Friday, May 01, 2009

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and HUGE Giveaway!

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I am going to focusing on something special this month. As we all know February is Black History Month. But did you know that May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month? What's that? You didn't know? Well now you do. And you're going to learn more about it because I'm going to focus about this subject throughout the month of May. Why? Because many people don't know that May is set aside for APAH, we certainly NEVER learned about it in school. I'm hoping to make this a yearly event, but we'll see how this one turns out.

I'll be posting reviews of books by Asian American authors or featuring Asian American characters, reviews of movies directed or starring Asian Americans, have posts by guest bloggers, historical posts, sp
otlights of famous Asian Americans in politics, business, sports, entertainment, literature, etc. and posts sharing my own personal thoughts about what it's been like for me as an Asian American. So every time you see this logo, you'll know it's an AA post.

And to start things off I'm having a Asian Heritage Month Giveaway courtesy of Hachette Publishers! This contest will run throughout the entire month of May.

5 lucky winners will win a set of these 5 books:

Free Food for Millionaires By Min Jin Lee
Trail of Crumbs By Kim Sunée
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles By Jennifer Lee
Transparency By Frances Hwang
Strangers from a Different Shore By Ronald Takaki

To enter you must leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winners on Monday, June 1. US and Canada addresses only (No PO Boxes). Good luck!
PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU!!!!

ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFO WILL NOT BE ENTERED.

114 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I'd love to read these books!

    bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

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  2. Oh, very cool theme for the month of May! I'm looking forward to learning more about APAH!!

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  3. I did not know it was Asian American history month! I am so glad you are doing this. I will read it every day. Well, I do already, LOL!
    I just read a book called "North of Beautiful" (I reviewed it on my blog last week) half the book takes place in China. I absolutely loved this book! But I have to say, sadly that it was the first book I have read about an Asian country. I would like to read more.

    Also, please enter me in you giveaway.

    forevereading at gmail dot com

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  4. Ooh, great giveaway. I'll follow this month's posts closely (I have a HUGE fascination with Asia). I'd love to win these books!

    WordLily AT gmail DOT com

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  5. I love books by Asian authors or set in Asia. As you know, I married into a Chinese family. I have guilty with how little I know of the Chinese culture to pass on to my own kids. I'd love to enter! (and you know where to find me!)

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  6. Please enter me! milou2ster(at)gmail.com Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  7. Since my mother moved to Hawaii, I've been picking up more books in this genre. Thanks for the giveaway offer!

    mjmbecky(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    lillyswistek@gmail.com

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  9. Wow, five books by Asian American authors. Please enter my name. Thank you!!


    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  10. Lacy (hellolacy)11:22 AM

    I had no idea it was APAHM, I will have to mention to my AA boyfriend! :) I would love to enter the giveaway! My email is
    lacyckelly at gmail dot com
    Thanks! :)

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  11. JustJanet@FR11:24 AM

    I would love to read all these books!

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  12. I really need to up my library's AA quotient. Help me out! Thanks for the contest. It's fabulous.

    Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  13. jhalinar@FR12:10 PM

    What a great giveaway!! Thanks so much!

    jlhal@verizon.net

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  14. Elizabeth12:16 PM

    Please enter me. I have read the Fortune Cookie Chronicles but not the others. My PBS ID is esjro. Thanks!

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  15. Thanks for the fun fact!! My husband and son are Asian so they will appreciate you highlighting them this month :)

    dawnchihuahua (at) gmail

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  16. these sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  17. What a wonderful set of books - thanks so much and please enter me

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  18. Please enter me. mybookviews[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I'm half Asian, does that give me extra points? :) gimmemorebooks10 at gmail dot com

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  20. Valerie4:03 PM

    Oo! I would so love this
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  21. Deborah, this is so exciting! I'm so glad that you're doing this. You're absolutely right, it's something that we never hear about. It's great that you're raising awareness for APAHM.

    Please enter me in the giveaway:
    ruth at bookishruth dot com

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  22. I'd love a chance to win!

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  23. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Hi! What a fantastic giveaway!!! I would love to read these books. I like to broaden my horizons on other cultures and nations. Thanks for doing this. :)

    ConnieJ at FR

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  24. This would make a great gift for my husband who travels frequently to china, he loves everything Asian, Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway

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  25. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. What a terrific giveaway - and a terrific tradition. :) Please count me in.

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  27. Happy APAH month! I can't wait to read all the special posts!

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  28. Great book collection. Thanks for the chance to win.
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  29. What a great contest!! These books look great!!

    choatorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Diane/pjmom80259:24 AM

    I would love any of these books.

    d.l.robertson1@gmail.com

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  31. Great giveaway! Please enter me: janemarieprice [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  32. I'd love to have new books to read! And they're extra interesting, because I'm not terribly familiar with the culture. :)

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  33. I would really like to read all of these books. sharonaquilino(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  35. How very cool!
    I just finished SAfely Home by Randy Alcorn last night, I highly reccommend it!
    cmrobin bellsouth net

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  36. Love to read this.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Great giveaway to bring focus to APAH! I would love to be entered.
    My FR ID is Icedream and also my email is
    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com
    I added this giveaway to my blog here

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  38. I just finished an ARC copy of Shanghai Girls and I'm really into reading about the Asian culture.

    mamie316@sbcglobal.net

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  39. That's a wonderful book package! Thanks for the chance to win it. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  40. WOW sounds like a great group of books. I would love to win. Thanks

    malleycc (at) hotmail dot com

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  41. Great giveaway!! Thank you!

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  42. Yay! Pride month for us at last.

    Nice to meet you through Twitter (first time I'm venturing into meeting blog pals that way!)
    I love your verse.

    52faces at gmail

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  43. This sounds really great! I'm always interested in connecting with my heritage and reading more books by Asian American authors (which I don't do enough of), so I'd love to enter. I'm succedanea AT gmail.com . Thanks!

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  44. Enter me, please.
    jwx4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. These books all look good. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carol M
    mittens0831@aol.com

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  46. Thanks! I'd love to win these books.

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  47. Thanks, and enter me please!
    timmie [at] gmail.com

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  48. I had no idea it was Asian History Month! I think that's great!

    I love to read about anything Asian, so please enter me for this!!

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I would love to discover some new authors

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  50. Hi! These books sound amazing! I'd love a chance to read them!

    Melissa

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  51. I'd like to enter.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  52. sarahw7:59 PM

    sounds like a great giveaway,never heard of APAH, but it looks interesting. please enter my name in the draw. thanks,
    sarahwoll at hotmail dot com

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  53. this sounds great! I heard Ronald Takaki speak almost 20 years ago. pls enter me in the contest.

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  54. I would love to win! I look forward to reading more asian literature. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  55. Would love to be entered, thanks:)
    julyso@grandecom DOT net

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  56. Sheila R11:07 PM

    I would love to be entered. I was sent by the wonderful Aliadam.

    ilovebabynoah707@yahoo.com

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  57. Please enter me.

    angelkisses22505[at]aol[dot]com

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  58. This is a fantastic set of books. Please enter me in the giveaway

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  59. I would love to enter!

    Thanks!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. I love reading about Asian heritage, I am actually learning Japanese right now. ;)

    I would love to be entered!

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  61. This looks like a lovely collection of books - pleaae count me in. Thank you!

    jjfiji(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. Anonymous9:42 AM

    I would love to enter the contest. Loved your research,it was great.

    sumagoo22@hotmail.com

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  63. These look wonderful!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  64. Would love to own these!

    vvperesk@gmail.com

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  65. These look like some good books! Thanks for the opportunity!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  66. AMY TAN other than that i am new to CHINESE/JAPANESE writers

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  67. I would to win these great books,please enter me in the drawing.
    thanks,
    Tobi
    tokemise@hotmail.com

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  68. Chrissey677:23 PM

    3 of those books are on my "to buy" list. I noticed that you have a TBR pile- my TBR pile is growing and I need to focus and set the 100 or 200 books per year. I thought I did pretty good a couple of winters ago when I read 25 books- I was on a roll. I need to get back on that roll...Please enter me in your contest! chrissey67@yahoo.com

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  69. Kristipye (FR)9:28 PM

    What a great theme---some great books, too!

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  70. I would love to win these books. Thanks! nmcdon (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  71. This is a wonderful selection of titles and I need to read them all! Thanks for the chance to win.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  72. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Wow! This has my name all over it!!!!

    groovychick1967 at hotmail dot com

    Woo-hoo :)

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  74. I would love to win this giveaway.
    maltaiseatyahoodotcom

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  75. Hi, I surfed in from Book Blogs at Hachette. I would like to win too. Thanks.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  76. I love finding new authors to read!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  77. I really wanted to read more books by Asian-American authors. This looks too good to be true.

    email:patronus89013[at]yahoo.com

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  78. Me! Me! =) dreyshouse at gmail dot com

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  79. I would LOVE to win this! My e-mail is:

    lesleymfan at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  80. This would be a wonderful set of books to win. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. I'd love to win this great set of books - please count me in!

    Thanks,
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  82. Hi! I just found your extremely interesting & versatile--not to mention *uniquely fun & Christian-themed*--blog from the Damaged Books Forum on PBS.com this morning. The only books on Asian culture I've ever read thus far are ones by Amy Tan, and I'd really like to broaden my Asian horizons with this collection of books! The Fortune Cookie Chronicles is an especially intriguing title; wonder if it has a recipe therein? LOL.
    Yes, please do enter me, and thank you. :-)
    Bron
    pianopassionate *at* gmail *dot* com

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  83. This looks really awesome, please enter me!
    lpmccann(at)gmail.com

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  84. I'd love to win these books!
    mishiassweeps (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. As I read on one of my sister's FB comments:
    Me! Me! Pick me!
    It cracked me up, as this was a grown lady.
    Anyway, please add me to your contest.

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  86. This is a great giveaway. Sign me up!

    lovinfitch@aol.com

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  87. These books sound like a great read! Thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  88. Anonymous11:39 PM

    Hello
    I'd love to read this collection of books. Please count me in. Thanks.
    MarionG
    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

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  89. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Please drop my name in the hat - thanks very much for the book giveaway.

    glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

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  90. love to win! sounds great ezziriah (at)gmail do com

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  91. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Aaron
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    nazatraz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I'd love 5 new books!

    the(dot)packs@yahoo.com

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  93. Great contest! Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  94. Yay! A giveaway!

    lindanmc(at)hotmail.com

    http://bambireads.blogspot.com/

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  95. I'd like to enter, please. These look like wonderful books!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  96. Please enter me as scrybe@rogers.com. I am eager to expand my knowledge of Asian writers and winning this contest would really help.

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  97. entering for Rebecca (ccqdesigns)

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  98. Anonymous1:43 PM

    What a great bunch of books! Please enter me...thanks!

    vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

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  99. Anonymous7:03 PM

    these sound interesting too!

    emily
    emtill@gmail.com

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  100. These books look good. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  101. I think these are a great set of books and I would love to read them and add them to my reading collection.Thank You

    Jonilocklear46@gmail.com

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  102. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! delilah0180 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  103. Anonymous9:48 PM

    Hey Deborah! Awesome give a away--I had no idea May was Asian month!!

    My contact info is janeaustenfantx (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or JaneAustenFan on PBS--thanks Deborah!

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  104. I am studying Eastern culture and these books would be a tremendous help for me. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  105. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. Would love to read these! Please count me in the drawing. Thanks!

    sounders68 [at] gmail.com

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  107. Since living in Singapore for 2 years, I've loved Asian literature. This is an awesome giveaway!

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  108. OMG.... what fantastic books.. i would love them : D

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  109. I could have sworn I entered, but no comment from me! I'm glad you tweeted about it or it would have been too late.

    My email: meghankk at gmail dot com

    Thanks =)

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  110. I would love to win these books.

    piperoliveravram (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

    You can also DM me on twitter

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  111. Thanks to Ms. Bookish for the tweet! Please enter me, black.eyedsusan@yahoo.com

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  112. Thanks for letting me post on your blog and I have loved reading entries from this month.

    Jean

    jean_g_wang at yahoo dot com

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  113. Chinese food! Ordering out Chinese food! Impossible where I live in the country. But the books would be nice.

    pboylecharley@hotmail.com

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  114. Raelena
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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