An Apple a Day Giveaway Hop

Welcome to An Apple a Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I’m still trying to decide whether this hop refers to the old saying about “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” or if it’s “an apple for the teacher”. Not that combining those two things doesn’t work all too well right now. If both the teacher and the student have an apple a day, along with taking a whole bunch of other precautions, perhaps they have a chance of keeping COVID19 away.

That works, doesn’t it? The mixed metaphor I mean. Solving the problem of the virus is not nearly that simple.

While you – or the teacher – are eating that apple, there’s plenty of time to get started with a good book – or if you’re having a rainy week like we are, possibly two or three good books.

That’s why I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card – whether or not they buy apples with it – or the equivalent amount of book(s) from the Book Depository to read while eating those apples. This giveaway is open everywhere that the Book Depository ships – which is a LOT of places!

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Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place!

Fall is not exactly fabulous here yet. From my office window I can see that there are hints of the leaves turning, but the full splendiferous display is yet to come. Probably this time next month. But that’s the South for you.

On the other hand, this week’s temperatures look to be in the 70s and NOT the 80s. But into each life a little rain must fall, and here that’s going to be the entire week – explaining the drop in temperature. Also Sally is coming. Hurricane Sally that is. She’s supposed to still be fairly furious even by the time she gets this far inland – on Friday. We’ll see. Or not, depending on how thick the sheets of rain turn out to be.

On the whole, it sounds like a good week to stay home and curl up with a cup of tea or two, a snuggly cat or three, and  a good book or four – or more of all of the above.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a sopping wet fall day? Answer in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book of the same amount from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open anywhere the Book Depository ships!

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Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place!

Labor Day may not be until next week, but Fall is certainly on the horizon. The temperatures haven’t really dropped – at all – here in the Atlanta area but the endless summer days have given way to evenings that are shorter if not cooler.

Meteorologically, Autumn doesn’t start until September 22 this year, but that just marks the calendar day when day and night are of equal length. It happens in the Spring, too, but on the upside as the days start getting longer.

Climatologically, it won’t be Fall here until probably late in October at the earliest. On the other hand, when we lived in Anchorage, Fall was usually early September, with a nip already in the air and the possibility of snow before the end of the month. Summers in Anchorage were lovely, winters were interminable, Autumn was so quick that if you blinked you missed it and Spring was mud season.

Here, Summer is hot, Spring and Fall are both lovely, and Winter just kisses us. The leaves do turn and fall, but the snow mostly doesn’t. And I like it that way.

What about you? What’s your favorite season, or your favorite thing about this season? Answer in the rafflecopter for a chance at the choice between a $10 Amazon Gift Card or books from the Book Depository in the same amount. This giveaway is open to all the many, many places that the Book Depository ships!

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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!

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

Return to Learn Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Return to Learn Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy IslandThe Kids Did It and Zombie Parenting!

I have to say that I absolutely adore the cat-themed hop graphics that this group of organizers started using. They are all adorable, and remind me a LOT of our own cats. Freddie as a kitten looked a lot like this little fuzzball.

Howsomever, in this particular case I’m not sure how apropos the feline theme is. After all, we don’t train our cats, they train us! George is currently training Galen to run his and Hecate’s favorite toy by making a nuisance of himself on the kitchen table until Galen gets up and pushes the buttons to make it go. Meals have become a two-person operation as one of us has to guard the food while the other goes to start the toy. George is already on his second iteration of the toy – he broke the first one by playing with it a bit too enthusiastically.

This year’s return to learning is a special case for another reason, as schools -and parents – in the U.S. are caught on the horns of a particularly painful dilemma, whether their children should attend school in person, with all the risks of COVID19 contagion, or learn at home via distance learning, with all of the technological issue and educational pitfalls. I don’t envy them their choices. We seem to be in a time of no good answers, only questions, that has lasted far too long because too many people are unwilling to take the simple step of wearing a damn mask.

But this is a giveaway hop and not a soapbox. So, I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book up to $10 in value from the Book Depository to one lucky winner. This giveaway is open to anywhere that the Book Depository ships!

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

Seas the Day Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Seas the Day Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamatheFox!

To go with the nautical theme here, I’m not so sure whether any of us want to seize any particular day – more like seize the entire year, throw it back and get a different one. 2020 has certainly been something else – but I’m just not sure exactly what else.

Still, it’s summer, which means that it can be a great time to be out on the water – whether that’s on a sea or something just a bit smaller. When I was in my teens, my dad had a boat on the Ohio River. The two years it actually ran it were a lot of fun. The other years it gave him something to tinker with. When it sank in dry-dock, my mom wanted to go out to dinner to celebrate. And so it goes.

In this summer of quarantines, cancellations and staycations, there are plenty of days that are available for seizing by losing oneself in a good book. That’s certainly my cup of tea – or more likely my glass of iced tea this time of year.

So if that’s what you’re looking for, or if you’d like a bit of an Amazon Gift Card to let you get something else to while away a bit of the day you’re seizing, check out the rafflecopter for your chance!

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Feline Good Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Feline Good Giveaway Hop hosted by The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It and Zombie Parenting!

I love the graphic for this hop! Our George is going to look a LOT like the cat in this picture when he grows up. Although probably not quite as fluffy.

All of our cats have hashtags. Lucifer is #TheCuddliestDemon, because he is. Hecate is #LittleGoddess for the derivation of her name. Also, yes, she rules. Freddie is #TheSilverStreak for his color. Galen was having a hard time coming up with a hashtag for George. He has no nickname, not even a diminutive. He’s too serious to be “Georgie”. But his serious and always concerned little face finally gave us a clue. Meet #SeriousGeorge.

All our cats are feeling good about their names. As is usual with cats, they don’t REALLY care what we call them as long as we call them for dinner! And breakfast! And especially cuddles!

As much as we love all of our cats, including the ones who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, George seems to be just the clown we need to provide a add much needed laughter to these very strange days. His serious little face is definitely a source of joy.

What about you? Do you have pets? Are they a help in these trying times? Answer in the rafflecopter for a chance at your choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open to anywhere that the Book Depository ships.

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Star Spangled Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Star Spangled Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

Today is star spangled indeed, as it’s Canada Day! So Happy Canada Day to everyone in Canada, and Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the U.S. this weekend. Which is even better for being a 3-day weekend this year. And next year too, so plan ahead!

So this hop celebrates patriot holidays for two countries, even if one of them – Canada – doesn’t actually have a star on its current flag. Although it has in the past.

But these are both patriotic holidays celebrating the birth/consolidation of separate parts into a semi- or somewhat unified whole. Sometimes like a family complete with table-pounding and shouting at family reunions. And the occasional insults hurled either across the table – or to the picnic table next door, meaning in this analogy, each other.

I remember fireworks where I grew up, the tiny suburb of Golf Manor in Cincinnati. It looks like they still do fireworks, just not this year. That’s probably true a lot of places this year.

But it’s still a time to celebrate – wherever you are. And in celebration of this bloghop I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book, up to $10 in value, from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open, not just in the US and Canada as they are celebrating this month, but everywhere that the Book Depository ships.

So have a happy Canada Day, or Independence Day, or whatever and whenever your country celebrates its birth!

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Gift Card Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Gift Card Giveaway Hop, hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place!

The theme for this not-officially-summer-yet blog hop is Gift Cards. But that was probably pretty obvious from the name.

Gift cards are always fun to get – and easy to give, too! So I’ll be giving the lucky winner a $10 Gift Card. My default giveaway is an Amazon Gift Card, but if there’s someplace you really, really want, let me know in the rafflecopter and I’ll see what I can do. (I like to make my bloghops open to everyone, so there is an option for the winner to receive a book from the Book Depository. They don’t do gift cards, but they do ship very nearly everywhere. So everybody is covered!)

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Daddy Shark Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Daddy Shark Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

I have a feeling there’s a pun somewhere having to do with Dads and Sharks, but it really doesn’t matter. This hop, beginning just before Father’s Day, is clearly in celebration of Dads everywhere. And it seemed fitting to participate in this hop after participating in the Mother May I Giveaway Hop also organized by Mama the Fox last month, for, of course, Mother’s Day.

But this is for Father’s Day, a day to celebrate all the Dads out there, whether their children have two feet or four, or skin or fur or fangs or feathers. And all the adopted and step and honorary and every other kind.

The dads in your life probably aren’t sharks, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t scoop up something for them in this giveaway hop! I’m giving away the winner’s choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or $10 in books from the Book Depository to one lucky winner on this hop. Whether the winner chooses to do something sensible or get themselves something for them or their dad to play with is entirely up to them!

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

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.