Thursday, June 04, 2009

Cold Tangerines

When I am not busy writing about celebrities, I like to spend as much time as I can reading a good book (and sometimes a not-so-good book). A neighbor recommended Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist. I haven't had the chance to read the book but the excerpts on her page have piqued my interest. I think this book will fall into the good category.

Shauna is graciously giving away copies of her book to anyone who comments on it via Facebook, Twitter, their blog or possibly even sky writing (though you'd have to officially verify that last option with her). Since Shauna is sharing, I figure I might as well do it too. (Ok, this was her idea, not mine.) Comment on this post with your the name and artist of a song that makes you think of your child (or children). Shauna writes about a song that reminds her of her oldest son in the book. I will randomly pick a winner through very official means -- your name in a hat pulled out by my lovely assistant Molly.

In case you are wondering what I would say, I can't hear "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles without thinking of the drive to the NICU to visit my Molly. It was one of the songs I'd sing to myself in the car. It was a nice upbeat song during a scary time.


Catherine said...

I think I will probably associate the Fray's "You Found Me" with my kids forever, if only because they sing it ALL. THE. TIME. It's my fault, I youtubed the Lost promo too many times. Now when they hear the real verson, they yell, "We have to go back, Kate! We have to go BACK!!!!!" during the instrumental part. It's kind of scary, but also kind of funny.

Sounds like a good book!

amanda said...

first. i saw your comment on michelle's blog...i am not interested in hamsters. :0) thanks though.

second. i love the song by plumb in my arms. it makes me think of all of my kiddos. :0)

Friberg Clan said...

So glad you posted your contest! I love it. The book is so good. Songs that make me think of my kiddo's, well, I can not hear and DMB song or Seal without knowing what lead to them! Nick and I, when we where young and in love would spend our nights drinking wine, listening to these artist, and then....I don't know go to sleep! Tee Hee Hee!

~*Michelle*~ said...

I hope you Dance. I think that is the song by Lee Ann Womack.

Brings on the waterfalls

and LOL at Catherine with LOST reference....we always do the dazed/confused Jack "We have to go back" quote in our house.

shauna said...

Thanks so much! Email me your mailing address, and I'll put a signed book in the mail this weekend. :)


Kathleen said...

You are my sunshine

I sing it every night to all 3 kids. I've done it since my oldest (almost 6) was 2 months old.

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