An Alfie winner…and some crazy Fox in Socks!

We have a winner in the Orange Marmalade Book Give-Away! The name drawn out of the hat was…


Edith!!  Here’s to a new generation of Alfie fans in your family!

I wish I could give Alfie away to everyone who entered.  But thank you to everyone who commented in this past week.  There are a number of comments on last week’s contest post which include readers’ favorite books, so be sure to check out the titles that others are recommending there. 

Today is mighty cold here in Minnesota, and a bit blizzardy in other areas.  Great weather for snuggling indoors and reading aloud together!  I had the tremendous joy of hearing this young woman

 read Fox in Socks aloud in a talent contest at the college where my two oldest kids attend.  She did not miss a syllable at this seemingly-impossible rocket speed!!  It was incredible!  The crowd went berserk!  Recently, some footage by one of the students was posted on Yahoo and went completely viral.  Take a minute to listen to her…but…do not attempt this at home 🙂

Click the link to listen:

even the book cover warns you about tongue-troubles!