Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our first bloggie giveaway

The good folks at Hachette Book Group have offered us a bumper pack of books for those who live in places where July is summer. Winners will receive one set of the following HBG summer 2010 books:

Adam By Ted Dekker
The Island By Elin Hilderbrand
The Recessionistas By Alexandra Lebenthal
Rich Boy By Sharon Pomerantz
Backseat Saints By Joshilyn Jackson

To enter, just leave a comment with your email address, telling me what your favourite summer read has been this year so far.  The contest will be open until the 31st of July, and I will notify the winner on the first of August. I'm afraid that it's only open to those of you with a US or Canada mailing addresses.  I'll post your response next month in our 'best of summer reads' feature.  It's 1 degree where I am (and I live in a relatively warm climate!), but if I close my eyes, I can image a heat haze (from the wood fireplace if nothing else).  Good luck everyone!


108 comments:

  1. I'll trade some of the warm weather here for some cooler weather. It's over 100 degrees in Southern Utah.

    Okay, my favorite summer read this summer so far as been the last book in the Fablehaven series, Keys to the Demon Prison.

    You can reach me at storiesforchildren@vsgrenier.com

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  2. I reread books over & over. My favorite read ws Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. That's an adult book.

    My favorite kids book is the Lightning Thief.
    Blessings,
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer
    Children's Book Author & Inspirational Spokesperson
    Klutzy Kantor & Marta Gargantuan Wings

    my email is adayATjadaykennedyDOTcom

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  3. Oh my gosh, I have so many books I've read this summer! I go through 2-3 week, so I'm not sure I have a favorite one. Right now I am reading Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, "61 Hours." But I have been rereading ALL of Terry Brooks' Shannara books. I do that once every 3-4 years. I know, but there are just some books that are good enough for that.

    Let's see, I've read James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Preston & Child, Suzanne Brockman, Jonathan Kellerman, and so forth. All of them are wonderful!

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  4. I'm with you Virginia. Here in New York City the temps will be in the mid to upper 90s all week.

    For children's books, my favorite so far this summer is What is Electricity and Magnetism? by Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

    I love books that teach in an interesting manner.

    karenrcfv AT Yahoo DOT com

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  5. I've had so many wonderful books go through my hands the last few weeks... I've enjoyed reading 'The Flying Troutmans', 'The Long Song', 'The Survivors Club', 'Knight of Pleasure'... So many more to look forward to still. Would love this wonderful set! Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  6. My favorite so far is the one that I am just finishing up today The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell. I'm praying they turn it into a movie! Fun!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  7. So far my favorite has been Charlaine Harris Dead in the Family
    cams1031(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I just finished reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, it was quite shocking
    to read.

    This is one awesome super giveaway and I would love to win.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  9. What a lovely summer giveaway. I am reading The Way we Were by Marcia Willett and it is captivating and wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I enjoyed reading Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. I'm in the middle of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and loving it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  12. I've been reading Clive Barker's Mr. Slaughter and I'm loving it.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  13. The best book I have read this summer is A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. It was an awesome book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. My favorite summer read has been "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

    I would love to win

    audrey
    ajohnman at gmail dot com

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  15. My favorite read this summer has been "Beachcombers" by Nancy Thayer. I would love a chance to win. Thanks!

    bthgordon(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I think my favorite book so far this summer was His Majesty's Dragon. It was a complete surprise, and was much bettert han I thought it would be!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. So far my favorite summer read is The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. It's a real page turner and a real love story.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I liked the book The Help.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  19. My favorite read this summer has been the Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble.
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. My favorite summer read has been "A Bad Day For Pretty" by Sophie Littlefield.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  21. My favorite summer read so far has been Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine.

    Please enter me in this giveaway!

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  22. Actually, I just finished The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker, so I'd love to read this one by him!
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  23. My favorite summer read so far this summer has been Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  24. I just finished reading The Hand Of Fate by Lis Wiehl & April Henry. I really enjoyed it. Fast paced and attention getting right from the start.

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  25. My favourite so far has been Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  26. My favorite read this summer is The Last Child.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I just finished My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster. It's a perfect summer read - light and funny!

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. i just finished reading 'seaside letters' by denise hunter...a great read :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  29. I just finished reading the last child by john hart. It was really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  30. Unfortunately I have not had time to read anything other than magazines so far this summer but I received Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci and plan on starting it soon.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  31. I fell in love with THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Kate Racculia and strongly recommend it! Thanks for hosting this giveaway -- if I win, I'm most looking forward to reading BACKSEAT SAINTS.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  32. My favorite beach read this year is The Lost City of Z.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  33. I liked A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. I would love to read The Island, too!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  34. My favorite summer read so far this summer has been Water for Elephants. I'm halfway through and love it!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  35. So far it's a toss-up between Seven Year Switch and Beachcombers.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  36. I'm almost finished with The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and I'm really enjoying it. I also liked The Prince of Mist a lot. Thanks for having this giveaway!
    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I just read Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. So far my favorite read has been Naamah's Kiss.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  39. I have read a bunch of great books this summer already, but I think my favorite so far is Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart. I deals with some pretty heavy subject matter (infidelity, parenthood) but the author does a wonderful job of relating the reader with the characters and gives us a few laughs along the way.
    Thanks,
    candc320@gmail.com

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  40. my favorite so far this summer is Lost Dog

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  41. I just finished Trial by James Patterson.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  42. Thank you for entering me in to the contest. My favorite summer read so far is RED HATS by DAMON WAYANS.

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. My fave summer read so far is The Holy Thief - a mystery set in Stalinist USSR.

    adrianecoros(at)gmail.com

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  44. My favorite summer read so far is Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich. But I also enjoyed The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  45. So far, favorite read is Sherry Thomas' His at Night!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Well, right now I'm reading Live a Little by Dr. Susan Love and Alice Domar. A great book reminding us not to take all the 'studies' we hear about and all the 'advice' that we are bombarded with everyday so seriously. Thanks for the great giveaway - all five are great reads : D

    Bev
    slawoszewski (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Lovely giveaway. Thanks. I read Into The Beautiful North and it was memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I read 3-5 books a week so it's hard to have a favorite but I read True Blue and First Family and loved them. Thanks for the chance to win! ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  49. I'm reading Water for Elephants again. I also read The Passage by Justin Cronin...fantastic thriller.
    Great giveaway! Thanks a bunch.

    Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. just finished reading 'crossing oceans' by gina holmes...excellent !!!

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  51. My favorite so far this summer would be "Money Honey" a little crime and a little romance! Okieway@aol.com

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  52. I'm afraid I have two favorite summer reads this year:
    Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (if Disorderly) Life by Suzanne Beecher
    and:
    Bad to the Bone: Memoir of a Rebel Doggie Blogger by Bo Hoefinger
    Both are wonderful, entertaining books that made me smile.

    hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. I have been reading a lovely novel, A Thread of Grace by mary Doria Russell. thanks for this giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. Hi,
    I would love to win those books. My email is: jenncm@cox.net

    My fav for the summer so far has been Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Becker.
    Summary from Amazon: Since being cornered and bitten in his home by a swarm of zombies, former college professor Jack Barnes has found a new love: brains. Not just any brains, but “bubbly, bewitching, bedazzling brains.” While he may be a zombie (he ate his wife shortly after being turned), a classic, arms-outstretched, shambling zombie he is not. He has something special that the rest of the infected don't: self-awareness. That and his ability to write convince him to go to Chicago to find the scientist who created the virus responsible for zombification and, he hopes, end the war between the living and the dead. En route he meets a few “like-minded” undead compatriots, all with varying degrees of sentience, to help him on his quest: Joan, once a nurse, who is particularly skilled at patching up body parts; Guts, a young man who can still run with the best of them; pregnant Eve, whom Jack falls for after biting off her finger; and Ros, a spokesman of sorts, since he's still able to talk. Becker's humorous first-person narrative will have readers rooting for the zombie crew, and she keeps the action moving at breakneck pace. Smart, funny, weirdly uplifting, Brains is a most welcome addition to zombie lit. --Carlos Orellana.

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  55. I'm liking The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave.

    king.klaptrap AT gmail.com

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  56. My favourite book this summer is The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I highly recommend it!

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  57. This summer I read all six volumes of the Black Widowers mystery stories by Isaac Asimov--I'm trying to keep my brain sharp in the midst of the heat.

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  58. I'm currently reading "Therapy" by David Lodge and enjoying the comic aspects of Tubby Passmore.

    Sandra C.
    scapron26@gmail.com

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  59. My favorite was: "Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat" by David Dosa.

    Mel K.
    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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  60. So far this summer, my favorite reads have been two of the books in the Lumby series by Gail Fraser. They are so much fun and I just adore the characters!

    reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

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  61. The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Noir, tension, passion, sorrow, books,cemeteries and complicated relationships. Makes me want to visit Barcelona. Also makes me want to break out the tapas & Spanish wine. Great for book club discussion.

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  62. I am rereading Wuthering Heights

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  63. i've been working so much i have't finished a book- no vacation since its a fairly new job-three days off coming up and am hoping to read Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson- i've read most of the series susan dot francis at sympatico dot ca

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  64. I would say Ruined by Paula Morris.

    Thanks for great giveaway!!!

    Judy(magnolias_1@msn.com)

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  65. The Passage by Justin Cronin .
    Very well written .

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  66. I have just finished an Early Reviewers' book, How To Be An American Housewife, and found it quite engaging. I am now reading Kings of The Earth - a sobering look at the life of three very odd brothers, which is reminiscent of Homer & Langley.

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  67. I RARELY RE-READ BOOKS AS I TRY TO POST REVIEWS ON BOOKS I WIN AND GIVE THE AUTHORS MORE EXPOSURE.

    LINDARB49@HOTMAIL.COM

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  68. I'm almost 60 years old and almost embarrassed to admit I'm enjoying the Twilight books. I'm on the 4th (last?) one now, and will be disappointed when it ends. Thanks for giving us all the chance at more books!

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  69. I've been reading Atemis Fowl series, The lightning thief and now am reading Daniel X....I like the kids books as they are uncomplicated reads....no sex and adult drama LOL

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  70. My favorite summer read this year is Nora Roberts' The Pagan Stone. I finally finished this one, which finished up the trilogy. I think that is what made it my favorite - not just a good book, and not just a good ending to a good book, but a good ending to a trilogy. Excellent series.

    Carla
    thedomestichick@gmail.com

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  71. I've read so many that it is too hard to choose right now.
    Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  72. My favorite summer read so far has been Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Allison Arngrim. Who knew that Nasty Nellie was so funny?

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I'm reading The Man Who Understood Cats, a perfect light summer murder mystery. A trip to San Francisco and Napa last week saved me from the summer heat. It never got over 82 and the morning lows were in the 50s.

    jpfgvl at bellsouth dot net

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  74. I am reading The Cradle right now. Would love to win. I really like Hilderbrands books. Always looking for new authors. Thanks for the chance.

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  75. The book by Christopher Moore called "Bite Me!" I love his books!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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  76. This is such a cool giveaway! My favorite summer read so far was Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart. Thanks for asking, and I hope I win the giveaway :).
    candc320@gmail.com

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  77. I just finished Stephen King's "Under the Dome". It wa pretty good. My first King book too. :-D

    -Brian

    BSheebs1978(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. My favorite reads are usually the ones I am currently reading! I am reading now Petra, City of Stone by T. L. Higley. Also reading In Harm's Way by Ridley Pearson.
    annarudow at gmail dot com

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  79. My book club just finished reading & discussing 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini...wonderful!

    ruthiekb72@yahoo.com

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  80. I think my best summer read has been Charlaine Harris' Dead in the Family. I love it when a new Sookie Sackhouse mystery comes out - these books are fun to read lying around summer, although it's a bit creepy them make me laugh out loud.

    ohamandy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. I've been enjoying some Agatha Christies.

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  82. Just starting James Patterson's PRIVATE on audio.

    Should prove to be a great read.

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  83. My favorite book so far this summer has to be "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett! Thank you :)

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  84. My favorite has been The Castaways. What a great giveaway this is! Thanks.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  85. I think my favorite summer read has been Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson. It was actually the first Patterson book I've read and I couldn't believe I just now decided to read one even though I've known about him for ages.

    majik.of.mystee (at) gmail.com

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  86. Enjoy your blog and the giveaways

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  87. I just finished Michio Kaku's Physics of the Impossible. Great book.
    mprimo1@gmail.com

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  88. My favorite summer read has been Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. I love her Vampire Academy Series.

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  89. My fav summer read has been The Covenant of Genesis by Peter McDermott - very fun read with lots of action! Debbie
    gussek(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  90. friday2965@yahoo.com

    Best book I've read this summer?
    The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

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  91. My favourite book this summer has been "The Lace Reader" by Brunonia Barry. Absolutely fantastic.

    pippirose59@gmail.com

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  92. My best summer read is OUT OF THE DARKNESS by Lilly Gayle. This is her first book and it's a winner.
    Great giveaway!

    rbooth43(at)yahoo.com

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  93. My favorite book so far this summer is the book WHITER THAN SNOW which is excellent.

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  94. I'd love to win this.

    My favorite read so far has been This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia.

    lillyswistek at gmail dot com

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  95. I've read so many, it's hard to choose. I'm just finishing Dear Bob, Dear Betty. Excellent book.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  96. My favorite has been a non-fiction book called Appetite for America. It's all about Fred Harvey and the roadside dining empire that bore his name

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  97. My favorite read so far has been Beguiled by Deanna Gist.

    Awesome giveaway!
    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  98. My favorite book of the year (not just summer) is Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson. A very inspirational book!

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  99. My favorite summer read has been 'Private' by James Patterson. Great book.
    Thanks
    pderi11@yahoo.com

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  100. My Favorite is always the one that I am currently reading and that happens to be:
    "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. It came highly recommended by a good friend and avid reader.

    llm (AT) aol(DOT) com

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  101. My favorite book so far this summer is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
    dogdmc48@hotmail.com

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  102. My favorite summer read this year is The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.
    red_handed99@yahoo.ca

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  103. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite read so far is Race Across Alaska.

    mskyyoung@comcast.net

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  104. My favorite book of the summer has been The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the whole series, loved it!!! Thanks:)

    julyso@grandecom DOT net

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  105. I just finished both Innocent and Presumed Innocent - they were great summer reads for me.

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  106. Not seeing my post ?? Forgot to add my email address so let me try to get this right - tjandbcd at optonline.net
    My favorite read so far this summer was Innocent

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  107. The winner of the bloggie giveaway was Desmond. Congratulations Desmond, and thanks to everyone who shared their summer reading with us. I love giving books away, so stay tuned for lots more giveaways in the future.

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  108. So far my favorite has been Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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