Win $50 from Ecobrain!

Win $50 from Ecobrain!

 Contest Closed!

When it comes to reading, I have piles of books. Books in boxes, books on shelves, books in baskets around the house, in the bathroom and my nightstand is piled high. I read several things at once, including my online reading.  I happen to be a fast reader so I feel comfortable with this but when I think of the number of trees sacrificed for my stacks of enjoyments, knowledge and pleasure, I feel guilty. I love hardcover books though and completely understand that there’s just nothing like the feel, smell or touch of a book. A book lover, I guess you can call me. 

Recently I’ve written about EcoBrain, where you can buy books online. You download the books to your laptop or desktop and read from there. I’m reading several right now (surprise) and it’s convenient and makes me feel good knowing I’m saving some trees and avoiding adding one more book to my stack.  I get to download the book up to five times and the cost is very inexpensive with continual deals. I think it’s a great concept and with my degree online from the University of Phoenix, I’m accustomed to doing this anyhow. 

EcoBrain would like to give one lucky G&CM reader an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate. That’s some great reading potential and how very green for the launch of this super sexy and sassy site?  Plus, it’s easy to enter. Leave me a comment telling me a few good books you might like to read from EcoBrain.  For an extra entry leave me a second comment telling me you did any of the following…stumble, dig, email some friends, post about the giveaway or grab a badge for you blog (see left hand side of site).

This contest begins July 6, 2008 and will end July 12, 2008 at 12pm EST. For information see the official rules of Green & Clean Mom.   Contest Closed!

The winner was drawn from and the lucky person made the first comment! Wow!  There sure is a lot of great books and many of you wanted to read the same thing! Don’t wait, download a book and save a tree today!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-07-13 18:25:45 UTC

Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.


  • The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book (I live in VA and haven’t seen this book, LOL), Big Book Stories, Saving the Earth, and
    Above All Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times those titles sound really interesting , this is a cool website you’ve found!

  • We have you proudly displayed in the middle column (your badge) and I’m also with the Green & Clean forum!

  • Stephanie V

    Cecily’s Summer, Homes That Heal, Confessions of a Country Architect

  • What a great giveaway! I am hoping to start gardening once we move into our new place, so I would be very interested in reading:

    Home Composting With Worms

    Grow Super Salad Greens

    Container Gardening


    Allisons last blog post..Fourth Of July Madness

  • sandra kao

    Bones, Brains and DNA: The Human Genome and Human Evolution
    and Backyard Discoveries

  • Louise A Brouillette

    I like Container Gardening and Backyard Discoveries.

  • christopher h

    i’d like some of the building books – build a smokehouse, building homebrew equipment, et al

  • I’d like to read about solar power… like Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures from Around the World.

    Brooke Allens last blog post..Revival Challenge Day 19

  • kari follett

    I’d like the backyard discoveries and the grow super salad greens!

  • Kristen H.

    Understanding the Human Body (any part) sounds interesting!

  • heather

    Lots of great titles. I would pick:
    Container gardening (always wanted to do this)
    Grow Super Salad Greens (because I love salads and it is so expensive to buy the greens…I would love to grow them).

  • Tobye David

    I like the Container Gardening, it sounds interesting. Plus, my kids and I have been reading a book about the human body and those would be helpful.

  • Steph

    A few of the books I was interested in were: Above All, Be Kind and Cecily’s Summer.

  • klm

    Adventures in Learning, a sensory journey of Africa.

  • Jennifer M

    We’ve read a lot of these! But I’d love to expand our library with Adventures in Writing – A Sensory Journey of Asia, Backyard Safari, and Backyard Discoveries

  • tim brown

    Container gardening

  • LorrieAnne

    home composting with worms and anything about creating your own systems like solar (Chasing the Sun), homebrewing, etc. thank you.

  • beth shepherd

    I would like to read about solar power and container gardening and also wind power. thank you!

  • Maja

    backyard discoveries

  • Ana

    homes that heal is interesting.

  • Angel

    container gardening

  • Thomas Gibson

    Grow Super Sald Greens and Adventures in Learning, a sensory journey of Africa are my two picks.

  • Gina Stratos

    I’d like to read The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox as well as 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Sacramento.

  • Angela J

    countour maps, understanding the human body, etc.

  • Robin

    I am really interested in the Earth Bag building book and the other earthen home building books. My husband and I are planing to build a Cob home in the next few years so we are looking for great tips and ideas

  • Ashley

    The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook and Tour Book looks neat

  • susan varney

    einsteins suitcase and contour maps for me

  • Alicia

    What is ecobrain?

  • hazel hunt

    I like Container Gardening and Backyard Discoveries.

  • Tonya Froemel

    I would like to read these books as well as many others,

    Get Healthy, Get Happy
    Building Homebrew Equipment
    Cooking with Edible Flowers

  • cathy copeland

    I really need to read Cecily’s Summer, Homes That Heal, Confessions of a Country Architect and Get healthy, get happy.

  • Jaime

    I like Backyard Discoveries!

  • djp

    back yard discoveries sounds interesting

  • Mike Weisberg

    backyard discoveries

  • darcy bishop

    I would love container gardening

  • E. Cooper

    Any book from the “Understanding the Human Body” series – love shows like that on Discovery and PBS!

    Thanks 😀

  • kristi blackstone

    All of the Human Body books look great! I’m in school for medical so could use this!

  • Dora

    i like the einsteins suitcase and contour maps

  • mannequin

    It’s like being in a library there; I LOVE IT! Of course, I would have to get a few for my child and I think he would like Hoot by Carl Hiaasen , we would enjoy reading together ( text to speech) A Different Kind of Heart and for my own reading; A Political Theology of Nature looks quite interesting.
    I am much like you; I love the feel , beauty and smell of a real book but do feel better knowing that a wonderful tree friend didn’t have to die for my pleasure.

    Thank you; it’s a very nice giveaway!

    mannequins last blog post..How to make yourself magnetic

  • christ

    the understanding the human body series looks interesting. thanks.

  • Linda Pinto

    I thought the selection of books was excellent. I would be interested in reading:
    Better Not Bigger
    The Prarie In Her Eyes
    Please enter me in the giveaway.

  • Lordes

    I really like the Grow Super Salad Greens & Container Gardening Books. I have been doing some research online for these books. : )

  • Kathy Conley

    Backyard discoveries sounds like a good one!

  • Dan

    Types of Volcanoes

  • Steve Scott

    My son would love Einstein’s Suitcase. Please and thank you.

  • toasters

    Simple Home Repairs
    Weaving Country Baskets
    What To Do When the Power Fails
    Basic Bread Baking
    Making European Breads
    Making Quick Breads
    Cooking with Dried Beans
    Cooking with Rice
    Grow 15 Herbs for the Kitchen
    Jams, Jellies, and More
    Making Homemade Wine
    Making Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
    Winter Squash and Pumpkins
    Building Simple Furniture
    All the Onions
    Building & Using Cold Frames
    Container Gardening
    Gardening Answers
    Grow the Best Asparagus
    Grow the Best Root Crops
    Grow The Best Strawberries
    Grow the Best Tomatoes
    Starting Seeds Indoors

  • Noelia Gutierrez

    I would love to read the book called Einstein’s Suitcase. Sounds great.

  • Stephen Saunders

    backyard discoveries…. sounds cool. 🙂

    Stephen Saunderss last blog post..How to keep a healthy level of sanity

  • adrienne gordon

    Above All & Be Kind

  • Laura

    Ah! This would have been a great alternative to my buying ‘belly laughs’. I’ve heard it’s a super fast read, and that’s the type of book I imagine being perfect for a site like this! I just ordered it yesterday on amazon. I dont even want to look to see if it’s on the ecobrain site, it would make me sad.

  • linda lansford

    Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures from Around the World.

  • I’d love to learn more about the nervous and endocrine systems and ecokids..

  • Terre Neesham

    Great give-away. We planted our first garden this year. I used to work with my family in theirs while I was growing up but this is my first on my own, and I wanted to share the same memories with my children. Not to mention the great tasting food!

  • Angela Palmer

    Container Gardening, Grow 15 Herbs for the Kitchen, and all the Grow the Best books.

  • Mya Brooks

    container gardening

  • I love “Cooking with Edible Flowers”.

  • Elizabeth M.

    Basic Bread Making, Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make and Hoot.

  • I would like to read the new Rosie O Donnell book AND the new book written by Madonna’s brother as well as the book written by Scott Peterson’s sister. Yep, I don’t know the titles of any of them LOL. I only buy hard copies of books if I think they will be a book I want to hold on to for a lifetime so this would be a perfect way to read books like these.

    Christian Kays last blog post..Overland Park, we have a problem…

  • Sarah Z

    15 herbs for tea, Grow a hummingbird garden, Grow a butterfly garden!

  • Babalu

    I would choose Bones, Brains and DNA: The Human Genome and Human Evolution and Backyard Discoveries.

  • A Fragrant Journey to Japan – sounds peaceful yet educational

    marybeth i.s last blog post..Early Evening Gown GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

  • Container Gardening and anything dealing with edible landscaping.

    Robbies last blog post..Strike one for being environmentally friendly

  • Donna Kozar

    I would like to read Einstein’s Suitcase.

  • Donna Kozar

    I grabbed a badge for my blog at

  • L McLendon

    I am working on the series by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen beginning with “You, the Owner’s Manual”.
    I think there are 3 in the series now and they have alreaded updated at least one of them.

  • jeanette malan

    backyard discoveries

  • Marion Burgess

    I like the books “Get with the program: Guide to Good Eating” and “World Peace Diet.”

  • Terri D

    Understanding the Human Body Section

  • Jean

    So many of these books look great! Just a few that interest me are Walking the High Ridge, The Dream of the Marsh Wren, and Amazing Jellies: Jewels of the Sea. Thanks!

  • Nanette

    There are so many good ones, but I would pick:

    Grow a hummingbird garden

    Grow Super Salad Greens

    Container Gardening

  • Ed Nemmers

    “Container Gardening”, “Cooking With Rice” and “Jams, Jellies and More”

  • judy brittle

    i would really like cooking with rice,quick bread recipes and the monkey thief teaching guide. thank you so much.

  • Denise

    Cecily’s Summer
    Homes That Heal
    Confessions of a Country Architect

  • Frances Watson

    I’d like the backyard discoveries and the grow super salad greens

  • loki

    Container Gardening

  • Steven

    Veni Vidi Veci

  • Leigh

    I so wanna read The New Village Green: Living Light, Living Local, Living Large and Above All Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times. For the kids I would love to pick up some of the e-books about science projects.

  • K. Cleaver

    There are a bunch of books I’d choose. I’d start in the cookbooks section with Cooking with Edible flowers and Food drying techniques. Lots of good one’s I’d be interested in.

  • Marla

    Lots of great books here! I liked The Holistic Animal Handbook, Iditarod Classics, and Cherokee Animal Tales. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! Great site!

  • Sand

    A Fragrant Journey to Japan sounds facinating!

  • Kristie Noguera

    I would be interested in EcoKids: Raising Children Who Care for the Earth, Hoot and Flower Fables. One for me and one for each of the kids.

  • Bes

    Basic Bread Making.

  • Making European Breads and All the Onions both look great to me.

    Chrysas last blog post..Freebie Friday – Free Stuff, Contests and Deals

  • Kyle Banderman

    Types of Volcano’s and Einstein’s Suitcase. Thanks for the contest!

  • Denise

    My kids and I like the Container Gardening. We’d have loads of fun with this.

  • Joy Venters

    Einstein’s Suitcase and container gardening look good

  • Jessica

    inside the animal brain looks super interesting.

  • Sharon Fairclough

    The Bold Vegeterian sounds like a great book, my lifestyle is moving in that direction

  • jen gersch

    anything to do with food

  • Linda Russell

    Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures from Around the World and Get Healthy, Get Happy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Brooke

    Einstein’s Suitcase, Why Humans Like Junk Food, a Fragrant Journey to Japan, and Adventures in Writing – A Sensory Journey of Africa.

  • Peggy Gorman

    I enjoy reading an assortment of books, on my list of newly read books,
    Quiver by Peter Leonard and The Last lecture by Randy Pausch. A book I would like to add to my collection would be Grow Super Salad Greens.
    Count me in to win!

  • jan koontz

    bread making

  • Buddy Garrett

    I would like to read Einstein’s Brain, Types of Volcanoes and Contour Maps.

  • Kathleen

    I would be interested in reading Squeaky Green, Simple Home Repairs, and Above All Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times. I think there are a lot of book there I would also like to get for my daughter, but she would need to look at them with me to see what really interests her.

  • dani

    I like the book feng shui for your classroom, Q’s, and container gardern

  • Lina correa

    squeaky green
    earth child 2000

  • Jason Hoover

    Understanding the human body series of books would be nice work related reading, since I am an EMT. Homes that heal would be a good read especially comparing it to the recent news related stories of the unhealthy mobile homes provided by FEMA in New Orleans.

    I would also like to read Tired of Making Your Utility Company Rich. I think it would be very interesting to read up on solar panels and hybrid cars!

  • Container GArdening and Solar Energy

  • Kelly

    I’d like to read: The Best in Tent Camping: New England….Eating Well for Optimum Health…and Compromising Democracy.

  • amira

    def. the grow super salad greens! breadmaking also sounds nice

  • Heather

    My first choice would be; EcoKids: Raising Children Who Care for the Earth!

  • CJ Foster

    After glancing around I like these two:

    The Prairie in Her Eyes
    because I was just vacationing on a Montana ranch and loved staying in remote western North Dakota

    Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild – I’ve heard stories of the Boundary Water area of MN.

    Would love to win! Thanks

  • Jill

    Home Composting With Worms

    Grow Super Salad Greens

    Container Gardening

  • Terri P

    What Would Jesus Eat caught my attention today.

  • kathy pease

    Types of Volcanoes and Understanding The Human Body Part 5: Skin and Immune Systems

  • A Casson

    I’d like to say The Container Gardening as its of Great interest to me