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Author of "The Menopause Prayer and Care Journal" and "Faith Walk". Coming soon, "Beautiful" and "Cousins". I am an Evangelist, author, poetess, a jewelry, scrapbook and greeting card designer. I enjoy photography, cooking and computers! My Cooking Blog is: http://cookiescooking.wordpress.com/


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lena Sledge's Blog... Books, Reviews and Interviews: "The Room, The Help, Midnight and the Meaning of Love, Books Giveaway

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

"The Room, The Help, Midnight and the Meaning of Love, Books Giveaway

"The Room" by Emma Donoghue

Room: A NovelProduct Details:
Publishers Weekly

Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Michal Friedman shines as Jack; her narration is haunting and compelling in its every inflection and tone. The voice she creates for Jack is so convincing, listeners may even mistake her for an actual child. Her powerful performance is complemented by Robert Petcoff's sinister Old Nick, and Ellen Archer's portrayal of resourceful Ma, whose gentle voice is infused with patience, terror, and hope. The chemistry between the players creates a gem of a book that will haunt readers long after the story's end.


"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

The HelpProduct Details:
 Provided by Booklist:

Jackson, Mississippi, in the early 1960s is a city of tradition. Silver is used at bridge-club luncheons, pieces polished to perfection by black maids who “yes, ma’am,” and “no, ma’am,” to the young white ladies who order the days. This is the world Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan enters when she graduates from Ole Miss and returns to the family plantation, but it is a world that, to her, seems ripe for change. As she observes her friend Elizabeth rudely interact with Aibileen, the gentle black woman who is practically raising Elizabeth’s two-year-old daughter, Mae Mobley, Skeeter latches ontothe idea of writing the story of such fraught domestic relations from the help’s point of view. With the reluctant assistance of Aibileen’s feisty friend, Minny, Skeeter manages to interview a dozen of the city’s maids, and the book, when it is finally published, rocks Jackson’s world in unimaginable ways. With pitch-perfect tone and an unerring facility for character and setting, Stockett’s richly accomplished debut novel inventively explores the unspoken ways in which the nascent civil rights and feminist movements threatened the southern status quo. Look for the forthcoming movie to generate keen interest in Stockett’s luminous portrait of friendship, loyalty, courage, and redemption.


Midnight and the Meaning of Love"Midnight and the Meaning of Love" by Sister Souljah

 Product Details:

Sister Souljah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight, delivers her most compelling and enlightening story yet. WithMidnight and The Meaning of Love, Souljah brings to her millions of fans an adventure about young, deep love, the ways in which people across the world express their love, and the lengths that they will go to have it.
Powerful and sensual, Midnight is an intelligent, fierce fighter and Ninjutsu-trained ninja warrior. He attracts attention wherever he goes but remains unmoved by it and focuses on protecting his mother and sister and regaining his family’s fortunes. When Midnight, a devout Muslim, takes sixteen-year-old Akemi from Japan as his wife, they look forward to building a life together, but their tumultuous teenage marriage is interrupted when Akemi is kidnapped and taken back to Japan by her own father, even though the marriage was consummated and well underway.

“There’s not one drop of inferiority in my blood,” Midnight says as he first secures his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja, before setting off on a global journey to reclaim his wife. Midnight must travel across three countries and numerous cultures in his attempt to defeat his opponent. Along this magnificent journey he meets people who change him forever, even as he changes them. He encounters temptations he never would have imagined and takes risks that many a lesser man would say no to, all for the women he loves and is sworn to protect.

These New York Times Best Sellesr are up for grabs this week in our books giveaway. There are many ways to enter for this giveaway and that is by:

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Then I will add up the points at the end of the contest and post the winner. There will be a runner up winner for the second book and the third book. The winner with the most points gets to choose which book they'd prefer first and so on.

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Good luck and thank you for joining.

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Contest ends May 29, 2011 at midnight.
All previous winners of any book giveaways are eligible to enter and win again.
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  1. My Dear Sister/Friend Lena is having a book giveaway on her blog! Check it out! She does great interviews, reviews and contests! Thanks Lena! Love Ya Girl!

  2. Thank you Evangelist Cookie. Thank you so much for always supporting me on my blog. You are the greatest. :-)