24 May, 2012

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop (US/CAN)


Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop

When it gets hot, hot, hot, the only thing I regret about having pool access is that books and water don't mix. This is especially true with eReaders, haha! It's cool though--after a dip and getting my hair wet, I love to chill out poolside with a good book (slathered in sunscreen, of course!)

The winner of our Splash into Summer giveaway hop can pick up one of the Summer Lovin' Tour books!


You can't have my iPad or my Vera Bradley bag, sorry!
Click here to read Thuy's recap of the Summer Lovin' Tour.






The winner gets to choose one of these books:




Moonglass by Jessi Kirby



In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson


Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The prize will be purchased from one of our favorite indie bookshops, Once Upon a Time in Montrose :) Depending on what's available at the time, the winner's book might even be autographed!



The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han


It's Not Summer without You by Jenny Han



We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han



Also! The winner gets this cool swag I picked up at the signing. 

Rules:


Open to US/CAN. To enter you must be over 13 years old or have the permission of a parent/guardian since you may be sharing personal info such as your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter. The book may or may not be autographed depending on what I can get a hold of!

All of the entries are optional but you have to do at least one to enter :D

Good luck! Visit more of the participating blogs for more chances to win!




a Rafflecopter giveaway


87 comments:

  1. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I had to read To Kill A Mockingbird for AP English and I loved it:)

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    1. I totally need to read that again! It's been a while, and it's such a great book :D

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  2. Mmm.....i think it was the Great Gatsby. :)

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  3. The Odyssey. I actually really enjoyed it.

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    1. Still on my to-read list. Maybe this summer...

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  4. The Giver, a long time ago.

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    1. LOVED The Giver! I got a signed copy for Christmas!

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  5. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. It might have been the only book I was forced to read during the summer, but it was utterly fantastic.

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    1. I actually don't remember if I read this! Will have to check it out again soon.

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  6. Swallowing Stones was probably the best school book but before the Twilight craze started my brother forced me to read it and I loved it!

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    1. There was an episode of CSI with the same premise as Swallowing Stones. I was like, hey! I already read this one! ;D

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  7. The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale. It was just absolutely amazing :)

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    1. Ah, I still haven't read Pendragon--must start on those this summer. Thanks!

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  8. Well I have to say I really have never been forced to read anything....but as far has required reading for school I loved
    To Kill A Mockingbird.

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    1. You lucky girl! I had to read The Human Comedy sophomore year. Blergh! It was not my cup of tea. We did also have to red Julius Caesar, which made up for it ;)

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  9. I was so bad at being forced to read things - mostly because I hated it. But I'll go with... The Giver by Lois Lowry. :)

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    1. Awww. Well do you love reading now? The Giver is a great book :)

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  10. Fahrenheit 451.....it was awesome.

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  11. I had to read the Red Badge of Courage.

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    1. I don't think I ever had to read that--if I did, I don't remember :/

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    1. I think I had to choose between that and Slaughterhouse Five, and I chose the one that sounded the most like a video game (also, a really great book! ;)

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  13. The best book I was forced to read over a summer would be The Mysterious Benedict Society. It was required reading on our school's 6th grade summer reading list (before I lobbied to let kids choose their own summer reading) and I really loved it.

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    1. I love that series! I need to catch up, I'm two books behind.

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  14. I had to read Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Argh.

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    1. That makes me want to read it now--I love love love Beloved and Song of Solomon.

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  15. I don't think I was ever made to read anything during the summer. When I was in school(long time ago) we just had to read the mandatory ones during school. I heard my 14 yr.old granddaughter talking about having to read a book(don't remember the name) this summer while out of school> I have never heard of this!!!

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    1. WOW! Lucky Judy... In grade school I never had to, but I had Advanced Placement courses in high school and every year there were at least 3 or 4 mandatory books to read. All of them were classics, but not all of them were gems XD or even at all relevant to us as teenagers/people.

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  16. To Kill a Mockingbird, but I'm so glad I read it! It was amazing :)

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  17. To Kill a Mockingbird or The Martian Chronicles.

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  18. Hmm...Trying to remember the books I *had* to read over the summer, lol...Thinking back, I'm gonna go with "Cold Mountain" -- at the time, it was so different from what I'd ever read, and it really stuck with me. ((Plus I had to do this really awesome group project on it, haha))

    Fun giveaway!

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  19. I never really had a summer reading list until this year, and so far my favourite one is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.

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  20. Twilight.. Long ago, I was so bored and ended loving it, lol
    lissette_125 at hotmail dot com

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  21. I remember loving Devil in the White City when I had to read it for school. I was forced to finish it in one week but managed to get through it in one day :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  22. The only books I'm ever forced to read during the summer are the ones required for school, which often surprise me by being really good. The best one, though, would be Petey by Ben Mikaelsen.

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  23. The best book I was forced to read during the summer was The Great Gatsby and I absolutely loved it. I'm so excited about the new movie. The trailer looking amazing!

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  24. I was homeschooled. I was never forced to read any book during the summer. :)

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  25. I had to read Alice in Wonderland. And I loved it!

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  26. I'm homeschooled, so there is no summer reading for me :D

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  27. The Catcher in the Rye. Thanks for the great giveaway! :]

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  28. Never been made to read anything over the summer... Sorry I can't really answer.

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  29. Definitely Animal Farm, thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  30. the best book i was ever forced to read over the summer was either the great gatsby or brave new world. my teachers usually assigned us some pretty good summer reading books.

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  31. I've never been forced to read a book before. Maybe in school, but that was long ago! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  32. I don't remember ever being "forced" to read a book. My mom could barely get my nose OUT of a book, LOL!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Jane Eyre, Now I own it every possible way, book, ebook, audio lol!

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  34. Jekyll and Hyde! Love that book :)

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  35. Fortunately, I never had any summer reading assignments, so I got to read whatever I wanted over the summers!

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  36. What's the best book you were ever forced to read for the summer? The Perfect Chemistry series. I judged this series saoo much and when I finally read it it shut me upbeacuse I loved it so much.

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  37. I have no idea! Really forced? I don't think that's ever happened to me. To be truthful. :D I've been pressured but not forced.

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    1. I mean "mandatory"--for instance, the English classes I had in high school gave us a list of 3 or 4 books we had to read every summer, and if you didn't have the reading done by the start of school, you would be at a disadvantage and not be able to complete assignments from Day 1. So that's what I mean by "forced"--it's pretty common with Advanced Placement classes.

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  38. I've never been "forced" to read anything during the summer :)

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  39. I've never been forced to read something for summer. That has always been reserved for what I want to read.

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  40. To Kill a Mockingbird....

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  41. Never been forced!

    Thanks for doing the hop!

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  42. In high school (a very long time ago) I remember we had to read Of Mice and Men.

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  43. I had to read Emma by Jane Austen for summer reading and I put it off until the very end but ended up loving it!

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  44. I read Ten Things we did... and it was a fun read!

    Maneesha Haroon

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  45. I don't think that anyone ever made me read a book during the summer so I'm just going to tell you the book that I am most looking forward to this summer and that would be Defiance by CJ Redwine!!!!

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  46. My sister had me read Twilight. I was not a reader. Before Twilight I never read any book. I fell in love with them. I'm a big fan. Now I can't stop reading. I love to read. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  47. I've never had anything assigned to read over the summer thankfully! So I pretty much get to choose what I want :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  48. I was never forced to read anything during the summer... thank god!

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  49. I've never had to be forced to read anything :-D

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  50. I would say Death of a Salesman.

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  51. I was never forced to have to read anything over summer vacation.

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  52. I'm trying to remember a book that I have been forced to read. I pretty much read anything willingly.

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  53. I was never forced to read anything, but the best summer read I've read is probably the Giver by Lois Lowry. I read that several summers ago and I believe that was where my love of sci-fi/dystopians was born!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Shelby
    http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  54. I was never forced to read anything.

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  55. I was never forced to read anything over the summer but I'm really enjoying the Soul series by Rachel Vincent right now!

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  56. I was never forced to read. I just did it on my own! :)

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  57. I'm never forced to read, I love reading!

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  58. Siddhartha! Very interesting read!

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  59. The only books I were ever forced to read were from school, and even then I enjoyed the majority of them :)

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  60. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I don't think I was ever forced to read except in class, but I didn't hate any of those except maybe Animal Farm

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  62. Withering Heights
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  63. i never had to read books for school during the summer.

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  64. Well, I can't really say I was forced but I picked up The Bridges Of Madison county one summer while I was camping with my stepmom and stepdad. I grabbed it out of the camper and just needed to pass the time but I ended up really loving it

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  65. "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for English 11 AP. I read the first chapter, reluctantly, and then DEVOURED the book. Became one of my all time favorites...! Amazing, the effect good literature can have on you! :D

    Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop!

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Do YOU know how many years it's been since I HAD to read anything I didn't want to!
    40+
    soooo maybe Huckleberry Finn

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  67. I haven't been forced to read anything in a long while, but one of the books I remember most that I had to read for summer reading was Ordinary People.

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  68. The best book I was ever forced to read during the summer was Where the Heart is by Billie Letts. I had to read it for my English class in high school over the summer and I loved it. I also had to read Harry Potter in the 6th grade, and I'm so glad I did.

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