5 Minutes for Books — Hachette Book Group Blowout

I don’t have an actual review today, but boy do I have a giveaway that you are going to love! If you are hungry for reviews, I hope that you will check in with 5 Minutes for Books, the site, each day. We are building quite a community of booklovers there (or those looking to expand their reading habits), and we are so pleased with every comment, suggestion, and contribution that we get.

Hachette Book Group has offered five of you the following ten books from their collection. If you’d like to win, just leave a comment saying which book interests you most. If you are sending kids off to school at this time of year, now is the perfect time to indulge your hobby of reading. We have had fabulous weather this week as well, so I’ve enjoyed several hours sitting on the driveway reading while my son is playing or while I’ve waited for my daughter to get off the bus.

In this collection of books we have something for every taste.

1. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter

2. The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg

3. Say You’re One of Them By Uwem Akpan

4. Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership by Bo Schembechler , John Bacon

5. Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience by Fr. Thomas D. Williams

6. Titanic’s Last Secrets:The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler by Brad Matsen $27.99 ISBN: 0446582050 Audio book, ebook also available

7. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech (25th Anniversary) $16.99 ISBN: 0446404667

8. Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know by John Maxwell

9. The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance by Polly Young-Eisendrath

10. Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least Heat-Moon

You might want to mark the Hachette Book Group contest and sweepstakes page to find out about their monthly contests. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian addresses (no P.O. boxes please). I will draw 5 winners and post them in next week’s column.

The winner of last week’s book, Lilly Badilly, is #7 Doll Clothes Gal.


Comments

  1. Sheri says

    The book that interests me the most is:

    A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech

    I’d enjoy a good mind-stretching to stimulate my creativity! :)

  2. Kim says

    I’m an avid reader and I would love any of them, but I think I would read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World first. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. says

    We’re participating in Owlhaven’s 30 Days of Nothing this month, so no book buying for us:(
    how great would it be to win a contest for books when I can’t buy any. Looking at the descriptions I think any of them would be a good read. Please enter me!

  4. Charlotte Winters says

    Dewey the Small Town Library Cat who touched the world. I am a very proud cat mama who would love that book!

  5. gS49 says

    Free Books! My favorate thing!

    Least Heat Moon is a writer of beauty, so I’ll go for “Roads to Quoz”; altho there are several others I’d like to read. (Where’s my notepad?)

    gS49

  6. Delilah M Vela says

    A Whack on the Side of the Head Roger van Oech sounds like something that would be interesting to me. I need a whack on the side of the head maybe I would be more creative.

  7. Helen says

    “Dewey” sounds good to me. Although, I love all books. I read continually, and sometimes have more than one book going at a time.

  8. Shannon Baas says

    Dewey-the small town cat as if I’m not mistaken this book is based on a cat that used to live at the library in a town where I used to live.

  9. barbara says

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Ever since the Harry Potter books, I’ve discovered that a lot of the books for youth are better than what I’ve been reading :-)

  10. Diane C says

    The Self-Esteem Trap… This has always puzzled me, how some children are very self assured and can’t wait to go out and make their mark on the world. While other are in the trap of self gratification and entitlement.

  11. says

    Thanks for the last book – I’ll look forward to receiving it.

    For a Titanic fan like me, it has to be the Secrets of Titanic as my fav – although that;s only my comment as i have already won a book.

  12. John Deal says

    I would really enjoy reading the Ethics 101 book. It seems to me that ethical standards in this country seem to be getting lower and lower, and I would be interested to see if the author has any real solutions to the problem.

  13. Sara G says

    Dewey-The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World seems like it would be a wonderul read. I am a big cat fan so this would definitely be a good book for me. Good luck to everyone!

  14. Amy Tucker says

    RE: Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know by John Maxwell

    This has been on my reading list for a while. Your book look list looks great. Nice website!

  15. Sara says

    Ethics 101 is part of a series by John Maxwell. We have Attitude 101 and Relationships 101. There are others, but their titles escape me at present. This is the one I would choose.

  16. says

    With one in Kindergarten full time and another in pk part-time, my goal is to read read read this semester before I start nursing school in the spring!! :) They all look interesting – but #1 would be first on my list to read :)

  17. alyce m poalillo says

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    Been wanting to read that one since I first heard about it! As a book and cat lover it is a great fit!

  18. Angela H says

    I would love Say You’re One of Them. We are planning on adopting from Africa and this would be a welcomed addition to our library.

  19. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter. This book sounds like it would be very interesting. Thanks for this giveaway.

  20. Anne says

    The book that peaks my curiosity the most is The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg.

    I have endured many physical and emotional traumas and am very curious to read this.

    Thanks

  21. Maggie Mannwieler says

    I’m dying to read “A Whack on the Side of the Head”, what a name for a book, LOL. I’ve just got to win these fabulous books! Thanks for offering such a fab Giveaway!

  22. Janet F says

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World interests me the most.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. alice t. says

    Titanic’s Last Secrets Titanic has always captured my attention. I have seen Bob Ballard’s movie detailing the finding and exploration of Titanic. This book is right up my alley! Thanks.

  24. Cindi says

    Greetings, I love books! This is definitely fun contest. The book “Dewey-The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicky Myron, Bret Witter. Please enter me in your book giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  25. Tracy Iglesias says

    A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech – my creativity could use a major awakening, I’ve been in a creative slump lately!

  26. Valerie Furr says

    The Titanic has always amazed me and I would love to read the Titanic Lat Secrets. I have the movie collection and have watched over and over. It was a great movie.

  27. says

    I’d love to read “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” because I’m a parenting author and blogger, and this sounds like a great book to review on my blog. I’m also attracted to the part about raising compassionate kids — the world can always benefit from more compassion!

  28. Adrienne Gordon says

    We’ve been having a really bad health streak, so The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg

  29. says

    I love Jane Austen so much that one of my twin sons’ names is Austen. (And, yes, it’s spelled with an “e”!) “Pride and Prejudice” is my absolute favorite. And Colin Firth in the movie version . . . yum!

  30. Mary Marlatt says

    I really need “A Whack on The Side of the Head”! Once I have the idea, I can write all about it — but coming up with an idea is tough!

  31. Lena Gibbs says

    I’d love to read them all. But what interests me most is Knowing Right From Wrong. I’m addicted to Christian self-help books!

  32. karen says

    After reading the descriptions for the books, Say You’re One of Them would probably be the first book I’d read out of the group. And then probably Roads to Quoz.

  33. Melanie Lee says

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron and Bret Witter would be my first pick. Cat lover that I am, I looked it up at Amazon and its definitely something that I want to read.

  34. judy brittle says

    Say You’re One Of Them sounds interesting and I’m really curious about Knowing Right From Wrong.
    Thank you so much!

  35. Go Amie says

    Titanic’s Last Secrets sounds like an excellent read. Did you know there are still living survivors of the Titanic disaster?

  36. Kara says

    I’d most like to check out Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat That Touched the World. I love stories about amazing creatures!

  37. Karen B says

    Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat That Touched the World – what an amazing story! – and then Titanic’s Last Secrets.

  38. Donna Hunt says

    They all sound good! I think my first choice is Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat That Touched The World. I’m always looking for new books to read–this would be great! Thank you for the contest!

  39. Adena says

    The Titanic’s Last Secrets is one that I want to read. It is amazing how deep sea exploration has advanced in the last twenty years.

  40. sabb266 says

    They all sound interesting to me but I think I would read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World first

  41. Jackie B. says

    I am a book lover and an animal lover so the one I would read first is Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World . Great giveaway as always!

  42. israel y says

    what a great collection of books! Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter

  43. Crystal says

    The Book of Calamaties looks interesting to me because I just read ‘How Can I Help?’ by Ram Dass and it explores similar themes about suffering and our responses to it.

  44. Cindi says

    Thanks for the fantastic book giveaway drawing! I would love to win the book “Dewey: The Small-Town-
    Library-Cat Who Touched the World!” I am a book and animal lover. Many thanks…..Cindi

  45. Kathy Conley says

    There are so many wonderful choices. I would love to have Bo’s Lasting Lessons. Titanic’s Last Secrets and Dewey look like fabulous reads as well!

  46. Brandy Holzapfel says

    The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance by Polly Young-Eisendrath…I think it’s important today.

  47. Matthew says

    “The Book of Calamities” although “Say You’re One of Them” sounds like it may be an uncomfortable,yet important book.

  48. Paula Strickland says

    Titanic’s Last Secret sounds great. I love the idea of finding something that hasn’t been seen for a long time.

  49. Izzie says

    I was going to want “The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World,” but then I saw the title “A Whack on the Side of the Head” and I was intrigued. Either one sounds great.

  50. Belenda says

    There are several interesting books on the list, but I thing Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron and Bret Witter would be the one I would want to read most.

  51. kerri says

    i love reading about the titanic so i would say the one that intrests me would be the titanic but they all look interesting

    kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

  52. Jeanne K says

    Dewey: The small town library cat who touched the world looks really cute and I’d love to read it. I also wouldn’t mind reading Bo’s Lasting Lessons.

  53. Marcia S says

    I love anything by Roger von Oech, so my favorite is definitely A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative.

  54. Jean Hupke says

    The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance… and it couldn’t come too soon.

  55. Auriette says

    I cannot pick just one as “most interesting.”

    “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” is interesting to me because I have had cats for most of my life. Right now, we have seven!

    “Titanic’s Last Secrets” sounds good because I’ve been interested in the Titanic almost my whole life. My mom was fascinated by it because her grandmother had one of the first books ever published about the Titanic — not in great shape now, but you can see the publication date of 1912.

    “A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative” is interesting to me because I’m a writer and actress, and I’m working as a public relations and marketing specialist right now, so both personally and at work, I need to be creative!

    Thanks for the chance to win any five of these books. I love reading!

  56. says

    Wow, all of those books look really interesting, thanks for the chance to win! I think I’m most interested in A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech. I was just reading about that book recently, and I added it to my Amazon Wish List hoping that someone would buy it for me around Christmastime. Winning it would be even better!

  57. danielle says

    The book that most interest me is the self esteem trap. As a middle school teacher I see so many students who have this bizzare self importance almost selfishness. I want to have my children have self esteem but I do not want it to be extreme.

  58. Karen P says

    I would pick: “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” by Polly Young-Eisendrath. Would be a great book to have on hand.

  59. Jennifer Schroeder says

    Personally, I would love to read any of these books! To choose one to start, I guess I’d start with “Titanic’s Last Secrets:The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers”. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  60. Betty C says

    I’d start with “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” and also read “Bo’s Lasting Lessons”

    Thanks for a great contest.

  61. Lyn Chomiw says

    Thank you so much for a chance to read these wonderful books. I would start with “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” by Polly Young-Eisendrath.

  62. Robert R says

    Bo’s Lasting Lessons…I’ve been a coach and a leader at work…but these kinds of books always show me something new

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