Monday, July 28, 2008

Storytellin' Mama is Giving Away Books...

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

I love to read and I love books.

Summertime is my favorite time to read.  There is something about reading by the pool with a big glass of iced tea while the kids swim and play.  

I am holding my first bloggy giveaway as part of the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival 

I am giving away three books I love.





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Please leave a comment and let me know about a favorite book you have read recently. In your comment specify which book you would most love to win! Please make sure I can contact you through e-mail, or your site. You do not have to have a blog to enter just leave your contact information in the comment section!

The contest will end Friday August 1st 12:00 noon and I will hold a random drawing to determine three book winners. 

To check out more cool bloggy giveaways go here!

75 comments:

Cristina said...

I loved Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, it was super fast read, and very insightful. I would love to read The Kite Runner. It's been on my "to read" list since it came out. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Susanne said...

My recent favorite is The Host by Stephenie Meyer! And I think I'd like to win The Kite Runner. I've heard it's really good. :-)

bishiesruleme said...

A book I've read recently and liked is To Serve and Submit by Susan Wright. ^^

I would like any of those three books.

faked_sugartone@hotmail.com

Chelsea said...

I would love to win The Lovely Bones, its been on my "to read" list for quite a while now. The best book I've read lately I would have to say is "The Rescue" By Nicholas Sparks, he is one of my favorite authors! FlipFlopsChels@msn.com

bethany said...

I just read The House at Riverton by Kate Morgan-it was good!!
I would love to read Lovely Bones!!

Katrina said...

i just finished the 11th Hour by Catherine Coulter. Really good book. =) I love to read!

Bunny B said...

My fave book is Memoirs of a Geisha! I'd love to win either The Kite Runner or The Bean Trees! Thanks!
bunnybx at gmail. com

BrineS said...

I'm interested in reading the Kite Runner. A favorite book I have read recently...well, I'm not quite finished reading it...Having A Mary Heart in A Martha World.

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

softindierocker said...

Wow, those are some great books! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! =D A book I've read recently and really liked would have to be Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, (Chilling, and insightful) but I also really liked Sweethearts by Sara Zarr! I can't decide! =D I think the book I would most love to win would have to be The Kite Runner! Lol, it made me cry the first time I read it. =)

koolios AT hotmail DOT com
~Lucy D =)

Hil'Lesha said...

The Ultimate Gift is really good! :)

PS said...

I just finished Devil in the White City. That was an excellent read!

Stephanie said...

I think a really great book I've read lately would be "The Friday Night Knitting Club" - its a wonderful book about women, friendship, the bond between mother and daughter. I highly recommend it.

Ronnica said...

The Man Who Was Thursday...read it about a month ago...it was great!

I'm interested in The Lovely Bones.

Tammy said...

I am reading In The Hall of the Dragon King at the moment - although it's written for children/teens it's a very good book!

Sue said...

I just finished The Book Thief. Really really liked it! I would love to read The Lovely Bones!

Thanks!
sagirl2(at)gmail(dot)com

Carrie said...

I have been wanting to read Kite Runner for some time, that would be a great treat! The book I read most recently was Awaken My Heart (I think that was the title). It was a quick read with a lot of action! Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

My recent favorite book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven, i just finished it a few days ago, it's amazing!! and somewhat sad, which i like, i like happy books too, okay i like all books hehe : ) I would really love to read The Kite Runner, two of my friends have read it and they told me great things about it and i would really like to win it so i can finally get around to reading it. Thanks for the great contest!!

lc_intocable (at)yahoo.com

Jenny said...

Have you read Alice Sebold's Lucky? I read it right after The Lovely Bones--it was amazing! I don't know much about The Kite Runner or the Bean Trees, so I'd love to get either of them.

Mama Zen said...

I recently read Ashes of Worlds. It was awesome!

samsakara said...

I read the book Perfect Girl. I would choose The Lovely Bones book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, great choices! I haven't even heard of two of them!

I loved reading Do Hard Things, so inspiring!

claire said...

I've heard good things about all of those books. I would like to win the Kite Runner. Just read The Poisonwood Bible and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mary Lou said...

I love to read. Any of these would be greatly appreciated by me. I just got through reading Joel Rosenberg's books that are somewhat prophetic and make you really think and pray, even though they are fiction. thanks for doing this....dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Nancy said...

I read The TimeTravelers Wife recently, and really liked it. There were a few scenes that were a bit graphic for me, but over all I liked it.
Sign me up for The Kite Runner, its one I have been wanting to read.

momo3 said...

i heart good books! thanks for this good book giveaway! i just read "these is my words."

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

kamewh said...

My most recent favorite is "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." I would love to win either The Kite Runner or The Lovely Bones- I have wanted to read both of them. Thank you for the giveaway!

Geri said...

Please include me!!!! Great giveaway!
Thanks
gerijones64@hotmail.com

recently I've loved the Host by Stephanie Meyer and the Kite Runner is on my waitlist at the library!

Suzie G. said...

I just finished up My Sister's Keeper and thought it was an amazing book. I read it because I heard they were making a movie out of it. I hope the film does the book justice.

Wehaf said...

YOu have excellent taste. I just read A Thousand Splendid Suns, and thought it was even better than Kite Runner.

I would love the read The Lovely Bones.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Nicole R.J. said...

A recent read... one of my favorite recent reads was 'The Historian'. Not my usualy genre, but I really enjoyed it!

I'd love to win The Lovely Bones, as I already have (and loved reading) the Bean Tree and am waiting to borrow mom's copy of the Kite Runner! ;)

designedbyrj [at] gmail [dot] com

Ginny said...

I just finished Iris Johansen's newest book, I think it was called Quickstand, love her books! If you haven't read her yet though, start with some of her oldest books, she weaves her characters together in her books.

I'm sure what I'd want to win, I haven't read any of them. I'd want one of the first two you listed, maybe you could help me decide :)

the4moyers said...

I love the Mitford Series by Jan Karon - I just reread them! I'd love to The Lovely Bones! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering it!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I recently started "Eat Pray Love" and I'm really looking forward to finishing it. The first chapter was very good!

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

judybrittle said...

I am loving the Woman Murder series by James Patterson. The Kite Runner would be my choice.

Anonymous said...

I'd most like to win Lovely Bones. A good book I've read lately is 'The Courtesan's Daughter' by Claudia Dain.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

christene said...

I recently read the "Happiest Baby on the Block"...It was so inciteful and helpful with our new baby. All of the books you hav look like great reads, I'm easy..
cjinhb at msn dot com

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Don't enter me for your drawing bcs I've read 'em and won't have time to read anytime soon, but YAY! I'm glad to see you're doing a giveaway! M

She Became a Butterfly said...

i read paulo coelho's "Veronika decides to die." a wonderful book!!!

i'd like the kite runner!

she
pookielocks [at] yahoo [dot] com
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

laura said...

I have to admit, I'm typically a chick lit reader... so I read Mr. Maybe recently and like it a lot. Fast summer read. However, I also just read 'The Killer Angels' about the civil war and it was really, really good!! A definite must read, even for us non-history buffs. Thanks for the great giveaway - I'd love the Kite Runner. I've read lovely bones, and it was very good.

Alison said...

I'd like to win The Lovely Bones -- it's been on my "To Read" list for ages! My favorite books are the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, and I can't wait for the release of the new one this weekend. Thanks!

jostamper[AT]nycap[DOT]rr[DOT]com

Kimberly said...

I just finished reading "Tuesdays with Morrie". That is an awesome book that really gets you to think. Now I'm in the process of reading "Escape".

Thanks for the great giveaway.

CanCan said...

I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees. I would like to win the Bean Trees!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

sweetsue said...

The book I would like to win is The Kite Runner, as I have read the others. Wasn't The Lovely Bones strange and wonderful? The book I am reading now is an old favorite "Fried Green Tomatoes".

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Kite runner. I have read Lovely bones in the past. Thats a really good book. Right now I am reading Joyce Meyers The secret to true happiness. It is really a heavy. One where you have to stop and think before you want to begin again. Normally I read much faster but I have been picking up books like this. Thought provoking type.

Nikki
homeschooling mom of 6
Angelheart135@aol.com

Come enter my contest to win
lesson plans on learning about Apples, 2008 election and Math games good for all children.

www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/

frugallm said...

I loved Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers! I would love to win The Kite Runner!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Alyce said...

My favorite book that I've read recently was "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I just reviewed it on my blog if you want to take a look. :) I would pick "Kite Runner" because I've heard good things about it but haven't read it yet.

Shannon said...

I would like to read Lovely Bones.
A book I reccommend is The Other Mother.

palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Jaime C. said...

My recent favorite book is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

I have already read The Lovely Bones but I would love either of the other books. Thanks :)

Rebecca said...

One of my all-time favorites is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe. It had to read it in High School and loved it!!
What an awesome prize package!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!
rpow515(at)aol(dot)com

Kyra said...

I'd like to read Lovely Bones, but I've never read any of those. My favorite book recently has actually been the latest trilogy by Nora Roberts.

Audrey said...

I would love to win Kite Runner. I have never read it but have heard wonderful things about it. The best book I have read recently is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. It is a great guilty pleasure book. Thanks!

Ebie said...

i'm currently reading deception point by dan brown (i know, i'm late on that one) but i love anything by ted dekker. i would be happy with any of the books!

mom2boys said...

I'd love to win Kite Runner. I love the Twilight saga and The host by Stephenie Meyer. Thanks!
hottmomma_03@yahoo.com

cmartin0055 said...

i like kite runner.
the best book i've read recently has been blue moon by laurel k hamilton.

Meredith said...

I would like to win the Lovely Bones book.
Now, I haven't read this book recently, but I love it and the series! Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson. It is sooo good. Another series that I love is the Study series by Maria V. Snyder. Poison Study is the first book and it is just so good, you will want more and more.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite (at) hotmail (dot) com

Teri said...

I just read the first book of the Twilight Series and it was really good :)

Karen said...

Road Map to Holland is the most touching book I have read in some time!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

drala said...

I liek to read mysteries and I recently read Joanne Fluke Key Lime Pie murder. It was a great read.

groovyteach said...

I recently read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and could not put it down. I'd love to read The ite Runner--I have yet to pick it up.

Estelle said...

I've read so many great books lately I'm not sure which one to pick. I'm going to say "The Judas Strain" by James Rollins. It was an excellent book. I've heard "The Kite Runner" is a great book, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

windycindy said...

I have just enjoyed the book "Marley
& Me" by John Grogan. Please enter me in your drawing for "The Bean Trees!"
Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Molly C. said...

I have Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister sitting here waiting for me to read it. I would really lke the Kite Runner.

Neen said...

I'd love to read The Kite Runner should I win your giveaway. I just finished reading Wicked and Son a a Witch. I loved both stories

ticole96 said...

I would want to win Lovely Bones... I heard it was a good book! I have been recently reading the Harry Potter series.

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

Nicol said...

Last night I just finished a classic that I haven't read in years. Little Women. I love the bond that the sisters have together and I hope that my children can have that kind of relationship with each other!

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

ihchicky said...

I would love to win the Kite Runner. A book I read recently that was a lot of fun was the Nanny Diaries. Thanks for the chance!

janetfaye said...

I recently read The Memory Keeper's Daughter and I liked it.

I would like to win The Bean Trees.

Thank you!

Storm said...

I would love to win Lovely Bones!

The best book I have read recently was Wicked.

Rockin' Mama said...

I loved Healthy child, Healthy world

I'd love to read Kiterunner
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

I just finished Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner. I loved it. And now I'm reading snow.
I would love to win the Kite Runner. They are all great books. Barbara Kingsolver is a great story teller and The Bean Trees was a great book.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Mine ends tomorrow AM, stop by if you get a chance.

Jinxy and Me said...

I recently read and loved The Omnivore's Dilemma - I hightly recommend it! I would most like to win The Kite Runner. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janelle said...

I wouldn't call it a "favorite," but a book I read earlier this year and enjoyed was "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella.

Dani' said...

I have been reading little House in the Big Woods to dd.I would like to win Bean Trees or The Kite Runner
solta(at)hotmaildotcom

Theresa N. said...

I'd love to read Lovely Bones, best book I've read lately is When the Heart cries by Cindy Woodsmall.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tara said...

oh wow I would love to win all three, but I guess Lovely Bones would be my first pick.

I am reading Dogwood by Chris Fabry right now and I am really enjoying it!