Monday, July 23, 2012

RAGBRAI Week Giveaway ~ Day 2

RAGBRAI is a week long bike ride across Iowa. (click on the RAGBRAI logo for more information) Personally, I am not sure why anyone would want to do this, but my daughter has a team who is going to do this crazy feat. I was asked to be their 'sag wagon' which basically means I have to (= gets to) drive the car from point A to point B each day, hauling their suitcases and supplies. Once I do that, the rest of the day is mine to enjoy as I wish.

Well, of course, my wish is to get some quality 
(and quantity!) reading time in ~ sweet!!

So while I am away from a computer I thought I would schedule some posts to go up each day, giving away books (1 each day of the race) that are sitting on my shelf looking for a good home. I am going to make giveaway International, since I am feeling quite giddy just thinking about all the books I am going to read while on the road. If you win and are in the US, you will get the book featured that day. If you are International, you can select a book, up to $10, from The Book Depository, if they ship to you. Click here if you don't know

Welcome to Day 2 of the RAGBRAI ride/giveaway extravaganza! I will be offering a giveaway each day while we are at RAGBRAI (7 days = 7 giveaways!) 

Be sure to come back each day to enter!

Day 2 ~~ I read this book a while ago and still cannot forget it. This would be a great book club book.

Clementine Lord is not an orphan. She just feels like one sometimes. One of triplets, a quirk of nature left her the odd one out. Odette and Olivia are identical; Clementine is a singleton. Biologically speaking, she came from her own egg. Practically speaking, she never quite left it. Then Clementine’s father—a pediatric neurologist who is an expert on children’s brains, but clueless when it comes to his own daughters—disappears, and his choices, both past and present, force the family dynamics to change at last. As the three sisters struggle to make sense of it, their mother must emerge from the greenhouse and leave the flowers that have long been the focus of her warmth and nurturing.

For Clementine, the next step means retracing the winding route that led her to this very moment: to understand her father’s betrayal, the tragedy of her first lost love, her family’s divisions, and her best friend Eli’s sudden romantic interest. Most of all, she may finally have found the voice with which to share the inside story of being the odd sister out. . . . ~~ from Goodreads

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  1. I've learned to ride a bikecycle very late and unfortunately i'm living in a city ( central road too) so i don't ride <well and i ride nearly never so no far either^^

    thank you again for this event
    all the best

  2. I think farthest I went was fifteen miles or so. I live riding the bike but unfortunately I did it a lot more when I was a kid. Now I have less time for it :)

  3. Yes, i have but not an expert and never ride it by myself.

  4. I once took my fathers motorcycle for about 3kms ride... it was fun... :)

  5. I'm not even sure, I rode my bike around my neighbourhood a lot when I was younger and I would do laps in the savannah. I don't ride much anymore though.

  6. I have ridden a bicycle. I miss my childhood when I would ride them all the time. Fun and great for exercising.

  7. lol, I've never ridden a bike before. :DD But I would really LOVE to learn. :>

  8. I think I managed 7 miles on an exercise bike before, but I gave my real bike to my sister cause I just kept falling off it!

  9. I've never sat on a motorcycle, but I can ride bicycle very well, even with one hand off the handles. I've learned when I was ten I think, it was and adult bike, no wheels, and it took me only a few hours to be able to ride it properly. I haven't been on a bike for a couple of years now - I have no need for it, and for sports I prefer jogging.

  10. Yes I have. Especially when I was little. Now I use car everywhere.

  11. Well, I don't know how to ride either of them. *hides in shame*

  12. I really love riding my bicycle, me and my brother have a lot of fun memories of riding around our neighbourhood, just having fun you know?


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