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Welcome to the Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Hop!

The Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Hop is hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy.

Through Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 12:01 a.m., you are invited to enter to win a $15 Amazon gift certificate to help you with your holiday shopping for the favorite book lover on your gift list . . . even it that’s you!

Mandatory Entry:

Post a comment in which you answer this question:

What is the most important or special thing at the top of your wish list this holiday season?

Then register your entry utilizing the Rafflecopter widget and take advantage of the three possible bonus entries! Note: Your mandatory entry and any additional bonus entries will not be counted unless you answer the question in your comment!

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Thanks to all who participated!


  1. Top of my wish list is to get together with distant family and friends for a faith-based Christmas celebration with laughter, good times & wonderful food!

  2. Top of my list this Christmas is to gather together with loved ones to celebrate Christ’s birth and life

  3. I’m looking forward to the kids coming home and celebrating together. This seems like everyone’s top wish. (For material things, I’d like a couple of new scarves!)

  4. teressa oliver

    I really really want a Kindle fire
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  5. Linda Henderson

    At the top of my wishlist this holiday season is a winter coat. I lost my home and everything in it in the May tornado so I don’t have a coat anymore. So, that is definitely on the top of my list.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  6. Spending time that is meaningful with my family. Many thanks.

  7. cheryl c.

    At the top of my list is seeing my brother who lives far away.

    castings at mindspring dot com

  8. Mary Ward

    I’d love for my daughter to be able to be home for Christmas and not clear across the country.

  9. Catherine Lee

    I am too old for a wish list! If I had one, I might put high speed internet access at the top of it. I’ve got the slowest connection at home! And some good books for my Nook. But really, I have all the most important things already–family, a nice home, a great job.

  10. Michelle C

    I’m looking forward to spending extra time with my kids and extended family. On my wish list is a couple of big ticket items such as an iPad and a new camera lens, but more realistically, I would like Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

  11. I already have what I need: a wonderful family and want them happy and healthy. For material items, I would love an ereader.

  12. Honestly, I don’t want gifts. My only wish is that I find a new job ASAP. Being unemployed sucks; it’s stressing me out. Plus, I want to be able to help my parents out financially, and I can’t do that without a new job.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. The top of my list is a Kindle Fire. I want one sooooo bad. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Colleen Turner

    I actually already got the top thing on my list for Christmas…a Kindle Fire! So, probably the next thing would be some books to put on the Kindle :). Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Amanda W

    I want to spend time with my family who I only get to see once or twice a year.

  16. Meghan Page

    Making sure my daughter knows the reason for the season– not presents.

  17. Gena Robertson

    My most important wish / desire is to make sure that my brand new daughter-in-law, who’s family is in Ohio (and she lives here in Washington State) feels loved, wanted and as little homesickness as I can possibly make it for her. She’s such a sweetheart, and having been a bride in her exact position 24 years ago, I know exactly how she’s feeling!
    Thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity!

    Gena Robertson

  18. I want my family to have a happy and safe holiday season. gfc miranda grissom


  19. Melora Brock

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    A yarn swift and winder is at the top of my list!

  20. CrystalGB

    Spending time with family is at the top of my list this holiday season.

  21. This would usually be a tough question, because I mean there are so many things you could put at the top of your wish list.. but I have to say THIS year, for me, it’d have to be the hope of having a child with my husband. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve been trying for some times, and well, I need some luck! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thank you so much for your fabulous giveaway!
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  22. The most important thing to me this holiday season is my family, that is at the top of my wishlist, to be with them because we live so far away from one another.
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  23. Lisa Fisher Walker

    That my four daughters will really embrace the meaning of Christmas and get along!

  24. Spending time with friends and family…a kindle fire would be nice too!

  25. Nedra Whittemore

    I am looking forward to a lovely day spent with my grown children and all my grandchildren and a brand new year that is hopefully less stress filled than 2011 has been.

  26. I am hoping the grandparents will help me pay for my daughters next semester at dance class. I’d hate for her to not be able to go.
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  27. thegirlonfire27

    The thing I’m wanting most is to not have to work on Christmas. I would hate to miss spending the day with my family.

  28. moirae book reviews

    I hope to see my sister and nephew, but it will only happen if she lets me bring my dog, since she has severe anxiety. Her vet gave her meds and they don’t work.

  29. My mom’s having knee surgery the week of Christmas, so I hope that goes okay and her new knee is better than ever.
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  30. domestic diva

    I love big holiday family gatherings.

  31. Sophia Rose

    Thank you for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

    This biggest thing on my wish list would suddenly being able to afford plane tickets to visit family.

  32. More notice for my current book & a publisher for my second. Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜•

  33. Michele L.

    The most important wish / gift this year is an NC State acceptance letter for my son…we find out 12/15!

  34. Machell Duke

    At the top of my wish list is for my son in law to be able to come home this year.

  35. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m excited about spending time with my family.

  36. The very top and most important gift that I’m planning to buy is my son’s Disney Cars big wheels… he loves cars and he always lights up when he sees it. So I am definitely going to buy it! =) I always love to see that smile of his. I’m a sucker when it comes to him lol
    It’s always great to meet a fellow book lover! Thank you for participating in this hop in celebrating the love of books and for hosting your giveaway!! =)
    Have a great Holiday and Always Happy Readings!!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
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  37. Andrea Williams

    The most important thing is for all our family to be together and healthy.

  38. Stephanie Parent

    I would really love to finish the book I’m working on by Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!


  39. Rebecca Graham

    I would put a Kindle Fire at the top of my list.

  40. On the very top of my wishlist is getting to see my niece open presents. This is the first time where she’ll be old enough to understand what is going on. So in other words spending time with my family. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  41. Books are at the top of my wishlist again this Christmas! I’m hoping I actually get some this year. I don’t know why, but my friends and family tend to think that books are such a boring Christmas gift.

    silverrose313 at gmail dot com

  42. The top thing on my list is work for our family business so we can actually enjoy the holidays instead of worrying so much!

  43. Getting to spend time with my friends and family!

  44. Top of my wishlist is to be with my family and friends!

  45. Suz Reads

    The most important things to me at the top of my wish list for the holidays is to spend quality time with my friends and family!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  46. I want to have a nice, relaxing Christmas with my children and grandchildren and my mom who is 89 years old.

  47. Michelle@Book Briefs

    I would love a rose gold watch!

  48. Judy Cox

    I love the holidays. I enjoy being with the whole family together, eating, talking, watching the grandchildren.

    I am asking for a new Dyson vaccuum cleaner from my hubby!!


  49. Juana Esparza

    On the top of my wishlist is that my elderly mom stays healthy.


  50. I am really looking forward to just having some time off and being able to sort of pull myself together again and have some “me” time.

  51. I love spending time with my family and the traditions. That is the number one on my list. As far as presents are concerned, I am hoping to get some awesome boots! Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Chen Chang

    On top of my wishlist is a bunch of gift cards to Amazon or Barnes and Nobles ๐Ÿ˜›

  53. The top of my list is to spend the holiday with my hubby but that;s not happening….so I just happy that I get to spend it with my kids and my mom…. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  54. Top of my list is to spend time with my family enjoying the season.

  55. brookea_2006

    Spending time with family and friends!

  56. latisha depoortere

    It would be spending time with my mom! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  57. Jessica B

    The most important thing is to be with family and keep the roof over our heads.

  58. Margaret

    Number one on my list is a cover for both my kobo and kindle. They desperately need it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. top of my wishlist is good weather so we can drive to see my family!

  60. Leigh Ann

    I really want to go to NYC to see a show!

  61. Julianne

    I’d really like a job. I’ve been out of work since the end of May.
    Thanks for participating in the hop.

  62. I really want a new phone or Kindle Fire. But I will be happy just spending the day with family.

  63. The most important thing for me this holiday season would be spending time with my family, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, etc.

  64. Cindy Macbeth

    At the top of my wish list is to spend Christmas with my son, with lots of love and laughs. Materially books.

  65. I’m really hoping for a Kindle Fire to replace the Kindle that I lost last month when my kids put it in the tub.

  66. I am looking forward to spending time with my family. My grandma is 91 and has Alzheimer’s. We don’t know how much time we will all have left with her. This Christmas will be spent with the whole family. I can’t wait.

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  67. Kelly Fox

    ๐Ÿ™„ I just want my family to be happy and healthy wherever they are. There is a lot of stress from the economy and I would like my family to be happy with each other and not worry about material things!

  68. Laura H.

    Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! The thing at the time of my wishlist is a Kindle Fire!

    • I don’t really have anything pressing my my wish list this year. usually I am really easy to shop for, but this year there is nothing I really want. I guess if I had to chose something I would go with a book light for my nook.

  69. At the top of my wish list is better health for my mom. This has been a hard year on her and I hope 2012 will be much better.

  70. If we’re talking presents I’d really just love a gift card to Amazon.com or one of my local bookstores ๐Ÿ™‚ A wish for the holidays would be just to have a nice, stressfree Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Missy Lynnh

    I most wish that our family is healthy this Christmas so that we’re able to enjoy the day together. For gifts we’re treating ourselves to new bedding ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. My top wish list is to spend some time with my family and then read Lola and the Boy Next Door.

  73. The most important thing on my wishlist this holiday season is being able to spend time with my family, everyone together happy and healthy.

  74. Linda Kish

    I’d wish for a year free of health problems.

  75. The most important thing on my wishlist today is new tires for my car. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m going to be able to wait until Christmas to get them, as my car won’t be safe to drive once it snows without new tires & we’ve got snow forcast this week.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

  76. Top of my list is to have a relaxing Christmas with my family. Last year we were out of town and I was depressed about it. So I look forward to seeing my kids open their gifts in OUR house.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  77. Krysta Banco

    What I want the most is for my nephew to have a white christmas (it doesn’t snow around here till January)

  78. my mainw ish is apeaceful holiday with my family really dont have a wish listf or actual things for mys elf tho an ereader woudl be nice

  79. I would say my biggest wish is to have a lovely day with my family.

  80. Top of my list right nowโ€”and this is kinda sad lolโ€”is sleep! Between two blogs, 3 kids, a menagerie of pets and everyday life… I feel like the one thing I never get but really need (and enjoy!) is sleep. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  81. Sherry Bercu

    I wish for strength to do what is right no matter how hard it maybe I really need 2012 to start correctly with peace in my life.

  82. We have a family reunion next week and the logistics are kinda tricky. My parents and brother/SIL are flying in on different days. Besides that, hubby has to commute to work a few days. Finally, there will be 6 adults and 1 child in a 2 bdrm villa. So my wish is that everything runs smoothly.

    As far as things, we are in desperate need of furniture for the family room and my daughter’s room. Also, we need a new TV for the master bdrm. The TV we have in there is an 18 yr-old analog dinosaur.

  83. Dani Nguyen

    I just want to spend some time with my family. That’s the most important thing to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Katie W.

    I’d like a sewing machine to create gifts for friends and family.

  85. SarahSparrow

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Top of my wishlist is … losing weight.

  86. Besides being with my family, I’d like a new tv for my room

  87. Angela MacIntyre

    The most special thing at the top of my wishlist is to see my family that is on the other side of the country. We can’t afford to do it this year so I’m hoping maybe they will send some money so that I can put it away and make the trip next year!!! This year my biggest wish though is to keep it special for my 4 kids, I hope they are happy and most of all that they remember the Reason for the Season! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

    Angela MacIntyre

  88. Charissa

    I don’t have a wish list this year, but the things I wanted already happened. Everyone is together and healthy.

  89. The most important thing on my wish list is to be with my friends and family this holiday season. But some new books and a great score on my exams would be nice too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. The most important thing I’m wishing for this year is good health and happiness. There isn’t much more I need.

  91. Contentment. And Fun. There are so many things I love about the Christmas season, but a sudden addiction of The Wants among our little treasures is not one of ’em. Thx for the Giveaway!!!

  92. Angela Cisco

    Being able to get my kids some of things they want and all of the thigs they need, is on the top of my wish list.

  93. Christine A.

    I am hoping for a Kindle Fire. Something just for me, instead of the kids or husband.

  94. Looking forward to visiting some of my family I only get to see a few times a year, and I would LOVE a Kindle for Christmas

  95. Jennelle S

    At the top of my wishlist this holiday season is simply getting the time off to go see my family.

  96. The most important thing to me this holiday season is having time to spend with family and friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Kelsey d

    To me, the most special thing is getting to visit home and be with my family.

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