Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Giveaway!

It's that time of year!  It's the time for giving!
This giveaway, despite wanting to pick out the books for you (of course picking my favorites), is about about YOU and the books you wish would show up under your tree (or on your doorstep, down the chimney, where ever it is you like your gifts to be dropped off.)

Make sure to read the fine print below....

Prize Pack One: 
$25 of books from the book depository (if they deliver to your area) or gift certificate to B&N

Prize Pack Two: 
$15 of books from the book depository (if they deliver to your area) or gift certificate to B&N

Additional Entries:
Leave a comment about something you are grateful for to receive +5
Leave a comment about a book you recommend with your review or someone else's +5 

Spread the love on twitter, facebook, anything else +10 
Grab (and post) a button to receive +20  (Look to your right for grabby button!) 


The Particulars: 
Contest Runs 12/09/10 to 12/23/10
Must be 13 or older and willing to supply your address (US address or Free delivery for Book Depository)
You MUST be a follower for this giveaway (new friends are more then welcome!) 
You MUST fill out the FORM
Winner's must have an address the Book Depository delivers to will be choosing my winners.
Each winner has up to one week to respond (extended from typical 48 hrs due to holiday travel)


  1. Something that I am grateful to receive is my first book that I got from a publisher: The Left Hand Of God, by Paul Hoffman. I received it in the mail today, and I was SO excited. :D

    A book that I really recommend to other people is Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler. Here's the link to my review:

  2. Thanks for the international giveaway!

    Something that I am grateful for is books! This year, I was grateful to read Matched and Mockingjay among others.

    I would recommed the two books above. Also, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld-here's my review for it-

    Posted here:

    Grabbed the giveaway button:


  3. I'm grateful for anything I receive. But I'm recently especially grateful to receive answers from authors for interviews.

    Definitely recommend The Half-Life of Planets by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin:

    Added the button on my blog! (

    Awesome giveaway! And very fitting for the holiday season, being the time for giving, like you said. :]

  4. Sweet giveaway!
    I'm thankful for receiving ARCS. +5

    I grabbed the button/posted: +20

    A book I recommend is Happyface by Stephen Emond. Here's my review: +5

    Tweeted: +10

    =40 extra entries


  5. I am grateful every time I receive a book in the mail, I get excited every time.

  6. Thanks for this amazing giveaway :D

    I'm always grateful to receive books, and music. I absolutely love music, I'm hoping to get Taylor Swift's new CD for Christmas this year :D

    And a book I recommend is Stolen by Lucy Christopher, and here's my review for it:

    Thanks again :)

  7. GFC Follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    I'm grateful that my entire family will be together for the holidays. I didn't realize how empty it would feel when my oldest went to college.

    I recommend "The Raising" by Laura Kasischke
    My ARC Review

    Button is now posted at Bitsy Bling Books

    Shared the love:!/bitsyblingbooks/status/13127

    bitsyblingbooks (at) gmail (d0t) com

  8. +5 I'm grateful for the little things right now. Like the fact that the hubby has work, which will allow us to do xmas. The fact that my dad is now cancer free, and the fact that our home is full of love.

    +5 Everyone MUST read "Danann Frost Falls From Grace" by Joanne Valiukas! Here's the link to my review:

    the_happy_soul AT yahoo DOT com

  9. +5 I would recommend ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  10. Definitely grateful for a healthy family! Girls are good, husband is's all good!

    I recently read Across the Universe and I can't say enough how much I LUVED this book! It will be huge!

    Thx and happy holidays!

    Jen @ I Read Banned Books

  11. +5 I'm grateful for having such a supportive family. I'm in university and my parents are helping me every step of the way which I am extremely grateful for.

    +5 A book I would recommend is Losing Faith by Denise Jaden and you can find my review here:

    And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  12. I am so thankful for my family. Without them, I don't know if I could have gotten through this year.

  13. A little birdy told everyone about this!!/killer_fiend/status/13250700851027968

  14. Book Review: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

  15. Posted the button under my giveaway sidebar!!!!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Something I'm always grateful to receive is a hug from my family. It's nice to be loved! xD (+5)

    A book I'd recommend is Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox. It's absolutely amazing. (+5)

    I tweeted: (+10)


  17. I am really grateful that this holiday break I am going to Santa Fe. My family recently moved there, and I've heard that it's absolutely beautiful. I am also grateful to be able to spend the holidays with my family, since I don't get to see them that often.

    My new favorite book is The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. I would absolutely recommend it. If you want to read my gushing review filled with way too many adjectives and not enough critical thought, it's on my blog:

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of love, good food, and great books. :)

    - Emily O.

  18. I am grateful to receive review copies in the mail, it's something i never expected and i feel so giddy and excited every time i get one :)

  19. Thanks so much for the giveaway and chance to win

    I am thankful to reciev my new kindle from my loving hubby who is sick of tripping on the boxes of books in our bedroom. My bookshelf is full and my overflow is currently cluttering up our room. I'm not supposed to know he got me a kindle, but he overlooked the small details that I am the one who checks the e-mails and accounts. So when an e-mail arrived with a receipt for recent purchase it was me who opened it LOL

    I recently came across Gennita Low's Virtually series: Virtually His, Virtually Hers and soon to come out Virtually One. I love this series and here is my review for the second book in the series, Virtually Hers

  20. I am greatful for EVERYTHING in mylife. Especially, of course, books and my blog followers. I recently just recieved a book for reviewer htta I hadn't requested and I was so excited!

  21. I am grateful for my health and my family this year:)

    Everyone should read My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. It is a hysterical twist on several fairy tales and has laugh out loud humor throughout. (and just enough romance) Perfect for all ages:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  22. This Christmas, I am grateful to receive TIME with loved ones. Without going into a long, sad tale, there is nothing like the loss of a loved one to show you that the best gift in life is the time spent with those who matter.

    I truly recommend John Green's winter collection of stories (with Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson) "Let It Snow". It's fun and funny and a bit magical. Love this time of year!


    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  23. I'm so grateful for my friends' presence and support all through out the times that I was so down and depressed.

    I recommend Dash and Lily's Book of Dares though I just read the synopsis. It sounds really good and perfect for the holiday season. Thank you!!

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

  24. I am grateful for getting my first books from a publisher and the opportunity to giveaway a prize with Myblogspark.

    I posted your button on the bottom of my page.

    I also woudl highly recommend the book The Secret LIfe of Bees. My review is here.

  25. +5 Everyday I'm grateful to be alive - to be living in this year, this month, this exact moment in time and experiencing all the wonders of life. No two people have the same experiences in life, so I'm grateful to be living this unique journey.

    +5 One book I recommend is Matched by Ally Condie (my review here - Loved it!

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  26. I am grateful for:
    -everything that I get everyday
    -My family and friends who are always there

    I recommend The Uglies Series. You can see my review of the first book on my blog. I'm using Indonesian.

    I tweet about your giveaway

    I put your button on my blog

    You can also see the post

    Thanks for the chance

    Have a marvelous holiday

  27. I'm grateful for a loving and supportive family.


  28. This is a lovely giveaway! Thank you!

    I'm a new GFC follower.

    I'm grateful for the blogging community--everyone is so friendly and supportive, and it seems there's a place for everyone within it.

    As for a book I'd recommend, I have to say When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. I was surprised by how complex and endearing it was. My review is here:

    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

  29. +5 Great giveaway thank you so much Im grateful for my mom and all she does for me! Im also thankful for all the great books I have founds thanks to blog reviews :)
    +5 I would would say a great book I read was Paranormalcy. I can not say enough about Last sacrifice by Richelle Mead I love her Vampire Academy books my favorite!
    Latisha D

  30. +5 - I am grateful for getting the job of my dreams working with libraries for juvenile offenders! Soooo excited!

  31. Greetings! Awesome Giveaway, thanks =)

    I'm grateful for my beautiful family that is growing =)

    I will be happy to snag your gorgeious button and place it on my blog. I hope you have ablessed Christmas and wonderful New Year.


  32. I'm grateful in this economy to just have a job and to be able to pay my mortgage and car payment! (I also grateful for my adorable new puppy!)

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  33. The best book that I read this year was Born Under a Million Shadows:

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  34. I'm grateful for books of course! Thanks so much!

  35. +5 I am grateful to receive books for review!

    +5 The book(s) I am recommending to everyone are the tea series by Jennifer Donnelly: The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose. The reviews start here:

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  36. Something I am grateful to receive is a day with my family.

    A book I am recommending is A Lion Among Men by Gregory Macguire.

  37. Something I'm grateful to receive are Christmas presents in the form of books!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  38. I'm grateful for my health.I'm only interested in mysteries and romance and best sellers.

  39. I am thankful for so many things this year, but I am most thankful that my mother and sister are finally talking again. They were on a five year silent treatment with each other!
    I would also recommend reding anything by Rachel Haimowitz. She is on Goodreads and twitter, so check her stuff out!
    Happy Holidays everyone and good luck!

  40. Thanks for the giveaway! One thing I'm thankful for is that this year is practically over! It's been full of ups and downs, but for the most part, I'm glad it's done :)

    One book I recommend is The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson! I am head over heels in love with it :) My review is here.

  41. +5 I am always grateful to receive books!

    +5 I recommend Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  42. +5 I'm grateful to receive books, whether I buy them myself or get them from someone else.

    +5 I recommend The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  43. i'll be grateful to receive more books to read or money so i can get more books! :D
    i would recommend reading the blue bloods series by melissa de la cruz, it is one of my favorite series of all time

    thanks for the giveaway!!


  44. I was really grateful to receive Anna and the French Kiss as a gift this Christmas! I've been wanting to read it for so long!
    Also, I really recommend If I Stay by Gayle Forman, because it is quite possibly the most beautiful book I've ever read! As well as Paranormlcy, it is such a wonderfully original book. Here's my review:
    Thanks for this contest!


  45. I'm grateful for all the things I receive! Not just the material things...but also the intangible things.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. I am grateful for receiving books and other wonderful things I like such as music and yummy foods from my loved ones.

    I would recommend Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Easily my favorite read of 2010, so touching and beautifully written. Ton of positive reviews at Goodreads:



    Posted on sidebar under Giveaways:

    Grabbed and posted a button to receive under Events:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. + 5: I am grateful for the love, care and safety my friends and familiy gave me.

    + 5: I'd suggest Identical by Ellen Hopkins. I thought it was amazing. It wouldn't make much sense to post my own review (because it's in German) but you can find lots of reviews on GoodReads:

  48. +5 I'm grateful for my family and friends.

    +5 I would recommend Poison Study by Maria V Snyder:

  49. +5 I was recently grateful to receive a stuffed panda from my boyfriend :)

    +5 I recommend The Iron King by Julie Kagawa; here is a review of it (not mine)

  50. +5 Thing I'm grateful for

    I'm grateful for receiving my Kindle! Even though I actually purchased it myself, nothing really beats having the device on my hand the first day it arrived home. I once thought that I wouldn't enjoy having an e-reader, but apparently, I love it SO MUCH!

    +5 Book recommendation

    (1) Unwind by Neal Shusterman
    (2) The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

    Thank you so much!


  51. I grateful to recieve anything that my family wraps up for me

  52. I am grateful for receiving emails from authors. I get a thrill whenever it arrives as I feel that I am just so ordinary and they are so . . . well, great! :)

    Would love to be entered in this giveaway.

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  53. GFC follower, filled out form.

    I am grateful for receiving a wonderful dog for the holiday.
    pinkpeonyblossom at gmail dot com

  54. Thanks for the great giveaway! I am thankful for a regular I can buy more books!!!!


  55. +5 I recommend "Twilight" and the series. My review on Paperback Swap:


  56. +10 Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/17716689135214592


  57. +10 Posted giveaway on FB:


  58. I'm grateful to receive thoughtful, personal gifts. Sometimes people feel like they have to give something elaborate, but I'm happy when someone gives me a mug and my favorite kind of tea or a gift card and a book light. It means people notice what I enjoy, rather than getting me something that makes me question whether they really know me or not. +5

    A book that I recommend is The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. It's being released in March in the US. It's powerful, funny, and beautifully written. The characters pop off of the page and it's hard to close the book and let them go. +5

    Thanks for the chance to win! Happy holidays :)
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  59. I'm thankful for my healthy granddaughter born in November.

  60. +5 Things I'm grateful for:

    I'm grateful that I finally finished my thesis writing (but waiting for approval from my supervisor!). And happy that I have great family and fiancee to support me whenever I'm in difficulties.

    +5 Book recommendation

    1) The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
    2) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    (review at my blog:

    +10 Post on Twitter:

    +10 Share on facebook:

    +10 Blog post

    +20 grab button and post blog right sidebar

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  61. New Follower +2
    Grateful for +5
    _____ Total_____ 7

    I am grateful for my family, and the chance that I get to spend time with my Grandmama as she turns 84 this holiday season!

  62. I'd really like to receive an iPad or iPhone4 or a new phone. :D

    and also loads of books or GCs to buy them!

    jusiplabninsky at yahoo dot com

  63. I'm grateful for having an amazing family & friends :)
    I would recommend Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, it perfect for the cold season!

  64. Something that I am grateful to receive is my laptop ,i really needed it :D

    I would recommend Darkness Becomes Her . Here is a review (not mine)

    Blog Post :

    Button is on the right side :

    tweeted :!/raluk15/status/17882614555742208

    facebook :!/permalink.php?story_fbid=116847111716807&id=100001220197834

    email : raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays !!!

  65. +JMJ+

    I'm grateful for my two younger brothers. I'm glad we're as close as we are. =)

  66. I am grateful my son has made it through another year (he has major health issues)+5

  67. I'm grateful to receive books and DVDs.
    Thanks a lot for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  68. I'm grateful for a loving, healthy family :)

  69. I am always thrilled to win a book.
    I only enter book giveaways that I really want.
    I live in a smaller town and it hard to find some of the books I want.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  70. One book I really enjoyed this year was Medical Error and I posted a blurb on on it.
    It is a wonderful Christian mystery.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  71. I am always grateful to spend time with my family this time of year.

    I would recommend any book by Karen Kingsbury...I have read everything she has written up to date and they all touch my heart.



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