Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Start of BBAW and a Giveaway



Welcome to Book Blogger Appreciation Week! If you've been under a rock or not checking in with your favorite book blogs recently, then let me tell you a bit about BBAW.
Book Blogger Appreciation was started by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy in an effort to recognize the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture actively engaged in discussing books, authors, and a lifestyle of reading.

The first Book Blogger Appreciation was observed in the fall of 2008 and occurs every September. The week spotlights and celebrates the work of active book bloggers through guest posts, awards, giveaways, and community activities. Book Bloggers are encouraged to register their participation for inclusion in a database of book bloggers.

Now that I'm fourteen months into this blog and the community, I appreciate much more the hard work that goes into all of these sites. I love writing for my site and I hope that you enjoy reading it! This week's posts will be memes, an interview and some highlights of other members of the community. I hope that you enjoy this chance to celebrate book blogs and to discover some new writers and friends!

To celebrate this week, I would love to provide one of my readers with the chance to enjoy new books! I figure that the best way to do this is to give you a bit of loot to buy some new or used books. How does $25 USD sound? At one of the fabulous online booksellers (Amazon, Powell's, Barnes and Noble or anyone with an e-mail gift card program)? Open to all my friends and readers worldwide, this is a simple one. Leave a comment on this post and include your email address in the comment if you don't have one in your profile. All entries must be posted by midnight Pacific on Friday, September 18th. The drawing for one $25 USD gift card will take place shortly after and the winner will be contacted on Saturday, September 19th. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that those of you who have come for the giveaway consider staying for the blog!

Finding friendship and good reads online,
K

(Fine print: Only one entry per person will be accepted. No cheating.)

152 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love giveaways!? Thanks for the opportunity! I found your blog through caribousmom and saw that you had gotten together wtih a bunch of pacific northwesteners for a book bloggers retreat.

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  2. thanks for this great give away-

    please enter me!

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  3. Awesome! I love buying books on Amazon! Thank you!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  4. Cool I am in, what a great book to find a book you have been dying to read :)

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.

    Thanks,

    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I'd love to be entered into this awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much.

    rebecca at rebeccareid dot com

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  7. Wow, that's very generous of you. :)

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway - very generous! My e-mail is untuneric at gmail dot com.

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  9. Extremely generous giveaway, thank you I'd love to be entered!

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  10. I could buy ANY BOOK I WANTED!!! Count me in.

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  11. Great idea, thanks! Count me in please!

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  12. thanks for the contest, count me in

    wheresmyrain(at)yahoo(dot)com

    happy reading all

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  13. I would like to enter!

    kirar59 [at] yahoo [dot] ca

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  14. Thank you for posting this contest up on BBAW! :)

    I'd love to enter, if I may. My email (for easy reference) is: spiffyish [at] hotmail.com

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  15. great giveaway,please count me in

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  16. How generous! :)

    I really enjoy your blog, and I can't wait for BBAW either!

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  17. Fantastic! Please enter me cora_litgroupATyahoo.com

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  18. Awesome giveaway! I'm so excited for BBAW. :D

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  19. Oops, forgot my email address: WordLily AT gmail DOT com Sorry!

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  20. sounds great!
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  21. What a generous giveaway! I would love to be entered. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  22. Count me in!

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  23. would love to be entered, thanks!

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  24. Enter me as well, thanks for a great giveaway!
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  25. great giveaway I love amazon books! thanks for this opportunity! Please Enter me here is my email:

    jennam29@gmail.com

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  26. what a great giveaway! I'd love to support our local store, and they take the IndieBound cards :)

    dawn [at] sheIsTooFondOfBooks [dot] com

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  27. Such a generous give away. :) Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    Jess - findtimetoread @gmail.com

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  28. What a thoughtful giveaway!

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  29. What a great giveaway! And yes, I think I'll stay for the blog. It looks wonderful.

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to enter this.

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  31. Thanks for the great giveaway! Please count me in!
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  32. Yay for this give away!

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  33. You know how we all love new books ... and I'm no different. Thanks for this.

    lizzysiddal at yahoo dot com

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  34. Well, gee, how can I not sign up for this give away. I think I could spend $25 on books. It might even last two days if I am extra busy or something.

    carstairs38 at hotmail dot come

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  35. Thanks for the great giveaway, and the opportunity to pop over here. I like what I see in your blog, and noticed that we read a lot of the same blogs. The best part of BBAW - new friends and new reads.

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  36. I NEVER spend my own $ on books unless they are from the second hand store, so this would be awesome to have. Unless I have a GC, nothing gets bought.

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  37. count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  38. Oh, fantastic! Thanks for throwing this giveaway. :)

    My e-mail address is dbrannon[at]gmail[dot]com.

    Cheers,
    Deborah

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  39. Count me in!!! You know that I will continue to stick around too!! GREAT giveaway!!

    tiftalksbooks at gmail dot com

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  40. Are those Waterstones gift cards? They look like it. Waterstones is my fave book chain store, but I think it was just British. Is it in the US too?

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  41. Awesome giveaway! I'm dreaming of the books I could buy. :)

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. I came for the giveaway and now I'm a follower :D

    I like your banner. I have the Oz eBooks on my iTouch, waiting to be read. When I was younger, my mom had the books. Unfortunately, she has them no more.

    thebookvixen@gmail.com

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  43. Enter me!
    katiesbookshelf@ymail.com

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  44. I'd love to enter:

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

    thanks

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  45. Thanks for the chance!

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  46. Please enter me! dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

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  47. I would love to be included. And I was looking around your blog and it looks really good.

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  48. Our family needs books! My daughter read and I read! My daughter came to me Friday I need another mystery book to read!
    Count our California family in!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Loot is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    thereedfamilyATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  50. I would celebrate $25 dollars. You know I would. And blogs. I celebrate those too.

    m4munkey@aol.com

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  51. What a way to celebrate reading! I love it (and thanks).

    librariansbook(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Oh my, thanks for this super giveaway!! That's gonna be fun!!

    This is my e-mail address:
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  53. Thanks for this give away!

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  54. Awesome giveaway! Especially for my almost totally broke bank account! I could so use some nice cuddly Amazon time!

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway!! Blogging can be hard, but it's all worth it in the end I think because it's exciting too!!

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  56. What a lovely post. It really is amazing the work and love that goes into the whole community, isn't it? I'd love to be entered. Thank you!

    angiegirl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. Great contest...please enter me!!

    allisonsattic@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  58. Wow!!! Love this prize!!!

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

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  59. Thank you very much for such a kind and thoughtful giveaway.

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  60. Seriously, great giveaway; I'd love to be entered. Emilysquest at gmail dot com.

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  61. Oo la la, throw my name in the barrel!

    jess@startnarrativehere.com

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  62. How cool, what a great contest! :) Could I enter please?

    Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the contest!

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  63. Wow, this is a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to enter! :)

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  64. This is very generous - thanks so much! I'd love to be entered. :)

    decklededgesblog at gmail dot com

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  65. I'd love an Amazon gift card so that I could buy Stephen King's new book, Under The Dome.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  66. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Angela
    ang[underscore}vaughan[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  67. CG always makes me an happy panda =)
    Please count me in! I already have many ideas of what to buy haha!
    tynga85AThotmailDOTcom
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  68. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

    capriciousreader [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. Totally awesome giveawy. So generous. I'd love to win this one as there are a few books on my wish list.

    Thanks for hosting.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  70. Can never go wrong with a gift card for books -- at least that's what I tell my husband every year :-)

    marielay@gmail.com

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  71. Wonderful way to do a giveaway relating to books!

    I would love to be entered.

    malantha16 AT gmail DOT com

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  72. wow, cool! contact me at everead//at//gmail//dot//com if I win!

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  73. How wonderful! Please enter me for this fantastic contest. Already drawing up my wish list!

    christinegordonmanley[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  74. This is so nice of you =) I'd so love a chance to win!


    I hope you have a good week

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

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  75. I would love to win! I have so many books I would love to buy!

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  76. Awesome! Enter me please!

    emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

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  77. Please enter me! There are so many books that I would love to buy....

    k9kutter64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. Awesome! I'm drooling over the options of what I could get! Thanks!

    ronnica@ignoranthistorian.com

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  79. I'd love to win an Amazon gift card!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. Hi ! I would like to enter the contest !
    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

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  81. Awesome contest! Especially since there are so many books I want.

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

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  82. A bookstore gift card giveaway, count me in!
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  83. Great contest! As I can see, lots of people would love to win this. :)

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  84. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I'll be following your blog. :)

    booksatmidnight@gmail.com

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  85. You are going to be swamped for this one!!!! "How does $25 for new books sound?" Ummmmmmm...awesome!!!

    Count me in please!!! jfligster at gmail dot com

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  86. Awesome giveaway. I love giftcards.

    je2kids(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. Count me in!

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  88. Enter Me in please!

    Christina
    flipthepageplease@gmail.com

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  89. Umm, yes, please enter moi! thank you! ifayabale@gmail.com

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  90. "Finding friendship and good reads online" - I echo that sentiment. Thanks, Kristen for this nice giveaway.

    booklogged AT gmail DOT com

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  91. I'd love to play please! Thanks.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. awesome and generous giveaway! count me in please! happy BBAW :)

    bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

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  93. Ohhh what an awesome giveaway!! Thank you so much. I'd definitely love to enter! Congrats on on making 14 months in the blogging world *throws balloons and confetti* and here's to many, many more! :)

    Thanks!!
    hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

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  94. Wow, that's SO kind of you, who could resist a BBAW giveaway like that???

    Gnoe
    gnoe[dot]gnoe[at]laposte[dot]net

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  95. Thank you so much for the chance to win!! Books are such good friends. :-)

    author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

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  96. I love to buy books so this would really help my budget :)
    kaylynpeterson@gmail.com

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  97. Fantastic giveaway! Thank you


    claire(dot)boyle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. That picture has some of the cutest gift cards I've ever seen. How come borders never has cute cards when I go in?

    Love to win one. Thanks for the oppertunity!

    shadyglade(AT)mail(DOT)com

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  99. Please enter me! I'm happy to have discovered your blog during BBAW!

    shereadsandreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. please enter me in the contest! Tahnks.

    suzannerock@ymail.com

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  101. I would love to enter your giveaway!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  102. New reader here.
    Please enter me!
    layersofthought{@}gmail{dot}com
    thanks.

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  103. What a great contest! Please enter me!

    belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. This is so sweet of you. The person who wins will be one lucky duck! Please enter me!

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  105. This is so wonderful--thank you!

    Kim
    bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

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  106. Great giveaway!

    sara
    sosarora_11(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  107. What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in!

    Alexia561@yahoo.com

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  108. Please enter me in your awesome giveaway! Thank you!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  110. OH..to pick something I want? how fun..thanks for the chance

    kdhaney (AT) gmail ((DOT)) com

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  111. thank you for participating in BBAW and offering such a great giveaway! Please enter me. :)
    mypalamyATgmailDOTcom

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  112. I'm at a loss to say something original at this point, but thanks for the giveaway nonetheless!

    saihitei AT gmail DOT com

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  113. Great giveaway! Please enter me. :)

    Trista.Stephens@fnf.com

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  114. What a great giveaway! Please enter me - bastet57 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  115. I love bookstores! I love giftcards!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  116. Hi there, I found your blog via BBAW. Thanks for holding this giveaway, I'd like to try my luck. :)

    josettebooks[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  117. Sweet. I'd love to win.

    logankstewart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  118. Found you thanks to BBAW.
    Please enter me!

    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  119. Count me in!

    Sara M
    silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

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  120. Great giveaway, please enter me as well.

    ~ Popin
    proudbookworm[@]gmail[dot]com

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  121. I would love to enter and I'm now following your blog. :)

    Lauren
    Laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

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  122. Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thanks for holding this giveaway

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  123. Fantastic Giveaway!! Please enter me. I would love a chance to win!! Thank you!!

    stoland at ameritech dot net

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  124. Great giveaway!
    Please enter me.
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  125. lovely! and a splendid blog as well!

    please enter me into the draw ...



    maxinegrant at btinternet dot com

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  126. I would LOVE to win this!!
    Thankyou!! :D:D:D
    -Lindsay


    lindsay15photo@gmail.com

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  127. Nice giveaway. Count me in!
    battyaboutbats(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. Awesome giveaway!

    ella_press AT live.com.ar

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  129. Great idea! This is a wonderful giveaway for one and all! I love your closing sentiments ("came for the giveaway, consider staying for the blog") and your header filled with Oz is great.

    Happy BBAW!

    grgenius(at)go(dot)com

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  130. This is pretty amazing.

    stellargurl93(at)aim(dot)com

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  131. Great idea for a giveaway - thanks!

    merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

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  132. What an awesome giveaway! Please include me. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  133. Thank you
    melissa dot collier at gmail dot com

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  134. Would love to whittle away at my wish list. Thanks for a great contest.


    caity_mack(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you!

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  136. Very nice Giveaway.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  137. I found your blog through BBAW. Thanks for having a giveaway. A GC for a bookstore is a treat for a readaholic like me!

    castings AT mindspring DOT com

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  138. Nothing's better than a bookstore gift card (other than browsing the store to spend it!)
    Thanks!
    Carol
    cdirks1@sbcglobal.net

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  139. I love contests & giveaways!!! I'm addicted to them...sort of like Golom saying Precious :P Anyhoo, this is my first year trying out BBAW....so I'm super excited...I actually wasn't aware of such an event until late last night when I was just surfing randomly...it would be awesome if there was some sort of reminder sent out next year so that everyone can jump in & participate...Just a thought...Happy Reading Everyone!
    Anna Shah Hoque
    s7anna@yahoo.ca

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  140. What a lovely giveaway! Please add my name to the virtual hat. Thanks!

    inspringthedawn at gmail dot com

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  141. great giveaway; i follow:

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

    thanks

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  142. love gift cards!
    DubyaD@hotmail.com

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  143. Ooh, giftcards are the best!

    lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  144. A most excellent giveaway!

    Thanks for the chance!

    toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

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  145. Ahh, GCs (L). Count me in!


    liyanaland@gmail.com

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  146. awesome giveaway! :)

    jessicallawlor@gmail.com

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  147. I can definately find some books to buy with a GC!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  148. Wow! I'd love to be entered in your great giveaway, thanks :)

    shiloki(at)gmail(dot)com

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  149. wow.. great contest... count me in..
    darksiry(at)gmail.com

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  150. Enter me please!!!

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  151. Please enter me. Thanks!

    tehashley(at)yahoo(dot)com

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