In my heart, I am a book person.
And one of my guilty pleasures is very. old. books.
Remember a few months ago when I wrote about Nancy Shea’s ‘The Army Wife’?
Well, in the last few pages of her book, was a list of references including a few memoirs written by Military Spouses of their adventures during the late 1800s. And after scouring Amazon and Etsy, I discovered quite a few books written both in first person and third person about this unique time in the United States’ Westward expansion.
Yeah – yeah. I’m a nerd.
But honestly – Did you know “Libbie” Custer (wife of General George Armstrong Custer) wrote several books about their adventures in the west? Could you imagine moving around the great plains in a tent?
What about attempting to move and set up house where your belongings are carried in a covered wagon?
In the process of ordering books, I ended up with two copies of “Glittering Misery” written by Mrs. Patricia Y. Stallard. Written in 1972, it is one of the first comprehensive works to describe and share the life of military dependents through journals, interviews, and rare photographs.
So because I love my readers, I have decided to share my extra copy with one of you!
“Us nerds we gots to stick together man!”
Please leave me a comment with why you would like to win this book and what your plans are for this weekend! Feel free to share on FB, Twitter, G+, Pony Express, or Signal fire to let your friends know they can leave a comment and win YOU the perfect gift. (What are good friends for right?)
A winner will be selected via Random.org on Sunday evening 6pm Mountain Time (that’s El Paso time too ya’ll!) and your book will be mailed to you on Monday. This post will be updated with the winner’s information.
Note: This giveaway is sponsored by me, and my love of very. old. books. We like to read books and were a little too clicker happy while shopping on Amazon. Also – Amazon had nothing to do with this. They have no idea who Household 6 Diva is. Okey Dokey? Roger that. Household6 over and out.
8/12 Update: And the winner is…. Commenter #15, Ms Louellen Lawson!!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address so I can mail you your new book!