Monday, August 25, 2014

Copy Cat Giveaway

Susan over at e-i-e-i-omg! just had a book giveaway on her blog and I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon, partly because I couldn't think of anything to blog about other than the 100+ degree day we're going to have today and partly because I promised myself I'd do some cleaning out of the bookshelves.

I just finished this book that and thought someone else might enjoy it as well:

It's about a man and his new bride's adventure into non-electric living.  They gave up almost every modern technological doo-dad and lived with a group of Amish / Mennonite / "Minimite" for eighteen months.  I think their little escapade took place in the mid 90's when there was a little less of the beeping, bleeping and dinging that goes along with the internet, instant messaging, FB, blogs and smartphones today.  Amazing how far we've "advanced" in just a short period of time.  And how pathetic it is that so many feel totally lost or, goodness forbid, "deprived" if they don't have the latest smartassphone or can't instantly connect with another human...but not face to face.

I will admit, I romantically long for ditching all (ok, most) technological "necessities".  To live more in harmony with the rising and setting of the sun as opposed to using the Powering On and Shutting Down of my laptop as my clock for the day.  I imagine my home would be cleaner, my garden less weedy and my rear end less supple if I didn't sit at the desk as long as I do now.

But until that day comes when I can tear myself away from the artificial glow of the laptop screen, I will continue to try to amuse you (and myself) via my blog.  So here goes....who wants to win this gently used copy of "Better Off"?  It's an enjoyable, quick read and there's absolutely no electricity involved!  You could even read it by Aladdin lamplight if you so desired :)

Just leave a comment that you'd like to enter in the drawing and I'll have my offspring choose a name from the hat (or feed bucket, or whatever other empty container I can find).  Contest closes on Friday morning & I will announce the winner sometime that same morning after barn chores.  Open to US residents only.

Good luck!


  1. I'm up for it. Throw my name in.

  2. Enter me, too, please! (I'm dreaming of long hours spent on the couch this winter reading my little heart away. HAHAHAHAHAHEEEHOHOHOHO!)

  3. Me! Enter me! I still think we should form a commune of like-minded folks and turn our back on society as it is now. Which is downright unsocial, IMHO. I promise not to mind-meld with Black Susan so as to get an advantage in this drawing....

  4. Oh yes, throw my name in the hat or pot or whatever is handy!

  5. Looks like something I'd enjoy reading so please enter me! Dan and I have thought that going nonelectric is probably more feasible than us ever making our own to get off grid.

  6. Me too, I'm a bit of a Luddite at heart :)

  7. Sounds good! I will be traveling soon, so love a new book to learn.

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