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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sundays In My Neck of the Woods

Last Friday I posted for the 1000th time on this blog.  l think it's time for a break! 

First, I have a give away for you!  Jayne Martin of In Jayne's World has published a book of essays called "Suitable for Giving, A Collection of Wit with a Side of Wry."   I found it to be delightfully entertaining, and Jayne was kind enough to send me two copies; one for me to review, and one to give away to one lucky reader.

Jayne is an exceptionally talented writer whose credits include "Big Spender" for Animal Planet and "A Child too Many," "Cradle of Conspiracy," and "Deceived by Trust" for the Lifetime Channel.  I've enjoyed reading her blog now for a couple of years and always enjoy her commentary on life and politics.

Her book consists of a collection of some of her blog posts.  Ms. Martin writes of being single at 60, sharing memories of her younger days, including spending her 30th birthday "in bed with Jose Cuervo."  In the essay  called "A Serving of Guilt With a Twist of Lime," she says she's a 'recovering Catholic,' and that she still gets hives in the presence of nuns. 

Jayne touches on many topics that a relevent to all of us.  I chuckled my way through the book, and Mr. Eva, also a fan of Jayne's,  enjoyed it as well! 

If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this book, please comment below. (That's it, no hoops to jump through, although I hope you visit Jayne's blog.) I will announce the winner a week from Monday.

If you prefer to buy a copy of the book, it's available on Amazon on Kindle or in hard copy.  Click here.

Mr. Eva and I will be heading south for a little R & R, and although I'll be bringing my laptop with me, I will not be posting everyday while we are gone.  Friday Fiction will resume when we return, around the middle or end of March.  I'll stop in to read a blog or two while on the trip, but chances are I won't be commenting much.  This is a temporary break; I intend to return in full force by the end of March.

Don't forget, you have just a week to enter the drawing for "Suitable for Giving" by Jayne Martin.  If you want to get an peek at her writing, check out her blog at In Jayne's World.

EVA

28 comments:

Ruth said...

I will head over there now and check it out.
Congrats on getting to 1000 posts. And have a good vacation!

Janiece said...

Congrats on your 1000 post that is awesome!

Brian Miller said...

def put me in...

congrats on 1000!

and enjoy the break! have fun...and see you soon...smiles....

rosaria said...

Enjoy your R&R. We'll miss you.

Gail said...

Congratulations on your one thousand posts!

Yes, I want the book, please!!! Put my name in the hat, maybe I will get lucky.

Enjoy your relaxing time.

Adam said...

Congrats on the 1000 post

Sue said...

Have a safe and enjoyable trip, Eva! Good job on your 1000th post. I celebrated that one recently as well.

=)

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Congrats om the 1000th post, and Have a great vacation!

Sarah Lindahl said...

Have a good time with your time off. I am jealous that you are going off with the hubby for some R and R!

Laurie Kolp said...

1,000 posts- wow!! yes, you take a break, Eva... hope not too long, though. I'd love to be in the drawing.

Reeni said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! You're amazing and deserve a break! Enjoy your vacation!

River said...

1000 posts!! Wow.

Enjoy your break, you've earned it.

I'll have to have a look at Jayne's blog...the book sounds interesting.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Eva, Are you guys driving? I'm in Delaware and we have multiple vacancies. We'd love to have you. Stu is a great cook. Please consider visiting.

gayle said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! That's awesome! Enjoy your trip!

Jen said...

congrats, Eva.....1000! That is a whole lot-a words!!! lol

Al Penwasser said...

1,000 post? Congratulations! Isn't that grand (pardon the pun)?
Enjoy your trip!

Kitty Moore said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!! x

Nancy Thompson said...

Count me in! And while we'll miss you, we all hope you have a great time resting and relaxing!

Kristy said...

You enjoy, girl! You two have a good time together.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Aww, I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time. You will be missed, though. *Hugs*

Have a wonderful, safe, & happy trip, Eva & Mr. Eva! {{{HUGS}}}

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: thanks!

Jen: I guess I have been rather chatty!

Adam: Thanks! it's been a long haul!

tattytiara said...

Yes, Jayne is a fabulous writer, and a wonderful person to boot. 1000 posts? Wowza babe, you've earned a holiday! Bravo!

Holly said...

Miss, I just popped by to see how you are getting on and make sure you really are on vacation! Let me know if you're enjoying it. I miss you and you know it's all about me anyway! HUGS

Ann On and On... said...

I hope you enjoy your r&r! See you in March!

Pat said...

1000 posts! Wow! You deserve a break today! Go to McDonalds! Ha ha! Throw my name in the hat!

Helene said...

Congratulations on your 1000th blog post!!!!! Have a fun (and safe) vacation!

Sela Toki said...

WoW Wee, 1000 posts. Great job. You do deserve a break. Enjoy it.

Kelley said...

I would love to have a copy of her book! It sounds entertaining and insightful. I'm glad you are getting a much needed break! We'll see you when you get back. :)