8.23.2010

dandelion wine + a giveaway of sorts


"It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this indeed was the first real time of freedom and living, this was the first morning of summer."

Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine is my favorite book of all time. Brilliantly written, incredibly sweet, and full of celebrations of everyday life; it is the epitome of childhood summer. It always seems to find me just as summer starts to slip away, and it has finally made it's way to my bedside table.

There are always a few copies I've "rescued" from thrift shops + garage sales stacked on my shelves, and I would love to send them to good homes. Would you like a copy? Leave a comment here, and I'll randomly draw two names on Thursday evening and post the lucky recipients on Friday morning. I'll drop them in the mail Saturday, all packaged up nice + sweet, with a few summery surprises tucked in too.

Thank you for your kind words + the support you've shown me and this funny little space that I love so much. xoxoxo

13 comments:

The Fawson Family said...

I would love a new book to read! What a great idea for a give away.

Hayley said...

Oh please-pick me! Sounds like a great book, and if you say it is, it really must be. Have a great day :)

Emily said...

You know I've been wanting to read Dandelion Wine, I just haven't gotten a copy in my hands yet. Also, I think I make a good contender for the win because I'll definitely read it :)

Erin said...

I would love to read it!

Tawny said...

Ooooh Count me in!!!

Faye said...

Oh Rachel! This is the coolest idea. I've borrowed your copy(ies) a couple of times to read after you suggested it and was just enchanted by the book. Pick me!! Pick me!!

lovely lindsay said...

thanks for your comment today. i love this cyber-space of yours and have a feeling it will be one of my new faves. drop my name in the hat for this giveaway, too!
thanks!
lindsay

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

Rachel Swan, I have known you for how long, and you are just now telling me what your favorite book is??

love
v

Lacey, Kellen & Beck said...

me!!

Jasmine said...

just came across your blog today (looking for diy play kitchens)and realized we're both in slc (i'm actually sandy). anyway, this looks like a great read. count me in!

laneandkelly said...

Great blog! Your children are adorable! I'd love my name in the drawing :)

sara said...

yes, indeed!

Rachel Swan said...

Thank you so much for your comments + interest in my favorite book! The comments section is now closed for this giveaway and I'll be posting the winners in the morning!

smoochies,

Rach