#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Our winners and what I’m reading :)

This week’s winners are Jeanine Tubbs and Ange.  Congratulations, ladies.  A new round is underway now, and all you have to do is comment to be entered.  Two names will be chosen at random and the names announced next Monday.

Or Tuesday.

Today was Jenni’s birthday, and we celebrated with a lovely bundt cake and a whole lot of whoopin’ and hollarin’.  :)

I’ve been reading (okay, listening) up a storm recently, and I loved the two books I’ve finished, “The Truth According to Us”, by Annie Barrows, who is the author of another favorite of mine, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” and “In the Unlikely Event”, an adult novel by Judy Blume. 

Tomorrow is Weight Watchers, and Wendy and Jenni and I are going on another picnic afterward, since we enjoyed last week’s visit to Manito Park so much.  I’ve been getting in my exercise and, except for a small slice of bundt cake and a smidge of vanilla ice cream, I’ve done pretty well this week, food-wise.  :)

We’ll see what the verdict is when I get weighed tomorrow.

 

58 comments to “Our winners and what I’m reading :)”

  1. Linda Holmes
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies.

    Happy Birthday to Jenni.

    Linda



  2. Gloria
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Jeanine Tubbs and Ange!

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JENNIE!!!!

    Linda, I hope you do better tomorrow at WW than I did today when I had my Lipids done. For the most part, they are awful. I guess that means no more cake, ice cream, and Cokes for a while. Say some prayers for me as it will be hard.

    Have fun on the picnic!



  3. Allison Payne
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:09 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni. Love seeing these emails with all of the news and updates.



  4. midge watkins
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:09 pm · Link

    Happy birthday, Jenni. Don’t get too overheated on your picnic.
    I’m so happy to have a pool in this coming weather. It’s only
    12 by 28 feet, but that’s enough to cool off in. I may save a
    few neighbors, too. I had 4 mule deer bucks in my front field
    (about 70 feet from my door) yesterday. They still think they
    live here and I shooed them away last week when they beheaded my new roses. I have to get about 15 ft from them,
    yelling and waving my cowboy hat before they take me seriously. I just hope they don’t jump in the pool. Good luck
    at WW tomorrow.



    • linda
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        · June 29th, 2015 at 4:30 pm · Link

      Now there’s an image that made me smile!



  5. Leanna
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:17 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni!



  6. Diana E.
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Congrats to this weeks winners. Happy Birthday to Jenni. Hope you have a good day tomorrow, Linda. Been reading like crazy lately, TV leaves much to be desired!!! Blessings.



  7. Virginia H
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:30 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Happy Birthday Jenni. I don’t think a little cake and ice cream will ruin you diet although I think I just have to look at it and gain weight. I have been trying to get in more exercise myself. Tomorrow I have to mow the lawn and that is getting some exercise for sure.



  8. Ruby Norwood
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:31 pm · Link

    Congrats to the new winners!! Linda I hope W.W. Goes well for you tomorrow, and hope y’all have fun on your picnic..and Jenni, HBD2Y!! Hope your Birthday was a perfect one.



  9. Nanci S
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:32 pm · Link

    Have a great time on your picnic, sounds fun!



  10. therese lopez
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:33 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies!! Happy birthday Jenni!! Have a great week!!



  11. Dixie Hadley
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:37 pm · Link

    good luck at WW and enjoy the picnic. happy birthday jenni



  12. Roberta Giordano
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni ! Have a nice picnic !



  13. Mary D Wornick
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:49 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenn! Y’all have a nice day…………..



  14. Tammy
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:51 pm · Link

    I just started “In the Unlikely Event” too! I loved Judy Blume when I was a kid. This is the first time I’ve read her adult books. I’m sure I’ll like it though!



  15. Gloria Jenkins
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 10:57 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenn! Linda I love that you tell us about the books you have read. Have fun on your picnic tomorrow. Good luck with Weight Watchers. Have a great weekend.



  16. Dawn Roberts
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 11:01 pm · Link

    How did you like the Judy Blume book? As a kids I read all her books, but I’ve only read one adult book of hers. I guess I keep forgetting that she now writing for adults and don’t search them out. Just wondering if I should give her a try.



  17. Brenda I.
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 11:02 pm · Link

    Hi,

    Hope everything’s favorable with the weigh in. Have a good one.



  18. Lorraine Pitts
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 11:05 pm · Link

    Hope you do well at WW tomorrow. I am sitting here reading Deadly Gamble AGAIN!!!!! I don’t know how many times I’ve read it and its sequel, but I never get tired of Mojo and Tucker. I really wish you would do another book on their lives!!!!!! Have a great week!!!



  19. Janie
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 11:06 pm · Link

    I also enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Another good one set in the same time is For Such A Time by Kate Breslin. Thoroughly enjoyed The Marriage Season, looking forward to the next one. Hope the picnic is good.



  20. tammy carter
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 11:11 pm · Link

    Happy birthday Jenni, wishing you a year full of joy and good health.
    Just taking a quick breack from Bex’s story to read your blog. Wishing you the best at Weight Watchers tomorrow.
    Tammy



  21. Diane Blaser
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      · June 23rd, 2015 at 11:45 pm · Link

    I too am trying to lose weight and I’m doing well; 20 pounds lost and 20 more to go. My challenge is not being able to do weight bearing exercise because of severe osteoarthritis in both knees, hips and my back. I’m doing restorative yoga in a chair because I can’t get down on the floor. It’s a challenge but it won’t stand in my way!



  22. Susan Levan
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 12:48 am · Link

    Good luck at the weight watchers weigh in. I love your novels you are an extraordinary writer. My favorite series is the mckettrick series, but my all time favorite book is High Country Bride Rafe and Emmeline’s story is the best. I have read this book at least 4 times. Have a great picnic. Keep writing those amazing stories.

    Susan



  23. Kelley Morrow
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 1:13 am · Link

    Congrats ladies! Happy Birthday Jenni!!! Linda, I am reading The Marriage Season and I love it. My only grip is what will I do when I’m finished? Good luck at the weigh in!!!!



  24. Terri
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 1:56 am · Link

    Congratulations to the winners and Happy Birthday Jenni.



  25. Patsy Osburn
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 3:55 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni. Congratulations Ladies.



  26. Jane G
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 4:32 am · Link

    Cingrats to the winners. Have fun on your picnic and HB Jenni.



  27. Carol Luciano
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 5:18 am · Link

    Congrats ladies. WTG ! Happy Birthdsy Jenni. Have a glorious day.
    Thank you for the fiancée.
    Carol L



  28. margy hawkins
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 5:22 am · Link

    I hope your WW meeting goes well! Loosing weight has been a life long battle for me. I’ve recently bad a you of gout (Shakespeare?)!! So I’m working on diet and exercise once more!! Lots of water and very strange diet!! Good luck to you!!



  29. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 5:57 am · Link

    Happy birthday to Jenni.

    Ohhh picnics are fun. Love the summer.

    And good luck at ww.



  30. Lois Rotella
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 6:45 am · Link

    Congratulations ladies !!! Happy birthday Jenni!!! How is weather where you are? Heard it is very hot. We had heat and humidity but it rained and cooled it off. Have a great week.



  31. Linda Solcich
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 7:09 am · Link

    Didn’t know Judy Blume wrote adult novels. Learning something everyday. Lady, you don’t need to diet. You look great.



  32. Cheryl Hoffmann
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 7:09 am · Link

    Congrats winners! Happy belated Birthday Jennifer.
    Thanks for information on books, will check them out. Good luck with WW.
    Enjoying this beautiful weather with a picnic, how wonderful. Blessings to all.



  33. Barb
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 7:58 am · Link

    Jenni does such an excellent/effiicient job. It is wonderful that you both work, and play together !!! ;-)))



  34. Sandy
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 8:27 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Jen!! Good luck with WW and hope you enjoy your picnic. Sounds like a fun day.



  35. Hazel Lewis
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 8:46 am · Link

    Hope Jenna had a great birthday! :)



  36. VBeverly Evanger
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 9:00 am · Link

    gosh, i haven’t been on a picnic in a long time. that sounds like fun. good luck on ww……..



  37. Deb Chudzinski
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 9:23 am · Link

    So many books and so little time



  38. Linda Wilson
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 9:56 am · Link

    Happy birthday Jenni



  39. Ann Bartholomew
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 10:25 am · Link

    I saw Judy Blume’s book and was tempted. I used several of her books as read-alouds when I taught. There never was a student who didn’t love Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, or Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.



  40. Dotty Weis
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 10:38 am · Link

    Good Luck with WW



  41. Gayle Larson
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 11:18 am · Link

    Love your suggestions. Will go book shopping this afternoon.



  42. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni, Hope you had a great day ;)
    Waiting for new books to come out is hard so I am rereading some old friends. The Big Sky County books. Thanks again for all the great stories!



  43. Melaine
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Wish you the best at your weigh in tomorrow, I’m sure you will do well.

    Congrats to this week’s winners. Win or not, I love your blogs, Linda, and hearing what you are up to in my favorite state, WA. I’ll be back home myself in another month. Not leaving AZ until late July so I can be here for some of the monsoons, but we are having a major heat wave here. Of course, Seattle has been getting it’s own heat wave from what I hear.

    Have a great week!



  44. Linda A. Beaudoin
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 4:26 pm · Link

    Good luck at your weigh-in.



  45. Teresa Wilson
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 5:23 pm · Link

    Best Wishes for your WW weigh in!



  46. Jan
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni!! Hope your weather isn’t too hot for a picnic!



  47. Valdi M
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Jenni, I know Linda appreciates all your efforts.
    Pick me for the next winner.LOL



  48. Ida C.
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      · June 24th, 2015 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Good luck with your weigh in tomorrow. It is such a battle to get rid of the weight. Mine has become very attached to me!! But I must get back on the wagon again. Vacation time is galloping up on me. Love to see your name in the in-box. Have a wonderful week Linda and all!
    :oops:



  49. judy
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      · June 25th, 2015 at 8:30 am · Link

    Hope weight watcher is god to you. Have a great day.



  50. Sally
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      · June 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am · Link

    I know weight watchers must have been good to you, because from reading your books it seems to me that everything must be good to you. Love your work.



  51. Mary D Wornick
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      · June 25th, 2015 at 10:29 am · Link

    Good morning all, last night we finally got rain first time this month. We have had plenty of lighting storms but no rain so we were all bless last night.

    It sounds like weight watchers is very good for you so happy all is going good for you.

    Bye, for now



  52. cheryl c.
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      · June 25th, 2015 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Good luck with Weight Watchers. I am trying to eat healthier and lose some weight, too, and it isn’t easy.



  53. Rosemary Hoffart
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 6:37 am · Link

    I’m proud of you and your dedication to Weight Watchers, it has encouraged me to give it consideration for a healthy living diet. Keep up the great work!



    • Hazel Lewis
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        · June 26th, 2015 at 10:58 am · Link

      HAPPY JULY FOURTH! :-D



  54. Bunny
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      · June 28th, 2015 at 1:39 pm · Link

    Happy birthday Jenni! And keep up the good work with weight watcher’s!!



  55. Ange Sasser
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      · June 29th, 2015 at 6:59 am · Link

    Hi Linda,

    Thank you so much for picking me as your winner!!!! I received my book on Saturday and it will always be one of my treasures! It means a lot that you interact with your fans and really get to know them!

    I appreciate your thoughtfulness and LOVE my book!

    Ange



  56. Hazel Lewis
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      · June 29th, 2015 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Have a Happy 4th of July! :-P



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