Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's my birthday -- and I'm giving away a book to celebrate

  Yes, it's my birthday. I have no idea what we're going to do today but I'm sure it will be great. Last year Larry took me to Atlantis in the Bahamas and I got to swim with the dolphins. Not just to stand around and pet them but actually snorkel with them. That was great. The year before that it was a cruise. The year before that Larry rented an entire pontoon boat (normally seating 12) at Disney in FL, and we went around the lagoon before parking to watch the 9:00 pm fireworks from the Magic Kingdom on the water, complete with music & sound. I could go on and on (he's the master of awesome birthdays), but whatever happens today, I know it's going to be special. 

And to celebrate, I'm in the mood for a book giveaway.  One of my sons bought me a copy of Lisa Moore's February, and I'd already bought one, so I have an extra copy.  If you would like to try to win this copy, here's what you have to do.

1. Leave a comment on this post, and then send me an email with your email address. Anyone from any country can enter.
2. Enter by August 15th -- I will pick the winner (via random.org) on the 17th.  
3. You do NOT have to follow my blog to participate. I didn't start this blog to gain followers (but a special thanks to all of you who read my posts and comment every now and then!) so that's not a requirement. 

February, by Lisa Moore


26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Nancy!! Those are fabulous birthday surprises. Can't wait to hear what it is this year!!

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  2. Wish you a very happy birthday! Have a blast!

    And do count me in for the giveaway.

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

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  3. Thanks for the birthday wishes, BookQuoter and Gautami. I'll count you in for sure.

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  4. Happy Birthday to you. That is sweet of you to have a giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol.com

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  5. thank you, Carol! You're in.

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  6. First of all Happy Birthday.

    Thanks for stopping by-you should get yourself a copy of Shantaram-I thought it was a great book-(obviously) I have been waiting for the sequel for years.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Nancy. so very nice of you to give away the book on your birthday. thanks. Email follows this.

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  8. Happy Birthday fellow Leo! I hope you had a wonderful day.

    February sounds like a good book. It's on my to-read list even if I am not the lucky one to win your giveaway.

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  9. Happy Birthday--

    Would love to win the book, simple as that.

    Eileen
    wiseowlreviews@aol dot com

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  10. @Esme: Thanks for coming by! I do have a copy of Shantaram and plan to get to it before the year is out. Maybe October.
    @Leon: thanks!
    @Suzanne: thank you, and consider yourself entered!
    @Eileen -- I'll be checking out your blog today. Thanks for entering!

    and while I'm here...yesterday, as is so common here in the afternoons, it was raining, and I slid on the wet pavement in my flip-flops and killed my back. Today I am flat on my back after having to rush home. Sucks to be me today!

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  11. Happy Happy Birthday! I would love to be entered into this giveaway.
    Thanks!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  12. Happy Birthday! :) Oh, giveaway! :)

    akosikulot(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Hi Colleen! You're in. Thanks!

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  14. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  15. You're welcome, Aik. Thank you!

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  16. Hi, my first time here, arrvied via goodreads groups -
    I've been thinking about a Lisa Moore title for awhile now but for some inexplicable reason never followed up. This sounds like a great opportunity!

    mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

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  17. Happy Birthday, Nancy!! I hope you had a fab day! Can't wait to hear the details.

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  18. Hope you had a lovely birthday Nancy!

    PS: A man that organises birthday surprises - where did you find him? You lucky thing ;)

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  19. Happy Birthday!

    Looking forward to hearing how you celebrated!

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  20. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. :)

    cc932005[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  21. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie D
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  22. @M: Thank you for coming by. I'd never read anything by Lisa Moore either prior to this one.
    @Aths: Thank you! As it turns out I hurt my back & got a mild case of food poisoning. A birthday to definitely remember.
    @Jo (Booklovers): Yes, he is a great guy! Nice to see you and I have still another to add to the Aussie challenge now!
    @Esther: Thanks so much!
    @Cass: You're in; thank you so much for coming by and for happy birthday wishes!
    @Debs Desk: You're included. Thank you for coming by.

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday, Nancy! I was traveling last week, and am just catching up on the blogosphere. Hope you had a wonderful day! -- Colleen

    PS, I'd love to be included in the giveaway!

    connolly-ahern[at]psu[dot]edu

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  24. Hi Colleen! As it turned out, the celebration was cancelled due to me slipping in the grocery store parking lot while it was raining and falling flat on my back. I've been flat on my bed ever since. How I'm going to manage to fly to California on Friday is beyond me!

    thanks for coming by!

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  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Those are some great gifts!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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