Sunday, February 8, 2009

With Love from Hachette Book Group Giveaway

Valentine's Day is fastly approaching. You might still be wondering what to get your loved one. Well courtesy of Hachette your problem is solved.

Five lucky winners will receive a book package filled with the following books. Yes, you heard me right...You will receive one copy of each book!



1. Love in 90 Days By Diana Kirschner ISBN: 1599951223

2. Sundays at Tiffany's By James Patterson , Gabrielle Charbonnet ISBN: 0446199443

3. Free Yourself to Love By Jackie Kendall ISBN: 0446580899

4. The Italian Lover By Robert Hellenga ISBN: 031611765X

5. Looking for Mrs. Friedman and Other Really Bad Ideas Steve Friedman ISBN: 1559708883

6. Getting Naked Again By Judith Sills ISBN: 0446582492

7. We Take This Man By Candice Dow , Daaimah Poole ISBN: 0446501832

8. Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me By Ben Karlin ISBN: 0446699462

9. Sexcapades By HoneyB ISBN: 0446582298

10. Love and Other Natural Disasters By Holly Shumas ISBN: 0446504777

11. Send Yourself Roses By Kathleen Turner ISBN: 0446699950


Open to US and Canada only. No PO Boxes.

Leave a comment with your email address (1 entry)

Share your best memory of a special Valentine's Day gift you received (2 entries)

Share a poem (does not have to be one you wrote) (3 entries)

Blog about this contest (4 entries)

Become a follower of my blog (5 entries) If you are already a follower just leave me a comment saying so

Add my blog to your blogroll (6 entries) Same applies if you already have my blog added

Contest will end March 13th

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Stephanie said...

Wow! That's what I call a giveaway!

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Stephanie said...

I have your blog on my google reader.

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

And, you are on my blogroll. I think only the 10 most updated appear, but you are there!

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Julie said...

That is a wonderful giveaway! Cheers,
Julie

julie.sherritt[at]gmail[dot]com

Julie said...

A Special Valetines day gift I recieved...well that would be a big bouquet of flowers of course sent to my work from someone very unexpected. I'm not sure I got anything done the rest of the day, I was on cloud nine!

julie.sherritt[at]gmail[dot]com

Neverwithoutabook said...

That's a fantastic giveaway for Valentine's Day! I'm following you now, and would love a chance to win this!

Julie said...

I became a follower of your blog!

julie.sherritt[at]gmail[dot]com

bridget3420 said...

Awesome contest!

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Best Valentine's gift would have to be when my husband sent me flowers 3 days in row.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

Farrah from Wife and Mom of 3 said...

Lots of books!! Great giveaway!!

thebookfaeryreviews@gmail.com

Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

Added to my google reader and blogroll!!

Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

Following you now through blogger!

Karin said...

Nice assortment of books.

sharon54220 said...

WOW!! What a variety of books. Please enter me in this great contest.

Thank you!!!

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

You are also in my Google Reader.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Alixtii said...

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Cheryl S. said...

What a nice assortment of books -please count me in!

Thanks,
megalon22(at)yahoo(dot)com

danie88 said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks so much for hosting this contest!

romancebookaddict(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, fun fun!! Please enter me. :)

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm following your blog now! :)

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

The first post here has an awesome poem:

http://boards.youthnoise.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63510584663/m/77110496763

It's from the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. that is one of my favorite books and the poem is great, though I don't know who actuallyyyy wrote it. I think it's from somewhere else.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

J. Kaye said...

What a blowout of a giveaway! Way to go Cheryl and Hachette!

Julie said...

Awesome giveaway!!!
julyso@grandecom DOT net

Julie said...

I blogged about your contest on Julie's Jewels:)
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

I am now a follower!
julyso@grandecom DOT net

Julie said...

I've added your blog to my blogroll-thanks:)
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

Contest-Gal said...

Nice give away..I also love book..most of my time I read books..and now I love to read about palmistry..

Kaye said...

I am now a follower please enter me in this super contest

florida982002[at]yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

Great Giveaway!!! Count me in!
Thanks
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

I am a follower!
Thanks
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

You are in my reader too!
Thanks
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I'd love to be entered.

djecse at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

I added you to my blog roll, too.

djecse at yahoo dot com

aBookworm said...

Those are some great books, count me in Cheryl.

Thanks!
callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

aBookworm said...

Following your blog!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, Cheryl. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

The Giveaway Diva said...

omg what an amazing giveaway! i would love to be entered!!!

nicolemarielum(at)gmail.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

I love this poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

nicolemarielum(at)gmail.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

the best valentine's day present that i ever revieved was the scrapbook of pictures and other memories that my boyfriend made for me for our first valentines together...Cant wait to see what he will come up with this year!

donnas said...

Great giveaway!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

Special Valentines gift I received was a home cooked meal of my favorite recipe.

donnas said...

I follow your blog in Google Reader.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Aerin said...

My comment is - um - do you have any Grey Poupon?

Wait, that's more of a question.

Uh - I was chagrined to see the phrase "MFEO" which I love from Sleepless in Seattle used in a Barbie movie.

Aerinblogs AT aol DOT com

Aerin said...

I am now a rabid stalker - um, I mean follower. See my pretty picture in your sidebar???

Aerin said...

I added you to my blogroll, which is under the tab "Gigantic Links" on my sidebar

insearchofgiants.com

Aerin said...

Valentine memory:

In 5th grade, Eli Karplus left a box of chocolate covered marshmallow hearts in my VERY messy desk, with a handwritten Valentine on a yellow sticky note. It was the first and last time a boy bought me candy for that holiday until I was teaching and one of my 6th grade students gave me a box.

Aerin said...

"Mad Girl's Love Song" by Sylvia Plath:

"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)"

nhertel85 said...

WOW!!! What an amazing giveaway!

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

nhertel85 said...

I am a blog follower:)

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

Mishel said...

Holy cow what a giveaway (=

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel said...

I'm now a follower (=

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel said...

Here's a link to my post as well: http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/02/day-65-contests-galore.html

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me. this is a great contest.
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Erika Lynn said...

The best Valentine's gift was a pair of hockey tickets and peanut butter cups from my boyfriend in college. I am a simple girl
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Erika Lynn said...

i follow your blog
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Erika Lynn said...

I added you to my blogroll
kissmybook.blogspot.com

Erika Lynn said...

I blogged about it here
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/02/contest-roundup.html

Erika Lynn said...

As for a love poem you can't really go wrong with Shakespeare's sonnets. here is the link to my favorite
http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-sonnet-126.htm

Lisa N. said...

That's a great giveaway! I follow your blog in my feed reader.

rocket_kay AT hotmail DOT com

LazyDaisy0413 said...

I'd love to win these books. They look great. Please enter me.

I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function.

Thanks.

lazydaisy0413[at]yahoo[dot]com

Becky Workman said...

What an AWESOME giveaway! I'm so excited! Hope I win!

I've added your blog to my follow list, as well as my blogroll.

My favorite Valentine's Day gift is flowers. I've received many a bouquets over the years!

kysmom02@hotmail.com

tetewa said...

Sweet giveaway, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Janel said...

I love these Hachette bundles. Please enter me!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I follow your blog!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I blogged about this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

bookoholic13 said...

Great giveaway! Please enter me. Thanks!

the_viking_chick[at]yahoo[dot]com

AmandaSue said...

Great batch of books! I'd love to be entered please, thanks!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

AmandaSue said...

One of my favorite gifts I got for V-day was one that my niece made me, its a heart made out of clay with her handprint on it. I love gifts that are made! Thanks.

AmandaSue said...

Well you didn't say it had to be a V-Day Poem, (this one isn't)

"Accept Me" by Larry Chengges

I am I... Do not change me, condemn me, nor put me down.

Accept me for what I am. No... you need not agree with me, But accept me.

For I am total in being, I have my faults, I have my guilts, But that is who I am. Perfect I will never be.

Allow me to be uninhibited. Do not pressure me into feeling what I do not feel.

Accept me when I am flying high. As I have accepted you when you were flying high.

Do not put me down... nor make me feel unhappy about me.

I am I... and I like being what I am... Me!

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!

Nutz4reading said...

I am now following your blog!!

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Nutz4reading said...

One of my most memorable gifts I received for Valentines Day is when my husband came home with Valentines gifts for the kids and a special bear for me. The bear is huge and has a smaller bear holding a heart that says "I love you" I wasn't expecting anything so that is what made it special.

nutz4harrypotter6@hotmail.com

Nutz4reading said...

This is a great giveaway!!

nutz4harrypotter6@hotmail.com

Nutz4reading said...

I posted a link on my forum: http://monicalynn.proboards.com

nutz4harrypotter6@hotmail.com

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

These books look great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

Last year's Valentine's Day was the best ever. I got a Kitchenaid stand mixer, roses and a dinner out. It was great!

Valorie said...

I would LOVE to win all of those books.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

The best gift I ever got was from an old boyfriend who actually listened when I told him the kind of candy I like. Instead of buying me some box of assorted chocolates, he got me Hershey Kisses with Almonds.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Blogged here:
http://morbid-romantic.net/2009/02/10/book-giveaways-0209-0215

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Already a follower of your blog. :)

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

Great giveaway! I'd love a chance to win.

Gwendolyn B. said...

What a fantastic selection of books. Thanks for the chance to win them!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

My favorite Valentine's Day memory is the one where my favorite guy sent me a huge, and I do mean huge, bouquet of wild flowers. It was stunningly beautiful and remains the standout gift in my mind.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

A favorite poem (not a love poem, but a reminder to me about what is and what isn't important):

Salutation

O generation of the thoroughly smug
and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
and do not even own clothing.

– Ezra Pound

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

And, I'm a follower!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

writemeg said...

How exciting! My favorite Valentine's Day gift ever was probably the scrapbook made by my ex-boyfriend, chronicling our relationship up to that point.

While we were out for the big day, he had a Polaroid camera -- and he kept taking photos of crazy things we were doing! Most of the pictures were totally random, but I humored him. I kept telling him I wanted to scan them all when we got home so I would have copies, too, and he told me not to worry about it. In the end, the pictures were all for me -- for a scrapbook that he had completed himself! It had sayings, notes, all sorts of things. And even though we're not together anymore, I still remember that day -- and that gift! -- fondly!

And here's my favorite poem ever, which is sort of romantic and bittersweet and just great:

First Poem for You
By Kim Addonizio

I like to touch your tattoos in complete darkness, when I can’t see them. I’m sure of where they are, know by heart the neat lines of lightning pulsing just above
your nipple, can find, as if by instinct, the blue swirls of water on your shoulder where a serpent
twists, facing a dragon. When I pull you

to me, taking you until we’re spent and quiet on the sheets, I love to kiss the pictures in your skin. They’ll last until you’re seared to ashes; whatever persists
or turns to pain between us, they will still be there. Such permanence is terrifying. So I touch them in the dark; but touch them, trying.

--

Thanks for the chance!

Megan
writing.meg [at] gmail.com

Stacie said...

Great giveaway!

Nely said...

What a fabulous giveaway. enter me please. Thanks.

nelaine(dot)sanchez(at)gmail(dot)com

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

Entry 1:

Wonderful Giveaway, thank you for hosting it Cheryl. :-)
I would love to be entered, thanks so much.

bookreviewsbybobbie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

-Bobbie

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

Entry 2:

The best memory I have for a special Valentine's Day gift I received is: a dozen long-stemmed yellow roses (I don't care for red roses) a white teddy bear and a sweet & sappy card to go with it! :-) *sighs*

bookreviewsbybobbie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

-Bobbie

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

Entry 3:

Sorry that this is so long, but I really think its creative and fun.
:-)

Here is a Valentine's Day Poem...I didn't write it though:


War O' Valentines Day

A swirl of Red and White
A day of purity and heart
A swirl of X's and O's
A new day for goodbyes and hellos

Enjoy that hearts golden arch
While you still have time
A month away from the marchers of March
Those pesky criminals of crime

A swirl of Roses and chocolates
A day of love and hate
A swirl of smiles and frowns
A new day for falling in and falling down

Hands grasping, Hearts breaking
Sacrifice in crowded halls, rose petaled floors
A lesson of giving and taking
This riot of redemption and remorse

A swirl of gifts of all sizes
A day of heart felt suprises
A swirl of sweat, blood, and tears
A new day comes and goes all of these years

The wounded lay face down hollow
Stabbed by a stinging single word
All they wanted was a yes, Broken with a NO!
Echoes chanting War O' Valentines Day, all thats heard

By: Captain Hook


bookreviewsbybobbie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

-Bobbie

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

Entry 4:

I've added you to my blog roll, though I have a specific Book Blogs, blog roll, which is where I've added your link.
I like to make it easier for people to find book bloggers quickly, from my own book blog!

Thanks again for hosting this wonderful Giveaway, Cheryl!

bookreviewsbybobbie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

-Bobbie

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I blogged:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/02/win-it-wednesday.html

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Happy Hugs said...

Please Enter Me

Sara
babyprincess716@yahoo.com

Happy Hugs said...

A couple years ago, my wanna-be prom date asked me what i wanted for Valentine's. I told him pink, so he bought me a pink bear. The problem was...it was an evil bear! I swear! You look in it's eyes and it was pure evil. Scary!

Sara
babyprincess716@yahoo.com

Happy Hugs said...

Love:

As we look in our hearts to find the one thing we want most
We never truly find it.
We know that we are going to experience it,
well, hopefully we will one day.
But as love interrupts our mind
and shows what lust is in our hearts
The image comes to mind.
Of what love should be.
Between two people,
Sacred love, between the hearts
Of two young innocent people
And that love should last,
But it never does.
It fades…………
Just like the memory of the first time
We were in love.
We always tend not to forget, but we do.
Well, most of us do.
Some of us stay in love or at least remember it.
We never want the old flame to die, but eventually,
It has to. In order to move on.

by me! Sorry, it's kinda sad, but it is about it is a poem...

Sara
babyprincess716@yahoo.com

Happy Hugs said...

I also became a follower!

Sara
babyprincess716@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. I've got my fingers crossed. :)

I follow too!

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

I follow your blog :)

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader.

Also, you are on my blogroll at http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com

deltay said...

Count me in!

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

purplg8r said...

Please enter me!

purplg8r said...
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purplg8r said...

I have a bad back and so to make sleeping comfortable, I always slept with a teddy bear. My boyfriend actually went to a build-a-bear store and made a purple hippo-bear for me to sleep with!

purplg8r@aol.com

purplg8r said...

I blogged about the contest here:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/contests-february-11-2009.html

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Please enter me :)

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

The best valentine's day present was just a day spent with my special someone :)

and I'm a follower! And here's a love poem, not written by me.

"Listen to your heart. Even though it's on the left side, it's always right."

Michelle Kuo said...

Wow what a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered please :)

michelle.kuool@yahoo.com

Michelle Kuo said...

My greatest Valentine's day memory/gift? Don't think I really have one, but I loved those days back in elementary school when everyone gave everybody else candy. Back then, Valentine's wasn't for love of another person, it was a love for candy! hehehe.

Michelle Kuo said...

A poem about love (I wrote it last year for English class xD):

A lockdown of love.
Your firm grasp on everything you touch
Is inescapable.
With just one stare, none can move.
Your power
Causes blindness of the eyes
But opens the hearts and minds
Of the wise, poor, affluent, and naive.
Just how do you work like magic?
You have the ability to make unbreakable bonds
With the strength of steel handcuffs,
Knots that are the hardest to untie,
The silky, indestructible strings of a spider's web.
The course to find you "never did run smooth,"
But the reward is great--
Genuine pleasure and happiness.

Michelle Kuo said...

I am now a follower of your blog!


I also put your contest in a blog :)

http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com

Michelle Kuo said...

You're in my blogroll now! I believe you're the only one on my little list xD (unless I add more later).

http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com

Carol L. said...

What an amazing prize !I'd love to be entered. My favorite Valentine's Day gift would have to be from many years ago when I was a single mom raising 5 children and my wonderful brother gave me airline tickets to Las Vegas nd three days and nights at a hotel to get away and enjoy myself along with my sister. It was my first time having a weekend off. It was a fantastic three day vacation I will never forget.
Carol L.---Lucky4750@aol.com

Sara said...

Hi Cheryl,

You're on my blogroll smbooks.blogspot.com & I follow. Here's my love poem:

somehwere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands

e.e.cummings

Meljprincess said...

One of the best presents I received for Valentine's Day was a necklace with an 'x' and an 'o' on it from my late kitty.

Here's a Valentine Haiku: *smile*

Give those books to me
Will you be my Valentine
Chocolate comes later

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Karen in TN said...

Great giveaway. Leave out the spaces and sub the punctuation: ko _ lists at gmail dot com

I follow your blog via google reader.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue...
My flower garden must be color blind,
and my poem stinks too!

Steph Su said...

A wonderful giveaway! I am following you and have posted about this contest in my sidebar on my blog.

I've just recently entered into the world of being on the receiving end of Valentine's Days, so my favorite and most memorable gift so far was a stuffed animal duck that I still sleep with. It sheds yellow like crazy but is as soft as any pillow.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

xollinzolox said...

Please enter me :)

xollinzolox@aim.com

And I have never gotten any Valentine's presents from anyone save my parents who always buy me beautiful flowers every year :) The one boyfriend I have ever had got grounded on Valentine's Day last year so I don''t count the ring I got. Oh how I hate this holiday

Poem:
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
- William Shakespeare

Sunnymay said...

The first dozen long-stemmed red roses with baby's breath in a presentaton box was my best Valentine's gift. When I asked, "Where from?" The response was, "A wholesale florist." The following year with a repeat of roses, I found it's the thought that counts, even if it's a perk from a client. They still smelled good and looked great in a previous gift of a tall burgandy glass vase. I think he planned it all along.

Anonymous said...

Great contest and I am signing up for you blog

MJ said...

Count me in!

MJ said...

following

MJ said...

tonite...hubby made truffles!!! Yummy!

bison61 said...

thanks-great giveaway

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

okibi-insanity said...

Awesome books! Count me in!

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

My memorable Valentine's Day was when the guy I was seeing bought me my favorite Belgian chocolates.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

"Take, O Take" By W. Shakespeare

TAKE, O take those lips away
That so sweetly were forsworn,
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn:
But my kisses bring again,
Bring again—
Seals of love, but seal’d in vain,
Seal’d in vain!

-I love this poem since high school.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I blogged about this contest in my LJ: http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/4564.html#cutid1

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bingo said...

Great giveawa!I am a FOLLOWER already and you are already on my BLOG LIST at BOOKIN'WITH BINGO. SPECIAL GIFT: single rose from my then boyfriend, who turned into my husband now of 36 years, to signify he loved me and it was the first time he "said" it to me. Will BLOG ABOUT YOUR CONTEST on my blog. POEM I will go with is familiar, I know but still Frost is one of my favorite's:

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

And I think (?) I did them all?

Debbie Rodgers said...

O western wynd, when wilt thou blow
That the small rain down may rain?
Christ, that my love were in my arms,
and I in my bed again!

I LOVE Kathleen Turner! Would love to have these books.

my.newsletter at netbundle.ca

Meg89 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway

meh471(at)gmail(dot)com

Meg89 said...

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

JaniceH said...

Super give-away!

My most special Valentine's gift was the first Valentine my current boyfriend and I spent. We met about 3 weeks earlier and he had to work but before he went home he stopped by the house with 1 red rose from his one heart. It may sound cheap but it was really very touching.

I also signed up to follow your blog.

jlhal@verizon.net

traveler said...

Thaks for this wonderful giveaway. My favorite valentine gift was being taken to a wodnerful performance of Andre Rieu here in town. Memorable and special.
I enjoy all of the poetry by Pablo Neruda.
saubleb(at) gmail(dot)com

darbyscloset said...

Favorite Valentine Memory, is the memory of the first dozen red roses my husband sent to me on Valentines Day while we were dating.....they smelled like vanilla!
Thanks so much
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

Roes are red, violets are blue
If I win this contest, I'll share some of it with YOU!
Thanks so much
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

wow what a great giveaway!!

glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

Kate said...

the best v-day gift was when my bf made me orgrami roses and made this amazing dinner with dessert!

glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

kate said...

I love you.
You’re the joy in my heart,
The sparkle in my eye,
The light in my life.

I love you.
You’re the wind to my wings,
The steps to my dances,
The voice to my songs.

I love you.
You’re the reason for breathing,
The purpose for thriving,
The cause for living.

I love you.
You’re the most caring human being,
The very generous and gentle,
The loveliest of them all.


glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

photoquest said...

What a awesome contest!!! I would love to be included in this wonderful giveaway!!
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Nicole said...

I'd love to win this book set.

Nicole said...

My favorite Vday gift was from my husband. It was a coupon book with all sorts of good stuff, like breakfast in bed, massage, etc.

Estela said...

Fave VDay gift? Finding out I was preggo in '05 a week after my husband deployed to Iraq. It was a way to feel him next to him during our time apart!

Estela said...

Enter me, pretty please!

easagredo at yahoo dot com

Estela said...

I'm a follower!

Estela said...

Poem:
When You Are Old
By W. B. Yeats

When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true;
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.

And bending down beside the glowing bars
Murmur, a little sadly, how love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And his face amid a crowd of stars.

kiwi3pg said...

This is a great giveaway!

kiwi3pg said...

My fav vday gift was the year my hubby bought me a fish tank for a frog. We were teenagers at the time and not married!

Indigo said...

I would love to be entered in this contest! Thanks for the opportunity.

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

I have your blog listed in Google Reader.

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

My favorite Valentine memory is the simplicity I shared with someone I loved. We didn't spend a dime on each other that year, we simply exchanged letters telling one another why we loved them. It's a tradition we continue to this day. You don't need money or extravagance to show someone you love them. (Hugs)Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Debdesk said...

Please include me in this drawing. My favorite Valentine gift was a White, Long Haired Chihuahua. I named him Eugene (dont ask). He had a birthday and turned 6 years old. He lasted longer then the boyfriend. hahaha
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this collection of books :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite Valentine's Day gift was an engagement ring and proposal :) It was the most romantic holiday ever. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the contest :
http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/02/21/313-with-love-from-hachette-book-group-giveaway/
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm following you on Blogger :
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Your blog is in my blogroll :
http://theluckyladybug.org/blogroll/
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Bingo said...

Please enter me.

mr12step[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bingo said...

Best memory -- none -- no tengo amigo.

mr12step[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bingo said...

poem by Stephen Crane

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."

mr12step[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jodi said...

I would love an entry!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

Jodi said...

A special Valentine's Day gift I received was from my young son as a child. He gave me a pair of real gold hooped earrings that I still love today!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

Jodi said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :)

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

Jodi said...

Break, Break, Break
by Lord Tennyson

Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.

O well for the fisherman's boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay!

And the stately ships go on
To their haven under the hill;
But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still!

Break, break, break,
At the foot of thy crags, O Sea!
But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me.

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

Kristi said...

Great giveaway - please enter me in the drawing!

Thanks
kherbrand at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

Wow I would like to read all of those books. Add my name to the entries
Joy
JWIsley AT aol dot com

robin_titan said...

That's quite a lot of books and they all sound great, I would love to be entered. :D

lc_intocable [at]yahoo [dot] com

Marie Burton said...

Leave a comment with your email address (1 entry)
Marie is checking for entry #1
email me at marieburton2004 at Yahoo dot com

Marie Burton said...

Share your best memory of a special Valentine's Day gift you received (2 entries)

Marie's Entry #2
I got an iPhone for Valentine's DAy.. WOOHOO .. now I can do all sorts of stuff while driving... (uh-oh)marieburton2004 at yahoo

Marie Burton said...

Share a poem..
Well how about part of one?

One my father and I shared a liking for while he was still on this earth:
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

By Dylan Thomas

Marie marieburton2004 at yahoo

Marie Burton said...

Blog about this contest (4 entries)

Your contest has been blogged about on my blog at
http://burtonreview.blogspot.com

MARIE ;)

Marie Burton said...

Become a follower of my blog (5 entries) If you are already a follower just leave me a comment saying so


Marie's 5th entry, I just Followed you ;)

Marie Burton said...

Add my blog to your blogroll (6 entries) Same applies if you already have my blog added

Marie's 6th entry :)

Added you to my Blog List in my Blog
http://burtonreview.blogspot.com/

carlene said...

Please include me in your drawing. Thanks
Carlene
willreadforever@verizon.net

K Peters said...

Thanks very much. I'd like to enter - great contest!
K
pk5050@shaw.ca

Brooke Reviews said...

I'd love to win this prize pack!

Most memorable would be my first Vday with my current boyfriend (4 years ago) when he got me a bracelet from Tiffanys Gilmore Girls box sets, and cooked me dinner, very sweet.


I'm also a follower :)

Beth said...

Great giveaway!

Beth said...

I am now following your blog!

groach yahoo com

Jenn said...

wow I would love to win! All the books seem really good!So please enter me!

jennniferduttle@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

I am now a follower of you blog!

Lolli said...

Great giveaway! These books look great!
lollislife @ gmail dot com

Angie said...

This is a great giveaway, thanks!

Last year for Valentine's Day, my friend wrote me a card and it was very touching. He wrote very nice things about me, and I treasure it since I love to get cards and I don't often get them from my friends.

leeangeli@yahoo dot com

bookloverforever. said...

I had a really sweet Valentines Day Gift from my dad - it was really pathtic but I never got gifts for valentines day and i was saddened by that and then one night, on Feb 14 I was sad because it had been another gift less Valentines and he brought me a Barbie haha. It was so sweet :]

I would love to be entered, my e-mail is tina238567@yahooDOTcom

Here is a Poem by E.E.Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)


And I am Now a Follower, and I will post this contest on my Sidebar :]

bookloverforever. said...

Oh AND your on my Blog Roll haha :]

rachel0 said...

Great giveaway!
Thanks!
belligator (at) Yahoo DOT (Com

rachel0 said...

my best valentine's memory is when my husband proposed to me 11 years ago on valentine's in New Orleans.
belligator (at) Yahoo DOT (Com)

rachel0 said...

my favorite valentine's poems are from shakepeare--because my then-boyfriend, now husband, gave me beautiful leather bound edition for one valentines. Here's my favorite, and probably the best known, (my favorit because it's the one he read to me):
Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle's compass come:

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.



William Shakespeare

(1564 - 1616)

Vera said...

What a great giveaway!

vvperesk@gmail.com

Vera said...

I'm a follower!

Vera said...

I've added you to my blogroll! Check out www.luxuryreading.com

MarthaE said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks.
mesreads [at] gmail [dot] com

MarthaE said...

I can't remember all the nice valentine's my DH has given me. But this year we were away in Mexico the week before and he bought me a lovely silver and multi colored cats eye necklace. Then on VD we went to church dinner and got to play in the "Old" Newlyweds game. It was fun even though we didn't win.

MarthaE said...

I follow you on blogger.

MarthaE said...

Here is a Valentine Haynaku
by Sylvia

Cards,
Roses, chocolates.
Romantic candlelit dinner.

Happy Valentine's Day.
Hugs and kisses.
Love.

PeachyTO said...

Hey there, new follower to your blog here. I have also added you to my blogroll. ; ) I would love to be entered into this giveaway and can be reached at booksnakereviews[at]gmail[dot]com .
My fondest memory of a valentines gift was 14 years ago when I first met my fiance. We had met eachother at a dinner that some of our friends were having and he was nice enough to take me home, when he stopped at about 3 different 7-11's and finally came out with a single rose for me. That's when I fell in love.
Thanks for the entries and happy reading!

allisonmariecat said...

Please enter me! allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcom

Boo Bear's Place said...

would love to win a copy of some of these books what great "titles"

ezziriah(at)gmail (dot)com

Boo Bear's Place said...

my most awesome valentines gift was from my hubby this past year he got me an iPod Touch and it has became my life well it has my whole life in this thing. So that would be my fave gift for vday

Boo Bear's Place said...

I'm following your blog

Jennifer said...

I would love to win these books.

My Email is Jennmarie68@gmail.com

I have already added your blog to blogs that I follow.

Thanks,
Jennifer D.

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