What’s Better Than a Book for 49 Cents?

Why a Free Book of course!

A few weeks ago I entered a contest on the Algonquin Books blog. I didn’t think too much more about it, until I received an e-mail telling me I had won.  I had to wait about 2 weeks for my prize to come in the mail.

Saturday…in the mail…I find…

Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick.  It’s brand new and I thought it was pretty exciting to get a new book directly from the publisher.  Kind of made me feel like a book reviewer or something! 😉

It’s even signed which makes it additionally cool!  I’ve only barely started it so I don’t have much to report just yet, but so far I’m enjoying it.  I’ll keep you posted!

I had mentioned that I was reading Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard.

Cage of Stars

I really enjoyed this book.  It seemed like a Young Adult book although it wasn’t listed as such.  It followed the life of a 12-year-old girl through a terrible tragedy then on into adulthood.  I liked the way it was written and it could easily work as a YA book.  Even the tragic parts were handled carefully.  It was well worth the time.

Regarding efforts to have a good week…Monday was tough…I don’t know why…I wanted to be nibbling all the time.  I don’t know what it is with me right now.  I did write everything down, which took quite a chunk out of my Weight Watchers Weekly Points Allowance.  But…today is a new day and I will work to keep myself on track!  That’s all I can do. 

My stomach issues seem to be erupting again, I don’t know if that’s why I feel the constant urge to snack on something.  I will get this under control.  Just saying it is the first step to doing it.  So I will do it.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a better outlook.  Promise!!

Happy Tuesday!!  Stay On Track!!

 

 

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14 responses to “What’s Better Than a Book for 49 Cents?

  1. wow! congrats on winning that book, fran! very cool that it is signed, too. enjoy, and i’ll look forward to your review. you WILL be like a professional reviewer since the book is a new release!
    sorry you had a tough monday…maybe journal out your thoughts?? your attitude is great: today IS a new day, it’s still early morning, and you WILL have a wonderful tuesday!!

    • Thanks, Cathy. I keep thinking that I should write when I want to eat. I did that when I was first losing the weight on WW, but I haven’t for a long time. I think I’ll try that tonight, because night time is when I have all the trouble. I’ll let you know how it works!

  2. Winning something is so fun! Maybe you should go buy a lotto ticket! Good luck overcoming the snackiness. I get in those moods too and try to remember how gross I feel if I cave. You could bust out the gum!! Have a great day!

  3. Congratulations on winning a prize! That’s so exciting. I think you would be an excellent book reviewer. Actually, you are an excellent book reviewer. You’re just not getting paid for it. Hmmm…it seems I’m always trying to bring you out of retirement. Hope your tummy feels better so you can enjoy this bee-u-ti-ful day even more! And don’t keep thinking about NOT snacking ’cause the more you think about it, the more it’s on your mind, and the more you will sneak a snack. (Experience talking here!)

    • Judy, you’re always so sweet! I guess I am a book reviewer aren’t I? I would come out of retirement for that! Yes, I have to stop thinking about the snack…think of something else. I can do this!

  4. As Pator Frank would say….be as nice to yourself as you were to the ladies in your WW classes. If it doesn’t rain today you can walk with me. I’m having the best time! I’m turning into Forest Gump!

  5. You’re right…it’s hard to beat a 49 cent book, but I’m glad you did!
    It’s definitely tricky when you’re in a “snacky” place. I’m sure you’ll find a strategy that works for you!

  6. Congrats on your win!

    I was snacking all day yesterday, too. It must have been one of those days… Hoping for a better Tuesday for us both!

  7. I think the weather has a lot to do with the snacking. When it rains, I eat everything.

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