No, I'm not giving away my sanity. It's long gone, but I find I can make do when I take a little break.
However, I've discovered in the blogging world, there is collateral damage to taking a mental vacation. When bloggers go away, so do readers! And while I do primarily write for me, I do enjoy reading comments and knowing that there are folks out there who are part of my little bloggy world.
So I'm back (as is my sanity, for the moment), and to celebrate, I'm doing a little giveaway!
The first blog I ever read was The QC Report. Quinn is a talented actress whom I can remember watching on "Family", and she has managed to avoid the problems that plague most "former child actors". She's a talented, funny writer with a family that consists of Daughter, Consort, and a rotating door menagerie.
The second blog I ever read was May December, and I was hooked at first read. While Melissa and I certainly travel in different circles, she is down-to-earth, and like the socialite hostess she is, graciously opens her virtual home to thousands of readers every day. She loves her husband and loves to cook, and their fur child Monty is "the bees knees". Melissa is the epitome of a classic preppy and has made me want to visit NYC (and a whole host of other travel destinations!).
Melissa's preppy, socialite lifestyle is what has inspired my "Back to Blogging" giveaway. Recently, she did her own giveaway for a copy of "Mating Rituals of the North American WASP", a book I'd actually just finished reading. Melissa captured the gist of the story so well:
"Here's the short version: A mismatched pair end up married after a wild night in Vegas. She's a bubbly and outgoing store owner from Manhattan, he's an aloof and introverted writer from an old line Connecticut WASP family. Realizing they're completely ill-suited to one another, they try to have their marriage annulled. The matriarch of the WASPy family intervenes, a deal is made, and you'll have to read the book to find out the rest..."
Melissa's giveaway is over, but if you'd like another shot, you're in the right place. Simply leave a comment here telling me one of your favorite summer reads, and you're entered! :) The contest ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, July 3rd, and on Saturday, July 4th, one random commenter will win a copy of the book!