September to Remember Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the September to Remember Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It!

This is definitely going to be a September to remember, isn’t it? 2020 has been a year that no one will ever forget. Although the individual months do blend into each other more than a bit.

Labor Day is next Monday, during the run of this hop. For those of us in the U.S., Labor Day has always marked the unofficial start of fall. I’m also just old enough to remember that there were, once upon a time, rules about not wearing white after Labor Day. With all of us staying home more often, I’m not exactly sure how much any of us are wearing white. Or being dressed up enough to even care about what color we are or are not wearing.

September also used to be the month when we went back to school – of course that was back in the days before schools were routinely air conditioned. Cincinnati is more than hot enough in the summer that being inside one of those buildings was generally torture in June and still hotter than Hades in September. I can’t imagine what school in July and August would have been like!

But whether you are staying indoors and keeping warm, or staying indoors and keeping cool until the weather turns into a time to stay in and keep war, I have a giveaway for you. Just fill out the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or the equivalent amount of books from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open to everywhere the Book Depository ships!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more fabulous prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

September to Remember Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the September to Remember Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

September begins the unofficial start of the Halloween season, which, bless its little orange and black heart, keeps most people and places from starting to put up Xmas decorations.  (It’s too early, people, the trees still have all their leaves!!!!!)

I’m looking forward to Fall, when it finally reaches us. The high temperature in Atlanta today is predicted to reach the mid 90s, so it definitely isn’t Fall here yet. I took a look at the other cities we’ve lived in, just to see. Gainesville and Tallahassee will both have similar temps to Atlanta, Cincinnati will be in the low 90s this week, Chicago in the mid 80s to mid-70s, Seattle in the high 60s to mid 70s (and rainy). Anchorage is already down to the low 60s and dropping like a rock for the rest of the month. It’s not something I miss.

There are plenty of Fall Festivals around here for the next few weeks – we’ll probably go to one or two.

To help with your Fall Festivities, whatever they might be, I’m giving away the winner’s choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository.

So welcome to Fall. May all your apples be crisp, and all your leaves be crunchy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more fabulous Fall prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!

Unbe-Leaf-Able September to Remember Giveaway Hop

unbe leaf able september to remember giveaway hop

Welcome to the UnBe-Leaf-Able September to Remember Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

Spring is Sprung,
Fall is Fell.
Here comes Summer and it’s
Hotter than…last year.

A terrible poem, but easy to fall into its rhythm. Unofficially, Fall is definitely fell, even if the official first day of Fall is a week away. And even if you live somewhere in the U.S., like I do, where Fall mostly means that the daily high temperatures finally drop below 90, and the daily lows finally begin to dip into the 60s. Or the other way around. When I lived in Anchorage, Sept. 21 could be the beginning of winter. Complete with snow!

In Anchorage, this would be the time of year when the regular Autumn ritual was to switch to studded tires. I don’t miss that.

It’s also when school officially or unofficially begins. Some places start earlier now, and some colleges still start a bit later, but crisp fall days always carry with them the memory of starting school and hoping for great teachers and interesting things to learn. Sometimes those hopes are fulfilled, and sometimes the enthusiasm wears off more quickly than in other years. And sometimes we remember those days fondly and think that adulting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

But this giveaway hop celebrates whatever you want to think of best about fall. For me, it just means more opportunities to curl up with a good book. So I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Gift Card from Amazon or a $10 Book of the winner’s choice.

Happy Fall. May all your apples be crisp, and all your leaves be crunchy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more fabulous Fall prizes, be sure to visit the other stops on the hop!