Monday, January 11, 2010

Seven Giveaway (ends 1/31)

Publisher's Summary. What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.


1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.
Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.

Giveaway Rules. Today I am giving away FIVE copies of this interesting book.

Entry: Comment with your email address in the body of the comment (you can list it as mary123 (at) yahoo(dot)com). If you do not list your email address your entry will not count.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.
You must be 18 years of age or older.
NO P.O. Boxes for the winner’s mailing address.

Giveaway ends January 31st! Good Luck!


  1. I would like to win this book for my brother.
    I subscribe by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. I would love to win this book. 7 is my favourite number and when I saw this I knew I had to add it to my TBR list.


  3. this looks wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  4. This looks like a really interesting book!

  5. Yes please, sounds interesting--I have a thing with 6's popping up everywhere --and 222---I'm always finding 222. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year.

  6. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you so much.

  7. Please enter me in your giveaway

  8. I have heard some good things about this book. Thanks for the chance


  9. This sounds like a really great book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  10. Please enter me

  11. I follow

  12. I would like to win this book. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  13. very interesting book

    tiramisu392 (at)

  14. I would really love to own a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!


  15. Thanks for the chance to win
    mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

  16. I'm a 7 freak -- when the Number 23 came out I was thinking umm no it's 7 not 23!! -- 7's stalk me -- almost all of my friends have 7 letter names etc etc.

    buying this if I'm not a winner!!