The Second Chance at Summer [Reading] Re-Gifting Giveaway!

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway ended on September 5, and winners were announced on September 7. Comments have been closed.

I’ve been blogging here for nearly a year and a half, and have never officially done a giveaway, so I guess I’ll make up for that oversight now. (I’ll also be hosting another one in a few weeks – details to come!)

As I mentioned here, I was a lucky winner of the Hachette Book Group’s Summer Reads Giveaway via Literary Feline, who was one of quite a few book bloggers hosting it this summer. Getting books for free is always lucky, isn’t it? Now I’d like to share some of that luck.

Did you enter the giveaway on someone’s blog and not win? Were you hosting the giveaway, and couldn’t enter? Did you miss it entirely, because you just don’t visit enough book blogs? Well, if you have no objection to re-gifting, here’s your second chance at some summer reading, which of course can be done at any time of the year.

There were 14 books in the giveaway. After looking them all over, a couple will be given to family members, I’ll keep a few for my own reading, and I’m offering the rest of them right here. I’m grouping them by similarity in theme, genre, or author, so when you enter the giveaway, you’ll have to specify which package(s) you want. (Click on the link for info about each book.)

Book Bag #1
The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston (nf, hc)
Miscarriage of Justice, by Justice “Kip” Gayden (f, hc)

Book Bag #2
A Rose by the Door, by Deborah Bedford (f, pb)
Remember Me, by Deborah Bedford (f, pb)
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, by Trish Ryan (nf, hc)

Book Bag #3
Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith (f, hc)
Close, by Martina Cole (f, hc)

Book Bag #4
Made in the U.S.A., by Billie Letts (f, hc)
Off Season, by Anne Rivers Siddons (f, hc)

(f=fiction, nf=nonfiction, hc=hardcover, pb=paperback)
And I’ll throw in the “book bag,” too, although it may really be a re-usable grocery bag.

Here’s how to enter. You DO NOT have to have a blog of your own to enter, but you DO have to be a US resident (sorry, but since I’m paying the shipping costs I need to restrict that).

  • Leave a comment on this post AND state which book bag(s) you’re interested in. You may enter for more than one bag, but can’t win more than one. Please include your e-mail if it’s not readily available on your blog or profile. Even if you don’t have your own blog, you must leave a comment – no e-mail entries will be accepted!
  • For TWO additional entries, mention the giveaway in a post on your blog and link back here. (Be sure to let me know you’ve done so!)
  • The deadline for entry is Friday, September 5. Winners will be chosen at random, one for each book bag. Winners will be announced here and contacted by e-mail.
  • If there are no takers for a book bag, its contents will be donated to the Friends of the Library bookstore.

Well, what are you waiting for? Now’s your (second) chance!

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10530087423961700607 LisaMM

    Florinda, What a great contest idea!! They all sound great, but because I already have one of the books in a couple different book bags, I would be MOST interested in #4!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12051174636017409935 April

    You’re so sweet to give them away! Because I’m not much of a hardback reader, I’ll throw my entry in for Bag #2 (and reusable grocery bags are perfect – now if I can just remember to put them in the car already).

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15334812243182354729 Bobbi

    Wow – thanks for throwing a give-away! Free books – yummy!

    Okay, so I’m probably going to embarrass myself, but you will see 4 entries for me because I haven’t read any of the books in any of the bags.

    For this entry, Bag #1. Also, I’ve pimped the contest on my site and linked everyone back to you!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15334812243182354729 Bobbi

    Please enter me for Bag#2!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15334812243182354729 Bobbi

    Okay, Bag#3.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15334812243182354729 Bobbi

    Me again, last time – Bag #4!

  • Yan

    Definitely throw my name for bag number 2! This is amazing giveaway!

    ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

  • http://bermudaonion.wordpress.com/ bermudaonion

    Great contest! Enter me for bag #2, please.

  • Anonymous

    i would love to win book bag 3 i’ve heard so much of child 44 not the other one though but i’d love to read it!

    lc_intocable at yahoo.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14623887166087444590 Becca

    Oooh, what a super giveaway! Please enter me for Book #4 :)

    beccasbookstack (at) gmail (dot) com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18069976866358575572 Reeva

    i’d love to enter for #1

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18069976866358575572 Reeva

    i’d also love to enter for #3

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04996308571278825116 Ruby (Mouth)

    Definitely Book Bag #1 and the Book bag #4. I am a BIG fan of Douglas Preston and my mom LOVES Billie Letts. So either way they are a great giveaway. Thnks.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04569402238933872772 Karin

    Bag #2 –Thanks for the chance to win!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Keep those entries coming, folks! I’ve set up a spreadsheet to keep track – what else would you expect from an accountant :-)?

    Thanks to LisaMM and Bobbi for posting about the giveaway, too (and getting their extra entries :-D)!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03586758365799780884 Lee

    I would love to be entered for bag #4!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Lee – I’ll need your e-mail or a link to your blog, please! Meanwhile, I’ll put your entry on my list.

  • Lee

    Yikes! I forgot! My e-mail is llin29@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    please enter me! for the book bag # 3 thanks!!

    tink122595 at hotmail dot com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11587185044982383909 kristybee

    howdy…
    Bag #2 is the bag for me :) If I win I may faint:)
    My email is kristybee05@bellsouth.net

  • http://www.lifejustkeepsgettingweirder.blogspot.com Anna

    Great contest, Florinda! I’ll try for Book Bag #2…

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06652990135572677170 Alessandra

    Hi! I’d liek to win book bag #2, please!

    Alessandra
    outofblue1[at]gmail.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01526412431640450422 kamewh

    I would love to be entered for bag #2 :) Thank you!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13079276242303738719 Literary Feline

    You’re so sweet, Florinda! What a great idea! I would like to be entered for Book Bag #4, if that’s okay.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Just a reminder that I’ve restricted the giveaway to US RESIDENTS, because I am shipping these books myself. If you live outside the USA but can provide a US address for shipping I can enter you. Otherwise, I’m very sorry, but not this time. Alessandra, I’ve also e-mailed you about this.

    Literary Feline – Of course it’s OK! This giveaway wouldn’t have happened without you, so why shouldn’t you have a chance at it too :-)?

  • http://www.trishtheconqueror.wordpress.com Trish

    Thanks for having this giveaway! I am interested in Bag #2. And I posted a link and the info about your giveaway on my blog: http://trishtheconqueror.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/more-book-giveaway-links/

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10270995294530238163 Rebekah (the_littleminx)

    Ooh, what a great giveaway. I’d love to win any of the bags. If I was to win I’d say you pick which bag you wanted to send my way. Would that work? 😉
    Thanks!

    Rebekah
    littleminx at cox dot net

  • http://thebluestockings.com Jessica

    I’d love bundle #3! Thanks for sharing!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00171046951908877185 Karen

    What a nice thing to do. I’m planning a giveaway soon, and it is nowhere near as interesting as yours!

    My first choice would be Bag #1;
    Second choice Bag #4

    They both sound good, though!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16664671644163369772 Lenore

    Amazing that you read my mind – I entered this giveaway so many times my fingers are bleeding and never won.

    My first choice is Bag 3, second choice is Bag 4.

    And I’ll mention this in my tuesday thingers post today.

    E-mail is in my blogger profile.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08046635675540466183 Anna

    What a great giveaway!! Please enter me for bag 3. Thanks!

    diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[com]

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14569201052576430326 Gwendolyn

    So kind of you to share your good fortune! I would love to win Book Bag #4. Thank you for the chance!
    geebee245AThotmailDOTcom

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12473607646939202824 Nicole

    How nice that you are sharing the book love. Can you enter me for Bag #1?

  • http://simpsonsparadox.com Meg

    OOH! I want bag #2 and I’ve posted about you on my blog collectionquest.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Meg and Trish – Thanks! But can I have e-mail addresses for both of you, please?

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17794296990587989214 Los Angelista

    Nice giveaway! I’d love to try for number 4! Crossing my fingers that I win!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08687620527201679249 Ti

    Great idea. Please enter me for Bag #1.

    thereedfamily[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

    Ti

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08687620527201679249 Ti

    Please enter me for Bag #3.

    thereedfamily[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05717236311516258754 Stephanie

    #2 looks like something I would enjoy!

    daq_17 at hotmail dot com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01395008376786680669 robin_titan

    i would also love to enter for book bag two : )

    lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10919057159829023714 Alyce

    Please enter me for bag #4.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10919057159829023714 Alyce
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09789402061034734894 Florinda

    Alyce – Thanks for the post – I’ve got your extra entries.

    Thanks to everyone who has entered so far – there’s still a few more days to get in! FYI, you’ll have the best odds on bag #1 at this point, and bag #4 has been the most popular.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00823616282284779390 Janel

    Great giveaway, thanks for doing it. I would be interested in Bags #4, #3 & #2 in that order.

  • http://www.chefdruck.blogspot.com Chefdruck

    I would love either book bag #1 or #3 – what a great giveaway! I will link to it in the giveaway I will post later today – I will come back and comment that I did. By the way, I added you to my blogroll – I love your blog!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04192356825699543613 gautami tripathy

    Hey, I can’t enter?!

    :(

    However, If I enter and win can you send it to a friend of mine in the US? Wot say?

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

    I think I should go for book bag #1!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07018603523305326782 Carol

    I would love to win bag #4. Those are two of my favorite authors. Thank you!
    mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01581859830585809291 ChefDruck

    I linked to your contest on my blog tonight. It’s at the end of my Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD giveaway post. Check it out!

    http://chefdruck.blogspot.com/2008/09/mickey-mouse-clubhouse-giveaway.html

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02029464145365882799 The Tome Traveller

    Hi! Please enter me for Bag #1!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12542319732311829440 AmandaSue

    I’d like to enter to win Bookbag #2!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01918096018159548309 Danielle

    I am an avid reader and read across all genres. Please enter me for each of the bags 1,2,3, and 4. Thanks so much.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03696796670098870195 Shelley

    Great idea. Put me down for #4 please.

    Thanks for running this contest.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13927876741641028132 bison61

    I’m interested in book bag #3

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13927876741641028132 bison61

    Put me down for #1

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14480457289334886158 Chrissea

    I would like to be entered in #4.
    Thank you!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14480457289334886158 Chrissea

    Please use Chrissie.marie@verizon.net or comment on my blog to notify me if I win.

    #4 please (again). Thanks!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14480457289334886158 Chrissea

    If you can be in more than one, add me into #2 also. Thanks again. (Chrissie.marie@verizon.net)