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Bloggy Giveaways Carnival ~ Barnes & Noble Gift Card!! – Time’s UP!

Posted by Carol on January 25, 2009

Time’s Up! Thanks so much for all your great book suggestions! I have already read some of them, but you reminded me of some I probably want to read again. If you haven’t already, I suggest you take a look at the comments and start reading something!

Anyway, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…..(drum roll…..) Random.org helped me pick commenter #86, better known as Icedream,  as our winner.  I will try to contact you by email for your snail mail address. Congrats!  To see who won all the other awesome Giveaways, click here.


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I almost missed this quarter’s Giveaway Carnival. It just sort of snuck up on me. What a shame that would have been if I had missed it, because you would have missed out on a chance to win what I think is a pretty nice prize, if I do say so myself!

I am offering one lucky winner a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. The cool thing is that even if you don’t have a Barnes and Noble store near you, this card can be used on their website – bn.com

There are 3 ways to enter this giveaway for a total of three chances to win.

  1. Leave me a comment recommending a book you think I should read this year and why.
  2. Subscribe to my blog and leave me a second comment letting me know you did.
  3. Go to the TBloG and subscribe to its feed, leaving me another comment to let me know you did. (If you want to leave a comment there, too, that would be great, but I can’t count it toward the contest.)

If you’re already a subscriber here and/or at the TBloG, just let me know and that will get you entered as well.

That’s all.  I will randomly choose a number on Friday evening, January 30th at 10 pm EST. Whoever’s comment matches that number will be the winner. It’s that simple.

I will post the winner at the top of this post as well as contact them by email.

For more super great and generous giveaways, check out the Bloggy Giveways Carnival!


479 Responses to “Bloggy Giveaways Carnival ~ Barnes & Noble Gift Card!! – Time’s UP!”

  1. christyklein said

    I think you should read THE MOONSTONE by Wilkie Collins. It is cleverly written, intriguing plot, and it’s just good! One of my all time favorites, and I’ve read a lot of books in my time!

  2. Pam M. said

    ‘Morning Carol,

    Just wanted to let you know that I subscribed to The TBLOG’s feed (whatever that means, but I did it successfully anyway….lol):D

  3. Dena said

    I subscribe you to already. 🙂

    There are several great books out there, but one of my favorites that I always recommend is:”Imagine…Gods Blogs”. Great quick read that I love to read over and over. It has many moments that give you opportunity to think about what you just read.
    I’m excited to enter this. I love, love, love to read!

  4. Megret said

    I read to review the soon-to-be debuting book “Barbie and Ruth,” the biography of the creator of Barbie. It is due out next week — highly recommend it!

    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Deborah said

    I really enjoyed reading Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter. Contemporary women’s fiction

  6. Tracey said

    DEFINATELy………read THE SHACK….it changed my life and relationship with God.

  7. Michele said

    I really enjoyed reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…such a fun read!

  8. Michele said

    I subscribed to your feed on google reader! Thanks!

  9. vickie westermeyer said

    I’m enjoying the hour I first believed by wally lamb

  10. Kimberly F said

    I liked reading the book “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” I can’t wait to see that movie. I would love to win this so I can buy books for my 7yr old son Gabriel. Thank you for the chance

  11. Kashoan said

    Im totally into the Twilight series. They are a good fun read.

  12. Robin said

    I’m currently reading “Multiple Blessings” by Jon & Kate Gosselin (of the show Jon&Kate plus 8). If you like the show, it’s a great read.

  13. Diana Dang said

    Try “I Know It’s Over” by C.K. Kelly Martin. A great book about teens, trying to figure out what to do with their life when the main character’s ex got pregnant.

  14. Julie said

    I would recommend my favorite book “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. if you have not already read it. It is a beautiful story!

  15. Julie said

    And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers (It’s not new, but it is awesome!)

  16. Jamie said

    You should read the twilight series if you haven’t already, they’re awesome!

  17. Sheri F said

    I would recommend The Shack! I just started reading it and can’t put it down!

  18. Tracy said

    8 Steps to Create the Life You Want: The Anatomy of a Successful Life (Faith Words) by Creflo A. Dollar

  19. Kate said

    Great giveaway! Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne This book is great resource for what’s next as a christian.

  20. Oh, I love to read. As for a book you should read this year…Wake by Lisa McMann. It’s amazing and will have two more in the series. The second one comes out in February and is called Fade.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  21. I recommend “The Shack” It totally changed my life!

  22. I subscribed through my google reader!
    Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway!

  23. Nadine L said

    I can’t recommend one book, but I highly recommend The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It’s easy to read, funny, quick reading. I am addicted. I have been eying the newest between the numbers book for some time.

  24. Carrie said

    If you haven’t read THe Mysterious Benedict Society yet – that’s my vote!

    readingtoknow (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Lisa said

    “Gorgeously Green” I have to pick a book about going green. 🙂


  26. Michelle said

    I think you should read Tolstoy’s War and Peace. It’s a classic, it’s epic, and it’s a beautiful story. Just do it!

  27. Nise' said

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  28. gretchen said

    If you haven’t read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, you’re missing out. Very well written. Thank you for the chance.

  29. Kari said

    I recommend the book ‘The Virgin Blue’ by Tracey Chevalier. She is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love her stories, they are full of drama, romance, and history. Thanks.

  30. Nina H said

    I would recommend Twilight if you haven’t read it you need to. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ninahackebeil at gmail dot com

  31. Tiffany said

    I’d highly recommend Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangerambga (I think I am spelling her last name incorrectly). 🙂

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    sherunsaway22 at yahoo dot com

  32. Dawn D. said

    I think you should read any book from the Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum the bounty hunter series. They are hysterical and will make you laugh out loud, and who doesn’t need that!

  33. Kait said

    I would say you should read “A Thousand Tomorrows”(Kara Kingsbury)
    It was a great story of life, love, and forgivness. I would recommend it to anybody.


  34. Katie said

    You should read the Griffin and Sabine boks by Nick Bantock because they are absolutely beautiful visually and have an interesting storyline.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

  35. Mark of the Lion series books by Francine Rivers. They are my most favorite books of all time. Just when I htought they couldn’t get better – they did and I hated to have them end.

    crafttealady AT yahoo DOT com

  36. Patricia Hill said

    My recommendation would be “Dewey: The Library Cat”. Just have a book of tissues ready.

  37. Bethany said

    Honestly, I have no idea because I have no time to read. Sorry!

  38. Bridget3420 said

    I think everyone should read “The Reader”

  39. Bridget3420 said

    I am a subscriber.

  40. Linda Fish said

    This book was very sublime and funny, I recommend it
    Savannah Blues by Mary kay Andrews. I cant wait to read the next one

  41. Dionna said

    “Do Hard Things” By the Harris Brothers. It’s geared to teens but I think more people need to hear that message.

  42. The Historian–if you’re into historical fiction, this is meticulously researched and wonderfully written.

    Come enter my Target GC giveaway!

  43. Carol said

    Read (I just reread it) Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The life lessons are timeless.
    Thanks for your generous giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

  44. Pam M. said

    I’d recommend The Yada Yada Prayer Group series. I’m on Book 5. Delightful books, easy reads, but they make you think and I can totally relate to many of the characters.

  45. amyb said

    Queen by Alex Haley. great book.

  46. mindy said

    i just read maureen mccormicks autobiography and it was really written from the heart thanks for the giveaway

  47. Karen said

    Definitely “The Shack”

  48. Michelle said

    I think you should read Alice Through the Looking Glass because its a classic.

  49. Krista said

    I really loved Body Surfing by Anita Shreve. Her descriptions make you feel like you are at the beach with the characters.

  50. amber said

    You should read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. They are going to turn it into a movie, and I firmly believe the book is always better 😉 It’s a great book, I’ve loved it for years. Many thanks!!

  51. amber said

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via Yahoo reader.

  52. amber said

    I also just signed up for the Tblog RSS via Yahoo.

  53. Mel said

    A book gift card…awesome!! I can’t remember if you have read the Twilight series or not, but that would be the book I would recommend right now. I finished the series and am thinking I should go read it all over again. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  54. Mel said

    Of course I’m already a subscriber too!!

  55. Victoria said

    Read Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian. Really interesting perspective and story set during WWII.

  56. Heather said

    You should read Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, it will inspire you!

  57. Kim said

    Just one? That’s tough. Have you ever read anything by Chaim Potok? LOVE his books. I’d start with “The Chosen” which is probably his most familiar book but my favorite is “Davita’s Harp”.

    My hubby (who never reads any other fiction) and I are both huge fans of Jan Karon’s Mitford series. But you’ve probably read them already?

    “Worship: The Golden Thread” by Bruce Triplehorn is my non-fiction pick. We just received it this week. Looks like it will be a really good book whose subtitle is: “Weaving Worship Through The Fabric of Life”. The hubby is loving it and I’m looking forward to digging into it.

  58. Angie said

    I recommend reading Revolutionary Road..it is soooooooo good!

  59. My top 5 books:

    1. The Time Traveler’s Wife
    2. Memoirs of a Geisha
    3. Life of Pi
    4. Phantom (by Susan Kay)
    5. Wuthering Heights (such a great love story)

  60. oonagh said

    my stock recommendation is the “dark is rising” sequence by susan cooper….they are teen/tween books (long before there was such a concept as tween!!), but i still read them several times a year….classic good against evil type stuff!!

  61. Lisa P said

    I think you should read I know why the caged bird sings, honestly everyone should read it

  62. I recommend “The Shack” It totally changed my life!

  63. Donna S said

    You should read the Wicked series by Gregory Maguire.

  64. Jaime said

    one of my favorites is A Wind in the Door by Madeline L’Engle, but all of her books are worth the read!! on the adult end of her spectrum, i found The Small Rain/The Severed Wasp to be fascinating.

  65. Susan said

    Lamb by Christopher Moore (or anything he has written).

  66. Elizabeth said

    One of the best books I’ve read lately is The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker, a first-time author.
    I absolutely love everything about your blog design, patterns, colors, organization! I am off to check out your designer’s site!

  67. emily said

    You should definitely read Love Walked In. I couldn’t put it down! The main character is the kind of person one hopes to be.

  68. Hollie said

    You’ve probably already read them, but the Wicked series, by Gregory McGuire! I love them!

  69. Susan H. said

    I highly recommend the Twilight series. So darn good. I just finished reading them for the second time. And thanks for a great giveaway! I love books!

  70. Try The Friday Night Knitting Club, it’s surprising good!

  71. Read The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes, it’s new and it’s good.

  72. bunny said

    Read The Thirteenth Tale if you haven’t already! It has some slow parts, but it got me hooked and it was hard to put down! Plus, they’re gonna be making a movie of it! 🙂

  73. Any book by emily giffin. I especially liked something borrowed. All of her books are quick and entertaining.

  74. Rockcitysmith said

    I just finished Atonement (ian mcewan, i think) It was really good, I didn’t see the movie but that spurred me to buy the book (at B&N, coincidentally). The book was amazing.

  75. Natalie said

    I like P.G. Wodehouse books! They’re amazingly funny!

  76. erica s said

    anything by david sedaris!!!

  77. Tara said

    Well the book I have recommended lately.. seems that everyone is reading or has read..but yes.. lol its Twilight.. !!

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  78. Tara said

    I am a subscriber

    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  79. Natalie said

    You should read “Running with Angels” by Pamela Hansen. It’s a totally inspiring and touching read.

  80. Definitely The Time Traveler’s Wife!

  81. Lori Downs said

    I love marley and me the movie doesnt do it justice

  82. angel said

    10 ps in a pod was so inspiring to me!

  83. Lizzie said

    Well, I think you should read The Love Dare.

    Thank you for entering me!

  84. Tara Hill said

    Yes, it would have been a shame!

    You should read She’s Come Undone because you won’t be able to believe a man wrote it!

  85. Icedream said

    I would recommend the book Sweetsmoke by debut author David Fuller. It’s historical fiction, mystery, and incredibly well written literary work.
    Thanks for the chance.

  86. Icedream said

    I have subscribed to you blog. Thanks again.

  87. cheryl said

    You should read Double Cross by James Patterson, part of the Alex Cross series, Great mystery series

  88. Tom said

    I’d recommend Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” It’s a perfect book to help one reconsider their material needs in life…a relevant subject considering the economy.

  89. Tom said

    RSS feed subscribed!

  90. Stacy said

    If you haven’t read them, you should definitely read the Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers. They’re the best books I’ve read in a very long time.

  91. Mo said

    I recently read The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. The story is wonderfully entertaining.

  92. Lydia said

    The Love Dare is a book that will change how you view love!

  93. Mindy said

    I recommend Austerlitz by Sebald. It’s a very interesting novel about memory and how it affects the main character.

  94. JRG said

    You should read the Warren Buffet biography.

  95. brandy3 said

    cosmos by carl sagan. it’s a old one but very good and informative.

  96. Shelley said

    Anything by David Sedaris. I love “me talk pretty one day”.

  97. Veronica L. said

    Another fan of Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers. Thanks for a great giveaway 🙂

  98. Tiffany said

    The best book I read recently was “Eat, Drink, and be From Mississippi”. Really good character development….
    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  99. Tiffany said

    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  100. momma said

    i think you should read the twilight books

  101. Vera said

    I heard the multiple blessing from Jon and kate plus eight tv series..

  102. Vera said

    sTori Telling by tori telling

  103. Vera said

    Warren Buffet new books

  104. Vera said

    Obama new books should be good too.

  105. JenMarie said

    Oh..you have to read the Baxter Family series by Karen Kingsbury. The first book: Redepmtion.
    They are so encouraging!

  106. Lynne said

    I’ve been reading Tuesdays with Morrie, a wonderfully inspiring book. Thanks so much!

  107. Carolyn G said

    If you haven’t read a book called Mama Day by Gloria Naylor, do so. It’s a wonderful book of love.

  108. Cecile said

    I loved the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!

  109. Maggie said

    I think you should read Sarah Addison Allen’s The Sugar Queen. This is an awesome book that really leaves you guessing and wondering until the very end.
    hematopoiesis at hotmail dot com

  110. beth shepherd said

    I am reading the Bible and I highly recomend it to everyone. Thank you!

  111. Cheryl said

    My all-time fave book: The Notebook!

    I read this book many years ago, before the movie came out, it was the BEST book I ever read!

    3beesmemories (at) earthlink (dot) net

  112. Karissa said

    I would recommend “Eat. Pray. Love” It is such an amazing journey and anyone at any stage in life can take it and apply it to their own life.

  113. Cara said

    “God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian” by Kurt Vonnegut because it will take you under an hour to read and it is an amazingly profound book.

  114. Nicki said

    Definitely the Twilight series!!! 🙂

  115. Beverly said

    I love reading all these recommendations!
    I suggest Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It is the best love story I have read in a long time. Covenant love. It’ll make you laugh, make you cry and make your heart sing. You have to push past the first 40 pages and then you’re in.

    I already am a subsribe to your blog and to Sylvane’s as well!

  116. Beverlydru said

    I did it again… I was stilled signed in on my business blog but should be entering as beverlydru. That was me.

  117. reeva said

    i subscribed

  118. reeva said

    i suggest mind fast soul feast by dr michael beckwith. IT changed my life and brought me a lot of peace.

  119. Jen said

    Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

  120. Angel said

    I think you should read The mists of Avalon because its a great book!

  121. Tiffany Glover said

    Well I’m not realy a big reader but my husband LOVES it. I wanted to enter this for him. A gift card for Valentine’s day would be great since right know all he will be getting is a cake made by me and my 2 boys.Which I know he will love. he currently is reading…………..2 books by John Piper, another by Mark Driscoll, one by and another by C.S. Lewis.

  122. Casey H said

    I really havent read a new book in years, the only one that I’ve read and enjoyed in the last 9 years or so was “She’s Come Undonw” by Wally Lamb!

  123. I am reading “Respectable Sins” by Jerry Bridges. I’d highly recommend it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  124. Holly said

    I read “The Invisible Woman” by Nicole Johnson and loved it. Highly recommended.

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks!

  125. Alexia said

    The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker! It’s got a little bit of every genre in it…it’s a little like The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe except for adults 🙂

  126. Kim said

    I never thought I’d like em, but the Twilight series was addiciting!

  127. Kim said

    I subscribe here!

  128. Kim said

    And I subscribed on the other site as well. 🙂

  129. Stacy said

    I would suggest that you read “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”. My small group is reading it and it is a great book.

  130. Marin said

    Hmmm. Diana Gabaldon is coming out with a new “Outlander” series book… ‘course if you haven’t read the others yet, that could give you all kinds of reading for this year!

  131. Grace said

    Yay, books!

    I think you should read Sarah Vowell’s new one, Wordy Shipmates. She’s SO funny and you learn from her books, too.

  132. Jeanette-MI said

    Well, the “book” I think you should read is actually a series. I love romance novels and this series is great! It’s the Cedar Cove series from Debbie Macomber. She releases a new book for the series every year around September and even posts cute little updates from the characters on her website.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!


  133. Maureen said

    I would recommend Dewey as a good book to read. It is just a nice sweet book about a cat, the library and town he lives in, as well as the people in his life.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Have a Fantastic Day!!!
    Cold and Snowy here perfect reading day

  134. chris swan said

    I loved Seven Story Mountain as a kid and really want to read it again. I remember I found it inspiring maybe you would too.

  135. tammy said

    I would like to read the Twilight Breaking Dawn Book.Thanks for the chance to win ! tammyduc7@yahoo.com

  136. Angelina said

    Atlas Shrugged is extremely timely given our current political and economic climate.

  137. eclairre said

    Read “Aman: a story of a somali girl”.

  138. Pam said

    You should read Jonathon Kellerman’s “Compulsion”. I just finished it and it’s awesome. Actually, pretty much anything by Jonathon Kellerman is awesome!

  139. Suzie Lockhart said

    “Blood done sign my name” by Timothy Tyson. It really opened my eyes.
    Thanks so much for the contest.
    susan dot lockhart at gmail dot com

  140. Darla said

    All of the books by Joel Rosenberg. They are fabulous!

  141. Stacy said

    The Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao. Great book.

  142. LFinn said

    I would recommend Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children by Dorie McCullough Lawson. It is wonderful and inspiring!

  143. ashley said

    The Pillars of the Earth because it is the best book I have ever read. Hands down and I have read a lot of books.

    It is dreamy, romantic, medieval. Full of love, arson, treason, murder and mystery.

  144. Laura Owens said

    If you have not read them already, I recommend the Twilight series. My 14 year old daughter got into it, so I read it and I really liked them. I hope you will, too!

  145. Paula H said

    I’m enjoying reading Great Expectations 24 True Stories about Childbirth. It’s so interesting to read and to learn that every birth is so different.

  146. Tracey Byram said

    You should read Robert R. McCammon’s Boys Life. McCammon is generally known for horror but that is not all he writes. This book will keep your interest from first word to last.

  147. Kimberly said

    I just started reading the Twilight series and so far I love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  148. Karissa said

    Jeffersons Piano (short stories) is a great book.

    have a great week and thanks for the giveaway!

  149. Christine said

    Hi.. read On Strike for Christmas.. adorable book! thank you.. I LOVE to read..

  150. Mrs. McB said

    Read The Shack. It really made me stop and think about my relationship with God.

  151. Mary Kay said

    Any of the Love Inspired paperbacks from Harlequin romances. They are scripture based Christian fiction about realistic people solving problems by finding God, and often finding a Christian partner too.

  152. Jennifer said

    The Time Traveler’s Wife!

  153. Jennifer said

    Subscribe to your blog

  154. If you are into Christian Fiction, I would suggest either The Shack or Hinds Feet On High Places. Both are really good books! Also, anything by Beverly Lewis is good…she writes Fiction stories about the Amish

  155. Mary said

    If you like good classic mysteries, I suggest A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie. Christie keeps me on my toes trying to guess who did it.

  156. Julie said

    I recommend How the Change the World. It inspires us to do what we can to change the world on a micro and macro level.

  157. Kaye said

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet a debut novel by Jamie Ford is one of the best novels I have read in the last year. Just wonderful writing and an incredible story.

  158. Debra F said

    I just read The Host by Stephanie Meyer – of Twilight fame, and I enjoyed it. It’s not about vampires and is geared more toward adults…It was an interesting story and I enjoyed the characters although I do wish they were developed a little more. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  159. Jane Marie said

    If you like a big read, the book for you is World Without End by Ken Follett. It’s the sequel to Pillars of the Earth. It might take all year to finish.

  160. Jane Marie said

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  161. Stacy said

    You should read The Lovely Bones. I can’t remember who the author is but it’s one the best books I’ve ever read.

  162. James F said

    You should read Water for Elephants….the story was so engaging. It was really emotional, just with a lot of humor. Defintely the best book I’ve read in a very long time.

  163. Jessica H. said

    One of my favorite books is “The Birth of Venus” by Sarah Dunant. This is the book that got me turned onto historical fiction.

  164. lomagirl said

    A book you should read- The Secret Life of Bees (if you haven’t already).

  165. Kellie said

    I think you should read My Sisters Keeper. Jodi Picoult is an amazing author, I recommend any of her books!

  166. Kara said

    I think you should read Gone with the Wind. It’s one of those books that even if you’ve read it, you can read it over and over again and still enjoy it. At least I can.

  167. Alicia said

    I just read Legally Dead by Edna Buchanan. I found it to be a quick, easy read. The ending was a bit predictable, but I thought the premise of the book original.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  168. Michelle C said

    Right now I am reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner. So far it’s good, and it’s different and quirky. Who could ask for more than that?

  169. Diana said

    how about with the crazy economy — Freakanomics. But I also recommend Pillars of the Earth. Great book. Thanks!

  170. she said

    if you’ve never read “the westing game” by ellen raskin, pick it up this year! it’s a quick read, but on the line of Agatha Christie. It’s very hard to figure out who the murderer is.

  171. she said

    i just subscribed!

  172. lovedandamazed said

    I would recommend “Flabbergasted” by Ray Blackston as a great summer read. It’s light and hilarious, but still packs a big punch. Perfect for the summer. I’ve read it 6 or 7 times and it has never gotten old.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  173. Sarah M said

    Fun! I good book that I recently read and really enjoyed is The Restorer by Sharon Hinck. It’s about a soccer mom that gets transported into a different universe and discovers that she is supposed to save the people of that world. It’s a great read that you should definitely look into. Thanks so much.

  174. sjbraun said

    My all-time fave: Jane Eyre. It’s a classic, a love story, and it’s in Europe. Ahhh!! Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway!
    sjbraun at hotmail dot com

  175. Mama Zen said

    I suggest The Mom Complex. It’s really uplifting!

  176. cassie said

    How I payed for college by Marc Acito, so funny

  177. Jo said

    The Kite Runner or Thousand Splendid Sun (same author)

  178. Jennifer said

    Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, I thought it was a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway, I love Barnes & Noble!

  179. Rebecca said

    I think you should read Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. Yes, it’s juvenile fiction, but I really enjoyed it. Card makes Andrew Wiggin so engaging in this novel. It’s follow up novels are to be enjoyed, but none can top the first book.

  180. Jackie said

    The Shack. It is a deep book and will make you think.

  181. Bonnie Capuano said

    I, too, loved The Shack and bought another copy for my Priest.

  182. dsuzuki said

    I really enjoyed the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

  183. Ann said

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. great book!

  184. You should read “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli! It’s a book aimed at 6-10th grade girls but holds so many important lessons for anyone, regardless of age or gender. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  185. Hannah Q. said

    Read Isabel Allende’s Zorro! Fantastic read!

  186. I would recommend Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Marilla and Mathew are looking to adopt a boy to help out on there farm. But much to Mathew surprise there was a girl orphan waiting at the train station named Anne. She has red hair that she hates and she is always daydreaming and reading books. It’s a really good read plus there is a series of books and movies of them which is very popular over in Canada.

  187. Sarah said

    You should read Gone With the Wind because it’s a classic and if you have only seen the movie you are missing out!

  188. Kathy said

    I think you should read “The Yada Yada Prayer Group” by Neta Jackson … it’s funny and interesting and a wonderful read. =)

  189. Jesica said

    I think you should read the Little House series – because it’s a great way to relive your childhood love of reading. (Because who didn’t read these when they were little?)

  190. Susan said

    If you haven’t read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, you should definitely give it a try this year!

    snkjohnson at gmail dot com

  191. Alyce said

    I think you should read Life of Pi by Yann Martel because it is a wonderfully written thought-provoking story about an castaway who is a boy from India. He is stuck on a life boat with a tiger.
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  192. Alyce said

    I subscribed via rss.
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  193. Karin said

    I think you should read The Last Oracle by James Rollins because it’s a great thriller with some really interesting ties to Roman/Greek mythology and autism. I had a blast reading it and love everything he’s written.

  194. Judith VanAlphen said

    My favorite thing books. I recommend Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridgea

  195. bren j. said

    You’ve probably already read it, but I’d suggest Robinson Crusoe because it’s so much better than the TV show!

  196. shelley said

    I stinking love the Stephanie Plum novels. Any of them. In any order. She is hilarious.

  197. Amber said

    Well the most recent really great book I’ve read is “Water for Elephants”. It’s just a really entertaining, engaging book with a little humor, a little action and a little romance.

  198. Angela said

    “Alex: the life of a child” by Frank Deford

  199. Amber said

    I just subscribed to you as well.

  200. laura said

    If you haven’t already you should read A Thousand Splendid Suns.

  201. Susan T said

    The Last lecture is a great book I just finished a few weeks ago. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  202. Cori Westphal said

    I recently read Taken, by Chris Jordan. It is a story about the mexican abduction ring for selling american babies. It is a heartwrenching, terrible story that really hits home to all mothers. Even though it’s a tough one, it’s something every mother has thought about.

  203. Cori Westphal said

    I’ve also subscribed.

  204. Cori Westphal said

    And I’ve subscribed to the Tblog feed. Thanks!

  205. Carissa Azbell said

    I think you should read anything by Janet Evanovich. She is grea

  206. Katie said

    You should read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. It’s a well written, funny book about his adventure hiking the Appalachian trail. He also has other books that are worth reading, but this is my favorite so far.

  207. Dani said

    Any book by Maeve Binchy (wish I could find you a title but we are moving and all of my books are packed). Her books are all set in Ireland in small towns with interesting characters and intertwining plots. Very good read!

  208. Wehaf said

    The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber is a marvelous quick read; a whimsical and charming fairy tale for all ages.

  209. MRS.MOMMYY said

    the paperbag christmas is a great book to read

  210. Cynthia Painter said

    you should read “the Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks. Just an all around good read. A little romance and a little drama. thanks!
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  211. Mama Belle said

    Read “Velvet Elvis.” It’s one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  212. Shannon said

    You should read Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son’s soul..
    You being a mom to a son that is man this book will bring u to tears, in a good way!


  213. Veronica Jarvis said

    I think that the book you should read this year is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It’s such a fantastic story. I fell in love from the beginning! Thanks for the giveaway!

  214. Brynna said

    If you like classics, and haven’t already read it, I recommend Jane Eyre. By far my favorite book ever. 🙂

  215. Brynna said

    I subscribed via Google.

  216. Selina said

    I would recommend anything by Jodi Picoult – she’s an excellent author. But now that I have read her books, I am thinking I might start Nicholas Sparks books. Thanks for the chance. iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

  217. Heather said

    We have a BN in town, but I love shopping online for books and movies. So much warmer ;).

    As for the book you should read, I haven’t had time to read any books recently since my #3 was born in May, but I still enjoyed reading Beneath A Marble Sky by John Shors.

  218. Andrea said

    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I really enjoyed it and the different perspectives!

    Thanks 🙂
    mamaredhead (at) gmail (dot) com

  219. Amber said

    The Shack if you haven’t already read it!! Great book…makes you think!


  220. Mary Ellen said

    I suggest Shopgirl. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  221. Read the Shack.
    Melissa Waters

  222. Mary Ellen said

    I’m a subscriber now!

  223. Sarah M. said

    I just found your blog and look forward to reading it in the future. My book suggestion for 2009 would be North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. This was one of my favorite reads in 2008.


  224. Framed said

    I’ll recommend “Ender’s Shadow” by Orson Scott Card. Exciting and thought-provoking. Thanks for the give-away.

  225. Lauralee Hensley said

    A book you should read. The Bible. I think everyone should read it through in a year, and try to find meaning and truth that they can apply to their own lives.

  226. Jeanine said

    I’d suggest Getting Stoned With Savages by J. Matreen Trost. It is a humerous account of his time spent abroad.

  227. Elisa said

    I think you should read “Vision of the Anointed” by Thomas Sowell. It’s a great primer on conservative and liberal thought in American politics.

  228. Karen A. said

    Truthfully, I haven’t read any recent books. Most of my reading is picked up at yard sales or used book stores so I’m a bit behind the times. I am a big Nora Roberts fan and would recommend any of her books.

  229. misty said

    i highly recommend the Redemption Series by K. Kingsbury… Just beautiful fiction.

  230. Jaimee said

    Actually, I can’t think of an adult book to recommend at the moment. If you have kids though, I can recommend 10 Apples up on Top.

  231. Mel said

    I loved A Stranger in A Strange Land. It was written in the 40’s or 50’s and it ‘fore told’ scientific wonders/mishaps. It also shows how people are easily pursuaded not to think for them selves.

  232. Amanda B. said

    Because of the economy I have been recomending that everyone read Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey!! It totally changed the our life!!!

  233. My favorite book this past year was “So Big” by Edna Ferber. A must read.

  234. Amanda B. said

    I subscribed to your blog.

  235. Amanda B. said

    I subscribed to the TBlog.

  236. Gina said

    Tory Spellings tell all book is pretty good.

  237. Alibi said

    I think you should read Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel. It’s a prehistoric fiction series about a young girl who loses her family in an Earthquake and how she survives afterward. It’s a pretty good book that gives you a glimpse of how life was lived so long ago.

  238. aurorahope said

    the book to read this year is ‘Dies the Fire’ it’s creative and amazing. you’ll be hooked from the very first page!

  239. Lessa said

    I think you should read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It’s an incredible version of the King Arthur story as told from women’s points of view!

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  240. Lessa said

    I subscribed via MyYahoo feeder!
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  241. Jenny said

    Have you read the year of living biblically yet? I really enjoyed it! Funny and somewhat educational too.

    I learned a lot of new words.


  242. Janet F said

    The Shack is good to read because it is inspirational.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  243. Janet F said


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  244. Shirley Bishop said

    Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama.

  245. Megan said

    I am currently reading “The Appeal” by John Grisham and am enjoying it.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    mnatherson at comcast dot net

  246. valmg said

    Check out the Xanth series by Piers anthony. they’re really funny and perfect for when you want to read something light.

  247. Jennifer Still said

    The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan is excellent. Actually, everything I’ve read by her is excellent. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  248. Emily said

    Oh yeah! Count me in!


  249. Karla said

    Captivating by John & Stasi Eldridge. I’m re-reading it again this year as I am in a different place in life now than when I read it the first time.

  250. monica said

    The Parting by Beverly Lewis is a really good book.If you like it then there is two more to go with it! monk5@charter.net

  251. sena said

    You should read Earthly Pleasures because it’s a light and very fun book! Can put you in a really good mood 🙂

  252. DG said

    Lamb by Christopher Moore was really good 🙂

  253. 33tekfan said

    I am a fan of Jodi Picoult so I would recommend anything by her! I think My Sister’s keeper is my favorite of hers so far. Thanks for the opportunity!

  254. Amanda said

    If you like fantasy, I would suggest The Assassin’s Apprentice, otherwise, Shopgirl!

  255. Kara H said

    Wild goose Chase By Mark Batterson….. A great book about challenging yourself to lead where God leads you….It is also about how we sometimes put 8 foot ceilings on God. It is a great book!!!!

  256. Kara H said


  257. Kristine said

    90 day immune system makeover. That’s a book I’ve read again and again. Starting this Sunday–90 days!

  258. Kara H said

    subscribed to Tblog

  259. katie said

    I really like Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke. It is a lovely book and an easy read. Also if you haven’t already Twiligh. I can’t help it. I’ve read the series 3 times already this year. Like I have no life, LOL!!

  260. I think you should read Prozac Nation or The Twilight Series if you haven’t already. Both are very quotable and well-written. Prozac Nation is my favorite book, I can’t count how many times I have read it. Its a lot like Catcher in the Rye and The Bell Jar.

  261. I subscribed to this blog.

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  263. Jody said

    I am reading Galway Bay right now and love it. I definitely recommend it on what I’ve already read.


  264. Lisa said

    You should read the Twilight series if you haven’t already.

  265. Twilight. I found this series an easy read and it kept me coming back for more. I couldn’t put the book down till it was done

  266. tuesday said

    I love the twilight series books, They are really esy reads and fun!

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  267. punkinmama said

    I think you should read “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult. It touches on an interesting subject – one of not read before. It’s one of my favorite books for the emotion it drew out of me.

  268. Amy S. said

    I would recommend any book by Lora Leigh. Please enter me in the contest!

  269. Jenni said

    If you have never read To Kill a Mockingbird, don’t delay any longer. It is my favorite book in the whole world and I recommend it to everybody!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  270. karen said

    I think you should read Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It’s just a short, sweet book with a big message.

  271. Jason said

    I would recommend reading “The Watchmen” there is a movie coming out in March, but the reading it is way better

  272. Wendy aka misswendiki said

    I’m reading The Shack right now. It’s very thought-provoking.

  273. Becky B. said

    I’d recommend the Sookie Stackhouse series.

  274. ikkinlala said

    I think you should read The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, because everyone can use a good laugh sometimes.

  275. You should read Think and Make It Happen by Dr. Arturo Cury. A great book for the overworked brain.

  276. I subscribed to your feed.

  277. K. Smith said

    I recommend reading the Twilight series…such page turners!

  278. amy said

    I recommend Redeeming Love because it’s a beautiful picture of God’s love for us!!

  279. Sheila said

    I think you should read Sunday At Tiffanys, because it is a great read. I was hooked from the first paragraph on!!

  280. Katelyn said

    Witch of Blackbird pond- b/c it is wholesome, easy, and a wonderful love story 🙂

  281. Barbara said

    If you don’t think you like Science Fiction, I think you should read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. It’s gripping and exciting and will change your mind about SciFi.

  282. Lyla said

    WOW – so many awesome books recommended by your commenters – I just made a list!

    Right now I’m reading the Twilight series (so is my 12 year old son!!) and I’m enjoying it. But I would also recommend Water for Elephants, The Pillars of the Earth, and the Time Travelers Wife.

    So many great books, not enough time!

  283. sunnymum said

    I think you should read “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” It’s a kids book that takes just a few minutes to read, but it will make you smile!

  284. Chrissy said

    I just finished reading A Promise To Believe In by Tracie Peterson, it was great and it’s part of a series

  285. Michelle said

    I think you should read The Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock. It is one of the few books that made me cry…in several different places…but still an excellent read with a good resolving ending.

  286. Crystal B. said

    I recommend reading Debbie Macomber’s books. Her characters are wonderful

  287. Cindy said

    Love and Respect is a book I recommend. Thanks for this contest!

  288. audymoo said

    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult is definitely a must-read. The plot makes you think in ways you never considered about family and science. GREAT book.

  289. Bebemiqui said

    “The Female Brain” because it will help you understand your thought process so much better!
    Great giveaway! Count me in.

  290. Erika Lynn said

    Read the Accidental It Girl by Libby Street. It is the best kind of chic lit. Funny and emotional. Thanks for the give away.

  291. Clarice said

    Just one, okay:

    Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginides

    But some other favorites I haven’t seen mentioned yet are:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
    100 Promises to my Baby by Mallika Chopra
    Surrendering to Motherhood by Iris Krasnow
    A Material World, and If the World were a Village (both books comparing Western culture to cultures around the world)

  292. Clarice said

    I just subscribed!

  293. Deedles said

    I have to say the Twilight series. I loved them.

  294. trisha too said

    The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace.
    If you’re a wife, it will change your life.

  295. Jawan said

    I would recommend anyone to read Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Here’s the link: http://www.samekindofdifferentasme.com/

    What an inspiring book!

  296. Chelsea said

    Any of the books by Jodi Picoldt are good, my two favorites are “Nineteen Minutes” and “The Pact” Thanks! FlipFlopsChels@msn.com

  297. LaVonne said

    I think you should read Diet for a New America it changed the way I viewed the food I eat. I just finished reading through Deceptively Delicious this week. That one was fun with recipes for children.

  298. Chantel said

    What about something like a refresher on the classic “Little Women” book” It’s a great one!

  299. Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
    Honestly… any of her books. She’s an amazing author.


  300. offinedesign said

    Well there’s actually a collection of books I think you should read. Currently there are 15 books in the collection and they’re by Janet Evanovich. One For The Money, Two For The Show, are just a the first 2 titles.

    They’re romantic, funny, very funny, and exciting. The perfect combination for anyone and that’s what keeps me reading them.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.



  301. Kristy said

    You should read the book P.S. I love You. It is very romantic and uplifting. I read it before seeing the movie and the book is way before, isn’t that always how it is!


  302. Terry Y said

    Try The Shack by William Young – it will get you thinking.

  303. Danielle J said

    I would recommend anything by Mitch Albom. I have yet to read a book of his that I haven’t liked!

  304. Stacey said

    I think you should read Marley and Me because it’s not just a comedy like it’s being portrayed in the movie previews. It is actually so much more.

  305. claire said

    “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. It’s about as close as you can get to modern-day Jane Austen quality. 🙂 Good luck and thanks!

  306. Jodi said

    The Secret Life of Bees is a great story about women who stick together. I highly recommend it! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  307. Karen said

    My new favorite author is Charles Martin and my fav book of his is When Crickets Cry. It’s the story of a little girl who is saving money for her own heart transplant. It touched on so many of my emotions.

  308. jennifer said

    I’m really enjoying the Twilight series right now. Who wouldn’t want to read about a little vampre romance?

  309. Jenna said

    You should read “Shiloh Autumn” by Bodie Thoene. It’s set during the Depression and based on Bodie’s family. A beautiful book of trials and triumphs and family. I cried because I didn’t want it to end.
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  310. Maggie said

    I would recommend Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf for everyone. Or Perfect Madness by Judith Warner. Our country needs better support for moms and babies.

  311. Jackie H said

    You should read ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ by Philip Yancey! 🙂

  312. Mama Dawg said

    I think you should read “The Mists of Avalon”. It’s a great book!

  313. Lisa said

    You should read Tom Robbins’ Half Asleep In Frog Pajamas… cause its quirky!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!



  314. Julie Neff said

    You should read The Luxe. It’s really good! And there are 2 sequels too!

  315. AmandaK said

    I would recommend any Charlie Huston book- although I would start with Caught Stealing. If you like books about mobs, this is great. It’s the first book of the 3-book Henry Thompson trilogy!


  316. Sweetpeas said

    I think you should read The Power of a Praying Wife, it changed my life & my marriage!!!

  317. Depends on what you’re looking for… but a funny, romantic read is “Kissing Adrien” by Siri Mitchell.

  318. Lori M said

    If you like mysteries, have you read Lillian Jackson Braun’s books with the cats – The Cat who Dropped A Bombshell?
    Thanks for chance at the giveaway. Great prize.

  319. Jennifer F said

    As I’m sure many recommended on this post, the Twilight series really is wonderful! It makes you a giddy teenager all over again

  320. Mama Hen said

    Joy in the Morning, by Betty Smith. It is an old book, but just a sweet love story.

  321. Jeff C. said

    I subscribed to your blog via Google Reader.

  322. Janelle said

    I think you should read any and all of “The Cat Who….” books – they’re great!!!

  323. dorothy l said

    you should read Jane Eyre it is a classic and it is still good after all these years con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  324. Reva Skie said

    I think you should read Do Penguins have knees.

  325. emily said

    I would recommend The Creative Family by Amanda Soule. It has many wonderful ways to keep your family inspired creatively.

    Thanks for offering it!

    princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

  326. a great book is the excellent wife. I’m serious it has made a MAJOR difference in the way I look at my marriage…christian or not…its a wonderful read!

  327. Dana said

    I love to read. I recommend The Shack. Why? It will change your life.

  328. susq said

    I would recommend Jane Eyre (my favorite book!) or anything by C.S. Lewis.

  329. Trace said

    I would recommend The Red Tent – one of my absolute favs! Thanks for hosting this contest!

  330. Jingle said

    I love the culinary mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson! If you haven’t read them they are a blast to read and she has great recipes, too!

  331. Kelly R. said

    You should read “Evening Class” by Maeve Binchy. It’s a really good story, told from a number of different perspectives. It’s one of my favorite books, and I’ve found that very few people have read it! 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  332. Lisa said

    I recommend Taken. Its full of suspense and a face paced read.

  333. Deborah said

    I would love to win this for my Brother in Michigan…he’s so great!

    I recommend Agatha Christie for a good mystery!

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

  334. CC said

    Read Pillars of the Earth! It’s great.

  335. Becky said

    Where the Red fern grows. It’s a children’s book, but great reading!

  336. CGibbs said

    Anything in the “Shopaholic” line of books!


  337. Tisha said

    I know a lot of people have read The Davinci Code, but if you didn’t, I think you should. It is very suspenseful and hard to put down! Thanks for the giveaway!

  338. Carolsue said

    If you like animals, especially cats, try ” Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.” Great book!

  339. Victoria said

    The Shopaholic Series. It is a cute an easy read!

  340. scrappychic12 said

    The latest Mary Higgins Clark book – thank you so much for this giveaway!! What a great prize!

  341. Joy said

    I you haven’t yet, read Marley and Me. I loved the book so much and was highly disappointed when they made a movie. I vowed not to see it for fear that it would ruin all my good feelings that I had about the book!

  342. Jasmine said

    I recommend you read “For One More Day” by Mitch Albom. It is a heart warming story about a mother and son.

  343. Sylvia said

    You should read The Shack

  344. Sarah Z said

    PS I Love You – I haven’t seen the movie but the book was so sweet and made me cry!

  345. Melanie said

    Any of the harry potter books. LOVED them!!

    =) melanie

    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  346. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller blew my boat right out of the water.

    And I am a closet fan of the Twilight series. I’ve read it 3 times. Except not so closet, because I seem to be leaving that on every contest I enter. * sigh *

  347. Audrey said

    Too Late To Say Goodbye by Ann Rice. Wow, I couldn’t put it down. She writes abotu TRUE crime stories.

  348. Becky said

    You should read Twilight if you haven’t already.


  349. mannequin said

    Maybe you would like The Other Boleyn Girl? It’s filled with intrigue, romance and history. It takes you away…..do you need to be taken away sometimes?

  350. abbyam said

    Have your read The Glass Castle? It was great. What about Middlesex. Also great!

  351. mannequin said

    I subscribed via Google Rss!
    I’m making all kinds of new pals at the carnival!

  352. mannequin said

    I subscribed to the TBlog. It looks most interesting!

  353. Sara Rose said

    Not sure if someone already suggested this one but I would recommend The Mark Of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers. So captivating (once you get past the first few chapters) you won’t want to put it down! I really like you blog layout! Have a happy day.
    marriedroses at yahoo.com

  354. kim v said

    Microtrends by Mark Penn to see the changes that are happening that will affect our country.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  355. Audra said

    I really enjoyed the historical fiction Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Thanks so much for the AWEsome give-oh-way! audrajjensen (at) msn (dot) com

  356. Suzanne Lewis said

    Wally Lamb She’s Come Undone because it really pulled me in. I wasn’t able to put it down once I started.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  357. Sharla said

    You definitely need to read a book called Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright. It’s the first book I’ve actually bought in a long time! Thanks!

  358. I recommend “The Knowledge of the Holy” by A.W. Tozer if you have not read it yet. And if you’ve already read that, I would recommend “Revolution in World Missions” by K.P. Yohannan. You can receive that book for free; please visit http://www.gfa.org for info.

  359. Jennifer G said

    You should read “All Families Are Psychotic” by Douglas Coupland. It’s funny and you can totally relate to all the characters.

  360. Jackie said

    If you havent read The Glass Castle by Janette Walls I recommend it!

  361. Jackie said

    I subscribed to both blogs

  362. adam said

    you should read animal, vegetable, miracle!
    durshoe at gmail.com

  363. any of the shopaholic books they are soo addicting

  364. Noreen said

    maise dobbs
    the book is great and takes place after the great war. It is unusal to find fiction between the two world wars that is written now

  365. MelissaW said

    If you haven’t already read it, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, is a phenomonal book. Also, Patricia Cornwell or Nora Roberts are my 2 favorite authors, so anything by them I recommend.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Come check out my giveaway, too.

  366. Chrysa said

    I would recommend The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. It really makes you stop and think about your food.

  367. Chrysa said

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed.

  368. The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson is a really good book for people who like action and Disney. It takes place in Disney World!

  369. Christine said

    I reccomend “Bitter is the New Black” by Jen Lancaster. She is really funny and cleverly written. Makes me laugh out loud!

  370. Andrea said

    One Hundred Years of Solitude because it’s brilliant!

  371. Dddiva said

    I think you should read Ask and It Is Given by Abraham-Hicks. It does not conflict with any faith and essentially says the same type of thing as is in the Bible so you can make it work for you. At least, that is how I read and understand it.

  372. Dddiva said

    I sub via google reader.

  373. Dddiva said

    I sub to the TBlog.

  374. Geoff Kaufman said

    I would heartily recommend Jonathan Alter’s “The Defining Moment,” which chronicles FDR’s first hundred days in office. Not only is it a fascinating account of a remarkable president’s unprecedented and massive package of programs aimed at revitalizing the country, it might provide a kind of primer for what President Obama faces and the solutions he might very well implement. Great read!


  375. Geoff Kaufman said

    Subscribed to your blog in Google Reader – thanks!

  376. cheryl c. said

    I recommend Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series and Susan Wiggs’ Lakeshore Chronicles series.

  377. Geoff Kaufman said

    Subscribed to TBloG as well – thanks!

  378. Stephanie V said

    The Alchemist is a great book to center oneself and realize life is about the journey.

  379. Carol Jo said

    I would recommend the Robert Jordan series “the wheel of time”…he is a fantastic author…the books are beautifully written and you seem to be there…they are not sissy books but have a good story line that is complex and intriging….sorry for the spelling up to late…thank you for giving me the oportunity at this giveaway…Carol Jo

  380. Hetal G said

    I recently read the interpreter of maladies by Jhumpa lahiri. It is a collection of short stories and I am sure you will love them.

  381. A Casson said

    I would suggest Audition by Barbara Walters cause she’s the one and only Barbara Walters. Thank you kindly for the contest! skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

  382. Suzanne said

    Faith by Jodi Picoult, it has some great theological questions to ponder

  383. Laura Emerson said

    I have so many books which I would recommend but my favorite so far this year is Firefly Lane. It is such a wonderful book about a long and caring friendship between two girls and then two women. It captures so perfectly the relationship between women and I love the way the two of them are so different in personalities.

  384. I never win anything but this would be ana amzaing thing to win! sign me up! THANK YOU!

  385. amy delong said

    just started reading Twlight series,these are really good stories…I didnt think I would like them!


  386. Sue A. said

    No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
    It’s one of those reads you can’t put down until you finish it.

  387. Sue A. said

    I subscribed through google reader

  388. I have read a fabulous book recently- The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall- a great story of love and adventure set close to my hometown in Charleston, SC. It was a very enjoyable read!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! 🙂

  389. Sue A. said

    I just subscribed TBloG to my google reader.

    I’m not sure if you can access my email info so use the following if needed for all posts by Sue A.

    Sue A.
    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
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  390. Tammy Darling said

    Created to Be His Help Meet: Discover How God Can Make Your Marriage Glorious is a great book! Thanks for the contest.

  391. Stacie V said

    YOu should read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Its absolutely amazing and you will fall in love with the characters.

  392. Stacie V said

    I subscribe.

  393. Barbara said

    The World of the Trapp Family by William Anderson.

    When I saw the Sound of Music I was left hanging saying .. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?.. This book answers it all. Mus read

  394. Diane said

    I think you should reread something you did as a kid in school. A book you really loved but haven’t picked up since. I got so much from reading some of those books because now some of it made more sense to me as and adult then they did as a kid.

  395. Terra Heck said

    I would recommend ‘The Bishop’s Daughter’ by Wanda E. Brunstetter because it has a good plot and tells a great story about an Amish family.


  396. Becca said

    I recommend Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson because it was such a touching story. I couldn’t put it down!!!

  397. I loved Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee. It was really interesting reading about a demon’s point of view. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  398. Michelle said

    I’ve been enjoying Jodi Picoult lately; I just finished Mercy and it was a good book. The main story line was about a husband who killed his wife who was dying of cancer; she asked him to kill her…anyway…it was really interesting and made you think about love and what you would do for love.

  399. Erika said

    I would recommend One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

  400. i think you should read anything by francine rivers…i have yet to read her yet, but i have had multiple people pass me her name lately…so that is what i’ll be buying if i win this card!

    thanks for the generous giveaway!

  401. Jennifer said

    I always recommend “The Other Boleyn Girl” to people b/c I loved it. I was really wrapped up in the story and the betrayals.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! I’d love to be able to browse bn.com with an extra $25.00! 🙂

  402. Lynne said

    I don’t know if you’re into mysteries, but I would recommend “Dirty Blond” by Lisa Scottoline. It’s not a hard-core thriller, an enjoyable read, and raises some interesting issues about how just the justice system really is. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lmillitch (at) gmail (dot) com

  403. Nancy said

    My very favorite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables. it is a fabulous series of books and I have enjoyed her other writings as well.

  404. Colleen S said

    I strongly reccomend The Road. Fantastic book that is brilliantly written.

  405. Suzanne said

    Well, I don’t have a specific book to recommend, but rather an author: John Grisham. I’ve read all of his books and every single one of them is great. Try one for yourself!

  406. Wendy said

    Well, if you are into historical books at all…I highly recommend The Worst Hard Time about the people who stayed through the Dust Bowl. It really opened my eyes to what was going through their minds.

    Thanks for the chance!

  407. Sarah said

    You should read Blue Like Jazz… it’s a really wonderful book, and a fresh perspective on religious topics.

  408. Ashley said

    I recommend anything by Elizabeth Stuckey-French. She’s a professor at my school and really brillaint!

  409. Aimee W. said

    It’s a bit of an older book…but you’ve GOT to read it! It’s called “Replay” by Ken Grimwood. Kind of reminiscent of The Time Travelers Wife…but BETTER!


  410. Aimee W. said

    I’m now following your blog on Google Reader.

    awaerhouse at gmail dot com

  411. majellamom said

    A really good book I read this year that I would recommend is “The Prizewinner of Defiance, OH”…very good story, and very inspirational. Great giveaway!

  412. carol said

    The classic A Christmas Carol. I love how Scrooge changes and does good things for others.

  413. Brooke said

    Anything Gena Showalter… I’m reading her new Lords of the Underworld series and it’s very interesting how each book flows from the previous…

  414. Vicki Chrzanowski said

    I would recommend The Last Lecture. For short stories I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

  415. Vicki Chrzanowski said

    I subscribe via Goggle.

    Thank You

  416. Jay said

    Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza is life-changing!!! If you have ever been angry with anybody even for a small nuisance this is the book for you. It is a powerful witness of forgiveness and the freedom, joy, and peace it brings!

  417. Joan J said

    I’ve just read (to review) “Real Life & Liars” by Kristina Riggle. Exceptional piece of fiction!

  418. Jodi said

    I think that you should read Dewey the small town library cat that changed the world. It is a sweet book, with the most adorable cat.

  419. Danielle F said

    I recommend Bridge to teribithia, I have loved this book for 20 years- then again I started reading it when I was around 8

  420. Carlton170 said

    I’ve subscribed via Bloglines.

  421. Carlton170 said

    Think you should read Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble and it will show you how two friends will fall in love from A-Z!

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  423. Ryan said

    Read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. It was such a good book. I was a little leary about reading it but I like it

  424. 24 Hours by Greg Iles is a good thriller

  425. Middy06 said

    If you haven’t already read it, I recommend “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel”. I thought it had deep contrasting thoughts.

  426. Alka said

    I would recommend to you my favorite book of all time “The Last Shot” by Darcy Frey. Its a real story and reads like a fiction and is such a great page-turner. It follows kids lifes in a poor area in a new york high school and their prospects and tribulations as they hope to find their only way out of this poor life – basketball.

    What a generous giveaway 🙂

  427. Heather S said

    I just read Brinsngr which is the third book in the Eragon series. If you like action, adventure, romance and dragons then you will love this series. You get caught up in the story and actually start thinking that dragons and elfs and dwarfs could really exist.

  428. Sonya said

    You should read Outlander! It’s a really neat book that moves through time!

  429. Peggie said

    I recommend a book called For the cause of Zion by Dr. MAl Couch (http://www.scofieldprophecystudies.org/) It shows where the world is and where it is going from the Bible.
    peggie dot loden at gmail dot com

  430. kristie said

    I loved The Shack. It really caused me to think a little deeper about my relationship with God.


  431. I think you should read Heat by Nancy Holder. I just finished it. I think you would especially like it if you are already a Buffy and Angel fan because it is a crossover story.

  432. Jeanette Jackson said

    I think Twilight was pretty good. Now I’ll have to see the movie

  433. Jessica said

    Fried Green Tomatoes by Frannie Flagg…really anything by her!

  434. Linda J. said

    You need to read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

  435. green3 said

    There’s nothing better than FREE BOOKS!

  436. sumijoti said

    Have you read the Shack? Great read. I was told by someone not to read it because maybe my own loss would be too fresh. But I am really glad I did.

    Blessings, I love your blog title. Makes me want to read more. I throw like a girl too! LOL

  437. Fran said

    Angry Housewives eating Bon Bons. Even though it is fiction it is a great book about enduring friendships.

  438. Claudia said

    the twilight series !!


  439. Ebie said

    i love ted dekker – start w/ the circle trilogy

  440. lindsey said

    I’m sure you’ve already read it, but Pillars of the Earth. It is just so captivating. I’ve been known to read it in one weekend and given the size, that is a feat.

  441. Jamie said

    The Shack – VERY unique book! LOVE the title of your blog…too funny…and so do I! 🙂

  442. Barbara H. said

    I’d recommend the Becky Miller series by Sharon Hinck about a mom wanting to do “great things for God.” It’s funny and poignant.

    barbarah06 (at) gmail (dot) com

  443. Nicole said

    Twilight is a very good fast read. I really enjoyed it.

  444. oona b said

    I think you should read “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. It is very intense, but life-changing.

  445. Tammy said

    I think you should read Surprised By Joy – the biography of C.S. Lewis

  446. Shay said

    The Power of a Praying Parent will change your prayer life forever if you haven’t already read it.

  447. Ashley said

    Its All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg. Its his true life story about growing up in the deep south and I think its something everyone should read.

  448. Katrina said

    redeeming love by francine rivers. It is an amazing book! I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  449. Rebekah said

    I just started reading Ted Dekker. He’s different than what I normally read, but I’m really enjoying his work.

    scgirl816 at gmail.com


  450. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

  451. Kaia said

    I think you should read the Bible, cuz it’s awesome! 🙂 Even if you already read it, it’s still awesome!

  452. Kaia said

    I think you should read the Bible, cuz it’s awesome! 🙂 Even if you already read it, it’s still awesome!

  453. hazel said

    Sabriel by Garth Nix, because it has a strong female lead and it’s fun to read

  454. Ginny said

    I recommend A Jolly Good Fellow. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it to be honest ~ http://scrappyd.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-review-jolly-good-fellow.html

  455. Ginny said

    I subscribed

  456. tammy said

    I love the Twilight Book series.My daughter and I are both reading them.Thanks for the chance to win ! tammyduc7@yahoo.com

  457. tammy said

    I subscribed.tammyduc7@yahoo.com

  458. Kiy said

    Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans. Hands down my fav book of all time. I read it often, picking it up every couple of months and learn something new about myself every time. And it’s not that kind of book! usually I am a mystery and romantic suspense kind of gal, this is not my norm reading. It’s just that good!

    Cheers, Kiy

  459. Jennifer Barr said

    my teen daughter is begging for the twilight books

  460. Cari said

    I love Fancy Nancy! My daughters and I read her books all the time. She has a new book coming out at the end of March, we can’t wait!

  461. Ann.W said

    I know they are old but I have recently picked back up my copies of VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic Series and I am enjoying them very much again. Years ago I saw the movie, it did not do the series justice at all.

    Instead of collecting dust I like to bring down my old books sometimes, the ones that I kept because I enjoyed them. My daughter is just starting with the first book herself and she is captured in it (love seeing her read!).

    Thank you for the generous prize, I too have been reading through all the suggestions in the comments and there are a few I have looked up, maybe it is time for me to get something new.

    Have a wonderful weekend I Throw Life a Girl 🙂

  462. Amy said

    I’m currently reading AND recommending: Three Cups of Tea
    One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson, David O. Relin.
    It’s a very uplifting and inspiring true story about a man who builds schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American areas of Asia.

  463. crystal allen said

    for a fun and light read you could try confessions of a shopoholic.

  464. Jenna said

    I’m sure someone has probably suggested it but I love the Outlander Series!

  465. Jenna said

    Shoot! I was supposed to tell you why. Okay, ignore that first entry! I like the Outlander Series because it has a good blend of history, romance and real life… you grow to really care for the characters as you see them grow up.

  466. Emily N. said

    count of monte cristo – it’s a classic!

  467. lace said

    The giver by lois lowery. A junior fiction book but still great.

  468. carli webb said

    You should read “The Goose Girl” It is such a fun book!

  469. Sandra said

    I think you would enjoy ” A Skeleton in God’s Closet”..it is full of history, adventure and mystery all rolled in to one.

    owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

  470. Diane said

    I think you should read “The Shack”. It gives a new perspective on one’s relationship with God.

  471. Jenn Ryan said

    Any of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books – short stories, so great to read while waiting in line or when you just have a few minutes. Plus they are always inspiring.

  472. Lori Z. said

    Any of Jasper Fforde books. He is so funny and I think he appeals to anyone who loves books and likes imagination. It’s nice to be able to laugh and think about escape with all of the depressing stuff going on right now.

  473. Reginald said

    married lovers,simply because its a good trashy book

  474. Marilyn said

    Pride and prejudice bse jane austen never gets old

  475. Mom to 2 boys said

    Heaven by Randy Alcorn because it is a truly life changing book. THanks for the give a way!

  476. Courtenay said

    I’m currently in the middle of A Series of Unfortunate Events and can recommend those anyone of any age. They are very fun and well written and you really start to feel for the Baudelaire kids.
    mysbc27-web at yahoo dot com

  477. herblady said

    Run by Ann Patchett; I didn’t want it to end. Thank you for the chance to win!

  478. Betty C said

    I have just received an advance copy of “The Writing on My Forehead” by Nafisa Haji. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the difficulties faced by children raised in one country when their families hold to the traditions of another. An excellent book.

  479. I recommend the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. It is a beautiful, poignant story about loss and enduring love.

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