Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash into Summer blog Hop

First things first,  thank you I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Page Turners for hosting this hop.  It takes a lot of work to put this together and I am truly appreciative.

For this hop I am doing a US/Canada giveaway.  Sorry to all of my International friends, but I am giving away four packages of books from my shelves and I cannot afford the overseas shipping.  Shipping in most cases costs more than the book costs to purchase.  My next giveaway will be international.  Sorry!

I am not going to require any following to enter this contest.  All you need to do is leave me your email and name in the form.  I will give one extra entry for a GFC follow.  Two will be the maximum entries.  I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible so you can get onto the next giveaway.

My first package is a picture book package for your children's summer reading. All of these books have been read by my children, but unfortunately we have outgrown them.  I would love to see them go to a home where there are children who will appreciate them.  A couple of them are review books that I have received.  If I have reviewed it I will link the title to my review, or to a description at goodreads.

This package includes:
1. Safari Through the Land of Landu by Angela Karanja
2. Letters of Marque: ABC's for the Savvy Scalawag by Renee Peterson
3. Marley & Me: Meet Marley (Based on the Movie)
4.The Cat: You're the Cat's Meow by Sonia Sander
5. The Cat: Why Do Cat's Purr? by Apple Jordan
6. Flutterby by Stephen Cosgrove
7. Amanda Helps Becky Say Farewell  by Patricia Goskowski Kubus

My second package has middle grade books.  I recently went to a PTA convention where there were two bookfair companies with booths.  On the last day they sell their books displayed for 50% off.  I picked up both of these books because I knew we had some of this series, but I couldn't remember which books I already on my shelf at home.  I bought three of them, and I already owned two.  They are both brand new and I love reading this series to my youngest son.  There is a cute little bookmark with a scene from "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare. I am linking the titles to the book description at Goodreads.

1.  How to Train Your Dragon: How to Twist a Dragon's Tale by Cressida Cowell (bk 5)
2. How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons by Cressida Cowl (bk 6)

Ok, the picture is sideways for my third package.  It just makes this post more interesting?   This is the Young Adult package. I am linking to the description from Goodreads, that way you can have an idea what the book is about.  I have not read two of them. I have only read Masks.

1. Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
2. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher ( I saw this book at the store and bought it.  I forgot that I already had a hard copy edition at home.  I think I buy too many books. This edition is the paperback edition.)
3. Masks by Patricia Caviglia

I am having technical difficulties with my iPhone at the moment.  I retook this picture making sure that I was taking a horizontal picture and it came out vertical again.  My my phone and blogger are not communicating well.  This is the adult package.  The three books included were all review books.  I will link the title to my reviews if you are interested in finding out what the books are about.

1. What so Proudly we Hailed by James Howard
2. Flashes from the Other World by Julie Ann Weinstein
3. The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift (This book is an ARC.  My kids spilled some water on the corner, so it has a little bit of water damage, but it is in pretty good condition.)

The rules to enter:
1. You must be breathing and have an address!
2. For the first three packages you must be 13 or older to enter.
3. For the adult package you must be 17 or older.
4. You must live in the United States or Canada to enter.
5. I am not responsible for any lost or missing books.  I promise that I will mail them, but  I will send them the cheapest way possible.
6. You must fill out the form below to enter.  I love comments, but they will not count as an entry.
7. Make sure that you visit as many blogs as possible and enter as many contests as you possibly can.
8.  There will be a total of four winners in this contest.  You many enter for as many of the packages as you like. You will only be able to win one package.
9. Have fun!


  1. Really a very nice blog... The information about
    Splash into Summer blog Hop is so useful... Thanks for this..awesome blog

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! My daughter would love the Middle Grade books, and I would love the YA Books! Haha, thanks for including Canada! :)

  3. Thank you for the opportunity. These look like some great books!

  4. awesome giveaway! my kids would love those kids and middle schooler books ;)
    and I love YA and Adult :D
    I messed up on the form though, I think I put my name instead of email address!

    so here's my email.

  5. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for participating in Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!! Nice to meet you!!

    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

  6. Haha! Age is hardly stopping me now! I just turned seventeen on the day you posted this! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Just 1 more year, and I can enter so many more giveaways! WHOO! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Great giveaways! Thanks for the chance to take part.

  8. Thank you SO much for the giveaway opportunity – hope you have a SPLENDID Summer this year! :D

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz


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