Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

FREE Book Giveaway!!!

Okay, I know the word FREE just got the attention of many of my bargain loving friends!

See this guy?
This is Benjamin Vogt and he is married to my best friend, Jackie, (so does that make him my best friend-in-law??) which makes him a pretty cool guy. (Ben- do I get extra entries for compliments???)
He has just completed his SECOND poetry book that is currently being published and will be released at the end of October. He is offering a chance to win a free book to anyone who posts about it on their blog. See here for info. He recently completed his PhD in Poetry and Nonfiction at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. He loves this Earth and believes we should all work a little harder to care for it.
One such reviewer (Jehanne Dubrow) says of this book:

"' No one remembers unless they have a souvenir' write Benjamin Vogt. In Without Such Absence, poems themselves become souvenirs. These are photographs of a lost America- wooden schoolhouses, clotheslines, faded flags and strange gardens- a poetry so polished and formally rigorous that we can not forget the places Vogt has captured."

I am really excited to get a copy of my own. You can enter the contest as well by clicking on the link above and posting to your blog, or you can preorder one of these books by clicking here (by September 3rd....my birthday!)

1 comment:

Benjamin Vogt said...

Holy cow. It's like a shrine.