14 November 2011

SAVE A TURKEY: GOBBLE A BOOK BLOG HOP TOUR (NOV 14-21)

SAVE A TURKEY:   GOBBLE A BOOK  BLOG HOP TOUR (NOV 14-21)

The nearest we have in Britain to the American Thanksgiving holiday is the Harvest Festival.  Indeed, according to Wikipedia, the modern day thanksgiving is a combination of the Native American traditions and the European, mainly English festival of the Harvest Festival, which in itself can be traced as far back as pagan times.
pic from Jean Joachim - Thank you

pic from Jean Joachim - Thank you





pic from Jean Joachim - Thank you




Did you know?


That according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the U.S. at Thanksgiving—that's one sixth of all turkeys sold in the U.S. each year.






Did you know?

President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the year 1789 and again in 1795.








Did you know?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and stimulate the economy of the state.











Did you know?

Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.




Well my current novel may not have so much as a wiff of Thanksgiving celebrations in it , but Trudi and Rafe in Duty Calls have both travelled the long road of discovery before things worked out as they should for them both.

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To buy Duty Calls: http://www.blackopalbooks.com/index.php/en/topshopstore/products/44-duty-calls-by-sherry-gloag
  
Before we get to this month's giveaway, please have a quick peek at the Blog-hop rules. And then we'll get to the details of this month's giveaway.


1) HAVE FUN!!!


2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!


3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, November 14, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, November 21, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 22nd! ***


4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!


5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!


6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***


For One lucky commenter
or
follower on my new Networked Blog
I am giving away a 
Handcrafted Selenite pendant

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 To maximise your chance of winning a prize,
hop back HERE to visit other participants 

48 comments:

T. R. Stoddard said...

I'd much rather gobble books. I don't like turkey.

theresa.renee.stoddard@gmail.com

T. R. Stoddard said...

I followed, you can find me at http://t-r-stoddard.blogspot.com/

Beth Trissel said...

Sherry, I very much enjoyed your post, and what a lovely prize. And your book sounds good too.

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Awesome Hop and Giveaway, I love that photo of the turkey with the sign that says - eat chicken - LOL

I can't even imagine seeing over 45 million turkeys but wow thats a lot of birds being eaten. I love turkey. We had a turkey once as a pet and he was funny, he lived about 4 years and it was sad when he died. My husband had even named him "Dinner" as a joke knowing we would never eat him.

Have a Blessed Holiday
Ronda Tutt
mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

Jennifer Mathis said...

ohh pretty

meandi09@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Nice blog.

Marilyn Yarbrough
mk@mkyarbrough.com

kayla said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

BLHmistress said...

I used to love turkey more than I do now, I personally rather have ham now.

follower network-Dawna Newman

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by T. R. Stoddard , I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Beth

Sherry Gloag said...

I love your story about 'Dinner' Thanks for coming bu and have a great day.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Jennifer Mathis and your kind words.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Marilyn Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by kayla

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks BLHmistress, have a great holiday.

Andrea said...

I enjoyed all the Thanksgiving facts. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway.

ainfinger@comcast.net

Patricia said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I liked the blurb about Duty Calls. Sounds good.
Patti

shadow_kohler said...

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for the awesome giveaway! I love your post! Great facts and pictures. Your book Duty Calls sounds great!
networked blog- Shadow Kohler
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Eva's Flowers said...

That is a beautiful pendant! Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop, finding lots of new authors and blogs to follow :)

Eva
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Cecilia M. said...

Just hopping in to say hi. You book sounds interesting. good luck with the hop, and Happy thanksgiving

Sherry Gloag said...

Andrea, thanks for coming by , and happy Thanksgiving.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your kind words, Patricia Happy Thanksgiving back at ya :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

shadow_kohler thanks for your kind words - as non- American it was about the only thing I could think to do :-) LOL

Sherry Gloag said...

Eva's Flowers there are some awesome writers taking part in this blog, thank you for visiting and happy Thanksgiving.

Sherry Gloag said...

Cecilia M. thanks for your kind words and your company.

Kathryn Merkel said...

Thanks for making your post so full of crazy American Thanksgiving day facts, even though you don't celebrate our specific holiday. Is there a traditional menu for the Harvest Festival? I know turkey is the gold standard for the US Thanksgiving, but I actually wouldn't eat turkey until I was in my 20's. I was a pretty picky eater & wouldn't eat chicken either. The first time I had & liked turkey was when I visited my then boyfriends family in Iowa & they served a wild turkey that they had shot a few days before in their woods. These days I love turkey, but only the white meat. The dark stuff is just too greasy for me.

Thanks for being part of the Gobble hop.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

daniwilliams1982 said...

Happy Thanksgiving...this is beautiful!

Gena R said...

What a beautiful pendant! Thanks so much for participating in the hop and for the opportunity!

robertsongena@hotmail.com

desitheblonde said...

wow this blog s getting better and better by the authors thank you
desi the blonde @ msn.com

Sherry Gloag said...

Kathryn Merkel as far as I know there's no trafitional meal or routine for the Harvest Festival. Other than the Harvest festival church celebrations.

Sherry Gloag said...

daniwilliams1982 thanks for your kind words and coapny.

Sherry Gloag said...

lad you like the pendant Gena R. Thanks for commenting.

Sherry Gloag said...

YOu're right desitheblonde :-) there are some awesome participants in this hop. Thanks for your comment.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I'm a blog tour participant, working my way through everyone's posts. I enjoyed your photos and Thanksgiving facts - thanks for posting them!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Sandy. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Michelle said...

I love turkey, books, and pumpkin pie with lots of whipping cream. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Happy reading, too.

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marybelle said...

That's a LOT of turkey being eaten.

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Christine A. said...

I love turkey- gobble gobble. Thanks for the giveaway, the pendant is beautiful.
GFc- Christine A.
your1chef at aol dot com

Imajicasnow said...

love this blog hop. Love books!
Beautiful pendant!
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imajicasnow@gmail.com

Barbara said...

Hi, Sherry! Great hop, PRETTY giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

Sherry Gloag said...

Michelle, thanks for coming by. i hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Sherry Gloag said...

marybelle, when i read that I nearly choked with disbelief! The number's mind-boggling, isn't it? Thanks for visiting.

Sherry Gloag said...

Chritine A, I'm glad you like the pendant. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your kind words, Imajicasnow. have a great holiday.

Sherry Gloag said...

Barbara, thanks for your visit. have a great holiday.

Dominique Eastwick said...

I didn't know half of those facts, very fun blog and thank you for sharing... Love the pendant.

Happy Thanksgiving
Dominique

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your kind words, Dominique, hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you to everyone who visited as well as those who left comments.

The winner of this month's blog-hop is -----desitheblonde-----

I've emailed you desitheblonde