Saturday, March 7, 2009

Weekend Finale Giveaway

From the Contest Moderator (aka former Ruler of the World, aka Aerin): 
Hey folks, sorry I went MIA.  A family member's been diagnosed with a chronic disease and it's got us all rallying.  To make up for it, I've put together THREE awesome book packs - the grand finale winner will get his or her choice.  Thanks for visiting "In Search of Giants" - and don't forget to subscribe.  I have a new contest coming up in less than a week!

Thursday's Winner:
 Steph won books 1 and 2 in the Faerie Chronicles by Herbie Brennan.




The last giveaway for the Book Giveaway Carnival is Winner's Choice.  There are three book packs, culled from new and used and ARC books.

PACK #1 - Faeries
Tithe and Ironside by Holly Black




PACK #2 - YA Fun
Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund
The Earth, My Butt, and other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (ARC) by Carrie Ryan 
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer


PACK #3 - Memoir (fictional and non) 
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

 

To enter, just leave a comment.
Deadline is March 8, midnight.

Winners announced Monday morning, Stateside time.

112 comments:

  1. hope things work out well for you and thanks for the giveaway

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  2. sorry about your family..great selection.

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  3. Oh, I hope your family is all right. That's never an easy thing to deal with.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Pack #1 and #2 sound great.

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  4. Hope everything works out Sorry for all you are going threw thank you for contest

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  5. I'm so sorry about your family! Hugs!:)
    Thanks for the great giveaway! I think #2 looks awesome!

    alwayssomething2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Thanks for thinking of US, we are thinking of you!

    Sending blessings and good wishes and prayers...

    The selection #3 is my chioice for great reading.

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  7. Sorry about your family.
    Pack # 1 looks good.

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  8. I pray all is ok within your family. Sorry to hear of an illness.
    Great giveaway! Love all your choices.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your family member, Aerin. I hope the chronic illness is manageable.

    The book packs look awesome, especially #1 and #2.

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  10. Aerin, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom! My prayers for your family. We have been dealing with serious illness in our family for over a year now. Family has to rally together no matter how difficult.

    But through this, you are a doll to hold another contest. YOU KNOW WHICH PACK I SO DESPERATELY WANT RIGHT?!!!! PACK 2 PACK 2 PACK 2!!!!!
    What do I gotta do? Tell me tell me tell me!!!!!!!

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  11. So sorry to hear about your family. I hope everything works out. Thanks for another great giveaway! Pack 2 looks great to me. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. My dear friend sorry to hear about the illness.

    Thank you for being so thoughtful to offer another giveaway in the midst of the chaos. If I would choose it would undoubtedly be pack #1. I've been wanting to read some of Holly Black's work. I wonder how similiar her style is to Charles de Lint.

    Your in my thoughts! Thanks again! Indigo

    ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

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  13. Sorry to hear about your loved one, my thoughts will be with you. These are great packs you have put together, especially pack #3.

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  14. Glad to have you back, but sorry for the reason why.

    These all look great. I personally like packs #1 and #3.

    Good luck to everyone!

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  15. Good thoughts for your family member.

    Thank you so much for the book giveaway.

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  16. :O Hope your family member gets better!

    Wow, those packs sound really good! I'd love to enter.

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  17. Very nice contest. I hope everything works out for you and your family.
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  18. Please enter me. Sorry to hear about your family member.

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  19. Me, me, me!

    Hope you are coping with the family issues.

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  20. Awesome giveaway!!

    bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Forest of Hands and Teeth! Forest of Hands and Teeth!

    seraasch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Sometimes you just have to put the world on hold. Hope things are better : ) What a great selection of books. I would certainly love to try and if there's a preference I' have to say #3.

    Thanks for the great giveaway and best wishes.

    BevE
    merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

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  23. Hope your family member feels better!

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  24. sending good thoughts to your family. Thanks for the great giveaway

    msboatgal at aol dot com

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  25. My prayers are with you and your family. Please include me in your giveaway. I would love a chance for pack number 2 or 3.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

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  26. I hope everything works out ok. I'm impressed that you managed to sort out a contest at all right now. All of those prize packs look incredible, especially number 1. I loved Spiderwick.

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  27. I'm sorry to hear about your family. I hope things get better and your family member makes a speedy recovery!

    Pack 2 looks great :)

    ~ Popin

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  28. The important thing is that you're rallying. I have a very large, prickly, extended family whose various branches are often at odds. Individually they are of decent stock, but lifetimes of petty rivalries can compound into some surprisingly vicious feuds. Toxic, my uncle called it, after a particularly painful family cook-out. Not a week later he was diagnosed with MS. The shift in family dynamics was so sudden and so thorough that for a few days no one knew how to act, just how to react. It turned out that, stripped down to our basic instincts, we were all pretty loving, resilient, thoughtful, heartbroken people. And while that didn't change the diagnosis, it did change the quality of life, and not just for my uncle.
    I guess what I'm trying to say is that with enough good people and love and prayer, a miracle is inevitable. Even if it's not the one you expected.
    Best wishes to you and yours. And of course, thanks for the giveaway. ;)

    boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Sending thoughts to you and yours. Hope all is "well" ( we all know that well is a relative term..everyone has a different idea on it.) Thank you for taking the time out of your craziness to give a great giveaway. Thank you.

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  30. Wow, what a great giveaway!! I want in.

    nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

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  31. So sorry about your family member. Chronic disease is never easy for anyone. I hope everything works out. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  32. Hope things go well for your family member and all of you can relax a bit soon - thanks for having the giveaway even with all you've had to do.

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  33. Chronic diseases are not fun. Especially the chronic part. =/

    I do love books, especially in PACKS!

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  34. thank you for the nice giveaway I would pick pack no 1 con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. HOPE EVER THING WORKS OUT! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

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  36. support is very helpful to people with chronic conditions. i'm glad you're all banding together. hugs.

    i'd love to win the memoirs! i'm a memoir-junkie!

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com

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  37. I pray things will turn out well for your family member.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter

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  38. Sorry to hear about your family.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm especially intrigued by pack #1!

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  39. Sorry about your family. I hope that everything works out well.

    I think that Pack #2 looks great.

    ~Meredith
    rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

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  40. I hope things work out ok with your relative.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. These all look good. Thanks for the giveaways, and good luck w/ the family stuff!

    velocibadgergirl at gmail dot com

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  42. hugs for you and your family. i hope everything goes well. this is such a generous giveaway!

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

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  43. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    What a great giveaway! I would like to enter for pack #1.

    Thank you! :0)

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  44. Pack #3 looks really good. I've been wanting to read "Water For Elephants" for a LONG time now!

    THANKS for the giveaway!!

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  45. I'm sending my best to your family. Take care.

    Please enter me in your giveaway for the books.

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  46. Sorry to hear about the health problems in your family. Hope things look better soon. Thanks so much for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  47. My brain actually hurts by trying to figure out this contest. :) You definitely win the prize for having the craziest give away contest! It's totally "bloggertaining." Or is it "bloggertainment"?

    Sending prayers and positive vibes your way!

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  48. please enter me in the contest I will pick #3

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  49. Hello, I will send positive thoughts and prayers your way. My brother was a juvenile diabetic and my mother also had the disease. Now, my older sister does. I wish the best for you and your family. Please enter me in your drawing for any of the packs of books. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  50. So sorry to hear about your family - will be praying for quick resolution for you and them.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway during this time! All 3 packs look wonderful (but 2 or 3 would be my fave)

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  51. thanks for the awesome giveaway, pack number 3 sounds great.

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  52. Hope things are better soon!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! If I win I'd pick group #2!!!

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  53. Best wishes for you and your family.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  54. Hope everything is ok with your family.

    Great selection of books. I would pick number 1.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  55. Warm thoughts and prayers for your family. I am sorry you have had so much to deal with.

    Thank you for the additional giveaway.


    I would love the YA pack.

    Kelly :)

    enroutetolife(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. All the books look great. I'd really love to win pack #3. Reading these would be great. But the other packs look good also. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  57. thanks for the giveaway and hope things improve quickly - 2 or 3 looks good - regnod(at)yahoo(s0t)com

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  58. If I were to win it will be a hard choice, but I probably would pick pack #1.

    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

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  59. Pack #1 or Pack #2, only because I already own half of pack #3

    I hope your family will be alright

    kimATbookstorepeopleDOTcom

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  60. So sorry about what you're going through! Set 2 looks great!

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  61. Sorry about the illness in your family. That's never easy. Great giveaway, I would probably choose pack #1. :-) Thank you!

    ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

    (I love the way your name is spelled by the way! I named my daughter Jaedyn.)

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  62. Im a sorry to hear about your family. I hope things will get better.

    Great selection of books. It is a hard choice between Pack 1 and Pack 2.

    Thank for hosting a giveaway in such a difficult time.

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  63. Oooh pick me! Pick me! (She said bouncing up and down waving like a loony) ME!

    I've got the Holly Blacks (Loved them), so please can you enter me for the other two. #2 sounds particularly fantastic.

    Sending lots of love and cuddles to boost you. Health issues are the pits. We're dealing with some here too. I wish your dear family member lots of healing energy. xxx

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  64. Is this open for everyone?
    Cos how I would love to read Holly Black.

    And hope it gets better.

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  65. May sound silly but you have the thoughts and prayers of all of this family of bloggers, especially me, with you and your family. Take care of yourself and your family....this blog can wait!

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  66. Sending good thoughts your way! It's always hard when a family member gets sick.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  67. I am so sorry to hear about the sickness in your family. We will be praying for you. I hope everything works out the way it is supposed to. Good luck.

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  68. I hope that things turn out well for you & your family. That is so nice that you still remembered us. I would love Pack #3!!

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  69. Hope everything is OK. Thanks for the chance to win some great books.
    helencutie06@aol.com

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  70. Please include me in this giveaway.
    Wonderful selections.
    Southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I would love to be included in this giveaway!

    medens_g@yahoo.com

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  72. Pack #2 sounds great.Thanks for this great giveaway.
    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  73. My God. Aerin, you're spoiling us with those prize packages. Pack 2 looks amazing. And you know what I already said about your nephew. <3

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  74. hope your family member gets well quickly, aerin

    blessings to you and yours

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  75. I would choose #2 - thanks for great giveaway and best wishes

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  76. Hope things get better for you. I would love pack#1. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and hoping the stress level and the drama are low while the love and support are high.

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  78. I'm sorry to hear about your family, that's rough.

    I'd love to win pack #3. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  79. I'm so sorry to hear about your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win the 3rd group. It looks awesome!

    Take care...

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  80. Sorry about your family! I'll keep you in my thoughts!

    Thanks for the giveaway! Pack 1 and 2 both look great!

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  81. I would love to be entered for the Holly Black pack. I have read Valiant but not these two. Perfect, right? Pack #2 sounds great as well.

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  82. sorry about what you are going through. I hope things get better soon. Packs 1 and 2 both look great. thanks for the giveaway

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  83. Oh wow, I'm so sorry to hear that, Aerin! We're rooting for them, too, even if we don't know them.

    Hugs!

    I have to confess I got scared away by the "Confusing" bit, but I'm such a dunce! It's not that confusing at all, LOL! You were joking!

    Yeah, lately I've been pretty much slow on the uptake all around.

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  84. These books all make me want to run to the library!

    I hope things work out for your family!

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  85. I hope things work out for your family too! Please enter me for pack 2 or 3. Thanks!

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  86. I hope that your family member will be ok. And thanks for having a great giveaway.

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  87. I hope your fam member is better soon!!

    Would love to win YA Fun or the faeries package perfer the YA Fun the most

    ezziriah at gmail dot com

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  88. Love to have this. My thoughts are with you thru this tough time.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. Oh Aerin, I'm so sorry to hear about your family. Sending lots of good and positive karma your way - strength to you and yours.

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  90. Sorry about your trouble.

    Please enter me.

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  91. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to your family. Thank you for the giveaway

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  92. I hope everything works out for your family. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  93. I'm very sorry to hear about your family. It's really generous of you to think about giving at a time like this.,

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  94. I hope everything is OK, I feel guilty about even commenting...but I'd really like to win PACK 3.

    Thank you for thinking of us during this time, I know I am thinking of you.

    Sararush (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

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  95. I'm sorry to hear about your week, I hope your family's doing OK.

    Your giveaways are great! I'd love to win #1. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    mlb108[at]gmail[dot]com

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  96. Sorry about your family member - I'm glad he or she has a loving family that's there to help and support!

    Fabulous book sets too. I hope I get the chance to pick one!

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  97. Praying for your family.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  98. I would love to win! What an awesome selection of books. Hope things get better for you! Thank you for taking the time to hold a giveaway.

    Tiffanys819 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. Wow - what a great selection! Great giveaway.

    & Hope everything works out for your family! :)

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  100. Best wishes for you and your family.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  101. I am sorry to hear about your family problem. I hope everything goes well.

    I would love to win Pack #2.

    Thanks,

    Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

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  102. Hope all is well for your family. I would love either #1 or #3.

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  103. My prayers are with your family. Thanks for taking the time to host a giveaway with all you're going through.

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  104. Sorry to hear about your family. I hope things work out well. Take care!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  105. Oh, I hope that all is well with your family member. Thanks for the great giveaways this week. if I were to win I would choose the 3rd group, I've been dying to read Mistress of the Art of Death. Thanks again.
    spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  106. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I've dealt with family illness before and it's no easy thing :( Hang in there.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways. You really picked some great books! It looks like they've brought a lot of visitors to the blog as well. Congrats!

    Put me down for Pack #1, if you please. I truly do hope things get better at home.

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  107. I hope things will be alright and will work out.
    I like pack 2 for your contest
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  108. I am also a subscriber
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  109. I hope all is well I would like pack 2. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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  110. Hey! Enter me please. Pack #1 is my first choice, but I'll of course be thrilled with any of them. I'm sorry about what's going on with your family. I hope things go well for all of you. Welcome back. I'm sure nobody blames you for disappearing, given the situation. Goodnight!

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  111. Hope you and yours pull through!

    They all sound wonderful but I have to go with Pack 1. I have an ARC of Tithe and I know she made some changes and I have never read Ironside before. Thank you for such a great contest!!!

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