Bloggy Giveaways Carnival

January 28, 2008 Categories: Blogging , Books , Contests | 112 Comments  

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Shannon of Rocks in My Dryer and Bloggy Giveaways fame is hosting the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival. Click on that link to go to the ginormous list of blogs participating and giving away prizes. If you want to participate, click here for the guidelines.

Now, what would you expect me to be giving away? Books, of course! Six pre-read, gently-used books. That means there will be six winners! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me your top three picks out of these books:

~ Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout. You can read my review here.

~ The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.

~ The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin – my review. Please keep in mind that the copy I’m giving away is the mass-market paperback edition of the Barnes & Noble Classics, not the trade paperback one that is pictured in the review.

~ The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

~ Echoes by Maeve Binchy.

~ The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy.

Now, leave a comment here before Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 12:00 am PST. I will use a random number generator to draw six names sometime Saturday. (Duplicate comments will be deleted, so just one, please.) Don’t forget to tell me what your top three picks are! That way when I draw names, I can hopefully match you with a book that you’re actually interested in reading. Good luck! And be sure and check out all the other giveaways – some have much more extravagant prizes than I’m offering.

112 Comments

  1. Kelsey

    I will take any of them they all look good!
    Kelsey(kelsmith1992@gmail.com)

  2. Dawn

    I’d love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn :)

    (contact info – dawn at kaiseralex.com)

  3. Nise'

    Echos, The Copper Beech and The Jane Austen Book Club

  4. Melynda

    OH! I would love one of those great books! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. Not the Queen

    The Jane Austen Book Club, Echoes, and The Copper Beach. I love to read. This would be a great giveaway to win!

  6. Karin

    Please enter me in your giveaway. My top 3 choices are: “Abide With Me”, “The Jane Austen Book Club”, “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”

    Thank you!

  7. Geri

    Great Giveaway!!! Thanks
    Gerijones64@hotmail.com

    Echoes, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Awakening

  8. Cindi Hoppes

    What a marvelous and fun contest! My three picks would be~ “The Copper Beech”, “Echoes” and “Abide With Me!”
    Thanks for a great giveaway contest. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

  9. Sheila at Dodging Raindrops

    The Kate Chopin books are up my alley!

  10. Deborah

    The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
    The Jane Austen Book Club
    Abide With Me

  11. Veronica

    I like the sound of The Jane Austen Book Club, The Copper Beech, and Echoes.

    I adore books!

  12. grace

    I would love to win any of these books!

  13. mom to p

    Fab books! Would love to read one of these.

  14. peggy

    I would be happy with any of the the 6 books. My top pick would be the Jane Austen Book Club. Thank you!

  15. Lisa

    Me! Me! Me! I’d gladly take any of them! :o )

  16. Harlan

    abide with me, echoes, and the copper beach are my top three picks. Thanks for the giveaway.

    (jafarhie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

  17. Crystal B.

    I am an avid reader. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Tyna Begley

    Oh, the Copper Beech, Echoes, and the Ladies Detective Agency look great!

  19. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

    Count me in please.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I’m giving away. Don’t miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

    Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

  20. Bonnie Day

    this is a great giveaway I need some new books to read

  21. Jeni

    Echoes, Abide With Me, and Jane Austen Book Club.

    Thanks! I love books!

  22. Kelly Gates

    Enter me in this one!

  23. Heidi

    #1 Ladies Detective Agency

    ~ The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction

    Echoes

    I hoep you have fun with all the contests! I am.

  24. kathie

    Great giveaway. I like Echoes, The Copper Beach, and Abide with Me. Thanks.

  25. Britni

    Jane Austen, Echoes, and Detective Agency. Thanks!

  26. Someone Being Me

    I would love to read the Jane Austen book club. Any of the others would be fine too.

  27. Megan

    They all sound great, thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Jeni

    The Jane Austen Book club, the Kate Chopin book, and The Copper Beech.

  29. Jenny

    I would love to read

    Abide with me
    copper beach
    detective agency

  30. Shannon

    I love Maeve Binchy!

  31. Stephanie

    I would like any of the books, but the Jane Austin Book Club and Abide with me are my top picks! Thanks!

  32. Reeva

    GREAT contest! I really want to win. :)

    Abide with me, echoes, copper beach

  33. jen

    Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout.
    The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.
    The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
    these are the books that appeal to me :)

  34. Sandra

    books, yeah

  35. Courtney

    Strout and the two Binchy’s for me please :-)

    Thanks for offering this awesome opportunity for the giveaway! You are very generous! Good luck to all!

  36. Paige

    I’d probably prefer the Jane Austen Book Club. Thanks.

  37. Elaine Rosser

    I would love to win the books – Echoes, Tha Awakening and Selected Short Fiction and Abide With Me.

  38. Whitney

    Cool books! I think my favorites are the ladies’ detective, jane austin, and echoes :)

  39. Susan

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Lesha

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  41. Melanie

    I’d choose:
    Abide With Me, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Copper Beech

  42. jayedee

    great giveaway! please throw my name into the hat too! good luck everyone!

  43. Marcia

    The Copper Beach, Echoes and Abide With Me.

  44. Susan Chester

    Echoes,The Jane Austin Bookclub and Copper Beech all sound wonderful.

  45. Trina @ Daddy's Chicks

    This sounds Marvellous Darrrrrling . . . it would be an honored to win. Blessings ~ Trina

    Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout.
    The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.
    The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

  46. Heather G

    I think they all sound great! My top 3 would be The Jane Austen Bookclub, Echos, and The Copper Beach.

  47. Linda

    The Jane Austen Book Club, The Copper Beech, and Echoes The Jane Austen Book Club, The Copper Beech, and Echoes

  48. Snowbird

    I love Maeve Binchy so either of those books would be great with me.

  49. Qtpies7~

    Oh, tough choices! The Jane Austin for my dd. Abide with me and Echos.
    Great giveaway!

  50. Hannah

    Abide with Me, Copper Beaches, and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

  51. Deborah

    The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Copper Beach and Echoes. When you pick my number, you can reach me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  52. sal williams

    Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout.
    The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.
    The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin
    These sound like 3 immensely readable books. I enjoyed your review. this is a great giveaway. Thanks.

  53. Bebemiqui

    Echoes, Abide with Me & No. 1 Detective. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  54. Dan Smith

    please enter me

  55. Susan Smith

    Any of the books are fine

  56. Liz

    My top picks are The Jane Austin Book Club, #1 Ladies Detective Club, and Echos! THanks!

  57. tonsofsons

    I would have to pick the first three on your list.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a neat prize.
    http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

  58. Erin

    The Jane Austen Book Club
    Echoes
    The Copper Beach

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  59. gail

    great giveaway! My top picks are either of the Binchy books or Abide with me, but I’d gladly read any of them!

  60. Tabitha

    1. The Jane Austin Book Club
    2. Echoes
    3. The Copper Beech

  61. Shama-Lama Mama

    Oooh, awesome giveaway! I love books. I would be happy with Detective Agency, Awakening, or Jane Austin! Thanks so much!

  62. Katie M

    I’d love to read “The Jane Austen Book Club”, “The Ladies Detective Agency” or “Echoes”. Thanks!

  63. Jennifer

    My top 3:
    The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction
    The Copper Beech
    Echoes
    but really they all look good! : )

  64. Marly Lynk

    I’ll take any of them. I just need something new to read! :)

  65. carrie

    Yay, books! JA Book Club is on my spring reading list, so that would be great. I already have The Awakening, and I’ve never heard of the other titles.

  66. Michelle

    My three choices:

    1. The Jane Austen Book Club
    2. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
    3. The Copper Beech

    Thanks for the chance to win! mlciavola(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  67. Angela

    #1 Echoes
    #2 Jane Austin
    #3 The Copper Beach!

  68. Emily

    all of these sound great! would love to read them!

  69. Rebecca

    Any of them would be great. I’ve not read any of these titles. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

  70. Noreen

    jane austin, echos and copper beech

  71. amy a

    abide with me
    echoes
    copper beech

  72. Julie

    I love jane austin- saw one of the movies (don’t remember which one though)

  73. piseco

    I’d enjoy Abide with Me, The Jane Austen Book Club, and The Awakening. Thanks for the contest!

  74. Vida

    I’d love to get the Jane Austen Book Club, Abide with Me, or The Copper Beach.

  75. Carol in Oregon

    Carrie!

    You are generous, my friend.

    My choices would be the Strout, the Jane Austen, or Mma Ramotswe.

    Blessings,

    Carol

  76. Gina

    I would love to read the No.1 Ladies Detective agency, Echoes, and the copper beech.

  77. Ginny

    Count me, love book!

  78. Wendy

    I would love any of those books. I love reading and haven’t read any of them yet.

  79. Katy

    I would love to have the books:

    Echoes, Abide with Me, and The Copper Beach!

    Thank you soo much!!! What a great giveaway!!! :)

  80. Annette

    no 1 ladies detective agency

    yes please, thank you. :)
    oh…mousegirls (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. Christine

    Please enter me. This looks like a great assortment of books. Thanks.

  82. kim

    the jane austen book club has been on my list to read and Echoes sounds interesting too. Thanks!

  83. Taryn S

    I would love to win any of these!

  84. Susan

    Jane Austen, Abide With Me or The Copper Beech

  85. Nancy

    Please enter me in!!
    Thanks!
    Nancy

  86. Lisa

    The Jane Austen Book Club is my favorite book but they all look good! I would love any, please if I win just pick for me! Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway!

    (Please email me if I win!)
    Thanks again!

  87. Meleah

    I love a good read, please put me down for The Jane Austen Book Club, the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and Echoes, because I love Maeve Binchy and I haven’t read this one yet.

  88. Karen (mommy of three)

    I would love:

    1) Jane Austen Book Club
    2) Abide With Me
    3)The Copper Beach

    Thank You! I am also giving away several books, please feel free to stop by before Sunday, they are all listed in my sidebar!

  89. Katherine Frazier

    The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.
    The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
    The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin

    but any of them would be nice – thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  90. Beth

    Hard to choose but I’d go with The Jane Austen Book Club, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, or Echoes.

  91. Princsstrish

    Echoes, Copper Beech, and the Jane Austen Book Club. Sweet giveaway!!!!

  92. Nancy

    1. The Jane Austen Book Club
    2. Copper Beech
    3. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

  93. Angela Palmer

    I’m not picky. I’ll read anything. Thanks for the giveaway.

  94. Jhianna

    My top three would be:

    ~ The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.
    ~ The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.
    ~ Echoes by Maeve Binchy.

    Thank you!

  95. KJ

    I like Mike Huckabee, too. I wish he was doing better in the Primaries…

    Thanks so much for your generosity! Please include me!

    KJ

  96. Anastasia

    This s great! I’d love to enter :)
    I don’t care which book I get if I win :D

  97. Tisa

    Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

  98. Heidi

    I would take any of the books, especially The Jane Austen’s Book Club. Thanks.

  99. Jewelshud

    Jane Austen, Awakening, Abide with Me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Bhavana

    The no. 1 ladies detective agency
    Abide with me
    The jane austen book club

    thanks

  101. Sarah

    Abide with Me would be my choice, sounds like a great read.

    Sarah
    SeekingHim@gmail dot com
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah

  102. Sally

    JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB!!!or any book, cause books make me happy. :)

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  104. Sarah A.

    the Jane Austen Club
    Echoes
    Abide with Me
    Thanks!

  105. Tara

    I’d like any of these books but I guess the Binchy books would be my top two, then the Austen book club.

  106. aBookworm

    1) The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
    2) The Jane Austen’s Book Club
    3) Echoes by Maeve Binchy

    Great selection! Thanks,
    callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

  107. Romie

    I will take any of them, I read SO much. The one that does look the most fun is The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

  108. Heather C

    1. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.
    2. Echoes by Maeve Binchy.
    3. The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy.

    Thanks!

  109. Meg

    The first three (Abide, Jane Austen, and Awakening) look the most intriguing to me. Thanks so much! meg.wilson@gmail.com

  110. Theresa N

    Abide with me, JAne Austin and #1 Ladies. Thank you.

  111. Shay

    I’ll make it easy for you. I haven’t read any of these so which ever one isn’t chosen.

  112. Fruitbearer

    Any book you pick for me is fine (if my name is drawn) :) . Go Huckabee!