Tuesday, June 21, 2011

big box of books. surprise!

Hey! It's the first day of summer! YAY!

To celebrate, I'm having a giveaway.

I went through my bookshelves the other day and picked out 9 books I want to pass along to someone new. I packed them into a box with some bookish bookmarks, postcards, and tattoos. I will mail them to one lucky winner with a US mailing address after the contest ends on June 30. I'm keeping the books secret so that when they arrive on the doorstep of this one lucky winner, they will be surprised (and possibly because I'm lazy and don't want to list them all). 3 are paperback, one is signed, 6 are ARCs.

To enter, simply add a comment with your favorite summer activity or book and your email address.

Good luck!


garrett said...

My favorite summer book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Quick read, good allegory, great story, happy ending. And my email is gward7676 at hotmail dot com.

Devan said...

I love surprises! So my favorite summer activity/book is kind of the same. Every summer I re-read the Harry Potter series. It became a habit in my teens because I grew up with the release parties for a new book every summer and I wanted to refresh my memory before a new book. Now I can't imagine my summer without reading the series. I don't know what I'm going to do without something HP after this summer because of the last movie coming out in a few weeks. Pottermore better be something amazing that'll tide me over till JK publishes another book!!!


Hayley said...

my favorite summer activity is to read a good book on a hammock. every summer i read old favorites... like this summer i'll read the last harry potter again, and probably the hunger games series.

drpepperjones at gmail dot com

Crystal Cook said...

Oh yay!! This sounds so FUN! My favorite summer activity is eating those snowy shaved ice things. And swimming. :)

My favorite summer read is Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen. Love that book!


Thanks for the chance to win!

A.J. said...

Great giveaway! My favorite summer activity is going on vacation. Any kind. As long as it's hours away from where I live because I know that there will be stops to gas stations. And at gas stations, I can find new postcards to buy. :D

Chey said...

Thank you so much! Wow, how generous of you. :D My favorite things to do in the summer (other than not spending so much time in the sun because I can never manage to prevent getting sunburned) is going to Summerfest, the local music festival, and going to my state fair because...well...I love food way too much and they have some amazing food. lol.
I hope whoever wins this enjoys it! <3


Rhymes With Magic said...

I am a librarian by day and an artist by night. In the summer I really like the extra daylight to do watercolors on the patio. And read while my four-year old smashes bugs on the concrete. *sigh*


Vivien said...

My favorite summer activity is BBQing. It's just so much fun with all of my good friends :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Orchid said...

Ooh, suprises rock!
My favorite summer time read is the Harry Potter series, which I just so happen to be working on re-reading at the moment.
As for summer activites reading on the beach and mini golf with my sisters. :)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Asenath said...

Swimming=best summer activity EVER. as is sleeping in. My favorite summer read that I've found so far is Forgive My Fins--it's so cute!

arallison at gmail dot com

Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea said...

This is such a great giveaway, thank you!

I love swimmining in the summer, but I also love just being indoors with a glass of iced tea or lemonade and reading.


throuthehaze said...

My favorite summer activity is hiking :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jinky said...

How exciting!! --My favorite activity in the summer is to go to the beach ...minus the burn. ;)


TheGirlOnFire said...

This is awesome, but if I don't win how will I ever know what the books were? My favorite summer activity is swimming, which is actually what I am about to go do! Thanks for such a unique giveaway!

thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I love swimming. Have not been yet this year but this weekend maybe!

lisasworldofbooks at charter dot net

Book Sake said...

My fave summer activity is going on a mini vacation, sitting outside by the pool and eating out for the entire time! Om nom nom!

Christa said...

Favorite summer read is Whispers by Robin Jones Gunn! It's set in Hawaii & so fun! : )
Thanks for the giveaway!
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Tara said...

I love the old Judy Blume book - Summer Sisters! My favorite summer activity is jet-skiing on the lake!

TaraTagli at gmail dot com

Bookish in a Box said...

My favorite summer activity. We have to get it in before July or after August because, believe it or not, it CAN actually be too hot to swim. :-P

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Tiffany Drew said...

My favorite summer activity is relaxing at the beach with a good book. I love the sound of waves in the background as I read, it is so relaxing. I wish I could do it everyday, but chasing around two kids while trying to read does not go well :)


Ricki said...

My favorite summer activity is getting snow cones.

Erinberry said...

Favorite summer activity is going to the beach and just relaxing with a good book. Thanks for the giveaway!

erinberry12 at charter dot net

April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) My fave summer activity would have to be reading and watching movies/tv shows that I don't have time for in the school year :)


April said...

hmmm. My favorite summer activity is a road trip! Destination doesn't matter and the duration I don't mind. Now if you want to send me somethings I can read while during those sleepless nights in strange hotels - - - :) rteest1054@yahoo.com - - - I'd be a smitten kitten. Thanks!

Rachel Leigh said...

Fun giveaway! My favorite summer activity is going to the lake. It's so much fun to spend time outside and having fun with all my friends!

TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com.

Kate said...

Thanks for this fun secretive giveaway! Hmmmm, favorite summer activity or book. During the summer I love to read, go swimming, and go visit my cousins on their bathtub warm lake. As for books, during the summer I love to read books that are set in the summer. It makes me feel all summery and relaxed!

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
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my favorite summer activity is traveling!

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Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

What a fun giveaway!

I don't change my reading habbits just because it is summer! My favorite summer activity is laying out on the hammock in the morings and reading and going for late evening walks with my family and getting to wear flip flops!

thank you! mmafsmith at gmail dot com

MannaB said...

My favorite summer activity is relaxing in the sun!

crazypplrok at gmail dot com

Marg K. said...

My favorite summer activity would probably have to be swimming. I love being in the water, especially when it's really hot outside.

Thanks for the giveaway!


donnas said...

My favorite outside summer activity is swimming. My favorite inside one is staying cool and reading a good book.

bacchus76 at myself dot com