Friday, December 31, 2010

A Wintery Tale

Awhile back, Paula had a giveaway and I was the winner.  Her giveaway was this book, Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas, an author new to me.

When the book came, Joe was between reads, so he grabbed it and read it before I got to it.  When he was done, I was in the midst of a 900-page tome (oh, my wrists!) and just this past week got to read Whiter Than Snow.

It is a gentle book about an avalanche, which sounds like a contradiction in terms.  Each chapter is almost like a short story, as we are introduced to one character's story after another.  I liked it.

When I signed up for Paula's giveaway, I promised to give this book away after reading it.  So now it is time to do that.  If you want the book, leave me a comment, and I'll draw a name.  I think it would be nifty if you'd also promise to give it away when finished.  But that isn't mandatory.



26 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

Count me in...

Anya said...

It sounds like an interesting read...Put my name in, please.Thanks for the chance!

Lori said...

This one has been on my reading list. If I win I'll definetly pass it on.

Melinda said...

I remember when Paula gave it away - I will try again to get it in your drawing.

wordmama said...

I have this one on my list, too. I'll be happy to pass it on to someone else, too.

Thanks.

paula, the quilter said...

I'm glad you liked it. Please, do not enter me as I still have my own copy.

Maureen said...

I read her novel The Persian Pickle Club several years ago and loved it. Will definitely pass it on if I win. Thanks.

Patchwork Penguin said...

That is a great idea.... nothing better than sharing books (except maybe fabric)

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed other books by Sandra Dallas, so put me in your drawing. And I will pass it on :-)
Kathy B

QuiltingFitzy said...

I've read almost everything Ms. Dallas has written...except THIS one (hint, hint!) Sign me up!

Thanks for your generosity.

altar ego said...

I don't know how I managed to miss a whole week of blog posts, but glory, girl, you've been busy! I don't read nearly enough, so as much as I would like to take part in your giveaway it would be eons before I read it. I do like the description of a gentle story of an avalanche. I catch your drift!

Happy New Year to you, friend.

mtrquilts said...

Thanks for the opportunity to read this book. I am familiar with Sandra Dallas as co-author of "The Quilt That Walked to Golden". My tradition, when passing along books, is to put name and date read inside the cover, and ask each reader to do the same. It's fun to see who has read the book before I received it. Sometimes a book even comes back to me. What fun!

kynomi said...

I would love a chance to read this book, and I have the person to pass it to in mind already.

Linda said...

What a terrific idea to give away a book and keep giving it away. I like this. Please, add me to the drawing.
Linda in Southern Illinois
http://lequilts.blogspot.com/

Ray said...

I would love to be in the drawing and will certainly pass it along! Thanks for you generosity!
Happy (almost) New Year!

Nanci said...

This is a new author to me but sounds like a good book so count me in and I love the idea of passing it on in another giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read it and will definitely pass it on. I belong to several groups that pass books along. We do not have a "club" where we read the same book and discuss it because of physical distance to each other. Please count me in. Your CA cuz

Ellen said...

Love to read...love to share. Happy New Year!

Susan said...

I've read nearly everything by Sandra Dallas, but not this one. I have a quilting and reading buddy who would probably also enjoy this, so I definitely have someone to pass it on to.

chris shoe said...

I would love to read this and will pass it along when completed, thanks

shoedoghouse@yahoo.com said...

The book sounds wonderful and I need a good book to sink my teeth into....thanks!

anne bebbington said...

Sounds an intriguing one Nancy - add me please if you're prepared to post across the pond, if not don't worry I'll see if I can source it over here :)

piecemealquilts said...

I'd like to read this, and I'd be happy to continue the tradition of passing it on.

LizA. said...

I haven't read this one either. I have read one other by Sandra Dallas, The Persian Pickle Club.

M. said...

A gentle story about an avalanche? I love that! I'm into all things gentle this year. If I won, I would definitely pass it on. Thank you. Mona

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Reading sustains me, I love real-life adventure tales and this fits that bill perfectly. Passing books on when I finish them has been a way of life since I was a child-I promise to keep it intact !~! Thanks for hosting.