May 25, 2011

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the

What is a giveaway hop? That's simple. Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers this means lots of chances to win free books and other goodies. For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win!

And now …
… curious about what you can win?

I'm giving away a “Reading Is Sexy” Beach Tote Bag (in case the winner should prefer another book related tote bag worth up to $ 28,00 that's ok too) from Cafepress. This roomy canvas fabric tote is perfect for bringing lots of books with you to the beach, pool or any other place you want to spend some time reading this summer.
Please note: I am in no way affiliated with Cafepress, I just happen to like the stuff they sell. Also, I will have the prize shipped to the winner directly through Cafepress to save on additional shipping costs.

All you have to do is answer the following question and leave your e-mail address with your comment so I may contact you in case you're the winner.

The question:
Reading is ... ?
(We've already established it is sexy, but what else is reading for you?)

Rules
Following my blog is no requirement, but greatly appreciated.
One entry per person.
Open worldwide.

Winner
One winner will be picked through random.org on June 1st and will then be contacted by e-mail as well as announced here on my blog. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and if he/she fails to do so I will draw a new winner.

And now, head on over to the rest of the blog hop participants!

124 comments:

  1. Reading is important because without it I will end up bonkers!

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  2. ooops start again,I forgot to add my email :)
    Reading is ' me time ' time to be drawn into another world for a while.
    irgl7(at)bonzo15(dot)plus(dot)com

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  3. Reading is a skilled kidnapper. It steals you away with astonishing ease. :)

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Reading is a joyous escape from the everyday. I am an adventurer, seductress, traveler.....

    marypres@gmail.com

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  5. Reading is relaxation!

    Thanks for this really nice giveaway!

    I have been following your blog for a while already, actually. :-)

    jh303015 atgmail dotcom

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  6. Reading is a bliss! XD

    Thanks for the giveaway~
    I am a GFC follower and my email is serenekua AT gmail DOT com

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  7. Reading is MY LIFE!! :)

    bella-on-toast@hotmail.com

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  8. Reading is my sanity! Thanks for the giveaway!

    fadeintofantasy(at)live(dot)com

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  9. Reading is a great escape from reality
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  10. Reading is fun. I think more people need to realize this, too!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Cafepress has some awesome stuff.

    green.pamd (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Reading is enjoyable and intriguing. It can bring you from reality and have you rooting for the main character at one point, and another point you want to scream and tell her/him how stupid they are. I just love it!

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

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  12. Reading is....
    my escape. Whenever something stresses me or I am just having a bad day reading is my way of just relaxing and forgetting my troubles.
    Hannah
    wolfluvr420 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Reading is... Adventurous! I have done a little bit of traveling through the US but not too much. So for me books are a way of traveling, taking me to places and adventures that I might not fgo on otherwise.

    I am a follower!
    forevereading at gmail dot com

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  14. +JMJ+

    Reading is . . . sun to the seed of imagination! (Just trying to be poetic!)

    Thanks for this chance. =)

    altaemoeniaRomae
    [at]
    Gmail
    [dot]
    com

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  15. Thanks for the opportunity! What a cute bag.

    Reading is AMAZEBALLS!

    romancingrakes AT gmail DOT com

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  16. Reading is essential.

    Nice giveaway. I love the tote bag!

    rikki at rikkidonovan.com

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  17. Reading is FUN! Sorry I'm neither witty nor clever lol.

    http://twitter.com/QuixoticWeetzie/status/73471565286748160

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  18. Reading is relaxing!

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Reading is my addiction....I do so love that tote..it would be great for my library trips =) please count me in. Gfc follow as Tanyaw1224
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Reading is something I like to do when I just want to get away from my personal problems. Whether it be that I'm missing my dad too much or that I had a fight with my boyfriend, it takes all of that stuff off my mind...just for a little while.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. That tote is adorable. I'd bring it with me to the bookstore so I don't have to walk out with flimsy plastic bags!

    Cheyenne
    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Reading is my sanity.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Reading is what keeps my brain young.

    faithnicely(@)gmail(.)com

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  23. Reading is not something I enjoyed growing up, and now I'm always carrying a book in my purse.

    Thanks for the hop giveaway, great item for the summer!

    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. The question:
    Reading is ... ?
    For me reading is an escape a chance to live a life in a new world and explore another's life through the pages of a great story.
    I am a follower as veltara
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Reading is... relaxing.
    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  26. reading is my break away from reality. takes me into another world and another time. its magical

    babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. Reading is cool!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    bookd.out at gmail dot com

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  28. Reading is what keeps me sane :)

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Reading is . . . necessary

    Thanks for the giveaway

    msudawgtoo AT comsouth DOT net

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  30. Reading is...my life

    great giveaway

    bookworm1494@aol.com

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  31. Reading is...absolutely essential!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    kpg813(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Reading is the key to happiness!

    (I like the Books Make Me Happy tote bag!)

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  33. Reading is an open invitation to discover the many worlds hidden within the pages of a book!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Reading is an escape from the real world, even if only for just a little bit.

    allieclark11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Reading is a vaction ot any time or place you could ever dream of going.

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Reading is like air you have to have it and you cant live with out it


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com


    im anew follower

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  37. Reading is my needs. If I'm not read any books in one day, I will suffer. I must read!

    thanks for the giveaway

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

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  38. Reading is traveling.
    thebookish96(at)gmail.com

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  39. Reading is a secret indulgence.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  40. Reading is perfection.

    frellathon(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  41. Reading is superfragilisticexpialidocious

    regards,

    maidenhealer@hotmail.com

    am a follower via GFC

    FairyWhispers

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  42. Reading is relaxing. Interesting. Entertaining. Absorbing. Exciting.

    Thank you for the giveaway! =)

    Nikita
    bookworm.nikita@gmail.com

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  43. Reading is wonderful, joyous and a necessity.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Reading is my escape
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  45. Reading is my escape from all these children! LOL Seriously.
    julie.a.lindsey at gmail dot com

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  46. Reading is... my addiction!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

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  47. Reading is...my escape!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    I am following on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is wpgapmama at gmail dot com.

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  48. Reading is...the doorway to a world of knowledge!

    email addy - jmwordsmith at gmail dot com
    Following you now.

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  49. Reading is.. my passion, my favorite thing to do on a rainy day, for awesome people, etc etc. Reading is love! :o)

    imabookshark at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!
    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  50. Reading is the greatest gift my Grandfather gave me. He passed his love of books onto me, and I am passing it to the next generation.

    Amy (aprimeau at onebearcat dot com)

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  51. Reading is the source of my insomniac.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Cute bag
    scarlet_kira(at)live.com

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  52. Reading is everything@!!


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  53. Reading is ... essential :o)

    quarterback.girl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  54. Reading is a gift to be treasured!
    charlawilson@me.com
    GFC-booktalkwithcharla

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  55. Reading is my life!

    claudine_princess@yahoo.com.ph

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  56. Reading is an escape from the craziness of real life.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Reading is a city in Pennsylvania. In fact, I used to live there. OK, that's not my REAL answer.

    Reading is what connects me to some of the greatest thoughts humankind has written.

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

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  58. Personal.
    Because you connect with something and feel things no one around you does.
    Thanks for such a cool giveaway.

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Reading is a guilty pleasure.

    monagarg@yahoo.com

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  60. Reading is an adventure. In a book you can go anywhere and be anyone you want to be while sitting in the comfort of your home.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    m.rameyATymailDOTcom

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  61. Reading is...relaxing. It really is, I always read a little before I go to bed.

    monika(dot)kajbic(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Reading is... my addiction! Thanks for the giveaway.
    folksohana at gmail dot com

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  63. Reading is my great escape! Thank you for the giveaway!! I love the tote! I'm a tote addict!!
    shannonjean14@gmail.com

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  64. Reading is the air I breathe- totally necessary for life!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  65. Reading is my escape to fantastical lands!
    steph4575 at msn dot com

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  66. Reading is my life saver!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  67. Reading is an escape from reality!

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  68. Reading is fun. All the cool kids do it. :D

    ellen_r_hudson(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  69. Reading is my life. Books take me everywhere I wish I could go but can't. It's fun to leave the "real world" for a bit.

    Kim
    bookbutterfly9 at gmail dot com

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  70. Reading is my alternate universe. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com

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  71. Reading is.. my favorite getaway after a long day
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  72. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Reading is an Escape from the World

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

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  73. Reading for me as an escape, it the time when I can let go of all my problems and leave this cruel world we call reality. it is a time when I can go on adventures, meet people, do magic etc. It is a time when I can be myself

    winged_wolf@rocketmail.com

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  74. Reading is "me time"

    nannyjessi2000 at hotmail dot com

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  75. Reading is what keeps me sane :)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  76. Reading is a spectacular adventure.

    mariahoverlock*at*gmail.com

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  77. Reading is my secret world.

    magabygc at gmail.com

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  78. Reading is stress relief.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  79. Reading is one of the most fulfilling things in life! - Leah Miller (Me) :)

    motherlovinbooks at gmail dot com

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  80. Reading is a way to take a break from life!

    sophiayunjin at gmail dot com

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  81. Reading IS sexy...not gunna lie...theres nothing hotter for me than a cute boy reading a book. I have met my last 3 boyfriends by meeting them while they are reading...I just see them open the pages and I HAVE to go talk to them about it lol

    :)

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  82. Reading is fulfilling. Thanks

    Chllybrd(at)gmail.com

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  83. Reading is like breathing...its a nessesity! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  84. Reading is... my superpower.

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens

    andtheplotthickens(at)y7mail.com

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  85. reading is...my passion.my getaway.my neccessity.

    Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  86. Reading is required (for my sanity!)
    Louisa Paarsmarkt lpcoolgirl@xplornet.com (though I'm currently having trouble sending emails, so also lpcoolgirl@gmail.com)

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  87. The first thing that comes to mind is 'fundamental' which might seem like a joke but really, it is! You (well, I) NEED to read...it keeps you learning, keeps you sane and brings you to places you'd never get to go (either due to physics, monetary reason or a combination of the two!) :D

    book.splot AT gmail DOT com

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  88. Reading is like my first cup of coffee of the day, yummy, warm, and so necessary to start the day!
    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. Reading is delectable

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  90. Reading is breathing. I can't live without it. :)

    theirishbanana.review@gmail(DOT)com

    ~Hannah

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  91. Reading is as necessary as air. A way to escape!

    tsteinerid (gmailcom)

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  92. Reading is relaxing and enjoyable!

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  93. Reading is what keeps me sane!!

    GFC Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  94. Reading is life.

    Kris
    elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

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  95. Reading is my escape.

    hadiya.firdaus AT gmail DOT com

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  96. Reading is EVERYTHING! It is my escape on a hard day, it keeps me sane when my kids (& hubby) are driving me crazy, it allows me to travel the world including forwards and backwords in time, it gives me the the front row seat to the best show in town or lets me star in the show if I choose! I can share a story with my daughter! Hell I can even read the most unbelievable sex scenes imagionable! Reading is EVERYTHING to me!

    Thank you! mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  97. Reading is smart.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  98. Reading is an adventure. It's like stepping into another person's shoes and experiencing their every thought and emotion. It is an escape from reality and a safe haven and retreat from the bustling madness of everyday life.

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  99. Reading keeps me out of trouble.
    maryinhb at gmail

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  100. Reading is Sexy, Sweet and Satisfying!

    miranda.grissom@gmail.com

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  101. Reading is the ultimate pleasure past time.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  102. Read is my life. :)

    cheylea120 AT yahoo DOT com

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  103. Reading is . . . an escape.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  104. Reading is what keeps my mind from going dormant!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  105. Reading is a escape from the real world and sometimes it's the only thing that keeps me sane.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  106. Reading is my poison!

    joanna9273[at]gmail[dot]com

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  107. reading is a relaxing escape from every day busy life

    sassygirl4u27 at gmail dot com

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  108. Reading is my whole life.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

    -Eli

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  109. Reading is what has made me who I am.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    ashley.mckinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. Aside from reading being sexy, reading is my escape. Whenever I have stress, need distraction, happy thoughts, anything to escape reality, reading/books help me accomplish that =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for participating in Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!! Nice to meet you!!

    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

    Im a new follower !!! =) If you wouldnt mind, would you follow me as well? ^_^

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  111. Hi there,

    New follower

    Reading is my escape, I can be any age the book tells me and anybody the book tells me, I can fly, I can be an angel, I can be in love and not get in trouble with hubby...lol!!

    Michelle A

    tintinbrains@bigpond.com

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  112. Reading is escape!
    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

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  113. Reading is...my drug

    GFC follower: Anlu
    bad.bubble(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. Reading is living a fantasy
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  115. Reading is the key to the universe
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  116. Reading is entrancing :)
    chloe.hope.bookie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. Oh great task, I could go on:

    Reading is dreamy!

    Reading is the best pasttime!

    Reading is educative and fun!

    :-D
    Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Reading is LIFE!

    Miss Lauren
    lwilkerson21(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. Reading is my escape.
    aimeelavalle@gmail.com
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. Reading is my addiction :D

    Thanks for the international chance!

    kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

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  121. Reading is euphoria in the form of ink and paper.

    bruce.brianna AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Reading is the perfect escape
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  123. What a great giveaway! I would love to win this bag. It would make a great gift for myself for my birthday on Thursday!
    Reading is
    bliss
    my addiction
    how I spend my me time
    relaxing

    I could go on and on!!
    Thanks for the entry!

    lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

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  124. 'reading is *pleasure!*
    blstef1 at mts dot net

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