Today is the fourth anniversary of Gudrun’s Tights. I had to double-check the date because it feels so much longer than four years – and not in a bad way. I’ve been a bit lax in blogging so far in 2015, but I’m always grateful to know that I have this space to return to when I want to discuss books, reading, England, and all my other passions with my lovely blog friends.

In past years I’ve given away classic novels for my blog birthday but this year I am giving away a contemporary novel that really feels like a classic and truly captured my reading imagination. In Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum, Anna Benz lives a life that so many can only dream of – she has a beautiful home in Switzerland, a handsome, responsible husband and three lovely children . Yet something is missing and so she has sex with strangers as an attempt to spark a flame in her empty heart. When her bad choices finally demand a consequence, her cultivated solitude and passivity leave her no where to turn. This is a blunt, sympathetic and haunting look into the heart of a modern housewife.

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of this most unsettling and memorable novel please fill out this form. The giveaway will close on Thursday, April 30, at 11:59 pm PST. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, May 1.

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great week!


  1. Happy 4th anniversary – that’s quite an achievement! 🙂

  2. Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

    Happy blog birthday. I’m so glad to have found you!

  3. A very happy anniversary! I think I have been following Gudrun’s Tights nearly from the beginning. I hope we’ll be celebrating many more years!

    • Thanks for reading all these years! I’m trying to keep going though my posts might be a bit sporadic this year.

  4. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging!

  5. Congratulations, Anbolyn! If it feels longer that can only be good 🙂

  6. Happy ‘blog’ Birthday 🙂

  7. Happy anniversary. It’s been lovely following you, I think from pretty much the beginning.

  8. Happy anniversary! Four years is a great achievement.

  9. Happy four years of blogging! A wonderful milestone to reach and here’s to many more!

  10. Happy, happy blogging birthday! Congratulations on four years!

  11. piningforthewest

    Congratulations, it seems like longer to me too – in a good way. I hope you’ll want to think about Scotland in the future, not just England!

    • Thank you Katrina! I wish I knew more about Scotland. I need to do some research – I have plans to hopefully visit in 2016!

  12. Is is really only 4 years? You’ve built such a good space here (and we know you’ll be back!).

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