Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Amazon.com Giveaway

Lately I've read some great books and decided to offer a giveaway to my readers since it's been a while since my last one.  Here are some of the books I've read in the last 2 months.  The giveaway details are listed below.


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:
A darker mystery with a lot of twists and unexpected turns.  Not my normal style of reading, but it did hold my attention all the way to the end.  

Hunger Games:  
Great book.  I was sucked in immediately.  
Catching Fire:  
The second book in the Hunger Games Series.  I could hardly put it down.
Mockingjay:  
The final book of the Hunger Games Trilogy.  My least favorite of them all, but it brought closure to the story.  I loved the first two.
Black Like Me:  
This one is an oldie, but a goodie :-)
The Heretics Daughter
I'm currently in the middle of this one, so I'll let you know more when I finish.  So far so good...

Giveaway Details:
Main Entry:  
Since I love reading, and am always looking for a great new book, leave a comment telling me the name of a good book you're reading now or the name of your favorite book.  You can list up to 3 separate books (in 3 separate comments please) for a total of 3 entries.

Additional Entries:
  1. Become and follower and leave a comment.  If you already are a follower, comment and tell me. (Up to 1 entry for 1 comment)
  2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and include the link in 4 separate comments to receive a total of 4 entries.  (4 separate comments please)
The Bounty:
What you will receive if you are the lucky winner is any 2 of the books from the above list or a $20 gift certificate for Amazon.com so you can choose your own.  







The Conditions:
  • Please make sure to follow the guidelines for the comments.  1 valid comment = 1 entry.  You can earn up to a total of 8 valid entries by leaving 8 total comments following the above guidelines.
  • Please make sure all entries include a valid email address.  
  • All entries will be verified.  Any unverified entries will be deleted.
  • Giveaway ends September 21, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.  Winner will be chosen randomly via random.org and announced on September 22, 2010.  
  • The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.  
Good luck!  

111 comments:

  1. First one!!

    Ok~ just finished "Little Heathens". The author grew up on a farm in Iowa during the depression and she really gives you insight to what it would be like. It is a true story.
    Before this I read "Sh*% my Dad Says". I follow him on twitter, and it is full of foul language...but hilarious (unless that offends you).
    The last series I read was Harry Potter...or maybe it was "The First Ladies Detective Agency"...I really want to read "The Hunger Games".
    In the middle of "The Summer We Read Gatsby", jury is still out on it.
    Yes, I read a lot and a lot of everything! Thanks Kristi~

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  2. Oooh fun giveaway!!! I'm reading "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George.

    It's set in the Catskill Mountains and is about a boy named Sam Gribley who lives off the land in the wilderness of upstate New York. Sooo good...makes me wanna run away to the forest!! :]

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  3. Ok another book I just got in today from the library is called "The Blessings of the Animals" by Katrina Kittle.

    I know this is boring of me but I copy and pasted this :) "Shaken by her recent divorce, veterinarian Cami Anderson is on a quest to unravel the secret ingredient of a happy, long-lasting marriage. Cami’s parents are preparing to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, yet her brother and his partner are legally blocked from marriage. Her best friend—and ex-sister-in-law—is newly engaged, but her teenaged daughter’s romance has developed its own complications.
    Surrounded by several couples approaching different milestones in their relationships, Cami reflects on the meaning of love and partnership, sharing her hopes and fears with an angry horse, a three-legged cat, and an escape-artist goat in her care. As she tends to the rescue animals, so, too, does Cami begin to rescue herself. Coming to terms with her own divorce, she learns poignant lessons in forgiveness, flexibility, and happiness that help her master the art of simply moving on."
    Haven't started it yet, but sounds good!! :]

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  4. I'm following your blog too now even though I've followed it unofficially for some time.

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  5. The most recent book I've read is by Laura Bush, Spoken from the Heart a very moving account of her life during the White House years.

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  6. I am currently reading "Perfect" by Harry Kraus. I love all of his books!

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  7. I am also reading "Have a New Kid by Friday" by Kevin Leman. Heard about it on Dobson and loved the talk on there on it.

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  8. Currently I'm reading and LOVING, "Traveling with Pomegranates" By Sue Monk Kidd.

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  9. I decided to read along with a friend, "Secret Life of Bees" again. Also by Sue Monk Kidd. Lovely book and the best movie adaptation EVER!!!

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  10. Finally got to "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. Beautiful book.

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  11. So I also posted the contest on my blog!!!

    http://mamma-dee.blogspot.com/2010/09/k2-k2-amazoncom-giveaway.html

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  12. Yup, it's me again!

    http://mamma-dee.blogspot.com/2010/09/k2-k2-amazoncom-giveaway.html

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  13. Giveaways are sooo much fun!

    http://mamma-dee.blogspot.com/2010/09/k2-k2-amazoncom-giveaway.html

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  14. Happy reading to everyone!

    http://mamma-dee.blogspot.com/2010/09/k2-k2-amazoncom-giveaway.html

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  15. I also started reading today "How to Live With Your Kids When You've Already Lost Your Mind" by Ken Davis. First chapter was good. :)

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  16. (Fun giveaway, thanks!)

    I just finished reading "Mockingjay" and I agree, not as good as the first two, but a good way to complete the story.

    I'm currently reading "The Wizard Heir." It is the second book of three, the first being "The Warrior Heir," and the third being "The Dragon Heir." I loved the first one. I think you will enjoy it. :)

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  17. I also recommend the "Stephanie Plum" series by Janet Evanovich. It is about a single woman who lost her job, and ends up working for her cousin as a bounty hunter. The books have humor, romance, and mystery. The first book has a pretty ugly scene, but the rest of the books don't get quite as graphic (though if you made it through "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" you should be fine with this book). The first book is called "One for the Money." You should definitely check the books out! :)

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  18. This is a really fun idea, Kristi!

    The book I am currently reading is called "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. So far it is an excellent book and I totally look forward to bedtime so that I can read it! I'm staying up WAY too late to read it! It is a retelling of the book of Hosea and is a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Pick it up....it's fantastic...

    Probably one of my all time favorite books is "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks...and "The Shack" too.

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  19. I love anything by Sophie Kinsella.
    Remember Me? is my favorite.

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  20. I'm also reading "I was a really good mom before I had kids". Entertaining and totally written just for me! haha!

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  21. I love Christian Historical Fiction too. Lauraine Snelling is my favorite author in that category and my favorite series is The Red River Valley.

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  22. I just finished "Devil in the White City" and LOVED it. Loved.
    --Brandy
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  23. I like Dewey the library cat.

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  24. I'm currently rereading Sloppy Firsts- the lovely beginning to a great YA series.

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  25. Currently reading Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush.

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  26. I recently started The Mermaid Chair because I love Secret Life of Bees so much, but I put it down because it wasn't holding my interest. Hopefully I can get back into it soon!

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  27. It's impossible for me to pick a favorite book, but my favorite series is the Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell.

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  28. I LOVE Lord of the Rings. Right now I'm re-reading it, it's one of my favorites! :-)

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  29. My absolute above-all favourite book is Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, followed closely by The Lovely Bones.

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  30. I am currently reading "What to expect when you are expecting" seeing as I'm set to have a baby in 3 weeks.

    As far as a favorite goes..I love "Water for Elephants"

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    I'm reading "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand right now. I like Atlas Shrugged more but they have very different ways of saying similar things.

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    Little Women is another favorite. It's a total classic. Read it with a box of kleenex nearby!

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  33. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    For something a little more contemporary, I suggest "The Lost Continent" by Bill Bryson. It's beyond hilarious. I found myself laughing and calling my husband over so I could read passages to him!

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  34. Right now I'm reading Her Fearful Symmetry and I really like it.
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  35. Margaret Atwood is my absolute favorite author. All of her books are amazing. My favorites are Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood.
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  36. If you like The Heretic's Daughter, I would recommend Michelle Moran's books. She writes historical fiction about (mostly) ancient Egypt. My favorite book of hers is Cleopatra's Daughter.
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  37. Hell's angels is my favorite book, I simply love anything written by hunter s. thompson.


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  39. Book Recommendation #1: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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  43. Book Recommendation #2:
    Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?: And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask by Jancee Dunn

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  44. Book Recommendation #3: Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

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  49. Well, right now I'm reading Mockingjay, so I'll give you something else I HAVE read and liked BESIDES this. ;-) Loved The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich. It's GREAT. joleehamln [at] comcast [dot] net

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  50. Also loved Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. Amazing book. joleehamln [at] comcast [dot] net

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  51. A truly inspirational non-fiction book: Same Kind of Different as Me. joleehamln [at] comcast [dot] net

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  52. Follow your blog. joleehamln [at] comcast [dot] net

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  53. oooh a 3rd one for me...waiting to read "The secret life of bees" also! :) Next on my list!

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  54. I am obsessed with Nicholas Sparks. I have read all of his books!!!

    You should try Three weeks with my Brother

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  55. Try The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks!!!

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  56. I am a GFC follower

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  57. I am a follower

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  58. Hmm...love to read but having a hard time finding time these days
    I have always like A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

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  59. Another one I really liked but can't recall the name right now is something like "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" Something like that.

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  60. I also really loved Max Lucados "Come Thirsty"

    I am reading "The House of Sand and Fog" right now and picked up "the girl with the dragon tattoo" to read next

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  61. Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher

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  62. Since my last post disappeared, I'll try again. I have read all of the books you just posted except for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Heretic's Daughter. (Hate not being able to underscore!)

    I just read Leadership & Self-Deception and The Anatomy of Peace. Both excellent, even if the titles are rather mundane. They are by the Arbinger Institute.

    Also have read about everything that Alexander McCall Smith has written--and he's prolific. Have you read any of his book series? No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Isabel Dalhousie, 44 Scotland Street, Portuguese Irregular Verbs.

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  63. I'm reading Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. Note to self, never read a book that makes you SO hungry! :)

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  64. One of the very best series of books that you'll ever read... Elsie Dinsmore series. Written over 100 years ago and still such lovely books.

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  65. Patricia St. John is another excellent author. Such heartwarming stories that she writes! I can wholeheartedly recommend "Treasures of the Snow" and "The Tanglewoods' Secret".

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  66. And for my 3rd comment... I can't forget to mention...Les Miserables! What a wonderful book. It's huge. The story is beautiful. And it's sorrowful. Of all the books I've ever read, it's the one that I can see myself reading several times during my lifetime.

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  67. Just found your blog tonight. I'm a new GFC follower.

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  68. My favorite book of all time is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Depressing but amazing memoir!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  69. I love Dead Until Dark.

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  70. New GFC follower (oona)
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  71. I also love Red-headed Stepchild.

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  72. gfc follower.

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  73. Another of my favorite books is The Road by Cormac Mccarthy, end of the world story of the unstoppable love a father has for his boy.
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  74. And if you need a laugh, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" is a hilarious collection of short stories by David Sedaris.
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  75. I love Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood!
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  76. The last "new" book I finished was "A Passion Most Pure" by Julie Lessman --it's historical romance fic. set in the early 1900's during WWI. Wow, the plot was really good . . .

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  78. I just read the Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and really loved it!

    Ang
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  79. I am just about to start Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and am really excited about it!

    Ang
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  80. Outlander - I love it!
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  81. I also love historical fictions so I will say that I really enjoyed reading The White Queen

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  82. One of my personal favorites.... Sherlock Holmes stories! If you've never tried them, then YOU SHOULD. Best mysteries that were every written.

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  83. I just finished reading "Little Women" for the first time ever. It's a lovely classic piece of literature.

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  84. And I can't forget to mention that Anne of Green Gables is wonderful! There's 8 books in the series and each one is a delightful read. Plus, if anyone reads the Anne books, you should then read the Emily books (there's 3 of them) that are written by the same author.

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  85. So that's my 3 books that I just had to tell about! For an extra entry, I am following your blog publicly now.

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  86. I'm currently listening to Anna Karenina

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  87. I really liked In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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  88. One of my all time favorites is The Time Travelers Wife

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  89. I just finished The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, drew me in with the amazing descriptions, and the twists and turns and surprising ending. Very good book. Its about a keeps to herself girl who works in her father's bookshop, a famous author on her deathbed, and the secrets that each has seperatly, and each shares, though they've never met.

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  90. One of my favorite books is Blue Moon Rising by Simon Green-- a fantasy in which a darkness is slowly spreading over the cuontry, and from it demons are emerging, devouring the land faster than the people can fight back the hoards of evil.

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  91. In the middle of a new series I'm really enjoying - Unquiet Dreams by Mark Del Franco, a former fey PI, he lost his powers and was thrown out as though he was good for nothing. He works for hire with a mortal police investigaor helping solve crimes and sort out things in his own life.

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  96. My favorite series is the "DragonKeeper Chronicles" by Donita K. Paul (I can't pick one book! LOL). It's a fantasy series sort of in a Narnia/Lord of the Rings type of world, where a young girl is thrust into a perilous quest in which she discovers hidden talents that she must use to save the land. The second book is my favorite . . .

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  97. "The Sushi Series" by Camy Tang is good (and actually aimed at adults, compared to that last YA fic I suggested). The whole series has a sort of "romantic comedy" sort of vibe, so if you like that . . . you'll probably like this. In "Sushi for One?" the first book, with her cousin Mariko getting married, Lex Sakai becomes the next "USC" --unmarried single cousin coming under the eye of Grandma, who wants all of her younger female relatives married. Since Lex hardly dates, her grandmother threatens to pull the funding off the girls volleyball team Lex coaches if she doesn't have a boyfriend by Mariko's wedding, because if there's anything Lex cares about, it's volleyball. Lex won't be pushed around by anyone, but how is she going to get around this?

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  98. My favorite book is The Little House on the Prairie. I love the entire series.

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  99. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.
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  100. My Sister's Keeper is another favorite of mine. The ending was a complete shocker!
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  101. I also love The Notebook. Very touching story.
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