Thursday, July 31, 2008

Giveaway! (Yes I will buy some love if I have to)

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival ButtonWelcome to my little blog! As you can see it only has 18 posts (19 incl this one) and it is still early day so you may not find it extremely interesting. But it is. Of course it is. And it will be.

Like the title says I will buy some love if I have to and I want to pay you.
I have two things to giveaway. Well actually it is more as a return favor if you prefer that. Because I need some linky love and have yet not had time to add my own link list I thought this would be a great time. I would like to connect with other mom bloggers and get to know them well. So I would like to pay you with some linky love as well.

I have $10 to giveaway to one lucky winner
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PayPal or Amazon Gift card, or any other gift card you may want to use. Yes it may not be a lot but it is only a small symbol of what my friendship could be.

How to win these blessed $10: Leave a comment telling me the best book you have ever read.

Double entry and a way to show some love: Subscribe to this blog so that I have a reason to start updating it more frequently. Let me know you subscribed.

Tripple Entry: Say Hi, Subscribe and put a link to this blog on your blog. This is a great way for us to get to know each other. I will of course return the favor and add your blog to my link list!

Giveaway ends: Friday Night 00.00 EST.

Winner will be notified within a few days, make sure you have a way for me to contact you if you win.

Good luck and I hope to get to know you better! :)

More giveaways here!

144 comments:

D said...

gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson. LOOve her books.
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Melissa~ said...

Oh, don't consider it "buying love" just think of it as "sowing blessings" heh-heh.

I already love your blog just from your header!

I lost my link list awhile back and have not built it back yet, so I can't add you right now, but I will subscribe!

The best book I've ever read (besides the bible of course, which is truly my favorite book in the world!) is Black by Ted Dekker.

It is a must read and really changed the way I view my relationship with God. (and it's actually a trilogy, Black, Red, and White you will not be able to put them down!)

♥ Melissa~
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Mrs. Sprinkles said...

Gone With the Wind--be sure to enter my giveaway!

Katy said...

The best book I ever read, other than the bible...wow...hmmm...I like to read books in series'...so I like many of the Beverly Lewis Amish Series books!!! I don't think I could single one out!!! :) thank you so much!

tami said...

oh wow- no way can i pick just 1 fav book! stepping heavenward, excellent wife, road to reality- that's just 3.

ChristiS said...

Hmmm.....I think Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani! Thansk for sharing!

Jeanette J said...

To Kill A Mockingbird has always been one of my favorites

Meredith said...

The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder is very good (the first one is Poison Study). As is the Katie Chandler series by Shanna Swendson (the first one is Enchanted, Inc). Any Nicholas Sparks book is great. There is a great YA series called Once Upon a Time; they are fairy tales retold. Different authors contribute. And they are very good-I'll give you a link so you can see all the titles. http://www.simonsays.com/content/destination.cfm?tab=1&Ns=P_FORMATSORTGROUP%7c0%7c%7cCP_PUBDATEGAP%7c0&N=4294967162&pid=484666

I hope that that helps!!
~Meredith
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Christina said...

Mmmmmm... Redeeming Love!!!

Kim said...

The first books that come to my mind are the Little House books. Those were my favorite as a child and I've been wanting to read them again.

I've subscribed to your feed so that I can keep up with your blog.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway that you are participating in!

Meredith A. said...

I really liked "Falling Leaves". I don't know if is the greatest book EVER, but it was still really good :)

Julie said...

The best book I've ever read was freakonomics

Sandra said...

I have a hard time thinking of my favorite book...Cue for Treason was one that I enjoyed as a child.

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Smilingsal said...

Of course the Bible is the best book, but I imagine you want a fiction book, so The Elevator by Angela Hunt is a top notch one.
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Kimberly said...

Oh that is easy.... "Tuesdays with Morrie". However I'm starting the "Last Lecture" and that might top Morrie, or at least tie.

Alitheia said...

Just one? not sure if I can single out one like that, the others might get jealous and jealous books are, as a rule, not pretty ;) I would recommend The China Garden by Liz Berry, it's YA, but it's an old favorite of mine =) btw, I second whoever recommended Maria V. Snyder's Study series, it's a great series =)

Michelle said...

My favorite book is "In An Instant" by Bob Woodruff.

Shelley said...

Running with Scissors. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy said...

I loved the Little House books- they got me thu some tough times, and I realyl wanted to be LAura. Pelase add me!

Deborah said...

ahh too many to choose. how about the best recent? Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker

Sue said...

Let's see.. best book that I've read recently would be 'The Book Thief'. Jane Austin classics would be high on my list too!
Thanks for a chance to win!
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Memarie Lane said...

My top favorites: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Cider House Rules by John Iring, A Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett, and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Nefeneger.

Estelle said...

I love the whole Odd Thomas series from Dean Koontz. I really can't pick just one favorite book!

groovyteach said...

The best book I've read recently was Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

I'm adding your blog to my list at www.emeraldlove.blogspot.com

Bunny B said...

My current fave book is The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale! :) I also love Memoirs of a Geisha!

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Bunny B said...

I'm a subscriber! :)

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Reeva said...

Mind Fast, Soul Feast by Dr. Michael Beckwith.

great giveaway! and check out that book !!

Bunny B said...

I also have you linked on my sidebar! Thanks!!
I wanna win!! :)

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Mrs. Sara said...

"Abel's Island" by William Steig.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Susan said...

Jane Eyre ... love it!
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Heather said...

Well maybe it would be Pride & Prejudice. I haven't read a "real" book in months though, by the time I'm ready for bed I'm too tired and during the day I have 3 kids up and running1

Natalie said...

Um...wow...Great Expectations was pretty good. I've read a lot of great books!

sara l. said...

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch,It's All About Him by Denise Jackson, and of course The Bible...Those have been my favorite reads so far!
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Cristina said...

The book that pops to mind in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. I loved it. I've suggested to various people and they've all loved it.

Huguette said...

Best book I've read would probably be 'The Secret'. I subscribed by email.

Gina said...

Hmmm I don't really read a lot, I know, I should, but I don't... I'm reading P.S. I love you right now, I'm also reading Batista's autobiography... but, I'd have to say the best book i've read is by terri mcmillian, How stella got her groove back, I love that book...

Annabelle said...

I subscribed to you! :D

Let's see, I was going to say the Beverly Lewis books, but someone already mentioned it. So let me add "Hinds Feet On High Places" by Hannah Hunard or maybe even Frank Peretti's "This Present Darkness" or "Piersing the Darknes" Both were good!

ShaunJoy said...

I'm sure other people have said this, but Pride and Prejudice is my all-time fav. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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She Became a Butterfly said...

my fave book of all time is "the westing game" by ellen raskin

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robin_titan said...

hmmm my favorite book i would have to say is The Cider House Rules by John Irving, I love that books so much i hope you will give it a try because it's just amazing! hopefully you'll like it as much as i did, but i'm warning you you might get teary eyed in certain parts :( it's still an amazing book though i loved it so much it made me want to work at an orphanage :)

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Lady_MSnow said...

The best book...first I would say the Bible and after that....I think it is called "hidden rainbow" by Christmas Carol Kaufman

Sharon said...

Purpose driven life by rick warren I use it as a daily reference book. thanks for the giveaway

Ricki said...

My favorite book is The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I also really like Wicked by Gregory Maquire.

Homemom3 said...

Oh I agree with d, "Gods in Alabama" was awesome. I also loved On Writing by Stephen King.

Would love to win.

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2twins said...

My favorite book is the Bootlegger's Daughter.

Kristiem10 said...

I think Last Light by Blackstock was great!

Blessings Abound said...

The best book to me is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Thanks!

Li'l MG said...

Mark of the Lion Trilogy (starts with A Voice in the Wind) by Francine Rivers...loved the Ted Dekker series too (Black, Red, White)!!

Tania said...

hmm since someone just said Voice in the Wind I would have to say the Amish series by Beverly Lewis.
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Tania said...

Just subscribed to your blog.
Also Silk by Linda Chaikin.
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lisalmg said...

Marley and Me. That book had me laughing and crying!

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Katie said...

Mine is actually a series of books by Nick Bantock, "Griffin and Sabine." He's a wonderful storyteller and his collages are beautiful.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

It sounds too cliche to say that the Bible is the best book I've ever read, but it's true. In other categories:

breastfeeding: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, LLL publications

pregnancy & birth: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

fave children's book: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Thanks for the chance to win!

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

I love Little Women and A Tree Grows in brooklyn. Have read each several times. Also like the Outlander series. Subscribed to your blog! Thank you!

Stacy said...

I like Redemption by Karen Kingsbury and I love winning things. Thanks for the chance to win.
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3cookieday said...

I loved Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Thanks for the giveaway!
Julie

Mo said...

Best book ever? A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini...it will make you so grateful for your freedoms.

Lisa said...

Best book ever? Wow, that's a tough one. I read lots and lots, and I'm not sure I can pick just one! I love Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet, and the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis, and the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. And that's just a start!

Happy new blog!

Chelsey said...

The Bible! It's the best love story ever...
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Ginny said...

I love The Golden Compass, actually the entire trilogy together makes my all time favorite :)

Rhonda said...

The Bible is the greatest true story, and I dearly love Charlotte's Web as a fiction book. My 3rd grade teacher read it aloud to us, and this was really sealed my love for reading.

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Nicole R.J. said...

Oh gosh, best book I've ever read - I really couldn't pick just one, but I will always adore Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery!

Good luck with your burgeoning blog!

Brittany said...

oooh..This is hard. I read way too much. Hmm..I'm going to go with Little Women by Lousia May Alcott. I've loved that book ever since I was younger.

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Lisa P said...

I would say the one that stuck with me all these years is I know why the caged bird sings.

alimark said...

I love One for the money and all that followed by Janet Evanovich!! They r soo funny!!

Jinxy and Me said...

I can't choose my favorite book of all time, but my favorite recent book is The Omnivore's Dilemma. I subscribed to your RSS feed. Good luck with your blog! (If you want to e-mail me in a couple days to remind me, I'll link you on my blogroll - I'm just too busy entering Bloggy Giveaways right now!)

dolls123 said...

Diary of Anne Frank

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Tes283 said...

The Bible. That is it. THE best book.

cdziuba said...

The Thorn Birds, I loved it.

BrineS said...

Israel, My Beloved by Kay Author.

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Michelle said...

It's hard to chose just one book! but Stones from the River is right up there with the best of them!

ikkinlala said...

I know this is a bit of a strange choice, and I can't say I've read it cover-to-cover, but my pick is the Oxford Canadian Dictionary.

I don't know if I can say for sure that it's the best, but I know it's the one I use most often and I'm notoriously indecisive about fiction.

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forgetfulone said...

The Kite Runner is the best book I've read so far this summer. Thanks for offering a great giveaway.

the4moyers said...

Oh, I can't just say one!! I love the Mitford Series by Jan Karon, the Harry Potter series and the Little House on the Prairie series! I know...I have strange tastes!! ;o)

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering it!
~Tanya
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Jaime C. said...

It would have to be Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Thanks :)

I subscribed to you via email!

flchen1 said...

I'd have a hard time choosing just one, but Tamera Alexander's Fountain Creek trilogy is excellent (historical), and Lisa Wingate's Tending Roses series--both are amazing writers, and they intertwine faith and very real characters with good storytelling.

Hope you're getting lots of good ideas!

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Kathleen said...

I don't know what the best book I've ever read is. I used to read a lot (lot lot lot), but then I had my girl and not only do I not read as much anymore, but I can't seem to remember anything outstanding that I read before! I did have a long love affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald, and read The Beautiful and the Damned about 15 times... but I don't know if it was really the best book I ever read.

I will say that my favorite author is a guy named Andrew Vachss. He writes (mostly) hard-boiled semi-detective/vigilante stories, with a distinct leaning toward protecting children.

Not sure if I really answered your question, but thanks for the giveaway all the same! :)

Sarah Berry said...

The best book I have read is "Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous. It is a heartwrenching story of a teenage girl who has had a horrible life and is a substance abuser. The book is said to have been her diary. It is definitely an eyeopener to what this type of life can do to a person

pj said...

then there were none

Tabby said...

To Kill a Mockingbird has been my favorite book for over 25 years now. I try to reread it every couple of years. It really was a life changing book for me.

michelle said...

It is hard to pick one, but I really liked The Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock.

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fae said...

i love the catcher in the rye. a classic!

Audrey said...

My current favorite book is "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer. Thanks!

Zombie Money said...

Best book is easily......

Zombie Survival Guide!!!! :)

Tammy said...

Right now I'm reading In the Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen Lawhead -- It is written for tweens but it is very good if you like fantasy books.

sarah said...

my favourite book in the whole wide world is "A Year in the Merde" by
Stephen Clarke.

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Suzie G. said...

I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult and it's an amazing book! I really recommend it. They are making it into a movie I heard.

hazel said...

Sabriel by Garth Nix

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Pate Family said...

I loved "Deadline" by Randy Alcorn. Your blog is cute!

Casey said...

"Where the Heart Is" by Billie Letts has been my favorite book ever.. but I love reading beautiful poetry collections as well. Good poetry makes your heart hurt in such an amazing way.

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MelissaW said...

Gone with the wind!

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to win an Amazon gift card. The best book I've read is Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
-Terra
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Stitchblade said...

The Neverending Story. My mom got me this soooooo many years ago. My daughter is now reading my copy of the book.

Lisa said...

Foundation by Isaac Asimov or pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett.

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hondaray6 said...

I have read a ton of great books over the years, but yesterday in a thrift shop I found a childrens book that I remembered..Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel (pub 1939) I bought it and brought it right home and read it with my grand daughter! So today- that is my favorite book! Thanks for hosting!
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CrystalGB said...

The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt. Great giveaway. I like your blog.

Jenn said...

Hi there!

Favorite book? But there are so many books! That's kind of stressful to narrow it down to one! Okay, Bible first. And then....Pride and Prejudice? Ted Dekker, Francine Rivers, and Frank Peretti have books high on the list too though....Wait! Skippyjohn Jones! That's a favorite.

I have subscribed via bloglines and linked to you on my blog. Check it out under "Evening Cup of Tea".

I like the pink and chocolate colors and the simple layout. Easy on the eyes. :)

CanCan said...

I enjoyed "The Complete Tightwad Gazette"

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Emily B said...

The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy. Great book. Thanks for the giveaway! ebickell [at] hotmail.com

jessleigh said...

The best book I read recently was The Time Traveler's Wife
I also love Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Sweetpeas said...

How to narrow down to ONE favorite! Hmmmm. . . one of my favorites from the time I was a kid, but I still love it is Little Women.

socompletely said...

It's hard to pick just one, but I love Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Cherie J said...

Hard to choose just one. Most recent would be Lord of the Fading Lands by CL Wilson. Thanks for the contest!

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Deb said...

The best book I've ever read is To Kill a Mockingbird. Classic

bethany said...

Pope Joan-fabulous book, must read!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Best book I've ever read. Wow.. I have read so many.

Oh, I know. Man this sounds wierd.

Oh, the places you will go By: Dr. Seuss

It is honest, uplifting and good for all age groups. It points out that life will always have it's ups and downs, however, you have to pick yourself back up when you fall, and never expect the ups to last forever!!!

Great book!

Alyce said...

I don't know if I could pick a "best book" I'd have to choose the Bible I guess. But for fiction my faves are Harry Potter and anything by Anne McCaffrey.

Suz said...

Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone

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Kathy said...

The best book I've ever read is the Bible. Besides the Bible, I like Eleni by Nicholas Gage.

Kathy

cl said...

How to Win Friends and Influence People. It has great advice and the stories are so interesting and a look into a different time.

Dani' said...

The Complete Tightwad Gazette!
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Colleen said...

Best book is hard to narrow down to just one. One of my favorites though is my collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Have a great weekend!

Playful Professional said...

That is way too hard! My favorite right now is the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.

Colleen said...

I subscribed to hear more too...
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Doreen said...

By far--the Bible is my fav book to read! ;)

The Random Muse said...

The Bible is far and away the best book I have ever read. After that, I really can't rank them; I like different books for different reasons. If you want good mom blogs, go to 5 minutes for mom, they have a lot of links.

Jes said...

I'm a pretty big fan of the Bible! :) and I subscribed to your feed too! Thanks!

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Jennifer said...

The Bible. Next to that I like " To Kill A Mockingbird"

Vetstadium said...

I actually the Summer of 61 (a baseball book)

claire said...

"I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith is a beautifully written and interesting book. The closest I've come to reading a book as good as Jane Austen's novels. Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Charity said...

I know why the Caged Bird Sings

Thanks

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1993wel said...

I can't pick just one book -- that's like picking a favorite child! :) Some of my favorite authors are Cheryl Mendelson (Morningside Heights) Lorna Landvik (Your Oasis on Flame Lake) and Elizabeth Berg (The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted and Other Stories).

Jessica said...

Does the Bible count? It should....it's so interesting!! Fav book in the Bible is James.

misty said...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and The Stand.

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Thanks so much for the opportunity.

lace said...

The giver such a great book. The whole series is great.

cmartin0055 said...

Island of the blue dolphins.

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Sheila said...

My favorite all-time book: "Jane Eyre".
Sheila
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Tara said...

My favourite book of all time is "The Hitchikers GUide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams.

Audra's Little Scraps said...

My favorite book is anything by Clise Cussler- est of luck with the new blog. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com

Josie said...

My favorite right now is the 3 books in the Twilight series (soon to be 4)

The Chatty Housewife said...

The best book I have ever read is the Bible. Thank you so much for a great giveaway! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melon said...

The Talisman

Hil'Lesha said...

The Bible

Richelle said...

Loved the Harry Potter books!

freetibet said...

I'll go with The Red Tent, but there are so many great books!

msrodeobrat said...

i really like the bonesetters daughter by amy tan

jskell911 said...

Dante's Inferno was a great read! Difficult, but worth it

lovedandamazed said...

I'm going to have go with the Bible.

Best fiction book: "Flabbergasted" by Ray Blackston

Beck non-fiction book: "Loving God With All Your Mind" by Elizabeth George.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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carissaad said...

Any of the Sophie Kinsella books.

Thanks!

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nicki72182 said...

I really love Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. It was my first hardback novel and I couldn't put it down. The movie was good but the novel is so much better. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd pick amazon.

noreen said...

pride and prejudice and Cheasapeak bt james michner (I know uyou said one but I love both of these equally)

purplepassion126 said...

Man's Search for Meaning--Viktor Frankl

Katie said...

My favorite is the Bible! But other than that, I really loved Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. What a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie
http://boastinginmyweakness.com

ann-without-e said...

Any true, autobiographies of those who were involved in WWII in aiding the Jews escape. A good example is the book, Behind Enemy Lines, by Marthe Cohn and Wendy Holden.