Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DYNAMIC DADS & GRADS GIVEAWAY

CONTEST NOW OVER
DADS AND GRADS GIVEAWAY

JUNE 2-JUNE 30
8 AMAZING BOOKS
5 LUCKY WINNERS

Thanks to Valerie and
Hachette Book Group for the
chance to host this Giveaway

Here are the 8 books you can win:


THE NINE LESSONS by Kevin Milne
DO-OVER by Robin Hemley
THE MAN'S BOOK by Thomas Fink
BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS by Ted Dekker
AN HONORABLE GERMAN by Charles McCain
THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN by W. Randall Jon
LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP by Donald Phillips
OUTLIERS by Malcolm Gladwell

HERE IS HOW TO WIN!
FOLLOW THE RULES, PLEASE!
U. S. and Canadian Residents ONLY
No P.O. Boxes, Please
Email address for contact MUST be in Entry
Each Entry MUST be a separate comment to count

+1 Entry: Comment about why your Dad or Grad is special
+1 MORE Entry: Comment if you follow or sign up to follow and where
+1 MORE Entry: Blog about this Giveaway or Tweet and leave a link here

+1 to 8 MORE Entries Possible: During June, watch for the DAD or GRAD symbols below in my posts reviewing each "DADS & GRADS" book and then follow the link I will have in the post to come back here and comment about that particular book I review.
DADS AND GRADS
SYMBOLS


Entries must be in by 6 PM, EST, June 30

GOOD LUCK!




136 comments:

Cindy said...

My dad passed away many years ago, but he was a special man and I still miss him. He was a quiet, hard working man who taught us the value of education (my dad never made anything other than A's all the way through graduate school), the importance of saving money, and the rewards of hard work and giving your best in all you do. He proudly served in the Navy during WWII. When I was a teen, my dad loaned me his car frequently and never complained about it. Although he hardly ever talked about it, my dad was left in a basket on my grandparents' doorstep when he was an infant. I am grateful that his mom gave birth to him and thankful that my grandparents adopted him and raised him to be the great dad that I had.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I follow your blog each and every day!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I follow you on Twitter! I will post a commment about your blog...as soon as I learn more about Twitter. :)

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Kristi said...

Hi - I am very proud of my grad this year - she is graduating from 8th grade on Friday - and as she was the president of student council - she gets to give one of the two speeches! And this will be in front of about 1700-2000 people! She is not scared because of the # of people - but she is afraid that she will cry because of it being so final. I told her she couldn't cry - because then I would cry - and I wouldn't be able to film it! She is so ready for high school though!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kristi said...

I also follow your blog.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Marie said...

Great giveaway! Please enter me. Thanks.

My dad work very hard at a tough job to raise 5 children. He also fought for this country (Canada) when he was barely 18 years old. For those things and others, I'm very proud of him.

mparke[at]mts[dot]net

Marie said...

I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function. Please enter me. Thanks.

mparke[at]mts[dot]net

Debbie said...

Looks like another great giveaway! And congrats on hitting 200:)

Shauna said...

I follow your blog :)

Valorie said...

Because though my dad was not perfect and did a lot of bad things to me, he still had his good moments and sacrificed for me.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I follow.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/06/01/book-giveaways-0601-0607/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Kitten22 said...

This looks awesome! Please enter me!

My dad is great because he's really been there for me since my mom passed away. It was a tough time for both of us and it's brought us closer.

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl S. said...

My Dad is so special because he has always been there for me. It was always important to him that we all did our best at whatever we chose to do in life & as a result, he helped raise 3 independent children with wonderful careers & families of our own.

Thanks!
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cheryl S. said...

I follow via Google Reader

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

scottsgal said...

My dad had a wicked sense of humor that he passed on to both myself and my son.

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm already a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

chey said...

My dad is always there for his friends and family, whether just to listen, give advice or offer assistance.

chey127 at homail dot com

Neas Nuttiness said...

There are so many special things about my dad! Two of the things that come immediately to mind, are that he loves to learn new things. He wants to know why something works, how it got made, who made it, and why. Another great thing about dear old dad, is that he can make everyone feel special. He can sit down with someone he's just met, and in 10 minutes be the best of buddies. He can always find a mutual interest to talk about. I think that he passed his thirst for learning on to me, and for that, I am so very grateful!

Thanks for another FANTASTIC giveaway.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I am a follower.
Thanks!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Dixie said...

I'm going to nominate my hubby as a special Dad. He has truly been an equal partner in parenting and he and our boys share a very special bond.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I follow this blog and you are on my blogroll.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/2006674534

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I've always been a Daddy's girl. My dad is still to this day one of my favorite people.

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower

bridget3420 said...

Linked to my sidebar

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Come on by, i have a sweet award for you!!!
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

throuthehaze said...

my stepdad is special because he has always treated me like i am his own child
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

I am very fortunate to still have my dad in my life! He will be 91 in July. He has lived through the Great Depression, worked since he was 11 years old, served in WWII, and at one point worked three jobs to support our family.
In 2000, dad, my sister and myself had to suffer the loss of our only brother and four months later, our mom! Dad still lives in the home that I grew up in and spends every evening with my sister's family or mine. Please enter me in your fabulous book package giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow your feed via my Yahoo Reader Page!
Thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/2011202397.
Thanks a bunch.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

My youngest brother just graduated from high school and will be headed to the Navy soon! We are so proud of him.

shhhimreading(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I also follow

holdenj said...

My dad built me this great playhouse when I was little. It had a door and two windows and he never once pressured me to grow out of it too fast--it was destined to become his shed! He was the best.

Thanks for the chance at another great giveaway!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

gaby317 said...

count me in please

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

i'm a follower

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

my dad has always been there for me - even after long days and nights at work. He's always tried to be fair and evenhanded.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

nightdweller20 said...

My dad is special, well, just because he's my dad and unique. But most importantly, if I've ever needed any sort of help, he's always been there for me.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

nightdweller20 said...

I follow via Google.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Alexa said...

My dad is very special to me. He is a hard working man who provides for our family. He is full of love and I couldn't image life without him. Enter me in your great giveaway please!

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Wanda said...

My dad passed away about about 15 years ago but he was always my idol and I still miss him. He was a quiet man and I learned a lot from him.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

My dad was special because he was a kind and caring person.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/wed-63-giveaways.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

gahome2mom said...

My Dad is special because he has a great way of making people laugh. :)

thanks
gahome2mom at gmail dot com

gahome2mom said...

I am a new follower.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

etirv said...

I follow! Thanks for this giveaway! Perfect gift for my hubby!

A Reader said...

My grad (DS) is special b/c he graduated with a 3.79 in Business & Languages all while working at the same time.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66).
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chris said...

What makes my dad special? Other than that he's my dad? Hmmm...he's been an awesome support for the past 25 years, and despite working overtime every year, he always made it home in time for Christmas.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Katrina V said...

My father is special because he was patient with us, very supportive and protected us.

Katrina V said...

Follow your blog publicly.

Katrina V said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/katt_v/status/2044934836

Lesley said...

My stepfather is amazing because he has completely accepted me as his own, and gives me so much love and attention. I love you, dad!

Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

ossmcalc said...

Reading is one of the few things that my dad still enjoys since the passing of Mom. This would be such an awesome present for him. Please enter me.

ossmcalc said...

I have subscribed by email.

Carlene said...

My dad is very special, he is the most caring and great dad. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

robynl said...

Dad was a hard worker, joke teller, man of faith and a great father.

yourstrulee AT sasktel DOT net

deedee said...

I miss my Dad.
plusmore678 (at) yahoo (dot) com
I follow ... deedee

Shauna said...

What awesome giveaways you have going on here! Please count me in! tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Icedream said...

My Dad is special because he grew up in an environment where displays of affection weren't common practice so he showed his family how much he loved us by working hard to make sure we had everythig we needed. It meant he became a career Army soldier even though it wasn't his dream. He served two tours of Veitnam and was decorated numerous times. I am so proud of him!

I am a follower on google reader.

I blogged about this giveaway at: http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/11/current-book-giveaways.html

Thanks for the chance!
waitmantwillie AT hotmail DOT com

Icedream said...

Opps, didn't enter correctly. Seperate comments.
I am a follower on google reader.

waitmantwillie AT hotmail DOT com

Icedream said...

I posted about your giveaway at:
http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/11/current-book-giveaways.html

waitmantwillie AT hotmail DOT com

etirv said...

I follow: delilah0180 AT yahoo DOT com

A Reader said...

Posted on my Blog sidebar here.
http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

kimnspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

deedee said...

I subscribe via google reader, thanks!
plusmore678 (at) yahoo (dot) com

etirv said...

My Papa passed away a long time ago... but I remember the lessons he taught me.
Thanks for this giveaway.
delilah0180 (at) yahoo (dot) com

dag888888 said...

Please include me, thank you. I follow!

Shauna said...

I gave my copy of the Nine Lessons to my Dad and really want one for me! So please enter me :)

Dixie said...

I just read your review of The Nine Lessons and it sounds like a great book about parenting.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My husband is both the best Dad and the best Grad. 5 years ago, while
our son was still in college, we both lost our jobs. I got a job where
our son was in college which helped with 1/2 price tuition, but my DH
could not find a job. After 2 years he decided to go back to college. He
never graduated because he went to Vietnam instead. Well, we got my son
out of college, and my DH graduates Suma Cum Laude with his master's
degree in 4 weeks. Then, he starts his PhD program. He will be 66 when
he finishes he PhD and will begin teaching at a University. He has also
done all the housekeeping, cooking and errands while he has been in
school and I have been supporting us. I can't tell you how proud of him
I am.
I am a follower of your blog.
rebecca.cox@charter.net

Pam said...

My own father served in WWII for 4 years without all the benefits of email, texting, etc we have today. Just an occasional letter. He has passed away and I miss him and still respect me.

My hubby is the most caring wonderful father to our children and always puts them and me ahead of himself.

Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Cheryl (B)S said...

I read your review of "The Nine Lessons". I have this book & am looking forward to reading it and passing it on. I,too, am not a great fan of golf, but I think I might understand it enough to see the lessons in the book.

Thanks for the great review!
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sue W. said...

Dad worked hard all his life for his family. We moved from England to Canada when I was a youngster because Dad felt we would have a better life there. I believe he was right.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog site at:
http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Jennifer W said...

A fan of words, this would be a great gift package for my dad.

jwalker8(at)canada(dot)com

Rebecca Cox said...

I follow your blog at google reader.
rebecca.cox@charter.net

Rebecca Cox said...

I tweeted this giveaway at ccqdesigns
rebecca.cox@charter.net

Rebecca Cox said...

The Nine Lessons sounds like something both my son and husband need to read.They both play golf and my son grew up talking to his dad on the golf course. Love to get this one.
rebecca.cox@charter.net

LoveMyCoffee said...

My father-in-law was like a father to me. I miss him terribly, he passed away four years ago. He was a wonderful man.
I would love to win this giveaway. Wow

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

LoveMyCoffee said...

I am a follower of your blog. I follow by RSS.

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

Alexia561 said...

I'm one of your loyal followers!

Alexia561 said...

I got my love of reading from my father. He's a very special dad....discusses books with me and plays gold with my hubby. He does it all! :)

HODGEPODGESPV said...

my dad helped to make sure there were always books availa. he trusted me to read any thing. without censorship. if i couldn't handle the subject matter, it was put down. to this day, i love books. i know i don't have to read everything. if i am not enjoying this book, there is another one just round the cornor.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

after clicking on your follower button, i am now a follower of this blog.

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budletsmom said...

My DH is a great dad - loves to read to our son.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

budletsmom said...

I am a follower.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather said...

My Dad is special because he has this innate quality in him to put others at ease not matter what.

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Heather said...

Blog follwer!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

My Dad is very special. He is 87 years old now and still lives in his own home and drives his car. He has some health problems but doesn't complain.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

minishoes1 said...

Great giveaway! My dad died when I was very young. He wasn't around to see any of us girls get married or to see his only son grow up to make a great man like he was.He would have been proud! I do remember my dad being very patient with all us kids. 5 girls and 1 boy. He was very funny! Also, he was a great husband to my mom and always called her his Babydoll.thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I follow. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Natalie W said...

Awesome giveaway! My Dad is the greatest, he was in the US Coast Guard and was hardly home but have his very best to us kids.
Nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie W said...

Well of course i'll follow ! So much to read here :0)
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie W said...

I just tweeted! Not sure what link i put here
http://twitter.com/nataliew2 - Hope that works!

Hilarie said...

My grad is my husband and he is finally achieving his life long dream of becoming a Family Practice Physician. He is graduating from residency this month. He has put up with a lot of abuse from both his professors and patients throughout the years and has maintained his desire to provide quality care and compassion. I am so proud of him!

Hilarie said...

My email is knitbusy at gmail dot com, sorry I didn't put it in my last post!

Hilarie said...

I am a follower in google reader.

Hilarie said...

I have posted this giveaway on my blog. You can find my post here

Sheila DeChantal said...

My dad died in a house fire with my sister when I was 13. I was always the "tom boy" of the two of us girls, Tara was more like mom... I was more like dad. Odd how things end up, where Tara went with dad, and I grew up with mom...
I feel I missed some of the better years with my dad and I wish I had him through all the years and even now.
I am grateful for the time I did have with him and the memories I will always cherish.

Sheila DeChantal said...

I do follow you on twitter and I have your blog as one of very few on my sidebar for people to link to any time. I find your blog active and filled with book information and giveaways that I am interested in.

I am going to twitter now about your giveaway here so please count me in for the extra chance or two for this giveaway. There are some great books here!

Bingo said...

Thank you so much for so many entries with so many heartfelt stories...still several days to enter. I am just glad that RANDOM.org picks winners and not me! Good luck and keep entering friends!

dag888888 said...

Free entry today:

Dad

dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

Beth said...

Dad
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I lost my dad two years ago. He was an amazing man and would have loved many of these books.

CherylS22 said...

Just read your review for "Swimsuit" - James Patterson does not disappoint! Can't wait to read the book for myself.

Thanks,
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

CherylS22 said...

DAD

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Belinda M said...

"BOOK BUDDY"

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

CherylS22 said...

BOOK BUDDY

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

The Un-Organized Mom said...

"SWIMSUIT"

Sue W. said...

Book Buddy

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

MJ said...

Book Buddy

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Carlene said...

I saw the Grad. Bear on your review of Secrets of Happiness and yes you so could have made that cover with your dog.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

MJ said...

Dad


mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

swimsuit


mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Carlene said...

I just found your Dad button on your review and giveaway for How to Score.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

Swimsuit.

Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

holdenj said...

Dad

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com


Thanks!

holdenj said...

Book buddy!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

holdenj said...

Swimsuit.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

yadgirl said...

My dad is special because he teaches me new things every day.

ikkinlala said...

My dad's special because he's such a generous person and because he understands me better than anyone else seems to.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Sara said...

My grad just graduatred with a BA in English. She's my sister, and is special because she came up with a lot of the funds to finance her degree. She deserves some down time but is already working. She consisders reading a luxury and would love this prize. Plus her birthday is coming up...

I also follow through google reader. Thanks!

Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nancy said...

My father was very special. He always encouraged us to do our very best and he led by example. I miss him!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nicole said...

My dad is a great guy and very handy.

Alexia561 said...

BOOK BUDDY

Dixie said...

I just found the Grads symbol on The Secrets of Happiness.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Kath said...

My Father is no longer with us but he left behind life lessons that I follow to this day.

scottsgal said...

book buddy

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