Monday, December 12, 2016

Win The Wind, Enter Now!

I love waking up in a house not yet warm. I know that sounds contrary to what I wrote a few days ago, but note the subtle phrasing there - “not yet warm” is different than cold. Waking up to a cold house is a bummer. It’s all panic and hollow. But waking up to a house with still-hot coals under the ash in the stove? To a home in which Yesterday Jenna did all the dishes in the sink and pre-loaded the coffee maker? Those tiny choices make a morning shine. My house was 55 degrees and humming with potential for comfort. Hard-earned comfort is my favorite thing in this whole messy world.

Well, one of my favorites. Good stories are another drug of choice. When I am home by the fire on this farm I want to fall into stories. Who doesn't want to feel effort behind them, a warm bed ahead of them, and the present of firelight, good food, and an amazing book? In celebration of this amazing Snow Day at home. One of coffee, farming, good work and a new skein of yarn to knit after sunset (Thank you Zwartbles Ireland!) - I want to give away something for all of you out there prepping your homes and farms for the holidays.

 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. (Click that link to see a review.) People will be chosen and emailed an online gift vouched from to download the ENTIRE 27 HOURS of story. Listen to it on your smartphones with the free audible app. Listen while you feed the horses, stack wood, drive to work, ride the subway, whatever you do. I want more people to experience this world. If discovering this series through my blog is all you get out of it, it  honestly makes ten years of blogging worth it.

Leave a comment in this post to be entered to randomly win an unabridged audio book download of

Please enter, tell your friends to enter, enter twice, thrice, I don't care. No strings attached this is just a lady sharing a favorite story on a beautiful day. 

*If you already own this audio book, enter anyway for the sequel or pre-order of Day 3.


Blogger Unknown said...

I've actually been meaning to check it out, since you've mentioned many times before. If it's your favorite then it has to be good.

December 12, 2016 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I know it isn't always an easy or stress free on but, I kinda envy your scrappy life. Keep on keeping on my friend

December 12, 2016 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger fargogirl said...

That book is one of my absolute favorites! Enjoy your blog!

December 12, 2016 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

I've been meaning to buy it since you've mentioned it but have not yet, here's hoping its Darcie for the win!

December 12, 2016 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My favorite kind of giveaway!

December 12, 2016 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My favorite kind of giveaway! Thanks.

December 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger rabbit said...

Oh I miss listening to a good story 💖

December 12, 2016 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Sammy Q said...

I've been meaning to read this as well! Ever since you mentioned it the first time (years ago) I have had it on my list of things to read! An audio book of this would be awesome :)

December 12, 2016 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Would love a copy! I tried to check the audio book out from my library but there's a 9 person ahead of me wait list!

December 12, 2016 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Dirtwitch said...

Have the first two, waiting waiting on 3! just saw on that there is a movie/mini series being bandied about ( which is pretty exciting... ! Seems like Rothfuss is on top of that, with good ideas about how his books are character driven (and not an action flick) So, there is good hope that it will be translated very well. Let's cross our fingers, and I'll toss my hat in the ring for the third book!
Thanks, Jenna!
Maryellen Burdwood-Porter

December 12, 2016 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Sprite said...

Sounds like just the thing to brighten my days now that my urban homestead is locked in ice. Love from MN!

December 12, 2016 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have just recently learned of how beautiful audio books are. Please enter me!

December 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great idea, & as I travel from Florida to Virginia once a month, would be great to listen to on the trip! Love your writing, so sure your reading will be great,too.

December 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger kbrow said...

My suburban homestead just got its first frost this past weekend, and 4 mornings in a row of 20-something degrees. We've had a long, warm autumn, but now winter's kicking in!

I've been curious about this story for a long time. Please enter me in this drawing!
Stay warm, Jenna.

December 12, 2016 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I ❤️❤️❤️ These books! An old boyfriend introduced me. Only good thing that ever came of that relationship. I would love to have the audio version though!!

December 12, 2016 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

I still have cassettes to mail off to you. Way behind in what I want to do. I would love this audio book. Just moved and don't know anybody yet so this would be helpful. I'm running through the Netflix library with the most episodes. Thank You. Stella

December 12, 2016 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I did discover this series through your blog, & definitely enjoyed them. Looking forward to the next in the series, & your recent comment about enjoying the story more each time made me wonder if I should revisit it. I can imagine having the story read to you via audiobook would be even better.

December 12, 2016 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

What an interesting sounding story - one both my husband and I could get into!

December 12, 2016 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Lesley UK said...

I love books and this sounds right up my street. Blessings

December 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Pilates Paula said...

I'd love to listen to this and find out how to pronounce everything!

December 12, 2016 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger delayne said...

I'm completely unfamiliar with this and now I'm intrigued! I love your suggestions, Jenna. Stay warm, and BIG THANKYOUS for pointing me in this new story direction. You are always an inspiration to me. <3

December 12, 2016 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Geeka said...

This might be the best way to spend some long hours in the lab when no one else is there.

Stay warm!

December 12, 2016 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jenna :) I'm seriously intrigued at that book now, since I was just reading a chapter in your book "cold antler farm" where you were talking about it (was it in summer ? Or already fall, can't remember !). Found it funny you talked about this today. Or more like fate, yes, it must be. Figured you must have been reading/listening to it quite a lot ! I trust you, it must be good. I need to read it now ! :)

December 12, 2016 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

You've mentioned this book so many times! I've all but given up social media so this would be perfect!

December 12, 2016 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You've mentioned this book many timea! Even if I don't win, I'll have to check it out. :)

December 12, 2016 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love a good story!

December 12, 2016 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I would enjoy this book. I am always looking for new books.

December 12, 2016 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger sarah e blog said...


December 12, 2016 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger EZ said...

Would love to win! Io Saturnalia to me!

December 12, 2016 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I added this to my reading list a while ago when you recommended it but haven't gotten to it yet. Audiobooks are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

December 12, 2016 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Bernadette said...

I would love to listen to a book you want to share. It must be great.

December 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger LT said...

Hey, I like books.

December 13, 2016 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger LT said...

Hey, I like books.

December 13, 2016 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jenna is cool

December 13, 2016 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Jenna love your blog. Your are an inspiration! Not familiar with this book but it sounds great. Would love to win. Could use a good book right now. Take care.

December 13, 2016 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just finished listening to "The Slow Regard of Silent Things." Wow! Starting over now with TNotW, but I'd love to have my own copy. The library always wants their copy back before I'm done. ;-)

December 13, 2016 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger lemon said...

Name of the Wind is my favourite book. All because Jenna mentioned about here. Thank you!

December 13, 2016 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I haven't listened to an audio book as a kid...this seems like a good time to start (should I win) and I love getting good book recommendations! Thanks for the updates from your corner of Veryork. They bring memories of my own time living in central Vermont. What an amazing part of the country!

December 14, 2016 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger lemon said...

Hope it's okay to do so, but I'd like to mention Lisa McMann and her series, The Unwanteds. My son recommended them. Youth fiction, similar to Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Seven books...reads like a movie. Worth checking out!

December 14, 2016 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Ben Foster said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! Great stuff!

December 14, 2016 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

I love the way you share your day. Thanks.

December 14, 2016 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Mary Beth said...

Hey girl~ how's that tooth doin'? Did you have a chance to get that thing fixed?

December 15, 2016 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

I need a good story on these rainy days. Looking out my window at the very scant remains of the red leaves of the chestnut tree. Have a Wonderful Holiday Season. Count me in for the giveaway. Best Wishes Stella Ann

December 15, 2016 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Will pick a winner tomorrow!

dentist appt is next week. Here's hoping.

December 15, 2016 at 6:17 PM  
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December 15, 2016 at 7:37 PM  
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December 15, 2016 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I can't seem to sign on with my name, Patti Berryhill. After you recommended this book, I bought it for my Kindle. It would be GREAT to win an audio version for my commute and when I'm working in gardens. I listen to the news and it's just too depressing!

December 15, 2016 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

December 16, 2016 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

December 16, 2016 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Knit Picky Knitter said...

My son and I have been meaning to read these books!!!

December 17, 2016 at 3:11 PM  

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