The Blue Star: Giveaway (8/16) CLOSED

Sunday, August 02, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.

Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity.

With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day.

This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).

About the Author
Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies.

He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.


The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of The Blue Star! To enter, comment below and tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading. Once you have fulfilled this mandatory entry, here are some ways you can get an extra chance to win:

  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win one of 5 copies of The Blue Star by Tony Earley - ends 8/16 http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/blue-star-giveaway-816.html";
  • use the Share/Save buttons below this post to digg, stumble, etc. - one entry for each;
  • subscribe to my blog or become a follower - it counts if you already are, one entry for each;
  • add my link to your blog roll or my button to your sidebar - one entry for each;
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did - you get one extra entry for each giveaway you enter.
The deadline to enter is August 16, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Every winner will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another one will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

148 comments:

  1. MoziEsmé said...

    Honestly? Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting is the book I've been reading today... Kiddie stuff!

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  2. Marjorie said...

    I am a follower and would love to win this book, count me in.

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  3. fredamans said...

    Thank you for the entry.

    freda.mans@sympatico.ca

    I am still reading an Anne Rice book, Servant of the Bones. Honestly it is a hard book for me to get into. I hope to finish it this week.

  4. fredamans said...

    I am a twitter follower, and tweeted the giveaway.

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  5. fredamans said...

    I am a follower and subscriber

  6. fredamans said...

    Your button is in my side bar

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  7. fredamans said...

    I blogged the giveaway;

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  8. fredamans said...

    I also entered the quickie giveaway.

    Freda Mans

  9. Anonymous said...

    I've entered:
    Off Season
    Poster Print
    The Juror
    one Scream away

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  10. DarcyO said...

    My last good read was Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke.

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  11. DarcyO said...

    I follow.

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  12. DarcyO said...

    I subscribe with Google Reader.

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  13. DarcyO said...

    I also entered The Juror giveaway.

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  14. DarcyO said...

    I also entered the One Scream Away giveaway.


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  15. Debs Desk said...

    I just finished reading The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams. I thought is was very good.
    Thanks
    debbie
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  16. Debs Desk said...

    I posted on Twitter. Debdesk.
    Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  17. Debs Desk said...

    I am a follower.
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    Debbie
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  18. Debs Desk said...

    I have placed you button on my blog. Please include me in your giveaway.
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    Debbie
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  19. Debs Desk said...

    I entered your giveaway for One Scream Away. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    Debdesk9(at)verizon.net

  20. Rebecca N. said...

    The last really great book I read was Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. I highly recommend it!

  21. Rebecca N. said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/3092022477

  22. Rebecca N. said...

    I follow your blog!

  23. Rebecca N. said...

    I subscribe via google reader

  24. Rebecca N. said...

    I have your button!

  25. Rebecca N. said...

    I entered poster print

  26. Allison said...

    Last book I read was The Story Sisters.

    thanks for the contest.

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  27. Allison said...

    I'm a follower

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  28. ALlison said...

    I'm a subscriber

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  29. Allison said...

    I entered to win One Scream Away!

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    thanks!

  30. windycindy said...

    The book I just finished reading is
    First Family by David Baldicci!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  31. windycindy said...

    I follow you on Twitter!
    "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3095483970.
    Thanks, Cindi
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  32. windycindy said...

    I am an email subscriber to your blog!
    Thanks, Cindi
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  33. windycindy said...

    Also, I am a follower of your blog!
    Many thanks, Cindi
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  34. kathy55439 said...

    I have heard good things about this book

  35. Abby said...

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  36. etirv said...

    Last good book I read was Jacqui D'Alessandro's Tempted at Midnight!

    Follower!

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  37. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was "Love So Tender" by Stephanie Bond, Jo Leigh, and Joanne Rock
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  38. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  39. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  40. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  41. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Saved on Delicious
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  42. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Shared on Facebook
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  43. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Stumbled
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  44. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  45. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Subscribed by email :)
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  46. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following with Google Friend Connect :)
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  47. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Your blog and button are in my blogroll
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  48. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered the Knight of Desire giveaway :)
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  49. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered the One Scream Away giveaway :)
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  50. gahome2mom said...

    Hi, The last book I have read is "The Fabric of a Woman" Investing in You - Body, Soul and Spirit by Pamela Hines.

    I give it 5 stars! ***** I will be reviewing it for First Wild Card Tours this coming week.

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  51. gahome2mom said...

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  52. gahome2mom said...

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  53. gahome2mom said...

    I signed up for the Lost Dog giveaway.
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  54. Sue said...

    I just finished East of Eden this morning. Can't believe it took me this long finally read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  55. Sue said...

    I entered the One Scream Away giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  56. Sue said...

    I entered the Coconut Oil giveaway.

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  57. Nickolay said...

    I just got done reading "The Terror" By Dan Simmons. I really liked that

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  58. jemscout425 said...

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  59. jemscout425 said...

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  60. Shelly said...

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  61. Shelly said...

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  62. Shelly said...

    email subscriber
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  63. Shelly said...

    tweeted - https://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3115412699
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  64. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  65. wendy said...

    I enjoyed reading " The Unit" a book I also won on a blog giveaway!

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  66. Emily said...

    I just finished Wicked, almost 4 years after picking it up for the first time. Glad I finally got around to reading it!

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

  67. Emily said...

    Their Eyes Were Watching God. Great book!

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  68. Emily said...

    I entered the Lost Dog giveaway!

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  69. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  70. Cindy said...

    I am currently reading My Sister's Keeper and also Angels in My Hair. Both are good books, and each are inspiring!

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  71. Cindy said...

    I follow your blog on Google.

    Cindy
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  72. Cindy said...

    I also subscribe by email.

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  73. Cindy said...

    I follow you on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213

    Cindy
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  74. Cindy said...

    I tweet often about your blog and giveaways and did so today. My Twitter name is Soccermom213

    Cindy
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  75. Cindy said...

    I also entered the giveaway for One Scream Away.

    Cindy
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  76. Cindy said...

    I also entered for the Mouse Warmer.

    Cindy
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  77. Cindy said...

    I entered the contest for Knight's Desire.

    Cindy
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  78. Cindy said...

    I also entered the contest for The Juror.

    Cindy
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  79. Shelly said...

    entered Lost Dog

  80. Shelly said...

    8/4 tweet - http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3138652968

  81. Belinda said...

    Prayers for Sale - thanks!
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  82. etirv said...

    Also entered The Juror giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  83. etirv said...

    Also entered One Scream giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  84. etirv said...

    Also entered The Lost Dog giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  85. etirv said...

    Also entered The Blue Star giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  86. etirv said...

    Also entered Mouse Hand warmer giveaway.

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  87. etirv said...

    Also entered Romance Package giveaway.

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  88. etirv said...

    Also entered The Lie giveaway.

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  89. Allison said...

    I entered to win:
    The Lost Dog
    Coconut Oil
    ROmance Package
    both Parenting Books
    The Lie
    So Into You
    and How to Tame a Modern Rouge.

    Thanks!
    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  90. ChristyJan said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  91. ChristyJan said...

    I subscribe

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  92. ChristyJan said...

    I follow

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  93. ChristyJan said...

    I entered the following giveaways

    + ONE SCREAM AWAY

    + HOW TO TAME A MODERN ROGUE

    + MOUSE HAND WARMER

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  94. ossmcalc said...

    I would love to win a copy of The Blue Star. I enjoyed recently reading the children's book Poppy and Ereth.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  95. ossmcalc said...

    I emailed three people about this giveaway with a copy to you.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  96. ossmcalc said...

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/statuses/3173588994

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  97. ossmcalc said...

    I subscribe to your blog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  98. ossmcalc said...

    I am a Follower.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  99. ossmcalc said...

    I entered the giveaway for One Scream Away.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  100. ossmcalc said...

    I entered the giveaway for The Lost Dog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  101. Mia J. said...

    I recently read When You're Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris and really enjoyed it.

  102. Candie said...

    I really enjoyed reading 90 minutes in Heaven. THank you

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  103. Candie said...

    I follower. THanks

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  104. Candie said...

    I also subscribed. Thanks

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  105. kalea_kane said...

    I just finished Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove. It was incredible! I had no idea where the story would lead me. Loved it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  106. kalea_kane said...

    I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/3197575972

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  107. kalea_kane said...

    I also follow your blog.

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  108. kalea_kane said...

    I entered your giveaway for Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions


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  109. ossmcalc said...

    I also entered the giveaway for The Lie.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  110. ossmcalc said...

    I also entered the giveaway for the book The Lie.

    thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  111. ossmcalc said...

    I also entered the giveaway for the book So Into You.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  112. Wanda said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre.
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  113. Wanda said...

    I am already a follower of your blog.
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  114. kalea_kane said...

    I blogged your giveaway here:

    http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/08/weekend-giveaway-mini-pop.html

    Thanks!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  115. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  116. cherdon said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King. I found this book very entertaining.

    Great giveaway..thanks

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

  117. cherdon said...

    I follow you on twitter

    ID - iamcherdon

    tweeted


    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3219677906

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

  118. cherdon said...

    I subscribe

  119. cherdon said...

    I follow your blog

  120. cherdon said...

    I entered How To Tame A Modern Rogue

  121. catss99 said...

    Last book I enjoyed reading was the sookie stackhouse series.

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  122. catss99 said...

    tweeted :

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3221593725

  123. catss99 said...

    i follow
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  124. catss99 said...

    i subscribe
    amanda
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  125. catss99 said...

    entered the mouse warmer contest
    amanda
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  126. catss99 said...

    entered the Lie contest
    amanda
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  127. Rue said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  128. Shelly said...

    8/10 tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3231860758

  129. etirv said...

    Entered So Into You giveaway.

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  130. etirv said...

    Entered How to Tame a Modern Rogue giveaway.

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  131. etirv said...

    Entered Seduce Me giveaway.

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  132. etirv said...

    Entered Dark Hunger giveaway.

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  133. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Tweeted
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  134. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  135. etirv said...

    Entered Parenting Books giveaway Part I.

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  136. catss99 said...

    tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3281875463

    amanda
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  137. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  138. catss99 said...

    tweeted aug 14

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3302188560

    amanda
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  139. fredamans said...

    Daily tweet;

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  140. Miranda said...

    looks like a great read

  141. Carol said...

    I enjoyed Embrace the Twilight by Maggie Shayne.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

  142. Carol said...

    I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted this giveaway-CarolAnnM
    Carol M
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  143. Carol said...

    I subscribe to your blog.
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  144. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  145. ChristyJan said...

    I also entered the following giveaways:


    + The Lost Dog

    + Coconut Oil

    + Romance Package

    + Parenting Books I

    + Parenting Books II

    + The Lie

    + So Into You

    + Yoplait Whips! Gift Bag

    + Seduce Me

    + Dark Hunger


    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  146. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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  147. fredamans said...

    Daily tweet

    http://www.twitter.com/fredalicious

  148. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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