BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Sunday, July 31, 2011

SUMMER GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP----Aug 1-7th

Summer Giveaway Hop 
Thanks to Inspired Kathy at http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-hop_17.html
and Mary at http://www.maryinhb.blogspot.com/
for co-hosting this hop.

Winners will be chosen by Random.org.
Contest will be open internationally.  I will be giving away a $10 Amazon/Barnes and Noble
 Gift card or I'll let you chose a book from Book Depository up to $10 and as long as they ship free to you, you can enter. Just make sure they ship to you. If not sure,  check here.

I love to win Gift Cards and these are the simplest and the best as far as I'm concerned.
For every 50 brand new followers, I'll give away another $10 Gift card or book from Book Depository. Hope you'll take the time to look around, make a comment or two and offer any suggestions. 

(Going to use Rafflecopter for the first time, if you entered earlier before it was functioning correctly, I will use the comments as your entries or should it quit working I'll use the comments. Bare with me as I'm not real sure what it's going to do. )
What one thing did you NOT do this summer you wish you had taken the time to do?






I am number 42 and Logan E. Turner (Intl) is in front of me and Backseat Reader is behind me. Click here for the full list of participating bloggers on the hop. This is a great way to meet more bloggers, win books, gift cards and more!
Giveaway Details from the Grandbuns!
 --MUST ANSWER QUESTION
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON EACH COMMENT SO
I HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE A WINNER PLUS YOUR GFC handle!

EXTRA ENTRIES
---FOLLOW ON GOGGLE FRIEND CONNECT 
---COMMENT ON UP TO 5 POSTS FOR EXTRA ENTRY
All comments left from start of hop till end will count as entry as long as you leave email and GFC handle.
--MAY ALSO TWEET OR POST TO FACEBOOK FOR EXTRA ENTRY.
Be sure and leave link in a comment.
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE 
TO COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY! 
Maximum of 6 entries! 









This contest runs till Aug 7th at 12 PM EST.
Be sure and check out my THE EYES HAVE IT contest .
You can watch for these covers and come back later to fill out the form. This one is open till Aug 10.

151 comments:

Sniffly Kitty said...

GFC Follower

snifflykitty@gmail.com

Jade! said...

I totally wish that I had taken time to visit my cousin, we're totally close and she's just moved away and I wish I'd seen here before she left!

Jade! - jade-walker@hotmail.co.uk

Shelbie and Amanda said...

Go on a road trip! I think I'm going to a couple weeks from now, but I wish I had taken one earliere.

Amanda - wolfbauer3(at)gmail(dot)com

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I wish I had made the road trip to visit my best friend :(

reflectionsofabookaholic[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarah said...

I wish I took my son to visit my mom.

Sarah - helpersarah2009@gmail.com

Bookish in a Box said...

I wish I had taken the time for a proper vacation. I'm exhausted!

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Escape by Fiction said...

I think I would have liked to take the kids on more outings. I had to work most of this summer break and wasn't able to do a lot with them.

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

Bookish in a Box said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/bookishinabox/status/97826366707335168

whatinabox at gmail dot com

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I wish I had taken more time to do stuff besides read and work on summer school homework, like help out in my mom's garden and hang out with friends.

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

Shyialovesbooks said...

I wish I had taken the time to talk to my friends this summer, this is the first summer I didn't go on vacation, so that left all summer to hag out with them but, no I sat here on the computer like a little book freak.....
Thanks for the giveaway!
GCF- Shyia Magan
shyia@msn.com

Shyialovesbooks said...

I tweeted!!
http://twitter.com/#!/mylifeismymuse/status/97829514205347841

GCF- Shyia Magan
shyia@msn.com

Booklady said...

I was going to start writing. However, I just spent most of my free time reading.

Bekka said...

I wish I had read a little more. I don't know what I've been doing lol. I also wish I had gone to the beach, but there's still a whole month left for that!

Bekka
prettydeadlyreviews(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristen said...

I wish I had gone to a beach and soaked in the sun.

Mai said...

If I had had time off from work, I would have read more books and watched more movies. :D

Spaz said...

I really wanted to exercise more but I haven't.

GFC Spaz
zsaz1029.at.yahoo.dot.com

Rosie Hong said...

I wish I had gotten more reading done.

abbydillon16 AT yahoo DOT com

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Because it is now winter over here not summer I don't think I can really answer the question except to say that I wish I had spent more time at the beach last summer.

Thanks.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

FairyWhispers said...
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FairyWhispers said...

I would really like this

=))))))

FairyWhispers said...

I hope the raffle thing works for you

=)

FairyWhispers said...

Nice giveaway

=)

Mystica said...

From Sri Lanka where it is perpetual summer (almost). No distinct seasons

kai (amaterasu) said...

Wish I went on a road trip with my friends! but we've been so busy we didn't even get to do it and it's not summer here anymore.

amaterasureads At gmail dot com

25kati said...

Wish I had taken the time to loosen up. And just be me not worrying about anything. klearboredom@yahoo.com
kati lear

Jeanne said...

I wish I would visit some country with sea because I love sea♥

janhvi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!:)

i wish i'd read a few more books!

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

janhvi said...

i tweeted-

http://twitter.com/#!/justjanhvi/status/97966617845178368


GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

Listener said...

I wish I had planted more cucumbers. We've got plenty of everything else, but the cucumbers were sad this year.

mrsethjones at yahoo dot com

Mervi said...

I wish I had visited my aunt.

musmekipi at gmail dot com

AmyS. said...

I wish I had went to the beach. My family wanted to go but I have been so sick. I wish I took just a little bit of time to go. I still can, it's only 15 minutes from me.

truebloodfan(at)rock(dot)com

Marjorie said...

Definitely visit my friends and have a bbq. My hubby is sick with c diff now, so we can no where.
I would love a chance to win.
Books help me from being lonely.
cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Leanne109 said...

GFC

Hope I win :D I've got my eye on ome great book :D

leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

Gwenny said...

I wish I had of taken the time to go to the wolf howl at Algonquin Park not too far from my home. That would have been an amazing experience.

Rose said...

I wanted to go to a vacation. (not my fault, my parents')
And I wanted to work.. I guess I wasn't looking for one so much and I wasn't sure I should.

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I wish I had been able to go to the beach!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

The Story Queen said...

Hm. I wish I would have taken more time to actually get caught up with my reviews LOL! I have all day to finish them but I always seem to get distracted. Oh well... summer's not over YET. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sonia
thestoryqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jen said...

I wish we could have gone to the beach!!

Jen at Red Hot Books

Dovile said...

Thanks for the chance!

i wish I had taken my time to sun-bathe more, as there's little sun this summer over here.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Come check out my Summer Giveaway Hop for ANY book of your choice! :]

♥ Sarah

Adrianga said...

thank you for the giveaway!!! :)))

kathy said...

I wish I had taken my family to a water park when it was so hot. Lately it's been crummy weather. :(

kathy
kathyreadsthis (at) gmail (dot) com

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Thanks for hosting!

dani_nguyen said...

I wish I would've traveled somewhere. I've been stuck at home instead :(

daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

dani_nguyen said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Dani_Nguyen/status/98106891443507200

daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

jeanette8042 said...

The one thing I did not do this summer that I wish I did was hang out with my cousins and do the road trip we were planning for so long.

lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com
jeanette8042

geschumann said...

A getaway with my husband. Ahh well, there's always next year. Thanks! geschumann at live dot com Gloria

Thais said...

GFC follower: Thais

I wish I could have gone to the beach.

thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

marian said...

i wish i could have gone to the beach

mariannguyen16(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Ceri said...

I wish I had gone skydiving with my husband.. it is not too late he is going again in two weeks, hmmmm.... My email is cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Thanks

Juana said...

Read more books I need to make a dent in my TBR book pile, but it seems I am only adding to it.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

Darlene said...

Wish I would have spent more time OUTSIDE just doing nothing :)

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC (Darlene)
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Andra said...

I wish I could have gone to the beach more...only went once :(

Laurie said...

Wish I could have gone on an Alaskan Cruise.
Laurie
Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews
lauriej170 at gmail dot com

latishajean said...

Im not doing much this summer I want to have some extra reading time other then that Im boring! Thank you great giveaway!

Caitlin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC Caitlin

email: cheekychik22@yahoo.com

Gaabi Costa said...

Nice question, hm...
There's so many things I wish I could've done... I wish I went to a concert of my favorite band...

Gabi - gaabii.costa@hotmail.com

Victorique said...

I wish that I go to other places more.
boohoowoo[at]rocketmail[dot]com

Victorique said...

Great giveaway!
Victorique boohoowoo[at]rocketmail[dot]com

BrittanyGale said...

I didn't go to the beach much at all :(

quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

Temperance said...

New GFC follower
Great giveaway:)
Thank you so much,I love gift cards
elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ana said...

I live in Indoensia in which there is no summer here, so i have no holiday at all! I wish I could have saome days off from my office just for wasting time at home and maybe read books (I have a LOT of TBR books) and maybe goiing vacation with my husband. Sounds interesting, isn't it?

arblossom [at] gmail [dot] com

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I wish I had gone to a theme park and made homemade salsa

Lmbrunken said...

Forgot to mention I wanted to visit alcatraz this summer.

DANIELA said...

Hi
I wish I had gone to the beach. No time this year.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Daniela.
dany7578@hotmail.com
GFC follower - DANIELA

SarahSparrow said...

I wanted to get my room cleaned up, but I so still have time for that.

Jasmine1485 said...

Have a BBQ, I always want to have one and it just never seems to happen :)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

donnas said...

Take more time off from work to relax and recharge.

Lexi said...

I wish I had taken a day off work to just sit outside and read...

GFC follower
eyrsofblueice(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
Go on a spur of the moment trip with my next door neighbor! They had a blast.

June M. said...

GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

I would like to go on a road trip
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Maryann Nixon said...

I totally wish I got to go on holiday somewhere!

smileess_ox at hotmail dot com

JerseyGirl22 said...

I wish I watched more movies but summer is not over yet so I think I still have time for it.

Mona said...

I wish I had exercised more. Also, I wish I had gotten further into reducing my magazine pile.

monagarg@yahoo.com

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
I love gift cards too but the only problem is deciding what to spend them on.

Hope you gain many more followers!

Buffy said...

I wish I'd eaten more ice cream! :D

situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

oO Mariana Oo said...

I actually wanted to go to the beach but I couldn´t u.u

-Mariana S
sarima89 AT gmail DOT com

xlacrimax said...

I wish I had visited sea this summer.
xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

amandawk said...

I wish I had taken some more time to just relax.
amandarwest atmgaildotocom

Rabid Fox said...

I wish I had gone to that U2 concert on Magnetic Hill last weekend. Looks like it was a blast.

Judy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!


Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

Audrey said...

I wish that I had read a little more. I have some time now though, so I will definitely be working on that!
twigerina@hotmail.com

Eileen (Books R Us) said...

i wish I would have gotten more exercise this summer.


eileen at booksrusonline.com

mimz said...

I wanted to go to the beach... or maybe read more books. But since I started a new job I really don't have time for much stuff.

xjustakidx(at)hotmail(dot)com

Eileen (Books R Us) said...

I follow via GFC


eileen at booksrusonline.com

Allison said...

Wish I would have been able to go on another vacation!
allison.ziff(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

I didn't make it to the beach.

lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

•*♥*• Sanzinha •*♥*• said...

I wish I could go on vacations, but I had to work. :(

universo_literario@hotmail.com

International

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I wish I had had more energy and a better AC to really clean my house. I also wish the family could have gotten together more. It seems that summer vacations are not what they use to be.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Mandy B said...

I wish I had been able to take a girls road trip vacation this summer. We have the best times when ewe do that

Mandy B. - m-boyer@comcast.net

cjabdelnour said...

gfc follower as cjabdelnour. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Alivia said...

I wish I would have read more!

Alivia

lehtoa92@gmail.com

Megan said...

I wish I'd have gone to the lake this summer.

andrea said...

I wish I'd gone to an amusement park with my friends when they went some weekends ago...

thanks for the giveaway!
-andrea b
cheesybread(at)gmail(dot)com

Cassia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Tailored4Dreams said...

I wish I had gone to visit my friend more often because he is moving 8 hours away and I wont be able to see him as often; the next time will be christmas :(

hannahtwinn_415(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I"m not sure if you wanted us to post here what we wish we'd done (i wrote mine also in the rafflecopter comments).

I wish i had gone to the water slides. Love that.

GFC (jennifer)

jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

Thanks.

Mary said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary_Reiss @ hotmail.com

Kulsuma said...

I wish i wrote a book!
k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

principeta said...

wow,this is so amazing and generous of you.we didn't go to the sea,hope to go by the end of the summer.

C. L. Hatton said...

I wish I had taken a vacation. :) I took time off but didn't go anywhere.

C. L. Hatton said...

I can't believe how many books you read through! But it's a lovely contest and I'm very glad to be a part of it. <3 ! fbg . clh @ gmail dot com

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway!

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

I wish I had time to take off work and take a real vacation with my girls!

TheReadingOwl said...

"What one thing did you NOT do this summer you wish you had taken the time to do?"

England :(

Tsang said...

I wish I had continued with my dancing. Sad that that is the one thing that got left by the wayside.

cstsang98@hotmail.com

books4me said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

books4me67 at ymail.com

books4me said...

I wish I sat down and wrote instead of thinking about it!

books4me67 at ymail.com

books4me said...

I have my eye on some great books! *wink. wink*

books4me67 at ymail.com

LitzaLou said...

I wish I had been able to go on some sort of vacation! That would have been lovely... maybe I can do an Autumn vacation instead. :)

Tara W said...

I wish I would have went on a vacation.
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Clarissa P (Clary) said...

I wish I had gone to the beach more. Its raining here now so I pretty much indoors all day.

Thanks for the giveaway.

claroxide@yahoo.co.in

Sofija Kapranova said...

I wish I would find time to go and see 5D movie
kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

Ricki said...

First off, thank you so much for letting me know my comment entry was accidentally deleted!
And the thing I wish I took the time for this summer was to go see the new Pirates movie.

IandSsmom said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!!
GFC Shannon Johnson
shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina W said...

I wish I would have taken a vacation this summer.

kamwh1207(at)att(dot)net

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
follow via gfc
drakebdog@gmail.com

soulunsung said...

Thank you, so much for this amazing giveaway. I am definitely following your great blog! :)

I wish I would have gotten that series of books read this summer, that I was going to and caught up with my older series. Written a few more reviews than I have lately.

Oh, and I posted on my blog!

Blog Post: http://soulunsung.blogspot.com/2011/08/lisas-lovesbooks-of-course-summer.html

Suz @ A Soul Unsung
Tweet Me!
susanhaugland@att.net

Karen said...

RELAX! I had a stressful summer!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Darcus said...

I wish so badly that I could have gone camping. But my husband and I haven't had the time or money to do so.

mysticsandmoonbeams(at)hotmail(dot)com

Spav said...

I wish I could have gone to the beach.

Nakoya said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I wish that I had taken the time to go to the midnight showing of Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Laura said...

I wish I had cleaned out my garage!

GFC BookcaseLaura

BookcaseLaura@gmail.com

samstillreading said...

Great giveaway! Thank you!
It's winter where I am, but I wish I'd been outdoors more last summer.
samstillreading(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie S said...

I wish I had made time to go to the beach.

Julie S said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Julie said...

GFC follower:0
I wish I had made time to go to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! My goal now is to go sometime before the end of the year, maybe during the Winter Wonderland Lights or Boo at the Zoo!
jwitt33 at live dot com

Julie said...

Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway:)
jwitt33 at live dot com

IdentitySeeker said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!:)

sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

IdentitySeeker said...

I wish I had taken the time to practice my driving and learn how to cook this holiday...

sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

IdentitySeeker said...

I'm also a big fan of Gift Card giveaways, so I appreciate this one. Thanks:)

Sarah

IdentitySeeker said...

I commented on this post for an extra entry: "BOOKS I'VE BOUGHT, SWAPPED OR WON FOR THE WEEK 8/1 # 46"

sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

Tara said...

I wish we had gone to more summerfests/ carnivals!

TaraTagli at gmail dot com

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

I wish I would have taken the time for a good vacation! Instead I had to work and have surgery. Oh well. :o)

Mickey @ imabookshark

lauriehere said...

I wish I had been able to take my son up to Drummond Island, Michigan, for a few days. Oh well, next year!
Laurie Carlson
laurieisreading at gmail dot com
Thanks for the giveaway!
lauriehere as a GFC follower! I already was! I can't figure out how to follow you on Twitter but I used your button to Tweet this giveaway!

lauriehere said...

I also liked you on Facebook! I don't know what send means?
I like "The Eyes have it". Everyone seems to have that book on their pages!
laurie carlson
laurieisreading at gmail dot com
lauriehere GFC follower

lauriehere said...

Nowhere to put this so I'll put it here! I want to read Ruby Red!
laurieisreading at gmail dot com

Also, I like your slide show of that is TBR!

Brooke said...

I wish I could have gone on vacation with my family, but I'm taking classes instead.

Thanks!

xsweeteternityx said...

I wish I had the time to learn how to cook.

xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

great giveaway
gfc follower-laurie1993

laurie1993@verizon.net

Dinda_SI said...

I wish I would have gone to vacation.

night owl in IL said...

I wish I'd been able to read more books. And get my office more organized.

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
borg_66@hotmail.com

hendy said...

I wish I had attended my friend's HS wedding (and taken a vacation). Thanks for the giveaway
Hendy
hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

Anry said...

I am leaving a blog post comment. :)
GFC - Anry
poppy1247(AT) gmail.com

Chen Yan Chang said...

I wish I could've eaten cheesesteaks from Philly this summer. I was originally from Philly, but never ate an authentic Philly cheesesteak!

Sarah said...

I have not played tennis yet this summer.

slbastin at gmail dot com

Laura Ann Dunks said...

I wish I read more...but there is still time!

lauradunks@googlemail.com

GFC follower

Laura