Book Giveaway – Your Roots Are Showing

It’s that time again! So, for my next book giveaway, I had to dig into the archives a bit. I finally settled on Your Roots are Showing by Elise Chidley, an enjoyable chick lit book that I definitely recommend! [review]

So, to enter. In the spirit of the title, leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite plant. Mine is the orchid, but yours doesn’t have to be a flower – it can be a tree, or even a piece of shrubbery! (Yes, I did mean that as a Monty Python joke, but I don’t think I pulled it off.) Please make sure you answer the question in your comment or your answer won’t be an entry!

For a second entry, blog about the contest and link back here. For a third entry, Stumble a review of mine and leave a comment telling me which review you Stumbled. (Don’t know what StumbleUpon is? Go here for an explanation.)

Unfortunately, due to shipping costs, this contest is open to US & Canada only. Giveaway ends on Monday, March 9 at 11:59 PM. Good luck!


  1. I got the Python joke, of course! Actually, even before you said that it was supposed to be, I could hear that high-pitched English accent…

    Hopeless, I know.

    No need to enter me. I’m just dropping in to say thanks for the mail. I’ve got it posted at Win a Book.

  2. I love Oak Trees…they are big, strong and stable. They make a great climbing tree as well their shading capabilities are superb!

    Hope to win. šŸ™‚

  3. No need to enter me, although I enjoy Lilies. Just wanted to say I LOVED this book. It’s a light read but fantastically done.

  4. Looks like a good read. My favorite plant is the Orchid as well. I had the green orchids in my bouquet at my wedding with some daisies, which are my second favorite!

    I would love to be entered, and I’ve popped the giveaway in my sidebar.

  5. I love Calla Lilys (did I spell that right? lol) And Lilacs! Thanks for entering me.

  6. Mine’s a tie between weeping willows and tulips…

  7. Hi, I found your blog through another blog. I will add it to my favs. so I can keep coming back.

    I have been wanting to read this book!!!
    One of my favorite plants are African Violets. I am not a real house plant person, but I love African Violets and they seem to flourish under my care. And I love that I can have constant flowers all year round even in the winter.

    Please enter me in your contest.

  8. i love sunflowers!

  9. I love Moon Flowers, aka Angels’ Trumpets. They come in a variety of colors now but when I had the big bushes on white ones, my then 1&1/2 yr. old daughter would point at them & say MOON MOON in an adorable baby banter way. They grew wonderfully in the hot Texas sun until my dearest husband got tired of the roots spreading everywhere, and he TORE THEM OUT! 5 years later, I still refuse to garden. Why cultivate and sow when it will just get torn out?!
    {love your blog!}

  10. Hmm, my favorite plant is a rose. milou2ster(at)

  11. My favourite plant today (as it changes often lol) is the Snow Drop! Snow Drops are everywhere around me and they are clean, green and beautiful!


  12. I love my peonies and my lilacs in my yard!

  13. My favorite flowers are daisies but my favorite plant is the “Bird of paradise”..

    enter me!:)


  14. i like pussy willows thanks for the giveaway

  15. I love lilacs and have been meaning to get one planted at this house.

  16. Mm. I love me some gardenias.

  17. My favorite plants would be Tiger Lilies. I remember when I first came back to NY seeing these majestic flowers growing along side the back roads. At first I thought someone had just planted them haphazardly along their property. I soon discovered they bloomed in abandon all over the countryside. Today I have them growing in abundance in numerous gardens of my own.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter! Indigo

  18. I discovered this year that Hyacinth is my favorite. It has a nice scent and it grew back without my having to do anything at all.

  19. I love pansies with their cute little faces!

  20. I like roses. Enter me please. Thanks!


  21. My favorite plant is definitely the lilac – my favorite scent. Thanks for the giveaway

  22. No need to enter me, but I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog!

  23. My favorite plant is the calla lily – it takes a lot of work to grow it where I live, but it’s so beautiful it’s worth the effort. asthenight at gmail dot com

  24. I love brown eyed Susan’s!!!!
    Thanks so much,
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  25. I love Peonies and Cornflowers! Your blog is great!

  26. I love daffodils. They’re the first spring flower we see around here and they’re always so bright & sunny. Makes me smile. I used to pick them for my mom when I was a little girl…now my niece does the same thing. :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  27. The park in my hometown has a beautiful weeping willow–I love the way the branches form a half-hidden alcove in the middle of the park.

  28. picking my favorite plant is so hard…I love watching the tulips, daffodils and crocus peeking through the ground in the spring, but my favorite would have to be the Stargazer Lily. My Great Aunt Emily grew them at her house and she was one of my absolute favorite people in the world and died at the age of 96. So, now I have them in my garden and when I smell them, I instantly think of her.

  29. Please enter me in this contest…I would love to read this book. My favorite flowers are daffodils…I planted a bunch of bulbs in the fall so I’m hoping that at least half of them come up!

  30. I love forsythia. I love it’s color and that it blooms so early. Thanks for entering me.
    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  31. I’m back to let you know that I blogged about the contest here.

  32. I love purple roses! I blogged about the contest here:

  33. I love Lilacs and Lily-of-the-Valley!

  34. My favourite plant are black eyed susan flowers. Beautiful and straight forward šŸ™‚

  35. Brown eyed Susan’s or Daisy’s and I have a heck of a time getting them to grow!!!!
    Thanks so much
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  36. I’m a big fan of stargazer lilies, but I also really like daisies. And when I look outside right now, I’m kind of loving our flowering plum tree. It’s so pretty.

    Thanks for entering me. My email address is

  37. Please include me in your drawing. Sounds like a great book.

  38. Please include me in your drawing. Sounds like a great book. I forgot to tell you I love Violets.

  39. Lavender is my favorite, both the color and the scent are beautiful.

  40. I love Daisies and Sweet Peas.

  41. I love peach trees.

  42. I love calla lillies and hydrangeas! In fact, I had both of them in my bridal bouquet when I got married!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway– the book looks great!

  43. I have heard no buzz about this book at all, despite your great review and the really beautiful cover.

    One of my favorites, I’d have to say, is the Venus fly trap. So entertaining compared to most other plants which do nothing to sing for their supper.

  44. I love the orchid too.

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  45. Tomato plants – lots of them, Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, Big Boy tomatoes – I just love tomato plants : D

    Thanks for the giveaway-good question too – did I mention I like tomato plants?


  46. My favorite is a Rose of Sharon. It bloom late summer and early fall and it needs little care.

  47. Please include me in your giveaway. Favorite flowers are Iris’.

  48. Someone took my answer but I love weeping willows and tulips as well

  49. My favorite is anything purple! Thanks for the contest.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  50. Honestly…I cannot hear or read the word “shrubbery” without hearing it in an English accent. šŸ™‚ And my favorite plant is lavender. It is a lovely color and has such a soft aroma. I have always wanted to have some lavender growing in the yard, but I saw a film where lavender caused scorpions to come about so I nixed that idea. šŸ™‚ Thank you for the great giveaway. Love chick lit. šŸ™‚



  51. Anonymous says:

    Please enter me in the contest. My favorite plant is the humble hosta… the only plant that I don’t manage to kill.

  52. Love the Monty Python reference! Here’s a type of ornamental shrubbery, which is also a great Scrabble word – QAT, that’s right, no U !

    My favorite plant this time of year has to be the crocus, a sure sign of spring when it emerges!

    dawn [at] sheistoofondofbooks [dot] com

  53. My favorite plant would have to be a cactus. It’s the only plant my black thumb hasn’t killed.

  54. I love french thyme. It is great in an omelette.

  55. RidgewayGirl says:

    I love lilac bushes, although they are only beautiful for a few weeks a year, they are what makes spring for me, with their heavy fragrance and over-abundance of blooms. I’m living too far south for lilacs (although I’m tempted to try) and I miss them.

    Please enter me in your drawing!

  56. My favorite plant (I have a lot of choices actually!) are cannas as they remind me of my grandparents who used to grow them every year on their land.

  57. I love Pineapple Mint, Black-Eyed Susans, and Lavender. Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. My favorite flower / plant is the dandelion. šŸ™‚

    I also sidebar-blogged you at my book blog:

    velocibadgergirl at gmail dot come

  59. I blogged about your giveaway:

    thank you again for the giveaway and for more than one chance!


  60. Favorite plant? Hmmm…. love iris, especially the purple ones, but think I’ll go with the oak tree for its majesty. I have blogged about the giveaway on my book blog: Here’s The Post

  61. kisah jackson says:

    i love night blooming jasmines – used to have them outside my window as a kid….

  62. My favorite plant is roses. This sounds like a great book. Love to read it.


  63. I blogged about your contest here.

  64. I would have to say my favorite flowers/plants are tulips. Thanks for the giveaway – I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while!

  65. For indoor plants, I love ivy. In the garden, I love cosmos, black-eyed susans, montauk daisies, and hydrangeas!

  66. My favorite plant is the California Poppy. It’s just such a happy flower.


  67. I like plants that are not easy to kill. I have a black thumb…

  68. I love lilacs they’re my fave

  69. My favourite plant is a burning bush shrub. Beautiful colours.

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