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That Works for Me! (e-book Giveaway and Review)



Every Wednesday hundreds of bloggers link up a post about what works for them at the Works for Me Wednesday blog carnival hosted by Kristen Welch of the blog We Are That Family. I'm guessing it's the biggest blog carnival around. It's been going on for years. You may have noticed that at the bottom of some of my posts is a little blurb that reads "This post is part of...Works for Me Wednesday." If you've ever clicked on that link, you've visited the WFMW blog carnival.

Whenever I submit a post to the carnival I like to browse the titles of the other linked-up posts, and every week I find some treasures. But with hundreds of submissions each week, obviously I'm not able to peruse all the submissions and I'm probably missing out on some good ones. Wouldn't it be amazing and terribly useful if someone were to go through all of those posts, identify the choicest gems, and compile and organize them into a handy e-book? You guessed it. Someone has.

The e-book is called That Works for Me and it is the fruits of the labor of Kristen Welch and Jennifer DeGroot. That Works for Me includes over 800 posts organized submitted by over 300 bloggers into 24 categories, including Baby, Frugality, Garden, Crafts, Blogging, Laundry, Recipes, and Green. I am flattered that Eco-novice is featured as one of 24 Works for Me Women, representing the Green category (see full list of 24 topics and featured bloggers here). For each category, there are short summaries of the featured posts with a link to the full blog posts. The Green category iucludes blurbs about and links to 17 posts by 12 different bloggers. You'll find posts on reusing cereal bags, making your own reusable bags and bowl covers, as well as teaching kids to be green. You can also find tips with a green-bent under other categories -- just look for the green icon (a recycling symbol) next to the titles. See a sample page of the book here.

In general, I really prefer the printed page for reading. But since this is a collection of blog posts, it's perfect that it's in electronic form -- just click the link to go straight to the post. And the book is a classy job. It's a lovely, clean design with well-written text (I like the clever titles for each post), interesting quotations, reader-friendly organization, and cute icons. I have really been enjoying clicking through the different links to read more of some of the very best tips submitted to Works for Me Wednesday.

Buy (with a coupon)
Click here to purchase the e-book That Works for Me for $7 using the coupon code SAVE1 (the full price is $8). Disclosure: If you purchase That Works for Me via my blog, I receive a portion of the proceeds. Your purchase also supports the charity Mercy House.

Win
Win a copy of the e-book That Works for Me by leaving a comment on this post.  Eco-novice will be giving away TWO copies. Be sure to include your email unless I can contact you through your commenting persona (Blogger profile, blog, etc.).

Extra entries:
  • Spread the word by email, Facebook, Twitter, carrier pigeon, etc. (you can use the buttons at base of the post). 
  •  Extra entry for current or new Eco-novice subscribers (this includes readers who subscribe by feed or email, "like" Eco-novice on Facebook, or regular readers by some other method). Tell me how you subscribe/ follow/ read Eco-novice in your comment. 

You can enter the contest THREE times total. Leave a different comment for each entry. Contest open to adults 18 or older and residents of the US. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway ends Monday, April 30, 2012. Winners will be contacted Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by email and will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner.

To keep up with additional giveaways on other blogs, you can like the TWFM facebook page or follow TWFM on twitter.

The winners are sunnielacovetta and Amanda. Check your inbox for an email. Thank you for participating!

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