Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Box Contest!


So I know I just posted a new contest yesterday. but Christmas is a month away and I want to share the spirit of gift giving by giving away a box of books! Plus, it's a nice way to clean out my books before (hopefully) I get a lot of new ones! :)

Here's what the Christmas Box will include:

1. Nobody's Princess by Ester Friesner
2. Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
4. How to Say Goodbye in Robot (ARC) by Natalie Standiford
5. Give Up the Ghost (ARC) by Megan Crewe
6. Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson
7. Owl in Love by Patricia Kindl
8. Night Runner (ARC) by Max Turner
9. Secrets of Truth and Beauty (ARC) by Megan Frazer
10. The Sweetheart of Prosper County (ARC) by Jill S. Alexander
11. A Special Christmas ornament from me!

The great thing about this box is that even if you don't want to read or have read some of the books, you can re-give them as gifts! (I won't tell, hehe)

Here's how to enter:
1. leave a comment with your email address
2. tell me about a "christmas miracle" (or other holiday miracle) you have either experienced or heard about
3. + 2 for following me
4. + 5 for getting someone else to follow me (the person who then follows me will get another +1 but they have to tell me who referred them)
5. + 3 for posting on your sidebar

Contest ends December 10th (and I will send the box out December 11th)!
Sorry guys, but this one is going to be US only because it's such a big box!

Good Luck!

68 comments:

Elie said...

1. zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
2. I have not experienced anything that I would classify as a miracle. But my sis-in-laws baby has been in the hospital for almost a month. I am hoping that she will get better and they can be home and healthy for Christmas.
3. + 2 for following me
5. + 3 for posting on your sidebar
http://ellzreadz.blogspot.com/

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Wrighty said...

What a great holiday giveaway! Thanks for the offer!

My oldest son was due in early January but I went into labor about 5 weeks early. It stopped after a day which made my doctor happy but it wasn't so easy for me. Labor kept starting and stopping for 10 days before he was finally born. He was tiny but healthy and we went home Christmas Eve. That was 21 years ago and he was my best Christmas miracle ever!

+2 follower
+3 added to sidebar
www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

LOVE the colors of your blog! :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

1. Awesome giveaway!
Email: justyourtypicalbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)com

2. I don't have an actual Christmas Miracle, but since I live in Missouri, we always get snow. Every time my car doesn't get stuck in the driveway when I'm already running late for work, I shout out a "It's a Christmas Miracle!" ...does that count?

3. + 2 for following me

Thanks!
Amber

sharon54220 said...

What a great giveaway.

I am going to be a 1st time grandmother somewhere between the Dec 15 & Dec 31.

+ 2 for following

Thanks for the chance.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Zombie Girrrl said...

1. ZombieGirrrl21@aol
2. I'm not sure this counts as a miracle, but one year we had two Christmasses! My dad was deployed, and he missed the "first" Christmas, so we all decided to open only one present each on the actual day, and stashed the rest of the presents away for a month. When he got home, we had our second Christmas. It was great, and we considered doing again the next year even though everyone was home, but our patience couldn't be replicated. Maybe it had been a miracle that we were able to wait that long! XD
3. + 2 old follower
4. + 5 I recruited Orchid!
5. + 3 Sidebar Link!

Orchid said...

1. hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com
2. I don't have a Christmas miracle story. =\ Unless... Well, I guess being able to celebrate it with my family every year is miracle unto itself.
3. +2 I'm a new follower
4. +1 I was sent by Zombie Girrrl :)

throuthehaze said...

Count me in please!

+2 old follower

Raelena
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Erica said...

I honestly don't have a christmas miracle really... unless you count my little sister was born the day after christmas.

+2 follower

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Anna ♥ said...

Oh, wow, what a great contest!

I heard about this from someone somewhere about this family who were really in debt and could not afford anything, much less a Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving. Miraculously they got a whole Thanksgiving dinner delivered to their house by some organization from an anonymous person or something. Pretty nice thing that happened.

+2 Follower

+3 Sidebar: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com

Anna ♥
goodgonegirl@gmail.com

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

+1 Thanks for this chance to win these amazing books ;o)
+2 I already follow your blog and I get your e-mails and info from your Google reader
+3 I posted this on my sidebar http://booksequalmovies.blogspot.com/
+2 as far as a Christmas miracle well..I think each Christmas is in it's self a Miracle because Christ was born on this Special day what else would you call that if not a MIRACLE!!
+5 I refereed Blair ;o)

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

booksrmysoul said...

Blair
blairwlewis@gmail.com

+2 I am a new follower
+1 Shawna L. referred me to you.
I think just making it Alive to Christmas each is a Miracle. A bigger Miracle is having your Family make it with you to Christmas each year. Do I hear an Amen...
Good luck to everyone!! Blair

Dani. said...

Woah, sweet contest! I love Christmas....and boxes, so you have the best of both worlds. Is your contest miley cyrus? (the song, *shutter* not her) :)

A Christmas Miracle? I dont have anything deep but my christmas miracle is my aunts deviled eggs! No seriously, I love those things, and my aunt only makes them once a year, at christmas, and i live for them. Try one and your taste buds will agree that they are indeed a miracle:)

+2: Follower!
+3: Sidebar- http://danidlion.blogspot.com/

-Dani.
lightningstreak123(at)comcast(dot)net

donnas said...

Cool contest. Please include me.

1. bacchus76 at myself dot com
2. I dont have an actual story. But I believe getting to spend the day with family all together counts as close.
3. +2 follower
5. +3 sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

MJ said...

1. mj.coward[at]gmail.com
2. 2 years ago today, my youngest son (then 18) shot himself in the foot while cleaning his shotgun. We were told they would amputate at the knee. The miracle was the surgeon being honest enough to say he couldn't save his foot/leg but he had "heard' of someone at Duke. Josh has his leg and foot and was home with us by that Christmas!! Best and worst Christmas ever!!
3. +2 follower

MJ

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books, thanks! And, hm, I'm not sure what Christmas "miracle" I've had. When I was smaller, pretty much every Christmas was a miracle when I woke up and saw Santa's gifts under the tree! :)

+2 new follower
+3 sidebar: http://booksatmidnight.blogspot.com

booksatmidnight(at)gmail(dot)com

Katy said...

I think it's a Christmas miracle every year that my in-laws make it through the holiday without anyone getting hurt. LOL

(+2) I am now a follower and (+1) EllzReadz sent me!

srfbluemama at gmail dot com

ladystorm said...

After my mom died Christmas is not a big bright part of my year anymore, so I don't have any Christmas miracles, but I love books and that sure would brighten my Christmas to receive a box of great books!

New follower (referred by Ellz Readz)

I posted about this on my sidebar at http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Stormi
booklady2007[at]gmail[dot]com

Color Online said...

please include me, cora_litgroup@yahoo.com

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

1. n_monzyk_27@yahoo.com
2. A few years ago my grandfather had a severe heart attack right before Christmas. Somehow, he recovered and was able to make it to the family celebration.
3. +2 for following!
5. +3 Sidebar Link

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

I don't know if I'd call it a Christmas miracle but it was a miracle. While having a PET scan for other reason it was found that I had a problem with my my heart. Finding it then was a really big deal!

+2 follow
+3 sidebar http://owlforya.blogspot.com

Heidi V said...

1. - HeidiVargas [at] live dot com
2. - My son has healed with no scars from an injury that was our Thanksgiving miracle.
+ 2 Follower

brizmus said...

1. zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com
2. When I was 4 years old, the ONLY thing I had asked for for Christmas was snow. I prayed for it every day and wrote letters to santa and begged my mom and dad. It hadn't snowed in Central louisiana in over 80 years, apparently (not just on Christmas - it just hadn't snowed). That year that I wanted snow so badly, it snowed. Just a little. Just enough to make a mini snow man. I guess it's not really a miracle, but it seemed like it to me at the time.
3. + 2 follow you
4. referred by Elie from Ellz Reads
5. + 3 on my sidebar under The Contest List
http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com

Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

I'd love to enter! How fun!

I am going to follow, and EllzReads sent me here! ;)

Staysi said...

1. staysil7@yahoo.com
2. I haven't really experienced a Christmas miracle but the closest one to me was when my baby cousin was about to be born. The doctors said he would be born with Down Syndrome, and when he was born on Christmas Day he was perfectly healthy. That's a miracle.

+ 2 Follower

+ 3 Linked to sidebar

Thanks for the awesome contest!!! :)

-Staysi

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I think every Christmas is a miracle. It should remind of home and family and what Christmas really means, the birth of Christ

I am also a follower.

Elie said...

+5 referred Aubrey
+5 referred Katy
+5 referred ladystorm
+5 referred Brizmus

zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
Elie (Ellz Readz)

Jessy said...

1. Thanks for the contest and for being so generous.
findjessyhere at gmail dot com
2. I have never experienced or heard of a Christmas miracle. It would be a miracle though if my dad went to my grandfaters for Christmas.
3. +2-follower

mindy said...

this sounds fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

CallMeKayla said...

cool contest!

2. Christmas babies are Christmas miracles!
3. + 2 for following me
4. + 1 Ellz Readz referred me!

kaylajohnson3969@sbcglobal.net

Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

cstironkat said...

The bset Christmas miracle is the peace and love I feel each year during the advent season.

Alyssa said...

1. shadygladeATmailDOTcom
2. My brother's birth was a Christmas miracle. My mom was really sick when she was pregnant and was in the hospital for about a week before Christmas. At five years old I thought my world would end if my Mom wasn't home for Christmas. I prayed so hard that year that my mommy would be able to come home for Christmas. And then by our Christmas miracle she was able to come home on Christmas Eve and stay home until about 2:00 on Christmas day. Then it was back to the hospital and 12 hours later I had a new baby brother. :)
+ 2 I am a follower!
+ 3 I posted on my sidebar: theshadyglade.blogspot.com

katie said...

1.katieb206
2.Well the only Christmas miracle that happened in my family was last year. My grandpa was rushed to the hospital and they weren't sure he would make it. He was still with us until October of this year. It was a lot longer than any doctor ever would have guessed.
3. +2 follower
5. +3 post in sidebar
www.katiesbookblog-katie.blogspot.com

Katie B

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D

+ 2 for following you

-Lindsay

lindsay15photo@gmail.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

I guess my christmas miracle would have to be the year I got my 3 kittens :)

+2 follower

squiggles87(at)aol(dot)com

TheBookworm said...

1. emailthebookworm(at)yahoo(dot)com
2. Hmm... I've never experienced a Christmas miracle, but I do enjoy watching Christmas Movies about it. :)
3. I'm a new follower!

:D TheBookworm

Cassandra said...

This is fabby!
my email is cassanova6878@yahoo.com

as for a christmas miracle...we always sing happy birthday to Jesus and have a birthday cake. When we finished a few years ago, some of the candles went out by themselves. it was eerie...but really cool at the same time.

+2 I'm a follower
+3 on my sidebar

Cassie

Mary said...

I don't have a Christmas miracle to write about but my dad used to send out a story, every year with our Christmas cards. They always were about a Christmas miracle and the true meaning of Christmas. Everyone looked forward to those stories every year. I truly miss him and the stories.

mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Kelly said...

Please enter me!

I don't know of a specific holiday miracle, but it seems that the spirit of giving just overflows so much that indeed many people on the receiving end receive their own miracles each year.

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Meghan said...

1. mdondero@sprynet.com
2. I can't think of any miracles... I had a friend who was born on Christmas, but I obviously didn't know here then. :)
3. + 2 for following me
5. + 3 for posting on your sidebar: http://meghansbookblog.blogspot.com
Thanks!

alexandrea said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I am not feeling creative today so I won't try for any extra entries!

gibbylet21(@)hotmail(dot)com

Megan said...

I haven't really heard/experienced christmas miracles. But I love it when I have a white christmas which I have like every year since I live in freezing cold Wisconsin.

+2 following

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

LittleEagle said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Rest assured that if I win the books will all find good homes. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Deedles said...

Nice giveaway!
1-djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com
2-One December I was very very low on money. I was literally praying for food. About a week before Christmas my sister who I don't see very often just showed up with about 10 bags of groceries and said Merry Christmas. I'll never forget it.

Mia J. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I haven't really experienced any miracles but am happy that my family is all healthy, happy and will be together over the holidays.

holdenj said...

Thanks for such a generous, holiday giveaway!
There's all sorts of small miracles in my day to day life, but I think my kids are the best, the ones who have re-introduced the miracles of the season to me through fresh eyes.

+2 follower

Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

jan said...

would be nice to have some winter reading thx for the contest..
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

I Heart Book Gossip said...

1. COOL GIVEAWAY :)

cindyc725 at gmail dotcom

2. On Christmas Eve my car broke down in the middle of nowhere. Not only did I lose reception on my phone, the battery was on one bar. At that time I wasn't sure what to do, so I stayed in my car and cried. And on top of that it was freezing, but luckily a highway trooper was out and he literally saved me. Thank God! Christmas Miricle 07!

3. + 2 for following you

5. + 3 for posting on your sidebar

Melissa said...

Great contest!



I live in the deep south, and back in 2004 on Christmas Eve it started snowing. We had a white Christmas, my first and probably last. There's even a kids book out about it. My daughter has a copy.

+2 I'm a follower

+3 posted on my sidebar

jjameli(at)cableone(dot)net

Mardel said...

+2 New follower
+3 Linked here http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2009/12/contest.html

Okay, my very first son was due November 19th. He didn't want to be born. I just got bigger and bigger, he stayed in my belly for longer and longer. Finally he decided to be born. I had him 12 days before Christmas.

Years later, during one of our poorest Christmases ever, (I had four kids by then) I heard a knock on my door. Buy the time I got to the front door there was no one there. But there was a huge basket with toys for each of my kids and even some luxurious bath lotions/soaps and a very, very soft blanket throw for the parents. I never did find out who left it for us, but it was so sweet.

wanda sissle at yahoo dot com

Amaliazy said...

1. scarletamalia@yahoo.com
2. My Christmas miracle was being able to be a part of my late grandmother's last Christmas before she passed.
3. +2 follower
5. +3 sidebar
http://thesporadicreader.blogspot.com/

robin_titan said...

1. Oh this is just a cool idea and giveaway! You are awesome my dear :D

lcintocable[a]gmail[d]com

2. It snowed her in Houston yesterday! It like NEVER snows here!! It has only two times before but hey, it's a miracle to me. Unfortunately it was that one day :( It was beautiful and it snowed more than it has ever snowed here before.

3. + 2 I've been following you

5. + 3 sidebar under giveaways

barbrafl said...

+2 Follower

A Christmas miracle? That's easy. On Christmas Eve of 1992, my mom went in to labor and my dad rushed her to the hospital. Early Christmas morning, I was born, a Christmas child :) Whenever my mom hears the song "Silent Night" which was playing in the car as they got to the hospital, she begins to cry at the words "mother and child, holy infant so tender and mild" because of Christmas being my birthday.

Thank you for this wonderful contest and for sharing the holiday cheer!
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Alicia said...

Would love to read any of these.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

ossmcalc said...

1) womackcm@sbcglobal.net

2) I know that there are miracles each day, but it is especially hard for me to celebrate Christmas since my mom and best friend died on December 19, 2002. It has just never been the same ever since that day. My dad is very sick and wants to join her in heaven. The breast cancer may be coming back in my aunt - my mother's sister - and the bone marrow test is Tuesday. I am having surgery tomorrow and will be having another surgery within the next month. My daughter will not come to see me for any reason and so I cannot see my three year old grandson as I am not well enough to travel. I have had to take medical retirement because my body will not heal from the injury that I received at school as I have systemic lupus. But I know that there is a reason for all of this happening and that God knows what is best for me. Maybe that is the miracle of Christmas for me - that I have faith and know in my heart that whatever happens, it will be best for me.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

+2 I am a follower.

I know that I should have put this on my previous entry but got in a hurry and hit that Publish Your Comment key. I am sorry for messing up my enter but this is such a wonderful contest that I want to get every entry that is possible.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Kate said...

Hmm.. I don't personally know of any "christmas miracles." But I know that our local radio station does listener wishes every year by helping out those families in need. It is very heartwarming to hear those letters that people send in and then have the station give them money or gifts to help out.

+2 follower
+ 3 sidebar (www.theneverendingshelf.com)

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

DH said...

not_so_cg[at]yahoo[dot]com

My Christmas miracle was the year before last when it actually snowed in the somewhat southern town I live in.

I follow.

~bella aire~

Raspberry said...

Thanks - what a great Christmas box. Truthfully most of those books I'd want to keep, but a few would be great stocking stuffers for family.
rae_sunshine4(at)yahoo.com
A Christmas miracle...my son finally started talking this week. We've been just waiting wondering if he was a bit slow, but turns out he just decided to talk when he 'felt like it'. :)
+ 2 for following me
+ 3 for posting on your sidebar - twoandahalfbooklovers.blogspot.com
Thanks so much!

Ladytink_534 said...

I'd love to be entered!

+2 I'm a follower

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

BookMac said...

1. Bookmac13@gmail.com
2. Miracle...hmmm... oh! My good friend Timmy, who had lukemia, was supposed to pass away on xmas last year, but, he actually lived for another whole year before his canccer killed him. :(
+3 for following
+5 for blog post http://book-mac13.blogspot.com/2009/12/contest-roundup.html

thanks!

Mallory said...

1. Awesome contest!
jonesmallory96@yahoo.com

2. The wonderful Christmas miracle i've witnessed has to be when my baby cosin was born. My aunt had lost a LOT of blood and she fainted during the pregnancy and survived. Now isn't that something?

Mallory

Kristen said...

1. Fantastic idea! dragonzgoil at gmail dot com
2. Okay, um not really a miracle, but I was born on the 20th of December and went home in a big stocking and I still have that stocking... um something better.. blarg! It'll be a miracle if our family band is in tune for our annual Christmas carol playing on Christmas Day. Yes, we play together.. flutes, trombones, piano, and much more.
3. + 2 for following me

InABox said...

1. whatinabox (at) gmail (dot) com
2. Christmas miracle...hmmm. I can't remember anything particularly exciting happening except that it has gotten icy several times, and every year, we drive past all the wrecks and injuries and somehow make it home unscathed. I've heard that some people have the Christmas miracle of snow, but it hasn't happened here in my lifetime. :-D
3. +2 Follower (InABox)
4. +3 Sidebar: http://budgetinabox.blogspot.com/ (under "Book Giveaways")

Melissa Burmester said...

I do not have a christmas miracle but I am happy that my family can spend Christmas together.
What a great contest

melissa(at)gingerhigh(dot)com

i am a new follower

Sahm Lee said...

When our cat Oreo showed up the day after Christmas after having been lost for over 2 weeks. It was great to have her home again. Thanks for the contest!
airalynn@gmail.com

Heather M said...

I would love a chance to win this! Thanks for the offer

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

Alexa said...

This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you!
My brother was born on Christmas, if that counts as a miracle.
+2 follower
+3 sidebar: http://hookedonyabooks.blogspot.com/

naggy8(at)gmail(dot)com

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