July 6 = 1st Friday Fun! Comment for a chance to win!








How on earth can it be July 2018?! It feels like the year only just begun. Well, one good thing about the seasons’ speedy roll is that since it’s the first Friday of a new month already, it’s also time for another giveaway time here at evbishop.com.

This month’s giveaway: Another super fun prize celebrating summer! One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Hook, Line & Sinker,  a soft, cheery towel to stretch out on or roll behind your head in your comfy chair, and a fabulous-dahling pineapple drinking glass (because we all need something fancy for our favorite fruity beverages!) (Yes, this is similar to last month’s giveaway, just with a different book and a new color scheme. What can I say? I really, really love pineapples, LOL.)

How to enter for your chance to win: Comment/reply to this post. Easy-peasy, right? (And fun! 😄) Super sadly, I won’t be able to respond to everyone’s comment individually because I won’t, GASP!, have Internet for most of the month, but I will enjoy each one and like them whenever I get a chance, so you’ll know you’re entered.

COMMENT SUGGESTION: Where is your favorite place to read? For me, reading is like eating green eggs and ham, I love it, I do it, wherever I am. 😄 (Beaches do have a special allure though, and couches with blankets on dark winter nights.)

(You can, of course, add anything else you want, so long as it’s appropriate for all ages. 🙂 🙂 )

WHEN DOES THIS MONTH’S GIVEAWAY CLOSE? Normally every 1st Friday Fun winner is chosen on the 15th, but I’m going to be camping around the province, so we’ll keep this one open until July 31st! Please share this post because the more that play, the merrier, right?


P.S. A huge congrats to last month’s (June 2018) lucky winner: Judy Pflueger! 

P.P.S. Haven’t taken part in Friday Fun here at evbishop.com before? Here’s the nitty-gritty.

 All you have to do is show up here on the first Friday of every month and follow the very easy directions, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. At the end of each giveaway, a winner will be chosen at random and contacted for his/her mailing address and the goodies will go in the post.

Good luck and thanks for stopping in! I hope you have a very fun Friday and wish you wonderful  book adventures in July!

84 thoughts on “July 6 = 1st Friday Fun! Comment for a chance to win!

  1. My favorite place to read is on the front porch early in the morning with my coffee watching the sun come up especially when weather permits and I lie in bed every night and read before sleeping. Thanks for the chance

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  2. In bed, ignoring the dishes in the sink, the day is done when I brush my teeth and get out my book. Ahh.

  3. Yes, Susan, always ignore dishes (all chores, actually) in favor of a good book. Reading is much more important! 🙂 Nice to “see” you again, btw. 🙂 🙂

    And yes again, bedtime reading is wonderful and used to be my favorite time to indulge (although I used to “accidentally” stay up all night :D). No more–well, I still like it, but I actually fall asleep. Boooo!–so I do more day reading now.

  4. I love your first Friday giveaways! My favorite place to read is probably the recliner in my living room; second is bed. 🙂

    I hope you have a great time camping.

  5. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my 1st Friday Giveaways, ButtonsMom! 🙂 🙂 I need to get a recliner. 🙂

    And thanks re: the well wishes on my camping trip. I can’t wait to hit the open road! 🙂

  6. My favorite place to read are either on our covered front porch or under the two trees in our side yard. I live in my grandparents house and the trees where planted there when I was 3, so when I am out there I remember them growing.

  7. My favorite place to read is anywhere and everywhere, but if I had to choose one it would be in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a scented candle, with a relaxing sea sound app playing on my iPad.

  8. Oh, yes–reading in the tub is wonderful, Jackie! (Actually your whole scenario is. Now I want a soak and wine with tonight’s read! Ahhhhhh!) 🙂 Thanks for coming by and good luck in the draw!

  9. Such a lovely place to read and such lovely memories, Cynthia. I live in the house I grew up in–and my husband and I do dream of (hope!) the property will stay in our family down the line after we go. Very special. 🙂

  10. I do wonder if “in bed” is going to come out as the first choice for favorite spots to read, Kay. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for popping by and happy curling up!

  11. In the colder months curled up in bed under the covers, nice and warm.
    In the warmer months, anywhere in air conditioning, love the ac cool!
    In between, rather partial to a flask of tea or iced tea and sitting in the shade of the huge old trees in the local park reading and escaping from the world for a bit 🙂
    Thanks Ev, enjoy your trip!

  12. I read anywhere and everywhere.I always have a book with me. Right now,I’m reading “Love Redeemed” by Kelly Irvin.

  13. My favorite place to read is on a dock by the lake in the summer. The rest of the time I will choose my couch.

  14. I love yo read in my sunroom.I have a big leather chair with a foot rest ,a great reading lamp and a place for my beverage.I live 3 blocks from the ocean.I love going there later in the day with a towel an umbrella and a book!It is beautiful hearing the waves and relaxing.I also read in bed every night before sleeping.Thanks for a chance to win this great contest!

  15. My favorite place to read is in my sitting room. It has a couch and a rocking chair end tables and my dad’s antique desk. No TV just me and a room full of plants with lots of sunlight. On the weekends I go in first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and read for hours. During the week I hit the rocker as soon as I’m home from the gym and in my pajamas with a glass of wine.

  16. I love pineapple.. I read in the bath tub or laying with my daughter I love cuddle time.. Thank you for this chance!

  17. I don’t like being outside with all the irritating bugs; so I love when I go to my son’s to house and pet sit. He has a screened porch that I sit in all day! Otherwise, if I’m at home, I’m in my recliner. Also take a book to Dr appointments, etc. Thanks for the chance.

  18. My favorite place to read is on my couch. It’s nice and quiet to read. I also read at Dr appointments, my daughter’s house, neighbors. I don’t leave home without my kindle.

  19. My favorite place to read is in bed on my side, so my hands don’t fall asleep from holding the book. If it’s a thriller, I may read straight through. The other favorite place is on a bench by the brook at the Nature Center where I’ve written poetry whilst watching nature at play.

  20. The bath, most definitely. Second best is at my boyfriend’s “cabin.” It’s really more of a trailer near a beach, but I’ll take it. It’s peaceful during the week or the off-season.

  21. I love to read anywhere I happen to be. My Kindle goes in my purse before anything else when I leave the house!!!

  22. I love to Read IT doesn’t mind where, but where its a place without a lot of noise

    You have Nice giveaway s

    Have a Nice weekend

  23. My favorite place to read is on a porch or balcony. If the weather doesn’t allow, then laying across my couch.

  24. I like to read on my couch or if it’s good weather out, out on the deck. But where I multi-task my reading, is when I arrive early for an appointment, and I always do, reading is such an enjoyable way to pass the time. And no stress or frustration about delays from the people I’m meeting. A win-win situation!

  25. My very favorite place to read is my front porch. I love waving and calling out to my neighbors as they take their early morning or evening walks, hearing the birds chirping and watching the squirrels. My next favorite place is in bed. Every. Single. Night.

  26. Anywhere and everywhere….I never leave home without my iPad or a book (or both), but in the summer I’m out under a tree and in the winter curled up in my chair with a warm throw.

  27. I read everywhere I go too, Brenda–and yep, am never without my eReader either. 🙂 🙂 It’s so nice to pack 100s of books with you that weigh less than your wallet. 🙂

  28. I so relate, Judy! 🙂 🙂 You will probably like this quote that I love too: “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” — Oscar Wilde 🙂 🙂 Have a lovely summer. I hope you get a lot of peace, quiet and books!

  29. Bugs can be bugs all right, Kathy. It’s so nice to have a place to escape them–and with pets for company even. 🙂 You’re welcome for the chance and good luck! 🙂

  30. A fellow pineapple lover! Yay! 🙂 🙂 Aw, so nice that you read snuggled up with your daughter. 🙂 You’re welcome for the chance and good luck!

  31. My favorite place to read is in my comfy recliner in the living room. Once I lay down, I have to put my cpap on since I’ll fall asleep anyway. But by my recliner I have a nice glass of icewater waiting.

  32. Ahhhh, your sitting room (and your week’s schedule) sounds sooo lovely, Patyu. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for sharing and good luck in the draw! 🙂

  33. Your sun room/reading set up sounds sooo lovely, Cokittykat (and cute name, btw :D). I love the ocean and daydream about one day living closer…for part of the year, at least. 🙂 You’re very lucky! 🙂

  34. I’m hoping for lots of dock (and beach!) reading by many lakes this summer too, Iraines78. 🙂 🙂 (And it is nice to have our couches for back up the rest of the year, LOL.)

  35. Meeee toooo, Patricia. Anywhere and everywhere really is the perfect spot. 🙂 I’ve never read any Kelly Irvin books. I’ll have to check ’em out. Enjoy!

  36. Thanks for the well wishes re: my trip, Dianne. It will be fun, I’m sure (once we’re on the road and can’t do “just one more thing” that really needs done before we go 😀 :D). I love your cozy and cool perfect-reading-places contrasts. 🙂 🙂

  37. It’s an unofficial poll to be sure, Angie, but I do think in bed is leading as the first favorite place to read. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and good luck in the draw! 🙂

  38. You sound like me, Deborah! 🙂 (But I also carry a notebook to write in too, just in case something hits me. My husband always laughs when he sees my bag: “You do know we’re just going to the store, right?” Well, of course I know that–but I also know how much he likes to talk with everyone he meets, LOL…) Good luck in the draw!

  39. So fun, Lisa! My yard is noisy with birds and squirrels too–no neighbours close enough to call to though. 🙂 🙂 And yes, another yay for in bed reading! 🙂 Good luck in the draw!

  40. Cats, reading (and tea!) really are a perfect cozy combination, aren’t they, Jodi? So nice. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and best of luck in the draw!

  41. You’re so right, Alice. Reading is wonderful everywhere (and I often carry earplugs to escape noise too). You have a nice weekend too! I’m glad you’re enjoying the giveaways. Good luck in this one! 🙂

  42. You sound like me, Becky. I’ve been known to show up at restaurants with my eReader, but not my wallet, LOLOLOL. Good luck in the draw!

  43. You write in the bath too, don’t you, jmh? So fun. And yeah, I’d take your boyfriend’s “cabin” too. A trailer near a beach sounds ideal! 🙂 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by. I really appreciate it–and good luck in the draw. It would be perfect for you in the bath or in your cabin! 🙂

  44. So nice, Sunnymay (and I hear you re: finding positions so your hands don’t go to sleep during an all night reading session, LOL: readers’ problems. 😀 :D) Your seat by the brook sounds lovely–and yes, perfect for reading AND writing. So you always have a book and a journal or something with you, right? 🙂 🙂 Good luck in the draw!

  45. Lately my favorite place to read has been my front porch. It’s comfy and out of the sun.

  46. And where I live I’m always trying to find sun, Lacey. 😉 Stay comfy and cool and happy reading this summer! Good luck in the draw. 🙂

  47. My favourite place to read is curled up on my balcony in the sunshine, with my faithful pooch by my side.

  48. I love to sit outside underneath a tree and read. It allows me to really get involved with the lives of the people that I am reading about.

  49. I like it to be quiet when I read. As long as I can find a space alone I’m content. I too like to sit in my backyard when the weather is around 80*.

  50. Sounds absolutely lovely, Deborah–and yes, the perfect place to fall deeply into whatever story your reading. 🙂 Thanks for commenting and good luck in the draw!

  51. I like quiet too, Laurie. I used to wear soft earplugs very often. 🙂 🙂 I hope you find lots of alone time this summer in your yard. Happy reading and good luck in the draw!

  52. I love green eggs and ham! And I, too, will read anywhere! But my most common place is in my recliner/ rocker under my ceiling fan.

  53. LOL, Teresa–always nice to meet a fellow green eggs and ham lover. 😀 😀 (And, of course, a fellow read anywhere-er ;D). Thanks for commenting and best of luck in the draw!

  54. Anywhere I am, I always have a book or my kindle with me! Reading is my passion!

  55. My favorite place to read is anywhere I can open my Kindle and have some time to see what is happening in my current book I am reading. It is a bit slower reading in the summer for me, as I do travel baseball with my son and grandson. However, my Kindle goes with me everywhere for the down times I get to read.

  56. Thanks for coming by, Deborah–and you’re so right: the best thing about Kindles is how you can take as many books as you desire wherever you go! Enjoy your summer and have fun at the ballgames!

  57. My fav place to read is on my couch with my feet up and the window open while it rains. That is my bliss..oh and a big cup of tea.

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