Oh! A new sea glass hunter's guide to finding elusive sea glass.... Imagine my surprise when my friend Suzanne, at Liberty Bay Books
, gave me a copy of the new "Sea Glass Hunters's Handbook"
last week when we were in the Pacific Northwest. It's now been added to my "Beach Reads"
on the Liberty Bay Books website!
I like this book so much, that I thought more sea glass fans should know about it too! I also thought it would be fun to have a give-a-way contest to share a copy with our blog readers.
As you all probably know, I am a sea glass fiend. I hate to admit that I don't have a clue about its' origins or any of its' history.
This new Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook
is a fun guide, perfect for those of us collectors wanting to know just a little bit more! Some of my favorite pages in the book are quotes and stories from other sea glass collectors about their favorite finds. Many of whom I have met on Facebook and on Twitter. (Sharon Sand, Tami Ewing, and Melinda Vahradian)
There is a section on beaches around the world to find sea glass - by no means complete, but there are some great locations, and hopefully a beach near you. (I know that there are a few near me!)
The handy "lexicon" for us sea glass obsessed beach combers, is also a fun chapter. I had no idea that there were so many words to describe sea glass hunting and beach combing! Did you?
Some of my favorites;
*"Clinkers, Clunkers: fragments that need to be thrown back into the ocean"
*"Flotsam: odds and ends, usually from wreckage or cargo spill, that float on water; not to be confused with jetsam"
The online recommendations guide compiled by the author, C.S. Lambert, is also a great resource. She has included some of my favorite networking sites to connect with other sea glass lovers. Here are a few of the examples that are included:
I would love to share a copy with one lucky give-a-way winner!
The rules - 3 ways to enter:
1. Leave me a comment about your favorite sea glass find -
Don't worry, you will NOT have to reveal your secret sea glass beach!
3. If you are not a follower of Everything Coastal, join our page, +
let me know that you are a new follower.
*PLEASE make sure that we have your correct e-mail
*contest ends September 10, 2011 at midnight, and the winner will be chosen by random.org
Good-Luck. And wishing you especially good-luck with your sea glass hunting!
Hope you enjoy some of my sea glass adventures....
I might even tell you where I found the pieces if you ask nice!