Monday, July 28, 2008

It's A Giveaway!!

***This giveaway will end Friday, August 1st at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. If you leave a comment after that time, I will not include it in the final count for the giveaway...thanks!***


Yes, blogger friends. I have been inspired. Ever heard of the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival? Me neither, until today and it is fantastic. So, here's how it works. If you click on the link above, there is a WHOLE LIST of blogs doing giveaways. I figure if you register for all of them, you have a pretty good chance of winning SOMETHING, right? There are some pretty awesome things being given away.

So, I was trying to come up with something really cool to give to a fellow blogger. "The Shack" giveaway is already being done by my friend, Trey, so that one was out. I had other ideas, but nothing was screaming, "That's it!," until now!

So, what is one of my VERY favorite pastimes, along with blogging? READING! There is just nothing like a really good book, don't you think?

So, as a lover of reading and a lover of all things books, I decided the perfect giveaway is a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com! WOO HOO!!

Here's what you have to do to enter. Just leave a comment on this post that includes your name and a way to contact you (if you aren't already a blogger or if your blog is private), if you are the winner. Friday, August 1st, I will get a total number of entries, and then use this tool to generate a random winner! I will then contact you. If you do not respond within 3 days of being contacted, I will draw for another winner. Easy as that!

I can't wait! Good luck!

391 comments:

  1. I wanna win!!!! I love to read and can't keep up with my library fines! This is great motivation to keep reading blogs! Maybe I'll win yours and Trey's giveaways...

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  2. Hi! Love the song that came up on your blog. So pretty! I'm living in Texas too (though originally from California). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Amazon is my happy place!

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  4. Count me in! Thanks.

    aztekh[at]gmail.com

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  5. I like the way you think!
    Thanks.
    smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. I have a decent sized Amazon wishlist, so I'd love to pare it down a bit. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Soundeth fun, and I love the blog look :)

    alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

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  8. I'm having so much fun blog hopping! :) great blog :)and Great giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner :)

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  9. I love amazon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Welcome to the carnival. Great choice for a first time.

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  11. You can never have too many books. I love Amazon. I have quite the wish list. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    I love the title of your blog too!

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  12. I'd love to win this. It is a pleasure to browse through Amazon and dream about owning all of the books. I am a regular customer already.
    pianananna@gmail.com

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  13. i love amazon! my wishlist is so full of books!
    Also... you should check out my giveaway...
    http://mistywagner.blogspot.com/2008/07/smart-women-july-giveaway.html

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  14. Sounds great- I would love to pick some new books!

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  15. i want to win!!!!! i live in texas too by the way!

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  16. Great giveaway--I love to read, so I could definitely use it!

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  17. Who doesn't love Amazon?! Thanks so much!

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  18. aren't you too good....steph

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  19. I'd love to be included. I love to read!

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  20. Great giveaway! (From a fellow bibliophile.)

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  21. Always a great prize - thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I love to read too --- it's almost as much fun as winning something.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  23. Awesome, I love reading and now have an ebookwise so more books
    Thanks Liz
    lzz25@yahoo.com

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  24. That's the sad thing about Life.
    We never live long enough to read all the good books. Thank you for a great contest.

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win. What a good idea since you love to read. I love looking at what is on your shelf! Thanks for the cool link to the other contest. I have never won an blog give-away, I will have to check it out! amberloo22@aol.com

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity! I love Amazon and I love your blog design as well!

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  27. Thanks for offering this!

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  28. I love amazon.I want to get the kids more books.
    lstanziani(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  29. amazon=books=happy mommy!

    thanks for hosting!

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  30. Great prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. So fun! Had a great time seeing you this weekend! You inspired me this weekend--I will TRY to post more often!

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  32. I would love to add to my book collection!

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  33. I would love to win this and finally pick up a Thousand Splendid Suns. I'm way over due on reading this.

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  34. I wanna win because I'm desperate for a new memory card:)

    lori at thecowboyshack dot com

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  35. I love to read and would put the gift card to good use! :)

    masurvey@sbcglobal.net

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  36. I love Amazon.com

    Thanks, for the chance to win.

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  37. We always have an Amazon wish list a mile long. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. I need organizing stuff so this would be perfect! I love your blog design. Thank you so much for the great giveaway. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

    mindysaid (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. Totally up for this.

    readingtoknow (at) gmail (dot) com

    I have my own reading giveaway at:

    www.readingtoknow.blogspot.com

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  41. I love Amazon. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. Hey Charla.....the day I decide to visit your blog is the day you are giving something away! Yee-Haw! Loved reading about your summer, such fun times with your SIL and friends. Know I continue to pray for you each day and hope you are doing well.

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  43. I want to win. Pick me. I enjoyed visiting you blog.

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  44. Amazon is an amazing site. I can't think of anything that cannot be purchased from them. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  45. I'm glad you have decided to join the bloggy giveaway madness. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. Woo-hoo! Amazon is the best! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. I'd love to win-I'd spend it on books too!!

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  48. This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you so much. I have a long list of books that I would love to indulge in.....

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  49. this would help with my textbooks

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  50. love reading and love amazon- basically anybook you are looking for is there---love your tunes loaded on the site too

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  51. I'd love to win! I'd buy some chapter books for my read aloud with my son.

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  52. This is a really cute layout, I love it... I love Amazon too.. seriously, you can buy anything there and it comes right to your door... can't beat that.

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  53. I have a bunch of stuff on my wish list that I'd like to buy. Great giveaway.

    jubys1mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. What a great giveaway! Count me in! (Also, super cute blog. Hope you don't mind if I poke around.)

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  55. Thank you so very much for offering this wonderful giveaway !
    I would LOVE to win !!

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  56. Wow, this is so nice of you! =D I love reading too! =) Thanks so much for the giveaway, and I hope you have an awesome day! =D

    ~Lucy D =)

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  57. Great prize!! I wanna win this!! My Amazon wish list is really long! Thank you!!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  58. What a wonderful prize!

    Nicole
    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  59. how great of you! i could use a book for the summer's winding down... i hope i win!

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  60. I have such a huge list of books and dvds I want! Thank you so much for offering the giftcard

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  61. Oh, this would be great to put towards the Oeuf baby bouncer in my Amazon cart right now! : )

    Steph

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  62. I'd love to win and buy a book just for me. Thanks for the nice giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

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  63. Yes! Amazon is my friend. Count me in.
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  64. Great giveaway idea, thanks for the chance to enter!

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  65. I'd love to get some books on Amazon! Thanks! Julie

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  66. I can't tell you how much I love Amazon! I have a Wish List a mile long and this would certainly help me get a few new books. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Mindy

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  67. Great prize..thank you! (email is in profile)

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  68. My name is Paula and I'm an Amazon Addict.

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  69. Wow, it took me like a week to get to the end of you comments. There were a billion ;)

    Cool idea...

    Can't wait to sit down and talk about The Shack with you!

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  70. Oh i love me some Amazon!!! Great giveaway! :)

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  71. I enjoy reading your blog and a gift card for books would be great! Thanks!

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  72. This would be awesome to get some new books - please enter me. Thank you

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  73. Amazon? Why, yes, ma'am! Sign me up, please.

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  74. that's awesome. thanks for the great giveaway

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  75. I hope I win this. I want to by that new Stephenie Meyers book.

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  76. I LOVE books! Please include me in your drawing. It will help make a little dent in my Amazon wishlist. Thanks so much!

    Mrs. H

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  77. We love shopping on the Amazon for books too.
    cjinhb at msn dot com

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  78. I love amazon! Thank you so much!

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  79. I love Amazon. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  80. Love Amazon!

    Thanks!
    emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  81. love amazon.com - count me in

    thanks for the contest

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  82. I love Amazon. Have you ever tried their mp3 downloader? It's very inexpensive and easy to use. So, in addition to books, I could get music! Thanks for offering a great giveaway. I'm a Texas girl, too.

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  83. I love Amazon! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    My name's Sara, and my email is saharagreen at gmail dot com

    Thanks again!

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  84. I read The Shack. It was great. Your prize will let me read some other great stuff.

    sylviaderryberry at att dot net

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  85. Cool! I like books, and Amazon has the best prices!

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  86. Free stuff is my friend...Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Hi!
    I'm Sean and my email is oewiz@yahoo.com Great idea for a contest!

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  88. I love Amazon! freetibet1974(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you for the chance.

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  89. thanks!

    weinberg81(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. Thanks so much for the chance, and great playlist of music!!

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  91. Great giveaway! Amazon has everything. Thanks!

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  92. Love your Alison Kraus background music. One of my favorite songs! thanks for a great giveaway!
    Davina
    please check out my giveaway at www.toddlertailoring.blogspot.com

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  93. Your blog is beautiful! I am also from TX, go AGGIES!!! Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  94. Nice blog design! I love Amazon...

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  95. I would love to win! There are several books I'd like to get and this would be a great way to grab 1-2! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Stephanie
    dsmoore1 at centurytel dot net

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  96. This would be fantastic, my list is huge!

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  97. Thanks for the opportunity! Amazon is amazing.

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  98. Ohh, more books, I always need more books =) Thanks so offering this!

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  99. Yea, Amazon!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  100. Who couldn't use a GC to amazon!?

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  101. I could definitely use an amazon gc! Thanks!

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  102. Hi, I'm new to your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks so much! My email is lukeysmama at gmail dot com.

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  103. Great, thank you!!
    kvicker at hotmail dot com

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  104. I would COMPLETELY love to win this. Thanks for doing this giveaway! There's some stuff on Amazon that I really need for my daughter's upcoming first birthday party!

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  105. An Amazon gift card might help me put a dent in that 36 page wishlist I seem to have accumulated somehow. Thanks so much for hosting this generous giveaway.

    michelle at northofthe49 dot com

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  106. I would love more books!! Book-aholic that's what hubby calls me.

    Thanks!

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  107. I have so many books on my amazon wish list...this would be great!

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  108. What a great giveaway!

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  109. Please enter me. I heart Amazon!

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  110. WOOHOO! I love Amazon!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter! Check out my contest too! http://www.mommybrainreports.com/?p=191

    monicaAT mommybrainreports.com

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  111. I love Amazon. They actually have great deals too!

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  112. I agree, books are always the best gift. I have about a hundred on my wish list. :P

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  113. gosh you are so popular! I am so impressed!

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  114. Great contest! My email is Ridgley51405@aol.com.

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  115. The only thing better than a book is a free book.

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  116. Thanks for a great prize! I usually buy all my books from Amazon. FlipFlopsChels@msn.com

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  117. Very generous giveaway! Don't we all just love the bloggy carnival. Check out my blog for three great giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  118. i want to win!:)
    Megan97364(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  119. There are several things I need off Amazon so I'd love this! Thanks!

    the_other_alice_ (at) yahoo.com

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  120. Oooh...could use this. I need a new camera lens.

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  121. I love to read as you can see in my name :-) Great prize please enter me thank you.

    Hugssss
    LindaH

    readingissomuchfun@Yahoo.com

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  122. I have to say I love books, most ardently! Pick me!

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  123. Oh, good, a chance to win some books for some more great summer reading! Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  124. Whoo, books! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :-D
    greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  125. I love Amazon! They always have great deals on books and toys!
    mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  126. Woo Hoo is right. Amazon is awesome and I seem to have soemthing on order from them every week! Would love to win.

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  127. I would love to win so I could buy myself a new music cd. Thanks!

    actsm@hotmail.com

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  128. Awesome giveaway. I would love to win! :)

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  129. Hey, girl! I miss you JLMS girls! I would love to win (of course!)

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  130. I love to read - by myself and with my kids. With this, I could get us all some new books! :)

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  131. Susan GustafsonJuly 29, 2008 10:39 PM

    I'm a cowgirl at heart too! My ex was a farrier. I could use a new western to read.
    suesur@msn.com

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  132. love it, it be nice to win so i can pay for books for school

    carbajam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. Thanks for the great giveaway!!! Please include me!

    gerijones64@hotmail.com

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  134. i want to win! thanks!
    sarah
    sadiekate2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  135. Woo-Hoo! An Amazon gift card! I'd love to surprise my husband with this. I would let him spend it on a book of his choice. I hear The Shack is a must read!

    dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

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  136. Hi...my name is Sandra and I think this is a great giveaway! I would love to win this...Thanks so much for the chance.

    owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

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  137. wonderful giveaway! thanks for the chance!

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  138. that would clear a few things off my wish list!

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  139. I love Amazon! I promise I would put this gift card to good use if I won. ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!

    tzaddi_sister(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. Oooh...I'm sure I could find a book to love!! (I've got a few in mind!)

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  141. Oh... I love Amazon.com, GREAT for gift giving, or to hit their deals and get a ton of books for cheap!

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  142. Hope I'm lucky! Thanks for the chance.

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  143. An amazon.com gift certificate is a very kewl giveaway!

    Thanks!

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  144. I would absolutely buy books with this...can't get enough of them!

    The music on your site is so beautiful and peaceful. :)

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  145. Books=LOVE

    Thanks for the chance! :D

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  146. Oh boy! More books! ;) Thanks for the terrific contest, and happy reading to you, too!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  147. Great giveaway! I love Amazon and shop there probably way too much,lol!

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  148. We'd use it towards textbooks this fall. Thanks!

    mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  149. I love reading and I love Amazon. I just finished My Sister's Keeper and it was an amazing read. I cried so hard at the end.

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  150. I think that I could download a lot of mp3s with this! :)


    rhondacason @ gmail . com

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  151. Great prize, thank you. It's a challenge keeping up with my book club reads. I usually order from Amazon so this is perfect!

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  152. What a great prize, thanks for offering it. I promise it won't collect dust at my house, lol. Amazon and I are good friends.

    pinkeareddog (at) gmail {dot} com

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  153. who doesn't love amazon?

    please enter me and then CHOOSE ME! I really really want to win!

    dabe@intrstar.net

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  154. love Gift Certificates, I have one for build-a-bear at my site. I need to buy a few books for the house so that's what this would go towards. Have a great day.

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  155. I'd love to win--thanks for the chance!

    Kristen -- dkkwhcs at yahoo dot com

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  156. ooo... already thinking of all the cool things i could get. thanks!

    wordconnoisseur at hotmail dot com

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  157. Wow! Thanks for a great giveaway - I love to read so this is right up my alley!

    sagirl2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. amazon.is.my.lifeblood.

    she
    pookielocks[at]yahoo[dot]com
    http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

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  159. i heart good books! thanks!

    kristen

    ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

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  161. I've been wanting to get my little man a new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse movie, so this would be great!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  162. I'd love to win this! Thanks!

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  163. Yay! Books are always awesome. We'd buy some baby books, as we're due in Jan, and will need some 'bedtime reading'. Thanks!!
    laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  164. I love Amazon and would definitely have no trouble spending it! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  165. Thanks..Love Amazon. Always buy books from them

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  166. Amazon ROCKS!
    Please do enter me...
    Thanks!
    Angie
    quillysilly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  167. I'd love this! Great giveaway!

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  168. Great giveaway! I love reading and always have way too many books on my wishlist!

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  169. This would be a great way to get my husband off my back about all the books I buy, LOL

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  170. This is an excellent giveaway; thank you.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  171. A great giveaway! Count me in! :)

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  172. I'm in... I love Amazon, thanks for the giveaway!

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  173. Would love to win this! Thanks!

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  174. I love to read, and this would be perfect! Thank you so much for the giveaway! ~Trisha trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

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  175. I'm a sucker for the bookstore gift card giveaways. I'm a total bibliophile!

    e-mail is on my profile page

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  176. Thank you for a very generous giveaway.

    I love Amazon and there are a zillion books I would love to get.

    Thanks so much!

    HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

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  177. I love reading--what a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

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  178. My amazon wishlist is huge!!

    elkmeese at yahoo dot com

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  179. What a generous giveaway! I'd love to win, so please count me in. Thanks for the chance!

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  180. I love amazon and love to read. Thanks!

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  181. Reading is high on my list of loves as well. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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