Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Take This Book and Get it Out of My House!

Sooo, it's come to my attention that I've been winning a lot of cool books from a lot of cool bloggers lately. This reminds me that A)I have no place to put more books B) I promised to host some sort of giveaway in those lengthy draggy months that stand between Christmas and springtime, and C) I've got a bunch of books that are duplicates or that both my mother and I have read that are ready to be cast off upon the unsuspecting public in one way or another. So, in this case, I'm hoping that my "trash" is your treasure and I can interest you in some books that need new homes, so that I can make space for the new (or even the old that I don't quite have space for...)!

First, the duplicates. I haven't read these, but I keep buying them.

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

Turning Angel by Greg Iles

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

And then the ones I've read and want to pass on...

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan - I wasn't terribly in love with this one as you might be able to tell from my review, but I know it made a lot of blogger "Best of" lists last year.

The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty - A book that I didn't think I liked upon finishing it but found myself thinking about long after, another one that a lot of people seem to like more than I did.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou - An essay collection that had its moments.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - That's right everybody, I'm giving away my paperback copy of Twilight. I wanted to buy the rest of the series, and it was cheaper to buy the box set of all four than to buy the last three individually, so if there's one person left out there that wants to read this book and hasn't, why here's your chance!

A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi - This is a nifty little book of largely satirical short stories, I guess you could say. Oh no, this means I've read more short stories than I thought, but I forgot about them! Here's my review.


The Nitty Gritty: All eight are used, some more gently than others, but all in totally readable condition. Songs for the Missing and The Rest of Her Life are ARCs. I register all my books on BookCrossing, so I can watch them travel. You certainly don't have to journal them if you don't want to (though I'd like it if you did!), but expect them to come with a BookCrossing label stuck inside the front cover. I'm willing to make the giveaway international, but will send a maximum of three of these books outside of the U.S., so there can be as many as three winners who don't live in my country. I want to give everybody a chance, but I don't want to spend more money getting rid of my books than I do acquiring them, so I'm thinking this seems like a fair trade-off.

To enter, leave me a comment here. Tell me which of the books you're interested in winning and leave me an e-mail address or some means of contacting you. You can enter for as many of the books as you please, but you'll only win one, unless, um, nobody wants my books in which case the rules might be bent ever-so-slightly. Please get your entry in by March 6th (yes, I've extended the deadline!), and I'll draw the winners over the weekend sometime. Also, please specify if you're in the U.S. or not to make it easier on me. I should have specified that from the start, but I kind of didn't - so if you're entered already, don't worry about it, but if you're reading this sentence, please do! ;-)

Okay, now take my books, mmmkay?

P.S. My giveaway told me that it wanted to play with all the other giveaways at the Book Giveaway Carnival, and I just couldn't say no since it's been such a good little giveaway.

107 comments:

  1. I really liked The Lady and the Unicorn, my cover was a beautiful tapestry hardcover.

    Ooh, I really want to read Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan. Enter me for that one. I'm in Canada, only partially another country, right? my email is raidergirl3 at gmail dot com

    thanks Megan, lots of great offerings here, very generous!

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  2. Hi! I would love to get my hands on Love Medicine or Songs for the Missing.

    Thanks!
    olduvai at gmail dot com

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  3. There were two books that I'd like. the first Even the Stars Look Lonesome and the other Twilight but each for different reasons.
    I can be reached at thatsthebook at gmail (dot) com.
    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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  4. More than fair! It's very generous of you to open it internationally. I'd love to be entered for Love Medicine or The Lady and the Unicorn.

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  5. "I haven't read these, but I keep buying them."...Someone really needs to come up with a system to help us all avoid that, huh? Of course, if there was a effective system to stop it, then you wouldn't be giving away Turning Angel, and I'd really love to win that one.

    And hey, since you're being so incredibly generous, AND you're making room on your shelves, AND it will be your birthday, I really think that should give you license to go out and fill those empty spaces on your shelf right back up, don't you?

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  6. Hey, if you want me to post about this over at Win a Book, drop me an e-mail. You'll get lots of people who want your books, I promise!

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  7. I have never heard of any of these books before.
    Please enter me
    I would be interested in
    Turning angels and
    Songs for the missing

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  8. I'd like to win A Tranquil Star. I'm in Australia so can understand if postage rules me out though.

    Thanks,
    sarahwiss@hotmail.com

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  9. Songs for the Missing, or the extra Twilight book!:)

    alwayssomething2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. songs for the missing or love medicine or even the stars look lonesome or turning angels or tranquil stars thanks for the giveaway

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  11. Oh definitely Twilight but any other would be great too

    msboatgal at aol dot com

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  12. A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi would be my first choice since I love satire. They all sound good though.

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  13. Thanks for passing your books along! I'd love to read Turning Angel, The Lady and the Unicorn. I'd take twilight too. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. i would love songs for the missing. great giveaway, thanks

    sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

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  15. What a great idea! I've posted this on Win a Book. No need to enter me.

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  16. Ooh, I'd like to have a shot at winning Twilight. Thanks :)

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  17. I would like to read The Lady and the Unicorn or Songs for the Missing.

    I am in the US.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  18. YEA!! :) I haven't read "The Lady and the Unicorn" by Tracy Chevalier but I've heard good things.

    Just wanted to tell you about how much I enjoy your blog. You have a fun way of writing when you review a book that makes me smile! :) Thanks!!

    rachie2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Please enter me!

    My preferences are:
    1. A Tranquil Star
    2. The Rest of her Life
    3. Even the Stars Look Lonesome
    4. Songs for the Missing
    5. Turning Angel
    6. The Lady and the Unicorn

    Thanks!
    meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  20. I would love Twilight. Yes, I am one of those people who have not read it yet. I love that it is gently used! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I would like to read The Rest of her Life and the Lady and the Unicorn.
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  22. I'd love to win "Even the Stars look lonesome". I'm Germany. My email addy is marny(dot)s(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks :-)

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  23. Hi ! Enter me, please!
    I would like Turning Angel by Greg Iles or A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi :)

    I'm in Portugal, btw !

    Thanks !
    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

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  24. The Lady and the Unicorn! for my firt entry. wonderful giveaway.

    livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

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  25. This one I will enter for love medicine, or songs for the missing.

    livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

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  26. Now these
    : even the stars look lonesome or turning angels or tranquil stars.

    I already have Twilight (swoon)

    livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

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  27. Twilight. Someone walked off with my copy and I may never get it back!

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  28. I'd really like Twilight please. Thanks!

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. By the way, I'd of course love to own any of these books, but Twilight is my number one preference. You can enter me for any or all of them though. I'd be happy to win, regardless of the title.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Wow! So many books to win!
    I'm interested in:
    A Tranquil Star
    The Lady and the Unicorn
    Songs for the Missing
    Even the Stars Look Lonesome
    and
    Twilight (which I somehow have missed reading)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Since I've already got Twilight, would love to get any of the other books! tWarner419@aol.com

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  32. I'd love to win Lady and the Unicorn or Songs for the Missing.

    Thanks!!!

    BFish[dot]Reads[at]gmail.com

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  33. I think The Lady and the Unicorn sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I think The Lady and the Unicorn sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I would also be ok with winning Twilight. This one I've read before but I'm sure I'd like to read again in the future.

    spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. Love Medicine or The Lady and The Unicorn sounds like something that I would like. please enter me for one of these. Thanks.

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  36. I would love The Lady and the Unicorn or Turning Angel. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. I'd love to read these:

    1. Turning Angel by Greg Iles

    2. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

    3. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

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  38. (Psst - don't post these on West of Mars. Really, no need. No one wants these - really, and NO I'm not saying that just to increase my chances of winning. Really, I'm not. Really.)

    Soooo since no one else is going to want them - ahem - I would love The Lady and the Unicorn or a Tranquil Star.

    And I'm Stateside, out west in Denver, which is more info than you asked for, but, hey, I'm nice that way.

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  39. I'd love to read A Tranquil Star or The Rest Of Her Life. Thanks for the chance!

    Megan
    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  40. I love your post! Got me giggling.

    I'd like to be entered for A Tranquil Star.

    Thanks!

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  41. I'd like to be entered for:
    Turning Angel
    The Rest of Her Life
    Songs for the Missing
    Twilight
    Thanks for having a giveaway and entering me into it! And I'm from the States.
    unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

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  42. I'd like to be entered for Turning Angel by Greg Iles or Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

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  43. I'd like to win The Lady and the Unicorn.

    Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  44. Songs for the Missing sounds good. Thank you for the drawing!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  45. I did a little weeding myself. :-) I would love to enter your giveaway. I am interesting in winning copies of
    The Lady and the Unicorn
    The Rest of Her Life

    Thanks!

    literaryfeline(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Please enter me for a chance at Twilight! My niece and sister's keep telling me I need to read it, but I just know I'll be hooked!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    http://maymaysmemos.blogspot.com/

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  47. I would love to be entered for a chance to win Love Medicine.
    If I won any of the others then I would have duplicates- we must have similar interests :D
    Thanks for the chance.

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  48. never read twilight- the rest look good but want to read twilight

    thanks for the giveaway mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  49. I would love to win Twilight, I lent my copy to a relative on a trip and miss it!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  50. I'd like to read The Lady and the Unicorn or Twilight.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  51. I would be interested in Turning Angel and also Song for the Missing. Thanks for the chance.

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  52. Awww, it is a good little giveaway. Thanks for letting it play at the carnival where I found it.
    I'd like to enter for all them except Lady and the Unicorn and Twilight both of which I have already.

    thanks!
    belligator (at) yahoo (at) com

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  53. I'd like to win Twilight... I already have a copy but it'd make a great present for my sister!

    I'm in the US. :)

    screamingicecube at bellsouth dot net

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  54. Love to have

    The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

    Turning Angel by Greg Iles

    Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. I would love the book Twilight or The Rest of Her life book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  56. I'd like Turning Angel

    bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I'm interested in Twilight and Even the Stars Look Lonesome.

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  58. I'd be interested in Turning Angel, my mother recently read an Iles book and wants to read more by him. Thanks for offering (US)

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  59. I would love either Twilight (which I have never read or seen the movie, but hope to do both in the near future!) and Turning Angel. I live in Maine...and need some good reading material in the long winter months and during mud season that is sure to come soon!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  60. I'd love to be entered to win Songs for the Missing and Twilight. Thanks so much :) Oh and I'm in Canada (postage isn't much more than within the US:)

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  61. Glad to know, I'm not the only one who still hasn't cracked Twilight. So I'd like to be entered for that one. Also as a plan B, Songs for the Missing, hopefully it's not too much of a downer.

    Thanks for your contest.
    Sararushb at hotmail dot com

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  62. Since everyone has been talking about it I would love to win Twilight but I am also interesting in the others. thanks

    mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

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  63. My order of preference is:

    1. Twilight
    2. Even the Stars Look Lonesome
    3. Any of the other books

    Thanks!
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  64. I'd like Twilight, but really, they all sound good!
    mdfitz85[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  65. Greetings! Please enter my name in the till for any of your books. I appreciate it very much!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  66. Great giveawy. I'll tell you the book I prefer in order of preference:

    Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
    Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan
    A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  67. Oooh, I'd love to check out A Tranquil Star!

    greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

    (oh, and I'm in the US!)

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  68. I haven't read any of these books - not even Twilight - and would love to read any of them except for the Maya Angelou. I am in the U.S.

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  69. I'ld love to win Twilight for my daughter

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  70. I would be interested in The Lady and the Unicorn, Love Medicine, or Even the Stars Look Lonesome. What a great giveaway!

    angela.donner (at) gmail.com

    USA

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  71. The Lady and the Unicorn! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. I would love to win The Lady and The Unicorn!

    Thanks

    Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

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  73. Hey there, I would be interested in any and all of the books that you are giving away. Please enter me as such. I can be contacted at booksnakereviews[at]gmail[dot]com and live in Toronto Canada. Thanks for the entries!

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  74. Used books are great...they always work! Sadly, I have not read any of those books. So, I will happily take whichever one I receive and if its Twilight then I will please my friends who say i HAVE to read it :)...and I do BookCrossing too so I'll keep it going! I'm in US btw

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  75. I have not read any of these titles so I would love to win anyone con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I would love Songs for the Missing. I have read the others. I do the same thing; buy books I already have.

    Thank you!!
    Irene

    cyeates@nycap.rr.com

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  77. That's a very impressive list, and they all look so enticing! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. I would love to win:
    The Lady and the Unicorn
    Love Medicine
    Songs for the Missing
    The Rest of Her Life
    and
    Twilight

    Thanks

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  79. I would love to win The Rest of Her Life. I'm in Canada, and my email address is accessible through my Blogger profile.

    Thanks!

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  80. I would like to read The Rest of Her Life or Love Medicine

    rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

    I'm from Canada

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  81. Please enter me for any of them. I love to read.

    slcremer at gmail dot com

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  82. "Turning Angel" and "Twlight"!!!
    Thanks so much
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

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  83. i LOVED "center of everything" by laura moriarty, so i'd LOVE to have "The Rest of Her Life" by Laura Moriarty

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com

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  84. I would like The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier. My e-mail address is in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  85. I would like to be drawn in any of the books. :)

    I'm outside US, Asia in particular.

    ivan[dot]girl25[at]gmail[dot]com

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  86. I'd love to be entered for Love Medicine or The Lady and the Unicorn. Thanks a bunch!

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  87. Sign me up for the book Twilight. Thank you for hosting. I live in the US.

    b(dot)werts(@)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  88. I'd love Twilight also, I still haven't read it yet. I'm in Canada.

    THanks

    ~ Popin
    proudbookworm[@]gmail[dot]com

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  89. Since I hate choosing between lovely books, can I enter for all? :D

    And I live in Finland

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  90. I would love to win Twilight I too am one of the very few thats NOT read it but,I really want to. please enter me

    ezziriah (at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I really want to read the Lady and the Unicorn.

    Thanks!

    teganlovesinternet(at)gmail.com

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  92. Thanks for offering such a great selection of books to giveaway! I'm in the U.S. and I would love love to win either Twilight or The Rest of Her Life.

    joannelong74@gmail.com

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  93. I would like to be entered to win Twilight-haven't read it yet, and The Rest of Her Life.I loved The Center of Everything by Moriarty!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  94. please enter me for Twilight! I've never read the book and have always wanted to. I'm in Canada...hope that doesn't disqualify me.

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

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  95. I'd love to read The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty. Actually, I'd enjoy any of the books. The only one I've read is Twilight.

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  96. I"m interested in all of those books.

    I'm in the US and email is calliemist@yahoo.com

    My preferences:

    Twilight

    Love medicine

    The rest of her life

    Even the stars look lonesome

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  97. I'd like to be entered for Turning Angel or Love Medicine. Thanks.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. My first choice would be The Lady and the Unicorn and my second choice would be Turning Angel. Thanks so much!

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  99. I would like to win Twilight to see what all the fuss is about

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  100. I've been looking to read Songs for the Missing for a while, so I'd love to win that one!

    I'm in US, my e-mail is vvperesk@gmail.com

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  101. I would be happy with either The Lady and the Unicorn, Songs for the Missing, Turning Angel, or The Rest of Her Life. Thanks so much for such a fun giveaway!

    kairilily at yahoo dot com

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  102. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd most like to win A Tranquil Star or Even The Stars Look Lonesome, but I'd actually like winning ANY of the books you're giving away!

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  103. Please include me in your giveaway. I would love to win Turning Angel by Greg Iles.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

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  104. Would like a chance to win Songs for the Missing, Twilight(yes I know I am shamed that I have not read it yet....), The Rest of Her Life. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  105. I'd like any of the books, as I am always looking for new books to read.

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  106. Am I too late? I wanted to enter for Twilight or Songs for the Missing.

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