01 October 2010

Ahh, you thought I forgot didn't you?  Today's the day when the winner of *the* giveaway for The Gin Closet, by Leslie Jamison is announced...but the day's almost over!  I've had my nose stuck in work, and then in Beth Revis' Across the Universe, which is an ARC that I picked up at the SIBA Trade Show.  This book will be released in January 2011 - but a review and author interview is coming for you tomorrow!

I absolutely loved The Gin Closet -- Leslie Jamison was a wonderful author to interact with, and the story was an incredible book to read.  You can read my review by clicking here.

And sooo...  thanks to the fabulous Random.org, the winner of the one copy that I have is...

Bibliophile by the Sea -- congratulations!!

I'll send you a quick note to get your mailing address and then I'll send out the book right away!

Also, I am now tagged!  The fabulous Stacy at A Novel Source (who I had the good luck of meeting at the SIBA Trade Show event in Daytona Beach this past weekend!) has issued this illustrious tag, and I must comply with answering a few very fun questions, and then I'll pass it on to the next lucky blogger:

4 Things In My Handbag
  1. iPhone (love)
  2. A pin from St. Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End
  3. Eye covers for a tanning bed (yes, I go every now and again)
  4. The SkyMall Magazine (I'm always flying somewhere for a meeting so I grabbed one from a flight)
4 Things In/On My Desk
  1. Work laptop
  2. Hemingway Home in Key West mousepad
  3. "Slow down, don't talk so fast..." A sign I printed and posted as a reminder for when I'm on my conference calls
  4. iPhone earbuds
4 Favorite Things in My Bedroom
  1. The train ticket that took me and my husband from the airport to Rome for our honeymoon last year
  2. A picture of me and my husband dressed in 1970s Scarface attire for a New Year's costume party
  3. iPhone charger (yeah, I know, but how do I stay connected, right?)
  4. My dog's bed by my side
4 Things I Always Wanted to Do (But Haven't Yet)
  1. Move to Italy
  2. Buy a house on the beach (winning the lottery is critical here)
  3. Open up a small business (maybe I'll announce that on here one day)
  4. Get a book published...one day...
4 Things I Enjoy Very Much at the Moment
  1. Anticipating my one-year wedding anniversary!  (October 10th!)
  2. Cooler weather
  3. The beach in North Florida in October
  4. Planning a trip to the Harry Potter theme park this fall
4 Songs I can't Get Out of My Head
  1. "Jet Lag," Acoustic version by Joss Stone
  2. "It Hurts So Bad," by Susan Tedeschi
  3. "Bastards on Parade," by Dropkick Murphys
  4. "Guaranteed," by Eddie Vedder
4 Things You Didn't Know About Me
  1. I'm a vegetarian, but trying to get back to being a vegan
  2. I had the honor of getting on stage in the mid-1990s and introducing Maya Angelou to a crowd of 1000 for one of the most amazing lectures I've ever been to in my life
  3. I have an OLD Jetta and refuse to turn it in because I can't stand car payments
  4. I was born in the Philippines and lived in Greece and Venezuela as a kid
Now, to pass this on to a few bloggers I really want to know more about:
Check these ladies out!

Happy Reading!
Coffee and a Book Chick


  1. Congrats Bibliophile

    Loved your answers especially what you want to do. Capri in Italy is dreamy.

    I enjoyed getting to know you.

  2. A house on the beach sounds perfect!
    Dr Mark Slone style :)


  3. Cool! It's great to know you. Thanks for stopping by. You have a great site as well =)

  4. OK, I will definitely play, just be patient. I have no control over my life!!!! That was fun. It is great getting to know you!

  5. Yay, so happy to have won this book! Thanks you

    You had some good answers to these. I was tagged by Petty two weeks ago, but was a spoil sport and didn't play -- my answers seemed boring...LOL

  6. Congrats! And when you have a chance, I've a little something for you over at my place.

  7. Congratulations to Diane! I should have realized you and Jason are newlyweds! I think you've found a keeper.

  8. Congrats Bibliophile by the Sea.
    Enjoy the read :)

  9. What a fun way to learn more about you! My son lives in Florida too, and is really looking forward to some cooler days soon!

    Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary :)

  10. Marce -- I absolutely loved Italy! It was my second time going there, and I really do wistfully dream about moving there one day...

    DizzyC -- Ahh, Dr. Sloane... :)

    Darlyn -- Thanks so much for visiting!

    Sandy -- Yay!! Can't wait to learn more about you -- although the SIBA Trade Show sure helped!!

    Bibliophile by the Sea -- Congratulations to you!! And thanks -- I will admit, it took me FOREVER to come up with a few of them!! :)

    Kittie -- Thanks, and I will definitely stop by!

    bermudaonion -- Thank you!! Oh, yes, gushing honeymooners that we are, although we've technically been together 5 years, married 1! He's definitely a keeper!

    Aisle B -- Woohoo! :)

    Becca -- We got 70 degrees today! I could not believe it! :)

  11. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication...that is what I think of when I stop by your blog. It is clean and easy to read, and easy to navigate! That is why I'm passing on the Cherry On Top Award to you. Come back to my blog and check it out :)


    <3, Ashlie

  12. I loved these answers! It's great getting to know a little more about you, and I too would love a house on the beach! Thanks for tagging me as well!

    Also, congratulations to Bibliophile by the Sea. You couldn't have picked a nicer blogger!

  13. Oct 10th is just around the corner! I hope you guys have a great day :)

  14. Congrats to Diane!

    Loved the meme. How cool that you got to live in several countries. I dream of moving somewhere in Europe one day.

  15. THANKS to everyone for visiting my blog!! You all are the BEST!!

  16. I'm jealous of your mouse pad. I'm with you on hating car payments. I can't wait to hear what you thought of the HP theme park.

    Also, happy one year anniversary! My husband and I got married last Oct. too and our anniversary is Oct. 17!

    p.s. I love, love, love Italy too.

  17. Ok, I think introducing Maya Angelou tops everything I've read so far throughout these tags! Now how very, very cool that had to have been...I hope you have pictures!
    Thanks for playing along!!!

    ....and a very wonderfully Happy Anniversary to you and Jason.

  18. Great answers! I don't have an iphone, but I do have have an ipod touch that never leaves my side.

    I hope you and your husband had a fantastic one year anniversary!