Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blog tour "Grab Bag"

As a part of the Random House Blogging for books program, I got to be a part of a "grab bag" book tour. I knew I would get one book from the 99 ways collection & one book from the Value Nonfiction line.

When I opened my package I was very excited to see my 99 ways book was 99 Ways to Stretch Your Home Budget. For those that don't know me well, I am a proud coupon clipping, bargain shopping mom. This is a very easy read as each of the 99 ways is only about a page. The author Cheri Gillard does a great job summarizing each suggestion's savings. For example:
after the suggestion of saving by turning off electronics & various ideas, it is listed savings=$10 per month, $120 per year. This helps you to know exactly what kind of savings you are looking at. She gives me practical, very easy to do ideas. This will be a perfect book for a family just starting to examine their home budget & don't know how to get started. In these economic times, who doesn't need a few suggestions?! This would be a great stocking stuffer!

The next book I received out of my "grab bag" was What Women Don't Know (and men don't tell you). I was also excited to get this one & learn a few secrets about my other half! As I started reading I begin to realize this would have been a great book to have when my husband was on staff at our previous church as Minister to Singles as this book refers to dating a lot, finding your mate etc. I would have loved to have read it when we were working closely with singles because the authors Michelle McKinney Hammond & Joel A Brooks Jr do a wonderful job providing a male & female perspective & focus on redefining what we are attracted to, set values in order & determining goals.

Both of these great reads are available at

The good news is that you can also win them here! Leave a comment to which book you would like to win. (leave a comment for each book if you would like to be in the drawing for each book). I will select a winner on Friday Dec 18th after 12noon.


Jenn said...

Hey Girl!! hope all is going well. I would love to be in the drawing for the saving money book :) couldn't we all use a little more money!


Nicole said...

I would love to read the 99 ways to stretch your budget.

Nicole said...

I would also like to win the book about men. It's always good to better ways to relate to my spouse