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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, May 11, 2009

GIANT Mother's Day giveaway!



FIFTEEN winners!


Set #1
Win these titles:

Miracles of Motherhood
Odd Mom Out By Jane Porter
Mommy Grace By Sheila Schuller Coleman
Beginner’s Greek By James Collins
The Road Home By Rose Tremain

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Set #2
Win these titles:

B as in Beauty By Alberto Ferreras
Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea
Hungry Woman in Paris By Josefina Lopez
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos By Margaret Mascarenhas
Houston, We Have a Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Set #3
Win these titles:

Free Food for Millionaires By Min Jin Lee
Trail of Crumbs By Kim Sunée
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles By Jennifer Lee
Transparency By Frances Hwang
Strangers from a Different Shore By Ronald Takaki

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Hatchette Books is providing it's readers with an amazing giveaway! They will let me give five sets of five books for each category. That's fifteen winners total!

Rules:
- To enter leave a comment with your email address.
- You may enter for each set of books but you may only win one set.
- You don't need separate posts, just make it understandable.
- Contest ends May 31st, 2009, 11:59 EST
- I'm sorry that this contest can only be for U.S. and Canada. No P.O. boxes.
- Winners will be drawn by Random.org


An extra entry:

- For followers, or becoming a new follower, let me know.

Good luck and Happy Mother's Day!

144 comments:

  1. I would like to enter for all three.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  2. I'm already a follower.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  3. I would love to enter for the Latino Book set. What a great giveaway. It is mind blowing. Oh Yes.. I follow. My email is tonigomez (at) surewest (dot) net. Good luck everyone!

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  4. I would love to be entered for the Asian heritage pack!
    Thank you for this opportunity! :D

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  5. Hi, Wrighty! I'd like to win the LATINO MONTH giveaway. I am already a follower. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  6. Do I need to leave a separate entry for each set?
    My #1 pick is the Latino set.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  7. I follow

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  8. I would love to be entered in all 3 drawings please! VERY COOL GIVEAWAY! Thanks!

    tami.winbush @ gmail.com (no spaces)

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  9. Awesome contest! I would love to win any of these!

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

    I also follow your blog and
    follow in Google reader.

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  10. Please enter me for the Asian set. Thank you!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  11. I am enjoying finding books from Hachette. lol Thanks.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  12. Please enter me for Set #3 Thanks for the great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  13. I'd love to win the Asian book set!

    I'm a follower of your blog.

    angela.donner (at) gmail.com

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  14. Would love to win any of these, but especially the Mother's Day set.

    I'm a follower!

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  15. I tried to resist, but I can't! I'd love to be entered to win the Mother's Day books. I'm a follower!

    Thanks!

    jenlaw77ATearthlinkDOTnet

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  16. I would love to win Set #3 in honor of Asian Heritage Month. Please enter my name. Thank you.

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  17. Please enter me for all three sets. They all look great, so I don't really have a preference for which one I win! :)

    I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. Please enter me for all three! I am a follower as well :)

    holly.kay.lee@gmail.com

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  19. My first choice would be the Asian set, although I'd be happy to win the Latino set too!

    I'm also a follower.

    shereadsandreads(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  20. I would love to enter for Number 1!

    bellasnovella@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  21. Please enter me for all three sets, love them all!

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  22. Hi - Please enter me for all of these drawings. Any one of them would be fantastic!

    I also follow your blog.

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  23. Wow! What a great giveaway. I would be very happy with any of them. I am a follower of your blog.
    Paula

    pjhess55@hotmail.com

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  24. Wow, that's quite a contest! No need to enter me, just posted this on Win A Book.

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  25. I'd like to enter for all three, although if I had to pick just one I'd probably go with the Asian books :)

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  26. I am already a follower :P

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  27. This giveaway is wonderful. Thanks for this chance. The Mother's Day set would be fabullous.
    saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I'd like to enter the Asian Heritage and mothers day ones! Thanks =)

    lpmccann(at)gmail.com

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  29. I'd be psyched to win any of the three sets, but I'd be especially happy to win the Latino books! Thanks for the chance... how exciting!

    Meg
    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  30. i would like to enter for the latino or asian thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optoneline dot net

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  31. I would like to enter for all three please.

    patricjames@hotmail.com

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  32. I woulud like to enter for all three! Thanks for hosting such a great contest.


    JHolden955 at gmail dot com

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  33. love the Asian heritage books
    pksanddancer@yahoo.com

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  34. entering for all three thanks mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  35. new follower
    pksanddancer@yahoo.com

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  36. I would love to win any of the three, but if I got to choose, it would be set #1- my mom would love those books!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I'd love to win all three of them but I'd choose set #1.

    mamie316@sbcglobal.net

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  38. These diverse books look so appealing. It would be wonderful to read the Latino books. Thanks for this ultimate giveaway.
    bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Please enter me for all three. A really great giveaway. Thanks.
    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  40. My first choice would be the Latino set but all 3 look great

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  41. I'd like to be entered with all three
    But #3 is my fav
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  42. Please enter mefor all three. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Enter me for all three...a book lovers dream come true!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  44. Please enter me in all three drawings. I'd love to win any of them. Thanks for the cool giveaway.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  45. My roommate turned me on to your blog. Any of these books look good. We both love books.


    mjgroesbeck@yahoo.com

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  46. I'd love a chance to win the Mothers Day Books or the Latino Books. Thanks for the chance!
    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  47. I would love to win the Latino book, for my knowledge of this culture can definitely stand to be expanded!!!
    Thanks so much!
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

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  48. Latino and I am a follower!!!
    Thanks
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

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  49. I would love to win the Mother's Day set of books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I would love to win any contest, but particularly the Mothers Day set #2 (Latin). I am a follower as well. Identified as nightreader on my blog, gramma67 at gmail dot com
    I live in Smithers, BC Canada.
    Secondary email: bgelean at xplornet dot com (main)

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  51. wow i'd love to be entered for all three amazing sets!! =)

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

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  52. wow oh wow i'd love to be entered into anyone!!!

    ericaloves @hotmail.com

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  53. I would love to enter for Set 1 and Set 2.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  54. Sounds like a fabulous giveaway. I'd like to enter for the Latino books or the Asian books. Thank you
    Pudgy and I are loyal followers since day 1. florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  55. As a book-reading mom I would LOVE to enter for Set #1 please! I have also become a follower. Thank-you so much and good luck to all who entered!

    Jonita
    http://book-chic.blogspot.com
    jonitathebookchick@gmail.com

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  56. As a book-reading mom I would LOVE to enter for Set #1 please! I have also become a follower. Thank-you so much and good luck to all who entered!

    Jonita
    http://book-chic.blogspot.com
    jonitathebookchick@gmail.com

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  57. I would like to be entered for all 3 sets. Thank you!
    quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

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  58. I would love to win the Latino or Asian Heritage bundles. Thanks for entering me. I subscribing to your RSS as we speak.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  59. Please enter me to win all three sets! Thanks!

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  60. Wow, great giveaway!

    Please enter me for the Latin and Asian sets.

    I already follow. :)

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  61. Please enter me for all three!

    And I am already a follower :)

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  62. Enter me for all three, please.
    jwx4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. I'd like to enter for all three. I'm not sure how to follow but I'll try to figure that out.


    I just finished 100 Years of Solitude so I'm looking for something new to read.

    thanks


    jimmyrug@hotmail.com

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  64. I figured it out and now I follow your blog.


    patricjames@hotmail.com

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  65. What a fantastic giveaway! I want to enter all 3 giveaways. thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  66. I'd love to win any of these, but especially #1. Thanks!

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  67. omg what an unbeliveable giveaway! i'd love to win any one of these three amazing set!

    ericaloves @hotmail.com

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  68. Please enter me for all three.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  69. What a great giveaway! I would love to be entered for all three.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  70. I would love to enter for all 3!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I would love to win the Mother's Set of books!
    nic0ler917 at aol.com

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  72. Thanks for this great giveaway. I would like to enter for all three since they are so special.
    elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Can I enter for all 3 please? They each have books I'd love to read. Thanks for the contest.

    Sararush at hotmail dot com

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  74. Please enter me for all three. And I just became a follower. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. My email is knitbusy (at) gmail dot net

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  75. I'd love to win any of these sets of books - please enter me in all 3 drawings.

    Thanks,
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  76. I would like to win set number three.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I'd love to enter for all three.

    techyone at gmail dot com

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  78. I would love to enter set 1! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  79. and I would love to enter set #2 as well!!

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  80. I would like to enter to win the "Mother's Day" bunch of books. I would like to win these books to read some of them myself and to share some of them with my niece who is pregnant and entering motherhood. Thanks so much!!

    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  81. Please include me in your drawing for all three sets. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  82. I would enjoy reading any of the 3 sets. Thanks!

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  83. Love to have either set 2 or set 3.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I would love to be entered for all three. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  85. I'm a follower, and I'd love to win set 1!
    bellasnovella@gmail.com

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  86. I would like to enter for set #1. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  87. Wow - 15 winners, that is amazing!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  88. I would like to enter for all three.


    nancyecdavis@ bellsouth. net

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  89. I would like to enter for sets 2 and 3. They sound awesome!

    Thanks!

    lc_intocable [a]yahoo[d] com

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  90. Please enter me for all three sets. I would love to be able to read any of the sets.

    I am a new follower of your blog

    "Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Fun:
    CoolCanucks.ca"

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  91. I would love to win any of these sets of books, but my first choice would be the Motherhood set!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I am a follower of your blog.

    Cindy (Socmom213@aol.com)

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  92. I'd love to win any of these books. They all look great!

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  93. I would love to win any of the three sets!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  94. I would love to win either set 2 or set 3! My e-mail is:

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  95. I would be thrilled to win any of the sets.

    jlsprad at netscape.net

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  96. I'd also like to be entered for the Asian set. I think those look really interesting. Thanks so much!! You're about to make lots of people happy!

    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  97. Hi
    Wow I would like to be entered for all three giveaways. What a treat. Thanks for the opportunity. I could really use some new books to read.
    Cheers
    MarionG
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

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  98. I'd love to enter for all three sets! Thank you.

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  99. I would love to win either the Latino or Asian giveaway. thanks

    chocolateandcroissants@yahoo.com

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  100. Please enter me for all three!

    I'm a follower.

    lovinfitch@aol.com

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  101. I would love to enter for all three sets.

    womackcm(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  102. I would love to be entered for all three. Thanks a bunch. I'm a follower

    Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

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  103. Please enter me in all 3 please :) What a great giveaway!

    lavery328@yahoo.com

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  104. I would like to win either Set #2 or Set #3 please. sharonaquilino(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. Awesome giveaway! Please include me in the draw for all 3 sets!


    I'd be thrilled with any one of them!


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

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  106. I'm a new follower of your blog!


    Thanks



    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

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  107. please enter me in all 3 giveaways; any one would be awesome to win. So many new authors to me.

    yourstruleeATsasktelDOTnet

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  108. Any of the three sets of books would make me a happy camper! Please enter my name in your fabulous book giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  109. I'd like to enter, please. I would be interested in any of the sets, but if I had to choose I'd pick the Latino or the Asian set rather than the Mother's Day set.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  110. Hi! I'd like to enter for each set of books!!!

    ahuntt@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  111. Thank you, for holding such a wonderful giveaway, I truly appreciate it! I am a 3 time cancer survivor (age 10, brain tumor[Menegeoma], age 21 Uterine Cancer [discovered when I was 6 months pregnant], age 36 skin cancer), as well as a 30% Service Connected Disabled Veteran (US Army 6 years). I am adopting my Husbands Boys that have been living with my Husband and I for 11 years, after my Husbands X stabbed him the in the stomach, in front of the boys. One needs a heart transplant (his heart is functioning at 30%, One is Bipolar, and one has post traumatic stress and Oppositional defiant disorder. I have tried to teach my kids, that nothing is so bad, that you can not over come it. Laughter goes a long way to making yourself, and those around you feel better. I refuse to go to bed angry, and I refuse to wake up angry. I try and make the most out of every day (including taking time to stop and smell the roses). I just turned 46, and have done so much...I lived in Europe, I sang in a band, I play Cello and Bass, I love my kids, I have a great Husband...and you know, I don't think I would have done so much if I had not had cancer. My personal philosophy about life reflects the Tim McGraw song “Live like you’re dying” P.S. One of my few remaining goals in life, is to learn to surf!

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  112. Any of these would be nice, but #1 appeals to me the most.
    I follow you also.
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  113. I'd like to especially win the Mother's day pack - but any and all would be great - I love to read everything and anything - reading is a great and cheap getaway.

    mother_goose2(at)hotmail.com

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  114. I would like to enter the Asian Heritage giveaway, thanks!

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  115. I'd like to enter for all three!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

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  116. I'm a follower!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

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  117. My dear they are all amazing. I really would be thrilled to win any of the three so please enter me for all three. Thanks for the chance!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. I am also a follower. :) Thank you again!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  119. I would like to enter for the Asian Heritage and the Latino book sets.

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  120. Please enter for all three giveaways. Thank you!
    nazatraz (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  121. I'd love to be entered in all 3 contests! I'm also a follower!

    yvone473[at]optonline[dot]net

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  122. I would love to be entered for all three giveaways but my first choice would be the Asian. Thanks

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  123. I am a new follower.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  124. I would like to enter for all three sets. Thanks!
    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. I'm following.
    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Please enter me into all three contest draws. Each is a real gift!

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  127. Wow! How'd I miss this giveaway? What I get for sleepin' at the switch...lol.

    I would love to win either the Latino or the Asian books. Just last year I started reading both Latino novels and have fallen in love with what I've read, esp. Isabel Allende. Also, last year I started working for three Asian-Americans and started reading Asian novels as a way to get to know more about the culture.

    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. Oh, yes, I've started following you.

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  129. I'd love to be entered for all 3, please! I follow...

    dreyshouse at gmail dot com

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  130. Please enter me, my first pick is for the Asian, but would love any of these books.
    Thanks, from a follower, MarieBurton2004 at yahoo dot com

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  131. Wow, tons of great reads there.I would love to win any of those amazing sets.

    ree026 (at) optonline.net

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  132. Just found you on Twitter! Entering for all. :-)

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  133. I'd like to be entered to win into all three sets. Thank you!

    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

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  134. I just became a follower!

    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

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  135. I would like to enter for all three!
    ***
    Also I am a new follower!

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE THIS IS AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY! :)>

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  136. I would love to enter for all..thanks for the opportunity!

    chronicstimulation@gmail.com

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  137. Oh..and I am a new follower!

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  138. I'd like to enter all three, and will be sure to become a follower. Have just found your blog and love it!

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  139. Just found your blog! I'd love to be entered for all 3! Thanks.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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