Friday, October 14, 2011

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop


The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog, runs from Saturday, October 15th through  Wednesday, October 19th. More than (50) bloggers are participating, each participant will be giving away some literary selections in the process.

If you are a new visitor to my blog, I'd describe it as a mixture of book reviews: generally, literary or contemporary fiction, with some non fiction, with an occasional review of a childrens book I may find delightful.  I also like to showcase soon to be released books that appeal to me and, I've been known to post occasional photos I take, hoping that some readers might enjoy a change from just books now and then.

For first time visitors, I hope you will become regular visitors after today. If you are an old friend, THANK YOU, as you all make blogging worthwhile. I LOVE COMMENTS, and while I do like to respond to comments via email, for some reason, not everyone's comments link back to an email :( I still haven't figured that one out, but I'm with blogger so I know at least some of you understand).
THE GIVEAWAY

 (about the book)
A beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad
Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of postcolonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy.


When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage endures for better or worse, despite growing political unrest and racial tensions that affect their daily lives. But when George finds a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the discovery sets off a devastating series of consequences as other secrets begin to emerge.
 
DETAILS for a Chance to Win
  • Open to US and International residents
  • If you are new to my blog and have never commented here before today, you MUST become a follower to be entered in giveaways.
  • One entry per person  - just leave a comment with a way to contact you if you win
  • You Need not have a blog to enter
  • GOOD LUCK to EVERYONE who gets entered
  • Winners will be selected after 8PM on the East coast on Wednesday - October 19th
  •  THANKS so much for stopping by. I hope you stop by again sometime.
  • Now I'm off to visit your blog.
BLOG HOP and GIVEAWAY PARTICIPANTS 
  1. Leeswammes
  2. Devouring Texts
  3. The Book Whisperer
  4. Seaside Book Nook
  5. The Scarlet Letter (US only)
  6. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  7. Bibliosue
  8. Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
  9. The Book Diva’s Reads
  10. Gaskella
  11. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  12. Kim’s Bookish Place
  13. The Book Garden
  14. Under My Apple Tree
  15. Helen Smith
  16. Sam Still Reading
  17. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  18. Ephemeral Digest
  19. Bookworm with a View
  20. The Parrish Lantern
  21. Dolce Bellezza
  22. Lena Sledge Blog
  23. Book Clutter
  24. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US only)
  25. The Blue Bookcase
  26. Book Journey (US only)
  27. The House of the Seven Tails (US only)
  28. In One Eye, Out the Other (US only)
  29. Read, Write & Live
  30. Fresh Ink Books
  1. Living, Learning, and Loving Life (US only)
  2. Bibliophile By the Sea
  3. Laurie Here Reading & Writing Reviews
  4. Amy’s Book World (US only)
  5. Teadevotee
  6. Joy’s Book Blog
  7. Word Crushes (US only)
  8. Thinking About Loud!
  9. Kinna Reads
  10. Sweeping Me
  11. Minding Spot (US only)
  12. Babies, Books, and Signs (US only)
  13. Lisa Beth Darling
  14. Tony’s Reading List
  15. SusieBookworm (US only)
  16. Tell Me A Story
  17. Close Encounters with the Night Kind
  18. Nerfreader
  19. Mevrouw Kinderboek (Netherlands, Belgium only)
  20. Boekblogger (Netherlands only)
  21. In Spring it is the Dawn
  22. No Page Left Behind
  23. Elle Lit
 

105 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting a giveaway! and for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

    I follow you on GFC

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  2. Please enter me in this very generous contest-thanks

    rereadinglives (at) gmail.com

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  3. It's like Christmas! In October! How fun to see what everyone's giving away! I love your opportunities for prizes, thanks for throwing my name into your hat. bellezza.mjs@gmail.com

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  4. I'm a new follower and I don't know if I've ever commented before. This is such a great idea! There are a lot of participating blogs that I've never heard of and I look forward to reading them!

    You can reach me at thejoyofbooking at gmail dot com. :)

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  5. thanks for the giveaway. id love to be entered :)

    GFC: Jel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! GFC: Debbie W.

    xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  8. This blog hop is quite exciting! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

    catsplace31(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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

    I follow via GFC - buddyt

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  10. Thanks for being part of this hop :-) !

    GFC follower
    danaan at gmx dot at

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  11. I am following via e-mail subscription.
    Thanks for the giveaway, sounds amazing!
    Lenna

    psyxx(at)centrum(dot)cz

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  12. Wow, great giveaway! I'm having a great hop, hope you are enjoying it too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    samstillreading(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for the offer :)

    tonymalone at y7mail.com

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  14. I'd love to enter though I already have the second prize you are offering. If I get picked for second prize then please pick another person to win. Thanks so much and good luck to all.

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  15. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    I follow you on GFC

    jgoffice(at)cox(dot)net

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  16. Hi, Another blog hop weekend! I guess I had better get hoppin'. Thanks for the choice. I follow you on GFC as Sandra K321.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Thank you so much!

    Sarah AT Sarahreadstoomuch.com

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  18. Kristie Betts

    Following you GFC Using Twitter (MomFreebies - Kristie Betts) also Subscribe to your mailing list (Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com)

    Would love to win :)

    Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love the chance to be entered in your giveaway, and to thank you for hosting it! I am a follower, of course!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  20. Thanks for the great giveaway Diane!

    swdarguschATyahooDOTcom

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  21. Thank you for this very generous giveaway, Diane. If I win I will probably choose The Language of Flowers. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle sounds like very good book. Moving from England to Trinidad is quite a change!

    I'm a big fan of your blog and a faithful follower!
    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Thanks for having this giveaway. Both prizes sound great. Please enter me. Thanks!

    Follow on GFC as Anita Yancey.
    Email Subscriber!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  23. Hi, just popping by to say hello, as part of the literary giveaway blog hop.

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  24. Hello would love your enter giveaway. My email is cerievans1[at]gmail[dot]com and I am existing GFC follower Ceri Kay. Thanks!

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  25. Thank you for the giveaway. I have been reading your blog for several months and very much enjoy your reviews!
    kessna6(at)yahoo(dot)come

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  26. I've been reading your blog for a long, long time!!!! What a generous giveaway - thanks for the opportunity :)

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I'm a new follower. bkhabel--at--gmaildotcom

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  28. So awesome! I had a co-worker reading that book and it sounded so interesting. I love your blog so much. Thanks!!!

    Amanda
    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

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  29. Thanks for hosting this giveaway - the summary of the book sounds very intriguing!

    Booksncity (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it open to everyone:)

    I'm a GFC follower: Identity Seeker

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  31. Thank you for a fall gift. I am a new GFC follower- Christine A.

    I look forward to getting to know you and your blog. Thanks.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  32. I'm a new follower.

    Lindseyaylward@yahoo.com

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  33. I'm an old follower who would love to win :-)

    erinreadsblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. It's always a blessing and a curse to choose your own book in a giveaway. ;) Glad to be a follower!

    webereadingATgmailDOTcom

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  36. I love your blog and am so glad that we're buddies! Have fun with the Hop!

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  37. Thank you for this giveawy.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. An excellent giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    I follow by google reader as cenya2.

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  39. Yay for the Literary Blog hop! Thanks so much for the chance... I'm a GFC Follower ("Adam").

    roofbeamreader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. THanks for the great giveaway!
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  41. Thanks so much for the giveaway! <3

    GFC: Kaye M.

    busylearninghomeATgmailDOTcom

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! Following you via GFC.
    luckyjd2k@gmail.com

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  43. Awesome prizes! Thanks for the giveaway!

    StinaVW at gmail

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  44. GFC Follower: Teresa Lukey

    teresa[dot]lukey73[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway!

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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  46. would like this

    =)

    regards,

    maidenhealer@hotmail.com

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

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  49. I follow you on gfc as cjabdelnour. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com Thanks a bunch!

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  50. Hi Diane,

    What a kind thought to open your giveaway prizes to international visitors, I hope that you get to make lots more new friends along the way.

    I really wanted to stop by and thank you for highlighting 'The Woman On The Green Bicycle'. I was just browsing the post but was suddenly brought up short when I got to the synopsis for this book. It captured my interest and imagination immediately and is another addition to my reading list, the first today, but then it is only 9.30am!

    Enjoy your Sunday.

    Yvonne

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  51. Great giveaway! I've heard a lot about the book so I would love to win it.

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  52. Thank you for this giveaway!
    emilymeimei204 AT yahoo DOT com

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  53. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    GFC follower - Yen
    aonoexorcists at gmail dot com

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  54. Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  55. I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  56. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

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  57. I've been a follower here for a long, long time. Your blog is one of my top favorites.

    Though I never win, I must at least attempt to join in to try to win one of these wonderful prizes.

    debnance at gmail dot com

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  58. What a wonderful giveaway! I'm already a follower!

    saz AT chainreader DOT com

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win, Diane - very generous - I think I might splurge on a Giller Prize short listed item...will see if I win :-)

    debbie At exurbanis )dot( dom

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  60. :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Incredibly generous!

    rachie2004 AT yah00 (d-t) c0mm

    http://missourireadings.blogspot.com

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  61. GFC follower - Mary Ellen Thompson

    methom@earthlink.net

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway! I love these blog hops.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Lovely and generous offerings! This is such fun I am wondering why I have not done this before. I agree with Bellezza's Christmas comparison. Many thanks.

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  64. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I love to hear about all the different books in these blog hops. How Fun.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  65. Sounds like a great prize, thank you for the chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  66. Please enter me.would love to win the first prize but the second is also not bad :)
    my email is sweet_kame_chan(@)yahoo(.)com

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  67. Thank you for this, I an old follower on GFC as Tirabaralla :)

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  68. A generous giveaway thank you.

    A new follower: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  69. New gfc follower: nicolesender
    Great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    I'm an old follower.

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

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  71. Woman on a Green bicycle is a book I'd love to read. Haven't visited Trinidad but dame close to it!

    harvee44 at yahoo.com

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  72. Thanks for this giveaway! I'm interantional.

    GFC - Aik

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  73. Great giveaway! I'm anew follower.

    thinkingaboutloud at googlemail dot com

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  74. Thanks for two great giveaways! abookishaffair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I would love to enter the book giveaway - how did I miss this title? Adding it to my TBR list.

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  76. What a great giveaway!

    bookishchatter AT gmail DOT com

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  77. Please enter me for the giveaway. Thanks.
    kinnareads (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. Thanks for joining the blog hop. I just joined via GFC.

    nerfreader at gmail dot com

    Chris

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  79. Thank you. (:

    hellgirl_fran AT yahoo DOT com

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  80. Both are awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  81. GFC - Gloria
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

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  82. I'm a new follower (Love blog-hopping cause it makes me discover new blogs!). Please enter me in!

    Thanks

    alaisgirl at libero dot it

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I see that you also got Bright and Distant Shores in your mailbox recently. I'm looking forward to reading it soon and also seeing what your thoughts are - looks like an interesting book.

    Old GFC follower.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

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  84. Thanks for the chance to win!
    irbratb(@)gmail(.)com

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  85. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. I would love to win this.

    I am a GFC follower-judy

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. Hi! Thanks for this great giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower - JaclynsMusings and I also write a blog focusing on 3 niches with one of them being books & reading.
    Thanks again!
    ~Jaclyn~
    www.jaclynsmusings.com
    jaclysnmusings*at*gmail*dot*com

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  88. My favorite part of the Literary Giveaway is discovering new blogs! Thank you so much for your lovely giveaway! I think books are the best type. :-)

    I follow you via GFC

    lisagoneaussie (at) gmail.com

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway!!:)

    I'm a GFC follower-Janhvi Jagtap

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  90. thank you for the chance!
    I follow
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

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  91. I love your blog!!! I follow on e-mail.

    aprilk01(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. thank you for the contest and both gift are great i a am on face book and then it been posted and my twtter said to many ha ah
    desitheblonde@msn.com

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  93. Thank you for the giveaway. I'm an email subscriber & GFC follower(Jennifer).
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

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  94. What a great giveaway!
    monica
    smallstarshines@yahoo.com

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  95. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the giveaway. I am a new follower and I'm looking forward to visiting your blog often :)

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  96. I'd love to win the gift card.
    GFC follower- Krysta Banco

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  97. thanks for the giveaway!
    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. Both are great prizes. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of them.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

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  99. Either one of those prizes would be delightful! Thanks for the giveaway. :) :) :) I'm a GFC follower.

    susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com

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  100. I'm a new blog follower. Thank you for making this giveaway international! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. good luck to all!!

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

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  102. GFC follower - Tonya Dean

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(do

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  103. Can I still enter? :D I'm following on GFC!

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

    thank you!

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  104. I think I might be late, but I am entering anyway! This is great.

    perogies.gyoza at gmail dot com

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  105. thank you for the giveaway

    follow you via gfc as ewhatley

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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