My Very First Give-Away

You may have heard that I have a slight weakness for books. I'm working on it, I swear. Whenever I have the urge to click over to Amazon or walk into the bookstore I calm my rapid breathing, mop my sweaty brow, and count to ten. No new books, I say. Mostly, this is sufficient. Mostly.

But now it's not enough to curb the flow of books coming into the house (so says Steve). No, now I must also "weed out" books that don't meet some pretty strict criteria. Apparently, assuming that every horizontal surface in our home is in actuality a bookshelf is not a proper way to decorate or to "keep house."

So, my loss is your gain. As a thank you to you for sticking with me and reading all my rambling thoughts, I'm hoping to send some good reading your way. The first to go? A lovely first edition copy of Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms by Nicolette Hahn Niman (baby not included). Read my original review of it here, then leave a comment on this post and one lucky winner will be randomly selected for this little prize. Comments will be closed on Friday, June 3 and the winner announced in next Saturday's Weekend Review.


Congratulations to Junk Loving Girl!
"We are looking to only consume local foods, including family raised animals. This would be a great read!"

Send me a message at cpcable (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and I will drop it in the mail to you!


  1. oh man that is a cute shot C! He is so biteable!! I think this a great idea for a giveaway- for the record I think decorating with books is totally acceptable.
    I always enjoy your book reviews- I feel as if I am reading the words written by a wise professor! You rock.

  2. Ha! That pic is great!
    I was raised in Iowa so a happy pig makes for a happy me. I would love a good new read!
    Happy weekend!

  3. What a cute baby!

    we are looking to eat more sustainably, so i would love to read this book.

    stormyranew at yahoo dot com

  4. Silas is getting so big!
    Count me in for a book about sustainable eating!

  5. Precious photo! I love your book reviews. I have Simplicity Parenting on hold at the library to pick up today.

    I'm not sure if I want to read the book you are giving away!! Sometimes reading about our food sources is just so depressing and frightening. Not that I am closing my eyes to it - it can just overwhelm me. I've made steps to buy a lot less meat and what meat I do buy is organic.

  6. I just have to say what a great photo this is! Great idea for a giveaway pic.

    But I actually don't want to be entered in the giveaway -- we don't eat any factory meat and there are folks here who really want to read this book so please exclude me.


  7. We are looking to only consume local foods, including family raised animals. This would be a great read!

  8. I have wanted to read this for the longest time! Thank you so much!

  9. Sounds like a good read. :) p.s. You are a great writer! -Karla D.