Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mormon Mishaps and Mischief by Giles and Beck

Whoever thought sacrament meeting could be so silly? In Mormon Mishaps and Mischief you'll find a unique collection of hilarious short stories from celebrated LDS authors that turn the spotlight on ordinary members to illuminate the lighter side of Mormondom. Whether it's the annual Primary program or a simple Sunday school prayer, you'll soon find that where two or three are gathered together . . . there's bound to be potential for some humor. Cure your family's Sunday afternoon doldrums with a little dose of mishaps and mischief.


There should be a warning that comes with this book. "Do not read while in sacrament meeting or during a funeral. Loud laughter will ensue and disrupt meetings. Not advisable to read to snarling dobermans."

This book is hilarious. I love that I can pick it up , read a few stories, laugh my head off, then put it down for when I need a laugh later.

I didn't realize that so many members had similar stories! As I read I would think, 'Hey! That happened to me too!'. For example: my son called the FHE prayers opening and shutting prayers.
One of my 5 yr old's prayers: “Please bless the computers and XBox so we can play them.” After which he asked, “Mom, if Jesus doesn’t like our prayers does he sell them back?”

Great book to give as a gift as well!
Perfect for Father's Day!
And now! Prizes!

In celebration of Mothers, and all they do for us, Mormon Mishaps authors C.L. Beck and D.N. Giles have put together a giveaway in conjunction with a week-long blog tour. If you aren’t interested in winning a fantastic advertising package valued at $150, you can stop reading now.

Wait, you’re still reading. That must mean you want to hear about our prize package, correct? Well. Okay then.

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Okay, and now for the prize!

Your LDS Neighborhood has offered a YEAR LONG advertising package which includes space on the Neighborhood website as well as tiles in the newsletter. Were you to purchase advertising with them, this package would cost $150.

Here’s the best part. You don’t have to be LDS to advertise with the Neighborhood. As long as the business, blog, or product you’re promoting is family friendly, this advertising package will benefit you. Neighborhood ads are viewed daily around the globe, and by thousands of people.

So how do you win?

Entries will be accepted between May 4th and midnight, MST, May 16th. On May 17th, (or as close there about as possible) the winners will be chosen and announced on the LDS Humor blog. Although it's not required for entry, please take a minute to read the Mormon Mishaps and Mischief review/interview I've posted. Then, you must do the following four things to enter (but don't worry, they aren't hard):

1. Follow my blog, here.
2. Leave a comment here, at this blog.
3. Follow the LDS Humor blog.
4. Follow the Your LDS Neighborhood Newsletter blog.

Extra entries:

1. Blog about this contest, then come back and leave either a url address or a link in a comment.
2. Follow me on Twitter. (Bloggers, you can hyperlink this to your twitter page if you’d like, or include your twitter username.) And then tweet the contest. (Make sure to mention this in a comment.)
3. Facebook the contest. If your Facebook page is private, and I’m not your friend, I can’t see that you’ve done this, so you’ll need to friend me.(Same goes here.) Be sure to leave the link to where you've FB'd the contest in a comment.

All of these options can be mentioned in a single comment, and you can enter at all the participating blogs, as long as you follow and leave a comment for those bloggers so they know you love them.

You may enter this contest here, as well as on any of the tour posts at the following blogs:

May 4th Rachelle Christensen
May 4th Shirley Bahlmann
May 5th Karlene Browning
May 5th Heather Gardener, Fire and Ice Book Reviews
May 6th Kellie Buckner
May 6th Rachel Rager
May 7th Shauna Chambers
May 7th Heather Justesen
May 10th LDS Humor Blog
May 10th Keith Fisher
May 11th Tristi Pinkston
May 11th Rebecca Talley
May 12th Taffy Lovell
May 12th Kimberly Job
May 13th Connie Hall
May 13th Ali Cross

To purchase Mormon Mishaps and Mischief click here.



5 comments:

CL Beck, author said...

Taffy: Thanks so much for the review and for posting the contest! You're right, the book does make a great Father's Day present, because dads love to laugh, right?

Good luck to your readers who enter!

Wendy Swore said...

HOwdy, I like your blog and am a follower now. I also follow the other ones.

Thanks for doing this contest. :)
http://wendyswore.blogspot.com

Rebecca Talley said...

I'm following your blog, LDSHumor blog, yourLDSneighborhood blog, I tweeted about this contest, I mentioned it on FB (twice), I have the interview on my blog, as well as a previous review, and I'm so darn cute, I should win the prize :).

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hey Rebecca - that's totally not fair, throwing in the cuteness factor. I guess I'll have to throw in the sweet n huggy factor for me. Pick me! =) LOL!

I'm following your blog, LDSHumor blog, and the yourLDSneighborhood blog.

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks, Taffy! I'd second what Cindy said, but instead I'll say it's a great book to travel with or take to the pool.

Really. I'm not just saying that because I'm one of the authors. =)