Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mid-Summer Giveaway HOP

Summer is in full swing around here, and we're soaking it up with all kinds of simple summertime pleasures.

And nothing says summertime than a beach chair or blanket under a shade tree, a cold drink to sip on, and a good book to read.  From John Green to the final two Hunger Games books, and maybe, just maybe those Fifty Shades of Grey books, I'm ready to turn some pages this summer and add some new covers to my book shelves.  Cruz is also pretty excited to be reading this summer, and just scored his first library card yesterday.  

I'm excited to spread my love of books and good summertime reads through a book hop giveaway.  I'm linking up this week with I'm a Reader, not a Writer, and offering one of my followers a $10 gift card to Amazon to purchase a book of your choice!  In order to be considered for the prize, you must complete the following two steps:

1.  Become a follower through Google Friend Connect by clicking the 'Join this Site' icon on the right side of this page.

2.  Leave a comment on this post telling me the last page-turner you finished.  Did you love it?  Would you recommend it?

I'll be choosing a winner for the giveaway next Tuesday, June 26.  You have until then to enter.  Good luck and happy reading!


  1. I finished Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. It was not her best that I have read, and I predicted the ending, but it was a good read!

  2. I actually decided to read a classic...pride and prejudice...and of course it was remarkable.

  3. I just finished 'heaven is for real' and absolutely loved it. I would recommend it to anyone!

  4. I'd have to say Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. It was so good that I just flew through it.

  5. GFC Moirae book reviews

    Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie, I LOVED it!


  6. Ohh...awesome giveaway! I have a large wishlist of books! :) I just finished Fifty Shades of Gray [ I know, I know!] It was good, but I was a little dissapointed with the ending. That being said, because of the ending, I really want to buy book #2.

  7. I just finished Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff and I loved it :) I would definitely recommend it!

  8. GFC: Collifornia
    Email: holliister at gmail dot com

    Insurgent by Veronica Roth

  9. GFC: Veronica
    Email: vhenline(at)gmail(dot)com
    Last book that I loved: Hunger Games Trilogy

  10. let's see, the last book i read was a moveable feast by mister hemingway. so good!


  11. The last page turner I read I finished last night. It's Scars by Cheryl Rainfield and I HIGHLY recommend it! Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. Thanks for the giveaway! The last book I finished was The Immortal Rules and it was AMAZING! 5 star book for sure!


  13. GFC wpogrant
    I have not read a book in a look time because my eyes are to bad to read.


  14. I just finished Little Women... a wonderful piece of classic literature! I've forgotten how good it was when I read it in my childhood.
    GFC follower: Pixel Berry Pie Designs

  15. One of the last books that I liked was The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall. It was pretty good. Thanks for the contest! I'm a blog follower.

  16. gfc follower mandy83 and the last page turner I read was the Hunger Games so I'm definitely due for a great new book.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  17. I just read shatter me and it was awesome.

  18. i just finished cinder by marissa myer & i definitely recommend it if you like re-tellings of fairy tales!
    GFC: Caro

  19. i finished golden lily by richelle mead and it was really good!


  20. Way to start Cruz out young and strong - a library card-carrying kid! Definitely recommend John Irving's 'The Cider House Rules' - authentically dramatic, comedic, romantic, and more...an intriguing and thought-provoking read.

  21. GFC Markella

    I just finished Throne of Glass and it was awesome! If you have a netgalley account you should really check it out

    1. Oh and my email is itsahardcoverlife@gmail.com

  22. follow gfc as teressa oliver. Best page turner is the Hunger Games trilogy
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  23. GFC - Manda

    Legend by Marie Lu was definitely a page-turner, and I loved it! Also, Divergent by Veronica Roth. :)

  24. GFC-BLHmistress


    last page turner was Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, it was fantastic, I found a new author and a new series to obsess over.

  25. Last week I read The Philosophical Practitioner by Larry Abrams. It was definitely a page turner for me.
    GFC kassandralopez32

  26. I am a gfc follower.

    I just finished a book called the Worst Hard Times. This is a nonfiction, but it is so well written I felt like I was reading a novel. It is about the dust bowl. Did you know that one dust storm dumped 3 tons of dust and dirt on Chicago? I had no idea it effected the whole country like that. I really recommend this book. It really brought that time period alive, and I think there is alot to learn from it.

  27. The last book I read was The Scorch Trials by James Dashner...I loved that book! I can't wait to read The Death Cure and Then The Kill Order. The entire Maze Runner series is awesome and I would highly recommend it! <3

  28. I forgot to mention that I'm a GFC follower: californiablue17

    e-mail: californiablue17@aol.com

  29. I follow via GFC. The last book I read was Dominique's Mocheanu's memoir. It was great, I recommend it!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  30. GFC-kindlemom1

    The last page turner I read was Shadow of Night (ARC) by Deborah Harkness, I would completely recommend it, this is a fabulous trilogy!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    kindlemom1 at hotmail.com

  31. My last page turned was the entire Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    GFC Krista
    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{ DOT }com

  32. Rape Girl by Alina Klein. Really good one!
    Could de prize be changed into a book from TheBookDepository of the same price anyway? As I'm INT. ;) If I win. And I hope so! (like everyone)

    GFC: disincentive

  33. I'm following via GFC (AndreaH).

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. I am currently reading I am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne. While it's not exactly a book I would recommend to everyone (lots of swearing in it), it is a decent one and the whole time I am reading it I get a constant thought in the back of my mind that says, "How can he still be alive?".

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. I read Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh which was awesome!!!!

    GFC Jeanette Juan
    lilazncutie1215 at yahoo dot com

  36. I am a GFC follower

    I read this book in a day and loved it. I highly recommend this book to others to read this summer! At Season's end by Eric Hendershot

  37. I just finished The Selection by Kiera Cass and I loved it!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  38. I just finished Lies beneath and it was great!
    GFC Cricket
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

  39. Endure by Carrie Jones, the last book in her need series it was good.

    GFC Christina Torres

  40. Embrace by Stacey Rourke. I would definitely recommend!!
    GFC heather @ redheaded bookworm
    thanks for the giveaway!!!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  41. I just finished Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh and it rocked! :)

    GFC - Dani

  42. I just finished Blackout by Mira Grant. I loved it and would absolutely recommend it! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Mervi Mustonen
    musmekipi at gmail dot com

  43. Thanks for the giveaway. I think the last book I read that I couldn't put down until I was done was 'When Gods Die' by C. S. Harris from her Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. It was great!

    GFC: Karen H in NC
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  44. I just finished A Million Suns by Beth Revis and yes I loved it! I would definitely recommend it :)
    GFC: laceyblossom

  45. GFC: Katie Contests

    I read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in preparation for the movie. The plot was very repetitive after a while...SPOILER ALERT. Anyone who died from "typhoid fever?" Poisoned by vampire blood. Pro-slavery? Vampire. Anti-Abe? Vampire. John Wilkes Booth? Vampire ASSASSIN.

  46. I just finished Mine to Hold by Shayla Black and it was fantastic.
    GFC - proudarmymom32


  47. I just finished the book Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. I have to say that book disappointed me VERY much. I wouldn't recommend the book, but the author's writing style was AMAZING, so I would definitely read more books by her (if she had any). Thanks for the giveaway! :D


  48. GFC ,, r.d1
    Site nice ,He is a cutie.:-)
    Reading Surrender to the Devil,By Lorraine Heath.

  49. I just read For Darkness Shows the Stars and loved it! Definitely give it a shot.

    Meg S
    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

  50. GFC: Throuthehaze
    I recently read A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer. Although I there were some things that bothered me about the main character, overall I really enjoyed the story and I liked the world that was created.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  51. I follow via gfc as Becca. I just finished Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson and it was great! :) sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  52. gfc: miki

    dying bites by dd barant is teh last book i've finished and i absolutely adore it


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  54. GFC: Ash

    Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, and I loved it! :D


  55. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am a GFC follower as mel brock
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

    The last book I read was A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean

  56. I recently read a book called "On The Jellicoe Road" by Melina Marchetta, and it was the kind of book that changes your life. I mean, the writing is beautiful, and although it may seem confusing and bizarre in the beginning, the ending was SO satisfying and beautiful, it made me sad to actually be done with it. It is a mystery, and the history of a family and a group of friends, all rolled into one...and as the mystery unfolds, the reader is kept at the very edge of their seat. I would MOST DEFINITELY recommend it.

    That being said...Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of this Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop. Hope you have lots of fun in the sun this summer! :D

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC: ~Enamored Soul~

  57. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! I follow on GFC as Suz. I recently read Cinder by Marissa Meyer and would definitely recommend it! It's an original retelling of Cinderella with her as a cyborg!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  58. I just finished Partials by Dan Wells and would definitely recommed it! I follow via GFC as Christy M


  59. I recently finished Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich, I love following the adventures of Stephanie Plum!
    Thanks for the chance :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  60. GFC- Tracy Juliano
    The last really good page turner I read was The Fault in Our Stars (John Green). I'm not someone who reads an entire book in one day. I never have been. I get distracted too easily. However, at the age of 37, for the first time in my life, I read an entire book in one day. Once I started reading TFiOS, I just could not put it down. Amazing book.

  61. I recently finished I Couldn't Love You More by Jillian Medoff and it was excellent! Very intense but also funny. I definitely recommend it! Thank you so much for taking part in the hop and for the fantastic giveaway.

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

  62. The 2 that come to mind immediately are Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra series, Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series & Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series. I couldn't put these books down once I picked them up!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  63. I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.
    The last page turner that I read was Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien. I would highly recommend this series to people. I really enjoyed it.
    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  64. your little guy is adorable! and you take great pics.

    I am a GFC follower = Tamar W

    I recently read Dream New Dreams by Jai Pausch; it was a sad story from the widow of Randy Pausch of the Last Lecture. Certainly not the page turner you were thinking about, but it was sad...


  65. I just finished Demonically Tempted by Stacey Kennedy and I'm impatient for the next book.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
    GFC: Sophia Rose


  66. Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi
    I loved it! It's a very well written and interesting memoir about an Iranian family who come to live to UK.

    GFC - Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  67. I am a follower and I love your blog!

    I'll admit the last book I read was "50 Shades of Gray." I had to see what the hype was all about.


  68. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller.
    Gosh, I loved it! It was one of my most anticipated books of 2012 and it did not disappoint. Yes, I would definitely recommend it. :D

    GFC follower - FreakChiq


  69. I follow via GFC.
    The last book I read was Dominique Moucheanu's book! it was great. I would recommend.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  70. I follow via GFC

    The last good book was A Stolen Life by Jaycee Duggard

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  71. I follow on GFC - Maureen
    The last good book I read was Marianna by Susanna Kearsley
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  72. Started following!

    I just finished "The Night Watchman" by Mark Mynheir last night. Read it in a day. If you like cop mysteries then I definitely recommend it.

  73. I follow on gfc-magic5905
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  74. I just finished "50 Shades of Gray" and while I wasn't overly impressed I will definitely be reading the 2nd as soon as I can get my hands on it!

  75. I am a follower!! I just finished "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks. I am a huge fan of his and I loved the book!!!

  76. I just finished The Prey by Linda Howard. It had a few slow spots but for the most it was a very good book.
    GFC - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  77. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC = Juana Esparza

    The last book that I read and loved is Fated by Rebecca Zanetti.


  78. Gfc Lmbrunken

    Lmbrunken at gmail dot com

    The last book I read was Destiny Unveiled by Laura Deluca. Yes I would regimens it.

  79. I recently started the In Death series by JD Robb, and have found so far that it's amazing! The last one I read was Immortal In Death and I would definitely recommend it.

    GFC - JessS

  80. I just finished Blood Kin by M.J. Scott. It was pretty great.

    GFC: Spav


  81. GFC Gale Nelson
    Black Dagger Brotherhood book 7

  82. GFC as Katie Amanda
    I loved reading The Immortal Rules.


  83. I just finished Sunset Bridge A Happiness Key Novel By Emilie Richards! I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend this trilogy-all three were great reads that pulled you into the lives of these friends, i was sad to finish them knowing there aren't anymore to come in this series. :)

  84. Oh,and i am already a follower! :))

  85. Just finished The Golden Lily - I liked it much better than Bloodlines (by Richelle Mead)

    GFC follower (isabelli3619)

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  86. GFC - Jennifer Rote
    last book - Breaking Dawn

    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  87. GFC Shauna Buck

    Cute boy you have!! I have 2 boys and love them to death!

    Last page turner I stayed up reading was Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

  88. I just finished reading The Iron King. I enjoyed the world that Julie Kagawa created and can't wait to read the rest of the series.

    GFC as Stacy T
    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  89. I just finished reading Death is a Lonely Business by the late, great Ray Bradbury. I loved every bit of it, as I do most of his work. Anyone who has never read Bradbury should give him a try! There's a reason his works were instant classics.
    Lisa Hackney yankssssrule08@yahoo.com



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