Thursday, December 1, 2011
Author: Neil Pasricha
Publisher: Amy Einhorn (Penguin)
Pub. Date: November 17, 2011
I had been curious about these "Book of Awesome" books since I first saw them around last year. But anyone who knows me knows that a *Holiday* version of the book would be sure to excite me. I'm one of those annoying (to some) cheerful holiday people who absolutely loves everything about this time of the year. I like to go shopping with the crowds and am sad when there's not enough Christmas Shopping Crowd. I look forward to hopping in my car no matter the destination because my car radio is tuned to the 24/7 Christmas station the.entire.christmas.season. and I do NOT get tired of it! Beautiful lights on houses make me happy. Peppermint mocha is not just a treat but pretty much a necessity. Movies like Elf, Love Actually, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Santa Clause, etc. are on constant play... and, in fact, think Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf... okay, not quite that bad but you get the picture. Basically, I could write my own book of holiday awesome. But someone already did so I am here to present one lucky person a copy!
As I think I realized with the last installment of this series, The Book of Even More Awesome, it truly is not the type of book you can plan on reading from beginning to end with a book mark. For me it's more of a pick it up now and then and flip to a random place in the book kind of book. Each page or so has an *awesome* thing with a brief description of that awesomeness. There are actually other holidays represented here, not just "the holidays". Not all the *awesomes* are as great as the next, but overall it's still a pretty fun book. It's a nice book to have out on the coffee table, I think, to peruse during a commercial on tv or for guests to flip through. Different people will, of course, relate to different ones of the awesomes. I don't think I necessarily need the descriptions that follow each thing and would probably prefer a more personal story. But overall this book is fun!
So, I have ONE copy to giveaway to a lucky winner! To enter just fill out the form below. I will choose a winner on Friday, 12/9, so there is enough time to get the book to you before the holidays! (I've included a spot on the form for you to include your favorite holiday *awesome* thing just for fun! Let me know if I can share it and your name/blog title and I will post those here later this month!)