Head’s Up…Giveaway starting today!

This will be the Instagram post!

Snow Day Intl. GIVEAWAY & Sunshine Book Stacks challenge!

Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary (yep! Married on Valentine’s Day & it was a Friday that year as well! Scroll to bottom to see a pic of me & the hubs on our wedding day!) My husband had taken today & tomorrow off from work so that today we could spend time together just the two of us (we even had a couples massage scheduled at Kalahari Spa). Tomorrow my boys special needs class has no school (while the rest of the school does) so we are taking them to lunch and roller skating (yep! We have a pretty awesome indoor skating rink/family fun joint that is still thriving!). Then Mother Nature stepped in, threw us a weather curveball, & the kids ended up home today, too, with a snow day! So we had to cancel our massages & instead we are getting our taxes done (Yippee! So much fun!). Tomorrow is still a go so far though. (And yes, I do roller skate, & actually pretty well!)

This was pretty heavy to hold to get the pic!

Today it is all white outside & the sky is 50 shades of gray. Pretty, but also bluck. So today, I am posting a Sunshine Book Stack AND hosting a giveaway for (1) copy of “Our Stop” by Laura Jane Williams! “Our Stop” released in the US on 2/11, but actually published in other countries in 2019. (See below for synopsis). I would LOVE to see your yellow books, too! Post a photo of your own #sunshinebookstacks on Instagram (use that hashtag) & tag me @mom_loves_reading . You will get (10) extra entries in the giveaway below. I’m in dreary N Ohio, so I need all the sunshine I can get!

(This will be the entry criteria on the Instagram post)

To enter to win (1) new copy “Our Stop“, must do the following:

*Must be following @mom_loves_reading (no unfollowing after, that’s not cool)

*Like & SAVE this post

*Tag a couple bookish buds (unlimited, but only 2 per comment).

Bonus entries:

*Don’t forget the one listed above!(10 entries!)

*Share this post in your IG feed or stories & tag me!(5 entries)

*Comment on this post on my FB page (Mom_Loves_Reading) *Must also LIKE my FB page for it to count!(5 entries)

PS…If you do ALL of the above, there will be a special bonus if you win!

Giveaway is International, begins 2/13/20 at 12noon, EST & ends 2/16 at 11:59pm EST. (1) winner announced 2/17. No giveaway accts. No unfollowing after or you will be banned from all future momlovesreading giveaways (& there’s a LOT!) Giveaway not affiliated w/ Instagram/publisher/author. Please follow my other accts: Blog(, Twitter(momlovesreading), Goodreads(Mom_Loves_Reading) & FB(Mom_Loves_Reading).

Our Stop” by Laura Jane Williams:

Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine.

Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his dad died.

One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper:

To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime?

So begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.

2/14/03 (So grainy, but we didn’t have a professional photographer.)

Book Reviews · Giveaway

Heads up! Giveaway starting today on IG…

Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden

GIVEAWAY!! Thank you @atriabooks (#partner) for my gifted copy of “Adequate Yearly Progress” by Roxanna Elden & for sponsoring this giveaway!

Roxanna Elden’s satire is a brilliantly entertaining & moving look at our education system..Each new school year brings familiar challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling high school in one the biggest cities in Texas. But the teachers also face plenty of personal challenges and this year, they may finally spill over into the classroom.

English teacher Lena Wright, a spoken-word poet, can never seem to truly connect with her students. Hernan D. Hernandez is confident in front of his biology classes, but tongue-tied around the woman he most wants to impress. Down the hall, math teacher Maybelline Galang focuses on the numbers as she struggles to parent her daughter, while Coach Ray hustles his troubled football team toward another winning season.

Recording it all is idealistic second-year history teacher Kaytee Mahoney, whose anonymous blog gains new readers by the day as it drifts ever further from her in-class reality. And this year, a new superintendent is determined to leave his own mark on the school—even if that means shutting the whole place down.

“Gossip Girl” meets “The Office” but in an urban high school…sounds intriguing, eh?I LOVED this book so much! I already have a few teacher friends asking to borrow my copy after they heard about this book! “Adequate Yearly Progress” is funny, clever, engaging, & heart-warming & will have you thanking all the teachers in your life for all of their sacrifices & their service! Fans of @LaurieGelman ‘s “Class Mom” series will love this book! 

Giveaway will begin at 10:00am EST on Instagram.