Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

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My awesome friend Jen from I Read Banned Books is co-hosting the Banned Books Week Hop so to support her I'm participating in my first hop!

When I learned that book banning was still going on in the 21st century, I really thought it was a joke. With television pushing the boundaries of what we call "entertainment" and most kids, tweens, and teens having access to technology at their fingertips, if they really wanted to see or read things that involved profanity, drugs, alcohol, and sex there are far more accessible ways than a book. Allowing one group to decide what should be allowed in our public and school libraries is wrong and one way to give these banned and potentially banned books a voice is for us to give them one.

As you know I'm a big fan of supporting our Texas authors and earlier this year I met Gail Giles at the Texas Library Association conference. She also spoke at the Houston Teen Book Festival, she talked about how her book, SHATTERING GLASS, was challenged and it's something that has stayed with me.
SHATTERING GLASS was originally challenged in Lake Oswego, Oreg. Junior High School (2007) because the novel is "peppered with profanities, ranging from derogatory slang terms to sexual encounters and violence." - ALA's 2007-2008 Yearly Lists of Challenged and/or Banned Books

GIVEAWAY
Right Behind You (SIGNED)
Shattering Glass
What Happened to Cass McBride (SIGNED)
Banned Book Button
Bookmarks and Swag


To enter:
 US only
Must be a GFC follower
Leave a comment with contact info (email/twitter)
Winner will be announced 10/2 and has 48 hours to reply back

For a list of all the other blogs participating visit: I Read Banned Books

124 comments:

  1. GFC Name: Amanda Welling
    Email: hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for supporting banned or challenged books!

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  2. Love your post! Thank you for choosing out hop as your FIRST! <3

    Jen

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  3. GFC: that_music_girl
    Twitter: DEBookmarked
    Email: bettyluvsbooks(at)gmail(dot)(com)

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  4. Thanks again!
    GFC follower

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  5. Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!

    katvela12345 AT hotmail.com

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  6. Awesome post. Great giveaway. I haven't read either book. Not a GFC follower because I'm not a google person ;( but am a follower.

    Bookgoonie at yahoo

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  7. I always love reading your posts! Great way to celebrate banned Books week & great giveaway.

    Sjune2721(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie

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  9. gfc: bookstacksondeck
    -Heather @BookStacksOnDeck
    ycantujustfocus@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks for this giveaway!

    GFC: Juhina
    Twitter: @juhina_
    email: mc.jay.jay(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower Library Lady
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  13. Thanks for doing the blog hop and giveaway. :)

    Terri M
    Twitter: okmommy0306
    oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway
    e(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. oops...GFC: Erin Baker goes with above : )

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  16. Thank you Cari! :)

    jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Not entering giveaway. Posted on Murder She Writes but reposting where I can, to say thank you for raising this issue.

    Went to American Library Association website for list of banned/challenged books. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/index.cfm

    Happy to say, I’ve read most of the classics, or consciously chose not to read a few, but was floored to see To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron, to name a few on the short list.

    A commenter there pointed out that the Bible often is banned.

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  18. awesome! I really loved the hunger games, of course!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Thanks for being a part of this great giveaway!

    mltucker09[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. great giveaway, thanks for the chance :)
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. GFC- Christine A.

    your1chef at aol dot com

    Great giveaway- Thanks!

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  22. I follow gfc rasberryswrlgirl

    rasberryswrlgirl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    GFC @ Jennifer
    Twitter @Jen_FicMusings

    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(.)com

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  24. Hey brand spanking new follower! :) Thanks for this giveaway!

    Amber Elise
    amber.hrkns at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway and for bringing these titles that are unfamiliar to me, to my attention! I'm happy to be a new follower and I look forward to enjoying your reviews!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  26. Thank you so much for this. Im a new follower :)

    chelle2006 @ aol.com

    -Michelle

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC-boriquaz
    boriquaprincess@hotmail.com
    Cathy

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    GFC - Alyssa (Reader's Refuge)

    archambo.alyssa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower - Lil Miss
    jtagoodwin at yahoo dot com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!! The prize pack looks awesome, and Shattering Glass sounds like a great read! New GFC follower :)

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

    I'm on the giveaway hop too: http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-hop-with-author.html

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  31. Thank you!
    GFC follower Amanda Romano
    amelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. gfc follower- jennifer mathis

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  33. I follow as strs4u2000
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    strs4u2000[at]yahoo.com

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  35. Thnx 4 the chance!!!

    gfc (Lori Thomas)

    ctymice at gmail dot com

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a GFC follower (Kristi)

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  37. I follow in GFC. Isn't the ALA list surprising?
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generosity and being a part of this vital Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

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  38. maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

    sorry, cari i forgot to put my email. :D

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  39. I would love to win this.
    gardnerad@juno.com

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  40. I am a gfc follower. I would love to read these books.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  41. Awesome giveaway! :D

    hk11kira(@)gmail(.)com

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  42. Awesome giveaway!

    GFC: Elizabeth OR Elisquared

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    - Elisquared
    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

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  43. Awesome giveaway!
    GFC: Leigh Ann
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC follower

    truebloodfan AT rock DOT com

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  45. Great books! I haven't read any of these!

    Twitter: flashlightreads
    or
    shaw[dot]alannac[at]gmail[dot]com

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway. Lenasledge (at) gmail (dot) com

    New follower.

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  47. Follow on GFC as Jenn
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  48. Thanks for this giveaway. I follow via GFC...Kristin Aragon!

    klaragon73@gmail.com

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  49. Thanks for this giveaway! I want to try all of these books.

    Angie
    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jess
    GFC The Romanceahlic
    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC- mia

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  52. GFC Amanda M.
    amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com
    thanks!

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  53. GFC: Ash

    ashley.mckinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Gfc follower kel

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower.

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  56. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  57. Thank you for the giveaway, I am a follower. I haven't heard of a few of these which makes it even more interesting!
    lnhittle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Wow.. thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower via Miss Lauren
    misslaurenwilk at gmail dot com

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC follower-judy
    Twitter @ladymagnolia99

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  60. Go banned books! My favorite is Catcher in the Rye--I discover something new in there every time I re-read it.

    Thanks for the giveaway op!


    Smiles!
    Lori
    GFC (ceyxa) and Twitter (LStrongin) follower!

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  61. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.
    GFC follower.
    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  62. Thank you very much for the awesome giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Been dying to read those books :) GFC Krystal Larson

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC name: Erinberry

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

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  64. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
    My favorite banned book- The Hunger Games


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

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  65. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

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  66. I follow via gfc as Becca, thanks so much! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  67. Thanks for the giveaway! gfc-booktalkwithcharla
    email-charlawilson@me.com

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  68. What an awesome giveaway!! POWER TO THE BOOKS!!!

    GFC Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  69. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!
    GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch

    Rabiah
    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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  70. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    GFC: Sonya

    sonyacullen at gmail

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  71. Thanks for having this giveaway!
    Miranda.
    Miranda.m.Davenport@gmail.com

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  72. Great giveaway! I'm kind of glad it's not the same "top ten banned books of 2010" giveaway as basically everyone else.

    GFC- Chey
    Twitter- @ohaiitschey
    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. AWESOMENESS!

    GFC: Bookish Brunette
    Twitter: @bookbrunette

    thebookishbrunette@gmail.com
    (email would help right? lol)

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  74. Great giveaway! I can't believe the books they have banned!

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  75. Thank you for the giveaway!! I'm a new follower cody / evrythngzen
    cody(at)wilger(dot)com

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  76. Looks like alot of really great books! Thanks so much for the giveaway(:
    My GFC is Sydnaynay

    sydneymeve@yahoo.com

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  77. GFC: Allison Downes

    Email: lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  78. thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc follower - Katie

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. Great giveaway. Please count me in.
    GFC follower CrystalGB
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  80. Thanks for this giveaway
    GFC (gala)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  81. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Love Banned Books Week!

    GFC/blogger- mirrormera92

    email:
    mirrormera92 at aol dot com

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  82. Thank you for this giveaway.

    derangedpegasus@gmail.com

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  83. GFC- Kara
    klepard94(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Awesome giveaway
    gfc - ramblings of a part time druid

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  85. GFC- ashley

    @Holt9102

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  86. I'd love to win one of these books. Just followed you on GFC as Mk.

    Mk@popcornreads.com

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  87. Great books- thanks for the chance!
    GFC- Tara W
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  88. Great giveaway, thank you!

    [GFC] Miss Nobody
    missnobodyblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC=mdh0115

    mdh0115(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  90. Thanks for participating in the BBW blog hop!

    @capefearlibn

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  91. I'm a new follower thanks! :) amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  92. gfc follower (Ruth)
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  93. GFC Megan

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

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  94. GFC- aprilharvell
    april@pinebelt.net
    Thanks

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  95. Best Banned Book giveaway so far. I really hope to win.

    Michelle (@OBoyledBooks)

    OBoyledBooks at gmail dot com

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  96. Now this is one AWESOME giveaway!!!
    GFC and Twitter Old follower!
    Amanda Marie @BookLove101
    sarinana0309(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. I follow with GFC as A. Tolar. Thanks for the chance.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  98. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    GFC: Dominique
    Twitter: @laylees

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  99. love banned books!
    GFC Areli Sotelo
    Twitter @relibean
    email areli462@gmail.com

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  100. Many thanks!

    GFC:kimyunalesca
    twitter: @kimyunalesca

    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Thank you for the chance to win and read them. I'm looking forward to reading these books, especially What Happened to Cass McBride. The book sounds intriguing.


    GFC Name: Danah
    Twitter: @Peppermint1013


    icrave13@hotmail.com

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  102. I love banned books because they are the ones that have stayed with me long after having read them. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

    alison.fees@gmail.com

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  103. Thanks for participating the BBW hop.

    New GFC followr - Susan

    suzebomb(at)gmail.com

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  104. thank you!!

    GFC-nayjf

    twitter @Antane_A

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  105. thank you!! :)

    Adri
    adri_love@sbcglobal.net

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  106. Thanks for the great giveaway :)
    I looked up all 3 of these on Goodreads and they all sound great.

    GFC(Mona Garg)

    monagarg@yahoo.com

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  107. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    GFC: Anita Morgan
    www.iloves2read.blogspot.com

    anitaloves2read at att.net

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  108. Great giveaway!
    GFC follower- Krysta Banco

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  109. Must. Win. Need. More. Books.
    GFC follower
    @tillien

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  110. I'm so excited for this! Thanks! Could totally use some new books
    GfC - Angie
    Email - osnapitzAngiex3 [AT] aol [DOT] com

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  111. thanks for supporting banned books
    teressa oliver at gmail dot com

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  112. Oh my god! I really want this book so BAD! Thanks for the great giveaway! You are awesome!

    GFC: Kandee
    Kennedycrazidraw@yahoo.com

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  113. gfc (tabathia)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  114. Thanks for the giveaway!

    brookea_2006

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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  115. GFC Follower. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Melanie.M.McCullough at gmail dot com

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  116. Thanks for the giveaway!

    the imagine tree at aol dot com
    GFC as Stacy T

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  117. GFC follower! linetteg at embarqmail dot com

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  119. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  120. lovely!

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

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