Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway - A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet

~~ This Giveaway Is Now Closed ~~



Y'all, I'm so excited about today's review and giveaway. I've been looking forward to it for a long while and the day has finally come. 

I'm sure some of you, if not most, are familiar with The Boo Mama Blog written by the always delightful and hilarious Sophie Hudson. I first learned about Sophie's blog when I was standing in line at The Pioneer Woman's book signing way back in ye olden days of 2009 and started reading it soon after and have been a loyal reader ever since. While Sophie originally hails from Mississippi (and is a fierce Bulldogs fan I might add), she now resides in Birmingham with her husband and son. Today, Tuesday, June 4, Sophie's book, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet comes out and I'm just as happy as can be to share a little bit about it with you. 

Back in January I emailed Sophie and she was kind enough to put me on her advance book list. I wanted to do a book review and host a giveaway for her debut book. As luck would have it, the day after The Tide went on to doggie heaven, I had a package on my front porch and it was a copy of Sophie's book as well as some other little surprises. It gave me a much needed smile in the midst of such sadness. 

I started reading the book while I was on vacation and finished up soon after and y'all, the book is just as fun as her blog. Sophie definitely has a knack for storytelling and if you love her blog, then you will love her book as well. She focuses primarily on the older generations of her family, telling quirky stories that quite honestly could have come from my own family. As I was reading the book, I laughed out loud and sometimes laughed silently until tears formed in my eyes. Her book also caused me to cry at times and at other times just made me think deeply - I know, it's scary isn't it? Sophie tells her stories with such love and detail that I feel like I could walk into one of her family reunions and just feel right at home with her people. If you are anything like me and love a good story, then you will really love this book. Throughout the book, Sophie also mentions various favorite scriptures or how she felt God working in her life during the time frame of the story she is telling and perhaps it will cause you to look back on your life and see God working through you and your loved ones as well. 

At the end of the book, Sophie includes a few recipes that are suitable for any Sunday Dinner on the Grounds and they all look scrumptious and I hope to cook one or all of them soon. She says in the introduction to the recipes that she originally didn't intend to include any recipes, but decided to and I, for one, am thankful she did because those are some mighty fine recipes she has printed in the pages of her book. Most of the recipes came from her mama, or her mama's friends and since those gals hail from Mississippi, well, you know it's full of Southern goodness. 

I tell you all of this to let you know that this week I am giving away two copies of Sophie's lovely and charming book as well as a set of measuring spoons which she sent me in the package I received early last month. As soon as I received my package, I loved, loved, loved, the measuring spoons and immediately decided I must find some similar to them to give away with the book and lo and behold, I found the exact ones thanks to The Google. The measuring spoons and books are on order and shipping to me soon and as soon as I have everything in hand, I'll be shipping out the prizes to not one, but two winners! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I'll leave the comments open through Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Central and the winner will be announced on Friday morning after I crawl out of bed. Good luck everyone and if you happen not to win, please be sure and check out Sophie's book anyway. It is so good - you will love it! 







32 comments:

Aimee's Adventures said...

I LOVE BooMam and would love to win her book!

Aimee's Adventures said...

That would be BooMama. My fingers are too big for my iPad! :)

Erika said...

Oh I LOVE good books and cute measuring spoons!!
I know I never win anything, but fingers crossed for this one :)

Jackie said...

Um I totally want this book and those measuring spoons so count me in!!!

islandblessings said...

Looks like a good book. I read that Ann Voskamp and Beth Moore gave it a nice review as well.

Sarah said...

One of my favorite blogs. I'd totally love to get this and those precious spoons.

jennpinkmorgan said...

I've been dying to read this, and the spoons would just be the cutest bonus ever!

Jeff Sutton said...

I am from Georgia and can relate to a lot of her stories. It would be great to read more from her in this book!

Bethany Davis said...

I read the first chapter a while back and it was sooo good. can't wait to read the whole thing! :)

Lydia U said...

Would love to win a copy! Boo Mama is fantastic!

Sidnie said...

Summer just screams for a good book to read, right?
And one that includes Southern Goodness in the form of tried and true recipes would be delightful!

Melita said...

Oh, oh! I want to win! I love BooMama, and we are both from Mississippi. To top that, we are from the same hometown! So, I definitely would love to win the book and measuring spoons.

April said...

I love Sophie and would love to read the book!

Anonymous said...

What a fun giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I Can't wait to read this book!
Amy
amy_d_burkhart@yahoo.com

Elonda said...

I love her blot! can't wait to read the book!

J. Johnson said...

I am looking forward to reading the book!

Holli said...

Loved the sample I was able to download!! Now I need to finish it.

RDS said...

I love the Boo Mama blog & these measuring spoons. Can't wait to read the book!

newt said...

Been reading BooMama's blog since A was just a little toot. Would love this book!

Anonymous said...

Those are the prettiest measure spoons I ever did see..
Makes me want a "LITTLE SALTY TO CUT THE SWEET"

If I should be so lucky to win this pet
My email is Mcia11@verizon.net

Thx. Couldn't think of anything to rhyme w/ net..ha!

Jenny said...

I would LOVE to win this book!!! Love her!! And the spoons...swoon!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

OneGirl said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy of this book! I've been waiting for it to come out for months, but I'm a college girl on a budget - hoping to win a giveaway!

Cindy Lou said...

Great Giveaway! I would love to win! I cannot wait to read this book!

Lisa said...

How fun! I plan to buy the book, but would love a copy to "share." And the measuring spoons are precious. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jordan said...

I would love to read this book!!

Paige said...

I would just be tickled pink to win this prize! Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Sue said...

Thank you for the chance to win Sophie's book. I love the measuring spoons - too cute!

to know him said...

I would love to win

Margaret Stabler said...

would love the book and the spoons

Candy said...

I want to win the book for me and the spoons for Kenny! Enter me :)

Obat Herbal Asam Urat said...

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