Monday, June 1

Monday Dose of Cute: Learning to Fly

And the winner of The Laws of Harmony by Judi Hendricks

Or At Least Kick Up Her Heels

Okay, I admit it. One of the reasons I like to hold book giveaways is purely selfish. I always make you answer a specific question in order to enter because I know I'll love reading your responses—and once again you didn't disappoint.

For The Laws of Harmony giveaway, I asked you to share a favorite novel that somehow features food. You not only mentioned several of my favorite novels (including Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy the caterer culinary mysteries and Like Water for Chocolate—which has been sitting on my nightstand waiting to be reread for months) but you've also given me a whole new list of books I can't wait to read—especially Blessed are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch since I really enjoyed her quirky second novel, By Bread Alone. Thank you!

The random winner of the signed copy of The Laws of Harmony is Gen, who said,

When I was a child I would read Little House on the Prarie every summer. I remember the food that was written about very well, it was homemade & homegrown most of the time.

I've just heard from Judi, and she's starting the California leg of her book tour. If you'd like to meet her in person, check out her Events Calendar to see if she'll be in your area. And I hope you'll let me know if you read and enjoy The Laws of Harmony!

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  1. Got my library copy yesterday. Spent the whole afternoon reading and drinking champagne and sitting in the sun. Good times.

  2. Not only do they still have their tales they seem to be bigger. Is that just an illusion or are they bigger?

  3. Im so excited to have won a copy of The Laws of Harmony! My email address is:

  4. Awww...I missed it while catching up on spring gardening.

    Food 'em! One I read recently that appears to be a one-off but should be a series is by Lou Ann Temple (I think!) called The Spice Box, (I think).

    Loved the way she loved food. :)

  5. Miss Vicki in GA6/02/2009 3:46 PM

    I started "Laws of Harmony" last night and am going to read tonight what is going on with the husband!

  6. When I first saw your blog's name I thought it said Farmgirl

  7. ooh, too late to enter, but I absolutely loved Under the Tuscan Sun (which has NOTHING in common with the silly movie of the same name, except the location).

    I still have a bunch of the recipes from it photocopied into my cokbook binder.

  8. Your dose of cute was exactly what I needed today. Thank you!

  9. Thank you for introducing me to Hendricks. I'm on her second book and loving it. And thanks also for Sarah-Kate Lynch's new book. I loved the "cheesemaker book".


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