Thursday, November 18, 2010

* Give a Book for Christmas *

♪♫  Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!  ♪♫   

** NOTE: (added 11/19 pm) I forgot to say a little more about the Thin Threads book series. Since I've known about it and have been so close to it for over a year and a half, I think everyone must've heard of it and/or know about it! Here are some words, taken directly from their website:

Thin Threads: a moment, event, setback, crossroad, or encounter that connected you to a person, place or an opportunity that changed your life for the better.

Thin Thread stories are a collection of moments, events or decisions told in personal story form, each showing how the course of our lives can be redirected for the better. The stories encapsulate our human desire to tell our own stories and to read and relate to others through their stories.

So, you can see how it differs from other anthologies. Thin Threads is very unique!

 I am in such a happy mood right at this very moment! I was in my "usual" happy mood when I got up today at 4:00am. (Yep, went to sleep early last night and got a good night's rest.) But, now it is 3:20pm, CST, and I am ecstatic! I just spoke to Stacey Battat at Kiwi Publishing and the new Thin Threads books will be shipping to me tomorrow! This is the anthology that has my story about a woman and her family, and how Hurricane Katrina and Habititat for Humanity, St. Charles County Missouri, changed their lives. Woot!

$17.95 each
I am offering a personal promotion for this book. Whoever buys any directly from me, I will donate $5.00 per book, to Habitat in St. Charles, Mo. AND I will ship them at NO CHARGE, to anywhere in the US or Canada. (sorry, I will have to charge shipping out of the country.)

*These would make lovely Christmas gifts, PLUS you'd be helping a wonderful charity!* 

(courtesy: martha

Christmas again. But this year there was money for presents and lots of food in the icebox and the flat was always warm now. When Francie came in off the cold street she thought that the warmth was like a lover’s arms around her drawing her into the room. She wondered, incidentally, exactly what a lover’s arms felt like. — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith (pen name of Elisabeth Wehner) (1943)


  1. Becky what an awesome gift! I love to give and get books for Christmas. Most of mine are second hand and it's one of my ways of recycling!

  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my favorite books!

    Great idea to give the books for gifts, and quite generous of you to donate to Habitat AND pick up the cost of shipping!

    You rock!

  3. Congratulations!!! I know this is something you'd been hoping for. You know something's good when EVERYONE benefits!

  4. Okay, count me in Becky, I will buy one. I'll send you my details. Congrats on your publication!!!!

    Do you know that "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is one of my very, very favorite books? I first read it in junior high. I need to find a copy for keeps. The movie is exactly like the book too.


  5. It's been years since I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! I'm going to have to look it up and enjoy it again. It's like enjoying the same food for Thanksgiving dinner over and over. You savor it more each time.

  6. I just love that the quote I chose for this post has reminded so many of you of how much you loved that book! I need to read it again, too. Been a long time. And thank you SO MUCH to Kathy for wanting to buy one of the Thin Threads books. Thank You!!! :)

  7. Becky---

    Please bring me a copy of the book to our meeting next week. (That is, if it has gotten to you by then.) That will save on shipping (ha).

  8. Yay! Thank you, Sioux, for also wanting to buy a book!!

  9. Becky, such an awesome gift. Books are my refuge can't imagine doing without them. I wish you could stop by too, what fun we could have. hugs ~lynne~

  10. I am so bad with my typos, sorry! What a great thing you are doing. I'm going to post your promotion on my sidebar of my blog. Congrats on getting your story published!

  11. Yay!!! That's fantastic Becky!! You are right, books are great gifts!

  12. Thanks again, everyone: Linda, June, Tammy, Kathy, Betty, Sioux, Lynne, Lydia and Sara!! And a special thanks to a brand new follower: Lydia, who is not only following but posted about my book on her sidebar already! How generous of you, Lydia. Thank you very much!

  13. Becky: I want one!! please send me details on how to buy it from you to my email. I can't wait to read your story.

    ps - thanks for your super KIND comment on my blog. I am still trying to catch up with my reading.

  14. OJ! Thank you, dahhhling! You're wonderful! And please continue to take care of yourself and your sweetie!

  15. Here we go rubbing elbows again. I think we are both in this book. I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, too. Great promotion, Becky.


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