Friday, June 24, 2011

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: June 25-29

If I had to describe my blog in one word, it would definitely be “miscellany.” I love classics and modern literary fiction. But I also read boatloads of non-fiction. And mysteries – especially vintage mysteries. And contemporary lit in Spanish, as well as translations from other languages.

When it came to picking a gift for the Leeswammes’ Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, I decided to let you decide. So I’m giving away one book by ANY AUTHOR that I have reviewed on Col Reads, as long as the cost is under US$25, the book is available through Book Depository (or Amazon if the winner is in the US), and the winner lives in a country where Book Depository delivers. There is a list of every book reviewed on Col Reads under the “Review Central” tab. But remember, you’re not limited to those books – any book written by one of the authors I’ve reviewed is on the table!

Giveaway Rules:
1. Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog.
2. You can participate as long as you live where Book Depository offers free delivery.
3. All you have to do is 1) be a follower and 2) leave a comment with your email address to enter.
4. You can enter the giveaways until June 29th. I will close the giveaway when I turn on my computer on June 30th (Eastern Daylight time).
5. Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
6. Each valid entrant will be assigned a number. The winning entry will be picked by random.org
7. I will notify the winners by email. The winner must answer my email within 3 days, or I’ll announce a new winner.
8. Have a great time discovering new blogs and thanks for participating.

I hope you enjoy the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! Please make sure you check out these other participating blogs:

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Participants:


  1. Leeswammes (Int)

  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)

  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)

  4. Teadevotee (Int)

  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)

  6. Bibliosue (Int)

  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)

  8. write meg! (USA)

  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)

  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)

  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)

  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)

  13. Book Journey (Int)

  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)

  15. Col Reads (Int)

  16. The Book Diva's Reads (Int)

  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)

  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)

  19. Lizzy's Literary Life (Int)

  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)

  21. Book'd Out (Int)

  22. The Readers' Suite (Int)

  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)

  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)

  25. Miel et lait (Int)

  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)

  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)

  28. Book World In My Head (Int)

  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)

  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)

  31. Nishita's Rants and Raves (Int)

  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)

  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)

  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)

  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)

  36. Gaskella (Int)

  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)

  38. chasing bawa (Int)

  39. 51stories (Int)

  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)




  1. Silver's Reviews (USA)

  2. Nose in a book (Int)

  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)

  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)

  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)

  6. Caribousmom (USA)

  7. breienineking (Netherlands)

  8. Let's Go on a Picnic! (Int)

  9. Rikki's Teleidoscope (Int)

  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)

  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)

  12. Elle Lit (USA)

  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)

  14. The Book Stop (Int)

  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)

  16. Joy's Book Blog (Int)

  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)

  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)

  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)

  20. Tony's Reading List (Int)

  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)

  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)

  23. Kinna Reads (Int)

  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)

  25. Books in the City (Int)

  26. Lucybird's Book Blog (Europe)

  27. Book Clutter (USA)

  28. Exurbanis (Int)

  29. Lu's Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)

  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)

  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)

  32. Lena Sledge's Blog...Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)

  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)


118 comments:

  1. Hi-thanks for offering this very generous contest

    rereadinglives (at) gmail.com

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway!


    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

    bookd.out at gmail dot com

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  3. Count me in!

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

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  4. Please count me in and thank you for sharing.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  5. Please count me in.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  6. Hi, I see I'm not the only bird follower you have!
    Thanks for the giveaway, it's very generous.
    My email is samstillreading(at)gmail(dot)com.
    Cheers
    Sam

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend ahead.

    mishamary@gmail.com

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I have joined as a Follower.

    Please enter me to win Firebrand, The (Marion Zimmer Bradley).

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Rachel
    andtheplotthickens(At)y7mail(dot)com

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway :) I am a follower. My email is: irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. Hi there! I actually can't use google friend connect but I've added you to my google reader and hope that counts. I've been meaning to read the Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake for ages and this would be perfect! Thank you very much, Lyndsey

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  12. Hello, please add my name to the draw.

    My e-mail: chasingbawa.wordpress.com

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  13. I'm in! Thanks for such a generous giveaway :)

    devouringtexts[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. I follow.

    I had a good look at the list, spoiled for choice thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. GFC follower

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    boohoowoo[at]rocketmail[dot]com

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  16. Thank you for such a vast choice of books ;)
    allina_tomi(at)yahoo.com

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  17. Thank you for the amazing giveaway :)

    ivacingelova@gmail.com

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I still have my eye on The Penelopiad...

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

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  19. New Follower :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    wefancybooks AT gmail DOT com

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  20. Follower here.

    fallendream03(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  21. I'd love a chance to win: BOSSYPANTS; love Tina Fey! Great giveaway.

    I had you in my google reader but added to follow as well. I do hope you’ll stop by and visit and enter my giveaway as well.

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  22. Hi - I'm following you on Twitter & hope that's okay, because I can't find a Google Frinds connect button on your blog.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    tatamagouche AT nncweb DOT ca

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  23. A huge choice, wow, this is a great giveaway.
    I follow by google reader as cenya2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  24. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I'm a follower (Deb Nance at Readerbuzz). I'd love to win Radio Shangri-La. Here's my e-mail: debnance at gmail dot com.

    My mom has been sick, so I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. I have a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I'd love to invite you to stop by and throw your name in the hat for this book! It's a US giveaway only this month, but next month, I'll be offering an international giveaway for an Amazon card.

    If you follow my blog, let me know. I always follow back.

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!

    thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. A follower & would love A Personal Matter (Kenzaburo Oe) have read a couple already, so this would be good. thanks
    parrishlantern@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for the chance! I'm following your blog - tried adding you on Twitter, but I don't think your Twitter button links to your actual Twitter account..

    roofbeamreader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I am a follower, Coreena McBurnie
    coreenamcburnie@gmail.com

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  30. Nice idea, Col! I had a look at the list and Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto was blinking at me.

    I am of course a follower although in GFC you might not recognise me: I'm Judith H.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    jh303015 at gmail dot com

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  31. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a follower through GFC.

    fforgnayr@yahoo.com

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  32. Following you as Jo Tee. Thank you for this opportunity!

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  33. Blogger's Follower widget has disappeared again, so I'll definitely be back to enter your contest. Thanks for stopping by my page.

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  34. This is a great giveaway, you have a good collection in your reviews :D
    I'm also a new follower, hugs!

    alaiel.kreuz@gmail.com

    Alaiel
    www.librarianmouse.com

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. Thanks so much for the giveaway!:)
    GFC Follower: Maria

    tirachii(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I am a gfc follower. Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway

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  38. i am a follower
    spynaert@gmail.com

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  39. Following now. Back with my email addy. jmwordsmith at gmail dot com

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  40. I love vintage mysteries too. Glad I found your blog.

    my email id is
    neerrr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. thank you for the giveaway!!
    GFC Shannon Johnson
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. wow! great giveaway

    seasidebooknook {at} yahoo

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  43. Wow what a contest. New follower via RSS.

    lucybird87@gmail.com

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  44. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm glad to find some great new blogs to follow.

    I'd love to win The Cookbook Collector.

    redladysreadingroomATgmailDOTcom

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  46. GFC follower - Mary Ellen Thompson

    methom@earthlink.net

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  47. Thank you for the giveaway! I follow you with GFC via Miss Lauren.

    misslaurenwilk at gmail dot com

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  48. I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I'd love to read The Woman In White!
    Best wishes and thank for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

    erincolette@hotmail.com

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  51. I'm a blog follower.
    This is an AWESOME giveaway! Thank you for making it international! :D
    Fingers crossed. ><

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. You reviewed quite a lot of cool stuff. In case I win I'd like to have In the Kitchen by Monica Ali. Thanks.

    thinkingaboutloud@googlemail.com

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway! I think I will buy Bossy Pants if I win :)

    Sonya

    sonyacullen at gmail dot com

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  54. Awesome giveaway. Thanks so much!

    GFC - JessS
    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  55. Great giveaway! Count me in.

    star7823@hotmail.com

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  56. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the excellent giveaway!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  57. Thanks for the great contest! I'm a new GFC follower (Jessica M.).

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  58. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

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  59. Hi! Thank you for being apart of the blog hop!

    vampyreprincess109@gmail.com

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  60. Very generous giveaway! Thank you!

    twentywithoutmoney (at) ymail (dot) com

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  61. Thanks for the nice giveaway! :)

    GFC follower: *Jam*

    milagp1(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

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  62. Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com
    GFC Follower: ArtsyBookishGal

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  63. I follow your blog and would love to read Bossy Pants :)
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  64. Follow you on GFC

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  65. Wonderful giveaway! I'm already a happy follower. I have my eye on something by Atwood or Gaskell.

    saz AT chainreader DOT com

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway. Glad to have found your blog. I found you through the blog giveaway, I'm participating as well.

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  67. Count me in!
    I'm following your blog as xlacrimax :)
    xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

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  68. Thanks for offering! :)

    cynni _ universe (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    GFC follower - Rad Hall

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

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  70. thanks for this giveaway and for making it international!!

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  71. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to read Bossypants; it sounds like a great book!

    ahazraDOT88ATgmailDOTCOM

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  72. Fun way to run a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    I'm on the blog hop too, so I hope you'll stop by!

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. Hope to win! =P

    Lissette_125(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  75. I'd love to enter! Thanks for the giveaway!
    sarahthehobbit at gmail dot com

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  76. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    I am a GFC follower-judy


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  77. So many choices! Thanks!
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  78. One of the things I really like about blog hops like this one is discovering great blogs I migt not find otherwise. Your blog looks really interesting & cool. I loved the eclectic mix of books in your review list!

    Thank you for a very generous giveaay. I'm now a GFC follower of your blog!

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  79. Hello! I'm a new follower *waves*

    I'd love to enter the giveaway, and thank you for making it international.

    I'll definitely be back!

    Hanna
    misshwhitehead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I just subscribed to your blog and thank you for the chance at a book you reviewed.
    molokaisurfer(at)gmail.com

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  81. I am spoilt for choice... hmmm.... well I would really love to read The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto so that would be a great prize. Many thanks. My email is cerievans1 at gmail dot com.

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  82. I'd love to read The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

    Rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com

    I subscribed via google reader.

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via GFC (mamabunny13)

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway.

    new follower with this account (TommyGirl)

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. Great giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks! lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

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  86. I am a new GFC follower.

    Hawthornescarlet at gmail dot com

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway. And yes, I'm a follower.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

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  89. Count me in pleaseee
    GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado
    I would love to win Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  90. Thanks for an amazing giveaway! I would love a chance to read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier!

    shel_b21@yahoo.com

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  91. Great giveaway! If I win, I'd like the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. That's been on my list for a long time.

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  92. This is a wonderful giveaway - thanks!

    susanw28@mindspring.com

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  93. GFC follower (Dovile)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  94. What a great list of reviews and a good blog as well! I had fun browsing.

    I would love either Astrid and Veronika or Possessed, as both are on my TBR and my library owns neither.

    Thanks for the chance to possibly add one to my shelf!

    Care Burpee

    careofkiddos {at} msn {dot} com

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  95. thanks for the chance to win a choice of so many wonderful books.

    I would love The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

    Sabrina Jaede

    Sabrina.Whitehead@gmail.com

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  96. Thanks for the giveaway and the choice. There are a lot of books/authors on your list that I would love to read:

    . THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
    . A CUP OF FRIENDSHIP

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  97. Oops -- my email is monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  98. I'd love to enter your giveaway, please!

    maevalentine39 at gmail dot com

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  99. GFC won't let me follow so I added your blog to my Blog List

    irbratb(@)gmail(.)com

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  100. I finally was able to follow via the "Follow" tab at the top of your blog.

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  101. Thabks for the chance !!!
    I'm a GFC follower.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I'm a follower (Jennifer S) thanks for the giveaway!

    mattandjen[at]gmail.com

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  103. Thank you so much for this, I am a new follower and if I win I would pick a book by Kenzaburo Oe.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  104. I'm an old GFC follower.(Kah_Cherub) ;)
    thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  105. GFC follower as Abby!

    Thanks so much for this! You've reviewed some cool books!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  106. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth because I loved both The Namesake and The Interpreter of Maladies but haven't read the latest one yet.

    BTW, I don't do GFC but have you in my Google Reader, and followed on Twitter.

    Thanks!
    inspringthedawn at gmail dot com

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  107. Thanks for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! I love a whole lot of the books that you've reviewed, but seeing as you've reviewed "Asleep" by Banana Yashimoto (a book I really liked), I'd love to win "The Lake" by Banana Yashimoto, if I am lucky enough to win. Again, thank you very much, and hope you have a wonderful week! :D

    ~Hira~
    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I'd like to enter for The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni because the title is just so appealing (I love cooking and food & the South Asian author challenge).

    Have you entered my giveaway too? :)

    zenissima at gmail

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  109. Thanks for participating in this awesome book hop!

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  110. Blog follower! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  111. GFC follower.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  112. Sorry, I prefer to keep the blogs I follow in one place = my rss-reader. Would have loved to enter but alas.

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  113. Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

    I'm a GFC follower: Identity Seeker

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  114. following your blog - GFC
    I'd love to read Supreme Courtship
    Betty
    tjandbcd at optonline.net

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  115. Thanks for the giveaway!
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk
    GFC follower.

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  117. Oops! Forgot this: I follow via GFC as jewelknits!

    Awesome! I choose Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese) - because ... on my last trip to Borders, this one was in my arms ... but then I actually looked down and saw that my "I'll just pick up two books or so" resolution had me at EIGHT books (five of which I ended up buying), and this one went back on teh shelf, and then the next day, I read a review that made me want to smack myself for it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. Hi - you have won my literary blog hop giveaway. Please send your mailing address to bibliosue(at) hotmail (dot) com

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I absolutely love comments. Thanks for taking the time to share! Col