For the Bibliophile

March 10, 2008 by  
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Friday I’ll be giving away three books donated to the site by gracious authors, publicists and/or donors. All that is necessary for a chance to win, is to post a comment with a way to reach you. Winners will be chosen by random.

1. If Only In My Dreams by Wendy Markham. Best selling author, Wendy Markham a.k.a. New York Times best selling author, Wendy Corsi Staub is a busy writer, not only does she write women’s fiction as Wendy Markham, but she writes bestselling mystery/thrillers as Wendy Corsi Staub. Along with her young adult books she is releasing a new young adult paranormal series set in the Lily Dale spiritualist community of southern Western New York.

From Booklist. “Clara McCallum finally gets her big break as an actress when she’s cast as the romantic lead in a World War II-era epic, but the good news is accompanied by a frightening diagnosis of breast cancer. Though her doctor tells her it’s treatable, Clara can’t bring herself to tell those close to her and instead opts to go forth with filming. Her decision has unforeseen consequences when she boards a train for the set and ends up in New York in 1941 and meets the real-life Jed Landry, the soldier her character falls in love with in the movie. When Clara finds herself falling for Jed in the past, she’s torn between saving his life and returning to the future to undergo treatments to save her own. ”

From Publisher’s Weekly. “The fantastic setup is balanced with convincing period details and strong characters, and the story’s conclusion is unexpectedly real and refreshing. ”

2. Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr. Have you read the book? Open the pages and you will discover Carr has managed to trap rays of sunshine with practical and interesting cancer tips. It’s almost a sensory overload and encourages page folding, and yellow sticky use.

From the publisher, “Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips gathers the lessons learned and advice offered from Carr’s own journey, as well as the experiences of her cancer posse. Full-color photos accompany personal stories and candid revelations in this scrapbook of advice, warnings, and resources for the cancer patient. Chapters cover your changing social life, dating, sex and appearance; essential health tips on how to boost your immune system; recipes; medical and holistic resources; and information on young survivor support groups. The resulting book is a warm, yet informative tool for any woman newly diagnosed with the disease and for those who love them.”

Additionally there is an awesome webpage for Crazy Sexy Cancer and Karr has begun a social networking platform at My Crazy Sexy Life. (Terrific juicing discussion going on right now!)

If you want more, the DVD documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, was just released and there is a companion book, Crazy Sexy Cancer Companion: Inspirations and Reflections for the Ride, also by Kris Carr.

3. Seasview Inn by New York Times best selling author Sherryl Woods. For full information on this book and the author, see Friday’s post .

Last minute note: Today I received an email asking me to Click to Give: for Free Mammograms. I invite you to do the same at the Breast Cancer Site.

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7 Responses to “For the Bibliophile”
  1. Tina says:

    Hi, Missy,

    Thanks for visiting.

    Your name is added to the drawing.

  2. Missy Tippens says:

    What a cool premise for a book! Very clever, and I’m sure heart-wrenching.

    Please add me to the drawing! YOu can reach me through www.missytippens [dot] com if I win.

  3. Hey, Ann. Great to meet you. If there’s any thing you want to chat about please holler and I am happy to research it.

    Until then your in the running for a book.

  4. Ann Wendell says:

    I joined the crazy sexy life community last week (through a twitter tip) and last weekend found the video Crazy Sexy Cancer at Blockbuster (!!) I certainly recommend it. All of these books look great – and I’m happy to find this resource as well!

  5. Ann Wendell says:

    I joined the crazy sexy life community last week (on a twitter tip)and then last weekend was pleasantly shocked to find the DVD Crazy Sexy Cancer at Blockbuster (!!)- I certainly recommend it. Any of the books look great…and I’m glad to have found this resource as well.

  6. Thanks for stopping by Hannah. And you are now in the drawing for a free book!

  7. Hannah B. says:

    I think it’s great that there are so many useful resources available now for cancer patients and their families. When my mother was diagnosed, many years ago, it was almost taboo to talk about it in public and the disease was referred to as “the big C”. I am doing everything I can to educate myself and reading as much as I can, both fiction and non-fiction. Thanks for helping to make this possible!

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