March Madness We Love Reading Week continues! Our friends are Random House are treating you with previews of amazing new books and by giving you lucky readers 5 books per day.
Today Random House will giveaway 5 copies of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by the amazing best-selling uber author, Anna Quindlen. Just leave a comment here to be entered to win one of five copies (U.S. entries only please. Giveaway terms are here.) This book doesn’t come out until April 24th, so 5 of you will be so lucky to read it early.
To say that I love Anna Quindlen books is understatement. I have given her book, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, countless times as a gift as I think it is a must-read for everyone!
In Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Quindlen basically says for us the things we wish we could say.
Of being a mother, Quindlen writes, “We were the heiresses to a women’s movement that had broken the world wide open. But we were completely making it up as we went along, at work, at home, in our own minds, trying to be both our mothers and our fathers simultaneously. That wasn’t easy.”
Of being the sandwich generation when raising kids and our aged parents requiring care, she writes, “The most liberated generation of women in American history, raised on the notion that they could be much more than caregivers, became caregivers cubed.”
“Recently I got an email from a friend that was representative of an entire shift in the way we live now: “In Boston getting our daughter settled in her apartment then on to Vermont to move my mother into assisted living.”
And perhaps the quote that touched me the most-
“Between the stuff at work and the stuff at home, the appointments and the news and the gossip and the rest, the past and the present and the plans for the future, the filing cabinets in our heads are not just full, they’re overflowing.”
This is simply a must read for every woman, 35 and over! Just leave a comment here for a chance to win one of 5 copies.
Random House provided a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Random House will send the five giveaway books directly to the winners. Giveaway terms are here.
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