Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mother's Day Book Extravaganza Giveaway!

I have a very special giveaway in celebration of all mothers. Thanks to Hachette Book Group USA, I am giving away not one...not two...not three...not four...but a bundle of FIVE fabulous books to one lucky winner:


~The Woman Who is Always Tan and Has a Flat Stomach by Lauren Allison and Lisa Perry.
"Allison and Perry take on soccer moms, video dads, rabid gardeners, and grating couples in this collection of short, punchy essays. Less-than-perfect moms and dads everywhere will be sure to relate to the authors' portraits of the most annoying people around!"


~Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter. (Read my review of this book here)
"Can this ex-urbanite remain uniquely herself without alienating the inner circle of smug, cookie-cutter executive wives? And when push comes to shove, can she stop being the proud odd mom out and take a chance at something frighteningly-and tantalizingly-new?"


~Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter (sequel to Odd Mom Out).
"As a young California girl growing up in a blue collar neighborhood, Taylor Young dreamed of being popular, beautiful, and acquiring a wardrobe to die for. Not to mention marrying a handsome, successful man and living happily ever after in a gorgeous house with three wonderful children. Now, at 36, Taylor has reached the pinnacle of her dreams, but is it all about to unravel?"


~Names My Sisters Call Me by Megan Crane.
"When her longtime boyfriend proposes, Courtney decides it's finally time to call a truce and bring the three sisters together. After all, they're grown-ups now, right? But it turns out that family ghosts aren't easily defeated--and neither are first loves."


~Carpool Diem by Nancy Star.
"...when an obnoxious co-worker conspires to force Annie out of her job, she finds herself out of work and face-to-face with her family, who, it turns out, isn't quite as well-adjusted as Annie thought."

I have to say, I am personally in love with Hachette Book Group USA. They put out THE best chick lit! You will not be disappointed! And with this bundle of books, you'll be set for weeks for the best poolside reading you've ever experienced.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite book of all time is. For a bonus entry, link to this contest on your site, then leave a separate comment here with the link so that I can give you credit.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 10. Winner will be selected at random using random.org and announced on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11. Good luck and happy reading!
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Heather said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite of all time, but I really liked Beneath a Marble Sky.

Hil'Lesha said...

It is a tip tap between The Ultimate Gift and The Notebook. :)

aBookworm said...

Count me for this fab giveaway. I'm a HUGE fan of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice!

The Jane Porter books are excellent. In fact, I've reviewed on and will be putting up the second one soon. And GIVING AWAY both these books as well. Lol. Coincidence, huh? But that's a while later. I'm currently having a major BOOK BASH for Mother's day. Man y book prizes being given away. Come on by!

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Cataroo said...

My favorite book has got to be Nicholas Sparks' "The Notebook". But beach time is coming up and I would LOVE to win these books for some great summer reading!!

jsc123 said...

My favorite book of all time is The Notebook by: Nicolas Sparks.
Thank you so much for the wonderful contest.
I would LOVE to win !!

bichonpawz said...

I NEED that first book....I think Chloe is on the cover! Or maybe it's Sophie! Ok, let's see...I don't really have a favorite book. Can I say The Happy Hooker? LOL OK, The Notebook or The Five People You Meet in Heaven...Better?

chromiumman said...

fave book of all time? the moon is a harsh mistress by robert heinlein

Dumaurier said...

Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book. Even though I know the ending I can't help but get involved with the characters everytime I read it.

marleenandlouie said...

There have been quite a few favorites over the years (mostly Stephen King). But I think one of my very favorites was "Mystic River" by Dennis LeHane

Judy said...

How about; Love in the Time of Cholera. I would love to read some good, new chick lit!!

agordon10 said...

Odd Mom Out looks the most interesting

Anonymous said...

My favorite book that i have read recently is Mommy Millionaire. Very good book. If you never read it go to library and get it.
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Swankygirl said...

it's a toss up between Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary for me. Wacky, I know...

greenly said...

Wow. Favorite book of all time?? I love too many. A Prayer for Owen Meany is way up there.

quiltingreader said...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

ashleymclure said...

Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Gone with the Wind.. somehow those three are top in the mind..

ashleymclure said...

Left a link on my blog. Thanks for the contest!

Susan said...

I would have to say that one of my favorite books of all was "The Time Traveler's Wife." I love to read and hope that I win this prize.

vboackle said...

gone with the wind.

Sheri said...

I don't have an all time favorite, but a recent favorite is The Glass Castle!

sweetsue said...

My favorite book of all time is Lonesome Dove by Larry Mcmurtry. I love chic lit too and would love to read any of these books.

Mar said...

I love the Shopoholic series.

Bonnie D said...

My favorite of all time is Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander," but the entire series is excellent.

Katie said...

"Skinny Bitch" by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. It really puts the foods we eat into perspective. It also ancouraged me to give up meat. I couldn't be happier... or healthier.

pcbdolphins said...

I need this something awful. Favorite book "A purpose driven life"

bison61 said...

my favorite book is The Notebook, I like the movie also!

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shannons said...

Rebecca, Angelique (first in the French and out-of-print series by Sergeanne Golon) and Desiree.

jennem said...

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

dwarzel said...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams--I gotta be me !

SpicyOne said...

Two books I recently read by Richard Russo.

dolls123 said...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Melissa said...

Gone with the Wind

Toasters said...

"The Plague" by Albert Camus

bfox74 said...

My favorite book of all time has got to be "The Stand" by Stephen King. I have read it every decade...in my 20's, 30's, 40's and will soon be reading it in my 50's. I identify with a different character each time.

Karen B said...

My favorite book changes everytime I read a really great one! But I do love The Bridges of Madison County (and the movie.)

Mya said...

The Bible.

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legallyheidi.com said...

favorite book of all time? Uhhh...tough one. I'd have to say "I am Charlotte Simmons" I looovveeedd this book - all 800 some odd pages of it...what other book that big can you finish in like...two weeks :)

Kari said...

I don't know how to choose one. Im 32 but I love, love the Harry Potter series. The deathly hallows was my favorite.

susan1215 said...

Nicholas Sparks The Notebook

Shannon said...

I'm not sure if I can narrow it down to one favorite! I love all the Harry Potter books. I was a big fan of the Anne of Green Gables series when I was growing up and I love all of Jane Austen's books! I'd love to win!

Amy said...

Jane Eyre is my favorite book and I love their chickl lit, too! :)

legallyheidi.com said...

linked to you! http://legallyheidi.com/2008/05/07/first-time-for-everything/

malleycc said...

The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton. Wonderful book.

AspergersKitty said...

Brave New World!

mverno said...

gone with the wind

Sunnyvale said...

My first books, especially Tales from the Greek Myths.

magda said...

Jane Eyre. So much depth, pain, and complexity! Worth coming back to again and again. Still, hard to get into pool-side; my favorite contemporary books comprise such a long list I could never catalogue them here.

Such a great idea, this contest!

krystal said...

franny and zooey by J.D. Salinger is my favorite book of all time.

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Emily said...

This is nearly impossible for me but I love Bridges of Madison County for the romantic in me and The Poisonwood Bible for the serious, dramatic side! I really can't choose between them!

Meredith said...

The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck. I read it first when I was 10 years old and have read it several times since. I believe my interest in other cultures was greatly influenced by it.

Shelly said...

Mine is A Confederacy of Dunces. Thanks!

rad1310 said...

My favorite set of books is the Left Behind series, very thought-provoking, in my opinion.

betty R. said...

bible is my fav alltime..;)
i also like ode to billy joe,read a long time ago but still stands out,also where the red fern grows and dance with the white dog..(good movie too)..enter me please and thank you....
i also invite you and your readers to join in on my contest,to win a diaper cake-value 55.00...

Kari said...

East of Eden

eell said...

Gone with the Wind

Maxie said...

There are many books I'm glad I read and liked, but they're all too cliche to list.

I'm gonna go with the book I most enjoyed recently, which was Singletini by Amanda Trimble.

Erica G said...

I loved Where the Sidewalk Ends.

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Bunny B said...

My fave book would be Memoirs of a Geisha! I love it!

Julie D said...

I don't have any one favorite book. I love Jeanete Oke's Love Comes Softly series. They were some of the first "grown up" books I read as a teen.

Bunny B said...

Please enter me again. I've blogged HERE. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite books is Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne. It's hilarious.

Diana
ISRAEL2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

my favorite book of all time is SWAN SONG by Robert McCammon!!

Amber said...

My favorite book has always been Anne of Green Gables.

Uniquely Yours said...

Gone with the Wind!!!!!

Bebemiqui said...

"The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis

InMyHeart01 said...

Easy. My favorite book is Forever by Pete Hamill

windycindy said...

Greetings, What a fabulous giveaway drawing! I really like the Hachette Book Group, also. The collection of books you have up for your drawing is
perfect! I could share with my sister and niece, then we could switch off.
The book that has really stayed with me in life is "To Kill a Mockingbird!" Love it. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it.
Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carol said...

I love all Julie Garwood's historicals, especially THE SECRET, GUARDIAN ANGEL and LION'S LADY.

Renee G said...

I just finished "Another Thing to Fall" and I loved it.

Anonymous said...

My favorite book is 'Undead and Unwed' by Mary Janice Davidson.
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Karrie said...

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, a very good book, have not seen the movie yet though

FrequentReader said...

I loved the Tightwad Gazette books.

Theresa N. said...

My favorite book of all time is Gone With The Wind. Oh..
Theresa n
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julie said...

my favorite book of all time is interview with a vampire by anne rice
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K.Cleaver said...

I don't have a single favorite book. I just enjoy romance books the most. I also read a lot of mysteries.

littlelatina said...

My favorite is the Inheritance.

Sue Farrell said...

My favorite is an oldie--Exodus.

Laureen said...

My favorite book of all time has to be The Great Gatsby, but I like the movie, too! Would love to own and read these 5 chick lit books.

tarahsrecipes said...

The "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" books my Emily Giffin.

Tarah

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sillelin said...

Steven King's Misery

mom2gabnnat said...

I don't know that I can pick just one book but I like Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner and almost anything by Danielle Steel.

When I was a kid I LOVED the Ramona Quimby series and now my daughter has them to read.

kamewh said...

The Memory Keeper's Daughter is my favorite!

cherylfree said...

My favorite book of all time is The Stand, by Stephen King :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Karin said...

A favorite book of all time--that's hard to pick-- but I really liked "The Ghost of Dibble Hollow" as a kid. I have reread it several times as an adult.

mkane26 said...

I would probably have to go with "Anne of Green Gables"... it's such a classic!

sachidewey said...

A Wrinkle In Time!

RebelV said...

Favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird.

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LINDALSHOT said...

Dean Koontz's WATCHERS

Kim said...

The Red Tent

Paula said...

Voyager by Gabaldon

Shannon said...

My favorite book of all time is:
Equal to the task: Journey of premature birth. By Dail R. Cantrell, since I can relate.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Its a great giveaway.
palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

jessh1218 said...

I love chicklit! Picking a favorite book of all time is really hard...probably Memoirs of a Geisha.
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Traci said...

Favorite book of all time is a really tough question... but I am currently obsessed with the Janet Evanovich series about Stephanie Plum (and my favorite of those is Twelve Sharp)

Anonymous said...

being a history nut, I would have to say..Andersonville

nor_lou said...

pride and predjuice and cheasapeake

Molly C. said...

ChickLit rocks! I need some more "me" books! My fave books of all time, have to be the Harry Potter books. :)

Deb said...

The first comment I saw mentioned Beneath a Marble Sky. I've had it sitting in my house for weeks. I guess I should read it next.

I love when people list their favorite books. It's like giving each other new material!

It's been years since I have read it, but my heart still has a soft spot for Clan of the Cave Bear.

blueviolet said...

My favorite book is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.

I love the books you've selected to give away. They are totally the kind of books I read now. I'm all about chick lit.
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

katybug said...

"Little Women" - a classic.

reb said...

little women

angstychiquita said...

i love days and nights of love and war by eduardo galeano, its the best book ever!

Lacey Bean said...

Absolute favorite which I can read over and over and over again has to be A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. God I love that book!!

countrygirl1823 said...

My favorite book of all time is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Awesome book!

Amy said...

I have a lot of favorites, but at the moment, the one that comes to mind is The Kite Runner. Just such a great book.

Missy said...

My favorite book in the whole wide world is Anne Of Green Gables. My little girl is 5 and I can't wait until she is old enough to read it. Thanks so much!

ssmina said...

Montana Sky by Nora Roberts but I also love Little Women!

courtneystoffel said...

My fave book is My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult! This book is the one that got me hooked on reading!

Natalie said...

My recent favorite is Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

Anonymous said...

My favorite all time book is To Kill A Mockingbird My son is now reading this book in school, and sad to say but he is just not loving it as much as I do, however, he does love that he can ask me questions about the book.

Thanks for the contest.

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irene said...

100 years of solitude is my favorite.

Ginny said...

The Golden Compass trilogy is my favorite.

Ginny said...

I blogged here as well ~ http://scrappyd.blogspot.com/2008/05/friday-fun-contests.html

dvice said...

Lord of the Rings

Susan W said...

To Kill A Mockingbird, I loved it!

Felicia said...

Gone With the Wind

Anonymous said...

Gone With The wind; Best of luck to all who enter; Happy Mother's Day to Each. Thanks SW

Auriette said...

I have a lot of favorite books, but the first one that came to mind is a Robert Heinlein novel called "The Door into Summer." It's time travel, action, romance, mystery and cleverness, all rolled into one. One of the neat things is that it was written in the '50s, and it all takes place in what was then the future. The real world has now passed some of those dates, and it's interesting to see what Heinlein got right (he very accurately describes an ATM, for example). I love the way the story wraps up. It doesn't have any material that would be inappropriate for young readers, either, so I can happily recommend it to everyone.
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jaydonco1 said...

I liked the River God.

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purango said...

My favorite is Gone With The Wind. garrettsambo@aol.com

Bethany said...

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

Anonymous said...

My favorite book of all time is "Aminal Farm". Is that weird or what. Great contest.

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Kristi said...

My favorite book of all time would be Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norell. I LOVED that book!

Swtlilchick said...

My favorite book of all time is
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte'
Thanks for the giveaway.

cre8tveminde@optonline.net said...

My favorite book of all time is "The Red Tent". Absolutely amazing.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Im a dork.. my favorite book is the last unicorn (yes yes.. shh)

I blogged your contest on Prize-A-Tron.
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Brooke said...

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Rebekah said...

The Crime of Father Amaro is the best!

bndraldy said...

My favorite book of all time is "Gone with the Wind" - a true classic! Thanks for a fun giveaway! Happy Mothers Day to All!

Deci said...

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Everything else is really just a rewrite.

masonsgranny59 said...

love comes softly by jannette oke :) ty 4 the great giveaway!

Leslie said...

Great giveaway. :) My Favorite book is The Princess Bride.

Helen said...

My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.

deedleweedle said...

Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule.

klp1965 said...

little house on the prarie

Aimee C said...

Oh, I love Safekeeping by Abigail Thomas! Awesome book! Thanks for the contest.

Zipporah said...

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

donna444444 said...

I like the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

kristilb19 said...

Madman's Tale and Angels & Demons... both are great.

Brenda Fitzsimmons said...

So many books to choose from, but I think my favorite book is "Gone with the Wind" I read it 17 times.
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DOODLEGIRL said...

the Bible

Angela C said...

The SHOPAHOLIC series! Becky Bloomwood is my hero! HA HA HA!
Thanks!

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bev said...

I loved "Gone With The Wind", it definitely was one of my favorite books. Thanks for entering me in the contest!

ChristyJan said...

I can't choose JUST one, but Stephenie Meyers TWILIGHT is at the top of the list.

Timster said...

The Jane Porter books are excellent.

Michelle said...

Wild Swan Trilogy by Celest De Blasis

Anonymous said...

Wuthering Heights is my all time favorite! The Phantom of the Opera is a close second. Thanks for the contest.

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hammielover1 said...

One book that comes to mind is Fine Things by Danielle Steele. I think I enjoyed that book so much because at that time I needed to read something just like it.

Heather said...

Pride and Prejudice...I just LOVE it!

- MB said...

The Prince of Tides is one of my favorites

lilyk said...

My favorite book is Catch-22!

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