Monday, October 29, 2007

It's Giveaway Time: My Favorite Books!

And the winners of the Short Stop Fall Y'all Giveaway are...

Janelle @ Snot and Kisses.

Sara @ Sarandipity.

Kari @ Alas 3 Lads.

Sandy @ Simply Sandy.

Congrats, ladies! Your books will be on their way shortly! :) Thanks, again to all who participated! It was great fun!

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It's here...AGAIN! Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer is hosting another carnival of giveaways here...and, well...I just couldn't resist participating again!

A carnival of giveaways? What's that? Well, she's convinced a whole bunch of us bloggers to host a giveaway on our site...and she'll have links to what everyone is giving away. Pretty cool, huh?

If you weren't here to participate in my July giveaway, I think this one is even better! Really, I had to come up with something that y'all would like just as much as that cookbook! And, it was one popular cookbook!

So, in keeping with the spirit of giving away something that relates to my blog, I'm going to give away ALL FOUR of my Favorite Books listed on my sidebar! And, because I love each of these books so much, I'm gonna tell you why each one is a favorite, and then give you a chance to win them! :) How 'bout them peanuts?

The winners will get to choose one of the following books:

The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden. This is one of the coolest books I have ever seen. I reviewed it here when we first got it, and all these months later, my son is still enjoying reading and looking through this book with us (especially his Daddy!). This book celebrates the joys and wonder of being a boy...and is just amazingly done! If you can't use this book personally, this book would make a great Christmas gift for any Dad or little boy on your list! To see a great, short video on this book, go here and click "View the trailer". I promise, you've never seen another book like it!

Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. This book will always be on my bedside table. I first read it during a tough period in my life, and have read it many, many times since. It's an allegory about a girl named "Much Afraid" who travels through many difficult circumstances with her companions "Sorrow" and "Suffering". Through her journey, she learns to trust The Shepherd who is guiding her and discovers truer joy and happiness than she has ever known. I was forever changed when I first read this book.

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. This is the best children's Bible I have ever come across. Each story points to Jesus...and "every word whispers His name." Each story is incredibly written and illustrated, and my 3 year-old son is captivated by it every night as my husband reads to him at bedtime. I have been brought to tears at many of the stories, and love how this children's Bible points to God's redeeming love for us. It truly is an amazing book and a must-have for every little one's library.

Good To Great by Jim Collins. Ok, so this one seems like the oddball in the group. A stay-at-home 30-something Mommy has a book about business on her sidebar? Yep, and I love this book! "What differentiates good companies from GREAT ones?" That question is answered in this awesome book. Jim Collins researched over 1400 companies on the Fortune 500 and concluded that 11 of them implemented similar principles that took them from "good" companies to "great" ones. Have you ever noticed that Walgreens stores are always on a corner? Read this book, and you'll know why! This book has impacted me on so many levels...from the way I run my household, to the way I previously ran my home business, and even to how I approach my blog. Really! No matter where you are in life, I think you'll really enjoy this book!

So, here's how to play. Leave me a comment on this post, and at the end of the week...on Friday, November 2nd, I'll randomly draw four names from all of the comments, and announce the winners. The first winner I draw will get the first choice of books, the second winner one of the remaining choices, etc. I'll then ship (for FREE!!) the books to the winners! It's that easy!

BUT, don't just enter my drawing. You can find many other fun giveaways here. Just go to the various blog sites and leave a comment. You'll then be entered to win those drawings as well. You can be sure I'll be playing along, too!

Remember to check back here on Friday to see if you're one of the winners!! Good luck!

*Please be sure to leave your email address along with your comment if you don't have a blog that has your email address listed on it. I'll need to have a way to notify you if you're the winner!
*International bloggers welcome!

And to my friends and family, please participate as well!

202 comments:

  1. I'm in!

    Please do stop by my drawing and enter to win a bookmark from Bookworm Bookmarks.

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  2. Hi Sarah - what a fun idea! Definitely count me in! - Jenni

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  3. Oh please please pick me!! All of those books look great -- I've been wanting to read The Dangerous Book for Boys since I first heard about it! As a single mom raising two boys (my ex decided having a family wasn't really his 'thing' anymore) I definitely need all the knowledge this book can impart.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

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  4. That first book is great I have it so I would have to choose one of the others!

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  5. Sarah How fun are you today??? I am going to watch from the sidelines, as I have the books.

    Too neat of an idea...maybe the pen will try this:)

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  6. What fabulous books you are giving away! I'd love to win!

    Steph

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  7. I want that dangerous book for my dangerous boy.

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  8. What wonderful books! Please count me in!

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  9. I'd love for my kids to have these!

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  10. thank you. you helped me to understand how this give-away thing works (i think =]) i think i want to participate but wasn't sure exactly how to do it or what i wanted to give away.

    last night i figured out what i want to give away (it's very similar to yours). now i just need to get a post up.

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  11. I love this! You're going to make four people very happy. I hope I'm one of them!

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  12. I've heard great things about the dangerous book for boys and as my preschooler is on a permanent suicide mission I hope to win these so I can deflect him a little.

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  13. My nephew would love the Dangerous Book for Boys!!

    laura_licious101[@]hotmail[.]com

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  14. What wonderful books! Count me in... all sound great! :)

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  15. How fun! I'd love to win this one!! :)

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  16. Im determined to get that Dangerous Book for Boys. I've heard about that Jesus Story book and it looks great too. What a great giveaway!

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  17. I've heard good things about the Lloyd-Jones book. Hope I win.

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  18. YEAH! Great book list....pick me!

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  19. Hope I win! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  20. I not only want these but I need them!! Please enter my name into the drawing!

    Thank for such a great giveaway!

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  21. Oooh I want that Dangerous book!

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  22. Christa @ No End in SiteOctober 29, 2007 at 12:51 PM

    Oh, two of these are ones I've been wanting to buy.

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  23. The first three are on my list of books I'd like to have!
    I, too, am giving away something that is a favorite of mine, I love it so much that I have to share it with the world!

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  24. Great give-away! Enter me please. And come enter my giveaways too!

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  25. You ARE amazing girlfriend! What a great offer! Count me in! They all look great! You know I have the first one, but the other 3 look awesome. If I don't win, I will be adding these to my wishlist at amazon, along with some much desire cds!

    Great giveaway girl!

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  26. I've never read any of these - they all sound great! Thank you!

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  27. What a great giveaway! Please include me in your drawing
    ~Amy

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  28. i'm in!
    abliss@waff.com

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity. I´d love the Dangerous Book for Boys - I´ve got two little guys who will LOVE it! Shelley. (matthewv@web.de)

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  30. Very nice giveaway! I would love to enter. Thanks1

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  31. Entrez-moi! I must have read Hinds Feet a hundred times growing up. I'd love the Dangerous book for my son and husband.

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  32. Put us in for any one of that fabulous selection!!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  33. Please enter me! I would love to win ANY of those books! :)

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  34. This sounds maaaah-velous dahling! Put me down . . . I just love good books!

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  35. Some really great books. Please enter me.


    God bless
    Nikki

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  36. Was planning on picking up the Jesus Storybook Bible for my daughter for Christmas. Would love to win!

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  37. Ohhh..I'm all about give aways & would be happy to enter yours! Thank you Sarah!

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  38. I would love to win the Dangerous Book for Boys!

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  39. Oh! What great books! Thanks so much =)

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  40. Great books!

    tynajewell@yahoo.com
    www.begleyblessings.blogspot.com

    -Tyna

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  41. Oh, this is totally fun! Thanks for letting us overseas folks enter! Please come over to my blog for my German Chocolate giveaway.

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  42. I love books! monk5@charter.net

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  43. I'd love to win any of these! Thanks so much.

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  44. I would so love to win the Dangerous Book for Boys for my two little boys!

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  45. OOhhh, knowing that I am one of 53 already is a little disheartening, but count me in if you want! I've never done a giveaway but I might be inspired...
    sarah@markleytech.com

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  46. Oh, I'd love to win. My order of choices would be:
    1. Storybook Bible; 2. Boys book; 3. Good to Great; 4. Hind Feet
    Thanks for the chance.
    amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

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  47. Awesome giveaway! Count me in! Thanks!

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  48. These all look like great books. Several of them have been on my wish list for some time now. You have very good taste in reading, if I do say so myself. I would love to be entered!

    Michelle
    www.northofthe49.com
    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot)

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  49. These really are your favorite books. I would love to read them. Thanks for the fun in sharing. And WOW! at the traffic coming to your sight. Isn't it exciting. Hope they all come back, as you truly have a delightful blog.
    ~Lisa

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  50. Oooh, with three sons, I could really use that book for boys! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  51. oh, I want that Dangerous book!!!

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  52. Those look like great picks! Here's hoping...

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  53. Thanks for including international readers! *Good to Great' seems interesting, and also the children's Bible! Count me in!

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  54. Count me in, please! They look like great books!

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  55. I would love to win this, please enter me! My pastor just mentioned that Good to Great book.

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  56. This is the first time I've visited your blog and I truely found it entertaining. Hope you enter me in the giveaway drawing. The books sound great!

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  57. please count me in. apurv623@yahoo.com

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  58. Count me in! Those books are great!

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  59. More winter reading material - yay! Tossing in my comment for a chance... Thanks! :-)

    mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

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  60. Please enter me too. What great books, and thanks for putting them out there for us.

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  61. I'd love the Jesus Storybook. We got the Dangerous book on your recommendation and LOVE IT!
    K

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  62. I love a good book (or four!) I've seen the Dangerous book mentioned so many times I'm definitely going to have to look into it...

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  63. I so want "The Dangerous Book for Boys!"

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  64. Enter me please! Thanks for hosting such a great thing.

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  65. Thanks for entering me in your blog give away!

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  66. Okay - wow! 85! Pick #85!! :) You are the bestest, Sarah!! What a fun giveaway.

    Which reminds me -- I never sent mine out. Whoopsie!! Off to shop for Emily!

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  67. Dangerous book... I've had my eye on that one for a while!

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  68. Great selection of books, I would be hard pressed to just choose one.

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  69. Would love to win! Please enter me!

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  70. That Dangerous Book for Boys looks totally fascinating.

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  71. the dangerous book for boys looks wonderful.

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  72. The Dangerous Book for Boys sounds great! These are all great giveaways!!

    rcdicken at juno dot com

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  73. Ooooh what a fabulous giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw:-) xo

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  74. Those books all sound great! Thanks for recapping them all. I may just have to purchase some of them for presents. Thanks for the great suggestions!

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  75. What a great giveaway!!! Please enter me! Thanks!

    http://bimw.wordpress.com

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  76. please put me in the draw
    jen34@iconz.co.nz

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  77. Those all sound like great books. Count me in, please.

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  78. Please enter me!
    Samantha
    samismad@hotmail.com
    http://sam-is-mad.blogspot.com/

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  79. Those all sound very interesting..but especially the hinds feet one and the boys one. (I have a 12 year old...)

    Thanks for letting me enter.

    Dana in Texas.

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  80. Wow---how fun! We have the Jesus story book, we love it! What great choices and so generous of you!

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  81. please enter me in your contest my first choice is the Jesus story book, the the dangerous book for boys

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  82. Those books sound great! Especially the boys book.

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  83. I hope I win!

    tabithagardner atgmail dotcom

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  84. I'd love the Dangerous Book for Boys. Count me in please!

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  85. Cool! I want the Dangerous Book for Boys.

    http://sewinspired.blogspot.com

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  86. All sound like a great read.
    Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

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  87. This is a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for entering me! God Bless ☺

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  88. Great books! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks a bunch!

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  89. Please enter me. Thank you.

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my blog as well.

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  90. What terrific choices! Count me in!

    Good luck to everyone :)

    Lib
    notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com

    PS I too, am hosting a Fall Ya'll giveaway - http://not-much-more.blogspot.com/2007/10/fall-yall-bloggy-giveaway.html

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  91. Thanks for your generousity in offering FOUR prizes:)

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  92. This is fabulous, please count me in, Thanks!!!

    kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

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  93. They all look good but I've been really interested in the dangerous books since I first heard about them!

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  94. Please enter me! Great book selection!

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  95. Oooo, I've got to get that Jesus Storybook Bible! That'd be my choice if I was to win!! =)

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  96. The Jesus Storybook Bible is on my Amazon wishlist!

    Please count me in.

    melanie at welfing dot net

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  97. I have such dear memories of my mom reading Hinds Feet on High Places to my brother and I when were little kids!

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  98. Thank you - I have a feeling these books will be very important to me. ~writes them down~

    Leia
    leia18@yahoo.com

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  99. What a great giveaway! I would love to win any of those!

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  100. What an awesome collection of prizes. Please count me in!!!

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  101. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks!

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  102. Sarah, what an awesome giveaway! I would love a chance to win.

    Love your new header!!

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  103. Pleassee pick me! Awesome prize!

    http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

    Thanks ~

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  104. I am in, thanks.
    Your boys are so cute.
    Karen (karenyoram@gmail.com)

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  105. Those all look great! (I already know Hind's Feet is great!)

    Pick me!

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  106. Please enter me.

    seekinghim@gmail.com

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  107. Please enter me too!!
    denise@hattrickpress.com

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  108. Ever read the sequel to Hinds Feet? It's always very encouraging!

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  109. OH please put my name in the drawings. I love to read. Would love to have any of those books.

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  110. Ohhhh! I want the boy book for my little grandson!

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  111. Oh, my boys (all 3 of them) and quite possibly my girls (all 3 of them, too) would LOVE the Dangerous Book for Boys!

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  112. Oh, I'd love to be a winner here! Books are the best!
    Thanks,
    Daisy

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  113. VERY cool collection!!!
    I have boys and they would love the kids' books!!!
    And mom would love the other two ;)
    Thanks!

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  114. Hinds Feet I give it away regularly.....great idea

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  115. Those are some great books. I still remember the first time I read Hinds Feet.

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  116. I'd love a chance to win one of these. :)

    Audra
    writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

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  117. I love these books!!! Enter me please!

    Debby
    all_for_christ_6@hotmail.com

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  118. Totally fabulous giveaway. I love books! Please count me in. Thanx.
    I'm doing a giveaway as well. Check it out if you get a chance.

    Eden

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  119. Please count me in. We love books!

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  120. The Dangerous book for Boys looks fun! It can go next to my Backyard Ballistics on the shelf.

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  121. Great Giveaway! Please enter me.

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  122. well since i've heard such great things about the boys book...i'm signing up!

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  123. Those books look great! Please include me in your drawing. Thanks!

    mama2gems[at]gmail[dot]com

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  124. Please enter me, thanks! All the books look great!

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  125. Count me in! Thanks! Stephanie

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  126. Nice selection of books! You can tell alot about someone by the books they like :)

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  127. Wow! Great books! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. I would love all of these books

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  129. Great books. I hope I win one.

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  130. Always looking for a book to read.
    Theresa n
    weceno@aol.com

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  131. I would truly love any one of these books!

    bdendekker[at]sympatico dot ca

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  132. wow! I would love these books! please enter me in!
    thank you!

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  133. I love books - I'd take any or all of them!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


    julieahudson[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  134. I would love one of these books. Please enter me.

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  135. You are hosting a GREAT giveaway!!Thank you!

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  136. Count me in! I'd love to win this! And you're invited to enter my contest!

    Portraitwriter at gmail dot com

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  137. Thank you for your generosity!

    Tricia

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  138. I love books! Can one ever have enough?

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  139. These look like great books! Enter me, please!

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  140. All the books look great anyone of them would be awesome!

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  141. Insomniac attack brings me to serendipity!
    One of these days I'll actually win one! ;)

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  142. Great books! please enter me :)
    Thanks
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/NatureNotesFromAbove

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  143. I would love any of them. Please count me in.

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  144. What a great selection of books!

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  146. Whoops- 2nd time lucky.

    Love book giveaways

    Thanks for offering.

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  147. I would love to be entered please.
    Kilikina

    My blog here

    kiliblog@cox.net

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  148. Any of these books would be great to add to my families library.

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  149. They all look great and am deeply intrigued by your descriptions of the first 2! Please enter me and thanks for the opportunity!
    lmfamilo[at]hotmail[dot]com
    http://www.familosinsweethomealabama.blogspot.com

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  150. Yay for books! Count me in. =)

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  151. I'm excited! These all sound great, and I've been wanting the Dangerous Boys book for awhile. I could definitely use any of them though! :-)

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  152. Bring on the books! Thanks for the chance to win one of these!

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  153. I'm all about new books. Thanks for counting me in!

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  154. Would love the chance to win one of those. Thanks!

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  155. I love books. Please enter me! Thank you.

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  156. Oh those are some great titles!!

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  157. Looks great!! I've especially wanted to read The Dangerous Book For Boys!! Drop over to my place for a chance to win an "Anne of Green Gables" goodie bag!

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  158. Oh, I like all these books and would love to own one of them. Thanks.

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  159. These books are wonderful. I know I've heard my MIL talking about the first two. I'd like a chance to win, as well. I have 2 DDs and a DS, my son being the youngest (20 mo). Parenting a boy is an experiment for me, so those first 2 books sound like a necessity! Thanks for offering such quality books for a giveaway. I'm sure they'll bless whoever wins them. :-)

    sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  160. Thank you for giving away really great books. Enter me plese. cookiecutter72@hotmail.com

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  161. I hope it is not too late....I would love to win Hinds Feet on High Places....please enter me!

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