Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy 3rd Blogoversary to Me & Giveaway!

It's hard to believe, but today marks my third blogging anniversary! I started blogging because I adore books and I don't have a lot of people in my day-to-day life who enjoy books as much as I do. I wanted to write about what I was reading, and be able to participate in discussions with other like-minded readers. Wow! How things have changed in three short years! Now I work with some fantastic publishers, publicists, and authors, and I have made a ton of blogging friends along the way! One thing that hasn't changed? I still love discussing books with like-minded individuals. Thank-you to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment from time to time- I love hearing what you think and I've enjoyed exploring your blogs as well.

My favourite contests to enter are when I get to enter to win a book of my choice, because there is always something on my wish list, so what better way to celebrate blogging about books for three years than to give away a book of your choice?

To enter:

1. *Mandatory Entry* Leave me a comment to let me know that you would like to win. If you wish, let me know what book you would pick if you won (you can always change your mind, though!). Please leave me an e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. No way to contact you= no entry!

2. *Bonus Entry* If you are a follower of this blog through GFC let me know in a separate comment and I will give you a bonus entry. New GFC followers are eligible for this bonus entry as well!

3. *Bonus Entry* If you choose to spread the word about this contest by posting in your blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, or on your blog's sidebar please come back and leave me a comment to let me know what you did and I will give you a bonus entry (one bonus entry max for this option).

The rules:

1. This contest is open to anyone anywhere that The Book Depository ships to. Please make sure that they ship to your country before you enter.

2. If you are chosen as the winner the book that you choose must be $25 USD or less.

3. This contest runs until March 11, 2011 at midnight. A winner will be chosen after that time and will receive notification by e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail.

That's it! Have fun and good luck!

171 comments:

  1. I would like to win!!!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  2. I follow on GFC

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  3. I would like to be entered! If I won I'd probably buy the Hunger Games

    strandedhero(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I'm already a GFC follower :)

    strandedhero(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Today I would choose A Discovery of Witches! Congrats on your blogoversary!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I am a GFC follower.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I would love to win this.
    I would choose The Postmistress. I just finished the audio version and now I want to read it.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  8. I am a GFC follower

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  9. Please enter me! I have an extremely long wish list and would love to be able to cross one off!

    cbandy10(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. GFC follower

    cbandy10(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I'd like to win! And I'd pick The Weird Sisters

    Happy Blogiversary :-)

    meah56 at gmail . com

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  12. I'm a GFC follower

    meah56 at gmail . com

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  13. I posted on FB about it at Bookfan Mb

    meah56 at gmail . com

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  14. Happy 3rd Blogoversary !
    I'm a GFC follower.
    I'm a chic-lit lover - one of your favorite chic-lit books would be fine with me :)

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  15. I would pick Mini Shopaholic.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  16. I follow you on GFC

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  17. I would love to get The Rector's Daughter or anything by Delafield.

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  18. I would love to win First Grave of the Right by Darynda Jones.

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. GFC Follower

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/38849599972048896

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  22. gfc follower shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  23. tweeted http://twitter.com/meadowsgrove/status/38855245446512640 shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  24. Would love to win!
    Don't know which book though, too many on my wish list ... oh, decisions ;-) !

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  25. Following you on GFC!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  26. Please enter me for the draw.
    I would love to win. Not sure which book I would choose, but do love to get books from overseas and that is not easy here in the UK.

    carol
    http://dizzycslittlebookblog.blogspot.com/

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  27. I am a follower thru google

    cb2ck @ hotmail dot co dot uk

    carol

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  28. Please enter me :)

    Chrizette
    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  29. I am a GFC Follower.

    Chrizette
    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  30. I'm a new follower, being fairly new to blogging. Congratulations on the three year anniversary! I hope to make it there myself one day.

    I'd love to be entered in the competition. I would possibly get Stephen Kings - On Writing. I read it last year when a friend lent it to me, but I'd like my own copy.

    Good luck for the next three years!

    Rebecca.bradley2010 at gmail dot com

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  31. Wow, three years! Good going, Jonita. I'd love to win a new book.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  32. I follow through GFC

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  33. Congratulations on 3 years! I just did 2 and am not sure how people keep going but you give me hope. I am always finding books I want so am sure I can name a zillion but if I win, will for sure have one that fits. Thanks for the chance!

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

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  34. I follow for a while now on GFC

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

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  35. I would love to win this giveaway and I would like to win The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  36. I follow by google reader under cenya2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  37. Happy blogoversary!

    I would like to win. Thanks for the chances.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  38. GFC follower

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  39. tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/39020668020461568

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  40. I would love to win - I have no idea what I would order!

    kdurham2@gmail.com

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  41. I am a GFC follower!

    kdurham2@gmail.com

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  42. I would love a chance to win, please. I'm not sure yet which book I would choose. Happy blogoversary!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  43. Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. I also follow!! =)

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. Thanks so much for the contest Jonita!

    Happy Blogaversary
    I would love to win the Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan

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  46. I am a GFC follower
    Maryinhb @gmail.com

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  47. Congrats Jonita! I am hoping that you will have many more years of blogging.

    Google Reader follower. I am trying to collect Persephone Books so if I won I would probably like one of those softcovers.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    bibliophile by the sea AT gmail DOT com

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  48. Happy blogoversary!!! So glad I met you through our mutual love of books and blogging about them. :)
    I'd love to win "I Love the 80's" by Megan Crane when it comes out since it's only available in the UK. :)
    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow through google reader.

    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

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  50. I'm posting this in my CLC Winning Wednesday blog for 2/23. Check back then. :)

    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

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  51. I think I would order the new Nancy Thayer book!

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  52. GFC follower.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  53. Aww, yay -- happy blogoversary! Three years is an impressive amount of time. Hope we have many more book-recommending fun times ahead! :)

    I'd love to be entered and think I'd choose Lorraine Zago Rosenthal's Other Words For Love if I was the big winner. I've been hearing great things and can't resist a book about first love!

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  54. I'm also a follower. :)

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  55. I love your blog and I'm new here. I would like to win "Fall of the Giants" by Ken Follet.

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  56. Happy Blogoversary!!
    Please enter me!
    I would pick H.O.T.M
    sweet_heart999@hotmail.com

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  57. Posted the link on my FB account

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  58. I would like to win. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  59. GFC follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  60. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/39920211318685696

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  61. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  63. It's only been a few months for me, blogging, that is. lol

    I would love to win a book!

    lana.baker at gmail.com

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  64. And, I'm already following you through GFC.

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  65. I think I would pick Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers.

    Happy Blogoversary!

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

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  66. I would love to win. I have so many books on my wish list, I can't say for sure...but I do want to read Mrs. Stephen Fry's Diary. Congrats on three years!

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  67. i follow you via GFC

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  68. I'd love to win. I would choose The Confession by John Grisham.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  69. I would love to win (of course ^^) !
    Congrats for your 3rd Blogversary :)

    anais.styling AT orange.fr

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  70. I'm a follower :)

    anais.styling AT orange.fr

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  71. I would love to win! I'm not sure what I would pick yet though.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  72. It would be awesome to win. And I'd probably get something like Madam President by the awesome Blayne Cooper, or perhaps something else that I run across on the BD site.

    daniexj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I am also a GFC follower.

    daniexj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I would like to win.
    iii.141592653589793238462643383[at]gmail[dot]com

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  75. Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Blogiversary!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  76. blog follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  77. i would like to read 'love, charleston' by beth webb hart :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

    ps...happy anniversary :)

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  78. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  79. I would like to win. Please count me in!

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I'm a new GFC follower.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/marieimy/status/40565934452121600

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. I'd love to win a book of my choice! What fun.
    pennyt at hotmail dot com

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  83. I would love to be entered into this contest. My book choice would be "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks.

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

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  84. I am a GFC follower.

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

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  85. I have tweeted about this and mentioned you in the tweet.

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

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  86. Congratulations. I'd love Across The Universe

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I started following you.

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I am not sure which book i'd choose. Maybe the new Lisa Gardner book, Love You More. Or Kelley Armstrong's new one The Gathering.

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

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  89. Happy anniversary!

    I am a GFC follower (jennifer)

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

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  90. I posted on twitter:

    http://twitter.com/#!/jlkalman26

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

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  91. OK, I'd probably buy...The Writer's Idea Book by Jeff Heffron. Sort of not a fun fiction, but I really want the book!

    Happy blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy // artsyrockerchick @ aim dot com

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  92. I'm a GFC follower!

    Amy // artsyrockerchick @ aim dot com

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  93. Congrats on three years! I would love to win. I'm not sure what book I'd choose, but I have a wishlist of books I'll choose from.

    leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  94. I would love to win Darkest Hours
    by S.K. Yule. Thank you for this giveaway.

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca.
    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

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  95. I'm a GFC follower.
    Thank you for this giveaway.

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca.
    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

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  96. Congrats!! I would love to win and I would get City of Bones

    PelicanJL[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  97. GFC FOllower :)

    PelicanJL[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  98. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/PelicanJL/status/40902772391940096

    PelicanJL[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  99. Many congratulations. Three years is a very long time in the book blogging community.

    Hope you keep going for many more.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Should I win I think I would ask for an epic fantasy novel for my husband.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  100. I am a Follower via GFC.

    Thanks

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  101. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  102. Hi, I would like to win Matched, Delirium or Catching Fire.
    Congrats on your Blogoversary!
    And thanks for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  103. Happy Blogoversary! What an awesome way to celebrate :)

    Right now the books I am itching most to read are These Things Hidden and Delirium. Must.Get.These.Books. Thank you so much for the chance!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  104. I follow via GFC :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  105. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/41390392402395136

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  106. I would choose The Passage by Justin Cronin

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  107. I follower via GFC

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  108. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/41465940877119488

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  109. probably i would choose Mastering the Art of Beading

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  110. following your blog via GFC

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  111. How very nice of you to give a gift on YOUR blogoversary! Thank you, and you are so right, it is fun to choose a book...mine would be THE LONG ROAD HOME... by Ben Shephard, if I win.

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  113. I am a GFC follower.


    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  114. If I won, I'd love to get The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. Thanks for the giveaway!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  115. I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  116. Blogged:
    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-02-26-11.html

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  117. Oh, I'd so love to win!

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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  118. I also follow on GFC

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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  119. I know what you mean about book-of-choice giveaways and always having something on your wishlist. I'm the same way. So, count me in. :)

    therabidfox[at]gmail.com

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  120. I also retweeted a link to this giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/WagTheFox/status/41972807617363968

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  121. I would love to win!

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/42064133604130816

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  123. Congrats! I'd love to win, although I haven't decided which book I would pick yet...

    shanaelyse@gmail.com

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  124. Congrats!
    I'd love to win. Now, what I would choose, I am not at all sure:)
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  125. Already a gfc follower.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  126. I posted on fb http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=150017645058310&id=100000865341565
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  127. I'd love to win. I'd get One Thousand Blessings by Ann Voskamp.
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  128. I am a GFC follower
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  129. Hello!
    I would probably choose Mistwood, by Leah Cypress. It looks so good. :P

    mika.apostrophe@gmail.com

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  130. I am a GFC follower :P

    mika.apostrophe@gmail.com

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  131. I'd like to win , maybe I'll choose Betrayed by PC Cast.
    petra_socaciu(at)yahoo.com

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  132. Great giveaway! Please enter me too :)

    cynni _ universe (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  133. Happy Blogoversary!

    If I won, I'd like a copy of River Marked by Patricia Briggs. If that's too expensive (only hard back right now), Silver Borne also by Patricia Briggs.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  134. I'm a follower (Anne38).

    acm05atjuno.com

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  135. congratulations on your blogoversary! i would like t have angelfire if i win! :)

    camilleanne_angel@yahoo.com.ph

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  136. Happy 3rd Blogoversary!

    Please enter me. I'd love to win a copy of Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  137. I follow on GFC
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  138. tweet
    http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/44107550228094976
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  139. Congrats on your 3rd blogoversary. If I won it might be the Iron King or something different.

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  140. Happy 3rd blogoversary! I would love to be entered. If I won I would pick Angelfire :)

    ellen.c.jones[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  141. I am also a GFC follower.

    ellen.c.jones[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  142. I would like to win! I would pick Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey - it's a preorder.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  143. I am also a GFC Follower.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  144. Happy Blogiversary! Right now, The Paris Wife by Paula McClain is high on my wishlist.

    redladysreadingroomATgmailDOTcom

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  145. I am a new GFC follower!

    redladysreadingroomATgmailDOTcom

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  146. Congratulations on 3 years! It's fantastic!

    Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I would love to win Runaway or The Progress of Love by Alice Munro

    Thank you!
    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. I'm a GFC follower of your blog!


    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  148. I'd absolutely love to win this. I'd buy "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" and "House Rules." Thanks for the chance!

    susanobryant at gmail dot com

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  149. Happy Blogoversary!!

    A GFC follower with handle searchergurl

    posted the giveaway via hellotxt.com to both twitter http://twitter.com/#!/bellasearcher/status/45742045997965312
    and facebook http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150156827916742&id=558916741

    blogged about it at searchergrl.blogspot.com
    http://searchergrl.blogspot.com/2011/03/another-fab-bookish-giveaway.html

    elladsm2002 at yahoo dot com/ellamf at gmail dot com

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  150. Whew I have quite a list of books I wanted to have , I wanted Skipping a Beat and/or Best Staged Plans.

    ellamf at gmail dot com/ elladsm2002 at yahoo dot com

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  151. I would love to win! I don't know yet what I would choose cause there are so many books I want to read :-)

    maniezkelly at gmail dot com

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  152. I'm also a GFC follower.

    maniezkelly at gmail dot com

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  153. I want to win!

    kanata_0724(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. i'm a gfc follower: glad

    kanata_0724 at yahoo dot com

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  155. tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/gladguelas/status/46276948938330113

    kanata_0724 at yahoo dot com

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  156. Please enter me in this giveaway! I would love to win!

    bookloversarah1 at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  157. Follow via GFC.

    bookloversarah1 at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  158. Shared on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=200716909956819&id=100002071774519

    bookloversarah1 at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  159. Happy blogiversary! Would love to be entered if there's still time.

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

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