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Friday, December 2, 2011

Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop



 



Happy Holidays! Today I am giving away an autographed copy of
The Hourglass Door
by Lisa Mangum.

Contest is US only
Leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday tradition.

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HaPpY HoLiDaYs!

The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door Trilogy Series #1)

His past. Her future. Can love bring them together in time?

Abby's senior year of high school is going according to plan: good friends, cute boyfriend, and college applications in the mail. But when Dante Alexander, foreign-exchange student from Italy, steps into her life, he turns it upside down. He's mysterious, and interesting, and unlike anyone she's ever met before. Abby can't deny the growing attraction she feels for him. Nor can she deny the unusual things that seem to happen when Dante is around. Soon Abby finds herself drawn into a mystery whose roots reach into sixteenth-century Florence, and she uncovers a dangerous truth that threatens not only her future but the lives of those she loves.


 
Book Lovers Holiday Hop is sponsored by I Am A Reader Not A Writer. See the links below for TONS of other giveaways. :)



 
 

54 comments:

debbie said...

One of our favorite traditions, is going down to our town's Santa house, saying hello to him, and seeing the live reindeer.
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Jenn C said...

I think my favorite tradition would have to be secret santa. We use the whole month to leave treats for the person whose name we've chosen and then one big present on Christmas. Love it....
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Stephanie said...

My favorite tradition is putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it with my family.

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ephrielle said...

My favorite holiday tradition begins with Stockings. My parents were always late risers on Christmas morning so we were allowed to peruse the spoils of our stockings. The one odd thing that was in our stockings was a small piece of paper. This paper was the first clue in a treasure hunt. My parents would take one gift and hide it leaving clues to follow. It helped Christmas morning time last longer and be more memorable. It seems stockings are my favorite part since my husband and I make a traditional night before Christmas run to the store to get our stocking stuffers.
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Kim said...

My favorite tradition is when we make cookies together. Then we take and deliver them to all of our friends and family in the area. Thanks for the giveaway.
Kims.
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Vicki said...

My favorite tradition is going for a bike ride with the kids and grandkids after we eat.

melora said...

My favorite tradition is that my family will pile into the car at least one time in December and wander through town looking for houses that have decorated for the season and admire them.
Thank you for the giveaway!

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Unknown said...

Favorite holiday tradition is watching Christmas themed movies with my family all day long on Christmas Eve.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity!

Gena Robertson
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Michele said...

my favorite tradtion is sitting together on christmas eve right before we go to bed in our jammies, open one present, and then just spend time together

GFC Michele Luker

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Vivien said...

Mine is opening them on the correct day, Christmas Eve, European style :) Also, making cookies and drinking egg nog!

Vivien
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Holly said...

My family has a lot of similarities with the Griswalds from National Lampoons so we always buy gag gifts. Last year I bought my brother some of those HD sunglasses and he wrapped up a head of lettuce for me. It always keeps Christmas fun!

Nedraw said...

My favorite tradition is a fairly new one for us. This will be our 4th year doing this. We go to our towns Christmas tree lighting and sing carols. Then the next day we take all the grandchildren downtown for a visit with Santa and a scavenger hunt around downtown at various shops. Great fun!

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kayla said...

My favorite tradition is watching 24 hours of A Christmas Story.

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Cheryl said...

My family doesn't have any big traditions we follow, but one Saturday before Christmas in New York City my sister and I hit a lot of the store windows that are decorated, go to Grand Central to see the light show and model train and see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. We also try and squeeze in a little Christmas shopping.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ricki said...

Movie and Chinese on Christmas Eve.
GFC - rickimc
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Liese2 said...

My favorite tradition is; every Christmas eve my we go out to dinner. When we get home, the kids open one present and then we watch a holiday movie.

Persephone said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite holiday tradition is letting the kids open one present at 10 PM while everyone else waits for midnight.

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RandomlyKait said...

At the park they have a ton of different Christmas light displays. I love piling into the car with my family to go see them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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geschumann said...

We go to a trail of lights each year with the family. Lots of fun. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

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Runaway Bridal Planner said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
My favorite holiday tradition is our family Christmas party on Christmas Eve.

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Martha Lawson said...

Putting up the tree and decorations with my grandkids.

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Chris said...

My favorite tradition is reading the story in LUke 2 before the kids go to bed Christmas Eve

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M.A.D. said...

I know this sounds weird, but one of our silly & favorite traditions is listening to The Cryptkeeper's Christmas carols lol

We've had this squirrely cassette tape for almost 20 years and it's a riot ;D

My fav on the tape is: "Deck the Halls with Parts of Molly" lol

GFC Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
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SilverRose313 said...

My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with my family.

GFC: Silverrose313
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Linda Henderson said...

My favorite holiday tradition is playing board games with the whole family at my sisters after we open presents and stuff ourselves.

GFC as seriousreader

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Ashley Prince said...

Well, my husband and I got married on Christmas of last year. So this year, we're trying to figure out our own traditions. One thing we both can agree on, is the anniversary date will be a dinner and a movie.

Christmas is my favorite holiday too, so I can't wait to figure out more traditions.

Ashley Prince said...

Oops. Forgot my email:
ashley_e_prince@yahoo.com

P.S. I love your blog. :) It's wonderful and I added it to my Google Reader.

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Jennifer!

Happy Holidays, and thank you so much for the giveaway!!

By the way, I really think you should have required people to follow you in order to enter your contest. You have such a GORGEOUS blog, you deserve more followers!! I can tell you that your blog design just blew me away, so I was more than happy to become a follower! And I'm being very sincere!

As for my favorite holiday traditions, I think I love them ALL!! I celebrate Christmas. I love putting a wreath on my door, decorating the Christmas tree, including a Nativity scene underneath, shopping for the holiday, driving around and looking at houses decoreated with lights and figures of Santa Claus and/or the Nativity... You see, Christmas is, hands down, my favorite time of year!! I also love going to Midnight Mass with my family, although I haven't been able to do so in the past few years. Needless to say, I also enjoy our Christmas Eve dinner, where the whole family gets together.

One tradition that is not 'officially' part of the Christmas holiday season is reading Christmas romances. Oh, I LOVE this one, too!! I know a lot of women enjoy reading such romances during the Christmas season. As a matter of fact, this year I'm participating in a Christmas Reading Challenge, hosted by the blog, "The Christmas Spirit"!

My email address is:
twilightdreamlover@boxbe.com


Come on over and check out my own Booklover's Giveaway! I have several bestselling YA novels to pick from!

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Maria Behar said...

P.S. I forgot one! I also enjoy watching Christmas-themed movies. My very favorite is, of course, "It's A Wonderful Life". In second place is "The Family Man", which has the same theme, but approached from a different angle. Then there's the various versions of "A Christmas Carol", and "Miracle On 34th Street"...

brookea_2006 said...

My favorite tradition is going to my best friend's house to bake sugar cookies!

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Gabrielle said...

I love baking with my mom. And putting up decorations. Everything, really.


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Stephanie Parent said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite holiday tradition is making and eating Christmas cookies.

Stephanie

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Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

I love making pancakes on Christmas morning!
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Cindy said...

My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree and reminiscence about each ornament.
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

Thank you very much for the generous giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

Megan said...

My favorite tradition is watching christmas movies while decorating the tree with the kids.

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Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3). My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music.

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JHS said...

My favorite holiday tradition is keeping it low-key and relaxed. I refuse to get stressed out about any of it!

JHS
Colloquium

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Janelle said...

We love to read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas eve gathered around the tree!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous Book Lover's Holiday Hop!
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Missy L said...

My favorite holiday tradition is setting up the tree on Thanksgiving and then we sip hot cocoa while we watch Rudolph as a family. The excitement from the kids is contagious!

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Melanie_McCullough said...

My favorite holiday tradition is letting the kids open one present on Christmas Eve. Usually it's their christmas pajamas that they wear to bed.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Melanie.M.McCullough at gmail dot com

Lolawid said...

My favorite holiday tradition would be making sticky buns Christmas Eve to put in the oven first thing Christmas morning. We have them for breakfast, and then snack on them all through the day.

Thanks!

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Favorite tradition- all of us getting together to play board games all night and eating snacks.

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Jenny said...

Favorite holiday tradition: my great-grandmother's fudge recipe

Happy Holidays!
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Krysykat said...

Making Christmas dinner with the family is my favorite tradition.

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SiNn said...

every y ear a week or soa fter thanksgiving my dad and i make christmas cookies and decorate new stockings for everyone then we do the family night christmas eve


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Sebrina said...

Favorite Holiday tradition is decorating the inside of the house w/ my kids. Hubs does the outside, but the kids and I put lights in every window, wrap the stairs, the ledge pole, the fireplace, etc. You name it, we've tried to hang lights there. lol
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Jessica said...

My favorite tradition is going around and looking at the different houses decorated for Christmas. Last year we saw the wild horses eating a couple lawns.

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evrythngzen said...

My favorite holiday tradition, well there's two. The first is making the family candy recipe. It just always makes me ready for the holiday. The second is opening one Christmas gift on Christmas eve. I've done it since I was a kid and now I make my husband do it. LMAO
Thanks for the giveaway.
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AEKZ2 said...

My favorite tradition is making cookies with the kids for Santa

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jacque said...

Candlelight service on Christmas eve..as long as I can remember!

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Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I have read so much about this book. Great giveaway! Thanks!
My favorite tradition is having a tofurkey. As a vegetarian it is something my brother helps me make to make my holiday special!

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brendajean said...

My fave tradition is Secret Santas- we do it by drawing names in the family and doing a kind secret act for them each day in Dec. until Christmas. Then we reveal ourselves with a gift on Christmas Eve.

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Amanda said...

Every year, my mom and I get together and spend an *entire* day baking cookies and making her famous peanut butter fudge--lots of fun:)
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