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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  • 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!

  • 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).

  • 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!

  • Please enter me for Bag#2!

  • Okay, Bag#3.

  • Me again, last time – Bag #4!

  • Yan

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


  • 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

  • Oooh, what a super giveaway! Please enter me for Book #4 ๐Ÿ™‚

    beccasbookstack (at) gmail (dot) com

  • i’d love to enter for #1

  • i’d also love to enter for #3

  • 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.

  • Bag #2 –Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 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)!

  • Lee

    I would love to be entered for bag #4!

  • 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

  • Anonymous

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

    tink122595 at hotmail dot com

  • howdy…
    Bag #2 is the bag for me ๐Ÿ™‚ If I win I may faint:)
    My email is

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

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


  • I would love to be entered for bag #2 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

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

  • 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 :-)?

  • 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:

  • 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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    littleminx at cox dot net

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

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


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

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

  • Meg

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

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

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

  • Ti

    Great idea. Please enter me for Bag #1.



  • Ti

    Please enter me for Bag #3.


  • #2 looks like something I would enjoy!

    daq_17 at hotmail dot com

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

    lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

  • Please enter me for bag #4.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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?


    I think I should go for book bag #1!

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

  • 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!

  • Hi! Please enter me for Bag #1!

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

  • 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

  • Great idea. Put me down for #4 please.

    Thanks for running this contest.

  • I’m interested in book bag #3

    tiramisu392 (at)

  • Put me down for #1

    tiramisu392 (at)

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

  • Please use or comment on my blog to notify me if I win.

    #4 please (again). Thanks!

  • If you can be in more than one, add me into #2 also. Thanks again. (