Sharing the Love

Friday, February 6th, 2009 • 8 Comments on Sharing the Love

I love love and I love my readers.  And, of course, I love books.  In honor of all three, I’m giving away books from my recent back list and my way-back back list to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Want one?  Share a Valentine’s Day memory—good or bad, happy or sad—in the comments.  Can’t think of one?  Then just tell me what you’re going to be doing this Valentine’s Day.  Oh, and tell me which of the books below you’d like to win.  Four books = four winners.  I have multiple copies of each, so there shouldn’t be a problem making sure everyone gets what they want. 

Winners will be announced (around) noon on Friday, February 13.  You must be over 18 to enter.  One entry per person.  You do not have to be my Valentine to enter, but it couldn’t hurt.

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Posted by Kristina in Books and Reading
  • danielle says:

    when i turned my keys in the lock i already could feel my heart beat faster…my apartment was gloomy and illuminated by hundreds of little candles which where placed on the old wooden floor along the walls of my hall…the guided me down the hall with their flickering lights..i passed the living room where the table was set up for two as festive as possible..she had brought flowers..the wine chilled in the decanter and she had polished the table silver of my grandmother…i could smell coq au vin and fresh bread in the kitchen..a slight scent of rosmary and thyme too…kaye?, i called her name..but no answer…i listened into the warm dark cave of our home and could hear the silent voice of nina simone singing in another room..was kaye upstairs?…i left the kitchen..went back to the hall and followed more flickering candles, two on each step, upstairs…the bathroom was already set up for a bath for two …it smelled like the bath fragarance we bought in italy,,,our first holydays together which she used only for special occasions…more candles along the marble tiles and another bottle of wine and two glasses next to the bathtub..i went on and when i passed the bathroom door i suddently noticed a few stains on the floor …dark and red they were and for a moment of horror i thought it was blood..but i was wrong…the deep winered stains turned out to be rosepetals kaye had sprayed all over the floor in front of the bedroom..i smiled..she was such a helplessly romantic person…i felt bad because of the fight we had the night before…i was silly..surely i was wrong..there was no way she was sheating on me…i shouldnt think things like that..she worked a way she was playing games and set up such a perfect idylle for the two of us..kaye?, i called her again and opened the door….

    thats where my story ends..almost…her side of the closet was empty…we had a lot fights during the last weeks..because i was suspekting that there was someone else…she said i was nuts..i was making up things out of my jallousy…she left a letter…telling me that she had broke up with him…had started to prepare this evening for the two of us…but when she was alm ost finished he called her..begged her to come back to him…and thats what she did…

    valentines day cards..chocolates in heart shaped boxes and hearts printed on whatever alway give me the shivers…i have to admit that i really dont like valentinesday..not only because somehow i always ended up as a single on valentines day…and not only that..the one time i wasnt single i became single….

    if my story isnt too sad and if my english isnt too bad i d like to win the love & heartbreak book
    …would be a great thing for me since i read your blog everyday…:-)

    best wishes from europe

    danielle, 28, germany/europe

  • danielle says:

    ps: i ll spend this years valentines day in amsterdam..which isnt only a really beautyfull city but also the home of one of my three favourite bookstores in europe: the american book center …so i m sure ill have a nice valentines day grin

  • Fedora says:

    Hi, Kristina!  Hmm… My recent Valentines haven’t been terribly outstanding, although I am saving my kids’ spontaneous heart-shaped notes to me—those are too cute wink  This coming Valentine’s Day, we’ll going up to the snow for the first time with the kids, and hopefully we’ll be flinging snowballs (assuming there’s enough snow to do that) and sledding and NOT freezing our rears off!  smile  Hope you have a fun V-Day in store!

    BTW, Bedding Down was SO good!

  • GMH says:

    I can’t remember what I did on previous Valentine’s Days, and this one, I’m going to work. The night before, though, I am going to a singles party celebrating the Lesbian Herstory Archives, so that is kind of exciting. I’ve already won Bedding Down, but I would LOVE the six-word memoir. I have the previous one and it is one of my most treasured books!

  • purple says:

    This Valentines Day since I don’t have anyone special in my life I plan on spending the day with myself.  I am going to have a spa day at home with a facial, hot aromatherapy bath, pedicure and eat dark chocolate while reading a book. 
    I would love to win any one of the books I am not pick! Thanks for writing such good stories.

  • Allison says:

    Hi Kristina and all.  Please don’t enter me for the giveaway as I’ve been very lucky to have previously won Bedding Down, and I want to buy your books from now on!!  As for memories and plans… I think I got proposed to/engaged on one Valentine’s Day long ago – my then-boyfriend pretty much knew he was moving (far) away for work, and I guess he wanted to make sure that I was going with him before he got the official news.  As for this coming Saturday, it is one of the few times of the year (eg. Anniversary, his Birthday) that I will try extra hard to cook an edible AND tasty meal for my guy:)  We like to stay in and avoid the over-hype that can happen in restaurants etc.  Happy Valentine’s Day to Kristina and everyone!

  • Suzanne says:

    Six years ago my girlfriend and I purchased a fixer-upper house.  For the next four years, we worked and slaved and slaved and worked to, well, fix the place up.  Not surprisingly, renovation burnout hit and the next two years we spent ignoring that we still had a whole level of house to renovate.

    All that changed last month.  Our energy surged, the fires of creativity began to flow once again.

    What’s this got to do with Valentine’s Day?  Wendy and I will spend this romantic holiday in our freshly drywalled rec room, wielding our brushes and rollers while clad in our favorite sloppy painting attire, bras optional.  I can’t imagine a more satisfying way to spend our time, particularly since I fully intend on getting lucky atop the pool table while the first coat dries.

    Hope you all are as fortunate as I feel.  smile

  • Kristina says:

    I’m loving the stories!  Thanks, all!  wink

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