5.11.2012

splash into summer giveaway! // closed


isn't this photograph lovely?
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ahhhh.....summer.  am thrilled to finally say it's almost here!  i can already smell distinct the scent of baby sunscreen, grilled hot dogs {i love em'}, and freshly cut grass perfuming the air.  it is my favorite time of year and i can hardly contain myself from bubbling over with excitement.  on our 2012 summer bucket list i included that i wanted to read ten new books.  with our upcoming days spent basking poolside and lounging in the park, this challenge should be a breeze given i am a lover of books and will have some down time to indulge in this love of mine.  too bad i can't plant myself in the midst of those colorful umbrellas for an afternoon and read the day away.  doesn't it look magical?  

for those of you who hope to read a new book {or ten} this summer, i want to help give you a jump start!  i am happy to be participating in a giveaway hop hosted by i am a reader, not a writer where one of my lucky readers will be chosen at random to receive a $10 gift card to barnes and noble!  i know it's not much, but this gift will help get your literature-inspired shopping spree started.  pretty neat, eh?  

here's how to enter:

1. follow this blog through google friend connect by clicking 'join this site' on the right of my feed.  if you are already a follower, tell me in your comment, please.

2. comment on this post and tell us what book{s} you hope to get your hands on this summer.


it's as easy as that!  the winner will chosen through a random number generator and will be announced on friday june 1st so be sure to check back to see if you won.  good luck and happy friday dear readers!  

if you're interested, pop over here to see what i am currently reading.



update: we have a lucky winner!! it's lexie over at the book bug!  


thank you to everyone who entered!  

xo, amanda

101 comments:

  1. Bringing Up Bebe! I've been reading a lot about French parenting - it's pretty interesting.

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  2. I'm a follower! I would like to read the Official Hunger Games movie companion. I'm hooked! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  3. Beau and I just booked our anniversary trip and I'm in need of some good titles. I plan on reading at least three 'for fun' books :)

    Ashley

    Jorgensen Better Together

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  4. Probably cliche, but I saw the Hunger Games movie and would like to read the book now too!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  5. Im excited to get/read Onyx (hopefully i spelled it right). Tough part is i have to wait till the end of the summer but im sure ill find great new books before hand

    dancingG11@aol.com

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  6. I'm a follower!
    I'd love to get Of Poseidon, Sweet Evil, and loads more! It's hard to pick just a few.

    E-Mail: ashley at booknook dot me

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  7. Moirae book reviews gfc

    Top on my list is Something like Normal by Trish Dollar

    moiraethefatesATgmailDOTcom

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  8. I can't wait to get Embrace Me at Dawn by Shayla Black. I've been waiting a long time for this book! :)
    GFC - proudarmymom32

    proudarmymom32 at yahoo dot com

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  9. GFC: Throuthehaze
    One of the books I am most excited for is Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  10. GFC- Nicole L

    I'm super excited to read sooo many books, but the one I'm waiting for right now is Dreamless by Josephine Angelini :)

    iluvyou_77 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am a GFC follower as mel brock
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

    I'm planning to read A Game of Thrones and I hope to get a copy of Black Dawn by Rachel Caine.

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  12. i follow via GFC as pixystik4u

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  13. i want to read some children's theatre plays (my major in college)

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  14. GFC catherine c

    Immortal Rules- Julie Kagawa

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  15. GFC adduling

    Divergant and looking foward to Wake, just finished Open Heart...loved it!

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  16. oops
    alishiajax(at) gmail (dot)com

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  17. gfc-marian
    i would like obsidian

    mariannguyen16(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  18. Gfc red headed bookworm

    I hope to read Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost. Thanks for the giveaway!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

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  19. all of jackson pearces books. I'm just obsessed with them for some reason.

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  20. Hope to read 50 shades of grey. ;)
    deb P
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  21. I'm a follower (kconklin1028). There are so many books I'm trying to read this summer. Two that stick out are Inside Out and Back Again as well as Turtle in Paradise :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    kconklin1028@gmail.com

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  22. One of the many books I want to read this summer is Until I Die (Revenants #2)
    by Amy Plum

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      Thanks!
      ellepaulette@gmail.com

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  23. I can't wait to read Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost!
    GFC: laceyblossom
    laceyblossom1@gmail.com

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  24. New GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    I can't wait to read the next Lorien Legacies book!
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy summer!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  25. Follow via GFC: Jenn Irving
    I hope to read A Night Like This by Julia Quinn. Love that woman!

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  26. GFC follower of yours -amhengst
    Im in to genealogy so I'd like to read The Descendants

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness!
    GFC: Stephanie

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  28. follow via GFC and I'd like to read A Stolen Life

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  29. GFC=mdh0115

    I want to read Divergent and Insurgent! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mdh0115[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. GFC: Doodle

    Chosen Ones
    doodlesbookblog @ gmail .com

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  31. GFC pinkflower
    City of Lost Souls :D
    emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

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  32. biting cold by chloe neill

    thanks,
    Froggy
    GFC - Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  33. Follower GFC, r.d1
    deb P
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  34. gfc- ntzee

    Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout!

    TY for the giveaway

    n_thao06@hotmail.com

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  35. Follow via GFC- Cecil ATOM (Erin K.)
    (kirc0109 at umn.edu)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  36. There are SO many books that I want to read this summer...it's difficult to pin-point just one. For YA novels, I can't wait to read "Dreamless" by Josephine Angelini, and "The Selection" by Kiera Cass. For adult fiction, I can't wait to read "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park, and "The Girl Below" by Bianca Zander.

    Btw, I ABSOLUTELY love the header on your blog, it's such a simple and beautiful picture but it speaks VOLUMES. Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop!

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

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  37. I want the passage by justin cronin.
    I am a gfc follower
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  38. Grave Memory by Kalayna Price, Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane and at the top of my list -- Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  39. follow on GFC as teressa oliver and I really want to read this is not a Test

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  40. I follow on GFC. I want to read More Cake Anyone by Anna Quindlen. I have many books on my TBR list:)
    Cyndee Thomas
    cyndee.thomas0@gmail.com

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  41. GFC: lindadao2060

    I'm really hoping to get my hands on the hardbacks of Insurgent and Something Like Normal.

    Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in the hop!
    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

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  42. GFC Bridget Howard and I would love to get Of Poseidon By Anna Banks!!!

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  43. GCF - sweepingtheusa new follower

    I would love to read 11th Hour by James Patterson

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  44. GFC Danielle B!

    I plan on reading this summer:

    Graffiti Moon by C. Crowley
    Arise by T. Hudson
    Sweet Evil by W. Higgins
    City of Fallen Angels by C. Clare
    Of Poseidon by A. Banks

    and so many more books. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

    laughs4life14(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  46. GFC follower: JenniferH
    I want to get Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  47. GFC as Kathy Eyre...Chalk another one up for The Hunger Games

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  48. GFC as Connie Bernhardt I'm looking forward to reading Insurgent

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  49. GFC crystaley73 There are several on my TBR list bt I would like to read Fifty Shades of Gray. crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  50. The abundance of Katherines by John Green would be lovely XD

    GFC: kim cuasay
    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I can't wait to read Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent, I love her Soul Screamers series and after the last book, let's just say I need my bean sidhe fix lol. Also Golden Lily by Richelle Mead, I have been with this series since the first six books and it's like returning to see old friends not to mention hilarious and filled with action. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

    GFC Christina Torres
    huntress023 at hotmail dot com

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  52. I follow on gfc-magic5905
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  53. I'm hoping to get Blood Moon and This is Not a Test this summer. Thanks!

    GFC - Brooke
    texas_gal45(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  54. I'm hoping to read Snow White and the Huntsmen

    Following via gfc (angelacisco79)angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. I am hoping to get my hands on Janet Evanovich's latest book in the Stephanie Plum series :)

    I am a GFC follower: ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare@yahoo.com

    ash_n_derek(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I would like goodness where to start. Divergent, Deadlocked, the new Steph Plum, The 2nd and 3rd books in Lux Series. You know I really could go on and on

    GFC/Tobi

    tobihelton at gmail dot com

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  57. GFC follower ronnkelly3

    There are a ton of books I would like to read


    ronnkell3 at aol dot com

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  58. GFC: Stephanie
    This summer I really want to read Shadow and Bone and Graceling!

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  59. GFC follower aprilharvell
    I am hoping to read Lover ReBorn and the new Sookie Stackhouse book this summer...

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  60. I follow this blog publicly GFC CindyWindy2003, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

    hope to get my hands on girl with the dragon tattoo series

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  61. GFC Shauna Buck

    So many books to choose from!! I can't decide!

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  62. Gfc Colleen Kosinski

    I'd like to read John green's new book.

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  63. GFC follower as Caryn S. I want to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  64. Thanks for the contest! GFC follower: Pixel Berry Pie Designs
    I'm wanting to read the "Little Women" trilogy this summer! (by Louisa May Alcott)
    pixelberrypie@yahoo.com

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  65. I am looking forward to reading Lover Reborn this summer!

    GFC: books4me

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  66. I'm hoping to get my hands on The Raft! Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the awesome giveaway!!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew
    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  67. I am hoping to get my hands on City of Lost Souls.Thanks for this chance to win!

    GFC Cricket
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

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  68. I am following you via GFC as AngelaH. I hoping to get my hands on Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy.
    awhartness at yahoo dot com

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  69. I am following you via GFC as Kat or Kathy Lisam.

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  70. I am hoping to get my hands on some more Christian books.

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  71. I am following you via GFC. Thanks for giveaway. book I hope to get my hands on this summer is One Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber.

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  72. GFC Follower-Candice
    Thanks for the giveaway
    candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

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  73. After seeing The Hunger Games in the theater, I now HAVE to read the series.
    Thanks!
    candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

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  74. GFC Emily @ Falling for YA

    I hope to read City of Lost Souls, The Selection, and Cinder but my TBR list is already so out of control I might have to sacrifice Cinder =(

    Emisbookblog(at)AOL(dot)com

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  75. New follower.

    Pretty much any book I can get my hands on. Doesn't really matter to me.

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  76. I am a new GFC follower
    I hope to read Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis this summer.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  77. GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    I hope to read His Dark Embrace by Amanda Ashley, Hunted & Claimed both by Rebecca Zanetti, and To Die For by Caitlyn Willows.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. GFC follower as Kim Reid
    I am hoping to read Catching Fire and Mockingjay!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  79. GFC: TiffanyLove

    I have a whole wishlist about like 10 pages typed, double columned. It's gonna take me awhile to get them all :)

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  80. GFC - tjmetz
    I have a huge wishlist but I'm really hoping to get my hands on Hemlock!
    draoi7383 @ yahoo.com

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh
    GFC - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  82. I am looking forward to start the Mortal Instruments series.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
    gfc: Krista
    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{ DOT }com

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  83. Followed!

    I want to read Bitterblue :)

    hwasunshine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. GFC isabelli3619

    I'm looking forward to Gunmetal Magic & Once Burned

    isabelli3619 at aol dot com

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  85. GFC Gale Nelson
    pgan4272yahoo.com
    Deadlocked

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  86. gfc follower jodi32
    lasherjodi@yahoo.com
    i would love to get twilight series books

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway. I an a new GFC follower as Karen H in NC.

    There are several books coming out this summer by some of my favorite authors. In particular "A Night Like This' by Julia Quinn....love her stuff.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  88. Thanks
    GFC - habbegirl

    heatherwhitford at ymail dot com

    I want the wind through the keyhole by stephen king :)

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  89. GFC follower as Rachel Robertson
    malibu311 at gmail dot com

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  90. I am hoping to be able to read the hunger games this summer :)
    malibu311 at gmail dot com

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  91. I'm hoping to read Unravelling. Thanks for the giveaway
    GFC Marlene Breakfield
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity. I've got a huge wishlist of summer reads, but I'll say Once Burned.

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  93. I follow via GFC under Stacey or Stacey Smith
    I want to read How for it by Shelly Laurenston witch come's out Aug 28/12

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  94. Thank you for the great giveaway! I can't wait to read Edure and underworld both on the top of my too read list!
    GFC follower-latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  95. HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire was my favorite book of 2011 so TIMEPIECE is my most looked foward to 2012 book.
    GFC- Lisa Richards

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  96. New Follower GFc Amber Garcia
    I am hoping to read Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers
    agarcia6510@columbus.rr.com

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  97. I follow via GFC ashley minix
    and hmmm I dying for tiger's destiny by colleen houck, onyx by jennifer armentrout, and others!!!! Hope I win!!!!
    softballcrazy_081497(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  98. GFC- Shelby
    I'm hoping to read Insurgent and The Summer My Life Began this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Shelby
    http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  99. GFC Çråz¥ K¥
    touch of power!
    thanks for the giveaway!!
    nightsky1102 at gmail dot com

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