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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blogoversary/Birthday Giveaway #2: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows [Audiobook]

Hi, everyone!

I am celebrating both my One Year Blogoversary and my birthday this month, so I will be offering giveaways every day from November 9th to the 13th!


Today is my One Year Blogoversary, so I thought it would be apt to celebrate with the audiobook that started it all for me and got me back on the road to reading: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

If you noticed in my Profile, I was an avid reader before I had children but had rarely had the pleasure of reading adult literature since the kids were that was from 2002 to 2010! I had only read three adult books in eight years!! Then I borrowed this audiobook from the library and listened to it in the car to and from work, and I totally fell in love with a new way of reading: audiobooks!! My husband then bought me an iPod about a week after that for my birthday, and I have been listening to audiobooks ever since!

This giveaway is an audiobook, and it is fantastic! I really hope that the person who wins enjoys audiobooks. If you are not a lover of audiobooks, please reconsider entering so that someone else who really does enjoy them gets a better opportunity to win!


“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

If you would to enter to win this audiobook, please complete the Rafflecopter entry form below.

This giveaway is international, but you will need to have an account from Audible in order to receive this digital gift!

Audible has advised me that you do NOT need to have an existing account in order to receive a gift! So, even if you do not have an Audible account, please feel free to enter the giveaway!

The giveaway will close on Thursday, December 1st at 12:01 AM EST.


  1. I'm not entering this one but I just wanted to say Happy One Year Blogoversary.

  2. Happy Blogoversary! So what do you think has been the biggest blogger lesson you learned in this past year?


  3. I was so thrilled to see this book as a prize for a giveaway and receive a review. I read the hardcopy and would love to have it for my walks and my iPod.

    I am so captivated by the plot about these Islanders who went through so much during the war, their individual personalities, and how this effected the heroine.
    Using letters to tell the story was pretty neat. I was sorry to see the original author did not make it to see her success.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and congratulations on your Blogaversary Birthday Celebrations. (-;

  4. Yeah! Happy blogaversary and thank you for celebrating by offering the audio book that started it all in a giveaway.

  5. First, happy blogoversary. I started listening to audio books due to my commute time to and from work. I just never had enough time at home to finish our book club selection. I love audio books. This book has been on my wishlist for awhile, thanks air the great review.

  6. wow happy anniversary you able to do this and write that a great accomplishment

  7. first Happy blogaversary too,
    Thanks, for reminding me about this
    amazing book. Have wanted to read it
    for a long time. The German Occuption
    in Guernsey Island is so interesting.

    Just love the quote from a line in the book
    “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. That quote is so remarkable. It is such a human story, how people cope is truly amazing.Thanks for your helpful review, glad you enjoyed the book and the giveaway too. cheers dayle.

  8. Thanks once again for the giveaway:) I think my twitter handle and facebook name were typed incorrectly.

    Twitter: @SweetNSensible
    Facebook: Sarah Bibi Setar



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