Posts Tagged 'John Grisham'

496 Pages
Published 2008 by Delta

I have the paperback copy in my shelf, but I listened to this book in my iPod. The reader, Micheal Beck, is a fun reader to listen to. After over 5 dozens of books in audio, I realized that a reader can make or break a book for me. For example, I can’t even sit long enough to read halfway through Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I tried, it’s just not doing it for me. I listened to audio version on a lark, and I find that I cannot get enough of listening to Jim Dale reading about Harry Potter.

Micheal Beck reads The Appeal like a dream. It’s about big chemical company and their toxic waste. It’s about killing the town by infecting the water source so bad even plants die from it. I like the local color of the book. It’s set in a small town in Mississippi (MS). I get to know more about MS judicial system. I like hearing about a billionaire’s trophy wife. John Grisham’s description is hilarious at times. I don’t know any trophy wife intimately, so I don’t know if this is true. I wonder about that. Still I enjoy this book so much.

Have you read this? It came out last year. If you haven’t, I have one used copy of this book available for giveaway.

For a chance to read this book, I’m curious. What do you imagine a trophy wife to be?

Tags: spit out these numbers in order. Our winners for Bundle 1: Three Books are:

A Painted House by John Grisham – April (Lady_Wer…)

No Other Love by Candace Camp – Estella (kissi…)

Double Homicide – gautami.tripathy (gautami.tripathy…)

Congratulations! Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send your books out. Stay tune for more books! Summer is very busy for me. All five kids are home, and I had to sneak blog between activities. There are so many. I blog when they’re watching TV, but it’s not that often. BTW, if you have a review of the book you won here, send me your link and I’ll link to your review.

Have you got any travelling plans for the summer?

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Just to have something different, I decided to post three books at once. I’ll have it under ‘Bundle’ drawings where there’s more than one books and more than one winner. When I go to, I’ll ask for 3 random numbers from the poll of comments and the winner will get one of the books 3 books.

You can mention which book you’d like to get, and if there’s more than one person wanting that book, it will go with what number comes first.

You can increase your chances of winning by having a creative comment. I leave that to you. Bring some people along so you can leave more comments, increasing your chances of winning. Let’s just have some fun over this one. You can blog about this one, and that is an extra entry. Make sure to leave the specific link in the comments.

Btw, stay-tuned for the next post where you leave me your blog link that carries my button. I got plans for you button-hanging friends of mine. :P

The three books in this bundle are:

1. A Painted House by John Grisham (paperback, good condition, 465 pages)

2. No Other Love by Candace Camp (paperback, good condition, 411 pages)

3. Double Homicide by Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman (paperback, good condition, 296 pages)

Don’t forget to check other available book here or (♥ available books ). Now, you can have more than one chance of winning. Check out how here.

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We have our 24th winner for this site. This delightful John Grisham book goes to (drum rolls please) Bunny B! picked up a winner for me this time because my kids are all outsite playing with the dogs. Here’s what I usually do. I number the comments, or in this case, this wordpress template numbered it for me, and then I enter all the numbers in this form, and click a button to draw the random winner.

Bunny B contact me and this book will be on it’s way. Do invite your friends over to join the fun.


Skipping Christmas
by John Grisham
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2004
ISBN-10: 0-440-24257-6

This was made into a movie. I have not seen it. I finally listened to the story in audio, so I don’t have to read this book. I have someone ‘read’ it for me.

If you’ve missed this Grisham book, then here’s your chance to read his non-lawyer book. A different pace, but still a Grisham. Fun read, though it gets uncomfortable with all those nosy neighbors.

From amazon:

Book Description
Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with the chaos of Christmas. The endless shopping lists, the frenzied dashes through the mall, the hassle of decorating the tree… where has all the joy gone? This year, celebrating seems like too much effort. With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they’ll skip the holidays. They spend their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of rooftop snowmen and festive parties.

But the Kranks soon learn that their vacation from Christmas isn’t much of a vacation at all, and that skipping the holidays has consequences they didn’t bargain for…

A modern Christmas classic, Skipping Christmas is a charming and hilarious look at the mayhem and madness that have become ingrained in our holiday tradition.