Monday, July 1, 2013

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

Love, love, love this time of year.  It's my favorite.  Summer, 4th of July, watermelon, lemonade, no school, warm weather, baseball and reading.  

I read a book this year, The Rent Collector, which really left an impact on me.  It's one of my favorite reads this year.  It talks about a people denied the freedom to read.  Can you imagine?  Not being able to read?  It made me so, so grateful for the freedoms I have that include the freedom to read and learn.  So, my thanks to the men and women serving in our countries armed forces to protect those freedoms now and to those who so valiantly gave in times before.  My utmost gratitude to you.

I will be giving you the freedom to pick a book of your choice, $12 or less, from Amazon if you are US or The Book Depository if you are INT (and if they ship to your country for free).  


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134 comments:

  1. My favorite summer activity is reading, of course, followed by long walks. But even on the long walks I take a book on playaway.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. --My fav summer activity is going to the beach! ..or family summer vacay. :)

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  3. +JMJ+

    I like reading and taking the leisure time to write some fiction of my own. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Hanging out at home with my kids on the rare days when there's nothing planned.

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  5. Reading indoors where it is nice and cool! St. Louis summers are very hot and very humid! No outdoor weather for me!

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  6. i love collecting fresh fruits ( like my currants)

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  7. Reading on the balcony or lying on my bed.

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  8. No summer here. Tropical country!

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  9. Family or friends vacation and reading books of course. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Sitting outside on the porch and reading! I get to watch the hummingbirds :)

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  11. Going to the beach with a good book in my bag :D Thasnk you for the chance to win. Have a great summer.

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  12. Reading books and eating A LOT of ice cream.

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  13. Reading and watching movies. Thanks for the GA :)

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  14. I love reading and tanning on the beach!

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  15. At this moment I would say, reading on the beach with a beautiful warm temperature (that we don't get in the netherlands :( )

    Mariska

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  16. Reading outdoors so I can hear the birds singing and feel the gentle breezes!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. Reading on the beach! Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Cali W.

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  18. Camping and night-time swimming!

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  19. Reading and eating fresh fruit

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  20. Sleeping and reading! The greatest of pleasures!

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  21. Laying by the pool, reading and playing at the beach with my grandkids.

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  22. I love going to the beach. I also love reading :)

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  23. Don't really have summer here since I'm in a tropic country, but my fav activity when I'm in holiday would probably hang out with my friend :D Doing movie marathon and trying food :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Neysa @ [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E]

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  24. Reading and spending time with friends and family on the beach.
    -Riz B.

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  25. Reading. A lot xD... well I also like to write fanfiction for time to time if I'm in the mood.

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  26. Swimming and grilling are a tie for me.

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  27. I like going for long(ish) bike rides!

    Brynna

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  28. My favorite activity is grilling outside!

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  29. I like making ice cream and going to concerts!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(Dot)org

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  30. Reading and spending time with friends!

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  31. going to the beach,
    thanks!!

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  32. Reading and going to the beach! Love your super cute blog!

    Sabrina @I Heart Y.A. Fiction

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  33. I love to sit outside and watch the fireflies light up our backyard!

    Barrie

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  34. Going out and soaking up the sun!

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  35. Reading, enjoying ice cream and Summer Concerts are some of my favorite Summer Activities!

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  36. Reading at the beach, watching the sunset, and going outdoor more often with some friends

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  37. Going to the beach or a friend's house for a swim :)

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  38. Swimming! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  39. Sitting in the balcony and reading a nice book with a cold coffee in hand!

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  40. I love swimming in the pool in the summer and staying in the air conditioned house here..

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  41. favorite activity is swimming in our pool with my daughter :D

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  42. I love hiking with my husband and Yorkie! Thanks for the chance!

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  43. Reading, of course! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I love reading in the park! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  45. Reading in the park! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  46. 2 things. Swimming and the Jeep with the top down! Happy 4th!

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  47. Reading and playing cricket.

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  48. My favorite summer activity is swimming with my kids.

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  49. BBQs and outdoor parties and concerts. I also enjoy lounging on the back patio at nights with a good book and some cold spiked drinks.

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  50. My favorite summer activity is definitely swimming. I swear in a past life I must have been a fish because once I get in the water I do not want to get out. LOL Thank you for the generous giveaway!!

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  51. Eat salty/caramel popcorn while watching ALL the movies that usually come out in summer.
    I... I LOVE going to the cinema.

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  52. Reading, Playing and travelling

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  53. Staying in my AC-cooled home with a good book/movie/TV and a cool drink.

    Thanks :)

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  54. Reading books and skateboarding. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  55. Slacking off! And reading of course! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  56. Most definitely reading on the beach! :)

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  57. Sleeping. Summertime for me is the time to hibernate.
    Sincerely, A summer bear ;p

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  58. Favourite summer activity is wearing summer clothes and being outside! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  59. Just having the free time away from school. :) I love to read and play sports with my brothers.

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  60. my favorite summer activity is swimming!!!

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  61. I love reading on the porch and spending time outdoors.

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  62. Reading on the beach!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  63. Read read read and read some more! Thansk for the giveaway! :)

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  64. Lounging by the beach and reading a book:) thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. There is nothing I like more than being absorbed in a good book. Sitting in the chair by the window, sun shining and a glass of ginger lemonade at hand. Life couldn't be sweeter, or could it? A new book to read would make it even more perfect. There are lots of books on my wishlist, but I have my eye on a particular book. An Amish Kitchen written by Beth Wiseman. My mother used to cook Amish food & I enjoyed their cuisine. I have read other books by this author and the title and backblurb of this book really intruiges me. I have a feeling that lovely memories will come close again when reading this book. So that's the paperback I would love to pick should I be so lucky. Thanks for counting me in!! All the best, Jo's Daughter

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  66. Anything that includes my friends :)

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  67. Early morning walks with my dog.

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  68. Swimming, reading and BBQs. Thanks for the chance!

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  69. Soaking up the sunshine is my favorite summer activity to do! :D

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  70. Reading and sleeping:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. Catching up on my reading :)

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  72. Going to Busch Gardens and Water Country (local amusement parks) and the beach!

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  73. Favorite summer activity is hanging out with family and friends by the BBQ

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  74. My favorite Summer activity is catching up on my TBR book pile.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  75. Reading in the sun or on the deck! Thanks!

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  76. My favorite summer activity is fishing with my boyfriend because I can read a book and drink beer in the riverbank

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  77. favorite is hanging out by the pool and going in for a dip, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  78. Anything to do with water: swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, etc.

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  79. It used to be having the summer off, lol. Now I just like the nicer weather since I hate being cold.

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  80. I love sleeping over by my friend's house because we usually end up doing loads of spontaneous things like going to the river or driving some place, its a lot of fun. Thank you for the giveaway and enjoy your week! :)

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  81. My favorite activity in the summer is swimming or reading by the pool/on the beach!

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  82. Reading outside! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Swimming!
    (Ileana A,.rafflecopter)

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  84. Swimming at the beach and reading! :)

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  85. My favorite activity in the summer is swimming or reading by the pool/on the beach!
    France Soccer Jersey

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