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Through Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time), you are invited to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate! The winner will be selected at random!

The Follower Love Giveaway Hop is hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer!

Mandatory Entry:

NOTE: This giveaway is open only to Google Friend Connect followers — old or brand!

Leave a comment telling me two very important things:

1. What you would like to purchase with the gift certificate — a Valentine gift for someone special, perhaps?

~ and ~

2. The name by which you follow me on Google Friend Connect!

Be sure to include your email address (for notification and delivery purposes).

Bonus Entries:

  • Follow Colloquium on Facebook Networked Blogs. (Note: Asking to be my friend on Facebook does not count as following.)
  • Follow me on Twitter — be sure to leave your Twitter name in the comment
  • Subscribe to Colloquium via RSS or Email and confirm your subscription
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link to your tweet in a comment!
  • Post this giveaway on Facebook and leave the link to your post in a comment!

Visit all the participating blogs:

The comment posted by Sue Fitzpatrick at Books, Books, the Magical Fruit was selected at random and Sue won the $25 Amazon gift certificate!

Thank you to all who participated!


  1. Stephanie

    I would want to buy books with the giveaway. Darkest Mercy, Unearthly, and the Water Wars are on the top of my list.

    I follow with the name thegirlonfire27

    Thanks Stephanie
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  2. I would like to buy something from my wish list of books on Amazon.

    I follow you on GFC – janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Nice giveaway! I follow under the name Chloe Bray.
    Nef GFC follower ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would luurve to buuy some of the books on my wishlist that I just can’t afford! Some pretty hardcovers, some shiny paperbacks… Oh, I think I’m drooling!


  4. I would love to buy a book or dvd for my older daughter and some manga for my younger daughter.

    I follow GFC under name Margay

  5. I would buy a couple books on my TBR list.

    Old follower: DarcyO

  6. I would buy some of the books that i have on my TBR list….

    I am a GFC follower under Chrissy


  7. I would buy some books on my “to-buy” list.. it’s getting rather expansive. Maybe Anna and the French Kiss, The DUFF, Crescendo or the Mockingbirds..

    I am a new follower, my GFC name is Sarah (That Bookish Girl)

  8. Mona Garg

    I would like to get:


    GFC follower(MonaG)

  9. OanaMaria

    I would buy delirium By Lauren Oliver . My email : onutzyk_93@yahoo(dot)com
    I follow you on GfC (onutzyk_93) and on twitter : (@Onutzyca)

  10. Chris Stack

    I’m a follower on gfc- ChrisS
    I would like to buy books with the gc.

  11. I’d buy Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning – I want to read it badly:)
    I follow GFC – Wendy

  12. I have other ideas for V-Day. I’d like to purchase more books of course! And perhaps pre-order Black Swan.

    I follow you as Stephanie H. and my email is bookstudyblog (at) gmail (dot) com


    Follow you on Twitter as Veggiesandbooks.
    Subscribe via email by the email listed above.

  13. I would buy a couple of books from my TBR list.

    I follow you with the name Mariee

    I also subscribe to the RSS

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. I would donate it to Middletown High school. Everthing i win from this hop is going to the highschool.
    THanks for the giveaway

  15. I would purchase The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan, and Awakened by PC Cast, as well as a new book for my daughters for valentine’s day, probably the Happy Valentines Day Mouse book by Laura Numeroff. Thank you for this opportunity. I follow you via gfc, under the name Stephanie Hirsch.
    Stephanie Hirsch recently posted..WowMy Profile

  16. Amanda W

    I would probably buy books for myself. I follow under Amandawk

  17. I’m your newest follower on GFC! I’ve been so desperately wanting to purchase a Kindle!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway~
    Sugar Creek Cottage

  18. I would use the gift certificate to purchase a special Valentine’s gift for my mother. Although she lives within an hour and a half drive, I don’t get to see her as much as I’d like. My schedule keeps me too busy.

    I’m a new follower.

    reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com
    LuAnn Morgan recently posted..February is Library Lovers MonthMy Profile

  19. Holly wright

    GFC follower with sassy gator girls- hollswright. I would love to buy hubby a book or ten!

  20. Great giveaway!!! would buy books.
    GFC follower

  21. I’m totally selfish and would spend the GC on books for myself!
    I’m a GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
    I follow on Twitter (@LexieBookBug).
    I follow on Networked Blogs
    I am an email subscriber
    Lexie@BookBug recently posted..Follower Love GiveawayMy Profile

  22. Linda Henderson

    My daughter found some dishes she really likes on Amazon so I would help her purchase them.

    Old GFC follower as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  23. Linda Henderson

    I follow on Networked Blogs as myself.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  24. Linda Henderson

    I follow on Twitter as BookOwner.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  25. Linda Henderson

    I am an email subscriber.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  26. Hana Kabashi

    I love this giveaway!!! I would probably buy more books with an Amazon gift card or a present for my mom for Valentines Day! Something to pamper her with =)

    I followed you on twitter and GFC @hkabashi
    I also followed your blog on Facebook, my name Hana Kabashi.

    And here is the tweet about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/hkabashi !!!

    midnightoil84 at yahoo dot com

  27. jen rabenstine

    Follow on GFC – jen161

    I would use the $25 Amazon card to get some of the 200+ books off my wish list!

  28. Hi,
    Great giveaway. I would use the GC towards a new kindle. I am a new follower through GFC. AsianCocoa.


  29. Priscilla Pomeroy

    I would definitely buy books, whatever came up on my list at that time.
    I follow you as Priscilla P on GFC.

  30. Aubreylaine

    I follow GFC as Aubrey Charlebois
    I’d love to buy some books for my husband!

    aubreyfick at yahoo dot com

  31. I would use the Amazon credit to purchase some new books! Thanks for the chance to win. Scoot (seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com)
    Scoot recently posted..HibernatingMy Profile

  32. pepsivanilla

    I would use the gift card to buy some more books that both me and my boyfriend would enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    My follower name is pepsivanilla14


  33. 1. I have no clue. I have a zillion things on pre-order for February and March and Amazon would most likely steal anything I put in my account before I had a chance to look at anything for anyone. I have no Valentine other than my son, cat and Kindle at the moment, sob. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BarbaraW on GFC
    Barbara recently posted..Turn It Up- Turner Twins- Book 2My Profile

  34. cheryl c.

    I would love to win this because my son’s birthday is next month!

    GFC follower- cheryl c.
    castings at mindspring dot com

  35. i follow on networke dblogs on face book


    beverly G

  36. I follow on gfc. My husband doesn’t read and he forgets to get me gifts, so I would get me a great book and then tell him what he got me for valentine’s day!

    ke7yca at gmail dot com
    Lisa Faber recently posted..Winner of My Enemy- My BelovedMy Profile

  37. I have discovered Laura Lippman’s books and I would buy some of them with the gift certificate. Her books are really good!

    I follow on GFC – Carol M
    I follow on Twitter – CarolAnnM
    I subscribe via email.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  38. jeanette8042

    I would purchase some new upcoming romances. GFC follower under jeanette8042


  39. jeanette8042

    FB Networked Blogs follower/Jeanette Juan

  40. Old GFC follower (Tara W)
    I would buy Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow and pre-order Blood Law by Karin Tabke and Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake.

    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  41. Twitter follower. @mizztara71
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  42. email subscriber
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  43. gfc follower
    I would buy a movie or book
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  44. Colleen Turner

    I would most likely buy a bunch of books if I win ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I follow under Colleen Turner.

  45. Colleen Turner

    I am a Networked Blogs follower (Colleen Turner).

  46. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower: Shahira Molai

    If I win this gift card I would probably buy something for either my parents or my sister. ๐Ÿ™‚ No Valentine for me this year. ๐Ÿ™


    +1 follower on Twitter: @AFearlessTeen

  47. I follow you on Google Friend Connect under Cayman L. Richardson

    1) My husband’s birthday is coming up, and would love to get him a book called Sacred Marriage

  48. CrystalGB

    Awesome giveaway. I would buy my husband a birthday present.
    I am a GFC follower. CrystalGB


  49. I follow via GFC as dukebb.

    I would like to buy some of my wish list books. That would be SO awesome!


  50. brendajean

    I would love to get some new release books:)

    I follow as brendajean

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  51. Lee Wiker

    I am following you on GFC

    I would probably buy my 12 & 14 year old son some
    more books for their kindle app on their ipod touch.
    (they are wearing out my credit card but as long as their
    reading I don’t mind)

  52. Hi There!
    I’d love to get some of the books off my wish list with the gift card. I follow you by GFC under the name of Barb and I follow you on twitter under sugarbeatbc.
    I can be found at sugarbeatbc AT gmail DOT com

  53. I follow using Elie
    and I would purchase Silvericious for my daughter.

  54. I would probably preorder a few books that are coming out in March that I really want.
    I follow via GFC as Throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  55. Aurora m.

    What would I do with my win? I have a couple of International friends that can’t get the new releases so I would use it to pick up some long awaited releases.
    2 important things.
    never go to bed angry and always make sure when going somewhere to have clean underwear in case you are in an accident….LOL
    I follow @ veltara
    Thankd for a chance at a great giveaway!

  56. I follow under the name Kristen on GFC. I would buy something for my hubby, perhaps a book he’s been eying. ๐Ÿ™‚

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com
    Kristen H. recently posted..So Shelly Guest PostMy Profile

  57. Since I am single for this Valentine’s Day I would buy myself some books as a present to myself.
    I follower under apk1princess

  58. Heather S

    Like many here, I would most likely buy books (for myself ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

    I follower under Heather S in GFC.

  59. Cathy Galloway

    With an Amazon gift certificate I would buy more books of course. I follow under Cathy in GFC.

  60. I would buy Across the Universe! I follow on GFC as xxsquigglesxx.

    I follow you on twitter (@squiggles87)

  61. I would buy books.

    GFC follower–Estella

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  62. I would buy a book or two. (Don’t worry, I’d let others read them too so then I won’t feel so bad about not spending it on someone else.) ๐Ÿ™‚

    I follow on GFC and Networked blogs under Jackie N.

    Nice coming across your blog! Look forward to reading it more! ๐Ÿ™‚


  63. Michelle

    GFC – geekdgirl

    I would pick up one of the books in my wishlist…not exactly sure which one, that would be the fun part, figuring out which book to order.


  64. Jolene Allcock

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. If I won, I would put that towards my TBR pile and try to catch up on some of my series that I am far behind on

    GFC follower


  65. Jolene Allcock

    follow you on twitter


  66. anna violette Donald

    I would use the gc to buy something for my daughter for valentines day…27 and still no guy friend..I worry! I follow you on gfc as anna violette donald

  67. Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, boy, do I have way too many books to list that are upcoming that I would order or preorder. But just one — Julia Quinn’s upcoming release! ๐Ÿ™‚ And following on GFC as Lois (I’m the space shuttle, can’t miss it LOL) ๐Ÿ™‚


  68. I would buy some hard to find books – Amazon is wonderful!!
    I’m a GFC follower: Michele

  69. I follow on Networked Blogs
    Michele Caldwell Lawrence

  70. I follow you on Twitter

  71. I’m an email subscriber

    • Heather F

      Heather Ford
      I would buy a new coffee pot

  72. I would love to buy a book that is on my hold list at the library! Alissa Allen – captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  73. gfc follower (tabathia b) and I’d get some books for my daughters one has been wanting the last sacrifice by richelle mead
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  74. I follow via google friend connect (Jackie)
    I might like to purchase some books…there are so many I’d like to read.
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  75. I’d use it towards getting my text books for the summer. GFC follower (Mandala)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  76. Stacey Smith

    I’m a GFC Follower
    I Would by Books with the gift code
    Stacey Smith

  77. E-mail subscriber
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  78. Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  79. Stacey Smith

    I Follow you on Facebook Network Blog
    Stacey Smith

  80. Stacey Smith

    I Follow you Via E-Mail

  81. Rahchelle

    I am A GFC follower and its under Rahchelle
    I would love to buy a book that isnt in stores at any of my borders ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. I would like to buy the third book in a series I am reading by Lori Wick.

    I follow you under the name Leanne.

  83. I would use it to pay for part of Dr. Who Season 1 for my sister (she loves that show!)

    Following you on GFC under the name: Alyssa (The Lit Express)

    e-mail: archambo.alyssa(at)gmail(dot)com
    Alyssa recently posted..Exploring the World Wide Web 2My Profile

  84. Carol Luciano

    Thanks for participating in this hop. I’m a GFC follower under Lucky47. I have so many books on my wish list but definitely would get Darling Strumpet and Hannah Howell’s new Highland Protector.
    Carol L

  85. Ollie Moss

    I follow you on GFC as olliemarie.

    The avid reader that I am I would buy books for memememmem!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    Ollie Moss


  86. Hi there,
    I am a new follower! ๐Ÿ™‚ If I won, I would probably buy some scrapbooking stuff because I’m addicted, but if you want me to be nice, I’d buy some pink canisters for my sister in law that she has been wanting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Naughty or nice? You just never know, but thanks for the awesome chance!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    AmyJRockstar recently posted..My WhereaboutsMy Profile

  87. I ‘m an old and loyal GFC follower as Stella (Ex Libris)

    I would like to buy a Kindle light with the gift card ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. Marlene Breakfield

    Retweeted but for some reason its not letting me paste the link. twitter handle @mbreakfield

  89. Marlene Breakfield

    Network Blogs follower.

  90. I follow you –my name is Margie. I’d probably buy something special for my grandkids.

  91. I’m an RSS subscriber too. Thank you for letting me enter your giveaway!

  92. New follower and even checking your tweets

    DemonLover (kelly)
    demonloversblog (at) gmail.com

  93. latisha depoortere

    Great giveaway thank you so much I would buy some books off my wishlist I really want Angelfire and Lost Saints and so many more!
    Im a GFC follower / latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

  94. Julie D.

    I follow you on GFC as Julie D. I’d like to buy Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King.

  95. Julie D.

    I’m following you on Twitter as giveawaysetc.

  96. latisha depoortere

    Follow on networked blogs / latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  97. latisha depoortere

    Email subscriber too
    tishajean@ charter.net

  98. latisha depoortere

    Follow on twitter / latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

  99. I would buy Snooki and JWoww’s books..haha!

    I follow as Jooparelli.


  100. 1. Gift Certificate Purchase: what else, more books
    2. New GFC Follower “Wolf Bear”
    2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net

  101. Maria Smith/Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother...

    I would order books…but maybe one I could share with my hubby!

    I am an old GFC follower – Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother…
    Network Blog Follwer – Maria Smith
    Thank you! mmafsmith@gmail.com

  102. Judy Cox

    I would use my gift card to order some ebooks for my ereader I got for Christmas!!

    I follow GFC-judy


  103. Judy Cox

    I follow on twitter @ladymagnolia99


  104. Judy Cox

    I subscribed to email and received confirmed email.


  105. Laura H.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! My husband and I enjoy British television so I would get the “Downtown Abbey” boxed set. My GFC name is Bornajhawk.


  106. Laura H.

    Already follow via Networked Blogs (Laura G. Henderson).


  107. Laura H.

    Already follow via Twitter @MamaHendo3.


  108. Laura H.

    Confirmed e-mail subscriber.


  109. Ericka T

    I’m not sure what I’ll buy. I save mine until something goes on sale. I follow by Ericka T.

  110. I guess I could spend this on my valentine, but books are so much more fun! I have really been wanting Another Faust.
    I am a GFC follower (rickimc)

  111. a traditional box of chocolates is my preferred gift to give.
    following you with this name: vvb32
    vvb32 at yahoo.com
    v v b recently posted..Beefcake Bite 2My Profile

  112. I would like to buy books and donate them to our high school. Its in really bad need of books and my mother has inspired alot of people to donate to them including me.

    I follow GFC under mommy_to_7

  113. Melanie L

    I would buy a couple of books that have been on my wishlist for a while. I follow on GFC as Melanie L. Thanks for the giveaway.
    peacelily_2006 at yahoo dot com

  114. Melanie L

    I follow you on Twitter – @Melanie_2006
    peacelily_2006 at yahoo dot com

  115. Melanie L

    I am an email subscriber.
    peacelily_2006 at yahoo dot com

  116. Probably a book for myself as several are waiting on me to purchase them!
    GFC (Cathy Wallace)

  117. Brenda Rupp

    I may put the money towards a kindle the one with wi-fi!

    I’m a follower with GFC
    and a subscirber
    and a follower with networked blogs
    user name of dancealert


  118. Amanda Davis

    I follow @jhsiess on Twitter (@amandapersists) Thanks again!

  119. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would purchase the movie “Red” for my bf. Its one of the movie that he loves!

    My GFC: PiinkPooodle

    swttie at gmail dot com

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. If I win I would buy books for me or my kids. Love Amazon!
    I follow on GFC as “Tamara”.

  121. mrsshukra

    Would like to get an iPad! Google follower!

  122. Allison B.

    I would probably get something for me and something for my Valentine.

    GFC Follower – Allison

  123. Nicole Sender

    Would buy a book for my husband if I won.
    GFC follower:nicolesender

  124. I follow you publicly on gfc and I’d like to buy some historical novels for my kindle.

    nblexp (at) gmail (dot) com

  125. I follow you on twitter as c5519

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  127. I’d buy some books that I haven’t had the money to purchase yet.

    GFC: Tammy
    Twitter: TwilightTammyTM
    Follow on Networked Blogs: TwilightTammy
    Subscribed to RSS feed

  128. Linda Kish

    I would spend it on books for myself.

    Linda Kish…GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  129. I would definitely use it to buy books! My GFC name is Brooke. Thanks so much!

    +1 RSS subscription


  130. Stephanie M

    I would buy Pale Demon by Kim Harrison and other books on by TBR list that have just come out.

    GFC follower

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  131. I would use it to buy my hubby a few movies that he’s been asking for THX..
    following via gfc (tanya904)

  132. I don’t have anyone special for Valentine’s Day so I would buy myself a book:)
    I follow by Angie Dubisher

  133. 1. I would either buy a present for my boyfriend or buy some books with the gift card.
    2. I follow under Meghan Saldecki

    breakkanamexd [at] aol [dot] com
    Meghan recently posted..Waiting on Wednesday 2My Profile

  134. Google follower (AEKZ2).
    I’d like to buy my husband a new audiobook.

  135. I would buy either books or accessories for my kindle. Or maybe put the money towards a new mp3 player.

    I am following you as jezebelsk on Google Friend Connect.

    I am also now following you on Networked Blogs on Facebook (Susan Carroll Kelley) and on Twitter (jezebelsk).
    Susan recently posted..Super Winner!!My Profile

  136. Meredith Miller

    I’d get Dead Reckoning when it comes out, and maybe another book or two!

    Meredith (meredithfl)

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  137. Meredith Miller

    Twitter follower @tessaa99

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  138. Meredith Miller

    Email subscriber

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  139. Wow, thanks for the giveaway! Awesome prize! I can just imagine all the books I can buy with it, but since Valentine is approaching, I’ll probably buy 1 or 2 books for my husband (he loves mystery!).

    I’m a GFC follower (YWLiang)

    Email: yiliang0124[at]hotmail.com

  140. I have also subscribed to Colloquium via email! (ore0os4_LiiFE[at]hotmail.com)

    Email: yiliang0124[at]hotmail.com

  141. MelissaO

    I’d buy some nonfiction or poetry, as I always buy my fiction used.

    Follow as Melissa O.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  142. lorraine mabbett

    I follow you on twitter laneycath lorraine mabbett

    i would buy another knitting pattern book.

  143. Hmmm I’d probably buy Withered or Unearthly, or maybe a non-fiction book for my lover.

    I follow under the name Asenath

  144. Amanda T

    I would use it torwards this great book I’ve been wanting, called RATS.

    I follow on GFC as aaron_amanda


  145. Marie (Bella)

    I would definitely be buying books with the gc!

    Thanks for the chance!

    I follow on twitter – BellaMarie5
    GFC follower – Marie Kacerosky


  146. Samantha Schaffer

    I would by a nice valentines gift for my mother. She loves baking so I would by her a new bakeware set. And make her a nice cake for valentines day.

    GFC name is sam i dont have a picture yet.

  147. Carole Spring

    I would use it to buy a David Weber sci-fi book that my husband has been wanting.
    GFC (Carole Spring)

  148. I would get something for my husband for our anniversary.
    GFC Follower: figuringoutthesmallstuff
    Joanne recently posted..Weigh-in 6My Profile

  149. Longtime follower on GFC! Mmmmm chocolate and a great read!
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
    Best wishes,

  150. Jennifer

    GFC follower name – Jennifer S

    I would use the GC to buy books for my Kindle!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  151. I need a cover for my new kindle. I follow via GFC Pamk
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  152. follow you via Networked blogs Pam Harmon Kinsey
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  153. From Amazon, I would buy some new sheets!

    I follow under clarkmurdock

  154. Patricia

    follow as Patricia on GFC — would probably buy a book from my long, long wishlist!

    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

  155. Patricia

    Follow on Networked Blogs

    Patricia Mariani
    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

  156. Patricia

    Subscribe via email
    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

  157. I would buy Perfect Peace by Daniel Black.
    I follow via GFC. (Cuzinlogic)

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