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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Word(less)Ful Wednesday - Queen of the Road

I am an avid reader and when the opportunity to review Queen of the Road was presented to me I could not resist. This book by Doreen Orion is about a Diva from the Island of Long (Long Island, NY - where I was born and raised) who is a self-proclaimed couch potato more comfortable in Prada than in the throes of domesticity. Imagine her chagrin when her husband Tim suggested traveling across country in a converted bus!

The story is the tale of their cross-country adventures in a 340 square foot bus (that of course has all of the comforts of home) with a dog and two cats! Doreen eases the pain of the journey with a healthy dose of alcohol - each chapter begins with a drink recipe named for the adventures at hand and over time Doreen appreciates the simplicity of life on the road.
Over time she learned more about her husband, developed an appreciation for the history of the locales they traveled and realized the life is more than just material things. For an entertaining, funny and educational read, I suggest Queen of the Road.

I know this is more than you bargained for on Word(less)ful Wednesday but I had to share this gem of a book with you. As a bonus - everyone that comments on this post will be entered into a grand prize drawing of divaliciousness worth over $130.00(winner will be drawn from entries on all blogs in this tour)!

Mom Logic Tote bag, eye brightener and mouse pad. www.momlogic.com

Wrist water bottle from www.swiggies.com $13 value

Gift certificate for free flashcards from www.goosiecards.com $29 value

Rose Pin ($10 value)

Natural, dye-free dog tug from Purrfect Play www.purrfectplay.com $18 value

Book, “Uncovered” by Mark Goldwich $13 value

“Attitude of Gratitude” Tank Top Med from www.empoweringthings.com $19.39 value

“Be Natural” tee shirt from http://www.jb-justbe.com/ $15 value

Cats on Cards Pet Rescue Stickers from www.purrfectplay.com $7.95 value

2009 Park-It Guide for NYC from http://www.parkitguides.com/ $13 value


One lucky Cutie Booty Reader will win a Coheso Calorie Counter worth $79.99 - it may come in handy after all of the holiday goodness - I know I will be counting calories in the new year!


Good Luck!

For more wordful Wednesday visit Angie's Seven Clown Circus and for WW visit here and here.


146 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

WOOHOO! A fabulous book and a give-away! YIPPEE!
Thanks for the suggestion. I am always looking for a great book to read :)

Lorina said...

Hey thanks for the suggestion... sounds like something I would enjoy.
And a giveaway to boot.. very nice.

angie said...

WOW. What a bonus.....the book does sound really great. I'm always looking for new books to add to my list. I'm such a book worm. :)

rachael said...

thanks for the book recommendation...i am always looking for something new! and a giveaway too...wow!

Diane said...

Sounds like a good book. And a super nice giveaway! Thanks!

Vodka Mom said...

a great book, a giveaway! What's next? Disneyworld?????

Mandy said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I love reading and have been wondering what to read next. :)

BTW...I have been meaning to tell you that your Diaper Cakes are out of this world!

Brandy said...

I love reading and this book sounds great thanks for the recommendation.

Brittany said...

That book sounds fantastic! I'm going to buy that for sure!

Liz said...

I'll have to check out that book!!!

Kimber said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I love to read and definitely love funny stories.

Kacey R. said...

The book sounds great! I may have to get it for my SIL for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and the tip on the paci situation. I really appreciate it!

Tena said...

I am so adding this book to my list, I too am an avid reader!
Thanks for the review

The Mom Jen said...

Wow how very fun and generous! Thanks so much for the chance!

ChristiS said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for being so generous! :D

Letti said...

Comment a contest too. I am so in.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Nice giveaway!Woo Hoo!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooh a giveaway! Always a good time. And a good book - wonderful!

Rachel said...

Fantastic book review! I am totally checking that out on Amazon.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

The book sounds funny - one I should recommend to my friend - in her Pradas with a drink in hand!! ha ha!

Lorie said...

Sounds great. I love to read, so I'll check it out.

Muthering Heights said...

It sounds like a cute story...now I just have to find some time to read...LOL!

Michelle said...

I always love a great read!

Kailani said...

Glad to hear that you're enjoying the book!

Shelley said...

Great book review! Fun picture too. :)

Casey's trio said...

Holy Wordful Wednesday giveaway! That is quite the jackpot! Count me in:)

Lacey in the Sky said...

Wow-wow-wee-wow! I was just coming over to see what you've been up and to and BAM, I stumble myself into a give-away! Ahhh... what luck! I am LOVING the Christmas stickers you put on your profile pic.! lol, too cute!

Threeboys1mommy said...

You're the dream weaver Renee!

scrappysue said...

that book sounds really interesting! let us know when you finish it :)

CaraBee said...

I am an avid reader too, always looking for new books. I'll definitely check this one out! Thanks for the tip!

sheila said...

I love a good book and that one sounds very good! Is it 'Thelma and Louise'-y or alittle more tame? lol

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Great photo and great tips - thanks

Happy WW

ParentingPink said...

Love the pic! LOL Sounds like a great book too!

Brooks said...

I will def add this to my book list! Thanks for sharing and what a great give-away!
Happy WW

mommaof4wife2r said...

super fun stuff!!! i love the new look

Theresa N. said...

I'd rather read about someone else's travels I don't think I'd have the energy to do it myself.
Thanks:)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Nice giveaway! I wish I read more,sounds like a great book

Dexie said...

Ooooh, thanks for the book recommendation. I'm in need of a new one. I'll check this out when I visit Books-A-Million. And thanks for the giveaway too :)

Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness, a prize! I came over to see some WW photo of you or your son, and here you are giving us gifts!

That book sounds nice, especially since I'd love to transport myself somewhere else every night. Happy WW to you!

carrie said...

I do miss reading for fun. Ever since the 4th little guy came around, reading has become nill.

happy wednesday!

Discursivelyhappy said...

Renee,

I have been meaning to email or comment on your blog but it has been crazy with the holidays. Anyhow, we took your recommendation and had Lindsey give our Steals and Deals a facelift! She did a fab job! Thanks for the recommendation! We are so happy with it!

I am an avid reader so I will check this one out! Thanks for another recommendation! :-)

Deb@Bird On A Wire said...

I never win anything, but this book sounds great! I'm ready to buy it!
Thanks for a great review!

Brandy said...

A book that includes drink recipes. Sounds like my kind of book!

Thanks for sharing!

Shala said...

I'm always looking for new reads! I have to pick up another book tonight so I will look for this one as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you come back often.

carogonza said...

Thanks for the heads up on this book. I always wanted to drive cross country in an RV. THanks for the contest!

my email is giantspeedy AT yahoo DOT com

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

I love books. Thanks for sharing this one.

Ali said...

Sounds like a great book!

Jaime said...

I don't read nearly as often as I should. I need to start up again. Thanks for the recommendation.

4 Lettre Words said...

I'm a big reader, too, and that book sounds great!

Love the bonus, too!! Happy WW!

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Clever dovetailing and fun shot!

Angie Vinez said...

Sounds like an excellent book - and a giveaway is always fun! :) Cute picture, too!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Sounds like a great book! Happy WW (ful) LOL

Simply AnonyMom said...

That book looks interesting. I will have to look for it at the library. Besides I can always use a good drink recipe ;)

As an added bonus a contest, so score!!

Thank you for visiting.

Weith Kick said...

The book sounds interesting. It is similar to a fantasy my wife and I have. For a couple of years now we have talked about selling everything we have and buying an RV and traveling the country, going from town to town getting jobs when and where we need to. Thanks for the book suggestion!

jfrogster said...

looks like a good read.

jenn3 said...

I love to read. I might have to check this book out.

ImitationAngel said...

I'm adding that to my list of books to read. It's nice to get suggestions about books that are not my usual category of horror/suspense/drama.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I like the sound of that book especially with the drink recipe in each chapter. It would be fun to make each drink as I read each new chapter. Hmmmmm.......

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I will have to check these out, I love to read!

Momstart said...

Wow, I thought I had a chance at winning the most comments but look at you go girl!!!

Great idea for WW.

Crazy Mom of Four said...

sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out. Thanks for the post, and hey even a bonus of entering to win something!

Candy said...

Hello my Long Island friend!

these are some GREAT choices!!!

Jamie said...

I still can't get over what a wonderful blog you have carved for yourself. Thanks for the book review - I will keep my eyes posted for it! Have a great day!!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great giveaway too. some good stuff :)

VCSMama said...

Maybe we can add this to my book club reading list for the year. Thanks for the reco!

Carolyn...Online said...

I love the Christmas hats you added to your picture. I know - unrelated, but still...

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Oh, the adult drink recipes alone make this one worth picking up! LOL! Thanks for recommending it!

Toni said...

Love the picture! Sounds like a great book. Wonderful contest you have going on! Good luck to me - lol!!!

newlyweds said...

Sounds like a fun easy read, I love those! Thanks for the review.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Sounds like a really cool book! Thanks for the review--and the fabulous giveaway!!

You rock girlfriend!

Ann said...

So cool. A book review and a contest...and a fab. wordless Wednesday photo.

In a way I am living the life of the character in the book. It looks like a good read.

I am also having a contest on my blog...check it out.

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

That book sounds like a good read. It is definitely being added to my list of books to read in 2009. And you don't have to enter me into your give-a-way. I love commenting on your blog posts without the perks. Take care!

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

The book sounds great, I'll have to add it to my Christmas list!

Deb said...

the book looks like a quick, fun read. i'll have to pick it up.

boy, this is the place to be with the fantastic giveaway.

your family is gorgeous.... i sneaked a peak at the post below.

Kimmylyn said...

Wow.. sounds great..what a great give-away!!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Justice Jonesie said...

That sounds like a great book. Sign me up for the Giveaway!!

andij1967 said...

What perfect timing! I was just looking for a new read. Thanks for mentioning it!

Felicia said...

Sounds like an awesome book!

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! The book sounds great...thanks for the review!

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

What an excellent giveaway! This book sounds like it's right up my alley too.

Erin said...

I'm totally adding this book to my, now even longer, MUST get book list. Thanks for sharing that one!

Becky said...

I am always looking for a good book to read! Thanks!

LaTonya Yvette said...

Sounds interesting! Especially, the drink recipes. A girl can never have too many cocktail recipes.

mannequin said...

That sounds like a good bathtub book to me :).
The plot sounds vaguely familiar to this location.

BK said...

Looks like an interesting read about a journey to a little 'discovery' and appreciation of simplicity and knowing what is importance in life.

Jenners said...

Sounds like a good book...even my husband might read it!! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip...and for stopping by my blog today. It is much appreciated!

Ms. Bar B: said...

That sounds like a great book and a great contest!

And...

He was absolutely right about you Renee =). You truly do have that effect and that "power" without ever having to say a word.

McMommy said...

How FABULOUS is YOUR blog??!?! I'm in love!! And a giveaway to boot? *sigh* you are soooo dreamy!!!!

Karen said...

I think that book sounds like one I would love to read.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Whoah, a ton of comments! LOL Awesome review though. I've been trying to follow the blog tour...it really does sound like a great book!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Julie said...

I enjoyed reading this book so much!

Just another SAHM said...

Fab idea for a WW! Love the book review, might just have to request that one at the library. Thanks!

Susie said...

Sounds like a good book:-)

Straight to Your Hart said...

Wow...Look at all those treasures!! The book looks like a great read.

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

I need a good book! Thanks for the rec!!

Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrs. said...

I'm very interested in that book. It sounds great.
The giveaways are a nice bonus. :)
Thanks!

blueviolet said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. It's now on my TBR list!

....and you won't be the only one counting calories in the new year!

doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

Luxe Tips said...

Hey! This sounds like an awesome book. I am definitely going to pick this up.

Thanks!

Mommyaulait said...

Having traveled via cramped car across this great nation of ours for most of my childhood. A book about something similar wouldn't have naturally appealed to me. However, that was a wonderful review and as an adult I too have discovered a good drink can be a little therapeutic. Thank you for the recommendation. BTW gorgeous website!

Barb J. said...

Sounds like an interesing read! Actually, it sounds like something I would like to do!

PsychMamma said...

The book sounds great! I'm adding it to my reading list (which is growing faster than I can keep up). The giveaway is super fabulous! What a great package. I think I would keep some and give some as gifts! I'd rather NOT have a calorie counter, but think it would do me some good. Especially if it smacks my hand when I reach for a chocolate covered oreo......

Misty said...

I love finding good book reviews, sounds like an excellent read. :)

HeatherY said...

Sounds like a great book! We traveled across the country in an RV for about a year so I can relate, sort of! I'll have to check it out!

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a great book and I love your picture!

Toni said...

The format of the book sounds like something I would like! Gonna check it out :) Thanks!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

Happy WW!
I so wish i had time to read.. instead i just read blogs! lol

Kristin said...

I am putting that one on y list. I am such a reader.

Belinda said...

I have to say, it sounds like a really neat read. PS: LOVE your blog header:)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I love a good book recommendation...and I love Blog contests too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...you know how we all love comments! Love your bootie cakes...how cute are they???

Jennifer said...

Do you ever read Toni Morrison? I haven't read her in years, and she's got this new book out called A Mercy that I'm really interested in reading. You'll have to let me know if you get around to that one, I'll read along with you!

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much!!

Mom on the Rise said...

Wow, it looks like you have been reading the heck out of that book- I have so many that look like that. You pick good books. Maybe we should do a Blogging Book Exchange or Book Club.

Allison said...

Oh I am too an avid reader! I have not read this one so I will have to add it to my goodreads list!

Days like These! said...

I drove cross country ONCE in my life. I honestly don't think I can do it again.

Count me in for the prize :)

Denise said...

I was excited about the book because sounds like a fun read and I just got another book suggestion from Lattes and Life http://lattesandlife.blogspot.com/

And then you threw in that monster prize! I'm sure glad I dropped by from SITS!!!

Sheila said...

The book sounds like a great read! Happy WW!

Kalisha said...

Wow! That was a wordful ;-) Sounds like a great book...I'll have to check that one out after I read the five books sitting on my bookshelf (my holding spot).

I did just get a chance to finish reading A Map of the World (which I couldn't put down--not even poopy diapers made me drop that book) I was even up until 1am a few nights and my husband had to literally turn the lights out on me and make me go to sleep. That was a good book!

Well...I love the stuff you are giving away and I love a giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by our site too!

Andrea V said...

This is a great giveaway. I'm always looking for a good book to read after the children head to bed. thanks
vickers at comcast dot net

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great read! I'm a media specialist in an elementary school and I NEVER get to read "adult" books. People THINK I read all the time, but I'm too busy with children's books...ha!
jamieandandre(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Elliemae said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me! I love your word(ful)less post!! The book sounds really great (I am stuck in twilight bliss right now, I am on book 3). I absolutely love the name of your blog! I call my little one cutie booty all the time!!
Hope you have an awesome day!!!!!

1stopmom said...

What a great little surprise giveaway! I was not expecting it at all. Count me in!

bacon74(at)1stopmom.com

resplendentlife said...

Sounds like a great book!

Laura said...

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for coming by!

Preston said...

Wow. I wouldn't mind that calorie counter and the book sounds wonderful. Girl with all these comments, I can see why it would be hard to comment back on all of them especially when it's for a contest. Yikes!

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Okay, seriously...do you ever stop? Like I'm one to talk! I am excited about the giveaway!

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Wow. 126 comments! You go girl!

By the way, I'm an avid reader too.

Looks like Santa may come early this season.

Merry Christmas!

Janelle said...

Sounds like a fun read! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the contest!!

~~gail~~aka: mooselovingmamabear said...

I usually don't get much time to read, but this one sounds like a good read over Christmas break. Even better, if you'll read it to me....hahahahaaa TFS and great blog...

BlondeBlogger said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway. I just stopped by to say hello...what a nice surprise. The book sounds cool. My husband grew up in Long Island too.

Mariah said...

I'm always looking for a good book. I love this photo of you, so cute

~~gail~~aka: mooselovingmamabear said...

Thanks for stopping by, dropping in, and for the chat. I love your pic w/ the Santa hats and well, you look like you totally "get" the Christmas spirit. So, pop in to my blog again and pick up your Christmas spirit award...

Leslie said...

Sounds like a good book, I'll have to try it!

hippos toes said...

Sounds like a very entertaining read! I love books!!

Gina said...
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Gina said...

I love books! Great giveaway!

*Meg Larsen* said...

I love giveaways with a hodgepodge...it's always full of surprises!

Connie said...

Isn't that one of the best books? So you're from Long Island? Now I have another reason to love you! I'm from the Bronx, us NY'ers have to stick together you know.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Sounds like a book i'd enjoy. Just have to find some reading time!! =)

Nicole said...

Looks like an interesting book. Thanks.

silverhartgirl said...

i love books and surprises

janetfaye said...

This is on my to read list.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Katrina said...

That sounds like a wonderful book. I am always looking for something new and good to read. Thanks for the info.

kristine said...

How fantastic!!! I would LOVE everything!!!!

Tamara said...

Great book I have read nothing but great reviews on it. Thank-you for the giveway.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

3 Gs For The Holidays @ Mommy Daddy Blog! said...

You definitely enjoyed that book, look at the edges, lol!

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