Red please too. I love her! Ah hell....orange, yellow, blue too!

brandi said...

Morning LeVar......Red, yellow, Blue and Green:) I love all things primary colors:)

Unknown said...

Green and indigo. Because I am both a know-it-all and a loudmouth and my husband would seriously appreciate it if I could pick up a tip or two from AJ. And because I like reading about other people's crazy moms.

Unknown said...

Also, I think you and I have a telepathic connection. I was just thinking about doing this over at my spot last night. Stop listening in on my conversations with myself - its going to get awkward one of these days!

Melissa {TheScarletCardinal} said...

Oooh! Put me down for pink,red,and blue. Especially the blue! :)

Karen said...

Good morning LeVar! What a fun idea!! Mark me down for pink, orange, yellow, blue, and indigo. Now the Reading Rainbow song is stuck in my head. Shhh...wanna know a secret? I don't even mind! Ha!

MommyAtkins said...

Blue and Yellow for me especially since I started the Happiness Project but only got to page 187 and the library claimed my digital version! Booooo! I think its a book to be read in paper form anyway :)

the cape on the corner said...

red, and indigo are ones i'd love. you sure you don't have the second hunger games book stashed away? that's the one i need.

i'm loving this female authors lol potential here. i just read tina fey's book, and i loved it. very lol there, too.

i liked your fb page. why can't i figure out how to get mine on the blog. ugh!

Yostee said...

Good Morning!!! I was super excited when I read this blog this morning!! Since it took me a whopping 7 years to graduate college since I am one of the world's most indecisive people, I really had no desire to read ANYTHING!!!! I recently began reading for fun again, and not just Dr. Seuss, but actual books that I like! I am always looking for new fun books to read and even if I am not cool enough to win, you have given me some great suggestions!!!

Please put me in for yellow, blue and indigo!

Thanks so much for being AWESOME!

Unknown said...

I'd love to read pink, red, or yellow!

And on a sidenote..I had my first graders watch reading rainbow during school this year and they didn't really like it :( I was so sad. However, they did like my singing the theme song!!

Kelly said...

Hellooo Levar! =0) I would love to read pink, red, or yellow. Reading rainbow is where it's at, our children need quality programming like that!

Amy said...

Great Idea! I'd love Indigo or Yellow. ha, the Reading Rainbow...now, that's a blast from the past!

SnoopyMeg said...

Yellow, Orange & Pink!! Can't wait!

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

Pink, orange and green! So excited!

And yes, now that theme song is stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Anonymous said...

OK LeVar!!! I am wanting to start a GOOD book just have not started yet....I procrastinate - A LOT. I would love to read RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, INDIGO.

Thanks LeVar

Stacy Kaye said...

Good morning LeVar! My rainbow would be made up of yellow, orange and blue! Maybe a smidge of pink-if I am brave enough to handle it!!!

And just a sidenote...man that song takes me back. SOOOOO great! I'm going to play it for Kev when he gets home...or wait, was Reading Rainbow just a US thing? Was it in Canada???? If not I feel sad, the poor deprived children.

I LOVE the idea of sending books on to new readers. I have a ton of them in a box in my basement. Great plan!

Amanda said...

I REALLY want PINK or Red. But I will ALSO thoroughly enjoy orange, yellow and blue.

Sarah said...

Any color would do for me! thanks for the reading rainbow flashback :)

MommyLisa said...

You know LaVar - I want in on EVERY color but pink. So that would be red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Got that LaVar? I knew you would. ;)

stephanie b said...

yellow, blue, or indigo....xoxoxoxo

belles♥mom said...

LaVar, don't hate on the band geeks, we're people too hahaha{and Dave, being a Trekkie is nothing to be ashamed of!} I would love anything but pink or violet, they all sound great!

Molly said...

Firstly thank you for the childhood throwback! I read the title of this blog like I would be actually singing the theme song :) If I were the reading rainbow I would definitely be RED, YELLOW, PINK, VIOLET or INDIGO!

PS. This is such a sweet idea! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Pink - RED - Yellow

Loved the Reading Rainbow - so happy to meet you LaVar.

BTW - whenever I sign into my google account your comments never work at my job. Sorry for the Anonymous comments.

Jennifer said...

LeVar...I like your toe ring. I'll take pink and green and blue. I wish that you were my next door neighbor.

Emily said...

LeVar? I suppose I can make that happen.

Sign me up for pink, red, yellow, green, blue, and indigo, please.

AnnMarie said...

Yellow and Blue!!!!

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