November 13, 2011

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and Lemon Cake Pops Giveaway (Closed)

After finishing The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, only one word comes to mind - strange. The book is centered around Rose, a girl who can taste feelings through her food. It all starts when she's nine and the lemon cake her mother makes her for her birthday takes empty, hollow, and alone. Throughout the next 10-15 years, the book follows Rose as she learns things about people through the food that they make.

Rose's family is a little strange as well. Her grandma sends her packages of things like half-used bars of soap and empty bottles. Her mom starts projects and can't seem to stick to anything. And her brother Joseph is a genius that has an even weirder hobby than her tasting feelings through food.

Honestly, I didn't like this book. I'm not sure what the point of the book was but it felt like that initial lemon cake to me - sad, hollow, and empty. 2 stars.

Giveaway
So while I didn't like this book, I do like lemon cake. And lucky for all of you, you have the chance to win a dozen of these delicious lemon cake pops from Sugar and Spice simply by entering a comment below. These fresh and light lemon cake pops are sure to satisfy your sweet craving for lemon. Sugar and Spice's lemon cake pops are decadently moist, covered in yellow candy coating, and hand-piped elegant swirls. (value with shipping $31).



Sugar and Spice began in January 2011 and is owned by Debra Drake, a full-time business major who has made 2,000 cake pops to date. Baking and crafting are her passion, and with cake pops she is able to merge the two into a fun hobby. For more information, you can check out her Etsy store or Facebook page.

To enter:
Leave a comment on this post.

Extra Entries:
Follow Book Nook Club via GFC or on Twitter @BookNookClub
Check out Sugar and Spice and tell me which of their products you like best.
Like Sugar and Spice on Facebook.

The Small Print:
Giveaway open to US Residents only.
Giveaway prize includes one dozen lemon cake pops and shipping.
Giveaway winner will be chosen by random using random.org.
Giveaway closes at midnight EST on Tuesday, November 15th.
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120 comments:

  1. These look amazing! I've been thinking about reading the book, thanks for the review--I feel like I keep seeing it at the library and I've been considering picking it up.

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  2. Thought the book was weird too. I don't even think I was able to finish it. Those lemon pops look yum!!!

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  3. Those cake pops look ALMOST too good to eat! It's sad that the book was particularly sad. The plot sounded so interesting too as it reminded me of one of my besties guilty pleasures: the SMG movie Simply Irresistable. I don't think I'd like the power to taste people's emotions through their cooking though. I think it would restrict the food that one could eat, not to mention, muddle the flavors of the food, especially when eating out.
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  4. Thank you for the giveaway! Those look so yummy!


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  5. My husband would LOVE these! Thank you for the chance!

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  7. I like Sugar and Spice on facebook! Katy A.

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  8. Lemon cake...oh yum!
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  9. I love lemon! These are just too adorable.


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  10. I am following you using GFC (Serena Powell)


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  11. I like the Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat Cupcake Toppers - 1 Dozen


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  12. They look so gooooddd....please enter me!!

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  13. I liked Sugar and Spice on facebook

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  14. Oh wow, these look FABULOUS! Also liked the Facebook page. Good luck to everyone!

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  15. The lemon pops look yummy!

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  16. Those lemon pops look absolutely delightful!

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  17. following you via GFC

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  18. I love cake pops SO MUCH!
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  19. My favorite from the shop is the set of Dr. Seuss ABC envelopes!

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  20. these look so beautiful and delicious! thanks for the chance to win! jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

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  21. I would love to win these for my family! They look so delicious!

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  22. I follow you on Twitter as FrugalAKMom.

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  23. Yum yum - these are almost too pretty to eat...almost :)
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  24. I follow Book Nook Club publicly with google friend connect
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  25. I like the Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat Cupcake Toppers best.

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  26. I like Sugar and Spice on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  27. My favorite item from Sugar and Spice is the Rainbow Bunting Greeting Card

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  28. I like Sugar and Spice on FB.

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  29. I like the Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat Cupcake Toppers

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  30. They look yummy!! :)

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  31. I follow Book Nook Club on GFC!

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  32. Those lemon cake pops are so pretty!
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  33. These look amazing, yum!!
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  34. I'm a follower via GFC - Kelynnma
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  35. I like the 25 Red Scalloped Snow Flake Hang Tags

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  36. My favorite is the My Little Pony Hang Tags, how cute!
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  37. I follow on Facebook as Kelynnma M.
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  38. These look too good to eat!
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  39. Cake pops rock!
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  40. Those Lemon Pops look and sound amazing!

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  41. I love the color and design on the cake pops. And if they taste as good as they look then they really are a treat.

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  42. I'm a GFC Follower

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  43. I didn't see cake pops in the etsy shop that was linked above so I hope it was the right shop - I do like this tho - http://www.etsy.com/listing/79003729/rainbow-bunting-greeting-card. Really cute.

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  44. FB Fan - Veronicas Handmade-ForYou

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  45. Looks delicious.

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  46. I always appreciate an honest review:) and I think the cake pops look delish!!

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  47. what a great giveaway, thanks so much.

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  48. i follow you via gfc

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  49. i visited the site and I love their richard scarry cupcake toppers

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  50. Umm, hello, those looks delicious! And I LOVE cake pops!

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  51. Yum!

    Lemon is my favorite!

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  52. Hi
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  53. Seems like an interesting book... sucks it wasn't good. But these cake pops look good!

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  54. Checked out her Etsy shop and I love the music tags... so perfect for me!

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  56. The cakepops look awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. How yummy do these look...almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for the chance to win...they would hit the spot! I can see myself chowing down while reading a great book!

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  58. I love lemon-flavored treats... and cakepops, so this giveaway is pure awesome! :)

    Great giveaway!

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  59. I visited Sugar and Spice and loved the 25 Craft Brown Scalloped Hot Cocoa Hang Tags, so cute! :D

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  60. Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your blog!

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  61. I follow you with GFC. april

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  62. These look amazing! Thanks for the fabulous review- I've been meaning to pick up this book so now I have a better idea of what I'm getting into.

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  63. I would love to win these and share them with my niece who just adores lemon cake.
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  64. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
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  65. I like the Pink Dessert-Themed Cupcake Toppers.
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  66. I like Sugar and Spice on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  67. Those look so scrumptious and cute!
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  68. I follow you via GFC.
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  69. Oooo... yummy! Thank you so much for offering such a fun and tasty giveaway. :)

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  70. I like the blue cupcake toppers.
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  71. I follow Sugar & Spice on FB as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.
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  72. I follow you via GFC - Cindy

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  73. My favorite item is the Rainbow Bunting Greeting Card - http://www.etsy.com/listing/78940633/reserved-rainbow-bunting-greeting-card

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  74. I "like" Sugar and Spice on Facebook - Cindy A.

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  75. i love lemon cake!
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  76. Those look absolutely delicious!

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  77. They look delicious! I love lemon cake!

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  78. I like Sugar and Spice on FB (Katie Ocampos)!

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  79. I think the cake pops look yummy and the book sounds interesting ;)

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  80. Yum, I love lemon treats!
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  81. GFC follower

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  82. I follow you via GFC
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  83. I "like" you on fb -ingrid mendez
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  84. Your Scooby Doo hang tags are so darling, love 'em!
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  85. These look so tasty! justforcontests11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. Those look awesome! I bet they taste as good as they look. ambrerose at[aol] dot[com]

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  87. Those look delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. I follow you on GFC.

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  89. I already did like Sugar and Spice on facebook!

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  90. I like her milk bottles and carton best!

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  91. Following you on twitter! (shannyfoust)

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  92. Those look beautiful and sooo delicious!

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  93. I follow your blog via GFC as JenniferH.

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  94. I like their Wooden Milk Bottles and Carton. So cute!

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  95. These are absolutely adorable.

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  96. Thanks so much! Hope I win!

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  97. Following on twitter as xsarry777x

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  98. Love the prim country birdhouses on the etsy shop!

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  99. Like sugar and spice on facebook as Sarah Blake

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  100. The pops are beautiful! And I'm sure yummy too!

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  101. i love lemon cake
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  102. I love anything lemon!
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  103. I would love to enter. I always tell people my favorite fruit is lemon and they never believe me. But, I digress. Here's my entry.

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  104. Following BookNookClub on Twitter under @MorganTaggart.

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  105. My favorite item is the 7 Prim Crows and Watermelon Plush ornaments. I think it's just so neat, especially how handmade it looks. You just can't beat handmade in my book.

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  106. I liked Sugar and Spice on FB under Morgan Taggart.
    And thank you for the giveaway.
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  107. Oh these look so good. I am sitting here drooling. Yummy! dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  108. I follow you via GFC. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  109. I like the Wooden Milk Bottles and Carton. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  110. I haven't seen this book yet, but I'll look for it at the library. Sounds like I won't finish it though!~
    These cake pops look yummy!

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  111. GFC follower

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