Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"On Gratitude" Giveaway

Tis the season indeed!
Todd Jensen and TNBBC are partnering up to offer what just might be
the BEST giveaway of the year!

We have 5 copies of On Gratitude to share 5 very lucky winners.

Here's a description of the book (from Goodreads):
"What Are You Most Grateful For? Ricky Gervais says . . . Pajamas. Dolly Parton says . . . Humble Roots. Anne Rice says . . . Clackety-Clack.

In this enlightening and engaging collection, celebrities from Seth Rogen and Sheryl Crowe to Joyce Carol Oates and B.B. King share the people, places, and things for which they are most grateful. Alternately sentimental and surprising, wise and wacky, these heartfelt "gratitude bucket lists" as described by some of our most beloved artists are sure to inspire readers everywhere to make their own lists—and live their own lives with more love, affection, and thanksgiving."

The giveaway will end on December 22nd.

Here's how to enter -

1- You must post a comment to this thread telling us three things you are grateful for. Winners will be chosen by Todd and announced here on December 23rd.

2- Be sure to include a way for us to contact you if you win.

3 - The contest is for US / Canada residents only - sorry International friends. I don't create the rules, I only enforce them!

To sweeten the pot, Todd will ship each winner a little something extra. So not only will the winners receive a copy of On Gratitude, but they will also randomly be sent one of the following:
  • One signed book hand-selected from the library of Ray Bradbury,
  • One signed book hand-selected from the library of Brad Meltzer,
  • One signed movie poster from Adam McKay,
  • One concert CD (not signed) from Steven Wright,
  • or One signed bookplate from Neil Gaiman.

5 great goodies - one to accompany each of the 5 copies we are giving away! So make your list, and check it twice, and then post it for the chance to win a copy of On Gratitude and one of these other great gifts..... just in time for the holidays!

Good Luck!!!


  1. I am grateful for:
    1. My wonderful husband
    2. My comfortable home
    3. A life filled with joy and contentment.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  2. I am grateful for:

    (1)My children, who test my patience with every waking moment! (2)My husband, who works like a dog so we can have every little thing that pops into our heads! (3) And every breath that each one of takes.

    I am so jealous of everyone who enters this contest!!!

  3. Ohhh, Lori, what a contest!!

    I am grateful for:

    1) My amazing parents. We are a family of three and despite the ups and downs that come with that, I love them both with all of my heart EVERY day! I hate not getting to spend the holidays with them:(

    2) Having a roof over my head and an income to support myself with (and buy lots of books with!!) As much as I bitch about my job and my neighbors, I know that there are a lot of people out there who do not have either of these things!

    3) It will sound cliche, but I'm grateful for the freedoms we have in this country. We Americans may not be perfect, but we are free to vote for whomever we wish, to choose to do whatever we want, to love or hate or be indifferent. We're free to read whatever we choose, to say whatever we want, to get an education, to be independent. We welcome all races and religions, all genders and ages, all beliefs. We may not be perfect, but we are free to make our lives whatever we choose!

  4. I am grateful for:
    1. My Family: Mom, Dad, brother, husband, daughter, brother and sister in laws, grandparents etc.
    2. My Friends
    3. and for the love and happiness that I feel in my heart

  5. What a great giveaway! Thank you. I'm thankful for so many things but I'll try and give you just three.

    I am thankful for:

    1) Being able to read, learn and be educated, use my imagination, be myself and express my thoughts and free will. This is a blessing that unfortunately, is not available to everyone.

    2) That my loved ones (or myself) are not phyiscally or mentally ill. With everything that is going on in Haiti these days with the cholera outbreak I just can't imagine if that was me and my family.I wish that there was more that we could do more to help.

    3) That I love and I am loved. Love is what truely makes the world go round.

  6. Oops forgot my email address:


  7. I am grateful for:
    1. My loving family (kids, hubby, Mom, Bro, Sis etc)
    2. My crappy low paying job because at least I have one
    3. My wonderful Nanny because she is just so great!!!!

    donnafig AT gmail DOT com

  8. I think this is an awesome giveaway idea, especially for the holidays!

    I am grateful for (1) my lovely boyfriend who makes me happy every day, (2) my loving family who I will be visiting over break, and (3) the opportunity to change majors and do what I really love. :)


    Emily @ Reading While Female

  9. I am grateful for
    1. my loving family
    2. my loyal friends
    3. my health
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  10. I am grateful for learning how to love...
    I am grateful for pursuing my dreams, even if I'm financially broke while doing it..
    I am grateful for the synchronicity in my life that has made it ten times richer...



  11. Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners. Here they are at long last!

    Danielle, Janein, Donna, Frugaluser, and KT.

    I will be emailing you shortly for your shipping addresses.

    (KT - you did not leave a way to contact you. If you do not email me within 24 hours, your copy will be passed on to someone else!)

    Thanks to everyone for sharing what they are most grateful for!!!!