September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Hop

Welcome to the
Banned Books Week Hop
(September 24th - October 1st)
hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books

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!

Before I let you in on what you can win on my blog, a few words about Banned Book Week:
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.


And now …
… curious about what you can win?

I'm giving away a “Reading Is Not A Crime” Messenger Bag (in case the winner should prefer another book related messenger bag worth up to $ 28,50 that's ok too) from Cafepress. This spacious bag is not only perfect for school or work, it also makes a statement. A messenger bag with a message, you get the idea!
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 not ... ?
(We've already established it is no crime, but what else is reading not?)

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 October 2nd 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!

146 comments:

  1. Reading is not...a time waster.

    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  2. Great giveaway, Birgit!

    Reading is NOT boring!!!!

    amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. ... not boring!
    ldsmomof03ATyahooDOTcom

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  4. Reading is not useless (:

    hikablack(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Reading is not for the faint of heart, it will take you places you never dreamed of.

    Great blog hop, a nice way to bring attention to banned books!
    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. READING IS NOT.. for everyone!

    courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Lovely bag, Birgit.

    Reading is not...harmful.

    rikki at rikkidonovan.com

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  8. My, what a nice bag and what a great idea to offer it!
    Reading is not damaging to your health :)
    allina_tomi(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Reading is NOT...limited to anyone.

    giota22@msn.com
    Thanks!

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  11. Reading is not old-fashioned or illegal

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

    a big thanks for this great giveaway

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  13. That is a super cute bag, very original.
    Reading is not... something I want to stop.

    spyblue78(at)gmail.com

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  14. Reading is not...a mortal sin!!
    Original contest, Birgit :)
    E-mail

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  15. Fan-tas-tic giveaway! Really cool :)

    "Reading is not....a Chore!"

    You just found a new follower too!

    asilverthistle(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    thanks so much!

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  16. Reading is not something that can be dictated by someone :)

    GFC name - Sahina
    sahina@hotmail.co.uk

    AWESOMMMEEE bag! :D

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  17. Reading is not just learning. Reading is giving yourself a present that will let you live your best life.

    thx for this giveaway! :D

    isabelciampa94(AT)hotmail(DOT)it

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  18. Reading is not... one of the hardest things to do!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com

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  19. Reading is not a CHORE

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  20. Reading is not harmful to your brain.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Sorry, commenting again as I forgot to add my email.

    Reading is not... just for the "intellectuals".

    Great giveaway! That's a brilliant bag. :D

    samantharea@gmail.com

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  22. Reading is not...just for nerds! Readers come in all forms, ages, shapes, and sizes.

    Love the bag!
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  23. Reading is not brain surgery. (So stop looking at me like that!)

    Thanks for this. Love the bag <3

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

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  24. Reading is not... harmful (Don't be afraid of the books THEY WONT HURT YOU)
    by_myself AT mail DOT bg

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  25. Reading is not going to kill you. It's not sport ;)

    witchvela at web dot de

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  26. Reading is not an obligation - so have fun with it! :)

    Sonia
    thestoryqueen@hotmail.com

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  27. Reading is not something I could give up...EVER!
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway. The bag looks fab!!!! & it's international..wow :-)
    sk_86(at)gmx(dot)de
    http://bookthatthing.blogspot.com

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  28. reading is relaxing and is not hard to do

    wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie

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  29. Reading is not going to hurt anyone. In fact, people that read usually gain more knowledge than people who don't read.

    kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

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  30. Reading is not passive if you love to do it.
    quiltlady44-bks2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. reading is not for losers, its awesome!

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  32. Reading is not ... required but HIGHLY recommended!
    GFC- Christine A.
    your1chef at aol dot com

    Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  33. Reading is not a equal to watching a movie. The book is always better! LOL
    GFC @ Jennifer
    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(dot)com

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  34. Reading is not a waste of time!
    GFC: Ana Norte
    aluisanorte [at] uol [dot] com [dot] br

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  35. reading is not just a way to pass the time
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  36. Reading is not just for nerds.

    sofybeth [at] gmail [dot] com

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  37. Reading is not a waste of a mind!

    books4me67 at ymail.com

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  38. Reading is not something you have to make a lot of time for. You can read a little each day or whenever it fits into your schedule. I love it! :)

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

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  39. REading is not something you do for others, you do it for yourself.

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

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  40. READING IS NOT just for school, but for everywhere & anytime.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  41. Reading is not just a pasttime.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Reading is NOT just for your grandma - it's for everyone!

    GREAT giveaway! I was hopping by to personally thank you for participating this year and now I'm entering. ;)

    jenbigheart at yahoo dot com

    Jen

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  43. Reading is not....hard!!!


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  44. reading is not to be taken lightly...nor is it to be taken seriously jowrites67@yahoo.com

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  45. Reading is not simply looking at words on paper; it is an experience, an adventure.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  46. Reading is not something that should ever be banned!
    stuckinabook[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  47. Reading is not a chore or a waste of time!

    katvela12345 AT hotmail.com

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  48. Reading is not just for nerds; it's for everyone!

    xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Debbie W.

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  49. Reading is not violent

    =)

    am a follower anyway via gfc

    FairyWhispers

    =)

    regards,

    maidenhealer@hotmail.com

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  50. Reading is not hard to do.
    Thanks for the chance!!!

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Reading is not just fun but also educational and a great way to spend your time !

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  52. Reading is not censorship! We have the right to choose what's on our own bookshelf. Most of the banned books were required reading when I was in school, and I'm so grateful that reading is not limited to singular, times, places or ideas. It's mind-expanding, idea-growing and freedom giving.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generosity and being a part of this vital Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

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  53. oops...forgot to add the question...

    Reading is not optional for a fulfilled life.

    lostwanderer5[at]gmail[dot]com

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  54. Reading is not a spectator sport.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

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  55. Reading is not for the faint-of-heart.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    jgoffice(at)cox(dot)net

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  56. Reading is not just entertainment. It's a way of learning, growing, and exploring the human condition with people from across history and from around the world.
    eeoshiel(at)uncg(dot)edu

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  57. Reading is not boring.EVER.
    Thanks for the giveaway!:)

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  58. reading is not just pure reading, it also needs understanding.

    Jel
    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  59. Reading is not pointless.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    strs4u2000[at]yahoo.com

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  60. reading is not boring.
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  61. Reading is not ... borning!
    Anuska.33@seznam.cz

    And thanks for this giveaway.

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  62. reading is not something to be avoided.

    lisbethd129[at]ymail[dot]com

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  63. reading is not something to be forced, it should be enjoyed :)
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Reading is not a job.

    jasmineroster@gmail.com

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  65. Reading is NOT.... something only geeks do!

    Though I am a TOTAL geek! hehe

    Great giveaway!!

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  66. Reading is not just words...it's a world filled with adventure.

    lenasledge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Reading is not to be done when you're driving, unless you're listening to an audio book! :o)

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

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  68. Cool! I definitely want a messenger bag XD

    Reading is not a hobby, it's a lifestyle! lol

    Jess
    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  69. reading is not...boring..
    why?? because a lot of people think that and orefer to watch tv..
    thanks for this giveaway!!

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  70. Reading is not....going to leave you unchanged.

    methirteen at yahoo dot com

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  71. reading is not as easy as it seems, some may say it is a form of leaving the reality and others view it as there reality.

    maryanngacayan@yahoo.com

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  72. Reading is not . . a waste of time!(:

    Thanks for the chance! I am in need of a messenger bag!

    x
    Sierra(:
    ittssierraily{At]yahoo{Dot]com

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  73. ... limited!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway- it's awesome!

    Bekka
    prettydeadlyreviews(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Reading is not ---something I can live without.

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

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

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  75. Reading is not... bound by geography.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com
    (Rachel King)

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  76. Reading is not...something you should do for hours like I do >.> (just kidding, I think everyone should read as much as I do, just think-no crime ^^) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  77. Reading is not a duty
    thebookish96(at)gmail.com

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  78. Reading is not a burden.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  79. Reading is not dull.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  80. Reading is not something that should be taken lightly!

    Thanks for this!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  81. Reading is not censorship or restriction. Banning books is a problem larger then simply restricting the text. Those written words may be very precious to us authors and blog writers. But the issue is much larger. This issue extends past that church banning Harry Potter for its witchcraft ways. This issue extends past that of the concerned school pretending to protect our children. This issue extends past that of money grubbing poachers seeking refuge behind bogus lawsuits. This issue extends past Middle America, our thoughts, our beliefs, our emotions, and especially, our freedom.

    Banning a book is no different then strapping a muzzle to a human being. Banning a book is plain and simple censorship. And censorship means the restriction of information. The restriction of information means no advancement to society or humankind, any cures for diseases. Restriction of information means no learning life’s lessons from our history to prevent another holocaust. Restriction of information means not lending experiences to other children to prevent drug abuse and deaths. Restriction of information means many, many things.

    Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and overt, but, nonetheless, harmful.

    -Amanda
    hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy@gmail.com

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  82. reading is NOT for losers, or a waste of time and money. Reading is making friends and growing up.

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  83. Reading is not something I take for granted. I appreciate even it more after my son was born with very severe learning disabilities. It took me many years to teach him to read. Believe it or not, his teachers tried to make reading a chore, instead of something that is a wonderful thing to do. Now, when he asks me to recommend a book for him to read, my heart literally jumps for joy when I hear him say that.
    I can't imagine what goes on in the heads of people that try to censor books. I don't think I even want to try.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  84. Reading is not for the faint-hearted.

    Hanna
    misshwhitehead (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you :)

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  85. Reading is not an action that needs regulation.

    afewmorepages[at]gmail[dot]com

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  86. Reading is not a substitution for thought.

    bacillicide@gmail.com

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  87. Reading is not torture, although my daughter seems to think so lol.

    Thank you for taking part in the hop and for this awesome giveaway! I love the bags :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  88. What a great give away!

    Reading is not... life threatening. It is more life threatening NOT to read. At least for me... ;)

    jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway! Reading is not what others think it should be its what you make of it.

    meganmcdade2008@yahoo.co.uk

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  90. Reading is not optional.

    amanda*at*ninthstreetnotions*dot*com

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  91. I love the bag!! What a great idea!!! Thank you so much for an awesome giveaway.
    Reading is not a chore. I have always been a reader and I hate when people act like reading is a punishment. I work almost 80hrs a week and all I ever wnat is an extra hour in my day to read. LOL
    cody(at0wilger(dot)com

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  92. Reading is not boring! (I know some other people already said this but it's the first word that came to mind!)

    thanks for the giveaway
    cheesybread(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Reading is not... for the sleeping!

    nfmgirl AT gmail dOT com

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  94. Reading is not just for school. It is for life long learning and exploring every aspect of life.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  95. Reading is not lame! It's wonderful :)

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

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  96. Reading is not intended to be banned!! No matter what content they are in and what they say, reading is a freedom that everyone should be entitled to!! =)
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!
    Have a safe and great week!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

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  97. Reading is not a waste of time. It isn't! :) Much can be gained from reading.

    Thanks for the givewaway.

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

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  98. Reading is NOT Geeky!!!!

    thanks for the chance to win...what a cool giveaway!!

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  99. Reading is not painful and stupid

    thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc follower: Katie

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. Reading is not boring! Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  101. Reading is NOT for losers :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

    roncn.contact AT gmail DOT com

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  102. Reading is not chocolate ... it's better!

    thanks.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  103. Great giveaway!

    Reading is not a privilege...it's a right. Exercise your right to read!

    Catherine.

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  104. Reading is not for wimps!!

    Awesome bag!

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Elisquared

    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

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  105. Reading is not a torture like all my friends think.

    gabytz95@yahoo.com

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  106. is not short of amazing!!!!

    kmaxa13@gmail.com

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  107. Reading is not...a terrible thing.

    derangedpegasus@gmail.com

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  108. Reading is not boring!
    monika(dot)kajbic(at)gmail(dot)com
    Ich liebe dein Blog! ;)

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  109. Reading is NOT stupid.

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. Reading is not lame!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  111. Reading is my relaxation....


    mygiveaways (at)
    yahoo (.) com

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  112. reading is not .. for those who hate to fantasize.

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  113. Reading is not hard...anyone can do it!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  114. Reading is not.... not an option! Love reading!!!

    Thanks for participating in the BBW hop!

    suzebomb(at)gmail.com

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  115. reading is not . . limited. So many books and so many subjects out there to explore.
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

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  116. Reading is not... for delicate sensibilities.

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  117. Reading is not an option for me; it is essential to my daily well-being.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  118. Reading is not a must :) but still you need to read something in your life :D

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  119. Reading is not a privilege, it's a right!

    erinreadsblog AT gmail DOT com

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  120. Reading is not optional it is mandatory in my home. I don't see how anyone could go a day without reading. It is very important to me and I'm going to do everything in my power to make it important to my kids also. :)

    alison.fees@gmail.com

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  121. reading is not...going out of style. I think more people are reading now than before yay!!!!

    nayjf@yahoo.com

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  122. Reading is NOT a chore. It's fun fun fun!

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  123. Reading is not stupid and it's not only for geeks or nerds or whatsoever!


    I like the bag! Thanks for the giveaway.


    icrave13@hotmail.com

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  124. Reading is not a chore.
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  125. Reading is not nerdy!

    Thanks for the great giveaway:)

    Sarah

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  126. Reading is not to be censored!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  127. Reading is not to be frowned upon.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  128. Thanks for a giveaway that's off the beaten path.
    I love CafePress too -- so much variety.

    Reading is not just for homework.

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  129. Reading is not stupid
    Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. Reading is not a waste of time!
    familyroom2@gmail.com

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  131. Reading is not a bad habit.
    Lol.

    kaylish13@gmail.com

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  132. Reading is NOT for the narrow-minded.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    x
    princessintears AT gmail DOT com

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  133. Reading is not....stupid. It teaches you many things like life lessons. It could save lives like "Speak". Or could teach you to stand up for yourself like "The Hunger Games". Or that not everyone is going to like you, but there will always be people who care about you like in "Harry Potter". And more :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! Got my fingers crossed.
    Email: osnapitzAngiex3 [AT] aol [DOT] com

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  134. Reading is not WORK! :)

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

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  135. Reading is not forbidden
    ale_bisi@hotmail.com

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  136. Reading is not . . . Just for school! So many people read only for school, and never for pleasure. Ever. It's horrifying!

    Karaliene24[@]gmail[.]com

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  137. Reading is not just for geeks, it is for everyone!
    charlawilson@me.com

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  138. Reading is not epidemic (but it should be!)

    Thanks for the giveaway and for publicizing banned books week.

    mochfly(@)swbell(dot)net

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  139. Reading is not lame, it's cool!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

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  140. Reading is not something you should live without.

    Such a cute bag!

    jenemard(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  141. I need that bag! Hehe,

    Reading is not an obligation! I hate being told that I have to read something, reading is for enjoying!

    jade-walker(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  142. Reading is not a punishment! (even though I think my kids think it is at times!)

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  143. Reading is not an excuse to call me a nerd.

    Reading should be promoted and books not banned because it would help people who already read as well people who don't.

    Books should not be banned. EVER. Also YA Saves.

    chocoholicmol(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Molly

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  144. Reading is NOT...just for "smart" people! anyone can (and should) learn to read, and read for pleasure!

    alison(dot)j(dot)glass(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. Reading is not... just for geeks! I love reading and though I am definitely a self-proclaimed geek, I don't think it should be used as a slur!

    And I love that bag! Have to check out Cafepress =)

    mirrormera92 AT aol Dot com

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  146. Reading is not to be censored.

    lauradunks at googlemail dot com

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