Books I Love: The Geography of Bliss {a GIVEAWAY!}

It’s Thanksgiving and time to tell you all how much I appreciate you spending time here with me. The comments and conversations have really made my year pretty damn wonderful despite my occasional complaining about how things can totally suck sometimes.

You all know how much I love reading. In fact, I spend most of my time reading: non-fiction or yoga-related mostly.

And blogs.

Lots and lots of blogs.

{Don’t be shy about clicking, people. Good stuff hidden behind those links.}

To be perfectly honest, part of the reason I became a teacher is so I could get paid to read. My daily read aloud is the absolute best part of my day.

Seriously, I don’t get people who don’t read. It’s weird.

Anyway, I’ve decided that since I love reading and books, I’m going to assume my readers have a bit of love for the written word as well. Many of you also know I mostly get my books from the library otherwise I’d end up living in the poor house. So every once in a while when I get my hands on a book, I’ll want to share it with you.

{Now you will have a chance to WIN THIS BOOK!}

{click the book to read about the book and more importantly to learn more about the author}

Title:  The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Author: Eric Weiner

Genre: Non-Fiction/Travel Memoir

Synopsis: A longtime NPR Correspondent travels the globe to the happiest places to gain some insight on happiness.

My thoughts: Where do I start? Ok, let’s start with the title.

May be the best.title.ever.

Contains: geography (which I am notorious crap at, but totally interested in), bliss (which I would perhaps do despicable deeds in order to achieve), and grump (I have been known to be a world-class one) – all in one place? SHUT UP!

Plus arm-chair travel with a dry-witted travel companion? Sign me up!

Eric Weiner (pronounced whiner – I LOVE that by the way) is also a dad via international adoption.

Are you dying to read this book yet?

Chapters are the countries he traveled to and include: The Netherlands, Bhutan, Thailand and America. Some places I’ve already traveled to and some completely new to me.

I now want to visit Iceland. Who knew?

This book made me laugh pretty damn hard in some places, made me want to travel and gave me more information for my happiness arsenal. I highly recommend reading it.

Want to win this book?

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Am I eligible to win?
Anyone with a valid e-mail and a U.S. mailing address is eligible.

When do I find out if I am the winner?
Contest is open from Thursday, November 25th – 8 pm (PST), Sunday November 28th.

The winner will be chosen the old-fashioned way: names in a hat.

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 29, 2010. You will have 1 week to e-mail us back with your home address so we can mail the prize.