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Hachette Book Group

Sorry- this giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commenter #18 (Maria Scott), #35 (Hallie Ann), & #26 (Beth) on winning this giveaway. Our winners will be notified by email and prize packs will be shipped to you by Hachette Book Group USA. Thank you all for entering!!

Oh, can I just say that I feel like Santa when I get to post these giveaways? This prize pack is amazing and is being offered by Hachette Book Group USA.

I am offering THREE lucky readers a book prize pack of TEN books, in honor of the back-to-school season! You can broaden your literary prowess while the kids are off to school, or even be able to give some really amazing Christmas gifts to your friends this year!

Here are the books that are included in each of the three prize packs.

1. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter ISBN: 0446407410 $19.99 Audio book, eBook, large print also available

2. The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning

By Peter Trachtenberg ISBN: 0316158798, $23.99 eBook also available

3. Say You’re One of Them
By Uwem Akpan ISBN: 0316113786 $23.99 Audio Book, eBook available

4. Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership
By Bo Schembechler , John Bacon $13.99 ISBN: 044658200X Audio book, ebook also available

5. Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience
By Fr. Thomas D. Williams $19.99 ISBN: 0446582018 eBook also available

6. Titanic’s Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
By Brad Matsen $27.99 ISBN: 0446582050 Audio book, ebook also available

7. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
By Roger von Oech (25th Anniversary) $16.99 ISBN: 0446404667

8. Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know
By John Maxwell $9.95 ISBN: 0446578096 Audio book, Audio book, ebook also available

9. The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance
By Polly Young-Eisendrath $25.99 ISBN: 0316013110 Audio book, ebook also available

10. Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
By William Least Heat-Moon $27.99 ISBN: 0316110256 Audio book, ebook, large print also available

To enter, please tell me one of your favorite books- it can be a recent read or it can be a timeless classic that you truly love. This contest will run until Tuesday (09/09) at 8 PM EST. Sorry, this contest is open only to the US & Canada and no PO Box addresses please! Good luck, everyone!



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    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens is my all time favorite book. I bring it out and re-read it when I need a lift. This is a book that I don’t think people try to read and it is really so enjoyable!

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    I have always loved The Secret Garden. I have watched the movies but, they dont compare to the book

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    An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears is a fascinating and absorbing book, making you think about points of view as well as its religious premises.

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    One of my favorite books is “Rabbit Run” by John Updike. It’s depressing and I haven’t read it in years, but it IS a really great book!

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    My favorite books growing up were the Nancy Drew Mysteries. I have the whole collection in my mom’s attic just waiting to be read by my niece and daughters.

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    As a kid, the only punishment that truly worked for me was taking away reading privileges. That’s how much I love reading! So this would be an awesome prize. One of my all-time favorite books is The Little Prince. It was neat to look at the pictures as a kid, but it seemed like it grew with me since I was able to understand more of it as I got older.

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    I have been reading classics to my 5 & 7 year old daughters this summer. National Velvet really holds an amazing story. About a girl following her heart, being brave and not noticing that it is a man’s world (at that time). We all were cheering Go Velvet. A great story for young girls and those of us who once were!

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    I have two fave books, Where The Heart Is and Like Water For Chocolate.
    The characters in WTHI are so creative, the story as well.
    LWFC also is so creatively written and romantic, sad, angering etc.

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    I would have to say To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read this as a teenager, and I find it is one of those books that stays with you as you get older.

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    I’m impressed and surprised to see someone else has mentioned John Irving’s ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’. I guess I’m in good company. I also love ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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    my favorite book The Scarlet Letter….for what reason I am not sure just the time in my life when I read it…

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    I guess I was partial to rabbits because I loved all of the Beatrix Potter books and The Velveteen Rabbit.

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    My favorite book is InkHeart by Cornelia Funke. My daughter brought it home from school to read it herself & I checked it out. I had to buy it & it’s sequel because it was so good! I’m awaiting the third in the series to be released soon.

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    My favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King. I love action adventure horror novels. And when I try to think of my favorite book it is the one that immediately pops into my head.

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    I don’t have one favorite book as I’ve read tons that I enjoyed. One of my favorite authors is Danielle Steel though.

    I’d really enjoy this collection of books. Then I’d pass them to my mom to read.

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    I love to read! I have so many favorites, but if you forced me to choose just one, it would be Time and Again by Jack Finney!!

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    I really love horror/suspense/crime type books but I always have loved Charlotte’s Web. A true classic for all ages.

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    I have to say that my favorite book is “The Giving Tree.” I know that it is a childrens book but it is such a good book with such a great lesson. It has been my favorite since I was a child and will alway be my favorite. Its so nice to see a book about unconditional love. Its a book that I hope my children will love as much as I do.

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    I love Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (I see I’m not the only one!) And Harry Potter-I could read those over and over…

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    I completely loved “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. It’s absolutely amazing.

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    My favorite books when I was younger were the Winnie the Pooh Great Adventures. What classics. I am now a big fan of any Jim Cramer, and Suze Orman. Who doesn’t love books about making more money. LOL

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    My favorite book is the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Parts of it are hilarious but the overall tone is a little sad.

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    My favorite book when i was younger was Charlotte’s Web I now read it to my boys. Lately I have been glued to re-reading some of my old anne rice favorites!

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    I love Tom Sawyer. It was the first book my mother read to me when I was a child and it started my love of reading.

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